Erdogan's ruling party loses majority, faces coalition option

Jun 8, 2015

Erdogan's ruling party loses majority, faces coalition option

Turkey’s Islamic-rooted ruling party lost its parliamentary majority in Sunday’s legislative elections, dealing a severe blow to strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ambition to expand his powers. The Justice and Development Party (AKP) won the biggest share of the vote in the closely-fought elections, ...

Jun 5, 2015

Erdogan the conqueror

by Marc Champion

For Turkey's weakened democratic institutions to survive, and for it to remain delicately balanced between East and West, the Kurds and their new friends need to do well in Sunday's elections.

Why U.S. billionaires may be unable to buy 2016 election

Jun 3, 2015

Why U.S. billionaires may be unable to buy 2016 election

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has one; Texas Senator Ted Cruz has one; even former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, considered a long-shot for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has a billionaire in his corner. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has two. Campaign finance watchdog groups ...

Sanders kicks off '16 bid from Clinton's left

May 27, 2015

Sanders kicks off '16 bid from Clinton's left

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off his longshot presidential campaign Tuesday with a pitch to liberals in the Democratic Party and others who want change from a “rigged economy” that favors the rich. Sanders vowed to make income inequality, a campaign finance overhaul and ...