FROM Ronnee Schreiber
Trump and conservative women Melania Trump will be the headline speaker Monday at the Republican Convention in Cleveland. Her husband, Donald Trump has had problems courting women voters. A Washington Post poll last month found that more than three quarters of women voters had an unfavorable opinion of him. And his choice of Indiana governor Mike Pence as a running mate may not be helping much. Pence has signed some of the most stringent restrictions on abortion access in the nation. As a congressman, Pence tried to shut down the government over Planned Parenthood funding. Well, on day one of the Republican National Convention, we wanted to hear from some conservative women about how they feel about their candidates’ positions on women’s issues.
Women Voters in the GOP Republican candidates like Donald Trump seem to be making the party’s job of attracting women voters that much harder. But there are still lots of women who are staunch supporters of the GOP. Remember: 44 percent of women voted for Mitt Romney in 2012. What does this mean for 2016?
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.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
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.