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{UAH} THE 40 SECRET DANGERS OF THE PRIME MINISTER'S BREXIT DEAL

1.     May says her deal means the UK leaves the EU next March. The Withdrawal Agreement makes a mockery of this. “All references to Member States and competent authorities of Member States…shall be read as including the United Kingdom.” (Art 6).

2.     Not quite what most people understand by Brexit. It goes on to spell out that the UK will be in the EU but without any MEPs, a commissioner or ECJ judges. We are effectively a Member State, but we are excused – or, more accurately, excluded – from attending summits. (Article 7)

3.     The European Court of Justice is decreed to be our highest court, governing the entire Agreement – Art. 4. stipulates that both citizens and resident companies can use it. Art 4.2 orders our courts to recognise this. “If the European Commission considers that the United Kingdom has failed to fulfil an obligation under the Treaties or under Part Four of this Agreement before the end of the transition period, the European Commission may, within 4 years after the end of the transition period, bring the matter before the Court of Justice of the European Union”. (Art. 87)

4.     The jurisdiction of the ECJ will last until eight years after the end of the transition period. (Article 158).

5.     The UK will still be bound by any future changes to EU law in which it will have no say, not to mention having to comply with current law. (Article 6(2))

6.     Any disputes under the Agreement will be decided by EU law only – one of the most dangerous provisions. (Article 168).

7.     This cuts the UK off from International Law, something we’d never do with any foreign body. Arbitration will be governed by the existing procedural rules of the EU law – this is not arbitration as we would commonly understand it (i.e. between two independent parties). (Article 174)

8.     “UNDERLINING that this Agreement is founded on an overall balance of benefits, rights and obligations for the Union and the United Kingdom” No, it should be based upon the binding legal obligations upon the EU contained within Article 50. It is wrong to suggest otherwise.

9.     The tampon tax clause: We obey EU laws on VAT, with no chance of losing the tampon tax even if we agree a better deal in December 2020 because we hereby agree to obey other EU VAT rules for **five years** after the transition period. Current EU rules prohibit 0-rated VAT on products (like tampons) that did not have such exemptions before the country joined the EU.

10. Several problems with the EU’s definitions: “Union law” is too widely defined and “United Kingdom national” is defined by the Lisbon Treaty: we should given away our right to define our citizens. The “goods” and the term “services” we are promised the deal are not defined – or, rather, will be defined however the EU wishes them to be. Thus far, this a non-defined term so far. This agreement fails to define it.

11. The Mandelson Pension Clause: The UK must promise never to tax former EU officials based here – such as Peter Mandelson or Neil Kinnock – on their E.U. pensions, or tax any current Brussels bureaucrats on their salaries. The EU and its employees are to be immune to our tax laws. (Article 104)

12. Furthermore, the UK agrees not to prosecute EU employees who are, or who might be deemed in future, criminals (Art.101)

13. The GDPR clause. The General Data Protection Regulation – the EU’s stupidest law ever? – is to be bound into UK law (Articles 71 to 73). There had been an expectation in some quarters that the UK could get out of it.

14. The UK establishes a ‘Joint Committee’ with EU representatives to guarantee ‘the implementation and application of this Agreement’. This does not sound like a withdrawal agreement – if it was, why would it need to be subject to continued monitoring? (Article 164).

15. This Joint Committee will have subcommittees with jurisdiction over: (a) citizens’ rights; (b) “other separation provisions”; (c) Ireland/Northern Ireland; (d) Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus; (e) Gibraltar; and (f) financial provisions. (Article 165)

16. The Lifetime clause: the agreement will last as long as the country’s youngest baby lives. “the persons covered by this Part shall enjoy the rights provided for in the relevant Titles of this Part for their lifetime”. (Article 39).

17. The UK is shut out of all EU networks and databases for security – yet no such provision exists to shut the EU out of ours. (Article 8)

18. The UK will tied to EU foreign policy, “bound by the obligations stemming from the international agreements concluded by the Union” but unable to influence such decisions. (Article 124)

19. All EU citizens must be given permanent right of residence after five years – but what counts as residence? This will be decided by the EU, rather than UK rules. (Articles 15-16)

20. Britain is granted the power to send a civil servant to Brussels to watch them pass stupid laws which will hurt our economy. (Article 34)

21. The UK agrees to spend taxpayers’ money telling everyone how wonderful the agreement is. (Article 37)

22. Art 40 defines Goods. It seems to includes Services and Agriculture. We may come to discover that actually ‘goods’ means everything.

