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.)
This company reinvented the computer mouse, with good reason
Navigating on a computer with a traditional mouse never came easy for 8-year-old Isabelle Dapkus, who has developmental disabilities.Isabelle struggles with fine motor skills, which affects her ability to use online materials for virtual learning, said her mother, Julia Dapkus.However, after countless moments of frustration, Isabelle is now able to access her schoolwork and scroll through YouTube on her own, all thanks to a fidget mouse — a tactile, multi-sensory device that resembles a toy.“She’s never been able to use a mouse before, like ever, and it wasn’t for lack of trying, but it was ju...
The Detroit News
Bon Jovi digs deep with new '2020' album: 'As you see the world and its injustices, one would hope you grow'
Jon Bon Jovi and the band he has proudly led since 1983 achieved perhaps their biggest blaze of glory as 2018 inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. But the New Jersey-bred singer, songwriter and guitarist isn’t about to rest on his laurels, especially not when the nation is beset with constant social and political unrest, widespread economic woes and the life-changing COVID-19 pandemic, which has struck two of his band mates and his 18-year-old son, Jacob.That is why the Grammy- and Golden Globe-winning troubadour rolled up his sleeves, literally and figuratively, and set out to lend a ...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
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
Ex-officer posts $1 million bond and is released pending trial for murder in the killing of George Floyd
MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis Police officer charged with murdering George Floyd on Memorial Day, posted a $1 million bond Wednesday and was released from the state prison where he was being held pending trial.In response, Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday afternoon that he was activating the Minnesota National Guard and mobilizing 100 state troopers and 75 conservation officers to help local law enforcement.“Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of Minnesotans, we have asked the Minnesota National Guard to prepare to assist in keeping the peace,” Walz said in a s...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Unicorn Riot's protest coverage brings global notice to the alternative media group
MINNEAPOLIS — Niko Georgiades, like so many youths, wanted to be a pro athlete when he grew up. If not that, a sportscaster, he thought, narrating jump shots and three-pointers while practicing basketball at his home near Albert Lea.Instead, at 38, Georgiades provides play-by-play of a different sort, while livestreaming protest marches, sit-ins, mass evictions and civil unrest for Unicorn Riot, an alternative media group he co-founded.In late August, three short months after George Floyd was killed, he was filming the unrest in downtown Minneapolis spurred by rumor that a Black man — yet anot...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
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)