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  • Pakistan lawmakers meet amid mass protests

    Pakistan lawmakers meet amid mass protests

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:46 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:46:56 GMT
    Jubilant anti-government demonstrators in Pakistan are claiming victory after tearing down barricades and occupying a key road outside Parliament, where they are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz...More >
    Pakistani lawmakers met Wednesday as tens of thousands of protesters thronged outside the assembly calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged voting fraud.More >
  • Texas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream

    Texas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:05 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:05:39 GMT
    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.More >
    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.More >
  • Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

    Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:24:59 GMT
    Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark...More >
    Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in...More >
  • Dan Sullivan wins Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

    Dan Sullivan wins Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:25 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:25:00 GMT
    A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon. Even one of the most polarizing figures in American politics found cause to weigh in on the state she used to lead.More >
    A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican came up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan won the GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the...More >
  • Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

    Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:04 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:04:45 GMT
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama.More >
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama.More >
  • Sullivan wins GOP US Senate primary in Alaska

    Sullivan wins GOP US Senate primary in Alaska

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:54 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:54:02 GMT
    Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alaska.More >
    Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alaska.More >
  • French ex-prime minister seeks nod for '17 vote

    French ex-prime minister seeks nod for '17 vote

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:34 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:34:06 GMT
    An ex-prime minister under Jacques Chirac who was once convicted in a corruption scandal and handed a 10-year ban on public office is jumping into France's 2017 presidential race.More >
    An ex-prime minister under Jacques Chirac who was once convicted in a corruption scandal and handed a 10-year ban on public office is jumping into France's 2017 presidential race.More >
  • Senate control could rest with well-funded women

    Senate control could rest with well-funded women

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:35 AM EDT2014-08-20 07:35:31 GMT
    Control of the Senate could lie in the fortunes of female candidates and the deep-pocketed donors, like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who are sending piles of cash their way.More >
    Control of the Senate could lie in the fortunes of female candidates and the deep-pocketed donors, like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who are sending piles of cash their way.More >
  • Bus rental spat comes as Senate candidates meet

    Bus rental spat comes as Senate candidates meet

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:35 AM EDT2014-08-20 07:35:24 GMT
    The candidates in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race are answering questions together for the first time amid a squabble over a bus rental.More >
    The candidates in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race are answering questions together for the first time amid a squabble over a bus rental.More >
  • Holder bringing personal perspective to Ferguson

    Holder bringing personal perspective to Ferguson

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-08-20 07:24:01 GMT
    Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story.More >
    Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story.More >
  • Holder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson

    Holder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:27 AM EDT2014-08-20 05:27:09 GMT
    Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story.More >
    Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story.More >
  • Sen. Enzi wins Wyoming's US Senate GOP primary

    Sen. Enzi wins Wyoming's US Senate GOP primary

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:25:29 GMT
    Wyoming's Mike Enzi has won the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate, beating four challengers as he seeks a fourth term.More >
    What had been shaping up as one of this year's most bitterly contested primaries came and went with barely a ripple on Tuesday as Wyoming U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi soundly beat four little-known Republican challengers in his...More >
  • Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

    Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:56:36 GMT
    Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."More >
    Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."More >
  • Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe

    Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:55:07 GMT
    Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire.More >
    Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire.More >
  • Tens of thousands march on Pakistani parliament

    Tens of thousands march on Pakistani parliament

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:34:32 GMT
    Tensions rose in the Pakistani capital on Tuesday as an opposition rally prepared to march toward the Parliament and government headquarters in Islamabad later in the day and authorities beefed up security measures...More >
    Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan's parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night, demanding the country's prime...More >
  • AP Interview: Ryan discusses father's alcoholism

    AP Interview: Ryan discusses father's alcoholism

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:04:37 GMT
    As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Rep. Paul Ryan looked around at fellow Republicans who were agitating to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start programs.More >
    At age 15, Paul Ryan was already feeling isolated from his father, who had grown distant from his family and leaned heavily on whiskey. Then one morning the future congressman found his alcoholic father in bed, dead from...More >
  • Defiant Texas Gov. Perry coming to New Hampshire

    Defiant Texas Gov. Perry coming to New Hampshire

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:34:33 GMT
    The last time voters in New Hampshire saw Rick Perry, the Texas governor's 2012 presidential bid had fallen apart after a series of gaffes punctuated by a much-maligned stumble during a televised debate.More >
    The last time voters in New Hampshire saw Rick Perry, the Texas governor's 2012 presidential bid had fallen apart after a series of gaffes punctuated by a much-maligned stumble during a televised debate.More >
  • Rove-backed Crossroads adds Colo. to fall TV plan

    Rove-backed Crossroads adds Colo. to fall TV plan

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:34:54 GMT
    The Republican establishment's favorite political machine is adding Colorado to the list of states where it will be advertising this fall.More >
    The Republican establishment's favorite political machine is adding Colorado to the states where it will be advertising this fall, booking more than $6 million in television time and taking its post-Labor Day media...More >
  • Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

    Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:34 AM EDT2014-08-19 11:34:42 GMT
    Rahm Emanuel swept into the Chicago mayor's office with support from across the city, a nod from favorite son Barack Obama and a promise - some might say a threat - to tackle Chicago's many problems with...More >
    Rahm Emanuel swept into the Chicago mayor's office with support from across the city, a nod from favorite son Barack Obama and a promise - some might say a threat - to tackle Chicago's many problems with the same...More >
  • Senate Democrats have $8M July, have $32M banked

    Senate Democrats have $8M July, have $32M banked

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:14 AM EDT2014-08-19 10:14:23 GMT
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm outraised its GOP rival again last month and now has $32 million saved to help endangered incumbents defend their narrow majority, committee officials said Tuesday.More >
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm outraised its GOP rival again last month and now has $32 million saved to help endangered incumbents defend their narrow majority, committee officials said Tuesday.More >
  • House Democrats' campaign arm has $57M banked

    House Democrats' campaign arm has $57M banked

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:54:34 GMT
    House Republicans trying to hold onto their majority are sitting on almost $48 million heading into what is already a costly fall campaign.More >
    House Democrats' uphill effort to oust Republicans from their majority is sitting on a $56.7 million pile of cash heading into what is shaping up to be a costly fall election season, campaign officials said Monday....More >
  • Cianci sauce made no money for charity in 4 years

