Bonnie Greer, Tessa Jowell and Valerie Amos demand to know why government blocked Althea Efunshile from boardA dozen of the most respected female figures in the arts and creative industries, including Bonnie Greer, the former culture secretary Tessa Jowell, Valerie Amos and Gail Rebuck, the chair of the book publisher Penguin Random House UK, have called on the government to explain its decision to block the appointment of Althea Efunshile to the board of Channel 4.The group – which also includes the former Arts Council England chairwomen Liz Forgan and Sue Woodford-Hollick, as well as the broadcaster and former BFI chair Joan Bakewell – have signed a letter to the culture secretary, Karen Bradley, demanding to know the circumstances behind the decision to reject Efunshile. Continue reading...
Past members of David Bowie’s various band incarnations will play ‘Bowie music Bowie style’ in London, New York, LA, Sydney and TokyoDavid Bowie’s closest collaborators are to mark the first anniversary of his death and what would have been his 70th birthday with a series of gigs featuring “Bowie people playing Bowie music Bowie style”. A London show at the Brixton Academy on 8 January, his birthday, was previously announced – and has long since sold out. Now Bowie band members Mike Garson, Adrian Belew, Earl Slick, Gail Ann Dorsey, Sterling Campbell, Zacahary Alford, Holly Palmer and Emm Gryner, joined by a host of other musicians, will also play in New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and Tokyo. Continue reading...
I spent a great part of today reflecting on our first anniversary for Twomentor, LLC. Our Entrepreneurial Road Trip™ is about elevating women in STEM and helping companies build mentoring cultures to better retain Millennials. Our journey is well underway. I love top 10 lists and I love 'lessons learned', so I put down a few reflection points on highlights for the year trailblazing a new company. I don't want to sugarcoat the entrepreneurial process and say it was a breeze. In fact, it has been one of the hardest thing I have ever done professionally. Along with the road trip analogy, there was car sickness, winds that could have pushed us off the road, a few flat tires for sure. There were also open roads of creativity, strong coffee and gorgeous skyline views. I am filled with gratitude and awe in each new part of the entrepreneurial process. To lay a framework of who we are, here is some updated info on what we actually do and what clients & others are saying about us. 10] What Was I Thinking? Yes, it was brave and arguably a bit crazy to "jump off a cliff" and start a business, giving up paycheck and many benefits, but the driving force was a clear vision of social impact and a personal dream for an entrepreneurial future. I have always believed that entrepreneurship is the future and that entrepreneurship is freedom on many levels. That we each are artists of the economy and that if we can, we should build. I am passionate, we are passionate to see more women thrive in the workforce and to better mentor Millennials for stronger engagement and retention (75% of Millennials say that being mentored is crucial to their professional success and often, corporate culture can leave them feeling like a car without a clean windshield to see out of). No regrets overall -- but also I must acknowledge the support of good friends who talked me off of a ledge (more than once) and the overall financial strain it put on my family. Reshma Saujani (Girls Who Code) in her TED talk spoke of the importance of teaching girls to be brave, not perfect. This talk had a profound influence on me and I am glad that I hit the engine hard, even if we had to run on fumes for a few more months than planned. 9] Clients, Clients, Clients. Don't want to run on fumes? You need clients to fuel the engine and occasionally pay a speeding ticket. You really don't have a business without clients, and we now have had fabulous clients that we serve on some of the most important issues facing the country and our workforce. Our clients and stakeholders took us from India (a Leadership Conference), to Silicon Valley, to keynote an InfoComm International (Women in the audio visual industry) in Las Vegas, to an awesome Government Diversity Summit, and to work and chair a major upcoming Global Women in STEM conference in Dubai! We have had meetings in the Pentagon, run flash mentoring sessions (think speed dating) for Leadership Greater Washington, Women in Stone, run official Mentor Roadtrip™ Trainings, and customized mentor action guides. However, If I were to look back, this area was probably the biggest mistake I made with the company. Though we had a litany of wonderful opportunities for exposure, it took 8x more work than I thought it would to secure our first clients. So for other aspiring entrepreneurs, please make sure you have a 6-12 month financial runway before beginning your new venture's operations (Rome wasn't built in one day and neither was Facebook or BirchBox). 8] How do you build a social impact company that adds value to the world, every day? Do you crash and burn trying? I always loved the famous quote by race car driver Mario Andretti, "If I seem like I am in control, I am probably going too slow." We knew we needed to get out there and were on a passionate crusade to teach companies the business case for mentoring. That it's not just "good to do", it's good for business). Although so many corporations have good intentions, many have had a failure to launch story when it comes to mentoring. The word 'skittish' is not inaccurate -- despite legions of research that mentoring is one of your most low-cost retention strategies. Part of this strategy is having a designated staff and a need for metrics to assess return on investment (ROI). Thanks to Ray Chambers and his team at the Amelior Foundation, we were invited to blog for The Huffington Post in 2012 as a key platform to share intensive learning on these issues with dozens of blogs to date and a book in the works. Key topics included: mentoring your interns this past summer, how to build a sponsorship (advocate/championing) relationship, 11 steps to launching a corporate mentoring program, STEM global diversity, and the place where entrepreneurship meets STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math + Arts). We spoke at fourteen conferences such as Women in Technology International (Silicon Valley), had 327 calls with global executives, and also were featured on