Obama in campaign mode, back to promoting hope over fear

Former President Barack Obama speaks as he campaigns in support of California congressional candidates, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Former President Barack Obama said Saturday that November midterm elections would give Americans “a chance to restore some sanity in our politics,” taking another swipe at his successor as he raises his profile campaigning for fellow Democrats to regain control of the House.

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Charter Change dead as long as Senate opposes it

CHARTER change won’t happen for as long as the Senate was opposed to it, a leader at the House of Representatives said on Monday. “If the Senators are not willing [to do it]; then there is really no time for Charter Change. Not even five or 10 years from now. That is why I am calling […]

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Aquino hopes Congress won’t speed up Cha-cha under Arroyo

Former president Benigno Aquino III said he hopes that Congress, now under his predecessor Speaker Gloria Arroyo, will not resort to the speedy passage of the proposed Charter change (Cha-cha) despite having only limited time until the end of the 17th Congress.

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SWS: Satisfaction with Duterte Cabinet, Congress, Supreme Court drops in Q2

THE net satisfaction ratings of the Supreme Court, Congress and President Rodrigo Duterte’s Cabinet continued to drop in the second quarter of 2018, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The poll from June 27 to 30 among 1,200 adults nationwide showed that 57 percent were satisfied while 17 percent were dissatisfied with […]

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Sotto: To eschew Senate in Cha-cha process is ‘unacceptable’

As Congress opened its third and last regular session on Monday, Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III issued a strong message against any moves to amend the 1987 Constitution without the Senate.

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