HOME TheInfoList.com
Providing Lists of Related Topics to Help You Find Great Stuff
[::MainTopicLength::#1500] [::ListTopicLength::#1000] [::ListLength::#15] [::ListAdRepeat::#3]

Incumbent
The INCUMBENT is the current holder of a political office . This term is usually used in reference to elections , in which races can often be defined as being between an incumbent and non-incumbent(s). For example, in the Hungarian presidential election, 2017
Hungarian presidential election, 2017
, János Áder was the incumbent, because he had been the president in the term before the term for which the election sought to determine the president
[...More...]

"Incumbent" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Congressional Stagnation In The United States
A CONGRESS is a formal meeting of the representatives of different nations , constituent states , independent organizations (such as trade unions ), or groups. The term was chosen for the Continental Congress
Continental Congress
to emphasize the status of each colony represented there as a self-governing unit. Subsequent to the use of congress by the U.S. legislature, the term has been adopted by many states within unions, and by unitary nation-states in the Americas
Americas
, to refer to their legislatures
[...More...]

"Congressional Stagnation In The United States" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Sophomore Surge
A SOPHOMORE SURGE (sometimes referred to in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
as FIRST-TERM INCUMBENCY BONUS ) is a term used in the political science of the United States Congress
United States Congress
that refers to an increase in votes that congressional candidates (candidates for the House of Representatives ) usually receive when running for their first re-election. The phrase has been adopted in Australia
Australia
by psephologist Malcolm Mackerras who is well known for his electoral pendulums . HISTORYThis phenomenon first started in the 1960s. As of 1998, freshman candidates running for a second term now get eight to ten percent more votes than when they were elected for their first term. (Over ninety percent of all incumbent House members are reelected.) Senate members also currently benefit from a sophomore surge, though it is to a lesser degree
[...More...]

"Sophomore Surge" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

New York, New York
Bronx , Kings (Brooklyn) , New York (Manhattan) , Queens
Queens
, Richmond (Staten Island) ------------------------- HISTORIC COLONIES New Netherland
New Netherland
Province of New York
Province of New York
SETTLED 1624 CONSOLIDATED 1898 NAMED FOR James, Duke of York
Duke of York
GOVERNMENT • TYPE Mayor–Council • BODY New York City Council
New York City Council
• MAYOR Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio
(D ) AREA • TOTAL 468.484 sq mi (1,213.37 km2) • LAND 302.643 sq mi (783.84 km2) • WATER 165.841 sq mi (429.53 km2) • METRO 13,318 sq mi (34,490 km2) ELEVATION 33 ft (10 m) POPULATION (2010 ) • TOTAL 8,175,133 • ESTIMATE (2016) 8,537,673 • RANK 1st, U.S
[...More...]

"New York, New York" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Liberalism
LIBERALISM is a political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty and equality . Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but generally they support ideas and programmes such as freedom of speech , freedom of the press , freedom of religion , free markets , civil rights , democratic societies, secular governments, gender equality and international cooperation . Liberalism
Liberalism
first became a distinct political movement during the Age of Enlightenment , when it became popular among philosophers and economists in the Western world
Western world
. Liberalism
Liberalism
rejected the prevailing social and political norms of hereditary privilege , state religion , absolute monarchy and the divine right of kings
[...More...]

"Liberalism" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Conservatism
CONSERVATISM is a political and social philosophy that promotes retaining traditional social institutions in the context of culture and civilization . By some definitions, conservatives have variously sought to preserve institutions including religion , monarchy , parliamentary government , property rights and the social hierarchy , emphasizing stability and continuity, while the more extreme elements called reactionaries oppose modernism and seek a return to "the way things were". The first established use of the term in a political context originated with François-René de Chateaubriand in 1818, during the period of Bourbon restoration
Bourbon restoration
that sought to roll back the policies of the French Revolution
French Revolution
. The term, historically associated with right-wing politics , has since been used to describe a wide range of views
[...More...]

"Conservatism" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Texas
TEXAS (/ˈtɛksəs/ , locally /-sɪz/ ; Spanish : Texas
Texas
or Tejas ) is the second largest state in the United States
United States
by both area and population . Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas
Texas
shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana
Louisiana
to the east, Arkansas
Arkansas
to the northeast, Oklahoma
Oklahoma
to the north, New Mexico
New Mexico
to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua , Coahuila , Nuevo León , and Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico
Gulf of Mexico
is to the southeast
[...More...]

"Texas" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Anti-incumbency
An ANTI-INCUMBENT vote is one exercised against elected officials currently in power . It allows the voters to register their discontent with sitting government officials , particularly when protesting against certain actions taken by the government or the elected officials in question. SEE ALSO * Politics portal * Electoral landslide * Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 REFERENCES * www.opensecrets.org on re-elect This article about a political term is a stub . You can help by expanding it
[...More...]

