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Caucus

A meeting of members of a political party, a faction within a party, or other likeminded individuals. For example, in a legislative chamber, the represented political parties form their own caucuses to present a unified front in public.
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A mother of five who has also fostered 23 children, she founded the House of Representatives' Tea Party caucus, has described the Obama presidency as a "gangster" administration, and disclosed that she fasted and prayed for three days before running for Congress.
In such tossup contests, local candidates often depend on their party caucus leaders for tens of thousands of dollars in contributions - sometimes cash but often "in-kind" contributions of staff, consultants, polling and advertising services.
Fleming, who chaired the Legislature's Tea Party Caucus advisory committee during the 2011 and 2013 legislative sessions, said the new grassroots board would be a separate entity and have a narrower scope.
According to Cunliffe, the party caucus has been advised to maintain a fierce focus on Labour's Party's policies on education, children and housing.
He said Parliament recently passed the law but the ruling National Resistance Movement party caucus would revisit it before presidential assent.
On the other side of the ledger, I think it is important that the world is informed on how intense the Saudis are about Iran's nuclear program and, for instance, that some members of the federal Labor Party caucus are so heavily engaged in briefing another nation," he added.
No incumbent members of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's Cabinet took part in the group visit headed by Hidehisa Otsuji, chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party caucus in the upper house.
October 26, 2008 (PARIS) -- The Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) party caucus in Lakes state held a meeting Saturday behind closed doors to address political tensions in the state.
I want to ask the DPP people not to betray your soul, not to give up your ideals and to follow Lee Yuan-tseh and speak up,'' Nationalist Party caucus whip Tsai Chin-lung said, referring to Chen's former adviser.
But he parts company with his own party caucus as well.
The worker can express political opinions, but can't give a speech even in a party caucus.
The Speaker went on to assert that Senator Cowan, who was recognized as the head of a party caucus which had the most members other than the government party, would retain the title of Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.