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23 февраля, 06:02

Millions of fraudulent voters, my a**! Palast follows The Donald’s money

A Facebook Live Event Thursday, Feb 23 at 6pm PT / 9pm ET  Get the non-fake info, then join the conversation with investigative reporter Greg Palast. Palast says, "It’s no joke—and it’s far more sinister than a mere "lie." "The US press has done a good job exposing President Trump’s looney-toons claim that millions of […] The post Millions of fraudulent voters, my a**! Palast follows The Donald’s money appeared first on Greg Palast.

22 февраля, 15:48

15 Celebrity Homes You Can Buy or Rent

From Julia Child's quaint cottage in the French countryside to Tom Ford’s sprawling New Mexico ranch, here are 15 celebrity homes that can be yours.

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20 февраля, 02:39

For A President With A Rolling Stones Soundtrack, It All Comes Down To "Satisfaction"

With gloom and doom forecasts of crushing Republican defeats in 2018 and a new Democratic Congress swooping in for an impeachment kill, it's better to play the long game with President Trump -- follow his approval ratings, track the "right track/wrong track" mood of the nation.

19 февраля, 18:44

TRUMP at his golf club before NSA interviews; Pence in Brussels -- HILLARY and BILL talk to Albanian immigrants at NYC dinner -- SUNDAY BEST: MCCAIN continues sharp criticism of TRUMP on MTP

