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Silvio Berlusconi Expelled From Italian Senate

The right-wing Forza Italia politician who controlled Italian politics for the past two decades has been banned from the country’s parliament. Berlusconi, however, claims the Wednesday vote responsible for ridding him of his seat is a “vendetta by the left.”

Posted on Nov 27, 2013 READ MORE



Studying the Rich’s Pathologies

To gain insight into the workings of American society, it may be productive to focus on the 1 percent’s erratic behavior; Japan’s prime minister has asked for international assistance to deal with the Fukushima leaks; meanwhile, is Speaker John Boehner the Berlusconi of the States? These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 8, 2013 READ MORE



Greenwald Blasts Critics, Dodd-Frank Under Attack, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including some major new developments in the IRS targeting scandal and President Obama’s take on whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

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The Internet Turf War

At the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai, governments are trying to get their hands and handcuffs on the Internet; some scientists have posited that homosexuals inherit the trait from their opposite-sex parent; meanwhile, Italy’s disgraced Silvio Berlusconi prepares to run again. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Discuss a Loan

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More on the Greek Crisis

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Italy Inclined

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European Union Life Raft

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Saying No to Berlusconi

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Silvio Berlusconi

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Wikimedia Commons / Agência Brasil

Berlusconi Protesters Have a Few Tricks Up Their Sleeve

Following a long-standing tradition of creative Italian resistance, activists are planning to adorn Silvio Berlusconi’s villa with condoms, as well as performing parodies set to the soundtrack of “Grease,” to protest the prime minister’s most recent alleged sexual escapades.

Posted on Feb 4, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Salvatore Laporta

Enough With the Trash Already

Italy is facing fines from the EU for failing to take out the trash. No, we’re not talking about Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. We’re talking about the tons of garbage that have choked the streets of Naples for years.

Posted on Nov 27, 2010 READ MORE



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Berlusconi Condemned for ‘Deplorable’ Jokes

Although one can’t expect class from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, is it too much to ask that he just not talk? After making a crack about Hitler, and another about Jews, even the Vatican’s official newspaper has publicly decried his jokes as “deplorable.”

Posted on Oct 3, 2010 READ MORE



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Raid on Mafia Nets 300 Arrests in Italy

Italian authorities arrested 300 alleged Mafia members Tuesday in a nationwide crackdown involving 10 police officers for every suspect. The ’Ndrangheta Mafia may not be as famous as the Cosa Nostra, but it is estimated to do about $56 billion a year in illegal business.

Posted on Jul 13, 2010 READ MORE



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Notable Quotable: Berlusconi Is Lucky

Italian journalist Beppe Severgnini made this observation on the BBC’s “Newshour” program: “If we were in America, where madmen carry guns, [Silvio] Berlusconi would be dead. We are in Italy. Madmen carry souvenir replica of the Duomo.”

Posted on Dec 14, 2009 READ MORE


Berlusconi Bloodied by Attack

From the BBC: “Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been hit in the face and knocked to the ground after a political rally in Milan.” Update: Video

Posted on Dec 13, 2009 READ MORE



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Pronouncing Himself Best Prime Minister Ever

Channeling Muhammad Ali bravado with a Kanye sensibility, Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi has declared himself as “the best prime minister,” inferior to no one in history and the “most legally persecuted man of all times.”

Posted on Oct 10, 2009 READ MORE



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‘Viva Berlusconi’? Not So Much

Italy’s colorful prime minister is in a heap of legal trouble now that the country’s high court has stripped him of immunity. Despite facing charges of corruption, bribery, tax evasion and fraud, Silvio Berlusconi stayed in character, saying, “The trials against me are a farce. Viva Italia and Viva Berlusconi!”

Posted on Oct 7, 2009 READ MORE


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telegraph.co.uk

Berlusconi Accused of Censorship

Everyone’s favorite world leader/womanizer is in the news again after a film director accused the Italian prime minister of censorship. Italian state television has refused to show a film trailer that accuses Silvio Berlusconi of creating a “frivolous media culture,” and many think the PM’s incredible influence over the media has something to do with it.

Posted on Sep 3, 2009 READ MORE


‘Colorful’ Leaders Could Learn From Boring Brown

It sometimes pays to be a nondescript politician, like Gordon Brown of Britain. Flamboyance of the Latin kind gets you into the newspapers, but for bad reasons as well as good.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009 READ MORE


Berlusconi’s Italians [A Cartoon From Germany]

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AP photo / Joel Ryan

How Many World Leaders Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?

Following a private audience with the queen of England, President Obama joined a reception and dinner with other world leaders from the G-20 summit. What happens when you get Silvio Berlusconi, Hillary Clinton, Nicolas Sarkozy, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Prince Charles and J.K. Rowling in a room? More wine, please.

Posted on Apr 1, 2009 READ MORE



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Grand Theft Slogan

Consider Barack Obama a trendsetter: In Italy, the recently defeated center-left leader in the parliamentary elections took a cue from the American candidate and adopted the slogan “Si può fare” or, as The Economist translates, “It can be done.” Right-winger Silvio Berlusconi, who won a convincing victory in that election, begged to differ.

Posted on Apr 16, 2008 READ MORE


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White House / Sheahlah Craighead

Another Round for Silvio

With the concession of his main rival, conservative media mogul Silvio Berlusconi is set to take up a third term as Italy’s prime minister. Although a divisive and controversial figure, Berlusconi offered “An affectionate kiss to all Italians” over the news.

Posted on Apr 14, 2008 READ MORE


Berlusconi With Hands
abcnews.com

Berlusconi Wants More

Silvio Berlusconi, billionaire, media mogul and former prime minister of Italy, is calling for voters to give him a substantial majority of parliament seats as he vies a third time for the country’s most powerful office. The elections, to be held Sunday and Monday, will decide whether the country is led by a center-left coalition or Berlusconi’s right-wing “Freedom Folks.”

Posted on Apr 11, 2008 READ MORE


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