Opposing the amendment, platform delegate James Bopp said Republicans should be interested in protecting all Americans and reject what he called "identity politics". They are to be a check; they are free to vote their conscience, but our delegates don't want to make waves. Solomon Yue, a GOP national committeeman from OR, is pushing a proposal that would keep any new rules from taking effect until after next week's convention.
The NEC voted 18 to 14 in secret ballot after hours of legal wrangling at Labour's headquarters in London . Mr Corbyn expressed his delight at the decision and afterwards said: "I'm sure Labour MPs will understand that the party has to come together in order to present to the British people the options of a different and better way of doing things".
Mr Smith, who resigned as shadow work and pensions secretary last month, will challenge Wallasey MP Angela Eagle and current leader Jeremy Corbyn. While the ruling Conservative Party has quickly appointed a new leader, Theresa May, to take over from Prime Minister David Cameron and pilot the "Brexit" process, Labour's left-wing leadership is locked in a bitter internal power struggle with its more moderate members of parliament.
While acknowledging the two have had disagreements, Sanders said both campaigns found common ground over the past weekend at the Democratic Platform Committee meeting in Orlando, Florida. "I'm actually really happy that Hillary's being supported by him now, I feel like I got to support my platform and I think she's going to get it done too", said Holly Jasper, who caucused for Sanders.
Trump slammed Clinton for having downplayed V.A. problems the past and promised investigations into V.A. incompetence and corruption, warning if Congress balks at changes, he'll use executive actions to clean house. "We can not afford to have America have its commander in chief be someone who espouses hatred, divisiveness and who wants to separate people", Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia said.
Clinton had been extremely careless with at least 110 emails marked as top secret, secret or classified and may have jeopardized the lives of actual Americans, and told you that she made numerous false public statements about sending, receiving or turning over classified materials, you might want to apply for a job with her?" he said.