Ex-governor Mark Sanford to launch 2020 Republican challenge to Trump

Trump and Sanford are longstanding political foes with former South Carolina governor saying: I am going to get in 2020. I am here to tell you now that I am going to get in, Sanford said in an interview on the Fox News Sunday TV political talkshow on Sunday morning. Sanford, 59, and Trump are longstanding politicallaunched an unusual attack against a then sitting House Republican only hours before polls closed in a primary election where Sanford was being challenged. He Sanford, urging voters to support his rival, Katie Arrington. Sanford lost the primary to Arrington. In his tweet at that time, Trump said: Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA [Trumps campaign slogan …

Joe Arpaio announces bid for sheriff on second anniversary of Trump pardon

Republican who branded himself Americas Toughest Sheriff was voted out of office in 2016 after 24 years Joe Arpaio announced on Sunday erecting tent cities to house prisoners and forcing inmates to wear pink. A federal judge cited him for criminal contempt in 2017, ruling that he defied a 2011 court order barring his deputies from detaining Latinos solely on the suspicion that they were in the country illegally. Trump, who had carried Arizona by five points in his 2016 presidential election, pardoned Arpaio on 25 August 2017, before he could be sentenced. In 2018, Arpaio ran for the US Senate seat vacated by Jeff Flake, a frequent critic of Trump. The former sheriff ended up with less than 20% …

‘We see you!’: Democratic 2020 hopefuls visit migrant detention center

Candidates participating in the debates including ORourke, Sanders and Warren stopped by the Homestead facility in Florida For all the unprecedented scale and diversity of the massive number of candidates vying for presidential nomination of the Democratic party, they can be sheeplike in their herd behavior. No fewer than 12 of the 20 candidates who are appearing at the NBC News debates in Miami this week are making their way to the same spot that has become the current must-do photo op for the presidential hopefuls. The setting is an immigration detention center for far from humane. And it is here that the Democratic presidential candidates have been landing like bees to the hive. On Monday it was Eric Swalwell, …

The 2020 US elections will again expose the barriers facing female politicians | Martina Fitzgerald

No one knocks men when they declare their ambition, says political journalist Martina Fitzgerald A recent issue of Vanity Fair featured a cover photo of research from the Harvard Kennedy School suggests. More frustratingly, female voters are as likely to hold these negative views. Male politicians escape this ambition backlash. Over the next 18 months these attitudes will be visible for all to see. The current race for the US presidency has a One in four of the worlds parliamentarians are women. The numbers are even lower for decision-making positions. Only 50% female parliaments. True, a handful of prominent countries have women in top roles (Angela Merkel, Theresa May and Jacinda Ardern who recently became only the second female PM …