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‘Global corruption worsened in past 2 yrs’

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A global corruption survey has shown that more than half of respondents think that graft has worsened over the past two years and that police, the courts and political parties are the least trusted institutions.

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G8 summit cost British taxpayers £80m

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Last month's G8 summit in Northern Ireland has cost British taxpayer a dear £80 million Northern Irish Foreign Minister Sammy Wilson says.

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‘70% of French see politicians as corrupt’

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A recent opinion poll shows that 70 percent of people in France perceive their country's politicians as corrupt, Press TV reports.

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The Disease of Caretaker Governments

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A tear should be shed, though keep in the singular. Australia’s first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard and probably last for some time, is no more.

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World’s Most Evil and Lawless Institution? The Executive Branch of the U.S. Government

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America has a secret. It is not discussed in polite company or at the dinner tables of the powerful, rich and famous.

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Pres. Obama’s Secret CIA Hit Squad Detailed in "The Way of the Knife"

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President Barack Obama has converted the CIA into his personal army and granted it unfettered assassination authority.

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Real Life Spy Drama On U.S. Bound Plane: “I’m Dead Already, They’re Gonna Kill Me” *VIDEO REPORT*

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According to witnesses, passenger Daniel M. Perry relayed to other passengers aboard the plane that he was a government worker, a claim that was later confirmed by sources.

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UK Labour raps PM on ‘crashing’ econ.

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British Labour leader Ed Miliband has lambasted British Prime Minister David Cameron on his government's economic policies, especially the falling living standards.

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Osborne’s new, shameless bank gimmick to fob off Britons

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Simple maths will tell you that getting 5% on a saving account at your bank for 5 years is a better deal than getting a £1,650 worth of lottery tickets in disgraced UK banks RBS and Lloyds.

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Hague under fire over GCHQ-PRISM intel sharing, slams leaks

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The accusations that the US spying program PRISM was shared with the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) are “baseless,” Foreign Secretary William Hague told MPs. He deplored classified data leaks, saying they create a “misleading picture.”

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Report: Obama May Visit Bilderberg Meeting

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As the last few diners pay the bill in a sleepy Carluccio’s in Watford, the waiter serving me an espresso also serves the hottest piece of town gossip for centuries.

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GOP Senator Inadvertently Explains Why Women Are Better Suited For Combat Than Men

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On Tuesday, Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) helpfully explained that young men are so hormonally driven that they can’t act rationally. Cursed with a “hormone level created by nature,” they are just wired to lose control of themselves and rape.

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Bilderberg agenda: Western political, corporate heavyweights to discuss future of Middle East and Africa

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During the world’s most secretive gathering the Bilderberg Group is set to discuss topics including cyber warfare, US foreign policy, “developments in the Middle East” and “Africa’s challenges” despite the glaring absence of regional representatives.

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British Tory MP abuses housekeeper

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A British Conservative MP and his wife have abused their lesbian housekeeper to the brink of suicide when they groped her as they proposed a threesome, an employment tribunal has heard.

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School district of Philadelphia passes “doomsday” austerity budget

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The School Reform Commission (SRC), the leading oversight body in the Philadelphia school district, voted May 30 to approve its budget for the upcoming year.

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‘Only 13% think Harper speaks the truth’

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A new Canadian poll shows that only 13 percent of Canadians believe Prime Minister Stephen Harper is honest in saying that he had no knowledge of the recent scandal involving his chief of staff's 90,000-dollar bailout of Senator Mike Duffy.

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Police Impose Security Lock Down For Bilderberg 2013

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The site of the 2013 Bilderberg Group conference in Watford, UK will be subject to a substantial security lock down.

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Police ask residents living near The Grove hotel to show photo ID during Bilderberg meeting

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Residents living close to the Grove Hotel will have to show their passport to police officers before they can get to their homes during the upcoming Bilderberg Group meeting.

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Bilderberg ‘Fringe Festival’ Planned For June 2013

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For the first time, a fringe festival has been planned to coincide with the 2013 Bilderberg meeting in Watford, UK. Protests, illuminating talks and comedy are expected to shine some degree of light over the course of a dark weekend.

