LABOUR MP Yvette Cooper and husband Ed Balls became the first married couple to serve together in the cabinet when they got hitched. Here's what we know about the female politician. When did Yvette Cooper marry Ed Balls? Senior Labour party politician Yvette, 49, married Ed Balls on January 10 1998 in Eastbourne. The wedding was attended by the cream of new Labour's political and media set, with reports of who was talking to whom being phoned to tony Blair's aides, who were in Tokyo at the time, the New Statesman reported. Yvette and Ed and have three children together - daughters Ellie and Maddy, and a son called Joel. They were the first married couple to serve together in the British cabinet. How long has she been an MP? Yvette has been an MP since 1997, serving for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford. She served in the cabinet between 2008 and 2010 a chief secretary to the Treasury before serving as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. when Labour lost the 2010 general … [Read more...] about When did Yvette Cooper marry Ed Balls, how long has she been an MP and what did she say about her husband’s time on Strictly?
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President Donald Trump may have said he won't be asking his potential Supreme Court nominees about how they'd vote on Roe v. Wade, but Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said "all those on the list are good" when it comes to pro-life candidates. "No president has been more outspoken about the life issue, talking about barbarity of partial-birth abortion or late-term abortion," Perkins told Fox News' "Fox & Friends." "Look, he put together a list could be thoroughly vetted of pro-life candidates that can respect to the constitutional right to life. All those on the list are good. Some are better than others. I'm hoping he picks one that is stellar on this issue." Perkins said he also believes that a justice who is a constitutionalist will "understand and will rule on the right to life." "I think there are some on this list that are stronger in their opinions and in their history than others," said Perkins. "Given the fact the left wants to make this all … [Read more...] about Tony Perkins: All Trump’s Picks for SCOTUS Good for Pro-Life Fight
Earlier this year, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, billionaire investor Warren Buffett, and JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon announced they were teaming to create their own health care company. Their aim: To provide quality care to their companies’ United States employees in at a more “reasonable” cost than the country’s current, inefficient health insurance system, which Buffet described as a “hungry tapeworm on the American economy.” The news roiled the health care industry. “We share the belief that putting our collective resources behind the country’s best talent can, in time, check the rise in health costs while concurrently enhancing patient satisfaction and outcomes,” the Berkshire Hathaway CEO said in a January announcement. Six months later, the mysterious new venture still has no name nor a clearly defined strategy. But it does have a leader and a home. Dr. Atul Gawande, the renowned Brigham and Women’s Hospital surgeon, … [Read more...] about What experts are saying about Atul Gawande and the Boston-based bid to revolutionize health care
President Donald Trump will visit Minnesota Wednesday amid impassioned controversy over his administration’s “zero-tolerance” border-protection policy, begun in April, that separates children of migrants from their parents. News reports and images of children, including toddlers, kept inside steel-fenced areas — “cages” to critics — have grabbed the attention of the world, as well as the nation and Minnesota itself. On Tuesday, we asked Republican members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation, as well as prominent Republican candidates for Congress. We did not ask candidates for state offices; Congress has the power to directly change the policy, or let it stand. (Trump also has this power. If you’re confused about this — the policy versus the law — here’s a good explainer from the Washington Post.) RELATED: Here’s what Minnesota’s congressional Republicans, and hopefuls, are saying about … [Read more...] about What Minnesota’s congressional Democrats are saying about Trump’s family-separation border policy
IT was hardly noticeable at first, but the glassy-eyed stare triggered a mother’s intuition. Charlotte Caldwell was in bed reading a newspaper when her four-month-old son Billy woke in his Moses basket and stared at the ceiling for a minute. When he did it a second time, she knew something was not right. And within a couple of hours, Billy was in an ambulance suffering his first grand mal epileptic seizure. Charlotte said: “It was horrific. They started cutting his clothes off and had to get oxygen in him. "It was the most frightening thing I’ve ever witnessed in my whole life.” That first fit lasted seven and a half hours. Such severe epilepsy can cause around 100 seizures a day, requires medication to stop the fits — and meant Billy was not expected to survive to his first birthday. But 12 years on, he is a happy boy who loves swimming and horse- riding, and thanks to the enormous determination of his mother, should be able to have a good quality of … [Read more...] about Cannabis oil fight mum tells heart-rending story of her battle to ensure her epileptic son enjoys a good quality of life