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  • Iraqi lawmakers reject picks for interior, defense

    Iraqi lawmakers reject picks for interior, defense

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:31:55 GMT
    Iraqi lawmakers say the country's prime minister has made his decision on the remaining posts in his Cabinet, including the critical positions of interior minister and defense minister.More >>
    Iraq's parliament rejected defense and interior nominees on Tuesday, leaving the crucial ministerial posts unfilled as a U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic extremists who have seized a...More >>
  • Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy

    Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:52:02 GMT
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says President Barack Obama's administration has failed to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential.More >>
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says President Barack Obama's administration has failed to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential.More >>
  • Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

    Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:12:44 GMT
    The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot anyway, a dispute which could have a big effect on Republican...More >>
    The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot, a dispute that could have a big effect on Republicans recapturing a...More >>
  • Senate Dems spent $14M in August to keep majority

    Senate Dems spent $14M in August to keep majority

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:21:36 GMT
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm, defending a narrow majority heading into November's elections, spent more than $14 million last month, committee aides said Tuesday.More >>
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm, defending a narrow majority heading into November's elections, spent more than $14 million last month, committee aides said Tuesday.More >>
  • Scottish mistrust of Conservatives key in campaign

    Scottish mistrust of Conservatives key in campaign

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 08:31:25 GMT
    With Thursday's referendum looming, proponents of Scottish independence are using one of the main weapons in their armory - Scotland's widespread mistrust of the Conservative Party.More >>
    With Thursday's referendum looming, proponents of Scottish independence are using one of the main weapons in their armory - Scotland's widespread mistrust of the Conservative Party.More >>
  • NJ Gov. Chris Christie visiting South Carolina

    NJ Gov. Chris Christie visiting South Carolina

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:31:14 GMT
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is making his first visit to South Carolina, the home of the GOP's first presidential primary in the South.More >>
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the latest possible presidential contender to visit South Carolina, the home of the GOP's first presidential primary in the South.More >>
  • Eminem publishers sue New Zealand political party

    Eminem publishers sue New Zealand political party

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:01:18 GMT
    The music publishers for American rapper Eminem are suing New Zealand's ruling political party over the music it used in a campaign commercial.More >>
    The music publishers for American rapper Eminem filed a lawsuit Tuesday against New Zealand's ruling political party over the music it used in a campaign commercial.More >>
  • Obama lends voice to DNC's first ads of 2014

    Obama lends voice to DNC's first ads of 2014

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:12:19 GMT
    President Barack Obama is lending his voice to national radio ads by the Democratic National Committee, seeking to motivate African-American, female and other voters who tend to sit out midterm elections.More >>
    President Barack Obama is lending his voice to national radio ads by the Democratic National Committee, seeking to motivate African-American, female and other voters who tend to sit out midterm elections.More >>
  • Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

    Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:31:23 GMT
    Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families fight over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back...More >>
    Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families argue over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and...More >>
  • Wisconsin election officials scramble on voter ID

    Wisconsin election officials scramble on voter ID

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:41:45 GMT
    Wisconsin election officials were scrambling Monday to deal with a federal appeals court's ruling reinstating the requirement that voters show photo identification when casting ballots.More >>
    Wisconsin election officials were scrambling Monday to deal with a federal appeals court's ruling reinstating the requirement that voters show photo identification when casting ballots.More >>
  • Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

    Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:52:10 GMT
    The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Sen. Jeff Sessions. The Alabama Republican is a tea party favorite, a strong foe of immigration legislation and the...More >>
    The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014...More >>
  • Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends

    Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:21:34 GMT
    The ballot counting in Afghanistan's five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country's future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote...More >>
    The ballot counting in Afghanistan's five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country's future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote count?More >>
  • Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

    Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:10:57 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa...More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa Sen. Tom...More >>
  • Sweden's far-right rises amid immigration debate

    Sweden's far-right rises amid immigration debate

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 13:51:13 GMT
    Sweden's Social-led bloc is struggling to form a government after it ousted the center-right ruling coalition in Sunday's parliamentary election but fell short of a majority.More >>
    A Swedish far-right party demanding sharp cuts in immigration has more than doubled its support in a parliamentary election.More >>
  • Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

    Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:11:03 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa...More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa Sen. Tom...More >>
  • Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:10:50 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is returning to Iowa to pay tribute to the state's retiring Democratic senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign.More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of gridlock" in an...More >>
  • Iowa Democrats react to Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Iowa Democrats react to Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:01:04 GMT
    Iowa Democrats gave a warm welcome Sunday to Hillary Rodham Clinton at retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraiser. But not all party loyalists from the early-voting state were ready to hand her the 2016...More >>
    Iowa Democrats gave a warm welcome Sunday to Hillary Rodham Clinton at retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraiser. But not all party loyalists from the early-voting state were ready to hand her the 2016 presidential...More >>
  • Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election

    Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:40:47 GMT
    Sweden's parliamentary election opened Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule.More >>
    Sweden's Social Democrats were poised to return to power after a left-leaning bloc defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election Sunday that also saw strong gains by an anti-immigration party.More >>
  • Anti-euro party strong in German state votes

    Anti-euro party strong in German state votes

    Sunday, September 14 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-09-14 21:00:31 GMT
    Elections in two German regions are expected to bring further success for an upstart anti-euro group and could bring the country its first state governor from an ex-communist party.More >>
    A new party that has expanded its anti-euro stance into a broader appeal to protest voters won seats in two more German state legislatures Sunday, building on recent momentum and intensifying a headache for established...More >>
  • 'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result

    'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 16:10:14 GMT
    On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears.More >>
    On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from the United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears.More >>
  • Russia-annexed Crimea votes for legislature

    Russia-annexed Crimea votes for legislature

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-09-14 13:10:12 GMT
    Residents of Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in March, are voting for their regional parliament in elections expected to be dominated by Russian President Vladimir Putin's backers.More >>
    Residents of Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in March, are voting for their regional parliament in elections expected to be dominated by Russian President Vladimir Putin's backers.More >>
  • Iowa steak fry may help Democrat in Senate race

    Iowa steak fry may help Democrat in Senate race

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:29 AM EDT2014-09-14 10:29:09 GMT
    Retiring Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's final steak fry fundraiser may provide some much-needed sizzle for Democrat Bruce Braley, who is locked in a close race to replace the liberal lawmaker.More >>
    Retiring Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's final steak fry fundraiser may provide some much-needed sizzle for Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democrat locked in a close race to replace the liberal lawmaker.More >>
  • Pharrell invites Swedish feminist leader on stage

    Pharrell invites Swedish feminist leader on stage

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-09-14 10:23:32 GMT
    Pharrell gave a Swedish feminist party a shout-out during a performance in Stockholm a day before Sweden's general election.More >>
    Pharrell gave a Swedish feminist party a shout-out during a performance in Stockholm a day before Sweden's general election.More >>
  • Hillary Clinton among speakers at Angelou memorial

