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    A woman who was unimpressed after spotting a trend for men removing their expensive trainers during marriage proposals, has sparked a heated debate on if men should be blasted for the action. Hannah Legg who is believed to be from the UK, posted a selection of snaps of men protecting their shoes while proposing on the Facebook group That's It, I'm Proposal Shaming. She explained that although she understands the desire to look good, during a proposal the focus should be on the lady that you love rather than protecting your expensive trainers. The post divided the group's almost 81,000 members, with some arguing that if a man cares about his belongings, he will 'also care about his wife'.  But...
    Dean Obeidallah August 12, 2020 11:35AM (UTC) Mary Trump's bestseller, "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man" has sold more copies in its first week than her Uncle Donald's "The Art of the Deal" sold in 29 years — and Mary hopes that gets under his skin. (It may sound disrespectful to refer to an accomplished clinical psychologist by her first name, but it's the only way to avoid massive confusion.) As I learned in my "Salon Talks" conversation with Mary, needling her uncle was not the main reason she wrote this book. It's a portrait of a troubled American family that created the damaged, sadistic man who is now president of the United States. In Mary's account, for...
    Last Tuesday, Kansas held its Republican senate primary—a race that I suggested was the most bizarre of the season. In the end, the so-called “establishment” breathed a sign of relief that Kris Kobach lost to Representative Roger Marshall. That means that Kobach is now a two-time loser in state-wide races. In 2018, he lost the governorship to Democrat Laura Kelly, indicating that even for a deeply red state like Kansas, he is too extreme. But with the current state of the Republican Party, it can be difficult to distinguish between candidates who are “establishment” and those who are “extreme.” For example, Marshall is touting the fact that he is “trusted by Trump” because he has voted for the president’s agenda 98 percent of the...
    PROMOTER Bob Arum has revealed that he is confident that Tyson Fury will face Anthony Joshua before Dillian Whyte gets his deserved world title shot. The WBC have ordered the winner of the trilogy bout between the Gypsy King and the Bronze Bomber to face the Body Snatcher in their next outing. 4Tyson Fury is contracted to fight Deontay Wilder for a third timeCredit: Reuters 4Anthony Joshua is looking to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999Credit: Refer to Caption Meanwhile Anthony Joshua has been ordered by the WBO to fight Oleksandr Usyk should he prevail against Kubrat Pulev. Arum - who controls Fury's affairs in the US - revealed last week that the Brit's meeting...
    Andrew Harnik/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.In the middle of a pandemic, in an election year, President Trump is realizing that Americans highly value the health care system he’s tried so hard to dismantle. Last week, Trump suggested that he would sign an executive order requiring insurers to cover preexisting conditions—a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, which has been the law of the land for more than 10 years. Asked at a Monday press conference why he felt the need to reinforce an existing law, Trump all but admitted to the ploy for good PR. “Just a double safety net,” he said, “and just to let people know that...
    Bill de Blasio is officially the 109th mayor of New York City. I say officially because, in reality, he’s New York’s first mayor. The first mayor who doesn’t care about the city. Not all his predecessors were above average, but de Blasio stands out for his indifference. Nothing makes him tick. NEWT GINGRICH: NEW YORK CITY CRIME SKYROCKETS AS MAYOR DE BLASIO SIDES WITH CRIMINALS AGAINST COPS Gotham, the closest thing our nation has ever had to the shining city upon a hill, is in a sharp and obvious downward spiral. With dizzying speed, more than two decades of prosperity and public safety are crashing to a halt. Persistent warnings that the bad old days were coming back were accurate,...
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton slammed New York Attorney General Letitia James for trying to dissolve the National Rifle Association and welcomed the organization to his state saying that “in Texas we care about what the founders put in the Constitution.” Paxton made the comment Sunday on “Fox & Friends Weekend,” three days after James announced that her office has filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association and its leadership, including Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. On Sunday Paxton said he is “absolutely” welcoming the NRA to come to Texas because “they have done amazing work over the years defending the Second Amendment.” “I can tell you one thing in Texas that we care about, and I think we will always care about, is God and guns,” he said, explaining that the...
    Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James doesn’t care that President Donald Trump doesn’t watch NBA games. Trump said during a recent Fox interview that he thought the state of the NBA was “disgraceful” and that he just turns “off the game” when he sees kneeling. LeBron James sounds like he couldn’t care less. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) President Trump calls NBA players “disgraceful” for kneeling during anthem, implies that he’s done more for the black community than Abraham Lincoln pic.twitter.com/C5YJW3pAps — gifdsports (@gifdsports) August 5, 2020 “I really don’t think the basketball community are sad about losing his viewership,” James told the media late Wednesday night. You can watch his full comments...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - AUGUST 05: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers kneels during the national anthem prior to the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) LeBron Jame is not worried about Donald Trump’s negative criticism. LeBron James is more than just a star in the game of basketball. His voice carries weight off the court as well, and he has...
    CHICAGO — Chicago Police are describing the murder of rapper FBG Duck Tuesday in one of the city’s most exclusive shopping areas as a targeted gang hit and preparing for retaliation, but some fear the “gang” label could lead to people letting their guard down — which could be dangerous. “This retaliation is not just about gang members. It’s about the collateral damage. These are not marksmen,” said Tamar Manasseh, founder of anti-violence group Mothers Against Senseless Killings Chicago. At 3:26 p.m Tuesday., FBG Duck, whose real name is Carlton Weekly, was standing with another man on the sidewalk near 70 E. Oak St. between Rush Street and Michigan Avenue when people in a black Ford Taurus and silver Chrysler...
    Kids less likely to die from coronavirus, but schools could become hot spots for spread DoorDash launches new digital convenience store channel as delivery wars heat up Viral Filmmaker Zach King Opens Up About Fatherhood, Foster Care & Falling in Love Name: Zach King © Provided by People Jessica Susana Photography Location: Seal Beach, California Occupation: Filmmaker and Content Creator Family situation: My wife Rachel and I have two boys: Mason, 3, and Liam, 2. Rachel is a stay-at-home mom and really takes care of our home life. We also have a lot of help which is nice, especially when I travel. Rachel's parents live nearby and we're fortunate to have a part-time nanny so Rachel has time to work...
    The dwarf rabbit is as its name suggests … super small! The weight of adult dwarf rabbits may vary by breed. It can range from 800g-1kg for a Netherland dwarf specimen to 2,380kg for a dwarf lop. His appearance is really adorable thanks to his short and rounded ears, his flat nose and his reduced body. In addition, he has very, very soft hair that continually invites caresses. Important: when we want to take him to caress him or take him out of the cage, we will have to do it with great care since your bones can easily fracture. The dwarfism of these animals is due to a pituitary malfunction, responsible for generating growth hormone. By producing insufficient amounts...
