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Published: Sunday, November 05, 2017 @ 5:37 PM
— Former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile said Sunday that critics of her new book could “go to hell” as she faces a backlash for comments about Hillary Clinton and what took place during the 2016 Democratic primary process.
Brazile, speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” responded to members of Clinton’s 2016 campaign who said excerpts from the book released last week painted an inaccurate picture of what went on during the campaign.
"For those telling me to shut up, they told Hillary that a couple months ago. You know what I tell them? Go to hell," Brazile said. "I'm going to tell my story. Why am I supposed to be the only person who is unable to tell my story?"
On Saturday, top members of Clinton’s campaign signed an open letter to Brazile saying in part that they "do not recognize the campaign she portrays.”
In the new book, which is set to be published on Tuesday, Brazile said she considered replacing Clinton as the Democratic nominee after she stumbled and appeared to faint while at a 9/11 memorial service in New York last fall. According to Brazile, she wanted a Democratic ticket of former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Corey Booker, (D-New Jersey).
Brazile also slammed Clinton’s campaign for its actions and Debbie Wasserman Schutz, the former head of the DNC, for agreeing to give Clinton’s campaign control over DNC finances and personnel decisions.
Brazile describes an agreement between the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising organization between the campaign and the DNC, Hillary for America, Clinton’s campaign, and the DNC. In exchange for the paying down of the DNC’s debt, Clinton’s campaign was given control of the “party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised,” Brazile wrote.
“Obama left the party $24 million in debt—$15 million in bank debt and more than $8 million owed to vendors after the 2012 campaign and had been paying that off very slowly. Obama’s campaign was not scheduled to pay it off until 2016. Hillary for America ... and the Hillary Victory Fund ... had taken care of 80 percent of the remaining debt in 2016, about $10 million, and had placed the party on an allowance.”
“Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House” will be published Tuesday by Hachette Books.
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Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 5:21 PM
TORONTO — A van apparently jumped onto a sidewalk Monday at a busy intersection in Toronto and struck down pedestrians before the vehicle was found and the driver taken into custody, Canadian police said.
Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 9:49 AM
PORT ARKANSAS, Texas — Mary Ann Heiman opened her bait shop on the the causeway that crosses Redfish Bay to Port Aransas in 2011. From the outside, 1950 Hwy 361 was nothing fancy.
“The building was just an old metal building that had sat here since the 1980s,” she said. “It was basically held together with nails and glue and love and duct tape.” The real value of Offshore Adventures was the equipment inside, the tanks and freezers Heiman needed to hold the crabs, shrimp, mud minnows and mullet that anglers bought in their pursuit of the Texas coast’s rich lode of redfish, trout and drum.
A resident of the area on and off since her 1950s childhood there, Heiman knew the wild weather that occasionally swept in from the Gulf and the havoc it could leave behind. Last July she purchased a policy from the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association to cover $60,000-worth of business personal property inside 1590 Hwy. 361 from high wind damage. It cost $679.
When Heiman was allowed back into the area a few days later, her bait shop had disappeared, the splintered debris of her livelihood hurled inland by the Category 4 winds. A group of wooden pylons roughly representing the outline of the shop poked out of the sand like a mouthful of broken teeth.
It was only after the adjuster for the windstorm insurance association went out to the site and agreed the record winds had destroyed her bait shop that it was discovered Heiman’s insurance agent had accidentally transposed two of the numbers in Offshore Adventures’ street address. In letters and phone calls, he asked TWIA to correct the typo so Heiman could collect her due and rebuild the business.
The association refused. Heiman’s policy for 1590 Hwy 361 did not cover 1950 Hwy 361, representatives explained. Her claim for the money she needed to restart her bait shop was stamped “denied.”
Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 1:16 PM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 1:16 PM
LONDON — Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, formerly known as Kate Middleton, has given birth to a baby boy, Kensington Palace tweeted Monday.
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Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 3:15 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Florida judge who berated a frail inmate who died three days later will not return to the bench, court officials said.
Circuit Court Judge Merrilee Ehrlich will not return to the bench after her treatment of Sandra Twiggs, 59, who appeared before her last week on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, Broward Chief Administrative Judge Jack Tuter said Saturday, according to WFOR.
“In light of recent events we have decided Judge Ehrlich will be told not to return to the courthouse as her retirement is effective June 30,” Tuter said, according to The Associated Press. “I will be working this weekend to find a substitute to cover Judge Ehrlich’s (family court) division.”
During the first appearance, Twiggs, who was in a wheelchair, explained to Ehrlich that she suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and needed breathing treatments, according to WFOR.
First appearance hearings are streamed online and recorded.
“Ma’am, don’t even say yes. Just listen,” Ehrlich said. “I’m not here to talk about your breathing treatments.”
Ehrlich released Twiggs without bond. Twiggs died Wednesday in her sleep.
“When she came home from being in there she was never the same,” Carolyn Porter, Twiggs’ goddaughter, told WFOR.
Ehrlich who was first elected in 2008 planned to retire June 30. She filed her retirement paperwork two weeks prior to this incident.
Tuter said he would be calling Twiggs’ family to apologize.