Moreover, some of the instances O'Brien cites as examples of strength, such as additional US funding for the European Deterrence Initiative, were either undermined by other decisions or undertaken under pressure. US investment in the European initiative is now juxtaposed against the president's controversial withdrawal of thousands of US troops from Europe, a move welcomed by no one but the Kremlin. And the Trump administration at times delayed applying sanctions on Russia mandated by Congress, relenting only in the face of bipartisan congressional pressure. … [Read more...] about The fascinating mystery of Trump’s approach to Putin
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What happened to Judge Esther Salas and her family is a tragedy of unspeakable proportions. No judge should ever feel unsafe or threatened because they have answered the call of public service to uphold justice. In recent days, we have expressed our commitment to Judge Salas and her family to take action to find a solution to safeguard federal judges. … [Read more...] about Judge Esther Salas Speaks Out After Killing Of Her Son, Shooting Of Her Husband In Attack At Her N.J. Home: ‘I Am Begging Those Who Are In Power To Do Something’
For any in-person appointments, you and your providers should take safety precautions, such as wearing masks, even if COVID-19 is at very low levels in your area. What else to look for: The doctor has you wait in your car instead of a waiting room or keeps chairs in waiting areas at least 6 feet apart, has removed communal materials such as magazines from the office, checks your temperature before you enter, asks whether you or anyone you have been near has COVID-19 symptoms, disinfects exam rooms between patients, and washes their hands for at least 20 seconds before and after each patient, Tinetti says. … [Read more...] about In The Age Of Coronavirus, Tips On Your Health Toolkit From Consumer Reports
Over the past several days, the Biden campaign has signaled that it is paying additional attention to issues that disproportionately affect women. On Monday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), one of the contenders thought to be on Biden’s shortlist of potential running mates, was a guest on a virtual town hall with black leaders on coronavirus’ impact on women of color. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), another possible running mate and former Biden rival, was also featured in a virtual forum addressing similar women’s focused issues late last week. … [Read more...] about Why Have Women’s Groups Gone Dead Silent on Biden Sex-Assault Accusation?
Michele Hanisee, president of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys, echoed that argument, while Kuehl, the only lawyer on the county board, said the interpretation was inaccurate. The county's lead counsel, Mary Wickham, was only willing to say on the record that it was an open question whether the amendment would withstand a legal challenge. … [Read more...] about Angelenos To Vote On Controversial Charter Measure