Politics

Manchin still not closing door on endorsing Biden, but says he’s gone ‘too far left’

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D) indicated Friday he was not fully closing the door on voting for President Biden this year, but said he has gone “too far left.” “I want Joe Biden to be the Joe Biden I've known forever, okay?” Manchin said in an interview with MSNBC’s Katy Tur. “Always working a...
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Trump calls hush money jury selection ‘largely luck,’ offers to testify at trial

Former President Trump described the upcoming jury selection in his first criminal trial as “largely luck” on Friday. Trump was asked about his hush money trial that begins on Monday in New York at a press conference alongside Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) at Mar-a-Lago. “Jury selection is largely luck,” the former president said. “It depends...
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Abortion initiative meets signature quota to get on Colorado ballot 

Click in for more news from The Hill {beacon} Health Care Health Care   The Big Story Abortion initiative clears signature threshold to get on Colorado ballot A reproductive rights campaign working to enshrine abortion into Colorado’s constitution announced Friday it had collected enough signatures to get its measure on the November ballot. ©...
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Haiti formalizes transitional council in move toward new elections

Haiti has formalized a new presidential transitional council that will help to move the embattled nation toward peace after the Caribbean island has been consumed by gang violence and left with almost no government. A decree was published Friday establishing the new nine-member council in Le Moniteur, the official gazette of the Haitian government, according...
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Cast Member Sarah Sherman Responds to ‘Ugly’ SNL Controversy

Rosalind O’Connor/NBCSaturday Night Live star Sarah Sherman told former cast members Dana Carvey and David Spade on Friday that she wishes she never responded to the viral TikTok that claimed the show has “never hired a hot woman.”After seeing the TikTok from user Jahelis reshared to Twitter, Sherman retweeted it and said “just found out i’m not hot. please give me and my family space to grieve privately and uglily at this time.” Her quip went viral along with the video itself, but Sherman told Spade and Carvey that she wishes she hadn’t brought any additional attention to the comments.“I shouldn't have fucking said fucking anything because she said some shit for attention,” Sherman said on the pair’s spin-off Superfly podcast. “I was mad at myself for the tweet,” she added, but was set off by the individuals called out in the video.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Trump on Ukraine aid: ‘We’re thinking about making it in the form of a loan’

Former President Trump on Friday signaled an openness to Republicans approving additional aid for Ukraine in its war against Russia if it came in the form of a loan. “We’re looking at it right now, and they’re talking about it, and we’re thinking about making it in the form of a loan instead of just...
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Man Charged With Gruesome Murder and Dismemberment of 19-Year-Old Sade Robinson

via GoFundMeA Wisconsin man has been charged by Milwaukee County prosecutors with the murder and mutilation of 19-year-old Sade Robinson, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday.Maxwell Anderson, 33, was charged with first-degree murder, dismemberment of a corpse, and arson, according to the criminal complaint. Investigators say he killed Robinson and then cut apart her body with the intent to conceal her corpse, and set fire to her car.Anderson met Robinson at a local Milwaukee restaurant on the evening of April 1, where they were seen on security footage sharing a meal before leaving around 6:30 p.m., the criminal complaint says. From there, Robinson’s location was traced to a nearby bar and finally back to Anderson’s address, according to investigators who used data shared on the app Life360 to reconstruct her final hours.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Vengeful Trump Takes Aim at Pro-Impeachment GOP Congressman

Megan Varner/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump has continued his revenge tour during the 2024 election cycle as he endorsed a primary challenger to Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), one of the two remaining Republicans who voted to impeach him in 2021.Late Friday afternoon, Trump sent out a Truth Social post endorsing Newhouse’s primary opponent, Jerrod Sessler, calling him “MAGA all the way” and making clear this endorsement is because Newhouse voted to impeach him following the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021.“He is running against a weak and pathetic RINO named Newhouse, who voted to, for no reason, Impeach me. Newhouse has to go!” Trump said in his post.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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CBS Shushing ‘The Talk’ After 15 Seasons, Calling It Quits in December

CBS Photo Archive/GettyCBS no longer wants to talk about it.Following months of rumors of the daytime talk show’s demise, CBS confirmed on Friday that The Talk would only get a shortened 15th season starting this fall and would sign off for good in December following a “celebratory send-off.”The show, which launched in 2010, is currently hosted by Sheryl Underwood, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell, Akbar Gbajabiamila, and Amanda Kloots. While Underwood has been with The Talk since its second season, the rest of the hosts joined in 2021.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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‘The Golden Bachelor’ Divorce Has Killed My Belief in Love

John FleenorLike the rest of groggily caffeinating America, this morning I woke up to the wild news that Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist, the first Golden Bachelor couple, have decided to divorce. The news comes just three (yes, three!) months after ABC's first-ever “Golden Wedding” aired. And listen: That special was not short.Viewers have been left utterly stunned. “I still have milk in the fridge from when this was on,” one comment on an article about the split posted to Instagram read. As a faithful viewer myself, I am right there with the rest of Bachelor Nation. Shocked. Mystified. Feeling a little… uh, dare I say, duped? Even if it is reality TV, which, at the end of the day, is made for our entertainment, it is spectacularly tough to wrap my head around just how short-lived this marriage was. I’m not saying seventy-somethings should stay in unhappy marriages just because they are, ya know, so old. But I am also saying: What in the fresh hell happened?That stunned feeling is absolutely ringing through the internet today. It’s especially boggling, perhaps, because The Golden Bachelor’s first run was exceptionally full of hope—far more than previous seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Women fell in love with Gerry, and he fell in love with them. And the recurring line we heard over and over again was also an optimistic one: “You can find love at any age.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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