Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff Falls Short In Bid For U.S. House Seat

June 21, 2017

… referendum on the American Health Care Act, as the House bill is known, and a win for Ossoff would scare enough Senate Republicans into abandoning the effort. Ossoff , which he said puts Georgians lives at risk. He favored fixing Obamacare through largely unspecified bipartisan solutions. At the same time, he never quite made Handels support for the bill a of his campaign. One area where Ossoff did not hold back is on Handels tenure as a vice president for public policy at Susan G. Komen for …


Democrats seek first big win of Trump era today in Georgia

June 20, 2017

(CNN)Progressives poured $23 million into Jon Ossoff’s campaign. House Democrats’ campaign arm sent a team to Georgia to organize the sixth congressional district months ahead of the special election there. Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel are facing off Tuesday in what has become the most expensive House race in history, with the candidates, their parties and super PACs pouring more than $50 million combined into the effort to win a single House seat in the northern Atlanta …


Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… Patagonia has taken on a number of national conservation efforts since environmentalist and rock climber Yvon Chouinard founded it in 1973. In 1988, the firm launched a campaign to restore the natural splendor of Yosemite Valley, which was being destroyed by cars and lodges. The company took on a more consumer-centric approach, launching an ad campaign in 2011 urging customers its jackets in an attempt to address rampant waste in the fashion industry. The company was relatively quiet for the …


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. …


Ralph Northam Wins In Democratic Primary For Virginia Governor

June 14, 2017

Although Perriello enjoyed greater support among millennials, liberals and residents of Southwestern Virginia, his campaign hopes depended on getting many of them to turn out for the first time. Its still an uphill climb for groups that are farther to the left to succeed even in a Democratic Primary, said Geoffrey Skelly, an expert in state politics at the University of Virginia. Theres a lot of excitement. But at the end of the day, there are a lot of Democratic voters that are center-left …


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 …


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. …


GOP’s New Defense of Trump: The Guy’s A Toddler, He Doesn’t Know Any Better

June 9, 2017

… crucial U.S.air base when he issued a statement via Twitter accusing that nation of supporting terrorists. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the MSNBC report on Qatar was not accurate. 100 percent false, he said. Alex Wong via Getty Images As it happens, Trumps ignorance actually seemed a feature on the campaign trail, as many of his core supporters justified their allegiance in spite of his clear and sometimes admitted lack of knowledge on a range of issues, from health care to …


Election 2017 poll tracker: How the parties compare – BBC News

June 7, 2017

Who will win the general election and by how much? Check what the latest opinion polls say and follow updates from the BBC’s senior elections and political analyst Peter Barnes. The poll tracker will be updated as the campaign unfolds. Their poll was conducted today, after last night’s Question Time special, where Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn faced questions from a live audience. And they found that more people who watched the programme said it made them more likely to vote …


Scientists Are Running For Congress Because “The Future Hangs In The Balance”

June 6, 2017

… scientists as possible elected to Congress in the 2018 midterms, while displacing as many anti-science lawmakers as possible. School boards, local councils, and committees are also in their crosshairs. We exist not just because theres been an assault on science, Joshua Morrow, 314 Actions executive director and a veteran political campaign manager, tells IFLScience. Theres been an assault on facts. In the last few months, the President has placed climate change deniers like Rick Perry and Scott …


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 …


Why the UK election isn’t exciting Americans – BBC News

May 30, 2017

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May at a campaign event in Wales It’s not even accurate to call it a forgettable election. Most Americans, I feel confident in saying, aren’t aware it’s even taking place. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Corbyn arrives for a campaign speech Many of the American revolutionaries, foremost amongst them the voguish Alexander Hamilton, were arch-monarchists. Their gripe with King George was that he …


There is currently no emoji to represent periods. This campaign wants to change that.

Image: plan international  There’s an emoji for just about everything, from tacos to tropical fish. But, we currently don’t have an emoji to describe our periods. A new social media campaign wants to smash the stigma surrounding menstruation one emoji at a time. SEE ALSO: These ‘femojis’ may get you talking more about your period Girls rights group, Plan International, launched a social media campaign on Sunday to include an official “period emoji” on …

May 28, 2017

Economics not sex was behind this cruel Chinese practice, according to new research

… hard to see an economic side to [female genital mutilation],” she added. “But you cannot look at foot-binding and conclude that an ideological campaign will be effective.” WATCH: Who needs a plane when you can go skydiving from a drone More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsAction Backgrounds Developer License 40+ high definition 1920×1080 motion video backgrounds for greenscreen, websites, presentations, text videos, etc. Developer usage rights.Reddit …