Technical.ly, Diversity Insight Magazine selected us for 100 Women in STEM, Entrepreneur Magazine, SmartCEO, SCORE Palm Beach, B2B Nation Podcast, AT& T Women Who Inspire Series, and more. 7] Driving to New Heights at the UN. One of the great peaks of our first year was the opportunity to speak at the United Nations and present to 400 Millennials from 85 countries through World Merit in a 7 minute TedX style speech. The participants inspired us with their projects to change the world as they pursue social entrepreneurship, and I encourage all of our readers to learn more about this great organization. We realized that Twomentor, LLC's social impact work falls under three of the UN sustainability goals in particular: Gender Equity (SDG5), Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG8) and Reduce Inequalities (SDG10). To honor my father's legacy of being a refugee and getting political asylum in the US in 1956, I shared parts of his story and why being an entrepreneur matters so much to me. I understand now that entrepreneurship is about building and freedom, and that my father escaped from Hungary to build and to be free. 6] A Bluejay Few Into the Office One Day. Out of the blue came a wonderful call from Debbie Kaplan, the COO of Leadership Greater Washington, asking me if I would co-chair this year's class with CEO Doug Duncan. It was the opportunity of a lifetime to work with 63 diverse leaders (1600 graduates) on the big issues impacting the region and see them grow. I am a graduate (class of 2000) so when Debbie first invited me, I wondered how could I possibly take on this big responsibility with my new company, and told her I would get back to her. I stared at my empty coffee cup in dismay. But as soon as I hung up the phone I knew I would absolutely regret this opportunity if I didn't throw the car into drive and JUST SAY YES! The ride is off to a great start -- we had our opening retreat last Thursday & Friday and I reconnected with the program as well as the realization that leaders can leave their egos at the door, connect at deep levels, and commence a journey that is transformational to them and their peers for a greater good. All I can say is that there were a lot of hugs the last day. I am so excited for a powerful year ahead as well as Twomentor is investing, with a front row seat, in seeing others self-actualize. After all, this also what mentoring is really about... a bounce up from Maslow's hierarchy of needs! 5] You Cannot Build Something Great Alone. I am stubborn, I am driven, I can be both an introvert and an extrovert, but having interns and people help me pave the unchartered trail has been both humbling and rewarding. Thank you to my associate Bridget McKeough for being the first collaborating partner in building Twomentor. Thank you Febin Belami, Lauren Bolduc, Matt Curry and Delia Borboune who all remind me what an honor and privilege it is to work with our Millennial generation. Thanks also to Ana Atarodian, Amber C., Gail Zoppo, Erin Cooper for your work. We mentor our Associates and they have been indispensable taking on tough stretch assignments and bringing so much light and laughter to the office. I'm also appreciative of Naomi, our 11 pound white (with just a little butter mixed in) Havanese mascot who joins us at the office everyday and sometimes gets renamed 'Puppy Prozac.' 4] Our Advisors. Twomentor is blessed with some rockstar big brother and big sister 'external' mentors and sponsors that have been generous with both guidance and connections. Tien Wong, Steve Bucherati, Marissa Levin, Sheryl Sleeva, Howard Ross, Frank Howard, Mary Kraft, Jenn Crenshaw, Mario Soncini, Jenna Gebel, Dr. Andrea Hendricks, Dan Goodman and Patty Alper have each helped in a way that has made sense (you can read much more about them HERE). BTW: I want to make sure our readers know the difference between a mentor and a sponsor, as this is a game-changer. A mentor is someone who speaks to you, advises you. A sponsor is someone who champions you, speaks well of you behind closed doors to people in positions of influence. We train people to both mentor and sponsor. If you plan to launch a business or launch your career-in-the-fast-lane, build sponsorship relationships sooner rather than later if you want to get to your destination better, faster, and smarter. An article about our advisors role was published in SmartCEO Magazine thanks to Marissa Levin. 3] The Doors that Opened. So many meaningful connections and deep discussions almost every day. I have never publicly thanked a software before, but I am going to sincerely thank Linkedin for being our technology BFF these past eleven months and helping us train over 120 executives to optimize their Linkedin use (don't wait till you need a job, use it now). Most great leaders we spoke to from hundreds of the top companies and NGO's in the country had another key person they wanted us to meet in 90% of our calls. We do not take that lightly! The power of building and strengthening your network is, well, everything. 2] It Takes Two! We are proud of our name Twomentor. Let me explain why. The performing artist Rob Base is right, It does take 'two' to make things go right and it does takes two to mentor. But most importantly, we found perhaps the only way, to make the word MENtor more inclusive by adding tWOMENtor. Need I say more? You want more women recruited-and-retained in STEM, it's absolutely going to take both men and women stepping up as mentors to create a more diverse pipeline for our future. 1] At one we are walking, talking and still stumbling here and there. We pivot, we burn the midnight oil, we feel energized and ignited in purpose. We hope that we can join you, or you can join us to drive the next miles of a worthy journey -- because sometimes 1+1 does not equal 2, it equals 200+ when we come together. Julie Kantor is President and CEO at Twomentor. She is also Co-Chair of Leadership Greater Washington. She is passionate about elevating Women in STEM and Millennial Retention through mentorship. She can be contacted via [email protected] or @JulieKantorSTEM -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Gail Collins, New York TimesIt took Hillary Clinton a while to talk about the first-woman-president idea. She didn’t stress it early in her 2008 campaign. But people kept coming up to her with pictures of their grandmothers who got to vote for the first time in 1920. Others begged her to get the job done so they could see a woman in the White House before they died.
