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    President Joe Biden fretted on Tuesday night to wealthy Democratic donors that he would get nothing done and have to spend all his time wielding his veto pen if Republicans win control of Congress in November. The president, speaking at a fundraiser on Park Avenue hosted by a wealthy Latino activist and attended by actor Robert DeNiro, specifically called out Republican Senator Lindsey Graham's legislation that would ban an abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. 'If they retake the House and Senate it's a different world,' he warned of Republicans. 'I'll be spending all my time with a veto pen.'  He also acknowledged the criticism he received for telling CBS' 60 Minutes that the pandemic is 'over.' But he defended his comment, saying: 'But basically it is not where it was.'  President Joe Biden fretted he would get nothing done and have to spend all his time wielding his veto pen if Republicans win control of Congress in November Actor Robert DeNiro attended a fundraiser with Biden on Tuesday night Biden arrived in New York to attend the annual U.N. General Assembly...
    Sen. Mitch McConnell has come around to the party's Trumpiest newcomer candidates and this week will host a fundraiser in Washington, D.C. for Georgia Republican Herschel Walker.  One month after decrying GOP 'candidate quality,' the Senate Republican leader will host a high-dollar fundraiser for Herschel Walker on Thursday, DailyMail.com confirmed. The event will be held at Charlie Palmer Steak, a ritzy steakhouse just across from the Capitol, Punchbowl News reports.   On Wednesday McConnell is planning to hold a fundraiser for Trump-backed Arizona candidate Blake Masters.  The about-face comes after McConnell offered little enthusiasm about the GOP's Senate prospects in comments he made last month.  'I think there's probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate,' McConnell said in Florence, Kentucky, at a Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Aug. 18.  'Senate races are just different, they're statewide. Candidate quality has a lot to do with the outcome.' On Aug. 27, McConnell hosted and event in Louisville, Ky., to benefit Walker, Pennsylvania Republican candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz and Rep. Ted Budd, who is running for Senate in North Carolina. ...
    "Undeniably, unequivocally," said the fundraiser of Newsom's intentions. "No ifs, ands or buts. He will run if Biden does not." A Los Angeles philanthropist entrenched in the Democratic Party similarly suggested that Newsom will run should Biden bow out. Newsom survived a recall election in 2021, with 61.9% voting to keep him, and advanced from the Democratic primary on June 7 of this year. He once again faces a general election on November 8, this time facing Republican Brian Dahle, against whom he is expected to win. Nevertheless, the California governor has recently been looking outside his state and making national plays for attention. Newsom recently targeted Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), a potential opponent in the 2024 presidential election. On September 16, he challenged DeSantis to a debate, promising to bring his hair gel, which the Florida governor indicated had been "interfering with his brain function." \u201cHey @GovRonDeSantis, clearly you're struggling, distracted, and busy playing politics with people\u2019s lives. Since you have only one overriding need -- attention --let's take this up & debate. I\u2019ll bring my hair...
    The Republican governor nominee has echoed Michael Gableman's discredited claims about the 2020 election. Last week, former Wisconsin state Supreme Court Judge Michael Gableman repeated conspiracy theories and unproven allegations about the 2020 presidential election during a speech at a Republican fundraiser.  He also brought up the specter of "revolution." Gableman's remarks came during an Outagamie County Republican Party Constitution Day dinner in Appleton, Wisconsin. The keynote speaker was Republican gubernatorial nominee Tim Michels, who is challenging Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in November. "It's a beautiful world, but it's that very comfort that is keeping us from what our founders knew to be the only way to keep an honest government, which is revolution," Gableman said during his speech last Friday. "Thomas Jefferson said that the Tree of Liberty must be watered by the blood of patriots every generation. I don't think that's going to happen, and our president has gone out of his way to say, 'Don't even think about a revolution, we've got F14s, and you've got...' Who talks like that?" The speech was recorded by Lauren Windsor,...
    Former Trump White House strategist Steve Bannon has handed himself over to authorities in New York State where he is expected to face fraud charges over his 'We Build the Wall' charity scheme.  Bannon is expected to be released on no cash bail and surrender his passport, according to Fox News.  Bannon is expected to be released on no cash bail and surrender his passport Bannon already pleaded not guilty to separate federal charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and money laundering for his role in the fundraiser. He was pardoned by former President Trump before a trial was held.  'Just days after being swatted three different times by deranged thugs from New York City inspired by the Biden Administration to assassinate me by police, the Soros-backed DA has now decided to pursue phony charges against me 60 days before the midterm election because WarRoom is the major source of the MAGA grassroots movement,' Bannon said in a statement, according to Fox.  'The [Southern District of New York] did the exact same thing in August 2020 to try to...
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis pulled out of a $25,000-a-plate fundraiser for New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin on Sunday because of an 'unforeseen tragedy', according to reports. Zeldin spokeswoman Katie Vincentz told the New York Post: 'An unforeseen tragedy forced Governor DeSantis to reschedule his trip to New York. While we're rescheduling with Governor DeSantis for a later date, tonight's fundraiser will proceed and is expected to raise almost a million dollars'. She did not elaborate on the details ahead of the event in Oyster Bay on Long Island. DailyMail.com has reached out to both Zeldin's and DeSantis' offices for comment. It's not yet clear what the 'tragedy' is about. The Florida governor's family was wracked by trauma last year when it was announced his wife, Casey DeSantis, had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She was declared to be cancer-free in March of this year.  Zeldin, who is currently in the House of Representatives, is taking on New York's incumbent Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul in the November general election and has the backing of Donald Trump. His campaign made...
