Raf Casert, Associated Press Updated 2:29 am CDT, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 FILE - In this Saturday, May 18, 2019 file photo, supporters reach out to touch their leader during a rally organized by League leader Matteo Salvini, with leaders of other European nationalist parties, ahead of the May 23-26 European Parliamentary elections, in Milan, Italy. The European Parliament elections have never been so hotly anticipated or contested, with many predicting that this year’s ballot will mark a coming-of-age moment for the euroskeptic far-right movement. The elections start Thursday May 23, 2019 and run through Sunday May 26 and are taking place in all of the European Union’s 28 nations. less FILE - In this Saturday, May 18, 2019 file photo, supporters reach out to touch their leader during a rally organized by League leader Matteo Salvini, with leaders of other European nationalist parties, ahead ... more … [Read more...] about Big question for EU vote: How well will the far-right do?
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Kathleen Gray Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 AM EST Jan 15, 2019 In an election cycle that saw women take charge in Michigan not only at polling places, but in state and federal government, it should come as little surprise that for the first time in decades, women are the leading contenders to run both the Democratic and Republican parties in the state. Three women and three men have jumped into the race to lead the Michigan Democratic Party since Brandon Dillon, a former state representative from Grand Rapids, announced last month that he wouldn’t seek re-election as chairman. On the Republican side, where the party was dealt a blow by a historic turnout in the 2018 elections and massive defections from the party by suburban women, former state Rep. Laura Cox of Livonia and Gina Barr, a GOP activist from Pontiac, are running for the job that Ron Weiser has decided to leave after serving two years. If one of the three women running for the Democratic leadership job … [Read more...] about Election success for women could extend to state party leadership
Laurie Kellman and Matthew Daly, Associated Press Updated 4:56 pm PST, Monday, January 14, 2019 FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2014, file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, of Iowa speaks in Des Moines. A senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus is pushing formal punishment for King over his comments about white supremacy. Illinois Democrat Bobby Rush said Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, that he will introduce a censure resolution over the Iowa Republican’s remarks to the New York Times. less FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2014, file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, of Iowa speaks in Des Moines. A senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus is pushing formal punishment for King over his comments about ... more Photo: Charlie Neibergall, AP Photo: Charlie Neibergall, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close … [Read more...] about Senate GOP leader rips Rep. King over white supremacy remark
Colorado became known nationally as the “hate state” in 1992 after 53.4 percent of voters approved a constitutional amendment prohibiting claims of discrimination based on sexual orientation.A heated debate on gay rights ensued, with Colorado Springs labeled as “ground zero.” The idea for what evolved into Amendment 2 originated here, in the state’s second-largest city, among conservative Christians, who opposed a proposal from Colorado Springs’ Human Relations Commission to add sexual orientation to the list of criteria that people could use in filing lawsuits alleging illegal discrimination, including jobs, housing and public accommodations.It was a divisive, rancorous time that split family and friends, community groups and particularly churches and believers of differing faiths. The taboo about discussing neither politics nor religion at the dinner table might not have started then, but it could have.It was a period, in short, not unlike the … [Read more...] about Longtime Colorado Springs religious leaders discuss overcoming divisiveness
Todd Spangler Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Dec 10, 2018 WASHINGTON — Let’s get this out of the way first: When it comes to supporting Nancy Pelosi as the next speaker of the U.S. House, Elissa Slotkin is still a no. Having said she respects the former speaker but believes a new generation of leaders is what people want, she voted against her when Democrats — set to take back the majority in the U.S. House on Jan. 3 — met to pick their presumptive leaders last week. And when the House holds its formal floor vote for the speakership that day, Slotkin — whose victory over two-term Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, helped win the House for Democrats — won’t be voting for her, either. “I’m still thinking through my options but I’m not going to be supporting Speaker Pelosi,” Slotkin said. “It’s a matter of sticking to my word. I understand that’s not always how Washington works.” … [Read more...] about Michigan’s new Democrats confront their problem with Pelosi