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Ohio House primary reveals Democratic divides that could play out across the 2022 midterm map

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Nina Turner, the former state senator and prominent surrogate for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaigns, is battling the establishment-backed Shontel Brown, the Cuyahoga County Democratic chairwoman and county council member, in a race that also features 11 other......

Winning by losing: Bookmakers’ marketing tactic divides betting industry

ESPN
In gambling parlance, it was a bad beat. Jon Rahm, leading the Memorial Tournament by six shots after the third round, was forced to withdraw after testing positive for COVID-19. He was the betting favorite, paying 12-1, and would’ve been an odds-on favorite entering the final round. As the news......

An Officer Stabbed. A Bomb Plot Foiled. A Specter of Violence Divides Hong Kong.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here HONG KONG — Last week in Hong Kong, on the politically sensitive anniversary of the city’s return to China, a man stabbed a police officer on a busy commercial street, then killed himself. Then, on Tuesday, the police......

Woman Avoids Paying For Stuff By Saying She’s Broke When She Earns A Good Salary, Divides The Internet

IA
A very large portion of the American population is living paycheck to paycheck. But as the pandemic hit, the percentage of people’s income remaining each month after taxes and spending skyrocketed to a record 32.2% in April, up from 12.7% in March, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.......

Going Green, or Greenwashing? A Proposed Climate Law Divides France.

@BreaknNews
The main employers lobby, the Movement of the Enterprises of France, or Medef, which represents France’s biggest corporations, went through the citizens’ group’s proposals line by line, highlighting those considered to be the harshest and recommending softened versions of the text, according to the Journal du Dimanche, a weekly newspaper.......

UK votes in elections that could expose divides and strengthen a push for Scottish independence

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Counter-protesters with Union flags face off against pro-independence protesters gathering in George Square, Glasgow on May 1, 2021, ahead of the upcoming Scottish Parliament election which is to be held on May 6, 2021. – away from the UK. ANDY......

Biden pitch divides Michigan lawmakers: Democrats embrace, GOP wary

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — Nearly 100 days into his term, President Joe Biden laid out a sweeping plan Wednesday to alter the social safety net, a legislative proposal that Michigan lawmakers in Congress gave mixed reviews, with one Republican calling it “pipe-dream spending.” Biden highlighted......

Analysis: Democratic divides sharpen even as Biden’s Covid-19 relief package moves forward

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The party’s fragile internal peace, which Biden and his team have tended to with great care since he won the Democratic nomination last year, suffered a double blow over the past 24 hours, as moderates clashed with progressives on......

Adam Kinzinger says he’s glad family letter was released so Americans could see the real divides over Trump

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “I’m glad the letter came out,” Kinzinger said on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” “because I think that people need to see — if you haven’t experienced that division in your family, this is the best example of it.” Kinzinger......

From His Tattered Chair, TV’s Archie Bunker Caricatured America’s Divides

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | Jan. 12, 2021, 10:56 a.m. The two rickety pieces of furniture were well-worn even before they were bought at a secondhand store for less than $10 for use in a television pilot. They became iconic representations of one of TV’s most revolutionary shows, “All in the Family,” which......

Trump’s Electoral College scheme divides 2024 GOP successors

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “It very much does look like the opening salvo of a Republican presidential primary campaign, at least a very early litmus test of where potential candidates are on a very important question to Republican voters as we sit here today,”......

Trump’s Attack on Coronavirus Relief Divides G.O.P. and Threatens Recovery

New York Times
“Republicans are in grave danger if they continue to do the very swamp crap the president ran against,” Representative Chip Roy of Texas said in an interview, noting that it made it harder to run against Democrats as socialists when “establishment Republicans are passing massive spending and programs they then......

In Taiwan pig country, U.S. pork decision rankles, divides families

Reuters
PINGTUNG, Taiwan (Reuters) – In southern Taiwan’s pig-producing heartland, the government’s contentious decision to ease restrictions on imports of U.S. pork is rankling some producers and dividing families. President Tsai Ing-wen’s decision in August to allow imports of U.S. pork containing ractopamine, an additive that enhances leanness but is banned......

Failure to bridge divides of age, race doomed affirmative action proposition

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here David Lauter Widespread skepticism in Latino and Asian communities and tepid support among younger Black residents combined with opposition from most whites to doom the effort this year to revive affirmative action in California, according to a new postelection......

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