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    Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned lawmakers Tuesday that the U.S. could suffer a 'deep recession' if they don't raise the debt ceiling by December 15.   'I cannot overstate how critical it is that Congress address this issue,' she urged the Senate Banking Committee. 'America must pay its bills on time and in full. If we do not, we will eviscerate our current recovery.'  Yellen said that in a 'matter of days' the majority of Americans would suffer financially if Congress didn't lift or suspend the debt ceiling.  Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned lawmakers Tuesday that the U.S. could suffer a 'deep recession' if they don't raise the debt ceiling by December 15 'As critical payments like social security checks and military paychecks would not reach their bank accounts and that would likely be followed by a deep recession,' Yellen predicted.    Earlier this month, Yellen told Congressional leaders that the federal government had more time than her initial estimate on when it would default on its debt.  Yellen had originally estimated the country wouldn't be able to pay its bills after December...
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Russia against taking any 'escalatory actions' with Ukraine, threatening 'serious consequences' for doing so.  His remarks, made at a joint press conference with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs in Riga, come amid growing concerns Russia could mount another invasion of Ukraine as they build up forces along the border.  Concerns about the Russian buildup will be discussed at meetings of NATO ministers over Tuesday and Wednesday.  'Its increasingly belligerent rhetoric, its recent buildup of forces. Its unusual troop movements along Ukraine's border,' Blinken said, adding 'I'll have a lot more to say about that tomorrow after I've had a chance to consult with our allies in the NATO meetings that started this afternoon.'  He continued: 'For now, let me just reiterate that any escalatory actions by Russia would be of great concern to the United States as they would to Latvia and any renewed aggression can trigger serious consequences.'  NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called Moscow's buildup on the border 'unprovoked and unexplained.'  'Any future Russian aggression against Ukraine would come at a high price...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday defended President Joe Biden's decision to spend the Thanksgiving on Nantucket, saying food prices weren't that high and everyone should spend the holiday with loved ones. The president has come under fire for heading to the posh island off the coast of Massachusetts to spend the rest of the week at the home of billionaire Carlyle group co-founder David Rubenstein.  Biden ran for president as a symbol and representative of the middle class. The Biden family has been spending Thanksgiving on the island nearly every year since 1975, including when he was vice president. 'There are abundance of turkeys available. They're about $1 more for a 20 pound bird, which is a huge bird if you're feeding a very big family, and that's something that again, we've been working to make sure people have more money in their pockets to address,' she said at her daily White House press briefing. White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended President Joe Biden's decision to spend the Thanksgiving on Nantucket, saying foor prices weren't that high...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California accused Democrats of operating on a double-standard in an impassioned speech on the House floor Wednesday. Lawmakers in the lower chamber voted to censure GOP Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona over a cartoon video he tweeted depicting himself killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a sword and then going to attack President Joe Biden.  Gosar was stripped of his committee assignments in a 223-207 vote - and McCarthy strongly hinted that a handful of Democrats will see the same fate.  In his speech ahead of the vote this afternoon McCarthy listed off five outspoken Democrats - including Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Reps. Maxine Waters and Adam Schiff of California - whose committee assignments could be on the chopping block if his party takes back the House in 2022. McCarthy said of Democrats' tenure in the majority, 'What they have started cannot easily be undone. Their actions today and the past have forever changed the way the House operates.' 'It means that the minority rights that have served this body as well are the...
    Long-time radio host and media personality Howard Stern has called for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to be kicked out of the NFL after he revealed that he had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, despite earlier saying he was 'immunized'. During a rant on his morning radio show, Stern, who admits he is not a football fan, said that 'if there was any decency in the world,' Rodgers would be shown the door.  'I was so worked up over the weekend about this f***ing Aaron Rodgers of the NFL,' Stern began.  Radio host Howard Stern has called for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to be kicked out of the NFL after lying about his vaccination status 'I don't even know where to begin with that story. I mean this f---ing guy. I don't watch football, sorry I'm not a big fan, I know the guy is a real good football player, that's why they put up with his bulls**t,' Stern said.  'If there was decency in this world, you know, I would throw this guy out of the...
    20 excellent art documentaries The 10 Best Places To Buy a Vacation Home in 2021 Atlanta Falcons Swiss-Army-Knife option Cordarrelle Patterson has become a fantasy football icon during what has to be considered the best season, to date, of his NFL career. Per ESPN stats, Patterson has thus far accumulated a team-best 268 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the ground, 32 catches for 333 yards and a club-high five scores, and 267 yards on kickoff returns. He also recorded a pass attempt on Oct. 10.  © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Cordarrelle Patterson is playing RB, WR and kick returner. Patterson recently told Kris Rhim of the club's website that his mother has inspired him to offer his services to the Falcons wherever they need him this fall.  "If my mom could go out there and work three jobs, I can go out there and play three positions," Patterson explained. "Why can't I do what she did for us? It's like a big motivation, and every time I'm on the field, I don't care where they put me; I'm...
