Ossoff’s liberalism just wasn’t right for Georgia district

June 21, 2017

… Health and Human services, and the race had become a proxy for the national political climate and a test of GOP might in the early months of the Trump presidency. Voters were inundated with phone calls and television ads like never before. Growing up in suburban Atlanta as a sports/political-news junkie, I remember “Hammerin’” Hank Aaron hitting number 715 in 1974, Newt Gingrich being sworn in as Congressman in 1979, and CNN launching the first 24-hour news channel in …


London fire: Queen reflects on ‘sombre national mood’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… told BBC Newsnight the government was doing all it could to help. The PM said: “I’ve heard stories yesterday from the emergency services about the issues around the fire. “That’s why I came straight back to Downing Street and I ordered a public inquiry. “And we’ll make sure that takes place as soon as possible to get to the bottom of this.” Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May says 5m will be available for …


Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

… access to Canadian and Mexican consumer markets, and parts suppliers elsewhere in North America. Of course, experts disagree about the net employment effects of this bilateral trade, let alone its benefits for consumers. Some 17 percent of the value of Mexican automotive exports to the U.S. comes from components, chemicals and services that originated in the United States, according to an estimate by the economic think tank Bruegel. The type of NAFTA reform that Bozzella said the AGA …


Dennis Rodman hopes to do ‘something pretty positive’ in North Korea

June 13, 2017

… would be the first under Trump, a man with whom he has a personal relationship. Dennis Rodman: ‘I am not a traitor’ McMaster on N. Korea: ‘All options on table’ Currently held: Kim Dong Chul, the president of a company involved in international trade and hotel services, was arrested in 2015 and is serving 10 years on espionage charges. Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in 2016 …


Latinos thrive in radio and TV despite Trump

June 11, 2017

… “Modern Family.” Latino acting leads have grown substantively in the area of scripted dramas. Wilmer Valderrama’s standout performance as the self-assured and cocky Nick Torres on the 14th season of CBS’s “NCIS” the second-longest-running US prime-time television scripted series — reflects the cumulative advancement that Latinx actors have made on many top-billed television shows across networks, cable and streaming services. Last week, actress …


General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… desperately wished I could. ‘I feel like a second-class citizen’ Polish-born Michal Siewniak, 37, lives in Watford, Hertfordshire In some ways I can understand why British people want to leave. The EU used to be all about free movement of goods, services and people – these are positive things. But the EU has become more and more controlling. You can’t elect commissioners so they are untouchable. If I look at it from my own country’s perspective, I see how laws …


Trump Grants Ethics Waivers To 17 Top White House Staffers

June 1, 2017

… granted waivers in the past four months. His predecessor, Barack Obama, granted that same number ofover the course of his eight years in office. The waivers allow those covered under them to be exempt from some of the restrictions imposed by Trumps , which he signed just days after taking office. Most involve allowing contact with former clients and employers. According to White House lawyers, is justified because the administrations need for the covered employees services outweighs the …


The Portland Heroes Who Stood Up To Hate

… most of his coworkers today, and several of them said its just like Rick to step in and help somebody out. In a 2014 profilethat ran during his campaign,the Oregonian/Oregon Live said that Best repeatedly stresses that he stands by his moral convictions, no matter what. Best also rejected campaign contributions, even from people who wanted to purchase a yard sign to support him in his unsuccessful bid. Best worked as a technician for Portlands city Bureau of Development services a job …

May 29, 2017

Manchester Arena blast: Election campaigning suspended – BBC News

“We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack,” she said. Mr Corbyn said he was “horrified” by the incident. “Today the whole country will grieve for the people who have lost their lives,” he said. The Labour leader said he had been briefed about the operational response by Greater Manchester Metro Mayor Andy Burnham. “I would like to pay tribute to the emergency services for …

May 23, 2017

1.2 million adolescents’ deaths mostly preventable, report says

(CNN)More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world — an average of 3,000 deaths per day — from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The leading cause of deathamong 10- to 19-year-olds globally in 2015 was road injury, which killed more than 115,000 people, followed by lower respiratory infections and self-harm. When separated by age, sex and region, however, the leading causes of death differed …

May 16, 2017