    Others criticized the president for his comments. "Yes, nothing says you are against semi-fascism quite like unilaterally erasing hundreds of billions of dollars in debt just months after saying you couldn't under the Constitution," tweeted Ben Shapiro, referencing the president's student loan forgiveness program. Biden made similar comments in May from the White House. “This MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that's existed in American history, in recent American history," the president said. Here's more about Biden's illegal student debt order: The Five: Biden under fire for taxpayer-funded handout to white-collar debtors www.youtube.com
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has accused Gov. Gavin Newsom of treating California residents like “peasants.” He has claimed California’s policies on crime, homelessness and the pandemic have prompted residents to flee. He’s crowed about California’s population loss. He may not like much about California, but DeSantis is more than happy to visit the state to scoop up cash for his reelection bid. The potential 2024 Republican presidential candidate is headlining a fundraiser next month at the $50-million Newport Coast compound owned by “Undercover Billionaire” star Glenn Stearns and his wife, Mindy, a former Los Angeles TV entertainment reporter. The cost: up to $25,000 per couple. The top donation comes with four tickets to a cocktail hour and a VIP reception, a chance to snap a picture with DeSantis — the overwhelming favorite of California Republicans if former President Trump doesn’t run in 2024 — and preferred dinner seating at the Stearns’ nearly 30,000-square-foot mansion overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Such extravagant fundraisers, often at the homes of Hollywood royalty or Silicon Valley tech honchos, largely paused during the early months of...
    NEW YORK (AP) — “The Lies I Tell” by Julie Clark (Sourcebooks Landmark) Clear your schedule to read “The Lies I Tell” because this book is nearly impossible to put down from the first page. It begins from the perspective of Kat Roberts, an unsatisfied journalist, who has waited 10 years to expose the many grifts of Meg Williams, a con artist who she blames for altering the course of her own life when she was on an uphill trajectory. She spots Meg across the room at a crowded political fundraiser and finally feels her revenge fantasy is within reach. The story then shifts to Meg’s first person narrative. On the surface, she’s attending the fundraiser at the invitation of a new friend to mingle and network. In reality, she’s been plotting for weeks to get invited. Meg is skilled at putting herself in the path of all the right people to open doors and gain access to others. She’s got her own plan for retribution in the works against the candidate for state senator whom the fundraiser is for....
    By Ryan Bergeron | CNN It might look like something from a galaxy far, far away but this “Star Wars” X-wing starfighter came from a very earthly garage. The out-of-this-world replica was the brainchild of Akaki Lekiachvili, who works as a physician at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. He spent about six years working on the project in his free time. Now that it’s done, he says he’s ready to use its force for good, “to fight the evil empire, just like in the movies.” For him, that involves raising money for Ukraine. Attacking the project The idea to build the X-wing starfighter came to Lekiachvili in 2016 as a fun way to teach his kids about science and technology. He calls himself a “tinkerer” with a passion for space. “Ever since I was a child, I always wanted to be aerospace engineer, but my parents guided me to go to med school,” he says. The project got started in his garage until the spaceship became too big. Lekiachvili then built a 30-foot extension for...
    Jake Paul has revealed he will donate $10,000 (£7,700) to UFC fighter Mike Malott's cancer fundraiser. The selfless Malott, who sensationally knocked out Mickey Ball at UFC 273, has pledged to give half of his fight purse to his coach, Joey Rodriguez, whose daughter is tragically battling stage three lymphoma.  However, he is on the UFC's basic salary package, meaning he is donating his $10,000 win bonus to Rodriguez in a touching gesture. Jake Paul has revealed he will donate $10,000 to UFC fighter Mike Malott's cancer fundraiser Malott will donate half of his fight purse to his coach, whose daughter is battling lymphoma RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'I could put up a f*****g awesome fight!': Jake Paul... YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul offers Will Smith and Chris... 'I know I can beat Conor... I'm crazy and I believe in... 'I'm BACK baby': Jake Paul announces boxing return in new... Share this article Share After the event, Paul, upon discovering that Malott would give away a large portion of his money,...
    U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska was convicted on Thursday on charges that he lied to federal authorities about an illegal $30,000 contribution to his campaign from a foreign billionaire at a 2016 Los Angeles fundraiser. A federal jury in LA deliberated about two hours before finding the nine-term Republican guilty of one count of falsifying and concealing material facts and two counts of making false statements.  Fortenberry was charged after sitting for two interviews with FBI agents who were investigating the donor, Gilbert Chagoury, a Nigerian billionaire of Lebanese descent. U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a Republican from Nebrask speaks with the media outside the federal courthouse in Los Angeles on Thursday evening Fortenberry was convicted Thursday of charges that he lied to federal authorities about an illegal $30,000 contribution to his campaign from a foreign billionaire at a 2016 Los Angeles fundraiser. He is pictured alongside wife, Celeste, on Wednesday The charges stemmed from an FBI investigation into $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions from billionaire Gilbert Chagoury, pictured at a benefit in Beverly Hills in 2008 Fortenberry showed no...
    President Joe Biden attended the first in-person fundraiser of his presidency on Monday night, where he spoke to a small group of wealthy donors focused on climate issues and said the invasion of Ukraine was another reason to end dependence on fossil fuels. 'Russia and Ukraine is another reason why we have to get off our dependence on fossil fuels. Imagine where we'd be right now, if in fact, Europe was energy free of fossil fuels, and we were in a situation where it was all renewables?' he said. The European Union depends on Russia for around a third of its gas supplies. Biden banned the import of Russian gas into the United States, which didn't import much of it, and other Russian luxury items as part of his financial crackdown on the Kremlin. But Monday night's message was more focused on the climate crisis, which the president called 'the existential threat to humanity. That's not hyperbole.' Biden also spoke to the urgency of slowing the planet's warming, saying 'Our grandchildren will never forgive us and the world will change.' The event, at...
