United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

...the TPP likely will not happen until well into 2016, where it is likely to get ensnarled in the politics of a presidential election year. Congress can only give the deal an up-or-down vote. It can't amend the agreement.Many of the tariff...
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Behind the ballot

...has not yet voted. "This local election has the most effect on the city in which you live, she added. The presidential elections are glamorous, but the local elections have the greatest impact."Polls open today at 8 a.m. and close...
No shutdown: Bill OK'd to keep gov't open

...through Dec. 11, providing 10 weeks to negotiate a more wide-ranging budget deal that would carry past the 2016 presidential election. But the talks promise to be difficult, and success is not assured.Boehner is resigning from Congress at the...
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Papa! Pope stirs excitement in DC, calls for climate action

...the pope's visit was analyzed for political implications in a city already consumed by next year's U.S. presidential election, for Catholics and many other Americans Francis' six-day, three-city trip to the U.S. is an opportunity...
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GOP wants to broaden appeal; will candidates get in the way? this country."Steve Schmidt, who served as Republican Sen. John McCain's top strategist in the 2008 presidential election, said it's problematic for the GOP to be seen as intolerant, particularly with moderate voters who help sway...
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Africa's Deadwood: The gold rush is on in Uganda

...unpopular move, and perhaps a dangerous one, to try to force some 50,000 people from the land. Uganda holds presidential elections next February or March. Any evictions, if they happen at all, would likely be after the vote.Some miners...
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Few jobs and little hope, but rural Russia sticks with Putin

...towns like Galich, 240 miles north of Moscow, have been the foundation of Putin's popularity. In the 2012 presidential election, Putin won about 53 percent of the vote in the Kostroma region, with turnout at about 61 percent. On Sunday...
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Ohio voters' take measured view as wild summer fades

...independent who voted for Republicans in the past two presidential elections.For the more experienced politicians in the...who has voted for Democrats and Republicans in presidential elections, questioned why local government employees have...
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My Turn: President has the right spotlight on climate change

...before Gov. Palin got caught up in the national spotlight. Once she became the darling of Fox News in the 2008 presidential elections, she dismissed climate science as "snake oil". After former Gov. Sean Parnell took over, no further efforts...
Trump immigration proposal divides GOP prez field an opportunity to demonstrate sensitivity to minorities who have voted overwhelmingly Democratic in recent presidential elections.Tea party movement co-founder Mark Meckler said Trump's "position on deportation generally reflects what...
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