In New York primary, Rangel aims to fend off challengers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Yorkers began voting on Tuesday in a primary election that will decide the political fate of U.S. Representative Charles Rangel, a once-towering figure in New York politics who has seen his reputation tarnished in recent years by an ethics scandal. Rangel, who has represented Harlem in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1971 and is a founder of the Congressional ...

Obama’s Reelection Hinges Almost As Much On Greece As New Hampshire

There is no Cannes primary on the U.S. political calendar. But what happens in the south of France over the next two days while President Obama is at the G-20 Summit may have as much to do with his political fate in 2012 as anything happening in Iowa or New Hampshire. From his first meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, which will happen a little after 4 a.m. EDT Thursday, until he ...