/ Dec 4, 2014

Possible candidate Paul seeks declaration of war on Islamic State

Potential 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul is proposing a “declaration of war” against the Islamic State. The legislative effort has little chance of success but could burnish the Republican’s effort to paint himself as a strict constitutionalist as he explores a White House ...

Old LDP nemesis rides comeback trail to Tokyo

Jan 22, 2014

Old LDP nemesis rides comeback trail to Tokyo

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Morihiro Hosokawa, the former prime minister who rocked and transformed Japanese politics in the early 1990s, is back, this time as a leading candidate for Tokyo governor, running as an anti-nuclear crusader seeking the abolishment of all atomic power plants. But questions linger about ...

/ Aug 10, 2013

Candidate refers to Islam as country

A candidate for Australia’s anti-immigration One Nation party dropped out of the election race Saturday after a blundering interview in which she referred to Islam as a country. Stephanie Banister, 27, had been campaigning for just 48 hours when she gave the interview to ...