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Georgia reps spend big on re-election despite little competition

WASHINGTON — The money went to luxury fishing trips on the Chesapeake Bay, fundraisers at D.C.’s poshest restaurants and a 75th-birthday blowout at the Tabernacle in Atlanta. There were also tickets to the Masters golf tournament and a hotel room in the Virgin Islands, not to mention a stable of high-level campaign and social media […]

California Republicans tell Assembly GOP leader Chad Mayes to step down

The California Republican Party’s board voted Friday evening to urge Chad Mayes to step down from his position as leader of the party’s Assembly caucus, continuing the bitter fallout over last month’s vote to extend the state cap-and-trade program. Mayes was one of eight Republicans, seven of them in the Assembly, who helped extend California’s […]

Varadkar’s social media strategy focuses on image building

Earlier this week Donald Trump was railing at the media on Twitter for calling him out about his moral equivalence on race hate. “Made additional remarks on Charlottesville and realize once again that the #Fake News Media will never be satisfied . . . truly bad people!,” he harrumphed. A few hours away, in Chicago, […]

Maharashtra’s Prashant Kishor – Mumbai Mirror

(But it is a little rich on Kulkarni’s part to talk of “feudalism” and “nepotism”) Ashish Kulkarni, who quit Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s team on Friday accusing the party of “nepotism” and “feudalism’, has all his political life worked for political leaders who promoted only family and friends. Kulkarni, who is possibly one of the […]

What are the important lessons from Charlottesville | 08/19/17

TORONTO, Aug. 18, 2017 /CNW/ – The violent and tragic incidents in Charlottesville, Virginia, are a wake-up call for Canadians. The original demonstration was first organized around a cause likely to be divisive in that state and to attract strong emotional reactions: a proposal to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee, a General of […]

Spain attacks: How Barcelona rejected hate

Image copyright Reuters Less than 24 hours after the horrific van attack, the people of Barcelona set out to reclaim their beloved city. Under the watchful eyes of heavily armed police, they streamed around the centre on foot, strolling up and down the re-opened boulevards of the Ramblas. Only the clusters of people standing around […]

As lawmakers call for removal of Confederate statues at the U.S. Capitol, could a Louisiana judge be in the crosshairs? | State Politics

With memorials and symbols of the Confederacy under renewed fire, several top national Democrats have joined Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond in calls to clear Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol building, taking aim at the bronze and marble figures of major military and political leaders of the rebellion against the United States. President Donald […]

TN lawmakers call on political leaders to speak out against pres

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - As more Republican leaders denounce President Donald Trump’s comments following the racially charged riots in Charlottesville, VA, Democratic leaders are calling on one prominent Tennessee lawmaker speak out using clear terms. “Where is Sen. Lamar Alexander?,” asked Democratic Caucus Chair, Rep. Mike Stewart, D-Nashville, at a press conference Friday. “No responsible leader can […]

Al Gore’s Advice for President Trump: ‘Resign’

Former Vice President Al Gore has a singular piece of advice for President Donald Trump: Resign. Joining the chorus of politicians who have denounced the president for the myriad political controversies that have transpired since Trump took office in January, Gore looked unflinchingly into the camera and told the president to “resign” in a video interview published […]