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Northern Powerhouse seeks more control of HS2 rail scheme

Business and city leaders warn of economic damage of cancellation and call for 2012 Olympics-style authorityA review of HS2 by northern business and city leaders has called for control of construction of the high-speed railway to be devolved to the north and Midlands – and warned that its possible cancellation would leave no viable alternatives for transforming their economies.The Northern Powerhouse Independent Review (NPIR), established to inform or pre-empt the government’s own review of HS2,...
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Former White House aide: Bolton called Giuliani a ‘hand grenade’

By MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON — National security adviser John Bolton was so alarmed by Rudy Giuliani’s back-channel activities in Ukraine that he described President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer as a “hand grenade who is going to blow everybody up,” according to a former White House aide. The testimony from Fiona Hill in the impeachment inquiry is among what could eventually become dozens of closed-door depositions as House Democrats work methodically to pin down the details in Trump’s pr...
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TikTok appears to have walked back its ‘shadow ban’ on Trump posts

TikTok users are reporting an unusually high number of posts showing up in their feeds related to Donald Trump. While the network has long been considered a haven for Trump supporters, until now they appeared to languish in an echo chamber. Now, as Trump‘s been eagerly announcing the mysterious progress he’s making in negotiations with China, posts about the president are apparently showing up everywhere on the Chinese-owned social network. #TikTok is being flooded with pro Trump videos. — Emily...
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'The votes are now there' for Brexit deal, says Jacob Rees-Mogg

Commons leader claims MPs will back deal even though PM is yet to get agreement with EUToday’s Brexit latest – politics liveJacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of the House of Commons, has claimed “the votes are now there” for Boris Johnson to pass a Brexit deal through parliament.Rees-Mogg, a close ally of Johnson, who is responsible for legislation in the Commons, made the bold claim on the radio station LBC, despite the fact the prime minister is yet to secure a deal with Brussels. Continue reading.....
Tags: Brexit, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson, UK news, Politics, Foreign policy, European Union, Amber Rudd, Europe, World news, House of Commons, Conservatives


China Banning People for Liking South Park

A European DJ claims that he has been banned from communist China simply for “liking” a South Park tweet. Russo-German musical artist Zedd (Anton Zaslavski) appears to have been banned over his South Park “like” as a result of the American anime’s decision to mock China and the Western companies that bend to its will. […]
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Mainland China-Hong Kong Conflict Felt At UC Davis

DAVIS (CBS13) – After months of violent protests, huge crowds of people rallied in Hong Kong Monday urging U.S lawmakers to pass a bill that supports the territory’s democratic aspirations. Meanwhile, the Hong Kong conflict is hitting the UC Davis campus as students who support Hong Kong are being met with pushback. The dark images of protest and violence are sparking a so-called movement on the university campus. READ: UC Davis Student One Of Five Armed Robbery Victims In Last Few Weeks “When I...
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How to watch tonight’s fourth Democratic primary debate live online

The fourth Democratic debate on Tuesday, October 15 will be the biggest one yet, with 12 candidates set to take the debate stage, including Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren.
Tags: News, 2020 Election, Bernie Sanders, Democratic Debate, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Politics


Adweek 2020: A Comprehensive Look at Political Branding

As November 2020 approaches, and the race for the White House heats up, Adweek will be covering politics every step of the way. We'll cover it from the Adweek perspective, meaning we'll watch the presidential candidates' messaging and pinpoint how that changes over time, in their advertising and campaign materials--from their slogan to their logo....
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ESL CEO Warns His Staff Not to Discuss Hong Kong Protests

In light of the recent Hearthstone banning fiasco by Blizzard Entertainment, the CEO of the world’s largest esports league, the ESL, has warned his employees not to discuss the ongoing Hong Kong protests. The message was officially shared via the ESL’s Slack server to more than 700 employees by co-founder and co-CEO Ralf Reichert on […]
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America’s Founders Disagreed About Impeachment. Here’s How the Idea Made It Into the Constitution

“This Magistrate is not the king! The people are the king!”
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How Personalization and Targeted Ads Enable Election Meddling

Three years after the 2016 presidential election, America is still coming to grips with the chaotic circumstances that surrounded it. And whatever may happen in 2020, it cannot rival the historical significance of an event that was christened as "the first real internet election" by Politico. Representing the confluence of technology and culture at a...
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Brexit: Rees-Mogg says he can't confirm Saturday sitting as EU talks continue - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenBoris Johnson ‘close to Brexit deal’ after border concessionsRees-Mogg: ‘votes are now there’ for Brexit deal 4.24pm BST More from Leo Varadkar.BREAKING: Taoiseach says gap is "still quite wide," particularly on the issue of customs. 4.23pm BST Leo Varadkar, the Irish taoiseach (prime minister), has been speaking to journalists. He was meant to be talking about a new road in County Mayo, but obviously Brexit came up. Thes...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, European Union, Europe, Boris Johnson, Scottish National party (SNP, Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politics, Michel Barnier, Angela Merkel, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Northern Irish politics, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Amber Rudd


