SPRINGFIELD -- Who would you rather have pour you a drink? We're talking about the alcoholic variety, folks, not chocolate milk. A Catholic nun or a Massachusetts politician? Well, you'll be allowed to choose your bartender when Nathan Bill's Bar & Restaurant hosts a celebrity bartender event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the Springfield pub known for its philanthropy. The popular bar is co-owned by Joe Sullivan, brother of Springfield hero Tommy Sullivan, a U.S. Marine killed in a domestic terrorist attack in July 2015. The bar at 110 Island Pond Road is located in Springfield's East Forest Park neighborhood, where the Sullivan brothers grew up and attended Cathedral High School. All bartender tips, which will be matched by Nathan Bill's, will be donated to The Gray House, a community nonprofit dedicated to helping residents of Springfield's North End. Gray House provides services to people with immediate and transitional needs, … [Read more...] about Nathan Bill’s Bar hosting celebrity bartender event to benefit Gray House in Springfield’s North End
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Driving the Day Listen to Playbook in 90 Seconds http://bit.ly/2kmlrhZ … Subscribe on iTunes http://apple.co/2eX6Eay … Visit the online home of Playbook http://politi.co/2f51Jnf HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Story Continued Below 963 DAYS. That’s how long an average National Security Adviser lasts. Michael Flynn resigned last night, ending his 24-day tenure (h/t Dan Diamond). Trump last night named Lt. Gen. Joseph Kellogg acting National Security Adviser. -- THE ADMISSION OF GUILT, from Flynn’s resignation letter to Trump: “[B]ecause of the fast pace of events, I inadvertently briefed the Vice President Elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian Ambassador. I have sincerely apologized to the President and the Vice President, and they have accepted my apology.” His letter http://politi.co/2lf4Snm -- IMPORTANT INTEL from NYT’s Maggie Haberman, Matthew Rosenberg, Matt Apuzzo and Glenn Thrush: … [Read more...] about 24 DAYS IN D.C.: FLYNN out — Behind the scenes of Pence’s day — THE JUICE: Democrat Stacy Kerr in talks to rep Ivanka; Gary Andres to BIO — PLAYBOOK INTERVIEW: Bill Gates
Driving the Day Listen to Playbook in 90 Seconds http://bit.ly/2mTMSg3 ... Subscribe on iTunes http://apple.co/2eX6Eay ... Visit the online home of Playbook http://politi.co/2f51Jnf SIREN at 6 a.m. -- “WASHINGTON (AP) - Trump ex-campaign chairman Manafort secretly worked for Russian billionaire to ‘benefit Putin government,’ files show.” Story Continued Below -- AP’s JEFF HORWITZ and CHAD DAY: “President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The work appears to contradict assertions by the Trump administration and Manafort himself that he never worked for Russian interests.” http://apne.ws/2mTLvxV MEMO TO THE MARKETS -- LET US SIMPLIFY THIS FOR YOU -- This … [Read more...] about MANAFORT secretly worked for Russian billionaire to ‘benefit Putin government’ — What’s REALLY going on with the health-care bill — BUZZ: GARY COHN house-hunting in Georgetown — B’DAY: Rebecca Spicer
Driving the Day BULLETIN at 6:16 a.m.: "PARIS (AP) - French president thanks the US for coming to its aid 100 years ago during WWI, saying 'nothing will ever separate us.'" Good Friday morning. QUITE THE MOMENT. NYT’s Maggie Haberman, who is in Paris with the president, was tweeting that President Donald Trump was pulling up to the viewing stand at the Bastille Day parade as Trump was tweeting about the progress -- or lack thereof -- on repealing and replacing the health care law in the Senate.Story Continued Below -- WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID: at 3:57 a.m.: “Republicans Senators are working hard to get their failed ObamaCare replacement approved. I will be at my desk, pen in hand!” … at 4:05 a.m.: “So impt Rep Senators, under leadership of @SenateMajLdr McConnell get healthcare plan approved. After 7yrs of O'Care disaster, must happen!” … at 4:07 a.m.: “After all of these years of suffering thru ObamaCare, Republican Senators must come … [Read more...] about TRUMP tweets as he arrives at Bastille Day parade in Paris — POTUS says he’ll be ‘at my desk, pen in hand’ waiting for health care bill … We say be patient — EXCERPTS from Trump on Air Force One
AUSTIN, Texas - The NFL sharpened its warning to Texas on Friday about a “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people, suggesting for the first time that the football-crazed state could miss out on hosting another Super Bowl if the proposal is enacted. “If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law there, that would certainly be a factor considered when thinking about awarding future events,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy said in response to an email question about the Texas bill. Although the NFL released a statement about inclusiveness earlier this month prior to the Super Bowl in Houston, it didn’t address whether the bill could put future such events at risk for the state. The NFL has selected future Super Bowl sites through 2021, none of which are in Texas. Dallas hosted the game in 2011 and three Super Bowls have been played in Texas since 2004, which is second only to Florida. Under the Texas bill, … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo NFL warns Texas over “bathroom bill”: No Super Bowl for you!