23. Articles 40-49 practically mandate the UK’s ongoing membership of the Customs Union in all but name.

24. The UK will be charged to receive the data/information we need in order to comply with EU law. (Article 50). The EU will continue to set rules for UK intellectual property law (Article 54 to 61). The UK will effectively be bound by a non-disclosure agreement swearing us to secrecy regarding any EU developments we have paid to be part. This is not mutual. The EU is not bound by such measures. (Article 74)

25. The UK is bound by EU rules on procurement rules – which effectively forbids us from seeking better deals elsewhere. (Articles 75 to 78)

26. We give up all rights to any data the EU made with our money (Art. 103)

27. The EU decide capital projects (too broadly defined) the UK is liable for. (Art. 144)

28. The UK is bound by EU state aid laws until future agreement – even in the event of an agreement, this must wait four years to be valid. (Article 93)

29. Similar advantages and immunities are extended to all former MEPs and to former EU official more generally. (Articles 106-116)

30. The UK is forbidden from revealing anything the EU told us or tells us about the finer points of deal and its operation. (Article 105).

31. Any powers the UK parliament might have had to mitigate EU law are officially removed. (Article 128)

32. The UK shall be liable for any “outstanding commitments” after 2022 (Article 142(2) expressly mentions pensions, which gives us an idea as to who probably negotiated this). The amount owed will be calculated by the EU. (Articles 140-142)

33. The UK will be liable for future EU lending. As anyone familiar with the EU’s financials knows, this is not good. (Article143)

34. The UK will remain liable for capital projects approved by the European Investment Bank. (Article 150).

35. The UK will remain a ‘party’ (i.e. cough up money) for the European Development Fund. (Articles 152-154)

36. And the EU continues to calculate how much money the UK should pay it. So thank goodness Brussels does not have any accountancy issues.

37. The UK will remain bound (i.e coughing up money) to the European Union Emergency Trust Fund – which deals with irregular migration (i.e. refugees) and displaced persons heading to Europe. (Article 155)

38. The agreement will be policed by ‘the Authority’ – a new UK-based body with ‘powers equivalent to those of the European Commission’. (Article 159)

39. The EU admits, in Art. 184, that it is in breach of  Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty which oblige it to “conclude an agreement” of the terms of UK leaving the EU. We must now, it seems, “negotiate expeditiously the agreements governing their future relationship.” And if the EU does not? We settle down to this Agreement.

40. And, of course, the UK will agree to pay £40bn to receive all of these ‘privileges’. (Article 138)

EM         -> { Trump for 2020 }

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"Pamoja na Yoweri Museveni, Ssabassajja na Dk. Kiiza Besigye, Uganda ni katika machafuko"

 

{UAH} HE IS GOING TO ADD IN ONLY 2 MORE JUDGES TO BE DONE WITH THE SUPREME COURT. -Just watch !!!!!

 

President Trump poses for a photo with Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the Justices' Conference Room before an investiture ceremony Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP)

 

 

EM         -> { Trump for 2020 }

On the 49th Parallel          

                 Thé Mulindwas Communication Group
"With Yoweri Museveni, Ssabassajja and Dr. Kiiza Besigye, Uganda is in anarchy"
                    
Kuungana Mulindwa Mawasiliano Kikundi
"Pamoja na Yoweri Museveni, Ssabassajja na Dk. Kiiza Besigye, Uganda ni katika machafuko"

 

{UAH} THIS IS WHY THE 2016 PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN MESSAGE STILL WORKS

Nearly 6-In-10 Hispanic Americans Support E-Verify

When political pundits address the immigration issue, they cleverly and purposely attempt to conflate the distinct differences between legal and illegal, usually attempting to gloss over what is perhaps the most important issue to a majority of Hispanic Americans.





 

What is this issue? Well according to a new Midterm exit poll it mandatory E-Verify policies.

The surprise poll conducted by Zogby Analytics for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), found nearly 6 out of 10 Hispanic Americans support the vetting process designed to prevent unscrupulous businesses from hiring illegal aliens over American citizens.

