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  • Algerian Police Break Up Anti-government Protest Before Election

    Algerian Police Break Up Anti-government Protest Before Election

    Algerian police broke up a rare anti-government protest on Wednesday, a day before elections that look set to give President Abdelaziz Bouteflika a fourth term in office although he is still recovering from a stroke. Small groups of demonstrators from Barakat – the name means “Enough” – tried to hold a sit-in in downtown Algiers before uniformed police surrounded them and dragged them off. Police dispersed several small groups of protesters, some waving Algeria’s green and white flag. Source: wochit

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  • Algerian Police Break Up Anti-government Protest Before Election

    Algerian Police Break Up Anti-government Protest Before Election

    Algerian police broke up a rare anti-government protest on Wednesday, a day before elections that look set to give President Abdelaziz Bouteflika a fourth term in office although he is still recovering from a stroke. Small groups of demonstrators from Barakat – the name means “Enough” – tried to hold a sit-in in downtown Algiers before uniformed police surrounded them and dragged them off. Police dispersed several small groups of protesters, some waving Algeria’s green and white flag. Source: wochit

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  • Chelsea Clinton: I Might Run For Office Someday

    Chelsea Clinton: I Might Run For Office Someday

    Chelsea Clinton says she’s happy right now with her elected representatives — but might come for their jobs if that changes. Clinton, 34, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, told Fast Company that she has always denied any interest in running for office. Source: wochit politics

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  • Chelsea Clinton: I Might Run For Office Someday

    Chelsea Clinton: I Might Run For Office Someday

    Chelsea Clinton says she’s happy right now with her elected representatives — but might come for their jobs if that changes. Clinton, 34, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, told Fast Company that she has always denied any interest in running for office. Source: wochit politics

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  • Obama’s Departing Health Chief Mulls U.S. Senate Run: Report

    Obama’s Departing Health Chief Mulls U.S. Senate Run: Report

    Departing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who took withering criticism over the botched rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. Sebelius, a former Kansas governor, is weighing overtures from Democrats who want her to run for the Senate seat occupied by Republican Pat Roberts, the newspaper said, quoting unidentified Democrats. Source: wochit politics

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  • Obama’s Departing Health Chief Mulls U.S. Senate Run: Report

    Obama’s Departing Health Chief Mulls U.S. Senate Run: Report

    Departing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who took withering criticism over the botched rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. Sebelius, a former Kansas governor, is weighing overtures from Democrats who want her to run for the Senate seat occupied by Republican Pat Roberts, the newspaper said, quoting unidentified Democrats. Source: wochit politics

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  • Obama’s Departing Health Chief Mulls U.S. Senate Run: Report

    Obama’s Departing Health Chief Mulls U.S. Senate Run: Report

    Departing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who took withering criticism over the botched rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. Sebelius, a former Kansas governor, is weighing overtures from Democrats who want her to run for the Senate seat occupied by Republican Pat Roberts, the newspaper said, quoting unidentified Democrats. Source: wochit politics

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  • Paul, Rubio Lead Potential Republican 2016 Contenders In Spending

    Paul, Rubio Lead Potential Republican 2016 Contenders In Spending

    Groups supporting Senators Rand Paul and Marco Rubio lead the pack of potential Republican presidential candidates in spending money and investing in possible campaigns this year, more than 20 months before the first votes are cast in 2016. Source: wochit politics

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  • Iran Criticises Britain Over Sanctions Against Individuals

    Iran Criticises Britain Over Sanctions Against Individuals

    The Iranian deputy foreign minister has condemned Britain over extending the period of sanctions on Iranian individuals as “politically-motivated and biased.” “The sanctions are unilateral, biased, politically-motivated and totally unacceptable,” Xinhua quoted deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht-e-Ravanchi as saying as British treasury renewed sanctions against 15 current and former Iranian officials under the pretext of violating human rights. Source: wochit politics

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  • Mulayam Justifies Azam Khan’s Controversial Remark

    Mulayam Justifies Azam Khan’s Controversial Remark

    India’s Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Wednesday justified party leader Azam Khan’s recent controversial statement which invited the wrath of the Election Commission. Mulayam Singh said the Election Commission was acting arbitrarily, “imposing restrictions on our leaders”. A few days ago, Mulayam Singh had opposed death penalty for rapists and his remark “boys will be boys” had angered women’s organizations all over India. Source: wochit politics

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  • Pakistani Taliban End Ceasefire With Government But Say Talks Still On

    Pakistani Taliban End Ceasefire With Government But Say Talks Still On

    The Pakistani Taliban have formally ended a 40-day ceasefire but are still open to talks with the government, a spokesman said on Wednesday. Shahidullah Shahid said the insurgents were not extending the ceasefire, which began on March 1, because the government had continued to arrest people and had killed more than 50 people associated with them. Source: wochit politics

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  • Burundi Scoffs At U.N. Warning On Stoking Of Political Violence

    Burundi Scoffs At U.N. Warning On Stoking Of Political Violence

    Burundi accused the United Nations on Wednesday of spreading rumors about planned constitutional changes that critics say could upset the country’s delicate ethnic power balance and possibly lead to civil war. Government ministers said that warnings last week by the U.N. mission in Burundi, BNUB, about possible violence were baseless and possibly spread to justify an extension of its mandate beyond its December expiration date. Source: wochit politics

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