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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Lawyer: Reporter in Iran faces 4 charges

...charged cases, including those of protesters arrested in connection with demonstrations that followed the 2009 presidential elections. He is known for his tough sentencing.Deputy U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Monday if...
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Empire Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Nov. 10, 2014

...million in political advertising to get there. Midterm elections traditionally have much lower turnout than presidential elections - back in 2010, just 52.3 percent of registered voters turned out. Compare that to 2008 (65.2 percent...
Alaska, Oregon are ground zero in pot fight

...happens in the states and the nation's capital, advocates plan to quickly shift their attention to the 2016 presidential elections and the big prize: California, where hopes are high for approval of legal pot despite a 2010 rejection...
Venezuelan opposition leader sits out dialogue's most prominent opposition leader.Gov. Henrique Capriles, the opposition candidate in the last two presidential elections, said he would not attend the meeting called by President Nicolas Maduro amid political turmoil that has engulfed...
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Colombia, rebel group announce peace process

...nation's two long-enduring guerrilla conflicts could soon end.The announcement came just five days ahead of presidential elections in which not just Santos' political fate but also that of his 18-month-old negotiations with Colombia's...
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Tlingit and Haida to elect new president "For Our Future Generations," aptly titled considering the assembly will include presidential and vice presidential elections - a big deal for the organization, Holmes said."This is a turning point in our history ... and it means...
Ousted Egyptian President Morsi to face new trial on terror charges

...declare "Islamic state" in the northern Sinai peninsula, where militant groups are powerful, if Morsi lost 2012 presidential elections.Prosecutors said their investigation also showed the Brotherhood received funds from foreign countries. Investigators...
Rebels level historic Aleppo hotel in Syria

...gains on the ground boost Assad's hold on power as he seeks to add a further claim of legitimacy in June 3 presidential elections, which Western powers and the opposition have dismissed as a sham. But Thursday's massive explosion in Aleppo...
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