|Bernie Sanders Hits 1 Million Donations in Less Than Two Months Comment Translate Page|
Lucy NicholsonSen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) 2020 campaign announced Friday that it has received one million donations since he launched his second presidential bid on Feb. 19. “We did it! The grassroots movement has made 1 millions donations and counting to the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign,” wrote the senator’s official Twitter account, accompanied by a video touting the figures. “This is how we’re going to defeat Donald Trump and transform this country.” While the campaign initially set a goal to reach the mark by the end of the first quarter, the one-million donation mile marker reflects the fundraising prowess of his operation and is another indicator that the Vermont senator is off to a faster start than his initial long-shot bid in the 2016 campaign.His campaign also hit one million donations during that previous White House bid, but it took a full five months and was announced in Sept. 2015. The Sanders team has slashed that time in half for the 2020 race.The one-million donation milestone had also been reached by both of President Barack Obama’s campaigns in 2008 and 2012. Many of the 2020 Democratic contenders have revealed their fundraising totals for the first quarter prior to the filing deadline on Monday. So far, Sanders has led with a total of $18.2 raised. Trailing him in fundraising haul are Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) with $12 million, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) with $9.4 million, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg with $7 million, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) with $6 million. Prior to Friday’s announcement, Sanders’ team also said his total came from 525,000 contributors. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
|My Email to the Sleazy, Backstabbing POS in the WH, Zion Don. Comment Translate Page|
Thought it was time to vent my frustrations with the WORST president in US history, the Israeli ass-kissing backstabbing greedy, worthless POS, 'Zion Don,' AKA Donald Trump.
That Tubby the Grifter was a lying, thieving con artist I knew before he ran for president. Didn't realize how much of an Israeli ass-kissing backstabbing greedy, worthless POS Donny Drump was and still is.
'Zion Don' is a crafty con artist, but the obvious fact that you or your shell companies went bankrupt SIX--magical Kabbalah number--times as a multi-billionaire reeks of foulness.
One doesn't operate in NYC with Wall Street (((banksters))) unless they're playing the long con and now the chits are due and you're servicing your Israeli and American Jew Masters terrifically, while you ignore that America's infrastructure is falling down around our ears, like the recent Missouri River dam that burst and wiped out farmers in Nebraska and Iowa, mainly due to lack of maintenance.
Or maybe of those Mossad CCTV recordings, made while you visited your Buddy Jeff Epstein on what would become to known as 'Orgy Island' are so disgusting and filthy that you'd do ANYTHING to keep that out of the (((MSM)))?
Or maybe your religion is Mammonism and you'd do ANYTHING to increase your wealth, and a heartless, soulless, murderous POS traitor like you, should be no problem how many Americans--who you swore to protect--get fucked big time, anything for your Israeli/American Jew buddies, right?
Any comment Zion Don, or is your mouth too busy smooching some multi-billionaire like Sheldon Adelson?
Or maybe you're just a total dumbass, who brags about the "The Art of the Deal," who gives away stolen land to Israel, land that he has not
Remember what your Mother taught you, never speak while you have a mouth full of food, in this case, Kosher approved cock, Donny Drumpf.
P.S. If I go offline suddenly, you'll now why.
|Omar al-Bashir, Sudan's Dictatorial President, Ousted After Months of Protests - The Daily Beast Comment Translate Page||Omar al-Bashir, Sudan's Dictatorial President, Ousted After Months of Protests The Daily Beast|
Sudan's longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir has been removed in what military leaders are calling a coup after more than three decades leading a brutal regime that ...
|Delta Will Cut Seat Recline by 2 Inches on Some Flights - The Daily Beast Comment Translate Page||Delta Will Cut Seat Recline by 2 Inches on Some Flights The Daily Beast|
It's one of the turf wars of air travel—the seat recline. One passenger suddenly leans back, crowding the traveler in the seat behind them. Now, Delta is hoping to ...
|He Stole the Gutenberg Bible, Then Became Porn’s Weirdest Star Comment Translate Page||The crazy tale of the search to find the thief who stole the priceless Gutenberg Bible from Harvard.|
|Three Veterans Die by Suicide in Five Days at Veterans Affairs Facilities Comment Translate Page|
Three veterans died by suicide in a five-day span at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities, prompting a response from Capitol Hill. Two veterans died by suicide in Georgia, and another shot himself in the waiting room at a VA clinic in Austin, Texas.
