Paul Egan and Eric Lacy Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Nov 7, 2018 LANSING — Asked on Monday whether he would make another bid for governor in four years if he lost Tuesday's election, Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette wouldn't entertain the question. "I'm not falling short," he told the Free Press. "I'm going to win this." But the numbers weren't there for Schuette Tuesday. Democrat Gretchen Whitmer defeated him by about 9 percentage points. The affable Schuette wasn't making any pronouncements about his political future as he lingered at the Republican watch party at the Lansing Center, chatting with friends and supporters, long after his concession speech. He said he was heading home to Midland and was going to focus on ensuring a smooth transition for the incoming attorney general, as he prepares to leave the office Dec. 31 after eight years. “Listen, I’m going to spend time with my wife," he said. "I have some lawn … [Read more...] about Michigan Election 2018: Is Bill Schuette done with politics?
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By Alyssa Pereira, SFGATE Published 2:56 pm PST, Monday, November 5, 2018 LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: The LinkedIn app logo is displayed on an iPhone on August 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: The LinkedIn app logo is displayed on an iPhone on August 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) Photo: Carl Court, Getty Images Scroll through to see the most promising jobs of 2018, according to LinkedIn. Scroll through to see the most promising jobs of 2018, according to LinkedIn. Photo: Laredo Morning Times Financial analystMedian base salary: $65,000Job openings (YoY growth): 4,000+ (25%)Career advancement score (out of 10): 10Top skills: Microsoft Excel, financial analysis, Microsoft Office, management, accountingJob description: Financial analysts analyze … [Read more...] about Inflammatory political memes and false news find a new social media home: LinkedIn
Lindsay Millar might have been exceptionally busy over the past five months fulfilling her duties as mayor of Mid and East Antrim, but she still managed to find time to complete a masters degree, which she hopes will be a gateway to a new career. The Carrickfergus councillor is seen by many as one of the rising stars within the Ulster Unionist Party, but she insists she has no desire to pursue a full-time career in politics.The 27-year-old, who currently works for UUP MEP Jim Nicholson, is hoping her recent academic success will help her secure a job in the public relations industry.Having worked for Mr Nicholson for the past five years, she decided to retrain for a different career after the UK voted to leave the EU – meaning she will be out of work after Brexit in 2019. Her experience of organising events and campaigns for the UUP led her towards the field of public relations – something for which she needed new qualifications.Lindsay already had a politics degree from … [Read more...] about Busy Lindsay finishes masters degree while fulfilling mayoral role
close Video Atlanta suburbs become political battleground In the suburbs north of Atlanta, two women are vying for Georgia's 6th Congressional District -- both galvanized by personal tragedy. SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – Emerging from an early polling location in Cobb County, Democrat Lucy McBath is greeted by hugs and cheers from a group of Atlanta suburban women. McBath pauses quietly, takes a few deep breaths and addresses the media. “I never imagined I would be voting for myself a third time,” McBath said with her eyes welling up ever so slightly. “I think my son would be really, really proud of me.” McBath, a Democrat who is fighting an uphill midterm battle in a mostly conservative district, is one of two women vying for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District on Nov. 6 – both candidates galvanized by personal tragedy. Her Republican opponent, Karen Handel, grew up in a home affected by addiction and abuse. In her first swing at … [Read more...] about In Georgia House race, female opponents turn personal tragedy into political drive
Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi became a figure of global importance when he disappeared on October 2 after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, leading to allegations that agents from Saudi Arabia lured him to the consulate so they could murder him. Khashoggi has a long career as both a writer and political activist, but accounts of his disappearance usually refer to him as simply a “journalist.” Following are some details of his background:Khashoggi was a Saudi national and lawful permanent resident of the U.S.: He was born in Medina, Saudi Arabia, 59 years ago and was educated in Saudi Arabia before traveling to the United States and earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indiana State University. According to an article his Turkish fiancée Hatice Cengiz wrote for the Washington Post a week after his disappearance, he recently spent a year in “self-imposed exile in the United States” and planned to divide his … [Read more...] about Seven Facts About Jamal Khashoggi’s Life, Writing, and Politics