Tag Archives: Crowded

Gaza City blast kills 1, injures 10, shakes crowded area


Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Virus surge in crowded Gaza threatens to overwhelm hospitals


Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Crowded subways and teeming markets in Brazil as world watches on in horror


Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Bloomberg adds his own 'public option' to crowded field of healthcare plans

Bloomberg adds his own 'public option' to crowded field of healthcare plansDemocratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg said on Thursday he would create a public option to provide health insurance coverage to Americans if elected, a plan his campaign called “politically practical” but which resembles those of other candidates in a crowded field. There are 15 Democrats running for the party’s nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election, and their respective stances on healthcare have been major points of contention early in the campaign. Among the leading candidates, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have said their Medicare for All plans would lead to elimination of private health insurance in favor of government-run policies.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

The Democratic field is crowded with C-listers. It's time for some to drop out

The Democratic field is crowded with C-listers. It's time for some to drop outRelative nobodies like John Delaney and John Hickenlooper have taken up more airtime than the climate crisis during the debates. We deserve better‘If these and other candidates without a shot in hell at winning actually cared about the future of this country they would drop out.’ Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesMillions of Americans don’t know who John Delaney or John Hickenlooper are. They probably wouldn’t be able to correctly identify them in a photo. And yet, at the Democratic debate on Tuesday night, Delaney got to speak for nearly 11 minutes, and John Hickenlooper for almost nine. In one night, those two relatively unknown men combined got more airtime than the climate crisis has in all three debates thus far. And that’s despite the fact that, if we don’t do anything to address rising temperatures now, we will see several US cities underwater in the coming decades.So here’s my pitch: if these and other candidates without a shot in hell at winning actually cared about the future of this country, they would drop out.There are plenty of substantive differences among the viable candidates that deserve to be explored in depth, on just about every issue raised at Tuesday’s debate – healthcare, immigration, climate, gun violence – plus many more. And while it’s great for the ratings of networks like CNN, it’s not exactly a boon to American democracy to watch a stage flanked with unrecognizable C-list primary hopefuls pad their own egos because they’re rich or well-connected enough to meet the debate criteria.That’s not to say that there isn’t a case to be made for longshot candidates. Though Jay Inslee is unlikely to get the nomination, his detailed climate policy releases are invaluable resources for any future administration and set a high standard for other candidates on an issue that growing numbers of Americans are deeply concerned about.And I’m one of many that would love to see the Alaska senator-turned-internet-phenomenon Mike Gravel appear on stage and give voice to the millions of teens who are unable to vote. The DNC shouldn’t limit the field with stricter criteria to keep them out. But Delaney and other visionless outliers should have the humility to know that they’re adding next to nothing to the conversation besides hot air. And moderators should have the good sense not to let them drone on, let alone pivot whole debate topics around them.Consider the start of Tuesday night’s all-too-brief exchange on climate. In one of a long string of questions that might as well have been crafted by a Republican strategist, the moderator Jake Tapper asked Delaney what he thinks is unrealistic about the Green New Deal, a policy framework that most frontrunners, besides Joe Biden, have endorsed. The result was an extended detour into his half-baked plan for a bipartisan carbon tax and experimental technologies.You wouldn’t be wrong to say my frustration with Delaney and his ilk is a little misplaced; please forgive the weariness of a politics writer staring down the barrel of another 16 months of the horse race. But if progressives like me are angry with people like Delaney and Hickenlooper – who hold close ties to the healthcare and mining industry, respectively – it’s because they and their friends already enjoy such outsized influence over our political system.It’s thanks in no small part to the lobbying of the healthcare industry Delaney defended in the debate that America’s healthcare system is as broken as it is, and why this country hasn’t managed to catch up with other wealthy nations in providing care to everyone who needs it. It’s thanks to Hickenlooper’s buddies in the oil and gas sector that we’re only now even starting to have a serious conversation about what it will look like to curb climate breakdown at the scale that challenge deserves.It’s also for those reasons that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren’s gloves-off approach to these problems and the millionaires driving them is so appealing, to young Democrats especially. We’ve heard enough from elites dipping their toes into politics when it suits them. Instead, we want candidates who will call the one per cent’s influence over our politics and economy what it is: absurd, undemocratic and even – as Sanders said of the fossil fuel industry tonight – criminal. * Kate Aronoff is a freelance journalist covering climate and US politics



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

In crowded 2020 Democratic field, a clear top tier emerges

In crowded 2020 Democratic field, a clear top tier emergesNo votes have been cast in the Democratic presidential nominating contest, but the winnowing has begun. A distinct top tier of candidates is breaking away from the pack in early polling and fundraising, building distance between themselves and the rest of the bloated field. Although the first nominating contest in Iowa is still more than six months away, tighter qualifying standards for the fall debates and cash flow problems have prompted questions about how many campaigns will still be operational next year.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Vice President Pence Tours Border Patrol Facility With Almost 400 Men in ‘Crowded’ Cages, ‘Horrendous Stench’

