Politics Jul 04

Mississippi’s black community seeks Cochran’s help after runoff win

JACKSON, Miss. — After black voters helped Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran survive an intense Republican primary runoff against an insurgent conservative challenger, some civil rights leaders in the South want him to repay the favor. Their request? Cochran should lead…

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How Economic Austerity Is Driving Voter Discontent in Europe

President Nicolas Sarkozy took second to socialist candidate Francois Hollande in France's first-round elections Sunday. Ray Suarez and the Brookings Institution's Justin Vaisse discuss Sarkozy's uphill fight and the wider reaction against economic austerity measures in Europe as the Dutch…

Afghan President Hamid Karzai's main election challenger said Sunday that he will withdraw from a planned Nov. 7 runoff, casting new doubts on the legitimacy of the Afghan government as the Obama administration debates U.S. strategy in the region.

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