Abrams campaigned on expanding Medicaid and voting rights across the state. She grew up poor in Mississippi, one of six children with a mother who worked as a librarian and a father who worked in a shipyard. She went on to graduate from Yale Law School and has been open about the fact that she is still $200,000 in debt from student and credit card loans. She’s a single woman, and she has written romance novels on the side while rising through local politics. … [Read more...] about Georgia Governor’s election is too close to call with Dec 4 run-off possible
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The 188-member Maryland General Assembly said it has no records of the number of sexual harassment complaints over the past decade but plans to begin keeping track. Earlier this week, the Legislature passed a bill sponsored by Kelly that will strengthen its policies on harassment reporting to include an independent investigator and to cover lobbyists. … [Read more...] about Legislatures lack public records of misconduct claims
— Trump eases off Mueller, Rosenstein? The Washington Post's Anne Gearan: “Trump suggested Wednesday that he is in no hurry to fire either special counsel Robert S. Mueller III or Mueller’s boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, and asserted again that the inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election is part of 'a hoax.' 'They’ve been saying I’m going to get rid of them for the last three months, four months, five months, and they’re still here,' Trump said. 'So we want to get the investigation over with, done with, put it behind us.' Trump also said he would impose additional sanctions on Russia when needed, and he bristled at the notion that he had backed away from a new round of penalties associated with alleged Russian help for Syrian chemical weapons production.” … [Read more...] about The Finance 202: Fed report shows business execs worry about Trump’s trade moves
“The one thing I don’t have on my side is history,” she added. “It can be discouraging when people only look to the past to determine what you’re capable of. But I use that as fuel. My job is to remove this as a barrier for every person who runs after me. I’ve always seen my success in that light.” … [Read more...] about Georgia governor hopeful Stacey Abrams could become first black, female state leader: Who is she?
[Watch Fox - Tune in tonight at 6 pm ET for Chris Wallace’s exclusive interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin #WallacePutinOnFox]“Relating to more general interests, [the national government] will be less apt to come home to the feelings of the people; and, in proportion, less likely to inspire an habitual sense of obligation, and an active sentiment of attachment.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 17RESTORATION ART-WAREParis Review: “Inside the Arthur M. Sackler Museum at Harvard University, below a vast glass roof and above a neoclassical series of gray stone columns, hangs a fake painting. It’s a Mark Rothko—or, rather, a replica of a Rothko. The canvas is covered in moody indigo and vibrant crimson. It shows a square of color, patchy and imperfect. As the eye moves from left to right, there comes a moment when something changes; the colors diverge. … This replica is an investigative tool, used by the art explorers at … [Read more...] about Trump scores on his own goal