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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

Cillizza: Being president is hard: The education of Donald Trump – CNN

CNNCillizza: Being president is hard: The education of Donald TrumpCNNIn an interview with The Wall Street Journal released Wednesday night, Trump admitted that he had underestimated the complexities of the relationship between China and North … [Read More...]

Trump has a strange new plan to threaten Democrats. It’s a sick joke. – Washington Post (blog)

Washington Post (blog)Trump has a strange new plan to threaten Democrats. It's a sick joke.Washington Post (blog)THE MORNING PLUM: President Trump likes headlines that portray him as a man of action, so he's probably pleased with the … [Read More...]

How Russia Hacked Obama’s Legacy – BuzzFeed News

BuzzFeed NewsHow Russia Hacked Obama's LegacyBuzzFeed NewsNow, as two congressional committees and the FBI investigate Russia's role in the election, former Obama officials find themselves grappling with a new legacy, one that formed at … [Read More...]

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Special Elections

Devon Dick | Losing graciously in politics and sports – Jamaica Gleaner

Devon Dick | Losing graciously in politics and sportsJamaica GleanerRichard Nixon conceded the 1960 USA presidential election to John F. Kennedy in spite of election fraud evidenced in a situation where the Democratic Party gained more votes … [Read More...]

Georgia election a ‘wake-up call’ for US Republicans – Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comGeorgia election a 'wake-up call' for US RepublicansAljazeera.comA young Democrat, Jon Ossoff, in the US state of Georgia has come very close to winning congressional seat held by Republicans for decades. Ossoff won 48 … [Read More...]

Exclusive: Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 US election – documents – Reuters

ReutersExclusive: Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 US election - documentsReutersWASHINGTON A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald … [Read More...]

Muslim voters oust Jakarta’s Christian governor – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMuslim voters oust Jakarta's Christian governorUSA TODAYJAKARTA, Indonesia — The Christian governor of the capital in this mostly Muslim country lost a runoff election Wednesday that was filled with religious and ethnic tensions. … [Read More...]

Foreign Policy

Human rights fade from US foreign policy agenda under Trump – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesHuman rights fade from US foreign policy agenda under TrumpLos Angeles TimesAs part of Trump's “America First” policy, he and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have signaled a far more transactional with-us-or-against-us … [Read More...]

How State Dept uncertainty could erode US foreign policy – PRI

PRIHow State Dept uncertainty could erode US foreign policyPRIThere are 119 closely watched senior roles at the State Department, only a few of which have been filled since President Donald Trump took office. All of the seats require Senate … [Read More...]

Democratizing US Foreign Policy – Foreign Affairs (subscription)

Foreign Affairs (subscription)Democratizing US Foreign PolicyForeign Affairs (subscription)The most important reason that foreign policy experts have lost legitimacy is their support for the Iraq war, in which the United States suffered tens of … [Read More...]

 

Justice

Putting a cop accused of homicide on ‘60 Minutes’ used to be considered crazy. It might be genius.

Betty Jo Shelby found a way to testify without being cross-examined.Officer Betty Jo Shelby appeared on CBS’ 60 Minutes in early April. Her trial for killing unarmed Terence Crutcher doesn’t begin until May. CREDIT: CBS/ScreenshotOn September … [Read More...]

Jeff Sessions moves to freeze Barack Obama’s legacy on police accountability

Accountability for abusive and racist police conduct is now at the whim of Sessions.Attorney General Jeff Sessions CREDIT: AP Photo/Jeff RobersonAfter months of hints, Attorney General Jeff Sessions unveiled the first concrete action to roll … [Read More...]

Tulsa cop on trial for killing unarmed black man says ‘lynch mob coming after me’

Officer Betty Jo Shelby went on 60 Minutes ahead of her manslaughter trial.A frame from the aerial footage shows Officer Betty Jo Shelby and Terence Crutcher seconds before she shot and killed him last September. CREDIT: Tulsa Police … [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

EU leader warns Trump on Brexit: I’ll support breaking up the US – Fox News

Fox NewsEU leader warns Trump on Brexit: I'll support breaking up the USFox NewsThe head of the European Union's executive arm warned President Donald Trump to mind his own business when it comes to Brexit. “The newly elected U.S. … [Read More...]

Burr and Warner: In the spotlight, and arm in arm, on Russia probe – Washington Post

Washington PostBurr and Warner: In the spotlight, and arm in arm, on Russia probeWashington PostSen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) struggled to explain why he could independently lead the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential … [Read More...]

David Davis wants ‘more devolution, not less’ after Brexit – BBC News

Telegraph.co.ukDavid Davis wants 'more devolution, not less' after BrexitBBC NewsThe UK's government's Brexit secretary has insisted the Scottish Parliament will have "significant new powers" after the country leaves … [Read More...]

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Politics & Media

‘I Might Depart Early’: Rep. Jason Chaffetz Considering Leaving Congress

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz revealed on Thursday that he is considering leaving Congress midway through his current term. Just a day earlier, … [Read More...]

‘She Was Mad As Hell’: Katie Couric Honors Gretchen Carlson For Time 100

The Time 100 honorees came out today and former Fox News personality Gretchen Carlson is ranked among them. The magazine enlisted news … [Read More...]

The White House’s Southern Sidewalk Has Been Closed Due to Security Concerns

Bad news if you’ve been planning a trip to Washington, D.C.: You will have to take in the beauty of the White House from a few feet further … [Read More...]

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Economy

Paul Ryan adds useless and cruel work requirements to Medicaid

It will cost vulnerable people their insurance without helping anyone actually find work.House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaking about the … [Read More...]

The Fight for 15 just scored its first victory of the year

Baltimore’s city council passed a $15 minimum wage.Darlene Handy of Baltimore at a rally in 2014. CREDIT: AP Photo/Jose Luis MaganaFFifteen … [Read More...]

Trump’s ‘draconian’ budget devastates rural communities already hanging by a thread

The White House wants to cut programs that are critical to sparsely populated areas.Weeds grow around an old building and picket fence in Rocky … [Read More...]