Wednesday will be declared Stormy Daniels Day in West Hollywood in honor of the Trump accuser's "courage" in "speaking truth," the city stated.
Daniels, described by the city as a leader in the #RESIST movement against the Trump administration, will be presented with a city proclamation declaring May 23, 2018 as Stormy Daniels Day. She will also be awarded the key to the city by West Hollywood Mayor John J. Duran.
“In these politically tumultuous times, Daniels has proven herself to be a profile in courage by speaking truth to power even under threats to her safety and extreme intimidation,” a city news release stated.
Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, has filed a lawsuit against the president’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, over the legality of a 2016 hush agreement in which she was paid to keep quiet about an alleged affair with Trump.
The president has denied any sexual encounter between the two.
In April, a composite sketch was released of a man the adult film star said threatened her over the alleged affair. Trump responded to the sketch by calling it “a total con job” on Twitter.
Wednesday's ceremony will take place about 4 p.m. at Chi Chi La Rue’s erotic apparel shop at 8861 Santa Monica Boulevard.
After 30 minutes of back and forth in court - trying to convince him to move out on his own - State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood ordered Michael Rotondo to be evicted from his parents' house in Camillus, N.Y. Rotondo's argument was that he was entitled to six months more time. Video by Douglass Dowty
Bloomberg: “The question is do you want to pander to those people?”
Bloomberg: “Taxes or life? Which do you want to do? Take your poison.”
Nanny-state-imposing left-wing billionaire Michael Bloomberg is now on video admitting how much he likes to raise taxes on poor people, calling such tax hikes a “good thing.” For years, Bloomberg has personally funded and promoted all sorts of regressive taxes and regulations in an attempt to push people around. He uses the coercive power of the government to force people to live their lives as he sees fit.
So here is Bloomberg on stage with another global mandarin, Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund. He refers to low income individuals as “those people” and then takes a shot at coal miners and the U.S. military. He clearly reveals his arrogant, bullying worldview. The entire thing is bad, but we've bolded a few of the most obnoxious sentences [click here for video]:
Michael Bloomberg: “Some people say, well, taxes are regressive. But in this case, yes they are. That's the good thing about them because the problem is in people that don't have a lot of money. And so, higher taxes should have a bigger impact on their behavior and how they deal with themselves. So, I listen to people saying 'oh we don't want to tax the poor.’ Well, we want the poor to live longer so that they can get an education and enjoy life. And that's why you do want to do exactly what a lot of people say you don't want to do.
The question is do you want to pander to those people? Or do you want to get them to live longer? There's just no question. If you raise taxes on full sugary drinks, for example, they will drink less and there's just no question that full sugar drinks are one of the major contributors to obesity and obesity is one of the major contributors to heart disease and cancer and a variety of other things.
So, it's like saying, ‘I don't want to stop using coal because coal miners will go out of work, will lose their jobs.’ We have a lot of soldiers in the United States in the US Army, but we don't want to go start a war just to give them something to do and that's exactly what you're saying when you say 'well, let's keep coal killing people because we don't want coal miners to lose their jobs.' The truth of the matter is that there aren't very many coal miners left anyways and we can find other things for them to do. But the comparison is: a life or a job. Or, taxes or life? Which do you want to do? Take your poison.”
Christine Lagarde: “So its regressive, it is good. There are lots of tax experts in the room. And fiscal experts, and I’m very pleased that they hear you say that. And they all say that two things in life which are absolutely certain. One is death, the other one is tax. So you use one to defer the other one.”
Bloomberg: “That’s correct. That is exactly right. Well said.” [Applause]
A number of media outlets are pushing back at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for limiting the reporters allowed to cover part of its chemical summit on Tuesday — including one reporter who says she was forcibly removed from the event.
Reporters from CNN, The Associated Press and E&E News were among a group of journalists barred from attending a two-day-long event kicked off at EPA headquarters Tuesday morning.
While a handful of reporters from publications including The Hill were personally invited to attend EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's opening remarks and the first section of the panel, other outlets not invited were not allowed to attend the National Leadership Summit on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), hazardous chemicals linked to cancer.
