Chris Woodyard and Kevin McCoy USA TODAY Published 9:10 PM EDT Sep 24, 2018 LOS ANGELES — Stormy Daniels brought her libel case against President Donald Trump to federal court Monday — and the judge indicated he was not impressed. U.S. District Court Judge S. James Otero did not rule from the bench, but told the porn actress’ attorneys that it appeared a tweet by Trump that named her appeared to be speech protected by the First Amendment. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, had filed the suit after Trump sent out a tweet dismissing comments she had made in broadcast interviews. When Daniels said in a TV interview that a man had confronted her in 2011 after alleging an affair with Trump in an attempt to silence her, the president tweeted that the accoster who made the threats was a “non-existent man” and that her allegation was a “total con job.” But, Otero said it appeared to him that the tweet was protected as free speech … [Read more...] about Stormy Daniels vs. Donald Trump: Judge likely to toss defamation claim
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By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: August 8, 2018 at 2:53 pm | UPDATED: August 8, 2018 at 2:59 pm Nine months ago, George Takei saw the good will he had built up over five decades as “Star Trek’s” Lt. Sulu, and as a social media activist and LGBTQ icon, almost evaporate. He was one of a number of men caught up in the tidal wave of post-Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations. In early November, a former model accused Takei of drugging and groping him in 1981 in a story published in the Hollywood Reporter. Takei, 81, vehemently denied the allegations, but fans expressed outrage and wondered if they had been duped by their beliefs he had always been one of the good guys. Several publishing partners broke ties with him. Donald Trump Jr. also unleashed his “Twitter army” on him, Takei recounts in a new interview with The Daily Beast. The president’s son tweeted on Dec. 9, 2017: “I guess you have … [Read more...] about George Takei vs. Donald Trump Jr.: Actor, icon admits ‘horror’ of facing Trump Jr.’s ‘Twitter army’
Driving the Day Good Thursday morning from San Francisco. The one thing that has surprised us in our meetings here is how seriously even nascent companies are taking Washington and the prospect of regulations stifling their businesses. Long gone are the days when techies waited to have fights with regulators, or think they can change the world without D.C. interfering. They might not like it -- but that’s the reality, as the tech space has become more crowded. Message to D.C.: Your skills -- whether it’s how to move something through Congress, or how to navigate an agency -- are in high demand out here. KNOWING STEPHEN BANNON -- Bloomberg Businessweek’s Josh Green has a juicy profile of Trump’s new campaign guru. Headline: “Free Donald Trump!”: “Bannon himself has a particularly low regard for the RNC’s capabilities. ‘Sean [Spicer] wanted us to partner up on one of the [Republican] primary debates for $350,000,’ he told me … [Read more...] about Knowing STEVE BANNON — New CLINTON ad on Trump’s taxes — Ryan, Scalise to tailgate in GREEN BAY — SEAN SPICER profile — SPOTTED at the MSNBC party
In the wake of the Indiana primary, with Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropping their presidential bids, the 2016 Republican race has been decided: Donald Trump is the likely GOP nominee. And on the Democratic side, despite a narrow loss for Hillary Clinton in the Hoosier State, the delegate math still makes it a near-impossible task for Bernie Sanders to win the nomination. Thus, barring some unforeseen calamity, the battle lines of the general election have been drawn: Clinton vs. Trump. Wait - Are the primaries over? First, a quick note on last night's results, and the race for delegates in both parties. CBS News estimates that Donald Trump has picked up all of Indiana's 57 delegates, bringing his total to 1,052. He now needs only 185 additional delegates to reach the magic number he needs - 1,237 - to win the nomination on the first ballot. Last night's results put him on a trajectory to do just that, either on or before June 7, when the last GOP primaries will be held. In the … [Read more...] about 2016 by the numbers: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump?
Last Updated Oct 4, 2016 7:13 AM EDT By Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony SalvantoHillary Clinton now leads Donald Trump by four points (45 percent to 41 percent) in a four-way race for president. About one in 10 voters pick either Gary Johnson (8 percent) or Jill Stein (3 percent). In a head to head match-up without third party candidates, Clinton leads by six points. Eight in 10 of both Trump and Clinton supporters will be upset and worry about the future of the country if the other candidate becomes president. Clinton has improved on some key candidate qualities: More now see her as having the right temperament (59 percent) and being prepared to be president (63 percent) than at any time during the campaign. Trump’s numbers have held steady on these measures and continue to be negative. But he is seen as best able to handle the economy and bring change. While overall views of the candidates remain negative, Clinton’s favorable … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Hillary Clinton gaining support among key set of voters