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10,000 Violent Criminals Escaped Conviction

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A Freedom of Information Act request has revealed that over 10,000 people who committed serious violent crimes, including domestic violence, were let off without conviction last year.

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Government Denies Thousands Of Children Go Missing Despite Police Evidence

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Figures released today reveal a startling number of children go missing from care each year, more than 75 a day on average. A significant difference from 'official' government figures.

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Margaret Thatcher Was Racist And Homophobic

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As the mainstream media produce a barrage of propaganda-laced tributes for the most destructive and hated politician in British history, only a handful in the media have dared print the truth about her decade-long assault on UK society.

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UK Budget Protects Corrupt Energy Corps

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Surprise surprise, as the mainstream media subserviently celebrates the announcement that a pint of beer will now be 1p cheaper, what is seemingly an act of misdirection, George Osborne has gotten away with it again.

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Connecting The Dots: Corporate Influence On Government

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This report is just the tip of the iceberg that demonstrates how relationships between big business and politicians influence government decision making.

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32% Of Ministers Linked To Corrupt ‘Finance-Energy Complex’

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New research by anti-poverty campaign group, the World Development Movement (WDM), has revealed that 32% of ministers in the UK government, including top cabinet ministers, are linked to UK finance and energy companies fuelling climate change.

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More Controversial Obama Appointments

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Throughout his tenure, he ignored the best, brightest, most honorable and well qualified. He chose cabinet and other top picks he should have spurned.

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Read Obama’s Policies, Not His Lips

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Read his policies, not his lips. His record reveals rogue leadership. He's mindless of human suffering. He wrecked America's economy. Poverty, unemployment, homelessness, and hunger increased on his watch. The worst is yet to come.

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Hillary Clinton: Profile of Imperial Arrogance and Lawlessness

She was Washington's 67th Secretary of State. She served from January 21, 2009 - February 1, 2013. She's arguably America's worst.

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A Letter I Wish Progressive Groups Would Send to Their Members

With President Obama’s second term underway and huge decisions looming on Capitol Hill, consider this statement from Howard Zinn: “When a social movement adopts the compromises of legislators, it has forgotten its role, which is to push and challenge the politicians, not to fall in meekly behind them.”

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Four More Years: Institutionalized Hypocrisy.

On January 20, Obama began term two. After all the harm he caused so many, imagine how much more he plans. He broke every major campaign promise made. He mocks legitimate governance. He lawlessly serves powerful monied interests. They own him.

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New World Order – Attack On Sovereignty

Those concerned about “The New World Order” speak as if the United States is coming under the control of an outside conspiratorial force. In fact, it is the US that is the New World Order.

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European Parliament President Warns David Cameron May ‘Break-Up’ EU

The president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, has warned David Cameron that his attempt to negotiate a new relationship with the Europe could lead to the break-up of the EU.

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Obama Picks Jack Lew for Treasury

Stephen Lendman, rinf.com | Staff changes usually occur in second presidential terms. John Kerry was picked to replace Hillary Clinton at State. Chuck Hagel is Obama’s Defense choice. John Brennan was tapped for CIA director.

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Chavez Inauguration Postponed

Stephen Lendman, rinf.com | On January 8, Vice President Nicolas Maduro addressed National Assembly Speaker Diosdado Cabello. He said Chavez: “asked that (I) inform that, according to the recommendations made by the medical team that is watching over his health, ...

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Another Republican Scandal: Did Boehner Bribe Republicans To Keep Him As Speaker?

Monica Davis, Before It’s News | Ignorance of economics continues to make the American public vulnerable to propaganda and news manipulation. The nation continues to reel from one crisis to another. This neverending cycle of fear, paranoia and reactionary politics generates a ...

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Cold War Politics Heats Up

Stephen Lendman, rinf.com | Previous articles discussed how Washington reinvented the “evil empire.” On March 8, 1983, Ronald Reagan coined the term. He addressed the National Association of Evangelicals. He called communism “the focus of evil in the modern world.” ...

