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

June 21, 2017

… overcome the districts deep-seated Republican leanings. It was really all about the Republican candidate Karen Handel getting her Republican base to show up in force, said Kerwin Swint, chair of the political science department at Kennesaw State University, just outside Atlanta. Thats what made the difference. Jon Ossoff was successful in eating into that base but obviously not quite enough to put him over the top. Joe Raedle/Getty Images country club Republicans Barack Obama $51.9 …


Bodies Of Missing USS Fitzgerald Sailors Found In Flooded Compartments

June 19, 2017

… the time of the 2:30 a.m. crash Saturday morning. The Fitzgerald suffered extensive damage on its starboard side. Cmdr. Bryce Benson, the destroyers commanding officer,was injured in the collision and airlifted There were no injuries reported on the container ship. This has been a difficult day, 7th Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin said in a statement after the destroyer returned to base. I am humbled by the bravery and tenacity of the Fitzgerald crew. Now that the ship is in …


Cuban Government Says Trump Will Not Weaken The Revolution

June 17, 2017

… release political prisoners and hold free and fair elections. We have serious worries about the respect and guarantee of human rights in that country, Havana said, citing reports of police abuse, gun crime, racial discrimination, lack of public healthcare, gender-based wage inequality and torture at the Guatnanamo Naval base. But it should not be expected that to that end, Cuba will make compromises to its very sovereignty, it said. The Cuban people will continue deciding itself on the …


Gulf States In Diplomatic Crisis As Multiple Countries Cut Ties With Qatar

June 6, 2017

… withdrew their ambassadors from Doha, again alleging Qatari support for militant groups. At that time, travel links were maintained and Qataris were not expelled. The diplomatic broadside threatens the international prestige of Qatar, which hosts a large U.S. military base and is set to host the 2022 World Cup. It has for years presented itself as a mediator and power broker for the regions many disputes. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters in Sydney on Monday that the spat …


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

The name doesn’t seem to mean much to them. It would have been a different story 36 years ago, when the Thatcher government closed Consett’s steel works, with the loss of 3,700 jobs. The devastation inflicted on this remote town high on the edge of the Pennines, where unemployment soared to 36%, made the national news and became a symbol of the harsh medicine the Thatcher government thought it had to administer to Britain’s heavy industries. It sowed the seeds for the …

May 21, 2017