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Tom Bailey: Disruption of play with Trump as Caesar shows US right-wing has adopted mentality of left, same tactic as when leftists stop speakers on university campuses 

Previously world-leading HIV program collapses as Venezuela government lack funds for medicine, caused by politics of Hugo Chavez according to Stephanie Nolen 

Indian opposition names political veteran and dalit Meira Kumar as presidential candidate, challenges ruling BJP candidate Ram Nath Kovind who is also dalit 

Serbian president appoints Ana Brnabić to form government, becomes world's fifth openly gay head of government if approved 

Gad Saad interviews Swedish MP Hanif Bali, talks about immigration and the consequences of political correctness 

Emmanuel Macron's party La République en marche wins alongside its allies majority of seats in France's National Assembly, estimated voter turnout of 42% a record low 

Jacob Shapiro: Secession referenda in Catalonia and Iraqi Kurdistan share similar situations and historic relations to the state they belong to, primary difference is the latter's will to die for their independence  

Title character Julius Caesar in Shakespeare's play portrayed by man similar-looking to Trump in version performed in Central Park, New York – wife Calpurnia resembles Melania and speaks with Slavic accent 

Italy's four major parties agree on new 5% vote threshold for parliament representation, minor parties oppose the law expected to be passed early July 

UK Prime Minister Theresa May open to tax social media, intended to increase computer security and make Internet safer for children and young people 

Matthew Reece: Misunderstanding among neoreactionaries that libertarians oppose authority, only wish that authority is concentrated to distinct private owners 

The Z Man: French revolution was no popular uprising against monarchy but elite project orchestrated by degenerate aristocrats with striking similarities to today's political elite in US — repression could be as bloody as in Vendée if their power is opposed 

Ilya Somin: People tend to oppose welfare if they believe it goes to other ethnic groups, libertarians supporting immigration a win-win 

Moon Jae-in from Democratic Party of Korea wins election, becomes new president of South Korea in landslide, has campaigned on reforms to root out corruption which has attracted voters to newly established party 

Christopher Cantwell: I used to tolerate libertarians fighting for feminism and homosexuality, I now instead tolerate national socialism in overarching struggle for survival of white race – libertarianism is essentially white man values 

Brigitte Bardot urges French people to vote for Le Pen to protect animals, says Emmanuel Macron's cold steel eyes shows lack of empathy with suffering animals 

Whiteboard used by Steve Bannon for planning revealed in photograph published on Twitter, among other things mentions policies to curb immigration which has not been discussed publicly 

Increasing number of EPP members want to expel Viktor Orban and Fidesz party 

Matthew Continetti: First 100 days under Trump has thrown Democrats into chaos, party in pieces and completely fails to channel displeasure with new president 

Pope Francis warns against libertarian infiltration of institutions, considers it to be radical, antisocial and fashionable ideology incompatible with Church's teaching on common good 

AfD elects new leadership duo in Alexander Gauland, 76-year-old CDU defector, and Alice Weidel, 38-year-old former investment banker 

T.A. Frank: Left must stop childish and rarely self-absorbed Chelsea Clinton, political career might cause Democrat party to implode 

Frauke Petry will not stand for re-election as AfD leader after party convention votes against discussing her motion to reject racism, anti-semitism and nationalism – interpreted as sign that party is moving farther from mainstream 

Republican party sets fundraising record in first quarter of 2017, cause said to be enthusiasm for new president 

Charles Peralo: Tulsi Gabbard (D) will be next US president – strong points include youth, beauty, Native American ancestry, being a war veteran, promoting gun rights and libertarian foreign policy and stance on economic issues similar to Bernie Sanders 

Pat Buchanan: Trump deceived by China, trades beneficial trade and security for loose promises of managing North Korea, hope for intelligent and non-interventionist foreign policy is a mirage 

Venture capitalist Doug Derwin cancels order of Tesla in anger over Elon Musk meeting with Donald Trump, instead spends money on ad campaign to convince entrepreneur to shun president 

Trump ambiguous when asked about his confidence in Steve Bannon, points out that chief strategist joined late in campaign and was not critical for outcome 

Federalist Society behind one third of US Supreme Court judges, including recent addition Neil Gorsuch, Executive Vice President Leonard Leo has fostered generation of originalist elites 

Canada's national anthem is proposed to be gender neutral, the text line "all thy sons command" can become "all of us command", faces resistance from conservatives, supported by socialists 

