Poll: 46% of Americans believe major news outlets make up stories about Trump

Poll: 46% of Americans believe major news outlets make up stories about Trump

Attacks on the “fake news” media have become a staple of the Trump administration — and nearly half of voters, including the vast majority of Republicans, believe the president when he claims that the media is making up stories about him. Forty-six percent of voters believe that major news organizations fabricate stories about Trump, while 37 percent do not and 17 percent are undecided, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll. Among party lines, 76 percent of Republican voters believe the media puts out untrue stories about the president, while only 11…

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Venezuela’s Maduro claims poll victory as opposition cries foul

Venezuela’s Maduro claims poll victory as opposition cries foul

Electoral officials in Venezuela say turnout in the controversial election for a constituent assembly was 41.5%, a figure disputed by the opposition. The opposition coalition said 88% of voters abstained and it refused to recognise the election. It also called for more protests on Monday. Sunday’s election was marred by violence, with widespread protests and at least 10 people killed. President Nicolás Maduro hailed the poll as a “vote for the revolution”. Image copyrightEPAImage captionPresident Maduro hailed the vote as a victory Vote highlights polarisation – Katy Watson, BBC South…

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Poll code: Amritsar municipal corporation stops ongoing recruitment

Poll code: Amritsar municipal corporation stops ongoing recruitment

ALL POLITICAL parties have been promising jobs to youth to win their votes in the upcoming Assembly election, Municipal Corporation of Amritsar (MCA) has, however, stopped an ongoing recruitment process to fill 150 contractual posts of sanitation and Beldar workers, citing code of conduct for Punjab polls a reason behind the move. What was initially planned as a one-day walk-in-interview, MCA was surprised as its call had received unexpected response from youth in the state, where providing jobs is among big promises being made by all the parties. Congress has…

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Labour plans grammar schools debate after issue tops poll of members

Labour plans grammar schools debate after issue tops poll of members

The Labour Party conference is to hold a special debate on grammar schools and consider whether to make scrapping selection altogether a party policy after the issue topped a list of concerns among members. A motion from the Socialist Educational Association (SEA), backed by Nottingham Trent Constituency Labour Party, will be debated tomorrow after more than 218,000 constituency party members backed grammar schools for priority discussion, putting it above issues like Brexit, housing and the NHS. It follows an announcement by the newly re-elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn that the…

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