Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

2 Democrats: Minnesota governor’s top choice mulling ’18 run

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's top pick to fill Sen. Al Franken's Senate seat, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, is considering also running for the seat next year, as Dayton faces pressure from top Democrats in Washington to appoint more than a mere caretaker, according to two Democrats familiar with the discussions. Franken said Thursday he would resign over allegations of sexual harassment, leaving Dayton to appoint a replacement until a special election next November to complete Franken's term, which runs through 2020. Dayton's initial inclination was to pick Smith, a longtime aide and his second-in-command since 2015, to serve as a placeholder until next year's election, a Democratic official told The Associated Press.

2 Democrats: Minnesota governor’s top choice mulling ’18 run

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's top pick to fill Sen. Al Franken's Senate seat, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, is considering also running for the seat next year, as Dayton faces pressure from top Democrats in Washington to appoint more than a mere caretaker, according to two Democrats familiar with the discussions. Franken said Thursday he would resign over allegations of sexual harassment, leaving Dayton to appoint a replacement until a special election next November to complete Franken's term, which runs through 2020.

Skier Lindsay Vonn Says She Isn’t Representing Trump At The 2018 Winter Olympics

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Skier Lindsey Vonn is ready to go for gold at the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic games in South Korea, but she won’t be there representing President Donald Trump. “I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president,” Vonn said, appearing

Tuesday’s Morning Email: RNC Returns To Roy Moore Campaign, Despite Sexual Misconduct Claims

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

RNC RETURNS TO ROY MOORE CAMPAIGN, DESPITE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT CLAIMS The RNC plans to reinstate its financial support of the Alabama candidate for Senate following Trump’s ringing endorsement. This decision came as one of his alleged victims produced a graduation card written by Moore. JOHN CONYERS REPORTEDLY RETIRING FROM CONGRESS AMID SEXUAL MISCONDUCT CLAIMS The current longest-serving member of the House of Representatives will not seek re-election.

Colin Kaepernick, Donald Trump have same odds to win Time’s Person of the Year

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Colin Kaepernick raises his right first at the ACLU SoCal’s annual Bill of Rights Dinner on Sunday in Beverly Hills. Time magazine announced its short list of 2017 Person of the Year finalists on Monday, and among them is Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback whose protest of social injustice during the national anthem last season garnered national attention and arguably cost him his job. Kaepernick is joined on the list of 10 finalists by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman, U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese President XI Jinping, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Dreamers and the #MeToo movement participants.

Should Trump Cooperate With Putin Over the Future of Syria?

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

This article first appeared on the Atlantic Council site. Russian President Vladimir Putin has all-but-declared victory in Syria. He has welcomed his Syrian counterpart to Moscow and has spoken at length telephonically with President Trump. Trending

Marshawn Lynch’s Mom Had The Perfect Response To Donald Trump’s Tweet

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Mama Lynch did not come to play games. Trump called for Lynch's suspension and blasted the NFL for its ratings, "Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem.

Why the Fate of the Trump Presidency Hangs on Alabama

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

The old saying that “politics makes strange bedfellows” has focused Alabama’s current political drama on US Senate candidate Roy Moore. The Alabama Senate primary runoff is a national struggle in which the “ direction and control of the Republican Party ” are at stake. The September 26 primary runoff election dealt a direct blow to the “establishment” Republicans, both in Alabama and nationally.

2 of Marshawn Lynch’s biggest supporters, including his mom, have words for President Donald Trump

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Imagine being told a few years ago that in 2017 Marshawn Lynch’s mother would be trolling President Donald Trump for saying her son should be suspended over not standing for the national anthem. Lynch sat for the American national anthem in Mexico City, then stood for the Mexican national anthem.

Wife of Raiders coach fires back at President Trump after Marshawn Lynch tweet

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Linda Del Rio, wife of head coach Jack Del Rio, tweeted on Monday that she voted for Trump last November, a ballot she now regrets casting. The tweet came hours after the president called for the suspension of Marshawn Lynch, who sat for the U.S. national anthem and stood during the Mexican national anthem before the team’s loss to the New England Patriots in Mexico City on Sunday.