    Cianci sauce made no money for charity in 4 years

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:36:01 GMT
    Former Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence School Children" and have helped hundreds of students...More >
    Former Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence School Children" and have helped hundreds of students attend college.More >
  • Eyes on 2016? Clinton goes to Iowa next month

    Eyes on 2016? Clinton goes to Iowa next month

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:24:37 GMT
    Bill and Hillary Clinton will headline the annual steak fry for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, making a big return to the leadoff caucus state as the former secretary of state considers another presidential...More >
    Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline a high-profile fundraiser next month in the nation's first presidential caucus state of Iowa, creating a big campaign splash as Democrats scramble to hold a key Senate seat in...More >
  • Former Vermont US Sen. Jeffords dies at 80

    Former Vermont US Sen. Jeffords dies at 80

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-18 19:25:01 GMT
    The former U.S. senator from Vermont who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent has died. James Jeffords was 80.More >
    Former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent, died Monday. He was 80.More >
  • No arrest warrant being issued for Texas' Perry

    No arrest warrant being issued for Texas' Perry

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:15:41 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is moving ahead with plans to visit 2016 primary states and calling his indictment politically motivated as he faces two felony counts in his home state.More >
    A judge has decided not to issue an arrest warrant for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a court official said Monday, meaning the Republican can continue traveling the country and gearing up for a possible 2016 presidential run...More >
  • Perry indictment exposes Texas' political divide

    Perry indictment exposes Texas' political divide

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:36 AM EDT2014-08-18 05:36:21 GMT
    A grand jury has indicted Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat - a case the possible 2016 presidential hopeful is dismissing as nakedly political,...More >
    A grand jury has indicted Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat - a case the possible 2016 presidential hopeful is dismissing as nakedly political, but...More >
  • Perry latest 2016 GOP hopeful facing legal trouble

    Perry latest 2016 GOP hopeful facing legal trouble

    Sunday, August 17 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-08-17 20:52:55 GMT
    As they form exploratory committees, consider the grueling prospect of a national campaign with their families and begin hiring staff in key presidential battleground states, three potential Republican White House...More >
    As they form exploratory committees, consider the grueling prospect of a national campaign with their families and begin hiring staff in key presidential battleground states, three potential Republican White House...More >
  • Pakistan politician calls for civil disobedience

    Pakistan politician calls for civil disobedience

    Sunday, August 17 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-08-17 19:22:04 GMT
    A Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician has called upon protesters at an anti-government rally to practice civil disobedience.More >
    A Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician on Sunday called on thousands of anti-government protesters to stop paying taxes and practice civil disobedience until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif steps down, raising fears of...More >
  • Curtis strikes populist theme in Senate campaign

    Curtis strikes populist theme in Senate campaign

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:02:00 GMT
    Amanda Curtis is framing her campaign for U.S. Senate as one that will champion the working class.More >
    State Rep. Amanda Curtis immediately struck a populist note as Montana Democrats' new U.S. Senate candidate, saying the November election will not be about which political party controls the Senate but whether it will...More >
  • Boehner's fundraising skills evident during summer

    Boehner's fundraising skills evident during summer

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:01:59 GMT
    House Speaker John Boehner's fundraising skills are in a class of their own, helping him raise more than $43 million for accounts under his direct control and helping to raise tens of millions more to help...More >
    House Speaker John Boehner's fundraising skills put him in a class with few others. He has scooped up more than $43 million for accounts under his direct control and helped amass tens of millions more for Republican...More >
  • GOP Senate campaign arm has more than $26M saved

    GOP Senate campaign arm has more than $26M saved

    Sunday, August 17 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-08-17 16:53:04 GMT
    Senate Republicans' campaign arm raised more than $5 million last month and has almost $27 million ready to help candidates, committee aides said Saturday.More >
    Senate Republicans' campaign arm raised more than $5 million last month and has almost $27 million ready to help candidates, committee aides said Saturday.More >
  • Defiant Perry defends veto that led to indictment

    Defiant Perry defends veto that led to indictment

    Sunday, August 17 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-08-17 14:24:02 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is lashing out at the "outrageous" criminal charges filed against him and defending the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power.More >
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday defended the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power, noting that even some Democrats have questioned the move by prosecutors.More >
  • Schatz wins over voters in tough US Senate primary

    Schatz wins over voters in tough US Senate primary

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:24 AM EDT2014-08-17 11:24:33 GMT
    Incumbent Sen. Brian Schatz won a tense Democratic primary election in Hawaii on Friday. He proved he's not just a senator who was appointed to his seat - he has captured the confidence of Hawaii voters.More >
    Incumbent U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz won a tense Democratic primary election in Hawaii, proving that he is no longer just a senator who was appointed to his seat - he has captured the confidence of Hawaii voters.More >
  • More Clinton-Obama differences likely to emerge

    More Clinton-Obama differences likely to emerge

    Sunday, August 17 2014 6:15 AM EDT2014-08-17 10:15:24 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organizing principle" isn't likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two. How she handles those breaks...More >
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organizing principle" isn't likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two. How she handles those breaks could be...More >
  • Montana Democrats choose new Senate candidate

    Montana Democrats choose new Senate candidate

    Saturday, August 16 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-16 21:20:36 GMT
    Montana Democrats have selected a little-known state legislator as their replacement candidate for the U.S. Senate race against Republican Rep. Steve Daines after Sen. John Walsh dropped out.More >
    Montana Democrats on Saturday selected a little-known state lawmaker named Amanda Curtis as their candidate for U.S. Senate after Sen. John Walsh dropped out amid plagiarism allegations from his time at the U.S. Army War...More >
  • Los Angeles looks into making ballot bankable

    Los Angeles looks into making ballot bankable

    Saturday, August 16 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-16 21:20:26 GMT
    Los Angeles is considering turning voting ballots into lottery tickets.More >
    Los Angeles is considering turning voting ballots into lottery tickets.More >
  • Thousands of protesters demand re-vote in Pakistan

