Lindsey Graham reverses 2016 declaration that justices shouldn't be pushed through in an election year
Senate Judiciary chairman Lindsey Graham’s Saturday announcement that he intends to support the president’s Supreme Court justice nomination during an election year pits him against one of the most prominent voices in the Republican party.That would be his 2016 self.As debate swirls on whether President Donald Trump should replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election, progressive activists are circulating video of the South Carolina senator stating in 2016 that Republicans were setting precedent against appointing new justices with an election on the horizon by blocking President Ba...
New York Daily News
¿Regalo para Florida? Trump aprobaría pronto importación de medicamentos de Canadá
A pesar de las objeciones de las farmacéuticas, se espera que la administración Trump finalice, en pocas semanas, el plan que permitiría a los estados importar de Canadá algunos medicamentos de venta bajo receta.Seis estados —Colorado, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, New México y Vermont— tienen leyes que les permiten solicitar la aprobación federal para comprar medicamentos de Canadá a fin de dar a sus residentes acceso a medicamentos de menor costo.Pero los expertos dicen que la importación de medicamentos propuesta por el gobierno se ha hecho pensando en Florida, el estado más poblado y disp...
Kaiser Health News (Espanol)
Cory Gardner’s Bill Has as Much to Do With Politics as Preexisting Conditions
Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican running in a tight race for reelection in Colorado, says he wants to protect people with medical conditions.In a mid-September tweet released by his campaign, he promoted legislation he introduced in August that he says will do just that.“People like my mother who battle chronic diseases are heroes,” read the tweet. “I authored the bill to guarantee coverage to people with pre-existing conditions — no matter what happens to Obamacare — because some things matter more than politics.”Gardner has voted repeatedly to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the first federal...
Kaiser Health News
Wildfires’ Toxic Air Leaves Damage Long After the Smoke Clears
SEELEY LAKE, Mont. — When researchers arrived in this town tucked in the Northern Rockies three years ago, they could still smell the smoke a day after it cleared from devastating wildfires. Their plan was to chart how long it took for people to recover from living for seven weeks surrounded by relentless smoke.They still don’t know, because most residents haven’t recovered. In fact, they’ve gotten worse.Forest fires had funneled hazardous air into Seeley Lake, a town of fewer than 2,000 people, for 49 days. The air quality was so bad that on some days the monitoring stations couldn’t measure ...
Kaiser Health News
Election Gift for Florida? Trump Poised to Approve Drug Imports From Canada
Over the objections of drugmakers, the Trump administration is expected within weeks to finalize its plan that would allow states to import some prescription medicines from Canada.Six states — Colorado, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Vermont — have passed laws allowing them to seek federal approval to buy drugs from Canada to give their residents access to lower-cost medicines.But industry observers say the drug importation proposal under review by the administration is squarely aimed at Florida — the most populous swing state in the November election. Trump’s support of the ide...
Kaiser Health News
Fantasy football Week 2: Start and sit
Week 1 of the NFL season offered much to dissect. Here’s a recap of last week’s games, followed by Week 2’s best bets:———WEEK 1 RECAPChiefs 34, Texans 20: The most interesting thing about rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s debut — besides the 138 yards on 25 carries and one touchdown — was he didn’t receive a single target (he’s an exceptional receiver). Kansas City’s offense didn’t need another playmaker.Cardinals 24, 49ers 20: The only quarterbacks I have ranked above Kyler Murray (321 total yards, two total touchdowns against a good Niners defense) going forward are Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Ja...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
After hectic week, A's have nothing left for Rockies
The A’s haven’t had much of a chance to catch their breath lately after playing four games in three days across three time zones.Perhaps all that travel — from Arlington to Seattle to Denver — caught up with them Tuesday.The A’s went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and committed their first error since Sept. 8 in a 3-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.The A’s scored their only run in the top of the second inning as a Tony Kemp sacrifice fly to center field brought home Jake Lamb.Otherwise, they were stymied by Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela, who allowed just six hits and...
The Mercury News
Brad Biggs' Week 2 NFL rankings
Brad Biggs’ NFL power rankings for Week 2 of the 2020 season see the Arizona Cardinals make a big move up and the Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers drop.Last week’s ranking in parentheses.———1. Chiefs 1-0 (1)Add rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire to this offense and look out. All he did was ramble for 138 yards and a touchdown in a win over the Texans. Wait until he starts catching passes out of the backfield.2. Ravens 1-0 (2)Lamar Jackson can win himself another MVP award if he plays the Browns every week. He got off to a heck of a start after his superlative season, completing 20 of ...
Review: 'Nomadland,' an odyssey of America the beautiful and forsaken, starring Frances McDormand
Here’s a beaut. Writer-director Chloe Zhao’sfall festival hit, “Nomadland” offers a remarkable experience anytime but especially now, when it can be so weirdly difficult to recall life in America a few years ago. The economic straits depicted here, however, are like bulletins to the future. America today, in other words.Zhao’s third feature-length film already has become the queen of the traditional fall film festival circuit. That relay, from Telluride (Colorado) to Venice to Toronto to New York, has largely migrated online due to the pandemic. The exception is Venice, where “Nomadland” took ...
More people with felony convictions can vote, but roadblocks remain
WASHINGTON — More than ever, Eric Harris is mindful of the elected officials around him: The school board members deciding whether his children will go back to the classroom, the sheriff influencing how officers interact with people like him, and the U.S. president steering the country’s coronavirus response.This year has given Harris lots of reasons to vote. And this year, he can.With three felonies on his record, the 41-year-old had been barred from voting in Iowa — the last state that had permanently banned people convicted of felonies from voting without the governor’s approval — until an ...