Boris Johnson 'on brink of Brexit deal' after border concessions

Negotiators understood to have agreed in principle to customs border down Irish SeaFollow the latest developments - liveBoris Johnson appears to be on the brink of reaching a Brexit deal after making major concessions to EU demands over the Irish border.A draft treaty could now be published on Wednesday morning, according to senior British and EU sources. Continue reading...
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Candidates Can Improve Their Visual Game and Stand Out in the 2020 Campaign

While soundbites provide the ubiquitous "gotcha" moment in politics, visual content remains the bread and butter for campaigns that are trying to position their candidates as approachable and authentic. From website hero images to Instagram selfies, visuals transcend the fickleness of the news cycle and provide a curated way for candidates to control the narrative...
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Criminal Justice Reform Shouldn’t Just Focus on People Behind Bars. Here’s How We Can Improve the Lives of Millions More

When we talk about criminal justice reform, we naturally think about the people behind bars. But there’s another population that gets far less attention — one that’s facing a world of challenges which, if not addressed, will keep our nation’s prison populations stubbornly high. About 4.5 million people in the United States are on probation…
Tags: Uncategorized, Criminal Justice, Parole, Politics, Probation


Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode One Hundred Twenty-Five

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode One Hundred Twenty Five There are weeks when Rob and Jon want to deliver a positive message and vibe, but the outside world – particularly when it comes to politics – tends to get in the way.  On this edition of Radio City…, the boys take to task New York City “mayor in absentia”, Bill deBlasio and his Board of Education chief, Richard Carranza, as those two “public servants” take identity politics to a new low:  eliminating gifted programs in N...
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Brexit: Rees-Mogg tells MPs he cannot confirm if Saturday sitting going ahead as EU talks still unresolved - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenFull report: Barnier sets Johnson midnight deadline for concessions 2.21pm BST From the BBC’s Laura KuenssbergNumber 10 has been briefing different groups of MPs today on state of play - not on anything like final shape of a deal, they, like everyone else waiting to see what comes out of Brussels later 2.13pm BST Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of the Commons, has delivered a short business statement. We thought he might anno...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, European Union, Europe, Boris Johnson, Scottish National party (SNP, Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politics, Michel Barnier, Angela Merkel, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Northern Irish politics, Jacob Rees-Mogg


These three suicide-prevention bills are now law in California

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed all three bills passed by the California legislature this year aimed at reducing bullying and teen suicide. “As responsible adults, we must be sensitive to the difficulties young people face and provide assistance as they navigate adolescence,” Assemblyman James Ramos, D-Highland, is quoted as saying in a news release issued Thursday, Oct. 10, after Newsom signed Ramos’ Assembly Bill 1767. “Offering age appropriate suicide prevention education is one of the ways we c...
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Where to watch, stream and listen to tonight’s Democratic presidential debate

The Democratic presidential debate being held tonight — Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 — in a suburb near Ohio’s capital will bring back a candidate who has been absent from the stage for a while and introduce one who has never before been seen on the party’s debate lineup. Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard failed to qualify for the September debate but will be back on stage tonight after meeting the Democratic National Committee’s qualifications: Earning at least 2% support in four DNC-approved polls Receivin...
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Irish border checks risk creating a 'depressing, jobless' region

Survey reveals devastating emotional impact as people in area fear return of hard borderLatest politics news – live updatesThe re-emergence of Irish border checks risks turning the region into a “depressing” and “jobless” area with a “devastating” emotional impact on people, a survey has found.The research into emotional attitudes exposes the high level of anxiety experienced by the 1 million people living north and south of the border. Continue reading...
Tags: Northern Ireland, Ireland, Brexit, European Union, Northern Irish politics, Politics, UK news, World news, Europe


Brexit: 'Big step forward' needed today for deal to be agreed at EU summit, says Dublin - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenFull report: Barnier sets Johnson midnight deadline for concessions 12.20pm BST These are from Newsnight’s diplomatic editor, Mark Urban.The chances of a Brexit deal are not helped by classic Commission vs Member State stresses on the EU27 side. After 3 years of insisting only Barnier could negotiate on behalf of all, @LeoVaradkar & @BorisJohnson pull a rabbit out of a hat 1/3The emphasis Barnier’s team place on the legal / t...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, European Union, Europe, Boris Johnson, Scottish National party (SNP, Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politics, Michel Barnier, Angela Merkel, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Northern Irish politics


