Live Review: An Evening With George Takei: In Conversation With Jay Kuo…..by Eileen Shapiro

“Where No Story Has Gone Before” @ BAM, May 1 2017 George Takei for President was my immediate thought as I focused upon the actor’s ability to collide with injustice, and attack political demons, with his light hearted, sarcastic raillery.

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Elizabeth Warren Won’t Say Whether Mitch McConnell Silencing Her Was Sexist

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) would not say outright whether sexism played a role in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) silencing her on the Senate floor in February, but noted that she was treated differently from her male colleagues. During the confirmation process of then-Sen.

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Sarah Silverman To Trump: Show Us Your F***king Taxes, You Emotional Child

As tens of thousands of protesters demonstrated across the U.S. Saturday to pressure Donald Trump to finally release his tax returns, few presented the issue more pointedly than comedian Sarah Silverman. “Show us your f***king taxes, you emotional child,” she challenged in a speech in New York City.

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Nationwide Tax Day Marches Demand Trump Releases His Tax Returns

Thousands of activists are demonstrating in cities across the country on Saturday ― the date when Americans’ taxes are normally due ― to demand the release of President Donald Trump’s tax returns. The largest marches were due to take place in Washington, D.C., and New York City.

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Democrats In Illinois Just Unseated A Whole Bunch Of Republicans

WASHINGTON ― In a spate of local elections last week in Illinois, Democrats picked up seats in places they’ve never won before. The city of Kankakee elected its first African-American, Democratic mayor. West Deerfield Township will be led entirely by Democrats for the first time.

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Even Before Trump, The Republican Party Was Reluctant To Push Out Nazi-Linked Officials

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump continues to employ national security aide Sebastian Gorka despite a parade of evidence tying the counterterrorism adviser to Nazi-linked symbols, far-right politics and anti-Semitic political parties. But Gorka, who was born in Britain to Hungarian parents in 1970, is far from the first Republican official with these sorts of ties.

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Congress Just Made It Officially Legal To Kill Hibernating Bears

Hunters in Alaska can now track and kill hibernating bears thanks to a U.S. House and Senate resolution rolling back Obama-era regulations against the practice. President Donald Trump signed the bill into law on Monday, which rolled back Alaska’s ban on killing the vulnerable bears, along with wolf cubs in dens.

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Sean Penn Confirms Steve Bannon Was A ‘Bitter Hollywood Wannabe’

Penn worked with Bannon for the actor’s directorial debut, ” The Indian Runner ” in 1991. Bannon served as the executive producer and was still early in his career of bankrolling movies after leaving Goldman Sachs. Toward the end of Bannon’s bad past few days, Death and Taxes was able to reach Penn for a comment about his time working with Bannon.

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Jimmy Kimmel Chokes Up In Emotional Goodbye To Don Rickles

The late night TV host struggled to hold back the tears while talking about the death of his friend. Rickles died aged 90 after suffering kidney failure at his Los Angeles home earlier in the day. In his opening monologue, a visibly emotional Kimmel warned his audience that “it’s not going to be our usual show tonight.”

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Do Republicans Have Amnesia Over How They Treated Merrick Garland?

WASHINGTON ― There’s a surreal aspect to this week’s Senate confirmation fight over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch: The more reasons Republicans give for why he deserves a vote, the more they reinforce how badly they treated President Barack Obama’s pick for the court, Merrick Garland.

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