    MANY people love nothing more than tucking into a cheeky McDonald’s meal - and their burgers, nuggets and fries keep people coming back for more.  But how many calories are you demolishing with their popular meal options, and which are best for when you are on a diet? 3Big Mac burgers are one of the staple McDonald items and will set you back 694kcal The NHS recommended daily calorie intake of 2,000 for women and 2,500 for men. But how do the classic Big Mac and McChicken sandwiches fare? 1.) How many calories are there in your McDonald's meals?  Big Mac, large fries and a large Coke - 1,350kcal Big Mac burgers are one of the staple McDonald items and will set you back 694kcal.  If you turn this into a large meal, you could be ramping up the calories, as large fries are 444kcal and a large Coke is 212kcal. Note, for those who go for medium fries (337kcal) and a medium Coke (170kcal) this will take your meal calories down to 1,201kcal.  Meanwhile, small fries (237kcal), a small...
    Sweeping through the doorway at Vogue's sleek Manhattan offices, Anna Wintour surveys the room with a practised, critical eye. There is a moment's deliberate pause, a flash of obvious distaste. 'Why,' she snaps, 'are there so many white people in the room?' It could so easily be parody. After all, the legendary 71-year-old Vogue editor – with her signature sleek bob and sunglasses – has many times found herself the subject of ruthless satire, most notably in the film, The Devil Wears Prada. Anna Wintour with Edward Enninful, the first black man to be British Vogue's editor-in-chief and European editorial director of Condé Nast RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'Grace and charm filled the room when he was in it': Stella... AOC is hit with SECOND ethics complaint over $35k-a-head... Share this article Share But insiders at the world's most glamorous magazine insist this 'new Anna' is all too real – the fashion queen once accused of promoting a 'white-centric' universe from a glass-fronted New York skyscraper, has turned woke. As one...
    Palace aides are drafting plans for the Duchess of Cornwall to take on a significantly greater role – and it is possible she could even be appointed to an elite group of senior Royals who can carry out duties on behalf of the Queen. Her Majesty’s decision to cancel all public engagements for at least the next fortnight, as she recovers from an unknown ailment, has raised concerns about a potential leadership gap at the head of the Royal Family if her illness persists or should the 95-year-old Monarch be incapacitated in the future. So far, the Queen has continued to carry out her duties as Head of State, despite having to ‘reluctantly’ cancel a number of high-profile engagements over the past few weeks. Palace aides are drafting plans for the Duchess of Cornwall to take on a significantly greater role - and she could even be appointed to an elite group of senior Royals who can carry out duties on behalf of the Queen (pictured, the Queen with Camilla in 2019) The Monarch is still receiving her daily red...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — At the south end of Lincoln Park near the Chicago History Museum, you may have noticed a mausoleum with the name “Couch” carved at the top. The Couch tomb is the only visible remnant left over from the days when the south end of the picturesque park – where today we also find the Lincoln Park Zoo – was the original city cemetery. As the Encyclopedia of Chicago tells us, the cemetery opened around 1843 and ceased burials in 1866 – after which the park was developed and named for assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. READ MORE: Police Raid Three Locations Of Parlor Pizza RestaurantThe reason the cemetery was closed, Tony Szabelski of Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tours points out, had to do with poor sanitary conditions. Caskets were buried near marsh lands, and would wash ashore when the lake levels rose. The decomposed remains also contaminated drinking water – causing several cholera outbreaks. But the Couch tomb remains. It memorializes businessman Ira Couch, who was on vacation in Cuba in the winter of 1857 when he died. He...
    General Colin Powell had a 13-point rulebook for life. He showed them to me when we spent the day together a few years ago at the National War College in Washington DC, and they made a huge impression - mainly because I agreed with every single one of them. They're worth repeating again in full today as America mourns the loss – tragically, from complications due to Covid-19 - of perhaps the greatest president it never had: 1. It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning. 2. Get mad, then get over it. 3. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that, when your position falls, your ego goes with it. 4. It can be done! 5. Be careful what you choose, you may get it. 6. Don't let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision. 7. You can't make someone else's choices. You shouldn't let someone else make yours. 8. Check small things. 9. Share credit. 10. Remain calm. Be kind. 11. Have a vision. Be demanding. 12....
    Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is warning Congress could plunge the nation into recession if it fails to raise the statutory debt ceiling by October 18th – and ruled out as a 'gimmick' the idea of minting a trillion dollar coin to avert a default. Yellen has previously identified the October date as the time when the nation would exhaust its extraordinary measures to avert a default on U.S. obligations, and stood by it in an interview on CNBC's 'Squawk Box.' 'I do regard Oct. 18 as a deadline. It would be catastrophic to not pay the government’s bills, for us to be in a position where we lacked the resources to pay the government’s bills,' she said. 'I fully expect it would cause a recession as well,' she said. 'It would be catastrophic to not pay the government’s bills,,' said Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, as she reaffirmed the government's extraordinary measures to avoid the debt ceiling would become exhausted on Oct. 18th Senate Republicans last week blocked a Democratic proposal to suspend the debt ceiling, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch...
