On the evening of March 13, 2018, the Democrats on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence emerged, grim-faced, from the committee's secure spaces in the basement of the U.S. Capitol for what was expected to be a uniquely somber press gaggle. Seven of them spoke about the damage they believed the Republican majority had done to the reputation of the committee, the Congress and the country in prematurely shutting down the Russia investigation. It had barreled on, at times spectacularly, for more than a year. Before a lone microphone stand and a group of reporters whose faces had become familiar, a visibly beleaguered Rep. Adam Schiff, California Democrat and the committee's ranking member, called the majority's decision a "terrible disservice to the country and the American people." The committee's unissued or unenforced subpoenas, and the overbroad privileges some witnesses managed to claim, added Rep. Jim Himes, D-Connecticut, had "forever compromised" Congress' power to … [Read more...] about House Intel: Post-midterms, how much can the committee change?
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News / UK and world by Press Association November 6, 2018, 8:45 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The boss of pub group Greene King is to call time on a near 14-year tenure at the helm after announcing plans to step down next spring. Long-standing chief executive Rooney Anand will step down at the end of the group’s financial year, on April 30 2019. Greene King said the process to appoint a successor is “well advanced”, with a further announcement expected early in the new year. Mr Anand said: “It has been a great privilege to lead Greene King for nearly 14 years and to serve as a director for 18 years. He added: “With a strong team and business culture firmly in place, the time is now right for me to hand over the baton.” Shares in Greene King slipped 2% after the announcement. Mr Anand joined Greene King in 2001 as a board director and managing director of the brewing division. … [Read more...] about Greene King’s long-standing boss to step down next spring
POLITICS 11/04/2018 06:00 am ET After a bruising 2016, the polling industry wants to restore the public's trust and reset expectations. By Ariel Edwards-Levy When Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election in 2016, public trust in election polling ― which systematically overstated her standing in key states ― took a hit as well. Heading into the next election, many voters and pundits are still feeling apprehensive. “I’m more skeptical of polls now because of who ... is in the White House,” Elthia Parker, a 79-year-old retiree, said at a Las Vegas rally late last month. “Ignore the polls,” political commentator Ana Navarro exhorted, a sentiment that racked up more than 10,000 retweets. “We’ve all seen them be wrong before.” Just 37 percent of registered voters said in a survey last year that they had even a good amount of faith in public opinion research. Republicans were most likely to be skeptical. … [Read more...] about Here’s How Polling Has Changed Since 2016
Chris Solari Detroit Free Press Published 8:35 AM EDT Oct 29, 2018 EAST LANSING – Mark Dantonio delivered the comment subtly, with a wink and a nod. His implications Saturday have been around for more than a decade: Michigan State does not plan to retreat from the college football spotlight. Nor from its stake in the state. “We enlarged our territory a little bit today,” Dantonio said after the Spartans’ 23-13 win over Purdue, who a week earlier had become a national darling by shocking then-No. 2 Ohio State. “That came out of nowhere, but we did, we did. People took notice today. People all across the country took notice that the Spartans got up and played against a good football team that just had a huge win last week.” Dantonio’s not convinced the Spartans are out of the hunt for the Big Ten title. Even with a loss to conference-leading Michigan that hung over the program all week. It is Dantonio’s way to refuse to give in to … [Read more...] about Michigan State didn’t let Michigan loss change expectation
SAN FRANCISCO — With its stock dropping and more lawsuits expected, Monsanto vowed Tuesday to press on with a nationwide legal defense of its best-selling weed killer Roundup after a San Francisco judge upheld a verdict alleging it causes cancer. Legal experts said the decision will have little value in courtrooms across the country where similar cases are pending, but it will likely lead to more lawsuits. Similar lawsuits doubled from 4,000 to 8,000 after a San Francisco jury awarded groundskeeper DeWayne Johnson $389 million in August. Monsanto's lawyers said they will fight Johnson and every other lawsuit in the country alleging that the active ingredient in the world's most popular herbicide — glyphosate — causes cancer. Johnson's lawsuit was the first lawsuit to go to trial, and several more appear ready to start early next year. Judge Suzanne Bolanos cut the jury's award for Johnson to $78 million on Monday but upheld its verdict against St. Louis-based … [Read more...] about Monsanto weed killer ruling is 1st step in long legal battle