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HEADLINER – Oct. 9
Corker vs Trump & DACA deal. Retiring Senator Bob Corker (R. Tenn) is flying his IDGAF flag on president Trump, though not @ him, using his favorite medium, Twitter. Corker who is the chairman of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee tweeted “It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning” this comes after his chaos comment last week. The twitter jabs wouldn’t be headline making if Trump didn’t need Corker’s support as he looks to repeal Obama administration era Iran nuclear deal. On the heels of the Corker saga, Trump laid out in documents released by the White House, delivered to leaders in Congress on Sunday night, what he wants if he were to help the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program; money to fund a border wall amongst them. A recent Reuters poll indicates Trump’s popularity in rural America is slipping….Read more
• Dove caught the ire of the internet with an ad some deemed insentive to WOC. Dove released an official statement apologizing for missing the mark, when screenshots of the ad, intended for their South Africa market, circulated online. The full video of the ad was then released. Have a look and see for yourself.
• In Chicago news: The University of Chicago is toasting economist Richard Thaler a professor at the Booth School of business for being awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Economics. Thaler co-wrote “the global best seller Nudge, which looked at how people make bad or irrational choices.” He will receive 9 million Swedish krona. The Cubs and Bears are playing tonight at home, so plan your commutes accordingly. Toni Preckwinkle’s soda pop tax is fizzling as 12 of the 17 commissioners on the County Board Finance Committee pledging to repeal it at their meeting Tuesday.
• Over The Weekend: Hurricane Nate moved inland and made landfall as a category 1 storm leaving thousands without power though not a high level of devastation as previous hurricanes this past season. | VP Mike Pence, walked out of an Indianapolis Colts game Sunday after several players took a knee during the national anthem. President Trump later tweeted that he instructed him to do so. Speaking of football, is the Miami Dolphin’s Offensive Line coach Chris Foerster doing what looks like lines of cocaine in this video? | Kenneka Jenkins, the teen found dead in a Rosemont hotel freezer, died of hypothermia according to the medical examiner’s report that ruled it an accident. Her autopsy report showed she had alcohol and topiramate — an epilepsy and migraine medication — in her system. | Harvey Weinstein has been fired from the company he co-founded, The Weinstein Company, after its Board of Directors voted to remove him over the bombshell sexual misconduct allegations. This comes days after 3 members from The Weinstein Company board resigned. | California governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday that would lower the penalty from a felony to a misdemeanor, the crime of knowingly exposing a sexual partner to HIV without disclosing the infection.
• Legendary actress Meryl Streep has released a statement on the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct report. Her statement basically says she did not know about the alleged offenses:
“The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported. The intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse are our heroes.
One thing can be clarified. Not everybody knew. Harvey supported the work fiercely, was exasperating but respectful with me in our working relationship, and with many others with whom he worked professionally
• Over the weekend, rapper Nelly was arrested and booked on second degree rape charges; he is denying it through his lawyer and social media. The woman, a 21-year-old Seattle resident, according to TMZ, claims she met Nelly at a club in Washington and had been partying with him before he forced her to have sex without a condom. Nelly is on a tour with Florida Georgia Line.
• Last week, we mentioned that private equity firm, The Carlyle Group, was taking a stake in streetwear brand Supreme. According to the exclusive report from BOF, the deal is confirmed and Supreme is being valued at $1B and Carlyle group’s investment is around $500 million for 50% stake.
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