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    As his political support withers away along with his prospects for re-election, Donald Trump is declaring his intention to try governing as a dictator.  Trump, who bashed Obama for relying on executive orders and boasted that he’d get legislative deals done, long ago gave up on getting bills through Congress. Now, relying on advice from the lawyer who told George W. Bush that torture is legal, the president contends that he’s free to govern by issuing plainly illegal executive orders.  That helps explain why Trump—who is denying the United States Postal Service the resources required to deliver many mail-in ballots —bizarrely claimed last week that he has the ability to issue an executive order to outright bar states from accepting...
    The Trump family is plotting to turn the White House into their convention stage with President Donald Trump and members of the family giving their speeches from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The president plans to give his convention address from the South Lawn of the White House, he told The New York Post, defying critics - including some from his own party - about the appropriateness of the plan. Fellow family members are following his lead. President Trump will give his address to the Republican National Convention from the White House; he's seen above on the South Lawn with New York Yankees Hall of Fame pitcher Mariano Rivera last month First lady Melania Trump will speak to convention delegates from...
    Dr. Mary Trump’s recent book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, has brought renewed attention to the mental health of the 45th president of the United States at a much-needed time. Much of Dr. Trump’s narrative matches the analysis of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President, edited by DCReport contributor Bandy X. Lee, a Yale forensic psychiatrist. In this exclusive interview of Dr. Trump by a fellow mental health professional, they discussed the pathologies of Donald Trump’s originating household, his culpable homicide of thousands of Americans and the silencing of experts.  (See the video of their conversation.) This is the fifth and final installment...
    x Vimeo Video It doesn’t get much more Trumpish than signing worthless executive orders about unemployment benefits at your private golf club before cheering club members who pay you six-figure initiation fees. Yes, that happened just a few days ago at President Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. The signing ceremony took place on Saturday, the day after Trump held a no-social-distancing “coronavirus briefing” (read: crazed extended rant) before wine glass-toting club members not wearing masks. When Trump fails (again) to make a deal in Congress, he runs to his nearest stack of executive order folders and pens. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues and the economy tanks, Trump talks about cutting payroll taxes and eliminating the...
    (CNN Business)President Trump's executive order last week banning TikTok if it doesn't find a buyer by next month potentially threatened to upend a vibrant social network and the broader social media marketplace. But another executive order issued the same day against a different Chinese-owned app has the potential to rattle even more businesses in the global tech industry. Trump called for banning WeChat, a popular messaging app, in the US if it can't find a buyer in 45 days. The administration's attack on WeChat has created a cloud of uncertainty over its parent company, Tencent, denting its stock. The Chinese company is one of the world's most valuable businesses with far-reaching tentacles in the tech and startup ecosystem, including in...
    A former SoulCycle executive has accused the company of discrimination, claiming she was demoted after announcing her pregnancy, before being fired 32 days after giving birth.  Jordan Kafenbaum, the former senior director of instructor programming and talent management, filed a lawsuit against SoulCycle interim CEO Sunder Reddy and former people officer Adrienne Gemperle, in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday.   Kafenbaum, who was responsible for overseeing almost 400 employees, says she was fired on April 27 - four weeks into her maternity leave - after the company claimed it was eliminating her position due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.  Kafenbaum, however, has accused her former employer of 'blatant pregnancy discrimination and retaliation', claiming she was slowly pushed out of her...
    Pinterest's former chief operation officer Françoise Brougher has accused the company of firing her for 'speaking out about the rampant discrimination, hostile work environment, and misogyny' in the business.  Brougher, who was the top female executive at the firm, left Pinterest suddenly in April this year with little explanation provided.  But in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, Brougher accused the $21billion virtual pinboard business of sacking her after she complained about sexist treatment.  Brougher claims in a suit filed in San Francisco Superior Court that she was excluded from important meetings, paid less than male coworkers, and was given gender-specific feedback.  Pinterest is is understood to be defending the claim.  Brougher has accused the $21billion virtual pinboard business of...
    TREASURY Secretary Steven Mnuchin claimed Americans could receive weekly unemployment benefits as soon as next week. During a press conference Tuesday, Mnuchin said "within the next week or two, most of the states will be able to execute" the new unemployment payment system, which would deliver $400 checks-- as opposed to the original $600 ones previously afforded to unemployed Americans under the CARES Act. 2Americans could see $400 stimulus checks in the mail shortlyCredit: Getty Images - Getty This comes a week after rumors surfaced saying Americans would have to wait a whole month to receive their Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). Others believed two weeks would have been the threshold for the federal government to give states funding. However, states...
    President Trump took action over the weekend to get immediate relief to people after Congress failed to pass another coronavirus relief bill over partisan disagreements. On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said having the executive branch step in seemed like the only option left due to differences Republicans and Democrats couldn't seem to get past to move the package through. "It’s not the first choice of anyone, but this is a genuine emergency," McConnell said on Fox News's Bill Hemmer Reports. "We haven’t had a pandemic in 100 years. The president is trying to get assistance for those who are unemployed to break out of the stalemate, and it’s the only tool he has left available to him...
    The lost wage assistance program could be difficult to implement as it excludes workers with the lowest wages The FBI reported that unemployment insurance fraud increased during the pandemic. Photo: ERIC BARADAT / . / . Under the executive order that President Donald Trump signed on Saturday to provide $ 400 in unemployment benefits per week, it will be insufficient to face the economic crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, a group of economists and unemployment experts warn. Among the four executive orders signed by President Trump before the failure of the negotiations in Congress to extend financial aid, the new order will allow to extend weekly unemployment benefits but now at a reduced rate of...
    The president’s decision Donald trump signing executive orders, the implementation of which remains in doubt, has put negotiations on the new comprehensive stimulus package against coronavirus in serious trouble, including the $ 1,200 check. Democrats want to meet with the president to continue negotiations, but he insists they must call him. For now there is no progress and time is short. The direct stimulus check to families, which would include $ 500 per child or dependent, is one of the few issues on which Republicans and Democrats fully agree, although they are not integrated. U.S. spouses of undocumented immigrants. According to different experts from ., The Hill and MSNBC, if the congressmen wanted the check itself, it could be...
    A Chinese flag is placed on merchandise in the NBA flagship retail store on October 9, 2019 in Beijing, China.Kevin Frayer | Getty Images Though the National Basketball Association finds itself back in the middle geopolitics, there are no plans to abandon its partnerships in China as tensions with the United States continue to intensify over national security concerns. The latest threat to the NBA's business operations in China comes following concerns that its streaming partner Tencent could be facing business interruptions following an executive order by President Donald Trump last week. The executive order claims Tencent's WeChat app poses a threat to U.S. "national security, foreign policy and economy of the United States" and bans U.S. companies from doing business...
