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politics

noun campaigning, civilis ratio, governance, government, matters of state, partisanism, party leadership, party politics, party system, political affairs, political influence, political involvement, political maneuvers, political methods, political partisanship, political process, pooitical strategy, public service, state affairs, statesmanship
Associated concepts: campaign financing laws, disclosure laws, election laws, lobbying laws, reporting laws
Foreign phrases: Politiae legibus non leges, politiis adappandae.Politics should be adapted to the laws, not the laws to politics.
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We maintain our stand that playing politics with the lives of the innocent schoolgirls is lame, needless and should be desisted from.
Both the governments are playing politics in view of the 2016 elections.
BJP members stood up after minister of state for parliamentary affairs Rajiv Shukla accused the party of playing politics on the issue for votes and later trooped into the Well raising slogans for taking back the affidavit given by the Centre.
She said the Lib Dems were playing politics with people who were vulnerable.
As usual Brown avoided answering Cameron's questions and then accused him of playing politics.
PLAYING POLITICS WITH TERRORISM: A USER'S GUIDE Edited by George Kassimeris published by C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd ISBN: 978-1850658474 price 45.
But the examples featured within this impressive collection illustrate the consequential dangers of playing politics with terrorism and how the outcomes are not always desired.
But the criticism was dismissed by Coun Alan Rudge, the city council cabinet member for equalities and human resources, who accused the MP of playing politics.
The politicization of efforts to grant over-the-counter status to Plan B is a result of the hijacking of our political process by the religious right ("FDA Accused of Playing Politics With Plan B," July 1, 2006, p.
Anytime they belittle the negotiating position of the union, they're just playing politics and gamesmanship.
The students felt that Republican leaders should have been exerting leadership in pursuit of these purposes vis a vis domestic and international issues rather than spending their time and the taxpayers' money playing politics.
suggest that the administration is playing politics with border security data," declared Representative Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.