    Stephanie Grisham said Tuesday there was a 'culture of abuse' in Donald Trump's White House, admitted she lied in TV interviews and said she believes Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell would be on staff if the former president ran and won in 2024. The former White House press secretary was on CNN's New Day as part of media tour for her memoir 'I'll Take Your Questions Now,' her tale about her work for Donald and Melania Trump, which is out on Tuesday. Grisham, who worked for Donald Trump from the early days of his 2016 campaign until she resigned in protest on January 6th, described what it was like to work for the former president. During her tenure she served as spokesperson for him and for Melania Trump. 'It took me a really long time to realize it was a culture of abuse in there, you just want to keep Donald Trump happy. You just don't want him to yell at you,' she said.  'You learn to give him the answer that he wants. We learned to work around him.' She described Trump...
    Two months ago, Katie Couric retweeted a tweet from a health researcher named Ahmed Ali which contained photos of me, Donald Trump and conservative activist Charlie Kirk and the words: 'Bullying successful women is a coping mechanism for a lot of mediocre men.' Couric commented: 'A friend sent me this. Hmmmmmmmm.' The clear implication was that she endorsed the message Ali posted after I, Trump and Kirk criticized gymnast Simone Biles for quitting in the Tokyo Olympics. (The woke brigade had decided that Biles was an inspiring, courageous heroine for giving up on her teammates - she later competed in a solo event - and anyone who said otherwise was a disgusting misogynist pig). Ms Couric wanted her 1.7 million Twitter followers to know she has no time for awful mediocre men like me who 'bully' successful women. I had a flick through her tweets since then, and they follow a similar pattern of endlessly virtue-signalling pro-women, anti-bullying rhetoric. I was excited to read extracts from her new autobiography, Going There, expecting to read yet more inspiring proclamations of supportive...
    Monica Lewinsky says that her thoughts of suicide during the Clinton investigation led her to ask independent counsel Ken Starr's legal team what would happen if she died — and now, years later, she is shocked that no one considered seemed concerned enough to do anything about it.  The 48-year-old discussed the toll that the investigation and the subsequent public shaming took on her mental health in a new episode of David Axelrod's CNN podcast 'The Axe Files,' describing the aftermath of her affair with then-President Bill Clinton as a 'tumultuous' time that had her thinking about ending her life. 'I just couldn't see a way out. And I thought that maybe [suicide] was the solution,' she said. 'I had asked the OIC [Office of Independent Counsel] lawyers, "What happens if I die?" As more of an adult now, I think back, "How was there not a protocol?" 'Like, that's point where you're supposed to bring a psychologist in or, you know, something. How is that not a breaking point in whatever their plan for Prom Night was, which is what they called the...
    Barry Hankerson, former manager to R. Kelly and uncle to late R&B singer Aaliyah, said that the now-convicted sex offender 'wouldn't have to worry about a trial' if he had been aware of the abuse against his niece. 'If I had known what Robert Kelly was doing, Robert Kelly would not have to worry about a trial,' Hankerson told The Daily News.  'I can't say what would have happened, but there wouldn't have been a trial if I had known about any of the things he was trying to do to my niece.'  Hankerson, 74, who introduced the two stars, declined to elaborate on what he might have done to Kelly if he had been privy to the couple's inappropriate relationship. Kelly, 54, was found guilty of all nine counts of racketeering and sex trafficking by a federal jury on Monday during his trial which featured testimony about his sexual exploitation of Aaliyah and their illegal marriage. Barry Hankerson (pictured), former manager to R. Kelly and uncle to late R&B singer Aaliyah, said that the now-convicted sex offender 'wouldn't have to...
    GABBY Petito's fiance's lawyer said it will "be determined" whether there's a connection between her disappearance and a newlywed couple's murder. Brian Laundrie's attorney Steven Bertolino released a Thursday night statement after Utah investigators revealed they are "not ruling anything out" in their investigation into Petito's missing case and a double murder. 9Gabby Petito and her fiance Brian Laundrie were said to have had a huge argument at the Moonflower Co-OpCredit: ABC 9Gabby Petito's parents have urged Brian Laundrie's family to helpCredit: CBS New York 9Days after the reported incident, which cops were called to, store worker Kylen Schulte and her wife Crystal Turner, 38, were found deadCredit: Facebook 9The closeness of time and location have led investigators to speculate whether the two incidents could be linked "Law enforcement has to follow protocol and all leads that they get," Bertolino said, according to Fox News. "Whether or not these two cases deserve to be linked will be determined at some point in the future." As the lawyer refused to deny there's a possible link between the two cases, Laundrie's sister Cassie...
