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UK government signals it will block second Scottish independence referendum until 2020s - politics live. Rolling coverage of the day's political developments as they happen.
We study environmental politics, and believe the health care debate holds an important lesson for green advocates: Policies that create concrete benefits for specific constituencies are hard to discontinue.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes confirmed that he was on White House grounds to meet with a source, who'd allegedly given the congressman intelligence information about Trump transition officials.
Sidney Torres IV stands with one of the French Quarter Task Force's new smart cars parked outside NOPD's 8th District station on Thursday, June 2, 2016 in New Orleans as part of his crimefighting initiative.
Welcome to Our Picks, a guide to the best stuff to read, watch and listen to from around the internet. Check this space for the must-read long-form article, the next great podcast for your commute, the news-making tweetstorm.
India is known as the world's largest democracy, but one which also suffers from the problem of corruption. In recent elections, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, many of the politicians who won elections also have criminal records, or are under ...
The November elections are still more than seven months away, but the New Jersey education Association is already trying to make its muscle felt, threatening to work against Democrat Stephen Sweeney to prevent his re-election.
In the same year in which Carter ran for president, Jerry Falwell, then emerging as a leader of the religious right, claimed that the notion that religion and politics should be kept apart "was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running ...
politics: Last week, the failure of the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare dealt a crushing blow to the GOP. But it could be an unexpected boon for Trump: Though his dealmaking reputation is damaged, he might now have a chance to reshape his agenda, ...
If touching Social Security is the third rail of politics (a metaphor for subjects so controversial that merely referencing them can mean the instant death of one's political career), then touching politics is the third rail of marketing. Including ...
This week's FiveThirtyEight politics podcast was recorded live at the Treefort music Fest in Boise, Idaho. The team talked to Boise Mayor David Bieter about local partisanship, played a round of wonky political trivia and answered audience questions.
But in the early days of the administration, Kushner appears to have gotten caught up in some workplace politics. Sources told the Washington Post that observers "have been alarmed by Kushner's efforts to elbow aside anyone he perceives as a possible ...
Of course Arthur C. Brooks, the president of the American Enterprise Institute, advises your readers to avoid political news so we will be happier.
In an era when most political activism in America is limited to tapping "like" on a facebook post or retweeting a news story, there was something remarkable about the thousands of people who jammed their elected representatives' phone lines and flooded ...
Cramer: Here's why it's better to get past GOP health-care bill... Friday, 24 Mar 2017 | 9:01 AM ET | 01:12. Good morning.
CBC News politics. CBC News Navigation. Home · Opinion · World · Canada · politics · Business · Health · Entertainment · technology & science · Video · politics · Photo Galleries · CBC SecureDrop. Exclusive. Liberals to announce marijuana will be legal ...
Brexit Week is here at last: Mirror politics morning briefing. Theresa may visits Scotland ahead of triggering Article 50 on Wednesday.
A child runs through the Capitol. A young girl runs through the halls of the Minnesota State Capitol during the first day of the 2017-18 on Jan. 3 in St. Paul.
This week the soul of the infamous Panama leaks may be put to eternal rest but only in the legal and constitutional sense. Politically, the ghosts of the Panama leaks will not go away easily.
The United States is descending into such an abyss, as politics now seem to govern whether existing laws are enforced. sociologists in the 1980s found out that when even minor infractions were ignored - such as the breaking of windows, or vendors ...
Theresa may and Nicola Sturgeon have held their first meeting since Sturgeon called for a second referendum on Scottish independence.
This is not the first time, however, that socialists have used local politics as a means of transforming American society. In Milwaukee, socialists dominated politics in Wisconsin's largest city from 1910 to 1960. This led to a great improvement in ...
Plenty of fingers are being pointed after Friday's abrupt end to Republicans' effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. After blaming Democrats on Friday, President Trump on Sunday took aim at hard-right-wing conservatives who didn't back the plan ...
