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JAKARTA • A hefty 15-year prison term for one of Indonesia's top politicians, who allegedly even staged a car crash to evade arrest, could be a turning point in the country's war on corruption, observers said, as anger boils over against powerful figures living above the law. Setya Novanto's case sparked a ...
U.S. foreign policy and counterterrorism officials have been highly critical of the organization and its ideology but have generally not viewed it as a threat to national security. However, advocates for American Muslims have long insisted that conspiracy theories about the Muslim Brotherhood are promoted to ...

WASHINGTON -- Between a tax bill that curbed the federal deduction for state and local taxes and President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the government rather than fund the Gateway Tunnel project, New Jersey lawmakers feel as if they're trying to repel a Republican war on the Garden State.
Congressman Al Swift, known more as a policy wonk than a political operative, is remembered fondly by the next generation of Democratic politicians he ... U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, a Democrat from the 6th District, had known Swift since childhood, interned for him at age 19 and called him an important voice ...
Last week, the Democratic Party in the United States brought an unprecedented lawsuit against a foreign country, Russia, and persons connected to the ... This “stolen information” was allegedly used to advance Russia's own interests, destabilise the US political environment and denigrate Hillary Clinton.
And as the leader of the non-partisan organization USAFacts, he was careful to stay politically neutral. But speaking at the Politico event at the Newseum, a short distance from the U.S. Congress and the White House, he was no less passionate in delivering his message to the country's elected officials.

That massive disconnect between people and the politicians who represent them is what led to President Donald Trump. Trump tapped into the public's resentment that politicians not only didn't listen to them but actively didn't care what they thought. He cast himself as the voice of the "forgotten" man and ...
From 1948 to 2000, the American labor market had its share of ups and downs, but there was a steady upward trajectory toward a larger and larger share of .... From FDR through Gerald Ford, the United States had Fed chairs who were obsessed with maintaining full employment and showing that capitalist ...
The exasperated headlines Chait bemoans (e.g. “Once Again, Kamala Harris Is Interrupted at a Senate Hearing”) tell us more about the perverse ... When a male politician loses a family member to cancer, then uses his platform to advocate for more funding for cancer research, we don't brush it off as the ...
In Congress and state legislatures, special interest lobbyists are delivering large sums of money to politicians, which effectively prioritizes the private ... For example, only a few weeks after U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduced his blueprint for the tax bill, he attended a fundraiser on ...
Washington (CNN) American voters of different partisan stripes don't agree on much nowadays, but they can agree on this: most of them approve of US ... Last Sunday, Haley announced that the US was set to impose additional sanctions against Russia in response to the chemical weapons attack in Syria.
Republican Congressman Tom MacArthur and Democrat US Senator Cory Booker have worked jointly on past legislation, but they differ strongly on the tax cut, that Booker is pushing for MacArthur's defeat in the midterms. “I know he often talks about his district, which it will hurt hundreds of people in his ...
Politicians may disappoint us, frustrate us, or even anger us. They certainly make mistakes. But here's the thing: we cannot solve our problems at any level — local, state or federal — without skilled politicians. They're indispensable to the system. And the craft of politics requires certain characteristics.
This goes against American beliefs in fairness and in government power being derived from the people. ... If you believe that government secrecy is good, that politicians should be able to guarantee their own re-elections, that partisan gridlock helps us, that politicians and bureaucrats are smarter than you, ...
They're indispensable to the system. I've had a good vantage point to observe successful American politicians over the decades, and I've come to believe the craft of politics requires certain characteristics. Not every politician possesses them, but the good ones — and there are plenty of good politicians ...
2018 seems like a bad time to be a Republican just about anywhere. So you would think it would be even worse to be a Republican in deep-blue Massachusetts, where Hillary Clinton won by 27 percentage points in 2016. But the state's GOP governor, Charlie Baker, is doing just fine, thank you. Actually ...
I've had a good vantage point to observe successful American politicians over the decades, and I've come to believe the craft of politics requires ... is a senior advisor for the Indiana University Center on Representative Government and was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.

