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Clinton tries, again, to share warmer side
Campaign 2016 updates: With Trump's resilience, Clinton can't afford to coast Sept. 9, 2016, 8:20 a.m. After his stop in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump heads to Florida on Friday. Hillary Clinton can't coast in this election against Donald Trump's resilienceTrump plans another visit to Capitol...
17 points by Los Angeles Times | Voting Elections Presumptive nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 Poll Candidate
Will Harbaugh photos help U-M regent hopefuls?
University of Michigan board of regents candidates have photos of themselves with Jim Harbaugh on campaign websites and Facebook pages.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Politics Political campaign Political science Candidate Political philosophy Ann Arbor Michigan Michigan Wolverines football
Are U-M regents candidates using Harbaugh to get elected?
University of Michigan board of regents candidates have photos of themselves with Jim Harbaugh on campaign websites and Facebook pages.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Politics Political campaign Political science Candidate Political philosophy Ann Arbor Michigan Michigan Wolverines football
Are U-M regents candidates using Jim Harbaugh photos to get elected?
University of Michigan board of regents candidates have photos of themselves with Jim Harbaugh on campaign websites and Facebook pages.        
9 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Politics Political campaign Political science Candidate Political philosophy Ann Arbor Michigan Michigan Wolverines football
Jim Harbaugh? We're with him, Michigan regent candidates say
U-M board candidates use photos of Jim Harbaugh on campaign websites and Facebook pages.        
9 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Politics Political campaign Political science Candidate Political philosophy Ann Arbor Michigan Michigan Wolverines football
View photos submitted for Best High School Marching Band contest; send yours from tonight's game
Check out some of the photos that have been submitted by readers as part of a nomination for cleveland.com's Best High School Marching Band contest. CLEVELAND, Ohio - As nominations for cleveland.com's Best High School Marching Band contest continue to come in, so do the photos and videos. More than 100 parents, students, faculty, alumni and community members have shared a glimpse of their favorite marching band in Greater Cleveland. Dozens of area schools have been nominated for inclusion in the contest. Click through the gallery above to see some of the many photos we've received as part of nominations. And while you're out at a football game this week or next week, send your nomination along with a picture and/or video to [email protected] or use the comments section below. Nominations are being accepted until Monday, Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. Be sure to include a short description on what makes the band so great, memorable moments and why it should be chosen to be included in the contest. We welcome pictures and/or videos of the band in action to help us decide if the band should advance to the first round of online voting. Or send a link to the band's Twitter page or links to Tweets or other social media posts we should check out. The only limitation is the high school must be located within our seven-county coverage area, which consists of Cuyahoga, Summit, Medina, Lorain, Lake, Geauga and Portage counties. Best Band contest dates: Here is a rundown on how the Best High School Marching Band contest will work. Now-Sept. 19: Nominations accepted from schools, bands, students, parents, fans -- you name it. Sept. 22-28: The bands that have been selected for the first round of the contest will be announced and the opening round of online voting will be held to determine the eight finalists. Voting totals in this round will also determine the eight seeds for the remainder of the contest. Sept. 29-Oct. 5: Voting in the quarterfinals round. Oct. 6-12: Voting in the semifinals round. Oct. 13-20: Voting in the final round to determine the winner of Greater Cleveland's Best High School Marching Band contest.
20 points by The Plain Dealer | High school Cuyahoga County Ohio The Band Remainder Candidate Greater Cleveland Nomination Education
Candidates and U-M coach Jim Harbaugh: We're with him
U-M board candidates use photos of Jim Harbaugh on campaign websites and Facebook pages.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Politics Political campaign Political science Candidate Political philosophy Ann Arbor Michigan Michigan Wolverines football
Douglas County School Board launches formal process to find a seventh member
The Douglas County School Board voted to accept the resignation of member Doug Benevento on Thursday, putting into motion a nearly six-week process to appoint his successor.
18 points by The Denver Post | Management Board of directors Chairman Candidate Corporate governance Accept
Jumping into local politics, Bernie Sanders endorses councilman in Berkeley mayor's race
Essential Politics: Pence visits California, Brown faces hundreds of challenges in bills on his desk Sept. 8, 2016, 1:24 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:The Republican nominee for vice president, Indiana Gov....
