President Donald Trump thrived on drama during his campaign — but signs of disarray in a White House beset by controversy and internal tensions are exposing the downside of his signature style.
Trump’s fast start is now a memory as intractable controversies bear down on his administration from inside and out, consuming political capital just at the moment when he seeks to enact his agenda at home and abroad.
“As far as national security is concerned, this White House is in disarray,” Republican Sen. John McCain told CNN Wednesday.
McCain is not alone in raising alarm bells about how the White House’s scattershot focus could eventually make Americans less safe.
Women’s March Organizers Announce Date For General Strike:
The organizers of the Women’s March on Washington have set the date for their general strike, dubbed “A Day Without A Woman,” for March 8, which is International Women’s Day.
Anita Busch of Deadline reported Wednesday that a book and film centered on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and their come-from-behind 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons has been commissioned.
Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, who received an Oscar nomination for their work on The Fighter, will reunite with author Casey Sherman and Dave Hedge of the Boston Herald to handle writing duties. The four previously crossed paths when Tamasy and Johnson used Boston Strong, co-authored by Casey and Hedge, as inspiration for 2016’s Patriot’s Day film.
Grammy President: There’s No ‘Race Problem’:
Recording Academy President Neil Portnow is aware of the discussion about whether race played a role in Adele winning the album of the year Grammy on Sunday over Beyoncé.
Beyoncé’s loss has been questioned not only by fans of her album “Lemonade,” but also by the woman who won album of the year.
Adele, one of 14,000 members of the Recording Academy who select the Grammy winners, said “Lemonade” got her vote.
Portnow said it’s “always hard to create objectivity out of something that’s inherently subjective.”
“We don’t, as musicians, in my humble opinion, listen to music based on gender or race or ethnicity,” Portnow said. “When you go to vote on a piece of music — at least the way that I approach it — is you almost put a blindfold on and you listen.”
Trash To $100,000 Treasure: Cash Found In Old TV Set:
Wires and tubes and lots of glass and plastic, that’s what TV recyclers usually find inside old sets. But for one worker in Canada, the discovery of a secret box helped jar the memory of a forgotten inheritance.
More than $100,000 in cash was found inside a television that was being processed at an Ontario recycling plant in January, CNN partner CTV Network reported this week. The money was found inside a cash box, stashed into the TV console.
“There was like, four stacks of $50 bills, and I knew it was a large amount of money,” Rick Deschamps, general manager of the plant told CTV. Deschamps praised his employee for being honest and turning the box over to authorities.