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American election integrity and voter access
Gregory is one of two co-founders and Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. based OSET Institute (“OSET”), a non-partisan non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation headquartered in Silicon Valley. He leads all aspects of the Institute's resource development, corporate partner R&D alliances, public outreach, election official stakeholder relations, and government and legal affairs. OSET is an election technology research and development institute working with elections officials worldwide. The mission is simple: increase integrity; improve turnout; and lower taxpayer cost. The strategy is delivery.
Are these the last days of Boris Johnson?
Johnson is facing fury from The Conservative party over a drinks party at Downing Street on 20 May 2020. He admitted at Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday that he had joined colleagues in the garden for around 25 minutes to thank them for their hard work during the pandemic, while the country was on a strict lockdown. Mr Johnson claimed he had "believed implicitly that this was a work event". Senior Tories have publicly called for his resignation since the statement, including the leader of the Scottish Tory's, Douglas Ross.
Joe Manchin the most powerful senator and is this Boris' last stand?
Senator Manchin's opposition, along with that of Senator Kyrsten Sinema, effectively kills the Biden administration's hopes of passing Build Back Better before the end of the year.Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, said on Sunday that he couldn't support the legislation, an ambitious package of social policies including prolonging Child Tax Credit, expanding Medicare, instituting paid employee leave, subsidizing child care and early-childhood education, as well as investing in clean energy.
How do you end a pandemic
As Boris Johnson triggers plan B of working from home, mask-wearing and Covid passes for nightclubs and theatre in The UK, following warnings from scientists that Omicron spreads more easily, we ask just how do you end a pandemic?
Germany's new Government - Tiryn Fischer
German lawmakers elected Social Democrat Olaf Scholz as new chancellor ending 16 years of CDU rule under Merkel.Scholz will leadGermany's first federal "traffic light" coalition, made up of the SPD, the ecologist Greens and the liberal Free Democrats (FDP). We speak to Tiryn Fischer about German politics
What does the Aubrey and Rittenhouse cases say about America and has Boris lost the plot
In a week that has seen Thirty-one people drown after a refugee boat capsizes in the English Channel, we ask has Boris reached his low point?Has the last week proved that the US Justice systemis blind to race and ideology with the verdicts for Ahmaud Arbery and Kyle Rittenhouse cases?
UK sleaze and The US passes an infrastructure bill
Today we are joined by Steve O'Neil in London, Paul Dudderidge in LA and Mike Holden in Burnley England.In a week that has seen the England team put 10 goals past San Marino? Can No 10 move on from the sleaze row?
The politics of the ocean
We speak to the founder of MotherOceanBlue.com Zakia Rashid about education to elicit social change and education for the ocean its systems, ecology and the problems of human impact. She is a passionate conservationist, and a shark ambassador.