On Dec. 19, the 538 members of the Electoral College (or their alternates) will meet in their state capitals to ratify the results of the presidential election.Here are the people who will cast the formal votes for president in each state. POLITICO examined several dozen electors last month, many of whom are on this final roster:ALABAMA (GOP)1. Frank Burt, Jr.2. Will Sellers3. Jim Wilson4. Tim Wadsworth5. Elbert Peters6. Mary Sue McClurkin7. Bob Cusanelli8. Perry Hooper Jr.9. Grady ThorntonALASKA (GOP)10. Sean Parnell, Palmer AK11. Jacqueline Tupou, Juneau AK12. Carolyn LemanARIZONA (GOP)13. Bruce Ash14. Walter Begay15. Sharon Giese16. Robert Graham17. Alberto Gutier18. Jerry Hayden19. Carole Joyce20. Jane Lynch21. Foster Morgan22. James O'Connor23. Edward RobsonARKANSAS (GOP)24. Jonelle Fulmer25. Jonathan Barnett26. Keith Gibson27. Sharon Wright28. Tommy Land29. John NabholzCALIFORNIA (DEM)30. Dustin Reed31. John Ryan32. Faith Garamendi33. Kathleen Scott34. Timothy Farley35. Analea Patterson36. Janine Bera37. Denise Wells38. Mark Headley39. Susan Eggman40. James Donahue41. Christine Pelosi42. Saundra Andrews43. Mark Olbert44. Donna Ireland45. Steven Diebert46. Steve Spinner47. Celine Purcell48. Javier Gonzalez49. Vinzenz Koller50. Ana Huerta51. Stephen Natoli52. Andres Ramos53. Gail Teton-Landis54. Natalie Fortman55. Shawn Terris56. David Warmuth57. Laurence Zakson58. Nury Martinez59. Sheldon Malchicoff60. Cathy Morris61. Benjamin Cardenas62. Edward Buck63. Olivia Reyes-Becerra64. Robert Torres65. Priscilla Richardson66. Gwen Moore67. Jacki Cisneros68. John MacMurray69. Marie Torres70. Jane Block71. Andrew Krakoff72. Karen Waters73. Dorothy Vann74. Sandra Aduna75. Gregory Willenborg76. Carmen Perez77. Raymond Cordova78. Francine Busby79. Patrick Drinan80. Christine Kehoe81. Katherine Lyon82. Shirley Weber83. Eileen Feinstein Mariano84. Laphonza ButlerCOLORADO (DEM)85. Terry Phillips86. Mary Beth Corsentino87. Jerad Sutton88. Robert Nemanich89. Amy Drayer90. Ann Knollman91. Sen. Rollie Heath92. Hon. Polly Baca93. Micheal BacaCONNECTICUT (DEM)94. Barbara Gordon95. Ellen Nurse96. Edward Piazza97. Tyisha Walker98. Christopher Rosario99. Robert Godfrey100. Steven JonesDELAWARE101. Lynn Fuller102. Lydia York103. Linda CavanaughDISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (DEM)104. Anita Bonds105. Jack Evans106. Franklin GarciaFLORIDA (GOP)107. Ade Aderibigbe108. Larry Ahern109. Brian Ballard110. Kristy Banks111. Michael Barnett112. LizBeth Benacquisto113. Robin Bernstein114. Pam Bondi115. John Browning116. Sharon Day117. Dena DeCamp118. Nick D119. Jeremy Evans120. John Falconetti121. Peter Feaman122. Kat Gates-Skipper123. Joe Gruters124. Debbie Hannifan125. Blaise Ingoglia126. Tony Ledbetter127. Mike Moberley128. Susan Moore129. Joe Negron130. Clint Pate131. Ray Rodrigues132. Carlos Trujillo133. Robert Watkins134. Susie Wiles135. Christian ZieglerGEORGIA136. Bruce Allen Azevedo137. Brian K Burdette138. Lott Harris Dill139. John David Elliott140. James Randolph Evans141. Bobbie D. Frantz142. Linda D. Herren143. Rachel Blackstone Little144. Deborah M. McCord145. Michael Neil McNeely146. Mary L. Padgett147. Neil L. Pruitt148. Joshua Kirk Shook149. Frank B. Strickland150. Baoky Nguyen Vu (resigned, will be replaced by alternate)151. John B. WhiteHAWAII (DEM)152. John Bickel153. Janice Bond154. Marie (Dolly) Strazar155. David MulinixIDAHO (GOP)156. Jennifer Locke157. Melinda Smyser158. Layne Bangerter159. Caleb LakeyILLINOIS (DEM)*160. Toni Preckwinkle161. Carrie Austin162. Silvana Tabares163. Jesus "Chuy" Garcia164. Pam Cullerton165. Nancy Shepardson166. Vera Davis167. William Marovitz168. Barbara Flynn Currie169. John R. Daley170. Michelle Mussman171. Lauren Beth Gash172. Kevin Duffy Blackburn173. Jerry Costello174. Carol Ammons175. Mark Guethle176. Flint Taylor177. John Nelson178. Don Johnston179. **POLITICO was only able to identify 19 of the 20 Democratic electors in Illinois. Party officials did not respond to requests for comment. We will update with the final name as soon as possible.INDIANA (GOP)180. Stephanie Beckley181. Kevin Steen182. Kelly Mitchell183. Daniel Bortner184. Laura Campbell185. Jeff Cardwell186. Donald Hayes187. Randall Kirkpatrick188. Edwin Simcox189. Ethan Manning190. Chuck WilliamsIOWA (GOP)191. James Whitmer192. Don Kass193. Dylan Keller194. Alan Braun195. Kurt Brown196. Polly GranzowKANSAS (GOP)197. Ashley J. McMillan198. Helen Van Etten199. Mark Kahrs200. Ron Estes201. Clayton L. Barker202. Kelly ArnoldKENTUCKY (GOP)203. Jim Skaggs204. David Disponett205. Robert Duncan206. Michael Carter207. Scott Lasley208. Walter Reichert209. Mary Singleton210. Troy SheldonLOUISIANA (GOP)211. Chris D. Trahan212. Lloyd A. Harsch213. Charles L “Charlie” Buckels214. Louis R. Avallone215. Kay Kellogg Katz216. Lennie H. Rhys217. Garrett C. Monti218. Steven “Scott “ WilfongMAINE (3 D, 1 R)219. Diane Denk220. David Bright221. Sam Shapiro222. Richard Bennett (R)MARYLAND*223. Lesley Israel224. Robert Leonard225. Lillian Holmes226. Salome Peters227. Hagner Mister228. Claudia Martin229. Courtney Watson230. Karen Britto231. Susan Ness232. Wayne RogersMASSACHUSETTS (DEM)233. Nazda Alam234. Mary Gail Cokkinias235. Marie Turley236. Dori Dean237. Donna Smith238. Cheryl Cumings239. Marc Pacheco240. Curtis Lemay241. Jason Palitsch242. Paul Yorkis243. Parwez WahidMICHIGAN244. John Haggard245. Jack Holmes246. Kelly Mitchell247. Judy Rapanos248. Henry Hatter249. Robert Weitt250. Wyckham Seelig251. Ross Ensign252. Michael Banerian253. Brian Fairbrother254. Ken Crider255. Mary Vaughn256. Jim Rhoades257. William Rauwerdink258. Hank Fuhs259. Joseph GuzmanMINNESOTA (Dem)260. Fred Knudson261. Roger Gehrke262. Marge Hoffa263. Raymond Hess264. Muhammed Abdurrahman265. Betsy O’Berry266. Mike Wammer267. Mary Murphy268. Jules Goldstein269. Sherrie PughMISSISSIPPI (GOP)270. Ann Hebert271. Joe F. Sanderson Jr.272. Bradley R. White273. J. Kelley Williams274. William G. Yates Jr.275. Wirt A. Yerger, Jr.MISSOURI (GOP)276. Tim Dreste277. Janice DeWeese278. Hector Maldonado279. Sherry Kuttenkuler280. Casey Crawford281. Tom Brown282. Cherry Warren283. Scott Clark284. Al Rotskoff285. Susie JohnsonMONTANA (GOP)286. Thelma Baker287. Nancy Ballance288. Dennis ScrantonNEBRASKA (GOP)289. Phil Berlin290. John Dinkel291. Chuck Conrad292. Craig Safranek293. Paul BurgerNEVADA (Dem)294. Dayananda Prabhu Rachakonda295. Larry Jackson296. Joetta Brown297. Paul Catha II298. Greg Gardella299. Teresa Benitez-ThompsonNEW HAMPSHIRE (Dem)300. Bev