On a day when it felt the rain would never stop, John Barrow was rallying his team for the final days of battle. In a campaign office 20 miles north-east of Atlanta, he was talking like a high school American Football coach in the movies, urging his team to believe in themselves. He suggested the movies got it wrong; usually the better team won, regardless of what the coach said. “But politics is different,” he noted. “The team that wants it the most, will get it.” Mr Barrow, a Democrat running to be Georgia’s secretary of state, is desperate to win. Last month, he and his supporters watched as Stacey Abrams and her progressive platform came close to bagging the governor’s race, despite allegations of systematic voter suppression. In a state considered strongly red, she came with one-and-half points of Republican Brian Kemp, the secretary of state, who was also overseeing the election but who refused to recuse himself. As such, for Democrats, … [Read more...] about Democrats look to settle score in Georgia after ‘voter suppression denies Stacey Abrams victory’
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Paul Myerberg USA TODAY Published 5:55 p.m. UTC Jul 18, 2018 CHARLOTTE – North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora questioned the validity of studies detailing football’s role in the onset of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, also known as CTE, a degenerative brain disease found in cases of repetitive head trauma. It hasn’t been definitively proven that football causes CTE, Fedora said during his appearance at Atlantic Coast Conference media days, but the fact that the connection has been made has impacted how people view the sport. Fedora also spoke specifically about how rule changes in college football are changing the game, and not for the better. As football goes, Fedora said, so goes our country. “Our game is under attack,” Fedora said. “I fear that the game will be pushed so far from what we know that we won’t recognize it 10 years from now. And if it does, our country will go down, too.” In recent years, the NCAA has … [Read more...] about North Carolina coach Larry Fedora rants about CTE and says football ‘is under attack’
President Trump's unexpected Friday morning media blitz allowed him to share his opinions on a host of contentious issues, from his performance at the Singapore summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un to the Department of Justice inspector general's report that was released Thursday. But not all of his claims stand up to scrutiny, with the president sometimes making misleading or outright false statements about President Obama and his own campaign team. Here's a look at some of his statements of Friday and the reality behind them: Paul Manafort President Trump: "Manafort has nothing to do with campaign...Worked for me for a very short period of time -- worked for many other Republicans -- he worked for me for 49 days or something." The facts: Paul Manafort, a longtime Republican strategist and lobbyist, joined the Trump campaign in March 2016 and was put in charge of persuading GOP convention delegates to back Mr. Trump. This was seen as a crucial task at the time, … [Read more...] about Trump makes misleading claims about Crimea, FBI, North Korea
US & Canada 17 January 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email 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-us-canada-39732845 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel One year ago, the US elected a man who prefers plain speaking to the language of diplomacy. Find out what President Donald Trump has said about your country, which foreign leaders he has met or called since taking … [Read more...] about What has Trump said about your country?
THERESA May branded Donald Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on EU steel and aluminium imports as “unjustified” tonight – as the EU vowed to take revenge. The Prime Minister said she was “disappointed” at the move to impose a 25 per cent duty on steel and 10 per cent on aluminium which sparked fears of a tit-for-tat trade war pushing up prices for shoppers. The EU are now sizing up tariffs on American bourbon, blue jeans, Harley Davidson motorbikes if the US President doesn’t back down. Mrs May vowed to team up with other EU countries as she pleaded with Mr Trump to ditch levies on the US’s “close allies”. A day after the White House made the announcement she said: “I am deeply disappointed at the unjustified decision by the US to apply tariffs to EU steel and aluminium imports. “The US, EU and UK are close allies and have always promoted values of open and fair trade across the world." “Our steel and … [Read more...] about Theresa May ‘disappointed’ by Donald Trump’s decision to slap ‘unjustified’ tariffs on EU goods – as EU vows to take revenge