Here’s why progressives are furious over
Nancy Pelosi’s endorsement of Joe Kennedy 0 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/22/2020 3:03:51 PM Post Reply

Just as the Democratic Party is seeking to solidify its diverse base around the candidacy of former vice president Joe Biden this week at an all-virtual Democratic convention, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s endorsement of Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III in Massachusetts’ Senate Democratic primary race is reopening old wounds. After Pelosi announced Thursday that she would endorse Kennedy over incumbent Senator Edward J. Markey, a number of progressives took to Twitter to denounce the move on the grounds that the Democratic Party establishment has effectively blacklisted other candidates and organizations for doing the very thing Kennedy is doing: Mounting a

NYC grocers alarmed by uptick
in theft, quality of life crimes 2 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/22/2020 2:51:56 PM Post Reply

Grocery store owners are convinced: the five-finger discount is back in a big way. An uptick in shoplifting and other violations during the coronavirus lockdown has hundreds of independent supermarket owners around the city complaining the NYPD hasn’t been responsive enough when they call — whether it’s about thieves, maskless shoppers or neighborhood drug peddlers. “We’re pretty much on our own,” said Pedro Goico, who owns six grocery stores in the Bronx and Brooklyn. “Right now, it’s very tough to be in the grocery store business. We’re getting no help from the city.” Goico said his stores have been plagued

Women Steal Child’s MAGA Hat, Tear
Up Trump Posters Near DNC Event 10 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/21/2020 9:04:01 PM Post Reply

An incident captured on video appeared to show two women who were protesting President Donald Trump on Thursday taking a “Make America Great Again” hat from a child and tearing up pro-Trump posters. The incident continued to escalate throughout the video as the women and the child’s mother shouted back and forth and threatened each other with physical injury. “They attacked my son. I have it on video,” the boy’s mother can be heard telling a man at one point during the video. One of the women can then be heard responding to the allegation: “Nobody touched your kid. Back

Tropical Storm Laura forecast cone makes southwest
shift, still expected to reach hurricane strength 6 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/21/2020 2:33:37 PM Post Reply

TAMPA, Fla. — Tropical Storm Laura is expected to impact the Leeward Islands after strengthening as we move into peak hurricane season over the next month. The 10 Tampa Bay weather team is monitoring Laura closely. On Friday, the National Hurricane Center had the storm’s potential path shifting southwest, which takes most of the Tampa Bay area out of the forecast cone. Laura is expected to reach hurricane strength early next week as it moves by Florida. A 2 p.m. update from the NHC said Laura was about 280 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands, packing sustained winds of 45

Denver Planning Board Votes In Favor
Of Group Living Zoning Changes 14 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/21/2020 2:08:53 PM Post Reply

DENVER – As the city of Denver seeks to provide a wide variety of equitable, affordable housing options in the city, the city’s planning board has voted in favor of proposed plans to its group living rules. The proposed plans will now go to the city council for discussion and decision. (Snip) The proposed group living changes would allow five unrelated adults to live in a single-family home that is less than 1,800 square feet, instead of only two. For every additional 200 square feet, another unrelated adult is allowed to live on the property, with up to 10 people

Conflict Between Kamala Harris
and Joe Biden Is Inevitable 4 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/19/2020 10:12:49 PM Post Reply

When Kamala Harris takes the stage at the Democratic National Convention tonight, she’ll doubtless project an image of absolute harmony with presidential nominee Joe Biden, the man who has lifted her to newfound fame and potential great power. On Thursday night, Biden will glory in his history-making decision. The two candidates will bask in their mutual regard. But, if they’re elected, policy differences and irritations are going to arise. Vice presidents are politicians who usually got pretty far on their own, and they’re human beings; to constantly subordinate oneself to one’s boss requires exceptional discipline and self-effacement, something at which

Andrew Cuomo publishing a victory lap
book about coronavirus is a sick joke 7 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/19/2020 3:42:25 PM Post Reply

Second only to New Jersey in deaths per capita from the coronavirus, New York has suffered more than 32,000 deaths from the pandemic overall, roughly 20,000 more than any other state in the union. And unlike other states, New York’s horrific death toll can be attributed to two specific decisions: first, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s refusal to shut down the New York City subway system, which functioned as a petri dish of the pandemic and became a main vector of its spread, and second, his disastrous nursing home directive which forced facilities to readmit patients who tested positive for the virus

Army investigating soldiers
who appeared in DNC video 13 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/19/2020 3:32:30 PM Post Reply

The Army is launching an investigation into two soldiers who appeared in uniform during Democratic National Convention coverage Tuesday night, the service announced Wednesday. During the broadcast, two soldiers in uniform flanked officials from American Samoa while the territory awarded its delegates during the roll call at the Democratic National Convention. The appearance goes against Defense Department regulations, which prohibit all troops from being in uniform at partisan political or campaign events. Including uniformed military personnel in the video was an “oversight,” according to a Democratic Convention official. “Each state was asked to highlight issues and values that matter most

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams
NBC News for ‘totally false and
divisive’ clickbait on her DNC speech 8 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/19/2020 9:44:24 AM Post Reply

The Democratic National Convention formally nominated Joe Biden as its presidential candidate on Tuesday night, but the roll call of states and territories also included the votes for runner-up Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), a prominent Sanders supporter, seconded his nomination, and this is how NBC News recapped her short nominating speech: “In one of the shortest speeches of the DNC, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez did not endorse Joe Biden.” After being criticized for political illiteracy, NBC News deleted the tweet and issued a clarification about how conventions work. (Tweets) And Ocasio-Cortez — who tweeted her congratulations to Biden and

U.S. stocks hits record high, ending
shortest bear market in history 7 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/18/2020 4:55:47 PM Post Reply

Defying the coronavirus pandemic’s mounting human and economic toll, stocks closed Tuesday at a record high, bringing an end to the shortest bear market in U.S. history. After notching three consecutive weeks of gains, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed at 3,389, gaining 0.2 percent on the day. The finish capped a remarkable comeback from the March plunge that slashed 34 percent off the previous record, set Feb. 19, as the pandemic tightened its grip on the country. Investors Tuesday brushed aside worries about the nation’s continuing struggle to contain the pandemic, focusing instead on signs of strength in

Fishing boat outbreak may offer
virus immunity insight: study 4 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/18/2020 3:01:10 PM Post Reply

Three crew of a Seattle fishing boat who were found to have antibodies able to neutralise the new coronavirus remained uninfected in an outbreak that swept through the ship, sickening most people on board, researchers have reported. The small real-world study, which has not been peer-reviewed, is among the first in humans to suggest a link between neutralising antibodies — those that stop the virus latching onto host cells — and protection from infection. Researchers from the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle screened 120 of 122 people before they boarded the fishing vessel in May

Marks & Spencer apologises after ‘covert
racism’ complaint about bra colours 28 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/18/2020 2:47:46 PM Post Reply

Marks & Spencer has apologised after it was accused of “covert racism” over its bra colours. Kusi Kimani, 29, from East Sussex, was shocked when she discovered a brown bra on the retailer’s website was called “tobacco”. The lighter colours of the £12 Marks & Spencer Collection padded bras are described as “cinnamon” and “fudge”. Ms Kimani complained about the bra for her skin tone carrying negative connotations, while more positive words were used for lighter colours. Yet two months on from her initial complaint, the bra is still being sold in a “tobacco” colour on the Marks & Spencer

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