2042 points by Los Angeles Times | Tom Bates Mayor City council Municipality Candidate Race United States Senate United States
Darrell Issa's challenger is getting financial and strategic support from House Democrats hoping for an upset
Essential Politics: Pence visits California, Brown faces hundreds of challenges in bills on his desk Sept. 8, 2016, 9:29 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:The Republican nominee for vice president, Indiana Gov....
552 points by Los Angeles Times | Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee United States California's 49th congressional district California United States Congress George W. Bush Candidate Vista California
Democratic gubernatorial candidates spar at Manchester debate
The three Democratic candidates for governor differentiated themselves on a handful of “lightning round” questions during a debate in Manchester on Tuesday.The topics strayed from the everyday campaign conversation to get the candidates thinking apart from their stump speeches.Executive Councilor Co...
24 points by Concord Monitor | Taxation in the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton New Hampshire Candidate Million Money
Letter: Candidates aren’t clairvoyant
Candidates aren’t clairvoyantI get a big laugh watching political ads that interrupt my TV viewing.I especially get the biggest chuckle when one candidate tells how his/her opponent might act on this or that matter. Or by clever editing use that candidate’s own words against them.I’ve always felt th...
2 points by Concord Monitor | Prediction Future Futurology Forecasting Time Candidate Laughter Elections
Fraud lawsuit against Bronx Dems won’t halt election
Fraud allegations won’t stop the Democratic Party primaries from rolling on in the Bronx — at least for now.
52 points by Daily News | Pleading Plaintiff Cause of action Elections Allegation Jurisdiction Candidate Legal terms
The 197th District has an unofficial winner, and an official investigation

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Voting Elections Election Democracy Fraud Write-in candidate California's 11th congressional district Candidate
Hearings' contrasts: Senators friendly to ag nominee, grill SEC choice
Conformation hearings for two of President Donald Trump's nominees -- "Sonny" Purdue for agriculture and Jay Clayton for SEC -- had contrasting tones Thursday.
2 points by UPI | U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission President Goldman Sachs President of the United States Christopher Cox Candidate United Press International Robert Zoellick
Trump names Alex Acosta as new Labor secretary nominee
He announced the pick at a White House news conference.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | United States Senate President of the United States Jack Abramoff Republican Party Candidate Barack Obama United States George W. Bush
Director Denis Villeneuve embraces the unknown with 'Arrival'
“At one point in my life I had to choose between mathematics and cinema,” says “Arrival” director Denis Villeneuve, who sees a similarity in the two disciplines: problem-solving. “There’s pleasure in the complexity. When I’m talking to my editor, I start to draw equations, trying to understand...
13 points by Los Angeles Times | Human Film English-language films Candidate Academy Award Denis Villeneuve Audience Thought
Can Democrats unite?
The divisions in the Democratic party were on display at the state party's convention in Detroit.        
518 points by Detroit Free Press | Democratic Party Want WANT Caucus Congressional Progressive Caucus Candidate The Progressive Progressive Era
Trump labor nominee Puzder withdraws, White House official says, amid concerns over his personal background and business record
Andrew Puzder, a restaurant executive, had been scheduled to appear at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee on Thursday morning. He had come under fire for hiring an undocumented immigrant as a housekeeper and was also opposed strenuously by Democrats and labor unions for his past positions on overtime […]
13293 points by The Washington Post | United States Senate President of the United States Republican Party Vice President of the United States Democratic Party United States Cabinet Candidate Mitch McConnell
Puzder's withdrawal as Labor nominee is latest Trump travail
Downfall of Trump’s nominee for Labor secretary was latest setback for an administration that already had been reeling from a particularly bad week.        
20448 points by Detroit Free Press | President of the United States United States Senate Mitch McConnell Herbert Hoover Democratic Party Republican Party Gerald Ford Candidate
4 Pittsburgh chefs nominated for James Beard Foundation Awards
Four Pittsburgh chefs have been nominated for the 27th annual James Beard Foundation Awards, the New York-based foundation announced Wednesday. 
62 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Chef Pittsburgh Nomination Culinary art Candidate Chefs Pastry chef Carnegie Mellon University
Global Talent Expand Their Oscar Horizons
This year’s Oscar nominees are reflective of worldwide talent, many of whom were born outside of America. So while diversity in gender and color in awards season is still playing catch-up, diversity in foreign actors, writers, producers, and other moviemaking essentials is here to stay. Oscar nominee “Lion’s” international pedigree cannot be argued with, taking... Read more »
325 points by Variety | Film Candidate Nomination Peter Weir Academy Award for Best Picture Cinema of Australia Feature film Screen Australia
At least four GOP senators are on the fence about Labor Dept. nominee Andrew Puzder
At least four senators signal that they're waiting to see how he does at his confirmation hearing.
