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  1. News - World - POLITICS

    Republicans plan to use dominance of Congress to target Obamacare

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 10:29pm by Reuters

    ... reforms, approve an oil pipeline from Canada and trim the nation's debt, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said. In his first news conference since Republicans seized full control ... without fear of deportation. In June 2013, the Senate passed a bipartisan bill to rewrite immigration law that was later blocked by House conservatives. Obama has since pledged to help some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1634518/republicans-plan-use-dominance-congress-target-obamacare
  2. News - World - POLITICS

    US Senate narrowly rejects Canada tar sands oil pipeline plan again

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 10:42pm by AFP

    ... The pipeline easily passed the Republican-controlled House of Representatives last week, as it has several times before. Keystone's progress is closely monitored in Canada, where the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1643885/us-senate-narrowly-rejects-canada-tar-sands-oil-pipeline-plan-again
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    US bill calls for monitoring of Hong Kong's 'democracy and freedom'

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:10am by Peter So and Laura Zhou

    ... are resolutely opposed to any external forces using any method to interfere." The US Congressional-Executive Commission on China- which counts heavyweights like House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1640250/us-bill-calls-monitoring-hong-kongs-democracy-and-freedom
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Young people urged to form their own political party

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 04:49am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung Tony.cheung@scmp.com Government and business heads should open talks with city's youth, former financial chief says Young people urged to form their own political party Representatives from Hong Kong's political and business sectors should sit down with students to resolve the younger generation's concerns about housing and career development, Antony Leung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1636817/young-people-urged-form-their-own-political-party
  5. News - World - POLITICS

    Barack Obama calls for end to US gridlock after Republican victories

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 09:42pm by WASHPOST

    ... congressional Republicans and break the political gridlock that has defined Washington over the past several years. "I hear you," Obama said at a White House news conference a day after voters ... leadership at the White House today. "We'll see whether we can work with the president. I hope so," McConnell said during a news conference in Kentucky. "We're going to pass ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1633685/barack-obama-calls-end-us-gridlock-after-republican-victories
  6. News - World - POLITICS

    US House Republicans hope Kevin McCarthy can restore stability as new No 2

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Party chooses new House No 2 as it seeks to put turmoil behind it Republicans bank on 'moderate' McCarthy Republicans in the US House ... quickly announced he would step down as the party's House leader on July 31, setting off the scramble for leadership jobs. The challenges facing the leadership aren't likely to change. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537090/us-house-republicans-hope-kevin-mccarthy-can-restore-stability-new-no-2
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    A city divided: Occupy protest and rally by opponents mark a society split by politics

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:50am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG, ALICE WOODHOUSE, Jennifer Ngo, Amy Nip

    ... as a strategy "for protecting plutocrats from the mob" in his New York Times column. The Alliance for Defending the Grassroots Housing Rights is launching a non-cooperation campaign calling on public housing tenants to delay payment of their rents to express their discontent over reform. Meanwhile, Occupy organisers and the Federation of Students yesterday appealed for protesters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1624769/occupy-protest-and-rally-opponents-mark-society-split-over-politics
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    British lords back Hong Kong's policing methods

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 01:01pm by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com 'Largely proportionate' actions defended in debate at House of Lords British peers back Hong Kong's policing methods Britain's peers have defended Hong Kong's policing methods, describing them during a House of Lords debate yesterday as "largely proportionate". Without directly mentioning alleged police abuses, House ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617570/ex-governor-david-wilson-discuss-hong-kong-events-uk-parliament
  9. News - World - POLITICS

    House Republican leader Eric Cantor in shock primary defeat to tea party candidate

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:51pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Richmond, United States House Republican leader defeated in primary by conservative-backed economics professor in one of the biggest upsets in recent US politics Cantor is ousted by tea party candidate Eric Cantor, the Republican party's leader in the US House of Representatives, has been dethroned in one of the most stunning upsets in modern American ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530311/house-republican-leader-eric-cantor-shock-primary-defeat-tea-party
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing 'not behind leak of CY deal'

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by Joyce Ng, James Griffiths and Toh Han Shih

    ... Leung is not a British citizen or resident, he will not be liable under the UK Bribery Act, said Kate Blackwell QC, a lawyer with Lincoln House Chambers in the UK.  The UK Serious Fraud Office ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617228/beijing-not-behind-leak-cy-deal

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