All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Politics’

Israeli Airstrikes Reportedly Hit Hezbollah Target

Israeli aircraft reportedly carried out an airstrike near the Syria-Lebanon border late Monday. Israel has declined to comment on the situation and there has been no confirmation from Lebanon, according to the AP. However, Lebanon’s National News Agency has taken a guess that the strikes happened near Nabi Sheet which is a remote village in the eastern Bekaa Valley. The …

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Venezuelan Beauty Queen Killed During Protest

Venezuelan beauty queen Genesis Carmona, 22, has become one of the latest victims in the continued unrest in the troubled country. The young college student was shot in the head at a protest Tuesday and died later in the hospital. “How long are we going to live like this? How long do we have to tolerate this pressure, with them …

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Mitt Romney: Hillary Should Be Judged On Her Own Record

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney had this to say about Hillary Clinton: “If ever she takes the road to presidential candidacy, her own record as the United States Secretary of State should be judged, and not her husband’s history.” This was his response to Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s statement that if Hillary Clinton seeks to be the Democratic Party’s nominee …

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Enrico Letta Resigns: Renzi’s Eyes Are On The Prize

Enrico Letta officially resigned from the Italian Prime Minister position this week. This move follows a discontent by many in past months regarding his indecisive actions and slow-moving reforms. The Democratic Party agreed that changes in government and new reforms are crucial to maintain power until 2018, thus implying that he should resign. Foreseeing this moment, Letta made a last …

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Venezuela Protests Leave 3 People Dead

Youth Day marches in Caracas, Venezuela turned violent with at least three people dead from gunshot wounds. Protests against the government have been escalating since the inauguration of President Nicolas Maduro in April 2013. The violent events were another cry from the opposition hardliners, who have been denouncing Maduro through demonstrations in provinces weeks prior to the latest incident. According to …

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Janet Yellen to Make First Speech as New Fed Chair

Janet Yellen, as the newly appointed Fed chair and first woman to ever hold the post, will make her first comments today before the House Financial Services Committee and then Thursday before the Senate Banking Committee. She has addressed these committees before as vice chair for three years and as a leading economist for a long time, but now she …

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Chuck Schumer Has Creative Immigration Idea

Last week, John Boehner pretty much shut down any talk in the House of immigration reform until Obama earns the trust of his fellow Republicans. Boehner released his own immigration overhaul principles only a couple of weeks ago, on Jan. 30 during a House GOP retreat, which laid out a pathway to legal American status for undocumented immigrants. However, that …

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Obama Approval Rating Harmful for Senate Democrats?

Obama’s approval rating is down to 45% and while slightly higher than two months ago, these numbers seem to make hesitant his fellow Democrats that are up for re-election to the Senate, according to CNN. The Democrats currently hold the majority in the Senate at 55 Democrats and 45 Republicans, but 21 Democratic-controlled seats are up this year as opposed …

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EU Corruption Costs Over €120 Billion A Year

An official EU report published Monday says corruption affects all member countries of the European Union and costs the bloc at least 120 billion euros ($162 billion) annually. She said the amount lost annually would be enough to fund the Union’s yearly operating budget. The report was issued by European Commissioner Cecelia Malmstrom during the first official European Union corruption study. …

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Utah Liquor Rules: Conservative Laws May Be Scaled Back

Utah is considering a major change in its liquor laws. Under the current liquor rules, restaurants are required to have what are referred to as “Zion curtains,” which are barriers that keep patrons from seeing drinks made. Restaurants are also required to only serve alcoholic drinks to patrons that are ordering food. Utah residents could see these conservative laws go …

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Google Continues To Build GOP Presence

Google is reportedly getting closer and closer with the Republican party, which may come as a surprise to some given that the company was one of the top contributors to the Obama campaign. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the technology giant is broadening its outreach to the GOP, has hired a “string of Republican operatives” to help it …

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