Meet the people driving Japan's new Democratic Party

Mar 27, 2016

Meet the people driving Japan's new Democratic Party

Following are brief profiles of the executives running the Democratic Party, the new opposition party formed Sunday through the merger of the Democratic Party of Japan and Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party): Katsuya Okada Okada, 62, served as deputy prime minister and foreign ...

Reaganism still revered by Republicans

Apr 21, 2015

Reaganism still revered by Republicans

Barack Obama is weak and Ronald Reagan exuded power, Republicans say. But while conservative White House hopefuls revere the 1980s president as a foreign-policy icon, oversimplifying Reaganism may mask nuances of his diplomacy. Appreciation for the ex-president, who died in 2004, is nothing new. ...

Obama takes responsibility for Democrats' election rout

Nov 10, 2014

Obama takes responsibility for Democrats' election rout

U.S. President Barack Obama has taken responsibility for his party’s crushing defeat in last week’s midterm elections, he said in comments broadcast Sunday. The president had previously stopped short of explicitly shouldering the blame for his Democratic Party’s drubbing at the polls on Nov. ...