Bernie in the Fox’s den: Sanders takes anti-Trump pitch straight to ‘state TV’

The Democratic frontrunner will speak at a Fox News town hall. He says its necessary to speak to Trump voters. Others disagree Bernie Sanders will finish a four-day tour of Trump Country on Monday, with a town hall on the presidents favorite network: Fox News. It is an unexpected partnership, between a self-described democratic socialist and a media outlet that dedicates primetime to pundits who rail against a purported creep of socialism. The event will be staged in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a state Trump won by less than 1%, and it will be moderated by Fox News anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum. Sanders is the first Democratic presidential candidate to appear on the network for such an event. He says …

San Francisco: residents of wealthy area shout down mayor over homeless shelter

Attendees interrupted the mayors meeting on the shelter planned for an affluent waterfront neighborhood before walking out A meeting to discuss a proposed homeless shelter in San Francisco devolved into chaos on Wednesday night, as attendees shouted, chanted and heckled the mayor, London Breed. Im sorry this issue has divided this community, said Breed, as she tried to assuage local fears over her plan to build a 200-bed Navigation Center in the Embarcadero, a wealthy waterfront neighborhood. The crowd interrupted with remarks like: Build it at city hall! Some stood and chanted, We live here, before walking out. Meanwhile, proponents of the project waved signs with big block letters that read: Hate has no home here. The clashes came amid …

Pete! Pete! Pete! Buttigieg fever hits New Hampshire can he keep up the pace?

In Manchester and Concord the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, shone again as a persuasive centrist in a party moving left If this weekend was anything to go by, Pete Buttigieg might be the hottest ticket in the Democratic party right now. The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, held rallies in New Hampshire on Friday and Saturday and amid talk of job growth, healthcare and military service one thing was clear: if you want to see Buttigieg, get there early. On Friday night Buttigieg T-shirts bear the phonetic spelling Boot-edge-edge had been due to hold a rally at a brewery in Manchester. Because of demand, he switched venues at the last minute to the Currier Museum of Art. That …

Six states sue agriculture department over ‘weakened’ school lunch rules

States and DC say Trump administration significantly weakened nutritional standards for sodium and whole grains Six states and the District of Columbia have sued the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), saying it weakened nutritional standards in school breakfasts and lunches when the Trump administration relaxed the requirements affecting salt and refined grains last year. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court asked a judge to overturn the changes, saying they were carried out in an arbitrary and capricious manner. The government significantly weakened nutritional standards for sodium and whole grains, according to the lawsuit filed on Wednesday, without giving the public a chance to comment on them and in opposition to nutritional requirements for school meals set by Congress. The states …

Killed by police, then vilified: how America’s prosecutors blame victims

In reports on police killings, district attorneys dredge up negative details about victims and promote racist tropes, adding to families pain One year after police killed told reporters that what happened days before police killed Clark was irrelevant: Its about the officers who murdered him because he had a cellphone in his hand. The DAs decision this month to publicize Clarks intimate communications, while announcing she would stunned the family and activists, who already had little hope they would achieve accountability through the justice system. But the practice of DAs vilifying victims of police violence is not unique to Sacramento. District attorneys have repeatedly engaged in what victims families describe as cruel and painful smears of the dead. In some …

Punchy and the Kool-Aid man: study shows how big tobacco marketed kids’ drinks

Study of previously sealed documents shows how tobacco companies adapted their advertising skills to win over children Tobacco companies used their advertising skills to help market sugary drinks to kids even inventing the single-serving juice box, according to a new study that looked at previously sealed documents. UCSF Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, in a Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

From casinos to cannabis: the Native Americans embracing the pot revolution

The long read: Gambling transformed reservations 40 years ago, but often only enriched a few. Could the legal marijuana business prove more broadly beneficial? In February 2015, amid the cedar masks, canoe paddles and totem poles at the Tulalip Resort Casino north of Seattle, the talk was all about pot. Indian country had been abuzz about cannabis since the previous autumn, when the Justice Department had released a memorandum which seemed to open the way for tribal cannabis as a manifestation of tribal sovereignty. (I grew up Ojibwe on a reservation in Minnesota, and I use the word Indian to refer to indigenous people within the US. I also use indigenous, Native and American Indian. These terms have come in …