FYI -- “CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX launches a rocket from NASA’s historic moonshot pad.”Good Sunday morning. President Donald Trump is at his golf club this morning, per pooler Peter Baker of the NYT. He’ll also interview national security adviser candidates at his resort in Palm Beach. VP MIKE PENCE has landed in Brussels, per pooler Ashley Parker of the Washington Post. They are hanging at the hotel until Pence has dinner with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.STAT OF THE DAY -- CBS News’s Mark Knoller (@markknoller) on Trump’s Saturday speech in Melbourne, Florida: “Who wrote the speech? @PressSec says Pres Trump did. Speech ran 45-mins, nearly 3 times the length of his 16-min Inaugural Address.”-- AP: “A month of Trump, by the numbers”: “24: Executive orders and memoranda signed. That includes orders to withdraw the United States from Trans-Pacific trade deal, impose a federal hiring freeze and reduce regulations related to the health care law enacted under former President Barack Obama. ... 25.1 million. Twitter followers for @realDonaldTrump. … 4: Visits from foreign leaders. (Britain, Japan, Canada, Israel.) 1: Cancelled visit from foreign leader. (Mexico.) … 39: Percent of respondents who approve of Trump's job performance in Pew Research Center poll conducted Feb. 7-12.… 3: Weekend trips to Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Florida.” http://apne.ws/2m0C4N7**SUBSCRIBE to Playbook: http://politi.co/1M75UbX HOT ONLINE -- “Swedes baffled by Trump’s ‘last night in Sweden’ comment,”by Louise Nordström in The Local, a Swedish English-language news site: “In a speech on Saturday, US President Donald Trump suggested that something had happened ‘last night in Sweden’ – prompting baffled Swedes to take to Twitter and other social media wondering what on earth the American leader might have been referring to. The Swedish twittersphere went nuts on Saturday, with #LastNightInSweden [and #SwedenIncident] quickly becoming one of the most popular hashtags after Trump appeared to justify the controversial U.S. travel ban targeting seven Muslim countries by claiming some sort of incident had happened in Sweden. ‘When you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden – Sweden! Who would believe this? Sweden!,’ the American leader told a Florida rally. Only nothing had happened in Sweden.” http:[email protected]: “What happened in Sweden Friday night? Did they catch the Bowling Green Massacre perpetrators?” … @carlbildt, former Swedish prime minister: “Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound.”-- SOME CLARITY, from Business Insider’s Harrison Jacobs: “Fox News host Tucker Carlson ran an interview on Friday night’s broadcast of ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ with documentarian and media personality Ami Horowitz, who presented a clip from a new film documenting alleged violence committed by refugees in Sweden.The segment went on extensively about a supposed crime surge in Sweden and its links to immigrant populations.” http://read.bi/2lXxxyqABOUT YESTERDAY’S RALLY … -- Baker in the NYT: “This time … he came with an extra prop — Air Force One. The power and prestige of the presidency is unmatched, and when the blue-and-white plane rolled up next to the hangar to the theme song from the Harrison Ford movie ‘Air Force One,’ the crowd, estimated by the local police to have numbered about 9,000, exploded. The president and Melania Trump — who later introduced her husband with the Lord’s Prayer -- emerged from the plane to Lee Greenwood’s ‘God Bless the U.S.A.’” http://nyti.ms/2lXwcrc-- Jenna Johnson and Jon Wagner in WaPo: “In an interview Saturday ... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus disputed the notion that a reset was in the works. ‘I wouldn’t call it a reset because we’re quite proud of a lot of the achievements over the past four weeks,’ he said, citing efforts to cut regulations on businesses and three foreign-leader visits, among other developments. ‘I think we’ve accomplished a lot. I think the media has been fixated on a couple of issues that are totally bogus.’” http://wapo.st/2lXpp0D-- Josh Dawsey: “On the short plane trip here from his weekend stay at his Mar-a-Lago resort, Trump said the speech would be about unifying the country. It was instead harsh and pitted the crowd, on his side, against a number of supposed foes -- judges, unknown gang members and drug cartels allegedly pouring in from other countries, terrorists, Democrats, and most often, reporters. ‘We are going to expose them for what they are,’ Trump said of the news media, which sat in a pen as his supporters heckled. At one moment, the president said the nation’s news media made up sources and stories and that his supporters should live ‘free’ without the media.” http://politi.co/2kMvVm1PHILOSOPHER TRUMP -- Per LA Times’ Mike Memoli, aboard AF1: “Life is a campaign. Making our country great again is a campaign. For me it’s a campaign, to make America great again is absolutely a campaign.”TRUMP’S FRONTS -- NYT: “For $200,000, A Chance To Whisper in Trump’s Ear: Membership at Mar-A-Lago Gives Titans Easier Access to Political Power” http://bit.ly/2lySjDT … WaPo: “Trump hits reset with friendlier audience” http://bit.ly/2m0nk0V … PALM BEACH POST: “Trump reprises campaign themes: President makes familiar vows at Melbourne rally, spotlights devoted follower from Boynton Beach” http://bit.ly/2lwjdMc-- WHAT AMERICA IS SEEING: ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION: “In Trump Country, support still strong” http://bit.ly/2kBpSpa … ORLANDO SENTINEL: “Trump defends his actions as president: He stages early campaign rally in Melbourne” http://bit.ly/2ljAh5N … INDIANAPOLIS STAR: “Harvard Graduate ... Rhodes Scholar (Oxford University) ... Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve … Openly Gay … Youngest Mayor Ever of a City With More Than 100,000 Residents … Candidate for Head of the Democratic National Convention [sic] … Buzz grows around South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg” http://bit.ly/2kMMyOzTODAY IN PALM BEACH -- “Trump to Interview 4 Candidates for National Security Adviser,” by NYT’s Peter Baker in Melbourne, Florida, and Maggie Haberman in New York: “A White House spokesman said on Saturday that Mr. Trump would speak with Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, a prominent military strategist; Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., the superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point; and Keith Kellogg, a retired lieutenant general already serving as acting national security adviser. Mr. Trump, who is spending the weekend in Florida, will also interview John R. Bolton, who served as President George W. Bush’s ambassador to the United Nations and has previously been considered for deputy secretary of state.” http://nyti.ms/2lXuyWyNEW POLICY -- WAPO, A1 -- “Memos signed by DHS secretary describe sweeping new guidelines for deporting illegal immigrants,” by David Nakamura: “Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly has signed sweeping new guidelines that empower federal authorities to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants inside the United States and at the border. In a pair of memos, Kelly offered more detail on plans for the agency to hire thousands of additional enforcement agents, expand the pool of immigrants who are prioritized for removal, speed up deportation hearings and enlist local law enforcement to help make arrests.“The new directives would supersede nearly all of those issued under previous administrations, Kelly said, including measures from President Barack Obama aimed at focusing deportations exclusively on hardened criminals and those with terrorist ties. ‘The surge of immigration at the southern border has overwhelmed federal agencies and resources and has created a significant national security vulnerability to the United States,’ Kelly stated in the guidelines. He cited a surge of 10,000 to 15,000 additional apprehensions per month at the southern U.S. border between 2015 and 2016. A White House official said the memos were drafts and that they are under review by the White House Counsel’s Office, which is seeking some changes. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the process is not complete, declined to offer specifics.” http://wapo.st/2l9vDJnSUNDAY BEST -- SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R-ARIZ.) to CHUCK TODD on NBC’S “MEET THE PRESS” -- TODD: “I’m curious of your reaction to a tweet that the president sent Friday night. ‘The fake news media, failing New York Times, NBC News, ABC, CBS, CNN is not my enemy. It is the enemy of the American people.’ You believe the press is the enemy? You believe any group of Americans are the enemy of another group of Americans?” MCCAIN: “I was talking about the period as, you know, of the new world order. A fundamental part of that new world order was a free press. I hate the press. I hate you especially. But the fact is we need you. We need a free press. We must have it. It’s vital. If you want to preserve – I’m very serious now – if you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press. And without it, I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That’s how dictators get started.”TODD: “That’s how dictators get started, with tweets like that?” MCCAIN: “No. They get started by suppressing free press. In other words, a consolidation of power when you look at history, the first thing that dictators do is shut down the press. And I’m not saying that President Trump is trying to be a dictator. I’m just saying we need to learn the lessons of history.” -- SEN. LINDSAY GRAHAM (R-S.C.) to JOHN DICKERSON on CBS'S "FACE THE NATION": DICKERSON: "On the domestic policy front there's a lot of issues coming up, with replacement of Obamacare and also comprehensive tax reform. When you look at this White House a month in, what's your assessment of the operations, the way things are running at the White House, so far and based on what's ahead?" GRAHAM: "They've done some good things ... [L]et's just wait and see what this year holds. The Congress is stumbling. Republicans in the Congress -- we're all tied up in knots. The House is talking about a tax plan that won't get 10 votes in the Senate. So it's just not the administration that's got problems. Republicans in the House and the Senate have problems and hopefully we'll get our act together.-- NOTE: Graham is dousing with frigid water the House's tax plan -- anchored by a border-adjustment tax. DICKERSON: "Senator, what do you make of the President's comment that the press should be seen as the enemy of the American people?" GRAHAM: "The backbone of democracy is a free press and independent judiciary and they're worth fighting and dying for. The bottom line here is America is not becoming a dictatorship. Senator McCain was right to say that we need as politicians to understand the role of the press and jealously guard it. I would say this to the American press corps: When it comes to Trump, you're over the top. You're acting more like an opposition party. Every president's had problems with the press. You need to do your job but from a Republican point of view, I think the coverage against President Trump has been almost to the point of being hysterical. And y'all need to do some self-evaluation in my view. But the enemies of the democracy at the end of the day are not the press. It's Russia. It's Iran and radical Islam. But I think our friends in the press back home need to up their game because it really is hard to watch from a Republican point of view."-- @FoxNewsSunday: “.@Reince45 on the press: I think you should be concerned about main street news outlets acting like Washington daily gossip magazines. #FNS”-- @BraddJaffy: “‘Thanks for coming behind enemy lines,’ @chucktodd deadpans at the end of his Reince Priebus interview @MeetThePress” … .@chucktodd asks if Priebus read the transcripts of the Flynn/Russian ambassador phone calls. Reince: ‘I can’t answer that question.’”JONATHAN KARL’s closing essay at the end of this morning’s “This Week”: “We are not about to stop doing our jobs because yet another president is unhappy with what he reads or hears or sees on TV news. There’s a reason the founders put freedom of press in the very first amendment to the constitution. As long as American democracy remains healthy, there will be reporters willing to pursue the truth - even if that means incurring the wrath of the most powerful person in the world. A free press isn’t an enemy of America. It is a big part of what makes America great.” 3-min. video http://abcn.ws/2m0Pmt6-- HOT VIDEO: McCain’s speech at the Munich Security Conference. Nine-minutes: http://wapo.st/2lyX2W5INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE -- “White House dismisses NSC aide after harsh criticism of Trump,” by Eliana Johnson: “The White House abruptly dismissed a senior National Security Council aide on Friday after receiving reports that he had publicly laced into the president and his senior aides, including son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump at an event hosted by a Washington think tank. The aide, Craig Deare, was serving as the NSC’s senior director for Western Hemisphere Affairs.“Earlier in the week, at a private, off-the-record roundtable hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center for a group of about two dozen scholars, Deare harshly criticized the president and his chief strategist Steve Bannon and railed against the dysfunction paralyzing the Trump White House, according to a source familiar with the situation. He complained in particular that senior national security aides do not have access to the president -- and gave a detailed and embarrassing readout of Trump’s call with Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto.” http://politi.co/2lXlwsC-- NYT A1, “Trump, an Outsider Demanding Loyalty, Struggles to Fill Top Posts,” by NYT’s Peter Baker and Julie Hirschfeld Davis: “In some cases, the Trump administration is even going in reverse. A senior political appointee at the housing department, who had already started the job, was fired this past week and marched out of the building when someone discovered his previous statements critical of Mr. Trump.” http://nyti.ms/2kVYBd3HOLD YOUR HORSES -- “Democrats seek to quell Trump impeachment talk,”by Gabe Debenedetti: “They call it the ‘I’ word. Just a month into Donald Trump’s presidency, Democratic Party leaders are trying to rein in the talk of impeachment that’s animating the grassroots, the product of a restive base demanding deeper and more aggressive investigations into Trump’s ties to Russia. Democratic officials in Republican-dominated Washington view the entire subject as a trap, a premature discussion that could backfire in spectacular fashion by making the party appear too overzealous in its opposition to Trump. Worse, they fear, it could harden Republican support for the president by handing his party significant fundraising and political ammunition when the chances of success for an early impeachment push are remote, at best.” http://politi.co/2mbKi4rSUSAN GLASSER in the NYT, “Our Putin: Don’t worry too much about whether Trump and the Russian leader are working together. Worry about what they have in common”: “Both Mr. Trump’s rhetoric and actions as president bear more than a passing resemblance to those of Mr. Putin during his first years consolidating power. Having spent those years in Moscow as a foreign correspondent -- and the rest of my career as a journalist in Washington in four previous presidencies -- I can tell you the similarities are striking enough that they should not be easily dismissed. ...“The media-bashing and outrageous statements. The attacks on rival power centers, whether stubborn federal judges or corporations refusing to get in line. The warnings, some of them downright panic-inducing, that the country is not safe — and we must go to war with Islamic extremists because they are threatening our way of life. These are the techniques that Mr. Putin used to great effect in his first years in power, and they are very much the same tactics and clash-of-civilizations ideology being deployed by Mr. Trump today.” http://nyti.ms/2mbOW2hTHE JUICE …-- OUT AND ABOUT WITH HILLARY AND BILL -- From a Playbooker: “Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband President Bill Clinton were drawn to tears while dining [on Friday night] at Sea Fire Grill in New York City. After enjoying a dinner of salads, smoked salmon and branzino with a close friend, one of the wait staff dropped to his knees and said, ‘Sir, I want to thank you. If not for you, I wouldn’t be alive today.’ He told President Clinton he was an Albanian immigrant who at the age of 16 was living in Kosovo during the war and had to flee his home with his family along with thousands of others for their safety with nowhere to go. They spent nights sleeping outside in the hills.