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The politics of a space to fracture Sri Lanka’s president

COLOMBO (Reuters) – A plot to kill the president, links to foreign intelligence, a rogue police officer and a missing sniper: the snippets of news emerging from Sri Lanka in recent weeks seem plucked from the pages of paperback fiction. Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena prays during a special party convention in Colombo, Sri Lanka…

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Eccentric ladies folks: why they’re extra predominant than ever in our oppressive generation

Eccentric ladies folks: why they’re extra predominant than ever in our oppressive generation

Crazy. Feisty. Bolshy. Bossy. Hysterical. Sassy. Shrill. Spinster. Cat woman. Hag. Cougar. Frigid. Slut. Bitch. The English language has no end of words to describe women who don’t behave the way they are supposed to. They are all derogatory and almost none of them have a male equivalent. The most complimentary thing you can hope…

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The one reach to invent fathers abet out at dwelling? Home economics classes | Amy Westervelt

The one reach to invent fathers abet out at dwelling? Home economics classes | Amy Westervelt

In the 1980s, after conducting a study on working mothers, the time-use expert John Robinson proclaimed that they were spending far less time with their children than previous generations of mothers had. The media exploded with headlines reinforcing the long-held belief that mothers in the workplace would result in the total destruction of the American…

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Trump Isn’t Orwell’s Nightmare. He’s the Extra or much less Politician Orwell Thought Would Effect Us.

Trump Isn’t Orwell’s Nightmare. He’s the Extra or much less Politician Orwell Thought Would Effect Us.

Since Donald Trump’s rise in 2015, calling his presidency Orwellian has been a kind of shibboleth among critics. After Trump’s first week in January 2017, Adam Gopnik wrote in the New Yorker, “re-reading Orwell, one is reminded of what Orwell got right about this kind of brute authoritarianism.” That same month, when Trump adviser Kellyanne…

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A Contemporary Heart Being Born

A Contemporary Heart Being Born

The market and the welfare state go together.Dec. 20, 2018ImageJerry Taylor of the Niskanen Center.CreditCreditGreg KahnAre you optimistic or pessimistic about America’s future? I’m optimistic. I say that because there have been many moments in our history when old ideas and old arrangements stopped working and people chopped them up. Those transition moments were bumpy,…

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Republicans Hit Rock Bottom in Fresh York. Can They Jump Support?

Republicans Hit Rock Bottom in Fresh York. Can They Jump Support?

ImageRepublicans lost eight seats in the State Senate on Election Day. The outgoing Senate majority leader, John J. Flanagan, will remain atop the party’s conference after withstanding a leadership challenge.CreditCreditNathaniel Brooks for The New York TimesALBANY — It is the party of Theodore Roosevelt, Nelson A. Rockefeller and, yes, President Trump. It led the New…

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Obituary: George HW Bush

Obituary: George HW Bush

Image copyright AFP The inauguration of George HW Bush as president in January 1989 was the culmination of a career built on privilege: a series of political promotions ending at the White House.The 41st president of the United States had previously served eight years as vice-president to Ronald Reagan and was the first serving vice-president…

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Right here is the lifestyles and legacy of outdated President George H.W. Bush in photos

Right here is the lifestyles and legacy of outdated President George H.W. Bush in photos

George H.W. Bush worked in the Texas oil business before becoming the 41st president of the United States. Ed Kolenovsky/AP The 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush, died on November 30 at the age of 94. His presidency was just one period of his career in the military and politics. Barbara, his…

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The finest uncommon moments in culture in 2018

The finest uncommon moments in culture in 2018

2018 has been a banner year for hot queer people on television. Growing up as a queer kid, this was kind of all I ever wanted (besides being accepted for “who I was,” blah blah blah).  But that’s the not the only form of progress. Wherever you look (that’s not the Trump White House), queer…

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The handiest dating net sites to get a connection this weekend

The handiest dating net sites to get a connection this weekend

From Match to eharmony, these dating sites are worth your time. By Team Commerce2018-11-19 15:07:26 UTC Ah, online dating. If you’ve dated in the past 20 years, you’ve likely encountered one – or all – of the myriad dating sites in some form.  And as we’ve increasingly moved our lives online, digital dating has allowed…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

A third Saturday of anti-fuel-tax demonstrations, infiltrated by violent provocateurs from the hard left and the extreme right, saw windows smashed, cars ablaze and monuments defiled in Paris. In response, the French government cancelled a second planned fuel-tax rise, but protesters said this was not enough. See article.An hour proved to be a long time…

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Are Google and Fb in point of fact suppressing conservative politics?

Are Google and Fb in point of fact suppressing conservative politics?

In August, Paula Bolyard, a supervising editor at the conservative news outlet PJ Media, published a story reporting that 96% of Google search results for Donald Trump prioritized “left-leaning and anti-Trump media outlets”. Bolyard’s results were generated according to her own admittedly unscientific methodology. She searched for “Trump” in Google’s News tab, and then used…

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Prognosis: The fact TV president obliging received beat at his delight in recreation

Prognosis: The fact TV president obliging received beat at his delight in recreation

(CNN)The best way to understand Donald Trump’s approach to the presidency is to think of him as what he was before politics: The star and producer of a reality TV show. Trump is forever programming the show — aka his White House and the country — in ways he thinks will entertain, provoke and amaze…

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Bush’s Letter to Clinton Cemented a Presidential Tradition, Historians Advise

Bush’s Letter to Clinton Cemented a Presidential Tradition, Historians Advise

ImageFrom left, Presidents George Bush, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter in the Oval Office in 2009. George Bush, who died on Friday, left a letter for his successor, Mr. Clinton, in the Oval Office.CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York TimesOne of George Bush’s lesser-known legacies was the role he played in cementing…

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Is Nancy Pelosi’s Fight to Changed into Speaker Again a Referendum on Gender?

