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Supporters of opposition presidential candidate Mauricio Macri celebrate as they wait for final official results in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. Argentines are choosing between opposition leader Mauricio Macri and President Cristina Fernandez' chosen successor Daniel Scioli in Sunday's runoff election. According to exit polls reported by local television channels, Macri is ahead in the vote count. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

Opposition wins Argentine election

Sunday, November 22, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Opposition candidate Mauricio Macri won Argentina’s presidential election on Sunday, marking an end to the left-leaning and often combative era of President Cristina Fernandez, who along with her late husband dominated the country’s political scene for 12 years and rewrote its social contract. Ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli, Fernandez’s chosen successor, conceded late Sunday and said …

Democrat Edwards wins La. governor race

Sunday, November 22, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — Fresh off a strong victory in the Louisiana governor’s race, Democrat John Bel Edwards began to work Sunday on his plans for the transition into his new office and an upcoming term in which he’ll have to grapple with a hefty state financial crisis. After a brutal, attack-heavy competition to …

Democrats push to prevent gun sales to those on terror list

Friday, November 20, 2015

WASHINGTON — People on the U.S. government’s terrorist watch list can’t board commercial airliners, but they can walk into a gun store and legally buy pistols and powerful military-style rifles. Sensing a political opening from last week’s Paris attacks, Democrats are renewing calls for Congress to pass legislation aimed at preventing terrorists from buying guns. Similar bills — including a post-9/11 measure backed …

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says economic security central to his vision

Thursday, November 19, 2015

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Thursday that economic security is essential to Americans achieving true freedom, a central tenet in his political philosophy of “democratic socialism.” The Vermont senator said the idea has roots in …

Trump: ‘I’m going to do great with the Muslims’

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

WORCESTER — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday questioned the feasibility of giving preference to Christian Syrian refugees trying to enter the country, as some of his rivals have suggested in the wake of the Paris attacks. …

McGovern: Debate with China on Tibet got heated

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

WASHINGTON — U.S. lawmakers on a rare congressional visit to Tibet last week had “heated exchanges” with Chinese officials as they called for Beijing to renew dialogue with exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, one participant said Tuesday. Seven Democrats led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made …

Jindal ends bid for presidency

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal dropped out of the 2016 race for president Tuesday, ending a campaign that failed to gain much support, especially in early-voting Iowa. “I’ve come to the realization that this is …

Conservative Five College students voice opinions on Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

As Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump prepares to address Massachusetts voters at a campaign event Wednesday in Worcester, the businessman and reality TV star continues to ride a wave of popularity putting him — along with retired neurosurgeon …

State’s leading Democrats lining up behind Clinton

Sunday, November 15, 2015

BOSTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is picking up strong support among top Democrats in Massachusetts, while fellow Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders of neighboring Vermont has failed to catch fire among the party higher-ups. The Associated Press attempted to contact all 25 of the state’s Democratic superdelegates to …

Political focus turns to Syrian refugee policy

Sunday, November 15, 2015

WASHINGTON — The bloody attacks in Paris are putting the Syrian refugee crisis at center stage in U.S. politics as migrants from that war-torn country surge toward the West and security concerns rise. GOP presidential contender Marco Rubio …

Paris highlights Clinton’s foreign policy record

Sunday, November 15, 2015

WASHINGTON — How the West should respond to the threat posed by the Islamic State in the wake of the attacks in Paris appears likely to become the dominant question of the next phase of the 2016 race …

Real challenge for Myanmar’s Suu Kyi comes after polls

Sunday, November 15, 2015

YANGON, Myanmar — Winning Myanmar’s election turned out to be easier than expected for Aung San Suu Kyi and her opposition party, but steering the country will be a test of how the Nobel Peace laureate balances her …

Big nomination lead for Clinton: pocketing ‘superdelegates’

Saturday, November 14, 2015

WASHINGTON — There’s little doubt which candidate the Democratic Party establishment supports for president. It’s not even close. Hillary Rodham Clinton has locked up public support from half of the Democratic insiders who will cast ballots at the …