    Originally Published by: Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher raise more than $20M for Ukraine in less than a week: ‘We’re not done’ Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher give update on Ukraine fundraiser Mila Kunis, a proud Ukrainian, and husband Ashton Kutcher launch fundraiser to match $3 million in donations Mila Kunis opened up about how she feels about the ongoing war between her home country of Ukraine and Russia in an interview with Maria Shriver for her digital series, #ConversationsAboveTheNoise. “It’s been irrelevant to me that I come from Ukraine. It never mattered,” she said.  “So much so that I’ve always said I’m Russian. I’ve always been, ‘I’m from Russia’ for a multitude of reasons. One of them being, when I came to the States, and I would tell people I’m from Ukraine, the first question I’d get was ‘Where is Ukraine?’ And then I’d have to explain Ukraine and where it is on the map.” Kunis added that “everything changed” when Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24.  “I can’t express or explain what...
    GoFundMe officially cancelled the Freedom Convoy fundraiser on Friday and plans to distribute the remaining $9million of donated funds to 'credible and established charities'.  The crowdfunding platform claimed the fundraiser -  which raised $10million Canadian dollars ($8 million USD) in support truckers protesting against COVID-19 vaccine mandates - violated its terms of service 'which prohibits the promotion of violence and harassment'. 'GoFundMe supports peaceful protests and we believe that was the intention of the Freedom Convoy 2022 fundraiser when it was first created,' the company said in a statement released Friday evening.  'We now have evidence from law enforcement that the previously peaceful demonstration has become an occupation, with police reports of violence and other unlawful activity.'   GoFundMe said donors have until February 19 to request a refund.  GoFundMe has cancelled the Freedom Convoy fundraiser, which had gained more than $10 million in donations, and plans to distribute the remaining funds to 'credible and established charities' The decision comes one day after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said a military response to the protests was 'not in the cards right now'...
    Donald Trump and Melania Trump speak to the press outside the grand ballroom as they arrive for a New Year's gala at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, on Dec. 31, 2019. For Donald Trump, the grift never ends. And fortunately for him, Republicans are a bunch of well-heeled suckers. Now that Republican lawmakers have gifted the GOP to the twice-impeached, two-time popular vote loser and he is playing kingmaker in primaries across the country, Trump is capitalizing on the chance to squeeze the Republican Party for everything it's worth. That means charging GOP candidates and organizations hefty fees to hold events at his properties, potentially have him "drop by" your fundraiser and, who knows, maybe plying Trump with money ups your chances of getting an endorsement. According to fresh reporting from The Washington Post, in 2021, GOP candidates and conservative groups had held at least 30 events at Trump properties through mid-December. That's far more than the 13 fundraisers the Post counted in 2020, making clear (as if it wasn't already) that Trump is still the de facto party chief and he’s cashing in...
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was booed at the annual fundraiser for the plumbers' union on Sunday over her vaccine mandate forcing city workers to report their vaccination status or be placed on unpaid leave. Video captured the moment Lightfoot was met with the resounding sound of boos as she was introduced to speak at the annual event to raise money for the political action committee.  The Plumbers Union Local 130 was the first union to endorse Lightfoot during the 2019 runoff election against Toni Preckwinkle.  The video shows Jim Coyne, the union's business manager, introducing Lightfoot to an eruption of boos as she took the podium.  'I knew that was going to happen,' a person off camera is heard saying. 'That's f**king brutal,' another said in the video.  Video recorded the moment when Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was booed off stage at a fundraising event for the plumbers' union over the weekend Lightfoot was introduced by Jim Coyne, the union's business manager, when a loud eruption of boos broke out as she took the podium on Sunday An anonymous attendee told The Chicago...
    Corey Lewandowski has been removed as head of a pro-Trump super Pac and 'will no longer be associated with Trump World' after a donor alleged he made unwanted sexual advances, according a spokesperson for former President Donald Trump.  'Pam Bondi, the very talented and honorable frmr AG of FL, has our complete faith and confidence in taking over MAGA Action. Corey Lewandowski will be going on to other endeavors and we very much want to thank him for his service,' spokesman Taylor Budowich wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. Lewandowski's ouster came hours after Trashelle Odom, the wife of construction company executive John Odom, claimed that the married father of four touched her repeatedly while seated next to her, followed her around, touched her leg and buttocks, and 'stalked' her at a charity event held at a Las Vegas Benihana last weekend. Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, pictured with wife Allison, is being accused of making repeated unwanted advances at a Trump donor at a charity event in Las Vegas last weekend Hours after the allegations emerged, Trump...
    MOUNT GREENWOOD — Whitney Davis was diagnosed with leukemia last summer. Her disease is in remission, but the 8-year-old still has a long journey to full recovery. To support her family, Whitney is the honoree at the 10th annual Jeanne’s Journey for Hope fundraiser, which will take place 2-6 p.m. Sept. 25 at Square Celt Ale House and Grill, 39 Orland Square Drive in suburban in Orland Park. The event will feature live music, a silent auction, raffles, a split-the-pot fundraiser and more. Tickets are $50 at the door and $45 in advance, and all proceeds will go to the Davis family.  “It’s a good opportunity to get together with friends and family for a good cause: to help out the Davis family and do the best we can,” said Greg Kurinec, one of the founders of Jeanne’s Journey for Hope. “This is really about paying it forward.” Jeanne’s Journey for Hope was created in 2012 by the Kurinec family as a fundraiser for Chicago-area families facing cancer. The event is named for their mother, Jeanne, who died of colon cancer....
