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Hometown: Detroit Area, MI
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Partner, father and liberal Democrat. I am a native Michigander living in San Francisco who is a citizen of the world.

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https://twitter.com/joshtpm/status/1377095365799911424?s=21

Lawsuit Against Trump Can Move Forward

“New York state’s highest court on Tuesday cleared the way for a former Apprentice contestant’s defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump to move forward, allowing her lawyers to eventually question the former president under oath,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

“The Apprentice contestant, Summer Zervos, claimed in the weeks before the 2016 election that Mr. Trump groped and kissed her without her consent in 2007. In 2017, she sued Mr. Trump for defamation after he denied her allegations and called her story a ‘hoax.'”




https://politicalwire.com/2021/03/30/summer-zervos-lawsuit-against-trump-can-move-ahead/

Tonight's news gives us a whole new perspective on this, too.

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I got my second Pfizer shot yesterday.

Walgreens called me in a few days early due to cancelled appointments. It's been over 24 hours and no side effect except for a mild headache.

Thank you, Joe and Kamala!

Tucker calls Gaetz interview on sex trafficking scandal 'weirdest interviews I've ever conducted

He then told Carlson that he's never had a relationship with a 17-year-old, which poses a lot of questions about his "generosity" to the "ex-girlfriend" he referenced. It's unclear why he would mention that ex-girlfriend and his generosity to her when asked about a story involving a 17-year-old.

At one point they compared the investigation to t"he mafia."

The interview got even weirder, with Gaetz apparently implicating Carlson himself, and brought up Carlson's own sexual misconduct allegations. He then said that Carlson met one of the women in this probe.

Carlson ended the interview and turned to his audience, "That was one of the weirdest interviews I've ever conducted."



https://www.rawstory.com/tucker-carlson-matt-gaetz-trafficking/

Matt Gaetz says he's under federal investigation for sexual misconduct

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), one of the nation's rising-star conservative firebrands, told Axios he is under federal investigation for sexual activity with women, and fears being criminally charged.

What he's saying: "The allegations against me are as searing as they are false," Gaetz said in a 13-minute phone interview with Axios. "I believe that there are people at the Department of Justice who are trying to criminalize my sexual conduct, you know when I was a single guy."

Axios reported earlier Tuesday that Gaetz has privately told confidants he's seriously considering not seeking re-election, and possibly leaving Congress early for a job at Newsmax.

The big picture: Gaetz, 38, said the specifics of the allegations are "unclear," and he said he's been told "very little." But the New York Times reported late Tuesday afternoon that the Justice Department is investigating Gaetz "over whether he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and paid for her to travel with him."

"The allegations of sexual misconduct against me are false," Gaetz told Axios. "They are rooted in an extortion effort against my family for $25 million … in exchange for making this case go away."

Gaetz sent Axios screenshots of text messages, emails and documents outlining the alleged extortion scheme, which he claimed was being run by a former DOJ employee. The Justice Department declined to comment.

Sounding shaken, Gaetz said that for weeks, he and his father been working with the FBI in the Northern District of Florida on the extortion case. Gaetz said his lawyers were informed by the Justice Department that "I was not a target but a subject of an investigation regarding sexual conduct with women."

Asked what the charges could relate to, Gaetz said: "I have definitely, in my single days, provided for women I've dated. You know, I've paid for flights, for hotel rooms. I’ve been, you know, generous as a partner. I think someone is trying to make that look criminal when it is not."




https://www.axios.com/matt-gaetz-sexual-misconduct-investigation-2755fd4f-f72e-4283-b8ac-9233c952b914.html

Labor and environmental groups work together on infrastructure

Bloomberg: “Labor unions and environmental groups are joining forces to lobby the White House and Democratic congressional leaders to back $4 trillion worth of spending in the coming long-term economic plan — in a sign that sometimes testy relations between the two constituencies are thawing.”



https://politicalwire.com/2021/03/30/working-together-on-infrastructure/

Arkansas has become the first state to ban health care for trans youth.

https://twitter.com/ACLU/status/1376649059096788999?s=20


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HB 1570 was just passed through both chambers in the Arkansas legislature, banning trans youth from accessing health care and health insurance coverage that we deserve and need.

Our rights and lives are under attack.

Governor Hutchinson must veto this bill.
2:34 PM · Mar 29, 2021·Twitter Web App

This is pathetic

Former President Trump launched a website to allow supporters to request their participation in events, submit letters and ask for personalized greetings.



https://politicalwire.com/2021/03/29/trump-launches-new-website/

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN's Director Will Write a DC Comics Zatanna Film

merald Fennell is having a tremendous year. The filmmaker and actress not only starred in the widely critically acclaimed latest season of The Crown, but she also wrote and directed one 2020’s hottest films, Promising Young Woman. Oh, and she’s a former showrunner on Killing Eve. At just 35, she already has one of the most envious careers in Hollywood. And it’s about to get even more impressive.

According to Variety, Fennell will pen DC Films’ upcoming Zatanna movie. The film, from Warner Bros. and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, will focus on the eponymous comics character. Zatanna Zatara is a superhero and magician, and the daughter of Giovanni “John” Zatara. She’s one of the most powerful sorceresses in the DC universe. She’s also known for her involvement in the Justice League, though she’s yet to appear in a live-action DC film. Serinda Swan played the character on the TV series Smallville. No word on casting for this Zatanna yet. (Although we’re sure the fancasts are imminent.)

Fennell’s directorial debut Promising Young Woman is currently enjoying a tidal wave of success. The film was recently nominated for five Oscars, including three for Fennell herself: Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. She’s the first British woman to receive a Best Director nomination, and one of only seven women ever nominated in the category. Chloé Zhao, another woman up for Best Director this year, will also helm an upcoming superhero flick. She’s at work on Marvel’s Eternals, slated for release later this year.









https://nerdist.com/article/zatanna-promising-young-woman-emerald-fennell-dc-films/?utm_campaign=social+flow&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social
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