May 27, 2017

Who is Nicola Sturgeon? A profile of the SNP leader – BBC News

… back down the referendum road, to move on from the 2014 campaign and maximise her chances of victory. But then Brexit changed everything. The UK’s exit from the EU presented the SNP with an opportunity, as well as a challenge. A new layer of complexity in the political picture, a new binary issue to factor in, but perhaps a chance to resurrect the dream of independence. The SNP’s 2016 manifesto (which had her face on the front) had raised the possibility of Scotland taking a fresh …

May 26, 2017

China Stocks Slump, Yuan Falls After Moody’s Cuts Credit Rating

… Moody’s downgrade to A1 from Aa3 comes as local investors desert the equity and bond markets amid a government campaign to cut risk in the financial sector. The Shanghai gauge is the world’s worst-performing major benchmark index this quarter, sliding 6 percent. The yield on China’s 10-year government debt is at 3.68 percent, close to a two-year high. …

May 25, 2017

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

Trump Administrations Womens Rights Lip Service Turns Irony Up to 11

Today, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced to a room of incredulous reporters that President Donald Trump made womens empowerment a priority during his campaign. But that wasnt even the emptiest gesture the Trump administration made for womens rights today. After civilization collapses and humans are all but wiped from Earths memory, all that will be left are cockroaches and the echoes of bitter guffaws of feminists who watched this years International Women of Courage Awards. …

May 24, 2017

Trump’s Budget Would Cut Planned Parenthood Out Of All Federal Programs

Andrew Cullen / Reuters The Trump administrations proposed budget specifically excludes Planned Parenthood from all Department of Health and Human Services programs, apparently the first time a presidents budget has done so, according to the leaked executive summary of the plan. Trumps proposed fiscal 2018 budget follows through on a campaign promise and prohibits any funding in the Labor-HHS appropriations bill for certain entities that provide abortions, including Planned Parenthood, the …

May 23, 2017

‘Mom’ ditches Emmy campaign to donate to Planned Parenthood

(CNN)CBS’s “Mom” put its plans for an Emmy campaign on hold in support of Planned Parenthood. Explaining their decision, star Allison Janney told “Access Hollywood”: “It just seems like now is a time to do something like this — as the House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood.” Janney, who plays Bonnie on the series, is a long-time advocate for the organization. Janney said her great-grandmother worked with Planned Parenthood …

May 22, 2017

Tips for dealing with a toddler and also Donald Trump

… smushed his face “into an excited scream” for the cameras? Trump gets in the driver’s seat of an 18-wheeler while meeting with truck drivers and trucking CEOs. Image: jim LO SCALZO/EPA/REX/Shutterstock WATCH: Trump’s outrageous insults throughout his campaign More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsGraphPlayer Startup 50k/m special The Most Powerful and Flexible Video Player and Marketing PlatformCloud Defender Complete Cloud Site Security for you …

May 21, 2017

The Canary Girls: The workers the war turned yellow – BBC News

… is a mystery – something Ms Dale is trying to find out as part of her research. “It was a really dangerous job, which I think is why so little is known about it,” she said. “Women weren’t allowed anywhere near a gun, yet they were filling shells in factories. “They were actively engaged in an act of war which I think made people uncomfortable.” A campaign led by BBC Hereford and Worcester hopes to see records of how many workers died released, as well as …

May 20, 2017

Axe wants men to rethink masculinity, but can an ad really help?

… running ads portraying adult women as slaves to their senses and casting men as lonely losers until, that is, they doused themselves in Axe body spray, at which point the ladies came running. Not anymore. The new “Is It OK for Guys?” spot is the latest installment of Axe’s “Find Your Magic” campaign, which launched last year by urging men to ditch macho stereotypes and embrace a more enlightened version of masculinity instead. Now, Axe wants its customers to know …

May 18, 2017

General election 2017: Len McCluskey ‘can’t see Labour winning’ – BBC News

… optimistic things can happen. But I don’t see Labour winning.” He went on to suggest that if Labour emerged with 200 seats – which would be about 30 fewer than Ed Miliband secured in 2015 – it would represent a “successful campaign” given the circumstances it found itself in. Should than happen, it would be Labour’s worst result since 1935. “I believe that if Labour can hold on to 200 seats or so it will be a successful campaign,” he said. …

May 17, 2017