Another Democratic incumbent upset by primary challenger — this time in Massachusetts:
Democratic Rep. Mike Capuano has conceded defeat to Boston city councilor Ayanna Pressley in the Massachusetts primary for his US House seat Tuesday, the latest upset to rock the Democratic Party and showcase a restive base eager for change.
Pressley’s win comes less than three months after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ousted the No. 4-ranking House Democrat, Rep. Joe Crowley of New York, in a primary.
In his concession speech, Capuano said the district was clearly upset with the status quo and that he shared those feelings.
“I will tell you, I’m sorry it didn’t work out but this is life and this is OK. America is going to be OK,” Capuano said, adding, “Ayanna Pressley is going to be a good congresswoman and Massachusetts will be well served.”
Geoffrey Owens’ message to job-shamers: Honor the ‘dignity of work:
Owens, who played Elvin Tibideaux on “The Cosby Show” from 1985 to 1992, has made headlines in recent days after photos of him bagging groceries at a New Jersey Trader Joe’s were first published by the Daily Mail.
“I was only devastated for an hour or two,” Owens told CNN in an interview Tuesday. “It was hurtful but very short lived. What has been sustained, now over days, is how much love and support there is. Not just for me, but for working people. The idea that, ‘Hey, what’s wrong with working at Trader Joe’s, or any job like that?
Aretha Franklin’s family slams pastor for ‘offensive’ eulogy:
Aretha Franklin’s family has condemned comments made during the singer’s eulogy last week as “offensive and distasteful.”
The “Queen of Soul” died August 16 at the age of 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
The Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., senior pastor of Salem Baptist Church, delivered Franklin’s eulogy at her funeral at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple on Friday.
Family, friends, musicians and religious and political leaders attended the “celebration of life” service, which was also live-streamed, with portions broadcast by major networks.
A healthier tailgate, for the win:
Football party season is upon us, which means a tailgate diet typically made up of hot dogs, wings, chips, dips and beer.
These foods may be fun to eat while cheering on your favorite team, but they are loaded with unhealthy calories, which can lead to significant weight gain by the time Super Bowl Sunday rolls around.
But you want to win, right? You want your game and your yummy food, too. Well, there are steps you easily take to avoid overindulging when hosting or attending football parties and tailgates.
Rafael Nadal outlasts Thiem in 5-set US Open thrille:
Tennis great Rafael Nadal outlasted Dominic Thiem in an epic, grueling five-set quarterfinal, turning around his performance from a disastrous opening set to clinch the match in dramatic style.
The match, which carried on until after 2 a.m. before ending 0-6 6-4 7-5 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-5), was Nadal’s longest at the US Open.
Number one seed Nadal said his legs were feeling the strain at the end of the marathon session, which see-sawed between the Spaniard and his younger Austrian opponent, before a nerve-wracking fifth set ended even to send it to a tiebreak.