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  • Queen's Role as Head of Church of England 'May No Longer Be Appropriate'

    12/10/2011 12:36:57 PM PST · by marshmallow · 47 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12/6/11 | Rowena Mason
    The Queen’s role as head of the Church of England may no longer be “appropriate” following changes to the law of succession, a group of MPs has suggested.Reforms agreed earlier this year by Commonwealth countries would create a potential conflict of interest because they allow a monarch to marry a Roman Catholic, said a parliamentary committee. It said that if a future heir to the throne were raised as a Catholic, there would be an “obvious difficulty” in that person becoming head of the Anglican Church on their succession. Under current laws, the Queen is required to “join in communion”...
  • If Putin becomes PM, Russian govt will be more independent-RUIE president

    12/12/2007 5:53:35 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 156+ views
    Interfax ^ | 12/12/07
    If Putin becomes PM, Russian govt will be more independent - RUIE president MOSCOW. Dec 12 (Interfax) - If Vladimir Putin agrees to head the Russian government following the 2008 presidential elections, the government will become a more independent body entitled to make final decisions on matters within its purview, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) President Alexander Shokhin said. "This has not happened yet because either the presidential staff or the president personally have been the real decision-making center even on issues that are within the government's purview," Shokhin told Interfax. "Decisions will be made quicker and this...

    08/20/2006 6:02:53 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 61 replies · 1,923+ views
    NY Post ^ | 21 August 2006 | CATHY BURKE
    It may not be all uphill for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in a run for president. The former first lady - who already appears unbeatable in her re-election bid this fall - has come out as the top Democratic White House hopeful, according to a Time magazine poll released on the publication's Web site today. According to the poll - which will hit newsstands tomorrow - Clinton would be the only Dem to make it a real race against GOP favorite Sen. John McCain. The poll shows a statistical dead heat, with McCain getting 49 percent of the vote to...