NPR subscribe to NPR Politics Podcast podcast NPR One Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Pocket Casts Spotify RSS link Politics Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image A 2-year-old waits between her father's legs as he and other voters cast their ballots at a polling station set up at Grady High School in Atlanta on Election Day. The state is one of a handful that still use voting machines that don't provide a paper record. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jessica McGowan/Getty Images A 2-year-old waits between her father's legs as he and other voters cast their ballots at a polling station set up at Grady High School in Atlanta on Election Day. The state is one of a handful that still use voting machines that don't provide a paper record. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images Leading up to Nov. 6, 2018, anyone with a stake in American democracy was holding their breath. After a Russian effort leading up … [Read more...] about The 2018 Midterms Weren’t Hacked. What Does That Mean For 2020?
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FREE movement rules have allowed millions of people from EU countries to come and live in the UK - and millions of Britons to move to the Continent. But the government has confirmed unlimited migration will come to an end when we leave the EU on March 29, 2019. Here's what you need to know. What is freedom of movement? Free movement of people is one of the founding principles of the EU and is seen as a cornerstone of the concept of "European citizenship", which was created under the Maastricht Treaty of 1992. It gives the right to everyone in all EU members states - plus Norway, Iceland, Leichtenstein and Switzerland - to live and work in any other country in the group. It originally applied only to people who moved to another country to seek work. But the right has been extended so all citizens can enter any other EU country and stay for up to three months without a visa. After five years they can apply for permanent residency. They can also bring family members, who can access the … [Read more...] about What is free movement, what does it mean for EU migration and when will it end?
Kyle Swenson and Allyson Chiu, The Washington Post Published 6:11 am PDT, Thursday, September 6, 2018 In this file photo, Vice President Mike Pence is seen during an event on the creation of a U. S. Space Force, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at the Pentagon. Some speculated that Pence wrote an anonymous op-ed in the New York times based on the use of the term "lodestar." less In this file photo, Vice President Mike Pence is seen during an event on the creation of a U. S. Space Force, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at the Pentagon. Some speculated that Pence wrote an anonymous op-ed in the ... more Photo: Evan Vucci, AP Click through the slideshow to see 20 of Trump's most popular—and infamous—tweets during his first year in office. Click through the slideshow to see 20 of Trump's most popular—and infamous—tweets during his first year in office. … [Read more...] about What does ‘lodestar’ mean and how did it become the new resistance hashtag?
MILLIONS of EU citizens are expected to apply for "settled status" to remain in Brexit Britain. Here's what it means, how you can apply and how many EU citizens are eligible. What is 'settled status' in the UK? A "settled status" will grant EU nationals and their families who have spent five years in the UK the same rights as British citizens after Brexit. This includes equal rights on healthcare, education, benefits and pensions. Britain's Brexit deadline is March 30, 2019. Under plans confirmed in June 2018, any EU citizens living here by 2021 can stay here forever. Home Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed that any EU national here by the end of 2020 will be given five years to apply for indefinite leave to remain. The scheme will be compulsory for all EU citizens living in the UK, and includes citizens of Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. How can you apply for 'settled status' in the UK? EU nationals will have to apply through the Home Office for a residency document … [Read more...] about What is settled status in the UK, how to apply for it and how many EU citizens are eligible?
PUBLISHED: 17:27 10 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:27 10 April 2018 Andrew Hirst Suffolk Coastal leader Ray Herring, left, with secretary of state for communities and local government Sajid Javid and Waveney leader Mark Bee at a meeting to discuss the East Suffolk councils' merger. Picture: SUFFOLK COASTAL DISTRICT COUNCIL Archant Leaders behind East Suffolk Council merger plans have insisted the project will go ahead - despite concerns it could be superseded by unitary status. At least 15 Suffolk Coastal councillors are claimed to have backed unitary, which would see a single council running services, after the commissioning of a new report to investigate the options. One of the councillors, Christopher Hudson, claims several have written to the Government, advocating unitary and urging it to pause the merger of Suffolk Coastal and Waveney district councils. Mr Hudson, who represents Framlingham at the district council and is county councillor for Belstead Brook, claims the merger … [Read more...] about What does unitary mean for Suffolk Coastal and Waveney’s ‘super’ district council merger?