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Italian government wins confidence vote (Roundup)

Source: Politics Balla | Oct 2 2013, 3:12pm CDT | by IANS

Italian government wins confidence vote (Roundup)
Rome, Oct 3 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta Wednesday won a vote of confidence at the Senate, securing his troubled government's survival, with former premier Silvio Berlusconi making an about face on his decision to vote against the government.
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GovBeat: New York, birthplace of Labor Day, is the Best State in America

Aug 29 2014 10:24am CDT | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

For more than a century, labor unions have been a critical constituency for the Democratic Party, while Republicans have tried to curb unions’ influence. Wherever you fall on the political spectrum, if you have Monday off, you can thank those unions. Rea ...
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Women Don't Think The GOP Cares About Them, Internal Report Confirms

Aug 27 2014 7:39pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

A new internal Republican report confirmed that women are not fans of the GOP, and Republicans have more work to do if they want the female vote. The report, which was obtained by Politico, found that although Republicans have tried to improve outreach to female voters, women still believe the party is "stuck in the past" and "intolerant." Forty-nine percent of women polled for the report ...
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US sanctions violate Geneva nuclear deal: Iran
Tehran, Aug 31 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Sunday said the new sanctions imposed by Washington on Tehran in some cases violate the agreement reached last year between the Islamic republic and the world powers during the Geneva nuclear talks. | by IANS
 
Clashes continue in Libyan capital
Tripoli, Aug 31 (IANS) Fierce clashes continued Sunday in Libya's capital Tripoli as Islamist fighters launched assaults on local militiamen. | by IANS
 
After busy day in Kyoto, Modi heads to Tokyo (Roundup)
Kyoto/Tokyo, Aug 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew to Tokyo Sunday evening after a busy day in the former Japanese capital Kyoto where he visited two ancient Buddhist temples and sought Japan's help to combat sickle cell disease prevalent in tribal regions of India. | by IANS
 
 

Why I left the Democratic Party

Aug 27 2014 6:51pm CDT | Source: WND

Recently, I received an email from a former television colleague. I’ll call him Jack (not his real name). Jack lamented the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, and invited me to read and post on his blog. It had been years since we’d had any direct contact, but I have great respect for this man. Therefore, I went to Jack’s blog and began reading. It sickened me, so much so that I was, for one of the few times in ...
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Crist Wouldn't Be First Party Switcher Elected in Florida

Aug 27 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

Morning Line: "If Charlie Crist wins the governorship -- for the second time -- this fall he would become the first governor in Florida history to ever win as a member of two different parties... Crist would also be only the second Florida governor in 117 years -- and only the second since it achieved statehood -- to serve two non-consecutive terms. Gov. William Bloxham served as governor from 1881 to 1885 and was later el ...
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GovBeat: Ballot initiatives become pricey playgrounds of parties and corporations

Aug 27 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

PUEBLO, Colo. — In a midterm election season when control of the United States Senate hangs in the balance, Democrats are increasingly turning to ballot measures to get otherwise reluctant voters to the polls. Read full ...
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NY Times' Barro: Dems' Silence on Ferguson Ignores Black Voters

Aug 25 2014 8:55pm CDT | Source: Newsmax - Politics

The "very strange" lack of a national Democratic response to the racially charged police shooting of an unarmed Missouri teenager ignores the black voters who are "a hugely important Democratic Party constituency," says Jos ...
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Michelle Obama Missing From Campaign Trail for Democrats

Aug 25 2014 10:12am CDT | Source: Newsmax - Politics

Embattled Senate Democrats are grumbling that First Lady Michelle Obama has been missing in action when it comes to helping them keep their seats and retain a ...
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Will a 'Disconnected' President Take Down Democrats?

Aug 25 2014 2:48am CDT | Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

A tough few weeks during President Obama's vacation "left the impression of a disconnected president, frustrated with both the expectations and the limitations inherent in being the nation's leader at this moment in history," the Washington Post reports. "It also led to worries -- expressed privately -- among Democratic party strategists that Obama's seemingly long-view approach to international and domestic conflicts could spell doom for the party's chanc ...
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It's splitsville for Stuart MacGill and wife Friend
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