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16 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Will Win 2016

Conservative Myra Adams lists the many reasons Hillary will win the White House in 2016.<p>By the standards of “political time,” where in one day a …

Silvio Berlusconi calls for crisis talks with party

Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian prime minister, has called for crisis talks with his party for later today after the country's supreme court upheld his first-ever criminal conviction.<p>On Thursday the court confirmed a four-year jail term – discounted to one-year under a 2006 amnesty law – for …

Europe

Nick Clegg must 'show some leadership' and get 'dirty money' out of politics, says Lib Dem peer

Nick Clegg must "show some leadership" and stop the next election being fought with "dirty money", a senior Liberal Democrat has said, after major political donors got peerages.<p>Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay suggested voters could be asked whether they want to give £5 to a political party of their …

Green Party

Environment: News & features

Environment

Germany ends spy pact with US and UK after Snowden

<b>Germany has cancelled a Cold War-era pact with the US and Britain in response to revelations about electronic surveillance operations.</b><p>Details of snooping programmes involving the transatlantic allies have been leaked to the media by former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden.<p>The revelations have …

Surveillance

Silvio Berlusconi threatens Italy with political turmoil in battle with judges

PM Enrico Letta calls on all sides to act responsibly but Berlusconi demands judicial reform after tax fraud verdict<p>Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian prime minister who was convicted of tax fraud on Thursday, has reportedly told his centre-right MPs they must prepare for a fresh election if the …

Congressional Recess Isn't A Cease-Fire; It's A Chance To Reload

As Congress heads off for its 2013 summer recess, who could blame a citizen for thinking that maybe the slogan above the House dais should be changed from "In God We Trust" to "Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here."<p>Experts in government like Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann have repeatedly warned that …

Democratic Party Chief Angers Democrats

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz plans to use her position to fuel — and fund — her own political ambitions. "Outrage" in the White House.<p>WASHINGTON — Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz angered many top leaders in the party she leads as Democratic National Committee chair when she went public with her …

Government

Democratic Governors: "Old Battle" Over Obamacare Repeal Is Over

Even Republican governors, they argue, are focused on successful implementation, not repeal. "A significant shift," says Martin O'Malley.<p>MILWAUKEE — The country's top Democratic governors argued Friday that Republicans at the state level have given up on the battle to overturn President Obama's …

Health Care

Benefits Bill Aims To Go Beyond Marriage, Protect Gay Couples In Civil Unions

The Social Security Equality Act was introduced Friday by Rep. Linda Sánchez.<p>WASHINGTON — As the federal government adjusts the bureaucracy to life after the Defense of Marriage Act's federal ban on recognizing same-sex couples' marriages, new legislation raises the question of how those still …

LGBTQI