Vice President Pence Tours Border Patrol Facility With Almost 400 Men in ‘Crowded’ Cages, ‘Horrendous Stench’Office of Inspector General/Department of Homeland Security via GettyVice President Mike Pence toured a Border Patrol facility in Texas on Friday where he reportedly saw hundreds of men standing in crowded cages who later yelled to tell reporters they were hungry.“The stench was horrendous,” White House pool reporter Josh Dawsey wrote of the brief visit to an outdoor portal at the McAllen Border Station.Nearly 400 men “were in caged fences with no cots,” Dawsey wrote, adding that it was so crowded the men would not have been able to lie down even on the concrete. Pence and the reporters accompanying him saw the outdoor portal full of migrants who had allegedly crossed the U.S. border illegally. The reporters saw the migrants for all of 90 seconds before they were escorted away, and the vice president “briefly” went into the room. The men inside the cages reportedly shouted to tell reporters they had been there for longer than 40 days and wanted to brush their teeth. There were no mats or pillows, according to Dawsey, and water was only accessible outside the cages, which Border Patrol agents said was made available to the detainees when the press was not there. Agents guarding the cages were wearing face masks. A White House official said the Secret Service had opposed Pence entering the area once the press left, but the vice president entered the room, Dawsey reported. The vice president later told reporters he had expected to see similar conditions at the facility. “I was not surprised by what I saw,” Pence told reporters. “I knew we’d see a system that was overwhelmed.”“This is tough stuff,” Pence was quoted as saying, adding that he was calling for Democrats to fund more beds for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and more spending from the Department of Homeland Security.Earlier Friday, Pence and reporters also toured a facility in Donna, Texas, that holds families, adults, and children. There, Dawsey described seeing detainees lying on “kindergarten-like napping mats” on the floor with a “thin tinfoil-like blanket.” Officials said it was one of the “nicest facilities because it was new and relatively clean.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Pence tour of migrant center shows men crowded in cages

Pence tour of migrant center shows men crowded in cagesVice President Mike Pence toured two detention facilities on the Texas border Friday, including a Border Patrol station where hundreds of men were crowded in sweltering cages without cots. “Look, this is tough stuff,” Pence acknowledged at a later news conference. Pence’s office said the tour was part of an effort to show the Trump administration is providing adequate care for migrants.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Trump says migrants living 'far better now' in detention day after images of crowded cages published

Trump says migrants living 'far better now' in detention day after images of crowded cages publishedDonald Trump has claimed migrants in US detention centres are “living far better now”, a day after inspectors criticised squalid conditions and published images showing families held in overcrowded cages.As Democrats claimed the migrants were being denied basic human rights, the president launched a series of tweets defending his actions, and saying many of those in detention were living in better conditions than they were in the countries they had come from.“Many of these illegals aliens are living far better now than where they came from, and in far safer conditions,” he wrote. “No matter how good things actually look, even if perfect, the Democrat visitors will act shocked and aghast at how terrible things are.”He added: “If illegal immigrants are unhappy with the conditions in the quickly built or refitted detentions centres, just tell them not to come. All problems solved.”The comments were made as the nation got ready to mark the July 4 national holiday and the president prepared to address crowds in Washington DC. Democrats condemned the conditions revealed by the department of homeland security’s office of inspector general, and said the president should act immediately. “How can anybody look at these photos and think this isn’t a human rights abuse,” tweeted California senator Kamala Harris, one of nearly two-dozen Democrats seeking the party’s nomination to take on Mr Trump next year.The inspectors’ report, based on visits to five facilities in Texas’s Rio Grande valley, found that children had few spare clothes, no laundry facilities and insufficient to eat. It also said many of the centres were extremely overcrowded. “At one facility, some single adults were held in standing-room-only conditions for a week, and at another, some single adults were held more than a month in overcrowded cells,” it said.“We are concerned that overcrowding and prolonged detention represent an immediate risk to the health and safety of DHS agents and officers, and to those detained.”The inspectors said in addition to holding roughly 30 per cent of minor detainees for longer than 72 hours, the facilities struggled to meet other federal standards. “For example, children at three of the five border patrol facilities we visited had no access to showers,” it added. “While all facilities had infant formula, diapers, baby wipes, and juice and snacks for children, we observed that two facilities had not provided children access to hot meals – as is required.” Mr Trump has doubled down on his position over immigration as he kicks off his reelection campaign, aware that few issues more energise his base.This week, a congressional delegation visited a detention centre operated by the border patrol agency in Clint, Texas, where hundreds of children were moved after it was revealed they were living in very poor conditions.Among those to visit was congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who accused border agents of conducting “psychological warfare” against detained migrants. She said they had told her they were told to drink water from toilets if they were thirsty.“Our border patrol people are not hospital workers, doctors or nurses,” said Mr Trump. “The Democrats’ bad immigration laws, which could be easily fixed, are the problem. Great job by border patrol, above and beyond.”



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

2020 Vision: Buckle up America! It’s gonna be a long, crowded campaign

2020 Vision: Buckle up America! It’s gonna be a long, crowded campaignIf this week was a preview, the 2020 presidential cycle will make the last one seem tranquil.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines