It’s a democratic-socialist party now—but it might be in the hands of some younger stars instead of Bernie Sanders. After two nights and 20 Democrats scrapping on a national stage, that’s the conclusion of our panel of experts, operatives and longtime political observers who sat through all four hours of debating and watched a party reshape itself on live TV. Who came out ahead? Kamala Harris captured a lot of the attention, not least for her ability to go toe-to-toe with frontrunner Joe Biden on Thursday night. The other big winner was Pete Buttigieg, whose smooth intelligence and moral seriousness stood out, though at age 37 he might not have had quite the commanding presence of Harris. Both of them, in our experts’ views, eclipsed Biden—though the former vice president still grabbed the most screen time, and there’s no telling whether anything we saw this week will move the polls.Story Continued Below Looking at both nights, our panel thought that … [Read more...] about Biden ‘Dated Himself,’ ‘Underperformed’—and ‘Was Eaten Alive’
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Darlene Superville, Associated Press Updated 10:13 am PDT, Thursday, May 23, 2019 FILE - In this July 13, 2018 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump with Queen Elizabeth II, inspects the Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England. Trump’s next few weeks will serve as a master’s class in the finer points _ and potential pitfalls _ of protocol. He’s making state visits to Japan and the United Kingdom where he’ll be meeting with both Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Japan’s newly installed Emperor Naruhito. less FILE - In this July 13, 2018 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump with Queen Elizabeth II, inspects the Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England. Trump’s next few weeks will serve as a ... more Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP … [Read more...] about Watch out: Protocol pitfalls abound as Trump heads abroad
TULSA, Oklahoma — On a fall morning in 2018, veteran technology teacher Abraham Kamara was working with his robotics team at Memorial Junior High School when Tulsa school superintendent Deborah Gist entered the classroom with a TV news crew. Gist was there to surprise Kamara with the school year’s first Golden Apple Award, recognizing him as one of Tulsa’s “outstanding teachers.” “We have heard so much about everything you do … making sure your kids have all the tools they need to be successful,” Gist said, her exuberance matched by the candy-apple red blazer she wore for the occasion. Handing him the palm-sized trophy, she continued, “We also recognize that you go above and beyond in this room, often at your own expense,” adding that the award comes with a $500 classroom grant.Story Continued Below Gist launched Tulsa’s Golden Apple Awards when she took the helm of the district three years ago, partnering with the … [Read more...] about Deborah Gist Used to Fight Teachers Unions. Now She’s Marching With Them.
Julián Castro, the former San Antonio mayor and secretary of Housing and Urban Development, has to know that is he almost certainly not going to be the Democratic Party presidential nominee. That is not a huge knock on Castro. It’s math. More than 20 Democrats may well end up running. Only one can win. But it’s not just math. Castro’s path is harder than most. He’s never been a governor, senator or vice president. Every Democratic presidential nominee has servedin one of those three capacities since 1924. The 2020 field will include plenty of candidates with more polished résumés from which to choose.Story Continued Below Yes, Donald Trump proved the old rules don’t always apply. Maybe Castro cuts just the right profile for 2020. Maybe Democratic voters will see the grandson of immigrants as the perfect foil to America’s foremost champion of border walls. Maybe after months of bloodletting among the top-tier candidates, Castro’s … [Read more...] about Welcome to 2020, Julián Castro! Here’s How To Win by Losing.
Politics It’s been a tumultuous year of fighting on Capitol Hill over immigration, tax reform, a Supreme Court nomination, a government shutdown and more. But there were moments that shone through the thick curtain of partisanship. Here are just a few that stood out. Putting aside differences after John McCain’s deathStory Continued Below John McCain’s death in August brought a spirit of togetherness to Capitol Hill. From Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan to Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, both Republicans and Democrats put aside their differences to praise the longtime Arizona senator for being willing to reach across the aisle – even if it meant breaking with his own party. In an interview with NBC, Hillary Clinton said McCain “really understood in the marrow of his bones what it meant to be an American and how important it was for us to, yes, disagree and differ, but, at the end of the day, to come together, to work together, to trust each other to get … [Read more...] about Heartwarming bipartisan moments in a polarizing 2018