Michelle Obama should feel happy vibes at the Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday when a sold-out arena of 16,000 fans hears her talk about her best-selling memoir “Becoming.” It was at the X that her husband, Barack Obama, gave his victory speech in June 2008 after he had won the Democratic nomination for president of the United States. During the evening, the Obamas did a little fist bump that was caught by photographers and widely published. A framed copy of that moment will be given to Michelle Obama on Wednesday as a token of her St. Paul appearances, according to the X’s vice president and general manager, Jack Larson, who says “it was the fist bump heard around the world.” Larson says it was a natural for the Obama tour, titled “Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama,” to book the X because the venue has history with promoter Live Nation (co-sponsored by Crown Publishing). “Live Nation does a lot of shows here with … [Read more...] about Superfans gear up for Michelle Obama’s book tour stop at the X
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By Eric Morath WSJ Lauren Weber WSJ Fri., March 1, 2019 The job market doesn’t get much better than this. The U.S. economy has added jobs for 100 consecutive months. Unemployment recently touched its lowest level in 49 years. Workers are so scarce that, in many parts of the country, low-skill jobs are being handed out to pretty much anyone willing to take them—and high-skilled workers are in even shorter supply. All sorts of people who have previously had trouble landing a job are now finding work. Racial minorities, those with less education and people working in the lowest-paying jobs are getting bigger pay raises and, in many cases, experiencing the lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for their groups. They are joining manufacturing workers, women in their prime working years, Americans with disabilities and those with criminal records, among others, in finding improved job prospects after years of disappointment. There are still fault … [Read more...] about Inside the Hottest Job Market in Half a Century
A bachelor in the White House? It’s such a compelling scenario that Aaron Sorkin once wrote a movie about it. “The American President” came out in 1995, years before “The West Wing” and decades before never-married Senator Cory Booker announced own run for president. Michael Douglas stars as a widowed commander in chief who falls for an environmental lobbyist. (They meet cute when he overhears her insulting him in a White House meeting room.) Their courtship is a lesson in the perils of presidential dating: the media mob, the character attacks, the moment where the president has to choose between his crime bill and his girlfriend’s clean air bill. On the second date, he also seems to tell her some classified security information, though the movie doesn’t make a big deal out of that.Story Continued Below It’s clear that every moment is a minefield, for both the president and the person he’s trying to woo—something Booker seems … [Read more...] about Is America Ready for a Single President?
On November 7, the day after Democrats seized control of the House with what would become a 40-seat swing, President Trump fired his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. That day, at his home in California, Smoke Wallin’s phone blew up with congratulatory calls from friends and associates celebrating the political demise of the nation’s top law enforcement officer. Sessions had spent good parts of the preceding two years looming menacingly over a booming industry that is caught between a tidal wave of popularity at the state level and an implacable wall of illegality in Washington. Wallin, the president of Vertical, a cannabis company with a 1,500-acre ranch outside of Santa Barbara and operations in four states, was not unmoved by Sessions’ departure, but he saw an even more welcome development in the election results. “People kept saying that with Sessions no longer attorney general, a major obstacle was removed from the cannabis movement’s progress,” … [Read more...] about Why 2019 Could Be Marijuana’s Biggest Year Yet
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