• MOOC | The Lecompton Constitution | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1861 | 1.7.6
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    MOOC | The Lecompton Constitution | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1861 | 1.7.6

    >>The political geography in Kansas is utterly confusing. They have election after election. Some of them the pro slavery people vote. Some of them the others vote. But the real battle is going on in Congress. The administration 1858 decides we’re going to push this through Congress. We’re going to admit Kansas as a slave state under this Lecompton Constitution which has been approved by the voters in a referendum which the Free State people did not take part in. They said it’s an illegitimate referendum. It’s being put forward by an illegitimate body and we are not voting in this referendum. Northern democrats were put in a tremendous dilemma…

  • Kim Jong-un named supreme leader representing N. Korea in new constitution
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    Kim Jong-un named supreme leader representing N. Korea in new constitution

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is now officially the North’s head of state. Pyeongyang’s propaganda website Naenara unveiled earlier today North Korea’s new constitution that was revised back in April. It says that the chairman of the State Affairs Commission, Kim Jong-un, is the supreme leader that (quote) “represents” the North. The North used to have a separate figurehead leader to represent the regime,… a position held by the head of North Korea’s Supreme People’s Assembly. But through the constitutional revision, Pyeongyang limited the role of the parliament leader to a few symbolic diplomatic functions,… and anointed Kim as the leader representing the North in and outside the regime.

  • S. Korean president will table constitutional amendment motion if parliament fails to
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    S. Korean president will table constitutional amendment motion if parliament fails to

    President Moon reaffirmed his resolve to hold a national referendum on constitutional amendment concurrently with the June local elections. The liberal leader will submit a proposal of his own if the legislature fails to draw up a bill. Moon Connyoung has the latest from the nation’s top office. It’s essentially President Moon Jae-in’s ultimatum to parliament. Come up with your proposal for a constitutional amendment or the South Korean president will exercise his right to table a motion himself. President Moon Jae-in was briefed on the outline of the first constitutional amendment in more than three decades by a special advisory committee which had been tasked with coming up with…

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    Korea’s trade ministry says it won’t agree to one-sided amendment to KORUS FTA

    Korea’s farmers are worried they’ll take a big hit if Seoul and Washington revise their free trade agreement. To assuage some of those fears, the trade and agriculture ministries held a meeting in Seoul today to hear from the public and build a consensus on how to deal with U.S. demands. Kim Ji-yeon reports. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy says it will not agree to a bilateral free trade deal if the terms are unfair and benefit a single party. This was in response to concerns raised by representatives of Korea’s agricultural sector… who participated in a meeting jointly hosted by the trade and agricultural ministries. The livestock…

  • Ex-legislative staffer accused of murder, shooting spree declared incompetent for trial
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    Ex-legislative staffer accused of murder, shooting spree declared incompetent for trial

    MURDER JUST LAST FRIDAY.ROBERT: A MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING A MAN AT A SOUTH AUSTIN APARTMENT COMPLEX THEN GOING ON A SHOOTING SPREE – HAS BEEN FOUND INCOMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL.CHARLES CURRY WILL BE SENT TO A HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT AND EVALUATION FOR 120 DAYS.THE TRIAL IS SCHEDULED TO RESUME AFTER THAT IF HE’S FOUND COMPETENT.CURRY IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AND KILLING HIS NEIGHBOR CHRISTAN MERONY AT THE POST APARTMENT ON SOUTH LAMAR IN JULY 2018. TWO DAYS LATER- POLICE SAY CURRY WENT ON A SHOOTING SPREE IN SOUTH AUSTIN.TWO PEOPLE WERE HURT.CURRY WAS A FORMER STAFF MEMBER FOR STATE SENATOR JOAN HUFFMAN’S OFFIE.HE WAS

  • Gov’t emphasizes decentralization in Constitutional revision proposal
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    Gov’t emphasizes decentralization in Constitutional revision proposal

    The nation’s top office has been disclosing the content of its proposed revision to the Korean Constitution. In the second part of its detailed summary, Cheongwadae explained its approach to the decentralization of power… and what it calls “economic democratization.” Hwang Ho-jun tells us more. Seoul. Area-wise, the metro area takes up only 12 percent of South Korea. But with more than half of the country’s 50 million-plus population, it’s home to 74 percent of the nation’s top one-thousand corporations, and 80 percent of the top-20 universities. According to the Blue House, the administration’s bill seeks to change that,… by boosting the authority and autonomy of local governments. “President Moon…

  • Various efforts being made for successful constitutional revision
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    Various efforts being made for successful constitutional revision

    One of the most hotly debated topics in Korea is Constitutional revision. While most agree on the need for it, many are at odds on how it should be changed. According to our Park Hee-jun, efforts are ongoing to ensure a smooth and peaceful process. The National Assembly is racing against time to make progress on finalizing a proposal for a constitutional amendment,… which the government is pushing to put to a national vote during the local elections in June. A seminar, co-hosted by the National Assembly Research Service and the Korean Association of Party Studies,… was held Tuesday to discuss the pressing issue. Lawmakers, professors, and members of the…

  • Top office’s Constitution amendment bill proposes four-year, two-term presidency
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    Top office’s Constitution amendment bill proposes four-year, two-term presidency

    President Moon Jae-in’s constitutional amendment plan calls for a four-year, two-term presidency system. The final part of his administration’s amendment bill, announced on Thursday, also includes plans to reduce presidential power and reform the election and judicial systems. Hwang Hojun reports. If the government’s proposed revision to the Constitution is ultimately approved, South Korea will see a major change in role of the President, the length of his or her term in office, and a shift in the balance of power between the branches of government. “Now is the time to implement a four year, two-term presidential system to bring about responsibility in politics and the stable management of state…

  • Queen approves UK PM’s request to suspend parliament as ‘no deal’ Brexit looms
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    Queen approves UK PM’s request to suspend parliament as ‘no deal’ Brexit looms

    now brexit is back in the headlines in a big way British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the suspension of UK Parliament and it’s going to run all the way through to October 14th and that’s just over two weeks before Britain is set to leave the European Union and sharply raises the possibility of a No Deal brexit for more news and other news from around the world let’s turn to our kim dummy so Tommy tell us more right mark Johnson said Wednesday he would schedule the Queen’s a speech for October 14 to launch new legislation during a televised interview he insisted the decision was made…

  • China’s constitutional change may allow Xi Jinping to rule China almost indefinitely
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    China’s constitutional change may allow Xi Jinping to rule China almost indefinitely

    And to tell us more about this, Professor Choo Jae-woo from Kyung Hee University joins us in the studio today. Good to be here. 1- So currently, China’s constitution says the president and vice-president (QUOTE) “shall serve no more than two consecutive terms.” 2- Then why is China trying to remove the constitutional restriction on the maximum number of terms the president and vice-president can serve? 3- Analysts have been saying that removing the two-term limit gives the strongest indication yet… that Chinese President Xi Jinping will stay in power almost indefinitely. 4- At last year’s Communist Party Congress, Xi cemented his status as the most powerful Chinese leader since…