    Sen. Susan Collins is concerned. While her colleague from Maine, the independent Sen. Angus King, calls Donald Trump’s executive actions out for what they are—“unconstitutional executive orders [that] would accelerate the erosion of Congress’s fundamental powers and lead us further down the path to the undermining of the American experiment in self-governance,” leading the country toward an “elected monarchy“—Collins couldn’t bring herself to condemn Trump’s move, but does recognize it for what it is. Sort of. “There are constitutional limits on what the President can do to help through executive orders,” she said, even though she didn’t comment on whether Trump violated those limits. The Press Herald reports that they tried to find out, but Collins’ “spokespeople said she was not available to answer questions about...
    President Trump has Republicans rethinking the "pen and phone," a phrase his predecessor Barack Obama used to described executive power, while the media greet his latest orders with skepticism. Over the weekend, Trump issued executive orders designed to break the stalemate in Congress over the latest coronavirus economic rescue package. He seeks to use executive power to lower the payroll tax, extend unemployment benefits, and maintain a moratorium on evictions. Trump said several times last week that he would take such action if lawmakers couldn't cut a deal, adding that the White House was studying to impose these policies legally. Sen. Chuck Grassley, a senior Republican from Iowa, took to Twitter to say he "applauds" the moves. "I support President...
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” network political commentator and former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) said President Donald Trump’s executive orders addressing the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic defunded the police and firefighters “because there’s no help for state and local governments.” McCaskill said, “Yeah, Donald Trump was going to make America great again, and what he’s succeeded in doing is making America unwelcome around the world. There’s only a handful of countries that will allow Americans to cross their borders now without any restrictions. That is an unbelievable place for the United States of America to find itself in. The president over the weekend, think about all the times we heard during the presidential campaign, Chris, about The Art of the Deal,...
    Donald Trump has a dilemma. Along with the rest of the Republican Party, he abhors the idea of enacting the kind of federal relief program that would actually help people and keep the nation’s economy from collapsing completely in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. But that kind of substantive relief means giving ordinary working people money, which goes against the core organizing principle of the GOP, which is that government exists to line the pockets of the rich at the expense of everyone else. However, Republicans and Trump realize that their economic attitudes are wildly unpopular with most Americans, who do not see the pandemic as an exciting opportunity to experiment with how many millions of people can be evicted or foreclosed out...
    U.S. COVID-19 deaths drop for first time in four weeks Life with coronavirus: How businesses are turning to tech to cope with COVID-19 Heres what happened to the stock market on Monday © Provided by CNBC The Dow Jones Industrial Average rises 357 points The Dow climbed 357 points, or 1.3%, to close at 27,791.44. The S&P 500 gained 0.3% to end the day at 3360.47, about 1% from an all-time high. The Nasdaq Composite dipped 0.4% to 10,968.36. Stocks tried to build on last week's momentum even as lawmakers struggle to make inroads on a new coronavirus deal. Load Error Trump signs executive orders on coronavirus reliefOver the weekend, President Donald Trump signed executive orders that continue the distribution...
    President Trump is holding a news conference Monday after signing executive measures aimed at addressing the economic fallout from coronavirus but that may face challenges in court. On Saturday night, the president signed the measures that he claimed would halt evictions and expand unemployment benefits, among other things, but there are some hiccups. The executive action designed to halt evictions does nothing to specifically stop evictions. And the expanded unemployment benefits, an extra $400 per week, would only go into effect if states kick in $100. The president's effort to defer payroll taxes, which would only put off when those taxes are owed rather than cancel them, has not received a warm reception even from his own party. How to...
    In the event that former Vice President Joe Biden wins the 2020 election, network operatives are wondering what will happen to TV ratings once President Donald Trump is out of office. Digiday released an article on the “Trump Bump” — the phenomenon by which Trump’s presidency gave news outlets so much content and investigative reporting subjects over the years, causing their viewership to soar to new heights. The piece also explores how news publishers changed their business models to account for breaking news, digital subscribers, and new sources of revenue. The article includes conversations with former CNN reporters and executives who reflected on the network’s confrontational approach to covering Trump, and how often that became the story over the...
    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended President Trump’s coronavirus-related executive actions Monday, saying they are “entirely within the executive capacity of the president” as Republicans and Democrats alike have cast the actions as unconstitutional. The president, over the weekend, signed four executive actions to provide financial relief for Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic, as negotiations for a fourth stimulus package on Capitol Hill reached a stalemate. "What we are doing is entirely within the executive capacity of the president," McEnany said, citing each order, and federal statutes that support the claim. WHAT'S IN PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FOUR CORONAVIRUS RELIEF EXECUTIVE ORDERS? Trump's executive actions included $400 per week in supplemental unemployment aid — a replacement of the program passed under the CARES Act earlier...
    This article was paid for by AlterNet subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here. Joe Biden is not the kind of candidate one would expect to be a transformational president if he’s elected in November. But there’s one area where he would be uniquely positioned to be just that, and it’s a vitally important one. Biden has reportedly told aides that if he wins, he would serve a single term and not seek re-election in 2024, when he would be 81. According to Politico, Biden sees himself as a caretaker president who would help transition the country away from the catastrophic Trump years, and his party to a younger...
    Amanda Marcotte August 10, 2020 5:00PM (UTC) Donald Trump has a dilemma. Along with the rest of the Republican Party, he abhors the idea of enacting the kind of federal relief program that would actually help people and keep the nation's economy from collapsing completely in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. But that kind of substantive relief means giving ordinary working people money, which goes against the core organizing principle of the GOP, which is that government exists to line the pockets of the rich at the expense of everyone else. However, Republicans and Trump realize that their economic attitudes are wildly unpopular with most Americans, who do not see the pandemic as an exciting opportunity to experiment with how many millions...
    IN THE WHITE HOUSE Donald Trump pulled out his magic, presidential wand:     Over the weekend, President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests some states may 'pay nothing' as part of unemployment plan Trump denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran MORE signed executive orders to help with coronavirus relief as the negotiations on Capitol Hill are stalled. https://bit.ly/3iw6gvV  The executive orders:  Extends the expired unemployment benefit but lowers the additional payout from $600 a week to $400. “Directs the Treasury Department to allow employers to defer payment of employee-side Social Security payroll taxes through the end of 2020 for Americans earning less than about $100,000 annually.” Defer student loan payments...
    Indians Plesac on dinner out: I made a poor choice 7 Ways to Make Flavored Butter at Home Opinion: Trump’s payroll-tax executive order could boost the stock market After Republicans and Democrats reached a stalemate in Congress, President Trump issued an executive order from his golf club in New Jersey and signed other memorandums. The executive order called for a payroll-tax deferral. The payroll tax pays for Social Security and Medicare. © Getty Images President Donald Trump. This column is not intended to be a comprehensive analysis but is limited to the impact of the deferral on the stock market. Load Error Trump’s order, if implemented (amid questions over both its legality and its efficacy, with one Republican...