The Zogby poll also revealed that an overwhelming 75% of U.S. voters support mandatory E-Verify to prevent illegal immigration. The survey also revealed that a majority of Democrat, Republican and Independent voters support mandatory E-Verify.

Although their support differs wildly with Democrats at 55%, Republicans at 90% and Independents at nearly 80%, however perhaps even more dramatic were the individual demographics of groups who support mandatory E-Verify.

More than 80% of white Americans support the comprehensive vetting process, followed by 74% of Asian Americans, 58% of Hispanic Americans, and nearly 53% of African Americans, the group most affected by illegal immigration within the job market.

However although this common sense solution is supported overwhelmingly by most Americans, the policy has still not been implemented. The reason, of course, is politics, and those individual lobbyists attempting to keep the status-quo of illegal immigration flowing into America.

Such as businesses who enjoy cheap labor, open border activists, and Democratic Party leaders who see a viable voting block, have all joined forces to block the mandatory E-Verify from becoming law despite its widespread support.

Every year the U.S. admits more than 1.5 million immigrants into the United States, most come through the front door because of the insane policy known as “chain migration.” Which allows immigrants to bring in family members, in turn those immigrants can bring in additional family members, repeating the cycle, again and again.

Last year the population of both legal and illegal immigrants reached a record high of well over 44-million people. However, those numbers can actually be much higher, in that the census bureau does not track legal status.

By 2023, the Center for Immigration Studies estimates that the legal and illegal immigrant population of the U.S. will make up nearly 15% of the entire U.S. population.

The president’s signature proposal when he took office in 2016 and highlighted during the presidential campaign was his popular pro-American immigration reform policy, known as “E-Verify.”

At the time the president was in a heated debate with Democrats regarding the Obama created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protected nearly 800,000 children brought into the U.S. by their illegal alien parents, from deportation.

With a new Democratic House convening in January, the president will once again tackle the thorny issue of illegal immigration; hopefully, this time around Democrats will come to the table and negotiate an agreement.

The president was extremely flexible regarding the DACA issue, granting amnesty to illegal aliens far greater in number, then Democrats had purposed. In return, the president wanted an end to “chain migration,” funding for a border wall and immigration based on a merit system.

However Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a pro-American immigration advocate was bemused and bewildered as to why the president did not include at the time mandatory E-Verify in his DACA negotiations.

The only logical answer is the president perhaps knew after giving Democrats more then they had asked for, regarding DACA they still weren’t moving in his direction, surmising perhaps it was all “smoke and mirrors” on their part, using the DACA issue more as a political stunt, rather as a serious negotiating topic. Least we forget this President wrote “The Art of the Deal” and had already demonstrated he’s willing to walk away from a bad deal until he gets what he’s looking for.

EM         -> { Trump for 2020 }

On the 49th Parallel          

                 Thé Mulindwas Communication Group
"With Yoweri Museveni, Ssabassajja and Dr. Kiiza Besigye, Uganda is in anarchy"
                    
Kuungana Mulindwa Mawasiliano Kikundi
"Pamoja na Yoweri Museveni, Ssabassajja na Dk. Kiiza Besigye, Uganda ni katika machafuko"

 

{UAH} BBC News: California wildfires: Finland bemused by Trump raking comment

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California wildfires: Finland bemused by Trump raking comment
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{UAH} How To Get A Council House

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{UAH} The Truth Is Worth It: Rigor | The New York Times

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{UAH} CNN's Ana Cabrera : Trump ridicules architecy of Bin Laden raid as "Clin...

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{UAH} Allan/Edmund/Gook/Pojim/WBK: Barrack Muluka: Is DP Ruto dancing himself lame before the real dance?


NaiNotepad   By Barrack Muluka 5 days ago
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It is rather early in the political day to tell where the Tangatanga whirlwind across Kenya will end up, 49 months hence. Kenyans will recall how, earlier in the year, President Uhuru Kenyatta rather scornfully referred to his Deputy, William Ruto, as "this young man William Ruto." The President went on to suggest that "young William" was loitering around the country

— virtually aimlessly. However, gifted with rare ability to turn around a negative situation, the Deputy President swiftly accepted the "loitering" tag. His Sky Team gave way to a new team. The Loitering Team was born and
— today – there is such a thing in Kenya as "Team Tangatanga."

