More jaw-jaw needed to end the GOP speaker war, Mr. McCarthy?
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What happens if GOP holdouts continue to hold out on the speaker position? And what if they don’t?
Kevin McCarthy is not having a smooth ride as he stands to be speaker of the House.
The hard-right of the Republican Party is exerting pressures on candidates to be the next speaker of the House.
Purposely holding your tongue when you meet someone new likely won’t help make a good impression.
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The common advice to let the other person talk more might backfire if you want to make a positive first impression.
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Andrew Wallace has been appointed to the increasingly important role of speaker of the House of Representatives.
If the goal is to communicate, why should the speaker bear all the burden?
It can be hard to understand a non-native speaker of your own language. But conversation is a two-way street and linguists are figuring out how native listeners can improve their half of the interaction.
Is this an impostor trying to break into your phone with his voice?
You can log in to your smartphone by talking to it. Current security systems don’t protect enough against imitators. The best way to ensure voice authentication is secure is to start with the sound.
Anyone stepping to me, you’ll get burned,
Does the holder of the key have the right to lock the door on the leader of the free world?
‘Receiving you loud and clear.’
Our heads are like radio receivers, and they can tune in to various different channels.
Victorian MP Tony Smith has been elected speaker by the Liberal party room.
Victorian Liberal Tony Smith has convincingly won his party’s ballot for speaker and outlined to the House of Representatives his plans to improve the operation of what has been a chaotic parliament.
Queensland MP Ross Vasta flanks Prime Minister Tony Abbott, with Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane.
Queensland Liberal MP Ross Vasta has thrown his hat in the ring for the position of speaker.
Bronwyn Bishop resigned as Speaker following a controversy that brought the public’s trust in her office into question.
What can the new Speaker do to restore the Australian public’s faith in the office – and in MPs more broadly – after Bronwyn Bishop’s resignation due to a series of lavish entitlement claims?
After his disastrous ‘captain’s call’ Bronwyn Bishop, Tony Abbott has indicated that those aspiring to succeed her as speaker can fight it out to get the numbers among their peers.
The glittering prize of the speakership is dangling in front of the eyes of several backbenchers whose careers are becalmed. They have a rare chance. Almost all advancement in the government is in the…
Speaker Bronwyn Bishop said her now-famous helicopter ride was within the guidelines on spending.
The question in the Bronwyn Bishop helicopter hire case is whether she can justify attending the party fundraiser primarily for official business as Speaker.
Speaker Bronwyn Bishop faces an uphill battle to gain the respect of political observers and opposition MPs.
Seven Speakers of the British House of Commons were executed by beheading between 1394 and 1535. While Bronwyn Bishop, the current Speaker of Australia’s House of Representatives, is unlikely to face this…