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Oh! Now, the Covid restrictiveness has gone too far! The perfidious killjoys have ruined Obama's birthday party!

I'm reading (NYT).The party plans had been months in the making and many invitees had already arrived on Martha’s Vineyard when former President Barack Obama belatedly announced he was canceling his huge 60th birthday bash scheduled for Saturday. CANCELING! All the headlines say "scales back." That's because the official statement uses that phrase: "the President and Mrs. Obama have decided to significantly scale back the event to include only family and close friends."Hundreds of former Obam...
Tags: New York Post, Law, Obama, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Biden, Oprah, Steven, George, Mrs Obama, Donald J Trump, Martha, Chilmark, Alan Dershowitz, Dershowitz, Festivities


Trump Says He Won't Sue to Stop Justice Dept. Officials' Testimony

President Donald J. Trump said that he would not sue to keep six former officials from testifying, according to letters sent to them on...
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'You're all f---ed' up': Trump exploded after his officials warned against using military troops to end George Floyd protests, book says

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, left, President Donald Trump, center, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley, right, wait for a meeting with senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House on October 7, 2019. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Milley and Esper spoke against Trump using troops to blunt the Floyd protests, per a new book. Trump was intrigued with the idea of invoking the Insurrection Act, according to the book. During the early d...
Tags: Politics, Minneapolis, Washington Post, White House, Defense, US, Trends, Military, New York Times, John, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Esper, Trump, Mike Pence, Abraham Lincoln


Trump started speaking in the third person during a heated discussion with Bill Barr regarding the election results, book says

President Donald Trump stands with Attorney General William Barr during the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Trump spoke in the third person during a heated discussion with Bill Barr over voter fraud, per a new book. Trump was incensed that Barr dismissed claims of mass voter irregularities during an AP interview. Barr eventually resigned from his post just weeks after the AP interview...
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Trump threatened to primary GOP lawmakers who favor the bipartisan infrastructure plan. 17 Republicans just voted to advance it, including Mitch McConnell.

Former President Donald J. Trump speaks about filing a class-action lawsuits targeting Facebook, Google and Twitter and their CEOs, escalating his long-running battle with the companies following their suspensions of his accounts, during a press conference at the Trump National Golf Club on Wednesday, July 07, 2021 in Bedminster, NJ. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images President Trump threatened primary challengers to any Republicans who support the bipartisan infrastructur...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Republicans, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Gop, Alaska, Mitch McConnell, Ohio, Republican Party, Republican, Biden


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended July 25 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 2. The Paper Palace: Miranda Cowley Heller 3. The Cellist: Daniel Silva 4. Malibu Rising: Taylor Jenkins Reid 5. The Final Girl Support Group: Grady Hendrix 6. Falling: T.J. Ne...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Neil Gaiman, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Ocean, Michael Wolff, Quentin Tarantino, Kazuo Ishiguro, Malibu, Southern California, Naomi Novik, Frank Herbert


U.S. Declines to Defend Trump Ally in Lawsuit Over Jan. 6 Riot

The move could mean that the Justice Department is also unlikely to defend former President Donald J. Trump in the case.
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Analysis: Does Matt Dolan, a Republican Who Doesn't Court Trump, Have a Chance in Senate Primary?

Is there room in next May's primary for a Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Ohio who doesn’t spend every waking moment kissing the ring of Donald J. Trump? We may be about to find out.
Tags: Senate, Ohio, Donald J Trump, Matt Dolan, Republican U S Senate


Interesting review of African (and global) trends in capital punishment abolition

The New York Times has this interesting new article on capital punishment around the world under the headline "One by One, African Countries Dismantle Colonial-Era Death Penalty Laws."  Here are excerpts: Lawmakers in Sierra Leone voted unanimously on Friday to abolish the death penalty, a momentous step that made the West African country the 23rd on the continent to prohibit capital punishment. The decision was one more step in a long-sought goal of civil society organizations and legal practi...
Tags: Law, China, Africa, Iran, Britain, United States, Sierra Leone, New York Times, United Nations, Amnesty International, Chad, Malawi, Gambia, Ghana, Donald J Trump, Egypt Iraq Saudi Arabia


Chris Christie suggested that Trump conduct a 'thank you' tour of hospitals and small businesses to pick up in the polls and counter Biden during 2020 race: book

President Donald Trump shakes hands with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during an opioid and drug abuse listening session at the White House on July 17, 2017. AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File Christie advised Trump to adjust his 2020 campaign message and focus on the future, per a new book. The former New Jersey governor encouraged Trump to conduct a 'thank you' tour of small businesses. Trump did not heed Christie's advice and was unable to shift the narrative regarding his managemen...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, Washington Post, White House, China, US, Trends, Small Businesses, Joe Biden, Hospitals, New Jersey, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Christie, Donald J Trump


The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost by Michael C. Bender

Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost by Michael C. Bender Michael C. Bender, senior White House reporter for the Wall Street Journal, presents a deeply reported account of the 2020 presidential campaign that details how Donald J. Trump became the first incumbent in three decades to lose reelection—and the only one whose defeat culminated in a violent insurrection. Beginning with President Trump’s first impeachment and ending with his second, FRANKLY, WE D...
Tags: Podcast, White House, Seo, Republican Party, Air Force, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Donald J Trump, Oval Office, Bender, U S Capitol, Chris Voss, Michael C Bender, Books/Authors, Michael C Bender Michael C Bender


