Pakistan’s Railroads Sum Up Nation’s Woes
A train journey across Pakistan highlights the woes of its rail system, which are a microcosm of larger troubles: corruption, economic disparity, political unrest and neglected infrastructure.
Republican cites IRS scandal in close Virginia governor's race
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Republicans on Saturday formally nominated Ken Cuccinelli for governor in the nation's marquee 2013 political race, and the conservative attorney general wasted no time reminding voters of the scandals facing President Barack Obama.
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Why Zuckerberg's Lobby Is Collapsing Like A House Of Cards Outside Of DC
“Power is a lot like real estate. It’s all about location, location, location.” — Frank Underwood, House of Cards At this very moment, Mark Zuckerberg’s political lobby, FWD.us, is probably taken aback at how reviled it has become, both from the public and its own members. After all, there are countless political technology lobbies, including Facebook’s own Political Action Committee, which routinely offer Republican candidates campaign cash for quid pro quo political favor. So, why, after discovering FWD.us indirectly supporting the controversial Keystone Pipeline initiative, have would-be supporters flooded their Facebook page with scathing comments, and its A-list supporters, such as Tesla’s Elon Musk, ditched the group? Unlike other lobbies, FWD.us burst on to the scene with a very public op-ed from its celebrity founder, promising to galvanize the latent civic passions of Silicon Vally’s netizens in a noble crusade to advance the knowledge society. While one hand extended ...
Tight Race Seen in Pakistan Election
The national election here on Saturday is a fiercely contested three-way race that could solidify the nuclear-armed nation's transition to democracy even as it could further dent fragile relations with the U.S.
Imran Khan's 'Tsunami' Sweeps Nation as Pakistan Prepares to Vote
A massive crowd rallies Thursday evening, May 9, 2013 for Imran Khan, the populist cricketer-turned-activist. Khan has drawn massive crowds and enthusiasm in the closing days of Pakistan's national elections. (Photo/Facebook)