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  • UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne reveals plan for new £1 coin
    UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne reveals plan for new £1 coin
    On Wednesday, UK Conservative Party member, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Second Lord of the Treasury George Osborne revealed that his new budget includes plans to revamp the £1 coin and introduce a new version impervious to...
  • Tony Benn
    Former UK Labour Party member Tony Benn dies at 88
    The family of former Member of Parliament Tony Benn has announced that theLabour Party fixture died on Friday at the age of 88 in his West London home. No cause of death was given, though he had reportedly been in ill health as of late. Benn was...
  • Sloshing seas: UK considers moving Parliament from London to Manchester
    UK considers moving Parliament from London to Manchester, Pole Shift precaution?
    Graham Stringer, Member of Parliament (MP), has called for the seat of England's government to be moved from London to Manchester. The timing and chosen location are interesting. Graham Stringer, MP, says the Palace of Westminster in London is...
  • Iraqi Parliament Speaker Usama al-Nujaifi
    Iraq's speaker of parliament attacked by terrorists in Mosul
    Iraq's speaker of parliament was nearly killed on Monday when an improvised explosive device (IED) planted on the roadside exploded as his his security convoy was close to the city of Mosul, according to an American intelligence expert...
  • Proposed Parliament inheritance bill draws inspiration from 'Downton Abbey'
    Proposed Parliament inheritance bill draws inspiration from 'Downton Abbey'
    If you're a fan of the hit period drama Downton Abbey, you're well aware of the gender politics that present problems for the Crawley family and the heir of their estate. What you might not know is that a similar system is still in place...
  • Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi kicked out of Senate
    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi kicked out of Senate
    The Italian Senate voted to oust ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from Parliament on Wednesday due to a conviction stemming from tax fraud charges. The expulsion brings a sudden end to the political career of one of Italy’s most prominent...
  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper continues midterm staff shuffle
    Harper appoints new Senate leader, budget officer and staff for fall session
    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper this past week is continuing to get ready for the new legislative session in Parliament this fall and the second half of his term as Prime Minister by on Aug. 27 continuing to shuffle and make new...
  • Prime Minister Cameron in the House of Commons
    Syria strike a no go for Britain
    Prime Minister David Cameron’s bid to join the US in a possible military strike on Syria was shattered Aug 29 when Opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband withdrew his previously stated support for the initiative. The vote was still close at...
  • NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair starts his Roll up the Red Carpet anti-Senate tour in Nova Scotia
    NDP leader Thomas Mulcair launches Senate abolishment tour in Nova Scotia
    Canadian New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Thomas Mulcair, who is also the official opposition leader in the House of Commons launched on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, his anti-Senate campaign "Roll Up the Red Carpet" tour. Mulcair began his...
  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced he will prorogue Parliament and begin the new session in October with a throne speech
    Harper will prorogue Parliament, start new session with throne speech
    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on Aug. 19, 2013, while in the midst of an annual week-long summer tour of Canada's Northern territories and areas that he will request from Governor General David Johnson to prorogue Parliament...
  • UK Parliament
    Statue wear and tear prohibits UK lawmakers from lucky tradition
    Members of the Parliament of the United Kindgom are being forced to end a longstanding, albeit quirky, tradition today, and it looks as though it's due to just how long this tradition has been going on. According to ABC News, lawmakers are no...
  • Back stage with the PFunk Allstars
    Back stage with the PFunk Allstars
    The examiner went backstage with George Clinton and the P-funk Allstars to find out what they talk about before they go on stage. The scene was very calm and quiet when the examiner arrived in the dressing room. Michael "Clip" Payne,...
  • Downton Abbey: Dan Stevens, who played Matthew Crawley, is working on movie
    Downton Abbey: Dan Stevens, who played Matthew Crawley, is working on movie
    Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens, who played the romantic lead character of Matthew Crawley, has already finished a play and is now filming a movie, according to an article in the London Telegraph. But to millions of fans around the globe including...
  • Parliament Album Cover
    How's Your Funk?
    Here’s why this album should be in your collection!Parliament reached its creative high water mark with the 1977 concept album, Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome.Starting with the album Up For the Down Stroke, George Clinton turned The...
  • MP Garneau
    Legal protection for children’s rights?
    Bill to establish the Office of the Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada defeated in House of Commons.Anyone living in Toronto who follows politics to any degree must be getting used to stories about what is not happening. With...