    Hillary Clinton among speakers at Angelou memorial

    Saturday, September 13 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-09-13 21:29:36 GMT
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison were among the expected speakers at a tribute to Maya Angelou, the author, poet and stage performer who died earlier this year.More >>
    It was New York's turn to say goodbye to Maya Angelou.More >>
  • Power shift expected in Swedish election

    Power shift expected in Swedish election

    Saturday, September 13 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-09-13 20:09:35 GMT
    Sweden heads into a parliamentary election on Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule.More >>
    Sweden heads into a parliamentary election on Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule.More >>
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

    Saturday, September 13 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-09-13 16:49:52 GMT
    Ailing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's dramatic decision to drop his re-election bid opened a new chapter in the saga, as his tough-talking but less magnetic brother runs in his place and brings his own storied past...More >>
    Ailing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's dramatic decision to drop his re-election bid opened a new chapter in the saga, as his tough-talking but less magnetic brother runs in his place and brings his own storied past into the...More >>
  • Jewish leader: far-right votes risk nations' name

    Jewish leader: far-right votes risk nations' name

    Saturday, September 13 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-09-13 11:59:30 GMT
    The leader of the World Jewish Congress is warning that European voters risk giving their countries a bad name by electing far-right politicians and says he's worried Islamic extremists are trying to "use all...More >>
    European voters risk giving their countries a bad name by electing far-right politicians, the leader of the World Jewish Congress warned Saturday ahead of a major rally against anti-Semitism.More >>
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

    Friday, September 12 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-09-13 01:29:48 GMT
    Mayor Rob Ford will have to wait a week to find out the results of a biopsy on his abdominal tumor, the controversial politician's doctor said.More >>
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid Friday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen, dramatically ending a campaign he had doggedly pursued despite a stint in rehab and calls for him to quit amid...More >>
  • Clinton wants more done to halt kidnappings

    Clinton wants more done to halt kidnappings

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:39:03 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling on the United Nations to come up with a more robust strategy to combat the growing use of kidnappings of girls and women as a war tactic across the Middle EastMore >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday urged the United Nations to come up with a more robust strategy to combat the growing use of kidnappings of girls and women as a war tactic across the globe.More >>
  • Appeals court reinstates Wisconsin's voter ID law

    Appeals court reinstates Wisconsin's voter ID law

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:49:57 GMT
    A U.S. appeals court was set to hear arguments Friday on whether a Wisconsin law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls should be reactivated in time for the November elections following a...More >>
    In a stunningly fast decision, a federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law on Friday - just hours after three Republican-appointed judges heard arguments on reactivating the...More >>
  • Obama's war plan rattles Dem, GOP Senate nominees

    Obama's war plan rattles Dem, GOP Senate nominees

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:49:31 GMT
    In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will...More >>
    In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will decide...More >>
  • Sen. Mark Udall visits flooded Colorado towns

    Sen. Mark Udall visits flooded Colorado towns

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-09-12 19:28:57 GMT
    Fighting for his political life, Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is visiting flood-ravaged villages northwest of Denver amid criticism that he's making the disaster a cornerstone of his re-election campaign.More >>
    Fighting for his political life, Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall marked the one-year anniversary of last year's devastating floods by visiting two battered villages northwest of Denver while his re-election campaign...More >>
  • Top candidate campaigns to be Romania's president

    Top candidate campaigns to be Romania's president

    Friday, September 12 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 17:09:02 GMT
    Romania's prime minister has launched his campaign for the presidency, the country's top political office, promising a more united country than his predecessor has achieved.More >>
    Romania's prime minister has launched his campaign for the presidency, the country's top political office, promising a more united country than his predecessor has achieved.More >>
  • Senate GOP raises $6M in August, spends twice that

    Senate GOP raises $6M in August, spends twice that

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 16:09:37 GMT
    Senate Republicans' campaign arm raised more than $6 million last month and spent more than twice that in an effort to claim the majority.More >>
    Senate Republicans' campaign arm, which is looking to topple Democrats from their majority in November's elections, spent almost $13 million last month, committee aides said Friday.More >>
  • Clintons returning to Iowa amid 2016 speculation

    Clintons returning to Iowa amid 2016 speculation

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:49:41 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton left Iowa when she finished third in the state's presidential caucuses on what she later called an "excruciating" night in 2008.More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton left Iowa on an "excruciating" night in 2008, the beginning of the end of her White House campaign. She returns for the first time this weekend, not quite yet running for president but sure to hear...More >>
  • Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley dies aged 88

    Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley dies aged 88

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:49:12 GMT
    The Rev. Ian Paisley, the divisive Protestant firebrand who devoted his life to thwarting compromise with Catholics in Northern Ireland only to become a pivotal peacemaker in his twilight years, died Friday in...More >>
    For most of his half-century in Northern Ireland politics, Ian Paisley was synonymous with two words: "No" and "Never."More >>
  • Federal judge rejects Ohio campaign statements law

    Federal judge rejects Ohio campaign statements law

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:09:23 GMT
    A federal judge has struck down Ohio's law barring people from knowingly or recklessly making false statements about candidates.More >>
    A federal judge on Thursday struck down Ohio's law barring people from knowingly or recklessly making false statements about candidates in a case that the U.S. Supreme Court said needed to be heard.More >>
  • Obama's request to combat militants draws support

    Obama's request to combat militants draws support

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:09:40 GMT
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he believes Congress will help President Barack Obama carry through on his strategy to attack Islamic State militants who have been grabbing territory in Iraq and Syria.More >>
    Bending for once to the will of the White House, Republicans and Democrats coalesced Thursday behind President Barack Obama's call to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants and pointed toward...More >>
  • Eying Scotland, Spain Catalans seek secession vote

    Eying Scotland, Spain Catalans seek secession vote

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:58:53 GMT
    A week before Scotland votes on whether to break away from the United Kingdom, separatists in northeastern Spain were trying to convince hundreds of thousands to protest across Catalonia to demand a secession...More >>
    Hundreds of thousands of Catalans energized by Scotland's upcoming independence referendum protested Thursday for a secession vote aimed at carving out a new Mediterranean nation in what is now northeastern Spain.More >>
  • Incumbent's loss upends Massachusetts' House race

    Incumbent's loss upends Massachusetts' House race

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:38:17 GMT
    For months, Republican groups have been criticizing Democratic congressman John Tierney as an extreme partisan on the far left, hoping to leave him politically wounded and vulnerable to Republican challenger...More >>
    For months, state and national Republican groups have been criticizing Democratic Rep. John Tierney in Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District as an extreme partisan on the far left, hoping to leave him politically...More >>
  • APNewsBreak: US sharply cutting deportations

    APNewsBreak: US sharply cutting deportations

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:09:55 GMT
    President Barack Obama, who has postponed until after Election Day his plans that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation, is already on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since...More >>
    President Barack Obama is on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, even as he has postponed until after Election Day his promised unilateral action that could shield millions more...More >>
  • House, Senate weigh bills that are going nowhere

