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- 2020-02-17 19:51:59Z
(Bloomberg) -- Michael Bloomberg's sudden arrival in the Democratic spotlight has put him under new scrutiny from all of his opponents. But Bernie Sanders has taken him on with unparalleled zeal.Sanders is holding up Bloomberg as the embodiment of everything the democratic socialist rails against. He is a billionaire with ties to Wall Street who is self-funding his campaign. His past comments about policing, women, minorities and farmers are all grist for Sanders' rallies."Mr. Bloomberg, like anybody else, has a right to run for president," Sanders told a rally of more than 6,000 people in Richmond, a city near San Francisco on Monday, drawing boos against Bloomberg. "He does not have a...
Like the vast majority of Americans, I have been effectively disenfranchised in the last few presidential elections. In 2011, I moved to Washington, D.C., which is so heavily Democratic that any vote for president is totally meaningless - in 2016, Hillary Clinton won with 93 percent of the vote. But last year, I moved to famously swingy Pennsylvania, and suddenly I'm a full citizen again. (I'm already lording it over my friends from California and New York.)As I have written on many occasions, I think Bernie Sanders is the best candidate. But given the abominable Trump presidency, I have also said that I'll vote for whoever wins the Democratic nomination.However, that was before Mike...
The debate on Wednesday will be the ninth in the contest for who will challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election. A late entry to the race, Bloomberg, 78, has risen in public opinion polls as he pours money from his estimated $60 billion personal fortune into a national campaign
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg has qualified for the upcoming Democratic presidential debate, marking the first time he'll stand alongside the rivals he has so far avoided by bypassing the early voting states and using his personal fortune to define himself through television ads. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll published Tuesday shows Bloomberg with 19% support nationally in the Democratic nominating contest. The former New York City mayor, who launched his presidential campaign in November, will appear in Wednesday's debate in Las Vegas alongside former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens.
The former New York mayor knows his opponents are coming after him at Wednesday's debate in Las Vegas - and he's been preparing for weeks.
The billionaire media mogul got the poll numbers he needed to make the the debate stage Wednesday night in Las Vegas.
Even though internal Fox News documents caution that frequent guests Rudy Giuliani and John Solomon traffic in "disinformation," the network can't seem to quit booking them.Since The Daily Beast first reported on the 162-page document, produced by the network's research division known as the "Brain Room
Report finds 80% of migrants waiting have been abducted by the mafia and 45% have suffered violence or violationA score or so migrants crouch in the dark corridor of the safe house where they have been waiting for a month. Today, their turn has come to go back on the road again - not across the US border, however, but deeper into Mexico, to save their skins.Outside, a minivan pulls up, driven by Baptist pastor Lorenzo Ortíz to take the migrants to relative safety, and away from kidnap, extortion and violation.This is Nuevo Laredo, in the north-west corner of Tamaulipas state, opposite Laredo, Texas, the world's busiest commercial trans-border hub. The people waiting to board the van have...
"That is not how we build an inclusive Democratic Party. ... We do not build on a foundation of hate," Warren says after threats were made to a union that criticized Sanders' health care plan.
Boy Scouts of America is facing hundreds, if not thousands, of sexual abuse cases thanks to changes in the statute of limitations.
The venerable non-profit is following the lead of the scandal-wracked Roman Catholic Church.
Ryan Newman was involved in a ghastly crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500 on Monday night, hospitalizing him with non-life-threatening injuries. NASCAR delivered the news nearly two hours after Newman was extricated from his car, saying he is in serious condition at nearby Halifax Medical Center
Ryan Newman was injured in a crash on the last lap of Monday's Daytona 500 while racing for the win at Daytona International Speedway.
John Bolton, the former national security adviser to President Donald Trump, raised concern on Monday about his unpublished book being "suppressed" by the White House and suggested he should be able to respond to the president's tweets about him. "I hope, ultimately, I can get the book published," Bolton told a Duke University event in North Carolina during his first public remarks since Trump's acquittal in his Senate impeachment trial. Bolton, 71, left his post in September after disagreements with the president.
China reported 1,886 new virus cases and 98 more deaths in its update Tuesday on a disease outbreak that has caused milder illness in most people, an assessment that promoted guarded optimism from global health authorities. The update raised the number of deaths in mainland China to 1,868 and the total confirmed cases to 72,436. Monday's report gives the World Health Organization a clearer picture of where the outbreak is headed, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a news conference.