“Those deaths did not go by me without noticing them, nor has it gone by me that we have a job to do,” said Sen. Johnny Isakson, (R-GA). The Trump administration’s VA has failed to spend millions of dollars that were allocated for suicide prevention.
|Measles Outbreak: NYC Parents Are Throwing Measles Parties Comment Translate Page|
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|Trump Accuses “Radical Left” of Wanting to Retry the “No Collusion Mueller Report” Comment Translate Page|
REUTERS/Jorge SilvaPresident Donald Trump took to Twitter early Saturday morning to question why “Radical Left Democrats” should get the opportunity to “retry and examine the $35,000,000 (two years in the making) No Collusion Mueller Report, when the crime committed was by Crooked Hillary, the DNC and Dirty Cops?” He finished the tweet with, “Attorney General Barr will make the decision!” Trump has vacillated between embracing and criticizing the nearly 400-page report by special counsel Robert Mueller, which Attorney General William Barr is expected to release next week. He initially embraced the release of the full report, but has since dialed back his enthusiasm, cautioning that Democrats will not be satisfied no matter what. It is yet unclear to what extent Barr will redact information that could be seen as harmful to the president. He has said he will redact grand jury material and any details that are related to ongoing investigations as well as keeping in mind the privacy rights of “peripheral third parties.” “I don’t intend at this stage to send the full unredacted report to the [judiciary] committee,” Barr said last Tuesday before the House Appropriations Committee on the Department of Justice’s 2020 budget.During that hearing, he admitted that he thought “spying did occur” during the 2016 presidential campaign that led to Trump’s election, but he refused to elaborate or explain if evidence of such is in Mueller’s report. Last week, Trump said he had not yet seen the full report, and, at least at the time he was questioned by White House reporters, didn't care about it. “I have not read the Mueller report, I haven’t seen the Mueller report,” he told White House reporters as reported by Reuters. “As far as I’m concerned I don’t care about the Mueller report. I’ve been totally exonerated. No collusion, no obstruction.”His recent Twitter frenzy seems to undermine his proclaimed lack of concern. Read more at The Daily Beast.
|Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf On Trump And 'Sanctuary Cities' - NPR Comment Translate Page|
|Trump Admin Gives OK to Sell Nuclear Tech to Saudi Arabia Comment Translate Page||Trump Admin Gives OK to Sell Nuclear Tech to Saudi Arabia: Want to help the erratic, murderous Saudi regime develop nuclear technology? That's OK with the Department of Energy.|
|Oakland Mayor Duels With Trump Over Migrants: 'Oakland Welcomes All' - The Daily Beast Comment Translate Page|
|Three Veterans Die by Suicide in Five Days at Veterans Affairs Facilities - The Daily Beast Comment Translate Page||Three Veterans Die by Suicide in Five Days at Veterans Affairs Facilities The Daily Beast|
Three veterans died by suicide in a five-day span at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities, prompting a response from Capitol Hill. Two veterans died by ...
|Pelosi on Barr: I Don't Trust the Attorney General - The Daily Beast Comment Translate Page||Pelosi on Barr: I Don't Trust the Attorney General The Daily Beast|
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that Attorney General William Barr's Wednesday testimony that “spying did occur” on Trump's presidential campaign ...
|Great Hill Partners, Private Equity Firm, Buys Gizmodo Media Group From Univision - The Daily Beast Comment Translate Page||Great Hill Partners, Private Equity Firm, Buys Gizmodo Media Group From Univision The Daily Beast|
The private equity firm Great Hill Partners has agreed to buy Gizmodo Media Group from the Spanish-language broadcaster Univision, The Wall Street Journal ...
|Watch: The world's largest plane just flew for the first time - WCPO Comment Translate Page|
|Mark Riddell, Who Took Tests for Wealthy High Schoolers in College Scam, Pleads Guilty Comment Translate Page|
GettyA former Florida prep-school administrator who posed as high-school students to take SAT and ACT tests as part of a nationwide college admissions scam pleaded guilty in Boston federal court Friday afternoon.Mark Riddell, 36, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering in what investigators have called the “largest college admissions scam” ever prosecuted.Prosecutors alleged over 50 parents paid admissions consultant William “Rick” Singer upwards of $25 million total to rig test scores, cheat on SAT exams, and bribe college coaches to secure their children spots at several elite universities. Many of the children were not aware of the scam.While Singer is believed to be the engineer of the operation, prosecutors allege that Riddell was the brains—taking tests in students’ place or correcting answers after their tests were handed in.