By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bernie Sanders had another chance on Tuesday to slow Hillary Clinton's march toward the Democratic U.S. presidential nomination as West Virginia held its primary election, a week after Donald Trump became the Republicans' presumptive nominee. Clinton, a former U.S. secretary of state, still holds a commanding lead in the pledged delegates needed to become the party's candidate in the Nov. 8 election. Even a decisive victory for Sanders in West Virginia, where opinion polls show him at a slight advantage, would close the gap between them only slightly. But her protracted battle with Sanders - a 74-year-old U.S. senator from Vermont who pulled off a victory in Indiana's Democratic primary last week despite opinion polls there showing him trailing Clinton - has become a source of gloating for Trump. The billionaire New York real estate developer has taunted Clinton in recent days by saying she "can't close the deal" by beating Sanders, her only rival for the Democratic Party's nomination since Feb. 1. Clinton, 68, has said she will ignore Trump's personal insults, including his repeated use of his new nickname for her, "Crooked Hillary," and instead will criticize his policy pronouncements. She spent Tuesday campaigning in Kentucky, where she will face another close primary contest with Sanders in a week. Clinton visited a family health center in Louisville to unveil a proposal to increase federal subsidies so that no family pays more than 10 percent of its income for child care. Vice President Joe Biden predicted on Tuesday that Clinton would ultimately prevail, a shift from the more circumspect comments heard recently from Democratic President Barack Obama and other White House officials. "I feel confident that Hillary will be the nominee, and I feel confident she'll be the next president," Biden said in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America." To secure the Democratic nomination, a candidate needs 2,383 delegates, a majority of the convention delegates; another 29 were at stake on Tuesday. Clinton has 2,228 delegates, 155 delegates short of the required minimum, according to the Associated Press. That includes 523 so-called superdelegates, elite party members who can support any candidate. Sanders has 1,454 delegates, including 39 superdelegates. UNIFYING REPUBLICANS Trump's victory in Indiana last Tuesday prompted his two remaining Republican rivals, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Governor John Kasich, to drop out of the race, clearing the way for the businessman to claim his party's nomination. He has already begun to vet running mates, and told the Associated Press on Tuesday that he had narrowed his list to five or six people who have legislative experience in Washington. He has not ruled out picking New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, his former rival until Christie ended his presidential bid in February. Christie, who endorsed Trump and then campaigned for him, on Monday was named to head Trump's White House transition team. Trump, 69, still faces resistance from many of the party's elected officials, partly because he deviates from some of the conservative principles they hold dear. Trump was due to meet with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, the most senior elected Republican, in Washington on Thursday after Ryan said last week he was not ready to endorse Trump. "We can't just pretend to be unified when we know we're not," Ryan said in an interview on Tuesday on The Michael Medved Show, where he expressed optimism that he and Trump could patch up their differences before the party's convention in July. "If we fake it then we're going to go into the fall at half strength." Although Trump is the sole candidate from what had been a 17-person field vying for his party's nomination, Republican voters in West Virginia and Nebraska got a chance to register their preferences on Tuesday; the names of most of his vanquished rivals still appeared on ballots. Sanders has repeatedly told supporters at packed rallies that most opinion polls indicate he would beat Trump in a general election matchup by a larger margin than polls show Clinton defeating Trump. A victory for Sanders in West Virginia could boost his campaign in advance of June 7 contests in which nearly 700 delegates are at stake, including 475 in California, where Sanders is now focusing his efforts. Despite an uphill battle, Sanders has vowed to take his campaign all the way to the Democrats' July 25-28 convention in Philadelphia, and wants a say in shaping the party's platform. (Reporting by Jonathan Allen in New York; Additional reporting by Megan Cassella, Timothy Ahmann and Susan Cornwell in Washington; Editing by Jonathan Oatis and Alistair Bell)
Russia's first mobilisation since World War Two, declared by President Vladimir Putin on Sept. 21, has led to widespread discontent among officials and citizens over the way the draft has been handled, including complaints about enlistment officers sending call-up papers to clearly ineligible men. "In 10 days, several thousand of our countrymen received summons and arrived at the military registration and enlistment offices," Mikhail Degtyarev, the governor of the Khabarovsk region in Russia's Far East, said in a video post on the Telegram messaging app. Degtyarev said the removal of the commissar, Yuri Laiko, would not affect the mobilisation plan set by Putin.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says he'll fight against a federal relief bill that would assist his state's recovery from Hurricane Ian if it has 'pork in it'
Rubio on Sunday told CNN he would fight against the bill if it includes spending unrelated to the hurricane damages. "That's the key," he said.
