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A year in a word: Sequestration - FT.com

A year in a word: Sequestration - FT.com | Hashtag Politics | Scoop.it
(noun) – a US budgetary mechanism that triggers automatic and across-the-board spending cuts if fixed deficit targets are not met.
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Cameron’s interest in garden cities wilts - FT.com

Cameron’s interest in garden cities wilts - FT.com | Hashtag Politics | Scoop.it
David Cameron has quietly dropped his support for a new generation of “garden cities” in a move that raises questions over the government’s commitment to tackling Britain’s escalating housing shortage.
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Closed until further notice

Closed until further notice | Hashtag Politics | Scoop.it
BACK down, or shut down? America would probably have preferred the former. But Republicans and Democrats in Congress are so entrenched in their positions that it got...
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Britain is entering an age of clashing ideologies - FT.com

Britain is entering an age of clashing ideologies - FT.com | Hashtag Politics | Scoop.it
Britain’s parliamentary tributes to Nelson Mandela on Monday were reverent and dignified but they also betrayed a certain innocence.
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Republicans cannot rely on ire at Obamacare to last

Republicans cannot rely on ire at Obamacare to last | Hashtag Politics | Scoop.it
Before noon Monday 375,000 Americans logged on to HealthCare.gov and discovered that, though the federal website is working far better than at its launch in October, it still runs into problems when demand gets too high.
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Biden Faces a Delicate Two-Step in Asia

Biden Faces a Delicate Two-Step in Asia | Hashtag Politics | Scoop.it
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. must reassure Japan of American support while confronting China on its imposition of an air defense zone over disputed islands.
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Do-Nothing Congress? Americans Think Congress Passes Too Many Laws, Wrong Kinds of Legislation - Reason-Rupe Surveys : Reason.com

Do-Nothing Congress? Americans Think Congress Passes Too Many Laws, Wrong Kinds of Legislation - Reason-Rupe Surveys : Reason.com | Hashtag Politics | Scoop.it
This Congress has frequently been called a do-nothing Congress, but this may not necessarily be a bad thing. The latest Reason-Rupe poll asked Americans
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The Filibuster’s Power to Block Nominees

The Filibuster’s Power to Block Nominees | Hashtag Politics | Scoop.it
Chart showing the proportion that have been used on high-level nominations and table of the nominees currently awaiting confirmation.
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Obama Pick for Court Is 3rd in a Row Blocked by Republicans

Obama Pick for Court Is 3rd in a Row Blocked by Republicans | Hashtag Politics | Scoop.it
In blocking Judge Robert L. Wilkins’s nomination, Senate Republicans on Monday denied President Obama his third pick in recent weeks to fill a vacancy on the nation’s most powerful and prestigious appeals court.
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Rescuing Obama’s second term - FT.com

Rescuing Obama’s second term - FT.com | Hashtag Politics | Scoop.it
Having won the epic shutdown battle with Republicans last month, President Barack Obama had a chance to get a grip on his disappointing second term. Things have gone downhill since.
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US Supreme Court lifts campaign finance limits - FT.com

US Supreme Court lifts campaign finance limits - FT.com | Hashtag Politics | Scoop.it
In a sweeping decision that will change the face of the 2010 US mid-term election and beyond, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision on Thursday to lift limits on corporate spending in campaigns.
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Dangers lurk in US permanent campaign - FT.com

Dangers lurk in US permanent campaign - FT.com | Hashtag Politics | Scoop.it
“Well then, if the president does it, it’s legal,” Richard Nixon once said. No one would accuse President Barack Obama of being Nixonian. Mr Obama tends to follow the law, would never approve of burgling the opposition and bears no vengeful traits.
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Fed stays the course on bond buying - FT.com

Fed stays the course on bond buying - FT.com | Hashtag Politics | Scoop.it
The US Federal Reserve said the world’s largest economy is still expanding at a moderate pace in a statement that suggests a slowing of asset purchases in December or January is still under consideration.
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US healthcare reforms face New Year’s day test - FT.com

US healthcare reforms face New Year’s day test - FT.com | Hashtag Politics | Scoop.it
The Obama administration will mark January 1 as a milestone towards its goal of near universal healthcare coverage in the US. But the day is expected to be marred by disruption for some of the 1.1m Americans who will be insured for the first time.
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US public finance: Day of reckoning - FT.com

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Since the start of this school year, Annie Stoball has been walking her nine-year-old granddaughter Kayla across four blocks to Gresham Elementary on Chicago’s South Side.
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Reviewed: Edmund Burke: Philosopher, Politician, Prophet by Jesse Norman

Reviewed: Edmund Burke: Philosopher, Politician, Prophet by Jesse Norman | Hashtag Politics | Scoop.it
History has no author.
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Underachieving Congress Appears in No Hurry to Change Things Now

Underachieving Congress Appears in No Hurry to Change Things Now | Hashtag Politics | Scoop.it
The House straggled back to the Capitol on Monday night with just two weeks left before its likely entry into the Congressional record book for underachievement.
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A New Wave of Challenges to Health Law

A New Wave of Challenges to Health Law | Hashtag Politics | Scoop.it
Conservative critics, joined by their Republican allies on Capitol Hill, are trying to make the case that President Obama has overstepped his authority.
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BBC Radio 4 - Analysis, Roberto Unger

BBC Radio 4 - Analysis, Roberto Unger | Hashtag Politics | Scoop.it
Roberto Unger explains why he thinks fellow left-of-centre progressives lack imagination.
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BBC Radio 4 - Week in Westminster, 23/11/2013

BBC Radio 4 - Week in Westminster, 23/11/2013 | Hashtag Politics | Scoop.it
George Parker of the Financial Times looks behind the scenes at Westminster.
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Rich New Yorkers have nothing to fear from de Blasio - FT.com

Rich New Yorkers have nothing to fear from de Blasio - FT.com | Hashtag Politics | Scoop.it
For several months Bill de Blasio has been describing New York in the era of mayor Michael Bloomberg as “a tale of two cities”. He should hope so.
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Dangers lurk in US permanent campaign - FT.com

Dangers lurk in US permanent campaign - FT.com | Hashtag Politics | Scoop.it
“Well then, if the president does it, it’s legal,” Richard Nixon once said. No one would accuse President Barack Obama of being Nixonian. Mr Obama tends to follow the law, would never approve of burgling the opposition and bears no vengeful traits.
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