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Nancy Pelosi Works to Quell Dissent Within Her Party

Today 00:35 GMT

California Rep. Nancy Pelosi worked to lock down support for her bid to retake the House speakership, although a letter Monday from more than a dozen Democrats seeking a younger, new voice as leader showed pockets of dissension haven’t been quashed.

Appeared in the November 20, 2018, print edition as 'Pelosi Has Yet to Sew Up Support.'. Sixteen Democrats issue letter opposing the lawmaker’s bid to retake the House speakership

Source: The Guradian

Florida Democrats wonder how they can win again after blue wave passes by

Today 00:35 GMT

Andrew Gillum, the charismatic and progressive young mayor of Tallahassee, had hoped to ride a blue wave into the Florida governor’s mansion and nix the Democratic party’s 24-year election drought for the state’s top political job.

“Everyone they’ve run for the last 20 years, white or black, young or old, moderate or progressive, you’ve essentially got the same result, and that’s second place.”

Source: DW

Domestic violence in Germany: Woman killed every 3 days

Today 00:35 GMT

German Women's Affairs Minister Franziska Giffey on Tuesday pledged to crack down on domestic violence after revealing domestic figures for 2017.

Cases of domestic violence have risen almost 10 percent over the past three years, however only a fraction of victims actually report abuse. The Federal Chairman of the Workers' Welfare Association Wolfgang Stadler said he was appalled by the figures and called for better support.

Source: Fox News

House Democrats hope to change 181-year-old rule barring hats to include exemption for religious headwear

Today 00:35 GMT

Among them is a proposed clarification of a 181-year-old rule against wearing hats on the House floor to allow for religious headwear, including headscarves.

“It dates back to when men wore hats and we know that men don't wear hats indoors, but women wear hats indoors,” Wilson said. MIDTERM WINNERS MAKE HISTORY ON ELECTION NIGHT, FROM YOUNGEST WOMAN ELECTED TO CONGRESS TO RICHEST GOVERNOR. Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson, known for her wide collection of hats, tried to get the rule evoked in 2010, calling it “sexist,” according to the Miami Herald.

Source: The Guradian

Rees-Mogg: topple May now or she will lead Tories into election

Today 00:36 GMT

Jacob Rees-Mogg denied that his attempt to remove Theresa May had ended in humiliation as he called on Conservative MPs to seize their chance to topple the prime minister now or face the prospect of her leading the party into the next election.

Rees-Mogg, who chairs the European Research Group of Eurosceptic MPs, appeared to switch his persuasion tactic on Tuesday, a day after his allies had suggested the threshold would be reached.

Source: DW

AfD donor scandal: Weidel under official investigation

Today 00:36 GMT

German prosecutors have opened a formal probe into AfD leader Alice Weidel over alleged election campaign donations from Switzerland.

Alice Weidel, the parliamentary group leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, is being formally investigated for violating party spending laws, the public prosecutor's office in the southern city of Konstanz announced Tuesday. The AfD branch in Lake Constance is accused of receiving large sums of money from a Swiss company in the leadup to Germany's 2017 general election.

Source: The Guradian

Theresa May heads to Brussels bolstered by failure of Brexiter revolt

Today 00:36 GMT

Theresa May will meet Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday to try to finalise the political declaration covering future UK-European Union relations after attempts by hard Brexiters to remove her ended in humiliation.

The prime minister’s spokesman said one of the alternative arrangements “could involve technological solutions” – a suggestion reminiscent of the “maximum facilitation” model that was pushed by hard Brexiters but ditched by No 10 earlier this year.

Source: The Guradian

'Epic disaster': New York officials scramble to explain election day chaos

Today 00:36 GMT

New York City elections officials are scrambling to explain widespread voting failures during this month’s midterm elections, which sparked chaos at polling sites.

Michael Ryan, board of elections executive director for New York City, apologized to voters for the “clearly unacceptable” election day debacle. States like Georgia saw claims of deliberate voter suppression, while voters from Arizona to Florida found closed poll sites, long lines, or malfunctioning machines.

Source: Fox News

Skid Row voter fraud: Prosecutors say homeless offered cash, cigarettes in exchange for hundreds of signatures

Today 00:36 GMT

An alleged voter fraud scheme in which Skid Row’s homeless were being offered money and cigarettes in exchange for “false and forged signatures” on ballot petitions and registration documents has been uncovered in Los Angeles, prosecutors announced Tuesday.

“The defendants are accused of engaging in the solicitation of hundreds of false and/or forged signatures on state ballot petitions and voter registration forms by allegedly offering homeless people $1 and/or cigarettes for their participation,” a statement from the attorney’s office reads. The charges, it added, include “circulating a petition with false names; use of false names on a petition; voter fraud, registering a fictitious person; and voter fraud, registering a nonexistent person.”

