At the end of a week of remembrances for the late Sen. John McCain, Ohio Gov. John Kasich hailed the Arizona maverick for a lifetime of service and called on voters in the upcoming midterm elections to embrace candidates who would unite the country rather than divide it. "You know, we spend so much time talking about how lost the Republicans are. But you think about the Democratic Party moving farther and farther to the left — our country is center-right or center-left. It's not on the extremes," Kasich said on "Face the Nation" on Sunday. He said the Republican Party is in a "tug of war" but ultimately "worth fighting for." Kasich, who attended the memorial service for McCain on Saturday, said the late GOP senator was trying to send a message with the highly orchestrated series of events after his death. "Come together. Have guts. Stand up," Kasich said. "Leaders walk a lonely road. And John did not like people that did this — put their finger in the air and … [Read more...] about Ohio Gov. John Kasich, invoking McCain, implores voters to “vote for the person” in midterms
Which party should i vote for
0 Have your say IF there was a general election tomorrow, who would I vote for? It’s a question that’s been popping into my mind with increasing frequency over the past few months, and I’m not alone in asking it.Over a drink with a bunch of friends, it turns out they’ve been wondering the same thing. The thing is, though, none of us have come up with any real answer, which is disquieting.We’re pretty representative of the electorate as a whole. None of us are members of a political party, and we’re unanimous in our agreement that no single one has a monopoly on either wisdom or good ideas.Over the years all of us have voted at various times Conservative, Labour or the Liberal Democrats, depending on their leadership and manifestos. There’s a 50-50 split between us over whether leaving the EU is a good or bad thing.We’re evenly spread between Conservative and Labour seats in Yorkshire, where we all think our MP … [Read more...] about Andrew Vine: Who to vote for when no party has the X factor?
Hartlepool MP Mike Hill has explained why he backed a move which will allow Parliament to have a final say on the deal to leave the European Union. Earlier this week the House of Commons again looked at the Brexit Bill and the amendments to it from the House of Lords. The votes concerned Amendment 19, which gives Parliament a full say on the final deal. The vote was about ensuring that Parliament gets to take back its full sovereign right to look at any final decision given we are leaving the EU.Labour MP Mr Hill has previously voted against the wishes of his own party leader Jeremy Corbyn and voted against attempts to keep the UK in the European Economic Area (EEA) after Brexit.Hartlepool voted heavily in favour to leave the EU in a referendum vote almost exactly two years ago. Explaining his decision to vote in favour of the motion, Mr Hill said: “A House of Lords Ammendment to the Governments flagship Brexit Bill was defeated in the House of Commons by just 16 votes as the … [Read more...] about Hartlepool MP votes for Parliament to have final say on Brexit deal
Election posters in Greenland's capital Nuuk on April 18. Photo: Christian Klindt Soelbeck / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP Greenland votes Tuesday in a local parliament election, with full independence a key issue for the self-ruled Danish territory threatened by global warming and struggling with youth suicides and sex abuse among its indigenous people. Rich in unexploited natural resources, Greenland gained autonomy from Denmark in 1979 and was granted self-rule in 2009, though Copenhagen retains control of foreign and defence affairs. The vast island between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, mostly covered in ice and home to just 55,000 people, also receives some 3.6 billion kroner (483 million euros, $591 million) in subsidies each year from its former colonial master. While Denmark's constitution recognises the island's right to decide on its own independence, if it became a sovereign nation it would lose the much-needed subsidies, which make up 60 … [Read more...] about Independence from Denmark key issue in Greenland vote
PIERSON, Florida — When a trio of squad cars pulls up to the fern field, the workers — bent over, piling up bundles of freshly cut feather-like fronds in the late-morning sun — grow tense.Sgt. Roy Galarza, 34, and his brothers, both sheriff's deputies, jump out. Roy jokes in Spanish about who will cut the most ferns that day, and greets an uncle who works there. Slowly, the workers, many of whom are undocumented immigrants from Mexico, walk over to the cruisers and begin to chat: One woman complains about a traffic stop; another talks about a friend's misunderstanding with police involving her children.The Galarza brothers — Roy, Daniel, 36, and Billy, 26 — aren't there to arrest anyone. They're visiting the fields as part of the Volusia County Sheriff Department's redoubled efforts to build trust in an immigrant community that fears the police and the deportations President Donald Trump has promised.Trump has repeatedly demonized so-called "sanctuary … [Read more...] about This county voted for Trump — but it’s a lot like the sanctuary cities he loathes