When Moguls Collide With Politics

When Moguls Collide With Politics

The thing that is causing Donald Trump’s surge in the polls is the same one that will ultimately co…
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Graduate Conference Producer-Politics,Energy and Finance Events

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Jon Stewart made politics entertaining – and highly partisan

Jon Stewart changed American culture. You can’t say that about many performers, especially comedian…
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Bihar assembly elections 2015: Of caste-based politics and development

Bihar assembly elections 2015: Of caste-based politics and development

As caste remains an integral part of the politics as seen in past many years, Bihar chief minister …
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Today: Shutdown Politics. Taliban Turmoil.

I’m Davan Maharaj, editor of the Los Angeles Times. Believe it or not, we could be headed for anoth…
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“That’s Politics”: the Sandernistas on the Masters’ Schedule

More than seven years ago, then United States Vice President Dick Cheney had an interesting respons…
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Burma's path to democracy is being wrecked by lethal identity politics

Burma’s path to democracy is being wrecked by lethal identity politics

Andrew Fagan has received research and training funding from various sources. This particular piece…
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Inaugural Basque Fry: Lamb Served With A Side Of Presidential Politics

In many respects the 2008 Presidential campaign really began the night of February 21, 2007 as 8 De…
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Politics over Human Rights in Southeast Asia

Human trafficking concerns appear to have been overshadowed by politics in the newly released State…
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Nigel Farage tells pro-Brexit campaigners to get their act together

Nigel Farage tells pro-Brexit campaigners to get their act together

Nigel Farage has called for no campaigners from across the political spectrum to make a positive ca…
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Free trade: Tony Abbott warns Labor against ‘short-term xenophobic politics’ over China deal

Updated July 30, 2015 13:06:58 Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the Chinese free trade agreement is …
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Communication Workers Union backs Corbyn as antidote to Blairite ‘virus’

Jeremy Corbyn has taken another major step forward in his campaign to become Labour leader after th…
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Understanding Peru over the past 50 years: Politics and economics

Understanding Peru over the past 50 years: Politics and economics

Latin American Centre Seminars: Understanding Peru over the past 50 years: Politics and economics. Date. Tue, 03/11/2015 – 17:00 to 18:30.
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Iowa Conference on Presidential Politics

This fall, I’m hosting the Iowa Conference on Presidential Politics. I’m professor of Political…
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How angry populism engulfed American politics

Race relations are arguably worse now than they’ve been at any point during my lifetime. (This is n…
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TPP trade deal: Abbott chastises critics for 'short-term, xenophobic politics'

TPP trade deal: Abbott chastises critics for ‘short-term, xenophobic politics’

Tony Abbott has warned against “short-term, xenophobic politics” obstructing the trans Pacific partnership (TPP) negotiations which are expected to reach an agreement in days. The prime minister is staring down opposition complaints about secrecy and “investor-state dispute settlement” (ISDS) provisions but is also facing internal pressure. Nationals MPs have banded together to speak out about the TPP’s impact on the local sugar industry. The trade minister, Andrew Robb, has conceded sugar, dairy and biologic patents remain the sticking points in negotiations as he attends the latest meetings in Hawaii, and five National MPs have released a joint statement saying they will not support the TPP if it does not have adequate provisions for the sugar industry. In pointed comments at the BOAO financial services forum on Thursday, Abbott said the talks were in “their final, critical stage”. He spoke about the recent China-Australia free trade agreement and the FTAs with South Korea, Singapore, Chile, Thailand and ASEAN, before moving on to the TPP. FTA critics had “forgotten their history”. “These free trade agreements are too important for our country; they’re too important for our businesses and too important for our children to be sacrificed at the altar of short-term, xenophobic politics,” he said. “So, I hope that our opponents will end their flirtation with the ideas and the fears of the past.” Labor recently passed a motion to to remove ISDS clauses from existing trade agreements and Abbott mentioned the support of previous Labor prime ministers for FTAs, as well as John Howard. “Freer trade is an essential part of any credible plan to build a strong, prosperous economy for a safe, secure Australia,” he said. “Freer trade will strengthen and deepen the relationship between Australia and the nations of our region. Australia has nothing to fear and everything to gain from freer trade. We gain and the world gains as well … “Australia can give the countries of our region the resource security, the food security and the energy security that we all seek for the future. We are in the right place at the right time with the right spirit, and as far as I am concerned we must and we will seize this moment.” Nationals MPs George Christensen, Matt Canavan, Michelle Landry, Keith Pitt and Ken O’Dowd released a joint statement the morning of the speech headlined “No sugar, no deal”. The MPs are campaigning for Australia’s sugar industry to be given more international market access, and specifically mentioned the FTA with the US and China giving no significant quota to Australia sugar. “If they [the US] take the TPP seriously, they will offer a serious increase to Australia’s quota,” the statement says. “We are calling on the Australian government’s key negotiators to fight for the Australian sugar industry alongside officials from rural lobby groups representing cane-growers and millers, who have travelled to Hawaii this week to participate in the latest round of TPP discussions. “If the Australian sugar industry does not receive a substantial improvement in market access under the TPP, we cannot support a deal. We could not in good conscience give support to enabling legislation for the TPP if it ignores one of the most important industries in our state.” The agriculture minister, Barnaby Joyce, has not responded for requests for comment on the TPP. The TPP involves countries that make up 40% of the world’s global economy: the US, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. At its completion, the TPP will cover trade, intellectual-property rights and financial regulations.
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The Politics of Medicare and Medicaid, 50 Years Later

