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 …

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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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10-Year-Old Invents Device To Prevent Hot Car Deaths

June 20, 2017

It kind of came in my head, Bishop told HuffPost of his device, the Oasis. Bishop Curry IV The Oasis would respond to rising temperatures by emitting cool air and use an antenna to signal parents and authorities. At the moment, Bishop only has a 3-D clay model of the device, but his father, Bishop Curry IV, began a GoFundMe campaign for the Oasis in January. Attorneys advised the family that the minimum amount theyd need for prototyping and manufacturing fees, as well as a patent for the …

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Advertisers Are Actually Teaming Up To Fight Sexism. For Real.

June 20, 2017

… last year, most notably by revamping marketing of Axe body spray. Axe ads, reviled by most feminists for their blatant sexism and objectification of women, launched a new campaign urging men to find their magic a 180-degree shift from commercials that had featured hyper-sexualized women drooling over men who smelled nice. Unilever produces millions of ads, but it is now analyzing them for the way they portray women. The company will change its ads that communicate old-fashioned stereotypes, …

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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 …

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Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

Most recently, leading Asian and European carmakers, most of whom have large U.S. workforces, released a video advertisement touting their contributions to the U.S. economy that makes the case for keeping international trade barriers low. Whats more, it explicitly emulates the famous Morning in America television spot from former Republican President Ronald Reagans 1984 re-election campaign. Employees disassemble a motor in the quality control department of the Toyota Motor Manufacturing …

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Pentagon Reportedly To Send Nearly 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

June 16, 2017

… what he described as a stalemate. The New York Times notes the president rarely discussed the issue during the campaign and said, despite any increase in deployment, which would cost billions of dollars, … there is no guarantee of a clear win. While Americas combat mission in Afghanistan may be over, our commitment to Afghanistan and its people endures, Obama said in 2015. I will not allow Afghanistan to be used as safe haven for terrorists to attack our nation again. …

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Why do we spend less on Father’s Day than Mother’s Day? – BBC News

June 15, 2017

… Meanwhile, US shaving giant Gillette is for the second year in a row running a promotional campaign. The “Go Ask Dad” initiative encourages sons to ask their fathers for advice rather than look things up on the internet. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Even the amount spent on Father’s Day cards is less than that spent on Mother’s Day cards Last year the average amount spent on a Father’s Day card in the UK was 1.85, says the Greeting Card …

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How A Carpetbagging Confederacy Fan Nearly Became Virginia’s Republican Nominee For Governor

June 15, 2017

… white nationalists at the monument. This is the question: Did the Donald Trump revolution stop in 2016? Stewart said on the campaign trail. Or did it continue in the commonwealth of Virginia? Because if it works here, it will work everywhere else. Stewart nonetheless benefitted from the support of influential pro-Trump media outlets and personalities like Breitbart and radio host Bill Mitchell. He touted his record of cracking down on illegal immigration at the county level and vowed to …

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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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There’s One Big Catch With Gap’s New Ad Celebrating Diversity

June 9, 2017

But do you notice anything in particular about the group of happy people chosen to embody American culture today,according to a campaign caption? Gap If you guessed the sheer lack of body or size diversity, youd be correct. If Gap wanted to show a true slice of America, perhaps it could have featured any one person that even slightly resembles the roughly 67 percent of women who identify as plus-size?If the brand is truly aiming to embody everyone, we ought to see just a bit more …

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Efforts Prompt Mexico To Commit To Saving Rare Porpoise

June 8, 2017

Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto, actor Leonardo DiCaprio and billionaire Carlos Slim met Wednesday to mark the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that will spark new efforts to save the animal, which researchers worry could becomeextinct by next year. Last month DiCaprio launched a Twitter campaign aimed at Mexican officials to encourage them to take action, an effort that led Pea Nieto to declare the country was focusing all its efforts to prevent the extinction of the species. …

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General election: Sadiq Khan warns of ‘unsustainable’ police cuts – BBC News

June 6, 2017

Election campaign: Rolling live updates Reality Check: What has happened to police numbers? Met defends dropping inquiry into attacker The Tories said armed police numbers were increasing and officers had extra powers to deal with terrorists. Met Commissioner Cressida Dick has said a debate is needed on future resources in the wake of the London Bridge and Westminster attacks although a former terrorism law watchdog said linking the cuts to terror attacks was a “completely misleading …

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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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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 …

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Vladimir Putin Suggests American Hackers Framed Russia

