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Sanders' ill-advised Cuba comments weren't wrong

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has found himself in hot water after a "60 Minutes" interview with Anderson Cooper Sunday in which he praised some of the actions of Fidel Castro following the 1959 Cuban Revolution. Twitter lit up, with most fellow politicians—both Democrat and Republican—condemning Sanders for "sing[ing] the praises of a murderous tyrant," as Representative Donna Shalala, who represents the US Congressional district housing the largest population of people of Cuban descent...
Tags: News, US, Stories, Anderson Cooper, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Donna Shalala


Sanders Takes Some Florida Heat On Castro Comments

Fresh off of an overwhelming victory in Nevada, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) offered up fodder for critics — many in Florida — Sunday as he maintained that some good came from Fidel Castro’s leadership during the Cuban Revolution. “We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba, but you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad,” Sanders said in a “60 Minutes” interview with Anderson Cooper. “You know? When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive li...
Tags: Florida, News, Congress, China, Russia, America, Joe Biden, Anderson Cooper, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Donald Trump, Castro, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Soviet Union


‘It’s Unfair to Say Everything Was Bad’: Sanders Defends Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro

Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) praised Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in an interview with CBS's 60 Minutes aired on Sunday."We're very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it's unfair to simply say everything is bad. You know?" Sanders said. "When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?"When host Anderson Cooper pointed out that Cuba imprisons political dissident...
Tags: Florida, News, Vladimir Putin, Marco Rubio, Cbs, Anderson Cooper, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Castro, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Kim Jong, Fla, Daniel Ortega


KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Live from D.C. with Rep. Donna Shalala

President Donald Trump's proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins in October proposes big cuts to popular programs, including Medicaid and the National Institutes of Health.
Tags: Health, Donald Trump, Medicaid, KHN, Donna Shalala


Venezuela’s Guaido Rallies Supporters, Meets Rubio in Miami

(Bloomberg) -- Juan Guaido, Venezuela’s opposition leader, rallied supporters in Miami on Saturday and met with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who’s played a key role in shaping U.S. policy on the South American country. It’s likely to be one of his last stops in a two-week global tour aimed at building support to oust his rival, President Nicolas Maduro.“We have a strategy, and the support of the world,” Guaido said in Spanish at the rally. “We’re not alone.” He asked the crowd to imagine a day when...
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Venezuela’s Guaido Rallies in Miami, Plans to Meet Rubio

(Bloomberg) -- Juan Guaido, Venezuela’s opposition leader, rallied supporters in Miami on Saturday and will meet with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio.It’s likely to be one of his last stops in a two-week global tour aimed at building support to oust his rival, President Nicolas Maduro.“We have a strategy, and the support of the world,” Guaido said in Spanish at the rally. “We’re not alone.” He asked the crowd to imagine a day when the millions of Venezuelans living abroad could return home.Guaido is re...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, France, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, Bloomberg, Davos, Canada, Britain, Marco Rubio, Miami, Venezuela, Boris Johnson, Donald Trump


Why aren’t college coaches subject to SafeSport bans for sexual misconduct?

In July 2018, Long Beach State assistant men’s volleyball coach Scott Touzinsky, a 2008 Olympic gold medalist and former 49ers All-American, was suspended by USA Volleyball, the sport’s national governing body, for sexual misconduct involving an underage girl he met at a camp or clinic in Canada, according to U.S. Center for SafeSport and USA Volleyball documents. Two months later Charlie Wade, head coach of top-ranked Hawaii, was suspended by the U.S. Center for SafeSport and USA Volleyball whi...
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2 US lawmakers from Florida visit Venezuelan border

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida congresswomen met with the president of Colombia and saw where blockades were preventing humanitarian aid from getting to Venezuela during a visit to the Columbian-Venezuelan border. U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Donna Shalala made the visit this past weekend. The Democrats’ districts have some of the largest populations […]
Tags: Florida, News, US, Ap, Colombia, Nation, Venezuela, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Fla, Donna Shalala


Democratic Rep. Donna Shalala's Take On Venezuela's Political Chaos

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., about the political crisis in Venezuela and negotiations with President Trump to avoid another government shutdown.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Npr, Trump, Lulu Garcia Navarro, Donna Shalala, Donna Shalala D Fla


Top 'Most Diverse' House Freshmen...