Opinion: Arrest of a Trump friend sends key message

This week, Tom Barrack, who was the chair of Donald J. Trump's 2017 inaugural committee, was charged with multiple crimes, including conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent of a foreign government.
Tags: News, Stories, Trump, Donald J Trump, Tom Barrack


Noticing Biden Administration's withdrawal of pursuit of the death penalty in many cases

This new New York Times article, headlined "U.S. Won’t Seek Death Penalty in 7 Cases, Signaling a Shift Under Biden," reports on a notable set of pending case developments suggesting one way that the Biden Administration is making good on its stated antipathy toward capital punishment.  Here are excerpts: One man was charged in Orlando, Fla., with kidnapping and fatally shooting his estranged wife. Another man was indicted in Syracuse, N.Y., in the armed robbery of a restaurant and the murders ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, New York Times, Boston Marathon, Biden, Justice Department, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Charleston, American Civil Liberties Union, Orlando Fla, Anchorage, Donald J Trump, Sacramento Calif, Garland, Stubbs, Douglas A Berman


Mark Milley thought Stephen Miller was 'a Rasputin character, always whispering devilish ideas in the king's ear,' new book says

According to a new book, there was tension between Trump adviser Stephen Miller (left) and Gen. Mark Milley (right) that exploded during a meeting on how to handle the George Floyd protests. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images; Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images Gen. Mark Milley thought of Trump advisor Stephen Miller as "a Rasputin character," per a new book. "I Alone Can Fix It" details a conflict between Milley and Miller over the George Floyd protests. Milley told Miller to...
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Gen. Mark Milley thought Stephen Miller was 'a Rasputin character, always whispering devilish ideas in the king's ear,' new book says

According to a new book, there was tension between Trump adviser Stephen Miller (left) and Gen. Mark Milley (right) that exploded during a meeting on how to handle the George Floyd protests. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images; Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images Gen. Mark Milley thought of Trump advisor Stephen Miller as "a Rasputin character," per a new book. "I Alone Can Fix It" details a conflict between Milley and Miller over the George Floyd protests. Milley told Miller to...
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Trump calls crowd during January 6 speech a 'loving crowd'

Authors Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker of "I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year" share audio recordings of their interview with former President Donald Trump, where he shared his thoughts about the crowd during his January 6 speech before the deadly US Capitol insurrection.
Tags: News, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump, Philip Rucker, US Capitol, Carol Leonnig


Trump calls crowd during January 6 speech a 'loving crowd' in audio recording

Authors Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker of "I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year" share audio recordings of their interview with former President Donald Trump, where he shared his thoughts about the crowd during his January 6 speech before the deadly US Capitol insurrection.
Tags: News, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump, Philip Rucker, US Capitol, Carol Leonnig


'Like listening to Nixon drunk rambling': Anderson Cooper reacts to new Trump audio

Authors Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker of "I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year" share audio recordings of their interview with former President Donald Trump, where he shared his thoughts about the crowd during his January 6 speech before the deadly US Capitol insurrection.
Tags: News, Stories, Anderson Cooper, Donald Trump, Trump, Nixon, Donald J Trump, Philip Rucker, US Capitol, Carol Leonnig


Mike Pompeo was worried that Trump would go to war to try and stay in office after losing the 2020 election, book says

U.S. secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, speaks at a news conference while U.S. President Donald Trump looks on following his second summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on February 28, 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Tuan Mark/Getty Images Mike Pompeo was worried that Trump would try to go to war to stay in power after losing in 2020, a new book reveals. In public, however, Pompeo made overtures to back Trump's false election fraud claims. Another forthcoming book also reports t...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, White House, Defense, US, Trends, Iran, New York Times, State Department, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Adolf Hitler, Wall Street Journal, Hanoi, Trump, State


President Biden is Headed to Disney World’s Hall of Presidents – Check Out the New Audio-Animatronic Figure

Every four or eight years, at least in the last handful of decades, there has been an important passing of the guard in American culture. Yes, of course, there’s the whole “peaceful transfer of power” bit of the American presidential elections (or…y’know…there used to be). But of almost certain equal importance is the transition displayed within Walt Disney World’s theme-park attraction The Hall of Presidents. Disney has just announced the arrival of the attraction’s new star: President Joe Bid...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Joe Biden, Theme Park, United States, Bill Clinton, Biden, Walt Disney World, Cool Stuff, Disney World, Donald J Trump, Disney Parks Blog, Hall of Presidents, Hall of Presidents Disney, Robot Biden


Giuliani was intentionally given the wrong time for a debate prep session after clashing with other Trump advisors: book

Rudy Giuliani. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File Giuliani was given the wrong time for a debate prep session, per an upcoming book. He wanted Trump to use a more personal strategy in attacking Hunter Biden during the first debate. Aides "tricked" Giuliani by giving him a 2:00 p.m. meeting time instead of noon, the correct time. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Last September, then-President Donald Trump sat down for the first in a series of prep sessions for the upcomi...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, Washington Post, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, New Jersey, Fox News, Biden, Cleveland, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Presidential Debates


