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British MP shares how ugly Brexit politics have become – CBC.ca

British MP shares how ugly Brexit politics have become – CBC.ca

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VideoBritish Parliament is preparing to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's deal to take the country out of the European Union. The prime minister has called for a compromise in the deal, but the people seem polarized and unwilling to budge. It's a division being seen by MP's across the country. This includes David Lammy, whose vocal criticism of Brexit has earned him both enemies and threats.Posted: Jan 14, 2019 10:07 PM ET | Last Updated: January 15British Parliament is preparing to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's deal to take the country out of the European Union. The prime minister has called for a compromise in the deal, but the people seem polarized and unwilling to budge. It's a division being seen by MP's across the country. This includes David Lammy, whose vocal criticism of...
Bay Area political events: SF Politics 101, new citizen voting – San Francisco Chronicle

Bay Area political events: SF Politics 101, new citizen voting – San Francisco Chronicle

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Upcoming political events in the Bay Area. TUESDAY S.F. Politics 101: United Democratic Club presents San Francisco Politics 101, an introductory course on politics with a panel of experts and activists. Free. 6:30 p.m., Richmond/Sen. Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., San Francisco. More information is here. Phil Ginsburg: San Francisco Recreation and Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg is featured in Manny’s Local Leaders series. Free. 6:30 p.m., 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here. ...

On Politics: G.O.P. Turns on Steve King – The New York Times

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Supported byOn Politics: G.O.P. Turns on Steve KingJan. 15, 2019Good Tuesday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today._____________________• House Republican leaders removed Representative Steve King of Iowa from powerful committee posts on Monday, after Mitch McConnell suggested he find “another line of work” and Mitt Romney said he should resign. The punishment came after Mr. King, who has a long history of racist remarks, made comments to The Times last week questioning why white supremacy was considered offensive.• Several times last year, President Trump said privately that he wanted to withdraw from NATO, senior officials told The Times. A former under secretary of defense said an American pullout from NATO would be &ldq...
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: The NeverEnding Shutdown – The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: The NeverEnding Shutdown – The Atlantic

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What We’re Following TodayIt’s Monday, January 14. On the 24th day of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, midway through his first term in office, President Donald Trump took the stage at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th anniversary convention and reiterated his case for building a wall on the United States’ southern border. Meanwhile, The Washington Post reports that a bipartisan group of senators is forming in an attempt to reach a deal that would end the shutdown. Here’s what else we’re watching:Dueling Narratives: Recent reports that Trump had gone so far as to seize his own interpreter’s notes in an effort to conceal details about his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and that the FBI at one point opened...

Politics Podcast: Julian Castro’s Path To The 2020 Nomination – FiveThirtyEight

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FiveThirtyEight Embed Code <iframe frameborder="0" width="100%" height="180" style="margin:20px auto 25px;max-width:600px;" scrolling="no" src="https://fivethirtyeight.com/player/politics/25762214/"></iframe> Julian Castro, a former mayor of San Antonio mayor and a former secretary of housing and urban development, announced his candidacy for president on Saturday. The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast team debates what his seemingly long-shot path to the Democratic nomination could look like. The crew also lays out a rubric for evaluating candidate strengths and weaknesses and discusses the political situation that has kept the government partially shut down for a record amount of time. You can listen to the episode by clicki...
The #10yearchallenge, but for politics – CNN

The #10yearchallenge, but for politics – CNN

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Donald TrumpIn 2009, Trump was host of the "Apprentice" franchise, which was won that year by Joan Rivers.In 2019, Trump is the 45th president of the United States, and faces unprecedented investigations into his administration and a record-breaking partial government shutdown.Michelle ObamaIn 2009, Obama was first lady of the United States.In 2019, she's a bestselling author in the middle of a book tour that's selling out arenas.In 2009, Cruz was a lawyer at the firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.In 2019, Cruz is a bearded senator from the great state of Texas.In 2009, Ivanka Trump and Kushner were married.In 2019, Ivanka Trump and Kushner work in the White House.Alexandria Ocasio-CortezIn 2009, Ocasio-Cortez was a student at Boston University.In 2019, Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest memb...
The Politics of a Green New Deal – State of the Planet

The Politics of a Green New Deal – State of the Planet

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The idea is simple enough: the government invests in green infrastructure and stimulates the private investment needed to decarbonize and modernize the American economy. The devil may be in the details, but following FDR’s original New Deal, what is important is the effort to innovate and the urgency of that effort. Climate change is a crisis, our transport and energy infrastructure are decaying, and a national effort to invest in the future could reduce pollution and stimulate the economy. We don’t know exactly what is needed but we will learn by doing―or, to quote FDR, “It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.” It is a mistake to assume that the money spent will be pure subsi...
Uneasy twosome: Golf and politics at Saudi Arabia tournament – Associated Press

Uneasy twosome: Golf and politics at Saudi Arabia tournament – Associated Press

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Golf usually isn’t all that complicated for Dustin Johnson. He decides where he’s going to play and tries to post the lowest score. The newest addition to his schedule involved a little more than that. Johnson is among several of golf’s biggest stars who are scheduled to play the Saudi International at the end of the month. Johnson and Masters champion Patrick Reed were among the first to sign up last April for the European Tour event, long before Saudi Arabia came under even greater scrutiny over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Johnson said he talked to his corporate sponsors to make sure they didn’t have a problem with him playing. He will be joining a field that features Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka and Bryson De...
Coastal Domination Of Elite Higher Education And Progressive Politics: Are They Related? – Forbes

Coastal Domination Of Elite Higher Education And Progressive Politics: Are They Related? – Forbes

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Time exposure from of spot lights highlighting marble dome of government building after sundown as seen from west side of complex.Getty A recent Wall Street Journal recently profiled 13 Democratic leaders, mostly House members, in the new Congress. I was struck by the fact that everyone of them lived in a coastal state --bordering the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean, not one coming from one of the 31 states where 187 million (a large majority) of  Americans  live located in the interior of the country --flyover territory to some. But then I realized something else: all were college graduates (no surprise there), with 12 of them having at least one degree from a school in the northeastern quadrant of the United States. Many of them have degrees from expe...