Media representatives in attendance included those from Politico, The Wall Street Journal and CBS.
In the weeks since the Kilauea volcano began belching lava into Hawaii's residential areas, the fiery flow has destroyed dozens of structures and covered scores of acres on the Big Island. But authorities fear its destructive reach could ravage at least two more cornerstones of the state: its power supply and, a little less tangibly, its all-important tourism industry.
On Monday evening local time, the Hawaii County Civil Defense agency announced that lava from nearby fissures had begun to encroach on the southern edge of a significant source of the Big Island's power, the Puna Geothermal Venture.
The plant harvests hot liquid and steam from underground wells to drive turbine generators for electricity, which is then sold to the state's utility.
Another risk, besides the loss of power, rests in what might happen if the lava overcomes the state's protective measures: "There's a steam release, there's many chemicals, but primarily the critical factor would be hydrogen sulfide, a very deadly gas," Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency chief, Tom Travis, told reporters Monday night.
"County, state, and federal partners have been collaborating closely to monitor the situation and work with PGV to ensure the safety of the surrounding communities," the civil defense agency said in its alert. "Ten of the eleven wells have been quenched. Efforts are ongoing to make sure the site is secure and the community is kept safe."
A pair of lovers were caught having sex by a priest beneath a statue of the Virgin Mary at a Roman Catholic church in the borough on Tuesday afternoon, confirmed Police Chief Tommy Boyd.
Anthony Michael Getchius, 43, of Newark and Noelle Marie Smart, 48, of Jersey City, were each charged with lewdness for the alleged copulation in what authorities described as “a sacred area” on the grounds of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Grant Avenue.
The incident took place in a secluded garden located between the church and the rectory, Boyd said. Visit the scene of the alleged incident in the video above.
Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren was doused with water by a woman while she was having brunch with her mother in a Minneapolis restaurant on Sunday.
Video footage of the incident shows an unidentified woman flinging a cup of water at Lahren and her mother as they were leaving the rooftop of UNION Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis.
The clip appears to have been recorded on Snapchat. It includes the captions ‘Lol’ as well as an emoji showing hysterical laughing.
The caption on the bottom of the screen reads: ‘Throws a drink on Tomi Lahren hahahaha.’
Beneath that caption reads: ‘Thanks for the screenshots I did it lol.’
Another video shows Lahren confronting the woman and the group she was with at the restaurant.
With her mother, Trudy, standing beside her, Lahren gets into a heated exchange with the woman.
“Historically, of course, it’s true, that through Facebook and other forms of social media there is no way that Brexit or Trump or the Italian elections could ever possibly have happened. It was social media that allowed people to get round the back of mainstream media.”
“Perhaps you’re horrified by this creation of yours and what it’s led to, I don’t know. But what is absolutely true is that since January of this year, you’ve changed your modus operandi, you’ve changed your algorithms, and it has led directly to a very substantial drop in views and engagements for those who have got right-of-center political opinions.
People of Damascus suburb that was under ISIS control captured ISIS terrorist hiding after the area was cleansed of the terrorist group by the Syrian army
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A millennial who has been living rent-free for the last decade has been ordered to move out after his own parents took him to court.
The couple were forced to take drastic action after 30-year-old Michael Rotondo refused to leave their upstate New York home or get a job - claiming he was 'too busy' to find work.
In extraordinary courtroom video footage, he can be heard arguing that he should be granted a six-month notice period before being forced to go.
But State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood disagreed and told him he must pack his bags and leave Christina and Mark Rotondo's home near Syracuse in New York state.
This is the horrific moment three men accidentally recorded themselves drowning, after setting up a camera film themselves swimming.
Chetan Khatik, 28, Sudarshan Chandel, 22, and Radheyshyam Khatik, 27, had stopped for a swim in a local pond during a bike ride through Rajsamand city in Rajasthan, western India.
Despite all three of them being poor swimmers, they decided to get into the deep pool at Gauri Dham Kund in the city.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) is slated to pay her daughter another $108,000 for running a lucrative campaign operation that pulls in hundreds of thousands of dollars each election cycle, FEC filings show.