    Thousands of protesters demand re-vote in Pakistan

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-08-16 18:02:26 GMT
    A fiery anti-government cleric is leading a massive really in Pakistan's capital, demanding the country's prime minister step down over alleged fraud in last year's election.More >
    Tens of thousands of protesters thronged the streets of Pakistan's capital Saturday, defying pouring rain to answer the call of a fiery cleric and a cricket star-turned-politician who are both demanding the government...More >
  • Schatz wins Democratic Hawaii US Senate primary

    Schatz wins Democratic Hawaii US Senate primary

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:52 AM EDT2014-08-16 07:52:31 GMT
    A steady flow of residents recovering from Tropical Storm Iselle began casting votes Friday to finally decide who wins Hawaii's Democratic U.S. Senate primary - a race expected to determine who will serve the...More >
    Sen. Brian Schatz beat U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Hawaii, closing out a tight, emotional race that went into overtime after a tropical storm kept some voters from the polls.More >
  • Tens of thousands protest Pakistan's government

    Tens of thousands protest Pakistan's government

    Saturday, August 16 2014 12:50 AM EDT2014-08-16 04:50:34 GMT
    Pakistani police say 10 attackers were killed when security forces foiled an assault on two air bases in the country's southwest the previous day.More >
    Tens of thousands of protesters rallied Saturday in Pakistan's capital, defying the pouring rain to demand the prime minister step down in the biggest challenge yet to the country's government.More >
  • Sarah Palin endorses Joe Miller in Senate race

    Sarah Palin endorses Joe Miller in Senate race

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-08-16 03:21:12 GMT
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed Joe Miller in this state's GOP U.S. Senate primary on Friday, one day after Miller referred to Palin as a "major inspiration" in a debate.More >
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed Joe Miller in this state's GOP U.S. Senate primary on Friday, one day after Miller referred to Palin as a "major inspiration" in a debate.More >
  • Battle over flood aid roils Colorado Senate race

    Battle over flood aid roils Colorado Senate race

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-15 23:20:47 GMT
    One year after record-setting floods devastated Colorado, the disaster is taking center stage in the state's U.S. Senate race.More >
    One year after record-setting floods devastated Colorado, the disaster has taken center stage in the state's contentious U.S. Senate race.More >
  • Clinton's break with Obama on Syria _ what's next

    Clinton's break with Obama on Syria _ what's next

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:11:22 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organizing principle" isn't likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two. How she handles those breaks...More >
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organizing principle" isn't likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two. How she handles those breaks could be...More >
  • Jeb Bush lends political star power to Rick Scott

    Jeb Bush lends political star power to Rick Scott

    Friday, August 15 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-08-15 21:22:40 GMT
    Jeb Bush is lending his political star power to embattled Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who is locked in a tight race for re-election in the nation's largest swing-voting state.More >
    Jeb Bush is lending his political star power to embattled Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who is locked in a tight race for re-election in the nation's largest swing-voting state.More >
  • Iraq's al-Maliki: Stern, unwavering, heavy-handed

    Iraq's al-Maliki: Stern, unwavering, heavy-handed

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:20:48 GMT
    By ADAM SCHRECK Associated Press When a rocket struck in Baghdad's Green Zone in 2007 during a news conference by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the...More >
    By ADAM SCHRECK Associated Press When a rocket struck in Baghdad's Green Zone in 2007 during a news conference by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the world's...More >
  • War college begins review into senator's work

    War college begins review into senator's work

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:42:02 GMT
    A U.S. Army War College spokeswoman says no information will be released about an investigation into plagiarism allegations against Sen. John Walsh until the process is complete.More >
    A U.S. Army War College spokeswoman says no information will be released about an investigation into plagiarism allegations against Sen. John Walsh until the process is complete.More >
  • Ex-Eagle Cobb running for Congress in New Jersey

    Ex-Eagle Cobb running for Congress in New Jersey

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-08-15 17:42:51 GMT
    Garry Cobb spent more than a decade as a pro football player tackling opponents on the field. Now, the former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker-turned-radio-personality is taking on one of New Jersey's most...More >
    Garry Cobb spent more than a decade as a pro football player tackling opponents on the field. Now, the former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker-turned-radio-personality is taking on one of New Jersey's most powerful...More >
  • Turkey confirms Erdogan's win as new president

    Turkey confirms Erdogan's win as new president

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:33:59 GMT
    Turkey's High Electoral Board has confirmed Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the country's first popularly elected president.More >
    Turkey's High Electoral Board on Friday confirmed Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the country's first popularly elected president.More >
  • Colorado town sues all its voters over election

    Colorado town sues all its voters over election

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:40 AM EDT2014-08-15 07:40:55 GMT
    The Colorado mountain town of Montezuma is suing its 61 registered voters in an effort to sort out the results of an April election that the lawsuit says was filled with errors.More >
    The Colorado mountain town of Montezuma is suing its 61 registered voters in an effort to sort out the results of an April election that the lawsuit says was filled with errors.More >
  • Miller says he'll back Alaska GOP Senate nominee

    Miller says he'll back Alaska GOP Senate nominee

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:09 AM EDT2014-08-15 05:09:39 GMT
    Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Miller says he will support the eventual GOP nominee if he doesn't win Tuesday's primary.More >
    Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Miller said he will support the eventual GOP nominee if he doesn't win Tuesday's primary.More >
  • Battle for obscure Nevada office all about 2016

    Battle for obscure Nevada office all about 2016

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-08-15 03:29:34 GMT
    Normally a lieutenant governor's race doesn't draw much attention. But Nevada insiders are captivated by the contest between Republican State Sen. Mark Hutchison and Democratic Assemblywoman Lucy Flores.More >
    Like most lieutenant governors, the No. 2 executive in Nevada doesn't have much to do most days. So why are Harry Reid and Brian Sandoval so involved in the battle over the office this fall?More >
  • Iraq's al-Maliki gives up post to rival

    Iraq's al-Maliki gives up post to rival

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:19:41 GMT
    The United Nations has announced its highest level of emergency for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq in the wake of the onslaught by Islamic militants who have overrun much of the country's north and west and...More >
    Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced late Thursday that he was relinquishing his post to his nominated replacement, ending a political deadlock that has plunged the country into uncertainty as it fights...More >
  • Hawaii judge upholds timing of makeup primary