    The New York Mets have put acting general manager Zack Scott on administrative leave following his arrest on charges of driving while intoxicated. Scott was released without bail Thursday after pleading not guilty to driving while intoxicated and three traffic violations.  Scott, 44, was allegedly found by police at 4:15am Tuesday morning sleeping at the wheel of his SUV at a traffic light, seven hours after attending a fundraiser at the home of team owner Steve Cohen in Connecticut. The event had ended around 9pm on Monday night.  Officers found Scott asleep and determined he was intoxicated, White Plains police Capt. James Spencer said. The New York Post reported that Scott refused to give blood or a breathalyzer sample, and that he agreed to a sobriety test - but failed it.    The New York Mets GM Zach Scott, 44, has been placed on administrative leave after failing a field sobriety test and getting arrested for drunk driving  In a Twitter post on Thursday, the Mets announced that Scott will be on leave until further notice He was released on...
    10 deals you don’t want to miss on Sunday: $25 Blink Mini cam, $25 Fire Stick, $81 Android tablet, $210 Lenovo laptop, more Three things we learned from Newcastle – West Ham; video highlights © Kevin Winter/Getty Images LaTanya Young told the Daily Mail in August that she hasn't seen her father, Dr. Dre, in 18 years. Kevin Winter/Getty Images Dr. Dre's oldest daughter, LaTanya Young, started a GoFundMe page with a $50,000 goal. The GoFundMe page says the goal is "to help Latanya and her four kids find a safe and steady home." Young told the Daily Mail that she hasn't received money from Dr. Dre since January 2020. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Dr. Dre's oldest daughter, LaTanya Young, started a GoFundMe page to raise money for housing for her and her four kids. Young launched the fundraiser on August 9, according to the GoFundMe page. Young, 38, said in an interview with the Daily Mail published on August 4 that she's living out of an SUV rental in Tarzana, California,...
    Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who is running for his old job again, is en route to Las Vegas, Nevada, to hold a fundraiser Thursday night with Nevada’s Democrat Gov. Steve Sisolak, a man accused of abusing his ex-wife and of impropriety by another woman. One woman, Sisolak’s ex-girlfriend, years later recanted allegations she made in 2012 against him, including claims she made that Sisolak was inappropriate with her then-15-year-old underage daughter. Another woman, Sisolak’s ex-wife, stands by her allegations as of now, but her and Sisolak’s two daughters—who are adults now but were underage at the time of the alleged 2000 incident—fervently defended their father and undercut their mother’s story when it came out publicly in 2018. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 17: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak speaks during a news conference on the state’s response to the coronavirus outbreak at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building on March 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sisolak announced a statewide closure of all nonessential businesses by noon on March 18th for at least 30 days and said all gaming machines...
    The Republican Party is what scientists and psychiatrists might call a “hot mess,” or a “garbage fire,” or “a fascist organization” these days. Whether it is the transparent anti-democracy hypocrisy of its leadership in calling for investigations into unfounded accusations from right-wing radio hosts while voting against investigations into very obvious physical attacks on our legislative branch of government, or if it’s simply the continued incendiary and baseless rhetoric of anti-shadow government conspiracy theories, the Republican Party has made it clear that they are not, if they ever were, a political party interested in a country run for and by the people. The main thrust of all these truly awful activities on the part of the Republican Party is money and power. Because GOP officials have no policy ideas, and the handful they once had have turned out to be used car lemons, they have found that the best way to make money is to peddle fear, hate, and conspiracy. The last part of this equation has always been implied in conservative fearmongering, but it has now become front and center. It...
    Country artist Reba McEntire attends the 54th annual CMA Awards at the Music City Center on November 11, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Jason Kempin/Getty Images for CMA Country star Reba McEntire was billed as a guest at a fundraiser for South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. But McEntire said she never planned to attend, saying she doesn't get involved in politics. A representative for Noem said the governor is a "huge fan of Reba." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Reba McEntire was billed as a special guest for an upcoming fundraising event for South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, but the country superstar said she never had plans to attend. "Last night, an invitation to a political fundraiser with my name attached was sent out without my knowledge or permission. I had and have no plans to attend this event and had told the event organizers as such," McEntire said in a tweet Friday. "Throughout my career, I have stated that I do not get involved in politics and that remains true today," she added. McEntire had been...
    A top Trump campaign fundraiser rebuked Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for making yet another Holocaust comparison, equating COVID-19 restrictions with the Nazi persecution of Jews. “WTF is wrong with you? I think you need to pay a visit to the US Holocaust Museum. I’d be happy to arrange,” Jeff Miller wrote in a Tuesday Twitter post. Miller is also a member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Council. WTF is wrong with you? I think you need to pay a visit to the US Holocaust Museum.I’d be happy to arrange.Then maybe going forward you wouldn’t make anymore disgusting, ignorant and offensive tweets.If I’m wrong and you’re not ignorant about Holocaust..then you are disgusting. https://t.co/mJNCcSgWpM — (((Jeff Miller))) (@JeffMillerCA2TX) May 25, 2021 Miller was responding to a Tuesday morning tweet from Greene. “Vaccinated employees get a vaccination logo just like the Nazi’s forced Jewish people to wear a gold star. Vaccine passports & mask mandates create discrimination against unvaxxed people who trust their immune systems to a virus that is 99% survivable,” the representative from Georgia’s 14th Congressional...
