Wednesday, May 31, 2017

CNN cuts ties with Kathy Griffin over comedian’s anti-Trump photo

Kathy Griffin continues to drown in backlash over a gruesome photo shoot that enraged President Trump, drew widespread bipartisan criticism and has now cost the comedian her longtime New Year’s Eve co-host job with CNN.
Griffin’s firing by CNN came hours after she apologized for the shocking picture in which she was seen holding a prop of Trump’s bloody, severed head.
In a video posted Tuesday night on social media, Griffin said she crossed the line and that the image was too disturbing.
“I sincerely apologize. I am just now seeing the reaction of these images,” the 56-year-old comedian and reality TV star said of the picture.
Trump, returning from his “covfefe” break Wednesday morning, attacked her over the widely denounced image, which the president called “sick!”

Friday, May 5, 2017

China's C919 Passenger Jet Successfully Takes Off

China unveils passenger jet C919 - BBC News

CNN Signs April Ryan as a political analyst

CNN has signed American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent April Ryan as a political analyst. 
The 49-year-old journalist and author made the announcement via Twitter on Monday. Ryan has prominently been in the news the last few weeks after clashing with White House press secretary Sean Spicer and appearing multiple times on CNN. 
The Morgan State graduate was also profiled by The New York Times on Friday.CNN signs April Ryan as political analyst

‘Stop Shaking Your Head’: Sean Spicer Lashes Out at Reporter April Ryan

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer snapped at a female reporter on Tuesday over a question about the administration's image, telling the veteran White House correspondent to "stop shaking your head" — a snide comment that drew rebuke from Hillary Clinton and several prominent women journalists.

 Spicer got into a heated exchange with American Urban Radio Networks' correspondent April Ryan at the White House press briefing after the reporter asked how President Donald Trump's administration would work to repair its image. Ryan followed up with a question about Trump's meeting with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, whom Trump made a vulgar comment about in 2006.

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US is only Country that Makes a Business out of being Sick

This picture is going to be worth Millions of votes come 2018.  The very Rich Old White Guys Club who believed they won a baseball game, only to find out it was just the runner reaching first base.  And you party up front!!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Kamala D. Harris, U.S. Senator for California

Senator Harris Wraps Busy State Work Period With Roundtable and Town Hall Upon Return From Middle East

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Senator Harris kicked off a busy April state work period after her first official trip overseas, returning home to explore innovative solutions to put Californians back to work and hear from constituents at a town hall.      
On Thursday, Senator Harris, a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget, convened a roundtable with representatives from the Worker Education & Resource Center (WERC) and Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC) to discuss the need to invest in job training for a 21st century economy and speak out against President Trump’s proposed cuts to workforce development programs that train workers for good-paying jobs. The Senator later toured LATTC’s Allied Health Simulation Lab and discussed their certificate program that allows students to earn educational credits while exploring various allied health pathways before deciding on a career. 
On Friday, Senator Harris held a town hall before a packed crowd at Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, hearing directly from Californians about critical issues facing communities and the country. Senator Harris answered questions that ranged from protecting the environment and preserving the Affordable Care Act to President Trump’s immigration policy. Here’s how she kicked it off.   
“I believe this is a moment in time almost unlike any other that is requiring us to fight for those ideals,” Senator Harris said. “In terms of what everybody can do, the letter writing, the phone calling, the emails, the marches are making a difference. We cannot tire; there is too much at stake with all the conversations we are having. So what do people do? Keep doing what you are doing. There is nothing too small to put your energy and time in to.”

The Senator also traveled to Iraq and Jordan, meeting with servicemembers and U.S. personnel across the Middle East to discuss the challenges they face in the fight to defeat ISIS. Senator Harris later visited the Za’atari Refugee Camp and witnessed firsthand the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis under President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
Be sure to visit our newsroom for the latest updates and to learn more about what Senator Harris is doing back in Washington:   

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Monday, May 1, 2017

President Trump Didn't Shy Away From Comparison to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

President Trump Didn't Shy Away From Comparison to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

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President Trump decision to extend a White House invitation this weekend to President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines is drawing condemnation from rights groups and doubts within the Administration.
But the President—who pushed a tough-on-crime message in his campaign for the White House—has hardly tried to place distance between himself and controversial leader before.

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Global Press Freedom Drops to 13 Year Low

MTP DAILY 4/28/17

Global Press Freedom Drops to 13 Year Low

Michael Abramowitz, President of Freedom House, joins MTP Daily to discuss how President Trump’s attacks on our news media can affect global press freedom. Duration: 4:47

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