    AMERICAN families are awaiting a third child tax credit payment of $300 after receiving two checks, making up half the year's total benefit. The third child tax credit stimulus check will be sent out on September 15 - and there will be a further three payments left to receive before the end of the year. 2This year the IRS is sending half of what you qualify for as six monthly advance payments,Credit: Getty 2The third child tax credit stimulus check will be sent out on September 15Credit: Getty For 2021, the IRS is sending half of what you qualify for as six monthly advance payments, with the rest due in 2022 after claimants file their taxes. There is a collection of tools on the IRS' online portal which allows you to check on your payments, update your information, or unenroll from the payments. And importantly, there are also key deadlines each month that you'll need to hit if you want to make any changes before the next payment arrives. For example, the deadline to update your personal details before the...
    Kim Kardashian is going to eat with Kanye West and everyone is wondering if there will be reconciliation. Photo: Rich Fury. / . Considering that this summer Kim kardashian has staged on several occasions the admiration and affection that he has never stopped feeling for her ex-husband Kanye WestDespite the fact that both were immersed in a complex divorce process last February, it is understandable that in recent days the American social chronicle has enthusiastically welcomed the possibility that the reality star is considering a change of heart. course to give a second chance or reconciliation to her marriage to Kanye West, especially after Kanye invited Kim out for lunch. The also designer and her four children have religiously attended all those events that the rapper has been organizing to present to his followers his new album Donda, and the truth is that in his last public statements Kim kardashian has been full of compliments towards Kanye west both in his role as a musician and as a father. This explains, among other things, why...
    The Taliban has threatened a 'reaction' if the US or UK extend the deadline for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. Joe Biden has set a deadline of August 31 for all Americans to have left the country, but UK military sources said another fortnight was needed to evacuate everyone. Taliban spokesman Dr Suhail Shaheen has warned of 'consequences' if Western forces stay beyond the end of the month. He told Sky News: 'It's a red line. President Biden announced that on 31 August they would withdraw all their military forces. So if they extend it that means they are extending occupation while there is no need for that. 'If the US or UK were to seek additional time to continue evacuations - the answer is no. Or there would be consequences.  'It will create mistrust between us. If they are intent on continuing the occupation it will provoke a reaction.' Dr Shaheen also claimed people are not fleeing Afghanistan because they are scared, saying it was purely 'economic migration', despite the desperate scenes at Kabul airport. He added it was...
    Joe Biden's national security adviser warned the Taliban on Sunday that the U.S. will issue a 'forceful' response if they interfere in American evacuation efforts from Afghanistan – and he doesn't rule out sending in more troops. 'If in the end Americans are blocked from getting to the airport, blocked from leaving the country, or our operations are disrupted or our evacuations are in some way interfered with, we have explained to them that there will be a swift and forceful response,' Jake Sullivan told NBC News host Chuck Todd during an interview on Meet the Press. Sullivan detailed that Washington has an agreement with the Taliban that they will allow all American citizens passage to the Kabul airport – including through any checkpoints along their travel to the Hamid Karzai International Airport. He admitted Sunday that the airport is dangerous and faces 'threats from ISIS.' 'I know that the scenes around the airport are heartbreaking, large crowds of people wanting to leave,' Sullivan said. 'I know that there is complexity and there is turbulence on the ground and in...
    Updated 07/30/2021 – 14:05 A defeat by Spain this Sunday against Slovenia in the match that closes the first phase will greatly complicate the path to the medals. The selection would fall to the second pot of the quarterfinal draw and their rivals would be fearsome. In fact, it will have a 50% chance of crossing into the United States. We explain it. In 1 will be the three leaders of each group and the best second, which everything indicates that being the United States, with an average +47, it will be enough to beat the Czech Republic on the last day. In pot 2 will be the other two seconds and the two best third parties. The draw will not be pure, but will have two restrictions: the teams that have already been measured in the group stage will not be able to meet again and, here is the key, the best second to enter Pot 1, almost certainly the United States , You will not be able to face any third team, with which it will be...
    THE goals have certainly been flowing in the Euro 2020 group stages. With the knockouts getting going on June 26, the race for the Golden Boot is also starting to hot up. EURO 2020 FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN NEW CUSTOMER DEALS 2Cristiano Ronaldo has hit the ground running at Euro 2020Credit: AP Euro 2020 top scorers The top scorer at this year's tournament will receive the European Championship Golden Boot. Last time out in 2016, Antoine Griezmann took the gong as he hit six goals across the tournament. Harry Kane was the heavy favourite to win this year's award after his superb season in the Premier League, where he hit more goals and assists than any other player. 2England's Harry Kane has drawn a blank in his opening three matchesCredit: AFP But things haven't gone to plan for the England forward, who is yet to notch in the tournament. Here's the top five top scorers as it stands: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) - 3 goals, 1 assist Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) - 3 goals, 0 assists Patrik...
