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Ian Blackford steps down from role as SNP leader in WestminsterIan Blackford is stepping down from his role as SNP leader at Westminster but will remain MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber, he has announced.In a statement, he said:I have today informed SNP MPs that I will not be restanding as leader of the Westminster parliamentary group at our AGM next week.After more than five years in the role, now is the right time for fresh leadership at Westminster as we head towards a general election and the next steps in winning Scotland’s independence.During my time as leader, the SNP…

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Protesters hold up blank papers and chant slogans as they march in protest in Beijing on Nov. 27, 2022. | Ng Han Guan/AP Photo Hi, China Watchers. This week we examine the U.S. response to recent mass protests in China and quiz the D.C.-based representative for Taiwan’s opposition KMT party about Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) Taiwan travel plans. We’ll also parse China’s complicated politics of mourning and profile a book that reveals the vulnerability of our most personal information to Chinese government data harvesting operations.Let’s get to it. — PhelimThe dramatic protests that erupted in Chinese cities over the weekend…

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beacon podcast Podcast: Next Two Years of Maine Politics Take Shape play episode Pause episode Episode mute/unmute rewind 10 seconds 1x fast forward 30 seconds 00:00 / 30:09 apply share With decisions made on Congressional leadership and the referendum signatures submitted, the next phase of Maine politics and policy has become clearer. In this episode of the Beacon Podcast, Esther, Ben, and Mike discuss the Our Power referendum, Rachel Talbot Ross’ election to her Maine House chairman, and more. Ask questions about upcoming shows or leave a comment. (207) 619-3182. Use your favorite podcasting app to subscribe to our podcast…

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Governor-elect Wes Moore speaks to reporters at the State Capitol in Annapolis. Photo by Daniel E. Gaines. Governor-elect Wes Moore, a Democrat, continued to flesh out the transition team this week, adding dozens of members to the recently established policy committee. Moore’s campaign recently created nine policy committees, each with two or three chairs. The transition team is now adding several members to the policy panel roster. Each list contains a combination of policy experts, advocates, elected officials, and campaign donors, but these categories are not mutually exclusive. “This is a team that looks like Maryland,” Moore said in a…

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On election night, Rep. Brooke Learman (Democrat) and her family celebrate her election as Maryland’s first female secretary. Photo by Daniel E. Gaines. Kathleen Matthews Leiter ran for the U.S. Congress in Maryland in 2016, served as chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party from 2017-2018, and serves on the boards of Emerge Maryland and Emerge America.This week, a group of women who have been quietly working behind the scenes to change the face of Maryland politics gathered at a woman-owned brewery in Prince George County. If they got a little rowdy, they had good reason to celebrate: For 10 years,…

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“Rough as hell.” A high school principal in Nevada explained that conflicts with parents and community members were all too common for the 2021-2022 school year. “Something needs to change, or people will quit,” said another California principal. These voices are part of a new nationally representative survey of 682 public high school principals, many of whom are not only tall, but, in the words of one Utah principal: It describes the level of tension and division within the broader school community. She works harder than at any other time in her 20 years of administrative experience. John Rogers, a…

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ACCRA, GHANA – NOVEMBER 5: Ghanaians march during the ‘Ku Me Preko’ demonstration on November 5, 2022 in Accra, Ghana.People take to the streets of Ghana’s capital to protest the rising cost of living that has worsened since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.Ernest Ankoma/Getty ImagesTightening US Federal Reserve monetary policy and a stronger dollar are having knock-on effects on African countries’ balance sheets and public debt burdens, according to a new report.In early November, the Fed raised rates by 3/4 percentage points for the fourth time in a row, taking short-term borrowing rates to their highest level since January 2008.Meanwhile, interest…

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Press play to listen to this article Voice by artificial intelligence. WARSAW — Germany thought it was doing its allies a favor when it offered to send Patriot anti-missile systems to Poland after it was hit by missiles that crossed over from Ukraine. Instead, Warsaw has responded with a dramatic change in policy, leaving behind a constant stream of insults hurled at Berlin as part of the nationalist ruling party’s efforts to fan anti-German sentiment ahead of next year’s parliamentary elections. T. So far, no German air defense systems have arrived. It wasn’t the first idea. On November 15, a…

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Earlier this year, a prominent U.S. collector addressed Art Basel’s outgoing global director, Marc Spiegler, at this week’s Miami show after the so-called “don’t say gay” bill passed the state in March. I wrote a letter saying that I refused to set foot in Florida because of This law restricts elementary schools from teaching students about sexual orientation and gender issues.The man behind the bill is Florida Governor and Fox News star Ron DeSantis. He received his second term earlier this month and is set to run for president against Donald Trump in 2024. DeSantis is waging a culture war…

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Illustrated by Sarah Grillo/AxiosMichigan is one step closer to participating in the Democratic presidential primary in early 2024. This is a major change after months of intense lobbying and an official vote in the state Senate supporting the effort. Important reasons: The calendar change, if endorsed at this weekend’s meeting of the Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws Committee, would have significant implications for President Biden’s party. It would also cement Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer — who was once the frontrunner for Biden’s vice presidential nomination — as a Democratic star who could one day become a formidable presidential candidate.…

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