Could Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson be gearing up for a political run? It’s possible. As the internet continues to buzz about the possibility, the WWE and movie star told Fox News at the premiere of his film "Rampage" in April that he “wouldn’t rule out” a potential political run in the future. “I care about our country... and our American people and our citizens, and the values of our country,” Johnson said. “So, of course, I would consider it.” He recently told Rolling Stone that he has been having “under the radar” meetings with political strategists of multiple political persuasions. It’s not unusual for celebrities to run for office, especially in recent years; President Trump is a former reality television star, and “Sex and the City” actress Cynthia Nixon has launched a serious bid for New York governor. Read on for a look at Johnson’s political past and the issues he's … [Read more...] about Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s political activism, from March for Our Lives to party conventions
PUBLISHED: 09:36 31 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:36 31 March 2018 Richard Porritt Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher in 1985 Photo: PA PA Wire/PA Images There are 650 members of parliament – and only 208 are women. Gillian Shephard addresses the Conservative party conference in 1998 Photo: PA / NEIL MUNNS As a body that should be representative of the people it serves, parliament is still failing. Of course, it has come a long way since the first female MP was elected in the 1918 general election, the first time women could vote. That trailblazer was Constance Markievicz but as a member of Sinn Fein she never took her seat. It would be another year before Tory Nancy Astor won a by-election and became the first woman to sit on those famous benches. Progress has been slow. It would be another 60 years before Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first female prime minister. Norwich MPs Chloe Smith and Clive Lewis take part in debate on social mobility Today the … [Read more...] about The battle to get more women in politics
Hours before Hillary Clinton was set to accept her party’s presidential nomination, Chris Kennedy checked out of the packed Philadelphia hotel where Illinois’ Democratic convention delegation was camped out for the historic moment.In the elevator, he ran into a reporter. Conscious of the suitcase tucked conspicuously beside him and the odd timing of his departure, Kennedy explained that large gatherings of politicians were not his idea of a good time.The early exit capped off a troubled trip. Days earlier, Kennedy had given a breakfast speech to an every-four-years gathering of leading Democratic officials, a rite of passage for anyone seriously contemplating a statewide run.Kennedy’s presence was widely viewed as a sign that he was planning to jump into the 2018 governor’s race, and afterward reporters asked him if that was the case. But he declined to answer, and a crush of reporters and cameramen followed him toward a waiting elevator.“Please leave the … [Read more...] about Chris Kennedy, who’s not that into politics, is carrying his family’s legacy into governor’s race
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page September 23, 2015 Capit The week in politics and issues The Talk Tracking the stories that the Massachusetts political community is talking about on Twitter. This is based off of the 61Fresh algorithm and inspired by the Nieman Lab's Fuego tool. DATA: Twitter Daniel McLaughlin / Globe Staff Loading comments... … [Read more...] about The Talk — Boston Globe — political who is rising and falling on Twitter in the
Even if you've never specifically identified your political affiliation on Facebook, the social network can make a pretty good guess about where on the spectrum you land.In 2016, the social network introduced a tool that shows users advertising categories -- political and otherwise -- they might fall into based on pages they've liked and other information they have provided.Click here to check your affiliation on Facebook's desktop site. (You can also click the upside-down triangle in the upper-right corner of the screen and select "Settings." From there, select "Ads" from the column on the left side of the screen, and then expand the "Your information" category. Within, you'll find a "Your categories" option.) One of the categories on that page might say "US politics" with a suggested political affiliation in parenthesis. You can click the "X" that appears when you hover over specific categories if you'd prefer not to be targeted as a member of that demographic.While many users may … [Read more...] about Can Facebook guess your political affiliation? Probably.