Seinfeld stars reunite for Texas Democratic Party virtual fundraiser
The cast of “Seinfeld” will reunite Friday for a virtual fundraiser event for the Texas Democratic Party.Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jason Alexander, who played Elaine Benes and George Costanza in the show, will join “Seinfeld” creator Larry David for the event called a “Fundraiser About Something.”The virtual reunion will be livestreamed on Friday at 8 p.m. Eastern, according to a news release from the Texas Democratic Party.The trio will discuss behind-the-scenes stories about their favorite “Seinfeld” episodes, according to the news release.“Texas is a battleground state, period,” Louis-Dreyfus...
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Ex-Trump fundraiser Broidy to plead guilty to illegal lobbyingElliott Broidy, a former top political fundraiser for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, plans to plead guilty to participating in an illegal foreign lobbying scheme and cooperate with investigators in the matter, according to a person familiar with the situation.Broidy was charged on Oct. 8 with illegally lobbying the Trump administration to stop investigating the embezzlement scandal at the 1MDB Malaysian state investment fund. Jho Low, a Malaysian fugitive who was charged as the mastermind of the 1MDB fraud, initial...
Tribune News Service
Graham campaign sets a Senate Republican fundraising record in SC's competitive race
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham brought in $28 million during the third quarter, an all time record for Senate Republicans.The amount is still about half of the $57 million raised by Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison raised in third quarter.Most of the money in the race has come from outside of the state.“Senator Graham is incredibly grateful for the tremendous support he has received,” said T.W. Arrighi, the communications director for Graham’s campaign. “Our campaign will have the resources we need to get our message out to voters, which is especially important now that un...
The State (Columbia, S.C.)
Elliott Broidy, fundraiser for Trump and RNC, is charged with illegal lobbying
A prominent fundraiser for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party has been charged with leading a “back-channel” effort to lobby the White House on behalf of a fugitive Malaysian businessman.Elliott Broidy was charged in the felony fraud case this week, two years after he stepped down as a deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee and admitted he paid $1.6 million to a Playboy model who became pregnant during an affair.In charging documents unsealed Wednesday, federal prosecutors alleged Broidy met with accused Malaysian money laundering mastermind Jho Low in Thaila...
New York Daily News
Chris Jones: Why the Rose Garden COVID-19 fiasco was dismal news for the return of live entertainment
At the celebratory judicial nomination event for Amy Coney Barrett, scores of maskless, prominent Americans — elected officials, high-ranking staffers, the President of the University of Notre Dame — were seen hugging, kissing and other examples of the up-close-and-personal behavior most ordinary Americans are avoiding in service of personal and community safety. It looked like no one at the Sept. 26 event in the White House Rose Garden had paid any mind whatsoever to the potential ravages of COVID-19 at a nomination celebration for a member of the United States Supreme Court.Although it certa...
How to celebrate Halloween safely during the COVID-19 pandemic
The holiday season is just ramping up.First on the agenda: Halloween. And given the precautions we’ve lived under the past six months, some cities have already begun canceling events: Los Angeles County once banned, now recommends no door-to-door trick-or-treating or trunk-or-treating (kids opt to go from car to car instead of door to door for treats); San Francisco “strongly discourages“ it; and the 47th annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade has been canceled due to COVID-19.Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considering trick-or-treating high risk, Chicago’s health co...
Raiders fined $50,000 for unauthorized access following Saints game
The Raiders’ tab for violations related to the coronavirus is up to $300,000.An investigation for having an unauthorized team employee in the locker room following a Week 2 home win over New Orleans has resulted in a $50,000 fine, a league source confirmed. The NFL Network was first to report the story.Previously, the Raiders, along with the Saints, 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, were hit with a $250,000 fine for not following NFL mask protocol during the New Orleans game at Allegiant Stadium.Those Raiders fines do not include an additional $100,000 fine incurred by Jon Gruden for not wearing his...
The Mercury News
Guest says Minn. fundraiser with Trump 'very safely done'
MINNEAPOLIS — A St. Paul philanthropist and political donor who attended a Shorewood fundraiser with President Donald Trump shortly before his COVID-19 diagnosis was revealed said Saturday that guests were all tested beforehand and were careful about social distancing.“It was very safely done,” said Helene Houle, who paid $100,000 to attend the president’s fundraiser Wednesday at the Lake Minnetonka home of Minnesota business leader Marty Davis.Houle said in a phone interview that guests were told to arrive at least an hour ahead of start time and to wait in their cars.“They gave us the test i...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Good cause, bad judgment as Raiders players eschew masks at Darren Waller fundraiser
Whether the NFL season grinds to a halt over positive coronavirus tests or not is to be determined.One thing’s for sure — the Raiders, fair or not, are becoming poster children for violating coronavirus protocol.A fundraiser Monday night on behalf of the Darren Waller Foundation was the Raiders’ third and the most serious known breach of policy in that it took risk outside the cocoon of their own facility and those of NFL stadiums.Quarterback Derek Carr, who was there, said videos from the event represented only “a few moments, a few minutes” of a night that included signing waivers, hand-sani...
The Mercury News
GoFundMe a go-to for struggling businesses, families, pet owners
SAN DIEGO — Some are to help laid-off restaurant workers or struggling breweries. Others are to keep dance studios open. Several are for smaller, personal expenses such as veterinarian bills.But the online fundraisers all have one thing in common. Each of the GoFundMe posts are from a person, business or organization hurting financially during the COVID-19 pandemic.Hundreds of local relief efforts related to COVID-19 can be found on GoFundMe by searching “San Diego COVID” or “San Diego coronavirus,” and most appear to be aimed at helping small businesses such as restaurants and shops strugglin...
The San Diego Union-Tribune