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Liberia to choose between soccer star, VP in Tuesday runoff

Liberians head to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the vice president to replace Africa’s first female head of state.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 1:37 p.m.

Russian officials bar Navalny from running for president

Russian election officials on Monday formally barred Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president, prompting calls from him for a boycott of next year’s vote.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

Honduras president edges into lead, vote count delayed again

Officials late Wednesday again delayed the announcement of final returns from Honduras’ presidential election, while the main opposition candidate vowed not to recognize the official count after the latest partial …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 11:09 a.m.

Kenya’s vote dispute simmers, though opposition areas calmer

Kenyan opposition areas were calmer Saturday, a day after the country’s election commission postponed voting in four restive counties where deadly clashes between police and protesters have occurred. It was …


Kenya police disperse demonstrators despite court order

Kenyan police fired rifles and tear gas Thursday to disperse demonstrators preparing to protest police killings of opposition supporters ahead of a fresh presidential election, a witness said.


Brazil presidential hopeful says he can win on $315,000

In an hour-long interview at Bloomberg headquarters in New York, Bolsonaro, the firebrand, former army captain who’s soaring in polls 12 months ahead of Brazil’s presidential election, reels off any …


Spin Control: Study finds possible cases of ballot fraud, but not in the numbers Trump’s looking for

Numbers for fraudulent ballots appear pretty small, the number for “lost” jobs seem a bit large.


A small-town stage for national refugee debate

As images of dead Syrian children flashed across his television this month in Montana, David LeBleu prayed it would finally change minds.


FBI director to testify Monday as House committee starts hearings on Russia

FBI Director James Comey will be back on the hot seat Monday when he testifies to Congress about Russian attempts to disrupt last year’s U.S. presidential election.


In Hollywood, conservatives keeping quiet

For the vast majority of conservatives who work in entertainment, going to set or the office each day has become a game of avoidance and secrecy. The political closet is …


Dow 20,000, your gift for living through Brexit and the election

Between the worst start to a year ever, the violent reversals of last March, then Brexit and the U.S. elections sending stocks into the biggest tailspins since the flash crash, …


Watchdog to probe Comey’s, FBI’s actions before election

In yet another aftershock from the chaotic presidential campaign, the Justice Department inspector general opened an investigation Thursday into department and FBI actions before the election, including whether FBI Director …


Consumer Confidential: Hackers will grow increasingly bold in 2017

The new year begins with two big unanswered questions on the cybercrime front: Did the Russians influence the U.S. presidential election, and how did hackers gain access to 1.5 billion …


Putin says Russia won’t expel diplomats; Trump offers praise

President Vladimir Putin castigated the United States on Friday for trying to punish Russia but said his country will not immediately retaliate and instead will wait for a new U.S. …


Tennis, sailing or spying? US shuts 2 Russian compounds

Two luxury retreats in New York and Maryland where Russian diplomats have gone for decades to play tennis, sail and swim were shut down by the Obama administration Friday in …


Judge to hold hearing on stopping Wisconsin recount

A federal judge is set to consider halting Wisconsin’s presidential recount.


Mainstream relief as leftist candidate wins in Austria

Left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen and his message of moderation and tolerance prevailed in Austria’s presidential election Sunday, with preliminary results showing him with an unbeatable margin over right-wing rival …


Trump assails recount push, claims millions voted illegally

President-elect Donald Trump claimed without evidence Sunday that “millions” voted illegally in the national election, scoffing at Hillary Clinton’s nearly 2 million edge in the popular vote and returning to …


Froma Harrop: Goodbye, Facebook. You’re Evil.

Froma Harrop has had it with Facebook’s profiteering from alternate-reality bubbles pumped full of cynically fabricated lies and distortions. She’s gone, and she’s looking for a real way to communicate …


Michael Gerson: Democrats suddenly find themselves at a crossroads

The Democratic Party has failed to secure a hold on middle America. It is at a crossroads, between the rebuilding of a potential majority and a worsening of the country’s …


Interest is high, and lines are long, to vote early in Kootenai County

Voters have waited in long lines all week at the Kootenai County elections office to cast early ballots in Tuesday’s presidential election.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: One term accurately sums up Trump

We’ve called him many things. We pundits have overworked our thesauruses and our imaginations to describe Donald Trump. Kathleen Parker called him “the biggest goofball ever to enter the Oval …


Res Huppke: Black voters, Trump is reaching out to you – Hands against the wall

I’m not sure why we didn’t think of Trump’s proposal sooner, though it may have something to do with the fact that there was no correlation between New York City’s …


Kathleen Parker: Is anything still unknown about Clinton and Trump?

It’s here, at last. The showdown we’ve all been waiting for: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump. For what seems like years now, we’ve been building up to this moment: the …


In Washington governor’s race, Bryant says he won’t vote for Trump

Bill Bryant, GOP candidate for Washington governor, says he won’t vote for Donald Trump after comments about Muslim family of slain soldier.


Kathleen Parker: Try to subdue election disaffection

When it comes to whom they’ll select for their next president, most Americans are stranded in a political no man’s land.


Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home for rent during GOP convention

Visitors heading to Ohio for the Republican National Convention have the rare opportunity to rent the childhood home of one of the country’s most notorious killers.


Bernie Sanders plans Spokane rally during NW swing

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is bringing his presidential campaign to Spokane on Sunday in advance of the state Democratic caucuses on March 26.


Feds charge Ohio man who tried to rush Trump stage

Federal authorities have charged a man who tried to rush the stage at a Donald Trump rally in Ohio.


Wild, wacky GOP presidential campaign even too crazy for Jerry Springer

Jerry Springer, a man who knows something about out-of-control television, says the raucous Republican campaign is too much even for him.