Psaki: Democrats, don’t lose your cool over Georgia vote

June 21, 2017

… sign for the midterms. They were right. Health care was a major issue in this election. And concluding that Handel’s narrow win is a validation of the Republican health care plan is wrong. It could have been the issue that narrowed the race. In a recent AJC poll, health care was the most important issue in the race, with 81% saying it was either extremely or very important in deciding their vote — more than any other issue. In the same poll, voters disapproved of …


Ossoff’s liberalism just wasn’t right for Georgia district

June 21, 2017

(CNN)The Georgia special election was the Democrats’ best chance so far this year to flip a House seat and score a victory for the anti-Trump resistance. Jon Ossoff’s defeat is a major blow to well-funded liberal momentum and activism, to which GOP voters in the South responded, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” More than $50 million was spent in the special election to replace Republican Tom Price, who resigned earlier this year to become Secretary of …


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

June 19, 2017

… first two years after Marcario took the top spot in 2014. But she grew dismayed as environmental and climate issues took a backseat in the 2016 election, despite the stark difference between the two top candidates views. She worried the vicious mudslinging of the election would turn off voters. George Frey/Getty Images completely closed down 500 million all $10 millionNov. 28 blog post grew up campingtold Field & Stream magazine threatenedpulled out of the show review all national …


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

June 15, 2017

… May seemed like she would be happy to say “strong and stable” from dawn until the sun set over the fields of wheat she “naughtily” ran through as a child. There was little in the way of a positive message to entice floating voters. Her campaign team did not seem able to conceive of the idea that anyone would take Mr Corbyn seriously. They underestimated how well his anti-austerity message would go over with voters worn out by years of frozen wages and public spending …


Facebook becomes key tool in parties’ political message – BBC News

June 4, 2017

Mr Cummings said the campaign went through a well-managed process of refining the adverts to make sure they reached the right people at the right moments. “Many big-shot traditional advertising characters told us we were making a huge error,” Mr Cummings has said of that campaign. “They were wrong. It is one of the reasons we won.” Both parties now have units dedicated to using social media to get at voters. Image caption Screenshots taken by a Facebook user who …


Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

For some reason or another, this issue of climate change has emerged as a paramount issue for the left in this country and around the world, Pence said. Its long been a goal of the liberal left in this country to advance a climate change agenda. Hes also disregarding that some of his fellow Republicans have also urged action on what he describes as the climate change agenda. Recent polls also show that many Republican voters including those who sided with Trump in the 2016 election …


Could Labour’s love be lost in Mansfield after 94 years? – BBC News

May 30, 2017

… Some voters in Mansfield have questioned whether the economy has recovered from the closure of local coal mines That Mr Clarke was unable to sway Labour voters is of no surprise to Mia James, who moved to Mansfield from The Netherlands in 1963. Now 75, she is backing the Conservatives, something she said was barely heard of in the 1960s. She said: “It was absolutely a Labour town when I came – people didn’t talk about politics much, but most people voted the same way.” …


REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

… focus on issues that pump up his base voters. Trump has scheduled a political rally for next week in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The White House said other similar events are in the planning stages. What we really want to be able to do is tend to our business, Mike Rounds, a Republican Senator from South Dakota, told Reuters. Weve got a healthcare bill were working on. Weve got tax reform that we think is important. He talks when he shouldnt, he said. (Reporting by Jeff Mason, Richard Cowan and …

May 27, 2017

Has the North East forgotten Margaret Thatcher? – BBC News

… certainly little enthusiasm for Mrs May’s brand of Conservatism in the town’s Steel Club, although the lifelong Labour voters I spoke to were equally scathing about their traditional party of choice. Image caption Clive Hinson says the North East has ‘forgiven but not forgotten’ Thatcher Clive Hinson, a 59-year-old assembly line worker who was about to tuck into one of Mr Blackham’s full English breakfasts, blames Thatcher for the closure of the dump truck …

May 22, 2017

Now it’s up to the special counsel

Washington (CNN)A bad day for the White House could turn out to be a good day for justice and democratic accountability and institutions. Robert Mueller’s appointment Wednesday as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and any collusion by Trump campaign aides elevates the investigation clear of partisanship and the threat of White House interference. It therefore may offer the best chance for a politically bulletproof accounting of the guilt or innocence of members of the …

May 18, 2017