Aching Astros miss chance to repeat after ALCS defeat
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Ian McDougall at Pro-Publica writes—Why Jeff Sessions’ Final Act Could Have More Impact Than Expected: [...] before he left the job, the soon-to-be former attorney general had some last-minute business to attend to. With a black-ink pen, he initialed, in an illegible scrawl, a document formalizing the terms of what will be one of his abiding legacies: a Justice Department disengaged from its role in investigating and reforming police departments that repeatedly violate the civil rights of the people they’re sworn to protect. Police reform had been a DOJ priority during the Obama administration, and that work played a significant role in the federal response to the deaths of black men at the hands of police in cities such as Ferguson, Missouri. Sessions, however, had long opposed the federal police oversight and the consent decrees — long-term reform plans supervised and enforced by a federal judge — that defined DOJ’s approach during the Obama years. In his view, they undermine law enforcement and amount to improper federal meddling in state and local affairs. (This summer, I documented the human consequences of the dramatic extent to which Sessions and his deputies had scaled back federal police oversight.) The seven-page memorandum Sessions initialed last week caught Justice Department officials by surprise, and many of them are still puzzling through what it will mean in practice. “People aren’t happy that this came out with no notice and no discussion,” one DOJ official said. “What does this really mean day-to-day? Nobody’s really sure because they weren’t included in the conversation.” The memo places significant hurdles in the way of DOJ entering into consent decrees with state and city governments. It mandates closer control by the Justice Department’s most senior political appointees, requires sunset dates for consent decrees, and limits what the DOJ can require of state and city agencies. TOP COMMENTS • HIGH IMPACT STORIES QUOTATION “There is no deception on the part of the woman, where a man bewilders himself: if he deludes his own wits, I can certainly acquit the woman. Whatever man allows his mind to dwell upon the imprint his imagination has foolishly taken of woman, is fanning the flames within himself -- and, since the woman knows nothing about it, she is not to blame. For if a man incites himself to drown, and will not restrain himself, it is not the water's fault.” ~~John Gower, Confessio Amantis, Volume 1 (1365) TWEET OF THE DAY xRemember how North Dakota openly suppressed Natives voters? Remember how North Dakota used water hoses, concussion grenades, tear gas, etc. on unarmed Natives fighting Dakota Access Pipeline? HereÃ¢ÂÂs the employee handbook of Garrison, ND Hotel: NO INDIANS ALLOWED. H/T: @d_lofi pic.twitter.com/lS36gbCYv8— tara houska (@zhaabowekwe) November 12, 2018 BLAST FROM THE PAST On this date at Daily Kos in 2003—Why did AFSCME and SEIU decide on Dean? Dean assiduously courted the SEIU and AFSCME locals, while none of the other candidates could be bothered. AFSCME was sold on Clark, until his organizational problems and abandonment of Iowa forced them to reconsider. One new bit of information -- after AFSCME gave up on Clark, it seriously considered Gephardt. The courtship was so strong, indeed, that Gep assumed the endorsement was his. The move stunned labor and political insiders and left some of Dean's rivals furious. Rep. Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.), who has the support of 20 unions, believed he would get the AFSCME endorsement and was particularly upset. According to one person, he fumed that McEntee had just «turned over the country to the Republicans for four more years.» The AFSCME endorsement might've delivered the whole AFL-CIO to Gep, so the loss must've been particularly bitter. LINK TO DAILY KOS STORE On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: Greg Dworkin helps round up the weekend. Trump toddles through another disaster abroad. Gop desperately telling «fraud» tales to stop the bleeding at the ballot box. NRA picks a fight with docs. Trump dumps on military morale. The Game of Gavels. x Embedded Content RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!)
