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How Do You Expect Me to Write My Book With All This Going On?

How Do You Expect Me to Write My Book With All This Going On?GARYWORDS at – Hey, you guys! You House Managers, Trump Attorney’s, Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts, and you guys and gals in the United States Senate, I’m trying to write my first novel, here. Stop taking up all my time and sapping away my energy with this Senate Impeachment Trial you’ve been spending hours and […] ….. Read More.GARYTALK – Conversations & Commentary | This, That and The OtherFri, January 31, 20202 years ago

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Trump’s Battle to Keep His Grip on His Party

Trump’s Battle to Keep His Grip on His PartyIf Donald Trump tries to run for president again, one of his former campaign advisers has a plan to dissuade him. Anticipating that Trump may not know who Adlai Stevenson was or that he lost two straight presidential elections in the 1950s, this ex-adviser figures he or someone else might need to explain the man’s unhappy fate. They’ll remind Trump that if he were beaten in 2024, he would join Stevenson as one of history’s serial losers. “I think that would resonate,” said this person, who, like others, spoke on condition of anonymity to talk more freely. “Trump hates losers.”Trump might not listen to his former campaign confidante. But the mere fact that someone who worked to elect Trump the first time is rehearsing arguments to stop a comeback suggests that the former president’s tight grip on the Republican Party may be…

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Mostly White Jury Nearly Set For Trial In Daunte Wright’s Death

Mostly White Jury Nearly Set For Trial In Daunte Wright’s DeathWatch VideoA mostly white jury is nearly set for the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright’s shooting death, as only two alternates remain to be chosen before opening statements next week.Kim Potter, 49, is charged with first- and second-degree manslaughter in the April 11 shooting of Wright, a 20-year-old Black motorist, following a traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center.Potter, who is white, has said she meant to use her Taser on Wright after he pulled away from officers while they were trying to arrest him, but that she drew her handgun by mistake. Her body camera recorded the shooting.Nine of the 12 jurors seated so far are white, with one juror identifying as Black and two as Asian. It’s evenly split between men and women. The group will be the 12 who…

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Senate Passes Stopgap Funding Bill, Avoiding Shutdown

Senate Passes Stopgap Funding Bill, Avoiding ShutdownWatch VideoThe Senate passed a stopgap spending bill Thursday that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through Feb. 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. The measure now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law.Earlier in the day, congressional leaders announced they had finally reached an agreement to keep the government running for 11 more weeks, generally at current spending levels, while adding $7 billion to aid Afghanistan evacuees.Once the House voted to approve the measure, senators soon announced an agreement that would allow them to vote on it quickly.“I am glad that in the end, cooler heads prevailed. The government will stay open and I thank the members of this chamber for walking us back from the brink of an avoidable, needless and costly shutdown,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.The Senate…

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Jury Selection Begins in Trial Stemming from Workplace Death in Maine

Jury Selection Begins in Trial Stemming from Workplace Death in MaineJury selection got underway Wednesday for the trial of a roofing contractor charged in the death of a worker who fell from a roof because of alleged unsafe working conditions. The trial of Michael Purvis was initially scheduled for March … ….. Read More.INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingFri, December 3, 20211 hour ago

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State Rests Case In Jussie Smollett Trial After Star Witnesses

State Rests Case In Jussie Smollett Trial After Star WitnessesWatch VideoThe state rested its case at Jussie Smollett’s trial Thursday after key testimony from two brothers who said the former “Empire” actor plotted a racist and anti-gay attack on himself in downtown Chicago and paid them to carry it out.After a three-day presentation of evidence, special prosecutor Dan Webb told the presiding judge Thursday evening that the prosecution was done. The defense began its case immediately, calling, among others, an emergency room physician who saw Smollett after the purported attack.Judge James Linn told jurors there would be no testimony Friday, saying he expected they would begin deliberations no later than Tuesday.The physician, Dr. Robert Turelli, testified he treated Smollett after he went to a hospital early on Jan. 29, 2019, telling Turelli he’d been attacked, punched and kicked. Turelli said Smollett had some bruises and scratches but no serious injuries.Before…

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