General election 2019: What's it like to lose your seat as an MP?

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Calendar: Week of January 20
From Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to the Chinese Lunar New Year, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Mo Rocca reports.
China to step up countermeasures as virus outbreak grows
China will step up efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays as a rise in confirmed cases fanned fears the virus could spread to other countries.
First 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray auctioned for $3 million
And you thought dealer markups were high. The rights to the first 2020 Corvette went for $3 million at auction.
Harry and Meghan are giving up royal titles and state funding. Here's what that means
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will give up their royal titles and eschew some state funding in a deal brokered to end a crisis that broke out after the couple announced they would step back from the royal family.
Clashes cut short Hong Kong protest
“We want real universal suffrage,” the protesters chanted. “Disband the police force, free Hong Kong!”
Burnley v Leicester: Premier League – live!
Live updates from the 2pm GMT kick-offMatch preview | Live Sunday scoreboardTweet John or email him with your thoughts 1.26pm GMT An Opta stat which tells something of the problem with Burnley, Burnley have gone 10 Premier League games without scoring a first-half goal, since beating West Ham 3-0 in November. The last team to have a longer run of games without netting in the opening 45 minutes were Burnley themselves in May 2015 (12 games). 1.07pm GMT Those teams again in analogue fashion. Burnley: Pope, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Bardsley, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Hendrick, Wood, RodriguezSubs: Hart, Lowton, Brady, Pieters, Lennon, Vydra, Long Continue reading...
Rebel Wilson shows off weight loss in new video
Actress Rebel Wilson says she's making 2020 "The Year of Health."
Trump trial: Ken Starr and no stripes
It's been 21 years since a President of the United States went on trial in the Senate. Then it was Bill Clinton, today it is Donald Trump. And as different as the two impeachments are, there are some common elements.
Lord Maclennan of Rogart obituary
Last leader of the SDP who oversaw its merger with the Liberal party in the late 1980sAs the third and last leader of the short-lived Social Democratic party, Robert Maclennan presided over its demise in 1987. An accidental leader, he lacked drive and colour when placed beside his predecessors at the head of the party, Roy Jenkins and David Owen.In 1981 he was one of 28 Labour MPs who followed Jenkins, Owen, Shirley Williams and Bill Rodgers in splitting from Labour and forming the SDP. Although not as newsworthy as “the Gang of Four”, Maclennan designed the structure of the new party, which, supposedly learning the lessons of Labour’s system, excluded the membership from making party policy. Following general elections in 1983 and 1987, when the SDP failed to gain more than a handful of MPs in either contest, a ballot of its members in 1987 agreed that the party should merge with the Liberals. Continue reading...
This US bond will hit markets for the first time in decades. Here's why
A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business' Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here.
Let's celebrate Tallahassee's past to change the future
Johnita Due reflects on her parents' history as civil rights activists in Tallahassee, Florida, which was not the idyllic paradise it portrayed itself to be.
Detained US Navy vet details prison conditions in Iran
US Navy veteran Michael White was sentenced to at least 10 years in prison in Iran, and has described the conditions of prison to his family. CNN's Nick Valencia reports.
How to keep tax benefits when renting out your primary residence
But there could be other tax implications you haven't considered. Also, a reader's complicated Social Security claiming plan could spell trouble.
Column: A female mayor denounced the harassment she receives. Hours later, a man was arrested at her office
Female mayors are not only much more likely to face some form of violence or abuse, but they are also more likely to experience abuse of a sexualized nature.
Putin: Don't lose hope that Libya conflict will be solved
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday said he hoped that the Berlin summit on Libya could bring further progress and that Moscow's peace efforts had yielded first results.
From 1992: Fixing the bright lights of Broadway
New York's Times Square long ago earned the nickname "The Great White Way," thanks to its brilliant neon lights and advertising signs. But all those lights need to be replaced now and then. Enter Marty Katz, responsible for spotting broken bulbs and dim neon tubes among the brilliant displays, and the Artkraft Strauss Sign Company, which makes sure all those bright lights stay lit. Bill Geist followed Katz as he made his rounds, and talked with Paul Goldberger, chief architecture critic of The New York Times, about our "national park of neon." Originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" November 22, 1992.
