New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration has no plans to change city policy that grants perpetual permits to traditional organizers of events such as the St. Patrick's Day Parade, spokesman says - @WSJ
Russian Foreign Ministry welcomes as a 'step in the right direction' a decision by the Ukrainian parliament to grant special status to 2 eastern regions where pro-Russian separatists are fighting to split from Ukraine - @Reuters
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on legislation authorizing training Syrian rebels: 'I don't know how this vote will turn out,' says 'we are not supporting combat troops in how we solve this problem' - @KellyO, @seungminkim
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson in written testimony to House committee on response to homeland threats: 'As long as the world remains a dangerous place, as long as there are threats to the homeland in any form from any individual or group, the dedicated men and women of DHS will remain vigilant' - @DHSgov
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.