Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Full Transcript: Night 1 of the Democratic Presidential Debates Advertisement Supported by June 26, 2019 Following is a transcript of the Democratic debate, reprinted with permission from CQ-Roll Call, Inc. HOLT: Good evening everyone, I am Lester Holt and welcome to the first democratic debate in the 2020 race for president. GUTHRIE: Hi, I’m Savannah Guthrie and tonight it’s our first chance to see these candidates go head to head on stage together. We will be joined in our questioning tonight by our colleagues, Jose Diaz-Balart, Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow. HOLT: Voters are trying to nail down where the candidates and on the issues, what sets them apart, and which of these presidential hopefuls has what it takes GUTHRIE: Well, now it’s time to find out. UNKNOWN: Tonight round … [Read more...] about Full Transcript: Night 1 of the Democratic Presidential Debates
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BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local):1:50 a.m. Italy’s hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, says the European parliamentary vote shows “that the rules are changing in Europe.” Salvini told supporters at party headquarters in Milan early Monday that the results of Europe’s four-day vote show that “a new Europe is born. I will say to those who have sunk the European dream, transforming it into a nightmare, that I am proud that the League participated in this new rebirth of a sunken Europe.” Voter projections showed the League won 33% of the vote in Italy, up from just 6% at the last European vote in 2014 and at least 10 percentage points ahead of the Democratic Party in second place. The League’s coalition partners, the 5-Star Movement, suffered a blow, finishing third with just 19% of the vote. Salvini held a cross as he spoke, and at one point kissed it and looked upward, saying: … [Read more...] about The Latest: Salvini: “The rules are changing in Europe”
By CALmatters PUBLISHED: February 7, 2019 at 7:02 am | UPDATED: February 7, 2019 at 7:04 am The modern American gun debate began on May 2, 1967, when 30 protesting members of the Black Panther Party marched into the California Capitol with loaded handguns, shotguns and rifles. As photos of gun-toting radicals from Oakland hit front pages across the country, many Americans were shocked to see who was embracing the Second Amendment. In California, as in most states at the time, there were few restrictions on carrying loaded weapons in public. That soon changed. The Panthers’ efforts to “police the police” already had led Republican Assemblyman Don Mulford to propose legislation to ban the “open carry” of loaded firearms within California cities and towns. After the Panthers showed up in the Capitol, his bill sailed through and was signed by then-Gov. Ronald Reagan. (Yes, that Reagan). It’s hard to say which now seems more unlikely: that two dozen … [Read more...] about How California got tough on guns
As often happens in their appearances together, Gov.-Elect Tim Walz deferred to his running mate, state Rep. Peggy Flanagan, to set the tone for a public meeting. Flanagan, who in January will become lieutenant governor and the first Native American to hold statewide office in Minnesota, told those who packed a room in north Minneapolis last week why they were there: “We want to make sure … that the folks directly affected by policy should have a seat at the table,” she said. “It’s time for you all to pull up your chairs because we have work to do, and we need to hear from you.” The 90-minute meeting was part of a statewide listening tour by Walz and Flanagan, and one of two sessions held in the Twin Cities. The new governor’s staff claims the tour covered 2,100 miles, and was reminiscent of the campaign-end bus tours that office seekers of both parties often think is necessary (even if they tend to exhaust the staff — and sometimes … [Read more...] about On listening tour, Walz gets an earful, and offers an admission: ‘I will fail you at times’
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jessie Scanlon October 17, 2018 ON A COOL MONDAY EVENING in late September, Kyle Bailey stands at a high-top table at the back of Nonesuch River Brewing in Scarborough, Maine. The brewery’s customers, bundled in flannels and fleece, are talking with friends over burgers or poutine, mostly unaware of Bailey. A tall man with a shaved head and a big voice with a hint of a Georgia accent, the veteran political campaigner presses on, calling out votes. “Six for the blonde, 11 for the IPA, 4 for the ESB, 6 for the red, and 11 for the stout,” Bailey says, as a colleague jots down the numbers on a whiteboard. This isn’t consumer research on Nonesuch River’s newest beer — it’s a demonstration of ranked-choice voting, the way Maine is starting to run many of its statewide elections.Since none of the five beers wins a majority of … [Read more...] about Could Maine’s new ranked-choice voting change American elections?