    William and Harry appearing together at the unveiling of Princess Diana's statue would be nothing more than 'a superficial gesture' if the warring brothers don't also hold serious talks, a royal expert has claimed. The pair will both appear at a ceremony at Kensington Palace next Thursday to commemorate their mother, but the event has been overshadowed by the growing tension between them. The row has intensified in recent weeks following the birth of Harry and Meghan's daughter, Lilibet - the name Prince Philip affectionately used for the Queen. Claims from the BBC then followed that the monarch had not been consulted, but the couple's lawyers said it was 'false and defamatory' to suggest they did not discuss using the name with Her Majesty.   Lilibet has not been seen in public yet, although the Queen has reportedly met her over a video call. Other recent family rows include Meghan's revelation that Kate Middleton made her cry, plus recent reports that William 'threw his brother out' following an angry phone conversation over claims Meghan was bullying palace staff in 2018. It was claimed...
    Senators continued haggling over a $1 trillion infrastructure package, with socialist Bernie Sanders laying out red lines on tax and Republican Lindsey Graham telling President Biden a deal was there for the taking. The wrangling illustrates just how hard it will be for President Biden to bring along progressives and conservatives in a bipartisan deal to deliver one of his biggest legislative priorities. Sanders said he would not support using gas taxes or fees on electric vehicles which would not spread the burden fairly - while Graham challenged Biden to get on with agreeing a deal. Graham said he was hopeful that the bipartisan negotiation would be successful with White House backing. 'President Biden, if you want an infrastructure deal of a trillion dollars, it's there for the taking. You just need to get involved and lead,' Graham told Fox News Sunday. Sen Lindsey Graham said: 'President Biden, if you want an infrastructure deal of a trillion dollars, it's there for the taking. You just need to get involved and lead' Meanwhile, Sen Bernie Sanders is working on...
    THE haunting CCTV images of Diana entering the Ritz in Paris through revolving doors on the night of August 30, 1997, remain etched on millions of people’s memories. Clearly impatient and troubled, the 36-year-old princess was ­followed by Dodi Fayed, the 42-year-old son of the hotel’s Egyptian owner, Mohamed Fayed. 12We’ve taken a photo of 21-year-old Diana in 1983 and altered it to show how she might have looked at 60 Even more disturbing are the jerky CCTV pictures of the princess and Dodi standing, three hours later, in a corridor at the back of the hotel waiting for a driver to collect them. By then, Diana’s face reveals a woman exhausted and annoyed. Pestered by paparazzi photo- graphers and irritated by Dodi’s changing plans to return to his apartment off the Champs-Elysees, Diana desperately wanted to fly immediately back to London to see her sons before they returned to school after the summer holidays. We all know, as we watch the video of the princess walking out of the camera’s frame into the darkness, that within ten minutes that...
    CAITLYN Jenner slammed Jimmy Kimmel as "transphobic" for calling her "Trump in a wig" and asked if there was any group he won't attack. Jenner, who is running for governor of California, hit back at the talk show host by posting a series of the comedian's past offenses like performing in black face and a joke about "killing everyone in China." 5Caitlyn Jenner slammed Jimmy Kimmel is a series of tweetsCredit: ABC 5Kimmel called Jenner 'Trump in a wig' on ThursdayCredit: ABC Jenner posted a screenshot of The Sun's story about Kimmel's comments and questioned why the LGBTQ community was not condemning him. "Last night @jimmykimmel called me Donald Trump with a wig," Jenner tweeted. "He obviously believes that trans women are simply men with wigs on. Where is the outrage from the left or LGBT community? "Being WOKE must be optional if you are a Democrat," she added. 5Jenner also took a shot at the 'woke' in her take-downCredit: Twitter 5She posted a series of Kimmel's past offensesCredit: Twitter Kimmel compared Jenner to Donald Trump during an episode of...
    Governor Andrew Cuomo has said New Yorkers no longer feel safe amid a spike in crime that will hamper the city's COVID recovery if it isn't handled soon.  In 2021, almost every type of violent crime is on the rise in New York City. According to recent figures from Comstat, the NYPD's data gathering unit, crime is up 30 percent city wide.  There has been a 78 percent increase in the number of robberies this year than this time last year. Cuomo, speaking on Wednesday, called it a 'major problem' and said unless the NYPD got a handle on it soon, the city would become undesirable.   'We have a major crime problem in New York City. Everything we just talked about, with the economy coming back, you know what the first step is? People have to feel safe.  'We're building new projects, stimulating new business - what comes before that is public safety, otherwise none of it works.  'New Yorkers don't feel safe and they don't feel safe because the crime rate is up. It's not that they are being neurotic or overly...
    Kamala Harris has shared a heartfelt message congratulating her stepdaughter, Ella Emhoff, who graduated from the Parsons School of Design this week.   The Vice President posted her sweet note to Instagram on Saturday accompanied by a photo that showed her smiling alongside the 22-year-old college grad.  'Congratulations to our daughter Ella on her graduation. I am so proud of you. Keep dreaming with ambition and there is nothing you cannot achieve,' Harris wrote.  She signed off the note with the words 'Love, Momala' - the affectionate name that Ella and her older brother, Cole, call their stepmom.  Ella and Cole, 26, are the children of Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff and his first wife, Kerstin.  They have been Harris' step-children since 2014 when she tied the knot with Doug in Santa Barbara.  Kamala Harris has shared a heartfelt message congratulating her stepdaughter, Ella Emhoff, who graduated from the Parsons School of Design this week Earlier this week, Doug also took to Instagram to share a snap congratulating Ella after she attained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Parsons - a...
