Self-portrait, 1842 Aleksey Stepanovich Khomyakov ( Russian : Алексе́й Степа́нович Хомяко́в ) (May 13 ( O.S. May 1) 1804, Moscow – October 5 (O.S. September 23), 1860, Moscow) was a Russian religious poet who co-founded the Slavophile movement along with Ivan Kireyevsky , and became one of its most distinguished theoreticians. His son Nikolay Khomyakov was the speaker of the State Duma . [ edit ] Biography
Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) is an advocacy group and taxpayer group whose stated goal is "a system in which taxes are simpler, flatter, more visible, and lower than they are today." ATR claims, "The government's power to control one's life derives from its power to tax. We believe that power should be minimized." The organization is known for its "Taxpayer Protection Pledge", which asks candidates for federal and state office to commit themselves in writing to oppose all tax increases. The founder and president of ATR is Grover Norquist , a conservative tax activist. [ edit ] Structure
Grover Glenn Norquist (born October 19, 1956) is a conservative libertarian , [ 4 ] and founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform . He is known as the promoter of the "Taxpayer Protection Pledge", which prior to the November 2012 election was signed by 95% of all Republican Members of Congress and all but one of the candidates running for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, [ 5 ] to oppose increases in marginal income tax rates for individuals and businesses, as well as net reductions or eliminations of deductions and credits without a matching reduced tax rate. [ 6 ] He is a member of the Republican Party . [ edit ] Early life Norquist grew up in Weston, Massachusetts .
Ben Shalom Bernanke [ 1 ] ( / b ər ˈ n æ ŋ k i / , bər- NANG -kee ; [ 2 ] born December 13, 1953) is an American economist and currently chairman of the Federal Reserve , the central bank of the United States. During his tenure as chairman, Bernanke has overseen the Federal Reserve's response to the late-2000s financial crisis . Before becoming Federal Reserve chairman, Bernanke was a tenured professor at Princeton University and chaired the department of economics there from 1996 to September 2002, when he went on public service leave.
Abdullah Gül ( Turkish: [abduɫˈɫɑh ˈɟyl] ; born 29 October 1950) is the 11th and current President of Turkey , serving in that office since 28 August 2007. He previously served for four months as Prime Minister from 2002 to 2003, and as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2007. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 's nomination of Gül as a presidential candidate drew strong and highly vocal opposition from ardent supporters of secularism in Turkey .
William Ewart Gladstone , FRS , FSS (29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898), was a British Liberal statesman . In a career lasting over sixty years, he served as Prime Minister four separate times (1868–1874, 1880–1885, February–July 1886 and 1892–1894), more than any other person. Gladstone was also Britain's oldest Prime Minister, 84 when he resigned for the last time. He had also served as Chancellor of the Exchequer four times (1853–1855, 1859–1866, 1873–1874, and 1880–1882). Gladstone first entered Parliament in 1832.
King Fahd, eldest of the Sudairi Seven The Sudairi Seven ( Arabic : السديريون السبعة , as-Sudayriyyūn as-Sabʿah ), also spelled Sudairy or Sudayri , is the commonly used name for a powerful alliance of seven full brothers within the House of Saud . They are also sometimes referred to as the Sudairi Clan ( Arabic : عائلة السديري ʿĀʾilat as-Sudayrī ) or the Sudairi faction .
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ( Arabic محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم; Muḥammad bin Rāshid al Maktūm ), also Sheikh Mohammed , (born July 15, 1949), is the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and constitutional monarch of Dubai . [ 1 ] He has held those positions since January 2006, when he succeeded his elder brother, Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum . [ edit ] Early life and education He is the third of Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum 's four sons (members of Dubai's ruling family Al Maktoum and descendants of the House of Al-Falasi , of which he is the tribal leader [ 2 ] ). From the age of four, Sheikh Mohammed was privately tutored in Arabic and Islamic Studies . In 1955, he began his formal education at Al Ahmedia School .
Sheikh Ahmed with Lula , former President of Brazil Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum ( Arabic : أحمد بن سعيد آل مكتوم ) (born 1958) is the President of the Department of Civil Aviation , CEO and Chairman of The Emirates Group and Chairman of Dubai World . [ 1 ] [ edit ] Background He is the son of former Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum , the brother of former Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum and the uncle of the current Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (despite being nine years younger than him). He is a graduate of the University of Denver . He embarked on his journey in the aviation industry in 1985 when he was appointed President of DCA.