7729 points by The Washington Post | United States Senate Mitch McConnell Party leaders of the United States Senate Senate Oprah Winfrey Candidate Republican Party Nomination
With Williams out, Democratic primary for DA is wide open

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | African American United States Democratic Party Voter turnout Candidate Race Philadelphia Democracy
In Senate offices, aides juggle other responsibilities as phone calls keep coming
WASHINGTON — Jonas Murphy was taking a message about a cabinet nominee, and Noel Walker was explaining her boss’s opposition to the president’s travel ban when Sen. Bob Casey’s third phone line rang.
397 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Telephone Telephone call Telephone exchange Facebook Arlen Specter United States Senate Candidate Telephone number
Dems mount effort to reject Puzder as labor secretary
Doug G. WareFeb. 9 (UPI) -- With Jeff Sessions now attorney general, Democrats adjusted their efforts Thursday to killing the nomination of Andrew Puzder as President Trump's labor chief.
5 points by UPI | United States Senate Candidate President of the United States Democratic Party Party leaders of the United States Senate Chuck Schumer United States Nomination
Labor nominee Andy Puzder pledges to divest CKE Restaurants holdings and other assets if confirmed
Sessions will face a tough job as attorney general - and Trump isn't making it any easier Feb. 9, 2017, 4:46 a.m. This is a look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Jeff Sessions will face multiple challenges as attorney general, including his boss. Confirmation hearing...
180 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Senate Investment ExxonMobil Hardee's United States CKE Restaurants Candidate Mobil
Leszek Kopec Takes on New Combined Director Role at Gdynia Film Festival
Leszek Kopec will take on a newly combined role as both Festival Director and Program Director of the Gdynia Film Festival, Poland’s leading festival for local films, it was announced this week. The appointment marks a change to the festival’s rules and regulations by Gdynia’s organizing committee which has decided to combine the two roles... Read more »
4 points by Variety | Film Actor Poland Acting Leading actor Candidate World War II The Pianist
Baker to name Appellate Judge Elspeth Cypher to Supreme Judicial Court
Gov. Charlie Baker will nominate longtime Appeals Court Associate Justice Elspeth B. Cypher to serve on the Supreme Judicial Court tomorrow, according to two sources with knowledge of the decision.Cypher, who has been on the state appeals court since 2000, will replace Justice Margot Botsford on the high court. Botsford, a Gov. Deval Patrick nominee, will reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 in March.
1 points by Boston Herald | Judge Massachusetts United States Retirement Candidate Court systems Nomination Mandatory retirement
Good news and bad news in the race for Philadelphia DA
News that Lawrence Krasner is entering the Philly DA's race is an exciting development for civil rights advocates. But will a crowded field ensure the re-election of ethically challenged Seth Williams?
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Elections Race Pat Toomey Election Thing Candidate
Live-Action and Animated Films Vie for Glory at Visual Effects Society Awards
Visual effects may sometimes seem like a “dark art” to moviegoers, but if they could attend the Visual Effects Society’s annual awards show their minds would be enlightened — and blown. Honoring advances in character creation, model making, simulations of nature, and virtual camerawork, the VES nominations reflect today’s trends in both live action and... Read more »
23 points by Variety | Animation Grand Moff Tarkin Peter Cushing 3D computer graphics Candidate Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope The Jungle Book The Jungle Book
Sen. Rob Portman targeted by ad to fight Trump Treasury nominee Steve Mnuchin
Steve Mnuchin is up for a vote to be President Donald Trump's Treasury secretary. Opponents are targeting U.S. Sen. Rob Portman's vote on Mnuchin with a TV commercial campaign. Watch video WASHINGTON - Groups that oppose financier Steve Mnuchin's bid to become President Donald Trump's Treasury secretary launched a television ad campaign in Ohio on Tuesday meant to pressure U.S. Sen. Rob Portman to vote against his nomination. The ad - which is also running in other states - features an Oregon woman named Lisa Fraser describing how One West, a financial institution Mnuchin ran, foreclosed on her house after her husband became ill with cancer. "Steve Mnuchin ran the bank that committed fraud and took our home and now Donald Trump has nominated him to run our economy as Treasury Secretary," the ad says. "We can't let that happen." BREAKING: Donald Trump's treasury pick Mnuchin misled Senate on foreclosures, Ohio cases show - Columbus Dispatch https://t.co/UwGHGCcJmm -- Darrel Rowland (@darreldrowland) January 29, 2017 Mnuchin's bank foreclosed on thousands of Ohio homeowners, using a questionable practice called "robo-signing," in which foreclosure documents were signed without the scrutiny required by law, the Columbus Dispatch reported. Mnuchin falsely told a Senate committee his bank didn't engage in the practice. Mnuchin has also promised to try rolling back parts of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act bill that cracked down on abuses by banks. