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Hillary Clinton Holds Off Sanders to Win New York Democratic Primary

first_imgA total of 247 pledged delegates were up for grabs in the state. New York divvies up its delegates proportionally—meaning both candidates will earn a share of them. Even without a landslide victory, Clinton still enjoys a clear path to the nomination, with New York voters making her ascension even more likely. Before the primary, Clinton had 244 more pledged delegates than Sanders, according to the Associated Press estimates.Clinton took the stage at Sheraton in Times Square to a loud ovation Tuesday night. She thanked New York for sticking by her side during and promised to return the favor. Clinton also appeared to turn her attention toward the general election. “To all those that supported Sen. Sanders: There’s much more that unites us than divides us,” Clinton said.“The race for the Democratic nomination is in the home stretch and victory is in sight,” a smiling Clinton added, prompting loud cheers from the boisterous crowd in Manhattan. Sanders left New York early Tuesday to campaign in Pennsylvania and headed home to Vermont as the results were coming in. A once polite contest between two veteran Democratic politicians became just as contentious as the fight for the GOP nomination, minus the high-school insults, xenophobia and party in-fighting.Their animosity toward one another became apparent last Thursday in New York City when the pair engaged in their eighth debate, their most combative verbal contest yet, where they sparred on virtually every issue. The “Brooklyn Brawl,” as some media outlets termed the debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yards, focused heavily on Wall Street malfeasance and the power of the gun lobby, and which of the two would be more effective at policing the two.At the end of the day, it was Clinton’s pragmatic approach and her broad-based appeal among Democrats, particularly Baby Boomers and African Americans, that won out over the more vocal and unabashed Sanders crowd.Clinton demonstrated her unique ability to connect personally with voters as she criss-crossed the state. In her only public campaign stop on Long Island, the former two-time U.S. Senator from New York was surrounded by families of victim’s of gun violence, including the daughter of the principal killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School slayings. Voters at the event in Port Washington said they valued Clinton’s experience and thought she’d be the strongest candidate to take on whomever the Republicans nominate.The chance to elect the first woman president also weighed heavily on some voters.Clinton made an effort to reach out to African Americans, who have thus far favored her over Sanders by a wide margin in other parts of the country.The Clinton machine also showed its might, eliciting the help of well-known surrogates to stump for her on Long Island, including former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ), who survived a gunshot to the head at a campaign appearance in 2011, and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. Former President Bill Clinton and the couple’s daughter Chelsea were also called upon last weekend to appeal to Long Island voters.Sanders never stepped foot on Long Island proper but held several raucous events in New York City, where he was greeted by tens of thousands of supporters. His campaign said that Sanders’ rally last Sunday in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park was the largest of his campaign.Political observers thought Sanders would do well to follow the blueprint former Democratic governor hopeful Zephyr Teachout used two years ago to put a scare into Gov. Andrew Cuomo. And to some extent he did, by calling for a nationwide ban on fracking, the controversial natural gas drilling technique that Teachout had railed against during her failed primary battle against Cuomo.Sanders, a self-proclaimed Democratic socialist, also unleashed venom on Wall Street and repeated calls for a political revolution that would give Sanders the bully pulpit he’d need to create the kind of change he’s proposing.Several polls have shown Clinton and Sanders in a virtual tie nationally, but for Sanders it may be too little too late. The Democrats hold their national convention in July in Philadelphia. To win the nomination, a candidate needs 2,383 delegates, including pledged and superdelegates, who can support either one. As of April 19, Clinton had 1,758 and Sanders had 1,076.While party leadership may consider Clinton’s win a perfect time for Democrats to come together, Sanders’ ability to raise large sums of money through small, individual donations means he’s in it for the long run—as he’s promised.The primary battle will remain on the East Coast for another week, as Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island open their polls, before it heads toward California—another state rich in delegates, 546 to be exact.(Photo credit: Adam Schultz/Hillary for America on Flickr) Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Pragmatism prevailed over idealism in New York’s Democratic primary race, with voters choosing establishment favorite Hillary Clinton over insurgent candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the spunky career politician who has given voice to thousands of young voters enamored with his calls for a political revolution.This win puts New York’s former U.S. Senator another step closer toward making American history as the first woman elected president. But she still has a long way to go before Election Day arrives in November.The former U.S. Secretary of State in the Obama administration avoided an embarrassing defeat in her adopted state, where she was considered a double-digit favorite coming into Tuesday’s contest. Clinton’s victory also blunts Sanders’ momentum, as the Brooklyn native has come out on top in the previous seven out of eight primaries and caucuses.The major networks predicted Clinton the winner about 45 minutes after the polls closed. center_img The contest between Clinton and Sanders heated up once the pair began campaigning heavily in New York, with Clinton lashing out at Sanders for siding with gun manufacturers over families of gun-death victims who wanted to sue them as well as his inability to express how he’d break up the big banks. She also criticized his lack of foreign policy chops. Sanders, meanwhile, continued to attack Clinton for her ties to Wall Street and refusal to release transcripts of paid speeches to Goldman Sachs employees that netted her $675,000. He also called her out for being a late-comer to the fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.As she put it recently, “It’s easy to diagnose our problems. It’s a lot harder to solve them.”last_img read more