While the new Democrat majority offers many members of note, we wanted to highlight a few “firsts” who are examples of the “diversity” that was sworn in last week. Here are the Top 'Most Diverse' House Freshmen... #1. Ilhan Omar: the first person who married her brother - in order to commit immigration fraud - ever to be elected to Congress. Omar is also the first open supporter of female genital mutilation to ever be elected to Congress. Amazing diversity! #2. Rashida Tlaib: One of the fir...
Tags: Congress, House, Bill Clinton, Weapon, Bronx, Muslim Brotherhood, Political News and Discussion, Clinton, Democrat Party, Clinton Foundation, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Shalala, Donna Shalala, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Abigail Spanberger


Democratic Rep. Donna Shalala Reflects On 1995 Government Shutdown

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., about the partial government shutdown. Shalala was Secretary of Health and Human Services during the longest shutdown in 1995.
Tags: News, Npr, Health And Human Services, Ari Shapiro, Shalala, Donna Shalala, Donna Shalala D Fla


Too Old to Be a Freshman in Congress? Donna Shalala Doesn’t Care

The freshman class of representatives is historically young and diverse. It also includes Ms. Shalala, a former Clinton administration official who at 77 will be one of the oldest true freshmen.
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Apparently I Didn’t Vote Often Enough

While outcomes were good very locally–Donna Shalala is going to Congress, Javier Enrique Fernandez beat Javier Enriquez for the state House, state outcomes were bad, but with redeeming features. Gillum lost a squeaker.  Nelson is a hair behind —  21,899 votes or .26 percent of 8.2 million ballots cast — with recount in the offing. Lots of provisional ballots to be counted, could maybe make the difference.  All the downballot state Dems lost except maybe the Agriculture Commissioner, where the ...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Congress, California, House, Nelson, DeSantis, Gillum, Donna Shalala, Javier Enrique Fernandez, Javier Enriquez


5 days until the midterm elections: Where things stand

Former Clinton administration Secretary Donna Shalala clings to a small lead in Florida, while Iowa Republican Steve King gets some bad news.
Tags: Florida, News, Iowa, Clinton, Steve King, Donna Shalala


Explosive devices sent to Obama, Clintons; CNN, San Diego U-T building evacuated

By MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON — Disrupting a rash of targeted attacks, the U.S. Secret Service intercepted a bomb that was addressed to Hillary Clinton and a possible explosive that was sent to former President Barack Obama. Also Wednesday, a police bomb squad was sent to CNN’s offices in New York City and the newsroom was evacuated because of a suspicious package. And in San Diego, a building that houses the Union-Tribune newspaper and an office of Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris was e...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, White House, New York City, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, San Diego


Explosive devices sent to Obama, Clintons; CNN evacuated

By MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON — The U.S. Secret Service has intercepted a bomb that was addressed to Hillary Clinton and also discovered a possible explosive that was sent to former President Barack Obama. Also Wednesday, a police bomb squad was sent to CNN’s offices in New York City and the newsroom was evacuated because of a suspicious package. A U.S. official told The Associated Press that investigators believe the explosive that was discovered near the Clintons’ home in Chappaqua, New York, ...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, White House, New York City, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Secret Service


For Democrats, Flipping a Miami Congressional Seat Is Harder Than They Thought

Donna Shalala, a former cabinet secretary, is in a tighter race than Democrats had hoped against the Republican contender, Maria Elvira Salazar.
Tags: Florida, Elections, News, House Of Representatives, Miami, Republican Party, Democratic Party, Endorsements, United States Politics and Government, Donna E, Miami (Fla, Cuban-Americans, Shalala, Donna Shalala


Some Democrats Warn Of Dangers Of Overconfidence Heading Into Midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the House majority is over. At least that’s the sense from a growing number of Democrats who are increasingly confident in their quest to seize control of at least one chamber of Congress six weeks before Election Day. The surging optimism among Democrats, usually shared in private, has begun to spill into the open as President Donald Trump’s approval ratings sink and the Republican Party struggles under the weight of the president’s self-imposed political crises ...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Minnesota, Obama, Congress, Abc, Washington, Senate, Barack Obama, Ap, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House


Ten Reasons Why You Should Teach Here — And Three Why You Shouldn’t (2018 edition)

We’re hiring again – up to four slots! – so it’s time to revive my annual post on why you should teach here. 1. Faculty The best reason to come to U.M. is the faculty. At its best (which is to say, “outside of faculty meetings”), this is a faculty that believes ideas are serious things, but also is willing to play with them. You will see this most vividly at faculty seminars, especially those with external speakers. The faculty reads the paper in advance of the talk. It thinks about it. We don’t...
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Harvard Law School was looking for women when it hired Elizabeth Warren.

