Journalists Lash Out As Georgia Campaigns Bar Media Right And Left

June 20, 2017

The conservative Washington Free Beacon said its reporter was escorted out ofa campaign event Monday night before Democrat Jon Ossoffwas scheduled to speak on the eve of the election. And a reporter from liberal ThinkProgress said she was barred from events by Republican Karen Handel. Journalists ripped the actions on Twitter. The controversy erupted just hours before the polls were to open Tuesday to decide who will represent Georgias 6th Congressional District. The winner will …

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Grenfell Tower fire: Government staff sent in to Kensington and Chelsea Council – BBC News

June 18, 2017

… Image copyright Syria Solidarity campaign Image caption Mohammed Alhajali became separated from his brother as they tried to escape Asked whether the government had revised building regulations, as recommended by a coroner, following another deadly fire in south London tower block in 2009, Mr Hammond said the government had responded “correctly and appropriately” to the recommendations. He said if the public inquiry found something needed to be done to make buildings safe, it …

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General election 2017: What caused Labour’s youth vote surge? – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… and has a Jamaican influence – also, arguably, further bolstered Mr Corbyn’s youth credentials. Mr Corbyn also took part in interviews with outlets – such as rock magazines NME and Kerrang, and football YouTube channel Copa90 – outside of the political mainstream that were more likely to reach younger audiences. Becka Hudson, from the #Grime4Corbyn campaign, told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme Mr Corbyn had “offered young people a programme they can …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… scars for years to come. Many people in the political world had quietly worried that violence was a lamentably possible extension of a presidential campaign in which Trump baited angry crowds and liberals ridiculed and insulted him. In a sign of how the political dialogue has deteriorated, it’s now normal for the President of the United States to spread obvious falsehoods, to brand the media the “enemy of the American people” and for his opponents to openly call him a liar. …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images This was Theresa May’s election – the Conservatives were some way off in the distance, if they were visible at all, at the start of the campaign. But was she the right kind of candidate to be placed front and centre like this? Katie Perrior, Mrs May’s former director of communications thinks not. Writing in the Times, she said: “If you run a presidential-style campaign with a woman who doesn’t like media interviews, then you have to …

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Kim Jong Un Pal Dennis Rodman Reportedly Heading To North Korea

June 14, 2017

Rodman was spotted at Beijing International Airport Monday and is expected to land in North Korea Tuesday, two Pyongyang officials told CNN. Rodman knows PresidentDonald Trump personally he was a contestant on Trumps TV reality program Celebrity Apprentice and endorsed him during the campaign. Rodman said at a talk three months ago at West Point that Trump told him he wanted to visit North Korea. Rodmans agent,Chris Volo, said at the West Point talk that Dennis would do anything for …

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British PM Theresa May seeks lifeline after bruising election result

June 12, 2017

London (CNN)UK Prime Minister Theresa May, clinging on in Downing Street, will appeal for the support of her members of parliament (MPs) Monday, after losing the Conservatives a cherished government majority in last week’s election. With her government majority at zero, May has no control over Parliament a week away from the Queen’s Speech, when new laws are presented, and the scheduled start of Brexit talks. Election shock undercuts UK on world stage …

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LGBT community prepares for a march — and a fight

June 10, 2017

… Trump’s promises during the campaign to be a “friend” to the gay community. Although Trump has continued President Barack Obama’s executive order protecting LGBT federal workers and LGBT military service members still serve openly, his administration has revoked protections for transgender school students, and its mentions of the words lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in statements have been few and far between. …

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Katy Perry talks about the Taylor Swift feud again oh my god why

June 10, 2017

… would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be apart of, since 2009.” Tomorrow’s NME magazine: we meet Katy Perry, the world’s most famous woman A post shared by NME (@nmemagazine) on Jun 8, 2017 at 12:56am PDT Perry discussed the origins of the feud explicitly for the first time while filming a Carpool Karaoke segment with James Corden after a prolonged subtweet campaign. Well, James Corden makes me and the whole world feel …

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The most ridiculous viral moments of the UK election campaign

June 9, 2017

… “smell their spaniel”). SEE ALSO: Politicians change 404 error page to troll UK Prime Minister Theresa May From tweets on the official House of Cards account to spectacularly odd campaign videos, we give you some of the most viral moments from the UK general election 2017 campaign trail: 1. Brenda’s brilliantly blunt reaction to the news of another election. how does Theresa May manage to look so constantly annoyed, I mean she’s eating chips there, chips are happy …

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It’s Simple: Either Trump Or Comey Is Lying. Who Is More Credible?

June 9, 2017

Comey laid out his version of events before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday,detailing comments the president had made to him about the FBIs investigation into links between Russia and the Trump campaign and its probe of Trumps former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Comeys account suggests that the president attempted to interfere with the bureaus investigations,pressed the then-FBI director to pledge Trump his loyalty and asked him to get out the word that the president …

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Trump, critics gird for long war after Comey’s moment

June 9, 2017

… ‘beginning of a strategy’ Trump’s personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz blasted Comey’s decision to leak to the press, arguing he had “unilaterally and surreptitiously” disclosed “privileged communications with the President.” The attacks on Comey reflect a conceit popular in Trump world and the conservative media that the President is a victim of a sinister campaign of leaks to discredit him by his enemies in the permanent political establishment. …

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Here’s a Twitter list for Comey’s Senate testimony

June 8, 2017

… Thursday to the Senate Intelligence Committee. That’s the group leading the Senate probe into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign leading up to the 2016 presidential election. Twitter will be inundated during the Senate testimony with #ComeyHearing, #Comey, and #ComeyTestimony tweets, so here’s a breakdown to get the most out of the online chatter. We made a list filled with politicians, journalists, experts, and more to make it easier to cut through the noise, …

