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Fresh off his dominant victory in last week's Democratic primary in Wisconsin, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers has released a new poll from PPP giving him a 49-44 lead over Republican Gov. Scott Walker. The survey, which was conducted in the two days after the primary, is very similar to PPP's prior poll for Evers, taken in May, that has him up 49-45. It's also considerably closer—but likely far more realistic—than a Marist survey last month that found Evers ahead by a giant 54-41 margin. Republicans haven't bothered to respond with any contrary data, but Walker did try to pre-butt any Democratic polling ahead of the primary. «You could have Daffy Duck on the ballot for the Democrats,» Walker argued, «and they’ll start out with at least 48 percent of the vote.» Thing is, though, Walker's been on the ballot three times, and his Democratic opponents have won 46, 46, and 47 percent of the vote, so no one, not even Daffy Duck (D) has ever managed 48 percent against him. Walker's been voluble in his panic this year: After Democrats won a special election on dark red turf in January, Walker tried to cancel another set of special elections—but Democrats won another one anyway. The primary should have him worried, too, since 54 percent of all ballots were cast on the Democratic side. Walker still has access to endless money, and naturally his allies have gone on the attack, viciously so. But with all signs showing the Midwest snapping back toward Democrats this cycle, Evers has a strong shot, so we're changing our rating on this race from Lean Republican to Tossup.
Revoking John Brennan’s security clearance was only the first stage. Trump’s counterattack could get much darker
“You testified after four Americans are killed in Benghazi to cover for Hillary Clinton’s incompetence,” Pirro said
Just two years ago, proud liberal institutions were bereft, impoverished and hopeless; not anymore
The movement has never been just about women, or about one form of harassment or abuse
Trump’s appointee to the Supreme Court wanted to grill Clinton with lewd questions until he resigned in disgrace
No curses have emerged from the sarcophagus, but the bones tell some surprising stories.
Star David Harbour says the Chevy Chase action comedy will have a surprising influence on events in Hawkins.
We've been waiting half a decade for Apple to update the MacBook Air's screen.
College and K-12 students (and parents!), it's not too late to save money on laptops, monitors, dorm accessories and more.
NASA says a meteor turned fireball lit up the sky 40 times brighter than the moon.
Sure, Dota 2 is only a video game, but the winning team in this global esports contest will pocket nearly $11 million.
Venezuela has just taken drastic and unprecedented steps to stabilize its currency as it grapples with hyperinflation and other economic issues. The country's currency has not only been massively devaluated and renamed, but is now tied a state-issued cryptocurrency called the Petro, which itself fluctuates based on oil prices. Hardly anyone knows what to expect out of this.
New findings reveal that earlier springs and hotter summers in the northeastern U.S. are making resident lobsters increasingly susceptible to epizootic shell disease, a condition that has depleted the southern New England population and severely impacted the local lobster fishery.
An evolutionary biologists have discovered a new trophic interaction -- the first example of a parasitic plant attacking a parasitic insect on a shared host plant. The find could point to new methods for controlling agricultural pests and perhaps fighting cancer.
Magnetic resonance imaging is an invaluable tool in the medical field, but it's also a slow and cumbersome process. It may take hour to complete a scan, during which time the patient, perhaps a child or someone in serious pain, must sit perfectly still. NYU has been working on a way to accelerate this process, and is now collaborating with Facebook with the goal of cutting down MRI durations by 90 percent.
Amazon is today rolling out a set of new features to its Echo Dot Kids Edition devices – the now $70 version of the Echo Dot smart speaker that ships with a protective case and a year’s subscription to Amazon FreeTime, normally a $2.99 per month subscription for Prime members. Now joining the Kids Edition’s […]
NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 24, to provide an update on upcoming activities related to the agency’s first mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A federal appeals court is giving a green light for visitors with autism to proceed with lawsuits against Disney theme parks that claimed not enough was being done to accommodate them. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled that plaintiffs in 30 lawsuits ...
FlameCon 2018 was last weekend, and like any good comic book convention there was plenty of cosplay to be seen. And, because it was FlameCon, a lot of it was distaff, rule 63, […] The post The Fantastic Cosplay of FlameCon 2018 appeared first on Geek.com.
Two years ago Leslie Vigil decided to merge her love of succulents and baking, using buttercream to decorate cupcakes and multi-teared cakes with bountiful collections of aloe, cacti, and echeveria. The Southern California-based cake artist quickly discovered that the traditional tools and piping nozzles available on the market were geared towards petals and other flower-based designs. Vigil modified her materials with pliers to more accurately represent the plants she wished to display on her sugary confections, like the rounded growths for her buttercream string-of-pearls. More
MILAN (AP) - Italian officials say at least 5 dead in flash flood that struck hikers in a gorge in southern Italy.