“He was just a really smart guy,” Andrew Lelling, U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts said at a March news conference announcing the charges from the FBI’s “Operation Varsity Blues.” “He didn’t have any side information about the correct answers. He was just smart enough to get a near-perfect score on the exam or to calibrate the score.”Riddell, the former director of the IMG Academy, allegedly was paid $10,000 per test. That money was taken from “donations” parents made to Singer’s fake charity, Key Worldwide Foundation, which were also used to bribe Los Angeles and Houston test administrators to let Riddell pose as high-school students. “I want to communicate to everyone that I am profoundly sorry for the damage I have done and grief I have caused those as a result of my needless actions. I understand how my actions contributed to a loss of trust in the college admissions process,” Riddell said in a statement last month, after the charges were announced. According to the indictment, Riddell was not only able to ace the standardized tests, but he also made sure to get an appropriate exam score for each student so as not to raise the suspicion of test companies. “Singer would discuss with parents what kind of score was impressive—but not too impressive,” Lelling said. “Then he would instruct Riddell to attempt to get that score, and he was just good enough to do it.”Riddell helped the oldest daughter of Felicity Huffman, who allegedly paid $15,000 to have the 36-year-old correct her kid’s answers, giving her a 400-point bump. Huffman, 56, announced on Monday that she will plead guilty to bribery and fraud for her role in the scam. “I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community,” Huffman said in a Monday statement. “I want to apologize to them and, especially, I want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college.”Riddell, a Harvard graduate and failed tennis pro, has been working with authorities since February and agreed to the terms in a plea deal signed last month in exchange for his cooperation, “in the hope of obtaining leniency when he is sentenced,” the Massachusetts U.S. attorney’s office said. “I will always regret the choices I made, but I also believe that the more than one thousand students I legitimately counseled, inspired, and helped reach their goals in my career will paint a more complete picture of the person I truly am,” Riddell said in the statement. He now faces up to two decades in prison and a $250,000 fine, although prosecutors said Friday they are recommending 33 months for his July 18 sentencing hearing. His plea makes him the 18th person to plead guilty in the massive bribery scam.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
|Artist Cj Hendry “Loves a LOL” Comment Translate Page|
Sitting in a sizable (though relatively modest by her own accord) artist studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, surrounded by an Hermes throw, a Chanel surfboard, and hundreds of thousands of dollars of her original drawings, Cj Hendry mentioned the quarter life crisis that took her from a struggling Brizzy college student to a New York artist currently celebrating her sixth solo exhibit.
Now 31, Hendry is a successful hyperrealistic artist who has collaborated with brands like Christian Louboutin and counts Kanye West and Pharrell Williams amongst some of her most famous fans. She began her career with black and white pen drawings of luxury goods but has progressed toward colored pencils and abstract subject matter in more recent years. Her finished products look so freakishly real, a double-take is almost needed to confirm they are, in fact, drawings.
Her latest show, which opened last week and runs through April 21, is no exception. An extension of a prior series exploring swatches of paint drawn with colored pencil, Rorschach is a break from Hendry's hyper literal aesthetic and has a level of psychology injected into her photorealistic art while maintaining her brand's iconic level of kitsch and kook appeal.
|SNL Brutally Mocks ‘Princess of Arizona’ Meghan McCain Comment Translate Page|
Just in time for the release of the new tell-all book Ladies Who Punch, Saturday Night Live went in on The View hard this week.
“You’re watching The View,” an announcer said at the top of the sketch. “Let’s get ready to rumble!”
Introducing herself as Whoopi Goldberg, Leslie Jones began by saying, “I’m as surprised as you that this show is a fit for me.” She went on to introduce the day’s “hot topic” as President Trump’s firing of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and asked Cecily Strong’s Abby Huntsman for her thoughts.
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|Michael Keaton’s ‘Crazy’ Julian Assange Squares Off Against Michael Avenatti on SNL Comment Translate Page|
“You’re watching MSNBC,” Saturday Night Live began this week. “Now that the Mueller report turned out to be a big fat zero, we’re back to prison shows.” What followed was a truly bizarre Lockup sketch that found a series of recently arrested celebrities sharing a cell.
First there was Kate McKinnon as Lori Loughlin, who threatened to shank one of her fellow prisoners for calling her Aunt Becky before revealing that she had already joined the Nation of Islam. “That’s right, I bought my way in for 100 grand,” she said. “Plus another hundred for them to stop calling me the white devil.”
“You think prison is hard?” she asked. “I have done 68 Hallmark movies. I have seen hell, man. And in half those Hallmark movies, I marry Santa’s son, so I have lost all sense of reality.”
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|Tom Arnold: My Trump Addiction Is Destroying My Career and I Don’t Care Comment Translate Page|
“If you want to be a fucking smart-ass, then why don't you call me back? I wouldn't have even called you or texted you because you're a pussy who hasn't done shit… So fuck you!”
Tom Arnold is inside the Regency Bar and Grill in Manhattan, yelling into the phone of a freelance sound mixer he believes has incriminating audio tapes of President Trump. The mixer worked on The Apprentice and then on Arnold’s short-lived Vice show, The Hunt for the Trump Tapes. Arnold believes Vice sent him on a wild goose chase for recordings one of their own had in their possession all along. (Vice declined to comment.)