    Social media users with autism are imploring stars like Jimmy Kimmel, Maya Rudolph, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Mark Hamill to drop out of an upcoming YouTube fundraising event for NEXT for Autism, an organization that they say promotes and funds harmful ideas and practices in the autistic community. The three-hour event, called 'Color The Spectrum: A Livestream To Support The Autism Community,' will be held on April 30 at 8 p.m. on engineer Mark Rober's YouTube channel and will include appearances by Jon Stewart, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, and more. But while several people involved with producing the streaming event have children with autism, critics say that the particular organization they chose to support benefits 'autism hate groups' like Autism Speaks, which many vocal people on the spectrum have slammed for promoting harmful practices and advocating for a type of 'eugenics' that would eliminate autism altogether. Telethon man: Jimmy Kimmel is one of the producers of an upcoming fundraising event called 'Color The Spectrum: A Livestream To Support The Autism Community' Parenting: He teamed up with engineer Mark Rober, who announced...
    DONALD Trump told a cheering crowd that his daughter-in-law Lara will be running for Senate as he gave a surprise speech at a fundraising for dogs rescued from China. The former president made the impromptu appearance upon his return from New York at the Big Dog Ranch Rescue event which was being hosted at his resort Mar-a-Lago in Florida. 8Trump made a surprise appearance at a fundraiser for dogs at Mar-a-LagoCredit: Twitter 8Lara Trump helped organize the event as her father-in-law made a surprise speechCredit: realtorvalentina/Instagram 8Trump hinted that Lara will be run for Senate in 2022Credit: realtorvalentina/Instagram "I didn't exactly prepare for this, but I was walking by, and I heard everyone screaming," Trump said in front of a cheering crowd, as seen in video shared on Twitter. He then acknowledged the presence of his daughter-in-law Lara, who is married to his second son Eric, who had helped set up the fundraiser. The 38-year-old producer worked on both of Trump's presidential campaigns and also set up pro-Trump webcast called "Real News Update". She has been rumored to be...
    Donald Trump has made a surprise appearance at a dog rescue fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago, after returning to his home base in Florida following a quick trip to New York.  The former President delighted attendees at the event - held Friday night to raise money for Big Dog Ranch Rescue - as he took to the stage for an impromptu speech, which was shared to Twitter by journalist T.A. Walker.  'I didn't exactly prepare for this, but I was walking by, and I hear everyone screaming,' Trump was seen telling the crowd as they broke into rapturous applause.  The Commander-in-chief claimed he was compelled to speak to the crowd because he believed that the fundraiser was 'so great and so important'.  'I'm with you 100 percent. We had many meetings in the White House and the Oval Office having to do with saving and helping dogs!' Trump exclaimed.  Attendees were heard cheering loudly, with one screaming out 'I love you!'  Lauree Simmons, president and founder of Big Dog Ranch Rescue, hosted the fundraiser event in the hopes of raising $500,000 to help...
    Tessica Brown’s tresses are finally free of Gorilla Glue, but she’s still tangled up in a sticky situation. The Louisiana woman claims she cannot access the $23,000 raised on her behalf through a GoFundMe fundraiser, established to offset expenses from the hairy ordeal. On Wednesday, Brown revealed that the online pledge is being investigated by the crowdfunding site, following allegations of fraud. Tessica Brown has finally found relief following a successful surgery and has debuted a sleek new look, pictured, to start fresh.  (MEGA) "They won’t even release it to me because that many people have called and said it was a fraudulent account," she told the New York Post of the money. "Every time you look at it it says it’s under investigation."  DERMATOLOGISTS WARN AGAINST FACE-WAXING TREND ON TIKTOK The public greatly empathized with Brown’s now-viral plight, as she documented the struggles of attempting to remove the super-strong glue from her scalp on social media. A $1,500 goal was quickly smashed on GoFundMe, with supporters sending almost $24,000 to date — and the donations keep on coming....
    Disgraced Missouri Senator Josh Hawley is facing an escalating financial crisis after his $5,000 a ticket 'family fun' fundraiser was canceled by a hotel in Florida. The fundraiser was canceled after liberal lawyer Daniel Uhlfelder tweeted a photo of the event on Friday branding Hawley a traitor. He also asked Loews Hotels and Universal Orlando why their Portofino Bay Hotel were hosting the February event for the Republican.  Hawley, 41, once considered a rising Republican star, has been branded a 'traitor' by multiple Democrat and Republican politicians for his highly publicized 'fist pump' to the pro-Trump crowds, who later stormed the Capitol in a violent assault on January 6.  He had spear-headed objections to President-elect's Joe Biden's win in Congress, a narrative that fanned the flames of the attack that killed four.   The hotel chain cancelled Hawley's three-day booking from February 12 shortly afterwards and released a statement saying it was 'horrified and opposed' to last week's US Capitol riots.  The cancellation is the latest in a series of incidents, including former donors requesting their money back, that is leaving...
    CHICAGO (CBS) —  The new year means finding a new way to fundraise for many nonprofits. Many of those money-making celebrations are going online. CBS 2’s Steven Graves explains why the new approach might stick around beyond the pandemic. Logistically, it’s just easier and cheaper. In some cases, translating into thousands of dollars more in donations for these groups. At the Harold Washington Cultural Center, New Year’s Eve is normally huge. The end of year fundraiser is one of the biggest, in hopes of fueling young artistic talent on Chicago’s South Side. And COVID-19 was not stopping the show by the Chicago Blues All-Stars and the Broadway in Bronzeville group that will now be online. “The way we’re going be engaging is in a chat group. They’ll be some live feeds and livestreams. And there’s some one-on-one interpersonal information,” said Jimalita Tillman, Global Director of the Harold Washington Cultural Center. This year, there’s no $100 ticket. Just a rich experience to inspire a donation people can afford. Does the organization expect to get more or less through the virtual experience?...