    California authorities recover 2,000 to 3,000 roosters in raid of alleged illegal cockfighting ring How to Thaw Ground Beef So It Defrosts in Time for Dinner Eastern Kentucky kicker quits, says coaches ‘do not care about player safety’ during COVID-19 pandemic © Yahoo News Eastern Kentucky kicker Landon White quit the program on Tuesday over concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and levied some serious and concerning allegations against his former coaches in the process.  Colonels coach Walt Wells and his staff, White said in an Instagram post, “do not care about player safety.”EKU kicker calls out coaches over COVID-19White said that the last time the team was tested for the coronavirus was on July 6 despite...
    In case you haven’t noticed, the coronavirus is still very much with us. Around a thousand Americans are dying from COVID-19 each day, 10 times the rate in the European Union. Thanks to our failure to control the pandemic, we’re still suffering from Great Depression levels of unemployment; a brief recovery driven by premature attempts to resume business as usual appears to have petered out as states pause or reverse their opening. Yet enhanced unemployment benefits, a crucial lifeline for tens of millions of Americans, have expired. And negotiations over how — or even whether — to restore aid appear to be stalled. You sometimes see headlines describing this crisis as a result of “congressional dysfunction.” Such headlines reveal a...
    Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) on Tuesday blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House sued over lack of sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings Wife blames Trump, lack of masks for husband's coronavirus death in obit: 'May Karma find you all' Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020 MORE’s latest comments on the late Rep. John LewisJohn LewisIn Black communities, changing how we treat diabetes is imperative Juan Williams: The Trump Show grows tired Don't let Trump distract us from the real threat of his presidency MORE (D-Ga.), calling Trump “delusional.” Trump told Axios’s Jonathan Swan in an interview published late Tuesday that he couldn’t say “one way or the other” whether the civil rights icon’s life...
    Mark Meadows Having pissed away the months since House Democrats passed $3 trillion in coronavirus relief in the HEROES Act, Republicans have now decided that it is urgent urgent urgent to take action … but only a little bit of it. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, leading negotiations for the administration, is pushing for a partial bill that would cover just unemployment insurance—an extremely important thing, but one among many important things, and one being used as a cheap political ploy after Republicans pushed the nation over the brink on the issue.  The Trump administration is also reportedly looking for ways to take unilateral action, though without Congress, that is likely to be minor measures designed to allow Donald Trump to brag without substance, and dubiously legal minor...
    London (CNN Business)What happens to TikTok isn't just a question for its millions of American users.The short-form video app, the latest flashpoint in tensions between the United States and China, is also of interest to investors. As the geopolitical conflict between the world's two biggest economies intensifies, the fate of TikTok will send an important signal to businesses trying to figure out the consequences of a less globalized world.What's happening: Microsoft (MSFT) says it's still discussing a potential purchase of TikTok, days after President Donald Trump said he would ban the popular app from operating in the United States, my CNN Business colleague Clare Duffy reports.In a blog post Sunday, Microsoft said its CEO Satya Nadella talked with Trump about...
    ARSENAL'S FA Cup hero Emiliano Martinez has further won the hearts of supporters after declaring: "I don't care about the money." The Argentine stopper broke down in tears after the Gunners lifted the trophy for a record 14th time on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Chelsea. 3Emiliano Martinez has further won the hearts of Arsenal fansCredit: Arsenal FC 3The Argentine broke down in tears at the full-time whistleCredit: Getty Images - Getty It marked a sensational season for Martinez who was handed a rare opportunity when first choice Bernd Leno was injured against Brighton on June 22. ARSENAL NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Gunners news After embracing an Arsenal staff member behind the scenes at Wembley,...
    UFC president Dana White says he "doesn't care about that s***" after being asked what he thought about Conor McGregor potentially boxing Manny Pacquiao. McGregor hinted that he is ready to accept a fight against the Filipino legend with a tweet written in Pacquiao’s native language. 4Dana White is not bothered that McGreogr has teased a fight against PacquiaoCredit: USA TODAY Sports 4McGregor seems to have not given up of a victory in a boxing fightCredit: Getty Images The retired UFC star tweeted: "Tinatanggap ko.” The word ‘tinatanggap’ is written in Tagalog, which is the language of the Philippines where Pacquiao is from. 'Tinatanggap’ translates to ‘accepted.’ The tweet sparked much excitement in the fight community with rumours that the...
    How much do we care, or should we care, about how residents of other nations view the United States as a leader of the world? If we do care, how can we know? And what has happened to those views over recent history? All those questions are above my pay grade. Personally, I tend to care what the world thinks of my country, but I’m often reluctant to see the U.S. get into unnecessary wars. I would venture to say that since America came out of its isolationist phase with its entry into World War II in 1941, America has purported to be, and often has been, the leader of what we used to call the non-communist world, and especially...
    With Joe Biden on the cusp of announcing his running mate on the Democratic presidential ticket, two women of color from the Golden State appear to be on the shortlist. So why don’t California voters seem that excited? Sen. Kamala Harris is considered a top contender, and Los Angeles Congresswoman Karen Bass’s name has also surfaced. Biden is expected to make an announcement as early as next week. Joe Biden is expected to announce his pick for vice president the first week of August. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Matt Slocum/Associated Press But the former vice president doesn’t need their help carrying the Golden State and it’s not clear Harris — with far more name recognition than Bass — would generate a lot...
    The war of words between leading male players Borna Coric and Nick Kyrgios continues. They have been taking shots at each other over the last few days and Coric has once again replied to Kyrgios’ criticism. It all started last month, when Kyrgios criticized the players who participated in the Adria Tour after Coric and a few others tested positive for the coronavirus. They were seen as ignoring safety precautions. Nick Kyrgios and Borna Coric continue the war of words Kyrgios had on Wednesday replied to Coric’s comments on Twitter, after the latter said that he does not care what Kyrgios says. Nick Kyrgios Kyrgios posted on Twitter, “You should care. Do you have rocks in your head? Again, you...
    The Knicks aren’t in Orlando, but there are still reasons for Knicks fans to care about the NBA’s 22-team restart. Here are five: 1. Like a spurned lover, Knicks fans chirp on Twitter how they don’t give a hoot how Kristaps Porzingis is making out. Of course they really do care. KP6 is making his playoff debut for Dallas and schadenfreude will flow if the 7-foot-3 Latvian labors. 2. Rooting for the Clippers to lose all of their meaningless eight regular-season games is a thing. The Knicks own the Clippers’ 2020 first-round pick from the Marcus Morris trade and currently they would select 27th. Even moving to 25th could make a big difference. Checking in on Morris adjusting to...
    The Knicks aren’t in Orlando, however there are nonetheless causes for Knicks followers to care in regards to the NBA’s 22-team restart. Listed below are 5: 1. Like a spurned lover, Knicks followers chirp on Twitter how they don’t give a hoot how Kristaps Porzingis is making out. After all they actually do care. KP6 is making his playoff debut for Dallas and schadenfreude will circulation if the 7-foot-Three Latvian labors. 2. Rooting for the Clippers to lose all of their meaningless eight regular-season video games is a factor. The Knicks personal the Clippers’ 2020 first-round choose from the Marcus Morris commerce and presently they would choose 27th. Even transferring to 25th may make a giant distinction. Checking...
