President Trump got his revenge on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a truly Trumpian way. Just an hour before a delegation of Dem members of congress were set to leave for a trip overseas, Trump revoked their use of military air travel to do so. It’s best to cancel the trip and focus on negotiations, Trump wrote in a letter. But Pelosi and pals are free to fly commercial, he added. The government shutdown has now entered its fourth week.
MEANWHILE, the White House has also cancelled a U.S. delegation’s planned trip to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the move was made out of consideration of the 800,000 federal workers either furloughed by the shutdown or currently working without pay.
Robert Francis O’Rourke’s (aka Beto O’Rourke’s) star might already be fading on the left. In a think piece posted at CNN, reporter Nia-Malika Henderson lambasts that the left’s new heartthrob “drips with white male privilege.” One Washington Post writer, in a post called “Preseason is over,” attacks the failed Texas senate candidate’s recent interviews in which he offers disjointed answers and no policy ideas as “babble.”
President Trump is reportedly not thrilled with William Barr’s close relationship with Robert Mueller. In recent testimony as he seeks the Senate’s OK as the next attorney general, Barr mentioned his close ties with the special counsel, a longstanding friendship. Sources cited by CNN don’t think the president’s reaction will jeopardize Barr’s path to the job.
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A Virginia state legislator caught national attention by open carrying a handgun onto the state Senate floor. State Sen. Amanda Chase, obviously a Republican, wore her .38-caliber revolver to the podium, explaining she usually carries concealed but thought her first speech was a good time to carry it openly. “It’s just for personal safety, quite honestly,” she said.
The largest stash of breached data in history has been discovered living on a popular hacking forum. The data includes 770 million email addresses and passwords posted to the forum in mid-December. According to a security consultant the storehold of hacked information is a giant compilation of other hacks but does contain 140 million hacked email addresses not previously known to have been compromised. The massive hack file has been nicknamed “Collection #1.”
Kelly Rohrbach – model – 29
Estelle – singer – 39
Jason Segel – actor, “How I Met Your Mother” – 39
Julius Peppers – NFL pro – 39
Dave Batista – pro wrestler – 50
Jesse L Martin – actor, “Law & Order” – 50
Kevin Costner – actor – 64
BORN ON THIS DATE
Cary Grant – 1904
Captain James Cook sails past Oahu, Hawaii. He’s the first documented
European to encounter the Hawaiian islands.
Two days later he would land on Kauai.
The natives were welcoming, rather than hostile. They were intrigued by the Europeans’
use of metals and iron. Cook used this to his advantage.
He traded iron from the ship for food provisions. Sailors swapped iron nails for wild
Hawaiian boom-boom with the women, which Cook encouraged.
Congress agrees to fund the Lewis and Clark expedition.
On the books, Congress granted $2,500, but it’s estimated the whole trip cost closer to
The expedition would map and explore much of the Louisiana Purchase, but the plan
was proposed even before Napoleon offered to sell the land. When news of the offer
came to America, Congress jumped on the chance to survey the land.
Jefferson secretly tasked the crew to slog all the way westward, to determine just how
far the continent expanded westward.
Robert Falcon Scott and his expedition make their final slog to the South Pole.
They find they weren’t the first explorers to make it; they were bested by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen.
Both teams had set out in October, but Amundsen’s camp was 60 miles closer to the prize, and were able to return to their base camp.
Scott and his team were plagued with bad luck along the way. Their motorized sleds had broken down. They had to shoot the Siberian ponies they used for travel. The dogs were released and sent back to camp. His team continued on foot.
Two men died in terrible cold weather. Scott’s final journal entry was listed for March.
He and the remaining two men were found 8 months later — just 11 miles from basecamp.
The National Hockey League becomes racially integrated, when Willie O’Ree
laces up his skates for the Boston Bruins.
O’Ree grew up in New Brunswick, Canada, and was one of only 2 black families in his
town, but he was known as one of the best skaters.
He worked his way up the minor hockey leagues, until he finally earned a spot in the
The NHL had not ever officially turned away a player because of race — O’Ree was just
the first racial minority good enough to make a team.
George McGovern launches his unsuccessful bid for president.