    President Trump’s bold move to bypass Congress by signing his own executive orders for coronavirus relief over the weekend drew plenty of strong reactions from both Democrats and Republicans. His actions to defer payroll taxes and replace the expired supplemental $600 unemployment benefit with a plan that would pay up to $400, in particular, drew questions about the order’s effectiveness, and whether the president has the right to overwrite the legislative branch of U.S. government. Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is among the most vocal critics, calling the payroll tax cut “the hydroxychloroquine of economic policy” in both a CNN interview and on his official Twitter TWTR, +1.41% account on Sunday. His dig harks...
    A new report says NBC’s top brass considered having Nicolle Wallace take Chuck Todd’s place as the moderator of Meet The Press. Two sources said NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell thought about having Wallace replace Todd at the top of the network’s long-running news show, according to The New York Times’ Ben Smith. From his article: The old establishment referees … are still embroiled in an internal debate over whether to try to hold onto a vanishing nonpartisan center. Some of those questions are playing out right now at NBC, where progressive prime-time hosts drive ratings on cable, but where the executive suite favors Nicolle Wallace, a former communications director for President George W. Bush and a Never Trump Republican....
    A look at Trump's claim during a news conference Friday evening in Bedminster, New Jersey: TRUMP: "Over the next two weeks, I'll be pursuing a major executive order requiring health insurance companies to cover all preexisting conditions for all customers. That's a big thing. I've always been very strongly in favor. ... This has never been done before." THE FACTS: No executive order is needed to protect people with preexisting medical conditions because Obamacare already does that and it's the law of the land. If Trump persuades the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional, it's unclear what degree of protection an executive order would offer in place of the law. The Obama health law states that...
                               Presented by Facebook     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Hello Monday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the daily co-creators, so find us @asimendinger and @alweaver22 on Twitter and recommend the Morning Report to your friends. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths as of Monday morning: 162,938.   The United States reports more than twice the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections as India, a democracy with 1.4 billion people that ranks third behind the United States and Brazil in the number of infections....
    Getty Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Vice President Mike Pence and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) applaud U.S. President Donald Trump during a bill signing ceremony for H.R. 748, the CARES Act in the Oval Office of the White House on March 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. On Saturday, President Donald Trump signed executive orders for a payroll tax cut, enhanced unemployment benefits, an eviction moratorium, and student loan relief, according to Forbes. Trump issued executive action less than 24 hours after Congress failed to reach its self-imposed Friday deadline to agree on the specifics of a relief package. This doesn’t mean that stimulus negotiations will necessarily stop....
    On Saturday Donald Trump announced, in a bizarre golf clubhouse speech to an audience of millionaires, a series of "executive orders" that he will (attempt to) undertake as substitute for negotiating new pandemic aid packages with Congress. Those talks had stalled due to Republican Senate indifference as to passing anything, Trump team unwillingness to assist state governments in economic crisis due to the pandemic, and Democratic insistence that Trump's new postmaster general stop actively sabotaging the U.S. mail system during that pandemic. Because Trump has surrounded himself with conservatism's least competent blowhards—namely, whichever self-promoting grifters impress him during Fox News appearances—the executive orders produced manage to both do extremely bad things, and to do them illegally. The Trump team is...
    Getty Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York. President Donald Trump faced quick criticism following actions he took aimed at the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. The executive order and three memorandums included a payroll tax holiday, a partial extension of federal unemployment, deferring student loans, and renters and homeowners assistance. The payroll tax holiday was among the most harshly criticized actions, with politicians saying Trump aims only to kill Medicare and Social Security. The orders were announced Saturday, August 9, 2020. Senator Chuck Schumer, D-New York, discussed the relief package with ABC News’ George Stephanopulos. He declined to say whether he thought the actions were illegal, but said the President “didn’t do the job.” You can...
    A Saturday report from The New York Times claimed that Donald Trump’s aides privately admit that his recent executive orders aimed at providing relief amid the coronavirus pandemic are unlikely to boost the economy significantly. “Even conservative groups have warned that suspending payroll tax collections is unlikely to translate into more money for workers,” the report read. According to the piece — which claims that lawyers will immediately benefit from the orders — the president’s executive actions will likely be challenged in court. Notably, Trump’s own aides allegedly privately admitted that the actions will not provide aide to low- and middle-income workers, small businesses, or local and state governments. Although the executive actions could provide some relief for student loan...
    Susan Walsh/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.It has been over a week since key provisions of Congress’s coronavirus aid package expired. Unemployed people are no longer getting a $600 check on top of their state insurance payments—putting them and the entire economy at risk. Congressional negotiations to extend the benefit and pass more economic relief have stalled, with Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) delaying any extensions, penny-pinching, and loading up provisions to protect businesses. Last night, President Donald Trump stepped in with a series of self-serving, likely unconstitutional executive orders that experts worry will only aid the lawyers who try to untangle the legal mess he’s made. On top of that, Trump...
    Bradley Cortright August 9, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump’s latest round of executive orders aimed at providing financial relief to Americans amid the COVID-19 pandemic are getting a cold reception from Congressional Democrats. During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said the new orders could be described in one word: paltry. He added, “In three words, unworkable, weak, and far too narrow.” “The event at the country club is just what Trump does — a big show, but it doesn’t do anything. And as the American people look at these executive orders, they’ll see they don’t come close to doing the job,” Schumer said.Watch the video below: JUST IN: Sen. Chuck Schumer tells @GStephanopoulos...
    White House trade adviser Peter Navarro continued his reputation for saying outrageous things on Sunday, claiming “the Lord” created executive orders to cut through partisanship and calling Donald Trump the “hardest-working president in history” when confronted on Trump’s latest golf weekend. Amid stalled coronavirus relief negotiations between Democrats, Republicans, and the White House, the president issued a series of executive actions and memos from his New Jersey golf club this weekend. The potentially illegal orders Trump signed reduces the unemployment benefit bonus to $400 a week, requires states to fund 25 percent, provinces a payroll tax holiday, and calls for a continued eviction moratorium. Appearing on NBC News’ Meet the Press to defend the president’s orders, Navarro was asked by...
    (CNN)With stimulus talks stalled, President Donald Trump announced he would go around Congress to deliver aid to Americans affected by the pandemic.But a close read of the actual text of executive actions he signed Saturday suggests that even if they are deemed constitutional, they will not quickly deliver the aid Trump promised. They may not deliver much at all. Here's a breakdown of the actions, the many strings attached and questions about what they actually accomplish. Unemployment benefits Trump described the memorandum signed Saturday as an action providing "an additional or extra $400 a week and expanded benefits." Read MoreBut in reality, the additional unemployment aid is more complicated than the White House acknowledged and experts say it may not...
