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    As Blake Masters pulls to within striking distance of incumbent U.S. Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ), according to new polling by Trafalgar Group, the Frontiers of Freedom Action (FFA) Super PAC has jumped in to the Arizona media market to buy ads focused on opponent Kelly’s voting record. The Arizona Sun Times asked Frontiers of Freedom President George Landrith, who also heads the FFA, why he thought the race was still winnable after Masters lost significant financial support. Landrith pointed to the gubernatorial race in New Jersey last year, where the Republican candidate, Jack Ciattarelli, was also a little-known newcomer like Masters, and written off by some in the Republican Party. Ciattarelli surprised everyone, losing by only 3.1 points in a very blue state. Landrith told The Sun Times, “Even if you don’t think Masters is a perfect champion for your cause, look at the horrible things Kelly has done to the state.” He said he believes the Biden administration and its Democrat-controlled Congress have been such a dismal failure that “[t]he Left should be afraid if they’re in a state...
    by Bronson Winslow   The American Principles Project (APP), a national pro-parents rights organization that directly engages in campaigns and elections, has entered the Polk County, Florida school board election by providing four local candidates with $40,000 for ad campaigns. The APP’s initial involvement followed a commercial which targeted candidates who support drag queens in K-12 schools. The ad aimed to bring awareness to the “indoctrination” of students by Democrats pushing trans-ideology and anti-American critical race theory in Florida, Politico reported. APP spokesman Paul Dupont told the Daily Caller News Foundation APP supported the “Parents Caucus” slate of candidates in the Polk County, Florida, school board elections. Those candidates included Terry Clark, Rick Nolte, Justin Sharpless and Jill Sessions, Dupont said. The APP spent just over $40,000 to run digital ads and send out text messages ahead of the election, said Dupont. This was a larger part of the APP’s efforts to “elevate education issues such as parental rights and sexually explicit content in schools in this year’s midterms.” “If you don’t have people at the local level who are cutting this...
    Brandon Hyde has avoided these types of matchups lately. The Orioles manager has sat outfielder Cedric Mullins against the last five left-handed starters Baltimore has faced, and Hyde said Wednesday that Mullins hasn’t looked as “comfortable” against southpaws this season. But with left-hander Yusei Kikuchi coming out of the bullpen Friday for the Toronto Blue Jays, Mullins strode to the plate against a southpaw in the fourth inning. And after six pitches, Mullins stood on third base, having driven a triple into the right-center gap for just his ninth extra-base hit against a left-hander this season. Putting too much stock into one at-bat can be a fool’s errand; after all, Kikuchi has been relegated to a bullpen role for Toronto because of how erratic he’s been. But when rookie catcher Adley Rutschman hit his first home run from the right side of the plate in the 6-3 loss, the breakout plays from the pair of stars provided something long unseen. For so much of this season, Mullins and Rutschman — two of the Orioles’ best hitters — have struggled against...
    Freshman Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) isn’t backing out of the race for House GOP conference chair despite Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), who currently holds the position, announcing she will seek another term in the next Congress. Stefanik’s announcement came shortly after news broke that Donalds, one of two black GOP members in the House, would make his bid official during an event Thursday evening. ELISE STEFANIK ANNOUNCES BID FOR SECOND TERM AS HOUSE GOP CONFERENCE CHAIRWOMAN The New York Republican asserted that she has locked down key support, including members of House GOP leadership, in her push to retain the position, which is tasked with helping lead messaging efforts. But Donalds said his conversations with members are going well and not to count him out of the race just yet. While Donalds didn’t criticize Stefanik’s tenure in the role, he said he believes he is the best candidate to streamline messaging as Republicans express confidence about their odds of retaking the House majority. “Well, I think it's not about things that are going wrong —...
    Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) is enjoying the backing of a Democrat on the New York City Council as he apparently gains ground in his uphill quest for governor. Councilman Robert Holden is endorsing Zeldin because he has been disgruntled with incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul's management of various problems plaguing New Yorkers, such as crime, he said Wednesday. LEE ZELDIN CLOSING IN ON KATHY HOCHUL IN NEW YORK GOVERNOR'S RACE: POLL "Fifty years I've been a Democrat, and we can see it on our streets. Anytime you go outside in New York City, there seems to be problems," Holden told Fox News. "I'm a commonsense Democrat. That means I'll endorse Republicans when I think they're better for the job, and certainly, Lee Zeldin is better for the job than Kathy Hochul, our current governor." Holden represents District 30 in the city. New York City has seen a jump in certain types of crime this year. Although homicides are down, robberies have spiked from 12,096 to 8,711 compared to last year, according to year-to-date data from the New...
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Brad Finstad won a special election to represent southern Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District by a smaller margin than many political watchers expected, but as he seeks re-election, the Republican has a very special benefit – the advantage of incumbency. When he was sworn in to represent the district last month, Finstad joined a very exclusive club. Incumbents to the U.S. House of Representatives enjoyed a nearly 95% re-election rate in 2020. In in the past 50 years that re-election rate has climbed as high as 97% and never dipped lower than about 85%, according to Open Secrets. “Few things in life are more predictable than the chances of an incumbent member of the U.S. House of Representatives winning reelection,” Open Secrets said. Still, Finstad, 46, is not a long-term incumbent and there are other factors playing into his race against Democrat Jeff Ettinger. Article continues after advertisement Finstad’s four-point win over Ettinger in the special election last month prompted a political analyst to move the general election race from “solid Republican” to “lean Republican” because President Joe...