Setting his phone down next to a half-eaten cheeseburger, he sighs, adjusts his glasses, and looks at me.
|How Much Money Do Porn Stars Actually Get Paid for Sex Scenes? Comment Translate Page|
Ask a porn star about sex and you’ll be inundated with every dirty detail—unless you ask how much it pays. That’s when the conversation becomes awkward. When discussing pay rates, XXX performers are just like everyone else, and equally as private. Earnings are often exaggerated (the few performers willing to speak about rates inevitably claim to be on the higher end of the scale).
Twenty-six-year-old Ariana Marie recalls how little she knew about the pay structure when she first entered the industry, and how heavily she relied on her agent. Marie’s starting rate for a boy/girl scene was $1200, which is the higher end of today’s standard range. However, her booking agent’s 40-percent commission was not. Most XXX agents take a 10-20-[ercent commission, but a new performer wouldn’t automatically know that. “Anytime I was on set I started asking other girls, ‘How much does your agent take?’ They’d say 10 or 15 percent and then I started asking, ‘Well, why does mine take 40?’”
Marie’s next agent seemed a little better—at first. His cut was standard but it wasn’t long before they were haggling over her rates, which he called “too high.” Apparently, that agent was offering buddy deals. “The agent was friends with some of the companies and he’d lower my rate for them,” says Marie. “His excuse was, ‘You’ll work more,’ but I was already working a lot.”
|Democrats Can Repair Free Enterprise—or Destroy Themselves Comment Translate Page|
The U.S. economy is chugging toward a new record for longest expansion, and middle-class families, finally, are seeing decent wage gains. Yet our political leaders, as if stuck in a time warp, keep peddling a bleak narrative of economic victimhood and defeatism.
Populists tell U.S. workers “global capitalism” is rigged against them. Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls for breaking up “big tech” America’s most innovative companies—because they are, well, just too big. Among millennials, socialism’s stock is soaring. Even some prominent libertarians are defecting from the free market camp and learning to love the welfare state.
What a change from the 1990s, when nearly everyone seemed certain that socialism was dead and buried and democratic capitalism reigned supreme around the world.
|Why Did Judas Really Betray Jesus? Comment Translate Page|
With Easter right around the corner, Christians are thinking about the death and resurrection of Jesus. The events that took place during what is now called “Holy Week” certainly transformed the history of the world, but they also created a new villain: Judas. As one of Jesus’ closest followers and friends you have to wonder what he was thinking when he betrayed Jesus. What did Judas know that we don’t?
For much of history, we have been led to think that Judas betrayed Jesus for a payout. According to the Gospel of Matthew, Judas received 30 pieces of silver for betraying Jesus. But in modern terms, that’s the equivalent of about six weeks of work for a day laborer: not a huge amount, and certainly not enough money to compensate you for betraying someone you had spent years following. If you were already annoyed and planning on leaving the movement, then perhaps this sweetener could help push you further along the path to betrayal. But the general impression that Judas betrayed Jesus for the money doesn’t make a great deal of sense.
The Gospel of John, which is almost certainly the last of the canonical gospels to be written, doubles down on the idea that Judas was motivated by financial reward. John adds that Judas was a thief who had stolen from the common resources of the group. Some of the gospels introduce the idea of demonic inspiration and possession. According to Luke 22:3, it was during the final week in Jerusalem that the devil placed the idea of betraying Jesus into Judas’s heart. This isn’t just a literary flourish or theological window-dressing; the demonization of Judas has a long history in influencing how people, medieval Christian in particular, have thought about Jews in general. Add this to ahistorical scenes in which the Jews called for the crucifixion of Jesus and say that the blood of Jesus rests on them and their children, and the Jewish people end up as the villains of the piece. The intertwining of antisemitism, the passion narrative, and violence is one of the reasons that it is important we get the historical pieces of the passion narrative correct.
|Game of Thrones’ Final Season: The Biggest Burning Questions, From Cersei’s Child to the White Walkers Comment Translate Page|
In a story as dense as the one Game of Thrones has woven over seven years, there are bound to be a few loose threads. These are questions I have regarding unresolved plot points the show either has completely forgotten about, never cared to answer, or is saving to resolve at the last minute.
The people demand answers!
What was the deal with Cersei’s first child?
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|Popeye Village is One of the Mediterranean’s Most F*cked Up Attractions Comment Translate Page|
The romance factor is what draws most people to the Mediterranean island of Malta. From the turquoise sea crashing into its Princess Bride-like cliffs to the thick stone buildings that make everything feel castle-like, Malta’s official soundtrack could be a combo of Braveheart and that soft porn brown-chicken-brown-cow tune.
The main draw to Malta for me personally is that it’s pretty cheap and one of the only warm-ish places in all of Europe during the winter months. At the time, I’m living in northwestern Spain where it pisses rain every day for six months straight, so I figure Malta is an ideal place to get some vitamin D and some much-needed hanky-panky alone time with my long-distance French lover, David.
