After months of speculation and secrecy, the 2020 presidential primary season is about to explode. With several Democrats already in the race, a half dozen more are locking down final travel, staffing and strategy to launch White House bids in the coming weeks. While plans may change, the announcements are expected to come in waves, the first featuring a group of ambitious Senate Democrats including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, California Sen. Kamala Harris and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who face pressure to join the race after Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's entrance two weeks ago. The second wave will likely feature political heavyweights like former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg and former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke, whose advisers believe they have sufficient financial backing and name recognition to join the crowded field on their terms later in the first quarter should they decide to run. "It is … [Read more...] about 2020 Democratic Primary ‘Really Starting to Heat Up’
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Cars and houses keep you grounded in everyday life, the so-called "real world." And oddly this helps with long-term grief. Strange but true. Having to take care of practical tasks, along with taking care of your pets, grocery shopping, work, family, cooking, social occasions -- all keep you grounded in regular day-to-day life. Life is good. My most recent house-holding surprise was in November when a huge "thunder snow" storm hit our area. This is a winter storm with thunder and lightening, high winds, and lots of snow instead of rain.Well, this one hit one of my big silver maples in the front yard. It broke off one of its three trunks, 40-feet tall, and sent it crashing across the road. Now that sort of household task will get your attention!Village public works came out in the middle of the night to saw up the part blocking the road. Now, not all household distractions are this dramatic.In a recent "car distraction" episode, I had to call the Triple A to "unlock" the … [Read more...] about Cars and houses are good distractions
Produced by Clare Friedland, Lourdes Aguiar, Elena DiFiore and Shoshanah Wolfson [This story previously aired on July 15, 2017. It was updated on Dec. 29, 2018.] Matt Herren still struggles to make sense of what happened the night of Oct. 12, 2012, when his close friend, Ryan Poston, was killed. "I think about him every day," Herren said. "You don't think something like that is ever going to happen to someone you know." "Is there something I could've done that could've prevented that? And I know a lot of people in his life had to have felt the same way," Herren told "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant. How did things spiral so out of control between Ryan and his girlfriend, Shayna Hubers, that she shot him to death -- insisting it was to protect herself? "What was lost when your friend was shot and killed?" Van Sant asked Herren. "He's the type of person that you want in your life," he replied. "Not just a friend, but a loving son, a protective, adoring older brother." "He had … [Read more...] about New murder trial for Shayna Hubers: Why did she shoot Ryan Poston six times?
John Niyo The Detroit News Published 10:44 PM EST Dec 25, 2018 Ypsilanti — It’s easy to get lost thinking about the future. But watching Emoni Bates now, it’s hard to imagine this 14-year-old kid won’t end up where he wants to be someday. And likely sooner rather than later. Bates is one of the top high school basketball players in the country, a freshman at Ypsilanti Lincoln, and on this early Sunday evening, he’s still here in the gym with his father and a few other hoop dreamers, getting in some extra work more than an hour after his team’s practice has ended. In fact, his coach, Jesse Davis, already has locked the doors, and along with Bates’ father, E.J., he’s decided it’s time to go. Dinner at home already is getting cold, Davis laughs, rattling the keys. But so has the freshman phenom, finishing up a three-point shooting drill on a nearby court, where his brother, 23-year-old Elgin Jr., is busy rebounding for him. … [Read more...] about Is Ypsilanti Lincoln hoops star Bates best 9th-grader in country?
As we head into the second half of Trump’s presidency and the beginnings of another presidential election season, Politico Magazine asked political analysts, strategists, writers and thinkers on both sides of the aisle to tell us, briefly, what’s the one political development they’re watching for in 2019—whether that be the most interesting, most off-the-rails or most consequential. For some, it could be a specific event. For others it could be something long in the works that they foresee coming to a head in the upcoming year. Here’s what these 18 insiders will be watching as this crazy year in politics comes to an end and another one begins.Story Continued Below *** The economy—and what it means for Trump.Robert M. Shrum is a former Democratic strategist and speechwriter and is the director of the Center for the Political Future and the Unruh Institute of Politics. The most important political development of 2019 won’t be political at all, … [Read more...] about The Political Insiders’ Guide to 2019