• He proposed a new civil service system that would let ability -- not politics -- decide who got government jobs.

    VOA: special.2010.04.29

  • Experts say it will be hard to find a nominee with as much experience in both health issues and politics.

    VOA: special.2009.02.06

  • He became a lawyer. He moved to another northeastern state -- Massachusetts -- where he became active in Republican Party politics.

    VOA: special.2010.12.23

  • President Garfield had been assassinated by a man who believed he should have gotten a government job because of his politics.

    VOA: special.2010.04.29

  • He said he would support reforms to let ability -- not politics -- decide who would get government jobs.

    VOA: special.2010.05.06

  • But some people might say that the biggest sport of all in Chicago - and Illinois - is politics.

    VOA: special.2009.01.12

  • As president, it was not long before he got into trouble in the battles of politics and government.

    VOA: special.2010.02.18

  • In these private talks, Brown said it was too late to settle the slave question through politics or any other peaceful way.

    VOA: special.2009.06.18

  • "This competition will not be based on politics or ideology or the preferences of a particular interest group.

    VOA: special.2009.07.30

  • Elected judges in the United States got a warning this week about money, politics and the law.

    VOA: special.2009.06.12

  • He had ousted a group called the Tweed Ring, which controlled New York City politics for years.

    VOA: special.2010.03.04

  • His decisive victory over Republican Senator John McCain brought down the last racial barrier in American politics.

    VOA: special.2009.01.03

  • "I will not waste time with those who have made the calculation that it's better politics to kill this plan than to improve it.

    VOA: special.2009.09.12

  • In Oman,women have made gains in areas of higher education, the work force and politics.

    VOA: special.2009.03.07

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