Karen Waters, the daughter of Rep. Waters, collected nearly $650,000 to date for running the operation for her mother's campaign.
Karen is in charge of a "slate mailer" operation for Citizens for Waters, Rep. Waters' federal campaign committee. Slate mailers, or endorsement mailers, involve a candidate or political group paying for the endorsement of another politician.
A candidate pays Citizens for Waters from their own political committees for her endorsement. If a candidate that she endorses does not directly pay her campaign committee, they must credit their own committee with in-kind contributions from Waters.
The mailers are sent to nearly 200,000 residents in South Central Los Angeles, an area where Waters holds considerable clout. The mailers contain an "official sample ballot" and brief quotes from Waters about the candidates and measures that she supports.
During the 2016 election cycle, Waters' campaign committee hauled in nearly $300,000 from more than 20 payments for slate mailer endorsements.
Kamala Harris, the former Democratic attorney general of California who last November won a seat in the U.S. Senate, gave Citizens for Waters $30,000 to appear on the endorsement mailers this past election cycle. Harris previously paid Waters' campaign committee $28,000 in 2010 to appear on the mailers as she was running for attorney general.
Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe appeared on CNN’s New Day to discuss his new book, To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment, and the #Resistance Twitter influencer warned Democrats against throwing down the impeachment card too hastily.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo noted that Tribe’s book “comes with a note of political caution,” that “Democrats shouldn’t be rushing down the road of impeachment.”
Tribe explained that the impeachment is not about “garden variety crime,” but “abusing the authority that we give to high officials like the president.” The professor went on to give examples of offenses that Trump could commit that would not constitute crimes, but would be impeachable, including failing to protect the country in favor of enriching himself personally.
“But it will be available only if we don’t use it loosely, and ring the bell every time something looks amiss,” Tribe said. “You can’t be the boy who cried wolf and have a viable impeachment power. You can’t use it over and over again against the same president.”
“If you’re going to shoot him, you have to shoot to kill,” Tribe said. “And that requires an overwhelming majority of a bipartisan kind. Otherwise you’re just going to nick the guy, and make him feel empowered and vindicated.”
If Americans give the House of Representatives back to the Democratic Party this November, one of first things that will happen is the impeachment of President Trump, Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) said Tuesday.
"There’s a good likelihood there will be articles of impeachment” brought against Trump, Rep. Green said. “Here is a point that I think is salient, and one that ought to be referenced. Every member of the House is accorded the opportunity to bring up impeachment. This is not something the Constitution has bestowed upon leadership. It’s something every member has the right and privilege of doing.”
Rep. Green, who has been one of the most vocal proponents of impeaching Trump, made the comments during an appearance on CSPAN. Here's a transcript:
ECHEVARRIA: “If Democrats take back the House in November, what is the likelihood that Speaker Nancy Pelosi bring up an impeachment charge?”
GREEN: “I’ll let Speaker Pelosi address her actions. But here is a point that I think is salient and one that ought to be referenced. Every member of the House is accorded the opportunity to bring up impeachment. This is not something that the Constitution has bestowed upon leadership. It is something that every member has the right and privilege of doing. I am not sure that there will be members who are going to wait for someone else if that someone else, doesn’t matter who it is, is declining to do it. We can all do it. And I think there is a good likelihood there will be Articles of Impeachment.”
ECHEVARRIA: “Have you heard directly from the Minority Leader about these efforts of yours, specifically asking you to stop or hold back? Anything along that line?”
GREEN: “Well, I don’t think you have to ask me what I’ve heard. If you have read publications, it is intuitively obvious to perhaps even the most casual observer that she and I are in different places on this. I respect her position.”
Orange County CA supervisor Michelle Steel discusses the newly proposed health care bill in California. David Asman.
