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Tom Perez, the newly elected Democratic National Committee chairman, on Sunday dismissed President Donald Trump’s suggestion that the race to lead the party was “rigged” in his favor. Trump took to Twitter on Sunday morning to assert that the DNC race, which ended with Perez’s election by party leaders in Atlanta on Saturday, “was, of course, totallyrigged.’” And, referring to the runner-up and favorite of the party’s progressive wing, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, Trump added, Bernie's guy, like Bernie himself, never had a chance. Clinton demanded Perez!” Perez dismissed Trump's tweet to CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday morning. “Congressman Ellison and I got a good kick out of that,” Perez said. “Donald Trump, up in the morning tweeting about us. You know, our unity as a party is our greatest strength and it’s his worst nightmare.” Perez was the favorite of many allies of former President Barack Obama, including former Vice President Joe Biden, but Hillary Clinton did not make an endorsement in the race.
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“I trust Tom Perez. If they trust me, they need to come on and trust Tom Perez as well,” Ellison said, standing at Perez’s side as they spoke to reporters after the vote, when asked what he’d say to the people who’d said they wouldnt feel at home in the party if he lost. That message hasnt gotten all the way around. Asked ahead of the vote what the future of his group’s involvement with the DNC would be if Perez won, Adam Green of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee said, “not much of a future.” “We would see if [Perez] reaches out,” Green said. “It’s up to him to reach out.” Told about Green’s comments, progressive Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), who backed Ellison, said, “I totally disagree.” “This party is a big tent party,” Lee said, adding of progressives, “we’re going to have to work hard.” Green was also one of those who quickly attacked Harrison’s endorsement of Perez on Thursday, calling him part of the “establishment/insiders.
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Chelsea Clinton has discovered something new on Twitter since Inauguration Day: a spicy, sarcastic online personality. In 2016, the uber-careful, wonky-like-her-mother former first daughter spent much of the presidential campaign trying not to make waves online. She tweeted about anodyne issues like elephants and hydration. “Heartbreaking to see the elephant poaching crisis growing in Angola,” she tweeted last July, days before the Republican National Convention. “Another reason water is vital,” she wrote on Aug. 8, in the heat of the general election, linking to an article about water in Peru. Her endorsement of H2O was retweeted just 84 times—which, given her more than 1.5 million followers, meant that it was effectively ignored. But Hillary Clinton’s devastating defeat, coupled with the rise of President Donald Trump, has coaxed out a new Chelsea: provocative, punchier, and, for virtually the first time in her life, someone angling for attention in the political fray.
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He was in Stoke last week when Labour saw off the challenge from Ukip to hold onto the seat, but he says his party's defeat in Copeland was deeply disappointing and he takes his share of responsibility. The Tories claimed their victory in Copeland was an endorsement of Theresa May's leadership and policies.
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The Tories claimed their victory in Copeland was an endorsement of Theresa May's leadership and policies. But the Labour leader urges his party to stand together, to turn back the Tory tide. Mr Corbyn says places like Copeland have been left behind by globalisation. He admits Labour hasn't done enough to rebuild trust with people, who he says have been sold out for decades and don't feel Labour represents them.
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Top flight golfer Rory McIlroy says to be called a fascist and bigot for playing with Trump is "quite ridiculous" and is not "a political statement of any kind."
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The Tories claimed their victory in Copeland was an endorsement of Theresa May's leadership and policies. But the Labour leader urges his party to stand together, to turn back the Tory tide.
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The Tories claimed their victory in Copeland was an endorsement of Theresa May's leadership and policies. But the Labour leader urges his party to stand together, to turn back the Tory tide. Mr Corbyn says places like Copeland have been left behind by globalisation. He admits Labour hasn't done enough to rebuild trust with people who he says have been sold out for decades and don't feel Labour represents them. at the general election under his leadership.
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He was in Stoke last week when Labour saw off the challenge from Ukip to hold onto the seat, RTE says his party's defeat in Copland was deeply disappointing and he takes his share of responsibility. -- but he says. The Tories say their victory in Copland was an endorsement of Theresa May's leadership and Labour represents them.
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Hardly a ringing endorsement. Party 's MPs might not be shouting out in favour of him this is a man who has won two contests to be leader of the Labour Party. And in fact, this week and the pressure is going to be on the party game because Tom Watson is actually speaking right at the moment at the Labour Party Scottish conference.
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Breezy. Hello. This is BBC News. The headlines: The Tories celebrate their by-election victory in Copeland - an area Labour represented for more than 80 years. Theresa May said the result was an endorsement of the government's performance. But Labour sees off a threat from Ukip, and wins the Stoke by-election.
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And perhaps those two modes use their say at all. The most supportive response we received was this quote from another Labour MP: Not exactly a old throated endorsement. Labour's leader Jermy Corbyn will be in Perth this weekend for the Scottish Labour Party Conference. Earlier I spoke to the Leader of the Scottish Labour Party Kezia Dugdale.
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Gary Herbert, the Utah Republican governor who rescinded his endorsement of Donald Trump in October, said he is “cautiously optimistic” about Trump and believes the new president is surrounding himself with a talented team. “The most important thing about being a leader, I think, is who you put around you,” Herbert said Friday at POLITICO’s annual State Solutions Conference. “If Trump does that, and I see him doing that, I think he can have a successful presidency. So we’re cautiously optimistic.” Herbert abandoned Trump in October after a tape featuring the GOP nominee bragging about groping women without their permission was made public. Although he said he would not vote for Trump, the governor did not reveal who ended up voting for on election night. Trump won Utah's six electoral votes but delivered a weak performance in a solidly conservative state.
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Today, those who identify anti-Semitism with any critique of Israel from the left (broadly construed), have too often been willing to overlook anti-Semitic sentiments from partisans for Israel on the right. Consider the case of the right-wing Christians who formed the Moral Majority in the 80s and then the Christian Zionist movement in the 90s. They are among the strongest supporters of Israel in America today. They meld strident endorsement of Israel’s most right-wing policies with anti-Semitic attitudes toward Jews. Theologically, they love Jews to death. As a precondition for the final coming of the messiah, they believe, all Jews will gather in Jerusalem. A fraction will convert, but most will be killed with all the other unbelievers. Here on earth, Christian enthusiasts for Israel have cast secular Jews both as subversive amoral influences from below, responsible for the depredations of the counterculture, but also as powerful bankers in the shadowy upper reaches manipulating the New World Order for their own financial gain.
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