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Cheri Bustos, who leads House Democrats’ campaign arm, says she won’t seek another term as chairwoman.

Cheri Bustos, who leads House Democrats’ campaign arm, says she won’t seek another term as chairwoman.

first_imgThe outcome was a painful and embarrassing turn for Ms. Bustos, 59, who was considered a rising star in the party who was particularly adept at devising strategies for Democrats running in conservative-leaning districts.Her departure will clear the way for others competing for the campaign committee position. Already some Democrats are pitching Representative Tony Cárdenas of California for the post. Mr. Cárdenas, who represents the Los Angeles area, could potentially help the party reorient after losing significant ground to Republicans among Latino voters in Florida, Texas and some other states.Representative Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, who is expected to win his district in the heart of Hudson Valley though it has not yet been called, formally announced his candidacy for the position, according to a letter obtained by The New York Times. – Advertisement – Ms. Bustos will remain in her position in the coming weeks, as Democrats continue to battle for a dozen or so seats where vote-counting continues. But she said she would not seek any other leadership post days after Democrats from the party’s moderate and progressive wings traded blame over the losses on a caucus conference call.“Instead, I will focus my efforts legislatively to help President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as we build back better for the people,” Ms. Bustos said. Representative Cheri Bustos of Illinois, the leader of the House Democrats’ campaign arm, told colleagues on Monday that she would not seek another term as chairwoman after she led her party to unexpected losses last week and only narrowly won her own re-election race.In a letter to colleagues, Ms. Bustos conceded she had “hoped for better results” and was “gutted at the losses we sustained” even as she noted that she had delivered on “job No. 1,” maintaining the majority.- Advertisement – Democrats had entered the election on the offensive, predicting they would grow their majority and protect all but a handful of incumbents in red-leaning districts. Instead, Democrats are on track to lose six to 10 seats and failed to capture almost every pickup opportunity.- Advertisement – “My experience will allow me to better support our vulnerable members — especially our historically diverse group of frontline members — without sacrificing our shared principles,” Mr. Maloney wrote, citing his fund-raising, professional background and the makeup of his district as part of his pitch. Ms. Bustos was still expected to convene a briefing for Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday to discuss the election results. In her letter, she said the campaign committee would conduct a review “to better understand why the national polling and modeling environment failed to materialize.”In a statement, Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised Ms. Bustos as “a leader of great integrity and inspiration” and thanked her for her service. – Advertisement –last_img read more

GSA Girls Number 1 in Class C

GSA Girls Number 1 in Class C

first_img admin Latest Posts BLUE HILL — Both GSA teams continued to better their records this week, with the boys winning 5-0 over Deer Isle-Stonington, 4-1 over Dexter and 4-1 over Sumner.The Eagle girls downed DI-Stonington and Sumner 5-0 but fell in a close 3-2 battle with Dexter, which trails them by less than three points in the standings. In the Class C standings, the 7-1 GSA Eagle boys are ranked second, less than a point behind Madawaska, while the Sumner Tiger boys are sixth and the winless Deer Isle-Stonington Mariner boys are at the bottom.The 6-2 GSA girls are at the top of their division, with the DI-Stonington Mariners fourth and the Sumner Tigers ninth. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Bio Latest posts by admin (see all) Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Nwosu looks to improve draft stock in Senior Bowl

Nwosu looks to improve draft stock in Senior Bowl

first_imgThis week, former USC outside linebacker Uchenna Nwosu began preparation for the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., in an annual showcase of college football talent. He currently projects to be a late-first to second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. In his senior season, Uchenna Nwosu recorded a career-high 9.5 sacks. He is projected to be a first-or second-round pick. Daily Trojan file photo.The 6-foot-2, 240-pound edge rusher finished with 75 tackles, 9.5 sacks and 13 pass deflections in 2017. For his efforts, he earned first-team All Pac-12 honors. On his career, the Carson, Calif. native recorded 169 tackles with 20.5 tackles for loss. He capped off his career with a twosack, four-tackle performance against Ohio State the Cotton Bowl. Nwosu has the opportunity to improve upon his draft stock with an eye-opening performance in the Senior Bowl. He will play against the likes of 2017 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Baker Mayfield, and former Washington State quarterback Luke Falk (whom he intercepted this year). USA Today’s “Draft Wire,” calls Nwosu an, “undersized but explosive and productive edge player,” who has made, “huge strides over the past two seasons, turning himself into one of the most intriguing defensive prospects in this draft.” NFLDraftScout.com ranks Nwosu as the fourth-best outside linebacker in the 2018 draft class. Nwosu is the lone player to represent USC in the Senior Bowl this year. Previous Trojans who were featured in the game include Clay Matthews, Carson Palmer and Lynn Swann. He will be a participant on the “South Team,” which is set to be coached by the Houston Texans staff. The “North Team,” will be coached by the Denver Broncos’ staff.This year’s Senior Bowl takes place Saturday at 11:30 a.m. The game will be broadcast on NFL Network with ongoing practice coverage throughout the week on ESPNU.last_img read more

