May 11, 2018

Surprise: CNN’s Philip Mudd Rips Kamala Harris For Treatment of CIA Nominee Gina Haspel

Rarely does a CNN panelist come out swinging in defense of a Trump administration nominee while going after a Democratic Party senator. But on Wednesday, CNN’s Philip Mudd, who like most on-air personalities at the network has been harshly critical of the Trump administration and its officials, reacted strongly to harsh questions California Democrat Kamala Harris directed at Trump CIA nominee Gina Haspel.

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Friday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (051118)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Taylor Swift invites 2,000 foster kids and their families to her final Reputation dress rehearsal

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Glendale, Arizona:

PUBLISHED: 17:16 EDT, 6 May 2018
UPDATED: 21:30 EDT, 6 May 2018

She spent the day surprising an eight-year-old burn victim at the Maricopa Medical Center in Arizona.

But the good deeds didn’t stop there for Taylor Swift, inviting 2,000 foster children and their families to watch her final Reputation Stadium Tour dress rehearsal on Saturday night.

According to many grateful parents, the 28-year-old not only performed the full two hour long show but stayed an extra three hours to take photos and sign autographs for every kid while shouting them all pizza.

‘For foster/adoptive families she gave us a private show, freedom to roam around the Cardinals stadium, bought everyone pizza, picture with us, and everyone got an autograph. Our girls love you!’

And the love didn’t stop there with another mother revealing that her daughter was left on ‘cloud nine’ and unable to sleep after the experience. …

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