    House, Senate weigh bills that are going nowhere

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-09-11 19:58:25 GMT
    The House and Senate are controlled by different political parties, but both are spending time these days on similar paths: debating measures that everyone knows are going nowhere.More >>
    House and Senate leaders, usually proud sorts, staged showdown votes in their chambers Thursday on measures that are going nowhere. And in the logic that prevails during the weeks before crucial congressional elections,...More >>
  • Biden returning to key presidential state of Iowa

    Biden returning to key presidential state of Iowa

    Thursday, September 11 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-09-11 18:57:58 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden is returning to the key presidential state of Iowa next week, reminding voters not to count him out of the next presidential campaign.More >>
    Vice President Joe Biden is returning to the key presidential state of Iowa next week, reminding voters not to count him out of the next presidential campaign.More >>
  • Senate kills constitutional amendment on elections

    Senate kills constitutional amendment on elections

    Thursday, September 11 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-09-11 18:28:20 GMT
    Senate Republicans have killed a Democratic-written constitutional amendment aimed at big spending in election campaigns by corporations, wealthy individuals and candidates themselves.More >>
    Senate Republicans have killed a Democratic-written constitutional amendment aimed at big spending in election campaigns by corporations, wealthy individuals and candidates themselves.More >>
  • Clintons organizing 10th annual global meeting

    Clintons organizing 10th annual global meeting

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:38:17 GMT
    Bill and Hillary Clinton are bringing together heads of state, business leaders and actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon for their annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting.More >>
    Bill and Hillary Clinton are bringing together heads of state, business leaders and actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon for their annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting.More >>
  • Ethics could tip scales in Georgia governor race

    Ethics could tip scales in Georgia governor race

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-09-11 13:57:51 GMT
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has always managed to stay one step ahead of ethics scrapes, and the 72-year-old Republican will have to do it again in what is likely his last election campaign in this GOP-leaning state.More >>
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has always managed to stay one step ahead of ethics scrapes, and the 72-year-old Republican will have to do it again in what is likely his last election campaign in this GOP-leaning state.More >>
  • Libyan panel says charter vote set for March

    Libyan panel says charter vote set for March

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-09-11 12:38:26 GMT
    Libyans are to vote on a draft constitution in March, the state news agency said Thursday, but with militias controlling the capital Tripoli and large swaths of the country, holding a nation-wide vote will be a...More >>
    Libyans are to vote on a draft constitution in March, the state news agency said Thursday, but with militias controlling the capital Tripoli and large swaths of the country, holding a nation-wide vote will be a major...More >>
  • Yes camp winning battle of ads Scotland campaign

    Yes camp winning battle of ads Scotland campaign

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-09-11 11:38:27 GMT
    When the campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom launched a recent TV ad, the spot went viral - but for all the wrong reasons.More >>
    When the campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom launched a recent TV ad, the spot went viral - but for all the wrong reasons.More >>
  • Toronto mayor hospitalized with suspected tumor

    Toronto mayor hospitalized with suspected tumor

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-09-11 09:47:46 GMT
    Rob Ford, the controversial mayor of Toronto who became an international celebrity last year after acknowledging using crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor," is believed to have a tumor in his abdomen, health...More >>
    Rob Ford, the controversial mayor of Toronto who became an international celebrity last year after acknowledging using crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor," is believed to have a tumor in his abdomen, health officials said.More >>
  • Language factors into race for Navajo president

    Language factors into race for Navajo president

    Thursday, September 11 2014 2:48 AM EDT2014-09-11 06:48:10 GMT
    A candidate for the top elected post on the country's largest American Indian reservation has come under fire because critics contend he isn't fluent in the Navajo language.More >>
    Chris Deschene says he has the resume to preside over the country's largest American Indian reservation. He's a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served in the Marines, owns a private law practice, and aims to...More >>
  • Toronto mayor hospitalized with suspected tumor

    Toronto mayor hospitalized with suspected tumor

    Thursday, September 11 2014 2:28 AM EDT2014-09-11 06:28:14 GMT
    Rob Ford, the controversial mayor of Toronto who became an international celebrity last year after acknowledging using crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor," is believed to have a tumor in his abdomen, health...More >>
    Rob Ford, the controversial mayor of Toronto who became an international celebrity last year after acknowledging using crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor," is believed to have a tumor in his abdomen, health officials said.More >>
  • Independent walks tightrope in Senate bid in Kan.

    Independent walks tightrope in Senate bid in Kan.

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:28:11 GMT
    Greg Orman, the suddenly relevant independent candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, is walking a tightrope in his campaign against GOP Sen. Pat Roberts, projecting himself as fresh and authentic while...More >>
    Greg Orman, the suddenly relevant independent candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, is walking a tightrope in his campaign against GOP Sen. Pat Roberts, projecting himself as fresh and authentic while acknowledging that...More >>
  • Toronto mayor hospitalized with suspected tumor

    Toronto mayor hospitalized with suspected tumor

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:07:38 GMT
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to a hospital and is believed to have a tumor in his abdomen, health officials said Wednesday.More >>
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to a hospital and is believed to have a tumor in his abdomen, health officials said Wednesday.More >>
  • Republican women struggle to secure party's future

    Republican women struggle to secure party's future

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-09-10 23:03:40 GMT
    Elise Stefanik (STEF'-ah-nick) is fighting to make history in upstate New York.More >>
    Elise Stefanik is fighting to make history in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, an expanse of rural America in upstate New York that - like the Republican Party - is struggling to grow.More >>
  • GOP in uphill battle in Michigan US Senate fight

    GOP in uphill battle in Michigan US Senate fight

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:27:37 GMT
    Not so long ago, Republicans were giddy about prospects for seizing the Michigan U.S. Senate seat held for more than three decades by retiring Democrat Sen. Carl Levin.More >>
    Not so long ago, Republicans were giddy about winning U.S. Senate control in part by picking up a prized seat in Michigan held for more than three decades by a retiring Democratic lion, Sen. Carl Levin.More >>
  • UK leader rushes to fend off Scottish independence

    UK leader rushes to fend off Scottish independence

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:07:58 GMT
    Prime Minister David Cameron abandoned party politics for pure emotion Wednesday, imploring Scots not to break his heart by voting to become independent from the United Kingdom.More >>
    The British political establishment descended on Scotland on Wednesday to plead for a united United Kingdom, after polls suggested the once-fanciful notion of Scots voting to break from Britain has become a real...More >>
  • Afghan talks could continue after inauguration

    Afghan talks could continue after inauguration

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-09-10 18:17:20 GMT
    Afghan officials say 14 people, including civilians, have been killed in a U.S. airstrike in eastern Afghanistan.More >>
    The candidate most likely to be named the next president of Afghanistan said Wednesday that he believes in a government of national unity and will seek to include his political opponent even if doing so requires...More >>
  • Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east

    Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-09-10 12:47:37 GMT
    Ukraine's president has promised to introduce legislation in parliament as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to rebellious regions in the country's pro-Russian east, where separatists...More >>
    Ukraine's president promised Wednesday to introduce a bill as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to the pro-Russian east, where separatists have been battling government troops for almost five months.More >>
  • Extremist threat hangs over key Tunisia elections

    Extremist threat hangs over key Tunisia elections

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:57 AM EDT2014-09-10 07:57:09 GMT
    When masked gunmen started pounding on the door last week, politician Mohamed Al Nasri leapt from the second-floor window into a neighbor's home. It was more than just an isolated case of political violence....More >>
    When masked gunmen started pounding on the door last week, politician Mohamed Al Nasri leapt from the second-floor window into a neighbor's home. It was more than just an isolated case of political violence. Coming...More >>
  • News Guide: Highlights of primary elections

    News Guide: Highlights of primary elections

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:18 AM EDT2014-09-10 07:18:46 GMT
    By The Associated Press Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.More >>
    By The Associated Press Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.More >>
  • Democrat Moulton sets sights on congressional seat

    Democrat Moulton sets sights on congressional seat

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:07 AM EDT2014-09-10 06:07:26 GMT
    Political newcomer Seth Moulton is setting his sights on Republican Richard Tisei in the state's 6th Congressional District, having pulled off the stunning defeat of nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney...More >>
    Political newcomer Seth Moulton is setting his sights on Republican Richard Tisei in the state's 6th Congressional District, having pulled off the stunning defeat of nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney in a...More >>
  • After Brown wins GOP primary, Shaheen on offensive

    After Brown wins GOP primary, Shaheen on offensive

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:57 AM EDT2014-09-10 05:57:41 GMT
    U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen wasted no time contrasting Republican Scott Brown's recent arrival in New Hampshire to her deep connections and decades of service, running ads against him hours before he won the...More >>
    U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen wasted no time contrasting Republican Scott Brown's recent arrival in New Hampshire to her deep connections and decades of service, running ads against him hours before he won the Republican...More >>
  • US Rep. Tierney concedes defeat in Dem primary

    US Rep. Tierney concedes defeat in Dem primary

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-09-10 03:56:52 GMT
    Nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney on Tuesday conceded defeat to political newcomer Seth Moulton in the Democratic primary in the state's 6th Congressional District.More >>
    In a stunning defeat, nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney on Tuesday lost a bitter Democratic primary contest to political newcomer Seth Moulton in the state's 6th Congressional District.More >>
  • News Guide: Primary election highlights

    News Guide: Primary election highlights

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:47:40 GMT
    By The Associated Press Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.More >>
    By The Associated Press Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.More >>
  • Brown wins GOP primary in bid for US Senate return

    Brown wins GOP primary in bid for US Senate return

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:06:48 GMT
    Former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown won New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday, moving forward in his attempt to get back to Washington from another state.More >>
    Former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown won New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday, moving forward in his attempt to get back to Washington from another state.More >>
  • US Rep. Tierney concedes defeat in Dem primary

    US Rep. Tierney concedes defeat in Dem primary

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-09-10 01:56:53 GMT
    Nine-term U.S. Rep. John Tierney has conceded defeat to former Marine Seth Moulton after a hard-fought Democratic primary in Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District.More >>
    Nine-term U.S. Rep. John Tierney has conceded defeat to former Marine Seth Moulton after a hard-fought Democratic primary in Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District.More >>
  • Brown wins New Hampshire Republican Senate primary

    Brown wins New Hampshire Republican Senate primary

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-10 00:58:05 GMT
    Former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has won his Republican primary in New Hampshire, advancing his attempt to get back to the Senate from another state.More >>
    Former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown won New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday, moving forward in his attempt to get back to Washington from another state.More >>
  • Court hears arguments over Walker-related probe

    Court hears arguments over Walker-related probe

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-09-09 23:28:08 GMT
    Prosecutors investigating Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign hope to convince a federal appeals court to eventually allow them to resume a probe of possible illegal fundraising and...More >>
    Wisconsin prosecutors on Tuesday tried to persuade a federal appeals court to let them to resume their investigation of Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign, in a case that touches on broader issues about just...More >>
  • Senate candidates in Colo. clash on foreign policy

    Senate candidates in Colo. clash on foreign policy

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:46:37 GMT
    Turning more to foreign policy in a Senate race that has centered on domestic concerns, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner on Tuesday blamed Democratic Sen. Mark Udall for not doing more to stop the rise of the terrorist...More >>
    Turning more to foreign policy in a Senate race that has centered on domestic concerns, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner on Tuesday blamed Democratic Sen. Mark Udall for not doing more to stop the rise of the terrorist...More >>
  • House condemns Obama for prisoner swap

    House condemns Obama for prisoner swap

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:17:11 GMT
    House Republicans are pushing a resolution condemning President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange in May of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders.More >>
    The Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange in May of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders held at...More >>
  • Amid GOP fears, Kansas senator's campaign reboots

    Amid GOP fears, Kansas senator's campaign reboots

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:16:53 GMT
    U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts' newly retooled campaign already sounds different from the quiet races he's run in the past.More >>
    Pat Roberts' quickly retooled Senate campaign is emerging, and it already sounds different from the quiet races he's run in the past.More >>
  • Sen. Reid calls for apology for plantation remark

    Sen. Reid calls for apology for plantation remark

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:27:58 GMT
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he wants an apology from a GOP House member and Senate candidate who says that Reid runs the Senate, quote, "like a plantation."More >>
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he wants an apology from a GOP House member and Senate candidate who said that Reid "runs the Senate like a plantation."More >>
  • Under militia power, Libya closer to failed state

    Under militia power, Libya closer to failed state

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-09-09 18:37:05 GMT
    After three years of chaos since Moammar Gadhafi's fall, Libya is further crumbling into a failed state after Islamist-allied militias took over the capital Tripoli and other cities and set up their own...More >>
    After three years of chaos since Moammar Gadhafi's fall, Libya is further crumbling into a failed state after Islamist-allied militias took over the capital Tripoli and other cities and set up their own government,...More >>
  • As Scots eye independence, rest of UK gets nervous

    As Scots eye independence, rest of UK gets nervous

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-09-09 16:18:20 GMT
    All Gavin Jones has to do is scan the shelves of his impossibly quaint shop on England's border with Scotland to know he'll have a big problem if the Scots declare independence next week.More >>
    All Gavin Jones has to do is scan the shelves of his impossibly quaint shop on England's border with Scotland to know he'll have a big problem if the Scots declare independence next week.More >>
  • Afghan president urges rival successors to unify

    Afghan president urges rival successors to unify

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-09-09 14:06:44 GMT
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai is urging the country's two presidential candidates to reach an agreement on a new national unity government.More >>
    A remembrance ceremony devolved into raucous shouting by agitated supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday, only minutes after President Hamid Karzai urged the country's two presidential...More >>
  • UN envoy in Libya urges militias to ceasefire

