opinion Nolan Finley The Detroit News Published 10:45 PM EDT Oct 12, 2018 Shoot. I missed "Wheel of Fortune" for this? Friday night's first gubernatorial debate offered little more than a compilation of excerpts from the nasty, insipid campaign ads that the two candidates have been airing non-stop for the past six weeks. Viewers gained no new understanding of how Gretchen Whitmer and Bill Schuette would govern Michigan. Nor did they get details about the shockingly shallow proposals they've offered during this issue-less campaign. And except for a sophomoric jab by Whitmer — "When Donald Trump says jump, Bill Schuette asks, 'How high?'" — the president who polls say is driving the decision of Michigan voters was barely mentioned. Strip away the incessant insults, and the meat of the debate at the WOOD-TV studios in Grand Rapids revealed little separation between the candidates on the major questions, largely because they offered so few details … [Read more...] about Finley: Gov debate? Next time I’ll choose Pat and Vanna
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By Jeremy Wallace, Houston Chronicle Updated 4:58 pm CDT, Friday, September 14, 2018 Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, left, and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Houston Chronicle photos by Brett Coomer, left, and Karen Warren. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, left, and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Houston Chronicle photos by Brett Coomer, left, and Karen Warren. Photo: File, Staff / Houston Chronicle FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, Beto O'Rourke, who is running for the U.S. Senate, speaks during the general session at the Texas Democratic Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. If Senate seats were decided by viral videos and fawning national media profiles, O’Rourke would win in a landslide. He’s gone viral defending NFL players’ right to protest during the national anthem and skateboarding. So far, O’Rourke has capitalized on the hype machine. His fundraising’s strong and he’s … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke, Ted Cruz agree to debate 3 times in fall
THERESA May and her plans for leaving the EU face a stern test over today and tomorrow as MPs debate the Lords amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill. Each amendment will be voted on but there are two key issues and the outcome is far from clear. What time is the brexit vote? The Commons will vote today as MPs debate the Lords amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill but no time has been scheduled for the actual vote and the debate is expected to be long and protracted. The House today will focus on whether to give MPs a decisive say on any Brexit deal struck with the EU in the autumn. Pro-EU figures want a “meaningful vote” on any decision while the Prime Minister Theresa May has called for Conservative MPs to back her plans. Brexit Secretary David Davis has written to Tory MPs saying any disloyalty by Remainers could undermine negotiations with Brussels. What are MPs deciding? The Commons is debating the 15 Lords amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill which is currently going … [Read more...] about What time is the Brexit vote today, what are MPs deciding and what happens next?
Britain is hitting the ballots today to cast their vote in the local elections which are being watched closely to see how Labour and the Conservative Party fare. If you're planning to stay up all night and watch the results as they come in, we've got everything you need to know right here.. When do polls close? Local election polls opened this morning at 7am to allow some keen voters to get their vote done and dusted before heading off to work. For those of you who haven't had a chance to vote yet, polling stations are open until 10pm this evening. If you're heading to cast a ballot at Woking, Gosport, Bromley, Watford or Swindon don't forget to take your voter ID as these council are taking part in a trial to stop voter fraud. The majority of councils will start counting over night so once the polls shut the first election results should be coming out within a matter of hours. However, some councils may wait to start counting on Friday daytime, leaving voters in suspense all … [Read more...] about Local elections 2018 results – what time will the winners be announced and when do polls close?
THERESA May is set to face another grilling by MPs over the air strikes in Syria today. Here is all you need to know about the second emergency debate in the Commons over the military action. When is the second emergency debate? MPs will consider Parliament's role in approving military action in Syria later after Theresa May authorised air strikes without consulting them. The emergency debate was secured by Jeremy Corbyn, who accused the PM of by-passing Parliament. He said the decision to authorise air strikes without Parliament's approval set a dangerous precedent. Mrs May said it was in the UK's national interest to act - insisting that "we have not done this because President Trump asked us to but because it was the right thing to do". The debate will take place later today at a time to be decided by the Speaker What did Theresa May say in her speech? Theresa May addressed the House of Commons at 3:30pm yesterday. The PM told the House about the air strikes launched in Syria over … [Read more...] about What time is the emergency debate on Syria military action today and what did Theresa May say in her speech yesterday?