Photograph: Evelyn Hockstein for the Guardian. Marchers from all over the United States had filled Pennsylvania Avenue from front to back, spilling over into walkways and holding signs aloft that decried endemic American gun violence, hapless politicians and the extremist gun rights movement that holds ...
US President Donald Trump risks destabilising businesses across America and sparking further retaliation from China by using tariffs as a response to alleged theft of trade secrets, warned a US Democratic lawmaker from Washington state, China's biggest US trading partner. Rick Larsen, a US House ...
The provision, known as the Cloud Act, seeks to resolve a long-running dispute between Microsoft and other email providers and the US Justice Department over whether a warrant can compel companies to hand over emails stored on foreign servers. Microsoft, which along with other tech firms ...
Many of us might shortsightedly think of such things as luxuries, rather than necessities. But the history of our public policy is that luxuries morph into necessities. Who would deny anyone on welfare access to the internet, or a colour TV? Ever-expanding public financing of an ever-lengthening list of goods ...
The bill states that the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention can do research on gun violence, though not advocacy, an idea Democrats pushed. But there was no resolution for Dreamers, the young immigrants who have been living in the United States illegally since childhood, but whose ...
The scandal has led some Facebook users to question their use of the website and has sparked a decline in the stock value of several tech giants, as lawmakers in the U.S. and the U.K. ponder greater regulation of social media. Politicians in other jurisdictions, including Manitoba, are taking notice.
Politicians in the US and UK have accused it of giving misleading statements about its work, and the information commissioner has demanded access to .... sources said the same Israeli team that had worked on the Nigeria campaign obtained private information of the St Kitts and Nevis politician Timothy ...
"It makes me absolutely sick that we're not sharing the stage right now, but I promise you that when you see us on Saturday we will be." There are roughly 13,000 gun deaths in the United States each year, which breaks down to an average of about 96 a day. Most happen outside of schools. Measures like ...
The power of incumbency and gerrymandering in U.S. politics is significant. Yet in election after election, in good times and bad, a lot of Americans seek to "throw the bums out" -- whomever the bums might be. This voter predilection has consistently led candidates to present themselves as outsiders who ...
A senior politician from Venezuela's ruling party has denounced the sanctions imposed by the U.S. government against its recently launched national cryptocurrency, the oil-backed petro. As reported by CoinDesk, U.S. president Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday prohibiting American ...
Less noticed has been the work that Cambridge Analytica and its parent company, the SCL Group, have done outside the United States. The operations of the two ... The Channel 4 reporter posed as a “fixer” for a wealthy Sri Lankan family that wanted to help politicians they favored. In a series of meetings ...
Rauner's commercials contain “the biggest lies since Rod Blagojevich told us he was for good government and he would always do what was right,” said a ... “Hyperbole and exaggeration are commonplace in political ads, but this … struck us as not just over the top but over the moon,” wrote PolitiFact ...
Finally, the words they used were, “You're a white supremacist; we don't need the police; we can take care of this ourselves; you are letting us die while you do nothing about it.” When I got very, very quiet, when I could set aside the anger and fear and resentment, what I heard in addition to the words they ...
We get the fact the Notley NDP didn't tell us they were bringing in the tax when they campaigned to be in charge. We get the tax hurt ... But Ellis talks about a Conservative politician in Ottawa who wants a committee of politicians down east to do a “comprehensive review” of rural crime in Canada. Yippee!!
Day after day, headline after headline, reporters covered the Nunes memo that, according to politicians, would unveil “alleged misdeeds” by the FBI and the Department of Justice. When the memo was finally released, it virtually said nothing. Journalists who hyped up the possible discoveries that the memo ...
Could we be observing a transfer of power from the NRA back to the American people, to whom it rightly belongs? It's a slim chance that will soon disappear if the reigning plutocrats get their way. Maybe it's unrealistic to hope the politicians we elected to sail our ship of state will steer us into safe waters.
BDS campaigns have gained traction across the United States in recent years, particularly on college campuses. Palestine Legal, a nonprofit advocacy group, notes that boycotts have long played a significant role in U.S. history, and that the “Supreme Court has held that boycotts to effect political, social, ...
