But vulnerable Frontline Democrats were evidently fearful that the final spending bill would not include a strong prescription drug component. “With public support of Medicare price negotiation of prescription drugs at nearly 90%, it is time to take action,” the letter stated. Of the four House Democrats who leveraged their votes to water down prescription drug price reform, Peters is the only one who is returning to Congress. Peters’ stance on prescription drugs had not come up in discussions with members of the New Democrat Coalition, Pintar added. Asked about prescription drug policy, Stevens hinted that she might see Peters’ committee vote against prescription drug price negotiation as a strike against him.
For example, the city stole totem poles from Alaska and brought them to its public spaces, despite the fact that the local Coast Salish people never actually made totem poles. At Pike Place, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city, local groups have been trying to get two misleading totem poles removed for years. On a mission to preserve the often overlooked art of the Coast Salish people, Gong recently partnered with Brooks Running to design limited-edition shoes crafted with Coast Salish design, which incorporates circles and crescents to form a larger shape. Gong tells me that local governments have been complicit in the erasure of Coast Salish art for a long time. “In tribal communities, we don’t have the same expectations about whether something should be real or scientifically provable for it to be part of our lives,” Gong tells me.3 months ago HuffPost
“Dry eyes can be a culprit,” said dermatologist Dr. Karyn Grossman. “Allergies can also cause itchy eyes, which causes people to rub, which then causes more itching,” Grossman said. “Bloodshot eyes can be the result of rubbing until capillaries are broken.”Dark circlesChronic rubbing can also lead to dark circles under the eyes, known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. “Especially for those with darker skin, rubbing the eyes has the effect of accelerating the production of skin pigment in the area,” said dermatologist Dr. Angelo Thrower. Wrinkles“When you rub your eyes repeatedly, you put your skin at risk for lichenification, which is a medical term for thickening of the skin,” said dermatologist Dr. Brendan Camp.3 months ago HuffPost
Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) via Associated PressHOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker grew up watching Black stars shine in the World Series, paving his path to a life devoted to baseball. Since then, the 1950 matchup between the New York Yankees and Phillies has been the only World Series without a U.S.-born Black player. He said that Black players made up just 7.2% of opening day roster this year, the lowest percentage since study data was first collected in 1991, when 18% of MLB players were Black. The Phillies had no Black players on their opening roster this year for the first time since 1959. While “very disappointed and discouraged” with the situation this year, Baker hopes the makeup of the top of the most recent draft means this will be the last World Series where U.S.-born Black players aren’t represented.3 months ago HuffPost
In a new interview, Prince Harry offered a confusing perspective on one of the most explosive revelations from his and Meghan Markle’s sit-down with Oprah Winfrey. AdvertisementIn an interview that aired on UK television Sunday, Prince Harry denied that was the implication. When ITV’s Tom Bradby noted that the Duke of Sussex had “accused members of your family of racism” in that interview, Harry pushed back. “Did Meghan ever mention that they’re racist?”Bradby mentioned Meghan’s revelation that “there were troubling comments about Archie’s skin color.”“There was concern about his skin color,” Harry replied. Later in the interview, however, Harry defended Lady Hussey and insisted she meant no harm.26 days ago HuffPost
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis have been on a collision course from the start. “This is how President Trump fights,” said Michael Caputo, a longtime adviser who worked on Trump’s first campaign. Glenn Youngkin, another potential Republican presidential candidate, saying his name sounds Chinese. AdvertisementThe Republican Jewish Coalition’s primary benefactor, Miriam Adelson, has vowed to stay neutral in the 2024 Republican primary, even after the group aggressively supported Trump in the last election. Hogan, a fierce Trump critic for years, is increasingly expected to run for the Republican presidential nomination himself.2 months ago HuffPost
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A pipeline operator put a damaged section in Kansas back into service Thursday, a little more than three weeks after a spill dumped 14,000 bathtubs’ worth of crude oil into a rural creek. Energy announced that it had completed repairs, inspections and testing on its Keystone pipeline in northeast Kansas to allow a “controlled restart” of the section from Steele City, Nebraska, near the Kansas line, to Cushing, in northern Oklahoma. The 2,700-mile (4,345-kilometer) Keystone system carries heavy crude oil extracted from tar sands in western Canada to the Gulf Coast and to central Illinois. AdvertisementA spill on Dec. 7 shut down the Keystone system after dumping 14,000 barrels of crude oil into a creek running through rural pastureland in Washington County, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northwest of Kansas City. No one was evacuated, and most of the Keystone system was back in operation in eight days.1 month ago HuffPost
Back in September, Taylor Swift offered a glimpse into her songwriting process while speaking at the Nashville Songwriter Awards. She sorts her songs into three categories, she said — “quill lyrics, fountain pen lyrics and glitter gel pen lyrics” — based on the writing implement she imagined using when composing each one. Taylor Swift's 10th album, "Midnights," is filled with cutting confessionals and glittering pop. On “Midnights,” Swift offers a poppy, self-aware return to old haunts — meditations on fame, comeuppance, self-doubt, losing past relationships and protecting her current one. Has Taylor Swift ever been more Taylor Swift than when she declares “Karma is a cat / Purring in my lap ’cause it loves me”?3 months ago HuffPost