Englander spokesman Colin Sweeney said the councilman had sent a letter to donors Friday offering refunds to anyone who requests them. The money raised from the event, which was planned before the councilman was offered his new job, will be used to pay for community events and office expenses incurred until the end of the year, Sweeney said.
October 16, 2018 01:23 UTC
Many questions remain about the website approach: The "list price" of a drug can vary depending on the dosage and formulation of a medicine, and companies would have to choose how to report the price in that case. The out-of-pocket costs of medicines can vary depending on a patient's plan, sometimes ranging from zero to the full price of the medicine, so it is unclear how meaningful an estimated price range or average cost would be to patients.
October 16, 2018 01:18 UTC
Tara Reid was pulled off a flight before takeoff on Monday, according to a report. The "Last Sharknado" star, 42, was aboard a Delta flight from LAX to NYC when she complained about being given the wrong seat and not getting a pillow, TMZ reported. Per the outlet, Reid thought she was seated next to the window. A spokesperson for Delta confirmed to Fox News that "Delta flight 613 from Los Angeles to New York JFK-International returned to the gate, prior to takeoff, due to a customer disturbance on board." According to the celebrity gossip site, authorities were not called since Reid complied, and she was put on an alternate flight.
October 16, 2018 00:55 UTC
President Trump has topped $100 million in fundraising for his 2020 reelection bid — an enormous haul for a president barely two years into his first term, according to new Federal Election Commission filings. Trump pulled in $18.1 million last quarter through his campaign committee and two joint fundraising committees with the Republican National Committee, for a total of at least $106 million since January 2017, according to federal filings made public Monday evening. Unlike his predecessors, Trump began fundraising for his reelection shortly after his 2016 win. FEC filings show 56 percent of the total raised by his committees from July through September came from donations of $200 or less. Trump campaign committee saw a surge in legal fees last quarter after a decline in such payments in the first half of the year.
October 16, 2018 00:33 UTC
responded to President Donald Trump’s relentless ridicule on Monday by releasing the results of a DNA test that she says proves she has Native American ancestry. But now she is coming under criticism from the Cherokee Nation, which says DNA tests are not appropriate to determine tribal citizenship. Warren’s critics first raised doubts about her claim of Native American ancestry during her 2012 Senate campaign. Warren took a DNA test from 23andMe and had the results analyzed by Carlos D. Bustamante, a Stanford University professor. “Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person’s ancestors were indigenous to North or South America.
October 16, 2018 00:22 UTC
A federal judge in Los Angeles on Monday threw out adult-film actress Stormy Daniel’s defamation lawsuit against President Trump on free-speech grounds. Daniels said the man was threatening her for going public about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump in 2006. “The ruling also states that the President is entitled to an award of his attorneys’ fees against Stormy Daniels,” Trump attorney Charles Harder said in a statement to Fox News. “No amount of spin or commentary by Stormy Daniels or her lawyer, Mr. (Michael) Avenatti, can truthfully characterize today’s ruling in any way other than total victory for President Trump and total defeat for Stormy Daniels. Daniels originally sued Trump and Cohen, who negotiated the deal, so she could speak publicly about the reported tryst without fear of reprisal.
October 16, 2018 00:11 UTC
“He got us in most of those runs,” Lynn said. “He understands that running game plan just like everyone else. We’ll get different looks up front and he’ll make checks at the line of scrimmage. He’ll get us in runs where we’re not running uphill all day.”
October 16, 2018 00:10 UTC
The money now owed by Ms. Clifford to compensate Mr. Trump’s team of lawyers for their work on the case over nearly six months will not be insignificant. Harder, a lawyer for Mr. Trump, said Monday that the fees had yet to be determined, the case required several lawyers and multiple court filings. Mr. Trump, whose statements about that nondisclosure agreement and the $130,000 payment that went along with it have changed over the course of the year, has denied there was an affair. “We will appeal the dismissal of the defamation cause of action and are confident in a reversal,” he wrote. He added, “There is something really rich in Trump relying on the First Amendment to justify defaming a woman.”
