Dutch Sheets: "Election 2016: The Christian's Dilemma" Dear Fellow Believers, As you can tell from my greeting, I am writing primarily to you, the American Church.
I am doing so personally, not representing Dutch Sheets Ministries. Though this is longer than the blogs I normally send, please read it as an urgent, heartfelt appeal. The sense of urgency I feel is hard to put in words. I have prayed and wept much over the condition of our nation, and continue to be deeply burdened. Voting is a precious right and a serious responsibility; I realize it is also a very personal and private one. I also want to state upfront that I am neither a registered Republican nor Democrat. Finally, I want to also preface my appeal by saying I have not been a huge Trump fan. I was also challenged to remain open-minded about Trump by the fact that several spiritual leaders I trusted were convinced God wanted to use him to overthrow an ineffective and corrupt system.
Turkey's Erdogan Declares Coup Over After Clashes Kill Dozens. ISTANBUL — Turkey's president declared he is in control of the NATO country early Saturday as loyal military and police forces fought to squash a coup attempt during a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left dozens dead.
A faction of the armed forces attempted to seize power using tanks and attack helicopters, some strafing the headquarters of Turkish intelligence and parliament in Ankara, others seizing a major bridge in Istanbul. At least 194 people were killed in clashes, Gen. Umit Dundar told a press conference. He said that figure included 47 civilians, 41 police officers, two soldiers and 104 alleged coup plotters. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim later said that 1,440 people had been wounded and 2,839 military personnel detained during what he described as a "dark stain on Turkish democracy.
" The coup attempt crumbled after crowds answered President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's call to take to the streets and dozens of rebels abandoned their tanks. The Political Compass. FAQ: Ever wanted to run for public office? Here's how. The presidential primaries are winding down, but we are not done with the primary season.
There are still lots of races that need candidates, and soon, the deadline to run will be upon us. Have you ever wanted to run for office? ELECTION 2016: Latest headlines | Election timeline | Florida Decides Voting Guide In the August primary and the November general election, Florida voters will decide on: 1 U.S. Here Are The Most- And Least-Trusted News Outlets In America. News outlets like CNN and ABC News might have the biggest audiences, but they're not the most trusted across-the-board in America.
The most trusted news outlets in America, according to a new study from Pew Research Center, are actually British. BBC and The Economist top the list of outlets that are trusted by every ideological group, while BuzzFeed and The Rush Limbaugh Show are at the bottom. Check out the chart: Pew Research Center Conservative-leaning news outlets seem to be the least trusted among those with a mixed political ideology.
N.H. Republican Power Broker Says NO Trump, NO Cruz - Promises Brokered Convention. “These polls don’t matter.”
So says former New Hampshire Republican governor Judd Gregg, a longtime and highly influential Republican power broker in the Granite State who during an interview with Neil Cavuto on the Fox Business network this morning declared all current polling in New Hampshire to be null and void, and the likelihood of anti-establishment GOP front-runners Donald Trump or Ted Cruz winning New Hampshire as unlikely. And that’s not all he said… ABOVE: Former New Hampshire Governor Judd Gregg with President Barack Obama after Mr. Obama appointed the former Republican governor and senator as his new Commerce Secretary.
(Gregg later withdrew his nomination.) Qualifying Information - Division of Elections - Florida Department of State. Petition Requirements U.S.
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State Senate President Andy Gardiner asked the state auditor general to randomly assign numbers to all 40 Senate districts, based on Circuit Judge George Reynolds' idea during his Dec. 30 redistricting decision. That decision stemmed from a lawsuit alleging state lawmakers did not follow the 2010 Fair District amendments that voters had approved, requiring the state to create equal and compact districts for the Florida Legislature and the U.S.
Congress. The Supreme Court chose a new Congressional map in December. A computer Excel program spit out randomly assigned numbers to the 40 state districts on Tuesday morning in Tallahassee. Twenty districts were assigned odd numbers and 20 received even numbers. Despite moving ahead with assigning districts, an appeal of the court's redistricting decision has not been ruled out. All 40 Florida Senate seats up for election this fall.