I'm reading "Ethnicity not a factor in Elizabeth Warren’s rise in law" by Annie Linskey, in The Boston Globe.Harvard Law School’s internal statistics from the time showed the institution was looking for female professors and had set a goal of hiring a tenured woman that year. Oddly, the law school’s internal metrics found that they believed they had sufficient minorities on staff, despite employing only five.One area that 30 of the 31 professors interviewed by the Globe agreed on: There was no t...
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The face of the Democratic Party's old-age problem.

Donna Shalala — who was Bill Clinton's Secretary of Health and Human Services (and, before that, the Chancellor here at UW) — is running for Congress, seeking elective office for the first time at the age of 77.I see the NYT ran an interview just before the primary (which she won yesterday). Let's see if they addressed the question of whether she's too old to begin a congressional career, the general oldness of the Democrats in Congress, and whether all the Democrats these days are either too ol...
Tags: Law, Congress, Aging, Bill Clinton, Health And Human Services, Democratic Party, UW, Ann Althouse, Democratic Party in Trumpland, 2018 Elections, Shalala, Donna Shalala


Donna Shalala Wins Democratic Nomination For Florida House Seat

The former Clinton cabinet secretary is looking to flip the seat blue.
Tags: News, Clinton, Donna Shalala, Wins Democratic Nomination For Florida House Seat


Florida governor’s race pits liberal Democrat vs Trump Republican

By JULIE PACE and BRENDAN FARRINGTON The  Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory Tuesday in the state’s primary for governor while President Donald Trump’s favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up a fierce fall showdown in the nation’s largest political battleground. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who would be the state’s first black governor, and Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, both defeated more moderate opponents aligned...
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AP NewsAlert

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Ex-Clinton Cabinet member Donna Shalala wins Florida Democratic primary for US House seat seen as key to both parties.
Tags: Florida, News, US, Ap, House, Cabinet, Clinton, TALLAHASSEE Fla, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Donna Shalala


Ex-Cabinet secretary Shalala wins Democratic House primary

MIAMI (AP) — Former Clinton administration Cabinet member and university president Donna Shalala won the Democratic nomination Tuesday for a U.S. House seat in Florida widely seen as one of the party’s best chances nationally for a pickup from the GOP. Shalala will meet Republican nominee Maria Elvira Salazar in the November general election. Shalala […]
Tags: Florida, News, Ap, House, Miami, Republican, Cabinet, Clinton, U S House, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Shalala, Donna Shalala, GOP Shalala, Maria Elvira Salazar


Donna Shalala Isn’t Done Yet

Impeachment. Guaranteed income. A conversation with the former Clinton administration official, who hopes to win a seat in Congress.
Tags: Florida, News, Clinton, Democratic Party, United States Politics and Government, Primaries and Caucuses, Impeachment, Donna E, Welfare (US, Midterm Elections (2018, Shalala, Donna Shalala


Ex-cabinet secretary, university head Shalala bids for House

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — She’s been president of two major universities. She served as President Bill Clinton’s Health and Human Services secretary for eight years. Now, 77-year-old Donna Shalala is embarking on a new adventure: a Democratic run for the U.S. House. The Miami-area District 27 seat, long occupied by retiring moderate Republican Rep. […]
Tags: News, House, Bill Clinton, Miami, Health And Human Services, CORAL GABLES Fla, U S House, Nation & World, Shalala, Donna Shalala


Shalala To Fight Trump If Elected To Congress

Former Clinton cabinet member Donna Shalala is vying to win the Democratic nomination to flip a Florida district long held by popular GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, but her sights are already set on President Donald Trump. (March 8)            [Author: AP]
Tags: Florida, News, Congress, Ap, Gop, Donald Trump, Clinton, Ileana Ros Lehtinen, Shalala, Donna Shalala