Dear Care and Feeding: I’m Against Catholic Teachings. Should I Send my Kids to Catholic Schools Anyway?
Parenting advice on religion, school values, and moving.
Marianela Nuñez: ‘Ballet isn’t elitist – it’s our responsibility to make people get it’
The Royal Ballet principal on her changing roles, how she dances through difficult emotions, and being ‘a complete bunhead’Marianela Nuñez is one of the most acclaimed ballerinas in the world. Born in Buenos Aires, she joined the Royal Ballet when she was 16 and became a principal at the age of 20. Now 37, she is in her prime. She excels in the big ballerina roles in the famous 19th-century classics – she’s just finished performing Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty and will be soon playing Odette/Odile in Swan Lake and Tatiana in Onegin. Known as “Nela”, she was married to fellow Royal Ballet principal Thiago Soares for four years. You were performing leading roles with the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires by the time you were 14. What made you love ballet so much?I don’t know! When I was three, I went to a school where the teacher had her studio in a garage, and she would take the car out and we would do lessons there. But by the time I was five, I said to my mum, this is not for me. I want to do ballet and I want to do it properly. It wasn’t a game, I wanted to take it seriously. That determination was in me from a very young age. I think you are born with a calling. Otherwise you can’t explain it. Continue reading...
Try a novella and ditch your snobbery: five ways to read more books
Reading is good for the brain and the soul, but we don’t always find the time, the inclination – or the right book. That can be easily changedStruggling to find the time to read could suggest you are reading the wrong books. Sian Cain, the Guardian’s books site editor, says people often aspire to read books they feel they “should”, rather than ones they actually want to read, then end up putting them off. “Get over your snobbery, as there is literally a book for everyone out there.” John Rampton, an entrepreneur who has written about building a voracious reading habit, adds: “If I go for one or two books that are just OK, my rhythm gets thrown off.” Continue reading...
Los equipos de hockey están haciendo un esfuerzo para aumentar su base de fanáticos latinos
Los Kings y los Ducks están entre los equipos de la NHL que trabajan para llegar a una nueva audiencia. "A medida que la demografía de América del Norte está cambiando, sabemos que debemos ser relevantes", dice un funcionario de la liga.
Hundreds injured in Lebanon as violence flares in 'week of anger'
Pitched battles between police and demonstrators as leaders fail to form new governmentProtesters hurled fireworks and ripped branches from trees to use against security forces firing rubber bullets and teargas in the most violent night of protests in Beirut since the beginning of mass anti-government demonstrations in Lebanon three months ago.Lebanese medical groups said at least 377 people were injured, including 80 who were hospitalised on Saturday during the unrest that organisers have called the “week of anger”, after a relative lull in the protests that have rocked the country since October. Continue reading...
Los haitianos obtuvieron protección para permanecer en EE.UU después de un terremoto devastador. Una década después, Trump quiere que eso termine
Los haitianos obtuvieron protección para permanecer en EE.UU después de un terremoto devastador. Una década después, Trump quiere que eso termine
10 places to visit that shaped Martin Luther King Jr.'s march in history
From his homeland in the South to unexpected places far beyond America's shores, here are some of the best places to go for a Martin Luther King Jr.-themed trip.
10 places to visit that shaped Martin Luther King Jr.'s march in history
Martin Luther King Jr. was born and raised in the American South, but his dream of racial equality and social justice reverberated out of his region, into the whole country and then around the world.
A pivotal moment for civil rights history in Tallahassee
CNN's Johnita Due shows us around Tallahassee, Florida, where you can see how the actions of civil rights activists, including Due's parents, contributed to the national movement.
Richard Sherman's hate for Jim Harbaugh lives on: 'Nothing to mend'
As Richard Sherman and the San Francisco 49ers get set for the NFC championship game, his feud with Michigan's Jim Harbaugh is back in the spotlight.
British PM Johnson says the whole country wishes Harry and Meghan the very best
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday said he believed that the whole of Britain would want to wish the very best to Prince Harry and Meghan after they decided to step back from being working members of the monarchy.
Transcript: Gary Cohn on "Face the Nation"
The following is a transcript of an interview with Former Director of National Economic Council that aired Sunday, January 19, 2020, on "Face the Nation.
