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It's official now: Barack Obama has won

Source: Business Balla | Jan 5 2013, 12:21am CST | by Luigi Lugmayr

It's official now: Barack Obama has won
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) It's now official. A full two months after the Nov 6 presidential poll President Barack Obama has been declared re-elected defeating his Republican challenger Mitt Romney by 332 to 206 electoral votes.
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The 20 Most Influential Billionaires Behind The Scenes Of US Politics

Sep 6 2014 10:48am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Politics and business have always had a sticky relationship. The Brookings Institute released a ranking of U.S. billionaires according to their political influence.  The billionaires' influences are measured by the "use of great wealth for campaign expenditures, activism through non-profit organizations and foundation, holding public office, media ownership, policy thought leadership, and behind the scenes influenc ...
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Ex-Virginia governor and wife found guilty of fraud after accepting US$165,000 worth of gifts and loans

Sep 4 2014 2:50pm CDT | Source: National Post

A jury has convicted former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen of corruption, fraud and bribery, after the couple accepted more than US$165,000 of gifts and loans from a businessman. Both Bob and Maureen bowed heads and wept as a chorus of “guiltys” kept coming from court clerk. McDonnell was widely considered a possible running mate for presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012. He was charged with doing favours for a wealthy vitamin executive in exchange for the gift ...
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Brussels, Sep 23 (IANS/EFE) The European Union will participate in a trilateral ministerial meeting with Russia and Ukraine Friday in Berlin to address the issue of energy security in the context of the ongoing conflict between Moscow and Kiev. | by IANS
 
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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Convicted On 11 Counts Of Corruption

Sep 4 2014 2:24pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted on Thursday of multiple counts of corruption, fraud, and bribery charges, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. A federal jury in Richmond returned the verdict Thursday after a five-week trial and deliberating for three days. McDonnell was widely considered a possible running mate for presidential can ...
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Hillary Clinton Had A Surprise Interview With Big Republican Cisco CEO John Chambers (CSCO)

Aug 29 2014 4:55pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton showed up as a surprise guest at Cisco's huge internal sales conference that took place this week. She was interviewed on stage by CEO John Chambers. That's a politically interesting combination. Chambers is a Republican who endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential campaign. But that same year, he also said he was a fan of Hillary's hubby, Bill. He t ...
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In America, Labor Is Friendless

Aug 28 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Harvard Business Review

I imagine that labor is feeling quite wistful about Labor Day 2014. It has been a while since labor, especially organized labor, has had much to celebrate. And the prospects going forward aren’t particularly bright. Real wages for production and non-supervisory workers have declined since the mid-1970s.  The share of jobs that are unionized has plummeted back almost to the level it was before 1935 when the Nationa ...
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PAUL RYAN: Here's The Real Problem With Obama's Foreign Policy

Aug 25 2014 7:59am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) looks back at the 2012 election and says, "We were right."  Ryan, the 2012 vice presidential nominee alongside presidential nominee Mitt Romney, thinks the pair was right about the Obama adminstration's foreign policy leading to the kinds of crises popping up in the Middle East with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. He thinks Romney was right when he declared Russia the U.S.'s greatest geopolitical foe, as evidenced by the current crisis ...
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2016 White House Hopefuls Weigh In On Ferguson Protests

Aug 14 2014 5:12pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

As raucous protests and an aggressive police crackdown in Ferguson, Missouri dominate headlines across the country, some of the likely candidates for president in 2016 have weighed in. No potential White House contender has commented more forcefully than Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), who wrote an op-ed for Time magazine decrying the increased "militarization" of U.S. police forces and the unfair raci ...
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Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama most admired in 2012: Gallup poll

Source: Business Balla | Dec 31 2012, 8:59am CST | by Luigi Lugmayr

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama most admired in 2012: Gallup poll
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Americans have again named Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama as the Most Admired Woman and the Most Admired Man living in any part of the world in a new Gallup poll.
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