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Albania's Socialists set to win parliamentary vote: exit poll

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Albania's Socialists set to win parliamentary vote: exit poll

- TIRANA Albania's ruling Socialist Party looked set to win Sunday's parliamentary election with between 45 and 49 percent of votes, an exit poll by Italy's IPR Marketing showed. The opposition Democratic Party is projected to win up to 34 percent of the vote. "The Socialist Party might have won more than 71 seats (in the 140-seat parliament), but this is still an opinion not a certainty," IPR Marketing's Antonio Noto said

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Presidential debate: Trump, Obama clash over health care

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Presidential debate: Trump, Obama clash over health care

- WASHINGTON — In addition to disputes over costs and insurance rates for Americans, the health care debate also features the most public duel yet between President Trump and predecessor Barack Obama — including an argument over the use of the word "mean." "Well, he (Obama) used my term, 'mean,'" Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday on Fox & Friends, adding that "I want to see a (health care) bill with heart

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Key Democrat agrees with Trump: Obama should have acted on hacks

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Key Democrat agrees with Trump: Obama should have acted on hacks

- (Bloomberg) -- Representative Adam Schiff and President Donald Trump don’t agree on much about Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections, but they agree on this: former President Barack Obama should have done more to stop Moscow from intervening. Obama made a “very serious mistake” in not doing more about Russia’s intervention in the presidential election campaign, Schiff of California, the top ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on Sunday

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It costs a lot to live in Boston — and voters aren’t happy about it

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It costs a lot to live in Boston — and voters aren’t happy about it

- About half of Boston voters think housing in Boston is too expensive, according to a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll. The survey asked voters to rate how satisfied they were with the cost of housing on a scale of 1 to 5. The survey found that 49.2 percent of voters rated the price of housing a 1, or “very dissatisfied

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Analysis indicates partisan gerrymandering has benefited GOP

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Analysis indicates partisan gerrymandering has benefited GOP

- The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in: Republican Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged against him, while Democrats have accused the Russians of stacking the odds in Trump's favor. Less attention was paid to manipulation that occurred not during the presidential race, but before it — in the drawing of lines for hundreds of U

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Hancock & Kelley: New Republican Health Care Bill, Georgia Election, Hawley for Senate

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Hancock & Kelley: New Republican Health Care Bill, Georgia Election, Hawley for Senate

- ST. LOUIS, MO - Political consultants John Hancock, a Republican, and Michael Kelley, a Democrat, present opposing viewpoints on current issues every Sunday morning on FOX 2 at 8:30 a.m. This week, the political pundits discuss the new Republican Health Care Bill, the outcome of the Georgia Congressional Election, and the growing support for Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley to run for U

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Is Mark Zuckerberg Planning To Run For President In 2020? The Internet Seems To Think So

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Is Mark Zuckerberg Planning To Run For President In 2020? The Internet Seems To Think So

- Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has sparked a whirlwind of rumors in recent weeks that he might be preparing to run for president. The internet has taken note of Zuckerberg’s politician-like activities of late, predicting that the Facebook billionaire is making plans to run for the highest office in the land—perhaps as soon as 2020. What fuels this speculation are some of Zuckerberg’s recent undertakings

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Trump: Obama ‘did nothing’ about Russia election meddling

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Trump: Obama ‘did nothing’ about Russia election meddling

- President Donald Trump questioned former President Barack Obama’s response to Russia’s attempts to influence the 2016 election in an interview airing Sunday morning, saying Obama didn’t do enough to address the situation. “Well I just heard today for the first time that Obama knew about Russia a long time before the election, and he did nothing about it,” Trump said in an excerpt of his interview on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” released Friday

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French President Macron, PM Philippe approval ratings rise: poll

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French President Macron, PM Philippe approval ratings rise: poll

- PARIS The popularity of France's President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is on the rise, an Ifop poll showed on Sunday. Some 64 percent of the people polled said they were satisfied with Macron against 62 percent in May, the Ifop poll for the Journal du Dimanche showed. Philippe's approval ratings rose to 64 percent from 55 percent in May

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Trump again faults Obama for not acting during Russian election meddling

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Trump again faults Obama for not acting during Russian election meddling

- For the second time in as many days, President Donald Trump took aim at his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, for what Trump said was a failure to act on intelligence that Russia was meddling in the 2016 election. Trump appeared to quote from a Washington Post report detailing the Obama administration’s struggle to decide how to punish Russia for its alleged interference in the U

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Trump: Obama 'did nothing' about Russia election meddling

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Trump: Obama 'did nothing' about Russia election meddling

- Before the election, the Obama administration issued several warnings to Moscow about its activities. . Trump: Obama 'did nothing' about Russia election meddling Before the election, the Obama administration issued several warnings to Moscow about its activities (CNN) — President Donald Trump questioned former President Barack Obama's response to Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 election in an interview airing Sunday morning, saying Obama didn't do enough to address the situation

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Trump: Obama 'did nothing' about Russia election meddling

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Trump: Obama 'did nothing' about Russia election meddling

- Before the election, the Obama administration issued several warnings to Moscow about its activities. . Trump: Obama 'did nothing' about Russia election meddling Before the election, the Obama administration issued several warnings to Moscow about its activities (CNN) — President Donald Trump questioned former President Barack Obama's response to Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 election in an interview airing Sunday morning, saying Obama didn't do enough to address the situation

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Trump: Obama 'did nothing' about Russia election meddling

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Trump: Obama 'did nothing' about Russia election meddling

- Before the election, the Obama administration issued several warnings to Moscow about its activities. . Trump: Obama 'did nothing' about Russia election meddling Before the election, the Obama administration issued several warnings to Moscow about its activities (CNN) — President Donald Trump questioned former President Barack Obama's response to Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 election in an interview airing Sunday morning, saying Obama didn't do enough to address the situation

