Biden’s lack of a travel plan worries some Democrats

Biden’s lack of a travel plan
worries some Democrats 0 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/26/2020 2:06:16 PM Post Reply

When former President Obama delivered his convention speech from Philadelphia last week, it raised some questions for Democrats about Joe Biden’s lack of a travel schedule. Biden has been effectively sidelined because of the coronavirus pandemic, keeping his public appearances largely confined to his hometown of Wilmington, Del., where he also ended up accepting his party’s nomination last week. “I think a lot of people thought, ‘If Obama can get on a plane and travel, why can’t Biden?’” said one Democratic strategist, who pointed to the former president’s trip from Massachusetts to Philadelphia for his prime-time address. “I know we

Tiffany Trump urges Americans to ‘transcend
political boundaries,’ in RNC address 3 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/26/2020 8:39:56 AM Post Reply

In a speech to the Republican National Convention Tuesday night, President Trump’s youngest daughter, Tiffany Trump, urged Americans to “transcend political boundaries” in November, telling voters the 2020 presidential election is a “fight to keep America true to America.” “Since speaking at the Republican Convention four years ago, so much has changed for the world, for our country, and for my family,” she said, noting that she, “like so many students across the world,” graduated from law school during the coronavirus pandemic. “Our generation is unified in facing the future in uncertain times — and many of us are considering

Two killed, one wounded at protests in
Wisconsin over police shooting of Jacob Blake 19 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/26/2020 8:06:37 AM Post Reply

KENOSHA, Wis. – Two people died and one person was wounded as shots were fired late Tuesday in Kenosha during the third night of unrest in Wisconsin following the shooting of a Black man by police, Kenosha police said. The shooting was reported at about 11:45 p.m. in an area where protests have taken place, Kenosha police Lt. Joseph Nosalik said in a news release. Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said one victim had been shot in the head and another in the chest late Tuesday, just before midnight, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Beth didn’t know where the

At Least 103 New Coronavirus Cases in 8 States
Linked to South Dakota Motorcycle Rally 22 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/25/2020 9:31:52 PM Post Reply

More than 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across eight states have been linked to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally held earlier this month in South Dakota. Jeremy Fugleberg, regional health correspondent for Forum News Service, reported Tuesday on Twitter that at least 103 new cases of coronavirus are connected to the annual 10-day event, which was held from Aug. 7 to Aug. 16 in Sturgis. It was attended by hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom did not wear masks and clearly violated social distance orders. (Snip) According to South Dakota Department of Transportation, a total of 460,000 vehicles arrived

Wisconsin Governor Declares State of Emergency,
Kenosha Braces for Third Night of Unrest 11 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/25/2020 8:23:47 PM Post Reply

KENOSHA, Wis. – The family of the Black man shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, made an emotional plea for the value of their son’s life on Tuesday and called for an end to the violent protests that erupted in the city. “They shot my son seven times. Seven times! Like he didn’t matter,” Jacob Blake Sr., his voice crumbling with emotion told a news conference following the Sunday shooting of his 29-year-old son. “My son matters. He’s a human being and he matters.” The news conference was called by the family’s lawyers as state and local officials brace for a

New York City reports
20% jobless rate in July 13 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/25/2020 8:18:26 PM Post Reply

ALBANY — New York City’s unemployment rate remained near 20% in July as the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic continue to ravage the Big Apple’s economy. The city’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 19.8% in July, a decrease of 0.5% from June and a rise of 15.9% from a year earlier, according to state Department of Labor statistics released Tuesday. Statewide the jobless rate was 15.9%. The unemployment rate rose slightly in the Bronx, one of the boroughs worst hit by the coronavirus crisis, from 24.7% in June to 24.9% in July. Businesses have slowly reopened across the city following

Cardinal Dolan is making a
mistake by praying at RNC (opinion) 20 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/24/2020 10:30:18 PM Post Reply

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church in the Bronx, New York was founded in 1905 as an Irish-Catholic refuge for a largely immigrant population in search of a spiritual home. Today, it remains a haven for immigrants from Central and South America and Southeast Asia. Over 30 years ago, as an Augustinian priest, I served as the pastor of this urban parish and had the chance to experience the daily hospitality and inclusion that had been seamlessly offered to and embraced by the church’s newest arrivals. In many ways, there was nothing so remarkable about this. Then and now, the biblical

Democrats plan to project COVID-19
deaths outside DC hall holding RNC events 14 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/24/2020 1:42:06 PM Post Reply

Democrats plan to counter the messages coming out of the Republican National Convention by putting the COVID-19 pandemic in the spotlight – literally. As Republicans deliver convention speeches at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, Democrats plan to use a projector to cast a slideshow about the ever-rising number of coronavirus cases and deaths outside the historic building. “During his convention, Trump and Republicans will try to mislead the public about their failure to contain the coronavirus or likely ignore this pandemic altogether. That’s why we’re making sure voters know the truth – Trump’s failed leadership has led to

Firefighter’s wallet stolen, bank account drained
while battling CZU Lightning Complex fires 6 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/23/2020 6:19:50 PM Post Reply

SAN FRANCISCO — A commander fighting the CZU Lightning Complex Fire had his department vehicle broken into, his wallet stolen and bank account drained, according to CAL FIRE officials. During a press briefing Sunday morning, CAL FIRE operations chief Mark Brunton said the theft happened while the crew member was taking care of business and directing firefighting crews. Brunton said the extent to which people will go is “sickening” and said this is the last thing firefighters should have to deal with as they work to contain the hundreds of thousands of acres burning across the state under limited resources. “It’s

Biden Hasn’t Tested for Covid
as Campaign Enters Busiest Period 11 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/23/2020 5:44:35 PM Post Reply

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden hasn’t been tested for coronavirus, a top aide said on Sunday, as the campaign enters its busiest period. “He has not been tested,” Kate Bedingfield, deputy manager for Biden’s presidential campaign, said on ABC’s “This Week.” “We have put the strictest protocols in place, and moving forward, should he need to be tested, he certainly would be.” She also said Biden hasn’t had the virus, although it’s not clear how this would be known without a test. In late July, Biden said he hadn’t been tested for the virus and since then the campaign hadn’t

Piers Morgan calls for Meghan Markle to be
stripped of title after US election comments 16 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/23/2020 5:38:07 PM Post Reply

Piers Morgan has called for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to have their titles taken off them after Meghan Markle commented on the 2020 US election. Markle encouraged people to ensure they were registered to vote during an appearance at the online When All Women Vote event. While the Duchess did not endorse a specific candidate, she claimed those who did not vote would be “complicit”, warning “we all know what’s at stake this year”. (Snip) She added: “If you aren’t part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. If you are complacent, you are complicit. “We can

‘Footloose’ Comes to Life in New York:
Governor Cuomo Bans Dancing 19 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/22/2020 8:06:11 PM Post Reply

Governor Cuomo has become Reverend Shaw Moore from the movie Footloose after issuing a new set of commands for New Yorkers that includes a ban on dancing. This is not a joke. Syracuse.com reported the story. There is no dancing allowed in New York’s bars and restaurants, even at a wedding reception, according to the New York State Liquor Authority. To control the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s liquor authority has also specifically banned darts, pool, cornhole, karaoke and exotic dancing. Bar owners are already struggling to stay open after being shut down for months. The new rules

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