In the last few days, the Warren campaign found itself in a back and forth with the Bernie team over his volunteer phone call talking points and what he allegedly said at a meeting over a year ago. It guaranteed her a question at the debate on whether a woman could be elected president. As expected, she was well prepared and gave a smart answer that promoted her candidacy without attacking Sanders. … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren’s winning zinger
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That trend has accelerated since November 2016, as Republicans aim to protect their Senate majority and wreak havoc on Democrats’ 2020 presidential primary. If one Democratic takeaway from Trump’s rise was that some of their opposition-research operations needed an overhaul, among Republicans’ big lessons from Clinton’s disaster was that their tactics were working spectacularly. If anything has changed, both Pounder and his rivals on the left think, it’s the speed of the news cycle and voters’ patience, not anything more profound about the nation’s character or priorities. So, down a hallway and around a corner from Pounder, in a bright white room packed with television and computer screens — the “war room” — about half a dozen young men sit in rows poring over footage of Democrats’ events, logging noteworthy moments and flagging the usual potential missteps to colleagues via Slack. … [Read more...] about What Hurts a Political Opponent in the Age of Trump?
“The fact is, we can’t rely solely on rainwater anymore for all our needs,” said O’Shanassy, who was hired by the government during the drought to redraw water policy for Melbourne and the surrounding countryside. “You need efficiency, redistributed supplies and alternatives like desalination. You have to try to make use of every drop, everywhere.” … [Read more...] about Drought survival: What Australia’s changes can teach California
MMCC will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, to celebrate its 10,000th day of operation. Visitors from around Southern California will be able to observe feeding recovering seals and sea lions, browse exhibits in our Visitors Center, learn from demonstrations and presentations, meet local supporters, enjoy children's activities and more. … [Read more...] about Save The Seals: Marine Mammal Center Needs $1M To Stay Open