    Republican Geoff Diehl won his party’s nomination Tuesday to challenge Democrat Maura Healey, the state's attorney general, in the Massachusetts gubernatorial race this fall. Democrats are heavily favored to win the election in the deep-blue state, as centrist Republican Gov. Charlie Baker declined a reelection bid. Diehl was endorsed in the race by former President Donald Trump, support that will likely prove more useful in the primary than the general election in the Bay State, where Trump won a mere 32% of the vote in 2020. PALIN LOSES TO DEMOCRAT IN ALASKA HOUSE RACE IN PICKUP FOR PELOSI In addition to Baker, Republicans including Bill Weld and now-Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) have held the governor’s mansion in Massachusetts, but they ran on more centrist platforms designed to appeal not just to Republicans but to independents and some Democrats as well. Diehl has not taken that approach, even casting uncertainty about the 2020 election results but stopping short of embracing Trump’s baseless claims that it was stolen.  Diehl, a former state representative, has yet to hold...
    The United States will test a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday, the Pentagon announced, and has notified Moscow of the impending launch. A Pentagon spokesman said the test was routine and was intended to demonstrate the readiness of the U.S. military's ICBM arsenal.  It is the latest in a string of launches, some of which have been delayed in order to avoid escalating tensions with China over Taiwan and with Russia, as it wages war in Ukraine. Pentagon spokesperson Pat Ryder said an unarmed missile would be launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on Wednesday.  'This launch is a routine test, which was scheduled far in advance and consistent with previous tests this ICBM launch will validate and verify effectiveness and readiness of the system,' he said. He added that Russia had been notified, in line with treaty commitments.  This image shows a previous launch of a Minuteman III missile from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The missile is a key component of the US nuclear arsenal Pentagon spokesman Air Force Brig. Gen. Patrick...
    After winning the June primary for Los Angeles mayor by 7 percentage points, new polling shows California Rep. Karen Bass with a double-digit lead over her rival in the runoff, a deep-pocketed law-and-order former Republican advised by a powerhouse team. With weeks to go, California strategists are reluctant to call the race for Bass over mall magnate Rick Caruso, a political newcomer bent on “cleaning up” the city who hopes to capture frustrated voters in the liberal enclave who have grown tired of Democrats' light-handed approach to brazen crime. Any day now, California Democrats expect the billionaire backed by Hollywood mainstays, such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian, Snoop Dogg, and Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, to renew his advertising onslaught and ramp up his ground game. But as they wait, some question a strategy that continues to plow millions of dollars into a widening race as Caruso’s heavyweight strategists are nowhere to be seen. “They put some guy I’ve never heard of on the record and called him senior adviser, and to me, that was sign No. 1 that they’re doing this...
    Gamers have decided to boycott a new Harry Potter release in an 'anti-Semitism' row over its 'Goblin Rebellion' plot which offers players the chance to battle 'oppressed race who are fighting against their own slavery'. Hogwarts Legacy, which is due to be released next year after a series of delays, is a role-playing game set in the magical world in the 1800s. It features a 'possible mounting goblin rebellion', with critics saying players would battle an 'oppressed race who are pushing back against their own... slavery'. PlayStation has told gamers that they will be able to 'decide the fate' of the magical universe, and will 'encounter missions and scenarios that will pose difficult choices and determine what they stand for'. But some critics of the game are concerned about the presence of goblins, and claim that they are based on anti-Semitic stereotypes.  The official game website states that the game features a 'possible mounting goblin rebellion'. Pictured, a goblin from the game trailer  Some critics of the game are concerned about the presence of goblins, and claim that they are based on...
    by Eric Lendrum   On Tuesday, a former employee of the credit card company American Express sued his former employer, claiming that he was fired because he is White. According to the Washington Free Beacon, Brian Netzel was fired in 2020 after working at the company for 10 years. He is now filing a class-action lawsuit against American Express, saying that other White employees besides him faced similar “racially discriminatory” policies and actions due to the company’s push for greater “diversity” in its ranks. American Express was one of many companies that virtue-signaled in favor of racial diversity in the aftermath of the accidental fentanyl overdose death of George Floyd in May of 2020, which subsequently led to mass race riots across the country which resulted in widespread death and destruction. Earlier this month, the company announced its intentions to spend as much as $3 billion to produce a “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan.” Netzel’s lawsuit claims that these “antiracism” policies ultimately “gave preferential treatment to individuals for being black and unambiguously signaled to White employees that their race...
    CHELSEA will be without Conor Gallagher for Tuesday's Premier League game against Southampton - but will have boss Thomas Tuchel back on the touchline. Gallagher picked up two yellow cards in the first half of the Blues' 2-1 home win over Leicester and will miss the trip to the South Coast. 3Chelsea face Southampton on Tuesday 3Tuchel is back from suspension but will be without GallagherCredit: Getty Boss Tuchel watched the game from the stands after serving a one-game suspension. The German lost his appeal to a red card he received for an altercation he had with Tottenham boss Antonio Conte following a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are also closing in on Leicester's Wesley Fofana. However, it is unclear whether the £70million-plus Frenchman, 21, will be registered in time to face the Saints. READ MORE ON CHELSEAChelsea news Wesley Fofana announcement SOON, Zaha late bid lined up, Aubameyang update But in a boost to Tuchel, Kalidou Koulibaly will be back from suspension to play in the heart of the defence. Edouard Mendy will start, and could...