Is Nancy Pelosi’s Fight to Changed into Speaker Again a Referendum on Gender?

As speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011, Nancy Pelosi was the highest-serving woman ever to serve in American politics. Should she regain that title in January, she would make history once again. But as she fights a band of insurgent Democrats who want her replaced with a fresh face, some are wondering if…

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Don’t alarm, be offended: how politics and creativity collided in 2018

Don’t alarm, be offended: how politics and creativity collided in 2018

In the first of our Review of the Year op-eds, It’s Nice That editor Matt Alagiah casts an eye over the interplay between politics and creativity over the past 12 months. Looking back at 2018, particularly at the world of politics, it feels like many of the dominant themes were, well, not really all that…

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The Observer glance on the baleful distraction of Brexit | Observer editorial

The Observer glance on the baleful distraction of Brexit | Observer editorial

Every shred of political energy is being tied up in Brexit, with detrimental effects on a nation facing other urgent challenges Above, a gloomy day in Stanley, Durham – a county that voted for Brexit. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Brexit has paralysed British politics: it has left the government utterly incapacitated, ministers warring and both…

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Bob Bergland, Agriculture Secretary Below Carter, Dies at Ninety

Bob Bergland, Agriculture Secretary Below Carter, Dies at Ninety

ImageBob Bergland, left, with President Jimmy Carter in 1977. A former congressman, Mr. Bergland was a farmer before entering politics and served as Mr. Carter’s agriculture secretary.CreditCreditCharles Bennett/Associated PressBob Bergland, a Minnesota Democrat who as a liberal congressman and President Jimmy Carter’s secretary of agriculture was a zealous advocate for America’s consumers as well as…

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Barack Obama lambasts Trump over criminal troubles

Barack Obama lambasts Trump over criminal troubles

Barack Obama has taken a swipe at his successor’s legal troubles, one day after the special counsel, Robert Mueller, ended a plea deal with Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chair. “Not only did I not get indicted, nobody in my administration got indicted,” the former president said at an event in Houston on Tuesday,…

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Presidents, celeb effect politics apart to honor…

Presidents, celeb effect politics apart to honor…

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when respect, even fondness, for a president crossed both sides of the aisle.Perhaps no greater example could be the unlikely, but reportedly warm, friendship between Republican President George H.W. Bush and his successor, Democrat Bill Jefferson Clinton.Both teamed up on humanitarian projects years after both had completed…

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Switzerland has been a lab for toxic rightwing politics. We took that on | Flavia Kleiner

Switzerland has been a lab for toxic rightwing politics. We took that on | Flavia Kleiner

Four years ago, along with some friends, I started a grassroots liberal democratic movement in Switzerland called Operation Libero. Since then, we’ve won four referendums (which under Swiss electoral law are frequent) against the rightwing populists. How did we do that? We fought tooth and nail to defend the institutions that protect our freedom and…

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Ray Donovan Recap: Security Blankets

Ray Donovan Recap: Security Blankets

Ray Donovan Ellis Island Season 6 Episode 5 Editor’s Rating 4 stars ***** Ray Donovan Ellis Island Season 6 Episode 5 Editor’s Rating 4 stars ***** Photo: Jeff Neumann/Showtime The fifth episode of the strong sixth season of Ray Donovan was a melancholy affair in which two men said goodbye to their children, one sending…

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Scott Walker Tried To Catch Me Fired. Now He’s Out Of A Job.

Scott Walker Tried To Catch Me Fired. Now He’s Out Of A Job.

In the fall of 2011, I was an unemployed recent journalism school graduate in a country still clawing its way back from recession. At a family reunion, my grandma pulled out a piece of paper with a list of signatures — signatures required to trigger a recall election against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), who’d…

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River Plate v Boca Juniors: Copa Libertadores closing, second leg – reside!

River Plate v Boca Juniors: Copa Libertadores closing, second leg – reside!

5.21pm EST17:21 Sid Lowe’s report will appear below shortly: River Plate claim Copa Libertadores against 10-man Boca with Quintero goal Updated at 5.21pm EST 5.18pm EST17:18 Glum-looking Boca players, and staff, are going up to collect their runners-up medals. Some are in tears, other more stern. River Plate, meanwhile, are getting the party started. They’ll…

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Theresa Would possibly perhaps perhaps well also halts Brexit deal vote to abet away from defeat, throwing British politics into chaos

Theresa Would possibly perhaps perhaps well also halts Brexit deal vote to abet away from defeat, throwing British politics into chaos

British Prime Minister Theresa May is postponing the vote on her Brexit deal, a last-minute move to avoid almost certain defeat in the UK Parliament on Tuesday. May’s decision confirmed what many had already predicted: that not only does she lack the votes to pass her agreement that outlines Britain’s divorce from the European Union,…

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LIVE: Theresa Can even fair grilled on her Brexit plans as Michael Gove considers quitting government

LIVE: Theresa Can even fair grilled on her Brexit plans as Michael Gove considers quitting government

Jack Taylor/Getty Images This live-blog is no longer active. Please scroll down to see Friday’s biggest developments. All times are in GMT. LONDON — Theresa May has had another bruising day with multiple Conservative MPs submitting letters of no confidence in her. The number of MPs who have gone public with their letters was 22…

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Republicans, don’t be flip about Trump and hush cash. Democracy is no longer a partisan field.

