The Ukrainian people took to the streets in 2004, demanding free and fair elections in what became known as the Orange Revolution. They got what they wanted then, but over time things have reverted to the way they were. That has some in the middle class a bit disillusioned.
The middle class, in many ways, led the revolution in Egypt that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Now, as elections proceed and voting currently underway for president, some of the middle class aren't so sure about what changes their revolution have wrought.
Egypt's presidential elections are set for this week. The candidates all seem to be lining up to claim the mantle of preserver of the revolution and champion of Islam. But who will capture the populace and excite them enough to be elected remains to be seen.
In Chicago Monday, NATO leaders were wrapping up their two-day summit focused largely on the future of Afghanistan. Meanwhile, outside, protesters targeted the leaders as well as major businesses in an effort to draw attention to their grievances.
Early Thursday the New York Times reported word of an ad campaign being considered by a major conservative donor. It would have tried to tie President Barack Obama to controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright. But just as fast as the story broke, Republicans and Democrats condemned it and the project was quickly cancelled.
When it comes down to who will be elected to office, one Austrian author thinks he has it figured out. The national mood, people's belief in the future being better or worse than today, is an almost infallible predictor, author John Casti argues, in whether an incumbent will be retained or thrown out.
Ask Barack Obama about Mitt Romney and you'll get a story about a vampire capitalist. Ask Romney about Obama and you'll hear debt-deficits-spending. Each is trying to define the other in the eyes of the voters in hopes of winning the upcoming election.
As Europe digests the results of recent elections, there's a growing sense that decisions made there today could land in the United States in the heart of the election season. That could be a deciding factor in whether Mitt Romney or Barack Obama are chosen to serve the next four-year term as President of the United States.
In the Ukraine, politicians admit that the courts only protect the people in power. Lose an election and you could go to jail. That's just one of the more surprising revelations in a new documentary that examines life in Ukraine through the lens of its successful and popular soccer team, Chelsea, which plays in Donetsk.
On Wednesday, in an interview with ABC News, President Barack Obama declared his personal support for same-sex marriage. But some commentators say that may cost him electoral support, particularly with African-American voters.