Aomar Ouali, Associated Press Updated 11:55 am PST, Sunday, March 3, 2019 A demonstrator holds up a placard that reads, "Bouteflika go away" during a protest to denounce President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, in Marseille, southern France, Sunday, March 3, 2019. Algeria's Constitutional Council has been placed under high security as President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term is due to be formally submitted. less A demonstrator holds up a placard that reads, "Bouteflika go away" during a protest to denounce President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, in Marseille, southern France, Sunday, March 3, 2019. ... more Photo: Claude Paris, AP Photo: Claude Paris, AP Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 A demonstrator holds up a placard that … [Read more...] about Algeria’s president runs for 5th term, promises key changes
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democrats looking to win the White House in 2020 would have better luck focusing their attention on states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin than states in the South, according to a new analysis from the non-partisan Brookings Institution think tank.The authors of the study released Wednesday examined last year’s midterm election results to gauge whether the party would be better off picking a “candidate with greater appeal to the voters who hold the balance of power in Pennsylvania and the upper Midwest” instead of one who would “energize the diverse coalitions characteristic of the South and Southwest.”They aggregated the results of each state’s U.S. House of Representatives races as well as examining results of statewide gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races to see where Democratic candidates fared better than they did in 2016. They found Democrats “regained the ground they lost in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and … [Read more...] about Democrats’ best path to the presidency runs through industrial Midwest, study says
Election night was just a week ago. Votes — in Florida, Arizona and California — are still being counted and recounted.The calendar hasn't even flipped to December and still, among a certain set of political die-hards and fan boys, one question dominates the conversation: Is Beto O'Rourke going to run for president?Run the question through Google, and you get somewhere between 10 and 20 million search results, depending on if you muddy up your query with O'Rourke's last name. National publications like The Hill want to know, as do international newspapers like The Guardian. Democrats in Iowa, the home of the 2020 election's first caucuses, have invited O'Rourke to visit whenever he wants. O'Rourke's Senate campaign turned out, in the end, to be a suicide mission. He ran the best campaign any Democrat has run statewide in two decades, built a nationwide following and raised $70 million, all to lose to incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz by 2.5 points. The loss, O'Rourke made clear in a … [Read more...] about Will Beto O’Rourke Run for President? Sure. Why Not?
opinion Theotis Robinson Jr. Guest column Published 6:00 AM EST Nov 4, 2018 Two years after Donald Trump was ensconced into the presidency --- despite losing the election by nearly 3 million votes --- voters are poised to render a judgment on his time in the White House. The verdict may not be pretty. While Trump is not personally on the ballot, he has said the election is all about him. There are 435 House seats and a third of the Senate on the ballot Nov. 6 including the Phil Bredesen/Marsha Blackburn Senate race. This election could have a significant impact on his presidency. Lies, hate, a rise in racism and division have been the hallmark of the Trump presidency. He is incapable of bringing the nation together, even in national tragedies. When thousands of citizens can show up at a political rally chanting “Lock Her Up!” about a fellow American who was the target of an assassination attempt --- what does that say about us as a nation? Climate of hate … [Read more...] about Theotis Robinson: Election is about imposing checks on president run amok
Report suggests he may be target of corruption inquiry John Leicester Associated Press Published 7:52 pm CDT, Saturday, October 6, 2018 Paris Interpol said Saturday it has made a formal request to China for information about the agency's missing president, a senior Chinese security official who seemingly vanished while on a trip home. The Lyon-based international police agency said it used law enforcement channels to submit its request to China about the status of Meng Hongwei. Its statement said the agency "looks forward to an official response from China's authorities to address concerns over the president's well-being," China, in the midst of a weeklong holiday, has yet to comment on the 64-year-old security official's disappearance. Calls and faxed questions to the foreign and public security ministries went unanswered. Meng's wife says she hasn't heard from him since he left the French city of Lyon at the end of September. France has launched its own investigation. … [Read more...] about Interpol asks China for info on president