Republicans, don’t be flip about Trump and hush cash. Democracy is no longer a partisan field.

Karen Hobert Flynn, Opinion contributor Published 4:00 a.m. ET Dec. 19, 2018 | Updated 8:09 a.m. ET Dec. 19, 2018The Republican Party line is to dismiss Trump’s potential felony exposure on campaign contributions. But these laws keep our government accountable.Porn actress Stormy Daniels leaves federal court, April 16, 2018, New York.(Photo: Seth Wenig, AP)No person…

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What George H.W. Bush’s Life Can Disclose The united states About Overcoming the Challenges It Faces As of late

What George H.W. Bush’s Life Can Disclose The united states About Overcoming the Challenges It Faces As of late

The United States has had only 45 presidents over its two and a quarter centuries as a nation, and we just lost one of them: George H.W. Bush, the 41st. Of course we will and should mourn, but we would be remiss if we did not as well take a few moments to learn from…

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Bill Clinton used to be impeached twenty years ago. What used to be occurring in Washington, D.C., that day?

Bill Clinton used to be impeached twenty years ago. What used to be occurring in Washington, D.C., that day?

First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton watches President Clinton pause as he thanks those Democratic members of the House of Representatives who voted against impeachment in this Dec. 19, 1998 file photo. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File President Bill Clinton was impeached 20 years ago, on December 19, 1998. Clinton was the second president in US history…

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France’s Combustible Climate Politics

France’s Combustible Climate Politics

Climate policy should be about solving problems, not salving consciences.Dec. 6, 2018ImageA car burning near the Champs-Élysées during a demonstration in Paris on Saturday.CreditCreditKamil Zihnioglu/Associated PressThe recent publication of the Fourth National Climate Assessment is being hailed as a potent rebuke to President Trump for his do-nothing approach to climate change. Meanwhile, another president is…

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Qatar to Trudge away OPEC as Politics Lastly Rupture Oil Cartel

Qatar to Trudge away OPEC as Politics Lastly Rupture Oil Cartel

Qatar to Leave OPEC as Politics Finally Rupture Oil Cartel(Bloomberg) — Qatar said it will leave OPEC next month, a rare example of the toxic politics of the Middle East rupturing a group that had held together for decades through war and sanctions.Qatar, a member since 1961, is leaving to focus on its liquefied natural…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

The hard Brexiteers in Britain’s Conservative Party opposed to Theresa May’s Brexit deal with the EU struggled to get enough support to depose her. The deal will have a rough ride in Parliament. In a warning shot, Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, which Mrs May relies upon for a governing majority, voted against her government…

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Australia: Neatly off But Soundless 2d Rate

Australia: Neatly off But Soundless 2d Rate

For all our good fortune there is a sense in the country that these times, the best of times, have not brought out the best in us. By Lisa PryorContributing Opinion WriterNov. 21, 2018ImagePrime Minister Scott Morrison sits in a chair before Question Time in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia,…

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How Must restful We Watch at Bertolucci’s Movies Now That He’s Gone?

How Must restful We Watch at Bertolucci’s Movies Now That He’s Gone?

Now that movies have become so small—their images can literally fit in the palm of your hand, whether they belong there or not—it’s hard to imagine there could ever be another filmmaker as big and bold, as willing to take thematic and visual risks, as Bernardo Bertolucci. Bertolucci, who died in Rome on Nov. 26…

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The battle over a Georgia nuclear plant shows we must always ban shadowy money

The battle over a Georgia nuclear plant shows we must always ban shadowy money

This is a convoluted tale of secret corporate money in politics, the capture of regulators by those they are meant to regulate, incompetence, and greed. We learned this week that more than $1m in dark money – secretly sourced political spending – is pouring into Tuesday’s runoff election for Georgia’s Public Service Commission (PSC). The…

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Theresa Could unbiased’s Brexit deal: every thing it be predominant to understand

Theresa Could unbiased’s Brexit deal: every thing it be predominant to understand

Two and a half years after Britain voted to leave the EU, the UK cabinet on Wednesday night backed the text of the draft withdrawal agreement drawn up by British and European negotiators – but with a series of ministerial resignations already on Thursday, the fallout has already begun. Here is a non-exhaustive guide to…

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A College Strike That Under no conditions Barely Ended

A College Strike That Under no conditions Barely Ended

The struggle over who should teach in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville district of Brooklyn 50 years ago changed the trajectory of modern liberalism.By Richard D. KahlenbergMr. Kahlenberg is the author of a biography of Albert Shanker. Nov. 17, 2018ImageMembers of City Council Against Poverty visit the second-grade classroom of Martin Goldberg at P.S. 87 in the…

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Science reports to set you from awkward Thanksgiving conversations

Science reports to set you from awkward Thanksgiving conversations

Thanksgiving is a beautiful day of overeating, parades, football, gratitude and, most importantly, pie. But holiday dinner is also rife with conversational landmines. There’s that uncle who you fight with about politics on Facebook and now have to actually see in person. Your grandparents like to ask loudly every chance they get why you moved…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Theresa May, Britain’s prime minister, survived a vote of no confidence in her leadership of the Conservative Party. The vote, which she won with the backing of 200 MPs to 117, had been called by a group of Tory rebels opposed to her proposed deal to withdraw from the EU, which does not deliver the…

