JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - Walking through his law office in Jackson, Mississippi, Mike Espy shows off a framed award from the National Rifle Association recognizing his pro-gun votes in Congress. A street sign is seen in Yazoo City, Mississippi, U.S. May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman Now running for U.S. Senate, Espy calls himself a free-trader, a budget-cutter, a job-creator, a Christian, a friend of the military and an admirer of retired Republican Senator Thad Cochran, whose seat he seeks. One big difference between him and Cochran: Espy is a Democrat. The centrist rhetoric reflects Espy’s challenge in trying to win this conservative stronghold and become the state’s first African-American senator since the late 1800s and its first Democratic senator since 1989. With little chance of converting hard-core Republicans, Espy needs to capture moderate and independent white voters in a state that voted heavily for Donald Trump in 2016 – while at the … [Read more...] about Democrats aim to mobilize African-American base, win back white…
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PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 June 2018 Overgrown verges opposite Claybury Broadway. Picture: MAXINE LECKERMAN Archant Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week. We can tackle overgrown verges Gill Davies, Woodford Green, full address supplied, writes: I took a walk from St Barnabas Road to Woodford Bridge last Thursday and was disappointed to see the poor state of some gardens and verges that I passed by. Unkempt, overgrown and full of weeds. If all residents and business owners removed the weeds from their gardens and adjacent areas and considered cutting the verge outside their property things wouldn’t look so unkempt. Would anyone else be prepared to get involved in community action to improve the borough?? Council should not be family business J A Jackson, Redbridge, full address supplied, writes: So the local election is all over and sadly not one Independent candidate was elected as a councillor. I wonder if many voters were fully aware of who … [Read more...] about Recorder letters: Overgrown verges, council, BAME voting, race horses church & community and bowel cancer
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByAdam Goldman, Nicholas Fandos and Katie Benner June 7, 2018 WASHINGTON — Federal law enforcement officials secretly seized years’ worth of a New York Times reporter’s phone and email records this year in an investigation of classified information leaks. It was the first known instance of the Justice Department going after a reporter’s data under President Trump. The seizure — disclosed in a letter to the reporter, Ali Watkins — suggested that prosecutors under the Trump administration will continue the aggressive tactics employed under President Barack Obama. Mr. Trump has complained bitterly about leaks and demanded that law enforcement officials seek criminal charges against government officials involved in illegal and sometimes embarrassing disclosures of national security … [Read more...] about Justice Dept. Seizes Times Reporter’s Email and Phone Records in Leak Investigation
DAMIAN Hinds is a Tory MP who was appointed Education Secretary on 8 January 2018. The MP for East Hampshire was promoted in Theresa May's Cabinet reshuffle — but what do we know about him? Who is Damian Hinds MP? Damian Hinds, born November 1969, went to St. Ambrose College, a Catholic grammar school in Cheshire. This was followed by studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford. He entered politics in 2005 when he unsuccessfully stood in the general election for the Stretford and Urmston constituency. Mr Hinds was eventually elected to parliament in the 2010 General Election for the East Hampshire constituency. He spent two years on the Education select committee and was made Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury in 2015. Mr Hinds was then appointed the Employment minister at the Department for Work and Pensions in July 2016. On 8 January 2018 Mr Hinds was made Education Secretary following the resignation of Justine Greening who had refused to be moved to another … [Read more...] about Who is Damian Hinds, what’s is the education secretary’s voting record, what school did he go to and does he have children?