Kamala Harris Calls In-Person Hearing ‘Reckless,’ Sounds Health-Care Concern

Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), the Democrats’ vice presidential nominee, delivered her opening remarks remotely from her Senate office after some brief technical difficulties.

Ms. Harris sat in front of American flags and next to a copy of “I Dissent,” a children’s book about the late liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

She called the Republican-run Senate Judiciary Committee “reckless” for gathering more than 50 people in the same room for Judge Barrett’s confirmation hearings “while our nation is facing a deadly airborne virus.”

“This committee has ignored common-sense requests to keep people safe, including not requiring tests for all members, despite a coronavirus outbreak among senators of this very committee,” Ms. Harris said.

The hearing should have been postponed, she said. Republicans’ decision to hold the hearing now “places this facility’s workers, janitorial staff and congressional aides and Capitol Police at risk,” she said.

Like other Democratic senators who spoke

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If voters’ top concern is health care, Biden will win

Health care is typically one of the top three voter concerns. In the 2018 midterm elections—one year after Republicans tried and failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act—health care ranked as the single most important issue for voters, helping Democrats regain control of the House.

If health care is as important to voters in 2020, it could easily put Democrat Joe Biden into the White House in 2021. New polling by the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund finds that voters in 10 swing states likely to determine the outcome of the presidential race strongly favor Biden over Trump on three health care issues they identify as most important.

Researchers asked voters in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin which candidate they thought would most effectively handle the COVID-19 pandemic, protect patients with pre-existing conditions and lower health care costs. They also did a national survey on

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College coronvirus outbreaks ‘gravely concern’ Michigan public-health officials

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Linda Vail, head of the Ingham County Health Department.

a group of people posing for the camera: Pedestrians walk on campus as students move onto the campus at Grand Valley State University in Allendale Township on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.

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Pedestrians walk on campus as students move onto the campus at Grand Valley State University in Allendale Township on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.

Since Sept. 1, her agency has logged more than 1,300 cases of coronavirus. That’s 41% of total cases the county has recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. And there’s no end in sight: The county had more than 600 new cases last week.

The vast majority of the recent cases are linked to Michigan State University students. Almost all MSU classes are online this semester, but that hasn’t stopped students from returning to East Lansing this fall and living an active social life, pandemic or no.

Case investigations of new coronavirus show a consistent pattern of source of infection, Vail said

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For Matthew Wolff and Co., Winged Foot’s punishing reputation is of little concern

MAMARONECK, N.Y. – This isn’t your father’s Winged Foot.

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It’s not even your older brother’s Winged Foot.

This is something vastly different from the slugfests that are the identity of the sprawling pitch. This is modern and mean.

The clichés still apply – play from the fairway, take your medicine, pick your spots – but the game has been irrevocably changed. It’s younger and stronger and less concerned with the ancient constructs of the game.

You can tell players they must dial back their games to play Winged Foot, but Matthew Wolff isn’t listening. Bryson DeChambeau isn’t even speaking your language.

Nothing typifies how far the game has changed in recent years like a Wolff-DeChambeau final-round pairing … at a U.S. Open … at Winged Foot. Collectively, your two leading men hit five of 28 fairways on Saturday and are second and 15th in the

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