Hollingworth301. Terie Norelli302. Carol Shea Porter303. Dudley DudleyNEW JERSEY (Dem)304. Alaa R Abdelaziz305. Tahsina Ahmed306. Anthony Cureton307. Lizette Delgado-Polanco308. Edward Farmer309. Christopher D. James310. Leroy J Jones Jr311. Retha R Onitiri312. Marlene Prieto313. Ronald G Rios314. Hetty M Rosenstein315. Kelly Stewart Maer316. Mary Ann Wardlow317. Heriberta Loretta WintersNEW MEXICO318. Lorraine Spradling319. Edward Torres320. Noyola Archibeque321. John Padilla322. Roxanne AllenNEW YORK (Dem)323. William J. Clinton324. Andrew M. Cuomo325. Kathy C. Hochul326. Thomas P. DiNapoli327. Eric T. Schneiderman328. Carl E. Heastie329. Andrea Stewart-Cousins330. Bill de Blasio331. Letitia A. James332. Scott M. Stringer333. Melissa Mark-Viverito334. Byron W. Brown335. Christine C. Quinn336. Basil A. Smikle, Jr.337. Melissa Sklarz338. Mario F. Cilento339. Rhonda Weingarten340. George K. Gresham341. Daniel F. Donohue342. Stuart H. Appelbaum343. Gary S. LaBarbera344. Lovely A. Warren345. Stephanie A. Miner346. Katherine M. Sheehan347. Anastasia M. Somoza348. Sandra Ung349. Ruben Diaz, Jr.350. Hazel L. Ingram351. Rachel D. GoldNORTH CAROLINA (GOP)352. Linda Harper353. Charles Staley354. Karen Kozel355. Martha Jenkins356. Celeste Stanley357. Donald Webb358. Robert Muller359. Jennifer Dunbar360. Andrea Arterburn361. Glenn Pinckney Sr.362. Mark Delk363. David Speight364. Ann Sullivan365. Lee Green366. David SmuskiNORTH DAKOTA (GOP)367. Duane Mutch368. John Olson369. Ronald CarlisleOHIO (GOP)370. Alex Triantafilou371. Mary Anne Christie372. Cory Schottenstein373. Jim Dicke II374. Cheryl Blakely375. Marilyn Ashcraft376. Christina Hagan377. Richard Jones378. Tom Coyne379. Judy Westbrock380. Ralph King381. Leonard Hubert382. Tracey Winbush383. James Wert384. Brian Schottenstein385. Curt Braden386. LeeAnn Johnson387. Ed CrawfordOKLAHOMA (GOP)388. David Oldham389. Teresa Turner390. Mark Thomas391. Bobby Cleveland392. Laurie Beth393. Charlie Potts394. George WilandOREGON (DEM)395. Frank James Dixon396. Karen A. Packer397. Austin Folnagy398. Leon H. Coleman399. Harry W. "Sam" Sappington III400. Timothy Norman Powers Rowan401. Laura GillpatrickPENNSYLVANIA (GOP)402. Robert Asher403. Mary Barket404. Robert Bozzuto405. Theodore Christian406. Michael Downing407. Margaret Ferraro408. Robert Gleason409. Christopher Gleason410. Joyce Haas411. Ash Khare412. James McErlane413. Elstina Pickett414. Patricia Poprik415. Andrew Reilly416. Carol Sides417. Glora “Lee” Snover418. Richard Stewart419. Lawrence Tabas420. Christine Toretti421. Carolyn “Bunny” WelshRHODE ISLAND (DEM)422. Clay Pell423. Grace Diaz424. L. Susan Weiner425. Frank J. MontanaroSOUTH CAROLINA (GOP)426. Glenn McCall427. Matt Moore428. Terry Hardesty429. Jim Ulmer430. Brenda Bedenbaugh431. Bill Conley432. Shery Smith433. Moye Graham434. Jerry RovnerSOUTH DAKOTA (GOP)435. Dennis Daugaard436. Matt Michels437. Marty JackleyTENNESSEE (GOP)438. Joey Jacobs439. Beth Scott Clayton Amos440. Jason Mumpower441. Susan Mills442. Liz Holiway443. Lynne Davis444. Tom Lawless445. Mike Callahan446. Pat Allen447. Shannon Hanes448. Drew DanielTEXAS (GOP)449. Marty Rhymes450. Thomas Moon451. Carol Sewell452. John Harper453. Sherrill Lenz454. Nicholas Ciggelakis455. William Hickman456. Landon Estay457. Rex Lamb458. Rosemary Edwards459. Matt Stringer460. Shellie Surles461. Melissa Juett Kalka462. Kenneth Clark463. Sandara Cararas464. David Thackston465. Robert Bruce466. Marjorie Forster467. Scott Mann468. Marian Stanko469. Curtis Nelson470. Tina Gibson471. Kendell Muenzler472. Alexander Kim473. Virginia Able474. John Dillard475. Thomas Knight476. Marian Knowlton477. Rex Teter478. Stephen (Chris) Suprun Jr.479. Jon Jewett480. Susan Fischer481. Loren Byers482. William Lawrence Greene483. Mary Lou Erben484. Art Sisneros485. Candace Noble486. Fred FariasUTAH (GOP)487. Peter Greathouse488. Jeremy Jenkins489. Kris Kimball490. Cherilyn Eagar491. Chia-Chi Teng492. Richard SnelgroveVERMONT (DEM)493. Peter Shumlin494. Martha Allen495. Tim JermanVIRGINIA (DEM)496. James O’Connor497. Vivian Paige498. Delegate Lashrecse Aird499. Bethany Johnston Rowland500. Jasper Hendricks501. Deb Fitzgerald502. Harold Boyd503. Ginny Peter504. Jeanette Sarver505. Kathy Stewart Shupe506. Keith Scarborough507. Susan Rowland508. Terry FryeWASHINGTON (DEM)509. Varisha Khan510. Brent Chiafolo511. Ryleigh Ivey512. Levi Guerra513. Phillip Tyler514. Julie Johnson515. Chris Porter516. Dan Carpita517. Esther John518. Eric Herde519. Robert Satiacum520. Elizabeth CaldwellWEST VIRGINIA (GOP)521. Ron Foster522. Patrick Morrisey523. Ann Urling524. Mac Warner525. Bill ColeWISCONSIN (GOP)526. Steve King527. Mary Buestrin528. Kim Travis529. Kim Babler530. Brian Westrate531. Brad Courtney532. Kathy Kiernan533. Dan Feyen534. Jim Miller535. Bill BerglundWYOMING (GOP)536. Karl Allred537. Bonnie Foster538. Teresa Richards
Three TV networks have made the call: Republicans will hold onto the House of Representatives.It’s not much of a surprise.Democrats had talked about putting the House in play after Trump first appeared likely to win the nomination, believing that Trump would be a heavy burden on down-ballot Republicans. But there has been little evidence of that so far tonight, with House Republicans holding onto their seats in a number of critical races.In Virginia, GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock beat Democrat LuAnn Bennett in a highly educated suburban district where Trump was expect to fare poorly. Comstock was leading Bennett 54 percent to 46 percent with 93 percent of precincts reporting. And on Long Island, GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin demolishing his Democratic challenger in a swing district that Democrats held for a decade before Zeldin won it in 2014. GOP Rep. John Katko also won in upstate New York.Still, two House Republicans have already gone down in defeat in Florida.GOP Rep. John Mica, a former committee chairman who's been in Congress for more than two decades, lost his Orlando seat to Democrat Stephanie Murphy. Mica's seat had become more Democratic following court-ordered redistricting last year, but he had also taken criticism for failing to campaign hard enough.And former GOP Gov. Charlie Crist, who became an independent and then a Democrat, took out GOP Rep. David Jolly in a Tampa Bay district that also became more blue after redistricting. The National Republican Congressional Committee made a point of not running TV ads backing Jolly after the congressman appeared in a "60 