(Video) Conservative columnist and commentator George Will announced that he is no longer a registered Republican after changing his Maryland registration from the GOP to "unaffiliated." "I´m an unaffiliated voter in the state of Maryland," Will told PJ Media in an interview. "This is not my party," Will said during a speech beforehand to the Federalist Society. He also reportedly said that House Speaker Paul Ryan´s decision to endorse Trump was part of why he left the party. Will said he isn´t sure whether he´ll vote for Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson. And he offered up a plan for conservatives to
The Shadow Health Secretary Heidi Alexander has demanded a change in leadership of the Labour Party and has stepped down from her role. Shortly after this announcement, the Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Gloria De Piero also resigned. The Shadow Secretary of Scotland Ian Murray has also joined the mass exodus to resign from the cabinet. Labour MPs Margaret Hodge and Ann Coffrey have sent a letter to all Labour MPs saying: “The Conservative Party is deeply divided and that should be an opportunity for us, but it is clear that many traditional Labour voters feel that our Party no longer speaks to
Support for Donald Trump has plunged as he has alienated fellow Republicans and large majorities of voters overall in the course of a month of self-inflicted controversies, propelling Democrat Hillary Clinton to a double-digit lead nationally in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. The survey finds sweeping unease with the presumptive Republican nominee’s candidacy — from his incendiary rhetoric and values to his handling of both terrorism and his own business — foreshadowing that the November election could be a referendum on Trump more than anything else. Roughly two in three Americans say they think Trump is
Aboard the Papal Plane — Pope Francis on Sunday said the Catholic Church should apologize to gay people and others who have been offended or exploited in the past. "I believe that the church not only should apologize to the person who is gay whom it has offended," the Pope said, "but has to apologize to the poor, to exploited women, to children exploited for labor; it has to ask forgiveness for having blessed many weapons." The Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest and editor at large of America magazine, called the Pope´s apology historic. "This is a groundbreaking moment. While
A petition on the parliament website calling for a rerun of the EU referendum has gathered more than 1.5 million signatures in less than 24 hours. At the present rate of progress by the middle of next week the campaign could overtake the 2007 Downing Street petition urging the Government to abandon plans for pay as you go road pricing which attracted 1.8 million signatures. Such was the demand to sign the petition that the website crashed as a second petition, urging Sadiq Khan, London’s mayor, to declare the capital’s independence topped 100,000 signatures. On Thursday 51.9 percent of votes
President Obama went on a tear against Donald Trump last night, expressing his frustrations with the GOP candidate dividing the country, “looking for scapegoats [and] ignoring the evidence.” The president preached a message of unity and told people not to get cynical, especially at the voting booth. (The fact that Great Britain voted to leave the EU despite him coming out against that may have left him feeling a little sour.) (Video) Obama said it’s important for all Americans to “assume the best in each other and not the worst,” and then said this: “We don’t have time for charlatans
George Will, television pundit and columnist at The Washington Post, said he has left the Republican Party, and he spelled out the pro-Hillary Clinton strategy he thinks will allow the establishment Republicans to regain control of the party after this presidential election. “This is not my party,” Will said at a fancy luncheon at the Federalist Society in Washington, D.C., where he took the party line in the nation’s capital and said that Trump would be worse than Clinton. “Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White
The world’s richest nations have long been fueled by oil, coal and natural gas, but President Obama warned Friday that less affluent countries trying to take the same path will put the planet “under water.” In an interview with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Mr. Obama said he hoped social-media “connectivity” will help convince developing nations to eschew fossil fuels, which contribute to rising carbon-dioxide levels in the atmosphere but are also less expensive and more reliable than green energy alternatives. “In terms of the problems we have to solve, energy is a classic example, the issue of climate change,” Mr.
Donald Trump is firing back at "overrated" conservative columnist George Will, days after the Washington Post writer said he left the Republican Party because of its presumptive GOP nominee. Trump tweeted out his attack of Will early Sunday, saying the Pulitzer Prize-winning commentator had "lost his way long ago": (Tweet) Will, also a Fox News contributor, told right-leaning PJ Media on Friday that he had become an "unaffiliated voter" in Maryland because of Trump´s influence on the GOP. He urged Republicans to "make sure he loses" and that the better option would be to "grit their teeth for four years"
(Video) On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Washington Post columnist George Will explained why he left the Republican Party over presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Will said, “I left it for the same reason I joined it in 1964 when I voted for Barry Goldwater, because I was a conservative. I leave for the same reason, I’m a conservative. To give you a time line, shortly after Trump became the presumptive nominee he had a summit meeting with Paul Ryan where they stressed their vast shared ground, which is more important than their differences. I thought that
Liberal CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour suffered an epic meltdown on Thursday night as it became clear that Britain was asserting its national sovereignty and voting to leave the European Union. The sneering Amanpour repeatedly derided it as an example of “xenophobia” and “white identity” politics. Early in the evening, with the result still in doubt, Amanpour told Anderson Cooper: “A lot of the Leave movements are led by the hard-right, very, very xenophobic, anti-immigrant, very populist, nationalist, white identity politics.” Later, as reality set in, the journalist referenced the current issue of The Economist and raged,
One of Virginia´s delegates to the Republican National Convention has filed a federal lawsuit in an effort to avoid voting for Donald Trump at the party convention next month. The delegate, Carroll Correll Jr. of Winchester, Virginia, argues in the suit that being forced to vote against his conscience is a violation of his constitutional rights. Correll says he will not vote for Trump, the presumptive nominee, because he believes the billionaire businessman is unfit to serve as president. Correll´s suit maintains that state law imposes criminal penalties on delegates who don´t vote on the first ballot for the winner of the state´s