“Dude I gotta tell you the George Floyd incident in Minnesota hurt. I cried when I saw that video. It broke me down. The ‘knee on the neck’ is a metaphor for how the system so cavalierly holds black folks down, ignoring the cries for help. People don’t care. Truly tragic.” … [Read more...] about Trump Gives Press Conference, Says Nothing About Killing of George Floyd
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You hit back with a joke…The View not long before I came out. Barbara said something like, “You’ve never been married. Have you just never found the right guy?” I said, “Now Barbara, you and I both know that’s not the reason.” And she just shut right up. Those kind of things happened a lot. From the 1970’s forward, I wouldn’t lie. I just couldn’t. I could think of so many anecdotes, but I don’t want to talk about them. … [Read more...] about Lily Tomlin on Coming-Out Press Conferences & Kicking Nat Wolff’s Ass
FBI Director James Comey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper back the CIA’s judgment that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election and favored Donald Trump’s candidacy, CBS News confirmed Friday, citing U.S. intelligence sources. … [Read more...] about FBI, DNI back CIA judgment that Russia meddled in election and favored Trump
Democrat Elijah Cummings chairs the House Oversight Committee, a tough job made tougher by White House stonewalling and by Republicans on the committee trying to torpedo an investigation into prescription drug pricing. Ranking member Jim Jordan of Ohio and his GOP sidekick Mark Meadows sent letters earlier this month to the CEOs of 12 pharmaceutical companies advising them not to cooperate with Cummings’ requests for information, alleging that the chairman would leak the information and tank stock prices. … [Read more...] about House Republicans Tell Big Pharma to Stiff-Arm Congress
In any event, the mutual U.S.-Russian uncertainty is here to stay for quite a while. The word "deal" is highly visible in Donald Trump's interviews and statements. One would expect this self-professed master dealmaker to champion a transactional approach to foreign policy. A business on the lookout for deals has to keep its options open, thus creating a lot of uncertainty both for its partners and for competitors. … [Read more...] about Will Trump Outsmart Putin? Or Will Putin Outsmart Trump?