“As he recounted his story of him and his father being held at gunpoint, robbed and subsequently tortured like so many of his friends and neighbors, President Clinton reached out, held his hand and wept. He then thanked the President again, as they and many thousands of others survived due to the help of military efforts President Clinton authorized to drive Yugoslavian occupying forces out of Kosovo to bring peace to their country. The former First Lady and President were told that the majority of staff are from Albania, and wanted to extend their gratitude as well, the President insisted on meeting everyone and shaking their hands.” The menu http://bit.ly/2m0FlfxMIDDLE EAST INTRIGUE -- “Following Haaretz Exposé, Netanyahu Says He Initiated Secret Summit With Kerry, Sissi and King Abdullah,” by Barak Ravid in Haaretz: “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed at Sunday’s Likud ministerial meeting the existence of a secret summit with former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi and Jordan’s King Abdullah, as revealed by Haaretz. Netanyahu told the ministers that he was the one to initiate the summit, which took place a year ago in the Jordanian city of Aqaba.“During the summit, Kerry presented a plan for a regional peace initiative including recognition of Israel as a Jewish state and a renewal of talks with the Palestinians with the support of the Arab countries. Netanyahu did not accept Kerry’s proposal and said he would have difficulty getting it approved by his governing coalition.” http://bit.ly/2kBfFJqCOMING ATTRACTIONS -- “AP source: Senators want materials saved for Russia probe,” by Deb Riechmann and Eileen Sullivan: “The Senate intelligence committee has sent formal requests to more than a dozen organizations, agencies and individuals, asking them to preserve all materials related to a probe the panel is conducting on Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues, a congressional aide said Saturday. The committee chairman, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and its vice chairman, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., sent letters out on Friday -- the same day committee members received a classified briefing from FBI Director James Comey. Committee members declined to comment on what was discussed after the more than hourlong briefing.” http://apne.ws/2kWomtV-- NOTE: We’ve said it before, but just a reminder: this is going to bog the Hill down for a long time. -- WaPo: "Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide, dies at 69" http://wapo.st/2ljQWGy KEVIN MCCARTHY PROFILE -- “A Trump Ally in Congress Warns His State, California, to Make Nice,” by Adam Nagourney on A11 of the NYT: “One month into the Trump presidency, Mr. McCarthy is a man with a foot in two warring camps. He represents a 10,000-square-mile red rural stronghold in the farmland of central California, a state that Mr. Trump lost by four million votes. His seniority in the House leadership, and his ties to Mr. Trump, mean that he is indisputably the most powerful Californian in the nation’s capital.“And in an interview here, Mr. McCarthy left no doubt that his loyalties in this fight were east of the Mississippi River. He assailed California’s Democratic leaders for provoking the president, and warned that it could prove damaging to the state, particularly as the Trump administration created an infrastructure program to pay for public works projects across the nation. ‘Look, I will represent my district, and I will represent my state,’ Mr. McCarthy said in his first-floor suite of offices, between votes. ‘But what they are doing, they are playing with fire. Donald Trump is not going out in any way or form to attack California. They are the ones who are attacking California right now. They are the ones who are putting Californians at risk in every shape and form. And they are doing it to make a political point, which is wrong.’” http://nyti.ms/2l9ffbCFOR YOUR RADAR -- “Omar Abdel Rahman, imprisoned ‘blind sheikh’ linked to terrorist efforts, dies at 78,” by WaPo’s Matt Schudel: “Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian-born ‘blind sheikh’ and spiritual leader who was convicted in 1995 of being a mastermind of terrorist plots against the United States, and who was called the ‘godfather’ of radical Islamist movements, died Feb. 18 at a federal prison in Butner, N.C., where he was serving a life sentence. He was 78. Kenneth McKoy, a Bureau of Prisons official, confirmed the death to the Associated Press. The cause was diabetes and heart disease.” http://wapo.st/2lXxToO --"DeVos given U.S. Marshals Service protection," by CNN's Dan Merica: http://cnn.it/2mbIiJlTHE NEW WORLD ORDER -- “Milo Yiannopoulos Tapped as Keynote Speaker at Conservative Political Action Conference,” by The Hollywood Reporter’s Paul Bond: “This year’s speakers include Vice President Mike Pence, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, as well as media personalities like Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs, Mark Levin and actor Robert Davi. None of the 60 or so confirmed speakers, though, will have more stage time than Yianoppoulos at this year’s event, which runs Feb. 22-25 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. ... Yiannopoulos told The Hollywood Reporter his CPAC presentation will focus on his ‘experiences in America battling feminists, Black Lives Matter, the media, professors and the entertainment industry.’” http://bit.ly/2mbsqGW-- “Bannon, Priebus to appear together at CPAC,” by Rebecca Morin: “The event, announced Saturday and titled ‘A Conversation With Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus,’ will take place Feb. 23.” http://politi.co/2kW2U8g … http://cpac.conservative.org/-- CPAC is also hosting a “Young Jewish Conservatives 6th Annual Shabbat Event” at National Harbor next Friday night. Some of the ticket levels for the dinner: “Donation of Your Choice ... Silver Sponsorship: $250 ... Gold Sponsorship: $500 ... Diamond Sponsorship: $1000 ... Emerald Sponsorship: $1,800 ... Platinum Sponsor: $2,500 ... Co-host!: $3,600”. Tickets http://bit.ly/2lXCVl1OBAMA ALUMNI -- JON FINER, former chief of staff to Secretary of State John Kerry, in POLITICO Magazine: “Trump Has No Foreign Policy”: “[R]ight now not only is there no discernible doctrine guiding President Donald Trump’s foreign policy, the United States currently has no real foreign policy at all. By that I mean not that the policies are objectionable, or that the Trump team is struggling with the learning curve each new administration faces at the outset, as it reviews its predecessors’ approach and settles on its own. Rather, I mean that we are experiencing an unprecedented degree of policy incoherence on virtually every major issue the country faces.” http://politi.co/2lZ7UtJSPORTS BLINK -- WAPO’S TOM BOSWELL: “Bryce Harper likes the pressure of ‘what have you done for me lately?’ That’s good.” http://wapo.st/2mbNnBjBONUS GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman, filing from Vail, Colorado:--“The Anarchists vs. the Islamic State,” by Seth Harp in Rolling Stone: “Foreigners interested in joining the YPG [the Kurdish militia] receive instructions by encrypted e-mail to fly to Sulaymaniyah, Iraq. Although volunteers are welcome, it’s not easy to reach the YPG. To the south is ISIS. To the west is the Free Syrian Army, a coalition of warlords and mercenaries dominated by Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front.” http://rol.st/2leUn16--“Robert Caro, The Art of Biography No. 5,” by James Santel in The Paris Review: “If there is a question that annoys Caro more than ‘Do you like Lyndon Johnson?’ it is ‘When will the next book be published?’” http://bit.ly/2kRu3cy--“Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, the ‘Killologist’ Training America’s Cops,” by Josh Eells in Men’s Journal: “‘Cops fight violence. What do they fight it with? Superior violence. Righteous violence.’” http://mjm.ag/2lrttp0--“Metal guru,” by Simon Winchester in the New Statesman, reviewing “Man of Iron,” by Julian Glover: “In his 77 years [Thomas Telford] worked on 93 large bridges and aqueducts, 17 canals and 37 docks and harbours. He constructed 1,200 miles of road and 1,076 bridges to open up the Highlands of Scotland and worked on the best road built anywhere before the coming of the motor car. He was the architect of three churches in Shropshire and 32 in Scotland, as well as of houses, a prison and a courthouse.” http://bit.ly/2lrmmg8--“Queens of the Stoned Age,” by Suketu Mehta in GQ: “There are a thousand ways to buy weed in New York City, but the Green Angels devised a novel strategy for standing out: They hired models to be their dealers. In the eight years since the group was founded—by a blonde, blue-eyed Mormon ex-model—they’ve never been busted, and the business has grown into a multimillion-dollar operation. Suketu Mehta spent months embedded with them at their headquarters and out on their delivery routes to see where this great experiment in American entrepreneurship might lead.” http://bit.ly/2l20SWH (h/t TheBrowser.com)--“How an American Bureaucrat Became President of Somalia,” by Taylor Gee in POLITICO Magazine: Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “was a refugee who embraced U.S.-style democracy. Now’s he’s trying to bring it home.” http://politi.co/2mbNAV7--“Propaganda as Literature: A Distant Reading of the Korean Central News Agency’s Headlines,” by Xavier Marquez: http://bit.ly/2l1GQf6--“Mars Madness,” by Alina Simone in California Sunday magazine: “The DIY explorers who dream of a 35-million-mile trek.” http://bit.ly/2leVVIG (h/t Longform.org)--“The Age of Rudeness,” by Rachel Cusk in the N.Y. Times Magazine: “As the social contract frays, what does it mean to be polite?” http://nyti.ms/2lrB0Ek (h/t Longreads.com)--“Duterte’s Last Hurrah: On the Road to Martial Law,” by James Fenton in the N.Y. Review of Books: “One of Duterte’s chief selling points as a leader is that he doesn’t give a s***. So, when he gets in front of any crowd, he will say whatever he thinks will make an impact at that very moment, and it is striking that most of the most shocking things we have learned about Duterte have come from his own mouth.”http://bit.ly/2lrntwB--“House of Cards: The Politics of Calling Card Etiquette in Nineteenth-Century Washington,” by Merry Ellen Scofield in Common-Place: “In the early republic, social media had its own crucial importance, although what the media employed was not the tweet, but little bits of pasteboard.” http://bit.ly/2lVAvQA (h/t Longreads.com)--“The Strange Case Of The Russian Diplomat Who Got His Head Smashed In On Election Day,” by BuzzFeed’s Ali Watkins: “How did Sergei Krivov die? And why did the NYPD close the case?” http://bzfd.it/2lVy8NR--“A Racing Mind,” by Tommy Tomlinson in ESPN the Magazine: “Dale Earnhardt Jr. returns at Daytona after letting his brain heal from multiple concussions -- and after undergoing a different sort of rehabilitation for his psyche.” http://es.pn/2kxHd26--“What It’s Like to Lose Your Short-Term Memory,” by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee in Longreads: “In the wake of my stroke, I remembered the names of people I’d known for years, even if I couldn’t remember the names of doctors I had just met. I recognized my best friend, and my husband, and my girlfriends, and greeted them. But when they’d leave the room and return, I would greet them again, as if they hadn’t been in that same room just fifteen minutes prior. I knew who they were, but I had lost track of time. My short-term memory was unable to move things into long-term storage.” http://bit.ly/2lVPo5l--“Drowning statistics are a deadly reminder of our complex relationship with water,” by Fenella Souter in the Sydney Morning Herald: “We like to think of ourselves as a nation of champion swimmers and surfers, but this summer huge numbers of people have been dying in Australian waters.” http://bit.ly/2kRl0bG--“The Gospel According to Chance the Rapper,” by Mark Anthony Green in GQ: “He’s more spirit-lifting than Jay Z, more congenial than Drake, and more ‘of the people’ than Kanye. And with no label backing him, he’s leading hip-hop to a new place, a new era, a whole new sound. But can Chance the Rapper become the very best we’ve got?” http://bit.ly/2lVJLEw ... Tim Miller in The Federalist on Chance http://bit.ly/2l2ijGuSPOTTED: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) eating dinner last night with his wife at the North End Grill in Battery Park … IMF boss Christine Lagarde in DuPont Circle walking into Pizza Paradiso. A tipster said she was “hopeful for a resolution to the latest Greek debt impasse.”POOL REPORT FROM ORLANDO -- The Progressive Policy Institute, run by Will Marshall and Lindsay Lewis, on Saturday hosted a group of lawmakers, policy and communications experts to discuss “the pragmatic, Democratic center” at a 36-hour retreat in Orlando. The group included Reps. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), John Delaney (D-Md.), Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), Darren Soto (D-Fla.), Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) Ron Kind (D-Wis.), Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, mayors from Tampa (Bob Buckhorn), Columbia, South Carolina (Steve Benjamin), Denver (Mike Hancock), Pittsburgh (Bill Peduto), former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Delaware Gov Jack Markell, and former Reps. Jim Davis and Gwen Graham. Helen Milby, JD Grom and Mark Henson also attended. They handed out “Radically Pragmatic” t-shirts thanks to fundraiser Sloane Hurst. Pic http://bit.ly/2l97Jh8WEEKEND WEDDINGS – “Caitlin Sweany, Antonio Méndez” – N.Y. Times: “The bride, 34, works from Denver as a director of the Health Care Transformation Task Force, a coalition of health care companies based in Washington. She graduated from Haverford College and received a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia. ... The groom, 32, is deputy chief of staff to Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne of Colorado. He graduated from Colby College and received a law degree from the University of Denver. He was awarded a Fulbright scholarship in 2010 and served as a White House summer intern from May to August 2012.” With pic http://nyti.ms/2ljshC7--“Arielle Reich, Michael Mandell”: “Ms. Reich, 33 ... is the chief of staff to the commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection in Middletown, Conn. She graduated from Yeshiva University and received a master’s in public health from Columbia. ... Mr. Mandell, 30, works in Hartford as the executive director of the Connecticut Democratic Party. He graduated from Tufts. ... The couple met in 2010 while working on the election campaign of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat. After Mr. Malloy was elected, they worked at the governor’s office — she as the director of intergovernmental affairs, and he as a policy adviser.” With pic http://nyti.ms/2m08tn3BIRTHDAYS: Andrew Ross Sorkin, the pride of Scarsdale and co-creator and executive producer of Showtime’s “Billions,” celebrating by watching the first episode of the new season at 10 p.m. tonight -- (the trailer: http://bit.ly/2lyNLNE) ... Tamara Hinton, founder of Comunicado PR ... NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is 58 ... former Sony Corp. Chairman Howard Stringer is 75 ... Sean Conner, public affairs at Uber and alum of Tim Scott and Chris Christie … Gary Andres, recently named senior EVP of public affairs at BIO, a wonderful father and longtime Hill veteran … BuzzFeed senior national correspondent John Stanton (h/t Jackie Kucinich) ... Andy Abboud ... 0ptimus’ Chris Faulkner … CTA’s Rachel Horn (h/t Kurt Bardella) … Judy Kurtz Altscher of The Hill ... Politico’s Jen Plesniak, Sandeep Hulsandra and Lane Stickley ... Melody Miller, Kennedy alum (h/t Jon Haber) ... Katharine Zaleski, cofounder and president of PowerToFly and a HuffPost and WashPost alum ... National Review’s John J. Miller, director of the journalism program at Hillsdale College ... Peter Van Buren, who penned an NYT op-ed today, “When It’s Time to Blow the Whistle” (http://nyti.ms/2lwgTEX) ... State Dept’s Cat Blakely, one of the Pie Sisters (Georgetown Pie shop), is 33 ... Joshua Schank, the first-ever chief innovation officer for the LA County Metro ... Tucker Warren, partner at Hamilton Place Strategies … Kevin Bishop, comms director for Sen. Lindsey Graham, is 46 ... silver fox Jason Bertsch, SVP at AEI (h/t AEI comms) ...... Kaitlyn Martin, director of writing at FP1 Strategies ... Rebecca Brown, daughter of Gay and Dale … Stewart McLaurin, president of the White House Historical Association and the pride of Alabama (h/t Amy Weiss) ... Molly Weaver, MBA candidate at GW and alum of Watson Green LLC and HPS ... Jim Green, senior account executive at Quantcast ... Evan Feinman, executive director of Virginia’s Tobacco Commission ... Olga Ramirez Kornacki, director of the House-Radio TV Gallery ... John Gentzel, managing director at DCI Group and a Snowe alum (h/ts Ted Greener and Kurt Bardella) ... Chris Faulkner ... Ken Shepherd of the Washington Times ... Carrie Johnson O’Brion ... Daniel Blum ... USA Today commentary editor and columnist Jill Lawrence ... Sara Misselhorn ... Julie Terrell Radford ... William Thompson ... Fox News’ Louie Tartaglia ... Chris Faulkner ... Eric Sherred, alum of Ron Johnson campaign and the RNC ... Jonathan Pantano in Gov. Chris Christie’s attorney general’s office ... Samantha Zalaznick ... Birthright Israel CEO Gidi Mark (h/t Jewish Insider) … Alexis Covey-Brandt, chief of staff to House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer ... Jeff Daniels is 62 ... Britain’s Prince Andrew is 57 ... Seal is 54 ... Benicio Del Toro is 5-0 (h/ts AP)

