Donald Trump has a chance to step up for a signature win

June 28, 2017

Washington (CNN)Your turn, Mr. President. The contrast was obvious to the euphoric Rose Garden rally that Trump hosted with GOP House members after they passed their Obamacare repeal bill in May. This time, Republicans sat around tables in the East Room expressing frustration at negative ads being aired against moderate Sen. Dean Heller, who has opposed the bill. The delay in the Senate vote represents a failure — that could yet be temporary — by the GOP that has a …


‘Turn The Cameras On, Sean’: Spicer Is Taunted At Press Briefing

June 28, 2017

The ugly confrontation was the latest conflict between journalists and the White House press secretary after broadcasters were forbidden from filming most of the months press briefings. Spicer and deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders have increasingly chosen off-camera gaggles, answering questions from reporters in privatesettings. Acosta angrily replied: Maybe we should turn the cameras on. Why dont we turn the cameras on? Why not turn the cameras on, Sean? Theyre in the room, the …


Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland

June 20, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN)When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember “Omaha-Omaha”?). A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it’s not a setup joke) are partners in a decadelong quest to bring together the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — to share and worship on the same property. …


Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 19, 2017

… first two years after Marcario took the top spot in 2014. But she grew dismayed as environmental and climate issues took a backseat in the 2016 election, despite the stark difference between the two top candidates views. She worried the vicious mudslinging of the election would turn off voters. George Frey/Getty Images completely closed down 500 million all $10 millionNov. 28 blog post grew up campingtold Field & Stream magazine threatenedpulled out of the show review all national …


Ted Nugent: ‘I’m Not Going To Engage In Hateful Rhetoric Anymore’

June 16, 2017

… I think some people might have taken it that way for sure. Yeah. During a 2007 performance, Nugent held up what appeared to be two machine guns and said that Obama could suck on my machine gun and that Clinton could ride one of these into the sunset. However, Nugent is now promising to turn down the volume on his rhetoric and called on others to do the same. Listen to the full interview here: Many found the image disrespectful, but it could have been worse: Nugent told The New York …


Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… insiders, was Theresa May’s U-turn on social care. Team May were apparently so confident of victory that they thought they could tackle the looming problem of social care costs – an issue parties scrapping to win elections have generally shied away from. But within hours the main thing many people knew about the Conservative programme for government was that it included a “dementia tax” that could lead to more people having to sell their homes to pay for care. The same …


Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify

June 4, 2017

… program that could upend the pursuit of the death penalty for Dekraai but, beyond that, could show that the rights of numerous criminal defendants were violated, potentially affecting countless sentences. Goethals ordered the hearings after failures of compliance with court orders over the last four years to turn over evidence in the case against Dekraai, who had been jailed next to a known informant. This week, three sheriffs supervisors asserted they knew nothing of the informant program, …


Cher Makes Us ‘Believe’ At The Billboard Music Awards

Shortly after Celine Dionsang her 1997 hitMy Heart Will Go On, Cher killed it onstage with her 1998 No. 1 song Believe. She then turned back time to 1989, performing If I Could turn Back Time, in a similar outfit to the one she wore in herlegendary music video filmed aboard the USS Missouri. Everyone was taken with Chers performance, even Dion: After her two powerhouse performances, Cher was presented with the Icon Award by Gwen Stefani. She continued, I want to thank my mom. …

May 23, 2017

Now it’s up to the special counsel

Washington (CNN)A bad day for the White House could turn out to be a good day for justice and democratic accountability and institutions. Robert Mueller’s appointment Wednesday as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and any collusion by Trump campaign aides elevates the investigation clear of partisanship and the threat of White House interference. It therefore may offer the best chance for a politically bulletproof accounting of the guilt or innocence of members of the …

May 18, 2017

NHS cyber-attack: Bosses fear further infections from ransomware – BBC News

… many of which were closed over the weekend. Some practices have advised staff due on shift on Monday not to turn computers back on until further notice. GPs across the North East and North Cumbria areas of England have asked patients to consider whether they need appointments on Monday and Tuesday, as some practices still do not have full access to patient records, prescriptions, appointment systems and telephones. Image copyright PA By Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC technology correspondent We now …

May 16, 2017