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The Achievements of Hugo Chavez

CounterPunch | While Venezuela’s president Hugo Chávez is fighting for his life in Cuba, the liberal press of both sides of the Atlantic (e.g., El Pais”) has not stopped  trashing his government. The significance of his victory (12 points ahead of ...

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RINF Video: Corrupt British Government buys Silence on Torture

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RINF News reports that the British government is set to pay out millions of pounds in an attempt to circumvent the wheel of justice and conceal its crimes against humanity by paying off a Libyan dissident and his young family, ...

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US Congress bans word ‘lunatic’ in federal legislation

The sharply divided US Congress has been able to agree on one thing at least – that the word “lunatic” should be banned. The House of Representatives voted 398-1 on Wednesday to strike the term from all federal legislation, after ...

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Voting Fraud Ignored by the Corporate Media

Michael Snyder, The Truth |  Why is the mainstream media saying nothing about election fraud even though there are eyewitness reports from all over the country of voting machines turning Romney votes into Obama votes? Why do the Republican Party and the ...

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Bilderberg Group Quietly Meets in Italy

Brandon Turbeville, Activist Post | While the attention of most Americans was focused on whatever trivia dished out from the mainstream media such as the current hot celebrity or the David Petraeus incident, it appears that the Bilderberg Group has arranged what ...

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Ron Paul slams ‘corrupt’ US system

Press TV | American Congressman Ron Paul has blasted the US ruling establishment as corrupt, bent on promoting wars, undermining liberties, and assassinating those it considers terrorists. Throughout a 50-minute address to the chamber of the US House of Representatives ...

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Obama’s Presidency Through Palestinian Eyes

Dr. Elias Akleh | People worldwide were very interested and following the 2012 American election believing that their future would, somehow, be affected by the foreign policies of the new American President. Only the Palestinian people were totally apathetic to ...

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U.S. envoy Michele Sison indicts Sri Lanka but ignores Obama’s tyrannical Executive Orders

Daya Gamage | “The United States remains concerned by the consolidation of executive power”, was what American ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison declared in her maiden media interview since she took up her duties in Colombo last August. Anyone ...

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Victory for Obama

President Barack Obama handily defeated Republican Governor Mitt Romney and won himself a second term last night after a bitter and historically expensive race that was primarily fought in just a handful of battleground states. Television news networks across America ...

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The electronic architecture of voter suppression

The Ohio Secretary of State’s office may be incorrectly removing thousands of legally registered voters from the voting rolls. The Columbus Free Press has obtained suspect election-related software contracts signed by the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. These newly uncovered ...

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Military To Run Elections In New Jersey

Steve Watson, Prisonplanet.com | With close to two million people in New Jersey without power in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy, and an national election due next week, it has been determined that the best way forward is to hand over the ...

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Cameron to urged to ‘wipe away stain’ of torture

In a personal letter to Mr Cameron, obtained by The Daily Telegraph, Raila Odinga throws his weight behind the “petitions that continue to be made” by victims of Britain’s suppression of the Mau Mau uprising between 1952 and 1960. Three ...

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Video: Mike Harris confronted on Bilderberg group

In 1996 former Premier of Ontario Mike Harris attended the Bilderberg conference in Toronto Canada. When asked about his attendance and thoughts on the group Harris was candidly honest as he revealed where his allegiance lies. Justin Trudeau on Bilderberg: ...

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Video: ‘Obama, Romney – same police state’

RT | There’s a blackout by the mainstream media and the US political elite on coverage of third parties, but RT covered and broadcast this year’s third-party presidential debate, hosted by Larry King and featuring a panel including our own ...

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Ridiculous: “Voter Fraud is a Felony” billboards removed amid outcry from critics

Mac Slavo, SHTFplan.com | In a country where showing your identification is required for everything from opening a gym membership and renting a movie to purchasing a six-pack of beer and placing a wager at a blackjack table, it’s nothing short of ridiculous ...