19 февраля, 05:29

Trump Returns to the Campaign Trail

At a Florida rally, he launched some of his fiercest attacks to date on the press, and took in the cheers of his fans.

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18 февраля, 07:26

Michael Rainey, Boutique Owner in Swinging London, Dies at 76

Mr. Rainey opened his London boutique, Hung on You, in 1965 and his designs became popular with rock stars like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

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17 февраля, 11:45

Киану Ривз покончил с планами создать семью из-за возраста

52-летний голливудский актер Киану Ривз рассказал, что у него никогда не будет семьи

14 февраля, 17:17

Украина оказалась транзитером наркотиков картеля Коротышки в Россию

Украинские правоохранители после обнаружения партии наркотика с фирменным клеймом известного наркокартеля El Chapo начали расследование и устанавливают причастных к наркотрафику, которой проходит через Украину в Россию.

14 февраля, 15:33

Украина оказалась транзитером наркотиков картеля Коротышки в Россию

Украинские правоохранители после обнаружения партии наркотика с фирменным клеймом известного наркокартеля El Chapo начали расследование и устанавливают причастных к наркотрафику, которой проходит через Украину в Россию. Украниские полицейские обнаружили на границе Черниговской и Брянской областей 100 кг смолы каннабиса в 320 брикетах. Находка была сделана в декабре прошлого года, но известно о ней стало только сейчас. Позже в СБУ установили, что наркокурьеры в 2016 году года 33 раза провозили гашиш из Европы в Россию. При этом источник в спецслужбах рассказал порталу «Вести», что клеймо El Chapo обозначает, что наркотик производится одним из самых известных наркокартелей в мире, который находится в Мексике. El Chapo (Коротышка) - прозвище мексиканского наркобарона Гусмана Лоэра, который несколько лет подряд фигурировал в списке самых могущественных людей в мире по версии журнала Forbes и был задержан 8 января 2016 года вскоре после того, как дал интервью журналу Rolling Stone (которое и помогло на него выйти). Отметим, что это третий раз, когда Коротышка попадает в руки правоохранительных органов, до этого дважды ему удавалось сбежать.

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13 февраля, 16:51

Florida best-selling vinyl albums fact of the day

1. A Night at the Opera – Queen 2. Queen – Queen 3. Parachutes – Coldplay In Hawaii it is Bob Marley, AC/DC in Idaho, Alanis Morrisette in Iowa and Maine, Revolver and Coltrane in NY, Michael Jackson in Utah, and the Rolling Stones’ Goat’s Head Soup does surprisingly well.  Coldplay, Fleetwood Mac, and Arctic […] The post Florida best-selling vinyl albums fact of the day appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

13 февраля, 11:01

Фотограф Денис Пил: русские плохо понимают обнаженное тело в искусстве

​Всемирно известный глянцевый фотограф Денис Пил рассказал АиФ.ru, как работал с Умой Турман и Энди Макдауэлл, что его удивило в русских людях и почему не привёз в Россию свои самые откровенные фотоснимки.

12 февраля, 18:17

PALM BEACH UPDATE: Photos of TRUMP on the driving range, and inside STEVE SCHWARZMAN’S 70th bday bash -- STEPHEN MILLER to CHUCK TODD: Flynn-Pence issue ‘sensitive’

