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Kumail Nanjiani To Lead Political Thriller The Independent

Kumail Nanjiani to lead political thriller The Independent While Kumail Nanjiani (The Lovebirds) is best known for his work in the comedy genre, he is looking to break character type as he has signed on to star in the upcoming political thriller The Independent, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: New The Eternals Set Photos Feature Kumail Nanjiani & Kit Harington The film, written by Evan Parter and directed by Emmy-nominee Amy Rice (By the People: The Election of Barack Obama) ...
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Violence In Syria Stokes Fears Of A Coming ‘Bloodbath.’ Will Trump Act?

Nearly a decade into a conflict defined by mass carnage and war crimes, Syria is suffering through what may be the worst humanitarian crisis in its blood-soaked civil war. For months, the Syrian military, backed by Russian air strikes, has been trying to wrest control of the northern territory of Idlib, the last province held by opposition forces. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death of 1,964 civilians there over the last year, as daily bombing runs have blown ap...
Tags: Isis, News, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Congress, Obama Administration, Washington, White House, Iraq, Russia, Uncategorized, America, Barack Obama, Reagan, Turkey, Iran

Judiciary Strikes Back After Trump Pressure on Roger Stone

(Bloomberg) -- In the days leading up to Roger Stone’s sentencing, President Donald Trump slammed the judge and decried the prosecutors for carrying out a political hit job. At the hearing Thursday where Stone was given a prison term of three years and four months, the judge took her chance to fire back.U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson spelled out in vivid detail Thursday why Stone deserved his sentence for witness tampering and lying to Congress during an investigation of Russian meddling...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Washington, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton, Philadelphia, Julian Assange, Jackson, Wikileaks, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Christopher Hall

Trump's campaign just reportedly paid millions to buy out the ad space on YouTube's homepage ahead of the election, ensuring it will reach viewers at a crucial time (GOOG, GOOGL)

Trump's re-election campaign just bought YouTube's most prominent homepage ad space for the run-up to the election, according to . The campaign purchased ads on the coveted YouTube "masthead," ensuring its message will be seen by millions of the site's viewers, Bloomberg reported. Running ads on YouTube's homepage for multiple days could cost the campaign millions of dollars. Obama made a similar ad buy, running a YouTube homepage ad on Election Day during the 2012 race. Visit Business Inside...
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President Trump Can Expect a Warm Welcome on His India Trip. Other U.S. Leaders Saw Chillier Relations

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the U.S. last year, he was greeted by a massive crowd at a Texas rally, billed as one of the biggest-ever receptions for a foreign leader. India is now preparing to return the favor ahead of President Donald Trump’s first official visit to the country on Feb. 24 and 25. About 100,000 people are expected to attend the “Namaste Trump” event planned in the Indian city of Ahmedabad in Modi’s home state of Gujarat. Modi and Trump will also lead a ...
Tags: Texas, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, China, Iraq, India, Uncategorized, Narendra Modi, US, Barack Obama, Pakistan, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Michelle Obama

Presidential Hopefuls Bloomberg and Warren on Reverse Mortgages

The 2020 presidential election is still over 8 months away, but the election has heated up now that voters have begun caucusing in the Democratic primary election. As most political observers know, reverse mortgages in general and the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program specifically don’t often come up as hot button topics of political conversation, yet these products and the federal departments that oversee and regulate them give the President of the United States a great deal of leverage i...
Tags: Obama, Finance, Senate, Massachusetts, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, United States, House, Warren, George W Bush, Michael Bloomberg, Wells Fargo, Trump, Bureau

Fox News Anchor Argues Trump Shouldn’t Pay Any ‘Political Price’ for Pardoning Roger Stone

Moments before Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a 40-month prison sentence to longtime Trump ally Roger Stone amid speculation that President Donald Trump would issue a pardon to his former adviser, Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner argued that Trump shouldn’t pay any “political price” if he gives the “dirty trickster” clemency because all presidents can do it.Discussing Stone’s sentencing on Fox News mid-afternoon panel show Outnumbered, co-host Carley Shimkus noted that the news cycle moves ...
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Fox News, Jackson, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Chelsea Manning, Rich, Clinton, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Roger Stone, Manning, Napolitano

Mulvaney Admits GOP Doesn’t Care About Bloated Deficit Under Millionaire-Friendly Trump

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said the quiet part out loud on Wednesday night. Mulvaney reportedly admitted during a speech at an Oxford Union event in Britain that today’s Republican Party doesn’t honestly care about curtailing the now-staggering deficit when it comes to their preferred policies, according to an audio tape obtained by the Washington Post. “My party is very interested in deficits when there is a Democrat in the White House,” the acting chief of staff said. “...
Tags: News, Republicans, White House, Barack Obama, Britain, Gop, Treasury, Republican Party, Deficit, Donald Trump, Oxford Union, Mick Mulvaney, Mulvaney, Steven Mnuchin, Kevin Brady R TX, Cristina Cabrera

Roger Stone gets 40-month federal prison sentence ... but will he ever actually serve it?

