Regardless of your personal views of the controversial former Pakistani prime minister, it’s hard not to view this as another blow to democratic consolidation in the troubled South Asian nation. Coverage:ReutersNew York TimesThe GuardianUPIDawn (leading English-language daily in Pakistan)
Shocking, we know.
The relatively solid electoral framework in Kenya could take a hit if elections in its most famous slum generate results never envisioned under the country’s Constitution, reports The New York Times.
Investigations by the Associated Press and The Register website reveal the tawdry history of one of the Wikimedia Foundation’s top executives. The AP’s summary published in the Washington Post is pretty amazing. You can’t make this stuff up.
This Washington Post story puts to rest the quaint notion that U.S. Federal Elections Commission (FEC) still matters in any meaningful way when it comes to controlling the influence of money in American politics.
LOS ANGELES: Push back started quick on a requirement that L.A.P.D. drug and gang unit officers disclose their assets, with the police union promising to sue. The measure affects about 600 narcotics and anti-gang officers who handle confiscated drugs and cash. Los Angeles police have been under federal control since the 2000 Rampart scandal which…