Looks like James Woods is learning that Twitter-generated lawsuits can cut both ways. Woods, who famously sued an anonymous Twitter troll who called the actor a cocaine addict, has now been sued over a tweet of his own. In her lawsuit, Portia A. Boulger — described as a 64-year-old Ohio resident and “an activist for progressive causes and for the Democratic Party” — says that Woods misidentified her as a woman who wore a Trump shirt T-shirt and gave a Nazi salute during a March 2016 Trump rally in Chicago. According to the complaint, Woods posted a tweet “with a picture of
He should have just describer her as a creepy, demented, old, hag, who is a menace to civilized society. Medusa would be a compliment to this nutcase- https://www.pinterest.com/junco1312/people-sen-bernie-sanders-for-president-2016/
WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials say the U.S. commander in Afghanistan who ordered use of the "mother of all bombs" didn´t need President Donald Trump´s approval. The officials say Gen. John Nicholson has standing authority to use the largest non-nuclear bomb ever dropped in combat. He had that authority before Trump took office. The officials weren´t authorized to speak publicly on the matter and requested anonymity. The Massive Ordnance Air Burst bomb, or MOAB, has attracted enormous attention. Its purpose was relatively mundane by military standards: destroy a tunnel complex used by Islamic State fighters in a remote mountainous area of
KABUL, Afghanistan — A day after the United States military dropped its biggest conventional bomb on caves used by Islamic State affiliates in eastern Afghanistan, officials on Friday said dozens of militants had been killed, but they were still trying to assess the full extent of the damage. Residents said the blast was felt tens of miles away. The strike on Thursday targeted a set of mountain tunnels in Achin District, a stronghold of the Islamic State’s regional affiliate, and it was the first use in combat of the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, nicknamed the “mother of all bombs.”
The Trump administration is weighing the possibility of imposing additional sanctions on North Korea if the rogue nation continues to fire missiles or conducts its sixth nuclear test. “We are exploring a new range of diplomatic, security, and economic measures in response to the North Korean regime´s continued provocations. North Korea must understand that the only path to a secure, economically-prosperous future is to abandon its development of nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, and other weapons of mass destruction,” an administration official told Fox Business Network. Among the sanctions under consideration reportedly are an oil embargo, a ban on North Korea´s national airline
The bomb was dropped in Afghanistan´s Nangarhar province, the Pentagon has confirmed. The blast radius is believed to be over 300 meters and the weapon is described as "the father of all bombs". It is the very first time the weapon has been used in combat. It comes as war fears reach fever pitch – with Kim Jong-un´s North Korea on the brink of sparking global conflict.
When Stephen K. Bannon reported for work Wednesday, he did not act like a man who had just been publicly humiliated by his boss. The White House chief strategist cycled in and out of the Oval Office for meetings with President Trump and took a seat in the front row of the East Room for the afternoon visit of NATO’s secretary general, flanked by some of the very advisers with whom he has been feuding. But for Bannon, the day’s routine obscured the reality that he is a marked man — diminished by weeks of battles with the bloc of centrists led
It’s hard to find examples of worse decision-making and customer treatment than United Airlines having a passenger dragged from an overbooked plane. But United’s shabby treatment of Geoff Fearns, including a threat to place him in handcuffs, comes close. Fearns, 59, is president of TriPacific Capital Advisors, an Irvine investment firm that handles more than half a billion dollars in real estate holdings on behalf of public pension funds. He had to fly to Hawaii last week for a business conference. Fearns needed to return early so he paid about $1,000 for a full-fare, first-class ticket to Los Angeles. He boarded the
United Talent Agency was the victim of a computer hack that severely disrupted business at the agency on Tuesday, shutting down email, causing meetings to cancel and forcing staff to work on their personal devices, numerous individuals told TheWrap. Frustrated clients found their emails and phone calls going unanswered all day as the agency struggled to deal with what appeared to be a deliberate cyberattack. The agency instructed its staffers to use their smartphones and personal devices until further notice, which prevented them from accessing contacts and information stored in company systems.
