Four days after losing out on the Tony for Best Musical, the Broadway hit ´Come From Away´ got a welcome surprise on Thursday night with a visit from one very famous couple. Bill and Hillary Clinton surprised the cast and audience at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater when the two showed up seconds before curtain and took their seats in the third row. It was an extremely rare sighting of the couple, who are seldom seen together on non-work related outings. Hillary has become a frequent presence at Broadway shows in the months since her defeat in last year´s presidential election, but she has
Why do they need Secret Service protection? Bill´s been out of office (where he gave away our missile technology to the Chinese and nuclear bomb making material to North Korea in return for campaign cash) for almost 20 years and Hillary will give state secrets away for free. Who needs to capture those two for information? No one. So why the SS? It is very expensive and, sure, maybe the Clintons don´t have to pay for it but taxpayers are on the hook for the bill...Oh, wait. Never mind.
A police officer, a songwriter and a surgeon who were blocked by on Twitter by Donald Trump are among a group suing the President. A lawsuit has been filed by seven Twitter users who have fallen foul of the commander-in-chief, plus the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. It has accused Trump of trying to ´suppress dissent´ after the seven criticized him on the social network. Legal papers state: ´In an effort to suppress dissent in this forum, Defendants have excluded—“blocked”—Twitter users who have criticized the President or his policies. ´This practice is unconstitutional, and this suit seeks to end it.´
e-mail View comments Retired Gen. John Kelly, who is working to bring order to the White House as chief of staff, says it is his job to tell ´truth to power´ but then ´salute´ once a decision gets made. ´Remember, telling the unvarnished truth to power doesn´t mean you always get your way,´ Kelly told Fox News in his first interview since he replaced chief of staff Reince Priebus. ´The principal ultimately decides and it is our way that so long as that decision is legal, moral, and ethical, one salutes and executes. Sometimes you win and sometimes you don´t,´
Loretta Lynch, President Obama´s last attorney-general, used a secret email address for official business under the name Elizabeth Carlisle, it has been revealed. Lynch used the account to discuss her notorious meeting on a plane with Bill Clinton while his wife´s own email scandal was being investigated by the FBI. The disclosure is the latest blow to the reputation of the woman who had once been the country´s most senior law enforcement official. She had to step aside from deciding on whether to charge Hillary Clinton with breaking the law for having her secret server in alleged breach of national security law because
Sadiq Khan today tore into YouTube for refusing to take down four ´shocking´ videos boasting about gang violence which were reported to them by the police. The London Mayor warned that people could be killed needlessly unless more is done to take down material which encourages violence. The menacing videos, in which gang members wearing scarves and masks and brag about how they would murder their rivals, have been viewed over 356,000 times. The Metropolitan Police reported the clips to the internet giant in December, but despite having policies to remove threatening material, eight months on YouTube have
President Donald Trump said in morning tweets that his base is actually getting ´bigger & stronger´ in spite of polling that shows support for the Republican executive receding. A Quinnipiac University poll shows Republican optimism about Trump´s presidency dropping 12 points since January. His backing among other voters who were key to his victory has also been slipping. Trump launched an assault from his New Jersey golf club on ´fake news´ this morning in a flurry of tweets attacking the survey. His actions in office, he said, ´have driven the Trump base even closer together. Will never change!´ The tweets corresponded with Trump´s
NEW ORLEANS – Even after heavy rains stopped pouring down Saturday, many residents in areas of the city experienced rising water. Residents in Lakeview said hours after the rainfall stopped, water was rising inch-by-inch. However, city officials said during a press conference Sunday that rising water during drainage is a “normal occurrence.” “When you get that much rainfall it takes time for them to catch up,” said Ryan Berni, Deputy Mayor of External Affairs about the city´s drainage system. “Particularly lower lying areas, in the lowest parts of the city, water goes to those areas as the system takes time
The driver of a truck bearing a construction company´s name shown in a video speeding down a heavily flooded Mid-City street and pushing wakes of water onto inundated cars Saturday (Aug. 5) has been fired, according to a message posted to the company´s Facebook page. The video, which has garnered nearly 160,000 views on Facebook since being posted around 7 p.m. Saturday, catches a white pickup truck racing down Banks Street with water up to the truck´s bumper, then -- without slowing -- veer onto South Murat Street in Mid-City. Along the way, the truck can be seen sloshing water onto
Two Atlantic low pressure systems continue their threat to develop into tropical storms, the National Hurricane Center reports. A system in the west central Caribbean sea seems to be quickly gaining momentum, with a 60 percent chance of developing into a tropical storm in the next two days and an 80 percent chance in the next five. Those odds are up from yesterday’s 30 percent chance of formation over two days and 50 percent chance over five. “You’ve got to watch this one a lot closer because it is surrounded by land in all four directions,” said Dennis Feltgen, spokesman