    Shawn Thew/CNP via ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Now that the Republican version of a coronavirus rescue bill is out, we can compare it with the Democratic bill passed several weeks ago. I may dive into things in more detail later, but for now let’s look at how things break down in two broad categories: aid to individuals and aid to business. Individuals Democrats maintain the $600 unemployment bonus. Republicans slash it to $200. Stimulus checks: About the same in both bills. Democrats allocate $430 billion for schools. Republicans are offering only $100 billion. Democrats want $1 trillion in aid to cities and states. Republicans want nothing. Business ...
    Belt-tightening not enough as colleges, universities face struggle to survive: report Halted haunt, lifeguard outbreak, boating boom: News from around our 50 states Dear Care and Feeding: I Tried to Protect My Daughter by Hiding the Truth About Her Dad. Is It Time to Fess Up? Care and Feeding is Slate’s parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Submit it here or post it in the Slate Parenting Facebook group. © Provided by Slate Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Getty Images Plus. Dear Care and Feeding, Right out of high school, I was in a short-lived, abusive marriage. As soon as I got pregnant, I was looking for a way to escape. Thankfully, my husband...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The coronavirus crisis is taking its toll on health care workers in South Florida nurses are working punishingly long shifts to meet the needs of patients. CBS4 spoke to critical care nurse Brittany Reidy about the unrelenting demands. “It’s hard not to feel defeated,” she said about dealing with critically ill patients on a daily basis. Often, Reidy is the only link between families and their dying loved ones. “Sometimes I have to grab that iPad and tell families I don’t think they’re going to make it,” she said. Reidy has been separated from her own family to avoid the risk of transmission. She said coworkers lean on each other trying to push through the emotional times....
    Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) on Sunday discussed his confidence in another coronavirus relief package to help small businesses, the economy and the unemployed after passing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in March. Scott told FNC’s “Fox Report” he is “very optimistic” the Senate will be able to come up with another bill. He stressed the importance of protecting small businesses from getting sued over the coronavirus upon reopening and getting the economy open again. “I’m very optimistic,” Scott stated. “We’ve got to take care of the people that are unemployed. We’ve got to take care of our small businesses. We’ve got to make sure that our small businesses can’t get sued over coronavirus if they are...
    Long-term care (LTC) has been in the news lately, for all the wrong reasons. But it has gotten a lot of people thinking about what their plans are, what kind of experience they want and how they are going to pay for it. Frankly, as with any topic surrounding seniors, there are a lot of misconceptions, bad information and wishful thinking. Here are some hard facts to confront as you build your LTC plan. You are likely to need it Over 8 million people in the United States receive some form of LTC. The average amount of time spent in an LTC facility is two years. The average cost of LTC services per person was $172,000 as of 2016, according...
    While state and local leaders say the numbers indicate that contagion is beginning to stabilize, that is not yet evident in hospitals, where they work hard to serve patients, beyond their capacity. Broward Memorial System hospitals have had to hire about 300 RNs from other areas of the United States to care for COVID-19 patients. Shifts are regularly 12 hours, three days a week but many are working up to 5 days a week and are exhausted. Aurelio Fernández, President of the Memorial Health System, says that “that is my concern because one can work to a certain extent.” According to the latest figures available, Broward hospitals have an average of 16.72% capacity and 9.52%...
    Gerbil is a cute little domestic animal that is related to rats and mice. Is very intelligent and, for this reason, for years it was used in laboratory tests, eventually surpassing rats. The situation came to an end when investigators fell in love with these animals and began taking them home as pets. Thus began his life as a pet. She has never set foot in a laboratory room again. Gerbil does not usually bite And in the isolated cases in which it does, it will be out of fear, because it feels very threatened. It is a little scary so if there are children at home, it will be necessary to prevent them from this, so that they are...
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – Ivanka Trump used the backdrop of Rocky Mountain National Park to tout the passage of the biggest public lands conservation bill in at least a half century. She says the Great American Outdoors Act wouldn’t have made it through Congress without backing from President Donald Trump, who she likened to the founder of the National Parks System, former President Theodore Roosevelt. (credit: CBS4) “He preserved the last 100 years, but we need topreserve the next 100 years and beyond,” Ivanka said. As is often the case with President Trump, his record on conservation is more complicated. His nominee for the Bureau of Land Management, for example, supports the sale of some public lands....
    Outkick.com contributor Jason Whitlock on Wednesday explained why the National Basketball Association does not care about its United States audience as the league pursues massive financial interests in China. “They’ve put the goals and the agenda of China ahead of the American agenda and that’s why it is so easy for them to sit on their thrones and smear America while overlooking the fact that there is Asian slave labor, and the Communist China Party are using a Lebron James, a Colin Kaepernick, a Nike to smear America,” Whitlock told “Ingraham Angle.” Whitlock said that China’s plot to undermine American values is similar to the role Communist countries played against Western civilization historically. “[China] smeared us with the race card when America is...
    Jeff Lowe, who appeared in Netflix’s popular documentary series “Tiger King,” is claiming federal agents are out to get him after a recent investigation of his Oklahoma zoo. The zoo, which was previously owned by Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, was faulted for multiple alleged veterinary lapses and other issues related to the care of the exotic animals housed there. A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) document dated June 22 found evidence of improper care for lions, tigers, bears and wolves being housed at the zoo. Speaking to TMZ, however, Lowe claims that the USDA’s findings are both misleading and unfair to him. He notes that many of the animals that make their way to the GW Exotic Animal...
    Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, hasn't ever said he supports abortion "up to the moment of birth" and he hasn't said that he believes doctors and mothers should meet together to "determine whether or not they will execute the baby." The accusations made by conservatives are not moored in reality. The Washington Post Fact Checker spoke to Katie L. Watson, a professor at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and she said, "'Abortion until the moment of birth' does not exist." Further, she noted that the scenario painted by Pence never happens. "No patient ever asks a physician to end her pregnancy 'the moment before birth,' and no physician would agree to do it." These lies echo similar ones...
    Former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson slammed teachers unions for being against reopening schools in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Across the country, teachers unions are largely in favor of postponing the reopening of schools, which have been closed since March as the pandemic was underway. In Wisconsin, the teachers unions of the state's five biggest school districts are urging Democratic Gov. Tony Ivers to keep classes online at the beginning of the school year. In Florida, teachers unions even filed a lawsuit against Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis for pushing ahead in getting children in the classroom despite the rise in COVID cases. Berenson has been an outspoken critic against what he calls "coronavirus alarmism." EX-NY TIMES REPORTER ALEX BERENSON RIPS...