Iran aims to examine downed plane's black boxes, no plan yet to send them abroad
Iran is trying to analyze the black boxes of a Ukrainian airliner that its military shot down this month, the state IRNA news agency reported on Sunday, denying a report that a decision had been taken to send the plane's recorders to Ukraine.
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Paul Batura: What is heroism and who is a hero?
Take a big, deep breath and look for the heroes, many of whom won’t be in the headlines but instead in your own homes and neighborhoods.
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Trump administration rolls back on Obama lunch program
The US Department of Agriculture announced proposals that would reduce the amount of fruit and vegetables required in school meals, according to the Washington Post.
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Fire at Czech asylum for mentally ill kills 8 patients
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Queen Says She Is 'Particularly Proud' Of Meghan Markle After Her and Prince Harry's Royal Exit
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China's national health commission says viral outbreak is 'controllable'
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California woman found dead from ‘significant trauma’ 4 days after boyfriend found hanging in tree: authorities
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How a stronger anti-war movement rallied to stop a march to war with Iran
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Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC 246 with Led Zeppelin, Garth Brooks, Conor McGregor's return
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Biden’s the Safe Choice. Does That Make Him Dangerous for Democrats?
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Doug Collins: House Democratic leader's remark about letting Trump 'prove innocence' should alarm Americans
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Dolly Parton turns 74: The country music icon through the years
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Jonathan Safran Foer: ‘Why don’t Extinction Rebellion issue specific ideas? They are awfully vague’
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Senators Know They Don’t Know the Whole Story
This week’s allegations by Lev Parnas—a federally indicted associate of Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani—render downright quaint the debate over whether the Senate should call live witnesses in the president’s impending impeachment trial. Of course the American public deserves to hear from witnesses at the trial, and not just the four whose testimony Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is requesting (thus far, to no avail).Parnas maintains that the scheme to force Ukraine to announce an investigation of Joe Biden’s family was widely known in Trump’s circle and that, as The New York Times put it, “the president was fully aware of the efforts to dig up damaging information on his behalf.” In an ideal world, the entire impeachment trial would be put on hold pending a thorough investigation of the new claims. Americans need to know the full story before their representatives in the Senate decide what—if anything—to do about it.Instead, something disturbing is about to happen: The Senate is poised to make a monumental decision about the office of the presidency while knowing full well that much of the sordid tale has not even been told.Trump’s trial, which is scheduled to begin Tuesday, will have some trappings of a normal trial. The president will, for example, have an expansive defense team that includes former independent counsel Kenneth Starr. (I worked for Starr during his investigation of Bill Clinton.) What the trial won’t have—because Trump, his lawyers, and his allies in Congress have been so successful in blocking live testimony and the release of information—is all the facts.And yet troubling leads keep turning up anyway. Parnas’s recent media interviews did two critical things that deserve urgent attention. First, he directly linked President Trump to the delivery of an ultimatum to Sergey Shaffer, a senior aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Parnas told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that he was instructed to deliver what he described as “a very harsh message” and to do so “a very harsh way, not in a pleasant way.” Parnas explained, “Mayor Giuliani, Rudy, told me after, you know, meeting the president at the White House. He called me. The message was, it wasn’t just military aid, it was all aid. Basically their relationships would be sour, that he would—that he would stop giving them any kind of aid . . . unless there was an announcement made.”The key words here? That Giuliani spoke to Parnas “after meeting with the president at the White House.”David A. Graham: [We Can’t Afford to Ignore Lev Parnas’s Explosive Claims]All along, Republicans have struggled to come up with a sound explanation that would justify Trump’s withholding of $391 million in Senate-approved aid to Ukraine until Zelensky did him the “favor” of investigating the Bidens. They’ve also emphasized a perceived lack of evidence directly linking Trump to the quid pro quo. But the notion that Trump was genuinely interested in fighting corruption in Ukraine looks more and more preposterous, as does Republicans’ winking suggestion that he had no idea what was happening. On Thursday, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office released a report stating that Trump’s halting of aid to Ukraine broke federal law for no good reason. “Faithful execution of the law,” the report said, “does