    Hawaii judge upholds timing of makeup primary

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:02:42 GMT
    A Hawaii judge on Thursday upheld the timing of a makeup primary election for more than 8,000 voters on the Big Island despite a last-minute challenge from a Senate candidate who said they should have more time to...More >
    A Hawaii judge upheld the timing of a makeup primary election Thursday for more than 8,000 voters on the Big Island despite a last-minute challenge from a Senate candidate who said residents should have more time to...More >
  • Candidates clash in Colorado congressional debate

    Candidates clash in Colorado congressional debate

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:01:19 GMT
    Republican Rep. Mike Coffman and his Democratic challenger, Andrew Romanoff, clashed over immigration, campaign finance and the budget on Thursday, in the first debate in one of the most competitive, expensive and...More >
    Republican Rep. Mike Coffman and his Democratic challenger, Andrew Romanoff, clashed over immigration, campaign finance and the budget on Thursday, in the first debate in one of the most competitive, expensive and closely...More >
  • Candidate's sudden death transforms Brazil race

    Candidate's sudden death transforms Brazil race

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:50:07 GMT
    Brazil's presidential race is in stunned disarray after one of the top three contenders was killed on the campaign trial when a small plane carrying him and aides crashed into a residential area in this port city.More >
    Brazil's political landscape was being redrawn Thursday, a day after a small plane crash killed a top presidential candidate, possibly complicating President Dilma Rousseff's effort to win re-election in October.More >
  • It's a jungle out there: Animals in campaign ads

    It's a jungle out there: Animals in campaign ads

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-08-14 16:39:58 GMT
    It's a jungle out there in campaign television advertising.More >
    It's a jungle out there in political television advertising, what with parrots, chicks, dogs and pigs taking turns in commercials that bite and scratch in a way no nonpartisan pet ever would.More >
  • Clinton and White House try to shrug off split

    Clinton and White House try to shrug off split

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-08-14 04:00:14 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is making her presence felt on President Barack Obama's summer vacation - in more ways than one.More >
    In yet another twist in their complex and heavily scrutinized relationship, Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Barack Obama did their best to shrug off their differences Wednesday as they gathered together on...More >
  • Brazil: Presidential candidate dies in plane crash

    Brazil: Presidential candidate dies in plane crash

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-13 23:59:58 GMT
    Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when the small plane that was carrying him and several campaign officials plunged into a residential neighborhood in the port city of Santos, a City...More >
    Presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when the small plane that was carrying him and several campaign officials plunged into a residential neighborhood in the Brazilian port city of Santos.More >
  • Senate Dems' campaign arms starts $9M ad buy in NC

    Senate Dems' campaign arms starts $9M ad buy in NC

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:30:26 GMT
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm is spending more than $9 million on TV ads in North Carolina's tight Senate race.More >
    Senate Democrats unleashed on Wednesday the first piece of a $9.1 million North Carolina advertising blitz that criticizes GOP hopeful Thom Tillis for making deep cuts to education spending and providing tax breaks for his...More >
  • House candidate's first vote is one for himself

    House candidate's first vote is one for himself

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:09:11 GMT
    The first time Art Moore cast a ballot, he filled in the bubble next to his name in California's June primary for a seat in the U.S. House.More >
    The first time Art Moore cast a ballot, he filled in the bubble next to his name in California's June primary for a seat in the U.S. House.More >
  • Tennessee's Corker won't rule out presidential bid

    Tennessee's Corker won't rule out presidential bid

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:09:08 GMT
    Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker said Wednesday he isn't ruling out joining the field of Republicans running for president in 2016, but any decision would wait until next year.More >
    Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker said Wednesday he isn't ruling out joining the field of Republicans running for president in 2016, but any decision would wait until next year.More >
  • Tennessee's Corker won't rule out presidential bid

    Tennessee's Corker won't rule out presidential bid

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:02:39 GMT
    Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker says he is not ruling out joining the field of Republicans running for president in 2016.More >
    Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker says he is not ruling out joining the field of Republicans running for president in 2016.More >
  • Iraq isn't Syria: Congress on board this time

    Iraq isn't Syria: Congress on board this time

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-13 00:38:44 GMT
    Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers a year ago over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American war planes strike extremist targets in Iraq.More >
    Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American warplanes strike extremist targets in Iraq.More >
  • Clinton making amends with Obama after critique

    Clinton making amends with Obama after critique

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:18:26 GMT
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton once was President Barack Obama's top diplomat, but she is now laying out some foreign policy disagreements.More >
    After distancing herself from some of President Barack Obama's foreign policy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called her ex-boss Tuesday to try to smooth things over and planned on "hugging it out" in...More >
  • Bitterness defining Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

    Bitterness defining Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-12 20:00:25 GMT
    Alaska Republican Joe Miller says he has no plans to run as a third-party candidate for U.S. Senate should he lose in next week's GOP primary.More >
    Needing to net six seats in November to regain control of the U.S. Senate, Republicans ought to be able to count on reliably conservative Alaska as something of a gimme.More >
  • House campaign groups start $75M ad push

    House campaign groups start $75M ad push

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-08-12 19:47:46 GMT
    Both parties' House campaign arms began a $75 million ad blitz that will continue until November's elections.More >
    Starting a $75 million national advertising blitz, both parties' House campaign arms on Tuesday began running television spots that are not expected to relent before November's elections.More >
  • Storm victims likely to decide Hawaii Senate race

    Storm victims likely to decide Hawaii Senate race

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:19:42 GMT
    The storm-beaten seaside communities on Hawaii's Big Island are fighting to restore electricity and running water - and likely deciding who will hold the state's U.S. Senate seat.More >
    Robert Gavel was too busy Monday helping a crew repair a home savaged by Tropical Storm Iselle to consider that his hard-hit community on Hawaii's Big Island would likely decide who would become the state's next...More >
  • Clinton distinguishes herself from Obama policies

    Clinton distinguishes herself from Obama policies

    Monday, August 11 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-08-11 22:18:12 GMT
    Laying out a foreign policy vision ahead of a possible run for president, Hillary Rodham Clinton made her most aggressive effort yet to distinguish herself from her former boss, President Barack Obama, rebuking his...More >
    Laying out a foreign policy vision ahead of a possible run for president, Hillary Rodham Clinton made her most aggressive effort yet to distinguish herself from her former boss, President Barack Obama, rebuking his...More >
  • Iraq's president picks new prime minister

