By Eric Ting, SFGATE Published 7:35 pm PST, Monday, January 28, 2019 (FILES) In this file photo taken on January 27, 2019 California Senator Kamala Harris speaks during a rally launching her presidential campaign in Oakland, California. - US Senator Kamala Harris faces questions from American voters January 28, 2019 as an official White House candidate, a day after formally declaring her 2020 bid to become America's first black female president.By launching her campaign early -- a year before any primary votes are cast -- the California Democrat leapfrogs several party luminaries waiting in the wings, and a few who have already entered the race, to become the de facto frontrunner in a burgeoning field that may ultimately feature dozens of candidates seeking to oust President Donald Trump. (Photo by NOAH BERGER / AFP)NOAH BERGER/AFP/Getty Images less (FILES) In this file photo taken on January 27, 2019 California Senator Kamala Harris speaks during a rally launching her … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris does not support ‘DACA for the wall,’ but is ‘all for increased border security’
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By Bill Speros | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: January 11, 2019 at 6:09 pm | UPDATED: January 11, 2019 at 6:10 pm Tom Brady stood at the edge of his metaphorical cliff staring into the abyss of NFL obsolescence … nine years ago this week. Led by Ray Rice and Ray Lewis, the Ravens had just murdered the Patriots in an AFC Wild Card game 33-14 at Gillette Stadium on Jan. 10, 2010. Brady was jeered all afternoon, saying afterward: “I’d have been booing us, too.” Somewhere in outer space, the talk radio chatter and TV sports broadcasts from the ensuing days, weeks and months after that loss are reaching an undiscovered galaxy. Its inhabitants woke up today fully informed that Brady was just another NFL QB who could not succeed in his 30s or after coming off an ACL injury. “Brady is finished,” Zorb said to Og over breakfast this morning. “They should have traded him and kept Matt Cassel.” Or was that “Felger and Mazz” Tuesday … [Read more...] about OBF: Ignore the noise, Tom Brady will let you know when he’s finished
Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen, Associated Press Updated 10:13 pm PST, Sunday, November 4, 2018 President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Pensacola, Fla. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Pensacola, Fla. Photo: Butch Dill, AP Central American migrants, part of the caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, get a ride on a truck in Donaji, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The migrants had already made a grueling 40-mile (65-kilometer) trek from Juchitan, Oaxaca, on Thursday, after they failed to get the bus transportation they had hoped for. But hitching rides allowed them to get to Donaji early, and some headed on to a town even further north, Sayula. less Central American migrants, part of the caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, get a ride on a truck in Donaji, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s fabrications on Medicare, immigrants
By Aaron E. Carroll, New York Times Published 5:00 am CDT, Thursday, July 5, 2018 Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez /The Chronicle Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Buy photo Dr. Erin Gonzales lets Dylan Barreira, 9 mos., play with her stethoscope before she checks his heartbeat in a general ckeckup during a visit at La Clinica de La Raza in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, January 19, 2017. When the Affordable Care Act first invited states to make more low-income people eligible for Medicaid, pretty much all the blue states said yes, but many red ones said no. Many are still arguing about whether the expansion actually provides adequate care for more Americans. less Dr. Erin Gonzales lets Dylan Barreira, 9 mos., play with her stethoscope before she checks his heartbeat in a general ckeckup during a visit at La Clinica de La Raza in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, January 19, ... more … [Read more...] about Finally, some answers on the effects of Medicaid expansion
When my mother prayed - when she remembered what prayer was - she asked every saint to please let her die in her sleep. In late 2016, my mom died that way, in her own bed, one week past her 101st birthday. One of my sisters and I were curled around her, asleep ourselves.My mom's death was perfect, and hospice helped. But her dementia made enrolling her and keeping her in hospice nearly impossible. She died during her second stint in hospice.The year she died, I had reached out to a hospice and palliative-care agency because my mom seemed to be heading downhill fast.A gerontologist had diagnosed my mom with late-stage dementia and encouraged us to place her in nursing care. My mom needed help with dressing and using the bathroom. She wasn't bedridden, but bone-crunching osteoarthritis and worsening cognitive issues kept her marooned in a chair. She could feed herself once a plate of food was set in front of her. She spoke, but not a lot, unless she was in full-blown agitation.By then, … [Read more...] about At 100, my mom had dementia and needed hospice care. Getting it was nearly impossible.