Minutes" segment that criticized the fundraising pressure the NRCC placed on members.But Republicans fared better in South Florida, where GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo, a top Democratic target, beat former Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia by a surprisingly large margin, winning 53 percent to 41 percent with 94 percent of precincts reporting.Curbelo's victory gives Republicans hope that they can survive in swing districts where Donald Trump is likely to lose. Curbelo disavowed Trump long before almost any other House Republican, even suggesting in a Spanish-language radio interview last year that Trump could be a Democratic plant.Republicans also picked up the open swing seat that Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy vacated to mount his failed Senate run. Brian Mast, a veteran whom the NRCC saw as one of their best recruits this cycle, beat Democrat Randy Perkins, a businessman who poured millions into his campaign but helped to torpedo his chances after a volatile recorded interview with a local newspaper. Mast beat Perkins 54 percent to 43 percent with 95 percent of precincts reporting.And the GOP easily held onto two Republican-leaning open seats in Virginia and Indiana that Democrat had hoped they could put in play.AZ-01 -- Tom O'Halleran (D) 72736 (50.4%), Paul Babeu (R) 63536 (44.0%). Precincts reporting: 29.4%AZ-02 -- Rep. Martha McSally (R) 104074 (53.3%), Matt Heinz (D) 91155 (46.7%). Precincts reporting: 0.0%CA-07 -- Rep. Ami Bera (D) 0 (0.0%), Scott Jones (R) 0 (0.0%). Precincts reporting: 0.0%CA-10 -- Michael Eggman (D) 0 (0.0%), Rep. Jeff Denham (R) 0 (0.0%). Precincts reporting: 0.0%CA-21 -- Emilio Huerta (D) 0 (0.0%), Rep. David Valadao (R) 0 (0.0%). Precincts reporting: 0.0%CA-24 -- Salud Carbajal (D) 0 (0.0%), Justin Fareed (R) 0 (0.0%). Precincts reporting: 0.0%CA-25 -- Bryan Caforio (D) 0 (0.0%), Rep. Steve Knight (R) 0 (0.0%). Precincts reporting: 0.0%CA-49 -- Doug Applegate (D) 0 (0.0%), Rep. Darrell Issa (R) 0 (0.0%). Precincts reporting: 0.0%CA-52 -- Rep. Scott Peters (D) 0 (0.0%), Denise Gitsham (R) 0 (0.0%). Precincts reporting: 0.0%CO-03 -- Rep. Scott Tipton (R) 106056 (55.7%), Gail Schwartz (D) 75847 (39.8%). Precincts reporting: 38.7%CO-06 -- Rep. Mike Coffman (R) 137407 (51.1%), Morgan Carroll (D) 116410 (43.3%). Precincts reporting: 65.7%FL-07 -- RACE CALLED for Stephanie Murphy (D) 181758 (51.5%), Rep. John Mica (R) 171412 (48.5%). Precincts reporting: 100.0%FL-13 -- RACE CALLED for Charlie Crist (D) 182701 (51.9%), Rep. David Jolly (R) 169551 (48.1%). Precincts reporting: 100.0%FL-18 -- RACE CALLED for Brian Mast (R) 199358 (53.7%), Randy Perkins (D) 159697 (43.0%). Precincts reporting: 97.7%FL-26 -- RACE CALLED for Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R) 147991 (53.0%), Joe Garcia (D) 115032 (41.2%). Precincts reporting: 99.2%IA-01 -- Monica Vernon (D) 30890 (57.1%), Rep. Rod Blum (R) 23173 (42.9%). Precincts reporting: 1.4%IA-03 -- Rep. David Young (R) 109074 (47.1%), Jim Mowrer (D) 107004 (46.2%). Precincts reporting: 43.5%IL-10 -- Rep. Robert Dold (R) 89991 (50.6%), Brad Schneider (D) 87700 (49.4%). Precincts reporting: 54.7%IL-12 -- Rep. Mike Bost (R) 81528 (60.3%), C.J. Baricevic (D) 45010 (33.3%). Precincts reporting: 53.6%IN-09 -- RACE CALLED for Trey Hollingsworth (R) 162581 (54.7%), Shelli Yoder (D) 118278 (39.8%). Precincts reporting: 96.0%KS-03 -- Rep. Kevin Yoder (R) 69809 (52.6%), Jay Sidie (D) 53918 (40.6%). Precincts reporting: 0.3%MD-06 -- RACE CALLED for Rep. John Delaney (D) 136847 (54.2%), Amie Hoeber (R) 106802 (42.3%). Precincts reporting: 85.6%ME-02 -- Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R) 60827 (55.2%), Emily Cain (D) 49323 (44.8%). Precincts reporting: 30.0%MI-01 -- Jack Bergman (R) 98060 (55.9%), Lon Johnson (D) 68714 (39.1%). Precincts reporting: 56.6%MI-07 -- Rep. Tim Walberg (R) 42401 (57.6%), Gretchen Driskell (D) 27412 (37.3%). Precincts reporting: 23.4%MI-08 -- Rep. Mike Bishop (R) 143578 (57.7%), Suzanna Shkreli (D) 92901 (37.4%). Precincts reporting: 73.0%MI-11 -- Rep. Dave Trott (R) 156404 (52.8%), Anil Kumar (D) 118326 (40.0%). Precincts reporting: 76.8%MN-02 -- Jason Lewis (R) 7162 (48.7%), Angie Craig (D) 6285 (42.7%). Precincts reporting: 10.3%MN-03 -- Rep. Erik Paulsen (R) 156441 (56.5%), Terri Bonoff (D) 120666 (43.5%). Precincts reporting: 71.7%MN-08 -- Stewart Mills (R) 10259 (51.3%), Rep. Rick Nolan (D) 9749 (48.7%). Precincts reporting: 7.2%MT-01 -- Rep. Ryan Zinke (R) 70164 (52.6%), Denise Juneau (D) 59946 (44.9%). Precincts reporting: 3.2%NE-02 -- Rep. Brad Ashford (D) 80289 (50.0%), Don Bacon (R) 75603 (47.0%). Precincts reporting: 51.4%NH-01 -- Rep. Frank Guinta (R) 107805 (43.7%), Carol Shea-Porter (D) 105885 (42.9%). Precincts reporting: 67.3%NJ-02 -- RACE CALLED for Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R) 126163 (58.9%), David Cole (D) 80875 (37.7%). Precincts reporting: 70.7%NJ-05 -- Joshua Gottheimer (D) 132779 (51.2%), Rep. Scott Garrett (R) 124021 (47.8%). Precincts reporting: 85.2%NV-03 -- David Goossen (I) 0 (0.0%), Warren Markowitz (I) 0 (0.0%). Precincts reporting: 0.0%NV-04 -- Steve Brown (I) 0 (0.0%), Rep. Cresent Hardy (R) 0 (0.0%). Precincts reporting: 0.0%NY-01 -- RACE CALLED for Rep. Lee Zeldin (R) 50480 (58.6%), Anna Throne-Holst (D) 35645 (41.4%). Precincts reporting: 45.7%NY-03 -- Thomas Suozzi (D) 44121 (56.5%), Jack Martins (R) 33902 (43.5%). Precincts reporting: 29.5%NY-19 -- John Faso (R) 69921 (52.7%), Zephyr Teachout (D) 62755 (47.3%). Precincts reporting: 46.3%NY-21 -- Rep. Elise Stefanik (R) 79784 (68.2%), Mike Derrick (D) 31153 (26.6%). Precincts reporting: 39.9%NY-22 -- Claudia Tenney (R) 74800 (45.3%), Kim Myers (D) 70195 (42.5%). Precincts reporting: 64.0%NY-23 -- Rep. Thomas Reed (R) 56525 (50.6%), John Plumb (D) 55127 (49.4%). Precincts reporting: 41.9%NY-24 -- RACE CALLED for Rep. John Katko (R) 100720 (62.2%), Colleen Deacon (D) 61140 (37.8%). Precincts reporting: 54.5%PA-08 -- Brian Fitzpatrick (R) 57154 (55.1%), Steve Santarsiero (D) 46572 (44.9%). Precincts reporting: 30.1%PA-16 -- Lloyd Smucker (R) 75462 (49.9%), Christina Hartman (D) 70778 (46.8%). Precincts reporting: 56.3%TX-23 -- Rep. Will Hurd (R) 83108 (50.3%), Pete Gallego (D) 74401 (45.1%). Precincts reporting: 34.7%UT-04 -- Collin Simonsen (I) 0 (0.0%), Doug Owens (D) 0 (0.0%). Precincts reporting: 0.0%VA-05 -- RACE CALLED for Tom Garrett (R) 203146 (59.2%), Jane Dittmar (D) 140080 (40.8%). Precincts reporting: 99.1%VA-10 -- RACE CALLED for Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) 181007 (53.8%), LuAnn Bennett (D) 155683 (46.2%). Precincts reporting: 92.8%WI-08 -- Mike Gallagher (R) 109356 (63.3%), Tom Nelson (D) 63384 (36.7%). Precincts reporting: 44.6%