SYDNEY — U.S. military officials called off a search and rescue operation on Sunday for three U.S. Marines who were missing after their Osprey aircraft crashed into the sea off the east coast of Australia while trying to land. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps suspended the rescue operation and launched a recovery effort instead, the Marine base Camp Butler in Japan said in a statement, essentially confirming the military does not expect to find the missing Marines alive. The Marines’ next of kin had been notified, and Australia’s defense force was assisting the Americans with the recovery effort, the statement said. The
Stone-throwing terrorists ambushed a civilian bus full of children leaving a protest rally on the ruins of the town of Sa-Nur in northern Samaria Thursday. Arutz Sheva spoke with Rochel, the mother of 10 year old Shmuel-David, who was struck in the head by a large rock when the bus was attacked. Shmuel-David remains in the hospital for further treatment following the discovery of minor internal bleeding in his head. "We were on our way to the center of the country. When we left Sa-Nur we passed an [Arab] village, and at the entrance to the village we saw that Arabs were
Now we´re getting down to brass tacks. The UK is prepared to offer the EU £36 billion in payment of outstanding liabilities as we leave, according to the Sunday Telegraph. The figure seems to be well sourced and has a plausibility about it. Equivalent to 40 billion euros it is significantly less than the 100 billion euros some in the EU had mooted and is at least approaching the same ball park as the more commonly suggested 60 billion euros. Two things are particularly interesting here. Firstly, there has not been much outrage amongst Eurosceptics. Richard Tice, from the Leave Means Leave campaign
The war against ISIS has taken dramatic strides since Donald Trump became president, with the US and its allies reclaiming swathes of Iraq and Syria. In fact, of all the land reclaimed by the US-led coalition since 2014, nearly one third has been taken since Trump took office. That´s thanks to Trump´s decision to delegate decisions and engage in a ´campaign of annihilation,´ Brett McGurk, the State Department´s senior envoy to the anti-Islamic State coalition, told the Washington Post. Since its peak in early 2015, ISIS has lost 78 per cent of its occupied areas in Iraq and 58 per cent in
Failed presidential candidate and former first lady Hillary Clinton now has some interest in becoming a Methodist preacher, according to The Atlantic. Clinton’s pastor Bill Shillady told The Atlantic that Clinton had expressed interest in preaching when he saw her at a photo shoot for his book Strong for a Moment Like This for which Clinton has written the foreward. The book features daily devotionals he sent her during the 2016 campaign. “Clinton is lifting up an intimate, closely guarded part of herself,” Emma Green writes. “There are no more voters left to lose.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday that the first six months of President Trump´s time in the White House have been "exhausting" while also criticizing Trump´s Twitter habits. Bush, a former rival of Trump´s during the 2016 Republican primaries, told Univision that it feels like "the whole world has been turned upside down" under Trump and gave him an incomplete grade for his first six months in office. "It´s exhausting," Bush said. "I mean it´s an incomplete grade in the sense that not much has been done. But it feels like the whole world has been turned upside down.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) criticized President Trump Tuesday for Trump’s hawkish remarks on North Korea, saying Trump shouldn’t threaten the regime unless he is ready to back it up with action.bTrump ramped up the rhetoric against North Korea Tuesday after multiple reports of military escalation from the rogue regime. Trump won a diplomatic coup Saturday when the U.N. voted unanimously to slap massive sanctions on North Korea — avoiding vetoes from Russia and China.bThe Washington Post reported Tuesday that the country had developed miniaturized nuclear warheads for its missiles — with the potential to hit the U.S.b“North Korea best not
Judge Andrew Napolitano said the FBI´s raid on the home of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is a significant development. The raid occurred July 26 in Virginia and was confirmed to Fox News today by a spokesman for Manafort. (Snip) Agents hauled away documents and other materials. Napolitano said on "Outnumbered" that to obtain the search warrant, agents would have had to persuade a judge that there was "probable cause of crime in the place to be searched." Napolitano said the raid indicates the FBI did not trust that Manafort would preserve the materials they intended to find. "That is very damning
Speaking at a Rotary Club gathering in Kentucky on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vented about how President Donald Trump´s lack of political experience has led to him setting “excessive expectations” for legislative priorities. McConnell, R-Ky., told the group in Florence that he found it “extremely irritating” that Congress has earned the reputation of not accomplishing anything. “Part of the reason I think that the storyline is that we haven’t done much is because, in part, the president and others have set these early timelines about things need to be done by a certain point,” said McConnell, a Republican
New video has emerged showing Malia Obama dozing off after a ruckus night at Chicago´s Lollapalooza music festival on Friday. The video shows the former first daughter being driven from the festival site in a golf cart like a true VIP. Sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle, 19-year-old Malia appears to have already fallen asleep. But the movements of the car causes her head to jolt up a few times, though she doesn´t seem to open her eyes. A Secret Service officer in a yellow jacket clears the way for the golf cart, while another man drives the vehicle.