    White House economic adviser Larry KudlowLarry KudlowMORE said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE “did not mean he was eliminating the Social Security tax” with his coronavirus executive orders.  Kudlow told CNN’s “State of the Union” that the president will protect Social Security and Medicare, after Trump vowed to make permanent his coronavirus executive orders’ cut in the payroll taxes, which help fund the programs.  CNN’s Dana BashDana BashWhite House not optimistic on near-term stimulus deal Clyburn rips GOP proposal to give businesses tax deductions, scale back unemployment in stimulus package Birx says...
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Sunday blasted President Trump’s recent executive orders as “a big show” that won’t “do anything” as lawmakers continue to voice their discontent over the president’s moves following the collapse of negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package. Schumer, who appeared on ABC’s “This Week,” is one of the most prominent congressional voices expressing discontent over Trump’s executive orders on Saturday to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount. While the president cast his actions as necessary given that lawmakers have been unable to reach an agreement to plunge more money into the stumbling economy, Schumer and other Democrats argue that the move seems more designed...
    Conservative radio show host Mark Levin slammed journalists as “liars” for a lack of reporting on cases in which mail-in ballots caused disruptions during elections. "Let me give the media some evidence, from the media," Levin said during an appearance on Fox & Friends on Sunday morning before rattling off cases in which mail-in ballots caused voting disruption. "Here's a piece in Just The News. Half a million, half a million, by my calculation, that's 500,000, incorrect absentee ballot applications sent across Virginia, including to dead people. Look at this one, 'Nevada sent more than 200,000 mail and primary ballots to the wrong addresses.' Wow." "By my calculation, that's now 700,000," he continued. "'84,000 mail-in ballots disqualified in New...
    Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerPelosi, Schumer slam Trump executive orders, call for GOP to come back to negotiating table Sunday shows preview: White House, congressional Democrats unable to breach stalemate over coronavirus relief Postal Service says it lost .2 billion over three-month period MORE (D-N.Y.) on Sunday declined to get into the legal issues surrounding four coronavirus executive orders issued by President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE on Saturday, saying simply the measures don't "do the job." ABC's George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosMeadows defends US COVID-19 testing amid criticism Meadows says White House is 'hopeful' it...
    Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerPelosi, Schumer slam Trump executive orders, call for GOP to come back to negotiating table Sunday shows preview: White House, congressional Democrats unable to breach stalemate over coronavirus relief Postal Service says it lost .2 billion over three-month period MORE (D-N.Y.) said Sunday the idea that the $600 per week enhanced unemployment benefit disincentivizes people from working "belittles the American people." "Americans want to work, but with 10-11 percent unemployment you can't find a job and people shouldn't be given a pay cut," he said on ABC's "This Week." President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid...
    Donald Trump signed an executive order Saturday afternoon aimed at extending federal coronavirus relief efforts. The signing came after negotiations to reach a new deal in Congress came to a virtual standstill between the two parties amid growing economic uncertainty. Kamala Harris took to her Twitter page shortly after the news broke, slamming the president for an action she called totally insufficient before saying that both he and Republicans are “giving up and moving on” from struggling Americans. You can view Harris’ tweet here. Democrats have long contended that they will not support a bill which does not extend the full $600 per week unemployment benefits to Americans. Under Trump’s new orders, the checks have been reduced down to $400,...
    If you didn’t know, Donald Trump is golfing and hanging out with rich people in New Jersey this weekend, so of course, high on flattery, he’s holding media events. Saturday’s press conference took Trump away from the links for less than half an hour, ending abruptly when a CBS News reporter challenged the impeached president on one of his favorite falsehoods. The event centered around the signing of several sweeping “executive orders” which aim to bypass Congress and bankrupt Social Security, all under the guise of helping the nation navigate the prolonged COVID pandemic … while also, predictably, benefiting the wealthiest of Americans. Trump was sure to repeatedly blame Democrats for just about everything, and promised a dark future for a United States that fails to re-elect him to a second term. It...
    In total, President Donald Trump signed four executive orders for economic relief in the face of the financial blow of the coronavirus in the United States, but there are many doubts about some announcements, such as the suspension of the payment of taxes on wages and whether these should be paid in the 2020 declaration. The first executive order is aimed at suspending the wage tax for the remainder of 2020 for workers who earn less than $ 100,000 a year. The President of the United States warned that “payroll taxes would be suspended as of September 1 and we are actually going to get that good news.” For his part, the economic analyst, Tino Díaz, assures that “reducing...
    Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has accused President Donald Trump of waging 'reckless war' on Social Security with new executive action on coronavirus relief, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls Trump's steps 'meager.' The wave of criticism followed the four executive orders Trump signed on Saturday, which among other steps extend weekly unemployment benefits of $400 and suspend the payroll tax. Payroll taxes are used to fund Medicare and Social Security, and Biden called the tax holiday 'Donald Trump's first shot in a new, reckless war on Social Security.'  'He is laying out his roadmap to cutting Social Security,' Biden said in a statement. 'Our seniors and millions of Americans with disabilities are under enough stress without Trump putting...
    If you didn’t know, Donald Trump is golfing and hanging out with rich people in New Jersey this weekend, so of course, high on flattery, he’s holding media events. Saturday’s press conference took Trump away from the links for less than half an hour, ending abruptly when a CBS News reporter challenged the impeached president on one of his favorite falsehoods. The event centered around the signing of several sweeping executive orders which aim to bypass Congress and bankrupt Social Security, all under the guise of helping the nation navigate the prolonged COVID pandemic … while also, predictably, benefiting the wealthiest of Americans. Trump was sure to repeatedly blame Democrats for just about everything, and promised a dark future for a United States that fails to re-elect him to a second term....
    President Trump gained the "upper hand" Saturday and helped his reelection chances by signing four executive orders aimed at delivering relief to Americans struggling with the economic fallout of the coronavirus, according to the Washington Examiner's chief congressional correspondent. "He definitely helped his cause by doing this, because what he's doing is two things," Susan Ferrechio said on "America's Election HQ." "He's taking away a talking point from Democrats who keep talking about the Republicans as being unwilling to help people." DESPITE POLLS AND PANDEMIC, TRUMP CAMPAIGN ARGUES CANDIDATE BETTER POSITIONED THAN IN 2016 The correspondent elaborated that the move directly contradicts the opposing party's message that "the president doesn't want to help people, doesn't want to help children, renters, the...
            by Chris White  TikTok threatened to sue President Donald Trump Friday for signing an executive order prohibiting individuals from communicating with the Chinese social media app’s parent company over the next 45 days. The executive order, which also impacts Chinese app WeChat, was issued Thursday night “without any due process,” TikTok said in a press statement. “For nearly a year, we have sought to engage with the U.S. government in good faith to provide a constructive solution to the concerns that have been expressed,” the statement said. Trump has “paid no attention to facts” and his administration has instead “tried to insert itself into negotiations between private businesses,” TikTok said. “We will pursue all remedies available...
