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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Tennis News Bianca Andreescu Cherishing Rivalry With Naomi Osaka, Sumit Nagal Progresses

first_imgBeijing: Bianca Andreescu is relishing an extended rivalry with Naomi Osaka after their first match went to three riveting sets in the China Open quarter-finals. The 19-year-old Canadian was upbeat despite squandering a one-set lead, Osaka reining in the US Open champion for a 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 victory in Beijing. The first instalment between two of tennis’s brightest young talents did not disappoint. “I was really excited,” said the world number six Andreescu, whose ascent into the women’s elite has been breathtaking — she was ranked 240th this time last year. “I think I was more focused than usual, it’s usually like that when I play top players. “I think we’re going to have many matches like this. Our game styles are pretty different, but they level up pretty equally.”Friday’s defeat brought an end to Andreescu’s run of 17 wins on the spin, but she said she felt she was playing better than when she stunned Serena Williams in the US Open final. “I put on a fight. Honestly, it could have gone either way,” she said. “It was just some points here and there. I really fought, especially in that last game. Holy crap, that was crazy.”Also Read | Bianca Andreescu Honoured At Home After US Open Title TriumphIndia’s Sumit Nagal sailed into the semifinals of the ATP Challenger Campinas with a hard-fought win over Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo in Campinas, Brazil. Nagal, placed at a career-best 135 right now, knocked out 13th seed Cerundolo 7-6 7-5 to book his second last-four appearance in two weeks.  Nagal had received a bye in the first round and then in the second round his opponent Gastao Elias of Portugal retired mid way in the first set. In the round of 16, the Indian beat Brazilian Orlando Luz 7-5 6-3.Also Read | US Open 2019: Bianca Andreescu Stuns Serena Williams To Win Women’s TitleThe sixth seed Indian will now face Juan Pablo Ficovich of Argentina in the final. Earlier this week, Nagal won his second title on the ATP Challenger Tour. He notched up a straight-set win over Argentina’s Facundo Bognis to claim the Buenos Aires ATP Challenger clay court event. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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After suffering multiple injuries, Syracuse outside hitter Wlaszczuk becoming consistent contributor

first_imgGosia Wlaszczuk always heard the benefits of playing in the United States.While playing for Polish professional club AZS Bialystok in high school, she received advice and guidance from teammates, some of whom were 10 years older than her. Though she was already playing at a high level, Wlaszczuk seized the opportunity to play in the United States and study at Syracuse University.“The most important thing for me was to study,” Wlaszczuk said. “I knew if I stayed in Poland and played in this professional league I would never play and study at the same time.”Injuries have hampered Wlaszczuk’s play in her first year as an outside hitter at Syracuse. But she’s worked to overcome her setbacks and become a solid contributor for the Orange in a season where lineups have shifted constantly.“Gosia’s been consistent, like a utility player,” Syracuse assistant coach Stephanie Cantway said. “We’ve used her as a setter, we’ve used her as a libero, we’ve used her as an outside, we’ve used her as a right side, we’ve used her as pretty much everything except a middle.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWlaszczuk said she has the talent to be a great player on the college level. She hasn’t been able to show her best to her teammates and coaches yet because of a string of injuries.In her senior year of high school, Wlaszczuk broke her leg while playing with AZS Bialystok. Though the injury held her back from much of her last season, a mutual friend of Wlaszczuk’s and Syracuse head coach Leonid Yelin sent her game tape to the Syracuse program. She was then offered a chance to play in the United States.Wlaszczuk said she didn’t take her training seriously in the summer between high school and college. She came to Syracuse out of shape and injured herself again in her first practice at SU.“I came here in my first practice after four months of not doing anything,” Wlaszczuk said. “I started serving or hitting and my shoulder was just destroyed.”That injury held Wlaszczuk out of practice for most of the preseason. Since then, she’s pulled stomach muscles and hurt her thigh.“Basically, she didn’t come in good shape, and that’s why there have been so many injuries,” Yelin said.Wlaszczuk has played well through the injuries. Though she’s only played 59 sets in her freshman year, she ranks third on the Orange in assists and fifth in kills. She’s stepped up in some big moments, tallying 14 kills in a loss to Louisville when leading scorer Silvi Uattara was limited to just two kills.Wlaszczuk finally feels like she’s getting healthy enough to perform near her best. She’s watched her teammates improve all season, making her own situation more frustrating. She’s starting to feel more comfortable with only four games remaining on the Orange schedule.But she knows she needs to improve her training habits this offseason.“Now I think I’m getting to my shape, finally, when we have four games left,” Wlaszczuk said. “I need to work harder in January and go to the gym more when I’m home. Hopefully I won’t have these injuries next year.” Comments Published on October 30, 2012 at 12:21 am Contact Jacob: jspramuk@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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