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Trump: Obama 'did nothing' about Russia election meddling

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Trump: Obama 'did nothing' about Russia election meddling

- Before the election, the Obama administration issued several warnings to Moscow about its activities. . Trump: Obama 'did nothing' about Russia election meddling Before the election, the Obama administration issued several warnings to Moscow about its activities (CNN) — President Donald Trump questioned former President Barack Obama's response to Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 election in an interview airing Sunday morning, saying Obama didn't do enough to address the situation

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Trump: Obama 'did nothing' about Russia election meddling

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Trump: Obama 'did nothing' about Russia election meddling

- Before the election, the Obama administration issued several warnings to Moscow about its activities. . Trump: Obama 'did nothing' about Russia election meddling Before the election, the Obama administration issued several warnings to Moscow about its activities (CNN) — President Donald Trump questioned former President Barack Obama's response to Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 election in an interview airing Sunday morning, saying Obama didn't do enough to address the situation

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Trump: Obama 'did nothing' about Russia election meddling

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Trump: Obama 'did nothing' about Russia election meddling

- Before the election, the Obama administration issued several warnings to Moscow about its activities. . Trump: Obama 'did nothing' about Russia election meddling Before the election, the Obama administration issued several warnings to Moscow about its activities (CNN) — President Donald Trump questioned former President Barack Obama's response to Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 election in an interview airing Sunday morning, saying Obama didn't do enough to address the situation

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Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

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Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

- Washington • Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried "eyes only" instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides. Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed Russian President Vladimir Putin's direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U

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Cambodian local election results offer hope to opposition
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Cambodian local election results offer hope to opposition
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Cambodian local election results offer hope to opposition
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Hancock & Kelley: New Republican Health Care Bill, Georgia Election, Hawley for Senate
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Cambodian local election results offer hope to opposition
Final results released Sunday from Cambodia's local elections this month confirmed the dominance of Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling party, but a strong showing by the opposition saw its prospects boosted for next year's general election. The results issued by the National Election Committee show the ruling Cambodian People's Party capturing 1,156 of the country's 1,646 communes, and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party winning 489 in the June 4 polls, with the much smaller Khmer National Unity Party picking up a sole commune   Read More ...
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AP analysis shows more unopposed Missouri races, GOP edge
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — For the past six years, voters in rural northeastern Missouri have had only one choice for their state representative: a Republican. The same has been true for voters in part of Kansas City, where their lone option has been a Democrat. Across the state, the number of Missouri House races lacking Democratic or Republican candidates has risen significantly since legislative districts were last redrawn after the 2010 Census   Read More ...
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AP analysis shows more unopposed Missouri races, GOP edge
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — For the past six years, voters in rural northeastern Missouri have had only one choice for their state representative: a Republican. The same has been true for voters in part of Kansas City, where their lone option has been a Democrat. Across the state, the number of Missouri House races lacking Democratic or Republican candidates has risen significantly since legislative districts were last redrawn after the 2010 Census   Read More ...
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Michigan elections director Chris Thomas is retiring
Michigan elections director Chris Thomas is retiring Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Email Michigan elections director Chris Thomas is retiring Thomas is retiring after 36 years as Michigan elections director. Sent! Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
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Italy votes in local elections that may boost the center-right
Italy votes in local elections that may boost the center-right ROME People in more than 100 Italian towns and cities voted on Sunday to pick municipal mayors in a run-off ballot that could bolster center-right parties ahead of a national election due in less than a year. The vote could be a test of the current political mood in Italy, where a gradual economic recovery has not yet improved most Italians' living standards or significantly cut unemployment   Read More ...
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How culture became the main fault line in American politics
Earlier this month, the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group’s Lee Drutman released a fascinating study that challenged many of the dominant assumptions about the 2016 election. Drutman’s data suggested that Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders voters were largely aligned on economic issues, and that the 2016 election was decided by issues of culture and identity, rather than economics. Drutman concluded that Donald Trump’s victory largely stemmed from his ability to drive populists to the polls by hammering home the importance of protecting America’s cultural identity and keeping immigrants out of the country   Read More ...
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Atop 2017 losses, a sobering challenge for Democrats aiming at Trump next year
Atop 2017 losses, a sobering challenge for Democrats aiming at Trump next year Democrats have hoped that President Trump’s deep unpopularity would propel them to gains in next year’s midterm election as they fight to take control of the House and improve their position in the Senate. But last year’s contests and this year’s special elections suggest a complication: Trump is so distinctive a politician that it’s hard to persuade voters that other Republican candidates are carbon copies of the president   Read More ...
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Is Mark Zuckerberg Planning To Run For President In 2020? The Internet Seems To Think So
Is Mark Zuckerberg Planning To Run For President In 2020? The Internet Seems To Think So Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has sparked a whirlwind of rumors in recent weeks that he might be preparing to run for president. The internet has taken note of Zuckerberg’s politician-like activities of late, predicting that the Facebook billionaire is making plans to run for the highest office in the land—perhaps as soon as 2020. What fuels this speculation are some of Zuckerberg’s recent undertakings   Read More ...
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Russia ‘meddled’ in American election, CIA director says
Russia ‘meddled’ in American election, CIA director says Russia “meddled” in last year’s presidential election as part of a decades-long effort to “undermine American democracy,” CIA Director Mike Pompeo said. “I can’t talk about the details of the intelligence, but we have, the intelligence community has said, that this election was meddled with by the Russians in a way that is frankly not particularly original,” Pompeo said, according to the transcript of an interview with MSNBC broadcast Saturday   Read More ...
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