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2006-06-16 13:11:02

By James B. Kelleher TIPTON, Iowa (Reuters) - Doug Simkin has a little extra bounce in his step as he travels around this congressional district on the eastern edge of this politically pivotal Midwestern state.

2006-06-14 15:55:05

SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - California lawmakers are once again unlikely to meet the state's constitutional deadline for passing a state budget, state Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez said on Wednesday.

2006-06-12 16:00:03

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The struggles of President George W. Bush and Republicans have eroded the influence of conservative political ideas and given liberals a new chance to shape the debate ahead of November's elections, left-wing activists said on Monday.

2006-06-03 14:51:29

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech election has ended in a draw between leftist and centre-right parties, with each side winning 100 seats in parliament, the CTK news agency reported on Saturday citing own projections.

2006-05-28 12:19:33

By Jan Lopatka PRAGUE (Reuters) - A poll showed the ruling Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) edging ahead of conservative opponents on Sunday for the first time in the runup to elections in five days' time, but in another survey the right kept its lead.

2006-05-11 12:04:22

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even conservatives are losing faith in President George W. Bush now, putting Republican control of Congress at risk in November's midterm elections.

2006-04-23 11:25:37

By Balazs Koranyi BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarians voted briskly on Sunday in an election in which Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany's Socialist-led government is expected to become the first to retain power since the return of democracy in 1990.

2006-04-22 23:48:35

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarians went to the polls on Sunday with the Socialist-led government of Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany looking set to make history by becoming the first to retain power since the return of democracy 1990.

2006-04-13 00:59:59

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's independence-leaning government said on Thursday it may lift a ban on visits by Chinese tourists to the island, a move that could trump an opposition delegation's talks in Beijing this weekend.

2006-04-12 17:03:54

By Sandor Peto BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's main right-wing party Fidesz failed to forge an alliance with a smaller party on Wednesday, a major blow to its hopes of overturning the ruling Socialists' success in the first round of a two-stage election.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.