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South America's Suriname Votes in General Election

A general election is underway in Suriname on Monday, with voters choosing who will fill the 51 seats of the National Assembly.

Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Initiative Gathers Steam

The Sustainable Energy for All initiative held its second annual Forum in the UN General Assembly Hall last week. SE4All is a multi-stakeholder partnership of governments, businesses, civil society, banks, and other international institutions...Show More Summary

Want to Attract Millennials? Assemblies of God Leader Offers What Not to Do

George O. Wood, the general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, does not believe the Presbyterian Church and the Episcopal Church are dying congregations because their worship sets clash with Millennial preferences

Losing public opinion on BDS, activists turn to ‘lawfare’

A bill to penalize those who boycott Israel that passed both houses of the Illinois General Assembly May 18th places the economic welfare of Israel before U.S. interests, tacitly endorses the full annexation of the West Bank into Israel, and violates our country's First Amendment rights.

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT From 27 April to 6 May, IOC President Thomas Bach, went on a trip to Oceania for the General Assembly of the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC). After a stop in New Delhi (India), the journey took him...Show More Summary

Targeting Millennials, Morgan Hotels To Host General Assembly 'Unconference'

"The current generation, when they’re looking for special experiences, they not only want to be served, they want to be a part of it," says Alan Phillips, the chief marketing officer of Morgans Hotel Group. No matter how strongly they make the free wi-fi signal or how many electrical outlets they install, those cookie-cuter, [...]

Q & A: Illinois Rep. Terri Bryant focuses on education and prisons

Reboot Illinois is speaking with the 22 new Illinois state legislators who joined the other General Assembly lawmakers for the body's 99th session in 2015. We would like to learn about their professional goals and more about them as people. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro. Show More Summary

Cook County's turn on pension reform

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has a big "ask" of the Illinois General Assembly: Pass a pension reform bill.

A guest slot by Lucian on the Northern Ireland dimension – the re-emergence of the UUP

BBC News Northern Ireland summary Now the focus is on next year’s Assembly elections There is little doubt that the UUP will regard the general election as a success. They had no seats, they now have two. Fermanagh and South Tyrone was won by Tom Elliott after a deal was struck with the DUP and […]

Morning Reads for Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

  On this day in 1963, The New York Post  published Martin Luther King Jr.’s letter from the Birmingham Jail. Maria Saporta comes back over the top on Mayor Reed (SaportaReport) An open letter to the General Assembly from a former member...Show More Summary

Church of Scotland OK's Gay Clergy in Civil Partnerships

Delegates to the church's General Assembly in Edinburgh approved the move by a wide margin. read more

Remembrance of things 'present' in Springfield

I will now graciously accept any apologies that my Republican friends want to send my way for long ago having sharply criticized my defense of the "present" vote in the General Assembly.

Why can't you go car shopping in Illinois on Sunday?

For just a moment, it looked like there was a move afoot in the General Assembly to allow auto dealers in Illinois to sell cars on Sundays. Now it's as dead as your car is when you leave the lights on all night.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Realistic 2015 Projections for Every Major Stat Category

Long known for a statistically dominant defense, the Pittsburgh Steelers have taken on a new philosophy in recent years. Rather than continue to focus efforts on constructing the defense, general manager Kevin Colbert has assembled one...Show More Summary

Vatican finalizes treaty recognizing Palestinian statehood

The Vatican announced today it has finalized, but not signed, a treaty that would recognize Palestine as a state. While the Vatican has supported the U.N. General Assembly’s decision to recognize Palestine as a nonmember observer state of the U.N. Show More Summary

StudentsFirst GA Commends Deal, Cagle, and General Assembly for Education Legislation

StudentsFirst Georgia sent out a press release today commending “Governor Deal, Lieutenant Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston, and all of the members of the General Assembly for their strong support and commitment to providing high-quality...Show More Summary

Deal vetoes bills for tax credits, bicyclists running red lights, new agency for seniors

Since the legislative session ended in early April, Gov. Nathan Deal has taken several victory laps across the state to sign pieces of legislation approved by the Georgia General Assembly. He's signed into law measures dealing with medical marijuana, public-school takeovers, and roads and bridge funding, among others.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Reminder: Second Annual World Oceans Day Photo Competition (subsmission deadline approaching)

Registration open until 22 May 2015, 5pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)! In 2008, the United Nations General Assembly decided that, as from 2009, 8 June would be designated by the United Nations as “World Oceans Day” (resolution 63/111, paragraph 171).The UN designation of World Oceans Day is an opportunity to raise global awareness of the […]

Sticking the blame where it belongs: On Illinois lawmakers

The seven justices of the Illinois Supreme Court delivered a one-two punch in their unanimous ruling Friday: a knockout blow to a pension reform law and a jab at the General Assembly largely responsible for this state's worsening pension crisis.

Illinois State Rep. Grant Wehrli: Q & A

Twenty-two new legislators joined the veteran members of the Illinois General Assembly in January 2015. Reboot Illinois is talking to the new legislators about what they hope to accomplish during their time in office, their favorite things about the state and what they want Illinoisans to know about them. Here is our conversation with Rep. Show More Summary

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