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Alaska Gubernatorial Campaign

The Story: In this busy election season, the campaign for Governor of Alaska deserves some special attention. The hapless incumbent Governor, Bill Walker, who was...

Local elections: neither Corbyn nor May able to break poll deadlock

Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May both sought to put a brave face on local council results that suggested neither can break the electoral deadlock that delivered a hung parliament last June. Local council elections 2018 – results in full Read more Corbyn told Labour supporters the results showed his party was “ready for a general election whenever it comes”, and insisted, “there’s much more to come and it’s going to get even better”. The BBC’s projected national share of the vote, which uses the results in local elections to estimate the parties’ standing across the country, put Labour and the Conservatives neck-and-neck, on 35% apiece. Modest success for Lib Dems in remain areas The party celebrated as it took control of Richmond by gaining 22 seats and had some other good results. Catastrophic night for 'Black Death' Ukip Ukip's vote collapsed and by Friday morning it held just two seats, 44 down on four years ago. Our time isn't finished because Brexit is being betrayed." We will continue to work hard for local people and we will build on this success for the future.” 'Labour should be trouncing the Tories': readers on the local elections Read more May later travelled to Dudley, another Labour target held by the Tories, who were boosted by the collapse of Ukip. “Unless Labour gets to grips with that, the next election is far from secure, with Labour piling up the votes in cities, and the Tories having a near-monopoly on the countryside.” She added: “Whoever gets this town’s argument will win the next general election and the one after that.” In London, Labour performed more strongly in boroughs where it already had a healthy lead over the Conservatives when the seats were last contested, in 2014. But the biggest blow for the party came in Barnet, its main target in the capital, where it needed to gain just one seat to take control. “It is clear that antisemitism was a very real issue in this campaign, not everywhere, but in areas where particularly there is a large Jewish community,” he said.
Clayton Jump for Congress 2020 - Amazing Campaign Ad (An HONEST Politician!!!)

Clayton Jump for Congress 2020 – Amazing Campaign Ad (An HONEST Politician!!!)

Clayton Jump's first campaign ad is a wonder of politics, an honest, direct talk with the voters of Colobraska. Getting a "Jump" on the competition, this isn't for 2018, but 2020, giving Clayton a chance to lay our his vision…

Europe edges lower in shortened session after separatists win Catalonia election; IBEX, banks slip

European markets posted declines on Friday, as investors digested the latest in political and economic news coming from the region. The pan-European STOXX 600 came under pressure in early afternoon trade, off 0.25 percent, pulling back from the previous day's session. Sectors pointed in different directions. Major bourses fell into negative territory during the session, with the U.K.'s FTSE 100 closing down 0.15 percent provisionally. Shares pulled back slightly following news coming out of Spain. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said that the absolute majority win by the separatists was a victory of the "Catalan republic" over the Spanish state, Reuters reported. Following the independence vote earlier this year, the news is set to continue to shake up the nation's political crisis between Catalonia and Madrid. In individual stock news, pharmaceutical firm Roche and Ignyta announced Friday, that they had entered into a definitive merger agreement for Roche to fully acquire the U.S. biotech firm, for $1.7 billion, paying $27.00 per share for Ignyta. GVC slipped over 2 percent, while Ladbrokes was up around 1.5 percent. Shares of the energy firm rose 2.5 percent.
Eytan Wallace For Senate Campaign Advideo

Eytan Wallace For Senate Campaign Ad

The official introductory campaign ad for Eytan Wallace's 2018 quest to become California's next senator. Together, we can make a better California for all. *USC Political Science Applied Politics POSC-323 Course With Prof. Bob Shrum
Navy Admiral Calls out Trump.... The Truth │VoteVets.org TV Advideo

Navy Admiral Calls out Trump…. The Truth │VoteVets.org TV Ad

With the White House behind him, a Rear Admiral (Ret.) Michael Smith uses a new television ad to tell Donald Trump that he is “putting him on notice,” and calling for the truth to come out on Trump’s ties to…
THE ANTHEM | Marsha Blackburn for Senatevideo

THE ANTHEM | Marsha Blackburn for Senate

Marsha Blackburn tells us why she stands when the Star Spangled Banner plays. Take a moment to hear her perspective today! When we talk about teaching our children integrity and honor, and talk about American values and Tennessee values, one…

Thailand’s (Possible) Election: A Plethora of Parties Register, But Will Politics Actually Change?

Although Thailand’s ruling junta has put off elections for years, since seizing power in its May 2014 coup, it is now claiming that elections will be held in early 2019. Or, it could use the pretext of continuing instability in the kingdom—protests against junta rule or other incidents—to remain in power. He claims that his party will focus on progressive policies and will smooth the way for a return to democracy. He suggests the party will be a new, third force that could lift Thailand out of its longstanding political divides between Thaksin Shinawatra’s Peua Thai party and the military and its allies in Bangkok. Reuters notes that Thanathorn has “said he hoped to appeal to younger voters and disenfranchised citizens.” The buzz around the Future Forward Party, which has received substantial media coverage by Thai outlets in Bangkok, does suggest that some Thais are looking for a new political figure who might move beyond existing deadlocks. Perhaps they are looking for a kind of Thai Emmanuel Macron, who can somehow bring the country together after more than a decade of political conflict, and who is beholden neither to the military and royalist elites nor to the Puea Thai party and the Shinawatra family. Is Thanathorn that person, and could a Macron-like revolution happen in Thailand? In addition, Puea Thai leaders and Democrat Party leaders both likely would block any new movement from recruiting in many parts of the country, and there is limited evidence that a new movement would have traction in the south, the Democrats’ stronghold, or the north and northeast, the stronghold of Puea Thai. There is, as of yet, no evidence to suggest that Future Forward, or really any other new party, could build a grassroots movement throughout Thailand. In recent weeks, Thaksin and former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have held meetings in Singapore and Hong Kong with Puea Thai leaders, a sign that their party, and its powerful grassroots movement, appears to be gearing up for a campaign and would be uninterested in ceding voters to some new force.

Pence attends fundraiser in Wisconsin

Vice President Pence was slated to attend a fundraiser in Wisconsin on Thursday evening after visiting with Gov. Scott Walker (R) to discuss tax reform. Pence arrived at a hotel in downtown Milwaukee for the fundraiser, according to White House pool reports. The event benefits the Trump Victory fund, a joint committee benefiting President Trump's reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee, The Associated Press reported. It cost $2,700 per person to attend the event and couples had the option of dining with the vice president for $35,000, the AP reported, citing an invitation it obtained. The vice president joined Walker and several local leaders earlier on Thursday for a talk on tax reform, one day after President Trump and GOP lawmakers unveiled a major tax cuts plan.

Andrew Yang, the 2020 Campaign, and Yucca Mountain

The Story: Most of the Democratic Party's declared candidates for President have announced their opposition to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project, in Nye County,...