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Unite leader McCluskey issues fresh funding threat to Labour

In the wake of what has been a year of big changes in UK politics, Len McCluskey, leader of Unite, has informed Ed Miliband that Labour funding could be relinquished should they enter coalition with the Liberal Democrats.

Islamic militants kill another 90 members of Yazidi minority

Baghdad - One day after Pres. Barack Obama said U.S. airstrikes and humanitarian aid in Iraq had ended, sources told Fox News Friday that Islamic militants killed 90 members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority in a northern Iraqi village.

Two strong GOP women hope to flip vulnerable House seats

Washington - Republicans, confident of retaining control of the House of Representatives, are hardly content to settle for status quo. The party has two strong female candidates with proven records of leadership vying to upset Democrats.

Interview: Ben Fearn, the youngest ever Liberal Democrat PPC Special

A 21-year-old from Matlock, Derbyshire, is set to make history by being the youngest ever Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate.

Pressure builds for Obama's CIA director to step down

Washington - Just as a Senate report condemning the waterboarding of a couple of the most dangerous GITMO terrorists is due to be released, Democrats are calling for the head of the CIA director.

CIA director apologizes to Senate for accessing documents

Washington - Another Obama appointee, CIA Director John Brennan, is in serious trouble inside the Beltway. Brennan has apologized for CIA involvement with White House aides who improperly accessed Senate documents.

Op-Ed: Koch brothers donate $25 million to United Negro College Fund

Washington - It's difficult to imagine a more priceless photo than one of Senate Leader Harry Reid’s face upon learning that the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers donated $25 million to United Negro College Fund.

Nick Clegg urged to resign in open letter from Lib Dem colleagues

Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister has been urged to resign as leader of the Liberal Democrats by members of his own party, with a dozen of his own MPs openly criticising him.

Democrats signal retreat from IMF provisions

Washington - Speaking on the condition of anonymity, aides to Senate Democrats said Tuesday they may chop international monetary fund provisions that they added to a bill that provides aid to Ukraine and authorizes sweeping sanctions against Russia.

UK Lib Dems want to ‘step down the nuclear ladder’ over Trident

Liberal Democrat members at their conference in the UK are calling for what they term a “step down the nuclear ladder” with a reduction in the number of Trident submarines.

UK PM and deputy reassure nation that coalition is united

As Britain’s coalition government reaches its halfway point, both the Prime Minister and his deputy claim it is “steadfast and united”.

Troubling August jobs report dampens convention glow

Washington - Any bump Mr. Obama and the Democrats hoped to gain from their Charlotte convention may be doused by a very weak jobs report on Friday.

Study: Red states give more to charity than blue states

It seems those in the U.S. who back Obama for president are among the least generous when it comes to supporting charities.

West Midlands Police arrest 7 in Birmingham terror raids

Birmingham - Overnight West Midlands Police have arrested 7 people in a large pre-planned counter-terrorism operation. Six men and one woman were detained.

UK government won't block Scottish referendum on independence

Edinburgh - Following the overall majority win of the Scottish National Party (SNP) in Scotland the UK government at Westminster says it will not move to block a Scottish referendum on independence.

UK: Steve Radford becomes new Liberal Party President

Steve Radford, a long-standing elected member of Liverpool Council, in the North of England, has been elected president of the UK Liberal Party.

Cameron becomes Britain’s youngest Prime Minister since 1812

David Cameron, 43, who has become Britain’s youngest prime minister since 1812, began his first full day of office today after days of wrangling to decide who will rule the United Kingdom.

Shun the Tories, leading commentator tells UK Lib Dems

As shuttle diplomacy continues among political parties to determine who will rule Britain, one of the country’s leading economic and political commentators is urging Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg to shun the Tories and throw in his lot with Labour.

UK faces hung parliament, Cameron wants to partner with Lib Dems

Britain has its first hung parliament since 1974, as the Conservative Party won the most seats but not enough to form a majority government. Conservative leader David Cameron has made a “big, open and comprehensive offer” to the Lib Dems.

Millions of UK voters go to the polls in tight contest

Britain’s voters are going to the polls today in what could be the closest-run general election in decades. Voting began at 7 o’clock BST this morning, and will end at 10 o’clock this evening.

Election projection: UK poll results will be beamed onto Big Ben

London - The BBC has announced that it will, for the first time ever, project the results of this week’s general election in the UK onto St Stephen’s Tower at the Houses of Parliament.

UK campaign using Internet to create hung parliament

An Internet campaign using social media such as Twitter and Facebook is being launched in the UK today with the specific intention of preventing any one party from governing the country.

Op-Ed: Liberal Democrats' Crisis Factory

David Axelrod famously said, "Never let a crisis go to waste." Problem is, liberal Democrats seem to like crises so much they're making their own. Not so much that there are crises, but because there is so much to gain by it. And it is hurting America.

Louisiana State Senator Vitter Swims Against Liberal Tide of Dems Special

Senator David Vitter met with the Natchitoches community on April 6 at the Natchitoches Art Center. He presented an agenda radically different than that of the Obama administration, swimming against the current Democratic liberal tide.

UK Freedom Bill campaign gets underway via petition and facebook

The Liberal Democrat party have launched a freedom bill to reclaim civil liberties eroded by decades of snippy legislation, campaigning electronically and via viral marketing techniques.
 

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