LOS ANGELES – Joe Biden was at a soul food restaurant Thursday in Los Angeles when he blasted President Donald Trump’s “racist” taunts at a rally the night before. “This is about dividing the country,” the early Democratic front-runner, who has been criticized for his own handling of race, told reporters. “This is about dividing and raising the issue of racism across the country because that’s his base, that’s what he’s pushing.” But Michael Fisher, an African American pastor from Compton who attended the event, warned Democrats to ignore Trump. “They should absolutely not respond to ignorance,” Fischer said. “They should stay focused on the issues.” That tension previews the uncomfortable balancing act Democrats will face in the nearly 16 months before Election Day 2020. Trump’s escalating exploitation of racism puts the rawest divide in American life squarely on the ballot in 2020. … [Read more...] about Democrats divided on how to go about taking down Trump
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In the small agricultural town of Almyros, near an airbase where he did his military service decades ago, Greek election frontrunner Kyriakos Mitsotakis sets out his plan for the country. One item is at the top of his list if he beats incumbent prime minister Alexis Tsipras in Sunday's vote, Mitsotakis, leader of the opposition New Democracy party, told AFP. "The first priority for us is to make sure we restart the economy," he said, speaking during a break in a day-long campaign trip in the central Greek region of Magnesia. "Greece (will) restore ambitious growth driven by private investments, exports and innovation. All our energy is focused in that direction." The 51-year-old Harvard graduate and former McKinsey consultant has pledged to create "better" jobs, to lower taxes and to "steamroll" obstacles to business. He also wants to renegotiate Greece's tight fiscal targets in talks with the country's international creditors. "If we present a comprehensive reforms package, (the … [Read more...] about Conservative election frontrunner vows to fix Greek economy
The leadership contest to replace Theresa May in her role as leader of the Conservative Party - and more importantly Prime Minister of the UK - is well underway. On Monday, the final 10 contenders in the race to take her place and move into Number 10 Downing Street was announced. The leadership candidates have now started to launch their campaigns and on Thursday June 13, the first vote by Conservative MPs is expected to take place behind closed doors. This secret vote will whittle down the list to just two people. And is this when the public will then have a say on who serves their country? Well, no. The final vote will then be handed to the members of the Conservative Party. With a UK population of 66 million, that's just 0.27 per cent of the people that will be able to have a say on who will be next to lead the land. So, who gets to vote? While political parties are under no obligation to publish membership data, some do submit this information in their annual accounts. Yet the … [Read more...] about Who actually gets to vote for the UK’s next Prime Minister?
Each candidate in the forthcoming Stoke-on-Trent City Council elections has been given 150 words to introduce themselves to enable you to make up your mind when it comes to who gets your vote on May 2. If candidates went over, they were cut back. So, take a look at what each candidate had to say here.... (* = previously elected). Abbey Hulton and Townsend (two seats) Mel Baddeley (City Independents) “I believe that everyone matters, everyone has a story, a past, and a future and a reason to exist... but with all the government’s cuts.. it’s caused the implementation of food banks... depression, anxiety and in some cases suicide. "I live in my ward, and every day I’m out there listening to all the problems and issues that all my residents have to cope with. They know I’m there for them and I will do everything within my power to help. "I’m involved with a lot of my local residents’ groups, and we have a lot of community minded people. In fact we … [Read more...] about Local elections: An introduction to the candidates
Europe 16 April 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47937031 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Spain holds its third general election in four years on 28 April, in a battle between the established parties, Catalan and Basque … [Read more...] about Spanish election: Socialists battle to stop right-wing surge