Black Lives Matter Philadelphia bans whites from attending meetings, later says anyone who "identifies as African diaspora" is welcome 

Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali cancels speaking tour in Australia and New Zealand, threats against personal security part of reason 

Muslim Brotherhood hires lobbying firm to establish ties with Trump Administration, to pay USD 4.8 million 

Martin Schulz new leader and chancellor candidate for SPD, thought to be major threat to Merkel 

FBI chief Jim Comey lies to Congress, says no emails from Republicans were leaked during 2016 

30 countries refuse deportations of own citizens from US, criminal aliens released since they can only be held for certain period of time, according to Henry Cuellar (D) 

Poll by STEM shows Czech Pirate Party would pass five percent parliament threshold, current government party Social Democrats at 15% 

Turkish party Denk wins three seats in Dutch parliament – new chapter in history says leader Tunahan Kuzu, the explicitly pro-immigration party first ever ethnic party in the parliament 

European Parliament suspends Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke for ten days and withdraws allowance for 30 days following his statement that women should earn less since they are weaker, smaller and less intelligent 

Obama meets with donors and leaders in Silicon Valley tech industry, rumors increase about political comeback 

Stephen Gregory: Democratic party polarization between identity and class perspectives blocks political advancement, New Deal coalition more united, common fight against Trump can be common rallying point 

Quran should be banned as Mein Kampf already is, says dutch politician Geert Wilders 

Czech government considers incorporating right to bear arms in constitution, possibly before October, supported by main opposition party, backlash against EU Firearms Directive 

Tom Perez elected DNC chairman, seen as sign of Obama still dominating party rather than Bernie Sanders who endorsed Keith Ellison 

Trump creates more open work environment than any other modern president, dozens of staffers have direct access, Obama let chief of staff be strict gatekeeper 

Matthew Reece: Jeffrey Tucker's obscene comments to Richard Spencer deviate from libertarian principles – talk of human dignity, unlike fascism, has nothing to do with libertarianism 

Number of Tor users in United Arab Emirates up after service is banned 

Congressional Black Caucus proposes melanin based tax as restitution for slavery 

Republicans announce plan for replacing Obamacare, beginning with passing 2015 bill vetoed by Obama 

Tony Blair wants to stop Brexit as those who voted didn't have knowledge of true terms of Brexit, is being accused by conservatives of being undemocratic 

Republican Chairman of House Oversight Committee wants to sue Bryan Pagliano for helping Hillary Clinton set up her private e-mail server 

Global coalition Hands Off Our Revolution reaction by 200+ artists against Brexit and Trump – call for good people to stand against the abhorrent policies of those claiming to represent us, says British sculptor Anish Kapoor 

Motion of no confidence against parliament speaker John Bercow who wants to ban Trump from giving address in Westminster Hall during upcoming state visit 

Former PM of Catalonia defends symbolic independence referendum that put him on trial, claims it's the first time a democratically elected leader is prosecuted for allowing vote 

Fabian Tassano: Legal uncertainty and undermining rule of law is purpose of legislation on terror and taxes, West is going down road leading to arbitrary state power 

Google and Facebook shape new era of politics where extreme candidates who inspire strong emotions triumph, those selected to appeal to widest possible audience fail 

Young Britons growing up under Thatcher's years as PM more right-wing and authoritarian than previous generations, conservative attitudes reinforced under Blair 

51-year-old Thomas Hardiman favorite to be nominated by Trump to judge in the Supreme Court, considered clearly conservative but not as strict an originalist as Scalia 

Pat Buchanan: Hysterical reaction to Trump's travel ban shows that establishment will not give up easily in fight against pitiful Middle Americans 

Trump fires acting attorney general Sally Yates who told authorities to ignore travel ban 

Matthew Yglesias: Unlikely Trump will implement conservative agenda but culture war with liberal media and institutions might distract Republicans and make them feel like winners despite political inaction 

Fourth EU money laundering directive victimizes innocents, bank customers get accounts shut down, money confiscated 

Pope Francis warns of rising populism and risk of new Hitler in connection to Trump's inauguration, but does not want to judge the president in advance 

MP Ivan Pernar defends Liberland in Croatian Parliament, recites letter from Vít Jedlička 

Juncker warns Trump for encouraging decline of EU, says EU certainly does not encourage Ohio to secede from US 

Venture capitalist and TV star Kevin O'Leary enters race to lead Canada's Conservative Party, says Trudeau has squandered Canada's promise to be land of opportunity 

