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Do Mass Media Influence The Political Behavior Of Citizens

Outside of the academic environment, a harsh and seemingly ever-growing debate has appeared, concerning… [more]

Do Mass Media Influence The Political Behavior Of Citizens Do Mass Media Influence The Political Behavior Of Citizens

The Relationship between Business and Politics

How powerful is politics in business? The connection between the two is often hard to explain, but somehow… [more]

The Relationship between Business and Politics The Relationship between Business and Politics

I’m Gonna Run for Office

I'm gonna run for office...I swear. Next election quarter I'm gonna come out and run for President as… [more]

I’m Gonna Run for Office I'm Gonna Run for Office

A Quick Glance at Political Cartoons

Political cartoons have a great ability to satirize politics, current events leaders' life and political… [more]

A Quick Glance at Political Cartoons A Quick Glance at Political Cartoons

Political Humor — The Legacy of an Open Society

George Bernard Shaw once said, "The problem with political jokes is that they get elected." Well, at least there are a lot of material for political humor. Even if the global economy is practically crashing down around everyone, people can … [Read More...]

Politically Incorrect

Politics has been around ever since man created the first government; it had been the root of many events that cause progressions and downfalls of early government systems. At present, the meaning of politics has been altered in many countries; … [Read More...]

US Politics

House to Vote on Health Bill: Will Republicans Be Able to Repeal… – New York Times

New York TimesHouse to Vote on Health Bill: Will Republicans Be Able to Repeal...New York Times... □ The House will vote early Thursday afternoon on legislation to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act. □ Republican lawmakers … [Read More...]

Obama endorses French presidential candidate Macron – CNN

CNNObama endorses French presidential candidate MacronCNNWashington (CNN) Former US President Barack Obama is wading into the closely watched French presidential election to endorse Emmanuel Macron, the centrist politician widely backed by the … [Read More...]

‘Their dream president’: Trump just gave white evangelicals a big boost – Washington Post

Washington Post'Their dream president': Trump just gave white evangelicals a big boostWashington PostDuring the election, Donald Trump made a promise that few people anticipated: He would do away with the Johnson Amendment, which in 1954 … [Read More...]

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Special Elections

Why Americans Who Believe in Free and Fair Elections Should Worry About Kris Kobach – PoliticusUSA

PoliticusUSAWhy Americans Who Believe in Free and Fair Elections Should Worry About Kris KobachPoliticusUSABoth won elections based on lies. It's small wonder Trump appointed Kobach to head his Commission on Election Integrity. Until now, … [Read More...]

Iran election: Why it’s important to the US – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIran election: Why it's important to the USUSA TODAYIran chooses a new leader Friday, with moderate President Hassan Rouhani seeking a second term and facing hard-line conservatives who criticize the landmark nuclear deal with the … [Read More...]

Outside money floods House special elections in Georgia and Montana – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOutside money floods House special elections in Georgia and MontanaUSA TODAYThe group has reported already spending more than $5 million to protect Republican-held House seats in three elections this year, a USA TODAY tally of Federal … [Read More...]

Trump orders ‘voter fraud’ commission as FBI firing fallout lingers – USA TODAY

PoliticusUSATrump orders 'voter fraud' commission as FBI firing fallout lingersUSA TODAY"Every election is going to have issues, but I don't think that three to five million people voting illegally was one of those issues," … [Read More...]

Foreign Policy

Cyber Week in Review: May 12, 2017 | Council on Foreign Relations – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)Cyber Week in Review: May 12, 2017 | Council on Foreign RelationsCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)Here is a quick round-up of this week's technology headlines and related stories you may have missed:1. … [Read More...]

Transforming Election Cybersecurity – Council on Foreign Relations

Transforming Election CybersecurityCouncil on Foreign RelationsThis “clunky” system means hackers have to breach numerous state and local electoral processes to achieve broad impact. After the “hanging chad” controversy of the 2000 election, … [Read More...]

The Organization of American States – Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign RelationsThe Organization of American StatesCouncil on Foreign RelationsThe Organization of American States (OAS) is a multilateral regional organization focused on human rights, electoral oversight, social and economic … [Read More...]

