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’
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President Donald Trump uses Twitter to break news, feud with critics and even conduct diplomacy. It can be hard to keep up with the prolific 45th president — so we're keeping track of @realDonaldTrump's latest noteworthy tweets. They include his claim that he has an absolute right to pardon himself, attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and nuclear summit scheduling with North Korea. With Newsday staff and The Associated Press 'So much for the big Blue Wave, it may be a big Red Wave' Nunes 'a true American Patriot the likes of which we rarely see in our modern day world' Rep. Devin Nunes, a Republican from California, has been a close partisan ally of Trump as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, which traditionally has operated in a more bipartisan fashion than under his tenure. California's primary was held on June 5, 2018, when Trump sent this tweet. Trump blames Sessions for 'Russian Witch Hunt Hoax' 'The appointment of the … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s noteworthy tweets as president
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
Clinton celebrates on stage after she accepted the nomination during the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty U.S. Hillary Clinton 2016 Presidential Election Women Updated | They came for Bill but left with Hillary.San Francisco philanthropist Susie Tompkins Buell says the first time she was in the same room with Hillary Clinton was at a Bay Area fundraiser for Bill Clinton, in the early 1990s. Hillary was there to deliver the introduction for her husband, and Buell was instantly smitten—but not by the candidate. “I remember thinking, She is going to run for president someday—it should be her,” Buell, the founder of Esprit clothing, recalls. “It wasn’t that I was turned off by him, I was just so attracted to her. I could feel her dedication.” Keep up with this story and more by subscribing nowPhilanthropist Swanee Hunt, who spends … [Read more...] about Meet the women who won’t rest until Hillary Clinton is president
Bernie Sanders says Hillary Clinton took things “out of context” when she accused him of putting women’s issues in the back seat while criticizing Donald Trump’s latest back-and-forth on abortion. Here’s the context. The reader can judge who’s right. After Trump said Wednesday there should be “some form of punishment” for women who have abortions — a statement his campaign later scrambled to retract — the Democratic presidential contenders both denounced him in back-to-back interviews on MSNBC. Clinton called Trump’s remarks “outrageous and dangerous,” Sanders said they were “beyond comprehension,” and both restated their own support for abortion rights. The Vermont senator then told interviewer Rachel Maddow that, given the media’s obsession with the Republican front-runner, “every stupid remark will be broadcast, you know, for the next five days.” “But what is Donald … [Read more...] about Here’s the context for Clinton vs. Sanders on Trump & abortion
The realtor.com data team dug deep into the numbers and analyzed all the unit transactions in Trump buildings in 2017. Lance Lambert, provided by Published 5:00 am, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Photo: Getty Images; Realtor.com Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Getty Images; Realtor.com Is Donald Trump's Presidency Helping—or Hurting—His Real Estate Brand? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Ever since President Donald Trump kicked off his unlikely candidacy for the nation's top political office in June 2015 at the foot of the golden Trump Tower escalators in Manhattan, he has become an unabashed hero to millions of Americans—and a pariah to millions more. But long before he was a polarizing politician, he was a brash and publicity-savvy real estate mogul who built one … [Read more...] about Is Donald Trump’s Presidency Helping—or Hurting—His Real Estate Brand?
Get ready for two more years of this Phil Hornshaw, provided by Published 11:34 am, Monday, May 21, 2018 Alec Baldwin not only played Trump, but also Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, on this week’s SNL. Saturday Night Live could have enlisted this week’s host, Louis C.K., to play Bill O’Reilly in a sketch that came late in this week’s show about the Fox News host’s escalating sexual harassment scandal. Media: WochIt Media We’re in for at least four years of Donald Trump as President of the United States. That means one particularly great thing: We’re in for a lot more Alec Baldwin impersonations of Trump on “SNL.” From the often ridiculous phrases to the weird outbursts, “SNL” has captured all of it. In fact, the sketches often seem to struggle to surpass reality in terms of absurdity. But they get there. Here’s a list of every Baldwin-as-Trump “SNL” sketch, ranked from least to most … [Read more...] about Every ‘SNL’ Alec Baldwin Donald Trump Sketch Ranked, From Least to Most Retweetable (Photos)
There has probably never been a presidential debate as highly anticipated as Monday's contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. And that puts a lot of pressure on the moderator. Of course, there would be a lot of pressure on the moderator of any presidential debate. But in an election cycle where Trump, the GOP nominee, has publicly attacked primary debate moderators he has deemed unfair to him and with Trump and Clinton's record unfavorability priming the debate for Super Bowl-level ratings, there is more pressure than ever. The journalist tasked with handling that pressure is NBC News' Lester Holt. Holt, 56, has been a reporter and anchor for more than 30 years. He first went on air with CBS in 1981, where he spent close to two decades before joining NBC News in 2000. Starting in 2011, Holt began hosting the popular news program "Dateline NBC," but in February 2015 he was promoted to the full time host of "NBC Nightly News," … [Read more...] about Who Is Lester Holt, First Debate Moderator? Anchor To Referee Hillary Clinton Vs. Donald Trump