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A Family Comparison Jeb Bush May Welcome

Jeb Bush isn’t thrilled with the comparisons to his family.

May 22, 2015
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‘Reagan: The Life’ Review: Not Always What He Seemed To Be

Though charming, like its subject matter, this biography of Reagan leaves readers wanting for depth and detail.

May 14, 2015
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Scott Walker Keeps Lead As Jeb Bush Struggles In Latest Iowa Polling

Jeb Bush’s standing among potential republican voters falls in Iowa as Scott Walker and his fellow nascent nominees rise in the polls.

May 6, 2015
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Priming The Audience For A Ms. President

“If Clinton loses this election, it will not be television’s fault.”

April 22, 2015
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Opposition Candidate Builds Solid Lead In Nigeria Presidential Election

Analysts predict challenger Muhammadu Buhari to win the Nigerian presidential election which would not only be the first democratic transfer of power in the country, but a victory for the Muslim minorities in the largely Christian nation.

March 31, 2015

Competing Sides Gear Up As Obama Pledges Action On Immigration

A band of Central Florida groups will support Obama’s push for executive action on immigration.

November 17, 2014

Jeb Bush For President?

Do you think Jeb Bush should be elected president in 2016?

November 11, 2014

With Book On His Father, George W. Bush Aims To Fill Gap In History

George W. Bush has written a portrait of his father and his father’s presidency. The book will be published today.

November 11, 2014

Obama, Putin Exchange Little More Than Pleasantries In China

Obama and Putin interact stiffly at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit of world leaders and CEOs.

November 11, 2014

Jobs Report Is Good News For 2016 Democrats

Democratic policies are proving to help the economy–so when will voters take notice?

November 7, 2014

Buckle Up: The 2016 Presidential Campaign Starts Now

With midterm elections over, candidates are already gearing up for a 2016 campaign.

November 5, 2014

Who Was A Better President?

Who do you think was a better U.S. President? Tell us here!

October 24, 2014

Death Of A Wedge Issue: 4 Ways GOP Presidential Hopefuls Reacted To Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Here’s how the GOP presidential field responded to the Supreme Court’s huge decision.

October 7, 2014

‘Madam Secretary’ Premiere Wins 14.3 Mn Viewers

The T.V. series “Madam Secretary” attracted the third highest number of viewers on Sunday night, according to Nielsen’s “fast affiliate ratings”.

September 22, 2014

Is Paul Ryan Qualified To Be President Of The United States?

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August 28, 2014

Ukraine President Pledges Ceasefire In Separatist East

Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s new President Petro Poroshenko announced on Wednesday that he would soon order a unilateral ceasefire in the separatist east to help end the 10-week pro-Russian insurgency. He took a further step toward relieving tensions with Russia by deciding to replace acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya — a hate figure in Moscow […]

June 18, 2014

El-Sissi Is Sworn In As President Of Egypt

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — To the volley of a 21-gun salute, Egypt’s new president, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, was inaugurated Sunday in a day of triumphal ceremonies, formally assuming leadership of a nation plagued by political turmoil and economic woes. El-Sissi’s swearing-in took place at the Supreme Constitutional Court, the same venue as […]

June 9, 2014
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Trump: Christie Viable If He Can Put GWB Scandal Behind Him

By Herb Jackson, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) WASHINGTON — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be a viable presidential candidate in 2016 if he can get the scandal over access-lane closures on the George Washington Bridge behind him, Donald Trump told a luncheon at the National Press Club on Tuesday. “Chris is a friend of mine […]

May 27, 2014

Nigeria Ex-President Obasanjo Holds Talks To Free Schoolgirls

Lagos (AFP) – Nigeria’s ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo has met with people close to Boko Haram in an attempt to broker the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls, a source close to the talks told AFP. The meeting took place last weekend at Obasanjo’s farm in southern Ogun state and included relatives of some senior […]

May 27, 2014

Egyptian Officials Want Clear Presidential Mandate For Sisi

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Egyptians went to the polls on Tuesday for a second and final day of presidential balloting, with authorities seeking to bolster turnout and secure a broad mandate for an expected victory by ex-military chief Abdel Fattah Sisi. Public employees were given the day off Tuesday to ensure they […]

May 27, 2014

Stances On Israel Roil UCLA Campus

By Jason Song, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Sunny Singh campaigned for UCLA student body president this spring, pledging to push for mental health resources, increase graduate school opportunities and make student government more efficient. But try as he might, Singh believed his campaign kept getting overshadowed by one issue: Israel. A student activist had […]

May 20, 2014

Egyptian Police Killed In Violence Ahead Of Presidential Election

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Assailants shot to death three paramilitary police officers and wounded nine others Tuesday in a flare of violence less than a week before Egypt’s presidential vote, the Interior Ministry said. The drive-by shooting took place as security forces were breaking up a demonstration near Cairo’s Azhar University. The […]

May 20, 2014

Christie’s Potomac Fever Persists Even As Approval Ratings Fall

Chris Christie is still thinking about running for president in 2016. In perhaps one of the most straightfoward answers the embattled New Jersey governor has given on the topic, Christie responded to CBS News’ Bob Schieffer’s question of whether he was thinking of running for president and when he would make a decision: “Yes, and later.” Adamant […]

May 15, 2014

Modi Eyes Decisive Majority After Indian Exit Polls

New Delhi (AFP) – India’s triumphant right-wing opposition said Tuesday it was headed for a decisive majority in the world’s biggest election after exit polls showed its hard line leader Narendra Modi closing in on victory. Stock markets surged to record highs on hopes of a business-friendly government under Modi after a decade of rule […]

May 13, 2014

South Africa’s ANC Set To Win National Election As Counting Continues

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s governing African National Congress was headed for victory after the tallying of 70 percent of votes in Wednesday’s national election, but its major opponent made significant gains. The ANC had won 62.5 percent of the vote in the latest tabulations, compared with 65.9 percent in the […]

May 8, 2014