European Union's newly-appointed foreign policy chief has condemned recent elections in Ukraine’s eastern regions as “illegal and illegitimate.” In a press conference with Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna in Warsaw on Thursday, Federica Mogherini said the EU will not recognize the leadership elections, which were held inDonetsk and Lugansk regions last week.
Colorado; Proposition 105, to compel companies to label foods that contain genetically modified ingredients defeated by 2-1 margin Tuesday. Oregon voters also considered a measure, still too close to call. Hawaii, Maui County voters decided to temporarily ban genetically engineered crops.
Crucial Election for Drug Policy Reform, as Voters in Oregon, Alaska, D.C., Florida, California, New Mexico, New Jersey and Elsewhere Vote on Marijuana Legalization, Sentencing Reform and Other Issues.
Republicans have gained control of the United States Senate for the first time since 2006, wresting victories from Democrats as midterm voters expressed frustration with President Barack Obama and the White House.
Oregonians 21 and older will be able to possess and smoke marijuana starting July 1 of 2015, able to carry one ounce legally, have eight ounces at home, allowed to grow up four plants for personal use.
Two important items will be appearing on Oregon voting ballots. Up for a vote are important GMO banning and restriction initiatives, as well as Measure 91,which would legalize marijuana in the state. Colorado and Washington are enjoying record tax-profits from the legalization of marijuana.
David Cameron has been warned by German chancellor Angela Merkel that she would rather see the UK leave the European Union than change freedom of movement rules. Cameron looking at whether the government can ask EU immigrants to leave the country unless they can support themselves within three months of arriving in the UK.
The United States denounced an election in eastern Ukraine over the weekend as “sham”, saying it was illegal and illegitimate. White House said in a statement. White House: “The United States condemns the illegitimate, so-called 'elections' on Sunday by Russia-backed separatists in Donetsk and Lugansk."
Americans who have gone without "minimum essential health coverage" as defined by Obamacare, fines are imminent. But there is a last-minute escape hatch opening in two weeks: the ACA open enrollment period beginning November 15. And even if you did sign up for coverage this year, you will need to renew your current health plan or choose a new one – before the end of the year in order to continue your coverage in 2015.
Federal drug prisoners can begin petitioning courts for sentence cuts based on new guidelines. If the courts determine they are eligible the sentences will be reduced. Will result in some federal prisoners getting out early, none will be released until a year from today.
Russia has been at loggerheads with the European Union over presidential and parliamentary elections in eastern Ukraine. Moscow said on Sunday that it “respects" the results of the local elections in eastern Ukraine, but the EU said the vote is an “obstacle” to peace.
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are voting Sunday in controversial elections that Kyiv and the West say they will not recognize. The separatists who control parts of eastern Ukraine's Luhansk and Donetsk regions are holding elections for leadership and legislative bodies in the areas they control.
A voter in Guilfrord County, attempting to take advantage of early voting in North Carolina, told the News-Record that the voting machine he used repeatedly switched his vote for a Democrat to a vote for her Republican opponent.
The $169 million from donors in the securities and investment industry is the most they’ve ever contributed in a midterm election, according to Center for Responsive Politics data. Two-thirds of the money going to Republicans.
The State Duma speaker believes the US want to stop mutual dialogue between Russia and Europe, this will not happen as Russia will keep looking for every opportunity to mend ties with its neighbors. believes the US want to stop mutual dialogue between Russia and Europe, this will not happen, Russia will keep looking for every opportunity to mend ties with its neighbors.
EU is interested in calling off sanctions, but a very positive reason - stabilization and de-escalation of the situation in eastern Ukraine - is required for that.
Constitution is designed in such a way that the number of electors voting for a given candidate may be greater, while the number of people they represent is smaller. Thus, the President can be elected by a minority of voters. Is this democracy? What is democracy? It is power of the people. Where is people’s power here? There is none.
The Hungarian government has shelved a proposed tax on internet traffic after mass protests gripped Budapest. Earlier they suggested capping it, but this half-measure didn't appease the protesters.
”Exercise Regenerate was devised to prepare Britain to cope with a massive nuclear attack. Previously secret files document proposals to keep order using psychopathic recruits. Claims that psychopaths would be “very good in crises” as “they have no feelings for others, nor moral code, and tend to be very intelligent and logical.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman lashed out at Sweden for what he called the “miserable decision that strengthens the extremist elements and Palestinian rejectionism.
A representative of the populist LDPR nationalist party claims in an official letter that the US President should be blamed for thousands of innocent people’s deaths and therefore cannot keep his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.