21st Century Fox has enlisted the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison to investigate at least one accusation of sexual harassment against the Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. The move is the latest in the response to a New York Times investigation published this month on Mr. O’Reilly’s settlements with five women who complained of sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior. Wendy Walsh, a former guest on Mr. O’Reilly’s show who detailed accusations against him to The Times, called 21st Century Fox’s anonymous hotline last week, prompting the investigation.
It Is becoming clear that Robert Bentley will not last the week as governor. Sources in Montgomery say his lawyers have been involved in negotiations to step down from the governorship and plead to lesser charges, allowing Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey to step up as governor. Sources believe he will resign the governorship by Wednesday. Bentley has been under fire for the better part of the year but pressure over the last several days has mounted to untenable heights. The Alabama Ethics Commission last week found reason to believe he committed four crimes, all of them felonies.
Wells Fargo’s board said Monday that it would claw back an additional $75 million in compensation from the two executives on whom it pinned most of the blame for the company’s sales scandal: the bank’s former chief executive, John G. Stumpf, and its former head of community banking, Carrie L. Tolstedt. In a scathing, 113-page report that made it clear that all the warning signs of the problem had been glaring, the board released the results of its six-month investigation into the conditions and culture that prompted thousands of Wells Fargo employees to create fraudulent accounts in an effort to meet
Stephen K. Bannon could barely finish his sentences as he implored the listeners of his Breitbart News radio show to see the new movie “Clinton Cash.” It was July 20, the homestretch of the 2016 presidential campaign, and Bannon was describing Bill and Hillary Clinton as “scumbags” and “bandits” who had made millions of dollars through political connections. “Hillary and Bill Clinton are the two single-biggest grifters ever to run for president of the United States,” Bannon told his guest, Peter Schweizer, the author of the book behind the movie. Bannon, now President Trump’s chief strategist, framed his radio show that day as
WASHINGTON — When it came time to make his case for the judgment of history, President Barack Obama had a ready rebuttal to one of the most cutting critiques of his time in office. Although friends and foes alike faulted him for not following through on his threat to retaliate when Syria gassed its own people in 2013, Mr. Obama would counter that he had actually achieved a better result through an agreement with President Bashar al-Assad to surrender all of his chemical weapons. After last week, even former Obama aides assume that he will have to rethink that passage in his
On Thursday, President Donald Trump authorized the U.S. military to drop a 21,000-pound bomb on ISIS in Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan. There are currently no reports from the Department of Defense regarding casualties or damage. But Independent Journal Review spoke to Ahmad Wali Sarhadi, a freelance journalist based out of Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Photo) Sarhadi gave us a report from the local officials in Nangarhar: "Yeah, I am on the line with local officials of Nangarhar. They say a big complex of ISIS has been destroyed by the dropping of the bomb from the U.S.! ISIS´s biggest complex in Afghanistan is
Left-leaning website Salon released a video on Wednesday listing five reasons why Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) should be the next president of the United States. The video, hosted by Salon columnist D. Watkins, highlighted reasons why Waters has recently become a progressive social media darling. "Hard work is in her blood," Watkins said, referencing her working in segregated restaurants at 13 years old. Watkins also noted Waters´s hardworking background and her "amazing reputation" of being an advocate for women, children, and people of color. "Maxine Waters has an amazing reputation of being a fearless, outspoken advocate for women, the
NOGALES, Mexico—In the 35 years Gilda and Juan Francisco Loureiro have been running a shelter in northern Mexico for undocumented immigrants, they’ve never seen a week like this one. The shelter, called Albergue San Juan Bosco, is perched on a steep hillside looking over the busy border town of Nogales, Mexico. Its walls are painted bright turquoise and tangerine, and its wide-open double doors look west over low hills and Highway 15. Since they opened it, upward of 1 million people have slept there on their way to the U.S. But on the day I visited, it was almost empty. It didn’t
