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11 Dead After Duck Boat Capsizes Near Branson, Mo.

Source: New York Times

At least 11 people were killed Thursday night when a tourist boat capsized in a southern Missouri lake as powerful thunderstorms passed through the Midwest, the authorities said.

The amphibious boat, or duck boat, overturned in Table Rock Lake near Branson, Mo., around 7 p.m. as winds exceeded 60 m.p.h.

Sheriff Doug Rader of Stone County said the duck boat sank to the bottom of the lake, and that seven passengers were taken to a hospital. Two people were in critical condition at Cox Medical Center Branson late Thursday, the hospital said.

Some of the dead were children, the sheriff said late Thursday night, and about five passengers were still missing. “We had several people who made it out safely,” he added.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/us/branson-boat-capsize-missouri.html
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Fri Jul 20, 2018, 01:35 AM (26 replies)

Today's take on JPR? "What did Russia do wrong?" and "Obama was overrated".

Just your daily reminder, these are not allies.
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Mon Jul 16, 2018, 07:01 PM (15 replies)

California Democratic Party Snubs Feinstein and Endorses Kevin De Leon

Source: New York Times

LOS ANGELES -- Six weeks after winning an overwhelming victory among California primary voters, Senator Dianne Feinstein suffered an embarrassing setback Saturday night as the state Democratic Party officially endorsed her rival for election this November.

Kevin de Len, the Democratic leader in California's State Senate, won the support of the party leadership despite an effort by Ms. Feinstein to convince the party not to offer an endorsement.

The vote for Mr. de Len reflected the rise of younger liberal activists in the California Democratic leadership, some of whom regard Ms. Feinstein as a moderate compared with the intensely progressive voices who are coming up through the party ranks. These activists tend to be younger and more left-leaning than the state party at large.

Mr. de Len, 51, remains a long-shot candidate in his two-way race against the 85-year-old Ms. Feinstein in November; the two Democrats are facing each other, with no Republican in the mix, after they prevailed in the state's so-called "top two" open primary last month. Still, the vote for Mr. de Leon was a reminder of Ms. Feinstein's tepid support among liberal Democrats as the party debates how to take on President Trump in the fall midterm elections.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/15/us/politics/feinstein-california-democrats.html



Bad move by California Dems in my view, regardless of looking "to the future". You have the answer of who the people wanted.....
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Sun Jul 15, 2018, 01:53 AM (106 replies)

Ohio DUers: Is the Jordan story big in Ohio?

I found this interesting from a Harry Enten tweet tonight.

https://twitter.com/ForecasterEnten/status/1015423129039011841

https://twitter.com/Neoavatara/status/1015413508563972096


Will the Big State U culture bury this story?
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Sat Jul 7, 2018, 01:32 AM (27 replies)
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