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Obama says world should resist cynicism over rise of strongmen

“JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Barack Obama said on Tuesday the world should resist cynicism over the rise of strongmen, in an apparent reference to populist leaders who hold power in a number of countries” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Since leaving the White House, Obama has largely avoided direct involvement in U.S. politics and has refrained from criticizing Trump. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Boaz Bagbag is helping immigrants achieve the American dream

“New York – Israeli American Boaz Bagbag pays it forward aiding immigrants, simply for the opportunity to allow others to share in, “The American Dream”” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Through success and opportunity, Bagbag has risen to one of the most well-connected Israeli American officials among the Israeli government. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Politics live: Angela Merkel due in London for summit

“Theresa May has chaired the first meeting of her new-look cabinet as she battles to keep her job amid mounting chaos in the Conservative Party” writes Benjamin Kentish for independent.co.uk. Jeremy Hunt, previously the health secretary, was moved to foreign secretary, with Matt Hancock, the culture secretary, replacing him.Jeremy Wright, the attorney general, became culture secretary and was replaced by Geoffrey Cox. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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Asia shares rise for a third day, pound bewildered by politics

“Both the Dow and S&P 500 boasted their biggest gains in more than a month overnight, as bank shares jumped ahead of earnings reports later this week” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan put on 0.4 percent in early trade, adding to a 1.3 percent rise on Monday.Chinese shares were a bit soft with Shanghai blue chips off 0.2 percent after climbing 2.8 percent on Monday for the biggest daily jump since August 2016. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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How Abiy is upending Ethiopian politics

“Abiy Ahmed, the prime minister of Ethiopia, has accelerated a radical reform programme that is overturning politics in the vast, strategically significant African country” writes Jason Burke for theguardian.com. This guy means business,” Tsege, who was abducted by Ethiopian security services while in transit in Yemen four years ago, said. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Supreme Court vacancy fuels abortion politics in midterm elections

“A U.S. Supreme Court vacancy has pushed abortion to the forefront of election-year politics, with both supporters and opponents suggesting that the emotional issue could drive more voters to the polls” writes Thomas Beaumont for seattletimes.com. A Supreme Court vacancy has pushed abortion to the forefront of election-year politics, with both supporters and opponents suggesting that the emotional issue could drive more voters to the polls. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Democrats Should Empower Children

“In the Reagan era, the idea of a political vision centered on children influenced many Democrats and some Republicans, including conservatives” reports nytimes.com. Between 1980 and 2010, funding for children’s programs more than tripled, in current dollars, according to the Urban Institute’s annual “Kids’ Share” report.Democrats of the current era, including most of the prospective 2020 presidential candidates, are unlikely to be satisfied with a political language that focuses mainly on children.Children can be carved out, as a kind of special vulnerable category, without challenging the underlying structures that lead…

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