It is hard to know whether Zhang was up to something sinister or is merely the victim of an extraordinary cultural mishap. “This lady who tried to rush into Mar-a-Lago is apparently a moron and not some kind of a spy,” said Cliff Li, a conclusion shared by some China experts. Yang claims she didn’t know Zhang, which seems plausible, or Charles Lee, which seems less so, considering she posed for a picture with him at a Mar-a-Lago party in 2017. Amid the climate of rising suspicion of Chinese spying activity, though, even some of her previously anodyne-looking associations now seem suspect. For instance, remember the Florida chapter of the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification? According to a U.S.-government report, the organization is “directly subordinate” to the United Front Work Department, Xi’s purported weapon for overseas influence. The chapter president attended the fund-raiser at Cipriani, where she took a picture … [Read more...] about How to Throw a Party at Mar-a-Lago
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Beverly, the one thing you hear is that health care worked for us. It wasn't a wedge issue. It became the issue. And so, this way, we don't have to spend a lot of time talking about the jobs gains and everything else going on in the Trump economy. They're noteworthy. They're hard to argue again. So we're going to focus on this stuff, and maybe do better. … [Read more...] about Americans evacuated from Diamond Princess cruise ship now under two-week quarantine in US
“I liked playing hockey and being a goalie because it was numbers related,” he says. “You’re either the best or you’re not. It’s numbers. You have the best goals-against average and save the most pucks and win the most games, or you don’t. It’s not subjective. So going into this world, I didn’t like the subjectivity of it because it meant that other people were going to put what they thought about you onto you.” … [Read more...] about Meet Wyatt Russell, Hollywood’s Most and Least Likely Leading Man
It’s amazing you asked. When it came out it floundered a little bit in the beginning, and then it got going, and it got going. That was the only movie that year that went up six weeks in a row, but it was just a tough release. Since then it’s had a life of its own. But that was the last time we saw it, in 1987. Then, about two months ago, Goldie and I were getting ready to go to bed and, in all honesty, we were sort of having a good time together. We had been away and we hadn’t had much time together. So we put the TV set on for a little background noise and we’re going to snuggle up and have a good time together and, sure enough—boom!—up comes Overboard. I didn’t know whether to quickly go by it or not, and I said, “Honey, get in here, you gotta see this.” So she came to bed and it was on a channel that didn’t have any commercials and we watched all of Overboard and we looked at each other and said, “Jesus, no wonder … [Read more...] about Kurt Russell Talks Cowboys, Guns, and Life as Hollywood’s Most ‘Hardcore’ Libertarian
“You know where you really want to come this summer? Cleveland.” The room erupted into applause — though it was also just about time for a commercial break. Still, it was a kind of side-joke reference to Kasich’s Hail Mary: That maybe if the guy running a distant third in the GOP race can stick this out until the convention this summer, John Kasich, the Ohio governor and maybe the closest thing to a Republican moderate, can somehow come away with his party’s presidential nomination.THE H IS SILENT IN BENGHAZI. GOP primary, Larry explained, Kasich is the only choice between “a giant douche and a turd sandwich.” The South Park reference, the Penners said, pretty much applies to the general, too. And with things looking as though New York’s April 19 primary might, for once, actually matter, this Queens visit was Kasich’s push to maybe win over some voters. So the gymnasium (home of the Hurricanes) at St. Helen’s got the town-hall … [Read more...] about Queens Republicans Like John Kasich Because, Really, Who Else Is Left?