PALM BEACH UPDATE -- Reporters were blocked from seeing President Donald Trump and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe play golf Saturday, but we got you covered. A Playbooker sends some photos of Trump warming up -- surrounded by a phalanx of Secret Service officers -- on what seems to be the driving range. Pix: http://bit.ly/2lEw8tc ... http://bit.ly/2lxDD8l ... http://bit.ly/2kgwJEj ... http://bit.ly/2l3t4cJ-- WERE YOU INVITED? -- STEVE SCHWARZMAN’S 70TH BIRTHDAY PARTY IN PALM BEACH: SPOTTED at Steve’s Four Winds Estate (per Ben White’s eagle-eyed tipsters): Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Steve Mnuchin, Wilbur Ross, Gwen Stefani, Paris Hilton, the superintendent of Steve’s high school (Abington Senior High School in Pennsylvania), Olympic track stars he sponsored, and many more.PALM BEACH POST A1 -- “Trump, Japan’s leader enjoy a day of golfing … Pipeline foes to line Trump route today” http://bit.ly/2kkvezWGood Sunday morning. Donald Trump will meet with Steve Mnuchin at 3 p.m. and Steve Wynn at 4 p.m. -- both at Mar-a-Lago. Trump leaves for D.C. this evening.THIS WEEK TRUMP welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Washington Monday and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday. Trump has disagreements with both: Trudeau was a supporter of the Trans Pacific Partnership and has been welcoming to refugees from the Middle East. Trump recently told an Israeli newspaper that he does not believe settlement building in the West Bank -- a longtime Netanyahu project -- is helpful to peace.KUSHNER IN THE LIMELIGHT -- “Jared Kushner’s Mission Impossible: President Trump has given his son-in-law the hardest job in the world: making peace in the Middle East. Does he have a prayer?” by Annie Karni: “In preparation for [Netanyahu’s Wednesday] visit, Kushner has spoken to Yousef Al Otaiba, the United Arab Emirates ambassador to the United States, as well as the king of Jordan, Abdullah II, and representatives from Saudi Arabia and Egypt. He has also spoken with the Israeli ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer ... But Kushner has really hit it off with Arab diplomats. He is in almost constant phone and email contact with Otaiba, whom he met last June on the campaign through a mutual friend, the billionaire real estate investor Tom Barrack, one of Trump’s closest friends and the chair of his inaugural committee. Otaiba—a shrewd, well-connected player of Washington politics who has served in his role since 2008—recalled their first 90-minute meeting, where Kushner peppered him with questions about the entire region.” With a Henry Kissinger cameo http://politi.co/2kkmUjC--NYT A1, “For Kushner, Israel Policy May Be Shaped by the Personal,” by Jodi Kantor: “When Jared Kushner was 17 years old, he stood where a million Jews had been murdered and listened to Israel’s prime minister stress the country’s importance. ... [Netanyahu] had just led Mr. Kushner and thousands of other teenagers waving Israeli flags in a procession through the camp’s gates and past the barracks. As part of the commemoration, the group would soon leave Poland and fly to Israel, to complete the journey from slaughter to Zionist rebirth. Back then, Mr. Kushner was a high school basketball player, a Billy Joel fan, a quiz team manager and no one’s guess to become a negotiating partner with Mr. Netanyahu. But unlike other students on the trip, he knew the prime minister, who was friendly with his father, a real estate developer and donor to Israeli causes. Mr. Netanyahu had even stayed at the Kushners’ home in New Jersey, sleeping in Jared’s bedroom. (The teenager moved to the basement that night.)” http://nyti.ms/2lEs6Rv … SUNDAY A1 HEADLINE: “Kushner and Israel: A personal bond” with photo of Jared, Ivanka, Bannon and Reince http://bit.ly/2lxXEeO-- “Senate to move on Friedman nomination for Israel ambassador,” by Burgess Everett: “The Senate will move forward next week on the nomination of David Friedman to be ambassador to Israel, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee announced on Saturday afternoon. Friedman, a conservative orthodox attorney, will be one of the first non-Cabinet level nominees to move through the Senate. After his confirmation hearing in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Feb. 16, Friedman could be confirmed shortly thereafter if there's bipartisan cooperation.” http://politi.co/2kGUFz3KIM JONG UN THROWS DOWN THE GAUNTLET -- “North Korea test-fires missile, apparently challenging Trump,” by AP’s Eric Talmadge in Pyongyang, North Korea: “North Korea appeared to fire a ballistic missile early Sunday in what would be its first such test of the year and an implicit challenge to President Donald Trump, who stood with the Japanese leader as Shinzo Abe called the move ‘intolerable.’ … Appearing with Trump at a news conference at the president's south Florida estate, Abe condemned the missile launch as ‘absolutely intolerable.’ Abe read a brief statement in which he called on the North to comply fully with relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions. He said Trump had assured him of U.S. support and that Trump's presence showed the president's determination and commitment. Trump followed Abe with even fewer words, saying in part: ‘I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent.’” http://apne.ws/2kWc3yvWHAT TRUMP IS TWEETING SUNDAY MORNING -- @realDonaldTrump at 6:34 a.m.: “The crackdown on illegal criminals is merely the keeping of my campaign promise. Gang members, drug dealers & others are being removed!” … at 6:55 a.m.: “72% of refugees admitted into U.S. (2/3 -2/11) during COURT BREAKDOWN are from 7 countries: SYRIA, IRAQ, SOMALIA, IRAN, SUDAN, LIBYA & YEMEN” … at 7:14 a.m.: “While on FAKE NEWS @CNN, Bernie Sanders was cut off for using the term fake news to describe the network. They said technical difficulties!” … at 8:04 a.m.: “After two days of very productive talks, Prime Minister Abe is heading back to Japan. L” … at 8:24 a.m.: “I know Mark Cuban well. He backed me big-time but I wasn’t interested in taking all of his calls.He’s not smart enough to run for president!”SUNDAY BEST -- STEPHEN MILLER'S MESSAGE -- The top presidential adviser's line this morning is that the ruling on Trump's immigration ban shows a judicial branch taking the law into its own hands. Here's what he told George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week.": "The point I want to make to you, George, and the point I want to make to your listeners, is that we have equal branches of government in this country. The judiciary is not supreme. A district judge in Seattle cannot force the President of the United States to change their laws and our constitution because of their own personal views." MILLER speaks to CHUCK TODD on NBC’S “MEET THE PRESS” -- TODD: “[D]oes the president still have confidence in his national security advisor?” MILLER: “That’s the question that I think you should ask the president, the question you should ask Reince, the chief of staff. I’m here today as a policy advisor. And my focus was on answering the policy questions that you have. General Flynn has served his country admirably. He is a three-star general. He’s head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. And I look forward to having more discussions about this in the future.” … TODD: “Let me ask you this, if you were caught misleading the vice president of the United States, would that be considered a fireable offense in the Trump White House?” MILLER: “It’s not for me to answer hypothetical. It wouldn’t be responsible. It’s a sensitive matter. General Flynn has served his country admirably. He served his country with distinction. And I look forward to having a conversation with you once you’ve had a chance to talk with the appropriate people in the White House who are dealing with this matter.”-- @FoxNewsSunday: “Senior @WhiteHouse Policy Advisor Stephen Miller: Steve Bannon has no role whatsoever in drafting executive orders.”-- @jaketapper: “We invited the WH to offer a guest for @CNNSotu to discuss President Trump’s agenda and plans; they did not respond to our request.”-- @CNNSotu: “Al Franken says ‘a few’ of his GOP colleagues are questioning Trump mental health: ‘in the way all of us have this suspicion. He lies a lot’”PALACE INTRIGUE -- “Kellyanne Conway’s dangerous game: The president’s counselor is taking chances now in the hopes of a high-profile payoff down the line,” by Tara Palmeri with Hadas Gold and Josh Dawsey: “Kellyanne Conway once again put herself at the center of controversy this week when she went on national television and declared she was doing a ‘free commercial’ for Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, ethics laws be damned. Media snarked, ethics watchdogs barked and even White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Conway had been ‘counseled’ on her behavior. But according to someone who has worked with Conway and knows her thinking intimately, none of that much matters to Conway. She’s taking a long view in her bid to rise in the White House ranks — and she’s performing for an audience of one: President Donald Trump.“And so while critics may squawk, what matters most to Conway is that Trump sees her defending him on national television. For Conway, the prize for loyalty is eventually landing a spot as chief of staff, becoming the first woman ever to hold the role and cementing her spot at the center of Trump’s inner circle. Currently, Conway is seen within the White House as a ‘Queen without an Army,’ according to a former campaign official. Conway has a vague title of ‘counselor,’ and recently hired a chief of staff and an assistant to support her on her quest to dig into the ‘next phase of issues,’ according to Conway. She has taken ownership of opioid-abuse and veterans affairs, a portfolio that Trump cares deeply about. Conway says she plans to turn her office into a war room, and was quick to mention that she has top-security clearance.” http://politi.co/2kkghOvTHE LOYAL OPPOSITION -- “A gift and a challenge for Democrats: A restive, active and aggressive base,” by WaPo’s Dave Weigel and Karen Tumulty: “A super PAC formed to reelect Barack Obama in 2012 is driving activists to congressional town halls. Veterans of Bill Clinton’s administration are joining marches and plotting bigger ones for the spring. Democratic senators who had befriended Jeff Sessions in the Senate voted -- 47 to 1 -- against his nomination for attorney general. Three weeks into President Trump’s term, the Democratic Party and progressive establishment have almost entirely adopted the demands of a restive, active and aggressive base. They are hopeful that the new activism more closely resembles the tea party movement, which embraced electoral politics, than the Occupy Wall Street movement, which did not. The pace of the activists, and the runaway-train approach of Trump’s administration, have given them little time to puzzle it out.” http://wapo.st/2lEzqfR-- NYT’S JONATHAN MARTIN in BALTIMORE -- “D.N.C. Contenders Agree on One Thing: Resistance to Trump”: “Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota, one of Mr. Sanders’s most prominent surrogates during last year’s primary race, and Thomas E. Perez, the former labor secretary who backed Mrs. Clinton and received consideration to be her running mate, have emerged as the leading contenders. Yet neither has secured the support of anywhere close to a majority of the 447 committee members who will decide the race, as other candidates did in the weeks leading up to prior votes.” http://nyti.ms/2kWh5uNFOR YOUR RADAR -- “Protesters face off as U.S. abortion debate heats up,” by Reuters’ Lacey Johnson and Rich McKay: “Anti-abortion protesters rallied at scores of Planned Parenthood clinics on Saturday to urge Congress and President Donald Trump to strip the health services provider of federal funding, while supporters of the organization staged counter-demonstrations around the United States. With anti-abortion groups expecting protests at up to 225 clinics, Planned Parenthood supporters organized 150 protests of their own at parks, government buildings and other sites, including clinics. At some of those clinics, the counter-demonstrators outnumbered those demanding an end to federal funding for Planned Parenthood. All told, rallies and marches were called in 45 states in cities large and small, from Washington and Philadelphia to St. Paul, Minnesota, and Orange, California.” http://reut.rs/2kgvkhbLATE-NIGHT BEST – “Sean Spicer Press Conference Cold Open”: “Sean Spicer (Melissa McCarthy) and Jeff Sessions (Kate McKinnon) take questions from the press (Bobby Moynihan, Mikey Day, Vanessa Bayer, Sasheer Zamata, Cecily Strong, Kyle Mooney).” 8-min. video http://bit.ly/2kz6bdr--“Trump People’s Court”: “It’s President Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) versus the Ninth Circuit Court judges (Kyle Mooney, Vanessa Bayer, Pete Davidson) on a new People’s Court.” 