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi joined other Bay Area Democrats Thursday to “honor the deep moral responsibility to save lives wherever and whenever we can.” She spoke at an event marking the start of a long-planned and long-delayed project: Construction on a $204-million suicide-prevention net, to be installed 20 feet below the roadbed of the Golden Gate Bridge, the famous landmark that connects San Francisco to Marin County. “In this Holy season of Easter and Passover, we recognize again and again, that every single life is so valuable,” Pelosi said on Thursday. “In every one of them a spark of divinity, in
Former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner told a federal court this week that she faces the possibility of death threats if her role in the tax agency’s tea party targeting becomes public, and asked a judge to forever seal her upcoming deposition in a class action lawsuit brought by hundreds of groups that were targeted. Mr. Lerner and Holly Paz, another figure from the IRS’s tea party targeting, told the judge they’ve already faced “harassment and death threats” before, when the press was intently covering the tea party scandal. “Mss. Lerner and Paz have demonstrated that the public dissemination of their
Former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner told a federal court this week that she faces the possibility of death threats if her role in the tax agency’s tea party-targeting becomes public, and asked a judge to forever seal her upcoming deposition in a class-action lawsuit brought by hundreds of groups that were targeted. Ms. Lerner and Holly Paz, another figure from the IRS tea party targeting, told the judge they’ve already faced “harassment and death threats” before, and said they fear another media firestorm if their
Two of former President Obama´s top speechwriters have come down hard on President Trump´s speeches and speaking style and are urging him to stop "riffing" and try writing down his thoughts. "I don´t think it´s a great idea to just get up there and riff when you have no idea what you´re talking about," chief Obama speechwriter Cody Keenan told a Harvard University forum Wednesday night. (Video) "He´s certainly not the first person to try to wear the mantle of populism and riff from whatever comes to his mind," said Keenan. "But I also don´t think it´s a harbinger of a
Engineers on California’s high-speed rail project have worried for nine years about the sort of train wreck that occurred in New York last October. (Snip) One safety concern playing out at the moment stems from the fact that the bullet trains will run in some places at 220 mph, alongside lines carrying everything from toxic chemicals to military tanks. Everyone agrees barriers are needed to keep debris from derailed freight trains from smashing into the fast-moving passenger cars. But for years freight train operators and the California High-Speed Rail Authority could not agree on their exact design.
Microsoft has started blocking Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 updates for computers running certain new chipsets. The company announced plans last January to block next-generation Intel, AMD and Qualcomm processors from system updates on older versions of Windows, but didn´t reveal when support would be cut. The process appears to have just kicked off. Social media users are reporting that Microsoft is now blocking access to Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on devices running Intel´s Kaby Lake processor. Instead of the normal download screen, users attempting to update their systems are facing an error message reading,
After U.S. forces dropped "the mother of all bombs" on an ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan, Hollywood director Josh Fox railed against the decision to deploy the military´s largest non-nuclear device, which reportedly killed several dozen ISIS militants. "Atrocity. Murder. Abomination. When will we learn that only love stops hate, and bombings only create more ISIS," Fox wrote in a tweet. "Love your enemy. Don´t create more of them. Teachers, diplomacy, culture and aid helps peace. Bombs don´t," he added. (Snip) On "Outnumbered" today, Meghan McCain remarked that she lived in Los Angeles for two years, and this is how the liberal,
A mob of supporters of Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro stormed a Catholic Mass celebrating Holy Week on Wednesday, assaulting Archbishop of Caracas Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, injuring both believers attending the mass and media recording the scuffle, and reportedly looting the church. The incident took place at Santa Teresa Basilica, following the traditional procession of the Nazarene of St. Paul in the nation’s capital. El Universal, based in the capital, reports that those attending the Mass identified the individuals storming into the basilica as supporters of Maduro’s, as they attacked
The President promised to “bomb the sh*t” out of ISIS. On Thursday he did just that. (Photo) The U.S. deployed a 21,000 pound GBU-43B conventional bomb in the Nangarhar Province on Thursday. 36 ISIS fighters were killed in the strike. (Tweet) Democrats are confused with the strategy. They’re not used to a president that kills the enemy. Senator Elizabeth Warren cannot understand this foreign policy. “What is the strategy?” (Video/Tweet) After eight years of Obama it’s understandable that Democrats would be confused of a strategy that kills the enemy.