U.S. Fox News Donald Trump Jr. First son Donald Trump Jr., a Fox News host and other allies of President Donald Trump rejoiced Monday afternoon following the arrest of lawyer Michael Avenatti, who rose to national attention representing adult film star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against Trump. Avenatti was charged with wire and bank fraud in the Southern District of New York, according to CNBC, and accused of trying to extort Nike. “Hey @MichaelAvenatti - It looks like you'll be the one spending time behind bars after all,” Trump Jr. tweeted, along with Avenatti’s signature hashtag, #basta, which is Italian for “that’s enough.” That tweet by Trump Jr. was a hit back at Avenatti for repeatedlyt saying the first son would be put behind bars in relation to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Mueller’s probe concluded and a summary of the report released Sunday found there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Jr., Fox News Host Celebrate Michael Avenatti Arrest: ‘It’s Lent but It Feels Like Christmas’
Kate Taylor, provided by Published 11:21 am CDT, Monday, March 11, 2019 Rich Polk/Getty Images for Politicon Tucker Carlson is embroiled in controversy yet again after the progressive media watchdog Media Matters released recordings of his calls into the shock-jock radio program "Bubba The Love Sponge." In the recordings, from years ago, Carlson is heard making comments degrading women — calling them "extremely primitive" and comparing them to dogs — and defending the now-convicted child sexual abuser Warren Jeffs. People are calling for advertisers including Mitsubishi, Peloton Cycle, and Allstate to cut ties with Carlson's Fox News show. In recent months, at least 27 brands have stopped advertising on the show following Carlson's inflammatory on-air comments regarding women and immigrants. People are once again calling for advertisers to ditch Tucker Carlson's Fox News show, this time after the release of recordings in which Carlson justified child … [Read more...] about At least 27 advertisers have stopped advertising on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show in recent months after the host’s controversial comments. Here’s the list.
(Reuters) - Virginia Governor Ralph Northam will hold a news conference at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday and does not plan to resign, U.S. network NBC said, citing a spokesperson for the governor. Northam is facing mounting pressure from his Democratic party to resign after a photograph surfaced which he said on Friday showed him and another person in racist garb at a party decades earlier. (Reporting by Jason Lange in Washington) … [Read more...] about Virginia governor to hold news conference, not planning to resign -NBC
Vietnamese goods campaign promote local firms’ development A trade promotion fair to connect firms in Hà Nội and other localities. — Photo kinhtedothi.vn A campaign urging local people to buy “Made-in-Viet Nam” products has helped develop businesses across the country. The Vietnamese people using Vietnamese goods campaign has played a key role in helping local enterprises, a conference held in Hà Nội on Tuesday heard. “The campaign should not be a slogan but aim to conquer Vietnamese consumers,” said deputy minister of Industry and Trade Đỗ Thắng Hải. Trương Thị Ngọc Ánh, vice chairwoman of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee, said all of localities nationwide had worked to implement the idea. More than 100 trade promotion conferences were held last year and more than 2,000 programmes were organised to bring Vietnamese goods to rural areas. “Local … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 17/1
Can’t prove this, won’t even try, but the turn of this new year seemed to bring an unusually robust flow of retrospectives on 2018 as a year of good news for our terrestrial environment and the people who care about it. Can’t explain that but will speculate that it may have something to do with the year’s bad news being so very bad, especially in the realm of climate change: its accelerating pace and proliferating impacts; the deepening concern about feedback mechanisms, already under way, that are poorly understood but are likely to proceed even if greenhouse-gas emissions could be brought down rapidly. Still, last year’s good news does deserve more attention than it received in most ongoing coverage, including my own. So as a time-conserving service to you, dear readers, I devoted a fair chunk of time to sifting all such compilations I could find; what follows is a selection of the positive developments that struck me as having the most merit, with extra … [Read more...] about It turns out that, amid a whole lot of terrible, 2018 brought some good news for the environment, too