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Trump’s ‘America first’ policy to key in on foreign shores

For all of President Donald Trump’s talk about “America first,” the next two years of his presidency could shine a sharp spotlight on America abroad.


Martin O’Malley won’t seek White House, urges Beto O’Rourke to run

Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley said Thursday that he will not make a second bid for the White House and instead urged outgoing Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke to run for …


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018

Hawkish Duque poised to become Colombia’s next president

Ivan Duque, the young conservative protege of a powerful former Colombian president, was poised Sunday to become the country’s next president after promising to roll back a still fragile peace …


International outcry grows over disputed Venezuela vote

A growing roster of nations condemned Venezuela’s


UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018

Maduro favored as Venezuelans vote amid crisis

Voting centers across Venezuela’s capital city appeared largely empty during elections on Sunday despite assurances from government officials that millions had turned out to vote by mid-morning.


Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba’s president

Raul Castro said Thursday that he expected 57-year-old Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez to serve two five-year terms as president and eventually take Castro’s place as head of the Communist Party, …


UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018

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 …


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: Tue., March 20, 2018

Trump calls Putin to congratulate him on re-election

U.S. President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his re-election Tuesday and the leaders discussed arranging a possible bilateral meeting, the Kremlin and Trump said.


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 …


Venezuelan politician to challenge President Maduro

A prominent Venezuelan politician appeared to be breaking ranks on Tuesday with the opposition coalition by challenging leader Nicolas Maduro in the upcoming presidential election.


Russian Orthodox bishop assails Putin, won’t vote for him

A Russian Orthodox bishop has said that he wouldn’t vote for President Vladimir Putin in March’s election – an unprecedented show of dissent by a high-ranking clergyman in the church …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

Egypt presidential hopeful says bureaucrats blocking his bid

A rights lawyer who hopes to run in Egypt’s presidential election in March said Wednesday that bureaucrats loyal to the government were obstructing efforts to get him on the ballot, …


A new poll shows Oprah Winfrey with a slight lead over Trump in a 2020 matchup

President Donald Trump seemed confident he could trounce Oprah Winfrey in 2020, if the TV host-turned-media mogul were to drop her designer hat into the political ring. But a new …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018

Haley for president? U.N. diplomats bet Trump envoy has ambitions

Whether leading efforts to isolate North Korea or hailing cuts to the United Nations budget, Haley’s ability to channel Trump’s blunt style is prompting fellow U.N. envoys and foreign policy …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018

Trust and truth under Trump: Americans are in a quandary

A year into Donald Trump’s fact-bending, media-bashing presidency, Americans are increasingly confused about who can be trusted to tell them reliably what their government and their commander in chief are …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

Oprah in 2020? Allies send mixed messages on her future

As Democrats nationwide encourage Oprah Winfrey to seek the presidency in 2020, those closest to the media mogul are sending mixed messages about her political intentions.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

Oprah for president? Twitter fans make the case

Oprah Winfrey’s moving speech at the Golden Globes has some fans and fellow celebrities calling for her presidential run.


Court upholds ban on Navalny running for Russian presidency

Russia’s highest court on Saturday upheld a decision barring opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president in March.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: With this president, subtlety a greater sin

I know someone will advise me to respect the office, if not the man. My answer: I will if he will.


Inland Northwest Trump supporters: President is working hard, needs more time to reach goals

As Donald Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, local supporters said he’s accomplished a lot that isn’t being recognized in the media and should have …


Trump’s effect on the region

In his first 100 days, President Donald Trump has had a touch on the Inland Northwest.


AP Exclusive: Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly

Texas election officials have acknowledged that hundreds of people were allowed to bypass the state’s toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law and improperly cast ballots in the November presidential election by signing …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017

Trump says ‘I inherited a mess,’ blasts media, detractors at combative news conference

President Donald Trump aired his grievances against the news media, the intelligence community and his detractors in a sprawling stream-of-consciousness news conference Thursday, capping an extraordinary four weeks in office …


Records dispute Mnuchin’s denial of mortgage-crisis ‘robosigning’

King County foreclosure records indicate a bank founded by Steven Mnuchin, who is up for a Senate confirmation vote Monday as the nation’s treasury secretary under President Donald Trump, engaged …


Clinton must embrace ethics, oversight

If her closest advisers and high-ranking Democrats really have her interests at heart, they will recommend a number of steps to prevent the Clinton sludge from oozing into the White …


Bernie Sanders adds Hawaii win to success in Alaska, Washington

Bernie Sanders won 70 percent of the vote in Democratic caucuses in Hawaii on Saturday, the Associated Press reported. Sanders completed a sweep after earning victories in both Washington and …