As a general idea, most people believe a person’s private life is their own and no one else’s business, if they’re not committing any crimes or hurting anyone else. However, like a lot of things in life, it’s not so black and white. The line at which people will rationalize it becoming “okay” to pry into the sexual activities of someone else is a bit more murky and subjective. For example, by and large, the practice of “outing,” or revealing a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity without their consent, has long been controversial and severely frowned upon within the LGBTQ communities. Organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign and the Log Cabin Republicans have vehemently opposed outing people who’ve decided to remain in the closet. However, there have been journalists and activists who’ve argued there should be exceptions. Michelangelo Signorile, now an editor-at-large for the Huffington Post, caused considerable debate about the subject in the early 1990s after authoring pieces identifying Hollywood producer David Geffen and publisher Malcolm Forbes as gay men. Village Voice columnist Michael Musto outed Ellen Degeneres and Rosie O’Donnell before either had publicly acknowledged they were lesbians. Both Signoirle and Musto have asserted the private lives of public figures are fair game, especially if it’s relevant to their media coverage, public positions, and official actions, and to not acknowledge this particular aspect of someone’s life is an implicit acceptance that to be called “gay” is shameful. When former New York City mayor Ed Koch died 5 years ago, many of the media obituaries speculated about something they never would mention in their coverage of him while he was alive: Koch is believed to have been a closeted gay man, which he went to his grave denying. This became an especially significant point of conjecture when remembering Koch’s lacking performance as mayor at the start of the AIDS crisis in the city, with people like Signorile arguing it is “Exhibit A” for what happens with powerful people who’re allowed to remain in the closet and vote “against gay rights in part to cover for themselves." This dynamic of private behavior arguably impacting public choices is the nexus by which all media rationales for digging into someone’s life are based. Usually words like judgement, trust, and character are thrown around as justification. Although, it has not always been true, with the press in the past giving politicians and celebrities extremely favorable deference in not covering scandalous material, with these skeletons sometimes being an open secret in famous circles. One of the seminal moments where the old ways fell and the current attitudes took hold, especially in relation to politics and politicians, was the 1988 Democratic primary, and the coverage of Sen. Gary Hart’s personal life. Going into the ‘88 presidential race, Hart was seen as a formidable candidate, the likely Democratic nominee, and possessing a real shot of beating George H.W. Bush. This all changed when reporters for the Miami Herald, acting on an a tip, followed a marketing representative for a pharmaceutical company named Donna Rice to a Washington, D.C. townhouse owned by Hart, where Rice spent the night with him. From there, Hart’s candidacy played out as a high-speed car crash spread over the course of three weeks.
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The following stories are examples of this week's Election Roundup of 75 down-ticket stories covering Sunday, Nov. 4 through Saturday, Nov. 10. Meet The Flippers by AKALib Yes, we flipped a lot of seats last night. In spite of a few disappointments in the Senate and Governor races, last night’s results were a resounding victory for all Americans, especially Democrats, women and minorities. In spite of all the GOP flim-flammery, the house has been flipped upside down; it is now sunny-side up, which is frightening for the creatures of the dark in the WH. Expect to see trump flap around wildly in the hurricane that is about to hit him called Mueller and Congress. Here are a few simple charts to illustrate the heartwarming Blue Flip - The Flip Chart ELECTION DEMOCRATIC FLIPS REPUBLICAN FLIPS House 35 2 Senate 1 3 Governors 7 0 State Legislature Control 6 1 Attorney General 4 0 Secretaries of State 2 0 State House/Senate 300+ (CT-05) National Teacher of the Year to be 1st African American woman to represent CT in the U.S. House by Missys Brother Scoot over Massachusetts, you weren’t the only New England State last night to send their first African American woman to Congress! Jahana Hayes has become the first African American woman to represent Connecticut in Congress after defeating Republican Manny Santos, 56% to 44%, in the 5th CT Congressional District. Hayes grew up in Waterbury, CT public housing, the daughter of a drug addict and pregnant at 17 years old. As a single mother, she put herself through college, became a teacher, and eventually won the National Teacher of the Year in 2016. NBC Connecticut “I don’t think you realize what just happened. Yesterday marked 50 years since Shirley Chisholm was elected as the first African American woman to go to Congress,” Hayes said to supporters Tuesday night. “Today, we made history by sending me to Congress.”
The 2018 blue wave that gave control of the House to the Democrats is appearing to signal a realignment in the works, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the pattern of voters with college degrees abandoning Republicans Consider this: In 1992, Republicans still held half of the 30 House districts with the highest level of educational attainment. In 2019, they will hold a grand total of two. Out of 30. Among the nearly three dozen flips Democrats gained last week, 29 are in the top one-half of House districts for education levels, meaning more than 30 percent of voters have a college or advanced degree. Democratic flips in South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Georgia fit that pattern. One of the possible reasons for white, working-class voters to continue to leave the Democrats is that they have been slow to benefit from the economic recovery, whereas more educated workers came out of it faster. At the same time, there's been a shift in opinion on issues like immigration, guns, and health care. White women with degrees seem to finally be moving toward their sisters of color politically, sharply diverging from white men without degrees. «The new cultural divide is education,» Bill McInturff, a Republican pollster, told The Wall Street Journal. «Republicans are now the party of those with a high-school diploma or less,» Mr. McInturff said, «with Democrats having a totally dominating advantage among those with a postgraduate degree.»