    Iraq's president picks new prime minister

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-08-11 20:37:47 GMT
    Iraq's embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is taking his struggle to keep his post to the courts after announcing he will file a legal complaint on Monday against the country's newly elected president.More >
    Iraq's president snubbed incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and picked another politician to form the next government Monday, setting up a fierce political power struggle even as the country battles extremists in...More >
  • Correction: GOP-2016-Social Conservatives story

    Correction: GOP-2016-Social Conservatives story

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-08-11 19:58:36 GMT
    More than 1,000 people are expected at a daylong religious conference in Iowa - several of them potential candidates for the Republican nomination for president.More >
    In a story Aug. 9 about potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates attending a conservative summit in Iowa, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Sen. Ted Cruz said the country should "appeal Obamacare." Cruz said...More >
  • Turkey to select new PM end August

    Turkey to select new PM end August

    Monday, August 11 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-08-11 15:48:16 GMT
    Turkey's election commission is expected to confirm the election of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as president following the country's first direct vote for the post.More >
    Turkey's governing party said Monday it will select a new prime minister at the end of August to replace Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who won the country's first direct presidential election in a historic vote.More >
  • Alaska GOP candidates clash on immigration

    Alaska GOP candidates clash on immigration

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:08 AM EDT2014-08-11 08:08:04 GMT
    Thousands of miles from the U.S-Mexico border, three Republicans vying for their party's nomination for U.S. Senate in Alaska clashed on immigration Sunday night in a televised debate ahead of the Aug. 19 primary.More >
    Thousands of miles from the U.S-Mexico border, three Republicans vying for their party's nomination for U.S. Senate in Alaska clashed on immigration Sunday night in a televised debate ahead of the Aug. 19 primary.More >
  • Illinois governor, opponent clash over investments

    Illinois governor, opponent clash over investments

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:47 AM EDT2014-08-11 07:47:06 GMT
    Illinois voters are hearing a lot about a territory thousands of miles away in the Caribbean during one of the nation's most competitive governor's races.More >
    As one of the nation's most competitive governor's races picks up, voters in Illinois are hearing a whole lot about a British territory thousands of miles away in the Caribbean.More >
  • Alaska GOP candidates clash on immigration

    Alaska GOP candidates clash on immigration

    Monday, August 11 2014 2:06 AM EDT2014-08-11 06:06:57 GMT
    Thousands of miles from the U.S-Mexico border, the major Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Alaska clashed on immigration in a televised debate Sunday night.More >
    Thousands of miles from the U.S-Mexico border, three Republicans vying for their party's nomination for U.S. Senate in Alaska clashed on immigration Sunday night in a televised debate ahead of the Aug. 19 primary.More >
  • Iraqi PM to file complaint against new president

    Iraqi PM to file complaint against new president

    Sunday, August 10 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-08-11 02:47:06 GMT
    President Barack Obama justified the U.S. military's return to fighting in Iraq Saturday by saying America must act now to prevent genocide, protect its diplomats and provide humanitarian aid to refugees...More >
    Iraq's embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in a surprise speech late Sunday, resisted calls for his resignation and accused the country's new president of violating the constitution, plunging the government...More >
  • Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

    Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

    Sunday, August 10 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-08-11 01:06:49 GMT
    Hawaii's Democratic Unity Breakfast the morning after the primary election is traditionally a time for candidates to put aside differences and rally together to challenge the Republican candidates they will...More >
    Hawaii's Democratic Unity Breakfast the morning after the primary election is traditionally a time for candidates to set aside their differences and coalesce against the Republican candidates they will face in November.More >
  • How tropical weather shook up an island paradise

    How tropical weather shook up an island paradise

    Sunday, August 10 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-08-10 23:56:44 GMT
    His generator whirring at top speed, Gene Lamkin used rain captured from Tropical Storm Iselle to wash his hair as he and thousands of others in a rural swath of the Big Island remained in the dark and unable to...More >
    Sunshine and blue skies returned to parts of Hawaii on Sunday after days of heavy rain and gusting winds brought by Tropical Storm Iselle, the first to make landfall in more than two decades. A second storm in the Pacific,...More >
  • Erdogan wins Turkey's 1st direct presidential vote

    Erdogan wins Turkey's 1st direct presidential vote

    Sunday, August 10 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-10 22:46:51 GMT
    Turks have begun voting in their first direct presidential election - a watershed event in Turkey's 91-year history, where the president has been elected by Parliament until now.More >
    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won Turkey's first direct presidential election Sunday, striking a conciliatory tone toward critics who fear he is bent on a power grab as he embarks on another five years at the...More >
  • Prime chance in Iowa for potential 2016 candidates

    Prime chance in Iowa for potential 2016 candidates

    Sunday, August 10 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-10 16:57:04 GMT
    The lineup of potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates courting Iowa conservatives Saturday agreed on two things: America is on the wrong track and they could move it in the right direction.More >
    The lineup of potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates courting Iowa conservatives Saturday agreed on two things: America is on the wrong track and they could move it in the right direction.More >
  • A year later, protest's bloody end divides Egypt

    A year later, protest's bloody end divides Egypt

    Sunday, August 10 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-08-10 13:06:40 GMT
    Around 6:30 a.m., police armored vehicles rumbled up to the barricades at the edges of the anti-government sit-in where thousands of Islamists had camped out for weeks in a Cairo square.More >
    Around 6:30 a.m., police armored vehicles rumbled up to the barricades at the edges of the anti-government sit-in where thousands of Islamists had camped out for weeks in a Cairo square.More >
  • Hawaii's governor ousted in stunning primary loss

    Hawaii's governor ousted in stunning primary loss

    Sunday, August 10 2014 7:27 AM EDT2014-08-10 11:27:12 GMT
    A 40-year political career came to a close after Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie lost his bid for a second term in a stunning primary-election defeat by a fellow Democrat and state senator who defied party leadership...More >
    A 40-year political career came to a close after Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie lost his bid for a second term in a stunning primary-election defeat by a fellow Democrat and state senator who defied party leadership to...More >
  • Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie ousted by Ige in primary

    Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie ousted by Ige in primary

    Sunday, August 10 2014 4:39 AM EDT2014-08-10 08:39:02 GMT
    As the final days of campaigning drew to a close in Hawaii's dramatic primary races, a pair of hurricanes thrashed toward the islands.More >
    In a stunning defeat for an incumbent, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie was unseated by a fellow Democrat in Saturday's primary election, as voters chose state Sen. David Ige as their nominee in one of two marquee races...More >
  • Tourists back to paradise as Hawaii area struggles

    Tourists back to paradise as Hawaii area struggles

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:38 AM EDT2014-08-10 06:38:33 GMT
    The one-two hurricane punch that was supposed to hit Hawaii is looking more like a jab and a missed left hook.More >
    His generator whirring at top speed, Gene Lamkin used rain captured from Tropical Storm Iselle to wash his hair as he and thousands of others in a rural swath of the Big Island remained in the dark and unable to traverse...More >
  • Nude political candidate campaigns in Times Square

    Nude political candidate campaigns in Times Square

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-09 18:16:44 GMT
    New York City's Naked Cowboy may have met his match.More >
    New York City's Naked Cowboy may have met his match.More >
  • Turkish elections could shift president's role

    Turkish elections could shift president's role

    Saturday, August 9 2014 3:25 AM EDT2014-08-09 07:25:54 GMT
    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the front-runner in Turkey's first direct presidential election on Sunday, says that if elected he will be an active head of state who "sweats, runs and rushes around" - not...More >
    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the front-runner in Turkey's first direct presidential election on Sunday, says that if elected he will be an active head of state who "sweats, runs and rushes around" - not just a...More >
  • A look at Turkey's electoral process

    A look at Turkey's electoral process

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-08-09 06:35:52 GMT
    Turks vote Sunday in the country's first direct presidential election. Presidents were previously elected by Parliament - apart from former Gen. Kenan Evren who was confirmed in the post in a 1982 referendum,...More >
    Turks vote Sunday in the country's first direct presidential election. Presidents were previously elected by Parliament - apart from former Gen. Kenan Evren who was confirmed in the post in a 1982 referendum, two years...More >
  • Hawaii primary to go ahead despite tropical storm

    Hawaii primary to go ahead despite tropical storm

    Saturday, August 9 2014 1:35 AM EDT2014-08-09 05:35:37 GMT
    Hawaii election officials were scrambling Friday to set up polling stations ahead of the state's primary election, which officials determined will go ahead as planned despite rain and winds from Tropical Storm...More >
    Hawaii election officials were scrambling Friday to set up polling stations ahead of the state's primary election, which officials determined will go ahead as planned despite rain and winds from Tropical Storm Iselle...More >
  • Wind, rain eases as tropical storm passes Hawaii

    Wind, rain eases as tropical storm passes Hawaii

    Friday, August 8 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-08-09 03:36:50 GMT
    The National Weather Service has downgraded Iselle to a tropical storm.More >
    As the first tropical storm to hit Hawaii in 22 years passed by the islands, some coffee farmers on the Big Island navigated flooded roads to assess damage to their crops Friday while residents and tourists wandered the...More >
  • 2016 preview? Perry, Cruz at same GOP gathering

    2016 preview? Perry, Cruz at same GOP gathering

    Friday, August 8 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-08-09 00:15:49 GMT
    Sounding more than ever like a 2016 presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling for a national "rebellion" against a "power-hungry, oppressive" president.More >
    Sounding like he's almost made up his mind to run again for president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday told a national audience of conservatives that it's time for a rebellion against a "power-hungry, oppressive"...More >
  • Judge: NC vote can be held with GOP-backed changes

    Judge: NC vote can be held with GOP-backed changes

    Friday, August 8 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-08-09 00:06:35 GMT
    North Carolina's November election can be held under a new voting law approved by Republican lawmakers, a federal judge ruled Friday. The law is considered one of the toughest in the nation and the groups...More >
    North Carolina's November election can be held under a new voting law approved by Republican lawmakers, a federal judge ruled Friday. The law is considered one of the toughest in the nation and the groups challenging...More >
  • Democrats search for replacement in US Senate race

    Democrats search for replacement in US Senate race

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-08-08 23:26:35 GMT
    Democrats will be hard-pressed in quickly finding a strong candidate for Montana's U.S. Senate election after incumbent John Walsh's abrupt withdrawal from the campaign in a plagiarism controversy.More >
    Montana Democrats were casting about Friday for a last-minute U.S. Senate candidate to take on Republican Rep. Steve Daines, after their hopes to hold the seat in November suffered a huge blow with the withdrawal of...More >
  • Coal group: No doubts about McConnell's support

    Coal group: No doubts about McConnell's support

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-08-08 23:26:30 GMT
    A trade group representing Kentucky's coal industry is defended Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell after a published report that his wife is a board member of an organization that has spent $50 million to close...More >
    A trade group representing Kentucky's coal industry defended Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell on Friday after a published report said his wife is a board member of an organization that has spent $50 million to close...More >
  • Mainstream GOP upbeat after sweeping tea party

    Mainstream GOP upbeat after sweeping tea party

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-08-08 22:36:35 GMT
    Mainstream conservatives ran the table in Senate Republican primaries as tea party upstarts lost all six challenges to GOP incumbents.More >
    Mainstream conservatives ran the table in Senate Republican primaries as tea party upstarts lost all six challenges to GOP incumbents, leaving the establishment upbeat about midterm elections and the insurgent movement...More >
  • Judge: NC vote can be held with GOP-backed changes

    Judge: NC vote can be held with GOP-backed changes

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-08-08 22:25:57 GMT
    A federal judge has ruled North Carolina's election in November can be held under a new voting law approved by Republican lawmakers.More >
    A federal judge has ruled North Carolina's election in November can be held under a new voting law approved by Republican lawmakers.More >
  • Past doesn't haunt DesJarlais in rural Tenn.

    Past doesn't haunt DesJarlais in rural Tenn.

