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Reporter : Kang Hyun-kyung
Sat, September 23, 2023 | 05:50
Ruling party to thwart PPP's filibuster with salami tactics
Rep. Kweon Seong-dong, floor leader of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP), took the floor at the National Assembly, Wednesday, as the first PPP lawmaker to initiate a filibuster to prevent the passage of the Prosecutors' Office Bill, one of two bills designed to scrap the prosecution's power to investigate criminal cases.
Marshall Plan for North Korea proposed as a big step for peace
With President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration coming on May 10, some experts, who gathered at a security roundtable held on Friday, called for resetting South Korea's policy vision on the North by shifting its end goal from denuclearization to the reunification of the two Koreas in a manner that intends to benefit both. Some argued for the need for U.S.-led massive econom...
Ruling party allows ex-chairman Song to compete in primary for Seoul mayoral election
The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) on Thursday, reversed its selection committee's decision earlier in the week to rule out Rep. Song Young-gil as a candidate for the Seoul mayoral election.
'Rebellious' candidates become headaches for parties
“Fasting: Day 3. Being hungry is tough to endure. But finding peace in my mind is tougher,” former lawmaker Kim Jin-tae tweeted on Sunday, reflecting his struggle to control his anger.
[News Focus] Why is the ruling party so opposed to Yoon's pick for justice minister?
Rep. Yun Ho-jung, the interim leader of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), voiced concerns about President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's nomination of his closest aide, Han Dong-hoon, as justice minister.
Justice minister nominee Han Dong-hoon steals the show
Justice Minister nominee Han Dong-hoon made news on Wednesday as President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol unveiled his second batch of Cabinet ministers. Among the Cabinet minister nominees, he received the most questions from reporters and became the most sought-after new nominee of the day.
Journalist tells all about his legal battle against first lady
It all began with a column published on June 11, 2019, in local newspaper the Joongang Ilbo, which pitted veteran journalist Nam Jeong-ho against the presidential office in a legal battle that lasted for two years.
Ruling party views Seoul mayoral race as 'poisoned chalice'
Rep. Song Young-gil of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) officially declared his bid to become the mayor of Seoul in the June 1 local elections, amid media reports that he was called upon by some members of the party to join the race.
Seoul mayoral election loses luster amid rising interest in Gyeonggi governor race
Seoul's mayor in the past had been the most sought-after elected post for politicians who were ambitious enough to attempt a run for the top job in the government, as the mayor position often served as a springboard to the presidential race.
'Mr. Today' and 'Mrs. Meanwhile'
The late Chun Doo-hwan (1931-2021) had a lesser-known, yet disgraceful nickname that he earned during his presidency. Back in the 1980s, some college students called the military general-turned-president, “Mr. Today,” a nickname they coined to ridicule his domination of the news headlines. His wife, Lee Soon-ja, also had a nickname. Hers was “Mrs. Meanwhile.”