Scott Morrison on Hanson vote boycott: Australians don't expect politicians to strike - politics live. As One Nation threatens to boycott the company tax cut vote until the sugar issue is resolved, the treasurer says voters expect their ...
President Donald Trump in his private citizen days of 2011 playing golf at his Trump International Golf Club outside West Palm Beach.
President Trump's friend and confidant Roger Stone joins ABC's George Stephanopoulos to discuss accusations that he "colluded" with Russian agents to coordinate the Hillary Clinton leaks during the 2016 election and responds to allegations from Ranking ...
Jessica Kelly, director of leadership and programs for Running Start, ran a workshop at Tulane University to conclude the Feminist Festival.
Paris (AP) - French voters just won't tolerate corruption in politics anymore - that appears to be the message from the swift downfall of the country's powerful security minister.
Its failures mirror those of centrist politics so closely that any lessons we can learn from one will port quite easily to the other.
Perhaps Jon's most lasting achievement was his mentorship of dozens of teen and college age students interested in politics. Jon devoted countless hours developing meaningful relationships with those desiring to be future leaders, helping them ...
Enough of the language and politics of fear. We remain a calm, sane and robust society. Nicci Gerrard. The emotive and intemperate response to the attacks in Westminster serves only to divide us further and to collude with the very people who seek to ...
Expect a lot of conflict in the coming weeks. Lots of dueling news conferences, and letters back and forth. By J. Patrick Coolican Star Tribune.
Our view: Katko must help move health-care beyond politics. The citizen editorial board; 33 min ago. New Congress. Associated Press.
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that the communications of Trump transition officials, possibly including President Donald Trump himself, may have been scooped up in legal surveillance and improperly distributed ...
Pols & politics: St. Patrick's Day Breakfast no cheap affair · Matt Stout Sunday, March 26, 2017. Credit: Nancy Lane.
French voters just won't tolerate corruption in politics anymore - that appears to be the message from the swift downfall of the country's powerful security minister.
About a month ago, Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh drifted into politics, which can be dangerous territory. He tweeted about the legal services corporation, which funds civil legal aid for low-income Americans.
In private, Mark Cuban has started discussing his role in national politics with his family. He told Business Insider, for instance, that he spoke with loved ones about his decision to campaign on the trail for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ...
A little more than halfway through the legislative session and attention is turning to the Texas House. Specifically, how will it handle legislation passing through the Senate?
One tweet shows how the space between friends and enemies in South Carolina politics is often razor thin. Shortly after midnight Thursday, former Gov.
Gov. Jerry Brown, left at podium, with Senate President pro Temporare Kevin de Leon, address members of the media, before signing a bill creating highest statewide minimum wage at $15 an hour by 2022 at the Ronald Reagan building in Los Angeles on ...
As this past week's battle over health care proves, the great divide in American politics shows no sign of healing, or even of quieting down.
Here are the top 10 comments of the week on our digital platforms, as selected by our readers and the journalists who moderate nearly every comment.
But now that art has become life, and we are suffering a real presidential impersonator who actually believes politics is for simpletons, well, now I'm really angry.
That is why I filed House Joint Resolution 1008, seeking to allow the people of the State of Oklahoma to vote on a constitutional amendment to remove partisan politics from the redistricting process by allowing a non-partisan commission with nothing to ...
Ethiopia's deadly rubbish dump landslide was down to politics, not providence. Fadila Bargicho believes divine intervention saved the life of one of her two sons when a landfill site collapsed near Addis Ababa.
In this Nov. 21, 1979 file photo, Bella Abzug, left, and Patsy Mink of women USA sit next to Gloria Steinem as she speaks in Washington where they warned presidential candidates that promises for women's rights will not be enough to get their support ...
Both were men of violence - and even if McGuinness's life had followed a trajectory of peace, the absolution of his past crimes offered by the establishment suggests political violence can be forgiven if the politics is right and history turns your way ...
Joseph Slate prepares to add a U.S. flag to a growing memorial for Whittier, Calif., police officer Keith Boyer in Whittier Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.


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