    Happy Days actor Henry Winkler called former co-star Scott Baio 'family' despite the two having different political views and after remarks made by the ardent Trump supporter and Don Most made regarding an October Wisconsin fundraiser and show reunion. The Fonz was making the comments after Baio said that he still had love for Most despite finding it 'wrong' to invoke the show's name to support a political candidate.   'Scott is my family,' Winkler, 75, told Fox News. 'But he has his political life and I have mine.'  The Fonz was making the comments after Scott Baio said that he still had love for Most despite finding it 'wrong' to invoke the show's name to support a political candidate 'Scott is my family,' Winkler, 75, said of his former Happy Days costar. 'But he has his political life and I have mine' Last week, Most said Baio had made some 'disappointing' comments about a October fundraiser the cast held for Democrats running for office in Wisconsin, where the show was set.   'I know he has expressed some things...
    CHATHAM — Doncell Richard hasn’t been able to sleep since a shooting wounded three teens visiting his dance studio Sunday. The 30-year-old owner of Astronautflee Dance Studio, 211 E. 79th St., plays the events of the night in his head over and over, wondering why his studio was targeted. Now, Richard is looking to move his studio away from 79th Street. Fellow dance teacher Barbie Jones launched a GoFundMe on Richard’s behalf to aid in his relocation efforts. Richard was hosting his weekly dance battle — a Sunday night tradition that is part celebration, part fundraiser for students unable to pay dues — when someone fired shots outside the studio, sending dozens of kids scrambling for safety. A 14-year-old girl was shot in her shoulder, an 18-year-old man was shot in his torso and a 19-year-old man was shot multiple times in his abdomen. All three were regulars at the studio, and they came out that night to support friends and relatives who are part of Richard’s dance troupe. Police are investigating, and no one has been arrested. Astronautflee...
    A Phoenix pastor hiking with his daughter was nearly crushed to death by a massive boulder that weighed close to 4 tons.    Luke Barnett, senior pastor at Dream City Church, had been hiking with his 20-year-old daughter Annalee as part of a fundraiser to raise $1million for the Colorado City Dream Center.  The pair, with church sponsors from all across the country, had been hiking 800 miles for the center - which works with victims of human trafficking and is run out of the compound that formerly belonged to convicted polygamist Warren Jeffs.  Luke Barnett, senior pastor at Dream City Church in Phoenix, Arizona, had been hiking with his 20-year-old daughter Annalee as part of a fundraiser On October 25, a large boulder crashed on Pastor Luke as he moved his daughter out of the way. The boulder is estimated to weigh roughly 8,000 pounds The duo started their journey back in late September and had been updating the pastor's instagram with updates on their journey, showing photos of blistered feet and videos of a tired but determined...
    TWENTYNINE PALMS (KABC) -- It's an empty desert now but Saturday this ranch in Twentynine Palms will be the center for a haunted hayride winding through this maze. And it's also a way to help men and women who have served in the military."Just trying to give the community active duty as well as veterans a place to come out on Halloween have a little bit of fun and get out a little bit," said Ainsley Clift, Irreverent Warriors Palm Springs.The mission is much larger than Halloween fun: raising awareness of the devastating trend of veteran suicide."22 veteran lives a day are lost to suicide," said Corey Hall, Irreverent Warriors Palm Springs.The event is being put together by Irreverent Warriors, an organization for veterans to reach out, network and interact with those dealing with mental health issues."The one thing they miss the most is the people they shared with, when get out that's one of the hardest things they have to cope with not talking to these guys are girls that they served with,' said Hall.The organization also puts together...
    When it comes to barbecue, the phrase “low and slow” is supposed to refer to the smoking of meat, not the governmental permitting process. But Matt Horn, having become a master of both, will finally open his eagerly awaited first brick-and-mortar restaurant, Horn BBQ, on Saturday in West Oakland. “THE WAIT IS OVER” screams the headline on the website. Lines of eager customers are expected well before the 11 a.m. start. Closing time? When the central Texas-inspired brisket, ribs, pulled pork and wife Nina’s banana pudding sell out. “Opening this restaurant has been one of the most challenging things I have ever faced,” he said in announcing the new opening date. “Thank you all for loving us, for being patient throughout this journey, and supporting us to express our love through the craft of barbecue.” Bureaucratic hurdles and the pandemic shutdown delayed the launch. During the interim, the couple and their team created the Horn Initiative, raising money and feeding at-risk residents and first responders. Fans of Horn’s legendary pop-ups, which took place down the road in an abandoned repair...
    (CNN)It's a definite "no" for Scott Baio joining his former fellow "Happy Days" cast members for Sunday's planned virtual fundraiser.Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Don Most, Anson Williams and Marion Ross are reportedly set to reunite to raise money for the Wisconsin Democratic Party.The popular "Happy Days" series, which ran from 1974 to 1984, was set in Milwaukee and made Baio a teenage heartthrob for his role as Chachi Arcola.Baio, who supports President Donald Trump, told Fox Business Wednesday that he is not a fan of the reunion."To take a show like 'Happy Days' that represented traditional American values, good morals, a slice of Americana and to use that show and those ideals to promote two people in Joe Biden and Kamala Harris that condone, encourage and foment rioting and looting is a little bizarre to me," he said. Read More(Biden has condemned violence and destruction during protests.)Earlier, Baio had tweeted about a report that "Full House" star John Stamos had offered to sub for him during the reunion and Baio expounded on that during his interview."I think Stamos always wanted...