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New York City and Arlington, Virginia have reportedly won Amazon’s lengthy and highly-publicized pageant for the locations of its new headquarters, beating out 238 other contestants. According to the Wall Street Journal, which broke the news, an official announcement may come as early as Tuesday. The offices will be located in Long Island City, across […]
Today, Google’s YouTube VR app arrives on the $199 Oculus Go, bringing the largest library of VR content on the web to Facebook’s entry-level VR device. YouTube brings plenty of content in conventional and more immersive video types. It’s undoubtedly the biggest single hub of 360 content and native formats like VR180, though offering access […]
Analysis of iodine trapped in Alpine ice has shown that levels of atmospheric iodine have tripled over the past century, which partially offsets human-driven increases in the air pollutant, ozone.
Researchers have now published the first estimates of antibiotic and pesticide 'planetary boundaries.' The researchers suggest that if resistance to antibiotics and pesticides goes beyond these boundaries, societies risk large-scale health and agricultural crises. The results indicate one group of bacteria has passed a boundary.
Messika has reinforced its belief in creating modern diamond jewelry which showcases women’s confidence with its Move Romane, Move Classic, and Glam'Azone Collections.Since its formation in 2005 Messika has built a sterling reputation as a self styled “modern diamond jewelry house.” Founded by Valerie Messika, the house is famous for its high jewelry collections such as “Once Upon a Time,” which have been worn by stars such as Charlize Theron on red carpets. Dakota Johnson is another star who has turned up in Messika high jewelry and she was spotted at the Venice Film Festival wearing the Kashmir long earrings and the Firebird ring that extends over two fingers.Among Messika fine jewelry offerings are the Move Romane, Move Classic, and Glam'Azone Collections, which are ideal for portraying “confidence” with the aid of diamonds. The Glam'Azone collection is named after the legendary female Amazons, who were often referred to in antiquity. Pieces in the collection draw inspiration from the lance and the shields that these women warriors were rumored to have used. Diamonds, pink gold, and yellow gold are used in the collection to create striking rings, bracelets, and necklaces that extend over several interconnected rows that run parallel to each other.In the Move collection, the emphasis is on capturing movement. Move Classic and Move Romane are the latest additions to the original “Move” collection which saw diamonds moving between two rows of gold or platinum. Recently released the Move Classic and the Move Romane bring a new look and feel to one of the long standing and famous signatures of the house.Click on the slideshow to check the jewelry collections.http://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
Charlize Theron looks breathtaking in a Dior haute couture gown created by the Artistic Director Maria Grazia Chiuri in the latest J’adore Absolu fragrance campaign.Actress Charlize Theron is famous for roles where she immerses herself into the character by transforming her body. In the J’adore Absolu fragrance campaign, she dons the role of “conquering goddess.” Outfitted in a gold Dior couture dress designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the Artistic Director of the brand, Theron is joined by other women in a bathhouse.The other female muses in the J’adore Absolu film are also dressed in couture gowns created by Maria Grazia Chiuri. Gold and tulle used in the creation of the dresses lend a soft golden hue to the campaign film created by Romain Gavras.The J’adore Absolu fragrance is being marketed as “nectar” that is composed of intense floral absolutes. Created by Francois Demachy, the fragrance has a “lush” and fully rounded floral feel, which draws heavily on Grasse Jasmine. Magnolia Absolute in the top notes delivers a fresh feel upon application and deliciously combines with the Rose and Grasse Jasmine of the heart notes. The base note, meanwhile, focuses mostly on honeyed orange blossom, which creates a powerful long lasting touch.Click on the slideshow to check the campaign.http://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