    NEWCASTLE are desperately hoping for Home Office clearance to play new striker signing Alexander Isak at Liverpool on Wednesday. While Toon chiefs have registered the £63million club record Swedish frontman, boss Eddie Howe cannot select him until he has received his work permit after arriving from Real Sociedad. 1Alexander Isak is still awaiting a work permit from the Home OfficeCredit: Getty But with the majority of civil service staff off for today’s bank holiday, it leaves only a tiny window for Howe to get the green light. Prem rules say that players must have all paperwork approved and lodged with the FA by noon on the last working day before a match. That means Newcastle effectively have just a three-hour period between 9am and midday on Tuesday to get clearance to allow Isak to feature at Anfield. It is understood that Newcastle have asked for a “priority appointment” for Isak but while the FA will do everything to complete his registration, the final decision rests with the Home Office timetable. READ MORE ON TRANSFERSTransfer news Liverpool 'verbally agree' Bellingham January...
    (CNN)Charlie Crist, the Democratic nominee for Florida governor, has picked as his running mate Karla Hernández-Mats, the head of the teachers union in Miami-Dade County, in a clear sign that he intends to put education at the center of his campaign against Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. Crist announced Hernández-Mats as his nominee for lieutenant governor on Saturday at a middle school in Hialeah, capping a week that saw him win the party's nomination to take on DeSantis in November.Democrats turn to Charlie Crist to try to slow Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ahead of 2024Born to Honduran immigrants, Hernández-Mats worked for 10 years as a teacher in South Florida and was named teacher of the year in 2010. She has served as president of the United Teachers of Dade since 2016. She is also a vice president for the American Federation of Teachers, which donated $500,000 to Crist's campaign earlier this month."She wasn't just a teacher, she was a teacher of special needs children. That's a heart," said Crist, who won the governorship as a Republican in 2006 and was the...
    Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney said he hopes Rep. Liz Cheney wins her Wyoming GOP primary - despite the uphill battle she'll face Tuesday to keep her seat in a state that's largely behind Donald Trump. Multiple polls leading up to the race show Cheney trailing challenger Harriet Hageman, who is endorsed by Trump, House Republican leadership and even the state Republican Party. Those same entities made Cheney a political pariah among the GOP for her vote to impeach the former president over the Capitol riot and her ensuing work on the January 6 committee to investigate Trump's alleged efforts to steal the 2020 election. Romney, who voted in the Senate to convict Trump for the insurrection, expressed regret over Cheney's likely loss in comments published by Business Insider on Sunday. 'Her political future is something I'm sure she's considered. I hope she wins,' the Utah Republican said earlier this month. Romney added that he's even hosted fundraising events for Wyoming's lone House Representative to keep her seat.  He added, 'But I recognize that in the time of Trump that...
    (CNN)Lewis Hamilton says his "worst fears came alive" after his dramatic title race against Max Verstappen at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last season. The seven-time world champion saw a potential record-setting eighth title slip away after he was beaten by the 24-year-old Red Bull driver, following a controversial season finale in December 2021. "You see things start to unfold," Hamilton told Vanity Fair in an interview published on Monday. "My worst fears came alive. I was like, there's no way they're going to cheat me out of this. There's no way. That won't happen. Surely not."'I had no strength' Read MoreHamilton was well on his way to winning his eighth world title until Williams Racing driver Nicholas Latifi collided into the barriers with four laps remaining, resulting in the safety car being called out. Former F1 race director Michael Masi allowed racing to restart on the final lap and Verstappen was permitted to start almost side-by-side with Hamilton, despite the Mercedes driver having previously earned a sizable lead. Verstappen eventually overtook Hamilton on fresh tires and went on to...
    YouTube/Bravo Stassi Schroeder on Bravo TV. Former “Vanderpump Rules” star Stassi Schroeder has found herself named as an example in a lawsuit against NBCUniversal, Bravo and Andy Cohen accusing the network of racial discrimination. Former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes filed the lawsuit in federal court earlier this year and is currently fighting to avoid having it heard behind closed doors in arbitration. In the lawsuit, which can be read here, Leakes’ attorneys mention Schroeder and her fellow fired “Vanderpump Rules” co-star Kristin Doute as an example of how they say, “The race-based offensive conduct, and NBC and Bravo’s failures to correct and remedy this misconduct, are not unique to the Housewives franchise.” Leakes’ attorneys wrote in the lawsuit, “They also permeate other NBC and Bravo shows.” The lawsuit states, “NBC, Bravo, and/or True have a history of allowing racially and/or culturally insensitive and offensive conduct or statements to go unremedied and uncorrected. This tolerance of this inappropriate behavior encourages it to continue. It is the opposite of providing a workplace or working conditions...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Yan Gomes hit two home runs, Drew Smyly tossed six sharp innings and the Chicago Cubs completed a three-game sweep with a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Nelson Velázquez also went deep for the Cubs, who have won four in a row to pull within 19 games of .500. It was Chicago’s first three-game sweep in Philadelphia since July 25-27, 2000. Garrett Stubbs homered for the Phillies, who failed to gain ground in the NL wild-card race against the lowly Cubs. Only the Reds, Athletics and Nationals entered the day with fewer wins than Chicago. READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Excessive Heat Warning Issued For Parts Of Delaware ValleyCubs starter Drew Smyly (3-5) had a perfect game going into the fifth, when Bryson Stott hit a two-out double to left-center that just eluded a dive from center fielder Christopher Morel. Stott scored on Alec Bohm’s single to left. Smyly allowed one earned run on four hits with four strikeouts and no walks. Gomes led off the third with the first of his two shots off...
