Five ways politicians can win over young voters – BBC News

June 25, 2017

And what’s more, this section of the electorate is now “anyone’s to play for”, Caroline Macfarland, director of think tank Common Vision, says. Breaking down the boundaries to politicians Image copyright Reuters “These are people who aren’t concerned with immigration, but are worried about the environment,” says Dr Sloam. “The environment wasn’t even an issue in this election. Here, young people can have more influence in the …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… revenue and stores in 16 states plus D.C. provides her a much bigger platform to influence their lives than anyone in her family had two generations ago. Its also why shes decided to take on the president of the United States to stop him from rolling back decades of public land protections. We have to fight like hell to keep every inch of public land, Marcario, 52, told HuffPost last month. I dont have a lot of faith in politics and politicians right now. Ventura, California-based …

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The Solution To America’s Gun Violence Isn’t More Guns

June 16, 2017

… Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) for athat would offer similar reciprocity to all permitted gun owners, not just members of Congress. It may make sense for politicians to be concerned about personal security, given mounting hostility and an apparent uptick in threats to members of Congress. But some of these lawmakers already have their own security teams to usher them through a heavily armed society. Besides, arming more civilians is hardly a solution to mass shootings, which have . The more-guns …

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PM ‘must listen’ to other parties over Brexit says Cameron – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… EU remained an option until Brexit negotiations have concluded. Both the Conservatives and Labour have categorically ruled this option out. Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage said the British people had expressed a clear view last year that uncontrolled immigration from the EU must come to an end. He tweeted: “Westminster politicians are positioning for a ‘soft Brexit’. That would mean the continuation of open borders.” As the PM fights to regain the initiative after her …

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Obviously UK politicians are using WhatsApp to plot who will take over Theresa May’s job

June 11, 2017

… led to calls for her resignation. Now the Washington Post reports that some conservative politicians from her own party are using the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp to plot who will replace the embattled prime minister: Former minister Ed Vaizey told the BBC that he supports May staying on, but that Tories were discussing possible replacements. Asked whether members were calling one another to plot Mays ouster this weekend, he denied it. Thats so 20th century, he said. Its all on …

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Facebook adds badges so your politicians know who you are

June 8, 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke at Harvard's commencement in May 2017.Image: facebook/mark zuckerberg Facebook is turning into more and more of a Town Hall. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s new Pride Month features celebrate the LGBTQ community with style The social network introduced three features Wednesday that are meant to help elected officials better connect with their constituents and vice-versa. The products provide a way for politicians to identify local constituents and help …

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Election 2017: How to follow on results night – BBC News

June 8, 2017

… by Stephen Nolan in Salford and Emma Barnett in London, who will be joined by the UK’s brightest political bloggers and commentators, all on hand as the result’s roll in. World Service: Election special starts at 2100 GMT – Philippa Thomas and Tim Franks will be in London analysing the results with a team of experts and senior politicians. Valerie Sanderson is in Scotland. BBC local radio: Results and analysis through the night and into the morning with a number of special …

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Let’s Be Honest, Donald Trump Will Survive James Comey’s Testimony

June 8, 2017

… who served as the primary spokesman for the presidential campaign of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), recalled watching Trump disparage Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for becoming a prisoner of war during Vietnam and suggest that Megyn Kellys menstrual cycle was responsible for her tough debate questioning. Conant assumed the end was near for Trump after those comments. I was wrong, Conant conceded. He is not held to the same standard as other politicians because people dont look at him as a politician. …

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With A Flick Of His Mood, Trump Throws Allies Off Balance

June 7, 2017

… instead repeatedly slammed Khan for urging Londoners to remain calm. Trump also used the terrorist attack to argue for the need of his court-halted executive order to temporarily bar citizens of six Muslim-majority countries from traveling to the U.S. Trumps rhetoric forced British Prime Minister Theresa May, who has faced repeated criticism for being too tolerant of the U.S. leader, to come to Khans defense. Other British politicians also publicly supported the London mayor, who has argued …

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8th grade students refuse to take a photo with Speaker Ryan because they just don’t like him

May 29, 2017

Image: win mcnamee/Getty Images Speaker Ryan is one of the most unpopular politicians in the country and he’s polling particularly poorly among one 8th grade class. Eighth grade students from South Orange Middle School in South Orange, New Jersey were on a school trip to Wasshington D.C. on Friday when they were given a very special opportunity: a photo-op with Speaker Paul Ryan. Under normal circumstances, many students would leap for the chance to take a photo with the third most …

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Defending students’ Mike Pence walkout using the words of … Mike Pence.

May 24, 2017

… One woman was even sentenced to 20 years in prison under a Pence-signed law for “feticide” after self-inducing an abortion. While it’s his right to hold those personal beliefs about abortion, marriage, and Syrian refugees, using the law to impose those views on others (and take away their right to make decisions based on their beliefs) is exactly what he used his speech to say politicians shouldn’t do. After all, what is “political correctness” if not …

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Tips for dealing with a toddler and also Donald Trump

May 21, 2017

… their briefings. Something they’ve found that works? Mentioning his name in “as many paragraphs as we can,” one source told Reuters. Remember, he doesn’t understand some things Image: Peter Brooker/REX/Shutterstock White House officials have tried many times and in many different ways to defend the president’s disclosure of classified information to Russian politicians during a meeting at the White House earlier this month. What several of them did not say …

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Has the North East forgotten Margaret Thatcher? – BBC News

May 21, 2017

The name doesn’t seem to mean much to them. It would have been a different story 36 years ago, when the Thatcher government closed Consett’s steel works, with the loss of 3,700 jobs. The devastation inflicted on this remote town high on the edge of the Pennines, where unemployment soared to 36%, made the national news and became a symbol of the harsh medicine the Thatcher government thought it had to administer to Britain’s heavy industries. It sowed the seeds for the …

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Another White Supremacist Monument Comes Down. At Least 700 More To Go.

May 20, 2017

… about systemic inequity, Moore said. It dont mean a lot to just have statues gone if it doesnt catalyze the public in ways that will eventually push the governor to change policies, change legislation. Asked what advice he had for activists across the country organizing against Confederate symbols, Moore said its important to keep constant pressure on local politicians. …

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Controversial Puerto Rican Nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera Returns To Chicago

May 19, 2017

Murals and sun-bleached images of Lopez Rivera plastered windows along the Paseo Boricua in Chicagos Puerto Rican enclave of Humboldt Park with messages that called for his freedom and hailed him as a hero for his controversial role in fighting for Puerto Rican independence. Lopez Rivera spent part of his boyhood in the neighborhood. Thursdays events included a march down the Paseo Boricua accompanied by Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and other Latino politicians in Chicago, bands, a flotilla …

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Why the Don’t Knows aren’t voting – BBC News

May 16, 2017

But “people have lost faith in politicians and don’t know who to trust or what to believe”, he says. And the “press and other media outlets” do not help. In some cases, neither do election leaflets, delivered to your door and full of useful election “facts”. Image caption How the bar chart of Redcar’s 2015 results should look Lack of trust in sources of information – politicians, political parties, media and social media – is …

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