June 4, 2017

In an interview with NBC News Megyn Kelly, an excerpt of which the network released Friday, Putin sought to shift blame away from the Russian government. Both the FBI and the CIA have determined that Russia intervened in the election to help elect President Donald Trump. The FBI is now investigating whether Trumps campaign team colluded with Russian officials in those efforts. (Trump and his team have vehemently denied any involvement.) According to Kelly, Putin also suggested that the CIA …

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Trump Grants Ethics Waivers To 17 Top White House Staffers

June 1, 2017

President Donald Trumphas granted ethics waivers to at least 17 of his top White House aides, including chief strategist Steve Bannon, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and senior counselor Kellyanne Conway, in addition to four former lobbyists. The late Wednesday but granted on various dates, undermine Trumps campaign pledge to drain the swamp in Washington. They also reveal a president who is granting ethics waivers at an unusually rapid pace. The 17 senior White House appointees were all …

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People Are Not Happy About This Body-Shaming Snow White Movie

May 31, 2017

Chastains choice of adjective could certainly apply to the marketing campaign for an upcoming animated film that many spotted at the festival. The ad shows the tall, thin heroine wearing red high-heeled shoes next to a shorter, heavier version of herself barefoot and holding the shoes. The suggestion that a shorter, rounder Snow White is no longer beautiful attracted the ire of many parents with young kids. My kids will never see this, added another. Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarfs is a …

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

May 31, 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 …

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The Portland Heroes Who Stood Up To Hate

May 29, 2017

… most of his coworkers today, and several of them said its just like Rick to step in and help somebody out. In a 2014 profilethat ran during his campaign,the Oregonian/Oregon Live said that Best repeatedly stresses that he stands by his moral convictions, no matter what. Best also rejected campaign contributions, even from people who wanted to purchase a yard sign to support him in his unsuccessful bid. Best worked as a technician for Portlands city Bureau of Development Services a job …

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Baltimore Mayor Says City Will ‘Look To’ Removing Confederate Monuments

May 29, 2017

In an interview with the Baltimore Sun, mayor Catherine Pugh said,The city does want to remove these. We will take a closer look at how we go about following in the footsteps of New Orleans. Before leaving office, the Baltimore Sun reported Rawlings-Blake placed signs in front of four Confederate monuments that called the statues part of a propaganda campaign of national pro-Confederate organizations. These statues are not just stone and metal, Landrieu said before a crowd. They are not …

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Josephine Bowes: The forgotten ‘pioneer’ of the art world – BBC News

Image copyright The Bowes Museum Image caption The Bowes Museum is celebrating its 125th anniversary Her journey from Parisian clockmaker’s daughter to wealthy wife of a British aristocrat began in 1847, when she was introduced to John Bowes, the illegitimate son of the 10th Earl of Strathmore and a distant ancestor to the Queen Mother. Image copyright The Bowes Museum Image caption John financed the Bowes Museum while Josephine filled it with works of art Josephine’s …

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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Ben & Jerry’s Bans Same-Flavored Scoops Until Australia Passes Marriage Equality

Ben & Jerrys currently operates 26 stores across the nation, and is placing the ban on same-flavored scoops as a statement of opposition to the countrys stance on same-sex marriage, where it is currently illegal for two men or two women to wed. The ban is part of the companys push for global LGBTQ rights. We are proud to be standing alongside The Equality campaign to continue the fight for marriage equality in Australia, Imogen Rugg, Ben & Jerrys Australia spokesperson, said in a …

May 27, 2017
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Roger Stone On Trump’s Saudi Award: ‘Makes Me Want To Puke’

… No evidence has ever been presented that the Saudi government was behind the attacks. Trump himself has blamed the Saudis for the attack. Later that same day at a campaign stop in South Carolina, he referred tosecret papers that could prove it was the Saudis who were responsible for 9/11. It wasnt the Iraqis that knocked down the World Trade Center because they have papers in there that are very secret, you may find its the Saudis, OK? Stone is an outspoken loose cannon among Trumps …

May 22, 2017
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Donald Trump Says Special Counsel Appointment ‘Hurts Our Country Terribly’

… anchors at the White House. Later,during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, he again attacked the investigation. There is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaignbut I can only speak for myself, he said. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), emerging on Capitol Hill from a closed-door briefing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller on Wednesday, cast the investigation ofFlynn and possible Trump campaign ties to Russiaas far more …

May 19, 2017
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