As reported in this Politico piece, headlined "Roger Stone was sentenced Thursday to just more than three years in prison, a decision that raises immediate questions about whether President Donald Trump will pardon his longtime political confidant for what the president has decried as a miscarriage of justice." Here is more about notable sentencing: U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down Stone’s 40-month sentence in a packed Washington, D.C., courtroom after spending more than...
Tags: Law, Washington, Russia, NFL, Barack Obama, Department Of Justice, Jackson, Donald Trump, Doj, Trump, Bush, Ginsberg, U S District Court, Roger Stone, Shea, Crabb

Meet the former Facebook executive charged with managing Michael Bloomberg's record-breaking effort to take down Donald Trump

Former Facebook chief marketing officer Gary Briggs emerged from retirement in late 2019 to lead Hawkfish, the digital agency launched by 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg. Hawkfish was created as a data-driven marketing operation to support Democratic party candidates, but it's solely working for Bloomberg now. Briggs is said to have played a key role in hiring people from the worlds of politics, advertising, and technology. Hawkfish is central to Bloomberg's aim to topple Donald ...
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‘We Wouldn’t Be Having This Conversation.’ Henry Louis Gates Jr. on America’s Missed Opportunities for Racial Equality

Henry Louis Gates Jr., Emmy-winning historian and head of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University, tells TIME about the origins of modern inequality, America’s missed opportunities and where the fight goes next. How do you see the state of equality today fitting into the history of equality? One of the most dramatic shifts to the structure of the African-American community has been the doubling of the black middle class and the quadrupling of th...
Tags: News, Washington, Race, Uncategorized, America, Barack Obama, Harvard University, Yale, South, Henry Louis Gates Jr, Thomas Jefferson, Lani Guinier, Equality2020, Missed Opportunities for Racial Equality, Henry Louis Gates Jr Emmy

Trump Administration Completes Fewest Toxic Superfund Cleanups in More Than 30 Years

(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration completed the fewest cleanups of toxic Superfund sites last year than any administration since the program’s first years in the 1980s, figures released by the Environmental Protection Agency indicated Wednesday. The federal government wrapped up cleanups at six Superfund sites around the country in the 2019 budget year, the fewest since three in 1986, EPA online records showed. The Superfund program was born out of the 1970’s disaster at Love Canal in...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, White House, Environment, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Ap, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, NPL, Overnight

Bloomberg Takes Many Attacks, Klobuchar and Buttigieg Spar. The Highlights From Wednesday’s Dramatic Democratic Debate

We’re at a crucial point in the the 2020 Democratic presidential primary: two early voting states are behind us and two more — Nevada and South Carolina — lay ahead. Some candidates are skyrocketing in the national polls while other former frontrunners are swiftly dropping; needless to say, February has been intense. Tonight, six Democratic presidential candidates faced off just days before the Feb. 22 Nevada caucuses, each trying to prove they can mobilize a diverse Democratic coalition. A...
Tags: New York, News, Nbc, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, New York City, Uncategorized, America, Barack Obama

What it's like inside the CIA during Donald Trump's "Deep State" purge

One of the strangest contradictory sensations of the Trump era is the man's relationship towards and with the various U.S. intelligence agencies. In many cases, Trump's broad criticisms about the unaccountable and seemingly limitless scope of intelligence gathering are valid. Or would be, anyway, if the man actually cared about those issues for any reason beyond his larger tantrum over the way those agencies have undermined his ego. Or if he wasn't simultaneously trying to use that same wide jur...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Facebook Videos of Her Trip to Standing Rock Reveal Her Political Awakening

