Democratic anxieties over ‘Medicare for all’ kick off first 2020 primary fight

(CNN)The fight to preserve Obamacare kept ambitious Democrats in near lockstep during the first two years of Donald Trump’s presidency. But as the party begins the process of selecting a 2020 nominee, the future of health care in America has emerged as an early flashpoint. The other 2020 contenders have offered more nuanced — or muddled, depending on how you view it — takes on the issue. Though there remains broad agreement among them that health care is a human right — one that the government should guarantee, even if only as a last resort — questions over how to get there have yielded a variety of answers. Sen. Kamala Harris at a CNN town hall a week ago said …

This man’s encounter with border patrol should have us all brushing up on our legal rights.

A comedian traveling by bus in Washington state shared his not-so-funny, Gestapo-esque encounter with U.S. border patrol agents. Mohanad Elshieky is a stand-up comedian originally from Benghazi, Libya (yes, that Benghazi) but is living in Portland Oregon. Elshieky told  Willamette Week that he was officially granted political asylum in the U.S. in October 2018, which makes him a legal resident of the United States. However, that status appeared to not matter to the immigration officials who allegedly boarded the bus Elshieky was on this weekend. “This morning,” Elshieky wrote on Twitter, “ICE agents got on my Greyhound bus that was headed from Spokane to Portland. They walked around before they asked me and few others to step outside and took …

Super Bowl LIII security: Tackling human trafficking by air, land and water

8,000 Uber and Lyft drivers were trained to spot human trafficking in Atlanta. (Fox News) “Do you all talk about [human trafficking] a lot, at school or groups, anything like that?” Perrymond asked a Georgia State University law student. This week alone, Homeland Security Investigations made 40 arrests tied to human trafficking and rescued four victims in the Atlanta area. “We’re also ensuring that criminals don’t use these events to exploit the most vulnerable among us,” Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen said at a press conference in Georgia’s capital Wednesday. CLICK HERE FOR FULL SUPER BOWL COVERAGE “ICE HSI has seen first-hand the negative impact of human trafficking following the mass movement of people in the metro Atlanta area …

CCTV footage shows acid attack on boy

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe boys looked at footballs moments before an acid attack, a jury heard CCTV footage of the moment a three-year-old boy had acid thrown over him in a shop has been shown to a jury. The boy suffered serious burns when he was splashed with acid at the Home Bargains store in Worcester on 21 July 2018, a court has heard. Jurors were told the attack happened in a matter of seconds while the boy was looking at toy footballs. His father, who cannot be named, denies conspiring to commit grievous bodily harm at Worcester Crown Court. The trial previously heard that three of the defendants, Adam Cech, Jan Dudi and Norbert …

Debunking the utter idiocy of Donald Trump’s global warming tweet

(CNN)On Monday night, President Donald Trump tweeted this: “In the beautiful Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded. In coming days, expected to get even colder. People can’t last outside even for minutes. What the hell is going on with Global Waming? Please come back fast, we need you!” Cillizza: Let’s start simple: Does cold weather for a few days — or even a few months — negate global warming? Samenow: Absolutely not. Global warming refers to the trend in rising temperatures over decades. Punishing cold snaps are still expected in a warming world, just fewer of them. And their intensity should tend to ease some over time — but they won’t ever entirely disappear. …

Duke University professor steps down over ‘Speak English’ email: report

Neely encouraged her students to “commit to using English 100 percent of the time” on campus and professional settings and “keep these unintended consequences in mind when you chose to speak Chinese,” according to the university’s paper, The Duke Chronicle. MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT FOUND DEAD AFTER 3-DAY SEARCH: REPORT Screenshots of the email exchange made the rounds on social media and stoked outrage. Medical school dean Mary E. Klotman apologized to Neely’s students in a letter and said that Duke’s Office of Institutional Equity will investigate the incident. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “To be clear,” Klotman wrote, “there is absolutely no restriction or limitation on the language you use to converse and communicate with each other. …

It’s not that Tom Brokaw is racist. It’s that he’s wrong

(CNN)Tom Brokaw, the famed NBC News journalist, is very likely not a racist, as many have accused after comments he made on national television about Hispanic-Americans. I suspect the same is true of Duke University professor Megan Neely. Still, each of them recently proved they are blinded by tradition bias and a belief that being white is the default right, true and wise way to live in America. “I also happen to believe that the Hispanics should work harder at assimilation. … That’s one of the things I’ve been saying for a long time. You know, that they ought not to be just codified in their communities but make sure that all their kids are learning to speak English, and …