    Governor Larry Hogan suggested that after Donald Trump's candidate won Maryland's GOP gubernatorial primary this month, his potential ambitions for a White House run are emboldened. 'Does this [loss] make you more or less likely to run for president in 2024?' ABC News' Jonathon Karl asked Hogan in an interview on the This Week program. 'It makes me more determined than ever to continue the battle to win over the Republican Party and take us back to a bigger tent, more Reaganesque party,' Hogan said. He added: 'We got our work cut out for us but I'm certainly not giving up.' Hogan backed Kelly Schulz in the GOP primary election last Tuesday, but she lost to Dan Cox, who had the endorsement of former President Donald Trump. He admitted that Cox's win wasn't only a loss for Schulz, but also for him and his legacy. The Maryland governor claimed that it's very unlikely Cox will win the general election come November. 'So, it was a win for the Democrats,' he said. 'It's a big loss for the Republican Party and...
    Twenty months after now-President Joe Biden won Arizona in the United States’ 2020 presidential race, former President Donald Trump continues to hold a bitter grudge against conservative Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey — who, as Trump sees it, let him down by acknowledging that Biden won Arizona fairly and certifying Biden’s victory in the state. Trump and Ducey were once allies, but Trump now slams the right-wing Arizona governor as a RINO: Republican In Name Only. And Trump’s vendetta against Ducey, according to Daily Beast reporter Sam Brodey, is making its presence felt in Arizona’s 2022 gubernatorial race. Because of Arizona’s gubernatorial term limits, the two-term Ducey cannot seek reelection — and he has endorsed candidate Karrin Taylor Robson in Arizona’s 2022 Republican gubernatorial primary. Trump, however, has endorsed former television news anchor Kari Lake, a far-right “Stop the Steal” candidate who has repeatedly made the false claim that Trump won Arizona in 2020. Recount after recount has made it abundantly clear that Biden won Arizona fair and square, but that isn’t stopping Lake from campaigning on the Big Lie,...
    Tyler Bowman opened his phone on Monday and called San Francisco’s public health department over and over – five times in all — while desperate for a vaccine that could help him avoid becoming the latest patient in a burgeoning monkeypox outbreak. And for days, he confronted a widespread problem: There just weren’t enough shots to go around. Infectious disease experts treating monkeypox patients across the Bay Area say the region – and the United States as whole – appears dangerously vulnerable to the continued spread of a virus that, until just a couple months ago, was little known outside of a few African communities. The reason is simple: Too few vaccine doses are making their way to clinics across the country, leaving America susceptible to yet another public health crisis even as it seeks to emerge from its worst pandemic in a century. Already, one clinic in San Francisco closed on Wednesday and at least two more appeared likely to shut their doors to monkeypox patients by the end of the week due to a lack of vaccine, according...
    On Friday, a Club for Growth-affiliated federal super PAC, the School Freedom Fund PAC, launched a nearly $400,000 television and radio attack advertising blitz against Kurt Winstead and Beth Harwell in the August 4 Republican primary in the race for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District seat. The ads attack Winstead’s Democrat voter and donor history as well as Harwell’s endorsement in the 2018 Tennessee governor’s race from a teacher’s association that endorsed in both the Republican and Democrat primaries. In the 2018 race for governor of Tennessee, the Tennessee Education Association Fund for Children and Public Education (TEA-FCPE) endorsed Beth Harwell in the Republican Primary for Governor, and Craig Fitzhugh in the Democratic Primary for Governor. The TEA is the Tennessee state affiliate of the radically liberal National Education Association (NEA). In their 2018 statement, the TEA said they gave their endorsement in the Republican primary to Harwell because, “Harwell was recognized as the only educator in the race—her talks about testing and TNReady issues showed deep knowledge and concern about assessments and their use—and for her work to ensure state...
    MANCHESTER UNITED face a race against time to complete Christian Eriksen’s transfer move before departing on tour. The Denmark international, 30, is set to sign a three year deal at Old Trafford after snubbing a stay at Brentford. 1Man Utd face a race against time to make Man Utd's pre-season tour on FridayCredit: Getty Eriksen has made an incredible recovery since having a cardiac arrest on the pitch during a Euro 2020 match in June last year. The star was forced to leave Inter Milan after having a defibrillator – which are not allowed in Italy – fitted in the weeks after his collapse. But he returned to top-level football when fellow Dane Thomas Frank offered him a short-term deal at Brentford. And he proved he can still make a huge impact in the Premier League as he helped the Bees secure top-flight survival. READ MORE ON MAN UTDFree bets! The best free bets and sign up offers available from our bookmaker partners UNITED LATEST Frenkie de Jong latest, Cristiano Ronaldo 'offered' to Chelsea That led to them offering him...
    Incumbent Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) won the Democrat nomination for Texas’s twenty-eighth Congressional District on Tuesday against socialist Jessica Cisneros following a recount for the primary runoff battle between the two, according to the Associated Press who called the race. Cuellar, a nine-term congressman, defeated Cisneros by 289 votes, according to their recount results. On the runoff’s May election night, Cuellar was only winning by fewer than 200 votes. He picked up more votes in the recount. The Associated Press (AP) previously did not call the race for either side because of how close it was, even though the incumbent declared himself the winner on election night. The 29-year-old Cisneros, who once interned for the incumbent, lost the challenge. Cuellar has a more moderate record, which appealed to Texas’s heavily Hispanic southern border district, and he has aligned himself with Republicans on some issues. Democratic Congressional candidate Jessica Cisneros speaks to the media before a rally, Feb. 12, 2022, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) The AP previously noted this runoff could “offer clues” into how abortion rights may affect the midterm election. Before the runoff, Cuellar had come under attack...
