U.S. News

Mar 072017
 
Insanity Rules

This is a brief overview of national news. This time, draw your own conclusions: are we moving forward or is the America we all love disappearing? President Trump cast wire-tapping accusations on President Obama. Obama dismissed them as nonsense. James Brien “Jim” Comey, Jr., the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation asked the Justice […]

Mar 012017
 
2017 Oscars Styles On The Red Carpet

The main topic of conversation in the days following the Oscars is the Oscars and Red Carpet fashion. Critics praised the glamorous Oscar gowns of Emma Stone, Nicole Kidman, Viola Davis and Kirsten Dunst. They bashed and ridiculed the style of several other stars. Personally, I believe that Oscar gowns are not only a matter […]

Feb 272017
 
2017 Oscars Highlights

The 89th Oscars® took place at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 26, 2017. The Academy Awards, the greatest annual film industry’s event, are an extravaganza of entertainment, celebrities, fashion and social trends every year. The Oscars are always perfectly organized and flawless. This year, was a bit different. Some Of 2017 […]

Feb 252017
 
Film Industry’s Top Stars To Present 2017 Oscars

  JENNIFER ANISTON, JASON BATEMAN, WARREN BEATTY, SOFIA BOUTELLA, MATT DAMON, FAYE DUNAWAY, MICHAEL J. FOX, RYAN GOSLING, SALMA HAYEK, TARAJI P. HENSON, DEV PATEL, SETH ROGEN, OCTAVIA SPENCER, MERYL STREEP AND VINCE VAUGHN ANNOUNCED AS FINAL SLATE OF 89TH OSCARS® PRESENTERS   Oscar® producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the final slate […]

Feb 202017
 
Cynthia Erivo To Sing At The Governors Ball

CYNTHIA ERIVO TO TAKE THE STAGE AT THE GOVERNORS BALL ON OSCAR® SUNDAY   Award-winning singer-songwriter Cynthia Erivo is set to perform at the Governors Ball, the Academy’s official post-Oscars® celebration, on Sunday, February 26. She will entertain the Ball’s 1,500 guests, which will include Oscar® winners and nominees, show presenters and performers, and other […]

Feb 152017
 
Stars To Perform At Oscars

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, AULI’I CRAVALHO, STING, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND JOHN LEGEND TO PERFORM THIS YEAR’S NOMINATED SONGS AT THE OSCARS® Oscar® nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting, Justin Timberlake and 2014 Oscar winner John Legend will perform at the 89th Oscars® ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars […]

Feb 112017
 
Stars To Present 2017 Oscars

HALLE BERRY, JAMIE DORNAN, CHRIS EVANS, GAEL GARCÍA BERNAL, SAMUEL L. JACKSON, SCARLETT JOHANSSON, DAKOTA JOHNSON, KATE MCKINNON, SHIRLEY MACLAINE, HAILEE STEINFELD WILL BE PRESENTERS ON OSCARS® STAGE   Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the second slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars® telecast. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air […]

Feb 092017
 
The Rule Of Law Prevails: Travel Ban Remains Suspended

Three Honorable Justices: Judge Michelle T. Friedland, appointed by President Barack Obama; Judge William C. Canby Jr., appointed by President Jimmy Carter; and Judge Richard R. Clifton, appointed by President George W. Bush UNANIMOUSLY upheld Judge Robart’s ruling (which temporarily lifted the travel ban) and refused to reinstate it. The Rule Of Law Prevails: The […]

Feb 042017
 
Travel Ban Lifted

George W. Bush’s appointee, U.S. District Senior Judge James Robart, issued an order lifting travel ban affecting travelers and refugees from seven mostly Muslim countries effective immediately. The Department of Homeland Security was legally-bound to comply and did. The travel ban is temporarily lifted. Muslim arrivals to the United States are welcomed once again. In […]

Jan 222017
 
America Awakens

On the day after the inauguration of President Trump America – and the world! – awakened. There were no celebrations honoring President Trump. Millions of people have taken to the streets across America to speak up for women rights, human rights, civil rights, immigrant rights, Black Lives Matter, LGBT and transgender rights and many other […]

Jan 212017
 
2017 Presidential Inauguration

President Donald J. Trump took the oath of the office and became the 45th president of the United States on Friday, January 20th 2017 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Sen. Roy Blunt issued the call to order. Next, Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan, The Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez and Pastor Paula White-Cain have given […]

Jan 172017
 
Passing of Astronaut Gene Cernan

“During 20 years as a Naval Aviator, including 13 years with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Captain Eugene A. Cernan left his mark on history with three historic missions in space as the Pilot of Gemini IX, the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo X, and the Commander of Apollo XVII. After flying to […]

Jan 162017
 
President Obama Honors Vice President Joe Biden With The Presidential Medal of Freedom

A planned private farewell in the State Dining Room of the White House turned into a surprise of a lifetime for Vice President Joe Biden when President Obama honored him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom (with distinction which in this case means with an additional veneration), the nation’s highest civilian honor. A military aide […]

Jan 122017
 
President Elect’s First Press Conference

The President Elect’s first press conference of the year shed some light on his preparations for the office as well as the priorities of his presidency. The four main highlights of the press reference: President Elect’s FIRST effort at reassuring the public that he won’t use the Highest Office in the country as leverage for […]

Jan 072017
 
Mass Shooting At Ft. Lauderdale Airport

The shooting occurred following the landing of a Delta Flight 2182, from Minneapolis-St. Paul, at the Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, in the baggage claim area on terminal 2. According to reports, the gunman retrieved a gun from his legally checked-in luggage, loaded it and started shooting at random. He reloaded at least twice. As […]

Dec 282016
 
2016 Kennedy Center Honors

The 39th Kennedy Center Honors were a star-studded gala as always but this year perhaps a little more solemn than usual in spite of plenty world-class and lighthearted entertainment. “The Kennedy Center Honors celebrates the spectacular talents of artists whose brilliance has left a lasting impact on our society,” stated Kennedy Center Chairman David M. […]

Dec 182016
 
Inventor Of Heimlich Maneuver Died

Dr. Henry Heimlich, the American thoracic surgeon who invented the Heimlich maneuver (named after him) passed away at 96. Few people realize that at the time Dr. Heimlich invented his famous maneuver that saves people from chocking, chocking was a common cause of death. Since the introduction of Dr. Heimlich’ technique in 1974 an estimated […]

Dec 092016
 
American Astronaut John Glenn Died At 95

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962 (one year after the Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human being to travel into space) has died. This is an excerpt from the NASA Website: “Glenn, who served four terms as a U.S. senator from Ohio, was one of NASA’s original seven Mercury […]