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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India secures its east after western Himalaya clashes with China

first_img“The military presence has surely increased, but as far as incursions are concerned, there are no verified reports as such,” said Ayushi Sudan, Anjaw’s chief civil servant, adding that several Indian army battalions were stationed there.”There has been an increase in troop deployment since the Galwan incident, and even prior to that we’d started,” she told Reuters by telephone, referring to the June clash in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed.Arunachal Pradesh, which China calls South Tibet, was at the center of a full-scale border war between India and China in 1962, and security analysts have warned that it could become a flash-point again.But an Indian military spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Harsh Wardhan Pande, said there was no cause for concern and the troops arriving in the area were part of regular rotation. India has moved troops to its eastern stretch of border with China since clashes erupted between the nuclear-armed rivals on the western part of their border in the Himalayas in June, a government official said.The June clash in the Ladakh region, in the western part of their border, was the worst violence between the Asian giants in decades and there has been little sign of a reduction in tension, with more military action in the past week.The movement of troops to the eastern district of Anjaw, in Arunachal Pradesh state, which China also claims, raises the prospect of a wider face-off though both government and military officials in India ruled out any imminent confrontation. “Basically, it’s units changing. That’s happening as it happens every time, nothing much,” Pande told Reuters from near Guwahati, the largest city in northeastern India.”As of now, there’s nothing to worry about on that front.”But Tapir Gao, a member of parliament from Arunachal, told Reuters that Chinese troops had been regularly crossing into Indian territory.”It’s a regular phenomenon, it’s nothing new,” he said, identifying the Walong and Chaglagam areas in Anjaw as the most vulnerable.In the 1962 war, India says its outnumbered forces “blocked the thrust of the invading Chinese” in Walong, and the area of mountains, meadows and fast-flowing rivers is now a government focus for settlement and road-building.”What we’re trying to do is create more possibilities and opportunities for villagers,” said Sudan, referring to plans for clusters of villages in the disputed area.”It’s a push to resettle people.”Topics :last_img read more

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Freddie Ljungberg explains why Nicolas Pepe was axed for Arsenal’s draw against Norwich City

first_imgFreddie Ljungberg explains why Nicolas Pepe was axed for Arsenal’s draw against Norwich City Nicolas Pepe was left on the bench against Norwich City (AP Photo)‘I’ve looked, of course. I’ve been here [in the first team] for three months, last year I was the manager of the Under-23s, so I saw every game of the first team.‘So of course, I have an opinion about how we can play and players.‘But I try to see it just like that, everybody has a fair chance.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘What I see in training and games, that’s what I’m going to judge it on.When asked directly about Pepe’s omission against Norwich, Ljungberg replied: ‘Pepe’s a very good player.‘But like I said, I try to look at what’s being done in training and what I see every day, and that’s how I judge it.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Advertisement Freddie Ljungberg took charge of his first game as Arsenal drew with Norwich City (PA Wire)Freddie Ljungberg insists Nicolas Pepe will be given a ‘fair chance’ to win back his place in Arsenal’s side after he was benched for the 2-2 draw against Norwich City on Sunday.Ljungberg took charge of his first game after replacing Unai Emery as Arsenal’s interim manager earlier this week.The Gunners went behind on two occasions at Carrow Road but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted twice to salvage a draw.Meanwhile, Pepe was left on the bench as Ljungberg opted to bring on Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli as his attacking substitutions in the second half.ADVERTISEMENTBut Ljungberg says Arsenal’s £72 million summer signing will get his chance following Emery’s departure.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I haven’t had that word with them but for me that’s how it works,’ Ljungberg said after Arsenal’s draw against Norwich. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 1 Dec 2019 6:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

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Drip Espresso Bar Celebrates One Year

first_imgFacebook49Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Drip Espresso BarSummer has begun and here at Drip Espresso Bar we are quickly approaching our one year anniversary. Make sure to join us on Wednesday, June 29 for our one year anniversary party. We will be celebrating with free coffee samples, pastries, prizes and more.We could not have done it without our amazing, supportive customers.  It has been such an honor to meet and learn about our community through quick coffee breaks. Our staff enjoys coming to work because of the relationships they have with our customers. Just a quick minute or two getting to know about each other’s day, that’s what we are here for.Drip Espresso celebrates their 1-year anniversary serving hand-crafted coffee in downtown Olympia.Our house made syrups have been a real hit! Our most popular is the honey vanilla syrup. It is simply that. No added sugar. Just honey and our house-made vanilla bean extract simmered to perfection. And, also on our menu, is the house-made vanilla bean syrup. Each season we provide a special, uniquely flavored beverage. This summer we are showcasing a “S’more Mocha”, which is a delicious as it sounds. Our most unique drink to date is perfect for the spice lover and called, “Fire in the Hole!” It is made with a cayenne infused, honey cinnamon syrup.Our baker Callie Robello has spent a lot of energy creating delicious, fresh pastries for our customers (and us too!). Her dedication to developing seasonal treats has been remarkable and continues to impress. Seasonal, hand-made pastries are a signature at Drip Espresso like these Spooners Strawberry Gallettes.If you haven’t had a chance to try one of our fresh pastries, perhaps trying one for 50% off would do the trick? Every Friday from 2-5pm it’s happy hour and ALL of our pastries are half off! Make sure to come snag one after your long work week and start the weekend right.You can’t leave out our amazing staff who show up at the crack of dawn every morning with smiles and greetings for all our customers.  They are the cornerstone of Drip’s success.  Here’s what some of our customers say about them:“I love the atmosphere the baristas create.  It is a fun place to hang out, chat and get a great cup of coffee.” –Sue“Every morning I look forward to my visit at Drip.” –John H.  “I always leave with a smile and a caramel latte.” –-Nathan R.Drip invites you to join them on June 29 to celebrate.A special thanks to our partners at Batdorf and Bronson Coffee Roasters. Their quality coffees, teas and sincere customer service have made this first year fun, educational and smooth.Drip Espresso Bar is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m.to 5:00 p.m.last_img read more

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