Joe Biden’s popular vote lead is now larger than the populations of these 22 states

first_img– Advertisement – Connecticut, Utah, Iowa, Nevada, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kansas, New Mexico, Nebraska, Idaho, West Virginia, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Maine, Montana, Rhode Island, Delaware, South Dakota, North Dakota, Alaska, Vermont, and Wyoming. Connecticut’s population is around 3,563,080 and Wyoming’s is around 567,025. In fact, you could take the populations of South Dakota, North Dakota, Alaska, Vermont, and Wyoming, add them up and still not reach the difference in people who have preferred Joe Biden to Donald Trump.If (and when) Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States of America, the Republican Party will predictably do what they have always done for the last 40-odd years or so, and pretend that new rules of compromise exist and, most importantly, that the Democratic Party and Joe Biden does not have a mandate. However, this lie, while repeated often by GOP operatives, is still a lie. The numbers and the facts are in. The majority of the country wants new leadership and it is the Republican Party that needs to find compromises it can live with or we will be forced to go it alone.  As of right now, the list includes in descending or from largest population to smallest:Campaign Action- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Ambassadors discuss US-China relations

first_imgChinese ambassadors discussed the current state of foreign policy and China’s relationship with other parts of the world on Wednesday at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.Close ties · Former Chinese Ambassador to Canada and Turkey Mei Ping describes the evolving relationship between China and the U.S. — Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe USC U.S.-China Institute hosted three prominent diplomats from China: former ambassador to Nigeria and Sweden Lu Fengding, former ambassador to Turkey and Canada Mei Ping and Zhou Gang, who served as the ambassador to Malaysia, Pakistan, Indonesia and India.The ambassadors discussed the betterment of the major bilateral relationship between the United States and China.The connection is particularly monetary in terms of scale: together, both the United States and China occupy one-third of the world’s economy and one-fifth of the world’s international trade.“There is a need to explore ways that yield a new type of a major power relationship with the United States,” Mei said. “The old relationship was full of rivalry, which has led to world wars and one cold war. China wants to break this old type of relationship in order to construct a new relationship featured by mutual cooperation.”The primary goal of the three former Chinese ambassadors’ trip was to continue China’s public diplomacy. The ambassadors said they wanted to strengthen mutual understanding between Americans and Chinese.The ambassadors said they wanted to improve relations between the two countries by focusing on economic, environmental and political issues because the world is a more interdependent place.“We are here to exchange ideas and questions, especially the question about the means and ways to further improve our relationship,” Lu said. “The two sides are very interested in trying to look at what kind of relationship we should manage, and how to further proceed it in a better, open-minded and objective way.”Students who attended the discussion were interested in hearing about environmental , economical and political  issues from the ambassadors’ perspectives.“All of these are very familiar issues, and it was interesting to see it from the Chinese perspective,” said Anja Kong, a freshman majoring in international relations (global business).Charlene Tran, a sophomore majoring in business administration and international relations (global business) found the discussion to be a learning experience.“Hearing from [the ambassadors] has actually opened my ears as to how I should look at issues differently,” Tran said. “It’s quite interesting to see and understand the Chinese perspective about their relationship with us.”The ambassadors placed an especially strong emphasis on the importance of exchange students, especially between the United States and China.USC enrolls more international students than any university in the country, and the ambassadors believe the growing number of USC students from China only enhances the learning environment.“We think the exchange of students is very important for the future of our students,” Lu said. “Our future relations have a very good foundation to live from.”The bonds developed among students from all parts of the world will have an impact that lasts past college, Zhou said.“We hope this kind of dialogue of public diplomacy will help strengthen mutual respect and understanding among Chinese and American people, especially under the younger generation,” Zhou said.last_img read more

