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California passes landmark legislation to help transgender foster youth

10 year old Rebekah had the best sign at a rally to protest Trump’s rollback of transgender rights. Her mother said that Rebekah has a lot of support from her community and school. Jamie Bruesehoff on Twitter California’s legislature just...

/ September 4, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh hearing rocked by ‘mob rule’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKavanaugh hearing 'according to mob rule' The confirmation hearing for US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee has descended into "mob rule", a Republican senator said. John Cornyn of Texas spoke out...

/ September 4, 2018

These People Have Never Seen ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ | NowThis

Now this is a story all about how...these people reacted to 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' for the first time. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter »...

/ September 4, 2018

Jack, Sheryl and the empty chair: A preview of Silicon Valley’s trip to Washington

It used to be a rarity for Silicon Valley to come to Washington. Now it’s old hat: Since the fall of 2016, tech leaders have been shuttling back and forth to the U.S. Capitol. Some of the visits are behind-the-scenes...

/ September 4, 2018

John McCain will be replaced with a former Republican senator who rabidly opposes LGBTQ rights

Arizona senator Jon Kyl Official 109th Congress photo Arizona Governor Doug Ducey will announce that former Republican senator Jon Kyl will replace John McCain in the Senate according to CNN.  Despite McCain’s death-defying feud with President Donald Trump, choosing Kyl...

/ September 4, 2018

Childish Gambino’s ‘Feels Like Summer’ Music Video Features 58 Cartoon Cameos | NowThis

Here are all the celebrity cameos in Childish Gambino's animated music video to 'Feels Like Summer.' » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Following in the footsteps of his recent music video for 'This is America' Childish Gambino, a.k.a. Donald Glover, has...

/ September 4, 2018

Martin Schulz resigns as leader of the Social Democrats

THE writing had been on the wall for many months. Ever since the general election in September and the Social Democrats’ (SPD) worst result in the history of the federal republic, the clock had been ticking on Martin Schulz’s leadership...

/ September 4, 2018

A new “grand coalition” in Germany is no longer unthinkable

WHEN the pro-business Free Democrats walked out of coalition talks with Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU alliance and the Green Party on Sunday night, myriad certainties about Germany’s politics and its next government seemed to dissolve. One thing remained concrete, however: bruised...

/ September 4, 2018

Reports of the death of German stability are greatly exaggerated

DOES anything illustrate Germany’s opacity to Anglo-Saxons like the hysterical Anglophone coverage of the country’s political impasse? By the placid standards of German politics, the pro-business Free Democrats’ (FDP) unexpected withdrawal from coalition talks with Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU and the...

/ September 4, 2018

Angela Merkel reaches a deal on asylum-seekers to keep her government together

AT POINTS in recent days, any compromise between Angela Merkel and the Christian Social Union (CSU), the conservative Bavarian sister party to her Christian Democrats (CDU), seemed impossible. Perhaps with an eye to her legacy as a guardian of the...

/ September 4, 2018

Judge Angela Merkel’s fourth term by what it achieves on Europe

TICK-TOCK (or as Germans say: "Tick-Tack"). Time is short in Berlin. Having spent almost six months reaching a coalition deal, Germany's new government—which takes office today—has just three-and-a-half years until the next election is due, in 2021. Shave off the...

/ September 4, 2018

The civil war within Germany’s centre-right escalates

THE term “wirkungsgleich” is hard to translate into English but means something like “equivalently effective”. It was the word of the weekend in German politics: the bar that the Christian Social Union (CSU), the conservative Bavarian sister party to Angela Merkel’s...

/ September 4, 2018

German politics is in revolt against the “Merkel method”

POLITICS has broken out in Germany. It has taken the country’s leading parties an unprecedented four-and-a-half months to reach a coalition deal. The Social Democratic (SPD) grass roots are in revolt and may veto the new government in their upcoming...

/ September 4, 2018

Don’t count on the success of Germany’s new coalition talks

“I BELIEVE the talks can succeed...I go into these talks with optimism”, Angela Merkel said yesterday as she arrived at the headquarters of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) to begin exploratory discussions on a new “grand coalition” (GroKo) of the...

/ September 4, 2018

Angela Merkel’s European negotiations put her on the front foot in Berlin

ANGELA MERKEL returns from last night’s European Council summit with a European agreement on new immigration controls and a trilateral arrangement between Germany, Greece and Spain to help curb secondary immigration to her country (see here for a full overview...

/ September 4, 2018

Angela Merkel has two weeks to keep Germany’s centre-right together

LAST week a dispute over immigration policy took Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU), their conservative Bavarian partners, to the brink of divorce. “I can’t work with this woman any more!” a furious Horst Seehofer,...

/ September 4, 2018

The cases for and against a new grand coalition in Germany

ON SUNDAY Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) gather in Bonn, by the River Rhine, to decide whether to proceed to formal negotiations with Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Christian Social Union (CSU) allies. The choice will be made around...

/ September 4, 2018

Why did Martin Schulz call for a United States of Europe?

MARTIN SCHULZ baffled many, particularly outside Germany, with his call yesterday for a United States of Europe by 2025. The Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader was addressing his party’s conference from a position of weakness, following its worst election result...

/ September 4, 2018

Civil war breaks out on Germany’s centre-right

ANGELA MERKEL looks secure as Germany’s chancellor. But a battle over immigration policy in Berlin today provided a stark reminder of her political mortality—and a glimpse of the culture wars roiling her political alliance. Germany’s centre-right is a strange beast....

/ September 4, 2018

The Berlin Wall has now been down longer than it was up

TO MILLIONS the Berlin Wall—which as of today has been down for longer than it was up—was above all a symbol. It was a by-word for division and the post-war era in Europe. It played stage to an evolving caste...

/ September 4, 2018