What: Watches and WristwatchesWhere: Bonhams, Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge, SW7 1HH, LondonWhen: Nov 20, 1:00 PM GMTPublic Viewing: 18 Nov 2018 11:00 - 15:00 GMT, 19 Nov 2018 09:00 - 16:30 GMT, 20 Nov 2018 09:00 - 11:30 GMTTop Lots of the Sale:- «Josiah Emery, Charing Cross», London - A very fine and historically important open face pocket watch with early lever escapement from the Estate of the 3rd Viscount Churchill and numbered 1075. Date: London Hallmark for 1790-91. Case: Engine turned large hinged, radiating engraving to back with leaf motifs to band, inner cap numbered 1075. Size: 61mm. Estimated Price: US$ 64,500 - 90,300- «Grant, Fleet Street», London - A fine and historically interesting 18K gold key wind open face chronometer pocket watch used and owned by the explorer James Weddell. Date: London Hallmark for 1811. Case: Polished hinged, small cartouche with monogram to back, No.3540. Size: 53mm. Estimated Price: US$ 19,400 - 25,800- «Jaeger-LeCoultre, A Limited Edition platinum skeletonised manual wind reversible rectangular wristwatch» - Model: Reverso Platinum Number One, No.285/500. Reference: 270.6.49. Date: Circa 2001. Case: Brushed and polished reversible rectangular, reeded ends. Size: 26mm. Estimated Price: US$ 14,200 - 18,100- «Chopard, An oversized 18K gold and diamond set automatic calendar chronograph wristwatch» - Model: Two O Ten. Reference: 17/2292-20. Date: Circa 2010. Case: Brushed and polished large rectangular, back secured by 8 screws, diamond set bezel, crown flanked by twin buttons, No.1327472. Size: 46mm. Estimated Price: US$ 6,450 - 9,050- «Louis Moinet, A Limited Edition stainless steel automatic 'Whisky' wristwatch» - Model: Metropolis, 1862 Glenlivet Whisky. Reference: LM-45.10.05, Limited Edition No.26/40. Date: Circa 2017. Case: Brushed and polished round, exhibition back secured by 8 screws, pierced lugs, stepped bezel set with 6 decorative screws. Size: 43mm. Estimated Price: US$ 6,450 - 9,050- «Cartier, An 18K gold automatic calendar chronograph wristwatch» - Model: Roadster. Reference: 2619. Date: Circa 2000. Case: Brushed and polished tonneau form, back secured by 8 screws, crown flanked by twin buttons, No.53456CE. Size: 40mm. Estimated Price: US$ 6,450 - 9,050- «Rolex, A stainless steel automatic bracelet watch” - Model: Explorer; Reference: 1016; Date: Circa 1967. Movement: 26-jewel Cal.1570 automatic, adjusted to 5 positions and temperatures, No.D36****. Case: Brushed and polished tonneau form, screw down back and crown, inside back date coded IV.67, No.173****. Size: 36mm. Estimated Price: US$ 6,450 - 9,050- »Breguet, A Limited Edition 18K white gold automatic calendar wristwatch with regulator dial" - Model: Classique, 250th Anniversary. Reference: 1747BB. Date: Sold 17th July 1997. Movement: 25-jewel Cal.591, No.1929. Case: Engine turned and polished round, snap on back with Royal and aristocratic clients of Abraham-Louis Breguet, reeded band, No.892 H. Size: 36mm. Estimated Price: US$ 5,800 - 8,400For details, visit: https://www.bonhams.com Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Snowmobiling season is scheduled to open this week in the Bighorn National Forest depending on the amount of snowfall. The Gillette News Record reports the season will begin Friday if the ground has at least 6 inches (15 centimeters) in the Big Horn Mountains. U.S. Forest ...
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - An amusement ride at New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure broke unexpectedly over the weekend, leaving passengers suspended 100 feet in the air on a cold night. Kaitlyn Pitts, a Six Flags spokesperson, said Monday that the SkyScreamer shut down after its safety sensors detected ...
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's president-elect said Monday he will hold another public referendum later this month on his proposal for a railway to connect the main tourist attractions across the Yucatan peninsula. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said during a trip to the Yucatan state capital of Merida that the ...
Alessandro Lever scored 15 points and Grand Canyon won its ninth straight home game by beating Jacksonville 76-59
Verstappen was given two days of ‘public service’ with the FIA as punishment for his actions, which came after the duo had collided in the race when he was leading and Ocon was attempting to unlap himself at Turn 2. Speaking on the Peptalk show on Dutch TV channel Ziggo Sport on Monday evening, Verstappen said it was Ocon’s flippant response that led to his furious reaction of ... Keep reading
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