Day: November 12, 2019

US Politics

Grassley Sounds the Alarm: If FISA Report Doesn’t Come Out Next Week, I Will be Asking if Someone at the FBI or DOJ is Tying IG Horowitz’s Hands

Chuck Grassley Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said that if the FISA report doesn’t come out next week when they said it would, it will leave him asking if someone at the FBI or DOJ is tying the Inspector General’s hands. After many delays, the DOJ Inspector General is reportedly going to release his report on […]

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Finance

U.S. House prepares stopgap bill to fund government through December 20: aide

November 12, 2019 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives, with just more than a week left before federal funds expire for a wide range of government programs, will attempt next week to pass a stopgap spending bill through Dec. 20, according to a senior aide familiar with negotiations on the legislation. Without such […]

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National News

Disney+’s Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, is a triumph of atmosphere — and little else

Why hide Pedro Pascal behind a mask? Why?! | Disney+ The Mandalorian blends Star Wars, spaghetti Westerns, and prestige TV. It’s fine. But shouldn’t Disney+ want more than fine? The Mandalorian, Disney+’s big-ticket original series, set in the Star Wars universe, isn’t bad. It also isn’t good. It’s not much of anything, truth be told. It’s […]

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Living & Culture

Paris protest disrupts Polanski film debut over rape accusations

November 12, 2019 PARIS (Reuters) – Protesters disrupted the first screening in France of Roman Polanski’s new film on Tuesday, following the publication of a new rape accusation against the French-Polish director. A group of about 40 activists blocked the screening of the French premiere of Polanski’s film “J’accuse” at a theater in Rue Champollion, […]

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National News

Trump just claimed Ivanka created 14 million jobs. The entire economy added 6 million.

Ivanka Trump speaks alongside her father following a tour of the H&K Equipment Company in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, in January 2018. | Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images This whopper shows how Trump’s lies take on a life of their own. From Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential inauguration through the middle of last month, the American economy added […]

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Living & Culture

In streaming wars, Disney reaches beyond kids and families

November 12, 2019 By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – During commercial breaks in a broadcast of World Wrestling Entertainment’s WWE SmackDown, fans were shown ads for Walt Disney Co’s new streaming service, Disney+. So were “Monday Night Football” viewers and video gamers watching Twitch. “Try to keep up,” said Captain Marvel in one ad […]

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Living & Culture

Disney+ debut hit by tech glitches, company blames demand

November 12, 2019 By Akanksha Rana and Lisa Richwine (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s long-awaited debut in the streaming media wars on Tuesday was hit with technical glitches that the company said were caused by higher-than-expected demand as it takes on rival Netflix Inc. It was unclear how many people successfully signed up and how […]

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Living & Culture

Robert De Niro to get lifetime award from SAG actor union

November 12, 2019 (Reuters) – Robert De Niro, a two-time Oscar winner and considered one of the finest actors of his generation, is being recognized by his peers with an annual lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). De Niro, 76, will receive the award in January, the labor union said on Tuesday. […]

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Trending Stories

President Trump speaks during a meeting of the Economic Club of New York

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting of the Economic Club of New York in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) OAN Newsroom UPDATED 10:58 AM PT — Tuesday, November 12, 2019 President Trump is touting his administrations economic achievements. While speaking during a meeting of the Economic Club of New York […]

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Living & Culture

Rare portrait of teenage Mozart to be auctioned in Paris

November 12, 2019 PARIS (Reuters) – A rare portrait of Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be sold by British auction house Christie’s on Nov. 27 in Paris at an estimated price of between 800,000 euros and 1.2 million euros ($882,000-$1.32 million). The artwork, one of four portraits painted during the composer’s lifetime and still […]

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