    A fourteen-year-old boy who drowned kayaking in a Utah river last week was an outdoor enthusiast who had written a book about his unorthodox homeschooling and how he had become a child entrepreneur.  Kevin Cooper, 14, died after falling out of a kayak in the Newcastle Reservoir near Beryl, Utah, last Saturday.  He was on the water with his autistic older brother, 17. It's unclear exactly how he fell out of the kayak but his family said they boys had been racing. Cooper's family told local media that he couldn't swim. A spokesperson for the family has refuted claims the boys had been trying to knock each other out of their kayaks. She alleged witnesses who reported horseplay to authorities were likely 'mistaken in what they saw or heard happening in the water.' In his 14 short years, Cooper wrote a book under the pseudonym Cole Summers, and amassed thousands of fans on social media with his love of the outdoors and extraordinarily enterprising young mind.  Last month, in a Twitter video promoting his autobiography, the teen revealed how he...
    (CNN)Senators are racing against the clock to try to nail down the details on a bipartisan gun safety package — with two major sticking points remaining before they leave Capitol Hill for the weekend.Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the chief GOP negotiator in the bipartisan talks, acknowledged the group has "run out of our rope" and needs to finalize details by Thursday.He said the two major sticking points in the framework the group is writing through are the so-called "boyfriend loophole," which deals with whether unmarried partners could have guns if they were found guilty of violence against a dating partner, and the distribution of funds for alternative crisis intervention programs, with Democrats wanting to use those funds to incentivize states to pass red flag laws."The challenge of course is to translate those principles into text," Cornyn told conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt Thursday morning. "People like to come back and try to renegotiate things all the time, and I think, ... we've about run out of our rope here, and we got to make some final decisions today...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Children with cancer have many obstacles in front of them including surgeries, treatments, side effects and therapies. CBS3 introduces you to Isabel, or “Izzy” as her family calls her. She has conquered more obstacles than a little girl should ever have. Plus, she’s crossed a few finish lines too, even with the odds against her. READ MORE: Tampon Shortage Across US Pushing Local Organizations To Help Educate Public About Alternate OptionsEight-year-old Isabel Rita is one smart cookie and she loves science. “I kind of like, I just like think it’s cool. You get scientists basically like see everything through almost like a different perspective sort of,” Isabel said. She also loves to perform. “She dances, jazz, hip-hop, musical theater, she sings. Last year, she learned how to swim and now, she’s working on riding her bike,” her mom Sonia said. Sonia says Izzy wasn’t always able to dance and ride a bike. “She went from being a typically-developing baby to a rag doll who really couldn’t sit up on her own,” Sonia said. When Izzy was just...
    ANDY MURRAY faces a race against time to be fit for Wimbledon after pulling out of Queen’s with an abdominal injury. The former world No.1 decided not to play the Cinch Championships on Tuesday – which he has won a record five times in singles combat – following the strain to the left-hand side of his body. 1Murray's participation at Wimbledon has been thrown into doubtCredit: Getty Muzza, 35, injured himself in the third set of his Stuttgart Open Final defeat to Matteo Berrettini on Sunday and required physio treatment but continued on playing. Scans in London did not show any tear – that would have ruled out him for several weeks – and an appearance at Wimbledon remains on the table. Eastbourne next week is not an option – he doesn’t like playing an ATP Tour event the week before a Slam – but he might turn up at a Hurlingham Club exhibition for some grass match practice. Murray, who misses Queen’s for the first time since 2007, said: “After having a scan this afternoon, an abdominal injury means...
    (CNN)It's one of the ultimate tests of man against beast and over the weekend a Briton got the better or his four-legged rival to cross the finish line first and win the Whole Earth Man V Horse race in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales on Saturday.Ricky Lightfoot, who is a 37-year-old firefighter from the village of Dearham in Cumbria, in north west England became only the third person to claim victory in the history of the race, in which runners are pitted against horses to see who can outrun the other.Completing the 22-mile trail with a time of 2:22:23, Lightfoot is also the first runner to have won the competition in 15 years after Florien Holtinger triumphed in 2007, according to a statement from the event's organizers. Runners compete against horses and their riders at the race on Saturday, which was staged after a two-year absence due to the coronavirus pandemic.The competition was established in the 1980s, after two people at the local Neaudd Arms pub bet on whether a man could defeat a horse in a long-distance race. In 2004, Huw...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Race Against Gun Violence hosted by the group Strides for Peace will step off Saturday evening in Grant Park.It's meant to celebrate the life-changing work of community organization and people who care about ending gun violence.SEE ALSO | March for Our Lives 2022: Downtown Chicago rally planned for June 11 along with several in suburbsConsumer Investigative Reporter Samantha Chatman is hosting the race that will bring together more than 75 community organizations, businesses and civic organizations.It includes an 8K run, a 5K run, a 2 mile walk and the popular Tots for Peace sprint. All funds raised will go directly to the participating charities."Organizations need support to build peace and stop the violence. There are many people dedicated to ending gun violence, and we can amplify their impact. Collectively, this is solvable. Some Chicagoans don't know where to begin to help, while others want to show their support and get more involved. The race in Grant Park is a great place to start," said Margaret Baczkowski, founder of Strides for Peace.
