Today’s buzz features cricket, Cuba, and Kasich and conservatives. Hope you’re enjoying the T20 as much as I am!
Right Now With Emily Leuning
What I’m Doing: Painting the main floor bathroom
What I’m Listening To: Lucius’ new album
What I’m Doing: Basking in the spring sun
What I’m Watching: Cricket World Cup T20s: India vs. Pakistan, 7am
Obama’s Cuba visit to augur a ‘new beginning’ between nations: Cuba has stood for decades in U.S. politics as a bitter symbol of the Cold War, but the recent diplomatic thaw is scrambling that narrative as Americans increasingly see the Caribbean island nation as a land of exotic tourism and lucrative business opportunities.
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‘The Simpsons’ predicted a Trump presidency 16 years ago: Sometimes “The Simpsons” is like a Magic 8-Ball that can seem to hold all the answers. Peer deeply enough into the long odyssey of Homer, say, and a certain warped wisdom can float to the surface.
How Kasich’s Religion Is Hurting Him With Conservatives: He might be the truest believer in the race; and it’s come back to bite him.
Primary Turnout Means Nothing For The General Election: Republican turnout is up and Democratic turnout is down in the 2016 primary contests so far. That has some Republicans giddy for the fall.
Obama: Voters already had say on Supreme Court by electing me: “Republican leaders have said they believe the American people should have a say,” Obama said on a conference call with activists, according to a White House transcript. “Well, the American people did have a say back in 2012 when they elected me president. And they had a say when they elected the current senators as senators.”
Manufacturing Jobs Are Never Coming Back: A plea to presidential candidates: Stop talking about bringing manufacturing jobs back from China. In fact, talk a lot less about manufacturing, period.
Local Gov Confidential
$60 million lawsuit: 2 preschoolers endured extreme starvation on Oregon’s watch: Under the watch of the Oregon Department of Human Services, a lawsuit alleges, a young sister and brother were starved so severely by their foster parents and guardians that they weighed the same at ages 4 and 5 as they did at ages 1 and 2.
The Morning News: Bernie Sanders to Host Rally on Sunday in Seattle, Clinton Campaign Says He Is Likely to Win Washington: The Democratic caucuses in this state are one week from tomorrow, on March 26. Sanders will hold rallies in Vancouver, Spokane, and Seattle on Sunday.
A crumbling, dangerous South Side creates exodus of black Chicagoans: In my mind’s eye, the South Shore of my youth was pristine. With its big old homes and apartments, four grocery stores and doctors’ offices, South Shore had all kinds of residents — laborers, city workers, artists, businessmen and executives — raising their families side by side. A black child in the ’80s could feel insulated from the trappings of urban life. It’s where first lady Michelle Obama called home.
MailChimp joins call to veto Georgia’s ‘religious liberty’ bill: Atlanta-based MailChimp, the fast-growing email marketing company with more than 10 million customers nationwide, has now joined with national businesses lining up against a controversial “religious liberty” bill because they fear it would legalize discrimination in Georgia.