FROM Eliza Griswold
Will Pennsylvania's election affect the midterms? Voters in Southwestern Pennsylvania will choose a new Congressman on Tuesday. Their last representative, Tim Murphy, resigned after news broke that he asked his mistress to get an abortion. Voters will elect either Democrat Conor Lamb or Republican Rick Saccone. It’s a close race, but Lamb is leading in the polls. Some say Lamb’s campaign could be a good road map for Democrats who want to win back Trump-country in the midterms.
Syrian Refugees Getting Into the U.S. A recent Senate bill to block Syrian refugees from coming into the United States failed. But that doesn’t mean hoards of Syrians have entered the country since then. In fact, fewer than 3,000 Syrians have been able to resettle in the U.S. since 2011. And in light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, it’s been even harder for Syrian refugees to find a home in the West. We talked with a reporter who profiled one Syrian family’s difficulties in getting into the U.S.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
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.