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Israeli envoy calls “Estelle” a provocation

Ann Wright | Calling the latest sailing of a boat to challenge the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza a “provocation”, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor, called on the UN Secretary-General, the Security Council, and all responsible members ...

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Clinton takes partial responsibility for the murder US Ambassador Stevens

Susanne Posel, Occupy Corporatism | Hillary Clinton timed her public acceptance of creating the perfect situation which resulted in the murder of US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens at a rented villa in Benghazi, leased by the US State Department to the second presidential debate ...

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Video: Chavez vs. corporate media

FAIR TV takes a look at how the U.S. media handled the Venezuelan election, how theWashington Post “greened” fracking and how the New York Times used a time machine to “fix” a headline about Israel/Palestine.

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Jimmy Carter speaks out against corrupt elections

Pete Papaherakles | Injecting billions of dollars into U.S. politics is a recipe for corruption, says former President Jimmy Carter. Placing the blame squarely on the Supreme Court for endorsing a corporate spending free-for-all in American politics, he said the ...

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Has Israel’s racism become unstoppable?

Stuart Littlewood | So the Albuquerque Episcopalians got jumpy and ‘disinvited’ the Friends of Sabeel who had booked their cathedral for a conference. Sabeel is an international peace movement which calls itself the Voice of Palestinian Christians. Why would one ...

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Hugo Chavez wins election

Al Jazeera | Electoral Council says with most votes counted Chavez had about 54 per cent of votes, while his rival got 44 per cent. Venezuela’s electoral council says President Hugo Chavez has won re-election, defeating challenger Henrique Capriles. National ...

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Leaked memo suggests Romney could restart waterboarding programme

Peter Foster, The Telegraph | Mitt Romney should scrap Barack Obama’s ban on the torture of terror suspects and consider re-introducing waterboarding and other “enhanced interrogation techniques” if he is elected president, a leaked Romney campaign policy document has urged. ...

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Chavez Opposition Disintegrating

Stephen Lendman | On October 7, voters get to choose Venezuela’s next president. It’s all over but the cheers, postmortems, and perhaps opposition planned disruptions. Chavez remains overwhelmingly popular for good reason. He’s a shoe in for reelection. In modern ...

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Iranian leader calls for a New World Order

The Associated Press  | Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he has a vision of a new world order that would be absent of the “hegemony of arrogance.” Ahmadinejad, known for past fiery denunciations of the United States and Israel, cited ...

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Survey: 77% of Americans don’t trust politicians

Mick Meaney | RINF News | A new survey has found that 77% of Americans distrust politicians, believing  they favor corporate interests over the interests of their constituents. The report also revealed that: 64% of Americans believe that corporate misconduct was a significant factor ...

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MP Accuses Ministers of Afghanistan War Lies

Paul Flynn has been suspended from the House of Commons after accusing defence ministers of lying about events surrounding the deaths of soldiers in Afghanistan.

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Enter Karl Rove – Need One Say More?

Nick Neil | President Barack Obama is not running against a mediocre man named George W., or at a time most people of all parties, are finally fed up the Bush legacy; and yet it is amazing how Bush’s name, ...

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Another Republican Says Something Dumb About Rape and Pregnancy

Republicans should stop talking about rape. Seriously. It seems as though every time a Republican talks about rape, something stupid comes out.

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Coalition deadlock over the law and politics of human rights

The UK Commission on a Bill of Rights seeks to unravel the disputes about national autonomy that have arisen from Britain’s relationship with the European Human Rights Convention. Regardless of their findings, this inquiry should not be used as evidence ...

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‘The young people you betrayed’: Teacher writes open letter to Gove after GCSE decline

Pressure on exam boards to reduce the number of top scores at GCSE “left the dreams of youngsters in tatters”, according to a teacher.

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Obama Institutionalized Unlawful Indefinite Detention

By Sherwood Ross Rather than scrap it as un-American and authoritarian, Godfather Obama has institutionalized the practice of “unlawful indefinite detention” he inherited from his predecessor in the White House. That’s the view of Anthony D. Romero, executive director of ...