- Business Insider
In the span of a week, Marco Rubio voted against hurricane relief, asked for additional hurricane relief, and praised the Biden administration's hurricane relief
The Florida senator this week demonstrated a now-familiar Republican routine around taking federal money for hurricane relief.
- Steelers Wire
Chris Boswell gets record-breaking field goal in first half.
Rep. Matt Gaetz was one of several House Republicans who voted against a resolution to allow FEMA to use up to $15 million in the Disaster Relief Fund.
Terry Bradshaw, a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and one of the co-hosts on Fox NFL Sunday, revealed Sunday on air that he has battled cancer twice in the last year. Bradshaw had an incident during the pregame show last week and addressed them on Sunday’s episode before the rest of the schedule kicked off. “Last week on […]
The New Official Palace Portrait Shows a Shift in Who the Royal Family Wants the Public to Consider the 'Fab Four'
It seems that along with pushing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle down to the lowest level on the official royal family website, they don’t want either of them to be considered part of the “Fab Four” anymore. While Prince William and Kate Princess of Wales continue to hold that title, it seems the other half […]
The fishing duo posed for a photo with their catch just minutes before an official discovered something inside the animals.
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CNNSen. Rick Scott (R-FL) tried his best at justifying former President Donald Trump’s racist Truth Social post from Friday, in which the ex-commander in chief said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had a “DEATH WISH” and called his former transportation secretary Elaine Chao "Coco Chow.” The senator, flailing after being asked during a CNN appearance about the post, defended Trump's predilection for "nicknames."Trump Claims McConnell has ‘Death Wish’ in Stinging Attack“As you know, the pre
- Kansas City Star
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes etched his name in the NFL record book. Again.
- Miami Herald
Bottles of medication designed to keep blood pressure down contained medication designed to help prevent strokes and blood clots in people with heart conditions, causing a recall of one lot of each.
- ABC News
Florida Sen. Rick Scott, a member of Republican leadership in the upper chamber, said Sunday that he does not "condone violence" after Donald Trump lashed out at Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell and suggested McConnell had a "death wish"-- but Scott stopped short of condemning the former president. Trump, in a post on his Truth Social website last week, wrote that McConnell must have a "death wish" after supporting a continuing resolution to fund the federal government. Trump went on to criticize McConnell's wife in racist terms, writing that he should "seek help and advise [sic] from his China loving wife, Coco Chow!" Trump was referring to Elaine Chao, who is Taiwanese.
One of the most highly-anticipated films of 2022 was Blonde—a Netflix drama based on the Joyce Carol Oates novel of the same name, which tells a fictionalized version of Marilyn Monroe's life and stars Ana de Armas (Knives Out) in the lead role. And although the film met a mixed reception (including from PureWow) upon its release, it still managed to sit strong at the number-one spot on Netflix's most-watched movies list from the day it premiered. That was, until a new movie just overtook it. Th
- Road & Track
While some of the soil supporting the track's famous high banks was washed away, a track executive reports no structural damage to the track or its foundations.
- Miami Herald
A pair of disturbances are in the Atlantic Ocean Sunday afternoon, one of which the National Hurricane Center estimates has a high chance of becoming a storm system by next weekend and one of which has a high chance of becoming nothing in its 2 p.m. update.
- Touchdown Wire
Jerome Boger's horrid roughing the passer penalty was among the things that allowed the Bills to beat the Ravens.
- Panthers Wire
In a scenario straight out of a video game, we'd have the Panthers snatching QB Kyler Murray away from the Cardinals in Week 4's "Player Prowl."
- Country Living
Danica McKeller, the 47-year-old actress, author, and Domino Masters host, will star in Christmas at the Drive-In on Great American Family.
Putin allies bashed Russia's retreat from a city in Ukraine, calling military leaders 'garbage' and saying they should be sent 'barefoot with machine guns straight to the front'
After Russian troops retreated from Lyman, a Ukrainian city Putin claimed was part of Russia, powerful Putin supporters ripped military leadership.
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Alyssa Farah Griffin denounces Trump after Elaine Chao attack: ‘He’s not even trying to hide the racism’
CNN commentator and “The View” co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin denounced former President Trump for comments he made attacking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his wife, former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. Trump said on Truth Social on Saturday that McConnell had a “death wish” for supporting bills that Democrats sponsored and referred to Chao…