Allison Hope is a writer whose work has been featured by The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Slate and elsewhere. The views expressed here are the author's. Read more opinion on CNN. (CNN) The announcement that reality TV star and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner, a longtime Republican, would run for California governor -- in an expected recall election later this year to replace Democrat Gavin Newsom -- is making waves. Jenner, who identifies as transgender, officially filed her paperwork in Los Angeles and announced her bid on her website. With the sales savvy one might expect from a reality TV icon, Jenner's website already has merch for sale, including typical political swag like yard signs and hats, and a few fun extras like wine goblets and beverage coolers. Allison Hope For the transgender community and LGBTQ and progressive advocates specifically, Jenner's potential gubernatorial run is prompting something less like waves and more like a … [Read more...] about Give Caitlyn Jenner a chance
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia health officials beat the clock. Hundreds of doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine set to expire on Thursday were given out just in the nick of time. Also on Thursday, Pennsylvania’s former secretary of health who’s now in the Biden administration visited Philadelphia with words of praise for the vaccine rollout. READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE: Philadelphia Police Hope Break In 1957 Unsolved Murder Leads To The Boy In The Box's Identity The fear that the vaccine would be wasted did not happen, but it was a big scramble to get shots into arms before it expired. At the same time, the city was hosting a special guest. Dr. Rachel Levine, the assistant health secretary to President Joe Biden, was at the Pennsylvania Convention Center at a critical time. This is one of several sites around the city distributing the Pfizer vaccine. A big batch of the vaccine was set to expire at 12 p.m. Thursday. On Tuesday, Philadelphia had 4,000 doses out of the deep … [Read more...] about Philadelphia Health Officials Beat Clock, Administer Hundreds Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Before Expiration
Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski has maintained a sharply independent voting record while in Congress, adopting a far more moderate stance than almost every GOP senator. Though Murkowski voted in line with former President Donald Trump over 70% of the time, she has not been afraid to buck the Republican Party line, on issues including abortion, health care and same sex marriage. While Murkowski’s non-party line voting record has kept her in Congress for almost two decades, her stark condemnation of Trump’s post-election rhetoric and her vote to impeach him in January may put her reelection at risk. Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski has maintained a sharply independent voting record while in Congress, adopting a far more moderate stance than almost every GOP senator. Though Murkowski voted in line with former President Donald Trump over 70% of the time , she ranked higher aligned with him more often than just two other GOP senators, according to Five Thirty … [Read more...] about Sen. Murkowski Is Not Afraid To Buck The Party Line Or Criticize Trump. Could It Cost Her In 2022?