Former Vice President Joe Biden makes a stop in San Antonio for a community event at La Villita en route to a private fundraiser in Terrell Hills on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. A crowd of supporters along with local politicians fill Plaza Juarez for the event. A small group of Trump supporters were also on hand but mostly ignored by the pro-Biden crowd. less Former Vice President Joe Biden makes a stop in San Antonio for a community event at La Villita en route to a private fundraiser in Terrell Hills on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. A crowd of supporters along with local ... more Photo: Kin Man Hui /Staff Photographer Photo: Kin Man Hui /Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 37 Caption Close Image 1 of 37 Former Vice President Joe Biden makes a stop in San Antonio for a community event at La Villita en route … [Read more...] about Joe Biden brings his campaign to Texas
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against the illegal drug trade drew international attention in 2016 and 2017 with a rise in what appeared to be the extrajudicial killings of drug crime suspects. Against the outcry by human rights groups against the Duterte administration's "war on drugs," law enforcement is now testing other means of controlling the problem as the slayings take a lower profile. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency reports that 4,948 suspected drug users and dealers died during police operations from July 2016 to September 30 last year, while 22,983 drug campaign-linked deaths are “homicides under investigation,” New York advocacy group Human Rights Watch says in its 2019 World Report. Western governments and the U.N. human rights body had sounded off against the deaths, drawing angry rebukes from Duterte.Toning it down Public support for the anti-drug campaign reached 82% in the first two quarters of 2019, the … [Read more...] about Is the Deadly Philippine Anti-Drug Campaign Getting Less Deadly?
close Video 'Special Report' All-Stars debate fallout from UK election in Friday's Lightning Round Plus, Bill McGurn, Harold Ford Jr. and Brian Kilmeade place their bets in Candidate Casino and name their Winners and Losers for the week. Labour and Lib Dems were ruing the ‘curse of Hugh Grant’ after every candidate the actor campaigned with failed to win their seat. Arch-remainer Grant, 59, canvassed with would-be MPs from both parties in the election run-up - before being sucked into a shameful anti-Tory rant on Twitter. CLICK HERE FOR MORE FROM THE SUN British actor Hugh Grant canvasses with Liberal Democrat Party candidate Luciana Berger, right, while on the general election campaign trail, in London, Sunday Dec. 1, 2019. (PA via AP) PETER MCMAHON: UK ELECTION WAS A 'GREAT, BIG STONKING REJECTION OF JEREMY CORBYN' The Love Actually star gave Chukka Umunna the career kiss-of-death as the MP lost his parliament place by failing … [Read more...] about All candidates Hugh Grant campaigned with during UK election failed to win seat
This is a preview of our pop culture newsletter The Daily Beast’s Obsessed, written by senior entertainment reporter Kevin Fallon. To receive the full newsletter in your inbox each week, sign up for it here. This week: Bombshell is not as explosive as you’d think. We will get J. Lo that Oscar! Remembering the man who was Big Bird. Countess Luann is the new Mariah Carey. A very important Cardi B update. J. Lo’s Oscars Campaign Hits the Skies Awards season is in full swing, with Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, and Critics Choice Awards all announcing their nominations this week. Forget all the takes about who was snubbed and all the fretting in Hollywood PR campaign offices right now. The best award season story of the week took place on a JetBlue airplane. Former Daily Beast entertainment intern, current MEL Magazine writer, and, as a person on the right side of history, passionate J. Lo fan Joseph Longo asked the pilot of his flight from New … [Read more...] about The Jennifer Lopez Oscar Campaign Takes Flight
Republican California Rep. Duncan Hunter’s wife pleaded guilty Thursday to misusing $250,000 in campaign funds. Hunter and his wife were first indicted for the misuse of campaign money in late 2018. At that time, Hunter committed to “remain silent, not to feed into this witch-hunt and trust the process,” The Hill reported. Both entered not guilty pleas.Margaret Hunter’s plea change was accompanied by a statement of full acceptance of guilt and willingness to testify on behalf of the prosecution. “I am deeply remorseful and I apologize,” Margaret told the court. REUTERS/Earnie Hunter’s attorney, Gregory Vega, spoke with The San Diego Tribune, saying that Hunter’s defense is “aware of Mrs. Hunter scheduling a hearing to change her plea.” However, she added “that does not change anything regarding Congressman Hunter. There are still significant motions that need to be litigated, specifically the speech or debate clause of … [Read more...] about Wife Of California Rep. Pleads Guilty To $250K In Stolen Campaign Funds