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Sep 19, 2014

Victoria Cross gives backing to England rugby after controversial new shirt

The Victoria Cross and George Cross Association has given its backing to a controversial new England kit that incorporates the Victoria Cross emblem within its design. The Rugby Football Union apologised on Wednesday "to those who may have taken offe... #Twickenham #Peter Norton #Canterbury, NZ #Gary, IN

Sep 18, 2014

Sheldon Adelson Gives $10 Million To Karl Rove Group, Just One-Fifteenth Of 2012 Contributions

A $10 million donation seems like a hefty amount of cash for the average political donor. But for casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who spent somewhere in the neighborhood of $150 million over the course of the 2012 election, his latest donation is the... #Florida #North Carolina #Ohio #New Jersey #Alaska #Karl Rove #John Boehner #Jeb Bush #Christopher J. Christie #John Kasich #U.S. Senate #Sheldon Adelson #U.S. Republican Party #American Action Network #Crossroads GPS #Scott Walker (politician)

Sep 17, 2014

Democratic Springfield City Councilor Tim Rooke endorses Republican Charlie Baker, citing stances on education, business regulation and local aid

Rooke has crossed party lines before to support Scott Brown and Baker. He said Baker has "bold ideas" and "creative solutions." BOSTON - Longtime Democratic Springfield city councilor Tim Rooke said Wednesday that he will support Republican gubernato... #Massachusetts #Boston, MA #John Kerry #Edward M. Kennedy #William Weld #Deval Patrick #Paul Cellucci #Scott Brown #Richard Neal #Elizabeth Warren #U.S. Senate #U.S. Democratic Party #U.S. Republican Party #Martha Coakley #Springfield, MA

Sep 17, 2014

Scottish independence referendum: a no win is likely, but not certain

If this were a normal election we probably wouldnt say, based on current polls, that the outcome was too close to call. No leads, but one important uncertainty remains Two days before the 2012 presidential election in France, an Ifop poll for Paris M... #Paris #Nicolas Sarkozy #François Hollande #Scotland

Sep 17, 2014

Scottish independence: the results to watch out for as votes come in

Female voters are still showing a consistent lead for no, while overall turnout is expected to rise above 80% If the referendum on Scottish independence were a normal election we probably wouldn't say, based on current polls, that the outcome of Thur... #Paris #Nicolas Sarkozy #François Hollande #Edinburgh #Glasgow #Scotland

Sep 17, 2014

Zimbabwe lawyers decry detainee abuse

Zimbabwean lawyers have condemned purported assaults and death of suspects in police custody, denouncing conditions in holding cells they deemed unfit for human habitation. "There have been disturbing reports of deaths in police custody and some of o... #Zimbabwe #Robert Mugabe #Movement for Democratic Change

Sep 19, 2014

France: Sarkozy announces political comeback

PARIS — Nicolas Sarkozy may want his old job back. The man who led France from 2007 to 2012 announced Friday on Facebook that he's joining the race to lead his conservative UMP party in elections next month. The widely expected move is seen as a firs... #Nicolas Sarkozy #Facebook #Carla Bruni (musician) #Europe

Sep 16, 2014

GOP Sen. Richard Burr Plans To Run In 2016, Despite Retirement Rumors

Despite some rumblings that he would retire, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, told the National Journal that he is planning to run for re-election in 2016. North Carolina is often considered... #North Carolina #Barack Obama #Mitt Romney #Richard Burr #U.S. Democratic Party #U.S. Republican Party #Kay Hagan

Sep 17, 2014

House Select Committee on Benghazi consulate attack holding 1st open hearing today

It was unclear whether the big allegations that prompted the probe will be examined — that U.S. forces were directed not to respond and that administration officials lied about the nature of the attack. BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (A... #Barack Obama #Hillary Rodham Clinton #Kansas #US State Department #U.S. Democratic Party #U.S. Republican Party #Benghazi, Libya #Mike Pompeo

Sep 16, 2014

Doug Ford had third-worst attendance, missed 53 per cent of 2014 city council votes

Mayoral candidate Doug Ford had the third-worst council attendance this term — and he missed more than half of all votes taken in 2014. Ford, the first-term councillor for Ward 2 (Etobicoke North), was absent for 30 per cent of the 7,813 total votes ... #Barack Obama #Hillary Rodham Clinton #Kansas #US State Department #U.S. Democratic Party #U.S. Republican Party #Benghazi, Libya #Mike Pompeo