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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rising US income inequality hits state tax revenue and threatens budgets

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:17pm by AP

    ... they're at risk without a strong flow of tax revenue. The prospect of having to raise taxes to balance a state budget is a politically delicate one. The allure of low taxes has been used by states to spur job creation, by attracting firms. "If you've got political pressure to spend more money and pressure against raising taxes, then you're in a pickle," said David ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593297/rising-us-income-inequality-hits-state-tax-revenue-and-threatens-budgets
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Sarah Palin's family in beer-fuelled brawl, reports from Alaska say

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 07:19am by MCT

    ... Alaska, she did find a party, but evidently it wasn't very politic. Palin, the former governor of Alaska and Senator John McCain's running mate in the 2008 US presidential election, ... subjects outside of the residence." Political blogger Amanda Coyne reported that Palin, along with husband Todd and children Bristol, Willow and Track, arrived in a stretch Hummer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591852/sarah-palins-family-beer-fuelled-brawl-reports-alaska-say
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Independence? 'If Scotland can do it, then so can Texas'

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:28pm by Reuters

    ... and 67 per cent were opposed, a January 2013 survey found. Texas has 27 million people. Republicans, who dominate state politics in Texas, are more likely to support secession- 35 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594843/independence-if-scotland-can-do-it-then-so-can-texas
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Barack Obama delays United States immigration reform as mid-term polls loom

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:30am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington President denies trying to protect Democrats in mid-term polls in November, but Republican leader calls it 'Washington politics at its worst' Obama delays reformon immigration policy US President Barack Obama says that the surge of immigrant children entering the US illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1587406/barack-obama-delays-united-states-immigration-reform-mid-term-polls-loom
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Graft verdicts seal ex-Virginia governor Bob McDonnell’s fall from grace

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:14pm by MCT

    ... prevented them from conspiring to use political power for financial gain. The guilty verdicts on 11 corruption charges marked the first criminal conviction of a former governor in the the US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586110/graft-verdicts-seal-ex-virginia-governor-bob-mcdonnells-fall-grace
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama strategist David Plouffe joins smartphone car-hailing service Uber

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:19pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Francisco A political strategist who ran US President Barack Obama's winning campaign in 2008 has hopped on board at controversial smartphone car-hailing ... on internet-age car services. David Plouffe will become senior vice-president of policy and strategy from late September. He will manage Uber's global policy and political activities, communications, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577808/obama-strategist-david-plouffe-joins-smartphone-car-hailing-service-uber
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Senator Harry Reid apologises over Asian jokes made at lunch in Las Vegas

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by AP

    ... of Commerce director James Yu said Reid had been a long-time friend of the group, which was established in 1986 to promote political, social and economic parity for Nevada's Asia-Pacific American ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580152/us-senator-harry-reid-apologises-over-asian-jokes-made-lunch-las-vegas
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rioting in Ferguson prompted by unemployment, bad schools and white domination

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:15pm by NYT

    ... She's something of a veteran activist- helping to organise strikes by fast-food workers in St Louis- and sees race and local politics and economics as closely intertwined. "It's ... black political leadership in these fast-changing suburbs, said Mike Jones, a black veteran of St Louis' political scene. Indeed, it's been harder than in St Louis, which has long been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576250/suburbanisation-poverty-spark-lit-fire-ferguson
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Texas Governor Perry indicted over abuse-of-power allegations

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AP

    ... investigation could mar his political prospects as he mulls another run at the White House, after his 2012 presidential bid flamed out. McCrum said he would meet with Perry's attorney tomorrow ... oversees the office's public integrity unit, which investigates statewide allegations of corruption and political wrongdoing. Perry said he wouldn't allow Texas to fund the unit while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575035/texas-governor-perry-indicted-over-abuse-power-allegations
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    George W Bush writes biography about his fellow ex-president father

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

    ... influence on his son, from George W.'s "childhood in West Texas to his early campaign trips with his father, and from his decision to go into politics to his own two-term presidency". ... has long fascinated scholars, political insiders and the general public. Many have speculated that the younger Bush felt competitive with his father, driven to surpass him and to gain his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563654/george-w-bush-writes-biography-about-his-fellow-ex-president-father

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