not permit the President to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law.”The other major thing Parnas has done is to implicate figures beyond Trump and Giuliani in the Ukraine scandal—specifically, in efforts to destroy the career of Marie Yovanovitch, the U.S. ambassador who Trump infamously said would “go through some things” in his July 25 call with Zelensky, and to trash the reputations of a primary rival for the presidency, Joe Biden, along with his only remaining son, Hunter. Parnas has been emphatic that Vice President Mike Pence was “in the loop” on all of it, that Attorney General William Barr “had to have known everything,” and that Representative Devin Nunes “knew very well” what was going on. And like Ambassador Gordon Sondland in his testimony in the House impeachment inquiry, Parnas corroborated that the president’s goal was to strong-arm Zelensky into announcing an investigation into Biden—not to root out Ukrainian corruption, as the president and his defenders weakly claim.Parnas, who started a company called Fraud Guarantee, is not the most reputable of potential witnesses. Predictably, Trump’s allies have responded by calling Parnas a liar and highlighting the criminal charges against him, which include conspiracy to violate laws banning foreign donations to federal and state elections on behalf of Republicans. The wrinkle for Trumpians is that documents don’t lie, and they don’t misremember. Parnas gave Congress a trove of notes and communications that could corroborate some of his testimony. Moreover, the existing House impeachment record includes phone logs of Parnas’s communications with Nunes as well as the July 25 call summary memorializing Trump’s suggestion that Zelensky call Barr.The scheme to force the Ukrainian government to sully Biden, a political rival of Trump’s, was, at root, an effort to deny American voters an honest choice in the 2020 election. What the rule of law would require now is a sharp investigative team to follow the evidence wherever it leads and develop a thorough and cohesive picture of what Trump and his allies did. To be sure, House Democrats gambled in pushing through articles impeachment quickly—without first suing Team Trump to force compliance with Congress’s constitutionally legitimate requests for information bearing on impeachment. Every scrap of relevant data in government hands should have been turned over to Congress and the American public, subject only to discrete and legitimate claims of executive privilege. Former National Security Adviser John Bolton, former Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, and top officials within the Office of Management and Budget should have been called testify, too—not to mention Pence, Giuliani, Barr, and Secretary of Defense Mike Pompeo. All of these people have been identified one way or another as having first-hand knowledge of the events giving rise to the articles of impeachment.As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi noted Thursday, impeachment is probably the most serious of tasks, short of declaring war, that the Constitution assigns to Congress. The decision to convict or acquit the president should not be made with incomplete information and serious lingering questions—and yet that is precisely what the Senate is about to do.There is no process in place that could produce the needed investigation, because political forces preclude it. To Trump’s chagrin, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions properly recused himself from the Russia probe due to his role in the Trump campaign, leaving then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in charge. Rosenstein appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller who—unlike Congress but like Starr during his investigation of Clinton—had the power of a grand jury and a cadre of prosecutors and FBI agents to help him gather relevant facts.Under Barr’s leadership, in contrast, the whistleblower complaint flagging the Ukraine scandal itself was initially withheld from Congress, in violation of a federal statute requiring its disclosure to congressional intelligence committees. Barr is certainly not going to recuse himself (as he should) or appoint a special counsel to investigate his boss—even if upholding the rule of law cries out for it.Kim Wehle: [Trump’s Government Lawyers Don’t Know Who Their Real Client Is]That leaves Congress as the sole would-be investigator. But Pelosi already spent her political capital on the truncated House investigation. Although she could reopen it for consideration of additional articles of impeachment, or just call for oversight hearings of the Cabinet-level officials implicated in the potential conspiracy, her caucus is now deeply invested in the impeachment trial, which has implications for numerous House and Senate races.Alternatively, Senate impeachment rules would allow a majority to agree to empanel a committee of senators to do a mini-investigation of the Parnas information in advance of trial. The Senate resolution that governed Clinton’s impeachment trial required that any new witnesses be deposed in advance of testifying before the full Senate. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made no secret of his slavish dedication to protecting his party and Trump—never mind McConnell’s oath to uphold the Constitution and act impartially in the Senate trial. No Senate investigation is going to happen, either.Absent a full investigation of the president and his underlings, though, the Senate’s seemingly preordained decision not to remove Trump is a risky decision that degrades our system of government.
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