CAMPAIGN CASH: Hillary Clinton breaks through $100M fundraising goal: “Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign announced Friday it raised $37 million for the primary campaign in the last three months of 2015, breaking the $100 million goal the campaign had set earlier in the year, aides said Friday.”
Sanders not far behind: “Senator Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign raised more than $33 million in the final three months of 2015, as his wide base of small-amount donors enabled him to come within $4 million of the amount raised by Hillary Clinton, his rival for the Democratic nomination, his campaign said Saturday. Mr. Sanders, a senator from Vermont, has now raised $73 million for his nomination fight, his aides said in a news release.” Sanders has now passed Obama’s record for number of individual donations.
FLASHBACK: Margaret Thatcher was afraid of anal sex in the ’80s: “Documents released by the National Archives show that the then health secretary Norman Fowler proposed in February 1986 to publish full-page adverts in national newspapers explaining that unprotected anal intercourse carried one of the highest risks of transmission. The Prime Minister expressed concern that it risked corrupting public morals.”
BOOKS: George R.R. Martin says The Winds of Winter will not be out before the next season of Game of Thrones in April: “Martin’s fans have been very concerned about this because the storylines in the TV series have now surpassed the narrative in Martin’s books. With the upcoming season, Thrones will plow headlong into previously unrevealed territory.”
ESTONIA: Gay partnership law passed on Friday breeds confusion: “While couples can enter into unions, the Estonian Chamber of Notaries says there are legal uncertainties related to divorce, inheritance and other practical matters. For that reason, the chamber has advised same-sex couples to consider waiting until the rules become clearer.”
POWER EATING: Melbourne boy becomes Twitter star for his watermelon eating skills. #watermelonboy
TECH: Hoverboard filmed exploding in Los Angeles: “Delvon Simmons was riding the hoverboard around 11:45 a.m. near Vermont Avenue and W. 8th Street when the wheels began smoking, he said. Simmons said officers noticed the smoke and the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to put out the fire. Cellphone video shows the device erupts into flames. The hoverboard was apparently destroyed.”
ADVERTISING: The Netherlands’ regulators shrugged at a “controversial” billboard for the Squirt hook-up app, which has previously caused controversy in Toronto: “…the ASB…stated that the adverts met ‘the necessary precautions in the context of good taste and public decency,’ adding that even though the men are topless they are not ‘shown in a sexually provocative pose’ or ‘suggesting any sexual acts.’”
MILESTONE: Las Vegas celebrates its 5,000th gay marriage: “According to the county, Phoenix residents Ronald Bauman and Dumitru Alexeev received the 5,000th same-sex marriage license issued in Clark County since the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of gay marriage in the state.”
WEEKEND WORKOUT: Crossfit gets bromantic.