Posts Tagged ‘votes’

Poll-thirsty leaders want votes, not voters!

Union home minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah during a road show for party candidates in Islampur, April 13, 2021. Photo: Twitter/@AmitShah/PTI Covid-19 is a national calamity and a country-wide problem… Fundamental right guaranteed vide Article 21: the right to life which in its broad sweep also includes right to good health…Health care should […]

UN Votes Iran to Women’s Rights Commission

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) voted on April 21 to elect Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women. According to UN Watch, Iran received 43 votes (out of the 54 nations that are a part of the commission). The vote was conducted by secret ballot, but UN Watch believes that […]

CUNY Student Senate Votes Down Resolution Endorsing IHRA

The City University of New York’s (CUNY) University Student Senate (USS) voted down a resolution endorsing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism and another resolution supporting a watered-down definition of anti-Semitism after a five-hour debate. The resolution with the watered-down definition of anti-Semitism, which was being pushed by the CUNY Jewish Law […]

Amazon Bullied and Bribed Their Way to Anti-Union Votes

Amazon Bullied and Bribed Their Way to Anti-Union Votes – PopularResistance.Org Amazon Bullied and Bribed Their Way to Anti-Union Votes Source 00 Hits: 8

Exclusive–Kobach: The Kansas Legislature Votes to Reduce the Age for Concealed Carry

On Thursday—the very same day that President Biden announced his executive actions to restrict certain firearms—the Kansas legislature took a bold step in the opposite direction.  The Kansas legislature passed a pro-gun rights bill that expands the right to keep and bear arms in multiple ways.  In the morning, the Senate passed HB 2058 by […]

Sudan Cabinet Votes to End Israel Boycott

The Sudanese cabinet voted on April 6 to nullify a 1958 law forbidding the country from forging relations with Israel. The Jerusalem Post and Jewish News reported that in order for the move to be finalized, it needs to be approved by Sudan’s Sovereignty Council. The Sudanese cabinet, known as the Council of Ministers, also […]

Kosovo’s parliament votes in Vjosa Osmani as president

Kosovo’s parliament on Sunday night swore in Vjosa Osmani, the former speaker of parliament and ally of Albin Kurti’s Vetevendosje! movement, as president. A total of 71 lawmakers in the 120-seat parliament voted in favour of Osmani, with two opposition parties boycotting the vote along with the Serb minority party. Osmani becomes the second female […]

Muslim women fear they could be attacked after Switzerland votes to ban burqa in public

Muslim women in Switzerland fear they could be verbally or physically assaulted after the country narrowly voted in favour of banning the burqa or niqab in public places. The ban, which will make it illegal for people to completely cover their faces, passed by 51 to 49 per cent in a public referendum on 7 […]

Can Marine Le Pen win the hearts and minds – and votes – of French Jews? She believes she can

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 0

Israel election results: Most of the votes are counted, so why don’t we have a winner?

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 16

Israeli Elections 2021: With Most Votes Counted, Arab Party Ra’am Poised to Play Key Role as Netanyahu’s Advantage Slips Away

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech to supporters following the announcement of exit polls in Israel’s general election at his Likud party headquarters in Jerusalem, March 24, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun. With 87% of the vote counted in Israel’s 2021 elections, the political ground appeared to shift on Wednesday, with Naftali Bennett’s Yamina […]

Armenia’s parliament votes to lift martial law ahead of June elections

Armenia has moved to lift martial law, introduced at the end of September at the start of the war with Azerbaijan for control of the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. This decision, approved by 118 of the 132 deputies in parliament, is part of an agreement between Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and the opposition to defuse […]

With No Votes to Spare, Biden Gets a Win Obama and Clinton Would Have Envied

Before you join the chorus, you might want to check in with the last two Democratic presidents. Bill Clinton and Barack Obama both landed in office with much bigger majorities, and ended up taking it on the chin anyway. Despite the narrowest of majorities to get anything done, Biden, in fact, may be in a […]

Delaware River Basin Commission votes to ban fracking in historic victory

Image Credit: Sachin Daluja/Flickr In a historic move, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) voted Thursday to ban hydraulic fracking in the region. The ban was supported by all four basin states — New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York — putting a permanent end to hydraulic fracking for natural gas along the 13,539-square-mile basin, […]

Republicans said they couldn’t attend key votes on Covid relief – before appearing as speakers at CPAC

Several Republican lawmakers said they could not attend Congress on Friday to vote for the coronavirus stimulus package due to the pandemic, but were due to appear in-person at the conservative conference taking place in Orlando, Florida, this weekend. According to CNN, the Republican lawmakers included those who were former US president Donald Trump’s closest […]

