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'Shocking,' 'Plain Stupid': Theresa May Shuts Climate Change Office
Less than a day after becoming the U.K.'s unelected leader , Prime Minister Theresa May closed the government's climate change office, a move instantly condemned as "shocking" and "plain stupid." May shuttered the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on Thursday and moved responsibility...
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'Monstrous' Boris Johnson Named Foreign Secretary in Brexit Cabinet
Former London Mayor Boris Johnson has been appointed as foreign secretary in the U.K.'s new post- Brexit government, headed by now-Prime Minister Theresa May. Johnson—whom some have likened to Donald Trump—ultimately supported the Leave campaign ahead of the U.K.'s referendum last month and...
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'Divisive, Illiberal and Calculating' Theresa May to be Crowned UK Prime Minister
Conservative Party candidate Theresa May is set to be the new UK prime minister as her intra-party opponent, Andrea Leadsom, dropped out of the race on Monday in another post- Brexit political upheaval. May received 199 votes from other Members of Parliament versus Leadsom's 84 votes. The home...
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UN Officially Declares that UK's Austerity Policies Violate Human Rights
The UK government's austerity policies violate international human rights , and growing inequality in the nation is cause for "serious concerns," a damning new report by the United Nations has found. The UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights found that six years after the...
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Seizing on Brexit, Corbyn Opponents Attempt to Oust Leftist Leader
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, caught in the political crosshairs of a post-referendum Parliament , is remaining defiant as opponents seize on Brexit turmoil to attempt to push him out of office. Corbyn is now readying for a leadership contest after 20 shadow cabinet ministers stepped down over...
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Podemos Rises in Polls Amid Anti-Austerity Fever in Spain
Spain's leftist political coalition, led by the anti-austerity party Podemos, is making new gains in the polls ahead of the country's upcoming parliamentary elections—narrowing the field with the conservative Popular Party (PP), which is only favored to win by a small margin. There is also...
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Politics and the Golden Rule
"What I’m not trying to do is just pass legislation. I’m trying to change the face of American politics.” Pull these words out of the context of “the news” and let them pulse like the heartbeat of the future. The words are those of Bernie Sanders, of course — engaged last week in a confrontational...
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‘Yes, We Can’ Progressivism
Though it is little noted in discussions of this year’s election, Senator Bernie Sanders’s campaign has brought back the essential message of then-Senator Barack Obama’s “Yes We Can” campaign of 2008. The core of that message is the word “we,” in contrast with former Secretary of State Hillary...
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For Spain's Podemos, People Take Priority Over Politics
The leader of Spain's left-wing Podemos party on Monday said his priority when parliament reconvenes in early January will be to help the poor—not to hash out internal power struggles among political parties. This month's Spanish elections , in which anti-austerity Podemos picked up a surprisingly...
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Poll Shows Sanders Would Trounce Trump in General Election
If the 2016 U.S. presidential election were held today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would win by a landslide over GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, according to a new poll released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University. With voters favoring Sanders over Trump 51 to 38 percent, Sanders would win the general...
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