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Eric Trump shows that cluelessness runs in the family

June 8, 2017

(CNN)The nation is in a crisis that may soon exceed Watergate, at least in the estimation of James Clapper, former director of national intelligence. Having interfered with America’s election, Russia is disrupting governments around the world. China is racing to fill the gap created as world leaders conclude they cannot expect leadership from the United States. Top intelligence and law enforcement officials are testifying about a White House that crosses ethical lines. And Eric Trump …

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Gianforte apologizes to reporter and pledges contribution to press group

June 8, 2017

(CNN)Greg Gianforte, the Montana Congressman-elect who is accused of “body slamming” a Guardian reporter, sent a letter of apology and will plead no contest to the misdemeanor assault charge, according to documents. The events referred to an encounter on May 24, when Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault after Jacobs accused the politician of “body slamming” him at a campaign event. On Wednesday, he issued a letter to Jacobs. “My …

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… from the can” to save time. Tim Farron likes curry but is a vegetarian, and his strict eating habits have led some of his colleagues to describe his campaign trail as a “rubber tofu circuit”. Caroline Lucas is also a vegetarian, while Nicola Sturgeon’s takeaway of choice is Indian. Paul Nuttall is a fan of “proper milk”. “Forget your Earth mother, lentil-loving, leftie alternatives like soya and almond milk. Give me the real stuff. I drink milk with …

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In 2017, politics and tech are becoming inseparable

June 3, 2017

Image: Steve Rapport/FLICKR “Seventeen agencies, all in agreement they concluded with high confidence that the Russians ran an extensive information war campaign against my campaign to influence voters in the election.” This is Hillary Clinton uncensored, speaking on a stage, railing against Russia and the Trump administration, playing to her base, and generally urging the world to #resist. SEE ALSO: Hillary Clinton jokes that ‘covfefe’ was a ‘hidden message to …

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Election blind dates: John Whittingdale and Jess Phillips – BBC News

June 2, 2017

… it – lots of interesting conversations. We didn’t agree on lots of things, which makes for a much more interesting time. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe pair discuss feminism, and all-female selection panels for interviews What did you agree on?: We shared quite a lot of common ground over the pressures and issues faced by parliamentarians. We have a lot in common, we’re both blazing the campaign trail at the moment. The stories are very …

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White House Dodges Questions About Kushner Meetings With Russians

May 31, 2017

… it was Kushner who first raised the possibility of a secret communications channel, an idea that the Russians ultimately rejected. Kushners meetings have attracted the attention of the FBI in its ongoing investigation into Russian efforts to disrupt the 2016 presidential election and potential contact between Trump campaign staff and Russian officials. Earlier this month, Trump reportedly retained a team of experienced Washington attorneys to help him navigate the ballooning investigations by …

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Angela Merkel just took a strong stand against U.S. leadership

May 29, 2017

That was the message she delivered at a campaign event in Bavaria this weekend, both reflecting on and predicting the future of European global leadership based on the events of the past week. “The times in which we can fully count on others are on the way out,” Merkel said. “I’ve experienced that in the last few days.” Here's the video of Merkel's speech in Munich saying that Europe can't rely on the US & the UK anymore and "must take …

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Coke’s new label in Romania is also a music festival wristband

… wear them regardless. Among Coke’s festival partners is Transylvania’s Untold, one of the premiere musical events in Europe. The ad campaign was supposedly prompted by market research showing that four in 10 Romanian teens hadn’t had Coke in the past month. The soda company now claims the efforts has already reached three quarters of that same group and boosted sales by more than 10 percent in the country. WATCH: The top best shots in cinema without those damn characters in …

May 28, 2017
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REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

Trumps advisers are planning to establish a war room to combat mounting questions about communication between Russia and his presidential campaign before and after Novembers presidential election, while bringing new aides into the White House, administration officials and persons close to Trump told Reuters. Upon Trumps return, the administration will add experienced political professionals, including Trumps former campaign manager, and possibly more lawyers to handle the Russia probe, which …

May 27, 2017
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Walkers Crisps social media campaign for free soccer tickets takes a dark turn

Gary Lineker smiling with Walkers Crisps.Image: REX/Shutterstock What started innocently enough as a giveaway of free soccer tickets to the UEFA Champions League final took a turn for the worse thanks to a handful of online trolls. SEE ALSO: Pepsi pulls cringeworthy Kendall Jenner ad after massive backlash Walkers, the snack company that brings the UK its flavored crisps and other treats, started a social media campaign Thursday, asking fans who wanted to win tickets to tweet a selfie with …

May 26, 2017
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It Doesn’t Sound Like Senate Republicans Are Anywhere Close To A Deal On Obamacare Repeal

… replace Obamacare, they were asked about the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into Russias meddling in the presidential campaign. But even with some of the pressure off, they appear to have made only a little headway enough to identify the key issues dividing them but not to make much progress on resolving those differences. A substantial number of Senate Republicans have made it clear they for the House bill, which would reduce regulations on health insurance, …

May 24, 2017
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General Election 2017: The hashtags, likes and re-tweets battle – BBC News

… didn’t recognise. Did they really say that?… Image copyright Twitter Image caption SNP activists on someone’s lawn (left), while Tory candidates manage to combine the arts of doorstep pictures and bar charts The classic political campaign features lots of “boots on the ground”, with activists knocking on doors while local constituents dim the lights, mute the TV and pretend they’re not in. Today’s candidates have found a way of combining the …

May 22, 2017
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