Hakeem Jeffries Wants Democrats to Take a Deep Breath

first_imgParty leaders have promised a “deep dive” into Tuesday’s results to better understand how they lost five seats and counting and failed in nearly every pickup opportunity they believed was in reach.- Advertisement – That begins, he said, by “crushing the virus” and sending “direct relief” to American workers and business owners still reeling from the pandemic-battered economy.“That should be our priority, and will be on Day 1,” he said.Facing the likelihood of a Republican Senate, it will not be easy. Mr. Jeffries said Democrats believed there would be opportunities for them to partner with Mr. Biden and Republicans in the Senate to pass laws related to prescription drug pricing, infrastructure spending, and changes to sentencing and prison laws. Nov. 9, 2020, 11:33 a.m. ET Mr. Jeffries’s own theory of the case is that Democrats’ “For the People” message is the right one. The best way to win back traditionally Democratic voters peeled away by the millions by Mr. Trump and to bridge the divisions within his party’s own ranks, he argued, is to relentlessly focus on kitchen-table issues like health care costs, prescription drug pricing, defeating Covid-19, creating jobs and addressing racial inequality.“It is unlikely, absent the bully pulpit of the presidency, that someone who has mastered the art of grievance politics can have a same hold of on a significant part of the country that Donald Trump demonstrated,” he said. “So as we move forward, Democrats have a real chance to win back some of these working-class voters by making clear our implemented ideas will fix the broken American contract and improve their quality of life.”- Advertisement – Updated – Advertisement – Mr. Jeffries said he was most concerned about why the public opinion polling that guides campaigns at nearly every level systematically failed to capture the extent of support not only for Mr. Trump, but other Republicans on the ballot.“One of the things that we should take a look at is, is the polling broken, or is the polling only broken when Donald Trump is on the ballot,” Mr. Jeffries said, noting that public opinion surveys had much more accurately predicted the 2018 midterm results. “Because if it is the latter, then there are not too many adjustments to be made going forward because Trump will be nowhere to be found electorally in 2022.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

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The REITs of San Francisco

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Uptick in German coronavirus cases raises fresh lockdown fears

first_imgThe number of confirmed new coronavirus cases in Germany has breached the 1,000 threshold for the first time since early May, in the latest sign that slackening social distancing is raising the risk of a second wave of the disease.According to data published by the Robert Koch Institute early on Thursday morning, the number of new infections rose by 1,045 to 213,067, breaching a key psychological barrier after creeping up for weeks.With Europe’s largest economy only now starting to recover from the near-total lockdown that was imposed in March to stem the disease’s spread, any sign of renewed restrictions on the horizon will dismay investors. The head of the German doctors’ union said earlier this week that Germany was already contending with a second wave of the coronavirus and risks squandering its early success by flouting social distancing rules. Topics : Officials, including Health Minister Jens Spahn, have warned that it will become far harder to control the spread of new infections from autumn onwards, making it all the more important to keep numbers down as the summer draws to a close.The lockdown and social distancing pushed the number of new cases down to as low as 159 in mid-July but numbers have been rising since, fuelled by local outbreaks, including one centered on a slaughterhouse that required restrictions to be placed on the entire town of Guetersloh.Ominously, a poll for Der Spiegel magazine showed four-fifths of Germans expect the further lockdowns to be imposed to control the coronavirus pandemic, with half of them expecting future measures to be more severe.Spahn is due to give a news conference on the latest developments in infection numbers later on Thursday. last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Orders the Commonwealth Flag at Half-Staff to Honor Central City Mayor Woodrow W. Clapper Jr.

first_img Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the Commonwealth flag at the Capitol Complex and at all public buildings and grounds throughout Central City to fly at half-staff to honor Mayor Woodrow “Woody” W. Clapper Jr.Mayor Woodrow W. Clapper Jr., 81, passed unexpectedly on July 10, 2018. He held the position of mayor of Central City for over 21 years and served our nation in the United States Army and the United States Air Force during the Korean War, earning a Purple Heart.The Commonwealth flag shall be lowered immediately, Thursday, July 12, 2018, and lowered until sunset on the day of interment. All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.The United States flag shall remain at full staff during this tribute. July 12, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Orders the Commonwealth Flag at Half-Staff to Honor Central City Mayor Woodrow W. Clapper Jr.last_img read more

