Politics

Ukrainian Prime Minister resigns

Arseniy Yatsenyuk Ukraine Prime Minister

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has handed in his resignation to protest the disbanding of the ruling coalition party. “I am announcing my resignation in connect with the collapse of the coalition,” Yatsenyuk said in Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday. He also said the parliament was no longer capable of doing …

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Ron Paul wants to encourage an ‘epidemic of truth-telling’

Ron Paul Voices of Liberty

Former Rep. Ron Paul hopes his new online community will not only force policymakers to hear from the public, but promote more government whistleblowers. “Something that we can encourage and that is to get more whistleblowers,” the former Texas Republican congressman and three-time presidential candidate said. “Think of Edward Snowden, …

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Australia scraps carbon tax

Tony Abbott Australia

Tony Abbott has hailed the repeal of the “useless, destructive” carbon tax, pledging to reduce greenhouse emissions without the “international oddity” of a broadbased carbon price. The Prime Minister, while claiming victory after a five-year campaign against carbon pricing, also launched a new campaign against the Labor Party’s promise to …

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Socialism: Venezuela taxing the air you breathe

Venezuela breathing tax

There is something to be said about every socialist paradise in the history of socialist paradises: they always run out of other people’s money. And when they do, stuff like this happens: the biggest international airport in Venezuela is charging a fee for the right to inhale clean air. As BBC correctly notes, we’re …

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Australia fails to repeal carbon tax, here’s why…

Al Gore Clive Palmer carbon tax

The Abbott Government’s bid to bring on an early Senate vote to repeal the carbon tax has backfired after an eleventh-hour switch from the Palmer United Party to withdraw its support. The Senate rejected the bills to repeal the carbon tax, after a dramatic morning in which PUP leader Clive …

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Government approval ratings at record lows

Capitol Hill

A fresh Gallup poll today highlights the fact that Americans are at their wits’ end with government, all three branches of government. Confidence in The Supreme Court, Congress, and the Presidency has hit record lows. The Supreme Court is down to a 30 percent approval rating, an all time low. Congress is …

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Exposed: where politicians get their contribution money from

Politician contribution money

Ever wonder where your congressperson’s campaign contributions come from? A new browser plugin is aiming to shed light on the money trail, and it was built by a teenager. While there are already great tools to help informed voters look into what special interests are impacting local and national politics, …

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Public approval rating for Congress hits record low 7%

Congress approval rating

Just when you thought it couldn’t go any lower, the approval rating for Congress among Americans has hit an all time low, according to a new Gallup poll. The number of Americans who now have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in Congress as an institution stands at …

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Obama’s spokesman Jay Carney unexpectedly resigns

Jay Carney Obama Press Secretary

United States President Barack Obama announced Friday afternoon that he’s accepted the resignation of White House press secretary Jay Carney. Josh Earnest, the White House special assistant to the president and principal deputy press secretary, will assume Carney’s role, Obama said during a surprise appearance from the commander-in-chief during a …

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