    TIK TOK is set to sue Donald Trump for his executive order banning the Chinese app over spying concerns. The lawsuit will reportedly argue that the nation-wide ban is "unconstitutional" and the national security concerns are "baseless". Donald Trump wants to ban TikTok 4Trump shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping as the relationships between the U.S and China deteriorates Credit: AP:Associated Press President Trump signed signed an executive order on Thursday classifying the popular video-sharing app as a "national security threat" which poses "real" risks to US citizens. According to NPR, Tik Tok is prepared to file a federal lawsuit as early as Tuesday in the US District Court for the Southern District of California. 'UNCONSTITUTIONAL' An unnamed source who was...
    TikTok is reportedly planning to sue the Trump administration over the president's executive order banning the Chinese app from the US.   The video-sharing service is prepared to file a federal lawsuit as early as Tuesday in the US District Court for the Southern District of California, NPR reported Saturday, citing an unnamed source who was directly involved in the forthcoming litigation.    The outlet said TikTok will argue the order Donald Trump signed on Thursday is unconstitutional because it did not give the company an opportunity to respond, and that the national security justification given for the ban is baseless.   'It's based on pure speculation and conjecture,' the source said. 'The order has no findings of fact, just reiterates rhetoric about China that...
    If you misplaced your countdown clock, you might not have noticed that Friday was the day that Donald Trump declared he was going to sign a “full and complete healthcare plan.” So, that’s another example of promises made and … something something. However the rest of that goes. In a moment that was absolutely no surprise to anyone, Trump did not pull out the executive sharpie to either provide healthcare or reroute storms on Friday. However, the subject of healthcare did come up as Trump was enjoying the adoration, and viruses, of the assembled Bedminster crowd. Actually “crowd” is too strong a word. Even “gaggle” seems too much for the handful of very fine golfers who showed up to cheer on...
    WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (.) – United States President Donald Trump, who has threatened to act unilaterally if Congress fails to agree on a new economic aid plan for the coronavirus, said Thursday that he continues to work on a decree on protections for evictions and benefits for the unemployed. The executive order would also address alternatives for paying off student loans and cutting income taxes, the president said on Twitter, as Democratic leaders in Congress and Republican government officials are holding difficult negotiations to reach consensus. (Information from Doina Chiacu and Susan Heavey; edited in Spanish by Marion Giraldo)
    Nikola Motor CompanySource: Nikola Motor Company Nikola's entire second quarter revenue of $36,000 was related to solar installations for Executive Chairman Trevor Milton, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. "During the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 the Company recorded solar revenues of $0.03 million and $0.04 million, respectively, for the provision of solar installation services to the Executive Chairman, which are billed on time and materials basis," the company's 10-Q said. "During the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 the Company recorded solar revenues of $0.08 million and $0.06 million, respectively, for the provision of solar installation services to the Executive Chairman. As of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company had $3 thousand and...
    “The Ellen Show” continued to see a drop in ratings amid reports of a toxic workplace environment and sexual misconduct by executive producers. The show has hit a new record low in television ratings, according to a report published Tuesday by TheWrap. The reruns reportedly drew a 1.0 Live and Same Day rating from Neilson, TheWrap reported. Ratings for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” hit a new low in July 2020 following the release of bombshell reports about the allegedly toxic work environment that staffers have to deal with. https://t.co/AB3slakJnM — KTVU (@KTVU) August 5, 2020 The ratings have dropped 9% from the previous week and 29% from the same July week in 2019. The drop in ratings come as...
    A former DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show has said he 'did feel the toxicity of the environment' in an Instagram post addressing allegations leveled at the program.  Tony Okungbowa, known to millions of viewers as DJ Tony, told his 29,000 followers he 'stands with his former colleagues' after a number of them said producers perpetuated a toxic work environment that included bullying and racism.  Okungbowa was the DJ on the show for two stints between 2003 and 2006 and later from 2007 until 2013. He did not offer any examples of toxic behavior but addressed the need for 'a healthier and more inclusive workplace' on the show.  Last week, DeGeneres told staffers she was sorry about what was going on, in a...
    DVVALENCIA Updated: 08/04/2020 12: 40h Save EDEM redoubles the 2020-2021 academic year its commitment to the training of entrepreneurs, managers, engineers and entrepreneurs of today and the future. In addition to reinforcing its two degrees, the ADE Degree in Business Creation and Management and the Degree in Engineering and Business Management, introduces a new master program, creates a fully online training line, and reinforces the range of programs in the Executive Education area. Within the EDEM masters, the next course starts the first edition of the new Master in Finance. The program gathers the general and specific knowledge of the financial area, but also teaches the use of tools and enhances the development of professional skills. Your students...
    Tuesday on SiriusXM’s “The Dean Obeidallah Show,” President Donald Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, said that her uncle should be criminally charged over the American deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic. Trump said, “If you have it in your power to save somebody’s life but stand by and do nothing, isn’t that negligent homicide or something like that? If you are actively withholding personal protective equipment from a state because a governor isn’t nice enough to you and people end up dying, how is that not a crime?” She continued, “I think we’re at this point where the executive has so much power, especially when one party predominates, that it’s as if anything goes. There’s no accountability, and there’s literally no reason for...
     President Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump said that her uncle should be charged with “negligent homicide” due to his mishandling of the coronavirus during an interview with Dean Obeidallah on his SiriusXM show on Tuesday. “If you have it in your power to save somebody’s life but stand by and do nothing, isn’t that negligent homicide or something like that?” Mary Trump asked. She questioned how the president got away with withholding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from certain blue states as a way to retaliate against Democratic governors — asking again how it wasn’t considered a crime. “I think we’re at this point where the executive has so much power, especially when one party predominates, that it’s as if anything goes,” she...
    President Donald Trump ramped up his baseless attacks on mail-in voting late Monday by threatening to issue an executive order curbing the practice ahead of the November elections, a move rights groups and experts said would be a flagrant violation of the U.S. Constitution. “I have the right to do it,” Trump said during a Covid-19 press briefing Monday evening. “We haven’t gotten there yet, but we’ll see what happens.” “No, he doesn’t,” responded attorney Daniel Jacobson. “As the Supreme Court has explained: ‘the Framers of the Constitution intended the States to keep for themselves, as provided in the Tenth Amendment, the power to regulate elections.'” Steve Vladeck, a professor of law at the University of Texas at Austin, also weighed in:...
    The Ellen DeGeneres Show held a call with staffers to discuss how the daytime talk show will move forward amid accusations of a toxic workplace, according to reports.    Among those on the meeting Monday were Ellen, show executive producers Andy Lassner, Mary Connelly and Derek Westervelt and senior staff members, sources told Us Weekly.  The show producers - Ellen is both host and an executive producer - were said to have 'addressed' reports centered around a multitude of claims from past and current staffers that producers perpetuated a toxic work environment that included bullying and racism. Ellen DeGeneres and three other executive producers from her daytime talk show were reported to have held a call Monday to 'clear the air'...