And Team Tangatanga is on a tumultuous early campaign mission for the August 2022 Presidential Election in Kenya. It is a good 49 months to the election, almost to the day. It is a long time away

— indeed a long, long time. You need the lungs, the muscles, the bones and the stamina. For, nobody can accurately look into the seeds of time and tell what they will germinate into. As they say, though, fortune favours the prepared. There is a sense in which, accordingly, the Tangatanga Troupe is probably right in getting off the marks this early; its sights firmly cast on August 2022.
Yet, we cannot forget Chinua Achebe, where he reminds us of the antelope that danced itself lame before the actual dance began. Could Team Tangatanga just dance itself lame ahead of the real thing? Perhaps not. For, this is the one team that boasts of a properly overloaded moneybag. I have actually heard that they are moneybags. The strategy is to buy just about anybody and anything that can be bought. People, they say, are just goods at the marketplace. What matters is the price tag. Tangatanga is accordingly coming your way, fully-loaded. No price tag is beyond their reach, they say.

The fly in the broth, however, is that the Tangatanga team leader does not seem as yet to have secured the essential blessings from the very top. Haki ya Mungu, hii Kenya iko na wenyewe, bwana – alah! When they were on the campaign trail last year – and even before – the popular refrain was, "Ten years for Uhuru, followed by ten years for Ruto." But does that only seem to have been a ruse by Mwenyewe mmoja, to get the Ruto corner of the Jubilee house to deliver Mwenyewe home, after which political expediency would take care of everything else? What did President Uhuru, aka the reigning Mwenyewe, mean when he told a public gathering in Nyeri last week that he was yet to pronounce himself on the 2022 presidential race?

When you are William Ruto, your understanding is that you are an essential part of the power matrix in the country. You understand that you have not arrived where you are by invitation. You are not anybody's guest at the dining table, but your own man. Hata wewe ni mwenyewe. You have spent your own political fuel to get there. You don't, therefore, owe anybody apologies for the office you hold. Yet, do others seem to be thinking differently? Why has President Uhuru Mwenyewe found it necessary to tell the country that he has yet to pronounce himself on his choice for 2022? Indeed, the President went on to state that his choice for 2022 will send shock waves across the country. We can only wait to be shocked.

Meanwhile, our people say, beware the spoken word. In Christendom, they say in the Old Testament book of Amos (3:8), "The lion has roared, who will not fear?" Uhuru has spoken, who will not panic? By saying that he will say what he wants to say in 2022, he has said who his choice is not. Kenyans may, therefore, not know what the Uhuru Choice that will shock them in 2022 will be. But for now they know what it is not. It is not William Ruto. You don't say that you will choke and shock us when all along you have told us that your deputy will succeed you. We are already chocked.

The DP begins looking increasingly like the Mexican majordomo who forgets his true identity. You have seen him in the Mexican movies. The majordomo is the chief steward, the head of the domestic workforce in a filthily wealthy home. All the trappings of the good life are there, in this home. There are houses, horses and horse chariots. There are state of the art limousines and more limos. There are jets and choppers. And the majordomo believes that he is part of this breath-taking galaxy of wealth. In point of fact, he is the foremost outsider. Malcolm X, the late American civil rights leader, had something to say about this.

Malcolm was acutely aware that there were two kinds of African slaves in America. There was the slave who worked in the house and the slave in the field. The house slave, also known as the House Nigger, was of a higher rank than the field slave, aka the Field Nigger. The Filed Nigger worked and lived in scorching circumstances. And so the House Nigger took his colleague in the field literally as an outsider. Yet, in truth, both were outsiders. Every so often, therefore, Malcolm would chide the outsider who lived in the master's house, "You've been mistook! When master buys a new car, you say 'our car.' YBut you are wrong. It's the master's car. Not yours."

As the Tangatanga Squad goes around the country, it will want to remember this old Nigger song that they sang on the plantations in America in the 19th Century:

Run, Nigger run; de patter-roller catch you

Run, Nigger run; it's almost day

Run, Nigger run; de patter-roller catch you

Run, Nigger run; and try to get away ….

And the refrain went something like:

Dis Nigger run, he run his best

Stuck his head in a hornet's nest

Jumped de fence and run fru the paster

White man run, but Nigger run faster!

And so run, Nigger run. Run faster than the master. You have put your head in the hornet's nest. Each time you say the words "dynasty" and "hustler," don't you ever forget that you stab the boss straight in the heart. But keep running, 49 months is not 42 kilometres. But run on, all the same. Run, Nigger, run!

