POLITICS 01/13/2019 03:03 am ET Two children of immigrants have vastly different points of view. By Amy Russo President Donald Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are known for their political sparring matches, but they have more in common than you might think. In an op-ed published Saturday, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd pointed out that both were raised by fathers of similar backgrounds ― immigrants who would one day rise to prominence with fierce personalities and children at their feet who would follow in their footsteps. However, Dowd pointed out, that’s where the commonalities stopped. In an exploration of the upbringings of both, Dowd noted that the parenting style of real estate mogul Fred Trump differed vastly from that of Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., a.k.a. Big Tommy, who served as a Maryland congressman and later the mayor of Baltimore. “Big Tommy D’Alesandro Jr. taught little Nancy how to count,” Dowd wrote. … [Read more...] about NYT’s Maureen Dowd Sees Big Similarities Between Trump And Pelosi, Except For This
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — As far as director Adam McKay knows, Dick Cheney hasn’t seen his new film “Vice,” a not-so-flattering biopic about the former Republican vice president that hit theaters on Christmas Day. “Through a friend of a friend, I heard (Dick and his wife, Lynne Cheney) saw the trailer, though, and they both laughed quite a bit,” McKay said on a recent afternoon in Beverly Hills, sitting beside the film’s star, Christian Bale, who plays Cheney. “Dick’s comment was apparently, ‘Well, if that movie about the fish guy (‘The Shape of Water’) can win, then maybe this one has a chance.'”Indeed, nominated for six Golden Globe Awards, including best motion picture in the musical or comedy category and lead actor for Bale, who transforms himself physically for the role, “Vice” has already emerged as a strong Oscar contender. Whether Cheney and his political allies will be cheering it on, … [Read more...] about Adam McKay and Christian Bale on launching their Dick Cheney biopic ‘Vice’ in today’s polarized climate
WASHINGTON — When I was in Reykjavik in August, Icelanders were bragging about putting the corrupt bankers who ravaged their economy in prison. In America, it works somewhat differently.We let the corrupt bankers who ravaged our economy roam free with bigger bonuses, more lavish Hamptons houses and fresh risky schemes. The big banks are bigger than ever and prosecution of white-collar crimes is at a 20-year low. And, cherry on the gilded cake, we put white-collar criminals in charge of the country — elevating epic grifters to the presidency and powerful Cabinet posts.Reading all the recent stories about the 10th anniversary of the financial crisis, it’s easy to see the neon line leading from President Barack Obama’s failure to punish Wall Street scammers to the fact that Republican scammers are now infecting the entire infrastructure of government.“The Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street rose up as opposite expressions of anti-establishment rage, nourished by … [Read more...] about Maureen Dowd: Too rich to jail
HTV National Desk Published 2:19 pm PDT, Monday, October 22, 2018 A Florida man facing a federal sexual assault charge after he was accused of groping a woman on a flight from Texas to New Mexico blamed his actions on President Donald Trump. A Florida man facing a federal sexual assault charge after he was accused of groping a woman on a flight from Texas to New Mexico blamed his actions on President Donald Trump. Photo: Courtesy Of Southwest Airlines U.K. media outlet The Telegraph has compiled a lengthy timeline of Donald Trump's commentary on women, whether they be specific or general. U.K. media outlet The Telegraph has compiled a lengthy timeline of Donald Trump's commentary on women, whether they be specific or general. Photo: Mysa September 1990“I would never buy Ivana any decent jewels or pictures," Donald Trump said in an … [Read more...] about Man arrested for groping woman on flight says ‘President says it’s OK to grab women’s private parts’
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Australia Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by Letter 68 ByDamien Cave Aug. 16, 2018 The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter reflecting the experience (and quirks) of our Australia bureau chief. Sign up to get it by email. Here’s where to find all our Australia and New Zealand coverage . ______ I’m in Melbourne this week and once again, I’m struck by how different this city is compared to Sydney — and by how much fun it is to eat with Besha Rodell. She’s our Australia Fare columnist, of course, the award-winning writer of many gems, including a nostalgic essay on milk bars, a glowing review of a hidden taco joint near Adelaide, and this candid takedown of a Rockpool failure in Sydney. Eating with Besha is always a joy, for her ordering and her conversation, but this time, I got to thinking about … [Read more...] about Get to Know Besha Rodell. And Maureen Dowd Is on Her Way to Sydney.