Almost everyone who came to Standing Rock repeated the same legend. Someone, maybe Crazy Horse, had made a prophecy a long time ago—probably in the late 1870s—about the looming destruction of the planet. The “who” and “when” parts of the story were always fuzzy, but the prophecy was always the same: the “black snake” of darkness and discord was going to infect the land, seeping into the fires and air and water, spreading conflict and violence, and threatening the reciprocal relationship bet...
Tags: Facebook, New York, News, Instagram, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Obama, Congress, Robin Williams, New York City, Environment, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Indiana, Cnn, Pennsylvania

Roger Stone case generating some useful reflections on federal sentencing challenges and problems and lessons

Roger Stone is scheduled to be sentencing on Thursday and this Bloomberg piece provides a bit of the lay of the land starting this way: Roger Stone’s sentencing on Thursday is shaping up as a test of judicial independence after President Donald Trump inserted himself in the court’s deliberations over the fate of his longtime confidant. If U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentences Stone in line with the Justice Department’s new and lower recommendation, partisans will see that as caving t...
Tags: Law, Obama, Eric Holder, US, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Cnn, United States, Jackson, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Roger Stone, The Supreme Court, Stone

Trump Blames Blagojevich’s Prison Sentence On Comey, Who Wasn’t At DOJ At The Time

As he was defending his commutation of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s (D) prison sentence on Wednesday, President Donald Trump somehow managed to drag one of his favorite punching bags onto the scene – even though said punching bag had nothing to do with Blagojevich’s criminal case. Arguing that the disgraced ex-governor “did not sell” Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat (he was arrested before he could do so), Trump lamented Blagojevich’s eight years in prison. “He paid a big price,” T...
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, Fbi, Lockheed Martin, Illinois, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, James Comey, Trump, Roger Stone, Comey, Rod Blagojevich, Blagojevich

Bloomberg Takes The Debate Stage With A Target On His Back

Thanks to a Democratic National Committee rule change, the ninth Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday will see the entrance of a new candidate to the stage: former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  Bloomberg has been lurking in the background of the first few contests with his name absent from the ballot, but being beamed into the households of voters in Super Tuesday states almost constantly. His virtually bottomless pockets have enabled him to blanket the cluster of states i...
Tags: New York, News, Nbc, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, New Hampshire, Iowa, Warren, Fox News, Nevada, Biden, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Abc News, Michael Bloomberg

Bernie Sanders 'got so close to running against Obama in 2012 top senator had to intervene'

Bernie Sanders once contemplated a primary challenge to Barack Obama in 2012, before a top Democratic senator intervened and pleaded with him not to do so, according to a new report.The Vermont senator is now seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination, but he apparently once considered making his first presidential run a longshot bid to take on the most recent Democrat to occupy the Oval Office — and one who remains one of the most popular figures in that same party.
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Democratic, Oval Office

Trump Drags Comey Into His Griping About Blagojevich’s Prison Sentence

As he was defending his commutation of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s (D) prison sentence on Wednesday, President Donald Trump dragged one of his favorite punching bags onto the scene. Arguing that the disgraced ex-governor “did not sell” Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat (he was arrested before he could do so), Trump lamented Blagojevich’s eight years in prison. “He paid a big price,” Trump tweeted. “Another Comey and gang deal!” It was the second time Trump blamed former FBI Directo...
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, Fbi, Ed, Lockheed Martin, Department Of Justice, Illinois, Donald Trump, Justice Department, James Comey, Trump, Roger Stone, Fitzgerald, Comey

Obama Team Asked Harry Reid to Quash Bernie Sanders’s 2011 Primary Challenge: Report

Former Senate Majority Leader and Nevada Democrat Harry Reid convinced Bernie Sanders not to mount a primary run against former President Barack Obama in 2011, according to The Atlantic.Reid was reportedly tasked by an “absolutely panicked” Obama campaign team to dissuade Sanders — who had privately disclosed his intentions to fellow Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy — because they were fearful that Sanders would pose a serious challenge.“Every president who has gotten a real primary has lost a gene...
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, Politico, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Nevada, Harry Reid, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Democratic, Bernie, Bloomberg News, Reid

Bloomberg campaign suggests other candidates drop out so Bloomberg can stop Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) could soon build an "insurmountable" delegate lead, Michael Bloomberg's campaign warned in a memo, per Axios. And they think other, more centrist candidates should get out of the billionaire's way so he can stop him."The fact is if the state of this race remains status quo – with [former Vice President Joe] Biden, [former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor] Pete [Buttigieg], and [Sen.] Amy [Klobuchar (D-Minn.)] in the race on Super Tuesday — Bernie is likely to open u...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Julian Assange, Michael Bloomberg, Trump, Sanders, Bernie, Sen Bernie Sanders, Mike Bloomberg, South Bend Indiana, David Plouffe, Howard Wolfson, Joe -RSB- Biden