 

Justice

Immigrants faced worms in food and medical neglect at 2 detention centers in Georgia

“Major medical needs take ten to fifteen days to address.”In this April 13, 2009, file photo, an employee waits at the front gate of the Stewart Detention Facility, a Corrections Corporation of America immigration facility in Lumpkin, Ga. CCA. … [Read More...]

Cop who killed Walter Scott to plead guilty on civil rights charge, avoid second murder trial

Michael Slager narrowly avoided a guilty verdict in South Carolina his first time out. Now, there won’t be a second.Fired Officer Michael Slager, right, leaving court in December after a judge declared a mistrial. Slager killed unarmed, fleeing … [Read More...]

Police story about why they gunned down an unarmed black ninth grader falls apart

Camera footage reveals car was not driving in “an aggressive manner.”CREDIT: TwitterPolice now say the car carrying a black ninth grader was driving away from them when they shot into it, rather than towards them.At a press conference on Monday, … [Read More...]

 

Business

Putin wants to strengthen Russia’s military nuclear potential

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonMoscow (AFP) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called for reinforcing the country's military nuclear potential and making sure its missiles can penetrate any missile-defence systems. "We need to strengthen the … [Read More...]

10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, HSY, BA)

Reuters/KCNAHere is what you need to know. Dow 20,000 remains elusive. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 0.16% on Wednesday to finish at 19,941.96. It's set to open Thursday's session near 19,935. Wednesday was the most boring day for … [Read More...]

The evacuation of Aleppo is expected to end today

REUTERS/Ammar AbdullahAleppo (Syria) (AFP) - Evacuations from rebel-held parts of Aleppo continued overnight with dozens of vehicles leaving the city and the operation likely to end on Thursday, aid workers said. The International Committee of … [Read More...]

 

World News

One Dead and Several Injured as Car Hits Pedestrians in Times Square – New York Times

New York TimesOne Dead and Several Injured as Car Hits Pedestrians in Times SquareNew York TimesThe police responded to an injury after a vehicle struck pedestrians in Times Square in New York on Thursday. Credit via Reuters. One person was … [Read More...]

Paul Ryan says House’s work will continue despite Trump controversies – Washington Post

Washington PostPaul Ryan says House's work will continue despite Trump controversiesWashington PostSpeaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said the many layers of controversy facing President Trump will not impede House Republicans from pursuing their … [Read More...]

Theresa May Buries Thatcherism in Play for UK’s Working-Class Votes – New York Times

New York TimesTheresa May Buries Thatcherism in Play for UK's Working-Class VotesNew York TimesPrime Minister Theresa May of Britain announcing the Conservative Party's manifesto in Halifax, West Yorkshire, on Thursday. Credit Dan … [Read More...]

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Politics & Media

WATCH: George W. Bush Photobombs Fox Sports Reporter at Texas Rangers Game

A Presidential Photobomb! President George W Bush photobombs @EmilyJonesMcCoy! (via @FOXSportsSW) pic.twitter.com/K9KraGQhJ7 — FOX Sports: MLB … [Read More...]

Trump Still in Contact With Mike Flynn, Told Him to ‘Stay Strong’

Fired national security advisor Michael Flynn — who faces mounting legal troubles following his ouster from the Trump administration in February … [Read More...]

Jason Chaffetz Expected to Announce Early Resignation from Congress

Rep. Jason Chaffetz is expected to announce his upcoming resignation from Congress on Thursday, reportedly due for June 30, more than a year … [Read More...]

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Economy

Bank previously run by Trump’s treasury secretary pays big fine for defrauding the government

Steve Mnuchin oversaw OneWest during the time that the government said it got FHA money it didn’t qualify for.Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin … [Read More...]

America’s biggest employers leave their hourly workers out of paid family leave

Many companies offer corporate employees generous leave without extending it to the people who actually serve customers.Starbucks baristas … [Read More...]

Missouri lawmakers just took raises away from minimum wage workers

“They literally took money out of the pockets of individuals.”Fight for 15 protesters in a Kansas City, Missouri Taco Bell in 2014. CREDIT: AP … [Read More...]