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‘What’s took location to you?’: EU27 diplomats watch UK tie itself in Brexit knots

‘What’s took location to you?’: EU27 diplomats watch UK tie itself in Brexit knots

European diplomats in London watching the government’s Brexit agony have conveyed a mixture of despair, and almost ghoulish fascination, at the state of British politics, with one saying it is as melodramatic as a telenovela, full of subplots, intrigue, tragedy and betrayal. “Anyone who says they know what is going to happen next must have…

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Michael Cohen pleads responsible to mendacity to Congress about Russia Trump steady estate project

Michael Cohen pleads responsible to mendacity to Congress about Russia Trump steady estate project

It’s getting hot in here. Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, plead guilty today to lying to Congress about a Trump real estate project in Russia. Cohen has secured a new plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller. From CNN: According to the info being read out, Cohen made a false statement regarding Trump…

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Trump’s E book Club: A President Who Doesn’t Read Promotes the Books That Promote Him

Trump’s E book Club: A President Who Doesn’t Read Promotes the Books That Promote Him

ImagePresident Trump has been using Twitter to promote a slew of books that he has praised as “incredible,” “terrific” and “great originals.”CreditCreditCenter Street, Broadside Book, Regnery Publishing, via Associated PressWASHINGTON — President Trump, a leader who is not exactly a man of letters — at least not beyond those on his CAPS LOCK keyboard —…

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George H.W. Bush Eulogized by Tearful Son George W. Bush, Mates and Opponents at Shriek Funeral

George H.W. Bush Eulogized by Tearful Son George W. Bush, Mates and Opponents at Shriek Funeral

December 5, 2018 10:41AM PT WASHINGTON — George H.W. Bush was eulogized as a president who put country over party, humility over boastfulness, and who bridged divisions in the name of pragmatism and friendship, at a state funeral that at times implicitly presented a contrast to the current political moment. There was no reference to…

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Original Brexit vote would ‘ruin religion’ with British, says Could perhaps objective

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she would bring her Brexit deal back to parliament for a mid-January vote, pledging to get assurances from the European Union before then to break a deadlock over Britain’s fraught efforts to quit the bloc. With just over 100 days until Britain is due to…

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Bernie Sanders: Concentrated Wealth Is Concentrated Energy

PAUL JAY: Welcome back to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay. We’re in Burlington, Vermont at the Sanders Institute Gathering. And once again, we’re joined by Senator Bernie Sanders. Thanks for joining us. BERNIE SANDERS: My pleasure. PAUL JAY: In one of the panels yesterday you said it’s not just about concentration of wealth…

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Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan Modified into once Omitted. Now not Any Longer.

Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan Modified into once Omitted. Now not Any Longer.

ImageGretchen Whitmer, the newly elected governor, united a Democratic Party in Michigan that was wounded and embarrassed after President Trump’s 2016 victory.CreditCreditBrittany Greeson for The New York TimesLANSING, Mich. — There is a tendency for people to define Gretchen Whitmer by who she is not.Ms. Whitmer was not one of the surprising, insurgent Democratic nominees…

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Beto O’Rourke ‘doesn’t know’ if he’s innovative: ‘I’m not tremendous on labels’

Beto O’Rourke ‘doesn’t know’ if he’s innovative: ‘I’m not tremendous on labels’

Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke is tiptoeing away from branding himself as a progressive despite his status as one of the leading lights of the left-wing of the Democrats.“I don’t know. I’m just, as you may have seen and heard over the course of the campaign, I’m not big on labels,” the Texas congressman…

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NFL fail: Why received’t the Washington Redskins hire Colin Kaepernick?

NFL fail: Why received’t the Washington Redskins hire Colin Kaepernick?

Colin Kaepernick (AP/Steven Senne) Washington needs a quarterback. What other than politics is keeping the team from hiring Kaepernick? D. Watkins December 10, 2018 9:00pm (UTC) The older I get the less I pay attention to the NFL. I used to be a die-hard fan — that guy with the matching hat, jersey, and hand…

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Plenty of white evangelical leaders reject anti-immigrant rhetoric. Why attain their flocks contain it?

Plenty of white evangelical leaders reject anti-immigrant rhetoric. Why attain their flocks contain it?

How should Christians respond to Trump’s rhetoric on immigration? Within the white evangelical world, at least, that answer is complicated. On the one hand, several major evangelical leaders and institutions have been vocal advocates for the dignity of refugees, and for a more compassionate public policy toward immigration overall. In June, delegates at the Southern…

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Monday briefing: ‘What extra or less politics attain we need?’

Monday briefing: ‘What extra or less politics attain we need?’

