NEW ORLEANS—Pete Buttigieg entered the 25th annual Essence Fest Sunday morning with nothing to lose. Polls show the South Bend mayor with little to no support among black voters and his handling of a recent police shooting has had him on the defensive for weeks while his rivals—several of whom appeared at Essence on Saturday—have been building momentum. Which is why on a brutally sweltering day he found himself in a dark suit and tie, walking into the New Orleans Convention Center to do a set as Tyler Perry’s warm-up act. On his way in, Buttigieg stopped to chat with the two black women who manned his campaign table outside the Power Stage, where a panel on how to help formerly incarcerated black women reenter society was just wrapping up. A handful of older black women spotted Buttigieg, and queued up for photos, smiling broadly and chatting with the young mayor. A television crew soon materialized, drawing more onlookers, many of whom had no idea who was … [Read more...] about Pete Buttigieg Uses Essence Festival to Start His Rehab With Black Voters
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In his NFL debut last week, Broncos quarterback Drew Lock faced five or more Los Angeles Chargers pass rushers on only six of his 34 drop-backs. Against the Houston Texans on Sunday, he may face six blitzes by the end of the first quarter. Whereas Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley relies on a four-man rush led by Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel is expected to have a different plan, one predicated on pressure. “It could be hard,” Broncos coach Vic Fangio said. “You never know what (Crennel) is going to do on defense. I’m sure he’ll mix it up with some pressure and some coverage and maybe a look or two we haven’t seen from him yet.”Despite being 8-4, the Texans’ pass defense statistics are wretched: They are 28th in yards allowed (262.9), last on third down (47.8%), tied for 28th in interceptions (six), tied for 26th in sacks (25) and tied for 27th in most touchdown passes allowed (25). But … [Read more...] about Task for Broncos rookie quarterback Drew Lock in second start: Figuring out Texans’ pass rush plan
If this Thanksgiving weekend with family has you thinking about making Colorado your permanent retirement stop, you’re in good company. The (usually) good weather and outdoor attractions here take on added allure if you happen to have Mile High grandkids, explaining why builders now see up to half of their market for age-50-plus homes coming from out-of-state. “There are a lot of people following their kids here; supply is still catching up with sales,” says Reggie Carveth, Colorado Division vice president of Toll Brothers, a major national builder of age-targeted homes, including 100 sold this year at Inspiration near Parker. Carveth and other builders see demand for ranch-type single-level living as a kind of perfect storm: Colorado’s own population heading into their age-50-plus years, exactly as a wave of migrants arrives to be close to kids that moved here five or 10 years ago. Denver now ranks as the No. 6 best retirement destination in the entire nation, … [Read more...] about A rush on ranches: Colorado’s attractions makes it a popular retirement target, but the sooner you start looking, the better
close Video House Intel Ranking Member Devin Nunes will pursue legal action on exposed phone records I join many Americans in being sick and tired of powerful, entrenched Democrats like House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff breaking rules, crossing the line and never being held accountable. This is why I’ve called for a tit for tat. I want Schiff’s phone records to be subpoenaed by the only person in Washington with the power and opportunity to do it. On Tuesday we learned that Schiff, D-Calif., subpoenaed AT&T for the records of telephone calls between President Trump’s personal lawyers, an American journalist, and – the most troubling – Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the ranking member on the Intelligence Committee. DEVIN NUNES ON PHONE RECORD RELEASE: 'WE'RE DEFINITELY GOING TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION' None of these people were notified that their call records were being subpoenaed. They were surprised to see their private … [Read more...] about Rep. Jim Banks: Subpoena Adam Schiff’s phone records – He did it to Republicans, we should do it to him
Denver Post Broncos writer Ryan O’Halloran posts his Broncos Mailbag weekly during the season. You can pose a Broncos- or NFL-related question for the Broncos Mailbag here. Follow Ryan for more daily updates on Twitter. If general manager John Elway was to step down this year, would Peyton Manning be interested in working for the Broncos again? — Michael Bockh, Denver That’s a big “if,” and an “if” I don’t expect to happen. If Elway doesn’t work through the completion of his contract in 2021, it’s because he was told to leave. It would be a stunner if he stepped down. Now, as columnist Mark Kiszla opined following the Chiefs-Broncos debacle last month, PM18 would be the ideal choice to take over the football operations if president Joe Ellis were to move on from Elway. Would Manning be interested in returning to the Broncos? Don’t know. I know that Elway is a god in Denver, but if you judge him by his … [Read more...] about Broncos Mailbag: Does John Elway really think Drew Lock is being helped by not playing?