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Pete Buttigieg has his turn in the 2020 barrel

Pete Buttigieg has his turn in the 2020 barrel

For a time, Pete Buttigieg was on a glide path as he ascended in the Democratic race for president, emerging unscathed from the fall debates and raking in donations as he built a juggernaut in early states. But this week, the 37-year-old South Bend, Indiana, mayor took his inevitable turn in the 2020 barrel. In…MORE

White House to stay on sidelines for House impeachment proceedings, plus other happenings wrapping up the week

White House to stay on sidelines for House impeachment proceedings, plus other happenings wrapping up the week

White House (still) won’t cooperate — Shocking exactly zero people, White House counsel Pat Cipollone fired off a strongly worded letter declining to participate in future House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings. “House Democrats have wasted enough of America’s time with this charade,” Cipollone wrote. He signed the letter Trump-style, with a Sharpie and a ginormous…MORE

US-Saudi relationship will be tested by shooting

US-Saudi relationship will be tested by shooting

That it was Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and not his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who called President Trump speaks to how seriously the kingdom is treating Friday’s shooting at a US military base that involved a Saudi national. Compared to Saudi Arabia’s often glacial standards, the 83-year-old monarch moved with…MORE

Nashville police capture third escaped teen inmate, leaving one at large

Nashville police capture third escaped teen inmate, leaving one at large

Three of the four teenagers who escaped from a Nashville juvenile detention center have now been caught, police said in a tweet. Morris Marsh, 17, was taken into custody Friday night after a vehicle pursuit, the Metro Nashville Police Department said. Marsh is accused in the April killing of Charles Easley, police have said. He…MORE

Dramatic penguins, a miracle kidney match and a very delicious cake

Dramatic penguins, a miracle kidney match and a very delicious cake

Have you heard of hygge? The trendy Danish term describes a deep quality of coziness, hominess or well-being. You can experience hygge while cuddled up around the fire with your honey, sharing a big meal with your friends, or just enjoying a quiet, solitary moment of peace and belonging. Of course, a steaming mug of…MORE

Former Republican lawmakers tell current GOP: Consider full evidence on impeachment

Former Republican lawmakers tell current GOP: Consider full evidence on impeachment

Two former Republican lawmakers urged their current successors to consider the evidence produced during the inquiry into President Donald Trump’s Ukraine dealings in determining whether to support impeachment. William Cohen, a former Republican senator from Maine and secretary of defense who backed impeachment during the Watergate inquiry, and Slade Gorton, a former Washington state Republican…MORE

University of Mississippi approves plan to relocate campus Confederate monument

University of Mississippi approves plan to relocate campus Confederate monument

Another Confederate monument is close to being relocated, this time it’s in Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History approved a plan to relocate a Confederate monument on the University of Mississippi’s campus Friday, according to a statement from university Chancellor Glenn F. Boyce. The next step will be the Mississippi Institutions of Higher…MORE

Ron Leibman, ‘Norma Rae’ and ‘Friends’ actor, dies at 82

Ron Leibman, ‘Norma Rae’ and ‘Friends’ actor, dies at 82

Ron Leibman, an acclaimed film, television and Tony-winning actor, has died, his agent Robert Attermann of Abrams Artists Agency said. Leibman was 82. His agent said the cause was pneumonia. “We at Abrams Artists Agency are saddened to hear the news of Ron’s passing. Ron was an incredibly talented actor with a distinguished career in…MORE

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