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What exactly is the allure of Islamic State?

“She used to watch ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ and stuff like that, so there was nothing that indicated that she was radicalized in any way — not at home.” So said Sahima Begum in her testimony before the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee in...

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Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. THE British House of Commons, the elected and more powerful of Parliament’s two chambers, is laid out for adversarial politics: the opposing front benches are said to be separated by a distance equal to that of two drawn swords. Show More Summary

Obama Minions Still Defending Bergdahl Swap for Terror Leaders: “Was it worth it? Absolutely”

The staggering levels of stupidity just boggle the mind. You would think they have the common sense to just shut up and law low. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki defended the White House’s prisoner exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on … Continued

House GOP Agrees to Set Aside Budget Differences In Name of Common Goal: An Obama Veto

Score one for John Boehner and Republican party unity. Score $38 billion for the nation’s war on terror. The House GOP on Wednesday passed Boehner’s budget blueprint of choice, handing the speaker a much-needed legislative victory and...Show More Summary

Every UK House of Commons member is getting an iPad

When the UK's Members of Parliament get down to work following the election in May, they'll have more than just a new government on their hands -- they'll have a tablet, too. The Parliamentary tech team is handing out cellular-equipped iPad Air 2 uni...

If Sky News is right a move to get rid of Bercow is sensational

The Government has reportedly tabled a motion to stop John Bercow's re-election as Speaker of the House of Commons pic.twitter.com/tuugM1lqQH — Sky News (@SkyNews) March 25, 2015 Speaker election rule change done under resolution giving Govt total control of Commons agenda for final days of Parlm't – well planned coup — Mark D'Arcy (@DArcyTiP) March […]

Chrystia Freeland wants to increase exports to China (but not oil)

Ezra Levant reports for TheRebel.media: In a recent speech in the House of Commons, Liberal MP Chrystia Freeland stated that “Canada’s share of exports to Asia has dropped by half.” But does the Liberal Party really support exports to China? Not in the case of oil. Canada’s ethical oil could be exported to China via […]

Members of UK Parliament to receive iPad Air 2 following May elections

All 650 members of the British House of Commons will be given an iPad Air 2 following the general elections in May. The distribution of iPads is part of a hardware refresh announced by the House of Commons Commission. The refresh will also include a new laptop for each member. Show More Summary

UK government approves free iPad Air 2 for all 650 members of parliament

The UK government has decided to equip all of its 650 members of parliament with an iPad Air 2, according to a report from The Telegraph citing an official announcement from the House of Commons Commission this week. While some have been critical of the decision to lock into Apple’s ecosystem, it’s now official with […]

Apple Inc. (AAPL): All UK House of Commons Members Will Get iPad Air 2

It seems Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has just gotten a new large order for its iPad Air 2 which will be going to people who are considerably more influential than the ordinary man or woman in the United Kingdom. According to a report from The Telegraph, all 650 members of parliament of the House of Commons […]

All 650 UK House Of Commons Members To Get An iPad Air 2

Apple’s iPad Air 2 is getting its own ‘Oprah moment’ in the UK today, as all 650 Members of Parliament in the UK House of Commons members are getting the devices following the general election coming up in May. Already, about 209 of the governing body’s members have an iPad, but the Apple tablet will be standard issue once this new initiative goes live. The standard… Read More

Argentina Slams UK for Using Falklands As Pretext to Boost Defense Budget

On Tuesday, UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon told the House of Commons that Britain planned to invest up to $260 million in modernizing UK defenses over the next 10 years and maintain the current level of about 1,200 personnel in the Falkland Islands.

Twitter causes problems for Tory whips ahead of the dissolution of Parliament

Next week will see the dissolution of Parliament and the official start of the election campaign. With some MPs destined never to return to the House of Commons, offices are… Continue reading The post Twitter causes problems for Tory whips ahead of the dissolution of Parliament appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Tax Avoiders (19/03/15)

I watched some of George Osborne's pre-election budget speech which the chancellor delivered yesterday in the House of Commons and he's come a long way since the 'omnishambles' budget of a few years back. In fact, George even managed...Show More Summary

UK Parliament approves $1.5M plan to supply members with new iPad Air 2s, laptops

The UK's House of Commons has decided to give each member of parliament a copy of Apple's latest iPad Air 2, as well as a laptop, as part of a project that will cost taxpayers almost $1.49 million.

U.K. politicians get free iPads, and not everyone’s happy about it

The 650 politicians who win seats at the U.K.’s House of Commons on May 7 are set to be given iPad Air 2 devices as part of a new deal. Not everyone is happy about it, though. Shadow Cabinet Office minister … Read more ›

What the party leaders said about expanding the war against ISIS

The transcript of what Stephen Harper, Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau told the House of Commons on Tuesday The post What the party leaders said about expanding the war against ISIS appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Motion will seek to expand airstrikes beyond Iraq and into Syria

Harper will introduce the new motion himself in the House of Commons this morning The post Motion will seek to expand airstrikes beyond Iraq and into Syria appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Inside a Brain Hackathon: Hacking Brain Waves to Extend the Mind

In a basement room of Londons Somerset House, eight different teams huddle around laptops. Theres a common theme: One member of each group has some kind of wires coming out of their head. This was the scene at a brain hackathon this weekend. Show More Summary

Vernal Equinox Flare: Rush Loses It Over Obama’s Iran ‘Nowruz’ Video

The vernal equinox is commonly called the first day of spring, and in some areas of the world it is a huge national holiday — and President Obama even celebrates it at the White House. Of course, information that President Obama is celebrating...Show More Summary

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