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Nigel Roberts

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Nigel Roberts is the United Nations correspondent for Politic365. He has been a political, economic and international affairs reporter for more than a dozen years. Nigel also freelances in public relations and communications. He holds a master’s degree in Political Science/International Relations from the City University of New York Graduate School & University Center.

GOP Continues to Push Medicare Overhaul, Despite Public Concerns

National polls indicate most Americans reject Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan, yet the GOP plans to stay the course of “changing Medicare as we know it.”

Obama Rallies G-8 Partners to Support ‘Arab-Spring’ Democracies

President Barack Obama encouraged leaders of the world’s wealthiest nations to join him in supporting the emerging democracies in North Africa

U.N. Chief Seeks Support for Women and Children’s Health at G-8

During the G-8 Summit, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is lobbying support for the organization’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health at the meeting of the world’s richest nations.

UN Human Rights Chief Urges Governments to Combat LGBT Discrimination

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay announced that homophobia and transphobia are on the rise around the world. Pillay delivered her message via video on May 17 to mark the annual International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia.

Unemployment Funding Bill Raises Red Flags

The Congressional Black Caucus chairman, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Missouri, said Camp “is attempting to strip unemployment benefits, thereby denying millions of Americans the ability to make ends meet.”

Cain Launches Presidential Bid

Herman Cain officially kicked off his presidential campaign Saturday at a rally in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park.

Cain Praises New S.C. Voter ID Law

South Carolina joined a handful of states last week that require voters to present a government-issued photo ID to cast a ballot. Shortly after Gov. Nikki Haley signed the legislation, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain wasted no time giving his endorsement.

How CDC Budget Cuts Could Widen the Racial Health Gap

For many decades, solutions to the intractable health disparities between African Americans and whites have eluded health-care professionals and policymakers. But in recent years, the Centers for Disease Control has made significant strides toward closing the gap through Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health, or REACH. But budget-cut requirements may reverse the advances.

Compromise on Abortion Rights for Low-Income D.C. Women Raises Concerns

During negotiations to prevent a government shutdown, Democrats agreed to reinstate a rider that prohibits the District of Columbia from using its own funds to pay for the poor women to get an abortion. In exchange, the Republicans backed off demands to strip all funding from Planned Parenthood.

Urban Jobs Act Seeks to Address Youth Unemployment Crisis

Slowly but surely, the economy is improving. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the private sector created 244,000 new jobs in April—and more than 800,000 since the beginning of the year. That’s great news. But this positive job growth has largely bypassed urban communities.