CBS News' John Dickerson asked New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, who has become the chronicler-in-chief of the Donald Trump era, "How long has Donald Trump been in your head, or you in his?" "At least 11 years for this level of intensity," she replied. "And what's it like to have Donald Trump in your head, or be a part of his thinking, for 11 years?" "I had one of his old friends say to me, 'He doesn't wear well over time.' And I think that the collective we have experienced that at various points." Haberman has been covering Trump since the late 1990s, as a metro reporter for the New York tabloids. In 2016 alone she had 599 bylines or co-bylines in The Times – more than one a day – and that pace has slowed only slightly in the years since. Now, she's written a book about him: "Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America" (published Tuesday by Penguin Press). Dickerson asked, "I want to read from something you wrote: 'To fully reckon … [Read more...] about Maggie Haberman on Donald Trump: “He saw the presidency as the ultimate vehicle to fame”
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Jacob Rees-Mogg gives update on Brexit to the Commons SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info South Carolina governor Nikki Haley told the Policy Exchange that Brexit will be a "positive game-changer for the future of Europe" and should be strongly supported by the United States. She stressed the importance of a united western front in response to Russian aggression. She explained: "This is a clash of civilizations — a classic struggle between light and darkness, good and evil, right and wrong. We need look no further than the streets of Mariupol, Hong Kong, and Tehran for proof." The former US Ambassador to the UN added: "Our challenges are steep, but they are not too steep to overcome, so long as we believe in ourselves and our fight … [Read more...] about Brexit: ‘Game-changer’ US governor throws weight behind Britain in stirring speech
RACKETEERING is a type of organized crime in which criminals use a business to extort money illegally. Musical artist R Kelly was convicted in January 2022 of nine charges, including one count of racketeering, and received his sentence on June 29, 2022. What is racketeering? Racketeering is employed when an individual acquires a business through illegal activities or uses a business to extort money illegally. Most commonly associated with gangs and criminal organizations such as the Mafia , the popular example is a "protection racket" promising to protect the target business from dangerous individuals in the neighborhood. Often in these cases, the problem may be caused by those offering to solve it. In September 2021, R Kelly faced a total of nine charges , including one count of racketeering. He was found guilty of nine counts that including one count of racketeering, and eight counts of violating the Mann Act, and he was sentenced on June 29, 2022. R … [Read more...] about What is racketeering and how long is the minimum sentence for the offense?