    Patrick Schwarzenegger working out in his gym. YouTube/Men's Health Patrick Schwarzenegger got up at 5 AM to workout for 50 days and said it helped transform his body. The actor gained 22 pounds and cut his body fat percentage from 13% to 8%, he said. Morning workouts can work for busy people, but they aren't necessary, personal trainer Sarah Molloy said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Patrick Schwarzenegger says he got up at 5 AM to workout for the 50 days, and it's helped him build muscle and lose fat. The actor, model, and entrepreneur wrote on Instagram that he's gained 22 pounds and cut his body fat percentage from 13% to 8%. A post shared by Patrick Schwarzenegger (@patrickschwarzenegger)   "Getting in the best shape of my life. Both physically & mentally," Schwarzenegger said.Early morning workouts can be helpful for busy peopleSchwarzenegger wrote on Instagram that he exercised at 5 AM for 50 days to build momentum for the day, to motivate his mind and body by doing something hard, and to...
    The Washington Post raised eyebrows on Tuesday over a report decrying the divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates.  Washington Post reporter Lisa Bonos posed a question in her headline, which read, "If Bill and Melinda Gates can’t make a marriage work, what hope is there for the rest of us?" "Just imagine how many hours of couples therapy you can afford when you’re among the world's richest people. Or the shared sense of purpose you could forge while raising three children and running a $50 billion charitable foundation with your spouse. Then imagine that it’s not enough to keep you together," Bonos began her piece. "Yes, money is one of the main things couples fight about. But having so much of it that you can give billions away doesn’t eliminate the questions that every couple faces: Do we still want similar things in life? Can we still create that life together? Or would it be better if we forged ahead on our own?" WASHINGTON POST RUNS ‘FACT-CHECK’ ON TIM SCOTT'S ANCESTRY BUT NOT ON KAMALA HARRIS' ‘FWEEDOM’ PLAGIARISM CLAIM "This...
    DEAR MISS MANNERS: I was recently reminded of a situation in which I acted badly. Due to COVID restrictions, this is not a scenario likely to come up again soon, but I am hoping you can tell me what the mannerly approach would have been, so I can do better in the future. Last year, I was invited to a cookie decorating party. My job is to work with children who have significant behavioral challenges, and it had been a particularly stressful year. I declined the invitation, stating that I was too stressed out from work to go. (It had been the kind of year where, when I got home from work, I would crawl into my bed and hide under my comforter for a couple of hours.) The day of the event, my friend called to ask me if I would reconsider and attend her party. The truth was, I had declined the invitation because I suspected kids might be in attendance. I’ve found that when work is really stressful, I cannot be around children because I cannot turn...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell went after Rep. Maxine Waters for saying in Minneapolis Saturday that Black Lives Matter protesters should 'get more confrontational' if officer Derek Chauvin is found not guilty.  'It's harder to imagine anything more inappropriate than a member of Congress flying in from California to inform local leaders - not so subtly - that this defendant had better be found guilty or else there will be big trouble in the streets,' McConnell said on the Senate floor.  The Kentucky Republican said that Waters' demand for a guilty verdict was 'like somebody window-shopping or ordering off a menu.'   'Every single American deserves a fair trial. This is sacred. You do not balance the scales of justice by trying to tip them,' McConnell said.   The top Senate Republican noted that through much of the country's 'quest for civil rights and equal justice has been the fight to get rid of extra-judicial violence, to get rid of rigged trials where the outcome was molded by public sentiment or angry mob.'   'It is beyond the pale for a sitting member...
    Dr. Oz and Dr. Hotez discuss if there is any truth behind the claim that vaccines cause cancer.   Watch THE DR. OZ SHOW, weekdays at 3 p.m. on CBS 62. Related
    Late TikTok star Adam Perkins' twin brother Patrick has urged fans to respect their family's choice to not divulge the cause of death. After announcing his brother had passed away aged 24, Patrick shared a series of tributes on Instagram and among heartfelt best wishes from fans, he was forced to shoot down questions about how Adam had died.  He responded: 'Think I need to take this opportunity to explain something to you: if the cause of death is not released, there is a reason... 'There is intention in every part of this. Please respect both of us by not asking that question... not sure how it's not obvious that I didn't say for a reason. Everything in this is intentional. Please respect that.' So sad: Late TikTok star Adam Perkins' twin brother Patrick has urged fans to respect their family's choice to not divulge the cause of death Please respect: He responded: 'Think I need to take this opportunity to explain something to you: if the cause of death is not released, there is a reason' Patrick's messages to...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called George Floyd's death a 'public assassination,' speaking about officer Derek Chauvin's trial from Capitol Hill Tuesday.  Pelosi told USA Today she hasn't watched the full trial, but has kept up with developments via news accounts.  'I feel sad about the spectators, and that that young woman who said she's up all night because she wonders what she could have done differently,' Pelosi said. 'I think if any of us was there, we would have gone up and just pulled him off,' she said of Chauvin, who is facing both murder and manslaughter charges.   House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called George Floyd's death a 'public assassination' in an interview conducted Tuesday by USA Today  'I think if any of us was there, we would have gone up and just pulled him off,' Pelosi said of Derek Chauvin, who kneeled on the neck of George Floyd for nearly nine minutes  She added, 'But we might have gotten shot, and that's probably why somebody didn't pull him off.'  Throughout the sit-down with USA Today's Susan Page -...