5-min. video http://bit.ly/2l3oYBkYOUR GRAMMY CHEAT SHEET -- “Grammy Awards 2017: Everything We Know About the Show,” by E Online’s Corrine Heller: http://eonli.ne/2lCY3ZyA LOOK AROUND AMERICA -- THE BIRMINGHAM NEWS: “STRANGE NAVIGATING CURIOUS NEW WATERS: Does Bentley connection harm his 2018 prospects?” http://bit.ly/2lEAqk5 … SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS: “Tech sector hiring slows: Bay Area industry’s rapid job growth hit speed bump in ‘16” http://bit.ly/2lEAC2Q … DENVER POST: “Religion & the law: Those who know Neil Gorsuch say his faith is evident in his personal life and in his appellate court rulings. How would his faith shape his decisions on the Supreme Court?” http://bit.ly/2l7HBUb … DES MOINES REGISTER: “Majority oppose travel ban: Just more than half of Iowans disagree with controversial Trump order” http://bit.ly/2kgxAF5 … STAR TRIBUNE: “RANGE LOOKS FOR TRUMP TO DELIVER” http://bit.ly/2kGV2tM … BERGEN RECORD: “Mayors poised to defy Trump: State Democrats pledge to stay ‘sanctuary cities’” http://bit.ly/2kWyByW … DAYTON DAILY NEWS: “Once again, Ohioans missing from Cabinet” http://bit.ly/2kzdDoRKNOWING STEPHEN MILLER -- “Stephen Miller: A key engineer for Trump’s ‘America first’ agenda,” by WaPo’s Rosalind S. Helderman: “While Trump at times revamped his campaign leadership, with Bannon joining relatively late in August 2016, Miller remained a steady presence whose profile and influence grew over time. ... For Miller, though, working in the Trump White House is a natural culmination of his young career — a chance to work for a president who appears to share his zeal for getting under the skin of political opponents. ... Miller’s ideological awakening found its roots in a left-leaning high school where he has written that social life and academics were badly segregated, despite what he saw as a devotion among teachers and administrators to multiculturalism. ... Miller said he turned away from the more liberal politics of his parents as he grew up in Santa Monica after buying a subscription to Guns & Ammo magazine and becoming familiar with the writings of actor Charlton Heston, a longtime president of the National Rifle Association.” http://wapo.st/2kgvyES-- NYT A20, “Stephen Miller Is a ‘True Believer’ Behind Core Trump Policies,” by Glenn Thrush and Jennifer Steinhauer: “[H]is unlikely rise is emblematic of a White House where unconventional résumés rule — where the chief strategist is Stephen K. Bannon, until recently the head of the flame-throwing right-wing website Breitbart News, and the president himself is a former reality television star who before winning the nation’s highest office had never shown much interest in the arcana of governing. Yet all three men are bound by a belief in an America-first economic policy that has suddenly moved from the fringes of American politics to the Oval Office.” With cameos from Alex Conant and Jason Miller http://nyti.ms/2kku0ERNEW POWER CENTER -- “Gary Cohn Has Emerged as an Economic-Policy Powerhouse in Trump Administration: Former Goldman executive, taking advantage of personnel vacuum, is pushing ahead on taxes, infrastructure, financial regulation and replacing health-care law,” by WSJ’s Nick Timiraos, Mike Bender and Damian Paletta: “[Gary] Cohn, in office as director of the National Economic Council since the start of the Trump administration, has emerged as the most powerful economic policy maker in its early days. The White House has designated Mr. Cohn to play a central role on taxes, infrastructure, financial regulation and replacing the Affordable Care Act. He stood over the president’s shoulder as Mr. Trump signed executive orders on financial regulation. The White House says it is preparing a tax-overhaul plan for release within weeks, giving Mr. Cohn a prime role when several top economic posts remain vacant. Though these will eventually be filled, Mr. Cohn is rapidly assembling a growing portfolio that could solidify his influence in the administration for the long term.” http://on.wsj.com/2kgzFANSCOTUS WATCH -- “Gorsuch questionnaire reveals selection process details for SCOTUS nominee,” by Seung Min Kim: “President Donald Trump first tweeted Jan. 25 with a firm date of when he would unveil his Supreme Court pick. But as it turns out, Neil Gorsuch wasn’t even told that he was the eventual nominee until two days later. New documents released by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Saturday reveal specifics about how the Tenth Circuit judge was selected as Trump’s nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The information was included in a 68-page nominee questionnaire required of all Supreme Court nominees that details Gorsuch’s legal background, biographical information and key cases in which he has been involved. Gorsuch first had contact with Trump's team on Dec. 2, 2016, when Leonard Leo, the executive vice president of the Federalist Society, reached out to him about the vacancy. Leo and the Federalist Society had been intimately involved in Trump’s search for the next Supreme Court justice.” http://politi.co/2kWtGhK … The questionnaire http://bit.ly/2kH0JaUTHE VIOLENT RESISTANCE -- “Inside the black bloc militant protest movement as it rises up against Trump,” by L.A. Times’ Paige St. John in Oakland: “The movement first made its presence felt in California more than two decades ago, then built its forces amid the protests against the Iraq war. Out of the sea of largely peaceful antiwar demonstrators marching in San Francisco’s Financial District in 2003, a more militant subgroup emerged. Its members wore black masks, black jackets, black hoods and helmets. They smashed windows and looted military recruitment offices.“Since then, the so-called black bloc protesters have become a force in the Bay Area and beyond. They have been blamed for violence during protests in Oakland over corporate power and police abuse, notably the case of Oscar Grant, an unarmed black man who was killed by BART police in 2009. Scorned by critics on both the left and right and hunted by police, the black bloc is bringing its radical tactics to the massive protest movement sparked by the presidency of Donald Trump. The masked militants went fist to fist with neo-Nazis at the state Capitol in June, where five of their allies were stabbed. Black bloc tactics also dogged Trump’s inaugural ceremonies in Washington, leaving broken windows, vandalized banks and a torched limo. And early this month on the UC Berkeley campus, black bloc militants tore down police barricades, broke windows, started a fire and assaulted Trump supporters.” http://lat.ms/2lEQodZFEELING LUCKY? -- “Trump impeached? You can bet on it,” by Steven Shepard: “There’s already talk of impeachment, just three weeks into Donald Trump’s turbulent presidency. In fact, many are already betting on it. Gambling houses all over the world are taking in action on whether Trump, inaugurated just last month, will resign or be impeached. And the odds aren’t as long as you might think. Ladbrokes, the British oddsmaking giant, has Trump’s chances of leaving office via resignation or impeachment and removal at just 11-to-10, or just a little worse than even money. The odds of Trump being impeached this year in the House of Representatives are only 4-to-1, according to the Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, despite GOP control of the chamber. You can win $180 on a $100 bet with Bovada, the online gaming site, that Trump won’t make it through a full term — though the bet is off if Trump passes away during the next four years.” http://politi.co/2kzbQjRDUBAI DISPATCH -- From Blake Hounshell at the World Government Summit: Christine Lagarde, the head of the IMF, made some news here during an interview with CNN’s Richard Quest. Asked what she thought of the Trump administration so far, she said: “From the little we hear, we have reason to be optimistic about growth in the United States,” citing his support for tax reform and infrastructure spending. Pressed on why world leaders didn’t see the populist backlash against globalization coming, Lagarde said: “Because it was insidious. Because it came gradually over time.”BONUS GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman:--“Crafting the Koran,” by Robert F. Worth in the N.Y. Review of Books: To look at Koran fragments is “a peculiar, faintly sacrilegious experience. They give rise to thoughts that would merit execution in certain parts of the world. Who wrote them? Was the authors’ conception of Islam anything like our own?” http://bit.ly/2kB1z9d (h/t TheBrowser.com)--“John Oliver Takes on the Trump Era: The Rolling Stone Interview,” by Brian Hiatt: “TV’s sharpest political satirist on crafting comedy in dark times, that ‘Drumpf’ gag and where we go from here in our candid cover story.” http://rol.st/2lCNNkH--“Backing Into World War III,” by Robert Kagan in Foreign Policy: “America must check the assertive, rising powers of Russia and China before it’s too late. Accepting spheres of influence is a recipe for disaster.” http://atfp.co/2kXtLnQ --“The May Doctrine,” by Jason Cowley in The New Statesman: “The key thing about her is her belief in the efficacy and, so to speak, compensatory function of the state — the important positive functions, you might even say the moral functions, of the state.” http://bit.ly/2kAUPIf--“Containing Trump,” by Jonathan Rauch in the March Atlantic: “He may well try to govern as an authoritarian. Whether he succeeds depends less on what he does than on how civil society responds.” http://theatln.tc/2kbRwc7--“Total recall: the people who never forget,” by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie in The Guardian: “An extremely rare condition may transform our understanding of memory.” http://bit.ly/2kQwgWm--“Spielberg: The Inner Lives of a Genius,” by Geoffrey O’Brien in the N.Y. Review of Books, reviewing “Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films,” by Molly Haskell: “In short, with a name comparable only to Disney as an entertainment industry brand, he is something of an anthology of superlatives—the richest, most famous, most precociously successful, and, for some, the most gifted of filmmakers—a walking lifetime achievement award.” http://bit.ly/2kXtMbp ... $18.75 on Amazon http://amzn.to/2kQRSBV--“The man who could make Marine Le Pen president of France,” by Angelique Chrisafis in The Guardian: “Florian Philippot is the strategist behind the rebranding of the extreme right Front National as a populist, anti-elite movement. But don’t mistake him for a moderate.” http://bit.ly/2kXoYCQ--“The Revolt Against the Elites: And the limits of populism,” by P.J. O’Rourke in The Weekly Standard: “America is having a civil war, or, to be more accurate, a War of Incivility. The war is not between Republicans and Democrats or between conservatives and progressives. The war is between the frightened and what they fear. It is being fought by the people who perceive themselves as controlling nothing. They are besieging the people they perceive as controlling everything. We are in the midst of a Perception Insurrection, or, depending on how you perceive it, a Loser Mutiny.” http://tws.io/2kXEf6p--“A Shot in the Arm,” by Josh Roiland in Longreads: “Why would a tenure-track professor find himself selling his plasma to make rent? A story about debt in the academic world.” http://bit.ly/2kQEU7k--“How to Get Out of the Cycle of Outrage in a Trump World,” by Arianna Huffington in Thrive Global: “If we live in a perpetual state of outrage, Trump wins.” http://bit.ly/2khbP3K--“Who Started the First Fire?” by Dennis Sandgathe and Harold L. Dibble in Sapiens.org: “Humans’ ability to control fire is among the most important technological advances in our evolutionary history. Research on Neanderthal cave sites in France is offering new insights on this old enigma.” http://bit.ly/2lzmdFa--“Tom Hiddleston on Taylor Swift, Heartbreak, and Great Bolognese,” by Taffy Brodessar-Akner in GQ: “Perhaps you learned his name only because of his recent three-month romance with Taylor Swift. But by then, Tom Hiddleston was already a beloved Marvel villain, James Bond short-lister, Night Manager leading man, and truly gifted wearer of suits (like the ones he‘s got on here, in this season’s color: brown).” http://bit.ly/2lz9hPy (h/t Longform.org)OUT AND ABOUT IN RICHMOND -- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe held his 60th birthday party last night at the governor’s mansion in Richmond.SPOTTED: Terry and Dorothy McAuliffe, their kids, pets and extended family, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Ann Holton, Capricia and Rob Marshall, Patrick Hallahan and Natalie Jones, Peter and Sarah O’Keefe, Sara Latham, Adrienne Elrod, Brian Moran Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, Tina Flournoy, Molly Levinson and Josh Wachs, David Jones, Jay Dunn, Richard Sullivan, Susan Swecker, Brynne Craig and Jackie Bray, Doug and Lily Band, Justin Cooper, Anik Desai and Nora Conners, Hani Masri, Jay Dunn and many others. THE FOOD: Crab cakes, pigs in a blanket, fried chicken, lots of Virginia beers. Our tipster says there was a very active dance floor late into the night.OUT AND ABOUT -- Juleanna Glover hosted a buffet supper last night for D.C. friends to meet Joshua Johnson, the host of “1A,” the new radio program in the Diane Rehm show time slot. http://the1a.org/ SPOTTED: Steve Clemons, Liz Goodwin, Garance Franke-Ruta, John King, Richard Keil, Christopher Reiter, David Leonhardt, Becca Glover, Olivia Nuzzi, Eric Lipton, Margaret Carlson, Kevin Chaffee, Julia Ioffe, Tara Palmeri, Kirsten Powers, Catherine Lucey, Eli Lake, JJ Yore, Rupert Allman, Adam Green, Ryan Williams, Craig Gordon, Jonathan Capehart, David Rennie, Matt Lewis, Miranda Kennedy, Julie Pace, Elaina Plott, Matt Nussbaum.SPOTTED: Peter Thiel and Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.) having coffee yesterday morning at the Trump Hotel ... Rick Berke at the afternoon matinee of “Hamilton” yesterday.WEEKEND WEDDING – “Mary Cunningham, Matthew Ogren” – N.Y. Times: “Ms. Cunningham, 29 ... is the director of public policy in Washington for the American Society of Association Executives. She graduated from the Catholic University of America and received a master’s degree in strategic security studies from the National Defense University, also in Washington. ... Mr. Ogren, 30, is a research-based messaging strategist in Washington for APCO Worldwide, a public affairs and strategic communications consultancy. He graduated from Duke. ... The couple met in March 2015 through the dating app Hinge.” The ceremony included a reading from the Obergefell decision and the couple’s uncle performed the lakeside ceremony.” With pic http://nyti.ms/2lxPJhZ ... Wedding pic of the couple riding off into the sunset via a golf cart: http://bit.ly/2l3qoeZBIRTHDAYS: Ben Sherwood, Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney|ABC Television Group, is 53 … RGIII is 27 ... Politico Florida Playbook star Marc Caputo ... Politico’s Kristen East and Emma Peterson ... USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page, the pride of Wichita … Abraham Lincoln was born 208 years ago ... Megan Apper ... Ali Lapp, founder and president of House Majority PAC ... Barbara Zylinski ... Michael Zuckerman ... Trish Hoppey, spending her birthday traveling around the world (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) ... Michael Bocian (h/t Sean Johnson) ... MSNBC’s Robert Zeliger, producer at Hardball … Christine Jacobs, deputy director of external affairs and comms. at the Kresge Foundation and a Brookings alum … Elizabeth Baker Keffer, managing director and chief network officer of BDT & Company and an Atlantic alum ... Todd Hill, senior director of gov’t affairs at the Housing Policy Council at the Financial Services Roundtable, is 37 (h/t J.C. Derrick) ... Tiffany Adams, VP of public affairs of the National Association of Manufacturers ... Kristin Gossel, director of business development at BAE Systems and a Bush 43 DHS and HHS alum ... Grant Maloney ... WSJ management reporter Rachel Feintzeig ... Cory Colligan ... Margaret Hynds … Jim VandeHei ...... Charlotte Sellmyer, SVP of external affairs at the National Music Publishers’ Association … former Hillary fundraiser David Reid ... Judy Reardon ... Politico Europe’s Anaïs Thys ... journalist Yunji de Nies ... Adam Webb, comms staffer for Sen. Tillis ... Katherine Hildebrand ... Lisa Marie Holmes ... Donatella Lorch ... Erin Sermeus, VP of talent development and programming at OWN ... Ludy Green ... Court Cook, senior manager of global real estate and workplace services at Blackboard ... Joel Rennie ... Jeff Schlagenhauf ... John Loftus is 67 ... Thelma Thiel ... Peter Ewell is 7-0 ... Judy Reardon ... Richard Cardona ... Jeremy Iloulian, a J.D. candidate at Duke Law and a Hogan Lovells alum (h/t Josh Brown) ... Ryan Beiermeister of Palantir Technologies ... Donatella Lorch ... Bryan Bowman of Rep. Jim Renacci’s office ... Ani Sarajian ... Eddie Meyer, LA for Rep. Juan Vargas ... Bern Beidel ... author Judy Blume is 79 ... former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is 75 ... Josh Brolin is 49 ... Christina Ricci is 37 (h/ts AP)