"Anti-incumbency" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

List Of Current Heads Of State And Government
This is a LIST OF CURRENT HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT, showing heads of state and heads of government where different, mainly in parliamentary systems . Often a leader is both in presidential systems . In parliamentary systems , the head of government role (i.e. executive branch) is fulfilled by both the listed head of government and the head of state. The list also includes the names of recently elected or appointed heads of state and government who will take office on an appointed date, such as presidents-elect and prime ministers-designate , and those leading a government in exile if internationally recognised
[...More...]

"List Of Current Heads Of State And Government" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Oxford English Dictionary
The OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY (OED) is the main historical dictionary of the English language
English language
, published by the Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press
. It traces the historical development of the English language, providing a comprehensive resource to scholars and academic researchers, as well as describing usage in its many variations throughout the world. The second edition came to 21,728 pages in 20 volumes, published in 1989. Work began on the dictionary in 1857, but it was not until 1884 that it began to be published in unbound fascicles as work continued on the project, under the name of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles; Founded Mainly on the Materials Collected by The Philological Society
[...More...]

"Oxford English Dictionary" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
[...More...]

"Special" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Digital Object Identifier
In computing, a DIGITAL OBJECT IDENTIFIER or DOI is a persistent identifier or handle used to uniquely identify objects, standardized by the International Organization for Standardization
International Organization for Standardization
( ISO
ISO
). An implementation of the Handle System , DOIs are in wide use mainly to identify academic, professional, and government information, such as journal articles, research reports and data sets, and official publications though they also have been used to identify other types of information resources, such as commercial videos. A DOI aims to be "resolvable", usually to some form of access to the information object to which the DOI refers. This is achieved by binding the DOI to metadata about the object, such as a URL , indicating where the object can be found
[...More...]

"Digital Object Identifier" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

International Standard Serial Number
An INTERNATIONAL STANDARD SERIAL NUMBER (ISSN) is an eight-digit serial number used to uniquely identify a serial publication . The ISSN is especially helpful in distinguishing between serials with the same title. ISSN are used in ordering, cataloging, interlibrary loans, and other practices in connection with serial literature. The ISSN system was first drafted as an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) international standard in 1971 and published as ISO 3297 in 1975. ISO subcommittee TC 46/SC 9 is responsible for maintaining the standard. When a serial with the same content is published in more than one media type , a different ISSN is assigned to each media type. For example, many serials are published both in print and electronic media . The ISSN system refers to these types as PRINT ISSN (P-ISSN) and ELECTRONIC ISSN (E-ISSN), respectively
[...More...]

"International Standard Serial Number" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Outgoing Politician
An OUTGOING POLITICIAN is an elected or appointed politician that is serving at some point between the time of the election or appointment of his or her successor and the inauguration or date by which the successor assumes power. For heads of state, the terms used are OUTGOING PRESIDENT and OUTGOING PRIME MINISTER, among others. In many countries, toward the facilitation of a smooth transition, an outgoing president accepts advice from and consults with the president-elect . The term lame duck is often ascribed to an outgoing elected official in view of his relative impotence and impending exit from office, especially where his political party has lost control of a legislative or executive branch . REFERENCES * ^ Richard Lederer (30 June 2012). "This Election
Election
Could Be a Real Horse Race". U-T San Diego
U-T San Diego
. Retrieved 22 December 2012. This article about a political term is a stub
[...More...]

"Outgoing Politician" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Barcelona Open (tennis)
The BARCELONA OPEN (currently sponsored by Banc Sabadell) is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players. The event has been held in Barcelona
Barcelona
, Catalonia
Catalonia
, Spain
Spain
every year since 1953, and is played on clay courts at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona
Barcelona
. It was an event of the Grand Prix tennis circuit between (1970–1989), except in 1971 when it was part of the World Championship Tennis
Tennis
(WCT) circuit , although it was also open to non-WCT players. The tournament is part of the 500 series on the ATP World Tour . It is also known as TORNEO GODó, TROFEO CONDE DE GODó, and OPEN BANC SABADELL
[...More...]

"Barcelona Open (tennis)" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Democratic Party (United States)
The DEMOCRATIC PARTY is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States
United States
, along with the Republican Party . Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
and James Madison
James Madison
's Democratic-Republican Party , the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
, making it the world's oldest active party. The Democrats' dominant worldview was once social conservativism and economic liberalism , while—especially in the rural South —populism was its leading characteristic
[...More...]

"Democratic Party (United States)" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
.