close Video Brexit: Everything you need to know With Britain scheduled to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019, here is everything you need to know about the pro-Brexit and anti-Brexit groups in the UK. LONDON – The U.K. woke Friday to discover that President Trump had thrown fuel onto the country’s already fiery political debate -- on a day in which he will hold a joint press conference with under-siege Prime Minister Theresa May, meet with Queen Elizabeth II and witness tens of thousands of demonstrators march through London in protest of his three-day working visit. Trump arrived Thursday to scattered protests in front of Downing Street and the residence at which he has staying. But after a dinner which included May, The Sun published an extraordinary interview with Trump in which the president doubled down on his criticism of May’s approach to handling Britain’s departure from the European Union. TRUMP STARTS UK LEG AMID … [Read more...] about In UK, Trump throws fuel onto Britain’s fiery political debate over Brexit
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A group called Raging Grannies of Oregon sings songs to protest the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas export facility in the Oregon Capitol in this 2015 file photo. Republican gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler favors the project, and Democratic Gov. Kate Brown has resisted pressure to take a position on it. Buehler’s interest in public debates is a change from the Republican primary, when he was criticized for skipping debates attended by other candidates. His campaign said he was simply booked up, but missing the forums also allowed the moderate Republican to avoid being forced to state his positions on specific hot-button policies that could come back to haunt him during the general election. Buehler describes himself as pro-choice on abortion and has voted for at least one gun control law and against two others. Still, in Buehler’s quest to become Oregon’s first Republican governor since Vic Atiyeh in 1987, he’s had to do a delicate dance to make it … [Read more...] about Knute Buehler and Kate Brown’s first debate topic is the number of debates
Has social media helped or hurt the political process? Facebook has been under fire since the 2016 Election for not restricting "fake news" posts. Twitter, too, is an alleged hot bed for false information. Do you often use social media to discuss politics or controversial topics? We're curious whether or not you think these online platforms (Facebook, Twitter, reddit, Instagram, etc.) are making debate better or worse. On one hand, social media allows us access to vigorously debate ideas in a way that couldn't be done a generation ago. On the other hand, the environment can often be flat-out-toxic. Vote on our Tylt poll above -- and drop us a line in the comment section. … [Read more...] about Social media: Does it help or hurt political debate?
The congressional race in North Carolina's second congressional district normally wouldn't receive much national attention, except for the fact that the Democratic challenger this year is former "American Idol" star Clay Aiken. And the Republican incumbent, Rep. Renee Ellmers, wants the audience to think of him as just that - an entertainer. "It's almost as if, as an entertainer, you think that means we can just go in with a song and dance and change the minds of our military leaders because you're going to impress them so much," Ellmers said as Aiken brought up the scandal of poor care at VA hospitals earlier this year. His response to charges that he isn't serious? "The most embarrassing reality show right now is Congress," he said. "I'm frustrated with this do-nothing Congress and the fact that we can't get anything done," he said."I'm running because I want to kill that culture." The wide-ranging debate - the only matchup planned for the two candidates - covered topics ranging from … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Clay Aiken takes the stage for political debate
Last Updated Dec 1, 2010 1:09 PM EST We hear about the political battle over the Bush-era tax cuts many times each day now, and that the sticking point is whether our highest earners should get a break, or be asked to shoulder some of the burden. It's a symbol of how ineffective our government has become, as partisan bickering comes before solving some large, long-term, genuine problems in the economy. But every one of us, millionaire or not, has a tangible stake in the resolution of the tax rate issue. My MoneyWatch colleague Mark Thoma covered the effectiveness of the Bush tax cuts in a fine post yesterday, and I've written on this a few times myself. But for the moment let's forget Congress and the super-rich, and look just at estimates of what these tax rate changes could mean to you and me. Here are a few examples from a calculator thoughtfully provided by the Tax Policy Center of the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution. There are more pre-programmed examples, and you can … [Read more...] about Tax-Cut Calculations: What The Political Debate Means To You