12 февраля, 10:00

Lily Gladstone: ‘I lived in the reservations until I was 11’

The Native American actor and breakout star of Certain Women on stereotyped casting, her famous forebears and horseback riding with Kristen StewartWhat is interesting about what has been described as newcomer Lily Gladstone’s “big break” is that, in one sense, it is not big at all. This is the quietest film sensation imaginable – a role with minimal dialogue but major impact. Gladstone appears in Certain Women, written and directed by Kelly Reichardt, alongside box-office names Michelle Williams, Laura Dern and Kristen Stewart. Last October it won the best film award at the London film festival and Gladstone’s performance has been singled out. Rolling Stone’s critic, after dutifully saluting the stars (all three are excellent), writes: “Gladstone gives a performance of such piercing honesty and yearning, you almost can’t look at her.” The film, based on short stories by Maile Meloy, involves real women leading ordinarily complicated lives. It is nuanced, moving and thought-provoking and makes the Hollywood competition (even a film such as the Oscar-nominated Manchester By the Sea) seem forced by comparison. And while it is true you almost cannot look at Lily Gladstone when she is suffering, what this turns out to mean is the opposite: you cannot take your eyes off her.It is a relief – as well as a pleasure – when I Skype Gladstone in Montana to find her talkative. Had she been like the character she plays, an interview might have been a tall order. She sums up the power of Reichardt’s direction early on, as “saying so much with so little”. It was shot in and around Livingston, Montana, on the Yellowstone river, surrounded by the Absaroka mountains, a town with a population of just over 7,000. Gladstone plays Jamie, a Native American working on a ranch – a temporary, winter job. She has only horses for company until she meets Kristen Stewart’s Beth, an unhappy law graduate who drives miles to give adult evening classes. Jamie sits in on Beth’s lessons not because of a burning interest in the law but because she needs a friend and because, although she does not talk about it, she is starting to fall in love. Continue reading...

