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What is the point of a House of Lords that rewards failure? | Martin Kettle

David Cameron’s new peerages don’t rebalance but only further bloat an institution in need of radical reformEighteen summers [..]


 
 

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Feds plan to spend more than $200M to help protect sage grouse

The federal government plans on spending more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect the sage [..]


 
 

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Obama’s Sanctions Chief to Defend Iran Accord in Israel

Adam J. Szubin, who helped negotiate the accord, will meet with Israeli government officials and foreign policy experts to [..]


 
 

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Flashback: Kanye West Attacks George W. Bush Over Katrina Response

In 2005, Kanye West attacked President George W. Bush over the government's response to Hurricane Katrina.


 
 

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The Bonneville Salt Flats May Be Flatlining [Slide Show]

Racing fans, the government and a mining company search for ways to save Utah’s natural salt pan and its world-famous [..]


 
 

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Ag secretary promises more sage grouse spending across West

The federal government plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage [..]


 
 

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Government's peers list publication date prompts allegation of burying bad

Labour unhappy that appointments of large number of new Conservative peers will be announced on same day as controversial [..]


 
 

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CBO says U.S. revenue gains push down deficit, delay default

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. budget deficit is likely to fall by $60 billion in 2015 due to strong revenue gains, the [..]


 
 

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U.S. government can now sue companies that fail to protect customer data

Companies that fail to protect customer data from hackers and other sources could soon face the wrath of the FTC, after the [..]


 
 

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Lloyds sale done 'within the year'

Chancellor George Osborne says he wants the UK government, which holds stakes in Lloyds and RBS, out of the banking system [..]


 
 

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Global Stocks Tumble Further Amid Doubts About China

Stocks in Europe fell sharply as the selling accelerated in Chinese markets, which have slumped recently despite [..]


 
 

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Government sells further stake in Lloyds Banking Group

Sale of shares takes taxpayer’s stake in bailed-out bank to less than 13%The government has sold 1% of its stake in Lloyds [..]


 
 

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Benefits shakeup aims to force more disabled people into jobs

Government wants radical reform to push 1m more people into work, but disability campaigners fear they are being [..]


 
 

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Spending cuts 'too fast and too far'

The finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland warn that UK government spending cuts are moving "too fast and [..]


 
 

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Nicola Sturgeon must try harder to kill off elitism in Scotland’s schools

Since devolution, Scotland has had an unbroken pattern of left-of-centre government – yet unearned social advantage runs [..]

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Libyan rebels, Moammar Kadafi's forces battle for Misurata

Witnesses report intense combat in the rebel-held city of Misurata, with pro-government forces using Libyan civilians as [..]


 
 

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NATO strike kills Kadafi son, Libyan official says

Killed were Saif al Arab Kadafi, 29, and three of Moammar Kadafi's grandchildren, a government spokesman says. He says the [..]


 
 

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Kadafi loyalists, rebels fight for control of Libyan oil facility

Government forces attack a key oil facility and air base in rebel-controlled Port Brega, their first offensive in eastern [..]


 
 

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Breitbart website posts cartoon of fat, burger-scarfing First Lady

  Andrew Breitbart, at it again? The conservative blogger who is at the center of a lawsuit over a video his site posted [..]


 
 

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Biggest school strikes since 1980s as doubts grow on pension reform

Forecast that cost of pensions will fall in the future leads to row over David Cameron's claim that system could 'go [..]


 
 

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Broadband firms urged to block sex websites to protect children

Government wants BT, Virgin and other internet providers to put access to adult pornography on 'opt-in' basisInternet [..]


 
 

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Unions warned over strike 'trap'

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls urges the unions not to fall into the government's "trap" by striking over plans to reform public [..]


 
 

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Greek debt: Greece launches massive fire sale as riot police clash with pro

The Greek government said it was putting vast areas of state-owned land on the market to raise £44billion in the next four years.


 
 

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Syria holds local elections as deadly clashes reportedly continue

The government says the voting is part of a series of reforms in response to protests, but the opposition calls it a [..]


 
 

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‘American Gangster’ Frank Lucas faces jail for allegedly bilking feds 

The ending of “American Gangster,” the movie about a Harlem heroin kingpin starring Denzel Washington, might need a rewrite. [..]


 
 

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Bin the best-before label, not the food | Mina Holland

The proliferation of date labels encourages waste – and amounts to a government-endorsed validation of our food [..]


 
 

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Kat Dennings says her 'Thor' character is 'very Scooby Doo'

In a film populated by noble warriors, blue frost giants, and dour government agents, Kat Dennings plays a sort of [..]


 
 

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Obama welcomes era of 'equal partnership' with Iraq

The president marks 'the end of this war' with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki at the White House. Numerous challenges and [..]


 
 

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David Cameron: even my family is worried by NHS reforms

Prime minister makes admission during visit to London hospital in face of opposition to GPs policyDavid Cameron spoke [..]


 
 

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Oil and Gas Pipeline Accidents in the US 2006-2009 Data

From 2006 through 2009 U.S. oil and gas pipeline accidents killed 56 people, caused $1.2 billion in property damage and [..]

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PIC Cash payout - PIC Claim Grant

It's mostly thought the government is against the property agents and does not regard the activity as claimable below the [..]


 
 

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free government cell phones

A lot of people point out that government cell phones system (officially, Lifeline Help) is among the best government [..]


 
 

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Chancellor George Osborne holds talks with NFL over London-based team

Anything the government can do to make this happen we will Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons to meet at Wembley London [..]


 
 

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Pressure on Greece as IMF ends talks

Greece's international creditors raise the pressure on Alexis Tsipras's government, as IMF negotiators leave talks in [..]


 
 

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Warning over smart meter rollout

A national rollout of smart meters needs to be run by someone outside of government, said the company promoting the project.


 
 

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Cameron challenged by Miliband on poverty and rise in use of food banks

Labour leader flags up six-fold rise in people relying on food handouts as PM stresses that curbing inflation is keyDavid [..]


 
 

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Conservationists question sage grouse protection plans

U.S. government effort to follow Wyoming's lead won't protect bird, report argues


 
 

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Lady Warsi: government should engage with Muslim communities – audio

Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme, the Conservative former minister for faith and communities Lady Warsi says the [..]


 
 

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MPs critical of banking reforms

Government plans to separate banks' retail businesses from their investment arms "fall well short of what is required", a [..]


 
 

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UK broadband 'not fit for purpose'

The Federation of Small Businesses criticises the government's "unambitious" broadband targets and calls for a rethink.


 
 

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Michael Gove may axe plans for £100m teenagers' super-prison

Ministry of Justice weighing up alternative options to ‘modern-day borstal’ as departments come under pressure to make [..]


 
 

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VIDEO Penegra for Men

What is Penegra Effects Penegra is anti-impotence pill for all those men United Nations agency will certainly realize ways [..]


 
 

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Anthrax Fail: Inspectors Warned of Lab Lapses for Years

Government inspectors say they have been warning for years that labs used to handle dangerous agents such as anthrax have [..]


 
 

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Cuba introduces plans to get more citizens online

A recent announcement from the Cuban government suggests that 35 Wi-Fi hotspots are to be introduced by the beginning of [..]


 
 

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Letters: Labour on the defensive over cuts

David Blunkett wonders why there is no 1980s-style "revolutionary fervour" in the face of the current deluge of cuts to [..]