Politics

  • Montana woman seeks governor’s clemency for 2011 conviction | 406 Politics

    A woman made her case to the Montana Board of Pardons and Parole on Thursday, seeking to end her sentence on a crime she maintains she didn’t do. Katie Garding, convicted of vehicular homicide by a jury trial in 2013 in the hit-and-run death of Bronson Parsons, appeared Thursday for an executive clemency hearing, a step in the process that…

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  • Boris Johnson defends actions as more Conservative allies resign

    Comment on this story Comment LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday was fighting for his political life as more ministers and aides continued to quit his government and longtime allies frustrated with his leadership called on him to resign. The bombshell resignations on Tuesday of two of his most senior Cabinet ministers — Chancellor Rishi Sunak and…

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  • Thirteen candidates race for seven seats on Pawtucket school board | Politics

    PAWTUCKET – City voters will have no shortage of choices for School Committee in the upcoming election, with 13 candidates running for seven seats. Candidates will now need 200 signatures from registered voters to submit their nomination papers by a July 15 deadline. The top seven vote-getters in the November general election will secure a seat on the Pawtucket School…

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  • European markets open to close, UK politics, earnings, data

    LONDON — European stocks are expected to open higher on Wednesday as markets look to reverse a negative slide in the previous trading session. The U.K.’s FTSE index is seen opening 79 points higher at 7,096, Germany’s DAX 159 points higher at 12,550, France’s CAC 40 up 82 points at 5,867, and Italy’s FTSE MIB 270 points higher at 20,842, according…

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  • Leave or remain? The ministers quitting the cabinet – and those staying | Politics

    Two of Boris Johnson’s most senior cabinet minsters have quit, raising doubts over the prime minister’s future and questions over whether other members of his team will support him or turn their backs. Here is the state of play among key figures: Quit Rishi Sunak, chancellor Sajid Javid, health secretary Bim Afolami, Conservative vice-chair Alex Chalk, solicitor general Jonathan Gullis,…

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  • State legislatures may reshape American politics

    Placeholder while article actions load Welcome to The Daily 202! Tell your friends to sign up here. Via the Associated Press: On this day in 1865, the U.S. Secret Service was founded. A bureau inside the Treasury Department, its original mission was stamping out counterfeit currency. Its more famous mission — protecting the president and other senior officials — did…

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  • Column: The huge political mistake the Jan. 6 committee needs to avoid

    Will the Jan. 6 committee issue a “criminal referral” to the Justice Department for Donald Trump? Committee members can’t give an interview without being asked that question. Pundits can’t stop talking about it, cable TV anchors can’t stop asking legal experts for their predictions. It’s nothing less than a media obsession. Trouble is, it’s a silly question. Don’t get me…

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  • Akshay Kumar denies joining politics, says he is ‘very happy’ making movies

    Bollywood actor-producer Akshay Kumar, who was last seen in YRF’s Samrat Prithviraj, was recently asked if he has any ambitions of joining politics, but the actor said that he is “very happy” making movies. Akshay will next be seen in director Aanand L Rai’s Raksha Bandhan. Talking about joining politics, Akshay said, “I am very happy making films… As an…

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  • Opinion | Lincoln’s political party is recklessly testing his wisdom

    Placeholder while article actions load In his famous 1858 “House Divided” speech about slavery and the fracturing nation, Abraham Lincoln borrowed from a biblical passage found in the Gospel of Matthew: “And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.”…

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  • Politics latest news: Jeremy Hunt would lose Tory leadership contest to every major contender, poll finds

    Sadiq Khan, the Labour Mayor of London, has said he believes the UK should join the EU single market as he openly disagreed with one of the main planks of Keir Starmer’s new Brexit plan.  Sir Keir will use a speech this evening to say Labour is against being in the single market but Mr Khan said he believes the…

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