One of the many stars of the box office hit movie “Crazy Rich Asians” said movies and actors should not be nominated for awards solely because of their gender, race or just to diversify the list of nominees.
On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher urged Democrats to not eat their own in 2020 and defended Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and former Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) from criticisms they have received. Maher began by saying, “Let’s not eat our own, the way we nitpicked Hillary to death over her emails and other bullshit.” He continued, “Kamala Harris has already had to play defense because it’s come out that when she was a prosecutor, she prosecuted people. Not very progressive. She should have found a way to apply more forgiveness, and the fact that she didn’t is unforgivable. Elizabeth Warren claimed to be Native American. So what? Trump claimed to be human. If you think this stupid, blown-out-of-proportion Indian controversy makes her inauthentic, you’re the phony. She is the champion of consumer rights in the age of income inequality. When it comes to Elizabeth Warren, I have no reservations. Bernie Sanders? We used to like him, but he didn’t personally chaperone everyone on his campaign, so he’s a sex monster once removed. A candidate has to have tough standards for their staff, but not
Lindsey Graham lauded Trump’s compromise proposal to end the partial government shutdown and expressed enthusiasm about turning the plan into law.
On Tuesday’s broadcast of “CNN Newsroom,” Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI) stated that the government should be reopened and Congress should then negotiate on immigration. Dingell touted the Democratic proposal to reopen the government through February 8, “and give us time to sit down and negotiate.” Anchor Poppy Harlow then asked, “What are you willing to give towards a border wall?” Dingell answered, “How about comprehensive immigration reform? How about DACA?” After Harlow followed up on whether there is a dollar amount of funding for a wall that Dingell would support, Dingell responded, “I want a package that’s going to work. We’ve had hundreds of studies. So, why aren’t we increasing the number of Border Patrol, the amount of officers at the border? What about looking at drones and other technology to actually keep the border safe? And people are already talking about problems with the walls, tunneling underneath. Let’s sit down, get the experts at the table, and agree to something. This wall has become a symbol of just total breakdown in Washington, which we’ve got to stop.” Dingell added, “I don’t put hard lines down in the sand the way a lot of other people do. But I sure don’t — I’m
Sen. Chuck Schumer threatened Thursday to keep a government shutdown running into 2019 unless President Donald Trump gives up on his December push for a border wall.