    UN envoy in Libya urges militias to ceasefire

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-09-09 13:56:50 GMT
    The United Nations envoy to Libya has urged the country's rival militias to cease fire and work on a political settlement.More >>
    The United Nations envoy to Libya urged the country's rival militias to cease fire and work on a political settlement, as the country's isolated parliament passed an anti-terrorism law aimed at battling warring...More >>
  • German far right faces uncertain future after vote

    German far right faces uncertain future after vote

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:26 AM EDT2014-09-09 07:26:16 GMT
    Germany's biggest far-right party, which once fueled fears of a neo-Nazi surge, is now in the doldrums.More >>
    Germany's biggest far-right party, which once fueled fears of a neo-Nazi surge, is now in the doldrums.More >>
  • Romney inner circle meeting in Washington

    Romney inner circle meeting in Washington

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:17 AM EDT2014-09-09 07:17:02 GMT
    Members of Mitt Romney's inner circle are shooting down speculation about Romney's 2016 ambitions on the eve of a senior staff reunion in Washington.More >>
    Members of Mitt Romney's inner circle are shooting down speculation about the former Republican presidential nominee's 2016 ambitions on the eve of a senior staff reunion in Washington.More >>
  • Wendy Davis says memoir was not written to aid bid

    Wendy Davis says memoir was not written to aid bid

    Monday, September 8 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-09-09 03:17:48 GMT
    Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has said revealing in a memoir released to bookstores Tuesday that she terminated a pregnancy in which the fetus had developed a severe brain abnormality was not...More >>
    Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis said revealing in a memoir that she terminated a pregnancy in which the fetus had developed a severe brain abnormality was not meant to boost her campaign in its final...More >>
  • Iraqi parliament approves partial new Cabinet

    Iraqi parliament approves partial new Cabinet

    Monday, September 8 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-09-08 23:06:53 GMT
    Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber targeted a meeting between security forces and Sunni militiamen in a small town north of Baghdad, killing at least 16 people.More >>
    Iraq's parliament officially named Haider al-Abadi the country's new prime minister late Monday and approved most of his proposed Cabinet amid calls by the Arab League for its members to combat the Sunni militant...More >>
  • Senate Dems in doomed push to limit campaign funds

    Senate Dems in doomed push to limit campaign funds

    Monday, September 8 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-09-08 22:57:32 GMT
    Senate Democrats are starting a campaign-season push for a constitutional amendment that would let Congress and the states curb election spending by special interests.More >>
    Senate Democrats started their campaign-season drive Monday for a constitutional amendment aimed at curbing special interests' financial clout in elections, a doomed effort the party hopes will help them make a...More >>
  • Michelle Obama stumps for Nunn in Ga. Senate race

    Michelle Obama stumps for Nunn in Ga. Senate race

    Monday, September 8 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-09-08 22:47:57 GMT
    First lady Michelle Obama is in Georgia making her debut on the 2014 campaign trail, helping Senate candidate Michelle Nunn in her bid to pick up a key seat for Democrats.More >>
    First lady Michelle Obama debuted on the 2014 campaign trail Monday in Georgia, where Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is working to pick up a key seat for Democrats.More >>
  • Afghanistan's Abdullah rejects election outcome

    Afghanistan's Abdullah rejects election outcome

    Monday, September 8 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-09-08 19:58:05 GMT
    Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says that he rejects the outcome of the second round of Afghanistan's presidential election, expected to be released this week after an audit of ballots.More >>
    Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah said Monday that he will not accept the expected official results of the election, breaking a pledge he made to the U.S. secretary of state and injecting new tension into an...More >>
  • Clinton juggernaut hits 2014 campaign trail

    Clinton juggernaut hits 2014 campaign trail

    Monday, September 8 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-09-08 19:30:27 GMT
    The Clinton juggernaut is hitting the midterm campaign trail this week for fellow Democrats who are shunning an unpopular President Barack Obama.More >>
    The Clinton juggernaut hits the midterm campaign trail this week as the power couple lends fundraising prowess and their seal of approval to Democratic candidates shunning an unpopular President Barack Obama. For Hillary...More >>
  • Pound sinks as Scottish independence race tightens

    Pound sinks as Scottish independence race tightens

    Monday, September 8 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-09-08 19:29:12 GMT
    The British pound slid to a 10-month low against the dollar and shares in Scotland-based companies fell after opinion polls suggested the campaign for Scottish independence could be edging toward victory.More >>
    Britain's main political leaders scrambled Monday to offer Scotland greater autonomy in a last-minute bid to stave off independence, as the pound sank on opinion polls suggesting separatists are gaining ground - and...More >>
  • Marine, Iraq vet aims to oust House Democrat

    Marine, Iraq vet aims to oust House Democrat

    Monday, September 8 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-09-08 19:07:00 GMT
    Seth Moulton's opposition to another ground war in Iraq is rooted in firsthand experience acquired from four tours. As a young Marine, he saw how quickly a militant threat could transform U.S. military advisers...More >>
    Seth Moulton's opposition to another ground war in Iraq is rooted in firsthand experience acquired from four tours. As a young Marine, he saw how quickly a militant threat could transform U.S. military advisers into a...More >>
  • Pence's pivot to the middle angers far-right base

    Pence's pivot to the middle angers far-right base

    Monday, September 8 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-09-08 17:36:39 GMT
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is angering the hardcore conservatives who courted him for the White House in 2012 as he positions himself for a possible presidential run in 2016.More >>
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has been ticking off some of his tea party backers as he positions himself to possibly run for president in 2016, and that may be just what he needs to appeal to business-minded Republicans looking...More >>
  • Poland's prime minister, Cabinet to resign Tuesday

    Poland's prime minister, Cabinet to resign Tuesday

    Monday, September 8 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-09-08 15:15:34 GMT
    Poland's president will accept the Cabinet's resignation this week and appoint a candidate for prime minister to form a new government from the ruling coalition, the president's spokeswoman said Monday.More >>
    Poland's president will accept the Cabinet's resignation this week and appoint a candidate for prime minister to form a new government from the ruling coalition, the president's spokeswoman said Monday.More >>
  • Romney: I would have done a better job than Obama

    Romney: I would have done a better job than Obama

    Monday, September 8 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-09-08 15:06:04 GMT
    Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney says there is no question in his mind that he would have been more effective in the White House than President Barack Obama. But he reiterates he has no plans to run...More >>
    Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney says there is no question in his mind that he would have been more effective in the White House than President Barack Obama. But he reiterates he has no plans to run again.More >>
  • Summer break over, must-do tasks await Congress

    Summer break over, must-do tasks await Congress

    Monday, September 8 2014 9:37 AM EDT2014-09-08 13:37:40 GMT
    Summer break over and elections ahead, Congress is beginning an abbreviated September session with must-do tasks of preventing a government shutdown and extending a freeze on taxing access to the Internet.More >>
    Summer break over and elections ahead, Congress is beginning an abbreviated September session with must-do tasks of preventing a government shutdown and extending a freeze on taxing access to the Internet.More >>
  • US Senate candidates trade jabs in first debate

