Elections
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Young and powerful

Africa | Youthful voters may be the ones to decide which of two old-timers wins Nigeria’s presidential election
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/15/19, 07:41 am

On a sunny Tuesday afternoon in the town of Karu, Nigeria, a roadside seller stood before his display of vegetables with an almost empty transparent bag of cereal: Hours earlier, independent campaigners for the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari stopped to distribute the customized “Sai Baba Flakes,”—employing a common street name for the president.  

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Booker joins crowded 2020 Democratic field

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/01/19, 12:15 pm

WASHINGTON—As expected, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey announced Friday he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, calling for Americans to unite around a common purpose. “We can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind, where parents can put food on the table, where there are good-paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood, where our criminal justice system keeps us safe,” he said in a video posted on Twitter.

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2020 vision

Congress | Gaining Senate control in 2020 seems an unlikely prospect for Democrats
by Henry Olsen
Posted 1/31/19, 12:31 pm

The furor over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court appointment showed how important Senate control is to our ongoing culture war. In January, candidates were already announcing their bids for U.S. Senate seats up for election in 2020. While it’s too early to make any strong predictions, an early glance at the 2020 Senate map suggests continued Republican control is the likeliest outcome.

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