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Jul 11, 2014

Guillermo Linares will vie for seat vacated by disgraced politician Gabriela Rosa

Guillermo Linares wants his former Assembly seat back...

Jul 08, 2014

Leafy Resistance to Affordable British Housing

Politicians, builders and people searching for affordable homes say local councils and concerns play outsize roles in Britain's dearth of dwellings...

Jul 09, 2014

Senate chief Steinberg, soon to depart, knows a deal precedes success

Soon-departing state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg is one politician who frankly admits that successful legislating requires aggressive deal making...

Jul 10, 2014

The 7 most literary politicians in history

There are a select few throughout history who have risen to the rank of literary figures...

Jul 07, 2014

Richard Alarcon's perjury and voter fraud trial to resume this week

In his ongoing perjury and voter fraud trial, former Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alarcon is seeking to fend off two intertwined lines of attack by prosecutors: that he allegedly lived illegally outside his district and was a career politician who ...

Jul 09, 2014

C. Ray Nagin, former New Orleans mayor, sentenced to 10 years in prison

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin, who portrayed himself as a straight-talking anti-politician determined to clean up the city’s notoriously corrupt culture, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other co...

Jul 10, 2014

Kerry flies to Afghanistan to tackle presidential election dispute

Secretary of State John F. Kerry made an unscheduled stopover in Kabul early Friday in an attempt to resolve the dispute between two politicians claiming to have won Afghanistan's protracted presidential election, the State Department announced... #Afghanistan #Kabul #US State Department #John F. Kerry

Jul 10, 2014

Malaysian politician ripped for ‘Long live Hitler’ tweet after Germany win

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Thursday chided a ruling party lawmaker for tweeting a salute to Adolf Hitler while praising Germany for making it to the World Cup final... #Afghanistan #Kabul #US State Department #John F. Kerry

Jul 10, 2014

Iraq's Kurds to boycott Cabinet meetings, call for PM to step down

Iraq's Kurds on Thursday said their politicians will stay away from Cabinet meetings and called on Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down, blaming him for failing to stop the Sunni militant offensive that has swept across much of the country... #Iraq #Nouri al-Maliki #Baghdad

Jul 09, 2014

C. Ray Nagin, former New Orleans mayor, sentenced to 10 years in prison

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin, who portrayed himself as a straight-talking anti-politician determined to clean up the city’s notoriously corrupt culture, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other co... #Iraq #Nouri al-Maliki #Baghdad