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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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He (Tarun Gogoi) is playing politics over the flood problem.
Of course the Labour Party is playing politics because if it does again seize power at Westminster it will rely on the help of the votes of Scottish MPs in all legislation.
She said the Lib Dems were playing politics with people who were vulnerable.
Speaking to journalists at Juba International Airport shortly after his arrival from Khartoum on Thursday for talks with the leadership of the SPLM, the chairman of the UMMA party, Sadiq Al-Mahdi said it would be counter-productive in the national interest if political parties resort to playing politics with the right of self-determination.
Playing politics with history; the Bundestag inquiries into East Germany.
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.
Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo came under fire Thursday when hospital officials accused him of playing politics with the homeless by filing criminal charges rather than negotiating to end the practice of dumping patients on Skid Row.
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.
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.