WASHINGTON — There's one all-consuming question for the Democratic Party now that the Mueller report has been released: What now? The ball is in Congress's court. And Democrats are about to face a huge split about whether to pursue an impeachment proceeding with obvious political downsides, or to pass on the opportunity to set a historic precedent and hold the president accountable. Members of Congress often say that they want to serve in a time of consequence. Well, it doesn't get more consequential than this. On the one hand: Democratic 2020 candidates have been reflecting the reality on the ground, which is that voters don't seem to have much appetite for impeachment at all. That's reflected in public polling, too, and there's a clear risk than an impeachment fight would be perceived as Democrats overplaying their hand. Nancy Pelosi knows all of that. But congressional leaders also face the opposite question: Without trying to hold the president accountable, what might they be … [Read more...] about The Mueller report is out. What do Democrats do next?
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Universal Standard co-founder Alexandra Waldman shares how she built a brand marketing more and more style to America's plus-size women. Nina Zipkin Published 10:00 am CST, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Photo: Courtesy Of Alexandra Waldman Photo: Courtesy Of Alexandra Waldman Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Courtesy Of Alexandra Waldman How to Not Let 'the Practical' Drown out Your Dream 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Editor’s Note: Inspire Me is a series in which entrepreneurs and leaders share what motivates them through good times and bad, while also describing how they overcame challenges in hopes of inspiring others. We all know the frustration of going to the … [Read more...] about How to Not Let ‘the Practical’ Drown out Your Dream
In 2008, Vaccinate Your Family, the nation's largest nonprofit dedicated to advocating for vaccinations, had to stop posting videos to YouTube. Then known as Every Child By Two, the organization had used its channel on the massive video platform to post interviews with doctors, public service announcements, and testimonials from parents of children who had died of vaccine-preventable diseases. But those messages were quickly sabotaged. YouTube's recommendation system, which appears alongside videos and suggests what users should watch next, would direct viewers to anti-vaccination videos, according to Amy Pisani, executive director of Vaccinate Your Family. "When we would put things on YouTube, it was followed by an anti-vaccination video," Pisani, told NBC News. YouTube's recommendation system, powered by an algorithm that the company does not make public, has been criticized in recent years for favoring controversial and conspiratorial content. The companyhas said that itchanged the … [Read more...] about Drowned out by the algorithm: Pro-vaccination advocates struggle to be heard online
Video PUBLISHED: 19:14 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke David Bowie - one of the many great musicians we lost too soon Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire Archant This month marks 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash. He is one of many brilliant musicians who have gone too soon. Elvis, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday all died too young, along with George Michael, Kurt Cobain and David Bowie. You can only wonder at what music they still had to make.John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix were both making new albums at the time of their deaths and nearly all of them were haunted by demons and by the pressures of fame which pushed them towards addiction. It frightening to see so many lives cut tragically short. Here are 15 great music stars who died before their time. Buddy Holly (aircrash) – February 3 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that … [Read more...] about How old were stars like David Bowie when they died?
Washington Post A teenager comes face to face with an indigenous-rights activist on Saturday. Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Ky., Jan. 20, 2019. A convergence of racial and religious groups set the stage for the viral moment between a Covington Catholic High School student and Nathan Phillips, a Native American activist, in Washington. “I stepped in between to pray,” Phillips said on Sunday. (Aaron Borton/The New York Times) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Show Caption of Expand By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: January 20, 2019 at 8:08 pm | UPDATED: January 21, 2019 at 9:58 am By Michael E. Miller | The Washington Post WASHINGTON — The three groups that met Friday in the cold shadow of the Lincoln Memorial could hardly have been more different. They were indigenous-rights activists from Michigan, Catholic schoolboys from Kentucky — some wearing Make America Great Again hats — and Hebrew Israelites from … [Read more...] about What was behind stare-down between white teen, indigenous activist?