    On August 6 & 9, join four of the world’s leading interfaith/intercultural organizations in the call to abolish nuclear weapons. Credit: gettyimages.com / RonaldReaganLibrary / Stringer This photo shows the 1986 Summit in Reykjavik where Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze, US President Ronald Reagan, and Secretary of State George Shultz discussed possible nuclear disarmament. For their efforts in this meeting, which brought the world tantalizingly close to the total elimination of nuclear weapons, both former President Gorbachev and Secretary Shultz will be honored at the August 6 and 9 online event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. An award to young people pursuing nuclear disarmament will...
    President Trump has resumed talk of a long-sought payroll tax holiday, which outside advisers say could occur with executive action. "We're putting it back on the table," said Stephen Moore, an outside economic adviser to the president and a member of his economic recovery task force, speaking to the Washington Examiner on Monday. Moore has called previously for the measure and has said that without it, "There’s no point in having a Phase Four." "I don't think Trump's given up on it," Moore said. Trump is also considering unilateral action to extend enhanced unemployment benefits and eviction protection if a coronavirus deal cannot be reached in Congress. With negotiations stalled, the president said on Monday that he is looking...
    Ellen DeGeneres has been given a new nickname by upset staffers: 'Talk Show Karen'.   Production sources tell DailyMail.com that staff who have worked in the alleged toxic work environment refer to the talk show host as 'Talk Show Karen' when they discuss the recent turmoil. 'Karen' has become a term to describe an entitled or demanding white woman.  'Who would've thought that one of America's most loved personalities would morph into America's most famous Karen?' production sources say. 'There's no way anyone on staff wants Karen and her band of toxic executives to return.' This comes as an insider from Telepictures, the production company behind the Ellen DeGeneres show, tells DailyMail.com that potential replacements for the talk show host include Sean Hayes,...
    Sickened by COVID-19, low-wage workers lose jobs. Others are denied paid leave. Alibaba expanded during the SARS health crisis — and its co-founder has advice to share What Dick Parsons Saw When He Made It Inside the Executive Suite (Bloomberg Markets) -- This Bloomberg Markets article is part of “The Only One in the Room,” an oral history of the Black experience on Wall Street. © Bloomberg Richard "Dick" Parsons, chairman of Citigroup Inc., speaks during an interview in New York, U.S. Dick Parsons, 72, is a senior adviser at asset management firm Providence Equity. He worked for Vice President Nelson Rockefeller and President Gerald Ford before joining the law firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler. He ran Dime...
    Ellen DeGeneres will reportedly not quit her eponymous TV  show despite a slew of recent allegations regarding a toxic work environment riddled with sexual misconduct, according to an internal email. The speculation around Ellen's career comes after one current and 10 former employees alleged the overt positivity of The Ellen DeGeneres Show was underscored by bullying and racism. A separate batch of allegations last week involved dozens of former employees who launched sexual misconduct accusations at three show producers, which Ellen allegedly 'turn[ed] a blind eye' to. Sources previously told DailyMail.com that Ellen, faced with a mounting tide of negative press and few defenders, was considering quitting the TV series amid a investigation by WarnerMedia.  Actors Brad Garrett and Leah Thompson further...
    As reports of a poor work environment and sexual misconduct at "The Ellen DeGeneres" show circulate -- not to mention accusations of poor behavior by DeGeneres herself -- rumors of cancellation have bubbled up a few times now. However, one of the show's executive producers, Andy Lassner, disagrees. On Thursday, Lassner shared a joke on Twitter regarding how difficult the year 2020 has been. "Me: I really think 2020 is gonna turn around and start getting better," he wrote. "2020: Lol, I’m gonna make your bed the epicenter." A fan then commented, wishing the EP "well." "If the Ellen show goes off the air due to all these allegations ... I hope you are able to find employment quickly," they said. "Nobody...
    The Ellen DeGeneres Show executive producer says the show is not going off the air as workplace investigation continues. Executive producer Andy Lassner shared his thoughts on the future of show on Twitter, reports etonline.com. A Twitter user wished him well in response to another tweet, also writing that “If the Ellen show goes off the air due to all these allegations… I hope you are able to find employment quickly.” Lassner replied: “Nobody is going off the air.” Ellen DeGeneres Addresses Workplace Misconduct Charges on Her Talk Show Warner Bros. Television sent an internal memo last week informing staffers that WarnerMedia would be seeking the services of an independent third-party firm, which will interview current and former employees about...
    The outcome of Chiafalo v. Washington (a unanimous decision that states may compel presidential electors to cast votes for the candidate to which they are pledged-ed.) was a foregone conclusion. In this troubling time, SCOTUS was not about to upend our system of selecting a president. To achieve the desired result, however, the justices were forced to turn the clear intent of the Framers on its head. This does not mean they made the wrong call; it simply shows us, point blank, that originalism is no more than a pragmatic tool, to be used or ignored at will. The opinion of the Court, delivered by Justice Kagan, states correctly that the system of presidential electors “emerged from an eleventh-hour compromise.” But neither...
    With remote back-to-school, child care challenges — for providers and families — emerge Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat An executive producer on Ellen said nobody is going off the air amid allegations of a toxic work environment on set © Provided by INSIDER Andy Lassner has been an executive producer on "Ellen" since 2003. TheEllenShow / YouTube Andy Lassner, executive producer on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," tweeted back to someone who was questioning whether the show would be canceled. "Nobody is going off the air," he said. Lassner has been the executive producer on "Ellen" since 2003. The show's future is uncertain since Buzzfeed News published an investigation spoke...
    Andy Lassner has been an executive producer on "Ellen" since 2003. TheEllenShow / YouTube Andy Lassner, executive producer on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," tweeted back to someone who was questioning whether the show would be canceled. "Nobody is going off the air," he said. Lassner has been the executive producer on "Ellen" since 2003. The show's future is uncertain since Buzzfeed News published an investigation spoke to employees who claimed the set was rife with sexual misconduct and harassment. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. An executive producer on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has spoken out about rumors the show will be canceled after allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment were aired in an explosive Buzzfeed News...
    Thousands to evacuate as Apple Fire grows in Southern California Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Ellen Show Executive Producer Says Nobody Is Going Off the Air Amid Workplace Investigation © Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images - Luca Teuchmann/WireImage Executive producer Andy Lassner shared his thoughts on the future of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, amid the "toxic" workplace investigation. Lassner replied to a fan on Twitter who questioned if the daytime talk show would be canceled. The Twitter user wished him well in response to another tweet, also writing that "If the Ellen show goes off the air due to all these allegations…I hope you are able to find employment quickly." Lassner...
    Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron has come aboard as an executive producer on filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane’s movie “The Disciple”. The Marathi feature is set to represent India at the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival. It will be screened in the Competition section of the prestigious film gala. The movie, which is Tamhane’s follow-up to his National Award-winning feature “Court”, has also been selected for 2020 Toronto International Film Festival’s official line-up. Gowtam Tinnanuri’s Nani Starrer Jersey To Be Screened At International Indian Toronto Film Festival 2020 “I met Chaitanya through a mentorship program where I had the opportunity to watch his very superb debut film, ‘Court’. I was immediately impressed by his sense of cinema and fearless confidence to...