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Dodgers’ Mookie Betts day to day with finger injury

first_img“He just said it was a normal swing, an aggressive swing at a pitch that was up in the zone,” Roberts said. “He just felt that he kind of stung his finger a little bit and then it just started to swell.”There was still “substantial swelling” Monday, according to Roberts, and the treatment is aimed at reducing that.During one of the intrasquad games in Summer Camp almost three weeks ago, Betts had a similar reaction after a swing. This is a different issue, according to Roberts.“It’s not the same thing,” Roberts said. “In Summer Camp, that swing was on a pitch that was up as well. It was his wrist. And there’s been nothing made of that since. The other day it was his finger. So, two separate incidents, and he’s never had either before.”Corey Seager has been dealing with two separate issues as well — a sore right calf (after fouling a ball off his leg Saturday) and a right quadriceps muscle that cramped up during the second half of that game. He was not in the lineup Sunday but was back in Monday at DH. “I had been in contact with our doctors from the beginning to find out what they felt if I was any more higher risk,” he said. “They were just assuring me that as long as I was staying on top of the normal things I would do as a diabetic to stay healthy they said I should be fine. I trusted them and just kind of kept that mindset.”ALSOLeft-hander Alex Wood has been doing exercises to strengthen his arm and “said it’s the best his arm has felt in weeks,” Roberts said. Wood has been shut down with shoulder inflammation since starting the third game of the season. Wood is encouraged and could begin a throwing progression Monday or Tuesday. But there is still “no timeline” for his return. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The finger Mookie Betts injured during an at-bat in Sunday’s game did not prevent him from hitting a home run in that at-bat. But it could keep him out of the lineup for a few days.Betts was not in the starting lineup Monday at San Diego due to the sore middle finger on his left hand and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Betts’ status will be re-evaluated each day.“We’ll see how he responds to treatment,” Roberts said.The injury is considered “a soft-tissue injury” and X-rays taken after Sunday’s game were negative. Betts could be seen flexing his hand after a swing during that fifth-inning at-bat against Diamondbacks right-hander Merrill Kelly. That is apparently when the injury occurred.center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season “Corey feels good,” Roberts said. “I just feel that, with the training staff, not to run him out there to play defense. But we feel confident for his bat to be in there to DH and tomorrow depending on how he feels, we’ll make a decision if he DHs again or can play short.”CORONAVIRUS CASELefty reliever Scott Alexander revealed Monday that he had contracted the coronavirus before the opening of the Dodgers’ summer training sessions. Alexander is the third Dodger player to acknowledge suffering from COVID-19 (along with Kenley Jansen and A.J. Pollock).“That’s the reason I was late to camp,” said Alexander who had to wait three weeks for negative tests to clear him to work out with the team. “I had gotten it right before summer camp opened. I had some mild symptoms but it wasn’t too bad.”Alexander said he was at home in Southern California, waiting for word on when the season would start, when he started running a fever.“It was a pretty good fever. I never knew the temperature, but it was just happening to me all kind of in the middle of night when I was sleeping,” he said. “I just had chills and then I had definitely gotten hot so a bit of a fever and then really just kind of a headache. The headache was really the main symptom. But it only lasted for about 24 hours. Mainly I just kind of slept it off and was feeling good the next day.”Alexander said the most frustrating part was waiting in quarantine for two weeks while he waited for negative tests to clear him.Alexander has Type 1 diabetes which puts him in a high-risk category for the coronavirus but he said he never gave much thought to opting out of the season.Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more

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LeBron James: ‘There’s nothing I need to get in this league that I don’t already have’

first_img“The suspense and the excitement around the trade deadline is always kind of pretty crazy,” James said. “Sometimes things happen where guys and players and teams exchange players, and sometimes it don’t happen. But the conversations and the speculation is always there every year.”Los Angeles enters play Thursday in 10th in the Western Conference with a 27-27 record. James’ resume includes three NBA championships and Finals MVPs, four Most Valuable Player awards, 15 All-Star appearances as well as Rookie of the Year honors in 2004.While he might not “need” anything, the Lakers did join in on the trade deadline action. Los Angeles acquired forward Mike Muscala from the Clippers for Michael Beasley and Ivica Zubac, according to ESPN. It also dealt for forward Reggie Bullock. NBA trade deadline: Lakers acquire Mike Muscala from Clippers for Michael Beasley, Ivica Zubac Lonzo Ball celebrates after Lakers don’t trade him at deadlinecenter_img There’s nothing LeBron James needs from the NBA.The Lakers star told reporters anything else he accomplishes in his illustrious career “is just icing on the cake.” The comments came ahead of the trade deadline on Thursday’s shootaround at TD Garden. “There’s nothing I need to get in this league that I don’t already have,” James told Masslive.com. “I love the process of everything I go through to be able to compete every single night and put teams in position to compete for championships.”But there’s nothing I’m chasing or feel like I need to end my career on.” Related Newslast_img read more

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