The Notre Dame College Republicans announced Monday that the group would publicly support Donald Trump in his bid for President of the United States.Citing Trump’s opposition to abortion, his economic plan and his running mate selection, the club’s statement said Trump, despite his brash personality, “has a certain strength and a particular vision to see that these tasks are accomplished.” Rachel O’Grady | The Observer Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a rally in South Bend days before winning the Indiana primary in May.The announcement came after the club’s president, senior Pat Crane, told ABC News the club would be supporting the Republican nominee. Harvard University’s College Republicans and other GOP clubs had recently said they would not endorse Trump.But Crane said the Notre Dame College Republicans’ statement also did not constitute an “endorsement,” which he defined as agreeing with all of a candidate’s views. They instead chose to “support” Trump, acknowledging that not all members backed him or his views.“Endorsing would mean that we, as a total organization, are fully aligned with the candidate . . . Supporting means that we will provide any aid we can to the candidate, while the entire organization may not fully agree with the candidate,” Crane said.While the club’s officers wrote and released yesterday’s statement, vice president Dylan Stevenson said the officers and some members decided at a club meeting in April to support the as-yet-undecided Republican nominee.“We made a conscious decision as a club to support whoever that nominee was, and at the time it was uncertain as to who that might be,” Stevenson said. “But we made that conscious decision . . . so we kept that promise to our members in mind, and when we compared the policies of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, we came to the conclusion that we could very much keep that promise.”The Notre Dame College Democrats responded on Facebook today to the College Republicans’ statement, saying it was “unsurprising but nonetheless disappointing to see them embrace a wholly unqualified and dangerous presidential candidate.”The College Democrats had endorsed Hillary Clinton last month in conjunction with the College Democrats of Indiana. That group’s joint statement said Clinton “will fight to make progressive change a reality” and focused primarily on criticizing Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.Co-president Grace Watkins said the club had debated the issue during the spring semester, hearing from supporters of both Clinton and Bernie Sanders, but she and fellow co-president Andrew Galo, both seniors, made the decision to endorse Clinton when a consensus emerged over the summer. Watkins defined endorsement as publicly supporting and campaigning for a candidate.“I think that we made the decision to endorse because we felt we were strongly in favor of Hillary Clinton, and we also expect a public endorsement, along with the cycle itself, to drive participation up,” Watkins said.For both clubs, endorsing or supporting their party’s nominee means galvanizing support and encouraging members to become more involved in national and local campaigns this fall.“We’re focusing on programming on the messages of inclusivity and effecting change on the local and federal levels, so in practice that means connecting students to opportunities involving candidates including Hillary Clinton, as well as to local races.” Watkins said. “… In addition, we’re planning meetings for members to debate and present issues they’re interested in.”Stevenson said College Republicans would work on behalf of Trump, as well as in local races.“We plan on being involved in as many of those campaigns as possible and helping members get involved in the campaigns they care about. We understand that not everybody’s going to be on board with Donald Trump. … But we want to make sure that everybody at Notre Dame who cares about individual and economic liberty — there’s a place for them in the Republican Party.”Tags: College Democrats, College Republicans, Donald Trump, hillary clinton
Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Following the United States House of Representative’s bipartisan passage of the 21st Century Cures Act last week, Governor Wolf sent a letter to Senator Pat Toomey and Senator Bob Casey encouraging them to swiftly pass this legislation.This legislation will help develop and deliver effective treatments and cures to millions of Americans suffering from chronic diseases and disabilities and fast track the availability of new treatments for patients suffering from diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, and substance use disorder.“On behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I am writing to express my strong support for H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act, and encourage Congress to act swiftly to pass this legislation that will have immediate positive effects on Pennsylvania and the nation,” wrote Governor Tom Wolf. “It is my understanding that Congress will consider H.R. 34 this week. I applaud your leadership and would welcome the opportunity to serve as a resource on this issue, of such importance to Pennsylvanians.”During the fall session, the Wolf Administration made real progress in helping the victims of substance use disorder and the communities that have been devastated by this terrible disease. The governor and legislators made significant achievements toward fighting this epidemic by passing five major bills that will strengthen the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, restrict the number of pills that can be prescribed to minors or in emergency rooms, establish education curriculum on safe prescribing, and create more locations for the drop-off of drugs among other important initiatives.Additionally, the Wolf Administration was successful in securing $15 million in state funds to open 45 Opioid Use Disorder Centers of Excellence that are delivering person-centered, holistic care coordination services to more than 11,000 individuals suffering from opioid use disorder.“While we have made investing in solutions to the heroin use and opioid abuse epidemic a priority in Pennsylvania, this legislation would allow us to bolster those efforts by infusing desperately needed federal funds into research, design, and evaluation of these programs,” said Governor Tom Wolf.To view the full text of the letter, click here.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Tom Wolf Encourages Pennsylvania Senators to Pass 21st Century Cures Act SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 06, 2016
Docherty was manager of the Red Devils between 1972 and 1977 when Busby was in the boardroom after guiding United to great successes as boss, including the 1968 European Cup final win over Benfica at Wembley. It is argued, however, that Busby’s presence ‘upstairs’ stifled Docherty’s predecessors, Wilf McGuinness and Frank O’Farrell, and the former Scotland boss admits things were difficult for him, notwithstanding the relegation to the former Second Division before he got the club promoted back to the top-flight. However, the 85-year-old Docherty, speaking at Hampden Park on Monday – 24 hours after being inducted into Scottish Football’s Hall of Fame, claimed there is no harm in Moyes using Ferguson’s expertise if it is on his terms. “It is nice to have Sir Alex there,” he told Press Association Sport. “If David says ‘I want to see Sir Alex, because it is my choice not his, there is a lot of knowledge and advice there, why not pick it if it is good information?’ (then that’s fine). “But when I was there with Busby, the old players who, without being disrespectful, were past their sell-buy date, used to by-pass me and go and speak to Busby and that’s where a lot of the trouble can start. “I don’t know if Alex still has an office there but if he is there as an ambassador (as well) and if David wants to go to him – well, it is nice to have your neighbour next door. “If need be go and see him, and if not, carry on doing what he is doing. “The biggest danger is following Fergie. His record is mind-boggling. No one will ever match that. Former Manchester United manager Tommy Docherty believes David Moyes need not necessarily have any worries about the spectre of Sir Alex Ferguson hanging over him at Old Trafford. Press Association “It is an impossible task to win the honours he has won. “He might do a great job but will that be enough? That is a question you have to answer. “But David Moyes is a great choice, he was my choice as well. He did a great job at Everton with not a lot of money or great players. He did really, really well and I hope he does well again.” Docherty explained his admiration for Moyes but acknowledged that every Manchester United manager has an advantage over many of his counterparts. “I just looked at his record at Everton,” said the man who managed 13 different clubs. “If you have money and you need to go into the market, you don’t buy a ‘could be’ or ‘a maybe’ or ‘a might be’, you are buying a sure thing. “It is a club that every young boy wants to play for. The biggest problem I had was getting players to leave Manchester United. “You had no problem getting them coming in. But they didn’t want to leave, that was the biggest problem.” Much has been made of Ferguson’s move on to the United board following his retirement as the club’s most successful boss last season and how that might affect his successor and a fellow Scot. Parallels have been drawn between that dynamic and that of ‘The Doc’ and another massive figure in United’s history, Sir Matt Busby.