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  1. News - World - POLITICS

    Obama being sued by Republicans for exceeding his powers over health care

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:53pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington House of Representatives majority accuses the president of exceeding his constitutional powers in enforcing his health care law Republicans vote to sue Obama Contending that US President Barack Obama exceeded his constitutional powers in the way he enforced the 2010 health care law, a sharply divided House of Representatives approved a Republican plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563648/obama-being-sued-republicans-exceeding-his-powers-over-health-care
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central a danger to the Hong Kong property market, Barclays Bank warns

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:52pm by Joyce Ng, Jeanny Yu and Ray Chan

    ... that in such an event, it would take the city longer to recover. According to his analysis, the home-price-to-income multiple, which reflects housing affordability, stands at 13.5. This is higher than ... warned yesterday. And it would take Hong Kong longer to recover than after the crashes of 2003 and 2008, it said. Barclays said prices had deviated too much from fundamentals, making the property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549994/occupy-central-danger-property-market-warns-barclays-bank
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Thrash out the issues in subcommittees'

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... breaching house rules by forcing through a vote on the HK$340 million funding application for projects linked to new-town developments in Kwu Tung North and Fanling North. "In the coming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562130/thrash-out-issues-subcommittees
  4. 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
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'It doesn't matter; it's not a sin': Lawmaker with lowest Legco attendance unrepentant

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... on funding applications from the government. He attended just three out of 38 meetings- an 8 per cent attendance rate. Lau also scored the lowest attendance rate on the House Committee, just 30 per ... meetings and 61 per cent of House Committee sessions. "Usually, I am seeing my patients when I'm absent from Legco," said Lau, a surgeon representing the medical constituency. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557680/heung-yee-kuks-man-proves-conspicuous-his-absence
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democrats may challenge plan to fence off Tamar HQ

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Joyce Ng, Tony Cheung

    ... 24 hours a day. The party said yesterday it had found 2011 meeting records from the Legislative Council's House Committee on transport and access arrangements for the new complex ... in the New Territories, and in 2012, against plans to make national education mandatory. House Committee chairman Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen said Legco had not been told about the plan. "As a matter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556473/democrats-may-challenge-plan-fence-tamar-hq
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Academics doubt Britain's pledge on standing up for Hong Kong's interests

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by Tony Cheung

    ... that Beijing's white paper last month contravened the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration. The paper, published online by the influential Chatham House policy institute, was titled, "White paper does not mark major shift on Hong Kong". Dr Tim Summers, British consul-general in Chongqing from 2004 to 2007 and now a Hong Kong-based Chatham House consulting fellow, wrote: "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555930/academics-doubt-britains-pledge-standing-hong-kongs-interests
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung's annual report of the government's work criticised for 'hiding evils'

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung

    ... "People still couldn't afford a home because prices increased by about 7 per cent last year," Chung said. Labour Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan also said housing shortages remained acute. ... Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung CY's report card criticised for 'hiding evils' "Significant progress" has been achieved on tackling the city's housing shortage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539927/leung-chun-yings-report-criticised-hiding-evils
  10. News - China - POLITICS

    It's official: Macau chief executive Fernando Chui will seek re-election

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 02:59am by Stuart Lau

    ... at youngsters who complained about a lack of affordable housing, Chui unexpectedly announced that 28,000 public housing flats would be built in an undeveloped area- almost double the number planned. ... a decade for the housing units to be available," So said. "It'll definitely be a harder term for Chui." So said the chief executive- from one of Macau's four biggest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1554349/its-official-macau-chief-executive-fernando-chui-will-seek-re-election

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