‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Production Designer Elisabeth Williams Shapes A Desecrated Washington D.C. For Season 3

What was unique about Williams’ design process, though, in the case of Episode 6, was that much of it—including the Washington Monument and the beheaded Lincoln Memorial—would need to be fully realized through the use of visual effects. Rather than designing elements for use on set, then, she was looking in this case all the […]

Why a rising star is leaving Congress

“Of course it’s running through everyone’s mind if [Inslee] gets tapped for a position in hopefully a new administration in the fall,” Selby said. Heck “could step into that role. It’s like what you have to look at in a vice president, you have to be able to picture them in that role.”

Playing electoral defense, Trump to promote recovery in Ohio

DeWine was scheduled to meet with Trump in Cleveland, where the president planned to give a speech on the economy before traveling to the Whirlpool plant and then a fundraiser. Trump plans a long weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, with a high-dollar fundraiser in the Hamptons on New York’s Long Island […]

Ted Cruz accuses Dems of ‘facilitating riots & radical left terror’ after calling them out for not denouncing Antifa

“I hope this is the end of this hearing, Mr. Chairman, and that we don’t have to listen to any more of your rhetorical speeches. Thank you very much, I’m leaving,” Hirono replied as she began to collect her belongings.

Biden Needs a VP. Kamala Suddenly Sounds More Like Bernie

One current Harris adviser said that she often seeks out opportunities to partner with elected officials to the ideological left of her, as well as occasionally those to the right when appropriate. In February, for example, she celebrated with Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) over successfully getting anti-lynching legislation passed in […]

Facebook Has More to Learn From the Ad Boycott

One of the key organizations behind the boycott movement was Color of Change; at more than a million members it claims to be the largest online social justice organization. (Other boycott leaders include the NAACP, the Anti-Defamation League, and Mozilla.) Led by Rashad Robinson, Color of Change has engaged in previous struggles to defund the […]

Tech Entrepreneur Mark Kassen Talks Initiatives That Might Aid Voters and Hollywood Alike

Meanwhile, his firm’s production arm recently teamed with medical technology company Masimo on a shoot during which they tested a COVID-19 safety program, combining safety protocols and technologies that Kassen believes can help Hollywood safely return to work amid the pandemic. He says his interest in health and safety likely comes from his parents, who […]

The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association – Key 48 hours loom as negotiators push for relief deal

> Schools: Chicago announced its public schools will begin the new year with virtual instruction, leaving New York City as the only major school system moving to in-person learning (The Chicago Sun-Times and The New York Times). In Gotham, Democratic Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioOvernight Health Care: Fauci says family has faced threats | […]

US Action Against IS Financier Shows Jihadists’ Cash Flow Continues from Turkey

While the Rawis have long been a familiar name to governments, analysts say the most recent designation raises questions on why they have continued to be able to operate in Turkey as a member of the U.S.-led Counter ISIS Finance Group (CIFG). The Turkish government did not reply to VOA’s requests for comment on the […]

U.S. steps up campaign to purge ‘untrusted’ Chinese apps

Pompeo’s comments on Wednesday reflected a wider and more accelerated push by Washington to limit the access of Chinese technology companies to U.S. market and consumers and, as one U.S. official put it, to push back against a “massive campaign to steal and weaponize our data against us.”