Rebecca Nelson, The Washington Post Published 8:16 am PDT, Monday, July 22, 2019 It's early to be on cable news, but really, it's early to be anywhere. It's 5:56 a.m., yet neither the hour nor the darkly lit green room deters Anthony Scaramucci from ﬁring on all cylinders, by which I mean schmoozing and cracking jokes and asking people for selﬁes. As his wife had warned me: "He's nuts, even early in the morning." Scaramucci, the (short-lived) former White House communications director, simply loves to talk. He commiserates about the Mets with a production guy ("Dude, what's going on with our team?"), asks the woman patting concealer under his eyes about her young son ("When was his birthday? God bless him."). As he gabs to another makeup artist, she suddenly notices me and my notebook. Alarmed, her eyes dart back to Scaramucci. "Why is she taking notes?" He explains that I'm a reporter, and she blanches. "Everything I even mutter is off the record," she … [Read more...] about Scaramucci creates a second act
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By DAVID MARCHESE JUNE 3, 2019 “Not everybody is as mockable as everybody else, and some mockability doesn’t have consequences.” Talk May 31, 2019 Stephen Colbert on the political targets of satire. By David Marchese Photograph by Mamadi Doumbouya Even though it has been a few years since Stephen Colbert stepped out of the blowhard conservative-pundit role that he played for nearly a decade on “The Colbert Report” and into the role of, well, himself, as host of “The Late Show” on CBS, the 55-year-old’s popularity only continues to grow. His show, already No. 1 in late night, took over the top spot among viewers ages 18 to 49 earlier this year, a demographic that had long been owned by Jimmy Fallon and “The Tonight Show.” As it turns out, what Colbert and his show offer — an “explicative deconstruction of the day’s news,” as he puts it — is exactly what many people want. … [Read more...] about Stephen Colbert on the Political Targets of Satire
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........Rodney Bordeaux, president of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. (Katherine Frey/Washington Post)Storms hit hard on the Rosebud Sioux reservation, but these reports sounded especially dire: A torrent of floodwater was cascading over the top of He Dog Dam; Cut Meat Creek was threatening the only road into a neighborhood. Across the homeland of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, sensors on a half-dozen dams and creeks pinged red alerts of high water to the cellphones of tribal emergency responders. In his ofﬁce, Rodney Bordeaux, president of the Rosebud Sioux – also known as the Sicangu Lakota – ﬁelded reports from his safety-of-dams team while preparing to head out to see for himself. Meanwhile, any minute now on this March morning, the heavy downpour was forecast to … [Read more...] about What do Native Americans want from a president?
For nearly 20 years, Alex Silva has trained hospice volunteers on how to ease the fears and the suffering of the dying. And every Thursday afternoon, he visits heart surgery patients to offer comfort, words of advice and, when asked, the occasional prayer.The 50-year-old Mira Mesa resident said he believes God has given him a mission to help the sick and the dying. But it wasn’t always that way. When the Riverside native acknowledged his homosexuality as a younger man, he fell away from the Catholic Church. But after coming face to face with the specter of his own death three years ago and seeing God’s hand in his recovery, he has reconciled with his faith.“My journey was about learning to love who I was and knowing that God has had his hand on my shoulder my entire life,” Silva said. “But it took a while for me to realize it. It’s crystal clear to me now that he put me here to help people who are dying and to care for others. I can’t tell you … [Read more...] about Volunteer opens heart to his faith after healing cardiac surgery
By Staff report | PUBLISHED: December 20, 2018 at 2:43 pm | UPDATED: December 28, 2018 at 9:43 am The 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade will feature a wonderful lineup of floats, marching bands, equestrian units and other entries, coming to Pasadena from around the world. This year’s procession will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, with “The Melody of Life” as the theme. Here’s the complete lineup, in order of appearance. Note that the entries and lineup order are subject to change, even as late as the morning of the parade. (Photos and artist’s renderings courtesy Tournament of Roses.) PRE-PARADE VEHICLES & UNITS Sound Car Pace Car Rose Parade Opening Show Rose Parade Opening Unit presented by Honda Rose Rose Parade Opening Pod x 4 Kaiser Catamount Pride Band & Color Guard, FontanaHonda CRV (2 vehicles) U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit Flyover OFFICIAL ENTRIES 1 ■ American Honda Motor Co. Celebration of Dreams (Phoenix Decorating Company) Music … [Read more...] about 2019 Rose Parade lineup: Your guide to every float, every band, in order