• Perez, Ellison at finish line of Dem chair race

    ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats chose former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman, capping a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party’s electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald Trump.

    Updated: 4:53 pm

  • Survey: Fraud-free elections, free speech, key to democracy

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A survey of U.S. political science professors a month into Donald Trump’s presidency shows that fraud-free elections tops a list of 19 principles as most essential to democracy, as do free speech and a free press.

  • France opens full fake jobs inquiry into candidate Fillon

    PARIS (AP) — The French financial prosecutor’s office decided Friday to open a judicial inquiry surrounding the allegedly fake parliamentary aide jobs that conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon gave to his wife and two of his children, pushing the case to a higher and riskier level for the man hoping to become the next president of France.

  • INFLUENCE GAME: GM bill is self-driving and self-interested

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With states seizing the initiative on shaping the future of self-driving cars, General Motors is trying to persuade legislators across the country to approve rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road.

  • New Mexico Senate panel delays action on election bill

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Senate committee has delayed action a measure that would make it easier for independents to vote in primary elections.

  • Officials see Budapest’s 2024 bid chances slipping away

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Officials behind Budapest’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics say the chances of success have been practically lost because of the disappearing political consensus.

  • End of the euro? French candidate plots return of the franc

    PARIS (AP) — If Marine Le Pen has her way, the French will soon pay for their baguettes with francs, not euros.

  • New Mexico seeks safeguards against faithless electors

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico may take new precautions to guard against any possible revolt by presidential electors.

  • Historian with expert predictions ponders Trump impeachment

    NEW YORK (AP) — A college professor who has successfully predicted every presidential election since 1984, including Donald Trump’s upset victory last year, is working on a book based on a possible future plot twist: Trump’s removal from office.

  • Trump election has parallels to Andrew Jackson’s presidency

    NEW YORK (AP) — It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election.