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.
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.
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?
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.