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Whether election season or not, there’s rarely a slowdown of political news. Get the latest on the U.S. Congress, the President, elections, the Supreme Court and a host of international political topics.

May 27, 2011

The Republican and Democratic parties have begun their search for candidates for the 2012 election. As each party braces for the upcoming political battle, politicians have started to announce their intentions.

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum announced that he will formally declare his candidacy for President on June 6th.

May 27, 2011

Immigration law is a tricky and sensitive matter for those who practice in the area.

The Supreme Court ruled on a recent case dealing with immigration in Arizona, as laws concerning hiring workings who are in the country illegally were contested.

May 26, 2011

Convincing the country about climate change has been a tough task for many pro-environment individuals. Getting Congress to do something about the potential detriment to the planet may also prove to be difficult.

Assistance to poor countries that are affected most by climate change is seen as crucial to U.S. credibility on the issue, noted the U.S. Chief climate negotiator Todd Stern in an address to Congress. 

Stern and his colleagues are looking to push laws through the governing body in order to help address the problem before it becomes too late.

May 18, 2011

Britain's copyright laws, which are reportedly 300 years old, could be changed in the near future after the government recently said it would welcome proposals for new regulations, reports Reuters.

According to the news provider, some of the major recommendations of the Digital Opportunity review include allowing the copying of CDs and DVDs to computers or digital music players.

May 17, 2011

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar recently appealed to Congress to limit the amount of time energy firms have to begin drilling on public lands, reports The Associated Press.

According to the news source, the latest request made by the Obama administration reflects an attempt to increase gas and oil production, but the high price of gas would not be affected - at least in the short-term.

The request also comes after the president recently announced details for a number of plans to expedite drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and off the eastern coast of the U.S.