    US Senate candidates trade jabs in first debate

    Monday, September 8 2014 3:46 AM EDT2014-09-08 07:46:39 GMT
    Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner repeatedly connected Democratic U.S. Senate Mark Udall to the policies of the Obama administration during their first debate, while Udall slammed Gardner for siding with his party...More >>
    Health care and the partial government shutdown underscored the first debate Saturday between U.S. Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, who are deadlocked in a pivotal Colorado contest that...More >>
  • Ditka in ad for Republican gubernatorial candidate

    Ditka in ad for Republican gubernatorial candidate

    Sunday, September 7 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-09-07 23:34:57 GMT
    Da Coach has weighed in on Da Campaign for Illinois governor.More >>
    Da Coach has weighed in on Da Campaign for Illinois governor.More >>
  • Year after lanes closed, Christie back to normal

    Year after lanes closed, Christie back to normal

    Sunday, September 7 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-09-07 18:25:38 GMT
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears to have largely moved past the lane-closing scandal that rocked his administration and threatened to derail his political career one year later. But many outside his tight...More >>
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears to have largely moved past the lane-closing scandal that rocked his administration and threatened to derail his political career one year later. But many outside his tight inner...More >>
  • Congress coming back, must act to avoid shutdown

    Congress coming back, must act to avoid shutdown

    Sunday, September 7 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-09-07 16:45:28 GMT
    Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after their summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which feuding Democratic and Republican leaders promise action to prevent a government shutdown while...More >>
    Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after their summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which feuding Democratic and Republican leaders promise action to prevent a government shutdown while holding...More >>
  • UK offers Scotland more autonomy ahead of vote

    UK offers Scotland more autonomy ahead of vote

    Sunday, September 7 2014 8:14 AM EDT2014-09-07 12:14:43 GMT
    The British government plans to offer Scotland more financial autonomy in the coming days as polls predict a very close vote in the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence.More >>
    The British government plans to offer Scotland more financial autonomy in the coming days as polls predict a very close vote in the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence.More >>
  • Clinton rallies support for Crist in governor race

    Clinton rallies support for Crist in governor race

    Sunday, September 7 2014 4:05 AM EDT2014-09-07 08:05:12 GMT
    Bill Clinton is lending his political star power to Democrat Charlie Crist, a former Republican governor who is locked in a tight race for his old job in the nation's largest swing state.More >>
    Bill Clinton is lending his political star power to Democrat Charlie Crist, a former Republican governor who is locked in a tight race for his old job in the nation's largest swing state.More >>
  • US Senate candidates trade jabs in first debate

    US Senate candidates trade jabs in first debate

    Sunday, September 7 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-09-07 04:05:28 GMT
    Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner repeatedly connected Democratic U.S. Senate Mark Udall to the policies of the Obama administration during their first debate, while Udall slammed Gardner for siding with his party...More >>
    Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner repeatedly connected Democratic U.S. Senate Mark Udall to the policies of the Obama administration during their first debate, while Udall slammed Gardner for siding with his party on...More >>
  • Obama defends decision to delay immigration action

    Obama defends decision to delay immigration action

    Saturday, September 6 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-09-07 00:04:26 GMT
    Abandoning his pledge to act by the end of summer, President Barack Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections, White House officials said.More >>
    President Barack Obama said Saturday that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use executive action that...More >>
  • Memoir puts abortion back in Texas governor's race

    Memoir puts abortion back in Texas governor's race

    Saturday, September 6 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-09-06 22:54:23 GMT
    Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who became a national political sensation by filibustering her state's tough new restrictions on abortion, discloses in her upcoming memoir that she had an...More >>
    Texas Democrat Wendy Davis launched her longshot bid for governor by filibustering her state's tough new restrictions on abortion, and now she's entering the last two months of the race talking about undergoing the...More >>
  • Congress' task: Act fast on spending, return home

    Congress' task: Act fast on spending, return home

    Saturday, September 6 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-09-06 20:54:42 GMT
    Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task - act fast to keep the government open and then race home to campaign.More >>
    Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task - act fast to keep the government open and then race home to campaign.More >>
  • Roberts calls independent challenger a liberal

    Roberts calls independent challenger a liberal

    Saturday, September 6 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-09-06 20:24:44 GMT
    Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is preparing for his first debate against a surprisingly strong independent campaign challenger in a race that has suddenly become a battleground for control of the Senate.More >>
    Republican Sen. Pat Roberts used the first debate in his unexpectedly competitive re-election campaign Saturday to paint his independent challenger as a liberal Democrat and to mock him for refusing to identify with a...More >>
  • A new warning of unrest amid Afghan vote dispute

    A new warning of unrest amid Afghan vote dispute

    Saturday, September 6 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-09-06 16:24:21 GMT
    A spokesman for Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says powerful factional supporters are pressuring the candidate to not cede any power in an upcoming meeting with his rival that could cap a...More >>
    "Radicals" backing Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah could foment postelection violence if he isn't given an equitable share of power, his spokesman warned Saturday ahead of a meeting with his rival aimed...More >>
  • French president in trouble, in public and private

    French president in trouble, in public and private

    Saturday, September 6 2014 4:13 AM EDT2014-09-06 08:13:52 GMT
    Things can't get much worse for French President Francois Hollande: The economy is lagging; his new government is already under fire; and his private life has just been exposed in a ravaging book by the former...More >>
    Things can't get much worse for French President Francois Hollande: The economy is lagging; his new government is already under fire; and his private life has just been exposed in a ravaging book by the former first lady.More >>
  • Texas' Wendy Davis reveals abortion in memoir

    Texas' Wendy Davis reveals abortion in memoir

    Friday, September 5 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-09-06 03:43:33 GMT
    Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis reveals in a new campaign memoir that she terminated two pregnancies for medical reasons in the 1990s, including one where the fetus had developed a severe brain...More >>
    Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis reveals in a new campaign memoir that she terminated two pregnancies for medical reasons in the 1990s, including one where the fetus had developed a severe brain...More >>
  • Alaska governor wraps up hard week in politics

    Alaska governor wraps up hard week in politics

    Friday, September 5 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-09-06 00:34:25 GMT
    Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has had far better weeks than this one.More >>
    Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has had far better weeks than this one, full of political distractions that no candidate wants two months before voters head to the polls.More >>
  • Kansas Sen. Roberts shakes up campaign team

    Kansas Sen. Roberts shakes up campaign team

    Friday, September 5 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-09-06 00:05:01 GMT
    Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts' re-election campaign in Kansas is being overhauled as his race becomes an unexpected battleground in the fight for control of the Senate.More >>
    Republican Sen. Pat Roberts has shaken up his struggling re-election team in Kansas, replacing a longtime confidante as campaign manager and getting help from national operatives in a race that's suddenly a...More >>
  • In Puebla, New Jersey's Christie is a rock star

