The House GOP has been smacked by a wave of retirements over the past few weeks — but some Republicans fear the worst is yet to come. With the GOP relegated to the minority for the first time in eight years, a mix of veteran and vulnerable members have decided to call it quits instead of sticking around to see whether the party wins back power in 2020.Story Continued Below Over the past two weeks alone, five Republicans — including a member of the Republican leadership team — said they would not seek reelection. And that comes after Rep. Susan Brooks of Indiana, who leads recruitment efforts for the House GOP’s campaign arm and is one of the few Republican women left in the House, shocked her colleagues by announcing her retirement earlier this summer. “Will there be more retirements? Most certainly there will be, for a range of reasons,” said Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-Mich.), who announced his own retirement last week. Most of the seats being vacated … [Read more...] about Republicans rattled after surge of retirements
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SARA, Iloilo – The Municipal Board of Canvassers has proclaimed retired Army general Jon Aying as the new mayor of this town. Aying beat his rival, incumbent vice mayor JR Salcedo, by over a thousand votes. His victory breaks the Salcedo family’s political rule in the town for over three decades. The retired general said going up against the Salcedos was not easy for him and his PDP-Laban party-mates. Aying’s vice mayor as well as three of their councilors were also proclaimed winners in the May 13 polls. The town has been under the orange category of the Commission on Elections because of intense political feud. … [Read more...] about #HalalanResults: Retired general is new mayor of Sara, Iloilo
Should personal auto-enrolment pension contributions rise above the current level of five per cent? Yes – Samantha Seaton is chief executive of Moneyhub. The introduction of auto-enrolment has been hugely positive, and it has offered a great opportunity for people to better engage with their finances. The hard truth, however, is that even saving the minimum amount is still unlikely to be enough, because the bare minimum will not guarantee them a comfortable retirement. Despite fears, opt-out rates have been extremely low, and every indication is that this trend will continue following this latest rise. This suggests that there is scope to further increase the employee contribution above the new five per cent rate. The golden rule of money management is if you saved 10 per cent of everything you ever earn, you should live comfortably in retirement. So we should be bolder, and increase the minimum contribution to 10 per cent. Employers are well placed to help employees develop … [Read more...] about Debate: Should personal auto-enrolment pension contributions rise above the current level of five per cent?
Americans spent much of 2018 with their eyes trained on the Supreme Court—from its rulings on presidential travel bans and public employee unions to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation battle, the most heated confirmation battle in modern memory. So it should be no surprise that many are talking about ways to reform the court. Some Democrats even want to revive the most famous, or infamous, attempt at Supreme Court reform in history: President Franklin Roosevelt’s proposal to “pack” the court with extra justices in 1937. In Philadelphia this week, presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said that court packing was “no more a departure from norms than what the Republicans did to get the judiciary to the place it is today.”Story Continued Below FDR’s court-packing battle is one of the best-known constitutional struggles in U.S. history. The story, as it’s often been told, pits an entrenched, reactionary Supreme … [Read more...] about The Lost History of FDR’s Court-Packing Scandal
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