    Dear Quentin, My husband signed a car lease for a friend. He told me he was co-signing because his friend had bad credit even though I objected to that and asked why his friend can’t just buy a used car. Then at the last second, my husband told me that his friend’s credit “was so bad he had to take out the whole loan” in my husband’s name only. Aside from the fact this story doesn’t add up, he is now getting second notices for unpaid tolls and parking tickets, and just sends them to his friend and trusts him to pay. He ensures the lease payments are made every month, and tells me that tolls will send collections notices before reporting to credit-collection agencies. He also claims that his friend has insurance, but that doesn’t add up. The state we are in requires the owner to have insurance. He tells me that none of this is my business, and I have no right to be upset. Yet every time another “past due” envelope arrives I panic at the...
    To combat climate change, we could be 'teleporting' into other people's homes and our workplaces by 2030 using special smart glasses, Mark Zuckerberg has predicted. The Facebook CEO said he envisages face-to-face meetings replaced with virtual conferences made possible with some form of augmented reality (AR) headset. The ultimate vision, he added, would involve a normal-looking pair of electronic glasses that can present content on its lenses alongside the real world beyond. 'People are just going to want to maybe travel a little less in the future and do it more efficiently, and be able to go places without having to take the travel or commute time,' Mr Zuckerberg told the Information. 'Obviously, there are going to keep on being cars and planes and all that,' he added. 'But the more that we can teleport around, not only are we personally eliminating commutes and stuff that's kind of a drag for us individually, but I think that's better for society and for the planet overall, too.' The social media firm's first pair of smart glasses — made in collaboration with...
    Within the framework of Women’s Day, It is curious to see the proliferation of talks and spaces where the focus is not placed on the problems that companies still have in relation to equity. Although less and less, for cultural reasons, companies that seek to « balance » between the « feminine » gift and the « gender talk » still persist. Along these lines, it seems central to me to make an analysis of the cultural state in which the company finds itself: We cannot go against the moment that a company is going through, and this is accentuated in more conservative or masculinized industries. You need to find a message that can really have an effect on people; always from a gender perspective. Cosmetic talks are meaningless if they lack a suitable framework for the company. In this way, some rankings that lack a gender perspective lead companies to believe that they no longer have pending matters. And not only to companies: also to the people who are part of them. For this reason, I try to stay away from such corporate awards...
    WILF ZAHA has given the clearest hint yet that he wants to quit Crystal Palace this summer - to be able to show his kids the medals he has won. Zaha’s Selhurst Park future is increasingly in doubt as the Ivory Coast enters the final two years of his £130,000-per-week deal this summer. 2Zaha has little over two years remaining on his contractCredit: Getty Images - Getty Spurs and Arsenal have been linked with a move for Zaha in the past, while Palace are desperate for the symbol of the club to stay. But Zaha, 28, indicated he is ready to leave his boyhood club for the second time after his failed spell at Manchester United. Asked if he might struggle in weighing up his relationship with Palace and his own career, Zaha told the FT Business of Football Summit: “It’s not really a difficult balance for me.  “I’ve been at Palace since I was eight and I have given my all to the club. Nobody can tell me I haven’t. “I give 150% every single game I put that...
    President Donald Trump called in to Fox News Wednesday to offer his tribute to talk host Rush Limbaugh – who he said shared his own beliefs that the election was stolen. 'Rush thought we won. And so do I,' said Trump in the extended interview. Trump used the segment to vent about the election, having skipped Joe Biden's inauguration after weeks claiming it had been rigged. 'I think it's disgraceful what happened. We were like a Third World country on election night,' Trump said. 'I was disappointed by voter tabulation. I think it's disgraceful what happened,' Trump said, in his first live comments since his Senate acquittal at the end of his impeachment trial on Saturday.  'I think we won substantially. And Rush thought we won,' Trump continued from his home at Mar-a-Lago, where he has been since January 20. Limbaugh was one of Donald Trump's most ardent supporters. The ex-president called Fox News to pay tribute to him shortly after his death was announced 'He thought it was over at 10 o'clock, 10:30 it was over,' Trump said,...