Investigative reporter Ronan Farrow said on ABC's 'This Week' roundtable on Sunday morning that it was not only Russia that tried to interfere with the 2016 election, and American politics in general. In light of reports that the FBI traveled to Tel Aviv in the Trump election probe and an "Israeli specialist in social media manipulation" met with Trump Jr. in the months before the election. …
On Sunday’s installment of Showtime’s The Circus, CNN Tonight host Don Lemon was profiled and he lashed out at President Trump as a “racist” and insinuated that Trump’s criticism of him was racially-based.
Thankfully, the show also profiled our friends at the Daily Caller and, to the show’s credit, the interviews allowed for Daily Caller personality to offer some excellent points about liberal media bias. All the while, it inadvertently made a comment moments beforehand by lefty co-host Alex Wagner look absurdly foolish when it comes to media echo chambers.
Don't Let Your Inflated Ego Talk To The Bouncer When You Are Drunk, He Will Knock You Out!
Congrats on the baby boy. Sorry about the bruise.
Absolute villain meets a punching hero.
Moments after arriving at the city house, Rochester Police Officer Korey McNees offered a solution for the man standing outside who wanted to retrieve items from his uncooperative girlfriend who'd earlier changed the locks:
Just break into the house, McNees said.
The law allowed it, McNees told the man time and time again in conversations outside of the Genesee Park Boulevard home and captured on police-worn body cameras. If the boyfriend lived there, then he was in his legal right to kick in a door or break a window and get his small refrigerator, air conditioning unit, and gift cards he wanted from within, the officer said.
Finally, the boyfriend, who for more than 20 minutes hesitated to follow the advice and who did not formally reside at the home, listened to McNees and smashed out a window. His former girlfriend, Catherine Bonner, responded by sticking a 9mm rifle out of the window. And now Bonner is facing criminal charges, accused of menacing a police officer in the Nov. 13 incident.
On Tuesday, May 22, state Supreme Court Justice Charles Schiano Jr. is scheduled to rule on motions from Bonner's attorney, David Pilato, who contends that evidence in the case should be suppressed because the police actions before, during, and even after Bonner's arrest were clearly unconstitutional.
Prosecutors differ, saying Bonner had no cause to stick the rifle out the window, even if the police were in the wrong when telling the boyfriend he could break in.
A model screamed 'my clothes are melting off' after she got caught in the rain in just body paint and pants.
At first glance it looks like Brianna Anthony is wearing denim shorts and a floral T-shirt.
But actually the she was just wearing a thong and nipple pasties, covered in a creation by renowned body artist Jen Seidel – aka Jen the Body Painter .
In her latest experiment Jen and her daughter Kennedy draw on the incredibly lifelike outfit before taking Brianna onto the streets in Baltimore, Maryland, to see what reactions she received.
These men are crazy and live like they have no family to live for. Where are the government officials who should monitor these construction sites? That hard hat won't he
Authorities in Tennessee launched an investigation Saturday after a viral video captured a heated altercation outside a nail salon.
A nail salon worker appeared to be blocking a car in the parking lot of a Jackson shopping center. The worker accused the woman of not paying for her services, the Jackson Sun reported.
The woman in the car backs out of her parking spot with the worker in the back. The worker then grabs onto the trunk of the car as the vehicle is in motion.
Day Pham, a woman who says she is the daughter of the worker seen in the video, said the car drove about two miles with her mother on the back, according to the Jackson Sun.
Day claimed two women in the car “jumped” her mother.
A writer said that he'd rather have his daughter date a member of the murderous MS-13 gang than a Republican.
Rob Rousseau, who also stated that he does not have actually have a daughter, expressed his preference in a tweet last week.
I would rather my daughter dated a member of MS-13 than a member of the Republican Party
— Rob Rousseau (@robrousseau) May 17, 2018
"You want the best for your children. Not the worst," Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said on "Fox & Friends."
"MS-13's motto: Kill, rape, control ... That's what you want dating your daughter?"
Report: The FBI uncovered a Russian bribery plot before the Obama administration approved a controversial nuclear deal with Moscow - and millions of dollars routed to the U.S. were designed to benefit the Clinton Foundation.
While delivering the 2018 commencement address at Yale, Hillary Clinton holds up a Russian hat for the crowd.
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