Democratic versus Republican Perspectives

Despite still being a relatively young country, the United States of America has a long and colorful political history. Each of the surviving major political parties continues to brag about numerous larger-than-life political figures that have defined and shaped today’s Democratic and Republican parties. Vastly differing Americans, with vastly differing backgrounds, living in vastly differing regions of the nation collectively appear to be divided almost equally – at least judging by the results of recent major elections during which the electorate split near evenly between liberal Democratic principles and more conservative Republican ideology. A review of the major issues of the day clearly demonstrates this divide; a nation split almost evenly and debating the key issues of the day in a fashion that likely would please our Founding Fathers.

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State of Oregon

Official LinkedIn page for the state of Oregon. Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located on the Pacific coast, with Washington to the north, California to the south, Nevada on the southeast and Idaho to the east. The Columbia and Snake rivers delineate much of Oregon's northern and eastern boundaries, respectively.

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FEDERAL INTERNET OF EVERYTHINGSUMMIT

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The inaugural installment of Federal Internet of Everything (IoE) Summit, held on November 10th, 2015, included three MITRE-ATARC (Advanced Technology Academic Research Center) Collaboration Sessions. These collaboration sessions allowed industry, government, academic, and MITRE representatives an opportunity to collaborate and discuss challenges the government faces in Internet of Things (IoT)/IoE). The working definition for the summit and collaboration sessions was: An infrastructure of interconnected objects, people, systems and information resources together with intelligent services to allow them to process information of the physical and the virtual world and react.

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Councillors' guide: A guide for new councillors 2014/15

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On behalf of the LGA, I offer you my warmest congratulations on becoming a councillor. Taking office is one of the most important civic duties anyone can perform. Elected members hold a unique position and have the potential to make a real difference to people’s lives. However, you have entered local government at a time of unprecedented challenge and change and at times you will face tremendously difficult decisions as demand for services increases and funding from central government falls. This guide offers practical advice on being a councillor and sets out the range of services the LGA has to help you in your role. The LGA’s 415 member authorities, covering almost every part of England and Wales, represent over than 50 million people and spend over £90 billion a year on local services. They include county councils, district councils, metropolitan councils, English and Welsh unitary councils and London boroughs, along with fire and rescue authorities, national park authorities and town councils. The LGA is politically-led and cross-party, and works by consensus with and on behalf of councils to give local government a strong, credible voice nationally. We lobby and campaign in Westminster and Brussels on behalf of councils in England and Wales. Local government is trusted by residents over national government, and we firmly believe that councils and councillors are best placed to respond to the challenges, deliver excellent public services and lead communities to a secure future. As a councillor you will be at the forefront of these debates and I hope you find it an exciting and positive place to be.

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U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Russia

whitePaper | November 6, 2017

In a matter of a few short years, the U.S. relationship with Russia has risen to the top of foreign policy concerns. Relations between the United States and the Russian Federation are far too broad and intertwined to be subject to piecemeal policymaking. Many issues between the countries, including Syria, Ukraine, and nuclear nonproliferation, cannot be solved in a vacuum. Rather than looking at the entirety of the U.S.-Russia relationship as a singular policy, elements of the relationship are broken down by the major issue categories between the countries today.

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Run a Transparent Government

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Citizens and elected officials at all levels are calling for increased transparency in local government and many government leaders are eager to answer the call. Transparency benefits local governments and their communities in many ways, from promoting deeper trust and citizen engagement to driving economic growth.

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United States Department of Defense - Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

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The Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget submission sustains the alignment of program priorities and resources with the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) and supports military operations in Afghanistan and other areas of the world to counter threats from terrorists. The QDR makes clear that the updated national defense strategy is right for the Nation, sustaining the global leadership role of the United States and providing the basis for decisions that will help bring the military into balance over the next decade and responsibly position the Department for an era of both strategic and fiscal uncertainty.

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Australian Infrastructure Investment and Privatisation Update: Federal Taxation on the Agenda

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Governments in Australia continue to announce and complete major utility asset privatisations and to invest in new infrastructure. The largest economic states, New South Wales and Victoria, are especially active. Both offshore and domestic capital providers, including sovereign wealth funds, asset owner/operators, and financiers, have been and will continue to be involved, particularly given the Australian economy’s stability and growth prospects in the global context.

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State of Oregon

Official LinkedIn page for the state of Oregon. Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located on the Pacific coast, with Washington to the north, California to the south, Nevada on the southeast and Idaho to the east. The Columbia and Snake rivers delineate much of Oregon's northern and eastern boundaries, respectively.

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