More 2016 campaign Articles

  • Indonesia, Australia sign new security agreement

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Australia have signed a new security agreement to mend ties damaged last year by spying allegations. The agreement was signed by the countries' foreign ministers Thursday on Indonesia's Bali island. Outgoing Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono...

  • EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Don't be fooled by Angela Merkel. The German chancellor may be the most powerful leader in the European Union, but she hardly paints a true picture of the place of women in EU politics. EU leaders meet on Saturday to divide top jobs for the next half decade, and after years of...

  • Japanese lawmaker, martial artists in North Korea

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A Japanese pro-wrestler-turned-politician has arrived in North Korea with a former NFL lineman and more than a dozen martial artists for the first big sports event featuring well-known foreigners since Dennis Rodman's controversial basketball game earlier this year....

  • Thai court drops murder case against ex-PM

    BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Thursday dismissed a murder case against ex-premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and his former deputy, who were both indicted for their role in ordering a deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters in 2010. The judges ruled the Criminal Court has no authority to handle...

  • Large Maine wind farm gets preliminary approval

    BINGHAM, Maine (AP) — A proposal to build what would be Maine's largest energy-generating wind farm has received preliminary approval from state environmental regulators. The Department of Environmental Protection's draft decision, issued Wednesday by Commissioner Patricia Aho, means the...

  • Groups to discuss oil pipelines during bridge walk

    MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Environmentalists will use the annual Mackinac Bridge walk to raise awareness about oil pipelines in the area and urge Gov. Rick Snyder to make sure they won't leak into the Great Lakes. Representatives of the "Oil and Water Don't Mix" coalition say they'll attend...

  • Md. man charged with trying to kill stepson

    CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Catonsville man has been charged with trying to kill his stepson. WBAL Radio (http://bit.ly/1pKKZjz ) reports Baltimore County police say 62-year-old John Smith argued with the victim. Authorities say he followed him outside their home Tuesday evening and stabbed him...

  • Nigeria Ebola patient hid from government

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A man who contracted Ebola in Nigeria after coming into contact with a traveler from Liberia evaded surveillance and infected a doctor in southern Nigeria who later died, Nigerian health authorities announced Thursday. The death was the first in Nigeria outside Lagos, the...

  • India urges millions of poor to open bank accounts

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's state-owned banks are conducting a massive campaign to open millions of accounts for poor Indians who are off the financial grid and vulnerable to black market money lenders. Tens of thousands have already lined up to open accounts since Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

  • GOP will spend over $100 million on midterms, but not on ads

    The Republican National Committee is on track to spend more than $100 million in the midterm campaign, with virtually every dime plowed into the party’s new digital voter-turnout program.

  • Republicans will likely win in November, but no signs of a wave

    If the last Congressional midterm election was a tsunami, this year may be more of a ripple.

  • Budget crunchers now expect a permanently weaker economy

    Updated CBO projections of the US economy predict a future of slower growth and lower productivity.

  • 'Lady al Qaeda's' U.S. education draws complaints about student visas

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s keen interest in the release of a Pakistani scientist serving an 86-year prison term in Texas drew attention to U.S. student visa laws, but experts say the concern is overblown. Before ISIS circulated a video of American journalist James Foley’s beheading...

  • McDonald's can't appeal NLRB franchise decision

    The National Labor Relations Board will treat the hamburger chain as a co-employer in 43 cases charging unfair labor practices at various franchised restaurants.

  • Frequent frankers in Congress face tough re-election fights

    A Washington Examiner analysis of congressional spending accounts found millions of tax dollars being spent on what amounts to free advertising for House members.



From the Weekly Standard

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    Queens, N.Y. Peter Tu is thrilled about meeting with Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor of New York. Tu is the executive director of the Flushing Chinese Business Association...

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  • Hamas’s Media Strategy

    During the six weeks of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, Hamas has used human shields—women and children—to protect its infrastructure in Gaza. This tactic is meant either to deter Israel from...

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  • Scotland the Brave

    If at first you don’t secede, try, try again. This might be the motto of Alex Salmond’s Scottish National party, which since 1934 has been advocating the proposition that Scotland should be an...

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