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{UAH} From CNN: 'I'm really enjoying this!' A relaxed Angela Merkel emerges

'I'm really enjoying this!' A relaxed Angela Merkel emerges

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/17/europe/merkel-speech-chemnitz-legacy-intl/index.html

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{UAH} From CNN: Bloodshed and bribes: Grisly tales from El Chapo trial

Bloodshed and bribes: Grisly tales from El Chapo trial

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/16/us/el-chapo-trial-week-one/index.html

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{UAH} From CNN: Russian vets seek to out the Kremlin's private mercenaries

Russian vets seek to out the Kremlin's private mercenaries

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/18/world/russian-veterans-mercenaries/index.html

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{UAH} From CNN: US Navy sailor on board Norwegian frigate that sank after collision

US Navy sailor on board Norwegian frigate that sank after collision

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/18/europe/norway-frigate-sinking-us-sailor-scli-intl/index.html

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{UAH} From CNN: Architect of bin Laden raid: Trump 'threatens the Constitution' when he attacks the media

Architect of bin Laden raid: Trump 'threatens the Constitution' when he attacks the media

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/18/politics/donald-trump-william-mcraven/index.html

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{UAH} From CNN: Trump refuses to listen to tape of Khashoggi killing

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{UAH} Barricaded refugees 'ready to die' than return to Libya detention

More than 70 people refusing to leave docked ship in Misrata say they face torture and detention if they disembark.
http://aje.io/emb2k

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{UAH} Trumptard: Just you know

Bill McRaven, is a retired admiral, Navy SEAL, 37 years, former head of US Special Operations..." 

Trump was busy suffering from enziku whence dogged the draft 
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{UAH} Just in case you missed it

Retired Adm. William McRaven on Sunday stood by his previous statement that President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media represent "the greatest threat to democracy" after the President dismissed him as a "Hillary Clinton backer" in an interview that aired on Fox News. 

"I did not back Hillary Clinton or anyone else," McRaven, who oversaw the operation that killed Osama bin Laden, told CNN. "I am a fan of President Obama and President George W. Bush, both of whom I worked for. I admire all presidents, regardless of their political party, who uphold the dignity of the office and who use that office to bring the nation together in challenging times."

"I stand by my comment that the President's attack on the media is the greatest threat to our democracy in my lifetime," McRaven said, referencing remarks he made about Trump last year."When you undermine the people's right to a free press and freedom of speech and expression, then you threaten the Constitution and all for which it stand

McRaven's comment came just hours after "Fox News Sunday" aired an interview with Trump in which the President dismissed McRaven and criticized the military for having not killed bin Laden sooner. 

Trump made the remarks during a tense exchange with Fox News' Chris Wallace after the host brought up McRaven, a vocal Trump critic who led the bin Laden operation in 2011 during former President Barack Obama's administration.

"Bill McRaven, retired admiral, Navy SEAL, 37 years, former head of US Special Operations..." Wallace started.

"Hillary Clinton fan," Trump said, cutting off Wallace.

"Special Operations ..." Wallace continued.

"Excuse me, Hillary Clinton fan," Trump said.

"Who led the operations," Wallace added, "commanded the operations that took down Saddam Hussein and that killed Osama bin Laden, says that your sentiment is the greatest threat to democracy in his lifetime." 

"OK, he's a Hilary Clinton backer and an Obama-backer, and frankly ... wouldn't it have been nice if we got Osama bin Laden a lot sooner than that? Wouldn't it have been nice? You know, living -- think of this -- living in Pakistan, beautifully in Pakistan."

After Wallace asked if the President would give McRaven any credit for taking down bin Laden, Trump said "they took him down" but quickly shifted to talking about US aid to Pakistan, where bin Laden was killed. 

In August, McRaven issued a stunning rebuke of Trump

 in an op-ed published in the Washington Post, writing that through his actions, Trump has "embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation."

