Jerry Brown calls himself ‘missionary’ to oil executives in climate change fight – Sacramento Bee (blog)

Jerry Brown calls himself ‘missionary’ to oil executives in climate change fightSacramento Bee (blog)Brown championed environmental causes when he was governor before, from 1975 to 1983, and he has set … Read More

Lupica: Chris Christie’s is a tale of high hopes and Port Authority dopes – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsOn Election Night less than four months ago, Chris Christie did not just look like the darling of the Republican Party, he looked like the super-sized man … Read More

Sunday free parking plan up against money, politics – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleJoe Tuman, a San Francisco State University political communications professor who is making his second run for mayor, came in with 8 percent. Civil rights attorney and former … Read More

FBI to file charges in Southeast LA corruption probe, source says – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThe FBI on Friday will announce charges in its corruption investigation into Southeast Los Angeles politics that has centered on the family of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon, … Read More

Authorities regain control of detention centre – ABC Online

ABC OnlineThe ABC’s PNG correspondent, Liam Cochrane, joins The World Today live from Manus Island with the latest developments at the detention centre. Eleanor Hall. Source: The World Today | … Read More

Klein’s time to deliver, or not – Capital New York

Capital New YorkLast week was not a good one for New York City mayor Bill de Blasio’s push for a tax-funded pre-K expansion, or, by extension, for the proposal’s biggest … Read More

Italy politics: Matteo Renzi asked to become prime minister – BBC News

BBC NewsItalian President Giorgio Napolitano has asked the 39-year-old mayor of Florence, Matteo Renzi, to form a new government. Enrico Letta resigned as prime minister on Friday, after he was … Read More

Arvind Kejriwal calls Narendra Modi face of communal politics – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: Focusing sharply on the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal criticized Modi by calling him the face of … Read More

developing nations obsessed with social media – Economic Times

Economic Times“People are using social networking sites to stay in touch with family and friends and to share their views on an array of topics, including popular culture, religion and … Read More

Italy – Factors to watch on February 14 – Reuters

ReutersThe following factors could affect Italian markets on Friday. Reuters has not verified the newspaper reports, and cannot vouch for their accuracy. New items are marked with (*). POLITICS. Prime … Read More

Italian prime minister Enrico Letta to resign after party withdraws support – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukItalian politics was thrown back into crisis Thursday after Matteo Renzi, a 39-year old rising star of the Left, threw down the gauntlet and forced the resignation of Enrico Letta, … Read More

Irina Rodnina: Was Racist Olympics Torch Lighter Putin’s Obama Message?

Irina Rodnina (pictured next to a wooden cat who has more feelings than she) is the famous Russian Olympics star who was seen by millions on Friday as she carried … Read More

Angry Birds bares YOUR sex secrets to GCHQ, NSA – new claim – Register

RegisterSome of the world’s most popular smartphone applications are telling British and American intelligence agencies everything about you – from your location to your politics or whether you’re part of … Read More

Sundance Day 2: Guantanamo, Somali Pirates Steal the Stage from Kristen … – TheWrap

TheWrapOn the second day of the Sundance Film Festival, Guantanamo Bay detainees and Somali pirates upstaged movie stars like Kristen Stewart and Philip Seymour Hoffman, as the politics of terrorism … Read More

French central bank urges speed on Hollande’s reform pact – Reuters

ReutersPARIS (Reuters) – France can revive its competitiveness and growth if it rapidly pushes through with a reform drive proposed by President Francois Hollande, its central bank governor said on … Read More

Thai road protest could lead to political dead end – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleBANGKOK (AP) — Anti-government protesters are planning to shut down Thailand’s capital on Monday by blocking traffic at key intersections, providing a fitting metaphor for the country’s politics: no … Read More

Indian Diplomat Leaves US After Indictment in Maid Case – TIME

TIMEIndian diplomat Devyani Khobragade left the United States after being indicted on Thursday by a federal grand jury on counts of visa fraud and making false statements. After weeks of … Read More

Steven Seagal To Run As Governor Of Arizona? – Entertainmentwise

EntertainmentwiseSteven Seagal is reportedly considering following in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s footsteps by swapping acting for politics as he wants to be the new Governor of Arizona. According to reports, the Hollywood … Read More

Nancy Sidebotham Running For Mayor Of Oakland: Blasts Joe Tuman, Libby Schaaf

Nancy Sidebotham is a name known only to Oakland political junkies and Oakland City Council District Six dwellers who voted over the last 12 years, at the least. For this … Read More