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
Detroit — More than 5,000 Democrats who braved a winter storm and icy roads were gathered Sunday at the Cobo Center to vote on an early endorsement for attorney general that could test the continued party influence of the United Auto Workers. Former U.S. Attorney Pat Miles, backed by the union that has long served as a Democratic power broker, is locked in a heated battle for the attorney general endorsement with Dana Nessel, an attorney best known for toppling the state’s same-sex marriage ban. Turnout could be a deciding factor in the race, which party members will vote on Sunday afternoon. A candidate must win at least 2,266 of the 4,530 convention votes, which are distributed proportionally by county based on 2016 votes for the party’s presidential nominee. “I kind of thought maybe the weather would diminish turnout, but it seems like it’s pretty heavy,” Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Brandon Dillon said. “There’s a lot of new … [Read more...] about Mich. Dems prep for endorsement vote for AG
POLITICS 04/04/2018 06:29 pm ET This could explain why some evangelicals are willing to overlook that Trump is not a choir boy. By Carol Kuruvilla 15k 46 Social scientists have a number of theories on why President Donald Trump captured the votes of 80 percent of white evangelical Protestants in the 2016 election, much more than his support from any other religious group. And the president still enjoys the approval of 78 percent of white evangelicals, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. Some researchers have theorized that the economic anxiety of the working class may explain the Trump support, while others cite white Americans’ fears about “cultural displacement.” In a recently published study, a team of sociologists claims there’s another common thread that could explain why some evangelicals are willing to overlook behavior they would typically condemn as immoral, including multiple … [Read more...] about Researchers Discover Common Thread Among Christians Who Voted For Trump