John Whitehead: Trump great for power elite, biggest star in political reality show splits ordinary people and diverts attention from important issues 

PT Carlo: Obama saint of the progressive faith, symbolized the universal man transcending old shackles such as race, religion, culture and politics 

Clinton Global Initiative closes and 22 employees are laid off, future uncertain for Clinton Foundation after Australia ceases donations and Norway reduces by 87% 

Polish foreign minister derided after claiming on Twitter that non-existing country San Escobar supports country's candidacy to UN Security Council 

LP chair Nicholas Sarwark and presidential candidate Gary Johnson claim Ron Paul no true scotsman, shows partisanism undermines principles and discussions on policy  

US Federal Court is hearing a lawsuit against the Presidential Debate Commission contesting its claim to be non-partisan and tax exempt, may end the exclusion of third parties from future debates 

The Orkney Islands vote to review the opportunity to declare independence from the UK 

Obama confident that he would have beaten Trump if he had run for third term, claims majority of population supports his vision 

Obama sends UN Arms Trade Treaty to Senate in attempt to curtail Second Amendment, will most likely be voted down 

Julian Assange has again access to Internet at Ecuadorian Embassy 

Daryl Davis has by own admission aided 200 members to pull out from Ku Klux Klan, by getting to know them 

Leader of Austrian Freedom Party signs friendship pact with Russia, objective is to be peace mediator between Russia and United States, also meets with Trump's security adviser, discusses US sanctions 

Top donors to Hillary Clinton demand objective and thorough investigation into causes of election loss, many say they will not donate again until a trustworthy analysis is presented 

Justin Raimondo: Criticism of Tillerson rehash of outdated warmongers, Republicans like McCain and Graham along with Clinton and CIA look like messier version of McCarthy 

Biden most popular 2020 presidential candidates among Democrats (31%), followed by Sanders (24%) and Warren (16%), according to PPP survey, Biden particularly strong among blacks and elderly, Sanders still favorite of young 

CIA sure of Russian involvement in election to help Trump, FBI considers intent impossible to prove, mirrors agencies' differing view on evidence, Trump dismisses accusations as ridiculous and another excuse 

Trudeau of Canada and Germany's Merkel last bastions of liberal world order, says Joe Biden and thinks that rest of world will seek their leadership 

Carl Jackson: Ted Cruz should be next nominee for US Supreme Court, would be an even stronger advocate of the constitution than Scalia 

Tulsi Gabbard (D): I am happy that Trump talks about ending military interventionism, US must stop financing and support of IS terrorists, al-Qaeda and related terror groups 

Obama orders complete review of whether presidential election was hacked by Russia after activists and computer experts claims anomalies found in recount results i states crucial to Trump victory 

Trump considers naming libertarian and sea-steading supporter Jim O'Niell head of FDA 

Andy Puzder named Labor Secretary, former fast-food executive known for opposition to minimum wage and new overtime standards as well as support for automation in food industry 

Trump expected to appoint Scott Pruitt, known opponent of the Environmental Protection Agency, as head of same agency, Sanders upset as he considers Pruitt a climate denier and oil industry lackey 

Donald Trump sold all his stocks in June, were estimated to make up 1 % of his wealth 

French PM Manuel Valls quits government to seek Socialist Party's nomination for next year's presidential election, favourite to win the ticket according to opinion polls 

Jamie Harrison, chairman of South Carolina Democrats, leaves position as lobbyist at Podesta Group to stand for election to chairman of DNC 

Trump picks former rival Ben Carson to head Department of Housing and Urban Development, expresses great confidence in retired neurosurgeon's intellect and passion for strenghtening communities and families 

Ideas of the alt-right often stem from Guillaume Faye and Alain de Benoist, influential on former lefties and disenfranchised libertarians alike according to Daniel Friberg 

Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens banning diesel cars from 2025, city mayors say they want to promote other fuels, walking and cycling 

France's unpopular president François Hollande says he will not seek re-election 

Swedish PM Löfven omits reference to Sweden having a feminist government in congratulatory letter to Trump, unlike in leaked draft letter to Clinton 

Paul Nuttall elected UKIP leader with 62.6% of votes, replaces interim leader Nigel Farage, promises end to internal strife as well as involvement in foreign elections referencing predecessor's close relationship with Trump 

Board of Canvassers in Michigan affirms Trump victory in state, says recount would be disrespectful and unnecessary 

Joel Kotkin: Democrats in US stuck in dogmatic left-wing politics, have trouble reaching voters outside coastal enclaves