CRUZ FIORINA 2016. NYT columnist Charles M. Blow hilariously dissects this ‘Hail Mary’ move.
TELL ALL. Scientology head David Miscavige may sue his own father to stop tell all book about him from coming out.
SOCIAL MEDIA. Usher gave his followers on Snapchat an eye-full with a rather revealing snap (slightly work-unfriendly).
NORTH CAROLINA. HB 2 repeal bill sent to state Senate committee…that apparently never meets: “[The bill’s] second assigned stop is the Senate Ways and Means Committee – which is something of an inside joke in the Senate. The three-member Ways and Means Committee hasn’t held a meeting in years. It’s widely known as the graveyard of the Senate – the place where Senate Rules Chairman Tom Apodaca sends legislation that he wants to kill.”
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY. Jane Sanders does some Monday morning quarterbacking: “I think if [Bernie] was running against anybody but Hillary Clinton, who was the anointed one, who is the most well-known person that is running for office in this country and in the world— She has a good relationship with the African-American community that goes back decades. So that hurts us, helps her.”
HOUSTON. Months after HERO’s defeat, new poll shows overwhelming support for equal rights: “The 35th annual Houston Area Survey, from Rice University’s Kinder Institute, also found that 74 percent of Black residents, who voted overwhelmingly against the ordinance Nov. 4, believe it is “very important” for the city to pass a nondiscrimination law. ”
TRUSTED? John Boehner refers to Ted Cruz as “Lucifer in the flesh”: “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.” Audio here:
LOUISIANA. LGBT anti-discrimination bill advances in state senate: “Past efforts to pass related LGBT anti-discrimination state laws have failed, but New Orleans and Shreveport have passed anti-discrimination ordinances. Gov. John Bel Edwards has enacted similar anti-discrimination provisions for state agencies and contractors. At the time of the issuance, the Democratic governor said the order reflected a ‘respective and inclusive’ Louisiana.”
WORLD. Airstrike hits Doctors Without Borders hospital in Syria: “The airstrike killed at least 50 people, according to Pablo Marco, operations manager for Doctors Without Borders in the Middle East. Marco told CNN that at least six of the dead were hospital staff: Two doctors, two nurses, one guard and one maintenance worker. The death toll could still rise. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the attack and pointed a finger of blame at the Syrian government.”
SOAKED. 21-year-old Vine star Cameron Dallas stars in new Calvin Klein ads.
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