All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Politics’

Prince William Better-Liked Than the Queen, Shows Poll

With less than a year to go before the next parliamentary elections in the UK, the political landscape of the country appears to be shifting back toward the Labour Party. Overall, though, the British public appears to be more focused on the royal family than on parliament. A new poll released this weekend by polling firm ComRes in cooperation with …

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Narendra Modi: Ready To End Strife With Pakistan?

Narendra Modi was sworn in on Monday as the 15th Prime Minister of India, an event watched by heads of government from all of South Asia including from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Maldives, Nepal, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. The most surprising appearance was made by Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the head of a nation that has been at war with …

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Alison Lundergan Grimes Releases Her First General Election TV Ad

Allison Lundergan Grimes locked-in the Democratic nomination for Kentucky’s senate seat on Tuesday. Now the candidate is starting her media blitz in earnest. Grimes’ campaign this week released the candidate’s first general election TV ad. Titled “A Moment” the ad does not feature the hand-shaking and flag-waving that characterizes many early campaign commercials. Instead, Grimes directly addresses voters, distancing herself …

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Diane Humetewa Becomes First Female Native American Federal Judge

The U.S. Senate this week confirmed the first female Native American federal judge in U.S. history. Diane Humetewa, a former U.S. Attorney, will serve on the Federal District Court of Arizona. According to an Associated Press report, Humetewa was confirmed on Wednesday in a rare unanimous (96-0) vote in the U.S. Senate. She has now been nominated for federal positions …

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Jeb Bush Earns Praise At New York City Event

During an appearance at a Manhattan Institute dinner, Jeb Bush garnered praise from members of the audience, which included political donors from the Big Apple, conservatives, and even Chris Christie supporter former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani. A possible presidential candidate for 2016, Bush delivered an emphatic speech at the event that focused on the decline of the US economy …

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North Korea’s State Owned News: “Obama is a monkey”

Propaganda is usually more eloquent, combined with images of gallantry and false promises through meaningless slogans; a rhetoric that allows for no free thought or discussion – ‘you’re either with us or against us.’ North Korea spares no elegance when it tries to make a point, whether it’s a myriad of empty threats, execution by flamethrower, or bombardments from its …

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Judge Joe Brown, Recently Jailed, Running for Office

The man who helmed a popular TV court show for 15 seasons is now running for office. But could he be up against his worst challenge yet? Judge Joe Brown, the man whose namesake show gave him the opportunity to dispense justice in his own style, sometimes sitting on top of his bench. Brown had formerly been a prosecutor in …

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Alanis Morissette: Political Campaign Booster

Alanis Morissette has entered the realm of politics in a big way. The legendary singer/songwriter has penned an emotionally charged theme for her friend and political equal Marianne Williamson for her run for congress. Williamson is running for Rep. Henry Waxman’s seat in California’s 33rd district. The enviable 33rd district encompasses wealthy and celebrity-drenched hot spots such as Malibu, Beverly …

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Yingluck Shinawatra Ousted from Office by Thai Court

The Constitutional Court in Thailand ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Wednesday, along with nine members of her cabinet, in an abuse-of-power case that will likely push the politically fragile democracy into further turmoil and violence. Thailand’s highest court cited a relatively obscure case involving the transfer of a senior civil servant three years ago, which had a “hidden agenda” that …

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Alanis Morissette Gets Into Politics

She wouldn’t be the first. Canadian songstress and supposed former infatuation junkie, Alanis Morissette, has taken her talents into the realm of politics. California congressional candidate Marianna Williamson already has the endorsement of many celebrities, but now she can add an official campaign song to her lineup, this one penned by Morissette herself. “I was attempting to capture the passion, …

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Supreme Court Rules To Allow Prayer At Town Meetings

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday to allow an opening prayer at town hall meetings in Greece, NY sparking fresh debate on the separation of church and state. In a surprise split, 5-4, justices ruled that the prayer, offered by a selected “chaplain of the month”, did not violate the constitutional rights of those in attendance at such meetings, according …

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Redskins Name: Harry Reid Wants NFL to Follow in NBA’s Footsteps, Ban Racist Name

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is making headlines for talking about racism again, but this time it has nothing to do with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. Instead, Reid says that the NFL should follow in the NBA’s footsteps and ban racism–this would include the Washington Redskins name, which Reid has long deemed racist. After audio of Los Angeles Clippers owner …

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