Politics

UK MPs to examine royal expenses

Buckingham Palace

Following a change in the British law that allows MPs to look into royal finances, Queen Elizabeth and the royal family face an inquiry into their expenses that would decide whether they provide value for taxpayer money. The inquiry, to be launched later this year by the House of Commons’ …

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2012 US presidential campaign cost $7 billion

Romney vs Obama

Parties, candidates and other organizations put up about $7 billion in the 2012 presidential election in the US. It was the first presidential vote following the Supreme Court ruling that granted corporations freedom of political speech. And like every American presidential election before it, it set the record for most …

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Assange will run for Australian Senate in 2013

Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to run for a seat in the Australian Senate in 2013, it has been confirmed on Wednesday. It is not yet clear how he will escape from London’s Ecuadorean embassy. WikiLeaks representative Kristinn Hrafnsson confirmed to RT that Julian Assange will run for a seat …

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U.S. action in Mali is another undeclared war – Ron Paul

Mali

President Obama last week began his second term by promising that “a decade of war is now ending.” As he spoke, the US military was rapidly working its way into another war, this time in the impoverished African country of Mali. As far as we know, the US is only …

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Mayor Bloomberg has armed guards but wants the people disarmed

Mayor Bloomberg

In an explosive exchange outside the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, D.C., security guards for billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accosted senior Talk Radio Network investigative reporter Jason Mattera when he asked the mayor about his strong support for gun control. In the video, Bloomberg is seen …

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Threshold for White House petitions raised to 100,000

The White House raised the signature threshold for its “We the People” petitions from 25,000 to 100,000, thereby making it more difficult for petitions to require an official response from the administration. The timing of the White House announcement came just hours after a petition to remove Carmen Ortiz from …

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Obama signs bill giving him armed protection for life

Obama with security

Despite launching a gun control agenda that threatens to disarm the American people, President Obama has signed a bill that would afford him armed Secret Service protection for life. “The legislation, crafted by Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, rolls back a mid-1990s law that imposed a 10-year limit …

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Could Obama be first 3-term president since FDR?

Obama

A United States congressman has introduced a bill that would repeal the 22nd Amendment, which currently limits the president to serving only two terms as commander-in-chief. Should the bill become a law, it could allow President Barack Obama to run for reelection yet again in 2016. The bill, H.J. Res. …

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Ecuadorian president warns of possible ‘CIA attack’ before elections

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has said the CIA may try to kill him prior to upcoming elections. Citing reports of a plot to “destabilize the region,” Correa said the threats were “credible,” given the history of US involvement in Latin America. Correa alluded to reports by Chilean journalist Patricio Mery …

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