By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 17, 2019 at 12:33 pm | UPDATED: January 18, 2019 at 3:50 am Rolling Stone has an exhaustive new profile out on Tekashi 6ix9ine, the rainbow-haired rapper who enjoyed one the most confounding and rapid ascents to superstardom and platinum-level record sales in recent memory. According to writer Stephen Witt’s analysis of Tekashi’s brief career, the 22-year-old’s rise was fueled less by his music than on his becoming “the troll prince” of hip-hop and what a label executive called the “Donald Trump of the music industry,” with 15.6 million followers on Instagram who loved to check in on his latest feud, provocation or outrage. “If he was not the most technically gifted of performers, when it came to trolling, he was Mozart,” Witt wrote. As Witt and others say, it’s likely that Tekashi’s improbable career is over, given that he was … [Read more...] about Before becoming ‘the Donald Trump’ of music, Tekashi 6ix9ine was ‘Danny the deli clerk’
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Darlene Superville Associated Press Updated 4:19 PM EST Dec 26, 2018 Al-asad Airbase, Iraq – In a surprise trip to Iraq, President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria where they have been helping battle Islamic State militants. “We’re no longer the suckers, folks,” Trump told American servicemen and women at a base in western Iraq. “We’re respected again as a nation.” Trump said it’s because of U.S. military gains that he can withdraw 2,000 forces from Syria. During his first visit to a troubled region, Trump also said he has no plans to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq. “I made it clear from the beginning that our mission in Syria was to strip ISIS of its military strongholds,” Trump told troops clad in fatigues at al-Asad Airbase west of Baghdad. “Eight years ago, we went there for three months and we never left,” he said. “Now, we’re doing it right … [Read more...] about Donald Trump in Iraq: No plans to remove U.S. troops
Kevin Freking Associated Press Published 9:31 PM EST Dec 18, 2018 Washington – The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation’s war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society. Senate passage of the bill by a vote of 87-12 culminates years of negotiations and gives President Donald Trump a signature policy victory, with the outcome hailed by scores of conservative and liberal advocacy groups. The House is expected to pass the bill this week, sending it to the president’s desk for his signature. The bill gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and boosts prisoner rehabilitation efforts. It also reduces the life sentence for some drug offenders with three convictions, or “three strikes,” to 25 years. Another provision would allow about 2,600 federal prisoners sentenced for … [Read more...] about Passage of the bill culminates years of President Donald Trump a signature policy victory
By Alix Martichoux, SFGATE Published 12:20 pm PST, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Health care At a rally in Billings, Mont., in September, President Donald Trump said of then-gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom, "He just announced that he wants to open borders, and he wants to let anybody come in that wants to. And then he wants to pay for all medical, all school."Trump then joked, "I may even move to California to get free health care!" See Newsom's response >>> less Health care At a rally in Billings, Mont., in September, President Donald Trump said of then-gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom, "He just announced that he wants to open borders, and he wants to let anybody ... more Photo: Susan Walsh, Associated Press Gavin Newsom responded to Trump on Twitter saying, "Hey @realDonaldTrump -- Next time you call me and my policies out, have the guts to @ me and we can have a chat." Read the … [Read more...] about Gavin Newsom has a history of picking fights with Trump. What will they fight about now?
Ken Thomas Associated Press Published 4:28 PM EDT Oct 29, 2018 Washington – President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign released a national television ad Monday that portrays the nation’s economy on the right track entering the midterm elections. But it makes no mention of Trump – a sign of Republicans’ challenge as they try to hang onto suburban House districts critical to their majority. The $6 million ad buy serves as Trump’s closing argument, featuring a suburban mother who recalls difficult economic times in the past and offers an optimistic view on the future. Reflecting Trump’s campaign message, the ad warns that “this could all go away” and urges voters to “choose the right future because the future worth fighting for is not guaranteed.” The ad, full of images of economic rebound in leafy suburbs, comes at the start of a hectic week of campaign rallies for Trump but underscores polling showing … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s team releases new ad, without Trump