WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment drama is dominating Washington, but leading figures such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still have their day jobs to do. The California Democrat faces a testing over the next two weeks, toggling between the impeachment of President Donald Trump and past-ripe issues including North American trade legislation and a massive government-wide funding bill. December is always a busy time in Congress as busted deadlines come due and must-pass legislation reaches the floor. But the poisonous atmosphere surrounding impeachment has raised questions about whether lawmakers can deliver their usual year-end bundle. “American families deserve better than this partisan paralysis where Democrats obsess over impeachment and obstruct everything else," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., attacking Democrats for delays in the defense budget. Behind the scenes, Pelosi is confronting a difficult set of issues that requires agreement with … [Read more...] about Impeachment collides with funding deadline, testing Congress
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If your car is parked in San Francisco, the last thing you want to see next to it is an SFMTA parking enforcement officer making out a citation. Here are some more one-star reviews of SFMTA on Yelp. If your car is parked in San Francisco, the last thing you want to see next to it is an SFMTA parking enforcement officer making out a citation. Here are some more one-star reviews of SFMTA on Yelp. Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle Buy photo Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 If your car is parked in San Francisco, the last thing you want to see next to it is an SFMTA parking enforcement officer making out a citation. Here are some more one-star reviews of SFMTA on Yelp. If your car is parked in San Francisco, the last thing you want to see next to it is an … [Read more...] about Tales of parking ticket horrors: The 1-star SFMTA reviews
Superstar rapper French Montana is finally out of the hospital after a two week stay, but doctors have put him on bed rest for another month while he recovers. The 35-year-old rapper finally was able to go home earlier this week, but he is reportedly not out of the woods just yet, as he must remain in bed for another month, per Page Six in a piece published Friday. (RELATED: The Price Tag On Madonna’s Old Mansion Is Eye Popping) View this post on Instagram A post shared by French Montana (@frenchmontana) on Dec 3, 2019 at 2:42pm PST According to the report, the “Unforgettable” hitmaker has been prohibited by doctors from working, traveling or performing for the next month. (RELATED: Fans Don’t React To R. Kelly’s Boycott Over Sexual Abuse Allegations The Way You’d Expect) It all comes after the rapper shared news a week ago that he was officially out of the intensive care unit (ICU) after he checked into the hospital on November 21 for nausea … [Read more...] about Superstar French Montana Finally Out Of Hospital, Put On Bed Rest For A Month
More than 180 business owners, including Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, signed a letter protesting restrictive abortion legislation and published a full-page ad in The New York Times. Business owners banded together to “stand up for reproductive health care” by posting the ad in Monday’s print edition titled “Don’t Ban Equality,” which says abortion bans are “bad for business.”Signers included Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey as well as business owners of Yelp, H&M, Slack, Postmates, Bloomberg L.P., and Warby Parker. Dorsey signed on behalf of Square, Inc., but not on behalf of Twitter. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Daily Caller News Foundation as to why this was the case. The ad itself lists around 80 of the 180 business leaders who signed onto the letter. “Equality in the workplace is one of the most important business issues of our time,” the ad reads. “When everyone is empowered to succeed, … [Read more...] about Jack Dorsey Says Abortion Bans Are Bad For Business
This is a preview of our pop culture newsletter The Daily Beast’s Obsessed, written by senior entertainment reporter Kevin Fallon. To receive the full newsletter in your inbox each week, sign up for it here. This week: The return of Mrs. Maisel Learning so much about Billie Eilish Dakota Johnson vs. Ellen DeGeneres The Mulan trailer is so good! God bless Nicole Scherzinger, forever and always Billie Eilish, Van Halen, Myself, and a Lot of People Not Knowing Each Other! It’s been an incredible year for 17-year-old recording artist Billie Eilish. She is the youngest artist ever to score nominations in the Grammys’ “Big Four” categories: album, song, record, and best new artist. Her album When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was the most-played on both Apple Music and Spotify in 2019, and it topped Billboard’s end-of-year chart. She is apparently close to a deal with Apple TV+ for a documentary about her life that comes with a reported $25 … [Read more...] about The Year of Billie Eilish. Also, Who Is Billie Eilish?