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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

William Maclay

William Maclay  

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• Born: July 20, 1732, New Garden, Pa.• Political party: Anti-Federalist• Senator from Pennsylvania: 1789–91• Died: Apr. 16, 1804, Harrisburg, Pa.• Born: July 20, 1732, New Garden, Pa.• Political ...
Musa Sayyid Al-Sadr

Musa Sayyid Al-Sadr  

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(b. Qom, 1928; d. Libya, 31 Aug. 1978)Lebanese; Imam (Guide) 1959–78 Al-Sadr was born in Iran's holy city, Qom, the son and grandson of Ayatollahs and a sayyed (descendant of the Prophet through the ...
agrarian parties

agrarian parties  

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Parties representing farmers have been a significant feature of many Western political systems, but are now declining in importance. As urbanization and industrialization reduce the share of the ...
president-elect

president-elect  

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Title given to victor of US presidential election during the transitional period between the election in November and taking office on 20 January.
ward

ward  

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The smallest unit of local administration or of vote counting; also known (especially in the USA) as a precinct.
Dolley Madison

Dolley Madison  

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First Lady• Born: May 20, 1768, Guilford County, N.C.• Wife of James Madison, 4th President• Died: July 12, 1849, Washington, D.C.• Born: May 20, 1768, Guilford County, N.C.[...]
Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr

Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr  

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(b. Scranton, Pennsylvania, 20 Nov. 1942)US; Vice-President 2009–  Biden grew up in Scranton and graduated from the University of Delaware in 1965 and from Syracuse (New York State) Law School in ...
Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi  

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(1944–91)Indian statesman, Prime Minister (1984–89). The eldest son of Indira Gandhi, he entered politics following the accidental death of his brother Sanjay (1946–80), becoming Prime Minister after ...
dictatorship of the proletariat

dictatorship of the proletariat  

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The Communist ideal of proletarian supremacy following the overthrow of capitalism and preceding the classless state.
Wiley B. Rutledge

Wiley B. Rutledge  

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Associate Justice, 1943–49• Born: July 20, 1894, Cloverport, Ky.• Education: University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1914; University of Colorado, LL.B., 1922• Previous government service: judge, U.S. Court ...
popular sovereignty

popular sovereignty  

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A political condition in which the people are soverreign, that is, the people exercise the definitive decision-making power.
Robert C. Byrd

Robert C. Byrd  

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• Born:Nov. 20, 1917, North Wilkesboro, N.C.• Political party: Democrat• Representative from West Virginia: 1953–59• Senator from West Virginia: 1959–2010• Senate majority whip: 1971–77• Senate ...
Earl Russell Browder

Earl Russell Browder  

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(b. Wichita, Kansas, 20 May 1891; d. Princeton, New Jersey, 27 June 1973)US; Communist Party presidential candidate 1936, 1940 The son of an impoverished farmer, Browder was largely forced to finish ...
Pierre Auguste Joseph Messmer

Pierre Auguste Joseph Messmer  

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(b. Vincennes, 20 Mar. 1916, d. Paris, 29 Aug. 2007)French; Prime Minister 1972–4 A Doctor of Law and graduate of the School of Oriental Languages in Paris, Messmer embarked on a career as a colonial ...
José Batlle y Ordóñez

José Batlle y Ordóñez  

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(1856–1929)Uruguayan statesman. He was President of Uruguay (1903–07; 1911–15) and initiated legislation to increase public welfare. He believed that the Swiss Bundesrat or federal council was well ...
Canada–Australia

Canada–Australia  

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The titles of several recent historical examinations of the Canadian–Australian relationship convey ideas of separation and detachment: ‘parties long estranged’, ‘distant ally’, and ‘parallel paths’. ...
Electioneering

Electioneering  

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Electioneering—the effort parties and others make to persuade electors to vote a particular way—formally begins once the date of an election or referendum is announced; for national elections, the ...
political advertising

political advertising  

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The paid-for promotions in support of political parties or issues or specifically, the marketing of a political campaign.
James Iredell

James Iredell  

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(b. Lewes, England, 5 Oct. 1751; d. Edenton, N.C., 20 Oct. 1799; interred Gov. Samuel Johnston's private burial ground, Hayes, N.C.); associate justice, 1790–1799.The son of Francis and Margaret ...
René Coty

René Coty  

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(b. Le Havre, 20 Mar. 1882; d. Le Havre, 22 Nov. 1962)French; President of the Republic 1954–8 René Coty came from Normandy and was the son of the director of a private school. He studied law and ...

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