Today’s State of the Cartoonion on CNN’s State of the Union was very Sean Spicer-focused after his Dancing With the Stars debut last week. Jake Tapper briefly reviewed how Spicer “tried to salsa his way back from political exile” in an appearance that got a lot of attention for just how surreal the whole thing was. In addition to Spicer in that green shirt, the cartoon shows off the former “dissembler-in-chief” doing the twist, the chicken dance, “Gangnam Style,” and even recreating that Dirty Dancing scene with his former boss. You can watch the segment above, via CNN. Have a tip we should know? [email protected] … [Read more...] about Jake Tapper State of the Cartoonion Mocks Sean Spicer DWTS
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Updated 12:21 pm PDT, Saturday, August 31, 2019 FILE - In this July 1, 2019 file photo, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador arrives at a rally to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his election, in Mexico City's main square, the Zocalo. As President Obrador gets ready to give his state of the union address on Sunday, Sept. 1, Mexico’s drug war has burst into flames again, the economy is flat, the health care system is creaking and, facing the wrath of U.S. President Donald Trump, he has cracked down on Central American migrants harder than ever. less FILE - In this July 1, 2019 file photo, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador arrives at a rally to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his election, in Mexico City's main square, the Zocalo. As ... more Photo: Fernando Llano, AP … [Read more...] about AP Explains: State of Mexico under President López Obrador
By David Rosenfeld | [email protected] | The Daily BreezePUBLISHED: April 16, 2019 at 2:26 pm | UPDATED: April 17, 2019 at 1:23 pm As guests arrived at a Redondo Beach hotel Tuesday morning, April 16, for the annual State of the City breakfast, they caught a sight of something that rarely happens in this city: A group of police officers were picketing. The department’s 95 officers, operating without a contract for the past 10 months, have asked for a 3% cost-of-living raise and a bump in the employer contribution to their health insurance, said Officer Robert Carlborg, president of the Redondo Beach Police Officers Association. But city officials have not yielded in closed-session negotiations, Carlborg added, offering up an additional permanent holiday and three temporary holidays each year. So on Tuesday, about 30 officers stood outside the Crowne Plaza Hotel, where the Chamber of Commerce hosted the breakfast, holding signs that read, “State of the city is … [Read more...] about Redondo Beach police picket State of the City to demand cost-of-living raises
On Wednesday evening, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz will ascend the rostrum of the state House of Representatives to deliver one of the more austere orations in Minnesota politics: the State of the State address. But he won’t have a speech written. He’ll have a few pages of “an outline,” he said Tuesday in an interview with the Pioneer Press, describing an impromptu style of speaking that he said he first honed as a teacher working off lesson plans and later used in floor speeches in Congress. To be clear, he said he has a number of policy points and themes he wants to hit. And he plans on using the rhetorical vehicle of guests in the audience to illustrate those themes. But no script. No actual speech. “You’ll probably see a piece of paper in a binder, and my guess is that sometimes, depending, just like I would teach, if I’m in the moment and feeling it, I may not ever look down and use it,” Walz said. “And I may deliver it in the order … [Read more...] about Tim Walz won’t write his first State of the State speech Wednesday. He’ll ‘deliver it in the moment.’ Is that a good idea?
Detroit Free Press Published 6:30 PM EST Mar 5, 2019 Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will deliver the annual State of the City on Tuesday night from the East English Village Academy on the city's east side. You can watch the speech live starting at 7 p.m. More: Study shows what happens after blight is removed from Detroit neighborhoods More: Michigan carpenters union plans $30M training facility in Detroit More: Detroit officials slammed for handling of 'egregious' scheme by contractor More: 4 projects to bring Detroit RiverWalk closer to its full vision … [Read more...] about Watch live: Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to deliver State of the City