Shalala banked that voters would see her experience as an asset. The Democratic candidates had similar positions on most key issues, such as tackling climate change, reducing gun violence, improving health care, and overhauling immigration. But none could match Shalala's lengthy record or familiar name … [Read more...] about The Latest: Democrat Kirkpatrick wins Arizona House primary
The Republican candidate, Lawrence Zupan, a Manchester real estate broker with experience in international trade, campaigned against what he felt was big government and social welfare programs. But his candidacy never gained traction and his campaign drew little attention. … [Read more...] about The Latest: Wisconsin Democrat Baldwin wins 2nd Senate term
His vulnerabilities surfaced, however, in the final minutes of the debate, when he was pressed on a decades-old statement regarding school integration. Biden rambled in talking about his support of teachers, the lack of resources for educators and at one point seemed to encourage parents to play records for their children to expand their vocabulary before segueing into talk of Latin America. … [Read more...] about Biden parries attacks from rivals in fiery Democratic debate
Then we reach the main building called Shoin, and the attached teahouse Geppa-ro, in the last stop of the tour. Shoin was built in a traditional style of Japanese architecture for the sole purpose of formal entertaining. Emperor Toshihito fully worked out the design for moon viewing. He had a bamboo covered terrace facing the pond. It is the best point for harvest moon viewing. According to a computer calculation by a modern architect, the moon from the terrace was seen double, both in the sky and on the surface of the pond, from 8 PM to 10 PM. … [Read more...] about Kyoto Katsura Imperial Villa
Finland is a member of the EU, but not the NATO military alliance. Russia’s actions have led to speculation in the media that Finland will join the alliance to warn Russia off. The country's current policy is to reserve the right to join while having no plans to do so while at the same time remaining militarily non-aligned and seeking partnership with NATO. … [Read more...] about Will Finland say ‘joo’ or ‘ei’ to NATO?