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Enjoy the sea breezes from this Redcliffe home

first_imgThe home at 11 Humpybong Esplanade, Redcliffe.ENJOY a seaside lifestyle in this renovated beach house east of Oxley Ave.The lovely property at 11 Humpybong Esplanade, Redcliffe, has been completely renovated and reconfigured to suit modern living.Current owners James and Sharon Hinchey bought the three-bedroom home in 2003 when they had three young boys.Hinchey said the house had been a rental and needed a bit of work, so the couple rolled up their sleeves and got renovating.“We put a lot of sweat and hard work into it and we did a lot of the work ourselves,” he said.The home has an open plan living and dining area.A front deck was added to the home, the front door was repositioned and the living spaces were reconfigured to create an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area.The kitchen and bathroom were replaced, air conditioning was installed, the floors were polished and the home was painted inside and out.“The house was actually purple when we first got it – inside and out,” Mr Hinchey said.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The house now has an open, galley-style kitchen with a timber island bench, white cabinetry and a dishwasher.The three bedrooms all have built-in wardrobes and the family bathroom has a shower over the bath.The home has a covered from deck.The living area and master bedroom open through French doors to the front deck, which looks across to Humpybong Creek.There is also a covered entertaining area at the back of the home.“We spent a lot of time out on the front deck,” Mr Hinchey said.“It has a great outlook, especially on a winter’s morning.“The home is also close to the waterfront without being in the thick of all the traffic.”Mr Hinchey said the home would suit a young family or downsizers.The property is being marketed by Matt Burton from Harcourts Redcliffe for offers over $485,000.last_img read more

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West Ham nurturing ex-Eaglets keeper Jinadu for Premier League outing

first_img The youngster is still on cloud nine over his professional contract with West Ham and he disclosed what this means to him and his family, who have always rallied around him during his formative years. “Signing my professional contract with West Ham was a very important moment in my life because it is what I’ve been working for since I was really young when I started playing football,” he continued. read also:Golden Eaglets Players Rating: Tijani solid in midfield, Jinadu exposed “It has been my dream to become a professional because I always love playing football and my family and everyone around me have sacrificed a lot for me to get to the position I am. “I’m just grateful that all the hard work that my family has put in has yielded fruits and it’s really good. “My family was so proud of me and really happy for me because they have been really supportive in my journey. Hearing that I signed for a big club like West Ham – they were over the moon with joy.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Daniel Jinadu has set a three-pronged target at West Ham United, with his major priority a desire to feature in the Premier League. Jinadu Achieving ambitious goals remains a possibility for the teenage goalkeeper who starred for Nigeria during the 2019 U17 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. Alongside Keenan Appiah-Forson, Harrison Ashby, Sam Caiger, Dan Chesters, Will Greenidge and Joshua Okotcha, the 17-year-old signed his first professional contract with the English top-flight side last week – a result of his consistency and diligence for the club’s U18s during the 2019-2020 season. Having had the chance of training with Joe Hart and Lukasz Fabianski, Jinadu expressed his drive to play in the Premier League, while hoping to play international football at the highest level. “The targets I’m setting for myself are to one day play in the Premier League which is one of the highest levels of football, and also to get a lot of games and hopefully, to play international football at the highest level,” Jinadu told Goal. “My target also is to develop my skills as a goalkeeper and as well gain experience of playing men’s football – playing at a high and advanced level.”last_img read more

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Juventus trying to skip passport saga with Suarez

first_img Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Why Are Sharks Afraid Of Dolphins?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The World Italian champions Juventus are continuing to try and tempt Luis Suarez from Barcelona to Turin, according to Sky Sports Italy’s Gianluca Di Marzio. The Italian journalist reports that Juve, Barca and the player himself are working together to help ensure the deal goes ahead, with Barca in particular keen to remove the Uruguayan’s salary from their wage bill. Di Marzio also revealed that a potential passport issue has been identified, with Juve already having filled their quota of non-EU citizens. Suarez might need to cancel his Barca contract and take a work contract in Italy, which would then ease the issue and see him awarded a passport within 15 days.Advertisement Loading… center_img Read Also: Messi considering Barcelona stay as transfer saga goes on However, Juve don’t see this is a deal-breaker. The bigger issue, they feel, is Suarez’s severance pay, which could prove too costly. Juventus are also still pursuing Arkadiusz Milik from Napoli, who has been made available this summer. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Christians best in Shawano barnburner

