Republicans slammed for ad showing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez photo on fire

AOC calls TV spot by pro-Republican Pac aired during Houston debate a love letter to the GOPs white supremacist case Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has condemned a TV advert run during Thursdays Democratic presidential debate which targeted her by using a burning photograph of her face as it warned about socialism and genocide. https://t.co/zvp1EB02c5 Twitter. Are you really calling me a racist? Im calling all Democrats out for supporting an evil ideology. Or are you just in Congress to hang out with celebrities and tweet out ridiculous ideas like the green new deal? ABC faced criticism for allowing the advert to run. Bend the Arc, a national Jewish organization, said: This is right out of the white nationalist playbook. No news …

Chrissy Teigen ridicules Donald Trump after president’s late-night Twitter attack

Trump complained he was not getting enough credit for criminal justice reform and hit out at boring John Legend and his filthy-mouthed wife Donald Trumps social media behaviour took another surreal turn with a public attack on model Chrissy Teigen and her musician husband John Legend over the issue of criminal justice reform. The president, it seems, was reacting to a perceived slight in this instance not getting enough credit for signing a fulminated in a late-night tweet: I SIGNED IT INTO LAW, no one else did, and Republicans deserve much credit. Trump complained that people that had virtually nothing to do with it are taking the praise. The president went on: Guys like boring musician John Legend and his …

Chrissy Teigen ridicules Trump after president’s late-night Twitter attack

Trump complained he was not getting enough credit for criminal justice reform and hit out at boring John Legend and his filthy-mouthed wife Donald Trumps social media behaviour took another surreal turn with a public attack on model Chrissy Teigen and her musician husband John Legend over the issue of criminal justice reform. The president, it seems, was reacting to a perceived slight in this instance not getting enough credit for signing a fulminated in a late-night tweet: I SIGNED IT INTO LAW, no one else did, and Republicans deserve much credit. Trump complained that people that had virtually nothing to do with it are taking the praise. The president went on: Guys like boring musician John Legend and his …

Equinox and SoulCycle face boycott over investor’s Trump fundraiser

SoulCycle says it does not support fundraiser by Stephen Ross, chair of company that owns Equinox Customers of the fitness companies Equinox and SoulCycle are calling for a boycott of the trendy brands after news that a high-profile billionaire investor will be hosting a fundraising event for Donald Trump in the Hamptons on Friday. The real estate mogul and private investor Stephen Ross, who is Washington Post reported this week. Tickets for the event cost $100,000 for lunch and a photo opportunity with the president and $250,000 for a package that includes a roundtable discussion with Trump. Ross, who is also the owner of the NFL team the Miami Dolphins, is the chairman of Related, the company that owns Equinox …

Marianne Williamson: the ‘leftwing Trump’ preaching the Politics of Love

As 20 candidates prepare for todays second Democratic presidential debate, Stefanie Marsh meets the celebrity self-help guru accused of being a dangerous wacko who just wants the United States to harness love The left-wing version of Marianne Williamson was written off as a joke until last month when, almost 30 minutes into the televised Democratic debate, as if emerging from a pupa of deep meditation, she calmly blindsided Joe Biden, Tony Robbins or Laura Dern in her 20s, Williamson had transformed herself into Hollywoods spiritual darling by her mid-30s. Shes unique among the Democratic candidates in having been both Oprah Winfreys spiritual adviser and the officiator at Elizabeth Taylors eighth and final wedding at Neverland (where Michael Jackson was best …

Trump again demands Sweden release rapper: ‘Give A$AP Rocky his freedom’

The Swedish prime minister had refused to get involved in the case despite previous advocacy from Trump Donald Trump once again advocated for the American rapper #FreeRocky Sweden everyone is equal before the law. The US president on Thursday said he was very disappointed Lfven was unable to act. Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Very disappointed in Prime Minister Stefan Lfven for being unable to act. Sweden has let our African American Community down in the United States. I watched the tapes of A$AP Rocky, and he was being followed and harassed by troublemakers. Treat Americans fairly! July 25, 2019 A$AP Rocky, a Grammy-nominated artist whose real name is Rakim Mayers, Kanye West about Mayers situation.

Trump escalates call for A$AP Rocky’s release as Sweden declines to act

The rapper has been in police custody since 3 July after being charged over a fight in Stockholm Donald Trump once again advocated for the American rapper #FreeRocky Sweden everyone is equal before the law. The US president on Thursday said he was very disappointed Lfven was unable to act. Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Very disappointed in Prime Minister Stefan Lfven for being unable to act. Sweden has let our African American Community down in the United States. I watched the tapes of A$AP Rocky, and he was being followed and harassed by troublemakers. Treat Americans fairly! July 25, 2019 A$AP Rocky, a Grammy-nominated artist whose real name is Rakim Mayers, Kanye West about Mayers situation.

