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Ukraine quiet ahead of presidential election

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – A comedian who plays the role of Ukraine’s president on television is set to take on the job for real, pushing out the man who currently holds the office, according to public opinion surveys ahead of Sunday’s [...]

Rising Buttigieg formally launches presidential campaign

Pete Buttigieg’s campaign re-launch comes amid a surge of news placing the mayor of 102,000-person South Bend in the upper echelons of the Democratic presidential primary. | Darron Cummings/AP Photo 2020 Elections The mayor of South [...]

How Mayor Pete Started to Look Presidential

Adam Wren is a contributing editor at Politico Magazine and Indianapolis Monthly. */ ]]> MANCHESTER, N.H.—It was getting dark outside the Currier Museum of Art and the hundreds of people who had come to see Pete Buttigieg were growing [...]

Comedian leads Ukraine presidential vote, runoff in 3 weeks

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Early results in Ukraine’s presidential election show a comedian with no political experience maintaining his strong lead against the incumbent president in the first round, setting the stage for a runoff in three [...]

Ukraine presidential vote begins under bribe claim cloud

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Voters in Ukraine are casting ballots in a presidential election Sunday after a campaign that produced a comedian with no political experience as the front-runner and allegations of voter bribery. Opinion polls have [...]

What’s at stake in Ukraine’s presidential election

Awash in corruption, plagued by a war with Russia-backed separatists, reliant on international institutions for billions of dollars in aid, Ukraine presents stern challenges for its next president. Sunday’s election, which will require a [...]

Joe Biden tops latest Democratic presidential odds

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden is the favorite to win the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, political oddsmakers say. Mr. Biden, who is thought to be putting the final touches on a campaign launch, comes in at 5-2 odds, followed [...]

Steven Mnuchin: ‘I will follow the law’ on any request for presidential tax returns

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he will “follow the law” if Congress issues a request for any of President Trump’s personal or business tax returns. “The answer is, if I receive a request, which I presume from what I’ve [...]

Presidential historian Gil Troy: Donald Trump has committed “a crime against the American people”

Donald Trump is president of the United States by title and law. He is not president of all Americans. Trump cares only about his voters and the most enthusiastic part of his “base.” He is a political cult leader. Nothing [...]

POLITICO Playbook: 2020 presidential hopefuls gather at SXSW in Austin

Presented by */ ]]> Beto O’Rourke attends the “Running with Beto” Premiere 2019 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Paramount Theatre on Saturday in Austin, Texas. | Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW DRIVING [...]