    Dear Moneyist, I pay my gardener $100 per month. He or one of his employees comes once a week on Mondays, and does a pretty good job. When the weather is rainy, he does not come until it is dry, so sometimes there is a week where he does not service my lawn. The Moneyist:My sister became my late father’s power of attorney, took out a reverse mortgage on his home, and drained his equity. What can I do? There have been one or two times over the past couple years where he did not come, and for no apparent reason. He typically comes when I’m working, and he often sends an employee, so I don’t have a chance to ask why he didn’t come. Should I still pay the $100 for a month where he misses a week because of rain? What about for the week he didn’t show? Sometimes, a month has five Mondays instead of four. Should I calculate the number of times he comes and work out his monthly pay depending on the results of...
    (CNN)Those exhausted by 2021 -- and well, all of 2020 -- can get some relief by calling a hotline and screaming. Yes, really.Just Scream!, a hotline created by elementary school teacher Chris Gollmar, aims to reduce tension for those needing an outlet. All you have to do is call the hotline and scream for as loud as you want, and for as long as you want -- and then hang up. "I wanted to find a prompt that people would respond to and screaming seemed to be a good fit!" Gollmar told CNN of his creative project, which he came up with in September 2020 and launched just before Election Day in November. Gollmar, who said he's been an artist and coder since he was a kid, spends his free time working on participatory art projects that invite people to call a phone number and leave a voicemail for others to hear. This time, he said he "thought it would be funny and unique to create a phone line just for screaming."Read MoreFeeling frustrated? Then scream your head off in...
    The 14-year-old black teen who was attacked by 'SoHo Karen' when she wrongly accused him of stealing her phone says he's still 'shell-shocked' and fears what would have happened if his father wasn't with him. On Saturday Grammy-winning African American jazz artist Keyon Harrold filmed the moment a young woman approached his 14-year-old son Keyon Jr in the lobby of the boutique Arlo Hotel in SoHo and tackled him. 'I don’t know what would have happened if my dad wasn’t there. These past few days, still kind of shell-shocked, but I’m hanging in there,' Keyon Jr said on Good Morning America Tuesday. 'For me I was confused because I had never seen that lady ever and I didn’t know what to do in the moment. That’s why I was happy to have my dad here to help me,' he said.  Video of the incident was shared on social media, where it sparked outrage. The family's lawyer is petitioning the Manhattan District Attorney's office to press charges including assault and battery.   DailyMail.com has reached out to the Arlo hotel for comment.  ...
    Vikramaditya Motwane, the filmmaker who gave us gems like Udaan and Lootera, makes a very quirky unconventional black comic thriller in AK vs AK. The Netflix film has Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap play themselves, while Anil’s kin, like his kids Sonam and Harshvardhan, and elder brother, Boney Kapoor also appear in cameos. Shot mostly in mockumentary format, AK vs AK pits Kashyap against Kapoor in a revenge saga that is both intriguing and darkly comical. AK vs AK Movie Review: Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap’s Onscreen Rivalry Is Entertaining in Parts in This Meta Black Comic Thriller. In the film, we are told that Kashyap is still angry with Kapoor for backing out of his shelved 2003 film Allwyn Kallicharan even in 2020. After their barrage of insults go out of hand during a chat show, Kashyap throws a glass of water on Kapoor’s face. The incident puts Kashyap, already infamous for his temperament, in a spot, as the industry sides with Kapoor and boycotts the director. A Still From Netflix’s AK vs AK A...
    James Meredith: I am George Floyd (opinion) Trump contradicts Pompeo in bid to downplay massive hack of U.S. government, Russia’s role These money and investing tips can help your portfolio if there’s a Santa Claus rally — or not MUTUAL FUNDS WEEKLY © Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Stock investors got the big bull market they wished for — and now they should be careful This is what a Santa Claus rally would tell you about stock market performance in 2021 Why Tesla bulls are in the driver’s seat as the stock nears inclusion in the S&P 500 Trust is the secret sauce that Warren Buffett and others value highly in companies How the pandemic has disproportionately affected women’s finances These money and investing stories, popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week, offer advice and insights about how to manage your portfolio during the holiday season. Load Error Sign up here  to get MarketWatch’s best mutual funds...
    FRENCH fishermen have vowed to blockade Dover and Calais if there's a No Deal Brexit - and warned it could lead to "warlike" tensions in the Channel. Trawlermen said they would respond to being shut out of UK waters by stopping ferries carrying vital goods from entering major ports. ⚠️ Read our Brexit live blog for the latest news & updates HMS Tyne could be deployed in the event of a no-deal Brexit, say reports And they said Britain's threat to send gunboats in to repel foreign vessels "would mean that we are negotiating things that relate to war". Dimitri Rogoff, president of Normandy's regional fisheries committee, said that will lead to Dutch, Belgian and German ships piling into French waters. He told radio station France Info: "If we are deprived of our fishing grounds, we will not watch the British supply the French market. "There will therefore be blockages to ferries, since this mainly happens by ferries. And on that, we are quite clear and determined." The powerful fishing leader said it was "inappropriate" for the UK to...
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