Donald Trump's presidential run is Arnold Schwarzenegger's fault. Actually, scratch that, it's Sonny Bono's, Jesse Ventura's, and Clint Eastwood's. Maybe Al Franken's. No, wait. Electing people with no experience in politics or policy-making to higher office is all about Reagan, right? There's more to it than that. First of all, Cher's babe, "The Body," and Dirty Harry each started as mayor of a relatively small town. They didn't jump straight to the Senate like Franken, or the governor's mansion like the Terminator or the Gipper. Plus, Reagan was a voice in conservative politics for years before his gubernatorial bid and proved himself in California prior to running for President. Trump decided to seek the nation's top office, controlling the entire executive branch of the government and serving as Commander in Chief of the United States Armed Forces, with not just no track record in politics, but arguably no relative experience whatsoever. He thought he could do it, and millions of people are voting for him. Why? Our country's nasty underbelly of racism, xenophobia, and poverty propel his candidacy forward, but I think the real blame falls squarely on the shoulders of a handful of Americans: Jessica Simpson, Jay-Z, and Paris Hilton, to name a few. When I was a child, people who got famous for doing one thing did that one thing. Real phenomenon, outliers like Jane Fonda, did two, and we were appropriately shocked. An actress and a fitness guru? But then Liz Taylor launched her signature scent "Passions" in 1987. In her footsteps followed Britney, Christina, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and even Jennifer Aniston. Reality TV wrought another twist. Socialites like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian became famous. No acting, no singing. So far as the public knew, they couldn't even do one thing well. But they lived in the rarified air of the one percent and, more importantly, were willing to let us breathe vicariously. Each now has her own fragrance. And we all know we're not just talking perfumes these days. While some stars stick to areas of their original interest -- like Jillian Michaels, a personal trainer turned TV personality who largely limits her sphere to food and exercise -- others build diversified empires. Jennifer Lopez started as a dancer, then transformed herself into a musician, actress, producer, and clothing designer in addition to pushing no fewer than six scents. Jay-Z added sports agent to his lengthy resume that includes recording, performing, running a record label, and heading up Rocawear brand clothes. Former child actress Jessica Alba founded The Honest Company that sells, among other things, baby wipes and sunblock; it was recently valued at close to two billion dollars. Trump too built a brand. He started not with a niche competency but with ancestral wealth and used that to make a name for himself in commercial real estate. With the help of The Apprentice franchise he has hawked everything from magazines to water. It makes an odd sort of sense: if we trust our celebrities to pick the products we use on our newborn babies, why not place the nation in their hands? Of course, none of this is as historically unprecedented as it seems. George Washington was first and foremost a strapping young war hero in the mind of the populace, only later becoming known for his statesmanship. Our nation's founders also tended to be jacks of all trades. Benjamin Franklin not only discovered electricity, he ran a newspaper, invented bifocals, and served as the first Postmaster General. And like Trump, most of the founding fathers were sons of the moneyed elite. That doesn't mean they had the political preparation of Nicole Richie though. They were widely read and well-versed in issues of land management, philosophy, and governance. They sought out ways, formal and otherwise, to educate themselves on issues of civics and social responsibility. They paid close attention to matters of history and international relations. And while mixing celebrity and politics isn't a new thing -- after all, the founders had to deal with fame that "transformed many aspects of their private lives into public dramas," writes Thomas Fleming in The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers -- Franklin essentially had a second wife and family when U.S. Ambassador to France, with the American public none the wiser. All our stars used to benefit from untouchability, an air of mystery and separateness. Then Liz Taylor and Richard Burton fed our fascination and instilled a thirst for more tawdry details. Whispered murmurings about Jack Kennedy gave way to interest in the exact choreography of Bill Clinton's Oval Office sexcapades. Today many Americans no longer want a hero, a larger than life role model who hides the work of the office and personal imperfection of its holder behind reassuring smiles and carefully worded answers. They want someone who "shoots from the hip," who seems just like you and me, preparation be damned. They want ongoing access to their leaders' unguarded thoughts and emotions. To see rage along with weight fluctuations. To enjoy a show. In Trump these two phenomena converge. We have a man whose primary accomplishment is having enough business acumen to not lose all the money he inherited and even make some more. Not exactly a difficult feat as large sums of money naturally compound -- and considering he's taken as much advantage of bankruptcy and tax law as he has beautiful women (by his own admission on both counts). We have a brand known for one thing, luxury real estate, that ballooned into countless others simply by slapping a name on a product. We have a nothing-held-back showman, an emotional exhibitionist. People tend to have a few core strengths. Christina's phenomenal vocal chords have no logical connection to olfactory discernment. In this regard, Joshua Kendall's research on presidential parenting is telling. In First Dads, he concludes that the most effective leaders weren't the best fathers and the best fathers weren't the most effective leaders. Being good at one thing just doesn't qualify a person to take on another, no further questions asked. And what makes for good politicians makes for bad TV. Patience, equanimity, deal