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Will Harbaugh photos help U-M regent hopefuls?
University of Michigan board of regents candidates have photos of themselves with Jim Harbaugh on campaign websites and Facebook pages.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Politics Political campaign Political science Candidate Political philosophy Ann Arbor Michigan Michigan Wolverines football
Are U-M regents candidates using Harbaugh to get elected?
University of Michigan board of regents candidates have photos of themselves with Jim Harbaugh on campaign websites and Facebook pages.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Politics Political campaign Political science Candidate Political philosophy Ann Arbor Michigan Michigan Wolverines football
Large majority of Russians want equal role for women in politics, research shows
Almost four-fifths of all Russians welcome women’s participation in national politics, citing the qualities of intuition, calmness and a good grasp of social problems as major benefits of female politicians, according to a recent public opinion poll. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Are U-M regents candidates using Jim Harbaugh photos to get elected?
University of Michigan board of regents candidates have photos of themselves with Jim Harbaugh on campaign websites and Facebook pages.        
9 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Politics Political campaign Political science Candidate Political philosophy Ann Arbor Michigan Michigan Wolverines football
Jim Harbaugh? We're with him, Michigan regent candidates say
U-M board candidates use photos of Jim Harbaugh on campaign websites and Facebook pages.        
9 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Politics Political campaign Political science Candidate Political philosophy Ann Arbor Michigan Michigan Wolverines football
Candidates and U-M coach Jim Harbaugh: We're with him
U-M board candidates use photos of Jim Harbaugh on campaign websites and Facebook pages.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Politics Political campaign Political science Candidate Political philosophy Ann Arbor Michigan Michigan Wolverines football
State ACLU requests hearing over denial of vanity plate
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a request for a hearing to contest the Oklahoma Tax Commission's denial of a personalized license plate with a reference to being a communist. The Motor Vehicle Division of the commission denied ACLU of Oklahoma ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Political philosophy Civil liberties Politics American Civil Liberties Union Race Vehicle registration plate Communism Religion
Millennials are more conservative than Boomers or Gen Xers were at their age, study finds
National polls suggest millennials will vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by large margins in November, but that doesn’t mean millennials lean further to the left than young people of previous generations.   On the contrary, according to a new study, a larger percentage of millennials identified as...
1638 points by Los Angeles Times | Generation Y Conservatism Liberalism Republican Party Sociology Centre-right Political party Politics
Ethnic groups' government influence and Internet access go hand in hand, study says
The Internet may be a great source of empowerment for the disenfranchised – if they’re allowed to have it. A new study that examined the Internet access of excluded ethnic groups within countries found that groups subjected to political exclusion were significantly less likely to have Internet...
23 points by Los Angeles Times | Internet Political philosophy Politics IP address Democracy Sovereign state Aristotle United Kingdom
Survey: Most Americans say pastors should keep politics out of church
Most respondents say churches should have the right to be political, but should refrain       
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Australian senator quits shadow cabinet over China payments row
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian opposition senator quit the shadow cabinet on Wednesday after saying he had failed to declare that a Chinese company had made payments on his behalf for travel and legal bills.
10 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters News agency Senate News United States Senate Politics Tom Glocer
Twitter verifies Bangladesh Awami League’s account
The ruling Awami League has become the first political party in Bangladesh to have a verified Twitter account.
256 points by | Twitter Political party White Politics Color
Letter: A nation under siege
A nation under siegeI am frightened for my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.I am also frightened for the recipients of Meals on Wheels, those who receive help with housing and medical needs, children whose support programs will be cut, young families who need family planning and for...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Family Politics Want Need Family planning Political party
Anti-Trump demonstrators finding wealth of options in once-apathetic Miami
It's become hard to keep track of all the groups that have formed to oppose the president.       
15394 points by USA Today | Protest Politics Activism Democracy Miami Civil disobedience Protests Demonstration
Thai police order thousands of worshippers out of scandal-hit temple
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police ordered thousands of worshippers to leave the country's biggest Buddhist temple on Sunday so it can intensify its search for its former abbot, who is wanted on money-laundering charges.
-2 points by Reuters | Reuters Thaksin Shinawatra Thomson Reuters News agency Politics Political party News Fleet Street
Thai police find only medical kit in search for fugitive monk
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police hunting a fugitive Buddhist monk discovered medical equipment in the temple rooms where they had expected to find him and will keep searching, an officer said on Friday.
-2 points by Reuters | Thaksin Shinawatra Reuters Thomson Reuters Politics Vatican City Thailand Buddhism News agency
Thai forces besiege temple in standoff over monk
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai forces surrounded the country's biggest Buddhist temple on Thursday and the junta leader declared he was imposing control after it failed to hand over an influential monk wanted for money laundering.
1737 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters Police Politics Prime minister Sri Lanka News agency News
What happened to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood?
Internal ideological and political disagreements might lead to the break-up of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
1384 points by Al Jazeera English | Muslim Brotherhood Political philosophy Sociology Politics Egypt Islam Religion Gamal Abdel Nasser
Can Trump, Toomey & current events reignite democracy?

