With a friend like Donald Trump, Theresa May doesn’t need enemies.
The President delivered an astonishing political knifing of the British Prime Minister on Thursday, comprehensively undermining her fragile position in Britain’s tortuous negotiations on leaving the European Union and getting his visit to the country off to the most explosive of starts.
In an interview with the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper The Sun, Trump said May had ignored his advice on Brexit, he praised former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson — who has just walked out of her Cabinet over the issue — and he said May’s cherished hope of a free trade deal with the US would be killed off by her softened approach.
Even by the clown show standards of the House of Representatives, this was not democracy’s finest hour.
A hearing starring Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who presided over the start of the Russia probe, degenerated Thursday into a theatrical display of sanctimony, mock outrage, all-out partisan bickering and character assassination as grandstanding members on both sides of the aisle played to the TV cameras.
Republicans, posing as grave prosecutors of a state crime, sought to paint Strzok’s anti-Trump political commentary in texts to a former lover as a symptom of institutionalized bias that should invalidate special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election — from which Strzok has been removed
Salmonella cases linked to recalled Honey Smacks cereal reach 100:
Symptoms of salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps and typically present 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria. The first cases of illness in this outbreak began with symptoms on March 3, and the most recent individuals began feeling ill on July 2.
Symptoms last about four to seven days, and although most people improve without treatment, some may require hospitalization because of severe diarrhea. Thirty people have been hospitalized in this outbreak.
One question that reopening the murder case of Emmett Till can’t answer:
When Angela Lewis first saw him, she felt a knot of bitterness tighten in her stomach. He had the same burly build and imposing height, the same buzz cut and the same chubby cheeks stuffed with tobacco.
He was working as a security guard at a mall near her home in Meridian, Mississippi. But Lewis knew him as someone else — the man who murdered the father she never knew.
His name was Lawrence Rainey, and he was one of a group of men arrested in the infamous “Mississippi Burning” murders of three young civil rights activists in 1964. Rainey, who was a Mississippi sheriff at the time of the slayings, was arrested but later acquitted by an all-white jury. He would live openly in Mississippi until his death in 2002 at 79, widely seen as someone who took part in those infamous killings and got away with it.
A 5-year-old died from cancer, but not before preparing his own obituary:
“My name is: Garrett Michael Boofias
My birthday is: I am 5 years old
My address is: I am a Bulldog!
My favorite color is: Blue….and Red and Black and Green … “
These lines mark the beginning of Garrett Michael Matthias’ obituary, words he spoke to his parents before losing his battle to a rare form of pediatric cancer.