**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** On the roster: Ethics first - Dow keeps tumbling as trade fears deepen - Faith leaders set come to Jesus meeting for Trump - Feds probe Trump overseas deals - …not that innocent ETHICS FIRST Blake Farenthold. It turns out that the American system of government could churn on without the services of 1/435th of its lower legislative house. You know the story of the hapless now-former Texas congressman who used $84,000 of your money to pay off a staffer in what was supposed to be a secret arrangement to go away and be quiet about remarks he made to her regarding the young woman’s areolae and his nocturnal emissions. First: Gross, dude. Second: The fact that it took Farenthold months to finally resign even after lawmakers, public officials and private-sector leaders had stepped aside over smaller infractions tells us a great deal about what is … [Read more...] about Ethics first
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SECTIONS Search E-edition Customer Service Customer Service SacBee Rewards About Us About Us Contact Us Apps Mobile & Apps Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube News in Education (NIE) Newsletters Local Sacramento Region Arena City Beat Crime Local Govt Salary Database The Homeless Marcos Bretón Transportation Education Environment Health & Medicine Traffic Conditions Weather Communities Elk Grove Folsom/El Dorado Roseville/Placer Yolo Sports Sports Kings NBA News 49ers Giants Oakland A's High School Sports Joe Davidson More Sports Raiders NFL News MLB News River Cats Soccer Colleges Golf Autos Racing Politics Politics Capitol Alert State Workers The California Influencer Series Local Elections PoliGRAPH State Worker Salary Database Legislative Gifts … [Read more...] about Feinstein was right to withhold Kavanaugh letter, accuser’s attorney says
Two days after Big Bob Chicken Day and three days before Christmas 2003, the U.S. Department of Defense sent Axion Corp. owner Alex Latifi a frantic request. U.S. troops in Iraq were rolling into battle in underequipped Humvees. Huntsville, Ala.-based Axion had a contract to build Humvee machine-gun mounts. The deadline was weeks away, but Defense needed them now.Axion’s 61 workers met some grueling deadlines that December. Latifi treated them to juicy chicken and fluffy lemon pie from Big Bob Gibson’s joint. He offered overtime, a $100 bonus and a turkey to anyone willing to work Christmas.“Our fighting men and women are in danger,” Latifi, a naturalized American citizen born in Iran, told workers. “Do it for your country.”Everyone volunteered.“He’s the best boss any of us ever had,” former Axion employee Connie Kidd says. “We’d work on Christmas, even without poultry.”Just five months … [Read more...] about The Curious Case of Alex Latifi
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Politics Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Philip Bump by Philip Bump Email the author April 12 Email the author President Trump speaks during a meeting with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in the Oval Office at the White House on April 10, 2018. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) President Trump spends many mornings — most mornings? — watching “Fox and Friends” on Fox News Channel. He regularly tunes into Fox News’ prime-time programming, too, and … [Read more...] about People keep going on Fox to tell Trump to do things — but does he listen?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Stephanie Ebbert Globe Staff June 27, 2018 A veteran accused of attacking his girlfriend and trying to strangle her dog was arraigned in New Bedford District Court on Wednesday, after Judge James McGovern declined to waive the charges based on his military service. Warren R. Broughton was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a household member, and animal cruelty based on the alleged April attack on his longtime girlfriend in her South Dartmouth home. The Globe reported earlier this month that when Broughton was in court in April, the same judge repeatedly thanked him for his service in Vietnam and commiserated with him about the military draft. At that time, the judge continued Broughton’s arraignment to give his attorney time to build a case that he should not be charged because he’s a veteran. … [Read more...] about Judge denies Valor Act in assault case