Casualty update

Casualty update

first_imgOutside the Afghan region, the Defense Department reports 61 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, two were the result of hostile action. The military lists these other locations as: Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba; Djibouti; Eritrea; Jordan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Philippines; Seychelles; Sudan; Tajikistan; Turkey and Yemen. There were also four CIA officer deaths and one military civilian death. – Associated Press As of Saturday, at least 3,297 members of the U.S. military had died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,674 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers. The AP count is five higher than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Friday. The British military has reported 140 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 19; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, six; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia, three; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Romania, one death each. As of Saturday, at least 312 members of the U.S. military have died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department. Of those, the military reports 196 were killed by hostile action. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Happy 60th Birthday Carrie Fisher

Happy 60th Birthday Carrie Fisher

first_imgYou may have noticed that this week, we’ve been talking a lot about Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia, and Star Wars. I bunch of us are obsessed with the actress and the franchise, so of course, we were going to write articles about them, but there was an organized reason for it. Carrie Fisher turned 60 years old on Oct. 21, so happy Carrie Fisher Week on Geek.com!Most of us know her as Princess-then-General Leia from the Star Wars movies, and that in itself is commendable. Leia is a determined, confident woman who is highly capable of not only leading a rebellion but also being a part of it. She went undercover at Jabba’s Palace, has been kidnapped by Darth Vader, and even in the face of personal and incredibly traumatic tragedy, she’s still able to get the job done. It’s the perfect role for Fisher, and she’s been delivering for decades.However, this week, we’ve been looking outside her most famous role, into the actress herself, her accomplishments, her other acting career, and her all-around amazing public persona that not only inspires us but also makes us laugh and scream in delight.Celebrate Carrie Fisher with us this week, won’t you? She knows we love her.As previously mentioned, Fisher is best known for one particular role, but she’s got over 90 acting credits to her name. She’s been working in Hollywood for decades in comedies, dramas, and genre films and has shown a versatility and confidence in every role she plays. As she’s gotten older, her roles have become self-aware and self-deprecating, sometimes playing off her history with drugs and mental illness, but never putting her down for it. We went through her filmography and chose five memorable, non-Star Wars roles she’s had throughout the years. Additionally, we noticed that not only are her roles diverse but also that she shines in smaller roles, still standing out due to the confidence and self-assurance she evokes with just a few lines.Read more.Carrie Fisher’s one-woman show at Studio 54 on Broadway.Her accomplishments aren’t limited to just her acting career. She’s made a name for herself throughout the entertainment industry for her work behind the scenes, her skill as a writer, and her tendency to be outspoken. We’re particularly inspired by Fisher’s advocacy for mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder, which she suffers from. She laughs in the face of stigmas and openly talks about her flaws and insecurities, which not only tells others that they can do the same but just makes her cooler.Read more.via joshuabudich.comSpeaking of Fisher’s outspoken tendencies, she has one of the greatest celebrity Twitter accounts. It’s the perfect combination of dog pictures (more on that later), nerdy jokes, non-nerdy jokes, and political snark, which has been welcome during this election year. As Daniel Starkey wrote, it’s been a great way to validate all our feelings about nerd god Carrie Fisher, but also as a representation of Fisher herself. “She’s never been anything but human. She’s unabashedly earnest, she messes up, she’s hilarious, and she’s defined herself outside of her role as Princess Leia.”Read more.Courtesy Starwars.comOf course, we couldn’t celebrate Carrie Fisher without even looking at Princess Leia. One of the most complicated histories concerning the character has little to do with Fisher or Leia herself, but with a piece of clothing she wore for a few seasons in Return of the Jedi. The “Slave Leia,” or “Leia the Hutt Slayer,” gold bikini is iconic for a number of reasons, and as the years have progressed, it’s become memorable for so many others. So much work went into this bikini for such a small amount of screen time.Read more.via youtube.com/yodasamaLook at him. Look at this thing that’s become as much a part of the Fisher name as Carrie herself. Gary is one of our favorite nerdy pets. He actually might be the greatest of all nerd pets. He’s had his own action figure, gets fanart drawn of him, and is just generally a happy face to see on the internet or in appearances. As managing editor Sheilah Villari writes, on Fisher’s birthday, we also “tip our hat to the popular pooch who has stolen her heart and ours. Thank you, for sharing this wonderful creature with the world!”Read more.last_img read more