Baker Apologizes For ‘Build that Wall’ Valentine’s Day Cookie

KING-TV reports that Ken Bellingham, who owns Edmonds Bakery, has gotten phone calls from frustrated customers about the heart-shaped cookie with “Build that Wall” in frosting letters. The wall refers to President Donald Trump’s signature campaign promise to build a southern-border wall. A woman, Ana Carrera, posted a photo of the cookie on Facebook, saying that as a person with Mexican heritage it felt personal. ASSOCIATED PRESS

50 Photos That Show Just How Insanely Cold It Is In America Right Now

recent heatwave, and now, at the opposite end of the spectrum, the ‘polar vortex’ bearing down on Midwestern U.S. The With much of the Midwest on lockdown and people urged to stay indoors, some people have been braving the plunging temperatures to take incredible images of the effects that the vortex is having on their daily lives. From exploding toilets to icy hairstyles, this list compiled by Bored Panda will give you chills just from looking at it! #1 How Cold Is It In The Midwest? Bubbles Are Freezing #2 My Brother Was On One Of The Few Flights Into Chicago This Morning. He Took This Photo Of Frozen Lake Michigan From The Plane #3 After Two Days Of Freezing …

Colbert Gets His Entire Studio Audience To Mock Trumps Latest Weird Wall Claim

Trump on Thursday again pitched his proposed border wall, tweeting: “ But that’s not what Trump himself has been saying. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway even got into a strange debate with a reporter over the use of the word.  He even recruited his studio audience to chant it: Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

GE’s stock is soaring. But its turnaround isn’t a sure thing

New York (CNN Business)Wall Street seems to believe the long-awaited General Electric comeback has finally arrived. But GE’s problems are far from over. But GE’s earnings report, which is due out before the market opens Thursday, is likely to provide more evidence of how challenging it will be for Culp to pull off a speedy turnaround in a slowing economy. More difficult decisions loom as GE races to fix its debt-saddled balance sheet. “Larry Culp’s missionis to save GE, regardless of the short-term pain,” John Inch, an analyst at Gordon Haskett, told clients in a note this week. Inch, who has long been warning of trouble at GE, has a $7 price target on the stock. GE was trading above …

Jussie Smollett Speaks Out After Horrific Attack Betches

On Tuesday, it was reported that Empire actor Jussie Smollett was viciously attacked in an apparent hate crime in Chicago. As we previously reported, the alleged attackers hit him in the face, reportedly shouted, “This is MAGA country,” poured an “unknown substance” all over him (which has been suspected to be bleach) and tied a rope around his neck. Smollett transported himself to the hospital after suffering injuries. Since the news broke, fans, celebrities, and activists have vocalized their support for Jussie and their condemnation of the alleged attack. what happened to jussie makes me really fucking sick to my stomach. i can’t believe shit like this is really still happening everyday. what kind of world ? sending all of the healing energy …

Mysterious Object Spotted In Earth’s Atmosphere

An unknown piece of space junk is zipping around Earth in an “erratic” and unusual orbit. The object, known as A10bMLz, is being referred to as an “empty trash bag object” due to its resemblance to a plastic bag drifting about in the wind. It was sighted by both the ATLAS survey in Hawaii and the Zwicky Transient Facility on Palomar Mountain in California on January 25. Northolt Branch Observatories, a London-based observatory, then spotted the object the next day around 293,000 kilometers (182,061 miles) above the Earth’s surface. They say that similar “empty trash bag objects” have been observed before, but never at such a distance. Rest assured, A10bMLz is not likely to be an actual trash bag, despite humans’ penchant …

Travis Scott Will Propose To Kylie This Sunday, Fans Think Betches

This Sunday is Super Bowl LIII, and I’ve spent this week desperately searching for any reason to care. I may not know much about the teams, or the rules, or literally anything else, but of course I’ve managed to pinpoint the one Kardashian connection to this whole thing. If I have one talent in this life, it’s spending way too much time thinking about the Kardashians. This theory could actually be bigger than Kylie announcing Stormi’s birth during last year’s Super Bowl, because fans think Travis Scott will propose to Kylie during this year’s halftime show. As you may know, Maroon 5 is headlining this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. While my mom is very excited about this, I’m prepared …

Prescribing exercise and art to NHS patients

It is thought that a significant number of appointments at GP surgeries are not directly related to medical conditions. Instead, many patients are anxious or lonely or need support with managing a long-term condition. Some just need encouragement to join an exercise group and lose weight. ‘New lease of life’ A few years ago, Arif Qureshi, 51, was told he had pre-diabetes. He knew he had to improve his lifestyle so a link worker referred him to a walking football club run by West Ham United Foundation in Newham. He says it’s been a revelation, helping him to lose 2st 4lb (15kg) in four months. “It’s been a big thing for me,” he says. “I’m more energetic, more upbeat and …