Top story: Tale of two presidents This is Alison Rourke bringing you the top news stories on this Monday morning. Donald Trump and Barack Obama have headlined rallies with diametrically opposed calls to American voters. In a sign of just how febrile the midterm campaign has become, Trump set out his fear of an America…

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Parliament could perhaps fair peaceable thunder its energy to give the voters one more declare on Brexit | Martin Kettle

Parliament could perhaps fair peaceable thunder its energy to give the voters one more declare on Brexit | Martin Kettle

The three defeats that the House of Commons inflicted on the government this week are an enormous moment in the Brexit drama. They do far more than force the government to publish the attorney general’s legal advice, and ensure that MPs can stop a no-deal departure from the EU next March, important though both these…

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Jeremy Corbyn reaffirms Labour protection of leaving EU despite stress

Jeremy Corbyn reaffirms Labour protection of leaving EU despite stress

Jeremy Corbyn has defiantly restated Labour’s policy of leading Britain out of the European Union with a refashioned Brexit deal, shrugging off intense pressure from Labour MPs and activists for the party to throw its weight behind a second referendum. The Labour leader insisted that even if his party won a snap general election in…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

In America’s mid-term elections, the Democrats won the House of Representatives for the first time in a decade. They gained a firm majority, helped by a surge in support from white women and from voters aged under 30. Just under a quarter of the new House will be female. Two Muslim women and two Native…

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Don’t fret, be infected: how politics and creativity collided in 2018

Don’t fret, be infected: how politics and creativity collided in 2018

Regulars / The Graduates 2017 Portfolio tips from top studios: do’s and definite don’ts You’ve done the work, but now you need to stand out from the crowd by presenting it in the best light. To help make the most of your assets, and avoid common mistakes, we spoke to creatives from top studios including…

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What Is a Bot?

What Is a Bot?

Our in-house Know-It-Alls answer questions about your interactions with technology.Q: What is a bot?A: It’s a sunny day outside, but you wouldn’t know it. You’ve been staring at the modern hellscape known as Twitter for hours now, refreshing feed after feed. Your eyes are glazed over but you keep going; you’re too deep into Politics…

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Donald Trump needs American politics to be all about him, all of the time. Don’t rob the bait.

Donald Trump needs American politics to be all about him, all of the time. Don’t rob the bait.

CLOSE The president wants all politics to be about him, Robert Robb says. As long as Republicans, Democrats and the media play that game, they will lose. Diana Payan, The Republic | azcentral.comOpinion: Trump wants all American politics to be about him. The rest of us shouldn’t be so quick to rise to his bait.Trump…

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The US authorities is conscious of climate alternate is ravaging the planet

The US authorities is conscious of climate alternate is ravaging the planet

With more data than ever and a rapidly evolving ecosystem, the Fourth National Climate Assessment lays out in clear, authoritative terms how humans are driving global warming, how its dangers are manifesting in our everyday lives and how much worse it could become in the future. Here’s how it begins:Earth’s climate is now changing faster…

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Printed: how Italy’s populists extinct Fb to make a selection energy

Printed: how Italy’s populists extinct Fb to make a selection energy

The domination of Facebook by Italy’s two populist political leaders, Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio, is revealed in previously unseen data that shows how they exploited video and live broadcasts to bypass the mainstream media and foment discord during the country’s general election. The data, reviewed by the Guardian, reveals how the leaders massively…

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An evidence-basically based mostly technique to support repair our broken politics

An evidence-basically based mostly technique to support repair our broken politics

Home Other Sciences Political Science November 15, 2018 November 15, 2018 by Jeff Grabmeier, The Ohio State University Credit: The Ohio State University It is an idea for repairing our broken political system that is so promising that new members of Congress will learn about it before taking office in January. It is an idea…

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Doctors Dwell Up Treating the Emotional Devastation Trump’s Policies Trigger

Doctors Dwell Up Treating the Emotional Devastation Trump’s Policies Trigger

The external costs of our newly exclusionary policies show up as anxiety and depression in real people. Getty Images Plus The Latest Crop of Instagram Influencers? Medical Students. How to Live With Floaters, Those Tiny Ghosts in Your Eyes The Best Thing About That Lena Dunham Profile? It Takes Female Pain Seriously. San Francisco Shouldn’t…

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Republicans in Congress are no longer cheering gigantic lift in Obamacare repeal lawsuit

Republicans in Congress are no longer cheering gigantic lift in Obamacare repeal lawsuit

Ted Cruz; Susan Collins; Mitch McConnell (AP/Richard Drew/Andrew Harnik/Evan Vucci) While some Republicans celebrated a ruling that Obamacare must be repealed, many are worried about the politics Matthew Rozsa December 17, 2018 4:30PM (UTC) While Republicans like President Donald Trump lauded a Texas judge’s decision last week that the Affordable Care Act — colloquially known…

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A Non-Binding Migration Pact Is Roiling Politics in Europe

A Non-Binding Migration Pact Is Roiling Politics in Europe

Angela Merkel has supported a UN migration compact, but not everyone is happy with it.Abderrahmane Mokhtari / Reuters An international migration pact adopted by the vast majority of the world’s nations aims to better handle rising flows of migrants worldwide, explicitly upholds national sovereignty, and is not legally binding. Why, then, is much of Europe…

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With out a perfect tax on tech, it’s the dwell of the teach as we are privy to it | John Harris

With out a perfect tax on tech, it’s the dwell of the teach as we are privy to it | John Harris

Alongside the results of last week’s US midterms came the passing of San Francisco’s Proposition C, a measure that will tax firms with an annual turnover of more than $50m (£44m) to raise an estimated $300m extra a year to help address homelessness. Last Tuesday, 60% of voters backed it: though the proposal is now…

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Are Trump tweets on Mueller witnesses a tamper tantrum? – Newsday

Are Trump tweets on Mueller witnesses a tamper tantrum? – Newsday

They could be loyals Here’s a boast Donald Trump hasn’t made (though that’s no guarantee he won’t some day): “I’m the most subtle person you’ll ever meet.” Pressing his tweeting thumbs down hard on the scales of justice, Trump said the judge sentencing Michael Cohen, who is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller, should show…

