This is barely half an hour ago at around 8PM local Australian time.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard, for months now under pressure from former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd this afternoon called for a snap Party Room Poll on who should lead the Australian Labor Party. A short time later, former Prime Minster Kevin Rudd announced that he would be standing for the position of party leader, and by extrapolation Prime Minister of Australia.
At 7PM local time, all Labor parliamentarians, members from both the House of Representatives and The Senate entered the Caucus room to vote on who should lead the party.
An hour later, the result was announced that Kevin Rudd had won the vote with a margin of 57 to 45.
What happens now is anybody’s guess.
A Federal election has already been called for September 24th, but all that is now up in the air.
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On June 30, nationwide protests are planned against Egypt’s President Morsi. Analysts have stated that this could easily rival the number of protesters witnessed during Egypt’s 2011 revolution. So, whether you are protesting against President Morsi, or in support of the President, here are some simple tips that each person going to demonstrate should keep in mind.
- Do not go alone. Let your friends and family know where you are going and with who. Ensure they have phone numbers of friends who are joining you in case your phone dies. If you leave without any notice, your family and friends will panic, and this would make it much harder for them to find you if you are arrested or are in an accident.
- Search where the demonstration is being held and make note of potential emergency exits and alternate routes in case any dangerous situation arises. When you get to…
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During the 2008 financial crisis, the governments of Britain and the United States failed the test that confronted them. Many of their largest banks had leveraged themselves excessively in mortgage securities and confronted bankruptcy as the U.S. housing market bubble finally burst.
The rational solution to such mis-behavior was to allow the die to fall where it may, specifically to allow insolvent banks to go under and thereby to cleanse an unhealthy financial sector of its least worthy members. The governments led by Prime Minister Gordon Brown (the Scottish cyclops), and President George W Bush (the compassionate conservative) lacked the moral courage to allow free markets to do their work, and introduced the concept of ‘too big to fail’ into the English language.
Since that policy nadir, Britain has forged ahead of the United States with respect to bank reform, as U.S. politicians, from president down to most lowly…
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Putting aside Obama’s intention to further reduce our nuclear arsenal as articulated in his June 19 speech in Berlin, he has solidified his position as the World’s Greatest Liar with his statements about climate change, aka global warming, which he called “the global threat of our time.”
Let us stipulate that the global threat of our time is the rise of Islamic fanaticism in its pursuit of a worldwide caliphate. It threatens some six billion of the world’s population that represent other faiths. It is on the rise throughout the Middle East and into northern Africa’s Maghreb. It has cells in South America and it threatens the lives of millions of Americans if the jihadists acquire nuclear arms.
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London, —Abdollah Haj-Sadeghi, a representative of Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), has reportedly revealed that outgoing president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with the supreme leader three times to plead the case of Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, his favored aide and confidant. According to the Jahan news website, the meetings took place during the three-week period between the Guardian Council’s decision to disqualify Mashaei from the presidential elections and the poll held on June 14.
President Ahmadinejad is reported to have petitioned Ayatollah Khamenei to issue a sovereign ruling overruling the Guardian Council’s disqualification of Mashaei on three separate occasions, but was rebuffed each time.
Ayatollah Khamenei refused to act in favor of the outgoing president and his favored candidate. During a meeting with Friday prayer imams one day before the Guardian Council’s verdict, Khamenei emphasized that he would not interfere in…
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