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-08-08 22:25:52 GMT
    Scandal-plagued Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais defied expectations of a blowout defeat in his bid for a another term, instead emerging from the Republican primary with a razor-thin margin that left the race too...More >
    Well-known details about U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais - including that he once urged a mistress to seek an abortion and held a gun in his mouth for hours outside his ex-wife's room - didn't deter Republican primary...More >
  • Ryan calls for solutions-based GOP comeback

    Ryan calls for solutions-based GOP comeback

    Friday, August 8 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-08-08 20:45:59 GMT
    Republican congressman Paul Ryan is telling the party's most active members that criticism of President Barack Obama alone is insufficient to sustain a GOP comeback in this year's elections and in 2016.More >
    Rep. Paul Ryan told the nation's most active Republicans on Friday that criticism of President Barack Obama alone is insufficient to fuel a GOP comeback in this year's elections or in 2016.More >
  • GOP officially OKs Cleveland for 2016 convention

    GOP officially OKs Cleveland for 2016 convention

    Friday, August 8 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-08 18:55:51 GMT
    The Republican National Committee erased any scintilla of doubt on Friday when its members cast a unanimous vote to make Cleveland the host of its 2016 national convention.More >
    The Republican National Committee erased any scintilla of doubt on Friday when its members cast a unanimous vote to make Cleveland the host of its 2016 national convention.More >
  • Giffords in Maine ahead of midterm push on guns

    Giffords in Maine ahead of midterm push on guns

    Friday, August 8 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-08 18:45:27 GMT
    Trying to make good on a promise to make gun control a part of the midterm election debate, Gabby Giffords will visit Maine Saturday to raise money for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud as her team...More >
    Trying to make good on a promise to make gun control a part of the midterm election debate, Gabby Giffords will visit Maine Saturday to raise money for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud as her team prepares a...More >
  • Afghan candidates agree to resolve dispute

    Afghan candidates agree to resolve dispute

    Friday, August 8 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-08 15:55:44 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is opening a second day of talks in Afghanistan aimed at preventing the fragile country's from collapsing into political chaos after disputed elections.More >
    Afghanistan's feuding presidential candidates agreed Friday to resolve their election dispute and said they would set an inauguration date before the end of August.More >
  • Divisive Erdogan favorite in Turkey president vote

    Divisive Erdogan favorite in Turkey president vote

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:25 AM EDT2014-08-08 10:25:55 GMT
    For the first time in its history, Turkey is directly electing its president on Sunday in a contest considered a turning point for the country of 76 million people - with its prime minister the strong favorite for...More >
    For the first time in its history, Turkey is directly electing its president on Sunday in a contest considered a turning point for the country of 76 million people - with its prime minister the strong favorite for a job he...More >
  • Hawaii bracing as hurricane nears the islands

    Hawaii bracing as hurricane nears the islands

    Friday, August 8 2014 4:27 AM EDT2014-08-08 08:27:04 GMT
    Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn't - and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years.More >
    Barely holding on to hurricane strength, Iselle's outer edges brought rain and wind to Hawaii on Thursday as it approached landfall, poised to become the first hurricane or tropical storm to hit the island chain in 22...More >
  • Sen. Lamar Alexander fends off tea party in Tenn.

    Sen. Lamar Alexander fends off tea party in Tenn.

    Friday, August 8 2014 2:37 AM EDT2014-08-08 06:37:10 GMT
    Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, a 40-year veteran of Tennessee politics, is facing a challenge Thursday from two tea party-styled candidates who have tried to cast him as out of touch with the state's...More >
    Republican Lamar Alexander became the latest U.S. senator to fend off a tea party challenge in a primary race Thursday, defeating a state lawmaker who had used a familiar tactic in trying to cast him as an out of touch...More >
  • GOP leaders hope Iowa shake-up draws candidates

    GOP leaders hope Iowa shake-up draws candidates

    Friday, August 8 2014 1:35 AM EDT2014-08-08 05:35:24 GMT
    Iowa's Republican Gov. Terry Branstad has spent the past year leading an effort to seize control of his state party, hoping to send a message that the kickoff presidential caucuses will be welcoming to all 2016...More >
    Iowa's Republican Gov. Terry Branstad has spent the past year leading an effort to seize control of his state party, hoping to send a message that the kickoff presidential caucuses will be welcoming to all 2016 GOP...More >
  • Sen. John Walsh leaves race amid plagiarism probe

    Sen. John Walsh leaves race amid plagiarism probe

    Thursday, August 7 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-08-08 00:26:38 GMT
    U.S. Sen. John Walsh and his campaign are remaining tight-lipped for a third straight day on whether he intends to stay in Montana's Senate race following plagiarism allegations.More >
    Montana U.S. Sen. John Walsh dropped his election campaign Thursday amid allegations he plagiarized large portions of a 2007 research project, leaving fellow Democrats to scramble for a replacement with the election less...More >
  • McConnell courts coal country votes

    McConnell courts coal country votes

    Thursday, August 7 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-08-07 23:36:03 GMT
    Sen. Mitch McConnell is campaigning for re-election in Kentucky's coal country, blaming the loss of thousands of industry jobs on President Barack Obama's Environmental Protection Agency and saying his...More >
    Campaigning in coal country, Sen. Mitch McConnell pinned the loss of thousands of Kentucky mining jobs on President Barack Obama's Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday and said his Democratic election rival...More >
  • RNC to approve post-2012 goals, not immigration

    RNC to approve post-2012 goals, not immigration

    Thursday, August 7 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-08-07 22:55:04 GMT
    Republicans are ready to adopt sweeping party rule changes aimed at making the work of picking a candidate for president more efficient and less prone to infighting.More >
    Republicans are enthusiastic about wrapping up their year of sweeping party rule changes aimed at making the work of picking a candidate for president more efficient and less prone to infighting.More >
  • Arizona governor makes key endorsement in primary

    Arizona governor makes key endorsement in primary

    Thursday, August 7 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-08-07 21:45:04 GMT
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer weighed in on the crowded Republican primary race to replace her Thursday, throwing her support behind a relatively moderate Republican who has backed her positions on border security,...More >
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer weighed in on the crowded Republican primary race to replace her Thursday, throwing her support behind a relatively moderate Republican who has backed her positions on border security, Medicaid...More >
  • Boone Isaacs re-elected president of film academy

