What time will we know who won? Hour-by-hour election night guide

What to look out for overnight, including results for key marginal seats, potential upsets, and how to tell who is doing well Conservatives ended up with majorities on both occasions. The fieldwork for Thursdays exit poll will be conducted by Ipsos Mori, with tens of thousands of interviews conducted at 144 polling stations across the country. For the first time there are plans to make constituency-level exit poll projections available on the BBC website from shortly after 10pm, with seats called for each party on a likely, possible, or too close to call basis. This could enliven the first hour of coverage by giving a local dimension to the headline exit poll figures.

Buttigieg and Warren’s clash over transparency results in more disclosures

(CNN)South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren are engaged in a full-blown competition over which candidate is more transparent. The conflict has dominated the 2020 news cycle in recent days and shows how the two Democrats view each other’s as threats to each other’s paths to winning the party’s presidential nomination. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — the two other candidates in the top tier in early voting contests — have largely stayed out of the scrum as Buttigieg and Warren try to land damaging blows on each other’s campaigns. Buttigieg surged ahead last month in the Iowa polls conducted by both CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom and Monmouth University. When Buttigieg rose …

From Ariana Grande to Jack White: Here’s why these musicians are feeling the Bern

(CNN)Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders may be focusing his energy on trying to win over voters in early primary states, but a variety of musicians have shown that they are listening, too. On Wednesday, two members of indie band Dispatch joined the ranks. Brad Corrigan and Chad Stokes Urmston performed at Sanders’ rally in New Hampshire and shared their support. “It’s a real honor to be here” Stokes Urmston told the crowd. “We’ve been Bernie fans for a long time now and really admire his courage to say what he believes all these years. It’s the same thing from 30, 40 years ago, he’s been saying the same thing and finally the world caught up to him.” “Let’s get behind Bernie …

The 5 top 2020 stories you need to know this week

(CNN)With 92 days until the Iowa caucuses and a record number of Democratic candidates, the 2020 election is already in full swing. Every Sunday, outline the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they’re ranked — so the No. 1 story is the most important of the coming week. But here we are. Yang, the technologist who has based his entire campaign on the dangers of automation and the idea of giving every American 18 years of age or older $1,000 a month for their entire lives, continues to gain strength — in terms of polling and fundraising — even as better-established candidates, like O’Rourke, are dropping from the race …

Pete Buttigieg touts rising organizing power in optimistic Iowa speech

Des Moines (CNN)Pete Buttigieg touted himself as the most electable Democrat in the 2020 presidential field on Friday, delivering an optimistic speech that cast himself as the person who can best person unify the country after President Donald Trump leaves office. Buttigieg has since poured millions into Iowa. His campaign in the state now stands at more than 100 staffers and over 20 organizing offices across Iowa. But even as he uses his resources on winning the primary, on Friday, Buttigieg spent significantly more time focused on the President than his Democratic opponents at the Iowa Democratic Party’s Liberty & Justice Celebration, choosing to use the powerful platform to highlight his lack of ties to Washington, D.C., his military experience …

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner to host — and pay for — 10th anniversary party at Camp David

(CNN)Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are having a “big party with friends” at Camp David to celebrate their 10th anniversary this weekend, a White House official confirmed to CNN on Friday. Vanity Fair first reported the anniversary event. The couple, both presidential advisers, have been linked to high-profile social events during their time in the administration. They attended the lavish wedding of socialite fashion designer Misha Nonoo and her fiance, oil company heir Michael Hess, in Rome last month. They also celebrated with Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals players last year. After speaking at Benedict College in South Carolina earlier in the day, Trump departed from Joint Base Andrews on Friday for the rural presidential getaway deep in the mountains …

Time to recognise that western greed is one of the causes of global hunger | Kevin McKenna

World Porridge Day salutes the humble oat. Charities feed it to the starving due to our gluttonous policies The world has recently paid homage to the oat, stalwart comestible of Scotlands larder. For the last decade, 10 October has been deemed World Porridge Day, thus canonising the brawny cereal that kept Scottish armies on their feet and built cities. Sadly, in recent years, this most unostentatious and proletarian of foods has been gentrified and made to dress up gaudily with superfluous additives such as honey, Nutella and cinnamon. In this way, I suppose it is deemed sufficiently respectable to be included among the breakfast choices of the mighty. World Porridge Day shares its holiday with World Mental Health Day. Other …

