Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, at press conference on flooding in Hays County says 'death toll could have been unspeakably worse'; responds to climate change question by saying it's not the time for that discussion - @chrissadeghi
In South Carolina, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says while she 'may not be the youngest' candidate, but she won't go gray in the White House 'because I've been coloring my hair for years' - @agearan
Editor's note: Rick Santorum is set to announce he is seeking the Republican presidential nomination later Wednesday, making him the seventh Republican to announce a bid, according to a New York Times count. At least eight other Republicans are expected to announce their campaigns. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders are the only Democratic candidates who have formally announced their campaigns, and at least three others are expected. - Stephanie
Politics (from Greek: πολιτικός politikos, meaning "of, for, or relating to citizens") is the practice and theory of influencing other people on a global, civic or individual level. More narrowly, it refers to achieving and exercising positions of governance — organized control over a human community, particularly a state. Furthermore, politics is the study or practice of the distribution of power and resources within a given community (a hierarchically organized population) as well as the interrelationship(s) between communities. A variety of methods are employed in politics, which include promoting one's own political views among people, negotiation with other political subjects, making laws, and exercising force, including warfare against adversaries. Politics is exercised on a wide range of social levels, from clans and tribes of traditional societies, through modern local governments, companies and institutions up to sovereign states, to the international level.
A political system is a framework which defines acceptable political methods within a given society. History of political thought can be traced back to early antiquity, with seminal works such as Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Politics and the works of Confucius.