Source: Common Domain

Secret political spending on track to reach $1 billion milestone

Today 00:36 GMT

She noted some organizations want to publicize their spending, rather than hide it: “There are advantages to doing that, in terms of getting credit for what you’re spending on.”

You don’t need judges to overturn Citizens United to end secret political spending, and you don’t need Congress to make a move, he added. You just need action by the FEC, but that is “simply not going to happen, at least not as the FEC is currently constituted,” said Noti, who worked as an FEC attorney for a decade.

Source: DW

PiS banking links under spotlight in Poland

Today 00:35 GMT

A scandal involving the financial regulator and a Polish bank puts ruling Law and Justice's claims to be Poland's anti-corruption party under scrutiny.

His comments followed big falls in Poland's banking stocks last week after allegations of corruption in the corridors linking the worlds of business and politics in Poland. The rumors had been swirling for months, but it was still a shock when the boss of the Financial Supervision Authority (KNF), Marek Chrzanowski, quit last week after claims published in the Financial Times and local daily Gazeta Wyborcza that he had attempted to solicit a bribe from Polish billionaire and bank owner Leszek Czarnecki in March.

Source: Fox News

Ohio GOP leader criticized for sharing meme saying California fires are 'God's punishment' for liberal state

Today 00:35 GMT

An Ohio county Republican leader is facing backlash after apparently posting a meme on social media that said the deadly California wildfires are the result of “God’s punishment to liberal California.”

Columbiana County Republican Party Chairman Dave Johnson shared a meme on Facebook that had images of wildfires with the words “God’s punishment to liberal California” and “Hell on Earth brought to you by the liberals in California,” according to a screenshot shared by the Mahoning County Democrats.

Source: Fox News

Walmart asks for contribution back from Mississippi GOP Sen. Hyde-Smith after controversial comments

Today 00:36 GMT

The retail megastore chain is asking the Mississippi Republican to return its campaign donation in the wake of a controversial comment Hyde-Smith made during a campaign trail stop about a “public hanging.”

“Hyde-Smith’s decision to joke about ‘hanging,’ in a state known for its violent and terroristic history toward African Americans is sick," NAACP President Derrick Johnson said in a statement.

Source: Global News

David Johnston spent $76K in taxpayer funds in 6 months after leaving governor general role

Today 00:36 GMT

Former governor general David Johnston publicly released an expense report on Tuesday detailing $76,650 worth of costs he has incurred six months after leaving Rideau Hall.

WATCH: Trudeau thanks close ‘friend’ David Johnston for service as Governor General. “I will follow the practice of filing this report annually and answer any questions that are raised as completely as I can,” Johnston wrote. Johnston also said he was grateful for the administrative assistance provided to him through the Former Governors General Program and pledged to be careful in its use and “meticulous in its public accounting.”

Source: CBS News

Walmart asks Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith to return campaign donations amid "public hanging" outcry

Today 00:35 GMT

Walmart, the nation's largest retail chain, has asked the campaign of Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., to refund a total of $4,000 in campaign donations after actress Debra Messing flagged the contribution and complained to her more than 530,000 Twitter followers.

The contribution was reported several days after Hyde-Smith was caught on camera joking alongside one of her longtime supporters that if he ever invited her to attend a public hanging, she'd sit in the front row.

Source: Global News

Ice cream, fruit and 3D printer launched to International Space Station

Saturday 20:55 GMT
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Le’Veon Bell and the Diminishing Value of Running Backs in the NFL

Saturday 02:26 GMT
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Selfie saves Texas man from serving up to 99 years in prison

Friday 18:13 GMT
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A letter to… Gramps

Saturday 07:00 GMT
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‘Philosophically speaking, we can never fully trust our memory’

Sunday 12:40 GMT
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ABC Entertainment President to Step Down

Saturday 02:26 GMT
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The weight is over: kilogram redefined at 'emotional' conference

Friday 18:13 GMT
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Drug companies snub Trump by hiking prices

Today 00:35 GMT
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House Dems to probe Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and use of personal email accounts

Today 00:36 GMT
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Kaleo increased the price of its rescue medication to exploit U.S. opioid crisis, new report finds

Tuesday 14:31 GMT
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Ivanka Trump’s lawyer slams ‘misinformation being peddled’ after report that she used private email for government business

Today 00:35 GMT
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China's road from copycat to innovator

Tuesday 11:45 GMT
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Canada Post asks union for ‘cooling off’ period that would pause strike during holidays

Tuesday 17:15 GMT
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U.K. Home Sellers Respond to Brexit Fears, Drop Asking Prices

Tuesday 20:55 GMT

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