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politics,

n 1. the art and science of governance, particularly in a democracy or collegial body.
2. the interpersonal relationships noted within group interactions such as can occur in a dental office or clinic.
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Playing Politics with Terrorism: A User's Guide is a collection of original, penetrating and compellingly written essays, which challenges all our assumptions about the relationship between democracy and terrorism.
In Playing Politics With Terrorism, George Kassimeris, a senior research fellow in conflict and terrorism at the University of Wolverhampton, draws upon instances from countries such as Australia, Italy, Peru, Russia, and the United States.
It would be better for the city and for Lozells if Mr Khalid Mahmood stopped playing politics with the report.
Playing politics with the country's future by making a deal with the Bloc Quebecois to bring down the Liberal government is political brinkmanship bordering on nihilism.
And you weren't playing politics on August I, when you insisted that "we must understand that the kind of information available to us today is the result of the president's leadership in the war against terror.
She's playing politics, pure and simple, and it should be totally obvious to anyone with half a brain that she's a gossip and can't be trusted.
The authors note that doing a good job is not enough anymore, "and not playing politics in hopes that you will be magically singled out and rewarded .
In related news, Anderson has tried to stop an ongoing feud over CASA and stated that the Authority's role should not be compromised by people playing politics or levying public criticism against it.
Politics, and playing politics, will seem far out of place as we do.
The guide, Playing Politics, takes a fresh look at the Big House.
AU's Lynn charged that the Istook amendment would do nothing to address the problems raised by the Supreme Court's 1990 Smith decision and accused the Christian Coalition of playing politics with the issue of religious liberty.
News & World Report titled its piece Playing Politics with Foreign Aid.