Greek voters, facing high unemployment and an unstable economy, are heading to the polls to select a new president. But the results could have an impact that goes beyond Greece. The leader of the favored leftist party wants to renegotiate Greece’s bailout deals — a nonstarter according to European leaders. Hari Sreenivasan reports on what Greeks hope to see from the critical election. Continue reading
The value of the euro has plunged to a nine-year low against the dollar, in part due to economic and political uncertainty in Greece. The leaders of a Greek left-wing party are aiming to change the terms of an economic bailout deal that imposed extreme austerity in their country, but that move that could anger the rest of the Eurozone and lead to a possible split. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
No results from the much-watched South Dakota U.S. Senate race will be released until an hour after the polls were originally planned to close. South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant tells PBS NewsHour that results will be released starting … Continue reading
The big winners of Ukraine’s parliamentary elections were the two main, pro-Western parties, led respectively by the country’s president, Petro Poroshenko, and its prime minister. But there was no voting in Russian-annexed Crimea, and little voting in eastern provinces where pro-Russian separatists hold sway. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading
The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. Continue reading
When the run toward the 2014 election began, several things were certain. All that, and more, has changed as several races have taken unexpected turns and the fate of once-hopeful candidates hangs in the balance.
President Obama is delaying any executive action on immigration reform until after the midterm elections in November. While both Republicans and Democrats criticized the decision, the Obama administration renewed its request for $1.2 billion to deal with the influx of unaccompanied immigrant minors from the southern border. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Control of the Senate could lie in the fortunes of female candidates and the deep-pocketed donors, like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who are sending piles of cash their way.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates, hoping to secure a path out of the country’s postelection crisis. Continue reading
Getting African-Americans and other minority voters on board is a priority for the GOP in part because birth rates among whites are shrinking in the U.S.; racial and ethnic minorities are expected to make up a majority of Americans within about 30 years. The number of African-American voters has increased steadily: 12.9 million in 2000, 14 million in 2004, 16 million in 2008 and 17.8 million in 2012. Continue reading