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11 февраля, 14:40

Пять главных альбомов чёрного блюза

Что послушать, чтобы разобраться в настоящем «черном блюзе»? Начните с этих пяти пластинок.Robert Johnson — King Of The Delta Blues Singers (Columbia, 1961)Первый член «клуба 27», Роберт Джонсон по легенде то ли был отравлен, то ли зарезан ревнивым мужем. По другой легенде, он выходил в полночь на перекресток, чтобы обменять у дьявола душу на талант исполнителя блюзов. О нем вспомнили только через 23 года после его смерти — и альбом этот, составленный из записей 1936-37 годов, оказал влияние на весь блюз в целом, и не только: блюзы Джонсона пели Эрик Клэптон, Rolling Stones и Led Zeppelin, а Sweet Home Chicago стал неформальным гимном города. Был обмен или нет, неясно, но талант — вернее, гений — был.Howlin’ Wolf — Moanin’ In The Moonlight (Chess, 1959)Огромный, массивный человек по имени Честер Бернетт был прозван «Воющим волком» за манеру пения, напоминавшую пронзительный рев, захватывающий и гипнотически притягательный — впрочем, он к тому же виртуозно играл на губной гармонике. Это — его дебютная пластинка; в числе аккомпанирующих Вулфу музыкантов — не менее великий, чем он, басист Вилли Диксон, виртуозный гитарист Хьюберт Самлин, будущий муж Тины Тернер — Айк Тернер (здесь он играет на пианино) и другие. Главный трек — Smokestack Lightning, блюз, навсегда вошедший в историю жанра.BB King — Singing The Blues (Crown, 1957)Пять треков с этого альбома попали в хит-парад, один из них — аж на первое место; неплохо для дебюта! Гитарист ZZ Top Билли Гиббонс считает, что, несмотря на название этого альбома, здесь стоит прислушиваться не к голосу молодого Райли Б. Кинга, а к его гитаре. «Этот альбом — из моих любимых», — говорит он, — «уже здесь слышно, что Би Би Кинг разработал свою гитарную технику настолько полно, что мог играть блюзовые ноты поверх ритма «ча-ча-ча». К слову, композиция Every Day I Have The Blues входила в репертуар Кинга всю его долгую жизнь.Muddy Waters — At Newport 1960 (Chess, 1960)Один из первых концертных альбомов в истории блюза, записанный на Ньюпортском джаз-фестивале. Мадди (настоящее имя — Маккинли Морганфилд), в сопровождении собственной группы плюс пианист и певец Отис Спанн. Состав Уотерса здесь в идеальной концертной форме: жесткие, электризующие гитарные риффы, мощный баритон, виртуозная гармоника Джеймса Коттона и разухабистое пианино Спанна создают атмосферу, в которой невозможно стоять на месте. Белые поклонники джаза, не самая идеальная в ту пору аудитория для блюза, отплясывали изо всех сил.Albert King — Born Under A Bad Sign (Stax, 1967)Один из самых популярных и вдохновляющих блюзовых альбомов 1960-х. Альберта Кинга, левшу, игравшего на «праворукой» гитаре,  называли «третьим Королем (от слова king) блюзовой гитары» (после Би Би и Фредди Кингов), и он оправдывает этот титул: его гитарные соло звучат так, что даже короткие их фрагменты способны стать отдельными пьесами. Именно так вышло с Джими Хендриксом, сыгравшим свою версию титульной песни — она вся является вариацией на тему соло Кинга. Аккомпанируют ему легендарные музыканты лейбла Stax — группа Booker T. & The MGs.И от себя добавлю - без Джона Ли Хукера подборка будет не полной

10 февраля, 20:14

What Happens When White House Aides Get Too Famous?

Team Trump might want to remember the dangers of flying too close to the spotlight.

10 февраля, 02:44

Greta: Where are the prime-time women?

As she settles into a new show on MSNBC, Van Susteren says 'I’m a real feminist, so I like to see women on the air.'

09 февраля, 20:30

«Легион»: премьера самого красивого и динамичного супергеройского сериала

Новости США. На телевидении сейчас можно найти сериалы о самых разных супергероях. Их так много, что запуск каждого нового воспринимается весьма скептически. Но «Легион» выгодно выделяется из общей массы. Этот спин-офф «Людей Икс» произвел настоящий фурор в США. Сегодня же состоялась русскоязычная премьера нового шоу о мутанте с шизофренией, в котором уживаются множественные личности. Фото: imdb.com

09 февраля, 18:00

Jesca Hoop: Memories Are Now review – restlessly strange and full of ideas

(Sub Pop)Tom Waits’ former nanny is an exceptionally talented, compellingly unique singer-songwriter who should be more than just a cult concernIn 1970, novelty rocker and politician Screaming Lord Sutch released an album called Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends, a title that deliberately drew attention to the fact that his backing musicians – Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, John Bonham and Noel Redding among them – were much more famous than he was. It was a ploy that backfired in spectacular style: Rolling Stone called the album “absolutely terrible”; most of the heavy friends decided they didn’t want to be friends after all, and claimed they’d been duped into recording it, Page going so far as to call the enterprise “criminal”. But at least it gave the era a memorable phrase: from then on, the term “heavy friends” denoted an artist enjoying the career-boosting patronage of their better-known peers, but whose music was overshadowed by said peers’ presence.Which brings us to singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop: if what she’s called “handshakes and hugs from great people who believe in me” amounted to commercial success, she’d never be off the top of the charts. She was encouraged to start a musical career by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, after they employed her as a nanny. Her debut album featured, among its cast of backing musicians, Stewart Copeland of the Police. A phone call from Elbow’s Guy Garvey ultimately led to her relocating from California to Chorlton-cum-Hardy: the pair have collaborated regularly ever since. Her last album was a collection of duets written and performed with Sam Beam, better known as Iron and Wine. Continue reading...

09 февраля, 00:40

Migos Blame 'F***ed Up' World For Support Of Rapper iLoveMakonnen's Coming Out

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Rapper iLoveMakonnen made waves in the music industry when he came out as gay last month, but a trio of fellow MCs say they are less than impressed by the move.  In a candid interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Migos had harsh words for iLoveMakonnen, suggesting that the rapper’s artistic credibility may be at stake following his decision to open up about his sexuality on Twitter.  When writer Jonah Weiner said that iLoveMakonnen received support from fans after coming out, the trio ― comprised of Atlanta-based rappers Quavo, Takeoff and Offset ― responded apprehensively.  “Damn, Makonnen!” Quavo bellows after an awkward interlude. “They supported him?” Quavo asks, raising an eyebrow. “That’s because the world is f*cked up,” says Offset. “This world is not right,” Takeoff says. “We ain’t saying it’s nothing wrong with the gays,” says Quavo. But he suggests that Makonnen’s sexuality undermines his credibility, given the fact that “he first came out talking about trapping and selling Molly, doing all that.” He frowns. “That’s wack, bro.” In the article, which was published Wednesday, Weiner notes that the eyebrow-raising remarks came shortly after Quavo cited “diversity” as one of the things he likes most about Atlanta. Meanwhile, the trio also spoke about their longstanding support of Sen. Bernie Sanders, even paying tribute to the former presidential hopeful in a song. The Sanders-referencing lyrics, however, were scrapped once Hillary Clinton became the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.   The Huffington Post has reached out to Migos’s representative for further comment.  For the latest in LGBTQ entertainment, don’t miss the Queer Voices newsletter. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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09 февраля, 00:00

The End of Facts in the Trump Era

Matt Taibbi, Rolling StoneTrump proves that if you connect with America's anger and paranoia, you can steamroll our most sacred institutions without having to tell the truth.

06 сентября 2015, 02:13

1971. «The Rolling Stones» на вилле Неллькот

В конце 1960-х группа, несмотря на все свои мегахиты и сверхуспешные концертные туры, была разорена. Виной всему - бездарный менеджмент и драконовское налогообложение в Британии. Лейбористское правительство грозилось конфисковать имущество группы. Тогда «The Rolling Stones» приняли решение сбежать во Францию: летом 1971 года после выхода альбома «Sticky Fingers» они перебрались на Лазурный берег в арендованную Китом Ричардсом виллу Неллькот (в годы оккупации в ней размещалось Гестапо). Именно здесь родился диск «Exile on Main St.».Фотограф Доминик Тарле присутствовал при записи и создал большую серию фотографий, полных секса, наркотиков и, конечно, рок-н-ролла.В 2006 году вилла стала собственностью богатого русского, который купил ее для 128 млн.