    Anchorage, Alaska (CNN)The wildest congressional contest of 2022 is unfolding in Alaska, where the state's former governor and onetime Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is attempting a political comeback in a crowded field for a House seat that is open for the first time in nearly 50 years.Palin was a late and last-minute entrant in the special election race, and her run was met with an immediate endorsement from former President Donald Trump -- who said in a statement that he was paying Palin back for her early support for his 2016 presidential bid.But in Alaska, Trump's endorsement might not carry the weight it has in other open-seat contests across the 2022 primary map. Sarah Palins House candidacy causes GOP rift and reopens old woundsPalin is known on the national stage for the then-governor's 2008 bid for vice president as the late Sen. John McCain's out-of-nowhere selection as running mate. At home, though, many still resent Palin for quitting her job as governor in 2009, less than three years into her single term in office. Trump, meanwhile, ran behind...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Progressive Jessica Cisneros is requesting a recount in her tight runoff election against nine-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar that remained too close to call nearly two weeks later. Cuellar was leading Cisneros by 187 votes, or 0.4 percentage points, out of 45,429 ballots counted as of Monday night, according to an Associated Press count. The AP will not declare a winner until the recount is completed. “Our movement was never just about one politician — it was about taking on an unjust system that rewards corruption and corporate profits at the expense of the needs of working people,” Cisneros said in a statement to the Texas Tribune that she retweeted to her followers. “Our community isn’t done fighting, we are filing for a recount.” She added, “I owe it to our community to see this through to the end.” Cisneros, a 29-year-old immigration attorney, forced the runoff in March after she came within 1,000 votes of Cuellar. She also ran against him in 2020, losing by 4 percentage points. She is a former intern in...
    The prosecutor worked on House Democrats' first impeachment of Donald Trump is running for Congress, he announced on Wednesday, aiming to clinch an empty seat that's also being eyed-off by former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Attorney Daniel Goldman is joining the race for New York's newly-created 10th Congressional District, adding one more name to what already was a crowded six-way race.  It's also de Blasio's second attempt at federal office after his widely unpopular 2020 presidential bid - which he ended in September 2029 just weeks after an event he hosted in Iowa drew just about 15 people. 'I am running for Congress and this new 10th district because I want to get on the front lines, and back in the trenches like I did during the impeachment,' Goldman said on MSNBC's Morning Joe. 'To fight for our democracy, defend our democracy - but also move, bring a new voice, so that we can move some of these issues forward that the Republicans - in particular - are really trying to roll back.' Goldman was House Democrats'...
    On Thursday, North Country Public Radio reported that a far-right trucker kicked off the New York GOP primary ballot for alleged signature forgery is redeclaring his candidacy against Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) — taking advantage of the opening created by courts forcing a redraw of New York's congressional maps. "Lonny Koons, a North Country trucker, announced he’s reviving his campaign for Congress. He’s challenging Rep. Elise Stefanik for the Republican nomination in New York’s 21st Congressional district, which includes most of the North Country in the new election maps," reported Celia Clarke. "Koons ended his campaign earlier this year after accusations that he broke petitioning rules." Koons is making residency a key point of his campaign. The new map puts Stefanik's residence in Schuylerville just outside of the 21st District, and he is arguing the district should be represented by a resident. According to the Watertown Daily Times, Koons holds a number of extreme positions. "He brands himself as a blue-collar man of the people, intent on bridging the wide gap between liberal and conservative voters in today’s U.S.," reported...
    The McCormick campaign's lawsuit argues that Republican voters would be disenfranchised by a "technical error" if the undated ballots are not counted. It says that county election boards should be bound by a 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision issued Friday that said undated mail-in ballots must be counted for a 2021 Pennsylvania county judge race. A three-judge panel had ruled that state law requiring a handwritten date next to a voter's signature on the outside of return envelopes was "immaterial." Since mail-in ballots are postmarked and stamped when they are received by county election offices, the court said there was no reason not to count undated ballots. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's administration told counties Tuesday that undated ballots must be counted, citing the appeals court's decision. However, the governor's office instructed counties to keep undated ballots separate, in anticipation that the case could be appealed to the Supreme Court and possibly reversed, the Associated Press reported. As of Tuesday, Oz held a 997 vote lead over McCormick out of more than 1.3 million votes cast....
    A new poll shows former U.S. Senator David Perdue is closing the gap against incumbent Governor Brian Kemp in the GOP gubernatorial primary, but the possibility of a runoff election is uncertain. Pollster InsiderAdvantage released their findings Sunday showing Kemp at 52 percent and Perdue at 38 percent with 3 percent undecided. Other minor candidates totaled 7 percent in that poll, which was run for Fox5 Atlanta TV. InsiderAdvantage Georgia Chairman Matt Towery analyzed the results, saying, “Gov. Brian Kemp continues to lead the race, but the contest is closer than recent polls have suggested. We detected a tightening of this race several weeks ago, and it has basically remained in the range of our last poll for Fox5Atlanta.” “In polling other states, we have learned that support for candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump is harder to detect and that the numbers for the endorsed candidate in the election results outperform the numbers as polled,” Towery said. Towery pointed out that his firm found that very few remain undecided in the race for Georgia governor, and that the...
    Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images Former Vice President Mike Pence declined to rule out running against Donald Trump were the former president to run in 2024. In an interview with The New York Times from Iowa, Pence said, “We’ll go where we’re called. That’s the way Karen and I have always approached these things.” The statement was published in a Times article on Monday by Jonathan Martin, who co-wrote a book with Times colleague Alex Burns about the end of the Trump presidency and beginning of the Biden administration that contained extensive reporting on the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol. The report details the ways in which Pence has broken from Trump since the end of their administration. Since Jan. 6, when Pence certified the 2020 election against Trump’s wishes, the two have been at odds. The divide has continued to this day: In Georgia’s primary race for governor, Pence has endorsed incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp, while Trump has endorsed former Sen. David Perdue. Ahead of Pence campaigning with Kemp on Monday, Trump spokesperson Taylor Budowich called Pence irrelevant and touted...