Dear Hollywood: a live reading of the Mueller report will not defeat Trump| Hamilton Nolan

Americans are always looking for saviors to solve our problems. But leaders dont produce movements movements produce leaders. With all due respect, Mr Lithgow: step aside Celebrities wont save us. I say this with regret. Everything would be much simpler if they would. It would make the resistance much more straightforward. We could stop all the tedious work and coast to victory on pure star power. Think of the time we would not have to spend in organizing meetings. Alas. A celebrity-studded 10-act, 18-actor spectacle of Alfre Woodard and Zachary Quinto and Piper Perabo sitting at bunting-strewn tables on stage at Riverside church, intoning with great passion various excerpts of a lengthy document produced by the special counsel, will not, …

No country for old white men: Kamala Harris heralds changing of the guard

The Democratic debates standouts have been Booker, Buttigieg, Castro, Harris and Warren none a straight male Caucasian while Joe Biden looked like this years Jeb Bush It was as if other ageing white men in power Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) There was a little girl in California who was bussed to school. That little girl was me. pic.twitter.com/XKm2xP1MDH allegations from several womenthey were left feeling uncomfortable by their physical interactions with him. If successful, Biden would become the oldest person to be elected president in US history. Bill de Blasio, New York mayor Now in his second term as mayor of New York City, De Blasio is a hometown foe of Donald Trump’s running on the message that there’s plenty of …

Reddit ‘quarantines’ its biggest pro-Trump message board

Visitors to the subreddit The_Donald will see warning about its encouragement of violence towards police and officials Reddit has taken steps to quarantine the largest pro-Donald Trump community on its site, The_Donald, due to repeated rule-breaking behavior and, in recent days, encouragement of violence towards police officers and public officials in Oregon. Visitors to the The_Donald message board, which describes itself as a never-ending rally dedicated to the 45th President of the United States, Donald J Trump and has more than 750,000 subscribers, will be greeted with a message about the reasons for the quarantine before they can click through to the site. The quarantine restricts the board, known as a subreddit, from generating revenue and limits its popular posts …

US elections 2020: a simple guide to the race for the White House

From the debates, to the conventions, to the electoral college, heres everything you need to know On 3 November 2020, Americans will head to the polls and render their verdict on the Donald Trump presidency. Heres your quick guide to whats in store. Whats the 2020 election all about? In a word, Trump. Control of the US Congress, state legislatures and governorships are also in play. But the big question is whether the incumbent president can win re-election. All eyes are on the Democrats and the candidate they will nominate to take on Trump. In 2016, Trump pulled off a mammoth political upset against Hillary Clinton, taking swing states such as Florida and North Carolina while overcoming the Democrats supposed …

Corey Johnson NY (and even the city’s subway). Will he run for mayor?

The speaker of the city council, 37, who was diagnosed with HIV in 2004, has overcome addiction and is mulling a mayoral run Corey Johnson got his first brush with fame when, as the captain of his high school football team in a small town in Massachusetts, he came out as gay. These days, he likes to say hes in a long-term relationship with New York City. Its a way of confessing his love for his adopted city where he was diagnosed with HIV, and where he overcame alcohol and drug addiction to become a high-profile speaker of the city council but not just that. I mean that I cant find a boyfriend! Johnson told the Guardian. Besides considering a …

Creepy Joe Biden made women uneasy. Sorry shouldnt be the hardest word | Gwenda Blair

Obamas deputy refuses to admit wrongdoing, which puts him in the same company as Trump Joe Biden doesnt do apologies. The former US vice-president and leading (but still not formally announced) candidate for president sympathises and empathises. He understands and reaches out. He shares. But he doesnt say hes sorry. This has never been a big deal, given his famous agreeableness, his easygoing manner, and his much-touted common touch. For a guy who sometimes comes across more like an overgrown puppy than a potential commander-in-chief, it might even have seemed an asset to stand his ground and show a little spine. But over the last week, after accused Biden of inappropriate touching, aka handsiness, his no-apology stance has turned into …

The Hill to Die On review: Trump, Ryan and a Republican dumpster fire

Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer deliver a deeply sourced tale of ineptitude, cowardice and other common political traits Donald Trump is now going all in for Obamacare repeal. His latest Stephen Moore, a tax-dodging deadbeat dad, and Herman Cain, Kushner is quoted telling the late Senator John McCain, without a hint of irony, that were going to change the way the entire government works. McCain can only reply: Good luck, son. Kushner and Mnuchin come across as Zelig-like creatures, always on camera but with little to show. As it waits for Godot and the Messiah, the world anticipates Jareds much-heralded Middle East peace plan. Paul Ryan, the former speaker and 2012 vice-presidential candidate, emerges as a cautionary tale who inadvertently …

Annie Leibovitz on the shots that made her

She captured Americas most tumultuous moments and its biggest stars. The great photographer relives her Rolling Stone years and the time she set fire to Patti Smith AHenri Cartier-Bresson, once stood to take his own ghostly grey picture of the Seine crossing. Leibovitzs homage to the great French photographer did not stop there. Her latest exhibition President Nixons inglorious departure from the White House by helicopter in 1974, to the extraordinary Democratic convention two years before, in which sessions lasted until sunrise. The landmark event, which took place in Miami, was the basis for Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 72, the political classic by Rolling Stones resident gonzo journalist Andy Warhol to Ansel Adams to that ambush shot …

Beto O’Rourke raises $6.1m in first 24 hours, smashing Bernie Sanders’ record

Stunning sum is more than every other Democratic challenger who has disclosed their first-day totals Democratic hopeful Beto ORourke raised an unprecedented $6.1m during the first 24 hours of his official run for the White House, his campaign announced on Monday. The stunning sum is more than rival Bernie Sanders and every other 2020 Democratic rival who has disclosed their first-day fundraising totals. ORourke brought in $6,136,763 in online donations from all 50 states and territories, his campaign said. It did not disclose the number of donors who contributed or the average size of the contributions. In just 24 hours, Americans across this country came together to prove that it is possible to run a true grassroots campaign for president …