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By Stuart Grudgings ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana (Reuters) - Robert Dukes, a Baptist preacher who calls New Orleans "sin city" and believes gay rights are the biggest threat to America, is questioning his faith in President George W. Bush.
By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats are positioned for gains in governors' races in November and could capture governorships in many big battleground states, giving the party an early edge in the 2008 fight for the White House.
Barely more than a year after celebrating a big U.S. election win, frustrated conservative activists gathered on Thursday in sometimes open revolt over Bush administration policies on immigration, spending and domestic eavesdropping.
By Janet Guttsman TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's Conservatives are heading for victory in Monday's federal election after 12 years out of power, but will not win a majority of seats in Parliament, according to opinion polls published on Saturday.
By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's opposition Conservatives looked more certain than ever on Wednesday to win the January 23 election, a new poll showed, as the ruling Liberals suffered the embarrassment of seeing their policy platform leaked to the media.
By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Congress on Thursday sent President George W. Bush its last legislation for the year after Democrats scored unexpected victories on spending, anti-terrorism legislation and the environment.
By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Congress was close to wrapping up its work for the year on Thursday in the wake of an unexpected string of Democratic successes on matters from energy to spending to security.
By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Conservatives chose David Cameron as their new leader on Tuesday, opting for youth to revive their fortunes and challenge British Prime Minister Tony Blair after three successive election defeats.
By Madeline Chambers LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Conservatives are expected to choose David Cameron, the party's youthful education spokesman, as their new leader on Tuesday to try to revive their fortunes and challenge British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Members of the Republican-led Congress resume battle this week on matters from taxes to security and health care as they try to wrap up work for a year rocked by scandals, divisions over the Iraq war and public discontent.
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