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  • Should non-citizens in the U.S. vote?

     Should non-citizens in the U.S. vote?
    As of Jan. 1, 2012, an estimated 13.3 million lawful permanent residents lived in the United States, and 8.8 million of them were eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship but had not done so. In California, 2.48 million out of 3.4 million green-card holders...
  • Demographic shifts bring change to policies on Cuba, drugs, gay rights

    Demographic shifts bring change to policies on Cuba, drugs, gay rights
    Writing about politics inspires a certain amount of déjà vu, time and again. Last week, like many before, served as a case in point. President Obama unleashed a surprise shift Wednesday in the nation's relationship with Cuba, a loosening of the...
  • Parties unite for congressional lawmakers' farewell speeches

    Parties unite for congressional lawmakers' farewell speeches
    Along with acrimonious backroom deals, late-night hours and stale take-out dinners is another tradition of the final days of Congress: the goodbyes. This year's farewell addresses offered an alternative view of the era of divided government — a...
  • Uzbeks vote in elections expected to reinforce Karimov's grip on power

    Uzbeks went to the polls on Sunday to vote in parliamentary elections at which all four parties support President Islam Karimov, ensuring that the ballot will further reinforce his 23-year grip on power. Karimov, 76, has ruled Central Asia's most...
  • Sudan rights group says raided after opposition unity deal

    Security forces raided the Sudanese Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday, just weeks after jailing its former leader, the monitoring group's leader said, in what activists fear is a widening crackdown ahead of a presidential election in April. The...
  • Economic issues whip up Israelis in chocolate pudding election

    Israel's high cost of living is set to dominate a March 17 election that could shake up Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition, with voter anger symbolized by an overpriced dessert. In a country where the influence of small parties makes elections...
  • South Africa's Zuma says in 'perfect' health after post-election fatigue

    South African President Jacob Zuma said he was in "perfect" condition after recovering from a bout of fatigue that left him hospitalized in June, playing down reports of health problems. Zuma, 72, has noticeably lost weight since coming to power in 2009....
  • Carly Fiorina prepares a long-shot candidacy for president

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Carly Fiorina blazed a trail as the first woman to lead a Fortune 20 company, and the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard now seems to have an even bigger "first-ever" achievement in mind. Fiorina, 60, is declaring "the end of...
  • Young Cuban-American groups emerge as Obama allies

    For a handful of Cuban-Americans, President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy wasn't much of a shocker. For months, they quietly advised the White House in hopes of shaping a new policy towards the communist-run nation. "A lot of what the president...
  • Haiti names interim prime minister

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Minister of Health Florence Duperval Guillaume has been designated interim prime minister to replace Laurent Lamothe, who resigned a week ago Saturday. Guillaume's designation was announced in an email signed by Enex Jean-Charles,...
  • Essibsi wins Tunisian presidency, exit polls show

    TUNIS, Tunisia Former Prime Minister Beji Caid Essibsi is the apparent winner of Sunday's presidential election, exit polls showed late Sunday. The polling firm Sigma Conseil said Essibsi is set to win 55.5 per cent of the vote, compared to 44.5...