    Lou Dobbs has been bringing his brand of racist grandparent television hosting at Fox Business Network for about nine years now. Along with his Howdy Doody haircut, Dobbs uses the slow broadcaster’s delivery and baritone Texas cadence that many older citizens remember as the news standard of yesteryear. Of course, like most things Fox News related, Dobbs’ superficial appearance and the sounds that emanate from his yap are the only things that signify the potential for integrity, as the content and thought behind his broadcasts are hot garbage to say the least. While Donald Trump and his cabinet of wanna-be oligarchs begin figuring out ways to turn major American cities into totalitarian terrorized police states, White House spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany is using...
    Ricky Gervais has revealed that he wants lions to eat his corpse after death.  The comedian, 59, admitted that rather than an official burial he hoped his body would be torn apart at a zoo in front of horrified visitors.  Speaking to the Daily Star, he said: 'I do not care about my physical body. Feed me to the lions…  Bizarre: Ricky Gervais has revealed that he wants lions to eat his corpse after death as he does not care about his physical body (pictured in 2019)  'Me just being thrown into the lions' cage at the zoo and people – all tourists – going "Is that the bloke from The Office?'' and then they see the lions chewing me....
    Victoria SongJust now•Filed to:the turtle is backthe turtle is backturtlesemojiios 14android 11SaveI’m crying at this beautiful, perfect turtle friend. Screenshot: Emojipedia Today is World Emoji Day, a “holiday” that is apparently a thing. To celebrate, both Google and Apple have shared some new emoji coming to Android 11 and iOS this year. For iOS, yesterday Apple previewed to Emojipedia 13 new emoji, including a dodo, a matryoshka doll, piñata, a tamale, anatomical heart, beaver, boomerang, lungs, ninja, the transgender symbol, boba tea, a coin that for some reason says “The Crazy Ones” on it, and the long-awaited “pinched fingers.” (We all know it’s the “Italian hand” though, as expertly demonstrated in this photo of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.) All of these...
    (CNN)Early this month, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced on Twitter that she and members of her family had tested positive for Covid-19. She has also, as it happens, repeatedly tried to get a mask requirement enacted to protect her city's residents. She can't because Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has thwarted her at every turn. Dorothy A. BrownBottoms, a Democrat, tried again last week when she signed an executive order requiring that masks be worn in public, only to have Kemp reject that again yesterday. He signed an order that said cities like Atlanta can't require that masks be worn. Why? He called it a "bridge too far"-- whatever that means -- and says the mandate is unenforceable, though...
    Every day makes it more obvious that facts just don’t matter to the cop-bashers and the politicians who cater to them. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea gamely told the truth again Thursday, calling out state and city lawmakers for “going too far” to “handcuff” the NYPD. “I think we’ve crossed a tipping point on many levels in terms of taking tools away from the police that maybe these last two months it’s just a completely different situation where it’s a toxic environment,” Shea told CNN. see also Police searching for foursome that torched NYPD vehicle Four firebugs are wanted for lighting a marked NYPD vehicle... He says these issues should be beyond politics, but the problem is that the...
    Savannah Rychcik July 16, 2020 0 Comments Parents in New York City will be receiving much-needed support as Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced the city will be providing child care for approximately 100,000 students as a part of its initiative to partially reopen schools in the fall amid the coronavirus outbreak. De Blasio explained the approach the city will be taking to sending children back to school. Students will be allowed to learn on-site in a classroom two to three days a week and the remainder will be spent learning remotely. De Blasio acknowledged parents need additional child care in order to make the blended learning model work. He said the city has been doing everything it can to...
    Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell, a former Democrat, opened up to the Daily Caller’s Stephanie Hamill about being “shunned” by colleagues and friends for recently expressing support for President Donald Trump. “My colleagues have shunned me, they don’t talk to me, they don’t text me anymore,” said Terrell. “I don’t care, I don’t care.” He went on to explain that he’s not going to be a “sell out” and that he finds it offensive that some people expect African Americans to give their votes to the Democratic Party. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: ‘Mayhem And Lawlessness’ — Rand Paul Compares Protesters Tearing Down Statues To The Taliban.) He also discussed why he doesn’t support the Black Lives Matter Movement or the effort to...
    We're here again. Some of the most vulnerable Senate Republicans are trying to convince voters that they didn't do exactly what they did: vote to end protections for people with preexisting conditions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They did it when they had no viable plan to replace it, and seemingly no real intention of getting it done. Yet, here're three of them trying to sell that lie to voters, again. In ads and in interviews, these three—Steve Daines of Montana, Cory Gardner of Colorado, and Martha McSally in Arizona—all talk about how hard they'll work to protect people's health care. Just like in 2018, they're all talking about protecting people with preexisting conditions, and just like 2018, they’re lying through...
    (CNN)Here's some good news to start your day: A Covid-19 vaccine developed by the biotechnology company Moderna looks promising.The vaccine has triggered immune responses in all of the 45 volunteers who received it in a Phase 1 trial, according to early results published yesterday. The study also revealed some mild side effects -- fatigue, chills, headache, muscle pain and pain at the injection site. While the immune responses are encouraging, the scientists behind the trial cautioned it was not clear whether the levels they were seeing would actually protect against infection. A Phase 3 trial involving 30,000 volunteers is scheduled to start in less than two weeks. Moderna said if all goes well, it would be "on track to be...
    This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is part of The Coronavirus Outbreak: What You Need To Know Special Report. The following article represents the views of Dr. Jan Gurley and not the San Francisco Department of Public Health, where she works in communicable disease and prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information included is rapidly evolving and applies to the current situation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arizona has become the first state in U.S. history to implement what’s known as Crisis Standards of Care, which some refer to as a way of rationing health care. This policy kicks in when a health care system is overwhelmed and expected to be severely impacted for a sustained period of time....
    Pilots talk as they look at the tail of an American Airlines aircraft.Mike Stone | Reuters American Airlines is planning to warn pilots this week about potential furloughs, the latest carrier to prepare employees for job cuts as the coronavirus pandemic roils the airline business. The terms of $25 billion in federal coronavirus aid prohibit carriers from laying off workers or cutting their pay rates through Sept. 30, but weak demand has forced airlines to shrink to cut costs. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act requires employers to notify staff about possible layoffs or temporary furloughs generally 60 days in advance and it is not guaranteed that employees who receive these warnings will be laid off. American has some 15,000 pilots and...
    Meghan McCain chided Joy Behar for accusing the Republican Party of being unsympathetic to the needs of children or public education. A clash ensued on Monday's episode of The View on ABC when Behar claimed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and other Republicans do not care about the quality of education for children in the United States. She said Republicans are only concerned about children returning to school during the coronavirus pandemic because they want President Trump to win reelection in November. "Do you know what really is making — amusing me today, is this idea that the Republican Party cares about education. They have been spending the last few decades defunding education and they think that we’re going to...
    “The View” returned from a week-long break on Monday and quickly got back to its old ways, with Meghan McCain getting worked up over Joy Behar blaming Republicans for the uncertainty regarding schools opening amid the coronavirus pandemic. The panel was in the midst of a discussion about whether or not schools should reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic when co-host Whoopi Goldberg said Americans aren’t getting enough guidance from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. LA TEACHERS UNION SAYS SCHOOLS SHOULD REMAIN CLOSED IN FALL: REPORT “Betsy DeVos needs major media training if she’s gonna have a job like this in the administration, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen someone at that level be worse in interviews,” McCain said, as Behar chuckled. Mehgan McCain and Joy Behar clashed during Monday's episode of "The View." “I think everyone from...