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Politics Barack Obama Political philosophy Voting Political science Voter turnout President of the United States Law
Brexit & Trump signal return of ‘fascist tradition,’ says archbishop of Canterbury
Brexit and the election of US President Donald Trump signal the revival of nationalism and even fascism across the globe, the archbishop of Canterbury says. Read Full Article at RT.com
512 points by Russia Today | President of the United States Archbishop of Canterbury Politics Geert Wilders President Federal government of the United States Bishop Fascism
Anti-Trump fervor sparks a new, liberal kind of tea party activism
Democrats, candidate trainers, progressive groups seeing surge in membership, calls to action        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Politics Tea Party protests Democratic Party Donald Trump Activism Political science Tea Party movement Barack Obama
PopPolitics: ‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins Talks About Speaking Out on the Awards Platform (Listen)
Barry Jenkins, the writer and director of one of this year’s most acclaimed movies “Moonlight,” said that he hasn’t been reluctant to speak out during awards season, and doesn’t think others should be either. “I think we should speak what is in our heart, whenever, no matter what stage we are on,” Jenkins tells Variety‘s... Read more »
37 points by Variety | Coretta Scott King United States Senate President of the United States Award Mitch McConnell Martin Luther King Jr. United States Politics
Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy resigns
Amy R. ConnollyFeb. 11 (UPI) -- The leader of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party resigned Saturday, apparently in response to plans for a new law that could dissolve the party.
5 points by UPI | Hun Sen Human rights United Press International Law Political party Prime minister Politics Sam Rainsy Party
Race to the bottom: 3 companies fight to copyright ‘Fake News’
A fake news television show, a fake news board game and a fake news clothing line are all being dreamed up by three savvy businesses hoping to trademark the buzzword made famous by President Donald Trump. Read Full Article at RT.com
337 points by Russia Today | Politics
Two schools of thought: Penn/Cairn try to bridge political divide

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Voting Democracy University of Pennsylvania Donald Trump Election Politics
Union leader John 'Johnny Doc' Dougherty gets a radio show on 1210 AM

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Abuse Politics Bullying Trade union Defamation Human rights Political philosophy Management
"A United Kingdom" reclaims the history of the colonized
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It took a single image for both David Oyelowo and Amma Asante to fall for the true story of Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams. The cover of Susan Williams' book "Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation" shows a dapper looking couple in ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Seretse Khama Botswana Colonialism English-language films Politics 2007 films United Kingdom Love
Warriors coach Steve Kerr isn't shy about addressing political issues
Steve Kerr is a five-time NBA champion, including three with the Bulls. His series-clinching jumper in 1997 remains the stuff of franchise lore. He owns one NBA title and one Coach of the Year award with the Warriors, the franchise that has converted even non-basketball fans with its joyous style...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | NBA Finals Stan Van Gundy 2008 singles Politics 2005 singles Terrorism National Basketball Association San Antonio Spurs
Former LAUSD board member gets backing of school police association in congressional race
Essential Politics: Becerra and lawmakers criticize Trump's comments on cash for California, Peter Thiel says no to a race for governor Feb. 7, 2017, 12:42 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Atty. Gen....
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Law Political philosophy Politics Political science President of the United States Human rights Karl Marx United States
California legislators meet with their lawyer: former U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder
Essential Politics: Becerra and lawmakers criticize Trump's comments on cash for California, Peter Thiel says no to a race for governor Feb. 7, 2017, 12:34 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Atty. Gen....
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Law Political philosophy Politics Political science President of the United States Human rights Karl Marx United States
Fired lawyer says Public Defender's office is too political
VIERA, Fla. (AP) — An assistant public defender who wore a Black Lives Matter tie to court in Florida says he was fired because he made online comments accusing his office of being overtly political.
1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Concealed carry in the United States Firearm Gun politics Lawyer Donald Trump Politics Public defender Ivana Trump
Budweiser boycott launched over Super Bowl commercial
A small American brewer is encouraging consumers to ditch Anheuser-Busch in response to the company's Super Bowl commercial and vow only to drink "anti-globalist beer" in the future. William Kelly, owner of Citizen Kelly's Irish Ale, said the commercial recounting beer tycoon Adolphus Busch's journey to America from Germany was ...
1051 points by The Washington Times | Adolphus Busch Immigration to the United States Beer Super Bowl Politics National Football League Surnames Beer style
Hillary Clinton says 'future is female' in new video
Clinton spoke for the first time since Trump's inauguration         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Political action committee Woman English-language films Girl Female Future Democratic Party Politics
Congressman carries jar of mosquitoes to House floor
Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) carried a jar of mosquitoes to the floor of the House of Representatives on Sept. 7, saying funding to prevent the spread of the Zika should be passed right away, and not be made a political issue.
-1 points by The Washington Post | United States House of Representatives Law Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Political spectrum Clerk of the United States House of Representatives United States Politics Bill Clinton
The name on everyone's lips: Donald Trump
He's everywhere.
