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Iraqi man who threw shoes at Bush is running for office

Muntadhar al-Zaidi might be most famous for his shoes. Back in 2008, the Iraqi journalist attended a Baghdad news conference with George W. Bush. The then-president was there to tout …


Jordan: Campaign email wasn’t meant to mislead Idaho voters

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan is not apologizing for sending a campaign email that critics argued misled voters into thinking she had been endorsed by the Idaho Democratic Party.


Idaho Democratic candidates vary slightly in debate

Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates on Sunday spent most of their first televised debate in overall agreement when discussing the state’s biggest issues surrounding education, health care and taxes.


UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Djukanovic vows EU path after sweeping Montenegro vote

Montenegro’s ruling party leader Milo Djukanovic swept a presidential election on Sunday, preliminary results showed, and he pledged to keep the small Balkan country firmly on a European path after …


Lisa Brown calls results of close poll with Cathy McMorris Rodgers ‘nothing but good news’

Down six points to the incumbent Republican, Democratic challenger Lisa Brown said she was encouraged by the results of a poll of likely Eastern Washington voters, particularly Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 6:19 p.m.

Labrador goes on defensive after attack ads target record

Idaho’s U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador on Thursday disputed recent attacks by a political action committee that the Republican lawmaker has accomplished nothing during his time in Congress.


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 3:11 p.m.

Tensions high in Brazil as top court to decide Lula’s fate

The possible imprisonment of former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva – who leads most presidential election polls – caused rising tensions Wednesday after the army commander appeared to …


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

Egypt’s president wins re-election with 97 percent of vote

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has won a second, four-year term in office, with more than 97 percent of the vote in last week’s election, according to official results announced Monday …


Egyptians vote for a second day amid signs of low turnout

Turnout appeared low on Tuesday as Egyptians voted on the second day of an election that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is virtually certain to win, after all serious rivals were either …


In Egypt’s election, turnout provides the only suspense

This week’s presidential election in Egypt is not about who wins – that was settled long ago – but about how many people bother to cast ballots.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Senators press Trump officials on safeguarding 2018 ballots

With the 2018 elections already underway, senators chided the current and former secretaries of Homeland Security on Wednesday for not more strongly warning the American public about past Russian intrusions …


Briefing papers warned Trump: ‘DO NOT CONGRATULATE’ Putin

President Donald Trump was warned in briefing materials to refrain from congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election, but he did so anyway, a senior administration official said Wednesday.


Putin gains massive mandate for nationalist policies

Russian President Vladimir Putin won a fourth presidential term with nearly 77 percent of the vote – his highest score ever and a massive mandate to pursue his nationalist, assertive …


UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

Illinois primary puts focus on security of state voter rolls

With the Illinois primary just days away, state election officials are beefing up cyber defenses and scanning for possible intrusions into voting systems and voter registration rolls.


Colombia’s former guerrillas face first electoral test

Colombia’s former leftist guerrillas faced their first electoral test as a political party Sunday in congressional voting also seen as a measure of the strength of the country’s factions two …


Pragmatic candidate livens up Venezuela’s presidential race

In another year, Henri Falcon might be just another middle-of-the-pack presidential candidate in Venezuela. He’s far from the most popular opposition leader. He’s a dull speechmaker. The parties that back …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 4:10 p.m.

Venezuela’s Maduro calls for early Congress vote as well

President Nicolas Maduro is doubling-down on plans to concentrate power by calling Wednesday for early congressional elections to coincide with a presidential vote in April that opponents hours earlier said …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

Trump vents frustration over Russia probe, rails against FBI

Venting his fury over the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump on Sunday asserted that the Obama administration bears some blame for the election meddling, insisted he never denied that the …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 2:32 p.m.

Federal vote-protection efforts lag ahead of first primaries

With the first primaries of the 2018 elections less than a month away, you might expect federal officials to be wrapping up efforts to safeguard the vote against expected Russian …


Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition party elects new leaders

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition elected new co-presidents Sunday, following a crackdown on the party for alleged terror links that led to the jailing of one of its leaders and hundreds of …


Egypt’s ex-auditor says attack on him linked to election

The government’s former top anti-graft fighter who was seriously injured in an apparent kidnapping attempt last month said he believed the attack was connected to his role in the campaign …


George W. Bush says Russia meddled in 2016 US election

Former President George W. Bush said on Thursday that “there’s pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled” in the 2016 American presidential election, forcefully rebutting fellow Republican Donald Trump’s denials …


Kenyan opposition politician charged over mock inauguration

Kenyan police on Tuesday charged a politician over witnessing the mock inauguration last week of opposition leader Raila Odinga, an event the government considers treason, while the passports of more …


Azerbaijan’s leader calls snap presidential vote

BAKU, Azerbaijan – Azerbaijan’s president on Monday called a snap presidential election in the ex-Soviet nation. Ilham Aliyev, who has ruled the oil-rich Caspian Sea nation since 2003, was to …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 10:34 a.m.

Republican spends heavily seeking Montana senate nomination

A Montana businessman whose U.S. senate campaign is chaired by the wife of Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke has outspent and outraised his Republican opponents by pumping $650,000 of his own …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 4:33 p.m.

Cyprus president re-elected, defeats same opponent again

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades vowed to push on with attempts to reunify the ethnically divided island nation and to improve the economic fortunes of its people after he was re-elected …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Russian opposition leader arrested amid election protests

Protesters gathered across Russia on Sunday to support opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s call to boycott the March presidential election, and Navalny himself was arrested while walking to the Moscow demonstration.


Operations and security upgrades dominate levy requests for area schools

The ballots already going out to voters are asking Spokane County residents to reduce the property taxes they give for schools. Sort of.


Kenya opposition claims ‘authentic’ results show Odinga won

Kenya’s opposition released what it called “authentic” election results showing its leader Raila Odinga won the August vote, but it refused to say Friday how it obtained the information from …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 12:38 p.m.

Conviction against Brazil’s da Silva upheld, appeal expected

An appellate court on Wednesday delivered a significant blow to Brazil’s ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, unanimously upholding a graft conviction against him and even adding years to his …