Joe Girardi has been making some gutsy calls lately, but …
Joe Girardi has been making some gutsy calls lately, but …
The Trump White House’s new philosophy: don’t cooperate with Democrats on anything, ever
A brutal reminder of the violence trans people often face
Several weeks ago, a 23-year-old transgender woman was brutally beaten in a Dallas parking lot. On Saturday, she was fatally shot.
At a Sunday news conference, Maj. Vincent Weddington of the Dallas Police Department said officers were called to the scene of a shooting around 7 a.m. Saturday. The victim — who he identified as Muhlaysia Booker — was discovered dead on arrival.
The previous assault, on April 12, was recorded on a cellphone. The video captured a man, wearing white, mercilessly punching a woman in a flamingo-pink wig who was trying to shield herself from the blows.
Trump sorta confirms through tweets that he’s trying to talk to Iran
The Fake News put out a typically false statement, without any knowledge that the United States was trying to set up a negotiation with Iran. This is a false report….
….Iran will call us if and when they are ever ready. In the meantime, their economy continues to collapse - very sad for the Iranian people!
The fifth migrant child to die since December
Biden continues to absolutely dominate in South Carolina
Get ready for the trial of the century
Lindsey Graham warns Iran of “overwhelming military response”
Just received a briefing from National Security Advisor Bolton about escalating tensions with Iran.
It is clear that over the last several weeks Iran has attacked pipelines and ships of other nations and created threat streams against American interests in Iraq.
The fault lies with the Iranians, not the United States or any other nation.
If the Iranian threats against American personnel and interests are activated we must deliver an overwhelming military response.
Stand firm Mr. President.
Trump’s EPA to reduce pollution deaths, but not by reducing pollution
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to adopt a new method for projecting the future health risks of air pollution, one that experts said has never been peer-reviewed and is not scientifically sound, according to five people with knowledge of the agency’s plans.
The immediate effect of the change would be to drastically lower an estimate last year by the Trump administration that projected as many as 1,400 additional premature deaths per year from a proposed new rule on emissions from coal plants. That, in turn, would make it easier to defend the new regulation, known as the Affordable Clean Energy rule, which is meant to replace former President Barack Obama’s signature climate change measure, the Clean Power Plan.
It is not uncommon for a presidential administration to use accounting changes to make its regulatory decisions look better than the rules of its predecessors. But the proposed new modeling is unusual because it discards more than a decade of peer-reviewed E.P.A. methods and relies on unfounded medical assumptions.
Kamala Harris has a plan to address the gender pay gap
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, one of two dozen Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination, on Monday proposed closing the gender pay gap by requiring companies to disclose pay data and secure an “equal pay certification” or be fined.
Harris’ proposal aims to shift the burden from workers, who now must prove pay discrimination by employers, to corporations, which would have to show they eliminated pay disparities between men and women doing work of equal value.
A spot of bad news in a generally bright economy
Pretty much the only poll recently that doesn’t show Biden with a big lead
Sprint/T-Mobile merger plan gets a big boost
It’s unclear which flavor it was at this time
Oklahoma, brace for impact
Trump seems weirdly threatened by friends at Fox News chatting with Mayor Pete
Hard to believe that @FoxNews is wasting airtime on Mayor Pete, as Chris Wallace likes to call him. Fox is moving more and more to the losing (wrong) side in covering the Dems. They got dumped from the Democrats boring debates, and they just want in. They forgot the people…..
….who got them there. Chris Wallace said, “I actually think, whether you like his opinions or not, that Mayor Pete has a lot of substance…fascinating biography.” Gee, he never speaks well of me - I like Mike Wallace better…and Alfred E. Newman will never be President!
Buttigieg’s attack on Trump’s tweets went over surprisingly well with the Fox News audience
But the response that generated one of the biggest rounds of applause was his dismissal of Trump’s signature form of communication.
“The tweets are – I don’t care,” the Democratic presidential hopeful said when asked how he would deal with Trump’s tweets and insults if he wins the nomination.
Calling Trump’s tweets a distraction from the real issues, Buttigieg said he gets that “It’s the nature of grotesque things that you can’t look away.”
Jared Kushner’s long-not-really-awaited peace plan will propose giving Palestinians money instead of rights
The Trump administration will unveil economic proposals for development in the Palestinian territories next month as part of a proposed Arab-Israeli peace package, it announced Sunday, but will hold back crucial details about a potential political settlement to the conflict.
Bahrain will host a two-day economic conference in June described as a working session to develop ideas and drum up investment from Arab governments, business and investment figures, and nations outside the region, including in Asia.
In announcing the session, the Trump administration did not describe any plans for Palestinian self-governance or a future state. The initiative developed by Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner is expected to call for a multibillion-dollar package of loans, grants and investment for Palestinians and in neighboring states affected by the conflict, but to stop short of endorsing a separate, fully sovereign state alongside Israel.
Way better than a boring speech
Billionaire Robert F. Smith, who received an honorary doctorate at Morehouse College’s Sunday morning graduation exercises, had already announced a $1.5 million gift to the school. But during his remarks in front of the nearly 400 graduating seniors, the technology investor and philanthropist surprised some by announcing that his family was providing a grant to eliminate the student debt of the entire Class of 2019.
Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, is running for office
Thrust into the national spotlight and a life of activism after the shooting of her teenage son, Sybrina Fulton has spent the better part of the last seven years advocating for an end to gun violence and promoting social justice. She has appeared on network TV, co-written a book and helped form a non-profit organization — the Trayvon Martin Foundation — named in her son’s memory and based in his hometown of Miami Gardens.
Now she’s challenging the city’s mayor for a seat on the Miami-Dade County Commission.
“Since 2012, I have advocated tirelessly to empower our communities and make them safer,” she said in a statement Saturday. “But the work is not done. I am proud to announce that I will run to represent District 1 on the county commission.” Fulton announced Saturday that she would launch her campaign for the District 1 seat, which will be relinquished in 2020 by the term-limited Commissioner Barbara Jordan. Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert is also running for the seat, one of five up for grabs after Miami-Dade voters approved a two-term limit for the 13-member board in 2012. Miami Gardens is the biggest city in District 1.
Where there is still a catastrophic political cost for openly courting Russian influence
Turns out Russian collusion isn’t a “witch hunt hoax” after all. At least not in Austria. The country’s government collapsed on Saturday after Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said he was pulling the plug on his ruling coalition after just 17 months in office.
The move came barely 24 hours after the release of a bombshell video showing Heinz-Christian Strache, the far-right leader of his junior coalition partner, trying to trade public contracts for party donations from a woman he believed to be the wealthy niece of a Russian oligarch. [(He resigned on Saturday.)] …
The government crisis was a blow to the youthful chancellor who sees himself as the future of European conservatism and whose international stardom won him a private dinner with Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner in February. …
Given the gravity of the scandal — in the video Strache offered to exchange lucrative government contracts for campaign donations with a supposed Russian millionaire and discussed how to hide the payments from authorities — Kurz appeared to have concluded that pulling the plug was the only way he could shield his own party from the affair.