    Staff at the Ellen DeGeneres' Show are 'freaking out' over the slew of allegations surrounding the titular host and her executives.  Insiders familiar with the show culture say the team is worried that the sexual assault and toxic work environment allegations will call the longtime show to call it quits. 'Staffers are texting and calling each other freaking out as they fear Ellen [DeGeneres] will quit or that the show will be cancelled,' the source told Us Weekly. 'The show feels done. It's going to be very hard to turn this around.'  The insight comes as DeGeneres herself may soon be looking to call it quits amid claims she perpetuated a toxic work environment, DailyMail.com can reveal.  Insiders familiar with...
    Getty President Donald Trump announced that he intends to use an executive order to ban TikTok in the United States. On Friday night, President Donald Trump announced to reporters that he intends to use an executive order to ban the popular video app Tik Tok in the United States. The news was reported by NBC reporter Josh Lederman, who says he was on board Air Force One when Trump made the announcement. In a tweet, Lederman informed, “BREAKING: Trump tells reporters aboard Air Force One he is banning TikTok.” In a follow-up, he added, “We are still in the air on Air Force One, landing shortly. Trump came back to speak with us off the record and agreed...
    Top executive producers of “The Ellen Show” have been accused of sexual misconduct by former employees. A total of 36 former male and female employees, ranging from senior-level employees to production assistants, corroborated allegations against executive producers including Kevin Leman, according to a report published Thursday by Buzzfeed News. The former employees spoke to Buzzfeed anonymously “out of fear of retribution.” Dozens Of Former “Ellen Show” Employees Say Executive Producers Engaged In Rampant Sexual Misconduct And Harassment https://t.co/cKUKRZtVCd — BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) July 31, 2020 The former employees laid out numerous allegations of harassment, sexual misconduct and assault to the outlet. Head writer and executive producer Leman was accused by one former employee of asking for a hand job or...
    Some Americans stopped going to doctor when the pandemic hit the United States – or at least, they stopped going in person. Although the coronavirus has in many ways ravaged the nation's health care system, experts say that the use of virtual care and remote monitoring have made notable strides in transforming the landscape in light of the current environment.[ READ: NIH Director: Hope for Vaccine in 2020 ]"COVID has certainly acted as a great propeller towards a lot more," said Suja Chandrasekaran, senior executive vice president and chief information and digital officer for CommonSpirit Health, during a webinar hosted by U.S. News & World Report on July 30. CommonSpirit Health, headquartered in Chicago, includes over 700 care centers in 21 states....
    Florida Prepares for a Challenging Hurricane Season as COVID-19 Cases Rise Hockey comes home to Canada as NHL season resumes A Wilderness of Error Trailer Revisits the Jeffrey MacDonald Triple-Murder Case 40 Years Later (Video) © TheWrap A Wilderness of Error FX has set a premiere date for the docuseries "A Wilderness of Error," based on the book of the same name by Errol Morris. The series from producers Marc Smerling and Jason Blum, producers of HBO's "The Jinx" dives into the story of Army surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald, who was sent to prison for killing his family amid a storm of swirling narratives. Per FX, the series "challenges our very ability to find the truth all the while overshadowing...
    Julie Dimperio Holowach, 63, of New York City, died on Monday afternoon A 63-year-old retired fashion executive heard giggling with her daughter before she was killed in a great white shark attack had retired early to live her dream life, friends say.  Julie Dimperio Holowach was swimming in a wetsuit with her daughter near Bailey Island, Harpswell, on Monday afternoon when an eyewitness saw her 'dip under the water'.   Tom Whyte, a neighbour, saw the attack from his office overlooking Mackerel Cove. He told pressherald: 'You could hear her giggling and laughing. All of a sudden Julie just started screaming for help.' Her daughter started swimming towards her but 'all of a sudden Julie went under.' Ms Holowach's daughter...
    A show chronicling the race to develop a vaccine for the deadly Covid-19 is being developed, with filmmaker Adam McKay on board as a producer. HBO has optioned rights to Brendan Borrell’s book “The First Shot”, with an aim to create a limited series, reports variety.com. Leonardo DiCaprio, Barry Jenkins on Board for Netflix’s Film Adaptation of Virunga Documentary The book tells the story of the global coronavirus vaccine race, following the companies and individuals involved, the science that it is based on, and the challenges playing out around politics, access, and safety. Percy Jackson Author Rick Riordan Slams the Film Adaptation by Calling It a ‘Mess’ (Read Tweet) McKay will executive produce along with Todd Schulman. Borrell will also...
    President Donald Trump’s social media executive order took a step forward on Monday, but some Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioners have already resoundingly rejected its premise. Hide The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), a part of the executive branch, filed a petition for rulemaking with the FCC on Monday, asking the agency to “clarify the provisions” of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Hide Trump’s executive order, taking aim at Section 230, came after he was fact-checked by Twitter over tweets about mail-in ballots. It ordered the NTIA to issue a petition to the FCC by Monday. The executive order is also facing a legal challenge that asserts it is unconstitutional. Section 230 has become...
    Netflix has announced “The Witcher: Blood Origin,” a limited series from “The Witcher” universe. “Blood Origin” will be a six part, live-action limited series, and a prequel to the streamer’s series “The Witcher.” Set in an elven world 1200 years before the world of “The Witcher,” the show will chart the origins of the very first Witcher, and the events that lead to the pivotal “conjunction of the spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one. The series is slated to shoot in the UK, though cast and a specific date has not been revealed. Declan de Barra will act as executive producer and showrunner and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will act as executive producer. Andrzej...
    Berlin, Jul 25 (EFE) .- The case of systematic manipulation of Wirecard balances splashes the German supervisory authorities and, by extension, the Berlin Government, while the scandal around an electronic payment company that was supposed to be growing model.
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Floyd, the oldest and tallest giraffe at the San Francisco Zoo, died Friday. The 18-year-old male reticulated giraffe had joint degeneration from aging and had suffered a significant decline in health, a zoo statement said. “His imposing size yet serene demeanor, and independent spirit will be missed,” the zoo said. Floyd was 16 feet (4.88 meters) tall and weighed more than 2,425 pounds (1,100 kilograms). He was born in 2002 at the Albuquerque Zoo and transferred to San Francisco in 2004. Over his lifetime, Floyd produced 11 offspring and had 24 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren that can be found all over the United States, the zoo said. “Floyd was truly one of our most beloved...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Floyd, the oldest and tallest giraffe at the San Francisco Zoo, died Friday. The 18-year-old male reticulated giraffe had joint degeneration from aging and had suffered a significant decline in health, a zoo statement said. “His imposing size yet serene demeanor, and independent spirit will be missed,” the zoo said. Floyd was 16 feet (4.88 meters) tall and weighed more than 2,425 pounds (1,100 kilograms). He was born in 2002 at the Albuquerque Zoo and transferred to San Francisco in 2004. Over his lifetime, Floyd produced 11 offspring and had 24 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren that can be found all over the United States, the zoo said. “Floyd was truly one of our most beloved...