    Among Donald Trump's list of political enemies, Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp ranks right up there with Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming. Whereas Cheney sought to impeach Trump and end his political career, Kemp certified an election in his state that ultimately contributed to Trump's ousting from the White House. Trump has arguably gunned with equal fervor to banish both from the Republican Party and end their careers. Cheney still has a tough row to hoe despite the fact that she has been raising historic sums in her bid to beat back her Trump-endorsed primary challenger, among other GOP candidates. But Kemp currently appears poised to soundly defeat the candidate Trump recruited to challenge the sitting GOP governor—former Sen. David Perdue. In fact, Perdue—who arguably had the stature and name recognition to compete with Kemp—appears to have entirely cratered, to the point where Trump is now washing his hands of the race. In the final days of the campaign, Trump plans to make no public appearances with Perdue and has groused to aides about his lackluster performance, according to reporting...
    MARTINEZ — Four years after Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton withstood a challenge from her political right, she appears to have another viable opponent who is running against the recent wave of progressive justice reformist DAs across California. Mary Knox, a longtime prosecutor and former senior deputy district attorney — until she was demoted by Becton — has been hitting the campaign trail hard, with regular appearances at farmer’s markets, rallies, and fundraising efforts sometimes tied with county Sheriff David Livingston, one of many law enforcement officials supporting Knox’s candidacy. Whereas other DA candidates in the Bay Area are vying to run as the most progressive candidate in their respective races, Knox is banking that outrage over high profile crimes — like a spate of televised retail thefts in Walnut Creek — will lend voter support to her promises to pursue tougher penalties and “work hand-in-hand” with local police. Becton — appointed in 2017 after a campaign fund embezzlement scandal saw the former county DA resign and plead no contest to felony perjury — has run on her record...
    (CNN)A competitive primary for a Georgia House seat has locked two Democratic members of Congress -- Lucy McBath and Carolyn Bourdeaux -- in a tough fight for reelection. The matchup comes after Georgia's Republican-controlled state legislature redrew congressional maps. Now, two Democrats viewed by many in the party as rising stars with promising political futures are facing off in a contentious race. The Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday for Georgia's newly redrawn 7th Congressional District. "This is a race to watch," Emory University political scientist Andra Gillespie said in an interview. "I think it's going to be competitive. ... We expect that the race is going to be close, and, by close, we anticipate single digit margins.""These are two known, incumbent candidates who hold office so we expect that they are going to hold their own against each other."Read MoreAdding to the competition: Georgia State Rep. Donna McLeod is also running in the Democratic primary. "I think the question is, is McLeod going to be enough of a spoiler to force a runoff?" Gillespie asked. McBath and Bourdeaux...
    While Europeans bask in the warmth of spring, governments are in a race against winter. Europe is trying to cut use of Russian natural gas because of the war in Ukraine, but still find enough fuel to keep the lights on and homes warm before it gets cold again. That has sent officials and utilities racing to fill underground storage with scarce supplies of natural gas from other producers — competition that further raises already high prices as utility bills and business costs soar. Italy has announced new supplies from Algeria, while Germany has outlined an energy partnership with Qatar, a major supplier of liquefied gas that arrives by ship. While those deals offer a long-term boost, they likely will have little impact on the crucial winter supplies that will be decided in the next several months. For now, the scramble in Europe is a zero-sum game: There’s little or no spare gas available to snatch up, and any supply that a country manages to get comes at the expense of someone else in Europe or Asia....
    President Joe Biden praised Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s win in the Democratic primary Tuesday, telling voters his campaign would be a “big step forward” in a crucial Senate seat that the Democrats hope to flip. Fetterman won the Democratic Senate nomination after maintaining a wide lead in the polls for months before the contest and experiencing a stroke just days prior to voting. The lieutenant governor clinched the nomination with almost 60% of the vote as of 10 p.m. JOHN FETTERMAN WINS PENNSYLVANIA DEMOCRATIC SENATE NOMINATION IN KEY SWING STATE “As Pennsylvania’s Lieutenant Governor, John Fetterman understands that working class families in Pennsylvania and across the country have been dealt out far too long,” Biden said in a statement shortly after the race was called. “It’s time to deal them back in, and electing John to the United States Senate would be a big step forward for Pennsylvania’s working people. Democrats are united around John, who is a strong nominee, will run a tough race, and can win in November.” Fetterman defeated Rep. Conor Lamb,...
    Former President Donald Trump warned against voting for Kathy Barnette in Pennsylvania’s Republican Senate primary in a statement Thursday with less than a week to go before the election. Trump, who has endorsed Dr. Mehmet Oz in the race, contended that Barnette is incapable of winning in the general election against the “Radical Left Democrats,” whose candidate is likely to be Lt. Gov. John Fetterman. “Kathy Barnette will never be able to win the General Election against the Radical Left Democrats,” Trump stated. His warning comes after Barnette surged in recent polls in a race that had initially been a two-way competition between Oz and businessman David McCormick. Barnette’s spike in support occurred after the most recent Senate debate, in which she revealed in a compelling story that she was a product of rape and that her mother had her at the age of 12. Barnette’s last-minute success came unexpectedly, as she had previously been polling in the single digits, and federal records showed she had not come near McCormick and Oz in terms of fundraising and spending. Both McCormick...
