Every big city has its "society" hotel where local movers and shakers entertain clients or friends, marry off their sons and daughters, host big events, or meet for drinks. For many years in Atlanta, that hotel was the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead. Before The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company was gobbled up by the Marriott monolith in 1998, its head office was next door in a similarly styled office building. That made the Buckhead property the brand's "flagship," which kept it well honed on the cutting edge of luxury. … [Read more...] about In Atlanta, the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead transitions to The Whitley (PHOTOS)
Rand Paul has a lot of problems with you people, and now you’re going to hear about them. The Kentucky senator and presumed presidential hopeful may be a fan of Christmas, but, being hip and youthful and such, he nevertheless took to Twitter this morning to participate in the traditional Festivus “airing of grievances.” Unlike Frank Costanza, he focused many of his grievances on the Fed. … [Read more...] about Rand Paul’s Airing of Grievances Leads to Festivus Miracle
The 17-year-old San Francisco student killed in a catastrophic fire at an electronic music show in Oakland was the son of a deputy for the Alameda County Sheriff's Office — the agency in charge of recovering and examining bodies from the tragic scene, the boy's classmates confirmed Monday. … [Read more...] about Draven McGill, 17, was the fire’s youngest victim
Fourth, while the evidence that Trump gets money from Russia is less clear than in the Rohrabacher case, there is plenty of evidence for it. Trump has all kinds of financial connections to Russia and the Putin regime. Numerous reporters have found that, after Trump’s bankruptcies and other risky behavior made him untouchable for most standard lenders, he became dependent on Russia for capital. Just yesterday, The Wall Street Journal reported a new example: VEB, a Russian bank essentially controlled by Putin, financed Trump’s hotel in Toronto. … [Read more...] about The Case for Why Paul Ryan Really Thinks Russia Pays Trump
“Everyone kept saying, ‘It’s going to happen, it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen.’ And it happened,” Mitchell said of the fires. “People want to blame someone, and my focus right now is on saving the animals. Maybe I’ll blame someone when I have time to think about it.” … [Read more...] about An Australia in flames tries to cope with an ‘animal apocalypse.’ Could California be next?