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    Supreme Court Favors Limitless Donations

Supreme Court Favors Limitless Donations

If it feels like the common American citizen is getting further from direct involvement in the political process, it should, because that’s what money does. The influence of major donations to the political system (e.g. the success of the donations’ investment) is directly correlated to the influence of those donors on the political system itself; which is to say, the typical citizen who can’t afford to donate more than a

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    Big Migration Problems for the EU

Big Migration Problems for the EU

The European Union is supposed to be an international, political and economic organization that aims at further strengthening democracy in her member states and unifying the economies of European States. Because the European Union is a key player in the international community, she plays a great role in pioneering human rights, peace building, international trade, and humanitarian aid. Therefore, the EU and its member States deal with many social, political,

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    Why Boehner Inviting the Pope to Speak to Congress Is so Funny

Why Boehner Inviting the Pope to Speak to Congress Is so Funny

On Thursday, the news broke that John Boehner, the current Republican Speaker of the House, had invited Pope Francis to speak to a joint session of Congress on his upcoming American tour. It’s not surprising that the popular pontiff should be invited to speak to the top legislative level of government, an honor for both sides. But it is a little funny, especially after recent criticism of Pope Francis by

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    Spacey VS. Ford- Entertaining over Politics

Spacey VS. Ford- Entertaining over Politics

Many of us are aware of the glamor that comes with a celebrity status. Be it for political efforts, theatrical moments or carrying that perfect tune. Likewise, many of us hear about the issues those people face. Their lack of privacy and need to be ever the perfect role model is a hotly debated subject. Some people believe that if you are a public figure you have to exemplify virtues,

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    Is President Obama the “Deporter in Chief”?

Is President Obama the “Deporter in Chief”?

Concerns regarding the treatment and deportation of undocumented immigrants under the Obama administration have prompted migrant communities and activists to take action. As plans are underway to deport 2 million people by next month, members of the Latino community, including lawmakers from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, have expressed concerns regarding the high rate of detention and deportation during the President’s term in office. They have been urging Obama toward a

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    Ex-Convict Governor Edwards to Run for Office Again

Ex-Convict Governor Edwards to Run for Office Again

He is most well known for being convicted of laundering, conspiracy and multiple counts of racketeering in 2000. Edwards was accused of extorting millions from casino license applicants during his time in office. He was in prison from 2001 until 2011. In wondering why the public should place their trust in the ex-convict he said, “I acknowledge that there are good reasons why I should not run. I know that,

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    Sanctions Will Return like a Boomerang to the U.S.

Sanctions Will Return like a Boomerang to the U.S.

Because of the situation in the Crimea, the U.S. adopted new sanctions against Russian important man. Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov has announced that Russia will properly respond to the sanctions and will not let be disturbed. Formal procedures of secession of Crimea from Ukraine and joining to Russia will be completed already this week. U.S. President Barack Obama said that the U.S. has already ruled out military intervention in Ukraine.

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    Syria: I Am Not Looking at the Sun but I Am Making Myself Blind

Syria: I Am Not Looking at the Sun but I Am Making Myself Blind

I also dream of past lives, but mainly this one, I dream of overthrowing the warlords and rescuing the slaves, in Africa. I dream of politics and skating. I wear some dresses and puzzle men wearing a toga or dress in white and say they make it rain for me, or I’m going to go try to cause a war, or insult the president by accident if you don’t tell

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    Rand Paul, the New York times, and the Democratic Process

Rand Paul, the New York times, and the Democratic Process

The New York Times ran a story today concerning Senator Rand Paul’s (R- Kentucky) prospects for a successful 2016 presidential run. The story, running under the headline “Paul Has Ideas, but his Backers Want 2016 Plan,” focused on the Senator’s inconsistent fundraising and campaign apparatus. The story concentrated on potential weaknesses that Paul has regarding his ability to fundraise and manage a presidential campaign. Among the weaknesses mentioned are his

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