    Boone Isaacs re-elected president of film academy

    Thursday, August 7 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-08-07 20:05:12 GMT
    Recognized as a trailblazer during her first term as film academy president, marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been re-elected for another year.More >
    Recognized as a trailblazer during her first term as film academy president, marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been re-elected for another year.More >
  • Kerry urges Afghan candidates to end dispute

    Kerry urges Afghan candidates to end dispute

    Thursday, August 7 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-08-07 18:34:17 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit to try to calm tensions between the country's two feuding presidential candidates.More >
    The Obama administration on Thursday stepped up efforts to press Afghanistan's two feuding presidential candidates to end their dispute over June elections, accept the results of an ongoing audit of all ballots and...More >
  • Iran policeman gets 3 years over death of blogger

    Iran policeman gets 3 years over death of blogger

    Thursday, August 7 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-08-07 12:54:59 GMT
    Iran's semiofficial ISNA news agency is reporting that the policeman convicted of killing a blogger who died in custody in 2012 has been sentenced to three years in jail and another two in exile.More >
    A policeman convicted over the death of a detained blogger in 2012 has been sentenced to three years in jail and another two in internal exile, the semiofficial ISNA news agency reported Thursday.More >
  • Celebrities appeal to Scotland to say in UK

    Celebrities appeal to Scotland to say in UK

    Thursday, August 7 2014 8:05 AM EDT2014-08-07 12:05:17 GMT
    Mick Jagger, Dame Judi Dench and Stephen Hawking are among dozens of celebrities and public figures in Britain who have signed a petition appealing to Scottish voters to vote to stay in the United Kingdom in a...More >
    Mick Jagger, Dame Judi Dench and Stephen Hawking are among dozens of celebrities and public figures in Britain who have signed a petition appealing to Scottish voters to vote to stay in the United Kingdom in a referendum...More >
  • 5 things to know from the AP-GfK poll on politics

    5 things to know from the AP-GfK poll on politics

    Thursday, August 7 2014 3:15 AM EDT2014-08-07 07:15:17 GMT
    The latest Associated Press-GfK poll finds the nation dissatisfied with what Congress and President Barack Obama have done lately, and few expect much more after the midterm elections. Here's a look at five...More >
    The latest Associated Press-GfK poll finds the nation dissatisfied with what Congress and President Barack Obama have done lately, and few expect much more after the midterm elections. Here's a look at five things to...More >
  • Democrats reviewing steps for Walsh replacement

    Democrats reviewing steps for Walsh replacement

    Thursday, August 7 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-08-07 04:34:38 GMT
    Sen. John Walsh hasn't made a public appearance since the weekend, and Montana Democrats are reviewing the steps they would need to take to replace him with another candidate if he decides to withdraw from the...More >
    Sen. John Walsh hasn't made a public appearance since the weekend, and Montana Democrats are reviewing the steps they would need to take to replace him with another candidate if he decides to withdraw from the Senate...More >
  • Mississippi GOP won't hear challenge to Cochran

    Mississippi GOP won't hear challenge to Cochran

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-08-07 02:34:53 GMT
    Mississippi's state Republican Party is refusing to hear challenger Chris McDaniel's effort to overturn his June 24 GOP runoff loss to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. The party says McDaniel would do better taking...More >
    Mississippi's Republican Party on Wednesday refused to hear challenger Chris McDaniel's effort to overturn his June 24 GOP runoff loss to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. The party said McDaniel would do better taking his...More >
  • Bill Clinton rallies Kentucky Senate race voters

    Bill Clinton rallies Kentucky Senate race voters

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-07 01:34:19 GMT
    Former President Bill Clinton is raising money and rallying Kentucky voters for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes.More >
    U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes turned to Bill Clinton on Wednesday to help insulate her from an unpopular Democratic president who is dragging down her support in the traditional Democratic stronghold of...More >
  • Hurricane Iselle gains strength as it nears Hawaii

    Hurricane Iselle gains strength as it nears Hawaii

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-07 01:27:39 GMT
    Hawaii is used to preparing for tropical storms - stock up on water, toilet paper and other essentials and wait. But actually getting hit with systems like the two approaching the islands? Not as much.More >
    Hawaii residents prepared for what could be the first hurricane to hit the state in more than 20 years as weather officials said Wednesday that an approaching storm appears to have strengthened and will likely maintain its...More >
  • Montana senator mum on whether he's leaving race

    Montana senator mum on whether he's leaving race

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-06 22:40:44 GMT
    A campaign spokeswoman says Sen. John Walsh is taking personal time at his Helena home but declined to answer questions about whether he plans to remain in the U.S. Senate race amid allegations that he plagiarized...More >
    Sen. John Walsh was taking personal time at his Helena home as his campaign canceled events and avoided questions about whether the Montana Democrat plans to remain in the U.S. Senate race amid allegations that he...More >
  • With US aimed the wrong way, most want new leaders

    With US aimed the wrong way, most want new leaders

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-08-06 22:32:47 GMT
    Congress has checked out, and the American people have noticed.More >
    Congress has checked out, and the American people have noticed.More >
  • Skeptics aside, Texas' Perry marching toward 2016

    Skeptics aside, Texas' Perry marching toward 2016

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-08-06 18:54:44 GMT
    Republicans along New Hampshire's seacoast once gave Rick Perry a rock star's welcome, rallying behind the longtime Texas governor as a political savior destined to reclaim the White House for the GOP.More >
    Republicans along New Hampshire's seacoast once gave Rick Perry a rock star's welcome, rallying behind the longtime Texas governor as a political savior destined to reclaim the White House for the GOP.More >
  • Ugandan lawmakers in campaign to revive gay law

    Ugandan lawmakers in campaign to revive gay law

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-08-06 16:55:09 GMT
    A Ugandan lawmaker says he has started a campaign to reintroduce a recently invalided anti-gay measure and have it passed within weeks.More >
    Ugandan parliamentarians are launching a campaign to revive a recently invalidated anti-gay measure and hope to have it passed within weeks, a lawmaker said Wednesday.More >
  • GOP establishment on a roll over tea party

    GOP establishment on a roll over tea party

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-08-06 13:57:24 GMT
    Add Kansas to the list of states where tea partyers tried and failed to knock out Republican Senate incumbents. Next up, Tennessee, and the odds are getting tougher for the upstarts.More >
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  • News Guide: Primary election highlights

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