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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with abdominal tumor

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to a hospital due to a tumor. While Ford has dealt with abdominal pain for three months, it became much worse in the last 24 hours.

Scuffles erupt outside polling station in Bangkok

Bangkok - Protesters were blocking the entrance to a polling station in Bangkok on Sunday, leading to a scuffle with the security guards of a ruling party politican coming to cast his ballot.

Mysterious suicide of Dutch politician in northern Spain

Of Spanish origins, Ramón Smits Álvarez, town councilor in the Dutch city of Amersfoort, was found dead in the Ulla river in Galicia in Spain on Monday. The circumstances surrounding the suicide have left both his family and colleagues seeking answers.

Spain's Down Syndrome Councillor wants to be an honest politician

Valladolid - Hoping to make a difference with all the corruption scandals in the Spanish government right now, 30-year-old Ángela Covadonga Bachiller makes history by becoming Spain's first Down Syndrome Councillor in Valladolid.

Former servant turns politician

Veero Kolhi is going to run as a candidate for her local provincial assembly, and has been called an inspiration to the underclasses.

Kidnapped Russian lawmaker found dead, stuffed in cement barrel

Moscow - The body of a Russian lawmaker missing for nearly a week was located on Sunday, found stuffed in a barrel of cement in a private garage.

South Dakota senator George McGovern has died

George McGovern, former US presidential candidate and South Dakota senator, has died at a hospice in Sioux Falls aged 90.

Op-Ed: 'Pepe' Mujica — Definitely not your average politician

Montevideo - José Mujica, president of Uruguay, has been described as the world’s poorest and most generous political leader; he donates about 90% of his salary to charities, lives in a modest house at his wife’s flower farm, and drives a 1987 VW Beetle.

Op-Ed: Should Romney call Obama's bluff?

Many questions linger in the minds of Americans about Barack Obama's past and that includes all of the documentation that has disappeared or been legally sealed to avoid scrutiny.

Marco Rubio's Barnes & Noble book tour Special

This month, Florida Senator Marco Rubio has been touring the east coast to promote his new book "An American Son". I can now say from personal experience that yes, he is that attractive and charismatic in person.

Assange Episode 9: 'Pakistan a hired gun to kill US enemies'

London - This week on "The World Tomorrow", Julian Assange interviews Imran Khan, a Pakistani anti-corruption activist and politician known by some as 'a one-man-party'.

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley held open house as part of farewell Special

Chicago - Mayor Daley is retiring after 22 years in office and, in what was called his final big scale “meet and greet,” he held both a private and public open house in the Mayor’s Office in Chicago.

5 Questions with Canadian Green Party leader Elizabeth May Special

Ottawa - Elizabeth May has been the leader of Canada's Green Party since 2006. In 2011 she is determined to win their very first seat in the Canadian Parliament.

Canada Election: 5 Questions with Liberal Candidate William Hogg Special

Sherbrooke - William Hogg is the Liberal Party candidate for the riding known as Compton-Stanstead, an area unique in Quebec's Eastern Townships because of a large concentration of anglophone and bilingual voters.

Obama’s re-election campaign expected to raise $1 billion

Washington - With President Barack Obama announcing his re-election campaign on Monday, early expectations suggest he is on track to pass the record $750 million in campaign contributions raised for his 2008 victory, this time raising $1 billion or more.

Canada: NDP candidate drops out of the race to support Liberals

NDP Ryan Dolby was running in the Elgin—Middlesex—London riding but has dropped out in order to support the Liberal party. His decision came in an effort to stop the Conservatives from getting a majority of the votes.

UK politician arrested over tweet about stoning

Birmingham - A Conservative councillor was arrested after police were contacted about a message on his Twitter account, suggesting a female journalist should be stoned to death.

US politician criticized for wearing Nazi uniform

An American politician has been criticized for dressing in a Nazi uniform, but he says he is simply a history buff who takes part in re-enactments.

Prince Philip asks politician if she's wearing tartan knickers

Edinburgh - When the Duke of Edinburgh saw that many of the male politicians attending a papal reception were wearing tartan ties, he asked the female Scottish Consevative leader if she had tartan knickers.

Op-Ed: DSK: The absent man now dominating French politics

Potential Socialist candidates are on radar for the 2012 presidential election, but they know that they will almost all be forced to withdraw if current IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn decides to run. So why is he in no hurry to decide?

Dutch politician to form international anti-Muslim Coalition

Controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders is planning an international "freedom alliance" against Muslims, which will include the United States, Canada, France, Germany and Britain.

Op-Ed: Palin's iPalm

Nashville - During a question and answer session on the weekend at the Tea Party Convention of Nashville, Tennessee, Sarah Palin got caught reading hand-notes.

Tom DeLay Joins 'Dancing with the Stars'

Dancing with the Stars is a long way from Washington but former House Majority Leader Tom "The Hammer" DeLay will appear on this season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars.

Study: Canada's Latest Bunch of MPs Have Less Education Special

Who says the common man can't rule the land? In Canada the latest MP's are less educated, less experienced and more non-ethnic their counterparts in the United States. A study says they are also more likely to have business in their background.

Venezuelan Politician attacks TV host in slapping frenzy

A Venezuelan politician, a member of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s party, became enraged and started attacking her TV interviewer in a live broadcast. She also destroyed the furniture at the set.

Former New Jersey Politician Spends 10 Months In Jail And Converts To Christianity

James Treffinger was running for the Senate in 2002 when it was discovered he was accepting illegal campaign contributions in return for county contracts and using two county employees as campaign operatives. His 10 month sentence left him a changed man

Fla. politician charged with offering hummer

Florida state Rep. Bob Allen is accused of offering an undercover police officer $20 for oral sex in a public restroom. Allen posted bail but could get 60 days in the county jail if convicted.

Does the "Meandering Panda" remind you of someone?

From The Political Zoology Field Gude: Today's Specimen: The Meandering Panda (Lackus Convictionus)

Father & Son Arrested with 369 pds of Pot

Highlands, N.C.'s Town Planner and son were arrested in Louisiana on Friday after police found 369 pounds of pot in their flatbed truck!

Guilty verdict over model murder

A court in India has found the son of a governing Congress party politician guilty of murdering a model in 1999.
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