MILAN (AP) - Italy's civil protection agency says at least five people have been killed when a rain-swollen river flooded a gorge in the southern region of Calabria. The Italian news agency ANSA reported Monday that 12 people were brought to safety in the flash flood. It was unclear how ...
Like the Loch Ness Monster*, basking sharks (Cetorhinus maximus) are a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. Despite their massive size, these plankton-eating creatures—the second-largest living shark—continue to mystify oceanographers. The […] The post Scientists Rely on Public Sightings to Track Mysterious Shark Species appeared first on Geek.com.
Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has spent about the past decade analyzing NFL football from the broadcast booth. This gives him a bit of a different opinion when it comes to rules the league has implemented in recent seasons.In talking about the NFL’s new controversial helmet rule, Gruden takes an approach that runs contrary to pretty much every other head coach in the league. He’s seemingly in support of both the new rules and the officials tasked with enforcing them. Gruden also spoke out against the idea of the NFL instituting a replay to either confirm or overturn helmet rule penalties. “If you keep challenging everything pretty soon we’re never gonna play football,” Gruden said. That’s pretty much a more widespread opinion. At some point, human error needs to be just that…human error. If we start questioning every call, an already three-plus hour game will be even longer.This comes after suggestions that the NFL might in fact start utilizing instant replay as a way to police the new helmet rule. Ob
Having already racked up more than $1.5 million in fines after sitting out the first two preseason games, Oakland Raiders star Khalil Mack’s contract impasse promises to extend into the regular season.At least, that’s the word on the street according to CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora.“Barring the Raiders suddenly reversing course and engaging on a legitimate contract, there is no way this All Pro will be with the team when the regular season begins,” La Canfora noted.It goes without saying that Mack is not happy with the Raiders’ stance under first-year head coach Jon Gruden, who has pretty much taken over the general manager duties from Reggie McKenzie.While Gruden attempts to sound positive in a public setting, Mack and the Raiders have not had contract talks since February. The further this thing plays out, the more contentious it’s going to get.As La Canfora noted, Mack will have to report at some point prior to Week 10 in order to gain a year of experience as it relates to his contract. But now,
While no final decisions have been made on the fate of Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, early hints are he appears well-positioned to at least keep his job.Citing two sources close to the investigation, Lucas Sullivan of the Columbus Dispatch reported Monday that the recommendation from Ohio State’s investigators will likely be some sort of suspension of unknown length. Meyer may also get some sort of “time served” punishment, as he has been on administrative leave since Aug. 1 while the investigation was ongoing.The investigation has been completed, with a formal meeting of the board of trustees set for Wednesday morning to discuss Meyer’s future in depth.Meyer has defended his conduct in his handling of former assistant Zach Smith’s inappropriate and abusive behavior. It appears likely that the Ohio State board will find some wrongdoing, but not enough to fire him or demand his resignation.
The New York Jets are attracting at least some trade interest in quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, at least two teams have made clear that they’d be interested in acquiring Bridgewater from the Jets, and the team is open to dealing him. The identity of the teams is unknown, but no offers have been made at this point, though there have been preliminary discussions.Bridgewater has certainly turned some heads. He has gone 17-of-23 for 212 yards, two touchdowns and one interception during preseason, and has shown that he can still play in the NFL.Bridgewater isn’t going to be able to start for the Jets, as they look likely to go with their standout rookie. That will likely free up a Bridgewater trade.
The Redskins have agreed to sign running back Adrian Peterson to a one-year deal, according to Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (on Twitter). Peterson auditioned for the Redskins on Monday morning and it did not take long for a deal to come together. Peterson will provide the Redskins with another option in the wake of several running back injuries. The Redskins have lost presumptive starter Derrius Guice to a torn ACL and there are questions about the readyness of Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall for Week 1. The addition of Peterson gives the ‘Skins four healthy backs as he joins Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson, and Kapri Bibbs on the practice field.For all of his star power and past accomplishments, it’s hard to say exactly what the Redskins are getting in Peterson. Last year, Peterson averaged just 3.4 yards per carry on 156 rushes between the Saints and Cardinals. While there were flashes of greatness, including two 130-yard games, the Redskins will look for Peterson to prove himself between now and t
Charlotte Motor Speedway officials have unveiled the winner’s trophy for the Sept. 30 Bank of America 400 which will take place on the speedway’s “Roval,” a combination of the oval track and infield road course. The three-foot-tall trophy, designed by Stephen Gould, is made of acrylic and metal and featuring images related to the race itself and its sponsor. The trophy weighs ... ... Keep reading