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At heart of voter fraud scandal, a convicted felon and ‘grassroots’ campaigner – Charlotte Observer

At heart of voter fraud scandal, a convicted felon and ‘grassroots’ campaigner – Charlotte Observer

A man who worked as an “independent contractor” for Republican Mark Harris’ campaign in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District is a convicted felon who faced jail time for fraud and perjury, according to court records. Over the last two decades, he has been paid by at least nine candidates, all for get-out-the-vote work, according to…

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The Phantasm Fueling the Post-Midterms Conservative Records Machine

The Phantasm Fueling the Post-Midterms Conservative Records Machine

The Daily Briefing host Dana Perino was just one of many pundits filling the airwaves during the midterms.Steven Ferdman/Getty ImagesAs gray clouds cleared Wednesday morning, the feed that broadcast out of Trumpland beamed a bright, bloody red. Unsurprisingly, the ostensible victory—a continued firm hold on the Senate and critical, if slim, gubernatorial wins—emboldened many Republican…

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Science, Technology, Math, Engineering And Now Congress

Science, Technology, Math, Engineering And Now Congress

Then-candidate Chrissy Houlahan during a campaign rally in Philadelphia on Sept. 21, 2018. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption toggle caption Matt Rourke/AP Then-candidate Chrissy Houlahan during a campaign rally in Philadelphia on Sept. 21, 2018. Matt Rourke/AP Chrissy Houlahan has done a lot with her industrial engineering degree over the last 30 years including serving in…

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Academics who bid politics in school will likely be fired if instruct lawmaker’s invoice passes

Academics who bid politics in school will likely be fired if instruct lawmaker’s invoice passes

CLOSE The teacher strike lasted six days and ended when lawmakers passed a $400M increase to education funding. But teachers say they’re not done fighting. William Flannigan, azcentralA state lawmaker wants to prohibit politics in the classroom in a newly-introduced bill.(Photo: Mark Henle/The Republic)Story HighlightsState Rep. Mark Finchem wants to develop a code of ethics…

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How Loneliness Is Tearing The US Apart

How Loneliness Is Tearing The US Apart

When people have a hole in their life, they often fill it with angry politics.By Arthur C. BrooksMr. Brooks is the president of the American Enterprise Institute.Nov. 23, 2018ImageCreditCreditJohn Taggart for The New York TimesAmerica is suffering an epidemic of loneliness.According to a recent large-scale survey from the health care provider Cigna, most Americans suffer…

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Brexit has more to assemble with elitism than outrage over immigrants

Brexit has more to assemble with elitism than outrage over immigrants

Thirty months after the British voted to exit the European Union, or the EU, nobody knows where Brexit will end up. Champions of the exit hoped to free themselves from the EU’s constraints – especially requirements for open migration from Europe – while maintaining access to its vast market. This proved impossible to negotiate with…

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Worthwhile moment with George H. W. Bush inspired me to alter into a Republican, public servant

Worthwhile moment with George H. W. Bush inspired me to alter into a Republican, public servant

Sophia A. Nelson, Opinion contributor Published 4:00 a.m. ET Dec. 5, 2018 President George H. W. Bush immediately focused on me, outstretched his hand, and smiled at me. ‘Hello there,’ he said. ‘What is your name?’President George H.W. Bush on Aug. 5, 1992, in Reno, Nevada.(Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)As a Gen Xer who grew up…

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Russia Is Making an strive to Account for Its Identity — One Airport at a Time

Russia Is Making an strive to Account for Its Identity — One Airport at a Time

A Kremlin-backed project to rename the country’s airports after historic Russian heroes tries to answer: What is Russia? Gabby Deutch Dec 5, 2018 Putin meets with pilots at the airport in Voronezh, which will be renamed for Czar Peter the Great.Denis Sinyakov / AFP / Getty More than 1,000 miles from Moscow, in a city…

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Paul Ryan’s bittersweet exit shows the limits of ideas in politics

Paul Ryan’s bittersweet exit shows the limits of ideas in politics

Paul Ryan’s final days in Washington involve spending a decent amount of time looking at paintings of himself.By congressional tradition, three separate portraits of Ryan have been painted (paid for by private funds and not taxpayers) and are being unveiled before he goes back to Wisconsin after two decades as a lawmaker.One canvas will hang…

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The antidote to civilisational fall down

The antidote to civilisational fall down

“It’s ‘fuck off’ to everything,” says Adam Curtis (pictured below), describing public sentiment today. The British documentarist sees himself as an optimist amid dystopians, and as a classical journalist whose medium happens to be film. For 30 years he has produced a rich body of documentaries on politics and society for the BBC—and in the…

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Australia ethical voted to ban working cryptography. No, truly.

Australia ethical voted to ban working cryptography. No, truly.

Remember when Malcolm Turnbull, the goddamned idiot who was briefly Prime Minister of Australia, was told that the laws of mathematics mean that there was no way to make a cryptography system that was weak enough that the cops could use to spy on bad guys, but strong enough that the bad guys couldn’t use…

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Among the Nation’s Worst Vote casting Licensed guidelines? Correct Here in Original York.

Among the Nation’s Worst Vote casting Licensed guidelines? Correct Here in Original York.