President Lyndon B. Johnson uses the last of many pens to complete the signing of the Medicare Bill…
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Congress Regulates Internal Speech for Good Reason | Procedural Politics

By Don Wolfensberger Posted at 4:48 p.m. on July 29 It is often noted there are two kinds of member…
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Anti-corruption campaigners furious as Government considers softening Bribery Act

Anti-corruption campaigners furious as Government considers softening Bribery Act

Businesses claim the law makes it difficult for British firms to export goods The Government is rev…
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Chris Christie: Mike Huckabee’s Iran Statement Wasn’t Smart

For New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, it was a metaphor too far.  On Wednesday, Christie told With All Due Respect host John Heilemann that Mike Huckabee’s choice of words to describe the Obama administration’s Iran deal was problematic.  “I don’t agree with the hyperbolic nature of the comment, and I also think that it’s somewhat offensive to the Israelis,” Christie said during a one-on-one interview in Manchester, New Hampshire. “Israelis have a right of self-determination … they have the right to defend themselves. No one is going to lead them anywhere. Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Knesset are going to make a judgement about what they want to do to protect Israel’s national security. So, I thought it was kind of off-key in a number of different ways, and something I wouldn’t have said.”  Over the weekend, Huckabee invoked the Holocaust when expressing his displeasure with the Iran deal, saying that it “will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.” “As you know, I have severe concerns about the agreement,” Christie added, “but I would not have used that kind of language, not only because I think it’s too hyperbolic, but because I don’t think it acknowledges appropriately the role that Israel has for its own self-determination and national security.” The current Republican candidates have all come out strongly against the Iran deal, but some—like Christie, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush—have sought to distance themselves from from the tenor of Huckabee’s remarks. Donald Trump, meanwhile, said Tuesday that he had no problem with the characterization. “I’m OK with it,” Trump told Fox News.  Christie’s full interview aired on Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET on Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect. 
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Let cooler heads prevail over campus politics at University of Hong Kong

That filling a key managerial post at the University of Hong Kong has triggered a bitter row is unsurprising given the current political atmosphere.
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Suspended senators will be back on the public payroll during election

Suspended senators will be back on the public payroll during election

Suspended Senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau would get their salaries back duri…
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Are you a ‘bogus’ Labour leadership voter?

Controversy has surrounded the Labour leadership election, with some raising questions as to whethe…
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Politics Overshadows US Tech Firms’ Hopes For Entering Iran

Iran has the potential to be a boom market for American tech companies. The majority of the populat…
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Barack Obama, Jon Stewart Hardly the First Showbiz-Politics Duo

Barack Obama, Jon Stewart Hardly the First Showbiz-Politics Duo

President Barack Obama and comedian Jon Stewart are among the many president-celebrity pairings. Ba…
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Canada’s Harper: Keystone Shows Obama’s Peculiar Politics

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly…
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Can technology expand transparency in politics?

Laurent Fabius, France’s foreign minister, travelled to Tehran yesterday, an exercise that w…
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Top metro vents: Politics increase skeptics | www.ajc.com

Top metro vents: Politics increase skeptics | www.ajc.com

Politics can create a stir in the Atlanta community. Fortunately, The Vent is a place where resi…
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The Politics Of Punishment: Greece Is Being Destroyed By Europe And Austerity Orthodoxy

A street vendor pushes his trolley as he passes a banner, depicting a wrecking ball that reads: &#8…
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There Is Effectively No Limit on Money in Politics

(cc image: DonkeyHotey) FAIR is the national progressive media watchdog group, challenging corporat…
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