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*"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent
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{UAH} https://www.teaparty.org/house-finally-lifting-hat-ban-181-years-333799/

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{UAH} Car bomb blast in Iraq's Tikrit kills five: officials

Sources said 16 others were injured in the blast that set nearly a dozen vehicles on fire.
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{UAH} Barricaded refugees 'ready to die' than return to Libya detention

More than 70 people refusing to leave docked ship in Misrata say they face torture and detention if they disembark.
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{UAH} Jamal Khashoggi case: All the latest updates

US president has no plans to listen to 'suffering tape', says his administration will 'be having full report' in days.
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{UAH} DEMOCRATS HAVE THROWN TOM PEREZ OUT FOR HE IS HISPANIC

The Congressional Black Caucus Just Rejected DNC Chair Tom Perez

Cortney O'Brien

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Posted: Nov 16, 2018 8:02 AM

 

The Congressional Black Caucus passed a vote of no confidence in Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez on Wednesday after a "heated" debate over the superdelegate policy. Back in August, the DNC leadership decided to strip superdelegates of authority. Under new rules, superdelegates are not permitted to vote on the first presidential nominating ballot at a contested national convention. The move was intended to placate progressives who believe the superdelegates had too much power over the election process.

But, CBC Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-LA) spoke for many in his caucus when he accused the DNC of "pitting them against their constituents." 

He wrote a letter to Perez in August arguing that the plan would disenfranchise those who serve as superdelegates. Tensions over the vote are apparently still high.

“So now if they want to be a delegate, they have to run against their constituents who want to be delegates, and it’s an unfair proposition,” Richmond said in a POLITICO interview this week. “We don’t want to run against our constituents, so the caucus had made its position known.”

Why the reform in the first place? The DNC came under fire in the 2016 presidential election for paving too smooth a path for Hillary Clinton to become the Democratic nominee. Under Debbie Wasserman Schultz's chairmanship, the DNC only scheduled six primary debates and was found to be biased against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) campaign. As you can imagine, Sanders' supporters have since shown little love to the committee. During the DNC unity tour last year, many progressives even booed Perez off the stage. 

With the pressure mounting, the committee was compelled to make some changes. In addition to curtailing the role of superdelegates, he DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee also voted to make caucuses more accessible by requiring state parties to accept absentee votes.

Perez said he was "confident" the election reforms will make their party "stronger."

Tell that to the CBC.

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{UAH} Trump on divided Congress, Mueller probe, foreign challenges

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{UAH} WHAT SAUDI ARABIA IS SPREADING IN SWEDEN IS NOT ISLAM BUT WAHABISM

Saudi Sponsorship of Swedish Schools Prompts Islamist Scare

 Andrew Cheetham

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'A Swedish Total Defence Research Institute pundit described Saudi Arabia as "playing a central role in spreading an extreme interpretation of Islam in Sweden."

Reports of Örebro-based al-Salam School receiving money from the Saudi royal family have triggered concerns about state-sponsored Islamic indoctrination in Sweden. Meanwhile, the foundation running the school brushed the concerns aside as "excessive", stressing that it distances itself from "all forms of extremism and terrorism."

According to the daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, the Muslim elementary school al-Salam School received a total of SEK 1.8 million ($200,000) from Saudi Arabia.


Al-Salam School has attracted the scrutiny of the School Inspectorate for several years and has prompted several rebukes. It's criticized for its gender-segregated classes, which violate the Swedish government's policy of ensuring sexual equality.

Additionally, the newspaper reported that the stated goal of the Scandinavian foundation al-Risalah, which runs al-Salam school among others, is to "maintain Muslims' Islamic identity." Three of the foundation's board members are from Saudi Arabia, including Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Akeel, who was quoted as saying that Saudi donations help "convey the true image of Islam and its greatness and promote its positive role" among Muslims.

According to Svenska Dagbladet, oil-rich Saudi Arabia has for a long time spread its ultra-conservative interpretation of Islam, called wahhabism or salafism, to the outside world, including Sweden.'

Read more: Saudi Sponsorship of Swedish Schools Prompts Islamist Scare

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"Pamoja na Yoweri Museveni, Ssabassajja na Dk. Kiiza Besigye, Uganda ni katika machafuko"

 

{UAH} From CNN: Trump team balks at some Mueller questions

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{UAH} From CNN: Congo health workers face violence as Ebola virus spreads

Congo health workers face violence as Ebola virus spreads

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/18/health/dr-congo-ebola-cases-deaths-rise/index.html

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{UAH} From CNN: Top US military officer says Taliban 'are not losing'

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{UAH} From CNN: Amanda Knox gets engaged after alien-themed proposal

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