Louisiana GOP Unanimously Votes to Censure Sen. Bill Cassidy

The Louisiana Republican Party’s executive committee unanimously voted Saturday to censure Sen. Bill Cassidy following his vote to convict former President Donald Trump in the Senate’s impeachment trial. OFFICIAL: The LAGOP Executive Committee Unanimously Votes to Censure Senator Bill Cassidy — Republican Party of Louisiana (@LAGOP) February 13, 2021 The statement by the Louisiana GOP […]

Ecuador: Electoral Council Announces Partial Recount Of Votes

Above photo: Ecuador’s top electoral body will conduct a partial recount of Sunday’s presidential vote following a request from the two candidates battling for second place. Twitter/@TRTWorldNow. Arauz, of the Union for Hope (UNES), awaits a rival for the second electoral round scheduled for next April 11. The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador informed […]

Catalonia votes as coronavirus concerns look set to dampen independence push

V oters in Spain’s politically volatile Catalonia go to the polls on Sunday in the first regional election since 2017 when a failed independence bid threatened to tear the country apart. Three years after an unconstitutional referendum and the unilateral declaration of independence that led to long jail terms for nine Catalan political leaders, separatists […]

In first for 2021 election, poll finds Meretz doesn’t have enough votes to make it into Knesset

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved 00 Hits: 0

Georgia investigating Trump for call pressing officials to ‘find’ votes

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s secretary of state’s office on Monday opened an investigation into a phone call between Donald Trump and the state’s top elections official in which the then-president said he wanted to “find” enough votes to overturn his loss in the state, an official said. Walter Jones, a spokesman for Secretary of State […]

Wyoming Republican party votes to formally censure Liz Cheney

The Wyoming Republican Party voted overwhelmingly Saturday to censure U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney for voting to impeach President Donald Trump for his role in the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Only eight of the 74-member state GOP‘s central committee stood to oppose censure in a vote that didn’t proceed to a formal count. The censure document accused Cheney […]

U.S. Senate votes 97-3 to keep US embassy in Jerusalem

Browse > Home / News / U.S. Senate votes 97-3 to keep US embassy in Jerusalem February 7, 2021 Agencies Read on for article The U.S. Senate voted late Thursday night in favour of an amendment to the COVID-19 budget resolution to keep the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. A view of the U.S. embassy in […]

House Votes to Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from Committees

The House of Representatives voted to remove Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) from all committee assignments in a February 4 vote. The final vote was 230-199, with 11 Republicans joining with the Democrats in voting to remove Greene from all House committees. A) The House of Representatives has voted to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene […]

Liz Cheney Votes Against Removing Marjorie Taylor Greene from Committees

House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Thursday voted against stripping Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) of her committee assignments. Nonetheless, the House voted to remove Greene from the Budget Committee and the Education and Labor Committee for engaging in conspiracy theories. The lower chamber voted 230-199 with 11 Republicans voting in favor of the […]

Legislature votes to repeal law against loitering for purpose of prostitution

“There’s no doubt that this language has been used and abused,” said Assemblymember Andy Goodell (R-Jamestown), but “prostitution is not a great occupation … We have people who are acquitted of murder — we don’t legalize murder! Yet here we are saying ‘we have people arrested under the statute wrongly, let’s eliminate the statute.’” The […]

Winning Votes Through Identity Politics

According to official estimates, Donald J. Trump obtained a little more than 74 million votes in the November 2020 presidential election losing to Joseph Biden who secured a little more than 81 million votes. Biden won by a comfortable margin but Trump also performed remarkably well. What explains his performance? Analysis of his performance may […]

Montreal Borough Votes to Adopt IHRA Definition of Antisemitism in Wake of Synagogue Vandalism

Caption: Swastikas deface the doors of Congregation Shaar Hashomayim in Montreal. Photo: Simon Wiesenthal Center. Councillors in Montreal’s most populous borough voted on Wednesday to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism, joining hundreds of civic organizations, city councils and national governments around the world who have already done the same. […]

CTU Rank-And-File Votes To Save Lives

Above photo: Elementary 1 teacher Melissa Vozar sits outside of Suder Elementary in Chicago to teach a virtual class on Jan. 11, 2021. The Chicago Teachers Union said that its members voted to defy an order to return to the classroom before they are vaccinated against the coronavirus, setting up a showdown with district officials […]

Manchin: ‘So Ill-Advised’ to Impeach Trump Now, House Dems ‘Know the Votes Aren’t There’ and It’ll Divide

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) stated that there are not the votes to convict President Donald Trump in the Senate, and an impeachment effort now would be “so ill-advised for Joe Source 00 Hits: 5

Senate Rejects Objection to Pennsylvania Electoral Votes 7-92

The Senate overwhelmingly rejected an objection to Pennsylvania’s electoral votes with a final vote of 7-92 early Thursday morning. The Senate vote was triggered by Sen. Josh Hawley and Rep. Scott Perry, who both submitted a protest of the electors from the commonwealth. While the House went to a debate over the objection, Senate Republicans […]

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