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee and the Communications Workers of America are fighting Mnuchin with ads on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News in Portman's hometown of Cincinnati. The organizations are spending "six figures" to run the ads in Ohio, as well as Maine, Alaska, Nevada and Washington D.C., said spokeswoman Kaitlin Sweeney. Portman last week cast a Senate Finance Committee vote to approve Mnuchin's nomination, issuing a statement that said Mnuchin promised Portman he'd work to "reform our broken tax code and crack down on unfair imports, and I look forward to working with him to accomplish those goals." Sen. Sherrod Brown, other Democrats halt vote on Trump nominees Steve Mnuchin, Tom Price "Our economy needs a shot in the arm," the Ohio Republican added. "Too many Ohio families today are dealing with the middle-class squeeze, stuck with stagnant wages and higher expenses, including the skyrocketing costs of ObamaCare. We can do better." Ohio's Democratic Senator, Sherrod Brown, opposes Mnuchin's nomination. "Mr. Mnuchin's bank hurt good, hardworking people in Ohio and around the country, and the least those people deserve is honest answers," said a statement from Brown. "If nominees can't be trusted to tell the truth to Congress, they cannot be trusted with the healthcare, taxes and retirement security of hardworking Americans."
6 points by The Plain Dealer | United States Senate Ohio Democratic Party Donald Trump Sherrod Brown Members of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio Progressive Change Campaign Committee Candidate
With historic tiebreaker from Pence, DeVos confirmed as education secretary
The education nominee squeaks through as vice president breaks a Senate deadlock
46711 points by The Washington Post | United States Senate Barack Obama President of the United States Democratic Party Joe Biden Republican Party Candidate Public school
Arrogate tops list of Dubai World Cup nominations
By Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer Initial nominations for Dubai World Cup night are a virtual "who's who" of the Thoroughbred world, starting with the best of the best, Arrogate.
4 points by UPI | Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum United Arab Emirates Dubai President Asia Dubai World Cup Night Candidate Nomination
Directing Nominees Confess Biggest Hurdles, On-Set MVPs
With five such different cinematic visions represented, what do this year’s Oscar nominees for director have in common? It depends on whom you ask. Kenneth Lonergan, nominated writer-director of “Manchester by the Sea,” links the final five this way: They each “focus on deep connective tissue on a human level, even though they are all... Read more »
12 points by Variety | Film director Candidate Film crew Filmmaking Academy Award for Best Director Film Stanley Kubrick Steven Spielberg
Labor nominee Puzder admits employing a housekeeper who was in the U.S. illegally
White House says media failed to adequately cover terrorist attacks in Orlando, San Bernardino, Paris Feb. 7, 2017, 8:19 a.m. This is our look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: California appeals court rejects Trump's request to put travel ban back in effect Protests...
-2 points by Los Angeles Times | George W. Bush United States Senate President of the United States George H. W. Bush Bill Clinton Employment Fair Labor Standards Act Candidate
Labor nominee Puzder admits to employing a housekeeper who was in the U.S. illegally
Andy Puzder, President Trump’s nominee for Labor secretary, admitted to employing a housekeeper who was an immigrant in the U.S. illegally, raising another potential problem for his confirmation amid Democratic criticism of his treatment of workers. “My wife and I employed a housekeeper for a few...
-2 points by Los Angeles Times | George W. Bush United States Senate President of the United States George H. W. Bush Bill Clinton Employment Fair Labor Standards Act Candidate
Dems hold floor overnight to oppose ed secretary nominee DeVos
The Senate is poised to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary by the narrowest possible margin, with Vice President Mike Pence expected to break a 50-50 tie.