We do some of the classic frugal-couple-on-a-beautiful-island things—eat the most mediocre food (cheap!), gape at pretty water (free!), instagram old buildings we’re not willing to pay to go inside of (too boring!), and hire a random dude with a barely legal boat to drive us around because he’s one-fifth the price (smart!). Being that I’m a bit of a freak and have a twisted idea of romance, though, my only must do on this trip is to drag David to what I’m sure will be a hilariously bizarre tourist trap (intended for children!) called Popeye Village.
|Jon Snow Would Actually Make a Great General Comment Translate Page|
“Jon Snow” and “strategic genius” are certainly terms that don’t seem to go together.
While Jon is one of the most beloved of characters in Game of Thrones, Ned Stark’s bastard son is often viewed like his “father”—a hero, but not a very smart or strategic one. Viewers see this in everything from Littlefinger’s sneering appraisal of him to Jon’s performance in the Battle of the Bastards, where he easily fell into Ramsay Bolton’s trap. Indeed, even the first love of his life, Ygritte, a fiery Free Folk, perhaps best sums up how Jon has generally been perceived: “You’re brave. Stupid, but brave.”
But just as the Bastard of Winterfell’s actual birth history turns out to be more than once presumed, it’s time to reevaluate how Jon Snow is viewed as a strategic leader. Far from just having great hair and sword skills, Jon Snow shares many of the attributes that have made the real world’s great supreme military commanders so successful, particularly one of the most revered in U.S. history, George Washington. Jon Snow serves as a reminder that the qualities of just one man can shape the course of an entire war. As the sellsword-turned-knight Bronn once put it, “Men win wars. Not magic tricks.” Ultimately, leaders make decisions, and decisions make history. And Jon Snow’s personal characteristics suggest that he just might be bound for greatness as a strategic leader.
|Syphilis Is Spreading Across Rural America Comment Translate Page|
By Lauren Weber
When Karolyn Schrage first heard about the “dominoes gang” in the health clinic she runs in Joplin, Mo., she assumed it had to do with pizza.
Turns out it was a group of men in their 60s and 70s who held a standing game night — which included sex with one another. They showed up at her clinic infected with syphilis.
|‘Game of Thrones’: Here’s How to Visit the Show’s Stunning Real-Life Locations Comment Translate Page|
So You Want to Visit Westeros…
In Westeros, kings and queens come and go, heads are firmly attached one minute and rolling along the floor the next, and your friendly royal rival and potential love interest suddenly is revealed to be your aunt. But while alliances can shift at a moment’s notice, there is one truth that is inescapable: winter is coming.
For the real-world locations that pose as the Seven Kingdoms, “winter” means tourists.
|OMG I Want This House: San Fransisco Comment Translate Page|
The Daily Beast presents a look at one of the most insane houses in the world.
|My Mother’s Romance With King Kong Comment Translate Page|
This month marks the 86th anniversary of the 1933 world premiere of King Kong in New York. Klieg lights swept the skies over Radio City Music Hall and the RKO Roxy across the street, where a combined audience of 9,000 filled every seat, that night and for weeks to come. Two weeks later, the film premiered at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. In both cities the film astounded and delighted the public. Its success saved the RKO studio from bankruptcy and some say it even saved the motion picture industry, reawakening public excitement in movies when the business was struggling to attract audiences in the hard times that had gripped the country.
My mother, Fay Wray, has been inextricably tied to Kong ever since it opened. Playing her signature role, Ann Darrow, the damsel-in-distress who captures King Kong’s heart, is how most people remember her today, even though she starred in over 100 other films with actors like Gary Cooper, Spencer Tracy, and William Powell—all great, but none, apparently, the equal of the mighty Kong. At times she wished she might be remembered for some of her other roles as well. Yet she grew to appreciate—dare I say love?—Kong, and the role he had played in her life.
“Every time I walk by the Empire State Building,” she once said, “I look up and say a little prayer. A good friend of mine died up there.”
|Why Steinbeck’s Masterpiece is Disturbingly Relevant to Trump’s America Comment Translate Page|
It could not be more fitting that the 80th anniversary of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath falls on Palm Sunday this year. Steinbeck’s 1939 depiction of the fictional Joad family after they, like thousands of others, have been forced off their failing Oklahoma farm, is as much a religious tale of unearned suffering as a political account of the Great Depression.
What makes the Joads’ migrant story—and by extension the stories of other Dust Bowl families of the ’30s—especially poignant in 2019 is the perspective it casts on the trials so many immigrant families face today trying to start new lives in the United States after fleeing their home countries. Except for the brief time they spend in a government-run camp for migrants, the Joads are constantly made to feel unwelcome once they take to the road.
