GOP infighting spoils chance to retake Crist’s Florida seat

TALLAHASSEE — Alleged murder threats. Court battles. Stinging attacks between rival Republicans. In a race that the GOP views as one of its best pickup opportunities in Florida, things are getting messy. And it doesn’t look like an endorsement from former President Donald Trump will change that. “A lot of embarrassing drama” is how Audrey… Continue reading GOP infighting spoils chance to retake Crist’s Florida seat

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How Jared and Ivanka Hijacked the White House’s Covid Response

The year 2020 started on a promising enough note for the president, at least considering all we’d endured the previous three years. The economy was good, the impeachment effort on Ukraine looked like a dud and the polls were decent. Trump was for the most part in a good mood and, as always, up for… Continue reading How Jared and Ivanka Hijacked the White House’s Covid Response

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Did Jeffrey Epstein’s Victims Fund Protect His Allies?

Three months after Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in a Manhattan jail cell, a trio of crisis professionals announced plans for a fund to help pay restitution to Epstein’s victims. The “distinguished” experts, a press release announcing the fund said, would give victims an opportunity for money and closure through a “confidential, non-adversarial alternative to… Continue reading Did Jeffrey Epstein’s Victims Fund Protect His Allies?

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POLITICO-Harvard poll: Drug price negotiation is Americans’ top priority

Americans support letting the government negotiate drug prices above all the other major priorities in the infrastructure and social spending packages now before Congress, according to a new POLITICO-Harvard poll that suggests health care is at the top of most respondents’ minds. But the drug pricing plan could be in peril as some centrist Democrats… Continue reading POLITICO-Harvard poll: Drug price negotiation is Americans’ top priority

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Harriette Cole: She’s trying to upstage me by stealing my birthday theme

DEAR HARRIETTE: My best friend is completely copying my birthday theme and trying to upstage me. Harriette Cole  Her birthday is exactly one week after mine. I am planning a garden-themed brunch party, and she is planning a flower-themed tea party (basically the exact same theme as mine). Should I say something to her about… Continue reading Harriette Cole: She’s trying to upstage me by stealing my birthday theme

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European Parliament VP takes lead in race to face Viktor Orbán in Hungary

MEP Klára Dobrev won the first round of a primary race to become Hungary’s joint opposition candidate for prime minister, according to results published late Thursday.  The primary voting is part of an effort by an alliance of six opposition parties to present a united front when challenging Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in a parliamentary election next… Continue reading European Parliament VP takes lead in race to face Viktor Orbán in Hungary

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Eurozone inflation hits 3.4 percent in September

Eurozone inflation increased by an annual 3.4 percent in September, according to early estimates from the EU’s statistics office on Friday. Those numbers will likely trigger renewed calls for calm from the European Central Bank, which is mandated to keep inflation at 2 percent over the medium term. ECB President Christine Lagarde said just three… Continue reading Eurozone inflation hits 3.4 percent in September

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Climate change is making it harder to find fall foliage

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Droughts that cause leaves to turn brown and wither before they can reach peak color. Heat waves prompting leaves to fall before autumn even arrives. Extreme weather events like hurricanes that strip trees of their leaves altogether. For a cheery autumnal activity, leaf peeping is facing some serious threats from the… Continue reading Climate change is making it harder to find fall foliage

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Shakira says on Instagram that wild boars attacked her in Barcelona

(NEXSTAR) — Singer Shakira shared on Instagram this week that she was attacked by a couple of wild boars in Barcelona while she was with her 8-year-old son. The Colombian pop superstar posted a series of Instagram stories Wednesday detailing the boar attack, which happened while she was walking in a park. She said the… Continue reading Shakira says on Instagram that wild boars attacked her in Barcelona

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Why the fall of Afghanistan sllows Iran to expand its influence

Since 2020, the United States has been working to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan. The Americans’ announcement emboldened the Taliban, who recently took control of the country. The militant group’s rise to power has had numerous implications for domestic affairs. As the Taliban moves to establish an official government, foreign powers such as Iran are… Continue reading Why the fall of Afghanistan sllows Iran to expand its influence

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