ImageDespite its reputation for progressivism, New York has some of the most restrictive election laws in the nation. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vowed to change that next year.CreditCreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.]In 2016, when the governor of Ohio…

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A Wistful Bipartisan Summit in Houston

A Wistful Bipartisan Summit in Houston

Baker is still sharp at 88, and Obama is a mere 57, but you couldn’t help feeling that the current climate had left them, and their audience of political moderates, out in the cold.By Mimi SwartzMs. Swartz, an executive editor at Texas Monthly, is a contributing opinion writer.Nov. 29, 2018ImageBarack Obama spoke with Jon Meacham…

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Russian legit questions ‘factual impartial’ Trump canceled meeting with Putin

Russian legit questions ‘factual impartial’ Trump canceled meeting with Putin

CLOSE President Donald Trump spoke with long-time friend Argentine President Mauricio Macri at the G-20 Summit in Buenos Aires. USA TODAYPresident Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive to waiting media during a joint press conference after their summit on July 16, 2018, in Helsinki, Finland.(Photo: Chris McGrath, Getty Images)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – He gave…

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Books Info: In Her Fresh E book, Michelle Obama Denounces Trump’s Sexism and His Promotion of the ‘Birther’ Conspiracy

Books Info: In Her Fresh E book, Michelle Obama Denounces Trump’s Sexism and His Promotion of the ‘Birther’ Conspiracy

Books NewsImageMichelle Obama’s memoir comes at a moment when the Obamas (seen here at the Congressional Black Caucus Dinner in 2009) have returned to public life after mostly lying low in the months following the 2016 election.CreditCreditDamon Winter/The New York TimesIn her highly anticipated memoir, “Becoming,” former first lady Michelle Obama mostly sticks to her…

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Border Drug Circumstances Hit 20-365 days Low as Prosecutors Eager in Migrants

Border Drug Circumstances Hit 20-365 days Low as Prosecutors Eager in Migrants

ImageA United States border patrol officer amid drivers waiting on the Mexico-U.S. border crossing.CreditCreditMarco Ugarte/Associated PressSometimes two campaign promises can conflict. This happened after the Trump administration poured more resources into prosecuting migrants for crossing the Southwest border earlier in the year. What followed was a significant slowdown in the pursuit of drug traffickers, another…

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This generation of divided government is nothing original in American politics – The Hill

This generation of divided government is nothing original in American politics – The Hill

The elections this year have continued the seesaw behavior of modern American politics. Democrats took control of the House and won several governorships, but Republicans held their Senate majority. This may seem like an age old pattern of both parties regularly switching control, but it is actually historically quite unusual. The default setting of American…

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Unique York Times and Washington Submit Obituaries for George H.W. Bush Dart away Out Groping Allegations

Unique York Times and Washington Submit Obituaries for George H.W. Bush Dart away Out Groping Allegations

The late former President George H.W. Bush on Oct. 29, 2017 in Houston. Pool/Getty Images Robert Mueller’s Bigger Collusion Picture Is Starting to Emerge The First Epic Online Meltdown of the 2020 Democratic Primary Has Begun, and It’s About Beto O’Rourke Ginsburg and Gorsuch Demolished a Terrible Double Jeopardy Loophole, but That Won’t Be Enough…

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N.Y. Democrats Vowed to Salvage Large Money Out of Politics. Will Large Money Interfere?

N.Y. Democrats Vowed to Salvage Large Money Out of Politics. Will Large Money Interfere?

ImageGov. Andrew M. Cuomo has long supported closing the so-called L.L.C. loophole, yet he has raised more than $17.5 million from L.L.C.s since taking office in 2011.CreditCreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times[What you need to know to start your day: Get New York Today in your inbox.]In the months before the Nov. 6 elections,…

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Anxious States by William Davies overview – beget we truly had ample of experts?

Anxious States by William Davies overview – beget we truly had ample of experts?

A wide-ranging book explores the way in which emotion rules current politics and the fraught contest between experts and the people Friendly interface … ‘Facebook’s users express themselves in their own words and feelings’. Photograph: Dado Ruvić/Reuters When Michael Gove announced before the Brexit vote that the British public had had enough of experts, he…

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Greenback Shave Membership appropriate can’t appear to forestall promoting with Sean Hannity

Greenback Shave Membership appropriate can’t appear to forestall promoting with Sean Hannity

By Burt Helmlong ReadEven by the sordid standards of U.S. politics, the situation in November 2017 was filthy: Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate, faced allegations that he’d tried to seduce teenagers as young as 14 while in his thirties. And one of his most outspoken defenders, at least initially, was Sean Hannity, the Fox…

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The utilization of knowledge-science to mediate whether or no longer Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption sweeps were certainly about consolidating power

The utilization of knowledge-science to mediate whether or no longer Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption sweeps were certainly about consolidating power

China-watchers observed the rise-and-rise of Chinese premier Xi Jinping with caution and sometimes alarm, but also held out some hope that despite his authoritarian tendencies and thin skin, Xi was genuinely committed to rooting out the rampant corruption that has plagued the country since its rapid industrialization under Deng Xiaoping: the creation of an untouchable…

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What hold African strongmen hold after they rep kicked misplaced of job?

What hold African strongmen hold after they rep kicked misplaced of job?