Trump’s controversies show his presidency is really all about himself

(CNN)Donald Trump’s latest controversies make his presidency look more than ever like a vehicle for self-justification, self-preservation and self-enrichment. His presidency has often been an exercise in testing and even going beyond constitutional limits — conduct that House Judiciary Committee Democrats plan to highlight by voting this week on a resolution laying out procedures for an investigation now that they are actively considering impeachment. It is not just at home that Trump often seems most concerned with serving his own ends. The President also seems to be using foreign policy as a propaganda tool. His summits and pen pal relationship with Kim Jong Un did not end North Korea’s nuclear or missile programs. They did provide photo-ops that show him …

Depth of Field: The Movie Poster Brexit Deserves

Photographs, Susan Sontag once famously wrote, “fiddle with the scale of the world.” They tell us only a distortion. They are incomplete, even as they strive to render the frame whole and exact. That does not make them false. Exactly the opposite. Photographs invite meaning, possibility. The best photos, thick with narrative, sweat. It is true that a picture is worth a thousand words. It is also true that a picture is worth a thousand more pictures. One image gives way to another. What are photographs but gateways into parallel realms, memories resurrected, passageways into the familiar? What we see, we have already seen. John MacDougall’s portrait-style capture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson—taken during …

The democratic socialist revolution comes to a crossroads

Atlanta (CNN)On the night Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016, the Democratic Socialists of America had about 8,000 dues-paying members. By the time the group opened its 2017 convention the next summer, its ranks had grown threefold. But in entering the current election cycle with such gusto, DSA also ramped up the internal divisions simmering within its rank and file. Many of those disputes mirror the ones facing the Democratic Party — the very party DSA is dedicated to radicalizing from the inside out. After Bernie, who? Ideology repeatedly clashed with electoral pragmatism during this year’s convention, which veered between a giddy celebration of the group’s previously unfathomable successes, delegates’ passage of Green New Deal and open borders initiatives, …

Virginia black caucus, state Democrats boycott commemorative events over Trump’s attendance

(CNN)Black state lawmakers in Virginia are planning to boycott an event commemorating the 400th anniversary of the first representative legislative assembly in the western hemisphere because President Donald Trump plans to attend. “The VLBC will not in good conscience sit silently and support his inclusion in this event. It is impossible to ignore the emblem of hate and disdain that the President represents,” the 20-member caucus said, adding, “Those who have chosen to attend and remain silent are complicit in the atrocities that he incites.” Trump on Tuesday appeared unbothered by the boycotts, downplaying it as “all a fix.” “That’s OK. Well I think if that’s the case I’d be shocked, but if that’s the case, they’re fighting against their …

Group aimed at electing LGBTQ public officials backs Buttigieg at personal event

Miami (CNN)Victory Fund, a political action committee whose sole aim is electing LGBTQ politicians to office, endorsed South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Friday in New York, validating the mayor’s rise from small-city mayor who was not out when he was first elected to an upstart presidential candidate to a gay political icon. Annise Parker, the head of Victory Fund and a former mayor of Houston who was one of the first gay mayors of a major US city when she was elected in 2010, opened the event and announced the endorsement, telling the audience of primarily white, gay men that Buttigieg is “redefining what is possible in American politics and LGBTQ Victory Fund is ready to stand with …

Trump’s 4th of July ‘Salute to America’ event to include ticketed section for VIPs

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s July Fourth celebration on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, will include a ticketed area in front of the Lincoln Memorial where he’ll deliver remarks. Since attending the Bastille Day parade in Paris in 2017, Trump has pushed for a military display in Washington, DC, similar to one he witnessed in France. Early last year, Trump’s administration was planning for a military parade for Veterans Day, but the event was canceled due to its high costs and Trump blamed local Washington officials. In February, Trump told Americans via Twitter to “HOLD THE DATE!” for his July Fourth plans: “Major fireworks display, entertainment and an address by your favorite President, me!” Trump and other recent presidents have …

Sadiq Khan hits back at Trump, calling him ‘six-foot-three child’

Comment is latest retort in long-running feud after US president called London mayor a loser Sadiq Khan has described Donald Trump as a six-foot-three child in the White House in an ongoing war of words with the US president. The mayor of London made the comment in a room of teachers at the Together for Education event at Central Hall in Westminster on Saturday. Khan joked that he had made sure to switch his phone off. He said: For those of you that have your phones on, if somebody starts tweeting about me a 6ft 3 child in the White House can you let me know? It is the latest insult to be fired between Khan and Trump, in what …