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CPPCC, National People's Congress to Begin March 3 and 5

The Beijinger (blog) - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
The curtain will rise in early March on China's biggest political events, the China People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People's Congress (NPC), which will open on March 3 and 5, respectively. Also known as the liang hui ...
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Gilmore suspends campaign while Trump threatens to sue Cruz – as it happened

The Guardian - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Gilmore, who had failed to qualify for all but two of the so-called “undercard” presidential debates, has consistently been at the very bottom of the crowded Republican presidential field, rarely registering with even a single point in national polls ...

How to buy a foreign election Simon Kuper

Financial Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
Buying into other people's political systems is a bright idea that is conquering the world. Various trends in post-1990 globalisation have encouraged it: ever more countries at least pretend to hold ... China likes to help out African ruling parties ...

Munich Security Conference opens amid concerns about "boundless crises"

Shanghai Daily (subscription) - ‎8 hours ago‎
Fu Ying, Chairwoman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People's Congress of China, was scheduled to attend a panel discussion on China on Saturday afternoon.
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We are all entitled to our political views: but should the US elections be so angry and so personal?

Catholic Herald Online (blog) - ‎9 hours ago‎
The National Review, for which I wrote a few times in the days of its founder, William F Buckley Jr, and which is still an excellent organ of opinion - this means I usually agree with most of its content - has just devoted an entire issue to explaining ...
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DNC drops ban on lobbyist, PAC money

USA TODAY - ‎6 hours ago‎
Last year, the party lifted the ban on lobbyists' contributions to the national convention after Congress eliminated public funding for the party gatherings.

Taiwan Blocks Leader of Uyghur Organization From Attending Conference

Radio Free Asia - ‎4 hours ago‎
Taiwanese authorities have prevented the executive chairman of an international Uyghur organization from participating in a human rights conference to be held in Taiwan later this month, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) said Friday. ... part in an event ...
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ANC liable for legal action for not recalling Zuma, says COPE's Bloem

BDlive - ‎12 hours ago‎
THE failure to recall President Jacob Zuma for violating "his oath of office by omission and commission" makes the African National Congress (ANC) "subject … to legal action as well". That was the view of the Congress of the People's (COPE's) Dennis ...

RCMP working to rebuild relationship with indigenous peoples

Toronto Star - ‎13 hours ago‎
The Star has learned that AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde, who told the top Mountie that day his presence at the meeting was “starting to earn that trust and respect,” has since followed up with a one-on-one meeting with Paulson to discuss the way ...
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Hillary's Woman Problem

POLITICO Magazine - ‎14 hours ago‎
When I wrote a column recently for the Harvard Crimson explaining why I think many young women don't like Clinton—and why they should—I got pushback from people who thought I was focusing too much on Clinton's gender and not enough on the ways in ...
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China's renminbi bears should beware

Financial Times - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
So if the central bank can get past Chinese new year and the G20 to the meeting of the National People's Congress in March, it should then be able to rely on further domestic policy support to help stabilise the economy.
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98 Percent of Corrupt Chinese 'Tigers' Have This in Common

The National Interest Online (blog) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Even in this context, however, the share of women taken down in the anticorruption campaign is low, a mere 4.72 percent of the total.

The Icon: White House Trivia

National Geographic Traveler Magazine (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
The White House was not completed until 1800, after Washington retired—meaning John Adams was the first president to move in (albeit the plaster was still wet and the rooms unfurnished).

Budget Impasse Grounds Businesses, As Nigerians React

The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
National Chairman of the United Peoples Party (UPP), Chief Chekwas Okorie, described the impasse as a welcome development, urging the NASS members to quickly address the anomalies discovered in the proposal to pave way for urgent passage.

Yoruba History: Gani Adams Lambasts Benin Chiefs

NAIJ.COM - ‎7 hours ago‎
The National Coordinator of Oodua Peoples' Congress (OPC) Otunba Gani Adams has called on the Chiefs of Benin Kingdom to steer clear from making unhistorical balanced statement capable of upsetting the socio- cultural chord of brotherhood between ...

Groundbreaking Maryland Legislation Seeks to End Congressional Gerrymandering with Fair Representation

Huffington Post - ‎9 hours ago‎
But a 1967 law mandating single-winner districts presents a stiff barrier--one that will deny a comprehensive national solution until Congress takes action on our proposed Ranked Choice Voting Act. However, states are laboratories of democracy, and we ...

Shhh…Governor Wike is Speaking

THISDAY Live - ‎15 hours ago‎
Many people were being arrested. I would call the security men, asking why; they would say they were going to make sure there won't be any problem.
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Pentagon: North Korea Nuclear, Missile Threat Increasing

Washington Free Beacon - ‎4 hours ago‎
North Korea poses an increasing danger of using long-range missiles capable of striking the United States with nuclear warheads and is fielding new road-mobile and submarine-launched missiles, the Pentagon said in a report to Congress made public ...
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Read the Full Text of the Sixth Democratic Debate in Milwaukee

TIME - ‎21 hours ago‎
And what has happened is, I think, the American people have responded to a series of basic truths, and that is that we have today a campaign finance system which is corrupt, which is undermining American democracy, which allows Wall Street and ...
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Abraham Lincoln & Winston Churchill

National Review Online - ‎15 hours ago‎
In his July 4 message to Congress in 1861, President Lincoln wrote that the secession crisis “forces us to ask: 'Is there, in all republics, this inherent and fatal weakness?