(Bloomberg) -- Bill Gates paid Tesla Inc. a compliment for coaxing the car industry to go electric. If he was expecting kind words in return from Elon Musk, he apparently shouldn't have spoken about challenges that still lie ahead -- or about his new Porsche.Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft
In 1975, Steve Bartkowski sat where Joe Burrow does today. The Falcons traded with the Colts a few days before the draft and selected the Cal quarterback with the No. 1 overall choice. The Falcons were bad before Bartkowski got there. They were bad for three years after he arrived and won only one playoff
At entrances around the speedway, where fans were stuck in security lines for hours a day earlier, NASCAR executives thanked those who returned for more racing. Ben Kennedy, great-grandson of NASCAR's founder, was even assisting with bags searches at one checkpoint. When the race finally started under caution, the leaders pitted for fuel and fresh tires with Brad Keselowski moving to the front for the official restart.
(Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks fell with U.S. futures after Apple Inc. said quarterly sales would miss forecasts, illustrating the blow to corporate earnings and economic growth from the deadly coronavirus.Equities in Tokyo and Seoul opened lower, while Sydney saw more modest declines. Apple suppliers such as TDK Corp. and Tokyo Electron Ltd. slumped after the iPhone maker warned on both production and sales disruptions due to the epidemic. As Treasuries trading restarted following a U.S. holiday Monday, 10-year yields fell. Australia's dollar dropped after the central bank said it had discussed cutting interest rates two weeks ago. Tuesday's trading session saw renewed concerns about the...
(Bloomberg) -- Former National Security Advisor John Bolton raised alarm the Trump administration could block his memoir that describes his interaction with the president over Ukraine."I hope it's not suppressed," Bolton said Monday at a talk at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. "This is an
Mocking an earlier tweet from Barack Obama as a "con job," Donald Trump blasted his predecessor for "now trying to take credit for the economic boom."
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Biden said his campaign was aware that he would face difficulty in the Iowa caucuses due to lack of diversity in the state.
An association of federal judges has called an emergency meeting after Attorney General William Barr intervened in the case of Trump ally Roger Stone.
Should I wear a mask? The U.S. infectious disease chief says no: "In the U.S. there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to wear a mask right now."
Whether Roger Stone, the loopy, self-aggrandizing political operative, deserves nine years in Supermax for obstructing an investigation into Russia-Donald Trump "collusion" is debatable. Whether the powerful men who helped create the investigation that ensnared Stone have been allowed to lie with impunity is not. They have.Only a few days after prosecutors melodramatically left the DOJ after Trump tweeted a defense of Stone and the DOJ subsequently revised its sentencing recommendation to be more lenient, former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe was informed that he wouldn't face charges. McCabe faced an inquiry into whether he broke the law when he denied to investigators that he had...
Now the promise of his candidacy is colliding with the reality of the central question about his viability: Can he win among minority voters who form the critical foundation of the party's base? Buttigieg's strategy is to earn a fresh look from black and brown voters by flashing his support in the
Elizabeth Warren is preaching Democratic unity in taking on President Donald Trump, a challenge she framed as an existential crisis for America. Warren, having partly recovered her voice after catching a cold, said at a Monday afternoon town hall in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson that America is at its best when it takes on a problem. The Massachusetts senator also spoke about how she's adopted policy plans and hired staff from Democrats who have dropped out of the race, including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, former Obama administration housing chief Julián Castro, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and California Sen. Kamala Harris.
Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno acknowledges he scrapped the proposed trade that would have landed Joc Pederson and Ross Stripling from the Dodgers. Moreno also says the Angels can make an even bigger trade for an elite starting pitcher if they get a chance this season. Moreno covered many topics in his annual informal conversation with reporters on the training fields outside Tempe Diablo Stadium.
"This decision is in the best interest of Dr. Borna and the University," Ball State University said in a statement.
Much of the graffiti was indecipherable, but several of the vandalized landmarks were tagged with numbers and letters.
Weeks of heavy rain have inundated a large portion of the southern USA, bringing near-record flooding to Mississippi and Tennessee
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) interjected during an interview Saturday to make the case that President Trump was not acquitted from impeachment because his Senate trial lacked additional witnesses and documents demanded by Senate Democrats."You can't have an acquittal unless you have a trial, and you can't have a trial unless you have witnesses and documents - so he can say he's acquitted, and the headlines can say 'acquitted,' but he's impeached forever: branded with that, and not vindicated," Pelosi argued.> His enablers in Washington may have chosen to betray their oath of impartial justice and cover up his abuses of power, but the fact remains: The President is impeached...
Apple Inc said on Monday that it will not meet its revenue guidance for the March quarter due to the coronavirus outbreak affecting both production and demand in China. The company said that despite the fact that its productions facilities in China have re-opened, they are ramping up slower than expected
The hunt is on for offensive clips of Michael Bloomberg talking off the cuff, and over the weekend a new one circulated. In the version passed around, Bloomberg nonchalantly tells his Oxford audience that he could teach anyone how to farm - "even people in this room": "It's a process; you dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn." He adds that modern "information economy" jobs require more "gray matter."The denunciations came quickly and furiously, many of them pointing out that farming these days is a pretty high-tech endeavor. There are three things to know about this episode.First, the version of the clip that went around left out important...
