HONOLULU (AP) — An analysis of the number of town halls by Hawaii’s Congressional delegation indicates the members have an inconsistent record of holding voter events at home. A count by The Honolulu Star-Advertiser of three years of town halls by the state’s U.S. senators and representatives showed mixed results, the newspaper reported U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono held two town halls in 2017, and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard held seven 2017 town halls. But neither of them has held one since then. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz held six town halls in 2017, none in 2018 and four so far this year. U.S. Rep. Ed Case took office in January and has held 10 town halls this year. The newspaper’s analysis included only in-person town halls in Hawaii that were open to the general public and not focused on specific constituencies, such as veterans or seniors. “I think that there are certain members of Congress that either don’t like it or they think it’s risky, and we … [Read more...] about Hawaii Congressional delegation has mixed town hall record
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Early on the afternoon of May 14, the day his presidential campaign announced a plan to reduce the number of gun suicides in America, Cory Booker, who was in Washington, DC, on Senate business, slipped away to meet with a group of young black leaders handpicked by his campaign. The invitation was thin on details; a week earlier, Booker’s campaign team sent the group of civil rights activists, clergy, and elected officials a terse email with the subject line, “Black millennial leaders meeting with Cory.”It was early in the presidential primary, but Booker was languishing in the low single digits in national polls, even after a seamless performance in a CNN town hall at the end of March that, according to one associate, had a few people in Booker's orbit, who had been skeptical about his prospects, re-evaluating the field's political talent. Booker was praised for his proposal to reduce gun violence, and around the same time, he cosponsored a bill to address black … [Read more...] about Why Isn’t Cory Booker’s Campaign Taking Off?
Email By Europe correspondent James Glenday Updated June 22, 2016 13:47:09 Sorry, this video has expired Video: Brexit: Will Britain stay or go? (ABC News) Related Story: Polls suggest support for Brexit growing in UK Related Story: Meet the eight-year-old politician who wants Britain out of the EU Related Story: Tory MP slams Turnbull for saying he would welcome the UK remaining in the EU Map: United Kingdom Few things are messier than a relationship on the rocks.And Britain's 43-year marriage with the European Union (and its predecessors) could be about to come to a spectacular end.The two have had more ups and downs than an episode of EastEnders but on June 23 Brits get the option of filing for divorce.They'll be asked:"Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?It's an emotional decision for many voters. And like most big break-ups, the shockwaves of a "Brexit" — that's short for British exit — could be … [Read more...] about Brexit: Could the UK leaving the European Union be the world’s biggest break-up?
Jennifer Arcuri last night blasted Boris Johnson for treating her like a 'fleeting one-night stand' before casting her aside 'like a gremlin' during an explosive ITV documentary. Ms Arcuri, a businesswoman who received thousands of pounds of public money, said Mr Johnson told her he knew their relationship was a conflict of interest but was 'worried' about declaring it because he was married at the time. And the pole dancing former model scolded the PM for refusing to speak to her after the scandal broke over their affair, claiming she has been 'brushed off as if I was one of Kennedy's girlfriends.' 'I've been nothing but loyal, faithful, supportive, and a true confidante of yours,' she told ITV Exposure. 'I've kept your secrets, and I've been your friend. 'And I don't understand why you've blocked me and ignored me as if I was some fleeting one-night stand or some girl that you picked up at a bar because I wasn't - and you know that. 'And I'm terribly heartbroken by the way … [Read more...] about ‘Heartbroken’ Jennifer Arcuri blasts Boris Johnson for treating her like a ‘fleeting one-night stand’ before casting her aside ‘like a gremlin’ as she warns she has kept the PM’s ‘secrets’