Chris Findley stood on Independence Avenue in Washington, D.C., looking like a superhero in a rainbow cape, rainbow fishnet gloves and an image of a heart with echocardiogram shaved into the side of her head.She held an old Hillary Clinton campaign sign, with the losing presidential candidate's "H" logo on a rainbow background. On the sign, she had taken a marker and written "Never Forget Pulse."A passer-by saw her and called out "Orlando United!"She high-fived him.Findley was one of 40 women and three men who boarded a bus Friday afternoon near Florida Hospital bound for Washington to join about a half million people in the Women's March on Washington on Saturday. Some wore so-called pussyhats — theirs were yellow, for the Sunshine State — and they had swaths of fabric to wear as scarves or wave around — orange, for Orange County.Marchers did not have just one issue they were pushing, but an array of concerns: Everything from health care access and reproductive … [Read more...] about Central Floridians join Women’s March on Washington
U.S. Edition EditionsAustralia EditionChina EditionIndia EditionSingapore EditionUnited KingdomUnited States Apr 05, 12:46 PM EDT Subscribe BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureMillennial MoneyOpinionSportsLuxury Sports By Abhinav Kini On 04/05/18 AT 12:11 AM Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue will be returning to the court Thursday against the Washington Wizards after a nine-game absence.Lue has not overseen a game since failing to see out the 114-109 win over the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on March 17 where he did not return for the second half of the game.Following that game, LeBron James stated the 40-year-old's absence was affecting the Cavaliers who had already been struggling this regular season with various injuries."I mean he's the captain of the ship, so absolutely," James said, when asked if the team was being impacted by his absence. "We worry about his health, obviously. That's way more important than this game of basketball. … [Read more...] about Cleveland Cavaliers News: Tyronn Lue To Return Thursday Against Washington Wizards
Former Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman says she’s running for the newly open 5th Congressional District seat to bring respect and consensus-building back to Washington.“I can be a strong advocate on issues that are important to the district,’’ Glassman said Tuesday.Glassman said she decided to enter the race after Democratic U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty announced she is not seeking reelection. Esty was under intense scrutiny following her mishandling of a sexual harassment incident in her Washington office involving her chief of staff.Glassman is a familiar face in Connecticut politics. In addition to two stints as Simsbury’s chief elected officer, she twice sought the post of lieutenant governor. In 2006, Glassman ran on a ticket with Dannel P. Malloy. (She won a primary, but Malloy lost.) In 2010, Glassman joined forces with Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont but their ticket lost to Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wynman.Since 2015, Glassman has served s the … [Read more...] about Mary Glassman Says She’ll Be a Consensus-Builder in Washington
close Video Kurtz: Is Trump going overboard against the press? 'MediaBuzz' host Howard Kurtz weighs in on President Trump's increased attacks on the media, including CNN, Jim Acosta and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos. The president is once again on a tear against the press. He's been whacking CNN and the Washington Post, and so-called fake news in general, and getting plenty of pushback in return. While Donald Trump's disdain for the media is nothing new, I'm sensing a definite escalation in his tactics, and a growing willingness by some news organizations to accuse him of false statements. The president has used the press as a foil from the day he got into the race. As I detail in my new book "Media Madness," sometimes he does this as a political strategy; sometimes he's just venting, and at other times he's punching back at what he sees as unfair coverage. And there's no question the coverage has been overwhelmingly negative. But Trump also leaves his detractors an … [Read more...] about Trump whacks CNN, ‘Amazon’ Washington Post, but they hit back
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Tim Logan Globe Staff April 03, 2018 When the most powerful man in the world takes your company to the woodshed on Twitter each morning, is it wise to move that company to his front door?That’s a question they’re probably mulling at Amazon this week after a string of early morning tweets by President Trump bashing the retail giant for delivery deals that Trump claims (incorrectly, many experts say) cost the US Postal Service “many billions of dollars.”It’s a charge Trump has repeatedly leveled over the years but one that took on new import after Axios reported last week that the president has “wondered aloud if there may be any way to go after Amazon with antitrust” law. Then came the tweets holding the company responsible for the death of small retailers nationwide and threatening to raise Amazon’s postal rates. The … [Read more...] about Is there room for Amazon in Trump’s Washington?