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5 Minutes With Kirsty Godso: Fasted Cardio, Keto & Her Infamous Hot Sauce Burpees
Wednesday May 01, 2019
We chat to the Nike Master Trainer and creator of Made Of protein powder. The post 5 Minutes With Kirsty Godso: Fasted Cardio, Keto & Her Infamous Hot Sauce Burpees appeared first on Sporteluxe.
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$2 trillion infrastructure plan
Democratic leaders announced yesterday that they had reached an agreement with President Trump to pursue a $2 trillion infrastructure plan “to upgrade the nation’s highways, railroads, bridges and broadband.” It was the first “substantive sit-down” between the parties since the lengthy government shutdown last winter. “Infrastructure week?” I haven’t heard that name in … [The New York Times]
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Why Democrats’ Most Liberal Wing Is Struggling To Gain Power
Thursday May 02, 2019
I argued in a piece published earlier this week that the “Super Progressive” bloc of the Democratic Party was largely losing its fights with the party’s Progressive Old Guard wing. Big ideas pushed by more liberal Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — such as the Green New Deal, the impeachment of President Trump and single-payer […]
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$5 trillion climate plan
Well, well, well, speaking of trillion-with-a-T-dollar plans, Beto O’Rourke’s got one. His has to do with the climate — he calls it “the most ambitious climate plan in the history of the United States” — and it proposes $5 trillion in new investment, cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, and zero net emissions by 2050. [Vox]
The Battle For ‘Jeopardy!’ Supremacy
Tuesday April 30, 2019
Check your local listings: For the past three and a half weeks (and counting), history has been made on your television. “Jeopardy!” history, that is. The transcendent exploits of the trivia game show’s current champion, professional sports bettor James Holzhauer, are difficult to overstate. After winning 18 consecutive games, he has laid claim to the […]
The Japanese Emperor Akihito has stepped aside after 30 years on the Chrysanthemum Throne, abdicating his position to his son, Crown Prince Naruhito. Thus ends the period known as Heisei — “achieving peace” — and thus begins Reiwa — “auspicious calm.” [NPR]
According to census data, there are six public relations jobs for every one reporter job. As my journalist colleague Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux tweeted: “This explains so much about my inbox.” [Bloomberg]
Joe Biden, former vice president and senator from Delaware, has surged in polls following the official announcements of his 2020 presidential candidacy last week. For instance, according to a new CNN survey conducted after Thursday’s announcement, he is the top choice of 39 percent of Democratic or Democratic-leaning independent voters. That’s up from 28 percent in March. [CNN]
Biden has also risen to the top of FiveThirtyEight’s endorsement tracker, where he sits with 75 points — former presidents and vice presidents are worth 10 points, governors 8, senators 6, representatives 3 and so on. We track such things because “party elites use endorsements to influence not only voters but also each other, hoping to get other powerful party members to rally behind the candidate they think would be most acceptable.” [FiveThirtyEight]
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