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Detective believes Bolger, Schmidt conspired to commit perjury in state House scandal, records show

A Michigan State Police detective said he believed House Speaker Jase Bolger and state Rep. Roy Schmidt may have conspired to commit perjury when they recruited a fake Democratic candidate to run for a Grand Rapids House seat, records obtained ...

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Australia believes US wants to prosecute Assange

The Australian embassy in Washington is taking seriously the possibility that Assange will eventually be extradited to the United States on charges including espionage and conspiracy relating to a huge leak of classified information on the WikiLeaks website, according to ...

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Corruption scandals rock Austrian politics

A series of corruption scandals involving leading politicians is currently dominating political life in Austria. Politicians from the former right-wing government coalition of the People’s Party (ÖVP) and Freedom Party (FPÖ) are accused of gross corruption and abuse of office. ...

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Fall in unemployment will be ‘short lived’

Critics have said the unemployment figures released by the government are distorted. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) recorded a 0.2% drop in unemployment down to eight per cent in the last three months, with those claiming jobseekers allowance down 5,900 to 1.59 ...

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UK Gov to sell school playing fields against advice

The Education Secretary overruled internal advice from his own independent experts to force through the sale of school playing fields, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

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Have civil liberties been eroded under Obama’s presidency?

Civil rights campaigners were thrilled when a constitutional lawyer entered the White House, expecting Barack Obama would restore the rights they felt had been eroded during George W. Bush’s presidency. This would include closing the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay ...

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Biggest political loser of the Olympics? Cameron

It’s not hard to identify the political winners from the Olympics. Boris Johnson, who has never missed an opportunity to make a populist intervention, and whose named was chanted by thousands during that extraordinary speech in Hyde Park, is now spoken of as ...

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Police Charged With Torture

The National Fifteen Bahrain policemen will be charged with torturing doctors held during the Shiite-led protests last year, Bahrain’s chief prosecutor said yesterday. he charges were being brought following an inquiry launched after a complaint was filed by doctors at ...

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ActWithUs To Manage Grassroots Political Campaigns

Bellingham, Washington, USA - ElevenCraft Inc. today announced ActWithUs, a web service for helping volunteers manage large grassroots political campaigns.

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Glenn Beck Stages Rally on Martin Luther King Anniversary

47 years to the day after Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. famously spoke at the Lincoln Memorial, Fox News commentator Glenn Beck was promoting his “Restoring Honor” rally along with tens of thousands of predominantly white conservative activists to “help ...

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White House Ducks Afghanistan Exit

by Tom Andrews It was difficult watching the Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing of General David Petraeus today. The number one line of questioning – why the administration has established a date certain to begin withdrawing US forces from ...

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Peter Orszag, White House budget director to resign

According to reports from Washington, Barack Obama’s most senior budget official, Peter Orszag is going to resign later this year. Mr Orszag has been one of the Obama administration’s more prominent faces and will become the most senior official to ...

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William Hague represents Conservative-Liberal Democrat government in Washington

Foreign secretary William Hague will represent the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat government in the US today as he makes his first foreign trip since the coalition was agreed. Mr Hague, a former Tory leader and long-time shadow foreign secretary, said he ...

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David Miliband is first candidate to declare himself in Labour leadership race

By Rosa Prince The battle will be between four young former Cabinet colleagues and one outsider – Jon Cruddas, a Left-wing backbencher. Mr Miliband’s younger brother Ed, 40, is expected to announce his candidacy at the weekend, leading to an ...

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Leading Green attacks Lib Dem voters

By Luke Walsh Green London Assembly member Darren Johnson has criticised people who voted Lib Dem after they sided with the Conservatives in a coalition government. Mr Johnson, who missed out on the Green’s third target seat of Lewisham Deptford, ...

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How aid money is being spent in Haiti

Four months after the devastating earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and left over a million homeless in Haiti, World Food Programme (WFP) Director Josette Sheeran said the country was “not out of the woods yet”. During a press ...

