Tag: Independence

Poll: US Post Office Top Rated Federal Agency

Poll: US Post Office Top Rated Federal Agency

A Gallup survey finds 72% of Americans give the US Post Office “good” or “excellent” marks for its service. By a wide margin, the Post Office is viewed more favorably than any other federal agency surveyed by Gallup.  The poll

Trouble Doubled for UK’s Tories

Trouble Doubled for UK’s Tories

(Reuters) Yet another embarrassing defeat for Britain’s ruling Conservative party. UK Independence Party’s Mark Reckless is sworn into parliament after winning the second parliamentary seat Prime Minister. Follow Breitbart London on Twitter @BreitbartLondon

Cassidy Touts Keystone XL, Opposition to Exec Amnesty

Cassidy Touts Keystone XL, Opposition to Exec Amnesty

Representative and US Senate candidate Bill Cassidy (R-LA) touted his support for the Keystone XL pipeline and stated his opposition to the president’s executive action during the GOP weekly address on Saturday. Transcript (via ABC News Radio) as Follows: “Hello.

North Carolina Terminates Contract with Gruber

North Carolina Terminates Contract with Gruber

Citing the “appearance of an independence impairment,” North Carolina’s Democratic state auditor Beth Wood terminated the state’s contract with MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber in a phone conversation with him on Wednesday. The official letter terminating his contract was executed on Thursday.

Tunisia Heats Up Ahead of Presidential Election

Tunisia Heats Up Ahead of Presidential Election

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s first free presidential election is boiling down to two candidates with divergent views of the revolution that transformed this former dictatorship. The clear front-runner in Sunday’s ballot is veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi, who has

UKIP Set for Landmark Poll Win

UKIP Set for Landmark Poll Win

Britain’s anti-European UK Independence Party (UKIP) was on Thursday set to claim its second seat in parliament a month after gaining its first foothold as voters went to the polls in Rochester. The by-election in southeast England was called after

Obama Says 'No' to Tibetan Independence

Obama Says 'No' to Tibetan Independence

While in China for this year’s APEC summit, U.S. President Barack Obama was asked about the ongoing situation in Tibet. Shortly after the President agreed to a climate change deal on behalf of the United States Wednesday, he said, “We

Top EU Court Rules Against 'Welfare Tourism'

Top EU Court Rules Against 'Welfare Tourism'

The EU’s top court ruled on Tuesday that member states do not have to provide social welfare payments to EU citizens moving to their country solely to claim benefits. Charges that the European Union’s core freedom of movement principle has

Catalonia Votes for Independence from Spain

Catalonia Votes for Independence from Spain

MADRID (AP) — The Catalonia region’s president is riding a wave of enthusiasm among independence seekers Monday, a day after a non-binding vote on secession from Spain showed strong though not overwhelming support for breaking away. Artur Mas received an

Scottish Nationalists Storm Back after Referendum Defeat

Scottish Nationalists Storm Back after Referendum Defeat

LONDON/EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Just weeks after seeing their dream of an independent Scotland wiped out in an historic referendum defeat, Scottish nationalists have turned failure into a revival which could transform British politics at next year’s UK general election. The

Britain Must Lance EU Membership 'Boil': Commissioner

Britain Must Lance EU Membership 'Boil': Commissioner

Britain’s new European Commissioner sought to calm tensions between London and the EU Thursday, saying the question of its membership was “a boil that needs to be lanced”. Jonathan Hill’s comments came after the fault lines between Britain and the

Burkina Faso: Military Promises to Hand over Power

Burkina Faso: Military Promises to Hand over Power

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso’s military said Monday it will hand over to a transitional government under a leader chosen by all sectors of society to fill the power vacuum created since long-time President Blaise Compaore resigned and

Obama Endorses Kay Hagan in Radio Ad

Obama Endorses Kay Hagan in Radio Ad

After spending much of her reelection bid distancing herself from President Obama, a new radio ad is making the rounds featuring Obama endorsing Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC).  “Voting’s easy. Just stand with me, President Obama, and take responsibility in moving

Cameron's Policies 'Make EU Exit More Likely'

Cameron's Policies 'Make EU Exit More Likely'

Prime Minister David Cameron is increasingly hawkish on Europe ahead of a key election battle but his policies seem rudderless and could make an EU exit more likely, analysts said. As he tries to rally eurosceptics from his Conservative party

Zimbabwe Opposition Hopes to Reboot and Challenge Mugabe

Zimbabwe Opposition Hopes to Reboot and Challenge Mugabe

Enfeebled by its electoral loss to veteran leader Robert Mugabe and a post-vote split, Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change meets on Friday to elect new leaders and forge a new plan against Mugabe’s 34-year rule. MDC spokesman Nelson Chamisa

Lib Dems Have 'Killed Off' EU Referendum Bill

Lib Dems Have 'Killed Off' EU Referendum Bill

The latest attempt to enshrine in law an EU referendum has been defeated after Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs conspired against the European Union (Referendum) Bill. The Bill was proposed by backbench MP Bob Neill and backed by David Cameron

Bangladesh Islamist Party Chief Sentenced to Death

Bangladesh Islamist Party Chief Sentenced to Death

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal sentenced the leader of Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party to death on Wednesday for atrocities and multiple killings during the nation’s independence war against Pakistan in 1971. Motiur Rahman Nizami, 71, sat calmly in

Cameron Rejects Scottish Proposal on EU Referendum

Cameron Rejects Scottish Proposal on EU Referendum

LONDON/EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron rejected on Wednesday a proposal by the Scottish National Party (SNP) that the United Kingdom should only quit the European Union after a future referendum if a majority in each of its four

Scott Brown Releases Closing TV Ad: 'Independence'

Scott Brown Releases Closing TV Ad: 'Independence'

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Scott Brown released his final campaign advertisement titled “Independence” on Tuesday morning.  “Our nation is at a crossroads,” Brown says in the advertisement. “The economy is still not creating enough good-paying jobs. And we are dealing