Source:New York Times
October 16, 2018 00:10 UTC
As it stands, an owner is barred from owning an NFL team in one market and a different type of professional sports team in another NFL market. So, for instance, Rams owner Stan Kroenke had to put the Denver Nuggets in a family trust. Because the league wants to put NFL owners in direct competition with each other for the sports dollar in a given market. (Of course, that’s unavoidable in New York and Los Angeles, which are two-team NFL markets.)
October 16, 2018 00:05 UTC
LOS ANGELES—A federal judge in California dismissed a lawsuit brought by Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump that accused him of defaming her in a tweet. U.S. District Judge S. James Otero in Los Angeles ruled on Monday that the former adult-film star, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, must pay Mr. Trump’s legal fees in the case.
Source:Wall Street Journal
October 16, 2018 00:00 UTC
Karin Housley, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, walks to the stage at a campaign rally held by President Trump at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minn., on Oct. 4. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)Minnesota Republican Senate nominee Karin Housley once compared Michelle Obama to a “chimp,” according to a Facebook posting, HuffPost reported Monday. In the 2009 post, Housley opined on the then-first lady’s posture and compared her to a chimpanzee from the 1951 film, “Bedtime for Bonzo,” which starred Ronald Reagan. Uh-oh, someone is going to make a comment,” Housley wrote, according to a screenshot of the post reported by HuffPost. Housley appeared onstage with President Trump at a “Make America Great Again” event in Rochester, Minn., earlier this month.
October 15, 2018 23:58 UTC
As he so often does, President Trump falsely declared on “60 Minutes” on Sunday night that North Korea and the United States were going to war before he stepped in to thwart it. The 26-minute interview was typical Trump — bobbing and weaving through a litany of false claims, misleading assertions and exaggerated facts. The stage of “60 Minutes” was one of the more difficult public settings Trump has allowed himself to be put in. The result was Trump resorting to all of his favored moves to sidestep the truth. The United States imported $505 billion of goods to China, so maybe that’s where Trump gets his number.
October 15, 2018 23:58 UTC
Fox News host Shepard Smith dismissed President Donald Trump’s theory that “rogue killers” could be responsible for the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi vanished early this month after entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul. Turkish officials say he was interrogated, tortured, murdered and dismembered inside the building by order of Saudi leaders. Smith said Monday on “Shepard Smith Reporting” that Trump’s theory appears to “give cover to the Saudis.”He added: “The president did not elaborate on why he said ‘rogue killers maybe.’ Fox News knows of no intelligence and no evidence to back up that statement. He “denies any knowledge of what took place with regard to, as he said, his ‘Saudi Arabian citizen,’” Trump told reporters on the White House lawn.
October 15, 2018 23:48 UTC
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by porn star Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump and ordered the woman to pay the president’s legal fees. https://t.co/9Is7mHBFda — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018Avenatti on Monday said the ruling did not affect his client’s other claims against Trump or the president’s former lawyer Michael Cohen and said he would appeal the dismissal. Daniels is also suing Trump in Los Angeles Superior Court over a nondisclosure agreement, which was meant to prevent her from discussing her claim of a 2006 affair with Trump, saying it’s invalid because the president never signed it. “Daniels’ other claims against Trump and Cohen proceed unaffected. — Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) October 15, 2018
October 15, 2018 23:37 UTC
“If this court were to prevent Mr. Trump from engaging in this type of ‘rhetorical hyperbole’ against a political adversary, it would significantly hamper the office of the president,” Judge S. James Otero of the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles wrote in a 14-page ruling. “Any strongly-worded response by a president to another politician or public figure could constitute an action for defamation. This would deprive the country of the ‘discourse’ common to the political process.”
October 15, 2018 23:34 UTC