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Presidential Nominations

System for choosing party candidates has evolved over U.S. history Rules within parties for nominating presidential candidates are not spelled out in the U.S. Constitution. As noted, there were no political parties in existence at the time the Constitution was drafted and ratified in the late 1700s, and the founders of the Republic had no ...
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Special Representative O’Brien Travel to Northern Ireland

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Special Representative for Global Partnerships Andrew O’Brien, in collaboration with Invest Northern Ireland, will lead a delegation of U.S. investors, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and representatives from academia to Belfast and Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland from February 29 – March 4, 2016. The purpose of the delegation will be to bring together ...
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The Role of Political Parties

When the Founders of the American Republic drafted and ratified the U.S. Constitution, they did not envision a role for political parties. Indeed, they sought through various constitutional arrangements — such as separation of powers among the executive, legislatifffve and judicial branches; federalism; and indirect election of the president by an Electoral College (see below) ...
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Cultural Connections in London

The following sites of interest are all in or around London and the City of London. Other areas of interest include : Cultural Connections in Scotland Cultural Connections in Northern Ireland Cultural Connections in Wales Grosvenor Square History of the U.S.-UK Relationship   All Hallows by the Tower Church Located near the Tower of London, All Hallows is the oldest Church in the City of London, and consequently has a number of ties to the ...
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