Biden may be tempted to deemphasize the two table-setting states. Photo: Michael Dwyer/AP/Shutterstock Let’s face it: If you’re running for president, having to spend months and months in Iowa and New Hampshire can be a pain in the butt. These states, with their privileged position in the nominating contests of both parties, harbor countless citizens who don’t believe a candidate has earned their votes until and unless they’ve asked for them in person. The locals have no compunction whatsoever about shaking down said candidates for all sorts of things, ranging from support for their provincial obsessions (e.g., the anti-tax pledges extorted by New Hampshire Republicans or the bipartisan Iowa demands on behalf of the Great Corn Idol of ethanol subsidies) to some fundraising help for state legislative candidates. And when actual voting grows nigh, the weather in these two states can turn as icy as the glare of voters if you challenge their political duopoly. I … [Read more...] about Can Biden Really Lose Iowa and New Hampshire But Still Win the Democratic Nomination?
Sen. Johnny IsaksonJohnny IsaksonVeterans face growing threat from online disinformation Eleven GOP senators sign open letter backing Sessions's comeback bid Juan Williams: Republicans flee Trump MORE’s (R-Ga.) decision to resign at the end of the year set off a furious behind-the-scenes scramble among Georgia Republicans vying to curry favor with Gov. Brian Kemp (R), who will choose his replacement.Isakson kept his decision private from all but his closest advisers, sources with knowledge of his decision said. Some aides and allies — including Kemp — were told he would quit just hours before the announcement went out.ADVERTISEMENTIsakson’s announcement set off a torrent of phone calls and text messages between top Georgia Republicans speculating about a long list of likely replacements.In a statement Wednesday, Kemp offered few clues to his thinking, beyond thanking Isakson for years of public service.“Our state and country have been immeasurably blessed … [Read more...] about Georgia GOP abuzz about Senate vacancy
Updated | Tofu has long been a vegetarian's best friend, notably because the meatless product can take the shape of chicken nuggets, a burger, or even faux scrambled "eggs." Now, tofu is being used to make a bean curd-based alcoholic wine.The wine is made with a waste product known as tofu whey, according to a release from the National University of Singapore. Tofu whey is a liquid that is smelly and susceptible to harboring bacteria. Manufacturers typically discard it for this reason, and it can pollute rivers if not treated properly.Related: Even Light Drinking Increases Your Risk of Cancer, Doctors Warn Researchers in Singapore decided to put the waste product to good use by converting the soy whey into wine—without the use of artificial flavors. To accomplish this impressive feat, they employed yeasts to ferment the waste product just like what winemakers do to make your favorite bottle of red or white. Amino acids and minerals found in tofu whey help foster the growth of … [Read more...] about Wine Made From Tofu Tastes Better Than It Sounds—Maybe
The House Science, Space and Technology Committee on Thursday unanimously approved legislation intended to secure voting technology against cyberattacks.The Election Technology Research Act would authorize the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research on ways to secure voting technology. The legislation would also establish a Center of Excellence in Election Systems that would test the security and accessibility of voting machines, and research methods to certify voting system technology. ADVERTISEMENTThe bill is sponsored by Reps. Anthony GonzalezAnthony GonzalezOur commitment to veterans can help us lead for all Americans Intercollegiate athletics just got a two-minute warning California inspires other states to push to pay college athletes MORE (R-Ohio) and Mikie SherrillRebecca (Mikie) Michelle SherrillOur commitment to veterans can help us lead for all Americans Rep. Veronica Escobar elected to … [Read more...] about Bipartisan bill to secure election tech advances to House floor
Trump has been ramping up his "Deep State" rhetoric again. He's back to blaming a cabal of bureaucrats, FBI and CIA agents, Democrats, and "enemies of the people" in the mainstream media, for conspiring to remove him from office in order to allow the denizens of foreign shi*tholes to overrun America. But with each passing day, it's becoming clearer that the real threat to America isn't Trump's Deep State. It's Trump's own Corrupt State. Not since Warren G. Harding's sordid administration have as many grifters, crooks and cronies occupied high positions in Washington. Trump has installed a Star Wars Cantina of former lobbyists and con artists, including several whose exploits have already forced them to resign, such as Scott Pruitt, Ryan Zinke, Tom Price, and Michael Flynn. Many others remain. When he was in Congress, the current White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney pocketed tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from payday lenders, then proposed loosening … [Read more...] about Trump’s Corrupt State Is So Much Worse Than His Imaginary Deep State | Opinion