A long-serving president—or strongmen leaders, as they are also known—is still a common feature of African politics.A mix of weak institutions, power-hungry leaders, elites kept happy through government patronage and a stifled press have helped several leaders across the continent stay in power much longer than they were supposed to. But the last few years have…

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David Lammy: ‘I soar up and about to fabricate the job’

David Lammy: ‘I soar up and about to fabricate the job’

David Lammy, 46, is a Labour party politician, former minister and MP for Tottenham. Born to Guyanese parents, he was one of five children raised by his single mother in north London. He trained in the US at Harvard Law School and worked as a barrister, before entering politics. He was a leading voice in…

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Google’s Algorithm Is no longer Biased, Or no longer it’s Factual No longer Human

Google’s Algorithm Is no longer Biased, Or no longer it’s Factual No longer Human

Representative Ted Lieu couldn’t contain himself after hearing his colleagues in Congress whinge to Google CEO Sundar Pichai about how the search engine was biased against conservatives.”If you want positive search results,” the Democrat from California said earlier this week, “do positive things. If you don’t want negative search results, don’t do negative things.”At any…

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Two Visions of Patriotism Conflict within the Midterm Elections

Two Visions of Patriotism Conflict within the Midterm Elections

ImageFor President Trump’s supporters, patriotism in politics often means conspicuous displays of respect for traditional expressions of America, such as the flag, the military and national anthem.CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York Times[See the results for the House of Representatives, the Senate and governors’ races, and read our analysis.]DES MOINES — President Trump has spent his 21…

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Why is the dazzling-wing  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s dresses?

Why is the dazzling-wing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s dresses?

As the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has attracted much media attention.A young outspoken woman who defines herself as “an educator, an organizer, a working-class New Yorker,” Ocasio-Cortez has positioned herself as an outsider who isn’t afraid of speaking truth to power.While her radical political positions – from abolishing ICE to…

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Recommendations to give up your brain’s addiction to contaminated records

Recommendations to give up your brain’s addiction to contaminated records

By Jory MacKay—RescueTime6 minute ReadTurn on the news these days and you’d be forgiven for thinking the world is about to end. From politics to climate change to the economy, negative and bad news surrounds us everywhere we go.The problem isn’t just that there are terrible things happening around the world. But also that our…

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A non-assault taught us plenty about the White Condominium’s cynical gaze of exact ones – Washington Put up

A non-assault taught us plenty about the White Condominium’s cynical gaze of exact ones – Washington Put up

A White House intern reaches for and tries to take away the microphone held by CNN correspondent Jim Acosta at a press briefing. Moments later, their arms made contact. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) I don’t cover politics, or the White House, or media. But I have written about assaults against women, including the Brett Kavanaugh accusations, and…

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Dadaist PM and imprecise Corbyn produce nonsense of present narrate of Brexit

Dadaist PM and imprecise Corbyn produce nonsense of present narrate of Brexit

The drugs still aren’t working. Or if they are, then Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have been given the wrong prescriptions. Both party leaders appeared on Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday politics show to make sense of the current state of the Brexit negotiations, and both departed with their credibility further diminished. Far from each…

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This North Carolina Election Stinks to High Heaven – Yahoo Recordsdata

This North Carolina Election Stinks to High Heaven – Yahoo Recordsdata

From EsquireThe hinkiness of the electoral system here in the World’s Greatest Democracy never sleeps. There’s some authentic weirdness going on right now regarding the election just passed in the Ninth Congressional District of the newly insane state of North Carolina. As it stands at the moment, Republican Mark Harris has beaten Democratic candidate Dan…

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Cong attempting to revive appeasement politics: Shah

Cong attempting to revive appeasement politics: Shah

It was a hectic day even by the standards of his punishing schedule. After day-long campaigning in politically recharged Chambal-Gwalior region including a roadshow in neighbouring Ashok Nagar, BJP president Amit Shah was visibly upbeat of retaining power in Madhya Pradesh despite three terms of incumbency. After staying the night in Gwalior, he was ready…

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Trump, prime Democrats to fulfill about U.S. border wall as authorities shutdown looms – World Data

Trump, prime Democrats to fulfill about U.S. border wall as authorities shutdown looms – World Data

WASHINGTON — Arguing heatedly in public with Democratic leaders, President Donald Trump threatened repeatedly on Tuesday to shut down the government if Congress doesn’t provide the money he says is needed to build a wall at the Mexican border. He insisted the military can build it if Democrats won’t vote for the funding. READ MORE:…

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A ways from the spectacle

A ways from the spectacle

To face up to 26/11, we need to confront the murderous identity politics that led to Partition, still deforms Pakistan and weighs India down. November 30, 2018 12:29:19 pm The nature of the 26/11 attack, its reach and scale, its televised vividness, and its subsequent political significance, makes it a pivotal event in the politics…

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Florida expose: Rick Scott defeats Sen. Invoice Nelson after handbook expose

Florida expose: Rick Scott defeats Sen. Invoice Nelson after handbook expose

CLOSE Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson has ended his bitterly close re-election bid on Sunday by conceding the race to Republican outgoing Governor Rick Scott. Official results submitted Sunday showed Nelson trailing by more than 10,000 votes. (Nov. 19) APThe recount in Broward County, which the Nelson campaign pointed to as key to closing the gap with…

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Three Classes The Markets Learned In 2018

Three Classes The Markets Learned In 2018

Politics was a huge source of stress in 2018. It’s not fights about border walls and travel bans, though, that got Wall Street spooked. It was Trump on trade. The trade war has China stock market down over 20% this year. Photographer: Michael Reynolds/Pool via Bloomberg© 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP Investors learned three lessons in…

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