It might have been the day when Donald Trump’s Washington finally slipped the limits of credulity.
The administration’s big guns — Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin — got a hostile reception on Capitol Hill from Democrats eager to pull back a presidency they see as out of control.
Tuesday zipped by in a blur of grave constitutional tussles scented with the whiff of corruption. Surreal exchanges unfolded in Congress that left witnesses spluttering. There were superficial feuds over alternative facts.
The bizarre sideshow encompassed climate denial, a spat about Adolf Hitler, one senator’s meditation on Hollywood’s molesting actors and a schoolroom-style squabble between a top Democrat and Mnuchin.
Magic Johnson leaves Lakers front office job:
Magic Johnson, the beloved former point guard behind five world titles for the Los Angeles Lakers, announced Tuesday night he was quitting as the team’s president of basketball operations.
Johnson was in his second full season in the position for the Lakers, who are 37-44 and will be sitting out the playoffs.
The Lakers website says Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka are responsible for all basketball-related decisions. That included firing and hiring coaches and signing players to contracts.
‘Jeopardy!’ contestant sets a new record with $110k win:
“Jeopardy!” has a new winner, and he just won big time.
James Holzhauer, a 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, won Tuesday’s episode with a total of $110,914 — breaking the record for single-day cash winnings, the quiz show said in a press release.
And that number — a magic one indeed — is extra special for Holzhauer, the release said. His daughter was born on November 9, 2014 (11/09/14).
But that’s not all. That’s just how much money he won today.
Ingredient in whitening strips is harmful to deep layer of teeth, research says:
Hydrogen peroxide, the active ingredient in over-the-counter whitening strips, may be harmful to the layer under the enamel of teeth, according to research presented Tuesdayat a scientific meeting.
Teeth are made up of three layers: the outer enamel, an underlying dentin layer and connective tissue that binds it to the gum. The middle layer, dentin, is rich in proteins, of which collagen is the most abundant.
Lori Loughlin and 15 other parents hit with more charges in the college admissions scam:
Actress Lori Loughlin and 15 other wealthy parents now face an additional charge of money laundering as part of the growing college admissions scandal.
The parents, who were charged last month with conspiracy to commit fraud, were charged on Tuesday in a superseding indictment withconspiring to launder bribes and other payments through a charity run by Rick Singer, the mastermind of the scam, as well as by transferring money into the United States to promote the fraud, prosecutors said.
Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are accused of paying $500,000 to Singer’s fake charity to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as crew recruits, even though the daughters did not participate in the sport.