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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Republican 'tea party' candidate admits 'rumour' he is related to Obama

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:12am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... not to recognise the political danger of his frequent absence, however. "I have full access to the recliner," he joked with a reporter when asked about the rental. Last month, Roberts, who lives ... as how many times I sleep wherever it is." The gaffes have created an opening for Wolf, who is being aided by a Texas team of political strategists and supported by the hard-right Senate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1566373/republican-tea-party-candidate-admits-rumour-he-related-obama
  5. 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
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    California state senator Leland Yee pleads not guilty to graft charges

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:44pm by AP

    ... compensation in California. Authorities allege an undercover FBI agent met Yee and political adviser Keith Jackson at a restaurant on May 17, 2013, and talked about pending legislation to limit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564447/california-state-senator-leland-yee-pleads-not-guilty-graft-charges
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Redactions prompt release of report into CIA interrogations to be delayed

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by MCT

    ... and unprecedented inter-agency process, headed by my office, to protect sensitive classified information," Clapper said. With a political storm bearing down on both the agency and its chief spymaster, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565104/redactions-prompt-release-report-cia-interrogations-be-delayed
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Times Square cartoon characters a headache for New York authorities

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by MCT

    ... They were polite," Tomasso said, adding that such things were to be expected in New York. "It's a business city," he said. Danielle and William Holly, who visit regularly from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565609/times-square-cartoon-characters-headache-new-york-authorities
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White flags mysteriously replace American ones atop Brooklyn Bridge

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by NYT

    ... over Brooklyn Bridge mystery Was it someone's concept of art or an attempt to send a political message? Perhaps, as one police official mused, it was a long-lost relative of the first US ... the outside, carrying a replacement flag. Miller said people who climbed the towers usually planned to jump or send a political message, not commit a criminal act. "If there is a message ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557608/white-flags-mysteriously-replace-american-ones-atop-brooklyn-bridge
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Warren Buffett, Sheldon Adelson and Bill Gates seek US migrant law change

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:15pm by BLOOM

    ... laws, the coordination of corporate titans who have varying political beliefs and interests is unusual. The agency responsible for removing illegal immigrants would run out of money next month ... politics and would differ also in our preferences about the details of an immigration reform bill," Gates, Adelson and Buffett wrote. "But we could, without a doubt, come together ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552112/warren-buffett-sheldon-adelson-and-bill-gates-seek-us-migrant-law-change

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