Democratic National CommitteeDNC Member since 2012, California Democratic Superdelegate
FROM Shawn Bagley
Does Bernie Sanders Have a Chance at the Nomination? Even after a decisive victory in Oregon’s presidential primary Tuesday, the odds of Bernie Sanders becoming the Democratic nominee remain very slim. Yet, Sanders has vowed to remain in the race until the last ballot is cast. As discord grows among Democrats, the candidates look ahead to the June 7 primaries. What are Sanders’ chances of winning? Can he convert enough superdelegates to nab the nomination? We’ll hear from one California superdelegate who has been harassed by Sanders supporters for deciding to back Hillary Clinton early in 2015.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.