    In Puebla, New Jersey's Christie is a rock star

    Friday, September 5 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-09-05 22:36:17 GMT
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is putting his people skills to the test in the city of Puebla. It's one of the last stops on the last day of his trip to Mexico.More >>
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was greeted like a rock star on the final day of his trade mission to Mexico. But the three-day trip is unlikely to change perceptions that the Republican governor needs to establish his...More >>
  • Obama lays out immigration goals, not timing

    Obama lays out immigration goals, not timing

    Friday, September 5 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-09-05 22:33:58 GMT
    President Barack Obama says he has received some recommendations on immigration actions he could take without Congress. But he did not commit to taking any steps by the end of summer, as he had earlier pledged to do.More >>
    Leaving his timing uncertain, President Barack Obama laid out ambitious objectives Friday for immigration steps he intends to take on his own and said he had already received some recommendations from the Homeland Security...More >>
  • Clinton: 2016 decision likely by early next year

    Clinton: 2016 decision likely by early next year

    Friday, September 5 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-09-05 19:28:10 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says she will likely make a decision on whether to run for president around the beginning of the new year.More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she will likely make a decision on whether to run for president around the beginning of 2015.More >>
  • Harsh ad gives Begich re-election bid a hiccup

    Harsh ad gives Begich re-election bid a hiccup

    Friday, September 5 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-09-05 16:43:55 GMT
    Sen. Mark Begich's re-election bid was going better than his fellow Democrats had hoped. That was, until his campaign ran an inflammatory ad that he was forced to pull off the air.More >>
    Sen. Mark Begich's re-election bid was going better than his fellow Democrats had hoped. That was, until his campaign ran an inflammatory ad that he was forced to pull off the air.More >>
  • Miscommunication blamed for deadly US mistake

    Miscommunication blamed for deadly US mistake

    Friday, September 5 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-09-05 15:33:40 GMT
    Avoidable miscommunication between U.S. air and ground forces led to a "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan that killed five U.S. soldiers and one Afghan in June, according to a military investigation report.More >>
    Avoidable miscommunication between U.S. air and ground forces led to a "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan that killed five U.S. soldiers and one Afghan in June, according to a military investigation report.More >>
  • California governor, GOP rival clash over issues

    California governor, GOP rival clash over issues

    Friday, September 5 2014 3:32 AM EDT2014-09-05 07:32:54 GMT
    Gov. Jerry Brown promoted his record in turning around the California economy during a debate with his longshot Republican challenger Thursday night, in which the two sparred over the state's business climate,...More >>
    Gov. Jerry Brown promoted his record in turning around the California economy during a debate with his longshot Republican challenger Thursday night, in which the two sparred over the state's business climate, a...More >>
  • Brown slammed over Tesla in California debate

    Brown slammed over Tesla in California debate

    Friday, September 5 2014 12:42 AM EDT2014-09-05 04:42:54 GMT
    Gov. Jerry Brown's long-shot Republican challenger blasted him for failing to do enough to land a Tesla battery plant Thursday during the only scheduled debate of this year's governor's race, a testy,...More >>
    Gov. Jerry Brown's long-shot Republican challenger blasted him for failing to do enough to land a Tesla battery plant Thursday during the only scheduled debate of this year's governor's race, a testy, hourlong...More >>
  • Christie won't talk immigration on Mexico trip

    Christie won't talk immigration on Mexico trip

    Thursday, September 4 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-09-05 01:24:06 GMT
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is continuing a trade mission to Mexico with more closed-door meetings and a visit to one of the country's most cherished Catholic sites.More >>
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday said he has no plans to lay out his positon on immigration reform until - and if - he decides to run for president.More >>
  • Kansas independent US Senate hopeful in spotlight

    Kansas independent US Senate hopeful in spotlight

    Thursday, September 4 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-09-05 01:15:41 GMT
    The Democrat challenging three-term Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has ended his campaign without explanation.More >>
    A Kansas businessman running as an independent candidate has emerged as a possible kingmaker in the fierce national fight between Democrats and Republicans over control of the U.S. Senate, and that is exactly where Greg...More >>
  • Mistaken US bombing blamed on miscommunication

    Mistaken US bombing blamed on miscommunication

    Thursday, September 4 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-09-04 23:44:01 GMT
    Military investigators have concluded that a "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan that killed one Afghan and five U.S. soldiers in June was caused by a series of avoidable miscommunications among air and ground...More >>
    A "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan that killed five U.S. soldiers and one Afghan in June was caused by a series of avoidable miscommunications among air and ground forces, according to a military investigation...More >>
  • Ex-Virginia gov., wife guilty of public corruption

    Ex-Virginia gov., wife guilty of public corruption

    Thursday, September 4 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-09-04 23:43:20 GMT
    Regardless of the outcome of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption trial, a string of personal details that emerged during five weeks of testimony shattered an image he cultivated over more than two...More >>
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife were convicted Thursday of taking bribes to promote a dietary supplement in a corruption case that derailed the career of the onetime rising Republican star and laid bare the...More >>
  • Democrat to fight to quit Kansas US Senate race

    Democrat to fight to quit Kansas US Senate race

    Thursday, September 4 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-09-04 22:35:37 GMT
    The Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas must remain on the November ballot even though he wants to withdraw against incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.More >>
    The Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Kansas says he'll challenge a decision to keep his name on the November ballot even though he wants to withdraw against incumbent Republican Pat Roberts.More >>
  • Steyer shifts focus to getting out midterm votes

    Steyer shifts focus to getting out midterm votes

    Thursday, September 4 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-09-04 22:06:43 GMT
    When he vowed to spend as much as $50 million of his own money, and raise the same from like-minded donors, billionaire Tom Steyer electrified the political world with his promise to make climate change an issue in...More >>
    When he vowed to spend as much as $50 million of his own money, and raise the same from like-minded donors, billionaire Tom Steyer electrified the political world with his promise to make climate change an issue in this...More >>
  • Senate candidate in Colo. touts a failed measure

    Senate candidate in Colo. touts a failed measure

    Thursday, September 4 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-09-04 20:14:15 GMT
    Colorado Republican congressman Cory Gardner stands framed by sunflowers and wind turbines and tells voters he co-wrote a law to launch the state's green-energy economy.More >>
    GOP Senate candidate Cory Gardner, framed by sunflowers and wind turbines, tells voters in a campaign ad this week that he co-wrote a law to launch Colorado's green-energy economy. He leaves out that the law was...More >>
  • Uncertainty of Afghan election clouds NATO summit

    Uncertainty of Afghan election clouds NATO summit

    Thursday, September 4 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-09-04 19:43:05 GMT
    NATO's secretary general warns that time is short for Afghan leaders to resolve their presidential election and sign a security agreement so allied troops can remain in the country after the end of the year.More >>
    This week's NATO summit was long planned as a celebration to mark the end of combat in Afghanistan and the coalition forces' shift to a largely advisory role. But the still-unsettled Afghan election has complicated...More >>
  • Democrats' Senate push starts New Hampshire ads

