Prime-Time Justice: Trump Puts On A Flawless Show:
For once, the ultimate showman gave Republicans exactly what they bargained for.
President Donald Trump, turning the ornate East Room of the White House into the centerpiece of a well-orchestrated television production, made good on his promise and handed his party a solid conservative nominee for the Supreme Court.
“I am a man of my word, I will do as I say,” Trump said Tuesday night, savoring the drama of the moment as he unveiled Judge Neil Gorsuch as his pick to succeed the late conservative icon Antonin Scalia on the nation’s highest court.
Trump materialized at 8:02 pm ET in the cross hall of the White House and took a stately stroll to his podium along a red carpet under a glistening chandelier before summoning the full theatrical power of his office for the first time.
Trump’s First Days In Office Spawn Dozens Of Lawsuits:
Donald Trump the businessman was no stranger to lawsuits, both frivolous and substantive.
The high-profile wheeler and dealer filed numerous lawsuits and faced an array of allegations of his own before stepping into the Oval Office, including claims of sexual harassment, bilking investors and defrauding students of his eponymous university.
Donald Trump the president has continued that legal legacy, as it were.
In his first 11 days at the country’s helm, his travel ban and perceived conflicts of interest have spawned a handful of lawsuits, with plaintiffs contending the President of the United States should not be barring certain immigrants from entering the country and that his enterprises around the globe should not be accepting business from foreign governments
INSIDE THE NFL’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PUNISHMENT PROBLEM:
Kendra Scott says that she hid at home. That she concealed her bruises with makeup. And that she avoided telling many of her friends, family and colleagues about what really happened between her and her fiancé, the NFL star.
Scott says that Ray McDonald—at 6’3” and nearly 300 pounds—body-slammed and kicked her 120-pound frame. That he dragged her out of bed in the middle of the night. That he kneed her in the stomach when she was pregnant with their child.
There had been the black eye from a fight earlier that summer. Another bruise, a month later, spanning the bridge of her nose. By the end of August 2014, after an incident left her with choke marks on her neck and bruises on her arms, the San Jose police arrived at McDonald and Scott’s home regarding a fight they’d had. McDonald told responding officers he “felt Kendra blew things out of proportion,” but they arrested the San Francisco 49ers’ starting defensive end.
Daughter Of Anwar Al-Awlaki Reported Killed In Yemen Raid:
Nawar Anwar Al-Awlaki, the 8-year-old daughter of former al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader Anwar al-Awlaki, was killed in a joint American-UAE raid against the terror group Sunday, according to the girl’s family.
Anwar Al-Awlaki, a US-born cleric who directed attacks against the US, was killed in a targeted drone strike in 2011.
Multiple US officials told CNN that an assessment of civilian casualties is still ongoing and that there was no hard intelligence yet to suggest that al-Awlaki’s daughter was killed.
The raid also resulted in the death of US Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens who was fatally wounded in a firefight that saw three other US service members wounded and 14 al Qaeda fighters killed.
Two Children, Two Faiths, One Message:
A photo of two kids — a Muslim girl and Jewish boy — rallying for the same cause alongside their dads, warmed the hearts of audiences across social media.
Both children are pictured hoisted high above the crowd on their father’s shoulders, holding handmade signs. Seven-year-old Meryem looks across at Adin, 9, who is smiling back at her. Her father, Fatih Yildirim, is holding a sign saying “empathy.” Adin’s father, Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell, has a sign with a message about the past — “we’ve seen this before never again.”