So it seems Trump used to listen in on his resort guests’ private phone calls. Creepy, yes?
CNN is hiring Trump’s recently-fired enforcer:
Politico is reporting that CNN is hiring former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Lewandowski, who was fired from the campaign earlier this week, allegedly manhandled a reporter, and news outlets have reported he’s made “unwanted romantic advances” and “sexual comments about female journalists.” He was also “accused of pushing a CNN reporter.”
Politico wrote that “Lewandowski is joining CNN as a political commentator, according to a source familiar with the arrangement. It’s a salaried position and will make Lewandowski exclusive to CNN, effective immediately.”
Lewandowski allegedly manhandled reporter Michelle Fields during a March campaign event in Florida that was caught on video. Police charged him with a single count of misdemeanor battery, and the Palm Beach County state attorney subsequently decided not to prosecute. The attorney said: “While the evidence in this case is legally sufficient for the police to charge Mr. Lewandowski, it is not strong enough to meet the burden of a reasonable likelihood of a conviction.”
BuzzFeed reported in March that Lewandowski made “unwanted romantic advances” and “sexual comments about female journalists.” The outlet also reported that he was “accused of pushing a CNN reporter who tried to ask the candidate a question”
So Rick Scott creates the bare-bones, “no such thing as climate change” government he wanted, and now he’s whining?
Amid warnings of a potential Zika “disaster” in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday asked President Barack Obama for an extensive list of preparedness items from the federal government to fight the dreaded virus.
In a three-page letter to the President, Scott said some of the requested items were detailed in a May 12 meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, but have not been fulfilled.
“I cannot waste any time on disappointment. Florida needs action from the federal government now,” Scott wrote.
And then he mentions the real problem:
The governor also voiced unhappiness with inaction by the Republican-controlled Congress, which “has failed to act and they are now on vacation.”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bernie Sanders predicted Monday that the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia could be “messy” as he pushed the party to adopt his progressive agenda, but added: “Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle.”
The Democratic presidential candidate said in an interview with The Associated Press that his supporters hoped to see a platform at the July convention that reflects the needs of working families, the poor and young people as opposed to one that represents Wall Street and corporate America.
The Vermont senator said he will “condemn any and all forms of violence” but his campaign was bringing in newcomers to the process and first-time attendees of political conventions. He said the Democratic party could choose to be more inclusive.
“I think if they make the right choice and open the doors to working class people and young people and create the kind of dynamism that the Democratic party needs, it’s going to be messy,” Sanders said. “Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle but that is where the Democratic party should go.”
Inclusive of non-Democrats? I am so sick of his grandiose bullshit. This guy, who hates Democrats, has always said he would never be a Democrat, and who’s been a Democrat, what, all of six months, is making pronouncements and is going to start fights? Fuck you, go start your own goddamned party. He will “condemn any and all forms of violence BUT” … “but” meaning, he’s not going to do a damn thing to stop it.
I can’t wait until he gets his ass kicked June 7.
Some days you can’t even imagine what’s going on in people’s heads. The Charlotte Observer reports that the Rev. William Barber, who suffers from an arthritic disability, purchased two seats on a flight from Washington to Raleigh/Durham. A person behind him complained loudly about Barber’s seating arrangement. “Barber said the other passenger said ‘he had problems… Continue Reading →
In response to a reporter this morning who asked Clinton to comment on Bernie’s New York Daily News interview, she said:
“I think he hadn’t done his homework and he’d been talking for more than a year about doing things that he obviously hadn’t really studied or understood,” Clinton said in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” just one day after losing the Wisconsin primary to Sanders, “and that does raise a lot of questions.”
Clinton refused to say Sanders not qualified. This am: "I will leave it to voters to decide who of us can do the job that the country needs"
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) April 7, 2016
Bernie took that comment and turned it into yet another convenient fundraising outrage (check your inbox!) here in Philadelphia last night, claiming she called him “unqualified” to be president:
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) April 7, 2016
Former senator and secretary of state. Will any female candidate ever be considered “qualified”?
Oh, and bonus points from Jeff Weaver:
— Matthew Langley (@mlangley98) April 7, 2016
Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate will refuse to consider any nominee to the United States Supreme Court that our current President nominates. “We believe the American people need to decide who is going to make this appointment rather than a lame duck president,” said Majority Whip John Conryn. When asked if they would start the… Continue Reading →
I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed how the strangest things happen to rich people, and then people misinterpret it! That poor, poor man:
A MILLIONAIRE businessman has been found not guilty of rape after claiming he accidentally penetrated her when he tripped and fell.
Ehsan Abdulaziz, 46, was initially accused of forcing himself on the 18-year-old as she slept on a couch at his London flat after a night of drinking.
The Saudi property developer said he had already had sex with the young woman’s 24-year-old friend and it was possible his penis may have been poking out of his underwear when he tripped.
The Mirror reported the group had met at an exclusive West End club last year where he entertained them before offering them a lift home.
[…] “She woke up with the defendant kissing her and his penis in her vagina,” prosecutor Jonathan Davies told the Southwark Crown Court.
“She said: ‘What are you doing?’ and he said ‘It’s fine’, indicating that her friend was asleep.
“She got up to find her friend, tried to wake her but couldn’t, she then tried to get out of the flat as quickly as she could.”
Abdulaziz said he had accidentally fallen on the teenager and that she tried to seduce him, and that was how his DNA got onto her vagina.
On Monday, I wrote a long story about how ridiculous Joe McQuaid, the editor of the New Hampshire Union Leader looked on Meet the Press when he tried to justify his paper’s endorsement of Chris Christie for president. The editorial that appeared on the Leader was called: For our safety, our future: Chris Christie for President,… Continue Reading →