    Washington (CNN)North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis has a theory about the 2020 election that you need to hear."The stakes are very high this election, but you know why I know we're going to win?" Tillis said in a speech at the North Carolina Republican virtual convention Friday night. "Because people remember how good their lives were back in February."Er, what? Visit CNN's Election Center for full coverage of the 2020 raceSo, under Tillis' theory, the last five months, which have been among the most trying, unusual, difficult and without a doubt memorable months of any of our lives, will be forgotten -- or glossed over -- in November because, back in February, the economy was good?Read MoreIs it possible...
    The View hosts Meghan McCain and Joy Behar got heated discussing Betsy DeVos’ plan to reopen schools in the fall — clashing over Behar’s claim that Republicans don’t care about education or children. McCain began by questioning DeVos’ media training after The View played a clip of CNN’s Dana Bash grilling the secretary of education on Sunday– noting that she should be doing better in interviews when children’s lives are on the line. Behar couldn’t help but laugh at the criticism, prompting McCain to snap back, “You’re laughing, Joy, but it’s quite serious.” She added that she was a proponent of bringing children back to schools in order to help single moms and essential workers. “I think that everyone from Betsy DeVos on down, Republicans,...
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff called President Donald Trump commuting the sentence of Roger Stone “offensive” to the rule of law. Schiff said, “I think anyone who cares about the rule of law in this country is nauseated by the fact that the president has commuted the sentence of someone who willfully lied to Congress, covered up for the president, intimidated witnesses, obstructed the investigation. It shouldn’t matter if you’re a Democrat or a Republican. This should be offensive to you if you care about the rule of law, and if you care about justice.” He continued, “The president threw this commutation, basically saying, ‘If you lie for me, if you cover up...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Jasmin Pierre was 18 when she tried to end her life, overdosing on whatever pills she could find. Diagnosed with depression and anxiety, she survived two more attempts at suicide, which felt like the only way to stop her pain. Years of therapy brought progress, but the 31-year-old Black woman’s journey is now complicated by a combination of stressors hitting simultaneously: isolation during the pandemic, a shortage of mental health care providers and racial trauma inflicted by repeated police killings of Black people. “Black people who already go through mental health issues, we’re even more triggered,” said Pierre, who lives in New Orleans. “I don’t think my mental health issues have ever, ever been this bad before.” Health experts...
    House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSunday shows preview: Coronavirus poses questions about school safety; Trump commutes Roger Stone sentence Pelosi plans legislation to limit pardons, commutations after Roger Stone move Trump defends Roger Stone move: He was target of 'Witch Hunt' MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeSantis on Florida schools reopening: 'If you can do Walmart,' then 'we absolutely can do schools' NYT editorial board calls for the reopening of schools with help from federal government's 'checkbook' Mueller pens WaPo op-ed: Roger Stone 'remains a convicted felon, and rightly so' MORE's decision to commute the sentence of his former adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneMueller pens WaPo op-ed: Roger Stone 'remains a convicted felon, and rightly...
    (CNN)A New Orleans zoo is preparing for a special new addition: a baby gorilla.One of the Audubon Zoo's critically endangered western lowland gorillas, 13-year-old Tumani, is expecting a baby, a zoo spokesperson said. It will be the first gorilla to be born at the zoo in 24 years.That means a lot of preparation, not just for Tumani and zoo staff but also the rest of the gorilla troop, which isn't used to having an infant around."The animal care team is working with Tumani to give her additional tools in her tool belt to aid her after birth should she have difficulties with lactation, positioning of the infant, etc.," zoo curator Liz Wilson told CNN. Read More"Her relationship with the animal...
    By SOPHIA TAREEN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Jasmin Pierre was 18 when she tried to end her life, overdosing on whatever pills she could find. Diagnosed with depression and anxiety, she survived two more attempts at suicide, which felt like the only way to stop her pain. Years of therapy brought progress, but the 31-year-old Black woman's journey is now complicated by a combination of stressors hitting simultaneously: isolation during the pandemic, a shortage of mental health care providers and racial trauma inflicted by repeated police killings of Black people. “Black people who already go through mental health issues, we’re even more triggered,” said Pierre, who lives in New Orleans. “I don’t think my mental health issues have ever,...
    The Democrat mayor of Phoenix, one of the hardest-hit cities by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, is “spreading lies and misinformation,” claiming a lack of resources is forcing medical personnel to decide who lives and dies, the chairwoman of the Republican Party of Arizona declared on Wednesday. “It is irresponsible and dangerous for Mayor [Kate] Gallego to be spreading lies and misinformation during a public health crisis, and Phoenix residents deserve better,” Kelli Ward, the chairwoman of the Republican Party of Arizona wrote on Twitter on Wednesday, referring to comments the Phoenix leader made during a CNN interview on Wednesday. It is irresponsible and dangerous for @MayorGallego to be spreading lies and misinformation during a public health crisis, and Phoenix residents...
    SAN ANTONIO – Worries are mounting for health care workers as the demand for COVID-19 tests is expected to rise. The city began to prioritize free tests for people who are showing symptoms, and those who believe they are asymptomatic are asked to test at health care facilities. Primary Care Physician, Dr. Saleh Jaafar said he has mixed feelings about the change. He believes this could lead to other problems in the coming days. “If we don’t take control of the testing and the follow-up, the outlook does not look good even by next week,” said Dr. Jaafar. He said health care providers should have been notified sooner so they can prepare for another wave people wanting to get tested....
    Wednesday on CNN, anchor Anderson Cooper accused President Donald Trump of not caring about the “health and safety” of American children, teachers and parents while his administration works to reopen schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. Cooper said, “Today the president of the United States did something rare: He expressed a notion that we can all agree on, that kids belong in the classroom — but then made it quite clear beyond what it means to himself and his re-election, he doesn’t actually care about those kids at all. He doesn’t care about their health and safety, nor the health of their teachers and parents, and federal guidelines for keeping them safe.” He continued, “The president bragged today about getting the...
    Amanda Marcotte July 8, 2020 5:00PM (UTC) Donald Trump thinks his voters are morons. This universal truth was once again demonstrated this week by a Facebook ad working Trump's new statue-oriented campaign strategy. The ad declared, "WE WILL PROTECT THIS" and featured a photo of ... no, not some racist-loser Confederate general astride a horse but "Cristo Redentor," the famous statue of Jesus Christ that sits atop Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro, which, for those keeping track, is not in the United States but in Brazil, a sovereign nation in a different continent.  It's small story in the grand scheme of things, but one that illustrates yet again that Trump doesn't really see Republican voters or politicians as fellow travelers, allies or even really as a...
    Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell said Tuesday that CNN host Don Lemon “exposed” the truth about Black Lives Matter (BLM) — that it doesn’t “care about crime” and doesn’t “care about a police officer being killed.” Terrell was referring to a segment on Lemon’s nightly show, where he faced off with actor Terry Crews about the significance of BLM after Crews had tweeted: “Are all white people bad? No. Are all black people good? No. Knowing this reality- I stand on my decision to unite with good people, no matter the race, creed or ideology. … Given the number of threats against this decision — I also decide to die on this hill.” “I want to thank Terry Crews,”...
    Jad Kamal lost his job and health insurance in March.Source: Jad Kamal In mid-March, Jad Kamal was laid off from his job as a sommelier at Lupa, an Italian restaurant in Manhattan. That meant another loss: his health insurance.  What followed were headaches. "Sorting out Medicaid and unemployment was work," Kamal, 36, said. "I didn't mind putting in the effort, but the prohibitive layers of bureaucracy make you feel like they don't actually want to help you."  This one-two punch of losing your paycheck and then your health insurance will be a familiar pain to many people during the coronavirus pandemic. In 2018, more than 160 million Americans received health insurance through their employer. Over the last few months, with unemployment...
    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he took full responsibility for the government's response to the coronavirus outbreak, denying that he was trying to blame care workers for the spread of COVID-19. Johnson has been criticised for saying some care homes did not follow procedures to stem the spread of COVID-19 deaths and was repeatedly asked by opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer to apologise. The prime minister did not do so. "The last thing I wanted to do is to blame care workers for what has happened, for any of them to think that I was blaming them," Johnson told parliament. "When it comes to taking blame, I take full responsibility for what has happened....
    However Daines actually voted to repeal preexisting condition protections during the GOP's 2017 effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Daines voted for the final failed Senate repeal effort, now known as the "skinny repeal," which would have allowed states to waive some of the essential health benefits the ACA mandated insurance policies include. As CNN reported at the time, the "skinny" repeal bill would have caused seniors "and those with pre-existing conditions" to see a rise in their health care premiums and would have resulted in "less comprehensive" coverage. Daines also refused to condemn a lawsuit now before the Supreme Court that would invalidate the ACA, better known as Obamacare, causing millions to lose their health insurance...
    CNN’s Don Lemon and actor Terry Crews had a tense disagreement Monday evening during a discussion on the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Crews sparked backlash Saturday after he tweeted: “Are all white people bad? No. Are all black people good? No. Knowing this reality- I stand on my decision to unite with good people, no matter the race, creed or ideology. … Given the number of threats against this decision-I also decide to die on this hill.” Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth. Like it or not, we are all in this together. — terry crews (@terrycrews) June 7, 2020 Lemon brought up the tweet, sparking a discussion about the BLM movement...
    New Delhi, India (CNN)Evening is Asawari Kulkarni's favorite time of the day. She spends it sipping green tea with her new partner Anil Yardi. Kulkarni had an active social life but, after several years of being single, the 68-year-old divorcee felt she needed someone at home."As evening fell, I'd get worried about my health and being alone at home and my safety," said the former insurance agent.So, she joined Happy Seniors dating agency and began meeting Yardi, also 68, for nights out to the theater and cinema. Ten months later, they're living together.Asawari Kulkarni and Anil Yardi, both aged 68, started dating last year and are now living together.Kulkarni and Yardi's romance might not seem odd in many countries, but...
    That has not happened and the once unpopular law now enjoys far higher approval ratings than Trump does. Given the new landscape, top 2020 House hopefuls appear to have changed their tactics. The National Republican Congressional Campaign — the campaign arm of the House Republicans — has identified 21 "Young Guns" candidates who are, according to the committee, the challengers that "represent the most competitive congressional seats in the 2020 election cycle." A review of the issue pages on the Young Guns' campaign sites found just one candidate — Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale — openly campaigning on Obamacare repeal. "We can’t give up on repealing and replacing Obamacare," his site urges. "In June 2019, Montana’s three health insurance companies...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A front line worker on the COVID-19 pandemic at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center is speaking out because he is concerned about workload and possible layoffsJames McKnight sent ABC7 News a message saying he wanted to speak out about his current working conditions at UCSF as a Patient Care Assistant. In late June, McKnight protested in front of his own hospital, UCSF on Parnassus, along with other workers across the state demanding no layoffs.UC San Diego and UC Riverside recently sent out layoff notices to about 200 hospitality and dining staff, as well as 16 patient care assistants like McKnight. While there have been no layoffs at UCSF of front line workers, McKnight claims...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A frontline worker on the COVID-19 pandemic at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center is speaking out because he is concerned about workload and possible layoffsJames McKnight sent ABC7 News a message saying he wanted to speak out about his current working conditions at UCSF as a Patient Care Assistant. In late June, McKnight protested in front of his own hospital, UCSF on Parnassus, along with other workers across the state demanding no layoffs.UC San Diego and UC Riverside recently sent out layoff notices to about 200 hospitality and dining staff, as well as 16 patient care assistants like McKnight. While there have been no layoffs at UCSF of frontline workers, McKnight claims that his...
    DEAR READERS: Clearly, I hit a nerve with the discussion about videoconferencing from home and whether you should turn your camera on. Because so many of you continue to write in about this, I have chosen two more letters to share with you. Harriette Cole  Working from home and navigating professional engagements without the supports and rhythms that we had only a few months ago has changed the dynamic of our lives dramatically. We are all working to figure it out. Here are some of your ideas on this hot-button topic. DEAR HARRIETTE: I agree with so much of what Reality Check said but also with Professional Coach regarding women showing their faces on video conferencing. I am a woman...
    With coronavirus circumstances surging in america, the media had been fast guilty: “A number of Republican-led states that moved rapidly to reopen this spring on the urging of President Trump have seen new circumstances explode,” The New York Occasions reported. But hyper-Democratic California is definitely seeing the best variety of new circumstances. Sure, GOP-led Arizona, Florida, Georgia and Texas are additionally seeing points. However the red-v.-blue template doesn’t match actuality. Final week, america noticed a single-day report of greater than 52,000 new COVID-19 circumstances. Counting the June numbers as an increase in infections of practically 50 %, The Washington Put up defined: “States that took an aggressive method to reopening led the nation in an infection spikes — together...
    With coronavirus cases surging in the United States, the media were quick to blame: “Several Republican-led states that moved quickly to reopen this spring at the urging of President Trump have seen new cases explode,” The New York Times reported. Yet hyper-Democratic California is actually seeing the highest number of new cases. Yes, GOP-led Arizona, Florida, Georgia and Texas are also seeing issues. But the red-v.-blue template doesn’t fit reality. Last week, the United States saw a single-day record of more than 52,000 new COVID-19 cases. Counting the June numbers as a rise in infections of nearly 50 percent, The Washington Post explained: “States that took an aggressive approach to reopening led the country in infection spikes — along with...