Sweden's new government recognized a Palestinian state The European Union member became the third Western European nation, after Malta and Cyprus, to do so, reflecting growing international impatience with Israel's half-century control of the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza.
Neel Kashkari was head of the big bank bailout program (known as Tarp) which most Americans strongly opposed. The bailouts helped the big banks, but not America. Bailout money used to subsidize companies, allows bankers to receive fat bonuses, going to failing companies’ shareholders.
The US Justice Department is investigating export and import procedures at Honeywell International Inc after the firm included Chinese parts in equipment it built for the F-35 fighter jet, Reuters reported. Obama administration ignored laws that prohibit certain Chinese-made parts on US weapons systems.
US-Israeli relations have sunk to new lows after Obama administration officials were cited calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “chickenshit” and “coward” engaging in political posturing, instead of efforts at Middle-Eastern de-escalation.
*PUTIN SAYS U.S. DOLLAR LOSING TRUST AS RESERVE CURRENCY WORLD WITHOUT RULES IS POSSIBILITY; ANARCHY GROWING. risk of major conflicts involving major countries is growing, “US leadership brings no good for others,” calls for a new global consensus.
France expressed full support to Georgia’s aspiration to join NATO, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said, according to Georgian Defense Ministry. The sides discussed the strengthening of cooperation between France and Georgia in the military sphere. The ministers also focused on the prospects for Georgia’s accession to NATO and the results of the alliance’s summit in Wales.
Ukraine crisis has opened up a deep political rift with Russia, Europe’s largest single foreign supplier of not only gas, but also oil, coal and nuclear fuel. Europe’s domestic production of oil, gas and coal is in decline. Replacing fossil fuels with home-produced renewable energy like solar and wind power will be a long and expensive process.
Hungary’s parliament speaker on Tuesday threatened Brussels that the country would withdraw from the European Union if it interferes into the country’s internal affairs. Initiativeto impose a tax on the Internet was motive for such strong statements. Reminds us of USSR actions in 1956; Hungary’s parliament.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls proposing to eliminate permanent employment contracts that have existed since World War II. considers workers' job protections undermine business competitiveness, to French businesses' ability to hire and fire workers at will.
The Northeast is losing clout in Washington as citizens flee the high-tax region. The Census Bureau reports that population growth has shifted to the South, result is that the 11 states that make up the Northeast are being bled dry of representation in Washington. Critics blame rising taxes.
Putin: “Controversies are stockpiling in the world and let’s ask one another frankly whether or not we have a reliable safety net,“The system is enfeebled, fragmented and deformed.”“otherwise no other instruments except brutal force remain.”“A sensible reconstruction should have been carried out and a system of international relations should have been adapted to new realities.”
Russia’s Lower House has approved a motion to the UN General Assembly and international parliamentary groups calling for the end of the economic, financial and trade embargo of Cuba introduced by the USA in 1961. It was passed by the State Duma on Tuesday.
Danish pig farmerslose $680 million this year from Russia’s food embargo. 9.5 million European farmers affected by Russia’s food embargo. Europe’s exports cut by Russia’s food embargo €5 billion. Russia’s sanctions: one-year ban on agricultural imports from countries that imposed sanctions against Moscow.
Our partners who imposed sanctions make no secret that the measures are not aimed at Ukraine,” their statements and acts are constantly showing the true goal of the restrictions, to change Russia and its position on key issues that are a matter of principle for us, forcing the country to accept the West’s position. It’s a relic of the past, inertia thinking dating back to colonial times.”
Ronald A. "Ron" Klain is an American lawyer and political operative best known for serving as Chief of Staff to two Vice Presidents - Al Gore (1995?1999) and Joseph Biden (2009?2011). He is an influential Democratic Party insider. Born August 8, 1961 in Indianapolis, grew up in a Jewish home.
Former communications minister Igor Shchegolev who currently works as an aide to the Russian President warns that unpredictable Western politicians could seek Russia’s isolation on the internet, similar to what happened in Syria in 2012. Noted that key components of the internet are located outside Russian territory; access can be blocked at any stage including complete cutting off of Russian internet sector from the World Wide Web.
Putin: "Together with the limits introduced against entire sectors of our economy it is hard to call such approach anything but hostile." Obama accused Russia of becoming a top global threat because of its stance on developments in east Ukraine.
Obama will make Ron Klain, former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, his point man on fighting Ebola. Klain has no medical or health care background. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md. “Worst ebola epidemic in world history and Obama puts a government bureaucrat with no healthcare experience in charge.
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