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Subdued final debate ends on scrappy note

National’s Bill English and Labour’s Jacinda Ardern have faced off in the final leaders’ debate before Saturday’s general election. Jacinda Ardern and Bill English faced off in the second TVNZ debate hosted by Mike Hosking. Photo: Screenshot / TVNZ Without a live audience, and with the two leaders seated at a desk either side of […]

The final leaders debate was tetchy. But who won?

TRACY WATKINS Last updated 20:58, September 20 2017 1 NEWS Jacinda Ardern says the race is “neck and neck” despite tonight’s nine point lead to National in latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll. OPINION: It’s personal now. Jacinda Ardern turned up to her final debate with Bill English looking and sounding like someone who is in a fight […]

Why is beloved Joe Biden trying to squash a progressive debate?

While launching his new initiative at the University of Delaware this week, former Vice President Joe Biden decided to take a swipe at a progressive economic idea that has attracted surging attention in a number of countries. The Biden Institute, the ex-veep’s new think tank, will purportedly pursue worker-first economic policies.”Our children and grandchildren deserve the […]

RECAP: English and Ardern face off in final debate

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Response to Hill’s tweets threatens free press | Sports

Perhaps now more than ever, widespread political debate seems to pervade all aspects of public life. The sporting world is no exception, a fact which was cemented early last week when a series of tweets from ESPN reporter and “SportsCenter6” (SC6) co-host Jemele Hill elicited a direct response from the White House. On Monday, Sept. […]

For some transgender Texans, bathroom bill fight spurs bids for office

The first time Dani Pellett tackled the bathroom question was years before the issue of transgender access to restrooms would become a matter of political debate — and more than a decade before Pellett would enter the political realm herself. Pellett was in her early twenties then, a University of North Texas student just two months shy of […]

Gillespie, Northam debate taxes, Trump, Confederate statues

by ALAN SUDERMAN/Associated Press Gillespie, Northam debate taxes, Trump, Confederate statues (ABC7) MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — The two major party candidates in Virginia’s closely watched race for governor argued in mostly cordial tones Tuesday over taxes, President Donald Trump and what Virginia should do with its numerous monuments to the Confederacy. Republican Ed Gillespie said […]

a platform for hate speech in the same-sex marriage debate

This week Labor MP Ed Husic did something so unthinkable, so unfathomable he had people calling to ask if he was OK.  Just before 5pm on Tuesday, he became a Twitter quitter.  Labor MP Ed Husic deleted his Twitter account this week.  Photo: Andrew Meares “So long, Twitter. It’s been fun but time to move on,” the member for Chifley […]

Confederate Monuments, Health Care and Trump Highlight Virginia Debate

MCLEAN, Va. — As the two major party candidates in the competitive race for governor of Virginia faced off in their second debate Tuesday night, neither could escape the national issues tugging at them, including President Trump, health care, and the ongoing disputes over confederate monuments in the state. Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, the Democratic […]