The Grapes of Wrath begins with Tom Joad, the eldest Joad son, returning to his family after being paroled from the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, where he was sent after being convicted of killing a man in a drunken fight. It is through Tom’s eyes that we first see how his family’s life has been turned upside down.
|Look at These Coachella Basics Comment Translate Page|
Coachella is not it.
|Bernie Sanders Is Not Apologizing For His Wealth Comment Translate Page|
Bernie Sanders is not apologizing for his newfound wealth.
The presidential candidate told supporters in Gary, Indiana, on Saturday: “I didn't know that it was a crime to write a good book, which turned out to be a best-seller.”
Sanders has come into a new income bracket largely through sales of his 2016 book Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In, where the senator shares stories from his underdog 2016 presidential campaign.
|Nancy Pelosi: Trump Is ‘Wrong’ to Use Edited 9/11 Footage in ‘Political Attack’ Comment Translate Page|
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday blasted President Trump, claiming that the commander-in-chief was threatening the safety of Rep. Ilhan Omar, after he tweeted an edited video of 9/11 footage attacking the Minnesota Democrat.
“The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence. The president shouldn’t use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack,” tweeted Pelosi. “It is wrong for the president, as commander-in-chief, to fan the flames to make anyone less safe.”
Trump’s tweet included video of Omar, at a March 23 fundraising event, talking about the establishment of the Council on American-Islamic Relations after 9/11—before cutting to footage of the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
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|Trump Accuses ‘Radical Left’ of Wanting to Retry the ‘No Collusion Mueller Report’ Comment Translate Page|
President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Saturday morning to question why “Radical Left Democrats” should get the opportunity to “retry and examine the $35,000,000 (two years in the making) No Collusion Mueller Report, when the crime committed was by Crooked Hillary, the DNC and Dirty Cops?”
He finished the tweet with, “Attorney General Barr will make the decision!”
Trump has vacillated between embracing and criticizing the nearly 400-page report by special counsel Robert Mueller, which Attorney General William Barr is expected to release next week. He initially embraced the release of the full report, but has since dialed back his enthusiasm, cautioning that Democrats will not be satisfied no matter what.
|Scouted: Kate Spade is Taking an Extra 30% Off Over 1,000 Already Discounted Styles Comment Translate Page|
Kate Spade’s ability to make classic yet innovative bags and clothes is almost unmatched. Right now, you can get extra savings on all the styles you love. Use the code JOYSOFSPRING and take an extra 30% off over 1,000 sale styles.
If you’re looking for that classic Kate Spade style bag, the Jackson Street Small Hayden bag is down to $161. Another great classic option is the Hadley Road Small Dina bag with its included pouch for $146.
There are also over 550 clothing pieces on sale for all four seasons. The Faux Fur Trim Coat for $391 is an amazing piece for when the temperatures eventually drop again, but if you want something for right now, the Wild Roses Ruffle Wrap Dress is down to $195 and is perfect to pair with a denim jacket for the day or pumps at night.
|Bizarre, Bawdy and Brave: The Survivors’ Tales of Magellan’s Round the World Horror Story Comment Translate Page|
MADRID—Probably you’ve never tried to eat a rat. Every now and then rodents, roasted or raw, turn up as gruesome cuisine in horror films, but they’ve never established themselves on modern menus. Five hundred years ago, however, survivors of the voyage of Fernando Magallanes, as we call him in Spain (Fernão de Magalhães in his native Portugal, Ferdinand Magellan in English) had to resort to eating rats to avoid the greater evil of eating each other, a practice with which they’d grown rather familiar on their travels.
Such was the very bitter end of the first circumnavigation of the globe.
Right now is a good time, with all the acts of quincentennial commemoration that have cropped up in Spain and Portugal, to look back on a what was, in truth, una aventura de locos. It’s also important to realize that Magellan’s expedition was the birth of what we now call “globalization.”
|‘Guava Island’: Inside Childish Gambino and Rihanna’s Top-Secret Movie Comment Translate Page|
The Grammy-winning, enigmatic rapper Childish Gambino released his highly anticipated film Guava Island late Friday night right in the middle of his characteristically unconventional Coachella set.
Though he made no mention of the film while smoking weed with his audience, Guava Island is inextricably linked to the California music festival. It held its world premiere there before premiering on Amazon Prime where it’s available for free until 9 p.m. EST. More importantly, Guava Island is a product of the alter-ego Childish Gambino—not just a film starring the talented, Emmy-winning actor Donald Glover.
