Des Moines -- Faced with a bounty of potential candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, party voters appear to be putting a premium on electability, a signal of a more strategic approach to the selection process. Interviews with voters and strategists show a baseline for support coming into focus for 2020: Can this candidate beat President Trump?"I didn't know it was that bad to lose," said Des Moines resident Debbie Whittie, who came to check out one of Elizabeth Warren's events over the weekend. Whittie, who works for a credit union, says she is more engaged in political news than ever before. "I'm already worried about that," she said when asked about electability. "I really think I should go for 'the best,' but that consideration is going to have to be in my best." Jeanne Williamson, another Des Moines resident and a Democratic caucus-goer, said that she will be taking a hard look at how the candidates stand on various policies. But, "That's my first reaction: … [Read more...] about What are Democrats looking for in 2020? Who can beat Trump
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I've been at this blogging thing for well over 12 years now. I know, I know. Sometimes it amazes even me that I been doing this so long. I also know that I've been mentioning just how long I've been blogging more frequently. Sometimes I worry that the blog will turn into nothing more than posts counting down the days since I started this whole crazy thing. Of course, the main reason I mention this is not so much out of a desire for repetition but as a way of expressing amazement when I find something new and/for bizarre that I don't recall having heard before. So it was when I came across an article on a website called Vaxxter, which bills itself as the "ultimate guide to vaccine news and anti-pharma news, and more" entitled DNA vaccines and Transhumanism. It's written by, hilariously (or it's written hilariously by) Sherri Tenpenny, who likes to append her DO after her name plus a whole bunch of woo letters, like ABIHM (which stands for the American Board of Integrative Holistic … [Read more...] about Quoth an antivaxer: DNA vaccines are contaminating our DNA in the name of transhumanism!
Meagan Flynn, The Washington Post Published 7:06 am PDT, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 The criminal complaint against John Doe, Unknown Male With Matching Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA Profile.) The criminal complaint against John Doe, Unknown Male With Matching Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA Profile.) Photo: Washington Post The FBI has released data detailing hate crime statistics by state.Scroll through to see where hate crimes are occurring across the United States — and where your state falls. The FBI has released data detailing hate crime statistics by state. Scroll through to see where hate crimes are occurring across the United States — and where your state falls. Photo: Brett Clanton, File 44. WyomingTotal number of reported incidents: 1Number of incidents per bias motivation - ethnicity: 1Number of agencies submitting incident … [Read more...] about The culprit’s name remains unknown. But he licked a stamp, and now his DNA stands indicted.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Annie Linskey Globe Staff October 15, 2018 WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test that provides “strong evidence’’ she had a Native American in her family tree dating back 6 to 10 generations, an unprecedented move by one of the top possible contenders for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.Warren, whose claims to Native American blood have been mocked by President Trump and other Republicans, provided the test results to the Globe on Sunday in an effort to defuse questions about her ancestry that have persisted for years. She planned an elaborate rollout Monday of the results as she aimed for widespread attention. The analysis of Warren’s DNA was done by Carlos D. Bustamante, a Stanford University professor and expert in the field who won a 2010 MacArthur fellowship, also known as a genius grant, for … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren releases results of DNA test on Native American ancesty
By Bob Egelko Updated 2:34 pm PDT, Monday, October 8, 2018 Convicted murderer Kevin Cooper stands before a San Diego judge in this May 1985 file photo when he was sentenced to death for the 1983 slayings of three Chino Hills, San Bernardino, family members and a friend. Cooper’s attorney has asked California Gov. Jerry Brown to allow testing of Cooper’s DNA, which the attorney contends will show Cooper’s innocence. less Convicted murderer Kevin Cooper stands before a San Diego judge in this May 1985 file photo when he was sentenced to death for the 1983 slayings of three Chino Hills, San Bernardino, family members and a ... more Photo: Dave Siccardi / AP Ten-year-old murder victim Jessica Ryen, seen here in a 1981 file photo, and her wounded 8-year-old brother, Joshua, seen here in a 1982 file photo, were victims of a 1983 stabbing attack in their Chino Hills, San Bernardino County, home. … [Read more...] about Death row inmate’s lawyer pushes Brown for DNA test he says will clear his client