Michelle Obama’s ‘Black Girl Magic’ playlist features Beyoncé

Obama’s podcast began on July 29, and has released two episodes since its inception. With only two episodes out, she is currently the No. 1 podcast host on Spotify, and now she’s created a playlist for her fans.

Michelle Obama, Sanders, Kasich to be featured on first night of Democratic convention: report

“There won’t be the hoopla. There won’t be the cheering and yelling,” former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D), a friend of Biden’s and a former Democratic National Committee chairman, told Politico. “But people are interested and I think they’ll listen. And because we have so many people who’ve been in the public eye this year […]

‘Becoming’ Director Nadia Hallgren On Traveling The World With Michelle Obama For Emmy-Nominated Documentary

“I was just home one day, sitting at my kitchen table, my phone rang, and it was Priya Swaminathan, who runs Higher Ground Productions, the Obamas’ production company,” Hallgren recalls. “She tells me that Mrs. Obama is getting ready to go on this worldwide book tour, and that they thought it could be a great […]

Jill Biden says she plans to continue teaching if she becomes first lady

Jill Biden will continue teaching if her husband, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore HuffPost reporter: Biden’s VP shortlist doesn’t suggest progressive economic policies Jill Biden says she plans to continue teaching if she becomes first lady MORE, wins the presidency, she told CBS on […]

Willie Brown: Kamala Harris should ‘politely decline’ any offer to be Biden’s running mate

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown (D) advised Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHuffPost reporter: Biden’s VP shortlist doesn’t suggest progressive economic policies Hillary Clinton labels Trump coronavirus executive actions a ‘stunt’ Why Joe Biden needs Kamala Harris MORE (D-Calif.) to “politely decline” any offer to be presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump denies White House […]

Trump’s contempt for advice and consent

Not surprisingly, perhaps, conservatives on the Supreme Court have shared these concerns. In 2014, Justice Antonin Scalia deemed recess appointments (made while Congress is not in session), an “ignoble means of enabling the president to circumvent the Senate’s role in the appointment process.” Three years later, Justice Clarence ThomasClarence ThomasThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented […]

The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Negotiators signal relief bill stuck, not dead

> Lebanon: Trump on Sunday joined a virtual international conference with Lebanese leaders and pledged U.S. assistance and urged Lebanon to conduct a transparent investigation of last week’s devastating blasts at the Beirut port, according to the White House. World donors attach strings to an offer of $300 million in aid (The Associated Press). French […]

Why Can’t Beyoncé Have It All?

Nobody but nobody (and/or Keyshia Cole) competes with Blige as queen of “organic,” in-the-trenches R&B. But what that quote reveals, mostly, is the gap between the Gen-Xers running nineties music and pop’s modern age, driven by millennials like Beyoncé. The nineties grew skeptical of the formal craft of show business, delighted in dressed-down rawness, quirk, […]

Fact check: Inaccurate claims about salaries for U.S. presidents in retirement, Congress members, army soldiers and senior citizens.

Facebook posts shared tens of thousands of times claim that retired U.S. presidents are paid an annual salary of $450,000 for life, U.S. Senate and House of Representative members get $174,000 annually for life, the speaker of the House receives $223,500 annually for life, while the Senate majority leader, Senate minority leader and the House minority leader are each paid $194,400 annually for life. Meanwhile, the […]

Democrats to showcase everyday Americans at next week’s convention

“These are the stories of the millions of working Americans that are struggling in the Trump recession, and as a result of Trump’s complete mismanagement of the COVID crisis. Like the overwhelming majority of the American people, they are looking for a steady, experienced leader who is fighting for them, not for himself or for […]