Harry Reid reportedly talked Bernie Sanders out of a primary challenge against Obama in 2012

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is in the middle of his second bid for the presidency, but there was apparently a moment in 2012 when he considered launching a primary challenge against then-President Barack Obama, The Atlantic reported Wednesday.Obama's re-election campaign manager Jim Messina told The Atlantic — and multiple sources confirmed his account — Sanders informed his fellow Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) he was thinking about entering the race. Leahy was reportedly alarmed by the...
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, Atlantic, Gop, Social Security, Leahy, Harry Reid, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Phoenix, Sen Bernie Sanders I VT, Messina, Harry Reid D Nev

Recognizing historic modern first-term commutation work by Prez Trump in a single day

Unsurprisingly, the pardons and commutations handed out by President Trump yesterday to high-profile individuals like Michael Milken, Rod Blagojevich, Bernie Kerik and Eddie DeBartolo have been dominating the news coverage of Trump's latest clemency work (basics noted here and here).  But I wanted to take a moment to note (and, in a sense, lament) that Prez Trump's granting of four commutations yesterday — to Tynice Nichole Hall, Crystal Munoz and Judith Negron along with Blagojevich — is quite ...
Tags: Law, US, Barack Obama, George W Bush, Trump, George Hw Bush, Alexander Hamilton, Oval Office, Prez Obama, Blagojevich, Douglas A Berman, Michael Milken, Prez Trump, Trump That, Eddie DeBartolo, Judith Negron

Rod Blagojevich thanks Donald Trump for prison release – video

The former Democratic Illinois governor called himself a ‘Trumpocrat’ as he thanked Donald Trump for commuting his prison sentence, praising Trump’s ‘kind heart’. Blagojevich had been recorded trying to sell the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama when he became president, but Trump has claimed it did not happenTrump and Bloomberg trade insults ahead of Democratic debate – live Continue reading...
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Bloomberg didn't make the cut to be Obama's VP. Here's why it matters

Michael Bloomberg, now a contender for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, once failed to make the cut for the nation's second highest position. In 2008, Bloomberg was a potential vice-presidential pick for Barack Obama. His name was on a list with about 20 others at the very earliest stages of the search. But it was not long before he abruptly dropped off that list, as I found when I was reporting for my book, "First in Line." Bloomberg, it was soon decided, was a nonstarter.
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When Bloomberg didn't become Obama's VP

Michael Bloomberg, now a contender for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, once failed to make the cut for the nation's second highest position. In 2008, Bloomberg was a potential vice-presidential pick for Barack Obama. His name was on a list with about 20 others at the very earliest stages of the search. But it was not long before he abruptly dropped off that list, as I found when I was reporting for my book, "First in Line." Bloomberg, it was soon decided, was a nonstarter.
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Stories, Michael Bloomberg

Trump and Bloomberg trade insults ahead of Democratic debate – live

President had accused candidate violating campaign finance laws‘Gloves will be off’: Nevada debate could be pivotal for DemocratsHelp us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 5.12pm GMT In a new video, Joe Biden’s campaign appeared to preview how the former vice president would confront Mike Bloomberg on the debate stage tonight.The video highlights Bloomberg’s past clashes with the Obama administration, including the former New York mayor’s criticism of the Affor...
Tags: New York, Obama, Republicans, White House, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Amy Klobuchar, Nevada, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Trump

Defiant Rod Blagojevich calls himself a freed 'political prisoner' after Trump commutes sentence

Rod Blagojevich was convicted of federal charges of using his powers to extract political favors in exchange for filling Barack Obama's Senate seat.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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‘I Didn’t Do the Things They Said.’ Rod Blagojevich Maintains His Innocence After Trump’s Commutation

(CHICAGO) — Rod Blagojevich returned home to Chicago early Wednesday, shaking hands and signing autographs after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption. Blagojevich landed at O’Hare airport hours after walking out of a Colorado prison where he served eight years, promising to work for judicial and criminal justice reform while maintaining his innocence. “I didn’t do the things they said I did and they lied...
Tags: News, Obama, Colorado, Abc, Washington, Senate, Office, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Fbi, Chicago, Associated Press, Department Of Justice, Illinois, Donald Trump, Denver