    U.S. counterspy gives rare warning on foreign meddling in U.S. election Help Out-of-Work Cooks by Supporting Their Side Hustles AI Drama neXt Gets Premiere Date From Fox – Watch the New Trailer (Video) © TheWrap NEXT After more than a year since being ordered to series, Fox will finally premiere its AI drama "neXt" starring John Slattery on October 6. The network also released a new trailer, which you can watch above. From creator and executive producer Manny Coto ("24: Legacy"), executive producer Charlie Gogolak ("This Is Us") and executive producers and directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra ("This Is Us"), "neXt" is a propulsive, fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence that combines pulse-pounding...
    Getty Acclaimed producer/director Reginald Hudlin is set to make Hollywood history when he becomes the first-ever Black executive producer of the Primetime Emmys. Guy Carrington, David Jammy and Ian Stewart of Done + Dusted are also set to return to produce the telecast alongside host Jimmy Kimmel, Variety reports.  “I’m excited to collaborate with this outstanding team as we produce a show that celebrates the best of what we do and reflects this moment in history,” said Hudlin, who earned an Emmy nomination for producing the 88th Academy Awards show.  Read More: Did ‘When They See Us’ get robbed at the Emmys? Meanwhile, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, details about whether the Emmys will go down live in-person or...
    The Johnson County Indiana Sheriff’s Office announced on Thursday that it will not be enforcing the governor’s mask order, informing residents that they will only “continue to enforce the law as guided by the Constitution of the United States.” “Governor Holcomb has enacted an executive order to mandate mask wearing in public places beginning Monday, July 27, 2020. As your elected Sheriff, I want to address this executive order and my stance on it,” Sheriff Duane E. Burgess wrote in a statement shared to the sheriff’s office Facebook page on Thursday: The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will NOT be enforcing the executive order. We will continue to enforce the law as guided by the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution...
    Trans man sues hospital after hysterectomy is canceled This Major Grocery Store Chain Is Opening Up 70 New Locations Eva Longoria, Forest Whitaker to Produce Family Drama Chicano in the Works at ABC © TheWrap Eva Longoria Eva Longoria and Forest Whitaker have teamed up to produce the "epic, multi-generational" immigrant family drama "Chicano" at ABC. The series centers on the Sandovals, a Mexican-American family that immigrates to Los Angeles in pursuit of the American Dream. Described as "inspirational and timely," "Chicano" follows the struggles and triumphs of the Sandovals from 1920 through present and explores the question of what it means to be American. It is inspired by the classic novel by Richard Vasquez. The project, written by...
    Powerful 7.8 earthquake rocks Alaska isles; tsunami warning canceled This Major Grocery Store Chain Is Opening Up 70 New Locations Hillary Clinton Alternate History TV Series Rodham in the Works at Hulu © TheWrap Hillary Clinton TCA An alternative history TV series about Hillary Clinton is in the works at Hulu, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap. Based on Curtis Sittenfeld's best-selling book "Rodham," which was released in May, the show comes from "The Affair" co-creator Sarah Treem and takes place in a world where Hillary Rodham never married Bill Clinton. Here's the potential show's logline: "Rodham" imagines an alternative history where Hillary Rodham never marries Bill Clinton and asks what would have happened to her...
    One wonders how informed people are The July 17 column by John Kass for the Chicago Tribune was well written and very enlightening regarding the danger we are facing as a nation (“Could President Joe Biden hold back the left? No”). The so-called left, the likes of Bernie Sanders, AOC and their ilk, have hijacked the Democratic Party and have their mind set on transforming our nation into a socialistic society.  We see evidence of this with the current state of riots, murders and general mayhem in Chicago, New York, Seattle, Portland, Atlanta and our own Minneapolis/St. Paul. This kind of thinking has to stop. One wonders how informed people are on the dangers of socialism. This country has...
    A teachers union in Florida has sued the governor and the state Board of Education over an executive order calling for schools to open five days a week for in-person instruction in August, NPR reported. The lawsuit, which was filed by the Florida Education Association, names Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez. The union believes August is too early to safely bring students and teachers back into schools, "Any sensible person would tell you we have got to get the positivity rate down," union president Fedrick Ingram said, according to NBC News. "This is a life or death situation. We don't want to be...
    As coronavirus cases in Minnesota continue to rise, state officials are stepping up enforcement of an executive order from Gov. Tim Walz regulating the operation of bars and restaurants to slow the spread of COVID-19 infections. Investigators from the Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division of the state Department of Public Safety recently visited 919 establishments looking for violations of the executive order. The order requires employees to wear masks, for tables to be six feet apart and for restaurants and bars to operate at 50 percent capacity. “We can all do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep our businesses open by wearing a mask, social distancing and adhering to establishment seating limits,” said Booker Hodges,...
    2020 Nebraska signee Jaiden Francois moves into the portal The 12 Best Cleansing Balms at Every Price Point Meet the former Disney executive taking over as Virgin Galactics new CEO Virgin Galactic's chief executive Michael Colglazier reports to work for the first time on Monday, after the company announced a change in CEOs last week. The move marks a bold change for the space tourism venture, which is getting ready to fly its first customers after over a decade of developing its spacecraft. But Colglazier's introduction, as well as hints from Virgin Galactic's leadership that it is "months" away from beginning commercial service, has effectively been given a round of applause by the company's stock. © Provided by...
    Michael Colglazier, president of the Disneyland Resort, during an interview at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, California, on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The free-fall attraction replaced The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Hollywood Land.MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images Space tourism venture Virgin Galactic is making a bold change at the top, just as the company is getting ready to fly its first customers after more than a decade of developing and testing its spacecraft. Virgin Galactic's chief executive Michael Colglazier reports to work for the first time on Monday, as the company announced last week that George Whitesides would be shifting roles after nearly 10 years as CEO. Colglazier joins the company at a critical time, as Virgin...
    The senior executive of a German finance firm who fled as it collapsed amid claims of a fraud is thought to be hiding in Russia under the protection of the GRU. Jan Marsalek, COO of Wirecard and a prime suspect in an alleged £1.7billion scam, is rumoured to be hiding in an apartment west of Moscow. Marsalek, who is now one of the world's most-wanted men, has connections to the GRU and a man called Andrey Chuprygin, who is believed to be a former agent. Jan Marsalek, COO of Wirecard and now one of the world's most-wanted men, is thought to be hiding in an apartment near Moscow under the protection of military intelligence The 40-year-old Austrian was head...