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guh ver muhnt

  • n  the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
    the government reduced taxes
  • n  the act of governing; exercising authority
    he had considerable experience of government
  • n  (government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed
    tyrannical government
  • n  the study of government of states and other political units

  • But even so, her government did not collect enough revenue.
  • On Scene: With Hizballah raising the level of its anti-government rhetoric and prime minister Fouad Siniora virtually under siege, any chance for compromise in Beirut looks .
  • The government's position all along has been that it is fighting criminals, not members of the Mahdi Army.
News & Articles

  • Government on offensive outside Syria's capital
    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces stepped up their attack against rebel strongholds north of the capital Damascus on Saturday, while opposition fighters declared their own offensive in the country's largest city Aleppo.
    June 22, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Brazil government says to buy ranch at center of Indian land dispute
    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's federal government said on Friday it would buy a former Congressman's ranch and give the land to Terena Indians in a bid to quell a violent land dispute that has plagued the country's agricultural belt for months. President Dilma Rousseff's government sent federal troops to the area in Mato Grosso do Sul state last month after an Indian was killed during a forced ...
    June 21, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Government Officials Fight Against NSA, Ask For Better Transparency
    Government officials want the National Security Agency (NSA) to declassify more information about its national and international surveillance programs. According to several officials the NSA has served up information in a piecemeal way that has only led to an increasingly confusing picture of the program. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is among those officials who are... Read more ...
    June 21, 2013 - The Inquisitr
Quotes

  • Martha Coakley in BusinessWeek
    It is unconstitutional "for the federal government to decide who is married and to create a system of first- and second-class marriages," state Attorney General Martha Coakley said in a statement.
  • Samuel Alito in Los Angeles Times
    In a 5-4 decision, the justices said the right to have a handgun for self-defense is "fundamental from an American perspective [and] applies equally to the federal government and the states."
  • Barack Obama in San Francisco Chronicle
    What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them, that the stale political arguments no longer apply,Obama said. "The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it...

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