Brexit: Barnier calls for UK and EU to agree text by tonight to make deal possible at summit - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 11.12am BST Luxembourg’s foreign minister Jean Asselborn told journalists that Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, said this morning that he was seeking a Brexit deal with Britain by the end of the day. Speaking after Barnier briefed EU ministers, Asselborn said:There is some optimism, he is trying for a deal tonight ... Otherwise, we will most probably need another summit later this month. 11.10am BST Reut...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Nicola Sturgeon, Luxembourg, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Jean Asselborn, BST Reuters, Asselborn


Barnier sets Johnson a midnight deadline for Brexit concessions

Chief negotiator tells EU ministers UK must agree to Irish Sea customs borderLatest politics news – live updatesMichel Barnier has set Boris Johnson a midnight deadline to concede to EU demands and agree to a customs border in the Irish Sea or be left with nothing to take to the Commons.According to sources, the EU’s chief negotiator told ministers that, as it stood, there was no prospect of a deal being signed off by leaders at a summit on Thursday, before a special sitting of the UK parliament...
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Brexit: Barnier says deal will be difficult but still possible this week - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 10.16am BST And this is what George Ciamba, the Romanian Europe minister, said about Brexit as he arrived at the general affairs council meeting.Of course we cannot jeopardise the single market. It is very important that any kind of solution should be realistic, practical and at the same time we could not jeopardise the principles of the single market. 10.12am BST Amélie de Montchalin, France’s Europe minister, told repo...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, European Union, UK News, Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Scottish National party (SNP, Michel Barnier, Barnier, EU General Affairs Council, George Ciamba, Amélie de Montchalin, Montchalin France


Brexit: Barnier says deal will be 'difficult' but is 'still possible this week' - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 9.01am BST Michael Roth, Germany’s Europe minister, told reporters that he was “not quite sure” whether a Brexit deal was close as he arrived for the EU general affairs council meeting in Luxembourg. But he also said a no-deal Brexit would be a “disaster”. 8.57am BST These are from RTE’s Tony Connelly.Breaking: the UK will table fresh proposals to break the Brexit deadlock this morning, @rtenews understands2/ Two well-pl...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Germany, Eu, European Union, UK News, Ireland, United Kingdom, Nicola Sturgeon, European Commission, Luxembourg, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Downing Street


The Libra Association

I am sitting in the airport lounge in Geneva waiting to board an airplane. I am here because yesterday was the inaugural Libra Association member council meeting. The Libra Association is a Swiss organization which will operate the Libra blockchain network and the Libra reserve. Yesterday was an important milestone for the Libra project. We adopted the initial charter for the Libra Association, we elected the initial five board members, and we set in motion a number of important initiatives. ...
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Populism has no place in education – so stop bashing Germans and private schools | Laura McInerney

Both Labour and the Tories’ educational policies could feed the anxious political climateWe live in complicated times. Prorogations. Constitutional crises. It is not surprising, therefore, that the government wants to talk to the public about simple things that “make sense”. Unfortunately, the education policies of the two main(ish) political parties may be feeding the anxious political climate.Take the battle cry of the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, who has set a target that vocational...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Education, Germany, Conservatives, Britain, Labour, Schools, Education policy, Tories, Further Education, Private Schools, Vocational Education, Curriculums, Matthew Arnold, Laura McInerney


Revealed: Cameron and May lobbied Bahrain royals for Tory donor's oil firm

Former PMs asked princes to support bid for $5bn contract by Ayman Asfari’s firm PetrofacTwo former Conservative prime ministers lobbied a Middle Eastern royal family to award a multi-billion dollar oil contract to a company headed by a major Tory donor, the Guardian has established.In March 2017, while in Downing Street, Theresa May wrote to the Bahraini prime minister to support the oil firm Petrofac while it was bidding to win the contract from the Gulf state. Continue reading...
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DIY drugs: should hospitals make their own medicine?

If pharmaceutical companies rapidly inflate the price of their products, is there an alternative? One Dutch chemist thinks so. By Chris Stokel-WalkerWhen a pharmaceutical company raised the price of an essential medicine to unacceptable levels, there was only one thing for pharmacist Marleen Kemper to do: start making it herself. When Kemper was in primary school, she had watched two of her classmates get ill. One had a brain tumour, the other contracted an infection in his gut. Both of them die...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, Science, Money, Drugs, Society, Hospitals, Healthcare Industry, Health Insurance, Pharmaceuticals industry, Drugs policy, Kemper, Chris Stokel WalkerWhen, Marleen Kemper


Word of the week: Macabre

The video depicts a mass shooting in a church by a lone assassin who looks very much like the grinning 45th president of the United States. It is violent, gruesome, tasteless, and obviously faked, but the adjective the New York Times editors chose for the headline above Monday’s story was none of those words. It was, instead, macabre, a word with a long, lurid, and murky history. The organizer of the American Priority event at which the video was screened said the video was part of a “meme...
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