1549 points by CNN | President of the United States Super Bowl President Popular culture God Bless America Lady Gaga Culture Politics
California Democratic Party endorses state Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez in congressional race to replace Becerra
Essential Politics: Protesters ask GOP lawmaker to keep Obamacare, Schwarzenegger takes aim at Trump Feb. 6, 2017, 1:49 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Hundreds of protesters urged Palmdale Rep. Steve...
146 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Democratic Party Politics Alaska President of the United States Supreme Court of the United States California Jimmy Carter
A game plan for Donald Trump’s foes
While almost everything in our politics these days has a strongly partisan cast, the anti-Trump forces cannot be defined by party or ideology.
1 points by The Denver Post | George W. Bush President of the United States Religious persecution Politics Religious pluralism Policy Democracy Donald Trump
The perils of dating in the time of Trump
With heated political interactions now the norm, both on social media and in the real world, is dating someone with different political beliefs a thing of the past? It sure would seem that way. Jenny, 26, from New Orleans, was outspoken against President Trump. She says she wouldn’t date a Trump supporter, because there would...
240 points by New York Post | James Carville Mary Matalin Margaret Hoover George W. Bush Politics John Avlon Hillary Rodham Clinton Herbert Hoover
Fired public defender says his Black Lives Matter tie raised eyebrows
His former boss said other issues played a role in the dismissal – including when Alton Edmond recorded his colleagues talking about politic...       
281 points by USA Today | Lawyer Concealed carry in the United States Attorney at law First Amendment to the United States Constitution Brevard County Florida Ricky Gervais Politics Legal aid
Yes, signing those petitions makes a difference — even if they don't change Trump's mind
But the difference they make isn't in others, but in those who sign. Here's the data.
401 points by The Washington Post | Petition Sign Signature Politics White House Internet petition President of the United States Petitions
Toronto Film Festival Lineup Filled With Big-Issue Movies Like ‘Deepwater Horizon’
Can political clickbait become box office bait? With a huge wave of issue-based films premiering at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival that are torn from the headlines, Hollywood is about to find out. This year’s TIFF will be an unofficial test market for projects that have had an easier time getting financed in recent years,... Read more »
31 points by Variety | Barack Obama Film Politics
What's next for Assemblywoman Patty Lopez? Maybe a run for L.A. school board
Essential Politics: Democrats boast they've picked up another seat in Legislature, statewide uncounted ballots dips below 3.5 million Nov. 18, 2016, 12:19 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:Less than...
3 points by Los Angeles Times | General election Activism Politics United States Primary election Los Angeles Election City
Former assemblywoman claims victory in recapturing her old seat, though race is still too close to call
Essential Politics: A new fight is brewing over public employee pension costs, Feinstein preps for Supreme Court showdown Nov. 17, 2016, 7:14 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:California's biggest pension...
6 points by Los Angeles Times | Donald Trump Race Associated Press United States Politics Ivana Trump Fred Trump
PopPolitics: Laughs From the Right in a Business That Leans Left (Listen)
Jimmy Fallon took a great deal of heat for his soft interview with Donald Trump last week, a reflection of the consternation that even some comedians are having over the influence of humor in this year’s presidential race. But it’s undeniable that much of comedy has been dominated by personalities with a leftward bent. On... Read more »
249 points by Variety | Democratic Party Bill Clinton Political philosophy Liberalism Donald Trump Hillary Rodham Clinton Politics Political spectrum
The Public Editor: When to Call a Lie a Lie
The word has become so freighted in political warfare that its mere appearance on news pages, however accurate, feels partisan. But sometimes it is the right word.
1006 points by The New York Times | The New York Times Barack Obama Politics Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories Hillary Rodham Clinton Candidate Newspaper Deception
Inequality built the Trump coalition, even if he won’t solve it
While inequality has become a politically subterranean issue, it is nonetheless shaping the politics of 2016.
4 points by Las Vegas Sun | United States Economic inequality Political science Brookings Institution Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton Economic mobility Politics
DealBook: Whom to Vote For? Employees Tend to Follow Their Leader
A chief executive’s political leanings may significantly influence whom workers donate to and choose at the polls, a study found.
517 points by The New York Time | President of the United States George W. Bush Political corruption Election Executive officer Chief executives Chief executive officer Politics
Spanish ex-minister linked to Panama Papers renounces World Bank job
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's former industry minister, who resigned after coming under scrutiny over his links to a company that appeared in the Panama Papers, has withdrawn his application for a senior job at the World Bank, a government source said on Tuesday.
-2 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters Politics El Mundo People's Party News agency Conservative People's Party News
Political analyst, professor Paul Green dies at 73
Paul Green, a well-known political analyst and Roosevelt professor, died Saturday night, according to his wife, Sharon. He was 73.
1230 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Chicago Barack Obama Democratic Party United States Political philosophy Politics Bobby Rush
The 9/11 attacks made the victims' families and neighbors more politically active — even years later
More likely to vote, donate to candidates and be Republican.
26 points by The Washington Post | Politics Activism September 11 attacks Election Osama bin Laden Political party Activists Elections