Showing posts from January 26, 2020

The Bolton revelation sinks in on the campaign trail.

By BY NICK CORASANITI AND THOMAS KAPLAN U.S. The candidates were in Iowa, but in Washington there was a major impeachment development. New York Times January 27, 2020 at 02:22AM

For Decades, Kobe Bryant Defined the Los Angeles Lakers. He Shaped Their Future, Too.

By BY SOPAN DEB Sports The Lakers star charted a path as an athlete and in retirement that others in the league, including the new face of the Lakers franchise, LeBron James, have looked to as an example. New York Times Basketball, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Deaths (Fatalities) January 27, 2020 at 02:22AM

What’s Going On in This Picture? | Jan. 27, 2020

By BY THE LEARNING NETWORK The Learning Network Look closely at this image, stripped of its caption, and join the moderated conversation about what you and other students see. New York Times January 27, 2020 at 02:18AM

Italy Election Deals Blow to Nationalist Leader Salvini

By BY JASON HOROWITZ AND ELISABETTA POVOLEDO World Regional voting thwarted an effort by Matteo Salvini to set off the government’s collapse and return to power as head of the anti-migrant League party. New York Times Politics and Government, Elections, Immigration and Emigration January 27, 2020 at 02:02AM

Jonathan Van Ness and a Fan in Iowa

By Unknown Author U.S. The “Queer Eye” star stopped for a photo with an out-of-towner who happened to be traveling through the state. New York Times January 27, 2020 at 01:59AM

Bond Over Beethoven Led to Kobe Bryant’s Oscar for ‘Dear Basketball’

By BY CHARLES SOLOMON AND MICHAEL COOPER Sports A shared love for the master composer connected the Lakers legend who died on Sunday and the illustrator of the short film based on Bryant’s retirement poem. New York Times Basketball, Movies, Animated Films, Classical Music January 27, 2020 at 01:54AM

Surrogates tout Biden’s appeal beyond Iowa.

By BY THOMAS KAPLAN U.S. ”Joe Biden puts Texas in play,” Representative Colin Allred of Texas said. “He absolutely puts Texas in play.” New York Times January 27, 2020 at 01:35AM

America, the Idea, Is Lost

By BY CHARLES M. BLOW Opinion The Senate is poised to deliver another blow to voter confidence in our system. New York Times Presidential Election of 2020, United States Politics and Government, Trump-Ukraine Whistle-Blower Complaint and Impeachment Inquiry, Constitution (US), Law and Legislation, Nineteenth Amendment (US Constitution), Voter Registration and Requirements January 27, 2020 at 01:22AM

Kobe Bryant, Transformational Star of the N.B.A., Dies in Helicopter Crash

By BY SCOTT CACCIOLA Sports Bryant, 41, who won five titles with the Los Angeles Lakers, was traveling to a basketball game with his 13-year-old daughter when they and seven other people perished in the crash. New York Times Basketball, Helicopters January 27, 2020 at 01:21AM

‘I’m really up in the air’: some Iowans are still undecided.

By BY REID J. EPSTEIN U.S. And they’re losing sleep. “Sometimes I can’t fall asleep at night,” one woman said. “I just can’t stop thinking about it.” New York Times January 27, 2020 at 01:12AM

‘There’s a shift occurring’: Ayanna Pressley stumps for Warren in South Carolina.

By BY ASTEAD W. HERNDON U.S. “I don’t put much stock in the polls,” Ms. Pressley said, asked about Ms. Warren’s support among black voters. “You can’t poll transformation.” New York Times January 27, 2020 at 01:02AM

Yes, Secretary Pompeo, Americans Should Care About Ukraine

By BY WILLIAM B. TAYLOR Opinion A former ambassador tells the secretary of state just why. New York Times United States International Relations, International Relations, Diplomatic Service, Embassies and Consulates January 27, 2020 at 01:00AM

In Florida speech, Bloomberg warns about rising anti-Semitism.

By BY REBECCA R. RUIZ AND ELIZABETH DIAS U.S. “The violence that has always threatened Israel is rearing its ugly head here in America, with alarming frequency,” Michael Bloomberg said. New York Times January 27, 2020 at 12:45AM

Iowa Should Never Go First Again

By BY DAVID LEONHARDT Opinion The current system is a form of white privilege that warps the process. New York Times Primaries and Caucuses, States (US), Presidential Election of 2020, Black People, Race and Ethnicity, United States Politics and Government, Voting and Voters, Polls and Public Opinion, Whites, Urban Areas, Age, Chronological January 27, 2020 at 12:44AM

Biden debuts his smallest, and cutest, campaign surrogate yet.

By BY LISA LERER U.S. “Ten years old!” Mr. Biden exclaimed. “Ten years old!” New York Times January 27, 2020 at 12:34AM

Sanders shifts focus to turnout.

By BY SYDNEY EMBER U.S. “You win elections, especially against Trump, by having the largest voter turnout in the history of this country,” he said in Storm Lake on Sunday. “We are the campaign to do that.” New York Times January 27, 2020 at 12:25AM

T Minus 8 Days: A Frenetic Weekend on the Trail in Iowa

By BY MAGGIE ASTOR U.S. The candidates gave their stump speeches. They took photos and shook hands. They tried mightily to address the polling elephant in the room without appearing to concern themselves with it. New York Times Presidential Election of 2020 January 27, 2020 at 12:20AM

A Seed in Darkest Winter

By BY MARGARET RENKL Opinion The natural world is in convulsions. It’s also poised to begin again. New York Times Seasons and Months, Flowers and Plants, Birds January 27, 2020 at 12:00AM

5 Takeaways on Trump and Ukraine From John Bolton’s Book

By BY NOAH WEILAND U.S. New revelations from the former White House national security adviser could complicate President Trump’s impeachment trial. New York Times Trump-Ukraine Whistle-Blower Complaint and Impeachment Inquiry, United States Politics and Government January 26, 2020 at 11:48PM

Bloomberg Warns of Anti-Semitism ‘Rearing Its Ugly Head’

By BY REBECCA R. RUIZ AND ELIZABETH DIAS U.S. Speaking at a prominent synagogue near Miami, the former New York City mayor spoke of his Jewish heritage and his support for Israel. New York Times Presidential Election of 2020, Jews and Judaism, Anti-Semitism January 26, 2020 at 11:41PM

Ahead of Grammys, Kobe Bryant Is Mourned at Staples Center

By BY AIMEE ORTIZ Arts News of the retired Lakers star’s death broke during the lead-up to the awards show being held at the team’s home arena. New York Times Grammy Awards, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Helicopters January 26, 2020 at 11:38PM

The Coronavirus: What Travelers Need to Know

By BY MIKE ARNOT Travel Many airlines are accommodating travelers who want to modify, delay or cancel their itineraries to China. New York Times Airlines and Airplanes, Travel and Vacations, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) January 26, 2020 at 11:37PM

Michael Bennet is done with Iowa.

By BY MAGGIE ASTOR U.S. In the limited time he has to spend on the trail during the impeachment trial, Mr. Bennet plans to campaign solely in New Hampshire. New York Times January 26, 2020 at 11:35PM