first_imgThe four quickly closed to the back bumper of Snellenberger. Michonski ran the high side with the oth­ers working the low side. Lap after lap, positions were swapped between the challengers with Snellenberger maintaining a slight lead. Marcus Yarie was the IMCA Modified winner and Sawyer Haese topped the Karl Kustoms North­ern SportMod main. By Dave Buss  Rod Snellenberger took command of the race in the first few laps but was soon joined by Dan Michonski and Eric Arneson as Christians fought through traffic. With multiple four-wide battles behind him Snellenberger, seemed to be on his way to the win. Michonski, Arneson, Christians and Mike Schmidt, however, had other plans.  On lap 19, slight contact between Christians and Snellenberger caused a tire to begin going down on Snellenberger’s ride. Christians pounced on the opportunity and in a drag race down the front stretch edged out Michonski. Snellenberger held onto third with Schmidt fourth. Jeremy Christians prevailed in the Saturday night IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at Shawano Speedway. (Photo by Turn 2 Photos) SHAWANO, Wis. (June 22) – Some on social media were calling Saturday’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at Shawano Speedway one of the best they have seen. Winner Jeremy Christians wouldn’t disagree.last_img read more

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Vertonghen plays down Barca link

first_img Press Association “Rumours will always be there, but I just go back to Tottenham,” Vertonghen told Belgian talk show Vive le Velo. “Interest from a great club like FC Barcelona pleases me of course – this is confirmation that you’re doing well. “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, they say, but for the moment there is certainly no fire.” New boss Mauricio Pochettino has already bolstered his back line with the signings of Ben Davies and Michel Vorm while first-choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has penned a new five-year contract. Vertonghen, who has not yet returned to pre-season training following his exploits at this summer’s World Cup, is also set to commit his future to Tottenham. “I still had a four-year contract but I see that they have offered me a new five-year contract as a great sign of confidence,” Vertonghen told Belgian broadcaster Radio 1. “It goes without saying that I would like to stay at Tottenham.” Jan Vertonghen says there is no truth in rumours he wanted to leave Tottenham to join Barcelona and confirmed he has been offered a new five-year deal to stay at White Hart Lane.center_img Vertonghen, who moved to Spurs from Ajax in July 2012, has become a regular feature in Tottenham’s back four, playing left-back and centre-back over the past two seasons. The Belgium defender’s agent suggested several clubs were interested in the 27-year-old, including Barcelona, whose influential centre-back Carles Puyol retired this summer. last_img read more

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Football: Jack Cichy to miss 2017 season

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin Athletic Department announced Thursday morning senior Jack Cichy will miss the 2017 season due to a knee injury.Cichy acquired the injury Tuesday during practice and is currently scheduled to have surgery on his knee Friday. This is a blow to the UW football team, who was relying on Cichy to anchor the lineback position this year.After losing both TJ Watt and Vince Biegel last year, Cichy was going to be the cornerstone of the Wisconsin defense. The senior had a fantastic season in 2016, recording 60 tackles and 1.5 sacks.A message from @jackCICHY pic.twitter.com/w3cdyleQ3b— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) August 10, 2017Cichy was also a leader off the field, and has earned numerous preseason accolades including the Bednarik Award, Butkus Award, Nagurski Trophy and the Lott IMPACT Trophy.The only senior in a relatively inexperienced section, Cichy’s knowledge and strength was one of the most vital tools going forward this year for the Wisconsin defense. Without him, Wisconsin will rely heavily on TJ Edwards and Chris Orr.Football preview: What to expect from the Badgers this seasonThe University of Wisconsin football team enters the 2017 season with high expectations and hopes of replicating, or even exceeding, Read…Edwards also had a great season last year, earning 89 tackles, three sacks and three interceptions. The Illinois native also recorded an interception and a forced fumble during the 2016 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.Orr played one game in the 2016 season before attaining the same ACL injury that Cichy currently has. During the 2017 spring practice, Orr admitted that he was looking forward to returning to the field after an injury of watching from the sideline.Football: Orr out with ACL injury for remainder of seasonWisconsin football head coach Paul Chryst broke the news Monday that inside linebacker Chris Orr will miss the remainder of Read…Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst told the UW Athletic Department he felt sorry for Cichy, but knew that the senior would still be an influential player moving forward.“You hate it for Jack,” Chryst said. “You only get so many chances to play this game and you never want to see a guy miss any of those opportunities.”Cichy already red-shirted during the 2014 season, but there is still hope that he might be able to attain a medical hardship waiver. This waiver acknowledges that an athlete’s injury was so debilitating, they could not play during the entire season, and due to this, do not lose a year of eligibility.More about whether or not Cichy will be able to play a final year of football will be known later since Wisconsin will need to apply for the waiver, and the NCAA will need to approve the request.last_img read more

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