From Alabama, by way of the internet, is a brief video of the most hideously blown out call in recent history.
France’s ruling Socialist Party loses out after massive gains by right-wing opposition UNP party led by former French president Nicolas Sarkozy in local ballot.
Unlike her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, who had focused on the presidency, Marine Le Pen has sought to establish strong local roots and expand the National Front's foothold in local government.
An unsanctioned delegation traveled to Damascus this week, marking the first Franco-Syrian meeting since France severed diplomatic ties with Syria in 2012.
The nationalist Front National continued its journey toward becoming a legitimate political party thanks to its slick PR tactics and widespread distrust of France's scandal-plagued government.