The film is directed by Hiro Murai, Glover’s longtime collaborator behind the music video for “This Is America” as well as several episodes of Glover’s hit show Atlanta. It makes sense then that Guava Island, at just 55 minutes, is a hybrid film and visual album.
|Scouted: 7 Women’s Athleisure Pants That Work for Work From Lululemon, Outdoor Voices, Prana, and More Comment Translate Page|
Like I wrote last week, athleisurewear is no longer just a weekend category. Brands are increasingly stepping up options, styles, and value to get your attention and prove to you that theirs is the best of the best.
One such push combines the efficiencies and technologies of athleisure with the style and elegance of office attire. And so you have a sea of options that lets you elevate your clothes to high-function and maintain your favorite style for a day at the office or an important dinner. Comfortable, durable, breathable, sweat-wicking, quick-drying — these are just some of the features we’re seeing in more and more office-worthy apparel.
After we put out our prequel to this (obviously) main story, readers asked for a women’s edition. Here are some great options to keep in mind about the pants best fit for your work, your style, and the fire within you.
|Trump Wants to Bus Migrants to Sanctuary Cities. The Mayors There Are Fine With It. Comment Translate Page|
JIM WATSONPresident Donald Trump may have assumed that his proposal to release undocumented immigrants into so-called “sanctuary cities” would back Democrats into a corner on the issue of immigration. But the local officials in those cities he’s targeting don’t seem to actually find the prospect all that foreboding. Instead, when asked about the plan—which would entail busing migrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border to be released in cities that do not cooperate with federal law enforcement to arrest undocumented immigrants—mayors of major cities, regional capitals and medium-sized towns told The Daily Beast said that they would welcome those currently being detained.“The city would be prepared to welcome these immigrants just as we have embraced our immigrant communities for decades,” Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney told The Daily Beast in a statement. “This White House plan demonstrates the utter contempt that the Trump administration has for basic human dignity and the core values on which this nation was founded.”“As a welcoming city, we would welcome these migrants with open arms, just as we welcomed Syrian refugees, just as we welcomed Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria and just as we welcome Rohingya refugees fleeing genocide in Myanmar,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a statement.“I am proud that Cambridge is a sanctuary city,” Mayor Marc McGovern of Cambridge, Massachusetts, told The Daily Beast. “Trump is a schoolyard bully who tries to intimidate and threaten people. I’m not intimidated and if asylum seekers find their way to Cambridge, we’ll welcome them.”The response to Trump’s proposal is almost certainly not what the president expected and reflects the vast gulf that is growing between the two parties on immigration policy. The president’s idea was presented as a threat meant to scare Democrats into admitting that they wouldn’t be as accommodating of immigrant communities as they have pledged to be. “We’ll give ’em to the sanctuary cities, maybe, to take care of, if that’s the way they want it,” Trump said during an event originally intended to pitch U.S. companies on the deployment of 5G technology. “We are looking at the possibility, strongly looking at it, to be honest with you.”“We’ll give them more people,” Trump continued. “We can give them an unlimited supply—let’s see if they have open arms.”How serious the administration is about pushing the idea remains unclear. The White House originally denied that they were seriously considering busing undocumented immigrants and migrants detained at the border to sanctuary cities, saying it was “just a suggestion that was floated and rejected, which ended any further discussion.” But the president has since leaned into it, even tweeting that he was giving it “strong consideration.”That gambit, experts say, is both logistically and legally dubious. And multiple mayors told The Daily Beast that it only makes the Trump administration’s immigration policy look incoherent.“Like so many issues we are forced to talk about during this presidency, this isn’t a real idea or a real proposal, it’s just another scare tactic,” said San Francisco Mayor London Breed. The city, home to the congressional district currently held by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is specifically mentioned as a potential target of Trump’s policy. “Every time we talk about the president’s latest tweet… we aren’t talking about a path to citizenship for the over 10 million undocumented immigrants in our country.”Some pointed out that the proposal would only exacerbate what the president has characterized as an immigration crisis.“Humans are not pawns. This is not a game. These are people’s lives,” said Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler. “Portland will continue to protect its sanctuary status in accordance with Oregon law and the U.S. Constitution. We strongly denounce the cruel efforts of this administration to retaliate against sanctuary cities.”Previous Trump administration threats to retaliate against sanctuary cities have not materialized into actual policy. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions had vowed to withhold federal law enforcement grants from jurisdictions that declined to cooperate with ICE. But 29 of 30 municipalities that had received Sessions’ letters still ended up receiving those grants. Federal courts also sided with sanctuary cities after Trump issued an executive order restricting federal funding for such cities.“It’s a sign of the president’s tremendous weakness as an executive and weakness as a leader, and of the degree to which he pales in comparison to all of his recent predecessors,” Mayor Daniel Drew of Middletown, Connecticut told The Daily Beast. “This threat is hollow and more than anything is a sign of the tremendous weakness of the Trump administration.”In Coachella, the California desert town famous for its music festival, Mayor Steven Hernandez told The Daily Beast that the city already works with outside organizations to ensure that undocumented immigrants are able to integrate into the community. Were the administration to bus in migrants from the border, Hernandez said, the community would welcome them. “We have already been working alongside partners to ensure that recently arrived families, women and children get the services they need to make their successful transition into America,” he said. Democrats in Congress, meanwhile, were exasperated with the president’s latest immigration gambit, and said they stand willing to work on policy if the White House would quit with the posturing.Rep. Ro Khanna, a California Democrat who represents part of San Jose, a sanctuary jurisdiction, called on Trump to propose “real solutions.”“Most of the communities he believes people should be going to are ones who would believe in just processing and treating people humanely and having that process,” Khanna told The Daily Beast by phone. “Is he gonna pay for people to be flown in there? Is he going to be paying for judges? It’s just logistically infeasible.”Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Democrat who represents Maryland’s Montgomery County, a jurisdiction ICE has called consistently not cooperative, said that the political conditions were actually ripe for negotiations with the White House and congressional Republicans.“It’s unfortunate that the president is in such a dark and vindictive state of mind. I don’t know where he thinks that leads,” added Raskin. “He’s a day trader. He’ll be off on another idea tomorrow.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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|The Attacks on Ilhan Omar Are Forming the Needed Bridge Between Black Africans and Black Americans Comment Translate Page||
An opportunity has opened.
