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Politics in MENA region: Is Libya the 'next Syria'?
This article is continuation of Global Strategic Governance 2020: Politics of US, UK, EU, Russia and China in the MENA region (25th June 2020, The Nation).
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MPs and peers bid to save Politics Live from BBC...
The cross-party band of 106 politicians have written to the publicly-owned broadcaster.
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Lake department heads request funding shifts after COVID-19 impacts business as usual
Lake County departments are starting to shift money in their budgets, from spending surplus funds on construction projects to increasing salaries, because the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted day-to-day operations. During its Thursday study session, the Lake ...
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McConnell Won’t Say If He’ll Go To RNC As Several Fellow GOPers Ditch The Event
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) signaled on Thursday that he, like half a dozen of his Republican colleagues,
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Trump Is Numbing America to the Pandemic’s Ravages
The president believes he can win re-election if voters become indifferent to the dead and suffering. Is Joe Biden capable of proving him wrong?
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Speaking as a conservative, Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech really was racist
The conservative reflex to resist accusations of racism is worse than misguided. Why? Because in this case the accusation is not false. It’s blatantly, obviously true.
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Public Pensions Update: How Are The Bottom Four Responding To The Corona-Cession?
I wrote that the fate of the most troubled public pensions is entirely in politicians’ hands, because it’s a political decision whether or not to fund them. It is, incidentally, quite a different story in the best-funded plans,
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Biden strikes populist tone in blistering rebuke of Trump, Wall Street
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden unveiled his $700 billion jobs plan on Thursday from Pennsylvania, where he offered a blistering rebuke of President Trump’s economic agenda and vowed to crack
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A small, white Virginia town put up a 'Black Lives Matter' banner. Ginni Thomas denounced it.
The banner says "Welcome to Clifton, where Black Lives Matter." It was posted over the tiny northern Virginia town's Main Street, in a space mostly used to advertise community events, after residents proposed staging a protest like the ones that have swept the country since the death of George Floyd at the knee of a Minneapolis police officer.
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Regional transit board approves Gwinnett plan
The ATL board approved Gwinnett's transit plan, the next step before county commissioners must decide if it's going on the ballot.
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Trump’s ongoing silence on Russia bounty allegations rebuked by Texans McCaul and Castro
Dismay boiled Thursday in Congress over an alleged Russian plot to pay Taliban militants to kill U.S. troops, with one Texas Republican
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Mitch McConnell on attending GOP convention in Jacksonville: 'We will wait and see.'
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wants to wait and see on COVID-19 before talking about attending the Republican national convention.
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Trump, Democrats both hoped for political wins in Supreme Court decision on taxes. Neither got one
Democrats played up the court's warning that not even Trump is "above the law," but the president got a reprieve for now from turning over records.
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Conservative Texas Freedom Caucus asks Gov. Abbott to ‘stop government overreach’ during COVID-19
A group of staunchly conservative state lawmakers called on Thursday for Gov. Greg Abbott to “stop government overreach” and reform a
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NextGen Climate Action/NextGen America
NextGen Climate Action Committee is a liberal environmental advocacy organization founded by San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer.
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READ: Ousted Manhattan US Attorney Berman testifies Barr 'repeatedly urged' him to resign
Geoffrey Berman, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, on Thursday testified that Attorney General William Barr “repeatedly urged” him to resign before forcing him out in June.
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Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, fired by Trump, twice refused to resign
Berman’s sudden departure last month created a political maelstrom in Washington because he was overseeing the investigation of a Trump associate.
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Second Stimulus Checks Will Come Fast If Approved, But Fewer People May Receive Them
While the economy has been headed in the right direction for the past few weeks, there is still a very strong chance the government will pass a “fourth and final” stimulus bill to help the economy. The next stimulus bill is likely to include a second stimulus check.
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Biden Stresses Unity, Rips Into Trump in Economic Address
"Donald Trump loves to talk ... and talk … and talk," Biden said. "But after three and a half years of big promises, what do the American people have to show for all the talk?"
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How the Trump administration backpedaled on its threats to cut school funding
The Education secretary said Thursday she wants funds to go to families, who can determine where their kids can get educated, if schools refuse to reopen.
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Bill de Blasio paints Black Lives Matter street mural outside Trump Tower
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio brought the Black Lives Matter movement right to President Donald Trump's doorstep on Thursday. As part of the city's efforts to honor Black New Yorkers, the mayor,
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Montgomery’s Elrich unveils $66 million savings plan, which includes cuts to police, mass transit
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich (D) on Wednesday announced a $66 million savings plan in anticipation of projected revenue losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The proposal, which will need to be approved by the county council,
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Stimulus check 2: When would it arrive? We break down the dates to know
We dug around in the Senate's calendar for some insight. Here's when another stimulus payment might come together -- and then come to you.
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Top US Court Rejects Trump Immunity Claim, Orders Records Handed Over
The US Supreme Court delivered a blow to President Donald Trump on Thursday, rejecting his claim of immunity from criminal investigation and ruling that his financial records must be handed over to New York prosecutors.
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Jackson County to close departments on Fridays to save money
Jackson County will close all or part of 17 departments on Fridays to save money during a budget shortage. The closure is on Fridays through August, as part of Michigan’s Work Share Program. It is expected to save the county between $300,
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