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House passes $1.1 trillion government spending bill

US House of Representatives

Republicans have muscled a $1.1 trillion bill financing government agencies through the House after President Barack Obama phoned Democratic lawmakers and urged them to back the measure. The House approved the measure late Thursday by 219-206. The compromise bill keeps agencies funded through next September. Many conservatives opposed it because …

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$4 billion spent on advertising for midterm elections

Politics US midterm elections

The 2014 midterms may well mark the election cycle in which the small donor got left behind. Revised projections by the Center for Responsive Politics for the total cost of these congressional races suggest they may be only slightly more expensive than those in 2010, but outside money will have played an …

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At least 40 UK politicians involved in Westminster ‘pedophile ring’

Members of UK Parliament

Editor’s note: as we have been reporting, this pedophile ring goes much deeper than just admitted pedophiles Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris. With many people in high places involved, including the British Royal Family.  A whistleblower who kicked off UK police pedophile probe Operation Fernbridge believes as many as 40 …

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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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Queen’s speech to Parliament: highlights in 90 seconds

Prince Charles Queen Elizabeth II

Editor’s note: Why does she keep referring to them as ‘my government’? I thought it was the people’s government… Reforms to pensions and planning laws and a new 5p charge for plastic bags are among new legislation included in this year’s Queen’s Speech. As Head of State, it is the …

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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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UKIP wins European elections setting off a political earthquake

Nigel Farage drinking beer

Nigel Farage has unleashed his much-promised political earthquake across British politics as Ukip stormed to victory in the European elections, performing powerfully across the country. The Eurosceptic party’s victory marked the first time in modern history that neither Labour nor the Conservatives have won a British national election. In a stunning warning to the established …

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