News of Trump White House speech writer David Sorensen’s resignation hit late Friday as the WaPo prepared a story on his ex-wife’s allegations of violent domestic abuse. The White House said they learned of the accusations from her on Thursday.
This is again, like the stories trailing Rob Porter, very tough to read.Read More
In northern Russia, a man who really wanted some booze drove an armored personnel carrier through a shop window, crashing into the store, then exited his vehicle and climbed through the wreckage to steal a bottle of wine. I know this will shock you, but he was drunk. The incident took place in Apatity, RussiaRead More
When Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI about contact with a Russian ambassador, it brought Robert Mueller’s investigation right into Trump’s innermost circle. We don’t know what’s next in the election meddling probe, but the vice grip on Flynn is tight. Trump can’t be comfortable, either. Nor,Read More
Governor Greg Abbott of Texas just gave an update on the impact of Harvey, formerly a category 4 hurricane, and now a tropical storm that made landfall near Corpus Christi late Friday night. There are no confirmed storm fatalities yet. At this time, 338,000 power outages are reported across the state. The governor is issuingRead More
A U.S. Federal appeals court today threw out the murder conviction of former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten, who had been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2007 massacre of 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians in Baghdad.
Slatten and other former staff of military security contractor Blackwater (renamed Xe Services, nowRead More
Inside-out grilled cheese sandwich. Yes, please.
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To call Shopsin’s “a Greenwich Village institution” was to understate something profound and important and weird and funny: Shopsin’s (first a grocery store, later a restaurant) was a kind of secret reservoir of the odd and wonderful and informalRead More