    MATEO KOVACIC is winning his race to be fit for Saturday's FA Cup Final in a major boost for Chelsea. The Croatian was taken off by stretcher following a brutal tackle by Leeds’ Dan James on Wednesday. 1James' tackle on Kovacic on during the 3-0 loss on WednesdayCredit: Reuters Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel later claimed his key midfielder "needs a miracle" to face Liverpool at Wembley. But the club is now hopeful that Kovacic has escaped serious injury even though James was given a straight red card by referee Anthony Taylor for the lunge at his ankle. It is welcome news as Tuchel’s midfield has been ravaged by injury lately with N’Golo Kante and Jorginho both missing games in recent weeks. Tuchel is hopeful that Kante at least may also be fit but might not be ready to start the game which represents Chelsea’s last chance to win a domestic trophy this season. READ MORE ON CHELSEA'WHAT IS SHE DOING?' Leeds fan steals ball and refuses to give it back despite side losing This leaves Kovacic's sub replacement from Wednesday...
    A woman who served as a teacher, principal, and superintendent in the Mat-Su Borough School District in Alaska has filed to run against Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski as a Democrat. Patricia Chesbro, the chairwoman of the Mat-Su Democrats who filed her paperwork Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission, cited abortion rights as one of the reasons why she joined the contest. "I don't know that we can count on her in the choice issue," the retired educator said of Murkowski, according to Alaska Public Media. "And you can count on me." ELISE STEFANIK ENDORSES SARAH PALIN FOR ALASKA HOUSE SEAT Murkowski has served in the Senate for nearly two decades. She is seeking a fourth term this year. The Republican released a statement declaring her support for codifying the abortion rights as established by Roe v. Wade in 1973 and affirmed by Planned Parenthood v. Casey in 1992 after the leak of a draft opinion signaling their reversal. "I strongly support women's reproductive freedoms, including the right to abortion established by Roe and...
    The Nebraska gubernatorial primary on Tuesday showed candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump are not immune to losing. Trump’s primary record had been pristine heading into Tuesday night after seeing his endorsed candidates in the Texas, Indiana, and Ohio primaries all win or advance to runoffs. And even coming off of the evening, the former president is boasting a 58–1 record, albeit that number is padded with many safe incumbent wins. In Nebraska, two agriculture businessmen appeared as frontrunners in the gubernatorial race, Trump-backed Charles Herbster and Jim Pillen — who was endorsed by Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and the powerful Ricketts family. Herbster, a wealthy Republican donor and longtime supporter of Trump, appeared at Trump’s 2015 campaign launch and donated to him in his primary. While Ricketts had asked Trump not to become involved in Nebraska’s race, the former president weighed in anyways, endorsing his loyalist, Herbster, in October and praising him as “a tremendous supporter of America First and Make America Great Again, right from the beginning.” Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster speaks during a rally at the I-80 Speedway hosted...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Several prominent conservative groups are getting involved in Pennsylvania’s race for U.S. Senate and backing candidate Kathy Barnette as an alternative to Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon endorsed by former President Donald Trump. The anti-tax Club for Growth endorsed Barnette on Wednesday and has begun airing TV ads on her behalf. That follows the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List’s decision on Tuesday to back Barnette over Oz. “Kathy is a courageous advocate for life who exposes the human cost of abortion,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of Susan B. Anthony List, said in a statement. It’s unclear whether the endorsements and advertising will be enough to carry Barnette to the top of the field in Pennsylvania’s May 17 primary. The Club for Growth, for instance, unleashed millions of dollars in advertising against Trump-backed JD Vance in Ohio’s GOP Senate primary earlier this month only for the “Hillbilly Elegy” author to go on and win the race by an eight-point margin. But the growing focus on Barnette suggests anxiety among some conservative and pro-Trump...
    ARSENAL could name an unchanged side from the team that beat West Ham 2-1 at the London Stadium for Sunday's clash against Leeds. The Gunners boosted their chances of Champions League qualification after edging the Hammers to move two points clear of Tottenham in fourth. 2This is how Arsenal could start against Leeds on Sunday in their must-win clash But Arsenal were dealt a blow prior to kick-off after Ben White was ruled out with a hamstring injury. Bukayo Saka was then withdrawn late into the second half to spark fears off a possible knock. And returning right-back Takehiro Tomiyasu, who was making his first start since New Year's Day following a calf injury, also had to be substituted. The Japan international, 23, went down clutching his leg with fans worried he could be set for a further spell on the sidelines. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS NEWS Mikel Arteta signs NEW Arsenal contract, Gunners chasing £63million Diaby But Arteta has delivered a positive update on the trio, as he stated that Saka and Tomiyasu are fit and available for selection....
    A federal civil rights lawsuit was filed Thursday against Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra over the agency’s “anti-racism” plan that injects “race-based decision making into our health care system.” The lawsuit, which also names Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator Chiquita Brooks-Lasure, was filed by Mississippi doctor Amber Colville and Kentucky doctor Ralph Alvarado. The attorneys general of Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, and Montana have also joined the suit. “[D]istinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry are by their very nature odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality,” the lawsuit opens, quoting case law. As Breitbart News reported, HHS encourages health care providers to conduct a “clinic-wide review of existing tools and policies, such as value statements or clinical practice guidelines, to ensure that they include and are aligned with a commitment to anti-racism and an understanding of race as a political and social construct, not a physiological one.” Breaking: With the support of @DoNoHarm, two doctors plus 8 state AGs have filed a federal civil...