Tag Archives: politics

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 currently at 7 percent, another all time low. The presidency ... Read More »

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, such as those by the Sunlight Foundation, the new web ... Read More »

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 a paltry 7 percent. Just 4 percent have a “great ... Read More »

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 Queen’s duty to formally open each new session of Parliament ... Read More »

Bashar Assad wins Syria presidential election with 88.7% of vote

Assad Syria election politics

Bashar Assad has won a landslide victory in the Syrian presidential poll with 88.7 percent of the vote. This will secure him a third seven-year term in office amidst a bloody civil war, which stemmed from protests against his rule. “I declare the victory of Dr Bashar Hafez Assad as president of the Syrian Arab Republic with an absolute majority ... Read More »

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 scheduled briefing Friday afternoon. “His name describes his demeanor,” Obama said ... Read More »

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 political parties, Ukip was on course to win as much ... Read More »

Thailand’s army declares martial law

Martial Law Thailand

Thailand’s military leaders declared martial law Tuesday in a surprise move which they say aims to restore peace and order after months of anti-government demonstrations and unrest have left the nation teetering. Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha made the announcement on military television at 3:00 a.m. local time and assured the public that even though soldiers will now be in ... Read More »

Dick Cheney: Hillary Clinton is responsible for Benghazi

Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney, the former vice president and Darth Vader of the Bush regime, says former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should be held accountable for the incident in Benghazi. “She was secretary of state at the time that it happened,” Cheney told Fox’s Chris Wallace. “She was one of the first in Washington to know about it. I think she clearly ... Read More »