With America No Longer A ‘Friend,’ Angela Merkel Looks To China As New Partner

July 6, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Berlin this week for whats been described as a highly-symbolic state visit. Welcoming Xi on Wednesday, Merkel said the meeting happening just days before the start of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg was a good opportunity for the two countries to expand and broaden our extensive strategic relations. She did not elaborate on these comments, but her words have been interpreted as…

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Anderson Cooper Uses Trumps Own Words To Show How Weak The President Is

June 30, 2017

The president of the United States is the most powerful person in the world. The president is the spokesman for democracy and liberty. Isnt it time we brought back the pomp and circumstance and the sense of awe for that office that we all held? Cooper quoted. The book he was quoting: Trumps 2015 campaign tome,Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again. Its not normal, Cooper said. This is…

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

June 21, 2017

The outcome is especially painful for Democrats who viewed Ossoffs candidacy as a prime opportunity to land a blow against President . Handel, a 55-year-old former Georgia secretary of state, replaces Republican Tom Price, who left Congress to become Trumps secretary of health and human services. Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker and former congressional aide, was ultimately unable to peel away enough anti-Trump Republicans or mobilize enough new Democratic-leaning voters…

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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…

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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…

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

June 20, 2017

Yes, sex sells. But sexism, increasingly, seems less and less marketable. The latest sign: On Thursday, some of the worlds largest companies and advertising agencies will announce a new initiative to banish gender stereotypes from advertising. The Unstereotype Alliance, which will be launched at Cannes Lions, an industry conference in France, is a partnership between U.N. Women and several major global companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Mattel…

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

June 18, 2017

NEW YORK On a cloudy May morning, Rose Marcario, the chief executive of outdoor retailer Patagonia, stared out a second-story window of a Manhattan restaurant, watching construction workers jackhammer the street below. The workers made her think of her grandfather, an Italian immigrant who, after making it through Ellis Island in the 1920s, got his first job digging the streets of this city. He earned 10 cents a day and…

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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

The news comes a day after President Donald Trump reportedly gave Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in the country in an effort to combat the spread of insurgent groups like the Islamic State and the Taliban. There are currently about 8,400 U.S. troops officially stationed in Afghanistan and an additional 2,000 not included in official tallies. The Pentagon refuted the AP report in a statement…

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

June 15, 2017

So why do we spend more on our mums? Image copyright Truefitt & Hill Image caption Sales of male grooming products rise ahead of Father’s Day “Retailers have long made a big push on Mother’s Day because demand for gift-giving was strong, and Father’s Day more of an afterthought,” he says. With traditional gender roles continue to break down, and fathers are doing more housework and hands-on parenting “it is…

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

June 15, 2017

Defying polls that showed Gillespie ahead by as much as 20 percentage points, Stewart held Gillespie to a margin of victory of a mere 1.2 percentage points. The share of the Republican primary electorate from the predominantly moderate and affluent suburbs of Northern Virginia declined from 34 percent in the 2016 presidential primary to 30 percent in Tuesdays statewide contest, according to an analysis of official data by Geoffrey Skelley,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

June 4, 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May often heads to the hills with her husband Philip Prime Minister Theresa May likes to stretch her legs up and down hills and mountains, saying she decided to call the current election while walking in the Welsh mountains. Mrs May has also said she and her husband Philip enjoy “quite strenuous walking up mountains in Switzerland”. It may be worth remembering that the…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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The Portland Heroes Who Stood Up To Hate

May 29, 2017

What they shared, according to friends and family, was a willingness to put others first and stand up to wrongdoing. He was saying things about how Muslims should die and how theyve been killing Christians for years, Dyjuana Hudson, one of the girls mothers, said. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler on Saturday called all three men heroes. Man, hes just the best person. Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche was a friend who would…

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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…

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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…

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 has…

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…

May 27, 2017
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