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VP Joe Biden says he will not run for president in 2016

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden will not run for president in 2016, he said Wednesday, ending a months-long flirtation with a third White House campaign and setting him on a glide path toward the end of his decades-long political career.Biden's decision finalizes...

Date: 10/21/2015 | Nation & World

‘Trudeaumania’ heir could become Canada’s next PM

TORONTO — The son of a man who brought glamor and excitement to Canadian politics in the late 1960s is favored to become Canada’s next prime minister.

Date: 10/18/2015 | Nation & World

No debating it; Clinton locks up nomination

I repeat: Unless she's indicted, Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination. I wrote that six weeks ago, amid fevered dreams of a Clinton collapse and a Joe Biden rescue. That those were a mirage is all the more obvious after Tuesday's debate. The reason, then as now, is simple:...

Date: 10/16/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Vancouver a symbol of the problem of affordability in Canada’s elections

James Hankle, a software engineer in his 50s sporting bluejeans and a Green Party T-shirt, is explaining his fix for Vancouver’s runaway property prices when he’s interrupted by an eavesdropping passer-by: “Stop allowing people from China to buy our houses and leave them vacant,” she says and walks...

Date: 10/12/2015 | Northwest

Nepal elects Communist party leader new prime minister

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal’s parliament elected Communist party leader Khadga Prasad Oli the new prime minister Sunday, thrusting him into the center of daunting challenges, from ethnic protests over the new constitution that has also upset vital neighbor India to rebuilding from April’s devastating...

Date: 10/11/2015 | Nation & World

Trump spices up thoughts of state primary

Whether The Donald gets a chance to make good on his campaign’s Make America Great Again motto won’t be known for a seeming eternity.

Date: 08/06/2015 | Local News

Silicon Valley leading source of cash, power for politics

When Jeb Bush visited Silicon Valley this week, the Republican candidate was visiting the heart of a Democratic state that few expect to be contested in the 2016 presidential election. But when it comes to the political money chase, the Northern California home of the world's technology...

Date: 07/19/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Bush's recent words part ways with his past stances

Presidential campaign announcement speeches typically rehash well-worn themes politicians have long championed. They rarely include shockers or attempts to wholly redefine a candidate. Not so for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — his announcement address at Miami Dade College this...

Date: 06/19/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Italian premier’s Democrats facing loss in key regional race

ROME — Premier Matteo Renzi’s squabbling Democratic Party appeared headed for a stinging defeat in a key race in voting for governorships in several Italian regions, partial counting of ballots indicated Monday.

Date: 05/31/2015 | Nation & World

Poll: Opposition forces runoff in Poland’s presidential vote

WARSAW, Poland— Nationalist opposition candidate Andrzej Duda made a surprisingly strong showing Sunday in the first round of Poland’s presidential election, apparently forcing a runoff with incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski who faces a tough re-election campaign, according to...

Date: 05/10/2015 | Nation & World

Republicans, Democrats take different views on selecting presidential candidates

Washington Democrats and Republicans are taking different views of how to select delegates to the 2016 presidential nominating conventions.

Date: 04/28/2015 | South County Politics

Up to women in GOP to fight its reputation

There were a couple of problems right off the bat when would-be Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and the top Republican woman in the House, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Washington, sat down with conservative interest groups Monday afternoon to refute the notion that the GOP...

Date: 03/18/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Jeb Bush’s cash outpaces GOP rivals

WASHINGTON — Jeb Bush’s money juggernaut is far eclipsing the efforts of his would-be rivals for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, putting his two political committees on pace to amass an unprecedented sum of tens of millions of dollars by early spring.

Date: 02/14/2015 | Nation & World

A populist movement first needs people

Bernie Sanders is in his natural state — of agitation.It's just 9 a.m., but the socialist senator, contemplating a presidential run as a Democrat or as a populist independent, is red in the face and his white hair askew. In a conference room at The Washington Post,...

Date: 02/02/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Adviser: California AG Kamala Harris to run for US Senate

LOS ANGELES — California Attorney General Kamala Harris — the first woman and the first minority to hold that office — will seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Boxer, an adviser with knowledge of her plans said Monday.

Date: 01/12/2015 | Nation & World

Ex-president wins Uruguay election, pot plan safe

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Ruling party candidate Tabare Vazquez easily won Uruguay’s presidential election on Sunday, returning to power a left-leaning coalition that has legalized gay marriage and moved to create the world’s first state-run marijuana marketplace.

Date: 11/30/2014 | Nation & World

Early results: Moldovans favor pro-Russia parties

CHISINAU, Moldova — Partial results from Sunday’s elections show Moldovan voters divided between parties that want to move closer to Europe and those that want to move back into Moscow’s sphere of influence.

Date: 11/30/2014 | Nation & World

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