    “Listen to the science” has been a constant refrain in this pandemic. Now the science is saying, “Reopen the schools” — but New York’s leaders are all too likely to listen to the teachers’ unions instead. The American Academy of Pediatrics says the academic, mental and physical benefits of in-person school outweigh the coronavirus risks. That is: Continued remote learning will harm children. Everything so far indicates kids are less likely to get infected and to spread the bug. Meanwhile, the AAP notes, ample evidence shows that school closures this spring seriously set back children’s educations. see also Officials tell Carranza that parents want schools with competitive admissions A group of Queens elected officials – including influential State......
    JENNIFER Aniston made a statement that wearing a mask "shouldn't be a debate" by posting a selfie of her wearing a mask on Instagram. The actress encouraged fans to wear masks "if you care about human life." 10 Jennifer showed that she practices what she preachesCredit: Instagram 10 She penned a lengthy Instagram post encouraging fans to wear masksCredit: Instagram The Friends star stared directly into the camera while donning a black mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The star captioned the post: " I understand masks are inconvenient and uncomfortable. "But don’t you feel that it’s worse that businesses are shutting down... jobs are being lost... health care workers are hitting absolute exhaustion. And so many lives have...
    In a bid to be more environmentally conscious, 85 percent of Americans have made at least one positive change in their lifestyle in the past year. A new survey of 2,000 Americans showed that while the average American has made three positive changes, 41 percent of those polled said they’ve made even more than that. Four in 10 of those polled said they make an environmentally-conscious decision at least once a week and nearly one in three said they do so daily. SWNS The survey, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Beef + Lamb New Zealand, found Americans are increasingly making sustainability a priority in their everyday lives. In the past year, 45 percent of Americans polled said they’ve cut...
    In a bid to be more environmentally conscious, 85 percent of Americans have made at least one positive change in their lifestyle in the past year. A new survey of 2,000 Americans showed that while the average American has made three positive changes, 41 percent of those polled said they’ve made even more than that. Four in 10 of those polled said they make an environmentally-conscious decision at least once a week and nearly one in three said they do so daily. SWNS The survey, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Beef + Lamb New Zealand, found Americans are increasingly making sustainability a priority in their everyday lives. In the past year, 45 percent of Americans polled said they’ve cut...
    Stephanie Rice has said she's '98 per cent vegan', which allows her to 'have a leather handbag or to eat a piece of birthday cake'. Appearing on The Morning Show on Tuesday, the 32-year-old former Olympic swimmer spoke about her lifestyle choice. She revealed she's been partly vegan for almost eight years, after switching to the diet following her retirement from swimming in 2012. Life choices: Stephanie Rice has said she's '98 per cent vegan', which allows her to 'have a leather handbag or to eat a piece of birthday cake' But she admitted she allows for some flexibility, describing the vegan community as 'pretty polarising'. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next So hot she...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania reported 492 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and eight deaths on Monday and 505 cases and three deaths on Sunday, slight drops that come as concerns about rising infections nationally has officials scrutinizing the numbers to look for trends. The Health Department’s figures from Friday and Saturday were around 600 new confirmed cases and 22 and 24 deaths, respectively. Pennsylvania has so far had nearly 86,000 confirmed infections and 6,614 deaths. The number of infections is thought to be far higher than the state’s confirmed case count because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected without feeling sick. The final two counties in the state, Philadelphia and Lebanon, will be...
    By MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania reported 492 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and eight deaths on Monday and 505 cases and three deaths on Sunday, slight drops that come as concerns about rising infections nationally has officials scrutinizing the numbers to look for trends. The Health Department's figures from Friday and Saturday were around 600 new confirmed cases and 22 and 24 deaths, respectively. Pennsylvania has so far had nearly 86,000 confirmed infections and 6,614 deaths. The number of infections is thought to be far higher than the state’s confirmed case count because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected without feeling sick. The final two counties in the state,...
    It seems as if it happened ages ago, but you may recall that at the beginning of the year the United States came very close to going to war with Iran. There had been a number of skirmishes over the previous months and Iran’s proxies had been lobbing rocket attacks at bases in Iraq, none of which was particularly unusual. But after an American contractor named Nawres Waleed Hamid was killed in one of those attacks, the Trump administration decided to retaliate by assassinating Iran’s most illustrious military leader, Gen. Qassem Soleimani. It was an extreme provocation and only the surprising forbearance of the Iranian leadership prevented the region from being plunged into war. After some very tense days in both countries, the crisis passed and we...
    Meghan Markle has reportedly been in touch with a biracial woman who is said to have recently survived an alleged hate crime. An assault on Althea Bernstein, an 18-year-old EMT from Wisconsin, is being investigated as a hate crime after she was allegedly burned by lighter fluid thrown at her and ignited by a white man.  Michael Johnson, the CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County, has been in touch with Althea, and told how the Duchess of Sussex, 38, reached out to him after reading about what had reportedly happened to her. He said the royal had a 40-minute phone conversation with Althea, and Prince Harry joined in for 10 minutes of the call on Saturday afternoon.   Speaking to Channel 3000, he...
    MY mother’s loyalty to the Labour Party was as unchanging as the colour of her eyes. She never doubted for one moment of her 73 years on Earth that Labour was the party that was on the side of the working class. 7Tony Parsons' mum, left, at work, was a lifetime Labour voter My mum died in 1999 so never lived to see Labour’s 20 years of decline. She never saw Tony Blair panting happily as George Bush’s poodle, she never saw Gordon Brown sneering that a Labour voter was a “bigoted woman” for daring to raise the subject of immigration and she never saw the calamitous reign of Jeremy Corbyn, BFF of Hamas, Hezbollah and the IRA. My mum...
    WASHINGTON — We saw how seriously congressional Democrats were taking police reform when Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., the second-ranking Democratic leader, dismissed legislation introduced by Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., as a “token, half-hearted approach.” For Durbin to question the seriousness and sincerity of Scott — a Black man who has personally experienced police discrimination — was disgraceful. Scott said of Durbin’s comment, “to call this a token process hurts my soul.” (Durbin later apologized to Scott.) Not to be outdone, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, described Scott’s bill as “trying to get away with murder, actually. The murder of George Floyd.” When asked if she would apologize, Pelosi said, “Absolutely, positively not” — though she claimed she had been...
    New polling shows that the vast majority of Americans could give two effs about the nonsense Donald Trump is spewing, they are concerned about the recent surge in coronavirus cases across the country. Fully 76% of Americans said they are worried about contracting the virus in a new ABC News/Ipsos poll, up 7 points from just two weeks ago when 69% said the same. Just 24% said they weren't so concerned (19%) or weren't concerned at all (5%). A majority of Americans, 56%, also say the country is opening too quickly while just 15% say it's doing so too slowly. And 29% say the pace is about right. One of Americans' biggest departures from the hooey Trump is selling on...