Giuliani was intentionally given the wrong time for a debate-prep session after clashing with other Trump advisors, book says

Rudy Giuliani. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File Giuliani was given the wrong time for a debate-prep session, an upcoming book says. He wanted Trump to use a more personal strategy in attacking Hunter Biden in a debate, it says. Aides tricked Giuliani by giving him a 2 p.m. meeting time instead of noon, the book says. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. In September, then-President Donald Trump sat down for the first in a series of prep sessions for the upcoming debates w...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, Washington Post, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Gop, New Jersey, Fox News, Biden, Cleveland, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump


Trump said he regrets not 'immediately' sending in the US military to quash nationwide unrest last summer

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to Air Force personnel during an event September 15, 2017 at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. President Trump attended the event to celebrate the 70th birthday of the U.S. Air Force. Alex Wong/Getty Images A new book from two Washington Post reporters reveals one of former President Trump's regrets. He told them he wishes he had sent in the military "immediately" to quell unrest last summer. The nationwide unrest followed the murder of George Floyd by ...
Tags: Politics, Maryland, Minneapolis, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Military, United States, Washington Dc, Protests, Portland, Pentagon, The New York Times, Air Force


Trump called McConnell 'a stupid person' and a 'knucklehead' for not eliminating the filibuster during his term, book says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell listens to President Donald Trump talks to reporters while hosting Republican congressional leaders and members of Trump's cabinet in the Oval Office at the White House July 20, 2020, in Washington, DC. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Trump slammed McConnell as a "stupid person" and "knucklehead" in a new interview. The former president insulted McConnell over his refusal to kill the filibuster. The interview is in an upcoming book by two Washington ...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Book, Trends, Brooklyn, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump


Giuliani tore into Chris Christie after the former governor called the Trump legal team 'a national embarrassment' on TV, book says

Former Gov. Chris Christie, foreground, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani at a news conference at the White House on September 27. AP/Carolyn Kaster Giuliani was incensed at Christie criticizing the Trump legal team on TV, a forthcoming book says. "We're friends. What are you doing?" Giuliani asked the former governor, according to the book. Christie then questioned Giuliani about the damage he was causing to his reputation, the book adds. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politi...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, Abc, Washington Post, White House, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, New Jersey, Republican, Rudy, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump


Giuliani tore into Chris Christie after the former governor called the Trump legal team 'a national embarrassment' on television, book says

Former Gov. Chris Christie, foreground, and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, right, attend a news conference at the White House on September 27, 2020. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster Giuliani was incensed at Christie criticizing the Trump legal team on TV, per a forthcoming book. "We're friends. What are you doing?" Giuliani reportedly asked the former governor. Christie reportedly went on to question Giuliani about the damage he was causing to his reputation. Sign up for the 10 Thing...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, Abc, Washington Post, White House, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, New Jersey, Rudy, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Christie


Trump lashed out at the Open Championship for not using his Scottish golf club as a venue, saying its because he's 'too controversial'

AP Donald Trump hit out at the Open Championship for not using his Scottish golf club as a venue. Trump in a statement said it's because they consider him to be "too controversial." Some Trump businesses have faced blowback in the wake of his presidency. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump lashed out at Open Championship on Saturday for not using his Turnberry golf club in Scotland as a venue in the competition. Trump in the statement said...
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Trump says Gen. Mark Milley should be 'court-martialed' if he thought the former president potentially sought a coup

Flanked by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (left) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, US President Donald Trump meets with senior military leaders at the White House on October 7, 2019. Kevin Lamarque/REUTERS Trump said that Gen. Mark Milley should be "court-martialed" if the reports are true that he feared a potential coup. "There was no talk of a coup, there was no coup, it all never happened," the former president said. Milley has been the chairman of Joint Chief...
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'This is really f---ed up down here': GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan called Mark Milley during the Jan. 6 riot and spoke against a tentative plan to evacuate senators, book says

Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska. Leigh Vogel/Pool via AP Sullivan told Milley on Jan. 6 that a tentative plan to move senators by bus could present danger. Senators had already been rushed to a secure location within the Capitol after the riot broke out. Pelosi and Schumer later got on a call with Pentagon leaders to express alarm at the response. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. After Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska surveyed the harrowing scene at the Capitol dur...
Tags: Politics, New York, Congress, California, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Military, Gop, Alaska, House, Pentagon, Nancy Pelosi, Chris Miller


A Trump supporter who stormed the Capitol told book author the rioters weren't there to 'steal things' or 'do damage': 'We were just there to overthrow the government'

US Capitol siege in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. Samuel Corum/Getty Images A Trump supporter who stormed the Capitol said the rioters "were just there to overthrow the government." Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender detailed her remarks in his new book, "Frankly, We Did Win This Election." "We weren't there to steal things," she said. "We weren't there to do damage." See more stories on Insider's business page. A Trump supporter said rioters were "just there to ov...
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