brokering, refusal to burn bridges, and measured judgment are boring. Trump is so awful on so many levels, that we've stopped talking about the most basic aspect of the job. We don't live in a direct democracy where our opinions are taken into account on every issue. Ours is a representative government. We are meant to choose a proxy, one person we trust more than the others to confront circumstances we haven't yet considered, and then largely leave them to it until the next election. But one election cycle bleeds into the next, and we forget the Constitution doesn't give us a see and say at every turn. We forget that competent governance is rarely sexy. We forget that not every impressive person excels at everything. We forget that skill and training are more important than emotional transparency and charisma. We start to see someone like Trump as a viable option. And we owe it all to a violet-eyed starlet who convinced us to embrace our basest impulse to grab a piece of those we admire, even if just a whiff, and at an exorbitant cost. Gail Cornwall is a former public school teacher and recovering lawyer who now works as a stay-at-home mother and freelance writer in San Francisco. 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As someone who has been in the business of hiring people and developing people organizations for many years, I’ve noticed two common first-day-on-the-job scenarios. Let’s take a look at each. On Gail’s first day at her new job, she is greeted by Ken from HR. Ken and Gail walk to her desk, where she meets her team and manager. Gail’s first few days include an orientation program that is specifically designed to make her feel comfortable in her new role and ready for her responsibilities. Her first week leaves her feeling invigorated, dedicated, and connected to her team. The rest of her first 90 days are structured for success and well documented. This is very different from Barrett’s first day at his new job. Barrett walks to his desk alone. His new teammates introduce themselves casually as they each arrive for work. He is eager to get started but he’s finding it hard to integrate into his new team. He struggles during his first few meetings to understand the terminology, projects, and existing relationships. Barrett ends his first week wondering if he made the right decision to take this new position. The difference between these two scenarios is that Gail is an external hire, whereas Barrett is transitioning into a new group and position in the organization he’s worked in for years. Whether you are a new hire or an existing employee changing jobs, starting a new role is often uncomfortable. Meeting new people, learning new processes, and adjusting to new expectations can be challenging. Yet because organizations know that the first 45 days of employment can affect engagement and job longevity, they invest heavily in onboarding for new hires — but tend to neglect existing employees, who have developed their skills and changed jobs within the organization. Transitioning employees are too often left to “sink or swim.” When this transition to a new team or department goes poorly, it can harm employee engagement, increase time to productivity, and keep employees from growing within the organization. In Barrett’s case, if he isn’t successful in his new job and finds his old position filled, he could potentially leave. By now we know that career development is a primary driver of employee happiness and that promoting employee mobility leads to better cross-functional communication and retention of top performers. Clearly, there is a huge opportunity for managers to improve the onboarding experience for employees moving into new roles. Typically, organizations spend time trying to understand why employees leave the organization through exit interviews. If they instead focus on “re-hiring” employees, organizations can begin to understand why employees choose to stay. Re-hiring means deliberately reaffirming the reasons why an employee was hired and moved into a new role, as well as their career expectations and job alignment. This should take place at each stage of an employee’s career. And if managers encourage internal mobility, they must be prepared to reward it and make it work. After an employee transitions into a new role, the manager must take time to get to know them and understand their strengths, successes, and development needs. In the first few months, check-ins should be frequent. It’s also important to make sure the person has a clear understanding of people and resources on the new team. Managers can hold a team lunch or other team-building activity so people get a chance to connect with one another. After all, the addition of a new team member is an event to celebrate. Managers should facilitate introductory meetings, provide guidance on how team members can expect to collaborate, and designate a partner or “buddy” to field unanticipated questions and assist with a smooth transition. They can connect employees with the people who will be influential in their new role and ensure that there is a continuous learning path set up for them. Later on, monthly or weekly check-ins can help managers continue to motivate these hires; this creates time for giving recognition for a job well done, assessing current and future goals, and discussing potential development opportunities. This mindset should be applied to internal promotions as well. A promotion should be much more than a change in title and paycheck — it requires a transition like any other role. When an employee becomes a people manager for the first time, they experience an expansion in responsibility, a broader span of control, and new types of accountability. This requires education and training through their promotion. Employees both desire and deserve continuous development as they navigate their careers. This means every time an employee moves, there is an opportunity to reinvest, re-hire, and create a positive experience. It’s an opportunity to reinvigorate the relationship between the employee and the organization.
Агентство Standard & Poor's подтвердило суверенный рейтинг Индии, отметив стабильность политики страны и повышение доверия к монетарной политике. При этом S&P исключило повышение рейтинга в 2016 или 2017 гг.
Агентство Standard & Poor's подтвердило суверенный рейтинг Индии, отметив стабильность политики страны и повышение доверия к монетарной политике. При этом S&P исключило повышение рейтинга в 2016 или 2017 гг.
