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Ukrainian president offers surprise concessions as protests turn violent

Viktor Yanukovych says he will make opposition leader prime minister and offer amnesty, but protesters demand more<p>Ukraine's embattled president, Viktor Yanukovych, on Saturday night made a surprising and wide-ranging compromise offer to the protesters who have occupied his capital, promising to …

The New Mitt Romney Documentary Is Fantastic, And It Exposes The Fundamental Flaw In A Lot Of Campaigns

<i>"Tonight, I want to speak about what lies ahead. About the tomorrow we can build together. … That freedom, so integral to the American experience, will again propel us forward to new heights of discovery, to new horizons of opportunity, and to new dimensions of prosperity."</i><p>Those 45 words come from …

Government

5 of this year’s biggest issues Congress will probably fail to address

Pathetic: Congress is expected to do even less in 2014 than in 2013 when the government shut down for weeks<p>Don't be fooled by the recent lovefest on Capitol Hill.<p>US lawmakers may have come together to pass bipartisan budget and spending bills in recent weeks, but this year's Congress is actually …

Wealthy venture capitalist Tom Perkins says the 1% in America are treated like Jews in Nazi Germany

In a letter to the editor in the Wall Street Journal, Perkins warns of a “progressive Kristallnacht”<p>Thomas Perkins is a hyper-wealthy venture capitalist. Beyond his enormous success in business, he may be best known as the man who was profiled by "60 Minutes" for owning The Maltese Falcon, one of …

The Sochi Olympics: Putin’s shiny new surveillance state

Amid fears of terrorism, the Sochi Olympics have ushered in the latest evolution of the modern surveillance state<p>The records are supposed to be set on the slopes at Sochi, not on the spreadsheets. But Vladimir Putin’s 2014 Winter Olympics, which begin on Feb. 7, are already an extraordinary event …

Report: Global Freedom Has Been Declining for Nearly a Decade

A third of the world's population lives in countries without political rights and civil liberties, according to a new study.<p>In 2013, for the eighth year in a row, more countries registered declines in political rights and civil liberties than gains. Even as the number of electoral democracies in …

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Amid Egypt's uprising anniversary, US condemns violence, pledges Middle East support

The three-year anniversary of Egypt’s political uprising was marked this weekend with government-backed rallies and deadly anti-government protests, as the Obama administration vowed continued support toward stabilizing the Middle East and urged residents to move toward peace -- not violence.<p>The …

Fringe Factor: Florida Pol Wants Obama Hanged

Democrats want to control women by making them reliant on the government for birth control. Oh, also, black people are responsible for racism.<p><b>The</b> …

Confessions of a former Libertarian: My personal, psychological and intellectual epiphany

I was a Buddhist concerned with world suffering — and I could no longer reconcile my humanity with my ideology<p>During college, a friend admitted he was confounded by my politics. He didn’t know how to reconcile my libertarianism with my other commitments. We were Buddhists and vegetarians, and I …

Painting Wendy Davis as a bad mother is political sexism at its worst

Davis is a Democrat running for governor of Texas. Opponents are trying to smear her life story, and the media isn't helping<p>Here we go again: sexist tropes being used against a high-profile female political candidate.<p>A recent article in the Dallas Morning News by the paper's senior political writer …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

FEATURE-EMPTY<p>U.S. stocks on wild ride, rebound after heavy, early losses<p>Fairfax poised to acquire core businesses of embattled Carillion Canada<p>Another 452 jobs to go at collapsed U.K. builder Carillion<p>Bitcoin drops 16% as cryptocurrencies decline with risk assets Subscriber content<p>Ottawa to …

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