by Charles Mudede
I want to point out that Nancy Pelosi has outmaneuvered Trump again. In response to his retweeting a clearly racist and dangerous video that connects Rep. Ilhan Omar with 9/11, she is focusing on the real issue of the congresswoman's safety. She has spoken to the "Sergeant-at-Arms to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Congresswoman Omar," and she's requested that the Capitol Police investigate any threats to Omar made in Minnesota. The massacre of Muslims in New Zealand is still fresh in the public's mind. Also fresh in the news is that a New York man, and Trump supporter, was arrested and charged with threatening to kill Omar. So, on Sunday, April 14, Pelosi moved quickly to address the obvious security issue caused by Trump's obvious racism. (In the US, you cannot speak about race outright in the mainstream without a loss of credibility, but you can speak of safety—from a cat to a congresswoman—and maintain a strong impression.)
But Trump does not really give a hoot about Pelosi's maneuvering because he only sends messages to his base. Nevertheless, Trump and the GOP's attacks on Omar have resulted in a new and much-welcomed development for all blacks in the US. In the past, there has been some distance between black African immigrants and black Americans. A considerable part of this is a consequence of their different experiences of racism. For black Africans, it was and still is associated with white Europeans. With black Americans, it was and still is associated with white Americans. Because these histories are different, black Africans have had a relationship with white Americans that is not deeply sour, and, on the obversely, black Americans have had a relationship with white Europeans that is equally not bitter. Though both black Americans and black Africans recognize the racism in Europe and the US, it is more tolerable if one in either group does not have a long history with it. In walks Ilhan Omar on the American scene. She is a black African.
On the black American side, what is seen is a black woman being attacked by a white president and his party. They know all about this sort of thing. It defines their entire history in this country. Blackness as the enemy, as what you impoverish, what you throw into prison. Omar's faith is not the issue here, it is the color of her skin, and black Americans see that immediately.
On the other side, the black African one, it is the realization that a white American president sees blackness not as black African and black American but only as black and attacks it as such. Because a huge part of the president's support is from white Americans (and he is still soaring in the polls with that group), the optics are clear and present: the racism black Africans are familiar with is exactly the same as the one they don't have a deep history with. You are still, to put it bluntly, a kaffir in the US. This is what Trump's tweet communicates clearly.
It is at this point, an opportunity has opened. It is Omar's troubles as a bridge between black groups that have always had difficulty connecting. The support for Omar from black America is visible, and a black African sympathy with the black American experience is now relateable. Many may find this hard to understand or appreciate, but this is because the social space between black Africans and black Americans is poorly understood and rarely discussed or examined. It is an unknown. Nevertheless, the space (or gulf) is real, and up to now there seemed no possible way to bridge it. Omar is making black history.
|The threat of white power and nationalism rises while conservatives gaslight and ignore the danger Comment Translate Page||
This week, CNN legal analyst Jennifer Rodgers stated that white nationalist terrorism is on the rise and that the Trump administration is ignoring it, although federal prosecutors are not.
Yes, the Department of Homeland Security disbanded its Domestic Terrorism working group, while cases of violent white supremacy continue to grow.
In response to this report, DHS has argued that this reorganization has not changed its commitment to protecting the American people, and that this is not an indication that the department has diminished the “mission … to ensure that state and local partners can expeditiously access the capabilities, resources, and expertise necessary to share information and intelligence. ”
Somehow, I find that less than convincing.