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British tourists are increasingly visiting more distant destinations

first_imgThis year’s report by the British travel company Thomas Cook showed that British tourists are increasingly visiting more distant destinations, instead of closer and common ones such as Spain, Portugal or Croatia. Tunisia experienced a significant drop in tourist visits a few years ago, mostly due to a terrorist attack on the resort of Sousse in 2015 that killed 38 tourists, 30 of whom were British citizens. However, the destination has started to recover – this year there were twice as many reservations than in 2018. Although Spain still holds the first place in the number of reservations, Turkey overtook Greece and thus took second place. With that, Greece fell to third place, the United States to fourth, and Cyprus to fifth. Short-term visits to Mexico, San Francisco and Las Vegas have never been more sought after. For example, the number of bookings for a six-day trip to Mexico increased by as much as 171 percent. However, the majority of respondents, whom the company surveyed for its report, said they still plan to spend their holidays outside the UK, and a quarter said holidays abroad are at a higher level of their priorities than they were last year. Sales of summer tourist packages for destinations outside the eurozone increased by as much as 48 percent compared to 2018. This increase was most felt by destinations such as Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt. Almost half of bookings through Thomas Cook relate to destinations outside the European Union.center_img The interest of British tourists in Turkey is not too surprising, if we take into account the strength of the Turkish lira in relation to the British pound. But the company warns that the number of British tourist bookings is still falling. Last month, they reported plans to close 21 tourism offices in the UK, or cut more than 300 jobs. Assumptions about the decline in the number of reservations start from the situation related to Brexit. Uncertainty about the outcome of Brexit certainly has an impact on the plans of British tourists. Top 5 summer destinations You can find the full report “The Thomas Cook Holiday Report 2019” HERE.last_img read more

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Won’t be easy to forgive and forget Dodgers mistake$, not with this payroll

first_imgAsked if it was just one of those nights, Wilson said: “I’m not particularly used to having one of those nights. I thought I wasn’t able to get ahead of the count. … Forgive and forget.”Sure, if it was a one-time thing.But it will be hard to forgive and forget much with this Dodger$ team this season. It’s only one loss, but the Dodgers are under a great microscope. That’s a good thing.The Dodgers are favored to win the World Series, and not just because of the payroll. They have the pieces in place to win a championship for the first time since 1988, the same year Clayton Kershaw was born. Matt Kemp still isn’t back in the lineup, and Kershaw is on the disabled list, but all the egg$ are in the basket to win this season. “It’s a good time to be a Dodgers fan,” Don Mattingly said before the game. “We have a chance to build not only for right now but for years to come.”Last year the building didn’t start until June after that horrendous start. Sunday was just one game, but the Dodgers need a solid foundation and early. The Dodgers opened the season with two wins in Australia, but most Dodger fans consider Sunday’s game — which started at 5 p.m. locally and not 1 a.m. — the real opener. And it wasn’t a good opening act. Sure, Ryu was fantastic. Yasiel Puig didn’t do anything horrible, but he was 0 for 3 with a walk. No offensive sparks from him didn’t help matters, either. The Dodgers love their starter to go seven innings with a lead and hand it over to the bullpen. They were two wins from the World Series last year with that formula.“You feel like you’re in position to win,” Mattingly said. “… (But) it’s not like you’re sitting back in an easy chair.”That was not a comfortable seat in the dugout for Mattingly when Wilson unraveled. Chris Denorfia hit a two-run single, Adrian Gonzalez made a fielding error and the wheels came off for the Dodgers, who led 1-0 after five innings.Ace Kershaw was relegated to the dugout with his hands in his sweatshirt pocket laughing with teammates early on, and it was easy to do since Ryu was pitching a shutout and the Dodgers ahead. Ryu retired 16 batters in a row and did his best Kershaw-like outing.Ryu was nearly flawless. He got Rene Rivera to fly out to right field for the first out of the second inning after giving up consecutive singles, and he was dealing from there. The Padres went three-and-out in the third, fourth and fifth innings. Ryu started the seventh inning by getting Yonder Alonso to fly out to right. Wilson felt horribly about what happened after that. The Dodgers are usually unstoppable from there with Wilson and Kenley Jansen pitching the eighth and ninth innings. Not this time. Two years ago, the Dodgers won the opener 5-3, and there was an interesting sideshow, too. Frank McCourt and Magic Johnson sat together in the front row as the sale from McCourt to the Guggenheim Partners wasn’t finalized yet. It was the strangest thing, but the Dodgers won that opener. There was no sideshow this year.The Dodger$ are the show this season. There’s not much room for error with that payroll.Sunday wasn’t a good opening [email protected] @jillpainter on Twitter What in the name of that unruly beard was Wilson doing? The Padres got to Wilson for three runs in the eighth and beat the Dodgers, 3-1. Australia again, mate? In the fifth inning, the Dodgers built a 1-0 lead after Carl Crawford hit a single to left field, and Dee Gordon scored. After Ryu exited, “Fear the Beard” entered. Only this time, shockingly so, it was “Dread the Beard.” The previously sturdy and odd but reliable setup man had a debacle of an outing. Wilson, facing his first batter in pinch hitter Seth Smith, gave up a solo home run on a 2-and-0 pitch, and that tied the score in the eighth inning.“That pitch was uncharacteristic of me,” Wilson said. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img SAN DIEGO >> A record $240 million payroll wasn’t enough to buy an Opening Day win — at least in the U.S. — for the Dodgers. That’s not a good $ign. After Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched an absolute gem through a seven-inning shutout, Brian Wilson squandered a Dodgers lead Sunday at Petco Park. We don’t remember the quirky Wilson or Dodgers bullpen imploding like that last year.last_img read more

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