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Russia freezes bank accounts linked to opposition politician Navalny

Russia freezes bank accounts linked to opposition politician NavalnyRussian authorities on Thursday froze a slew of bank accounts linked to jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny as part of a money laundering investigation that his allies say is a trumped-up attempt to cripple his political movement. The move comes ahead of a series of planned nationwide demonstrations on Saturday being organized by Navalny’s allies to protest against the exclusion of opposition candidates from a Moscow election next month. Russian investigators said in a statement on Thursday that they had frozen the bank accounts of Navalny’s anti-corruption foundation, those of another organization, and those of more than 100 linked individuals and legal entities.



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A Mississippi politician abides by the 'Billy Graham rule,' but his refusal to be alone with a woman other than his wife in a work setting could be illegal, according to an employment law expert

A Mississippi politician abides by the 'Billy Graham rule,' but his refusal to be alone with a woman other than his wife in a work setting could be illegal, according to an employment law expertAn employment law expert told INSIDER that state Rep. Robert Foster's refusal to be alone with a woman could violate anti-discrimination laws.



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Joe Biden: AOC-linked progressive group blasts 2020 candidate as ‘old guard’ and ‘no we can’t’ politician

Joe Biden: AOC-linked progressive group blasts 2020 candidate as ‘old guard’ and ‘no we can’t’ politicianA progressive group aligned with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has blasted Joe Biden as the “old guard” of Democratic politics, just hours after the former vice president announced his candidacy for president.Justice Democrats, a PAC that supported candidates like Ms Ocasio-Cortez in 2018, declared on Thursday morning it would support whoever becomes the Democratic nominee — but claimed candidates such as Mr Biden had divided America and led to the election of Donald Trump.“The old guard of the Democratic Party failed to stop Trump, and they can’t be counted on to lead the fight against his divide-and-conquer politics today. The party needs new leadership with a bold vision capable of energizing voters in the Democratic base who stayed home in 2016,” the statement read.But, the group went on to blast Mr Biden specifically, and used the former campaign slogan of Barack Obama — “Yes We Can” — against the former vice president.“While we’re going to support the Democrat nominee, we can’t let a so-called ‘centrist’ like Joe Biden divide the Democratic Party and turn it into the party of ‘No, we can’t,’” the group wrote. The early attack highlights the broad ideological spectrum represented in the 2020 Democratic field, which now has 20 candidates with Mr Biden in the race.While Mr Biden has led in many early polls of Democratic voters, voters have also shown strong support for Bernie Sanders — a candidate largely written off during his 2016 run against Hillary Clinton, only to aggressively compete in that primary. Candidates like Mr Sanders have sworn off support from big moneyed interests, drawing a clear line between their candidacies and those of candidates like Mr Biden, who is supported by big money interests and whose campaign announcement was expected to be followed hours later by a fundraiser hosted by an executive for Comcast — one of America’s largest telecommunication companies.



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Teen in Viral Video Eggs Australian Politician Who Blamed Immigration for New Zealand Mosque Shootings

Teen in Viral Video Eggs Australian Politician Who Blamed Immigration for New Zealand Mosque ShootingsTeen in Viral Video Eggs Australian Politician Who Blamed Immigration for New Zealand Mosque Shootings



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Minnesota politician thanks Fox for condemning Jeanine Pirro

Minnesota politician thanks Fox for condemning Jeanine PirroNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar thanked Fox News on Monday for condemning comments made on the network by weekend host Jeanine Pirro centering on the freshman Democrat's wearing of a traditional Muslim head covering.



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What Does it Take to Force a Politician to Resign These Days?

What Does it Take to Force a Politician to Resign These Days?Virginia's leadership is facing controversies that have people wondering if Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax and Mark Herring will resign.



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Midterms 2018: Republican politician worried about what will happen ‘if everyone exercises their right to vote’

Midterms 2018: Republican politician worried about what will happen ‘if everyone exercises their right to vote’A Republican politician has admitted he is concerned about the consequences for his party if “everybody uses and exercises their right to vote”. Brian Kemp, Georgia’s secretary of state and the Republican nominee in the state’s governor’s race, said he was concerned Democrats were actively trying to boost voter turnout in the upcoming midterms. Mr Kemp faces a difficult challenge from Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams, who he claimed was spending “tens of millions of dollars” to draw voters out.



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French politician Simone Veil honored with Pantheon burial

French politician Simone Veil honored with Pantheon burialPARIS (AP) — Holocaust survivor Simone Veil, who repeatedly broke barriers for women in French politics and spearheaded the fight to legalize abortion, was buried at the Pantheon on Sunday, an honor reserved for French heroes.



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Publix Suspends Contributions To NRA-Backed Politician Amid Protests

Publix Suspends Contributions To NRA-Backed Politician Amid ProtestsProtests prompted supermarket chain Publix to suspend all political



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Chinese politician tipped to replace president jailed for life 

Chinese politician tipped to replace president jailed for life A former Chinese political high-flyer who was accused of seeking to topple Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, expressed "repentance" on Tuesday as he was jailed for accepting bribes worth £20 million. Sun Zhengcai, a former party leader of the western megacity of Chongqing, and a member of the Communist Party's elite 25-member Politburo, was jailed for life by a court in the northern port city of Tianjin on Tuesday. Sun was previously seen as a candidate to be elevated to the Politburo Standing Committee, several officials who represent the apex of political power in China. But he fell from favour among Beijing's political elite last year and was named as a co-conspirator who sought to topple the president by the chairman of China's securities regulator in October. He admitted to corruption charges at his one day trial earlier this month. "Sun had taken advantage of various posts to provide help for certain units and individuals in project bidding, project approval, enterprise operation and personnel promotion and arrangement," said Xinhua news agency, citing the court. "(He) accepted money and property worth over 170 million yuan (£19.7 million) either by himself or with 'certain affiliated persons'. A man cycles past the No 1 Intermediate People's Court in the northern city of Tianjin during Sun's trial Credit: AFP However, the court had showed leniency after Sun "confessed to his wrongdoings, showed repentance and been cooperative in returning illegal gains," Xinhua said. Sun is the latest cadre to fall in a wide-ranging drive against corruption that was launched by Mr Xi after he assumed power five years ago. The campaign is hugely popular, but has been criticised for lacking transparency and is seen by some as a means to sideline opponents.



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