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Heathrow plans ditched by new Government

By Paul Cahalan Plans to build a third runway at Heathrow have been ditched by the new Government. The news, which was expected as both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats opposed the runway, was welcomed by councils – including Wandsworth ...

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UK coalition to halt computer surveillance

The UK will reverse and restrain many of the surveillance systems that have marked its citizens out as the most watched in the world. The agreement on which the UK has formed its first coalition government since the Second World ...

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Iran sentences Newsweek journalist

PA News A Newsweek reporter has been sentenced in absentia to more than 13 years in prison and 74 lashes, raising concerns about a new Iran government crackdown ahead of the anniversary of disputed presidential elections. Maziar Bahari, a dual ...

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£750 compensation for those denied the right to vote

Counts in at least 14 constituencies in eight cities including London, Sheffield and Birmingham were affected by the chaos. By Christopher Hope People formed long lines outside polling stations as returning officers were overwhelmed by the number of people wanting ...

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Politicians cost public £500 million each year

Britain’s politicians apparently cost the taxpayer £500million a year. The number of political professionals has grown by ten-fold in the past decade to 29,000 and the cost of paying them has risen just as sharply, figures show. Worse, there are ...

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Obama Admin Will Not Probe Afghan War Crimes

Obama administration officials said Friday they had no grounds to investigate the 2001 deaths of Taliban prisoners of war who human rights groups allege were killed by U.S.-backed forces.     The mass deaths were brought up anew Friday in a report ...

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Protest in London over ‘rigged’ Iranian election

Green flags and banners fly as a crowd of 2,000 or so demonstrators chant anti-Iranian regime slogans. Many pump their fists into the air, screaming in Persian: “Guns and tanks are of no use to you any more because the ...

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G8 leaders fail to reach agreement on global crisis

China, France, Russia challenge supremacy of US dollar The leaders of the G8 group of major industrialized countries lined up for their photo call at the conclusion of this year’s summit and sought to put their deliberations in the Italian ...

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Bush admin discouraged probe into afghan killing

Bush administration officials discouraged an investigation into a mass killing in Afghanistan, government officials and human rights workers say. Hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of Taliban prisoners of war were killed by forces under Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, a warlord who ...

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Activists Sound the Alarm on Obama’s Budget

Over two dozen AIDS activists were arrested just outside the U.S. Capitol building yesterday while protesting President Barack Obama’s failure to honor his campaign promises of increased funding for AIDS programs.   During the election, Obama pledged to spend over ...

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UN human rights chief says reports suggest possible war crimes in Somalia

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said Friday it is clear that grave violations of international human rights and humanitarian law – possibly amounting to war crimes – are being committed in Somalia, as fighting continues to ...

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Sink the BNP

Tonight the BNP leader told the BBC that we should sink boats with refugees coming from Africa. BBC Correspondent Shirin Wheeler replied: “I don’t think the EU is in the business of murdering people at sea.” But Shirin need not have ...

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BNP email shows party is ashamed of itself

In an email to members and supporters, party chairman Nick Griffin told them to “try and avoid” owning up to being BNP supporters when writing to complain about the treatment of two activists. An emailed newsletter, entitled “Adam Walker needs ...

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BNP suspected in terror plot

A network of suspected far-right extremists with access to 300 weapons and 80 bombs has been uncovered by counter-terrorism detectives. Thirty-two people have been questioned in a police operation that raises the prospect of a right-wing bombing campaign against mosques. ...

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Action threatened against fascist BNP

Who? John Wadham, 57-year-old legal director of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). Why is he in the news? The EHRC has written a letter before action to the British National Party (BNP) over possible breaches of anti-discrimination law ...

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Obama Declares Coup “Not Legal” Amid Uncertainty

Capping a day of mixed signals, U.S. President Barack Obama said late Monday that he considered Sunday’s ouster and exile of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya to be “not legal” and that Washington still considered him the legitimate president of the ...

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Obama contemplates Executive Order for detention without charges

When Obama first unveiled his “preventive detention” policy, many defenders praised him (and claimed he was different than Bush) because of his vow that — as he put it — “my Administration will work with Congress to develop an appropriate ...

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