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How the Sanders campaign flipped two crucial delegates in a Nevada county

BY TESSA STUART April 14, 2016

"We're going to surprise them in Nevada," Bernie Sanders told supporters in the days leading up the state's February 20th caucuses. He had reason to be optimistic: Polls showed the Vermont senator locked in a dead heat with Hillary Clinton in the state that was supposed to be her "firewall" against an insurgent challenge.

But here's the thing about surprises: They only happen when you're not expecting them.

Nevada was a relatively disappointing night for the Sanders campaign; he lost by more than five points, taking home 15 delegates to Clinton's 20. What most people watching the returns at home didn't realize, though, is that those numbers aren't final until the state convention almost three months later — and a lot can happen in that amount of time.

Indeed, a month and a half after caucus night, on April 2nd, the Sanders camp seized the equivalent of two delegates from the Clinton column, without warning, at the Clark County convention.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/bernie-sanders-unusual-strategy-to-win-more-pledged-delegates-20160414

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Federal health regulators seek to revoke license of Theranos blood-testing lab

Health regulators have proposed revoking the federal license for Theranos Inc.'s California laboratory and banning the firm's top two executives from the blood-testing business for at least two years.

The proposed sanctions were included in a March 18 letter to the Palo Alto company from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which found Theranos out of compliance with certain federal lab requirements.

Theranos' founder and chief executive is Elizabeth Holmes and its president is Sunny Balwani.

Theranos has responded to the letter and is waiting for the agency to finish reviewing the privately held company's proposed solutions, Theranos spokeswoman Brooke Buchanan said.


Hey, Democrats, stop gloating — your party is imploding right before your eyes, too

Right wing pundits—a sad and desperate lot at the moment — eagerly compare Sanders to Trump. The idea here is that the widespread disgust with Washington’s dysfunction has opened the door to outsider demagogues who spout lurid promises.

In fact, Sanders and Trump have about as much in common as George Wallace and Eugene Debs. Sanders isn’t trying to sell steaks or live out some Reality TV fantasy. He entered politics from the tradition of social justice .

The reason he keeps beating Hillary Clinton is because a huge portion of the electorate—particularly young voters—is yearning for the kind of explicit social justice he’s prescribing. To put it bluntly: he’s articulating a moral vision, not an electoral path to the White House.

And that, frankly, is what the Democratic Party used to do, back in the era of the New Deal and the Great Society. It offered as its essential pitch to voters a compassionate and responsive government that sought to combat — or at least mitigate — the corrosive values of a capitalist theocracy.



Aside from the negativity about Bernie's chances, this is spot on.

Local teachers discourage teaching careers

A math program at the U of A got canceled this year after teachers refused to recommend students to pursue careers in education.

"I don't want to impoverish people, by having them become a math teacher, or any teacher," said University High School teacher, DeAnna McDonald.

The University of Arizona Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers was set to host the workshop for high school seniors. Last year, nearly 60 students were referred to the program by their teachers. This year, the center sent out notices to more than 400 educators in Pima County. They did not receive recommendations from a single teacher.

DeAnna McDonald has been an educator for more than 30 years. She teaches statistics at UHS, but can't encourage her students to do the same.

When the U of A asked her to recommend students to the teaching workshop, she didn't respond.



"How do you say to a young person in high school, 'I want you to take on college, and I want you to perhaps go into debt, because college is expensive. And then I want you to get out, and I want your yearly salary to be so bad, so low that you're not gonna be able to afford to live."'

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