Gov. Bill Haslam will retain his title as the nation's second-wealthiest politician, according to the latest Forbes listing of the world's billionaires. The magazine reports Haslam is worth $2.5 billion, the same as last year, compared to President Donald Trump's estimated $3.1 billion. (For what it's worth, ...
For many, many years they've been outsmarting us." Trump granted Canada and Mexico exemptions to the steel and aluminum tariffs he announced on Thursday. On Saturday, he repeated his previous suggestion that the future of the exemption is tied to the outcome of North American Free Trade ...
Kansas politicians are closely watching developing trade policies with an eye to whether they could start a trade war that might hurt industries in the state that rely on exports. President Donald Trump's administration has been in talks with Canada and Mexico to renegotiate the North American Free Trade ...
Little-Known Pakistani Politician Appointed Senate Chairman. March 12, 2018, at 11:46 a.m.. March 12, 2018, at 11:46 a.m.. U.S. News & World Report. Little-Known Pakistani Politician Appointed Senate Chairman. More. Sadiq Sanjrani, independent candidate, walks in at the premises of Baluchistan Assembly building in ...
Kansas politicians are closely watching developing trade policies with an eye to whether they could start a trade war that might hurt industries in the state that rely on exports. President Donald Trump's administration has been in talks with Canada and Mexico to renegotiate the North American Free Trade ...
White House officials ratcheted up their fight with California politicians over immigration policies ahead of President Trump's visit Tuesday, briefing ... Thomas D. Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, took particular exception to a comment by House Democratic leader Nancy ...
Indeed, even Shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus, Labor member for the federal seat taking in south Dandenong, lives kilometres away in safe Malvern, where 75 per cent of locals were born here or in England or the United States. Is this why our political class, mostly recruited from People Like Us, has ...
Add Russia Investigation as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Russia Investigation news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Russia Investigation. Add Interest. A North Carolina congressional candidate says the website she used when she campaigned for another office is now owned by a ...
WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump took another shot at Canada's trade practices Saturday, alleging that Canadian leaders have taken advantage of bumbling American politicians “for decades.” “Canada's brutal. Canada's really tough,” Trump said during a rambling speech on behalf of a ...
GUADALAJARA, Mexico — In a cafe in downtown Guadalajara, Pedro Kumamoto, 28, an independent politician running for a Senate seat, was savoring his early morning coffee when a middle-aged man approached. “I am sorry to interrupt — I just wanted to greet you,” the older man said, his eyes starting ...
It's become ubiquitous as a signal to a politician's supporters to ignore legitimate reporting and hard questions, as a smear of the beleaguered and ... “When Trump announced he was going to do his fake news awards, a group of us conservative legislators said, 'We need to do that, too,'” said Idaho state ...
An American politician who breastfeeds her baby in a campaign video has gone viral. Wisconsin Democrat candidate Kelda Roys, 38, feeds her infant daughter throughout the advert, in which she talks about how she has helped ban the use of neurotoxic BPA chemicals in baby bottles. First female White ...
The skipper aboard the Harvest Reaper fishing trawler off-loads his first catch of the Will we really be able to reclaim full control of our fishing waters? Credit: Bloomberg. Last Sunday I wrote that, after a year of the two sides just talking past each other on Brexit, the moment had come when hard reality was ...
Rene Boucher, a neighbor of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, has pleaded guilty to attacking the politician in November after reaching a breaking point over lawn maintenance. Boucher, 59, agreed to a plea agreement that included a 21-month sentence recommendation by the prosecution. The attack, Boucher told ...
Imagine the scene on June 13, 1775, when a force of over 3,000 British Regulars, Grenadiers and Royal Marines, attacked the American colonial militia holding their positions on Bunker Hill and Breed's Hill in Charlestown, Massachusetts. As history tells us, it took three assaults from the professional British ...
Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, warned Congolese authorities last month to use paper ballots or lose U.S. support because using an electronic voting system could undermine the credibility of the election. Some people are worried because of what happened in Kenya, a far more ...


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