On Voting … And Not

By Lee H. Hamilton The campaigning for next year’s elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all well and good, but it leaves out of the equation one
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Getting Involved and Making a Difference

From the staff members of local government officials to presidents in the Oval Office — everyone involved in the political process has a story about how he or she first decided to become involved in government. Former President Bill Clinton points to when he traveled to Washington as
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U.S. Political Party Conventions Evolve to Remain Relevant

By Bridget Hunter Staff Writer As with many aspects of U.S. politics, national party conventions and their roles in the race to the White House have evolved over time to serve the changing needs of the electorate. The U.S. Constitution does not reference political parties and is equally silent (more...)

Heroes & Losers of Russian Internet: Weekly Review

​The whole world now knows that the situation in Russia after December 4th elections to State Duma is unstable. And if during Soviet times, people were gathering in their kitchens to discuss political themes, now, in the era of the Internet, Russians go online. One of the heroes of this week (more...)

President Obama’s State of the Union Address

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS It’s no secret that those of us here tonight have had our differences over the last two years.  The debates have been contentious; we have fought fiercely for our beliefs.  And that’s a good thing.  That’s what a robust (more...)

U.S. Mission to OSCE on Khodorkovsky and Lebedev Verdicts

In a December 27 statement, Secretary Clinton said that the guilty verdicts in the second trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev on charges of embezzlement and money laundering raise serious questions about selective prosecution and about the rule of law being overshadowed by political considerations. No (more...)

Saakashvili Held Meetings in US Congress

Speaker of the House John Boehner released a special statement after the meeting with Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili in Washington on January 12. Saakashvili became the first foreign leader to meet with Boehner. He thanked Georgian leader for a productive discussion: "The Georgian people understand all too well that the rights of (more...)

New Treaty Improves US Relations With Russia

Washington — The new arms reduction treaty between the United States and Russia promotes openness between the two former Cold War foes and greater stability between the world’s two largest nuclear powers, says a senior U.S. arms negotiator. Russia and the United States possess 90 percent of the nuclear weapons in (more...)

Immigrant’s Key to Philly’s Success

In November 1998 “Player” magazine included him in 14 “Fabulous Leaders of the Next Millennium”, on November 21, 2002 Daily News newspaper named him among 14 “Most influential Philadelphians with good growth prospects”, in 2007 his name was mentioned in main newspapers of Philadelphia... (more...)

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