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We are at a pivotal moment in public conversation about the sexual objectification of women. The claim that feminists have been making for decades—that grabbing or kissing someone without consent constitutes sexual assault—is finally understood and acknowledged. This can also be a watershed moment in recognizing the mindset that creates the foundation for assault: slut-shaming. Looking at Hillary Clinton’s past in addition to Donald Trump’s helps us understand how far we have come. Back in the 1990s, Hillary Clinton engaged in slut-shaming: she denigrated the credibility of women who claimed they had been sexually involved with or abused by her husband, Bill Clinton. Hillary Clinton’s supporters should address this piece of her history head-on instead of burying it. Betsey Wright, then a close advisor to the Clintons, told The New York Times earlier this month that discussing this history is “dredging up irrelevant slime from the past.” But acknowledging Clinton’s tactics from over two decades ago and putting them in cultural context is necessary to show how much Clinton—and awareness about slut-shaming—has grown. Wright had been chief of staff to Bill Clinton when he was governor of Arkansas, and during his presidential campaign was given the task of dealing with accusations of his infidelity. She famously referred to women’s accusations of affairs with the governor as “bimbo eruptions.” Reportedly with Hillary Clinton’s permission and guidance, the 1992 campaign hired a private investigator to discredit the character of Gennifer Flowers, who had sold her story to a supermarket tabloid about having an affair with Bill Clinton, and to dig up and then publicize disparaging accounts about her and anyone else who might come forward with claims of an affair or coerced sexual acts. Although it’s unclear to what extent Hillary Clinton herself was involved in these measures, she did say at the time that Flowers was “some failed cabaret singer who doesn’t even have much of a résumé to fall back on.” She told the journalist Gail Sheehy, who was profiling her at the time for Vanity Fair, that if she had the chance to cross-examine Flowers, “I would crucify her.” And according to George Stephanopoulos, the communications director of the 1992 campaign, Hillary Clinton made a similar statement after Connie Hamzy claimed in Penthouse that Bill Clinton had once propositioned her at a hotel in Little Rock. “We have to destroy her story,” she told him—after which the campaign collected affidavits from aides who said that the story was false because they were with the governor at the time. Today, feminists point out that attacking the credibility and character of women, especially those who claim they’ve been assaulted, because of their sexuality is sexist; doing so perpetuates a sexual double standard in which men have license to be sexually promiscuous yet women do not. But Hillary Clinton, born in 1947, grew up in an era when girls and women were divided into two categories: “good” girls and “tramps” or “sluts”—and no one questioned this division. It’s hardly surprising that she internalized the message that boys will be boys, and girls will be sluts. Like implicit racial bias, which she rightly described during the first presidential candidate debate as a “problem for everyone, not just police,” many people unconsciously call up sexist stereotypes about sexually active women as deviant and even disgusting. After all, this is the mindset many of us were socially conditioned to believe is natural and true. This doesn’t make what Hillary Clinton did forgivable. But it makes her behavior over two decades ago a little bit more understandable. In 1992, the language to think and talk about slut-shaming did not yet exist. I coined the term “slut-bashing” in my 1999 book about teenage girls who are judged, shamed, and policed because they are presumed to engage in non-normative sexual behavior (even though in many cases, I found, the girls had zero sexual experience and had never even kissed anyone). In the early 2000s, “slut-bashing” morphed into “slut-shaming,” and with the rise of social media, awareness of the pervasiveness of slut-shaming—among adult women as well as teenage girls―exploded. By 2005, when Donald Trump said that because he was famous he could do anything he wants to women without their consent, including grab them by the genitals, slut-shaming was already being widely condemned. Today we have a global protest movement of SlutWalks that fight back against sexual objectification and rape culture, and woe to the celebrity who criticizes a Kim Kardashian nude selfie. Hillary Clinton has long since established that she is an advocate for women. She holds the strongest record on reproductive rights of any presidential candidate in American history. As senator, she introduced equal pay legislation three times and led efforts to address violence against women. And to survivors of sexual assault, she has said, “Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard.” Meanwhile, Trump continues to sexually objectify and ridicule women for their appearance. Slut-shaming, like implicit racial bias, is something most of us have to unlearn and overcome to be better people. Only one candidate has shown that she is on this journey. Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Gail Collins, New York TimesDo you think Donald Trump has given up? It was a little strange to see him campaigning Wednesday in that critical swing state of … Washington, D.C. “He’s coming to open a hotel that’s under budget and ahead of schedule,” campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, insisting it was all a part of the presidential sales pitch. Blitzer noted mildly that the hotel has actually been open for some time.
Gail Collins, NY TimesO.K., Donald Trump won’t promise to accept the results of the election. That’s truly … good grief. “I will tell you at the time. … I’ll keep you in suspense,” he told Wednesday’s debate moderator, Chris Wallace. The word “rigged” came up. Yow. Hillary Clinton noted that Trump tends to presume that whenever he loses anything, the system was rigged: “There was even a time when he didn’t get an Emmy for his TV program three years in a row and he started tweeting that the Emmys were rigged.”
A top conservative super PAC is dropping millions in districts once thought invincible for the GOP.
"Газпром" рассчитывает в ближайшее время договориться с индийской нефтегазовой госкомпанией GAIL об изменениях условий контракта на поставку сжиженного природного газа, в частности о сроках наращивания поставок, заявил глава "Газпрома" Алексей Миллер.
Государственный концерн «Туркменгаз», предприятие Afghan Gas, пакистанская Inter State Gas Systems (Private) Limited и индийская GAIL учредили трубопроводную компанию ТАПИ — Туркмения-Афганистан-Пакистан-Индия — с равными долями участия. Об этом сообщила пресс-служба Азиатского банка развития. АБР в 2013 году был назначен странами-участниками ТАПИ транзакционным советником по созданию трубопроводной компании и выявлению лидера коммерческого консорциума, призванного возглавить строительство и эксплуатацию трубопровода, отмечает в ночь на 14 ноября ТАСС. «Учреждение ТАПИ — ключевой рубеж в развитии газопроводного проекта и осязаемый результат трансформационного сотрудничества между вовлеченными сторонами, предвещающий укрепление энергобезопасности, расширение деловых перспектив и достижение большего мира и стабильности в регионе», — заявил генеральный директор Департамента Центральной и Западной Азии АБР Клаус Герхаузер. Планируется, что по 1800-километровому газопроводу ТАПИ будет ежегодно экспортировать до 33 млрд кубометров туркменского природного газа. Туркмения обладает четвёртыми по величине в мире доказанными запасами газа. Магистраль протянется от туркменского месторождения Галкыныш до пункта Фазилка на границе Индии с Пакистаном. Стоимость проекта превышает $7,6 млрд. Как заявил президент Туркмении на прошедшем в конце октября заседании Совета старейшин, «строительство газопровода ТАПИ планируется начать в 2015 году».