    During Hugh Hewitt’s Friday broadcast, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) warned of the consequences of a Joe Biden victory in November. The Florida Republican lawmaker said Senate Democrats would end the filibuster when asked by host Hugh Hewitt. “Chris Coons led the effort to keep it when Trump got elected, right?” he said. “And now, he’s leading the effort to get rid of it if Biden gets elected. I mean, how disingenuous that somebody would do that, take this position if this person is the president, this position if this person is president. However, I’ve been there for 18 months. It’s really consistent. The Democrats do it every day. So yeah, do I believe they’ll get rid of it? Yeah. They’ll...
    As President Trump hit battleground Wisconsin Thursday, his Democratic challenger Joe Biden hit the key swing state of Pennsylvania in the most active day of in-person campaigning by the two since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The former vice president wore a black face mask as he sat in an outdoor community center courtyard in traditionally conservative Lancaster with three mothers and two children who told of benefiting from Obamacare. Beyond the police cordon, a small group of Trump supporters nearby could be heard chanting “four more years” and “USA.” “I’m supposedly an expert in foreign policy,” Biden said of his lengthy career in the Senate and as vice president. “Well, health care is more complicated than foreign policy....
    Donald Trump is convinced he’s the second coming of Richard Nixon. We’ll leave aside the psychoanalysis of why someone might be so eager to present himself as heir to one of the greatest villains in American history, but Trump hasn’t been subtle about his belief that he can replicate Nixon’s 1968 electoral victory by triggering the same animus against civil rights activists and leftist protesters that Nixon successfully exploited back then, but with even less subtlety. (And Nixon wasn’t exactly subtle.) Trump even routinely echoes the “law and order” language of the Nixon campaign, even while gleefully flaunting his own criminality and corruption, lest there be any doubt that “law and order” is simply coded language for racism and reactionary impulses. The...
    There’s plenty of uncertainty for the health-care industry and its investors. Half of U.S. states are now reporting rising coronavirus infections. And Joe Biden is beating President Trump in election polls, with the potential for Democrats taking both chambers of Congress. But even if the Democrats once again transform the U.S. health-care system, companies that develop new treatments and improved medical technology will continue to be rewarded. Ashtyn Evans, a senior health-care analyst at Edward Jones, named six players she expects to perform well over the next three to five years. With that longer-term focus, Edward Jones doesn’t set price targets for buy-rated stocks. “A Democratic sweep can be a big risk for health care. But if you think...
    Remember the other people in the picture? They testified to Congress yesterday. Michael Gerson/WaPo: Trump has raised the white flag in the fight against covid-19 In addition to being a poorly attended political flop featuring a defensive, bigoted and barely coherent harangue, President Trump’s recent campaign rally in Tulsa was a presidential declaration of surrender to covid-19. It is not possible to maintain that the United States is in a public health crisis while inviting thousands of people to yell spittle-flinging approval in an enclosed space. The provision of masks at the event was a transparent pretense. The Trump campaign must have known that the hardest core of Trump supporters would follow the example of their dear leader by going...
    What coronavirus? Despite urgings from the NFLPA, Tom Brady and the Buccaneers are practicing even though two Tampa Bay players and a member of the coaching staff tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week, per the Tampa Bay Times. While NFL organizations have reopened facilities, players have not yet been cleared to practice at team facilities, further complicating the situation. Brady led fellow teammates in a workout at Berkeley Preparatory School. This seems ill advised for a multitude of reasons, including Florida’s surging cases of coronavirus and the NFLPA’s warning against private workouts together. “Please be advised that it is our consensus medical opinion that in light of the increase in COVID-19 cases in certain states that no players should be engaged...
    GARETH BALE "does not care" that he can't get in the Real Madrid team, according to former boss Jorge Valdano. The Welsh winger could be moving on this summer, with a host of Premier League clubs sure to be interested. 2 Former Real Madrid boss Jorge Valdano thinks Bale's time is upCredit: Getty - Contributor 2 Gareth Bale was an unused sub as Real Madrid went to the top of LaLiga at the weekendCredit: Getty Images - Getty Manchester United and former club Tottenham look to be the front-runners for the 30-year-old. Real Madrid moved to the top of LaLiga with a 2-1 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday - but it was another Bale didn't feature in. He was...
    Someone picked, packaged and sent those berries off to your local grocery store. That someone likely works in Washington State’s Yakima County, home to a $1 billion agricultural industry and now also a hot spot for COVID-19 infections. There were more than 6,283 cases as of Monday as the deadly virus works its way out of urban cities and into rural America. Washington state not only is the nation’s biggest supplier of apples, it also produces 90.5% of red raspberries in the U.S. Fruits make up the biggest share of the state’s roughly $3.4 billion pile of annual agriculture exports. “ Coronavirus has raised fears of meat shortages, and Yakima County has become a hot spot for outbreaks...
    The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 115,800 people in the United States and over 434,300 people worldwide (according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore), and the death count continues to increase in the U.S. every day. Regardless, Trump is determined to go through with a large MAGA rally planned for this Saturday, June 20 in Tulsa, Oklahoma — and conservative opinion writer Jennifer Rubin, in her Washington Post column, points to that event as an example of Trump’s total disregard for the health of Americans. “Trump is more than willing to create health hazards for himself and others,” Rubin asserts. “His infamous refusal to wear a mask puts aides and visitors at risk while increasing the chance...
    As Covid-19 patients started to flood New York City’s hospitals, Claire Ankuda and Chris Woodrell, palliative care doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital, realized they were going to need backup. Palliative care physicians work with people who are chronically ill to improve their quality of life while they receive treatment and start to prepare for end-of-life care. Those patients usually have months or years to come to terms with their diagnosis. But Covid-19 is different. “We’re seeing people in the hospital who got sick very rapidly,” says Ankuda. Patients are scared and lonely, and families can’t be present because of hospital visitation rules. “In many cases during the Covid pandemic, we were helping people with decisions about end-of-life care,” says...
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told "Hannity" Thursday that anyone who cares about the "rule of law" should want him get to the bottom of the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation."Here's what I can tell you for sure, that the [FISA] court was lied to repeatedly and that the people had a bias against Trump," Graham said. "They acted on that bias and it should never happen again. "And all I can say, if you care about the rule of law, you should want me to get to the bottom of this." SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE AUTHORIZES SUBPOENAS FOR OBAMA OFFICIALS AMID RUSSIA PROBE REVIEW Last week, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified that he would not have signed a Foreign Intelligence...
    The man arrested for taking explosives and other weapons into a Long Island hospital pulled the frightening move because he was furious that he didn’t get good care during an earlier visit, authorities said Thursday. Robert Roden, 33, believed he’d received poor health care at Stony Brook University during a visit with his boyfriend Tuesday — so he allegedly returned later that day with three homemade explosives, a tomahawk ax and a BB gun, a prosecutor said at his arraignment. When cops searched Roden’s Mastic Beach home Wednesday, they found multiple booby traps rigged with “live rounds,” along with an AR-15 rifle and 42 grams of meth, according to the prosecutor. At the hospital, his lethal haul allegedly also included...