    Democrats' Senate push starts New Hampshire ads

    Thursday, September 4 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-09-04 18:23:08 GMT
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm is running its first ads in New Hampshire's race.More >>
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm on Thursday began running its first ads to help Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's unexpectedly rocky re-election bid in New Hampshire.More >>
  • AFL-CIO goes after Koch brothers in ad campaign

    AFL-CIO goes after Koch brothers in ad campaign

    Thursday, September 4 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-09-04 18:05:31 GMT
    The nation's largest labor federation took aim Tuesday at the conservative Koch brothers in ads designed to highlight the billionaire industrialists' political clout and to gin up liberal voters.More >>
    The nation's largest labor federation took aim Thursday at the conservative Koch brothers in ads designed to highlight the billionaire industrialists' political clout and to gin up liberal voters.More >>
  • Judge orders expanded Ohio early voting schedule

    Judge orders expanded Ohio early voting schedule

    Thursday, September 4 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-09-04 18:03:47 GMT
    A federal judge has blocked an Ohio law trimming early voting and ordered the swing state's elections chief to set an expanded voting schedule.More >>
    A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked an Ohio law that scales back early voting, ordering the state's elections chief to set additional voting times just ahead of the fall election.More >>
  • Senate candidates in NC clash in opening debate

    Senate candidates in NC clash in opening debate

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-09-04 03:24:23 GMT
    Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis are meeting for the first debate of their campaign stretch run, a key contest in the national battle for Senate control.More >>
    Sen. Kay Hagan accused Republican challenger Thom Tillis of shortchanging education as a leader of the North Carolina Legislature on Wednesday night, and he cast her as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama in the...More >>
  • Democrat ends campaign in US Senate race in Kansas

    Democrat ends campaign in US Senate race in Kansas

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-09-04 02:05:08 GMT
    The Democratic candidate in the U.S. Senate race in Kansas had ended his campaign.More >>
    The Democrat challenging three-term Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts ended his campaign Wednesday without explanation.More >>
  • Christie tests overseas diplomacy with Mexico trip

    Christie tests overseas diplomacy with Mexico trip

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-09-04 00:13:28 GMT
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is multitasking in Mexico, officially talking trade as he gets some foreign policy schooling should he decide to run for president in 2016.More >>
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stepped out on the international stage Wednesday to talk trade with Mexico, but he stayed mum on one of the most pressing questions confronting the two countries and his party: immigration...More >>
  • Christie and Clinton making visits to Mexico

    Christie and Clinton making visits to Mexico

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-09-03 22:02:44 GMT
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are making overlapping trips to Mexico this week, signifying the importance of connecting with Hispanic voters ahead of potential...More >>
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are making overlapping trips to Mexico this week, signifying the importance of connecting with Hispanic voters ahead of potential...More >>
  • Senate Dems could revisit minimum wage vote soon

    Senate Dems could revisit minimum wage vote soon

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-09-03 21:32:39 GMT
    Looking to motivate their most loyal voters, Democrats may hold a campaign-season Senate vote as soon as next week on their effort to boost the federal minimum wage, Senate aides and lobbyists said Wednesday.More >>
    Looking to motivate their most loyal supporters, Democrats may hold a campaign-season Senate vote as soon as next week on their effort to boost the federal minimum wage, Senate aides and lobbyists said Wednesday.More >>
  • Cory Gardner says he's 'a new kind of Republican'

    Cory Gardner says he's 'a new kind of Republican'

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:55 AM EDT2014-09-03 09:55:40 GMT
    Senate candidate Cory Gardner has released a pair of campaign ads reaching out to Colorado's all-important centrist voters, who have soured on some GOP positions, and cast himself as a "new kind of Republican"...More >>
    Senate candidate Cory Gardner has released a pair of campaign ads reaching out to Colorado's all-important centrist voters, who have soured on some GOP positions, and cast himself as a "new kind of Republican" who...More >>
  • Ex-governor's trial may hinge on cryptic email

    Ex-governor's trial may hinge on cryptic email

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-09-03 06:44:42 GMT
    Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland is scheduled to return to federal court almost a decade after pleading guilty to political corruption.More >>
    Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland is scheduled to return to federal court almost a decade after pleading guilty to political corruption.More >>
  • Alaska Senate hopefuls pull ads mentioning deaths

    Alaska Senate hopefuls pull ads mentioning deaths

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-09-03 03:02:30 GMT
    Television ads in the Alaska U.S. Senate race have been pulled by both parties' candidates after complaints from the family of two slaying victims.More >>
    Television ads in Alaska's U.S. Senate race have been pulled by the two major party candidates after complaints from the family of two slaying victims.More >>
  • Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory

    Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:24:26 GMT
    A Justice Department lawyer has told a federal judge that a tough new Texas voter ID law was motivated by racial discrimination and should be struck down.More >>
    A federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law, although a decision isn't expected before the November...More >>
  • GOP govs' group hits Democrats in Colorado, Maine

    GOP govs' group hits Democrats in Colorado, Maine

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:25:18 GMT
    New campaign ads claim the Democratic governor of Colorado is soft on a convicted killer and the Democrats' hopeful in Maine would dole out millions in tax dollars to immigrants in the country illegally.More >>
    The Democratic governor of Colorado is soft on a convicted killer and the Democrats' hopeful in Maine would dole out millions in tax dollars to immigrants in the country illegally, the Republican Governors Association...More >>
  • Christie to Mexico on trade mission, 2016 politics

    Christie to Mexico on trade mission, 2016 politics

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:02:31 GMT
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Mexico on Wednesday, officially on a trade mission for his state. But he also is a potential 2016 presidential candidate, with a lot of swagger but little foreign policy...More >>
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Mexico on Wednesday, officially on a trade mission for his state. But the trip also serves as schooling for Christie, a potential 2016 presidential candidate with a lot of...More >>
  • Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests

    Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:44:33 GMT
    Pakistan's parliament has convened over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remain camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding the resignation of...More >>
    Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster.More >>
  • Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

    Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:42:40 GMT
    A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a...More >>
    A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path...More >>
  • 2016ers jockey even before congressional elections

    2016ers jockey even before congressional elections

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:42:38 GMT
    The finish line in November's mid-term elections is just the start of the next race for the White House.More >>
    One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the unofficial starting line in the 2016 race for the White House.More >>
  • Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31

    Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:12:15 GMT
    A Libyan security official says clashes in the eastern city of Benghazi between Islamists and rival fighters loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 on both sides.More >>
    Fierce clashes in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a security official said Tuesday.More >>
  • Gunmen in Tunisia attempt to kill politician

    Gunmen in Tunisia attempt to kill politician

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:31 AM EDT2014-09-02 07:31:43 GMT
    Tunisian authorities say a parliamentarian narrowly escaped assassination by masked men in Kasserine, a city near the Algerian border.More >>
    A secular Tunisian parliamentarian narrowly escaped assassination by six masked gunmen who surrounded his home early Tuesday in a city near the Algerian border, the Interior Ministry said.More >>
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