    A man accused of stealing money from a high school booster club has been arrested. Erik Gran, 48, of Southbury, turned himself in to police on Wednesday, Oct 21, Southbury Police said. Police received a tip back in December of 2018 that someone was allegedly embezzlement money from the Pomperaug Gridiron Club, a nonprofit that supports the financial needs of the Pomperaug High School football team in Southbury. The investigation took nearly two years, but in that time police say they built enough evidence to charge Gran with larceny in the second degree, police said. Gran has been released on a promise to appear in court on Dec. 2 in Waterbury.
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris marked her 56th birthday by joining a Zoom fundraiser with the cast of Marvel's Avengers movies, with Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr., making a surprise appearance.   Both Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff, who recorded a birthday message that was played during the 70-minute video call, compared President Donald Trump to the the movies' supervillain Thanos.   Which means Harris and Democratic nominee Joe Biden were on the side of the Avengers, with cast members Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Chris Evans, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana participating Tuesday night.  Kamala Harris was joined by (clockwise from bottom) Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Don Cheadle, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans for an Avengers-themed fundraiser on her birthday  On the call, both Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff compared President Donald Trump to the supervillain Thanos (pictured) who uses the Infinity Gauntlet (left hand) to kill off half the universe  Actor Robert Downey Jr., who played Iron Man, was a suprise guest during...
    Veteran actor Faraaz Khan has been admitted in ICU and is in need of financial help. His brother has organized a fundraiser for his treatment and has appealed people to contribute as much as they can. He revealed in the Mehendi fame actor has been suffering from the cough and chest infection for nearly a year now but it got aggravated during the pandemic. As he is taking his treatment in the Vikram Hospital, Bangalore, actress Pooja Bhatt appealed everyone to help him. In the blog of the fundraiser site, actor’s brother stated, “his vitals have been fluctuating and he is still unconscious in the ICU. The doctors are trying their best to get him out of danger but that will require another 7-10 days of critical care. This will cost us around Rs 25 lakhs. It has been years since Faraaz has worked in films. And 25 lakhs is a huge amount to be arranged.” Pooja shared the news on Twitter and wrote, “Please share and contribute if possible. I am. Would be grateful if any of...
    Like most independent venues, the Oriental Theater is at risk of shutting down. In August, it launched its Safe Sound Series. The string of limited-capacity shows allows ninety people, or 10 percent, into the venue at a time in order to keep it within the city and state's COVID-19 regulations. "The feedback from people who attend is overwhelmingly positive, and that feels great," says Oriental co-owner Scott Happel. "Also giving artists the opportunity to play what they love and make at least some income has been rewarding. Financially, for us, it helps, but it’s not a long-term solution. It’s helped our money last longer, but it won’t keep us going until next spring." On Tuesday, October 13, the Oriental is launching a fundraiser to keep its workers employed. People can become a Friend of the Oriental Theater by donating different amounts to the venue. For each donation, fans will be rewarded with tiered prizes. Levels range from $10 to $5,000. A few prizes include a sticker, pin, T-shirt, and hat for $80 and a private party at the theater with a bar tab for $2,500; donors...
    Elliott Broidy, a former top fundraiser for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, is expected to plead guilty to conspiracy for failing to disclose that he was acting on behalf of foreign officials when lobbying the US government to drop a criminal investigation, CNN reported. Prosecutors accused Broidy of violating a foreign lobbying law as part of a scheme to get the Justice Department to drop an investigation into the $4.5 billion embezzlement scandal involving the Malaysia state development fund, known as 1MDB, per CNN. Broidy was lobbying on behalf of Jho Low, a Malaysian businessman who was indicted by the Justice Department two years ago in connection with the fraud. NOW Longtime GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy charged with conspiring to act as a foreign agent for 1MDB Jho Taek Low and Chinese government official, is likely to plead guilty, via @mattzap https://t.co/0ETpMTn1dD — Spencer Hsu (@hsu_spencer) October 8, 2020 Prosecutors also allege that Broidy illicitly and unsuccessfully lobbied the Trump Administration for the removal of a Chinese national living in the U.S., and attempted to facilitate a...
    Joe Biden fundraiser and long-time left-wing actress Jane Fonda is insisting that COVID-19, which has killed over 211,000 Americans, devastated the lives and livelihoods of countless more, and tanked the global economy, is “God’s gift to the left.” “I just think that COVID is God’s gift to the Left,” Jane Fonda said. “That’s a terrible thing to say. I think it was a very difficult thing to send down to us, but it has ripped the band-aid off who [Trump] is and what he stands for and what is being done to average people and working people in this country.” Watch below:  The leftist actress, who is known for trashing America to our communist enemies during the Vietnam War, also said that COVID was a “gift” because it will let the radical left get its way with climate change policies they’ve long pursued in Washington. “We are people who can help determine which way humanity goes. What a great gift,” Fonda said rapturously, “what a tremendous opportunity, we’re just so lucky, we just have to use it with every ounce...
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy slammed President Trump for holding a high-dollar fundraiser in the state less than one day before he tested positive for COVID-19, accusing the president of needlessly exposing attendees to the virus. “The knowledge that they had before they left for New Jersey — that there was exposure to a COVID-positive individual — that trip was completely unacceptable, completely reckless and completely uncalled for,” Murphy, a Democrat, said during a press conference on Monday. “We don’t need folks coming in, knowingly exposed to a COVID-positive individual, and then be in the midst of a couple of hundred people in New Jersey. That’s the last thing we need.” PRESIDENT TRUMP, FIRST LADY TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS, SET TO QUARANTINE AT WHITE HOUSE Murphy said the state is investigating reports that the event, held at Trump National Golf Club, "may not have complied" with state coronavirus rules. “Any failures to comply with our emergency orders will be referred to @NewJerseyOAG for a follow-up,” he tweeted. TRUMP CAMPAIGN SAYS PENCE EXPECTED TO ADD MORE EVENTS AS PRESIDENT DEALS WITH CORONAVIRUS While the event was largely...