Juliette Parker, 38, was arrested Friday on suspicion of attempted kidnapping and assault, per the Pierce County Sheriff's Office.
Georgia congressman Doug Collins insisted that President Trump will be "staying out of" the state's special-election race for Senate between Collins and the recently-appointed Senator Kelly Loeffler."He's not getting in this race," Collins told the Georgia Recorder last week. He added that Trump "respects the senator and her position and he knows me intimately."Trump praised both individuals for their support during a White House address following his acquittal vote on February 6."She's been so supportive, and she's been downright nasty and mean about the unfairness to the president," Trump said of Loeffler. He then added that Collins was a ""man who has been an unbelievable friend of...
Stacey Abrams, the former Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Georgia who called out alleged voter suppression during her election, said Monday that she "would be honored" to be the vice presidential candidate on the 2020 Democratic ticket."It would be doing a disservice to every woman of color, every woman of ambition, every child who wants to think beyond their known space for me to say no or to pretend, 'Oh, no, I don't want it,'" Abrams said on ABC's "The View." "Of course I want it. Of course I want to serve America. Of course I want to be a patriot and do this work."Abrams shot to notoriety in 2018 when she ran in Georgia to become the...
The Cuban government has ordered a cement factory to burn old tires to power its operations and save on oil, amid a worsening fuel shortage brought on by US sanctions on the Communist island. On orders of President Miguel Diaz-Canel, the firm Cementos Cienfuegos, located in the center of the country, will receive an increasing supply of used tires to burn, the official daily Granma said Monday. Cuba has been suffering oil shortages since last September, when the administration of President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on ships carrying petroleum to the island from its main fuel supplier Venezuela.
Reality Winner was sentenced to five years in 2018 after leaking classified report about Russia's interference in the 2016 electionSupporters of Reality Winner, a National Security Agency whistleblower who leaked classified information about Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, petitioned Donald Trump on Monday for her early release from prison.Alison Grinter, an attorney representing the former US air force intelligence specialist, announced at a press conference in Dallas that she had submitted 4,500 letters of support to the federal office of the pardon attorney, the division of the Department of Justice that advises the US president on executive clemency...
HOUSTON -- It hadn't even been a full day since a 12-year-old video surfaced of Michael Bloomberg showing him linking the 2008 financial crisis to the end of redlining, a practice that allowed banks to declare low-income, mostly minority neighborhoods off-limits for loans.But as the criticism swelled
According to the Chicago Police Department, there were a total of 15 shooting incidents over the weekend but that number could go up as the final numbers will be released tomorrow.
Every day brings a new player showing up to camp, facing the media and offering their two cents about the Astros, the sign-stealing scandal and Major League Baseball's handling of it. Today Justin Turner of the Dodgers gave more than his two cents. He gave a few bucks worth.
Belichick might want to begin anew with a quarterback he feels is good and who costs significantly less-someone like 32-year-old Andy Dalton; the Patriots would probably have to pay a third or fourth-round pick for Dalton, who has a year left on his contract and no future in Cincinnati. The Patriots have two thirds and two fourths, including a likely third-round compensatory pick. If Belichick makes up his mind that it's time to move on from Brady, then my argument is moot.
Matthew Smith was feeling very good Monday about rejecting the U.S. government's offer to be evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Japan.He had just gotten word that 14 of the 300-plus Americans and fellow passengers who had boarded a cargo plane back to the U.S. had actually tested positive for the new coronavirus."OMG! US Gov't said they would not put anyone on the planes who was symptomatic, and they ended up knowingly and intentionally putting on 14 people who actually have the virus," Smith tweeted. "Decision not to be evacuated = best decision ever!"Smith and his wife will remain in quarantine on the ship until the Japanese government agrees they can leave-likely...
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he's launching a $10 billion Bezos Earth Fund that will issue grants aimed at addressing climate change - a move that comes less than a month after hundreds of Amazon employees criticized what they saw as the company's weak commitment to tackling the issue. Bezos, who
The photo was of President George W. Bush's departure from the Daytona 500 in 2004, Twitter users pointed out. Brad Parscale later posted a new photo.
Stephen Miller and Katie Waldman's wedding was held at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Xu Zhangrun, a law professor at the elite Tsinghua University, had published a scathing essay on the Chinese government's handling of the coronavirus.
Gareth Pursehouse, 41, was arrested on a murder charge Saturday, police said. Harwick is a former fiancée of comedian Drew Carey.