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NEW YORK: Solicitor General Steps In As Acting AG, Lawmakers To Appoint Schneiderman Replacement

The New York Daily News reports: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned Monday after four women came forward to say he abused and harassed them, has been replaced. The acting attorney general will be Barbara Underwood, the current state solicitor general, officials said. “This morning, I’m grateful to work with the best colleagues in the business — including Barbara Underwood, ...

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Conway Celebrates Schneidermann Scandal: “Gotcha”

Mediaite reports: Kellyanne Conway, the White House counselor, invited her followers to read Ronan Farrow and Jane Meyer’s report for the New Yorker, calling the allegations “harrowing.” Conway has repeatedly dismissed the accusers of her boss, President Trump. In a subsequent tweet, Conway resurfaced an old Trump tweet in which Schneiderman said Trump is not “above the law” for his ...

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Manhattan DA Opens Probe Into Schneiderman

The New York Post reports: The Manhattan District Attorney’s office said on Monday night that they were probing Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after explosive assault allegations were launched against him in a New Yorker article. “Our office has opened an investigation into the recently reported allegations concerning Mr. Schneiderman,” said a spokesman for District Attorney Cy Vance. A law enforcement ...

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Scott Pruitt Fast-Tracked Superfund Site Cleanup After Meeting Brokered By MSNBC Host Hugh Hewitt

Politico reports: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt placed a polluted California area on his personal priority list of Superfund sites targeted for “immediate and intense” action after conservative radio and television host Hugh Hewitt brokered a meeting between him and lawyers for the water district that was seeking federal help to clean up the polluted Orange County site. The previously unreported ...

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Comcast Readies Hostile Bid For Fox Assets

Reuters reports: U.S. cable operator Comcast Corp is asking investment banks to increase a bridge financing facility by as much as $60 billion so it can make an all-cash offer for the media assets that Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has agreed to sell to Walt Disney Co for $52 billion, three people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Comcast ...

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Billboard Magazine reports: Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears has found a successful career as an out musician — his band achieved a cult fanbase within the LGBTQ community, and Shears himself has been working on his debut solo album, along with his headline-making stint as Charlie Price in the Broadway musical Kinky Boots earlier this year. On Sunday, Shears sat ...

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NEW YORK: State AG Eric Schneiderman Resigns

The New York Daily News reports: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is resigning amid allegations that he physically assaulted four women he dated. Schneiderman, an outspoken supporter of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, bowed to pressure from politicians, including Gov. Cuomo, who called for him to step down. “It’s been my great honor and privilege to serve as Attorney General ...

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NEW YORK: State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Accused Of Assault By Four Former Girlfriends

The New York Times reports: The New York attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, was accused of physically assaulting four women with whom he had relationships, according to an article published Monday by The New Yorker. Two of the women, Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam, who spoke on the record to the magazine, said they had been choked and hit ...

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Melania Trump’s Anti-Bullying Campaign Was Plagiarized Almost Word-For-Word From 2014 Obama Program

Slate reports: Two years ago, Melania Trump copied several lines in her Republican National Convention speech from an address Michelle Obama delivered in 2008. On Monday, Melania Trump formally announced the launch of an anti-cyberbullying initiative. As part of the initiative, the White House released a booklet that, in the words of Melania’s signed introduction, is intended to “help kids ...

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Kennedy Center Rescinds Bill Cosby’s Awards

Deadline Hollywood reports: The Kennedy Center’s Board of Trustees has voted to rescind two high-profile awards given to Bill Cosby following his conviction last month on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Cosby received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1998 for lifetime achievement in the performing arts. In 2009, he was the 12th recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for ...

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