    More than 200 people who attended Donald Trump's fundraiser at his New Jersey golf course have been told to quarantine, after the president was taken to hospital with COVID-19 following the event. The president began suffering breathing difficulties 24 hours after the fundraiser and was given oxygen, before being taken to the Walter Reed hospital, where he remains.  The top tickets for Thursday afternoon's event cost $250,000 and included a roundtable discussion and a photo-op with the president.  Others paid tens of thousands of dollars to mingle for several hours with Trump and his team at the Bedminster golf course.  Donald Trump's Bedminster golf course on Thursday afternoon hosted a $5m fundraiser Attendees paid up to $250,000 for their tickets to the New Jersey campaign event Those who bought the top-tier tickets participated in a round table discussion wit Trump Anderson Cooper, the CNN anchor, accused the Trump campaign of being 'criminally negligent' in holding the event despite Trump's close adviser Hope Hicks having tested positive shortly before. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany went out on Friday afternoon to remind everyone why we cannot trust a thing this White House says about Donald Trump having COVID-19. Speaking to reporters outside the White House, McEnany refused to give any detailed information about the timeline of Trump and other around him testing positive or about Trump’s current condition beyond that he was having “mild symptoms.” “He is hard at work, we’re having to slow him down a little bit,” McEnany said. “He’s been on the phone with Sen. McConnell, Sen. Lindsey Graham, been on the phone with chief of staff Mark Meadows.” What’s particularly interesting about this is that the one thing on Trump’s public schedule for Friday was a phone call about coronavirus—and Mike Pence took his place on it. If he’s so hard at work, specifically talking on the phone, why couldn’t he do that phone call? Asked why Trump went to a fundraiser in New Jersey on Thursday after learning that Hope Hicks, a top aide with whom he’d been working closely and unmasked, had tested positive,...
    An online fundraiser for 89-year-old Derlin Newey — who works 30 hours a week at a Papa John's in Roy, Utah, in order to pay his bills — received more than $12,000 in donations after he went viral on the internet earlier this month. A video captured the incredible moment a local family delivered the donation to the incredibly hardworking elderly man.What are the details? Newey unknowingly gained internet fame on TikTok earlier this month when he delivered pizza to a family. Carlos Valdez and his family recorded their interaction with Newey, who engaged the family in kind and polite conversation while he delivered their food. Valdez and his family boast more than 53,000 followers on the popular video-sharing platform. Valdez told KSL-TV that Newey often delivers pizza to the family's home and greets them in a typical fashion each time, chirping, "Hello, are you looking for some pizza?" Valdez says that the family has grown so fond of the delivery man that they request him each time they order their Papa John's. ...
    Oracle appears to have come out on top as part of a bid to tether TikTok with an American company, making the app—a frequent target of President Donald Trump’s—linked to one of his biggest supporters in the tech industry. Hide Oracle’s Chairman Larry Ellison is one of the few people in Silicon Valley who have been outspoken in supporting Trump. Hide Late Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Oracle would become TikTok’s “trusted tech partner” moving forward, and that the deal between ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok, and Oracle would not be an outright sale. It’s unclear what exactly “trusted tech partner” specifically means and whether the deal will satisfy Trump’s imposed deadline for selling U.S. operations of TikTok to an American buyer. However, Ellison’s relationship with Trump may help the deal go through. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday that the government is reviewing Oracle’s proposal. Hide Trump signed an executive order in August that set TikTok on a path toward some sort of American company involvement. The order cited national...
    Federal prosecutors are preparing to charge former top Donald Trump fundraiser Eliot Broidy with an alleged illegal lobbying campaign. Broidy, a former finance chairman of the Republican National Committee, is under investigation for his possible role in efforts to use his influence and contacts inside the White House to extradite Chinese dissident back to his home country. People close to the matter told the Washington Post authorities were preparing to charge Broidy, who in 2017 hired longtime Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen to negotiate a non-disclosure agreement and an agreement to pay $1.6 million for a former Playboy Playmate who had a sexual relationship with Broidy and then had an abortion, the Wall Street Journal reported. Major Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, pictured with wife Robin, is expected to be charged with pushing the government to end the probe of a Malaysian state investment fund The news comes a day after Broidy associate Nickie Mali Lum Davis pleaded guilty days after being charged with aiding the effort to send home Chinese dissident Guo Wengui. She also was accused of helping steal $4.5 billion from a a...
    US president Donald Trump denied claims on Sunday he asked about Mt. Rushmore additions: AP Donald Trump has promised a new nuclear deal with Iran “within four weeks” if he is re-elected in November, according to a video of his remarks from inside a New Jersey fundraiser. Footage from a campaign fundraiser on Sunday show the president addressing a crowd of packed-in supporters, none of whom appear to be wearing masks or socially distanced while at the home of a friend of the president who died from coronavirus. Videos obtained by Jewish Insider show dozens of supporters at the Jersey Shore home of Stanley Chera, who died following Covid-19-related illness in April. “If we win … we will have a deal with Iran within four weeks,” the president said. Admission to the fundraiser ranged from $5,600 up to $250,000. His remarks followed a Friday statement from National Counterintelligence and Security Centre director William Evanina warning that Iran ”seeks to undermine US democratic institutions, President Trump, and to divide the country in advance of the 2020 elections.” “Ahead of the...
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