Two of the senators who singlehandedly derailed the skinny repeal of Obamacare were awarded a sit down interview with the admiring Dana Bash Friday on CNN. The bright faced journalist applauded Sens. Susan Collins (ME) and Lisa Murkowski (AK) for having the “cajones” to vote against the Republican bill when they knew half the country would view them as heretics. Collins admitted it was an “uncomfortable” vote. But, they both insisted it was the right thing to do, which is why they did not fear backlash from GOP leadership, or even intimidating tweets from the Oval Office. Both women said they
On Tuesday, New York magazine published an essay by a 24-year-old law student who recently paddleboarded around Manhattan for the first time. “I signed up for the race because I thought it sounded cool,” writes our participant. “Of course, when I asked around, everyone said it was really hard and I’d better start training.” The smugness, the entitlement, the painfully obvious observation — one might wonder: Who cares? Until you look at the byline and realize: Oh, of course. Another Kennedy, foisted upon us. Our diarist is none other than Jack Schlossberg, grandson of JFK, son of Caroline, accomplishment-free save for that 25-mile race
Former vice president Al Gore suggested on Tuesday that President Trump´s presidency could end early for "ethical reasons." "We´re only six months into the experiment with Trump. Some experiments are ended early for ethical reasons," Gore said at a showing in Berlin, Germany, of his new film on climate change. Gore, the Democratic former vice president to President Bill Clinton, is an outspoken critic of Trump´s climate change policies. His new movie, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," argues climate change is an ethical challenge similar to the civil rights movement or the fight for gay rights. "We can win
Since 2011, more than 20,000 shootings and homicides have left the city scarred. City pensions are nearly insolvent. While property taxes spike higher, the city still borrows for basic operations.(snip)..the city’s woes aren’t stopping 10,600 government employees from bringing home six-figure incomes and higher. This includes 1,000 city employees who pocketed at least $40,000 each in overtime.
Several teenagers who were involved in a deadly crash after stealing two cars had a whopping 126 arrests between the six of them. Keontae Brown, 16, Jimmie Goshey, 14, and Dejarae Thomas, 16, died after allegedly racing a stolen car through a red light going 100mph and smashed into another car. Keontae Brown´s younger brother Keondrae, 14, was also in the car but survived after the vehicle was launched into the air before bursting into flames in Palm Harbor, Florida on Sunday morning. They were allegedly playing a ´cat-and-mouse´ game with Kamal Campbell, 18, and Deyon Kaigler, 16, who were
Washington-FBI agents raided a home of President Donald Trump´s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort last month, a source familiar with the matter told CNN. The agents seized materials in Manafort´s home as part of the ongoing Russia investigation led by Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the source said. "FBI agents executed a search warrant at one of Mr. Manafort´s residences. Mr. Manafort has consistently cooperated with law enforcement and other serious inquiries and did so on this occasion as well," Jason Maloni, a spokesman for Manafort, told CNN. He declined to provide further details. The so-called no-knock warrant, which was first reported