Though he would win the Democratic nomination, he got steamrolled by Richard Nixon
in the general election, only winning the electoral votes from Massachusetts and D.C.
Voters decided to not go with the man whose foreign policy basically surrendered to the
Prince Philip is a-okay after being involved in a car accident. The collision, which occurred close to the Sandringham Estate on Thursday, reportedly involved the 97-year-old royal and another vehicle. Philip was seen by doctors as a precaution, but was deemed to be uninjured.
No other details on the incident were shared.
Kardashian fans will soon be able to Keep Up with Rob Kardashian. The youngest Kar-sibling has been notably absent from the family’s reality TV show, but that will not be the case for the upcoming 16th season of the show.
Big sis, Kim Kardashian-West shared the news about her brother’s return, when she appeared on “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” earlier this week. Along with sisters, Khloe and Kourtney, she told the host that Rob is “doing good” and “ready to film with the family again.”
The newest cast of “Celebrity Big Brother” will all have one thing in common…their starting salaries. All 12 stars will receive $100k just for entering the house and the winner can rake in an additional $250k.
Justin and Hailey Bieber are getting hitched again. The couple’s second round of “I Dos” will reportedly be taking place somewhere in L.A. the weekend of March 1, which also happens to be the Biebs’ 25th Birthday. The ceremony will include friends and family of the newlyweds and will be a religious affair.
Liam Neeson’s nephew has died. According to The Belfast Telegraph, Ronan Sexton passed away over the weekend in a village in Northern Ireland. The news comes just 5 years after he suffered from a tragic fall that left him with severe head injuries. His family was reportedly by his side during his time of death. Ronan was only 35-years-old.
Michael Clifford is engaged! The 5 Seconds of Summer guitarist proposed to his longtime girlfriend Crystal Leigh last week during a romantic sunset outing in Bali. Michael shared the news on his Instagram, adding that the special day was also their 3-year anniversary.
Matt Helders has called it quits on his marriage. The Arctic Monkeys’ drummer filed for divorce from his wife Breana McDow Helders, after just two years of marriage. They are parents to a 3-year-old daughter, Amelia Darling.
It is not clear what led to the split.
Mariah Carey’s former assistant has fired back at the lawsuit against her with one of her own. Lianna Azarian, who worked for the singer from 2015 to 2017, has filed suit against Mariah’s former manager Stella Bulochnikov, on the claims of horrible abuse.
In the lawsuit, Lianna stated that Stella committed various acts of abuse, which included, slapping her butt and breasts, urinating on her, tackling her to the ground and sitting on her. She added that she was also called the “n-word” and a “f***ing Armenian whore.” The lawsuit states these things all occurred in the presence of Mariah, who did nothing about them.
Former NFL defensive back Tony Beckham beat the crap out of man who was allegedly masturbating outside his teenage daughter’s window. According to police in Palm Beach County, Florida, Tony saw a man with his hands down his pants and went after him when he saw the guy making masturbating motions. The former Tennessee Titan went Mayweather on the perp’s face, causing multiple breaks.
The man, who was discovered to be 48-year-old Geoffrey Cassidy, was arrested and booked for Lewd or Lascivious Exhibition in the Presence of a Child. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison.
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David Eason—former “Teen Mom” castmate—allegedly pulled a gun on a woman who was looking at his house. According to real estate agent Sandra Britt, she was looking for a rental property for her daughter when she stopped to admire the home belonging to David and Jenelle Evans. David, upon seeing the woman, reportedly pulled up beside her on his ATV put his hand on what appeared to be a gun in a holster saying, “That’s right. I got a gun. I will shoot you.”
Sandra said she tried to file a police report, but was told nothing could be done because technically the incident took place on a public highway. She plans to file a report with the Sheriff’s Department soon.
MEANWHILE—a rep for David denies the details of the encounter, telling TMZ that while he did confront the woman, he never threatened to shoot her. He wasn’t even carrying a gun at the time.
Royal expert, Katie Nicholl has added some fuel to the royal “feud” fire. Katie told Entertainment Tonight that when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first got married, Meghan had a “very roll-up-her-sleeves attitude about adjusting to the royal life and taking on the work.” She believes this may have ruffled some feathers, especially with sister-in-law Kate Middleton who did not adjust to her new role as smoothly.