Laurie Kellman, Associated Press Updated 9:18 am PDT, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 In this March 8, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Economic Club of Washington in Washington. Pelosi is setting a high bar for impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying he is "just not worth it" even as some on her left flank clamor to start proceedings less In this March 8, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Economic Club of Washington in Washington. Pelosi is setting a high bar for impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying he is ... more Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 In this March 8, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Economic … [Read more...] about Schiff: Pelosi ‘absolutely right’ to hold back impeachment
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How could something so seemingly harmless cause so much pain? (iStock) It could happen to anyone, really. A soon-to-be married couple named Ian and Annelise finishing what seems like the 1000th wedding invitation of the weekend. An adventurer named Benjamin who’s just trying to steal the Declaration of Independence. A waiter named Dave who is always a little bit too enthusiastic about pulling the guest check out of the receipt printer. A searing phalange-sourced pain shoots right to each person’s brain thanks to the bane of every paper-handler’s existence: a paper cut. How could something so seemingly harmless cause so much pain? Why, when the laceration is so seemingly minuscule, is the pain so intense? Well, science has an answer those who have suffered from the standard stationary slice, as reported by Science Alert. DRINKING URINE: CAN IT HELP? Part of the problem stems from one of the primary purposes of your digits, feeling. Fingertips are … [Read more...] about This is why paper cuts hurt so much
Former social worker Jeanne Nutter was walking her dog, Henry, when she encountered Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old victim of a kidnapping who had escaped her captor on Thursday. She had no idea where she was or what was waiting for her outside the home where she was being held in Gordon, Wisconsin. "I was at the end of my driveway; I saw a young woman who appeared to be in distress," Nutter said. "She was probably about ten or 12 feet from me saying, 'I need help.' All I knew is, whoever this child is, she's in trouble." Nutter says Gordon is a safe place where she doesn't think to take her cellphone before leaving the house. So when Closs appeared, lost and needing help, they raced to a neighbor's home to call law enforcement. "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King asked Nutter, "What did you see that made you think she was in trouble?" "It was 19 or 20 degrees outside and she only had a sweatshirt on and maybe some black leggings, and I thought she was in her slippers," … [Read more...] about Woman who found Jayme Closs says abducted girl named the suspect right away
White House President Donald Trump’s proposal to use an executive order to deny birthright citizenship to babies born in the U.S. to non-citizens and undocumented immigrants has virtually no support from legal experts across the political spectrum. The 14th Amendment of the Constitution states: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside." A small group of mostly conservative legal scholars argue that Congress could revoke so-called birthright citizenship for undocumented immigrants. But Trump argued in an interview with Axios that he could revoke it by executive order.Story Continued Below Court decisions dating back to the late 1800s affirm the citizenship rights of children born to immigrants, which would make it even harder to enforce such an executive order. Nearly all legal experts accept that the amendment applies to nearly all children born on … [Read more...] about Can Trump revoke birthright citizenship? Nearly all on left and right say no.
By Jerry McDonald | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: October 29, 2018 at 4:13 pm | UPDATED: October 30, 2018 at 5:10 am For complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard. ALAMEDA — A day after absorbing another demoralizing defeat and with a compacted schedule heading into Thursday night’s game against the 49ers, Raiders coach Jon Gruden was saving his energy for what’s most important. It’s as if Chucky was replaced by a low-key alter-ego named Charles. Gruden’s weekly press conferences have been must-see TV, a treasure trove of video clips and quotes to be parsed, skewed in terms of context and then parceled out to social media for further dissemination. Most of it with a mocking tone. No so on Monday. The day after a 42-28 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Gruden was subdued and resigned to making his regularly scheduled appearance without an edge and uninterested in sparring over questions he took issue with. … [Read more...] about Why Raiders’ Jon Gruden was so subdued at weekly press conference