-2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | United States Senate Mitch McConnell Republican Party Democratic Party President of the United States Party leaders of the United States Senate Candidate George W. Bush
Senate set to OK Trump’s ed secretary DeVos by narrowest margin
The vote was expected after an all-night speaking marathon by Democrats on the Senate floor, in a show of opposition to Betsy DeVos.
-2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | United States Senate Mitch McConnell Republican Party Democratic Party President of the United States Party leaders of the United States Senate Candidate George W. Bush
Divided Senate set to confirm Betsy DeVos by narrowest possible margin
The Senate was poised on Tuesday to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary by the narrowest possible margin, with Vice President Mike Pence expected to break a 50-50 tie, despite a last-ditch effort by Democrats to sink the nomination.
-2 points by The Denver Post | United States Senate Mitch McConnell Republican Party Democratic Party President of the United States Party leaders of the United States Senate Candidate George W. Bush
Michael Bennet calls Betsy DeVos’s nomination “an insult” in speaking marathon on Senate floor
Prior to the Senate's anticipated vote on President Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary Tuesday, Democrats held an all-night speaking marathon on the Senate floor in Washington, D.C., in a show of opposition to the candidacy of Betsy DeVos.
-2 points by The Denver Post | United States Senate President pro tempore of the United States Senate President of the United States Vice President of the United States Donald Trump Democratic Party Candidate United States Cabinet
Senate set to confirm education secretary with Mike Pence expected to break tie
The Senate is poised to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary by the narrowest possible margin, with Vice President Mike Pence expected to break a 50-50 tie. The vote planned around 11 a.m. Tuesday comes after an all-night speaking marathon by Democrats on the Senate...
4015 points by Chicago Tribune | United States Senate Mitch McConnell Republican Party Democratic Party President of the United States Party leaders of the United States Senate Candidate George W. Bush
Dems hold floor overnight, but VP Pence holds tiebreaking vote on ed secretary DeVoss
The Senate is poised to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary by the narrowest possible margin, with Vice President Mike Pence expected to break a 50-50 tie.
7 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | United States Senate Mitch McConnell Republican Party Democratic Party President of the United States Party leaders of the United States Senate Candidate George W. Bush
Senate set to confirm education secretary by narrow margin
WASHINGTON — The Senate is poised to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary by the narrowest possible margin, with Vice President Mike Pence expected to break a 50-50 tie — the first time a vice president has had to resolve a tie on a cabinet nomination in the nation’s history.
43 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | United States Senate Mitch McConnell Republican Party Democratic Party President of the United States Party leaders of the United States Senate Candidate George W. Bush
Virtually all Democrats poised to vote against remaining Trump Cabinet picks
DeVos will be the first test of Democratic unity.
9096 points by The Washington Post | United States Senate Vice President of the United States President of the United States Democratic Party Republican Party Candidate President pro tempore of the United States Senate Voting
Analysis: Why Franken makes a weird amount of sense for 2020

3 points by The Houston Chronicle | United States Senate Al Franken Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton Candidate President of the United States George W. Bush Minnesota
Oscar’s Embrace of Young Artists Gives Hope for the Future
Every year the Oscar nominations provide an opportunity to take the pulse of the movie industry. Which films, performances, and craftwork connected with Hollywood this year? Which studios are committed to quality projects? Who commands the respect of their peers? And who are the faces to watch? There’s a particularly exciting answer to the last... Read more »
10 points by Variety | Academy Award Academy Award for Best Picture Candidate Nomination Natalie Portman Film Bob Hope Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Letter: Withdraw Edelblut nomination
Withdraw Edelblut nominationAn open letter to Gov. Sununu: I respectfully request that you withdraw your nomination of Frank Edelblut for commissioner of education.I hope that you agree with me that the education of our children is one of the most important functions of government and that therefore...
1 points by Concord Monitor | State Political philosophy Sovereign state Candidate Federal government of the United States Government Nomination United States
Will the political climate deprive ‘La La Land’ of the best picture Oscar?
Will issue-oriented movies trump eye candy at this year’s Oscars as Hollywood seeks to send a message that it won’t stand for fear-driven legislation meant to rob minorities of their rights? Following that embarrassing #OscarsSoWhite campaign, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences last...
402 points by Los Angeles Times | Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Best Picture Meryl Streep Candidate Annette Bening 20th century
2016 USA TODAY/Facebook Candidate Barometer
USA TODAY and Facebook have partnered to map conversation about the 2016 presidential candidates.       
742 points by USA Today | Facebook Candidate