Rob Reiner: Trump Gettysburg Speech Would Be Tribute to ‘White Supremacy’

Reiner’s comment was echoed by CNN reporter Jeremy Diamond, who suggested that Trump might choose Gettysburg “because this is a president who has positioned himself as a defender of Confederate symbols and monuments to Confederate generals.”

Donald Trump Narrows Convention Speech to the White House or Gettysburg

“We have narrowed the Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech, to be delivered on the final night of the Convention (Thursday), to two locations – The Great Battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the White House, Washington, D.C.,” the president announced on Twitter.

Margaret Thatcher backed single market in draft Bruges speech

Thatcher’s main collaborator in preparing the lecture was the strongly Europhile Lord Thomas, a Conservative peer who was a distinguished historian of the Spanish civil war and chair of the Centre for Policy Studies. Charles Powell, her adviser on foreign affairs, and Foreign Office officials also worked on the text.

Matt Barnes Gets Kobe Bryant and Gianna Tattoo Tribute from Famous Artist

The ex-NBA star hit up legendary ink artist Steve Butcher — who did the amazing Tupac work on Matt’s hand — in order to add a new image of Kobe and Gianna to his arm.

March on Washington reconfigured to comply with virus rules

“The objective is to put on one platform, in the shadow of Abe Lincoln, the families of people that … have lost loved ones in unchecked racial bias,” Sharpton said. “On these steps, Dr. King talked about his dream, and the dream is unfulfilled. This is the Exhibit A of that not being fulfilled.”

Are you ready for Trump’s Gettysburg Address?

It’s a safe bet that if Trump gives his own Gettysburg Address this month, it will dwarf — at least in its duration — the 272 words that Lincoln spoke there in November 1863. It is also a fair guess that the speech will sound different: the baroque vulgarities of Trump’s public rhetoric stand in […]

Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi get Democratic convention speaking slots

The speaker lineup, announced Tuesday by the Democratic National Convention Committee, saves Newsom from being sidelined at the event as he deals with the coronavirus pandemic in California. The state’s convention delegation selected Bay Area Reps. Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna and Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis to lead the group, a post that […]

Trump’s 2016 Gettysburg Address Could Be Tough Act to Follow

Probably like many people, when I heard the president is thinking about delivering his nomination acceptance speech from the Gettsyburg battlefield later this month, my first reaction was bemusement. I joked with colleagues about Trump delivering a fiery tribute to Pickett’s Charge (the failed Confederate attack on Union lines that led to the defeat at […]

Coronavirus live updates: Outdoor manicures, massage, personal care are open again in Marin County

10:27 a.m. Trump’s plan for jobless aid requires states to buy in: President Trump’s promise of $400 a week in new jobless benefits requires states, already hard-pressed in coping with the pandemic, to provide $100 of that $400; and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Sunday on CNN that the administration doesn’t yet know […]

Explainer: Microsoft’s TikTok bid spotlights Windows maker’s history with China

A deal would be in line with Microsoft’s stance toward China where the firm has a sizeable presence – unlike fellow U.S. tech heavyweights such as Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google which appear to have given up on China’s consumer-facing market with its miscellany of government strictures.