Daily Archives: May 11, 2018

  • Cash bail system makes poverty a crime

    Cash bail system makes poverty a crime

    Jeremy Travis, Opinion contributor Published 5:32 p.m. ET May 11, 2018 It’s time for a new national approach — one that assesses risk instead of demanding money In this Tuesday, July 7, 2015, photo, a sign advertising a bail bonds business is displayed near Brooklyn’s jail and courthouse complex. (Photo: Kathy Willens, AP) Almost a…


  • Donald Trump aide who said John McCain is ‘dying anyway’ still has a job

    Donald Trump aide who said John McCain is ‘dying anyway’ still has a job

    CLOSE The White House is refusing to condemn a staffer who said during a closed-door meeting that Arizona Sen. John McCain’s opinion “doesn’t matter” because “he’s dying anyway.” (May 11) AP John McCain (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP) WASHINGTON — President Trump’s spokeswoman declined to comment Friday on the fate of a communications aide who made…



  • ‘Magnum P.I.’ rises again on CBS, with a diverse cast

    ‘Magnum P.I.’ rises again on CBS, with a diverse cast

    Jay Hernandez will play Thomas Magnum in the CBS remake of 1980s hit, ‘Magnum, P.I.’ (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images for Disney) Magnum P.I. is heading back to the Hawaiian private-eye beat, with CBS adding a comma-less remake of the 1980s Tom Selleck hit to its 2018-19 lineup. Magnum was one of five pilots picked…


  • Accused Golden State Killer Faces Four Additional Murder Counts

    Accused Golden State Killer Faces Four Additional Murder Counts

    Prosecutors in California have filed four additional counts of murder against Joseph James DeAngelo, saying investigators now have evidence linking him to all 12 killings attributed to the so-called Golden State Killer. Santa Barbara District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced the first-degree murder charges on Thursday. “Each of the four counts carry the potential for a…



  • Monica Lewinsky: What We All Can Learn from My Disinvitation Debacle

    Monica Lewinsky: What We All Can Learn from My Disinvitation Debacle

    On Wednesday morning, President Bill Clinton delivered the opening remarks at the fifth annual Town & Country Philanthropy Summit, held at the Hearst Tower in New York City. That afternoon, I sent out the following tweet: That evening and into Thursday, the Twitterverse and the press turned the tweet into a minor news story, recounting…


  • Sheldon Silver Is Convicted in 2nd Corruption Trial

    Sheldon Silver Is Convicted in 2nd Corruption Trial

    Sheldon Silver, the former powerful Democratic speaker of the New York State Assembly, was found guilty of federal corruption charges on Friday, less than a year after his first conviction on the same charges was thrown out. During his two-week trial in Manhattan, prosecutors showed that Mr. Silver, 74, had obtained nearly $4 million in…



  • President Trump today: Live updates

    President Trump today: Live updates

    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders called reports of Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from AT&T and Novartis, a major pharmaceutical company, “the definition of draining the swamp” due to the stated fact that the President was not influenced by him. “This further proves the President is…