Chelsea Manning recovering after suicide attempt

Chelsea Manning is recovering in hospital after she attempted suicide on Wednesday morning. The former Army intelligence analyst is due to appear at a hearing on Friday before Judge Anthony Trenga of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The judge is expected to rule on whether to end the civil contempt sanctions imposed on Manning after she refused to testify before a grand jury investigating the publication of military and diplomatic files she had provided to WikiLeaks in 2010. Andy Stepanian, a spokesman for Manning's legal team, said Manning continued to refuse to "participate in [...]

By |2020-03-12T11:22:39+00:00March 12th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Two lawmakers who made contact with Trump self-quarantine

Two more members of Congress - including one who recently shook President Donald Trump's hand and another who rode on Air Force One - have announced that they will self-quarantine after coming into contact with an individual who has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference. https://twitter.com/RepDougCollins/status/1237096863624507398 https://twitter.com/RepMattGaetz/status/1237105148821938179   Watch: CNN Reports. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81rUeGytSpc   Rep. Doug Collins and Rep. Matt Gaetz are now the third and fourth congressmen to take the step, following the same announcements from Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Gosar.

By |2020-03-10T10:10:37+00:00March 10th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Harry and Meghan appear at their final public engagement as working royals

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived at their final official appearance as Senior Royals. The Sussexes have gathered with the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the central London church for the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey. https://twitter.com/RoyalCentral/status/1237029612946894849   The service is the first time the Duke and Duchess have appeared in public with the royal family since they announced their plans to step back from royal duties in January. From 31st March, the couple will stop using their HRH titles and receiving public money. The [...]

By |2020-03-09T17:15:44+00:00March 9th, 2020|Dad Blog, News/Politics|1 Comment

Cory Booker endorses Joe Biden

Cory Booker has endorsed Joe Biden for president, becoming the latest in a string of presidential candidates to back the former vice president. The New Jersey senator tweeted his support to Biden this morning. https://twitter.com/CoryBooker/status/1236971319822082048 California Sen. Kamala Harris also endorsed Biden this weekend.

By |2020-03-09T11:36:44+00:00March 9th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Dear Harry, you made the right decision to leave.

For 35 years you’ve had men in suits telling you who to be, what to be, where to be, how to stand, what to say, what not to say, and how to serve your country. And while most of us enjoy the luxury of living our lives on our own terms, you haven't been afforded that because of your position. It’s a bizarre situation, isn’t it? You belong to an institution of extraordinary luxury and wealth, but subject to the perverse view many hold that you are public chattel from birth. As Prince Harry and the Duke of Sussex, [...]

By |2020-03-08T17:44:01+00:00March 8th, 2020|News/Politics|15 Comments

Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the Mountbatten Festival of Music.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday night as they continue their final round of royal duties. The festival brings together musicians, composers and conductors of the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines. This year, the performance will mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the 80th anniversary of the formation of Britain’s Commandos. Proceeds from the event go to the Royal Marines Association – The Royal Marines Charity and CLIC Sargent, who support cancer victims aged under 25 and their [...]

By |2020-03-07T19:39:19+00:00March 7th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Pete Buttigieg receives outpouring of love and support as he suspends his campaign

Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg received an outpouring of support on Twitter after announcing on Sunday night that he was suspending his 2020 Democratic primary campaign.  Buttigieg leaves the race after a strong bid that included winning the Iowa caucuses and coming in second in the New Hampshire primary. Watch: https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1234403071905718274 Candidates The remaining 2020 Democratic candidates paid tribute to the former mayor's run as the news broke. https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1234290223451901954 https://twitter.com/ewarren/status/1234266283992133632 https://twitter.com/amyklobuchar/status/1234281337776955392 https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/1234299309522325505 Supporters Supporters of Pete Buttigieg also took to Twitter to express their thanks and appreciation for his historic run as the first openly gay presidential candidate. https://twitter.com/NRMorrow/status/1234282746694062081 https://twitter.com/chrislongview/status/1234253852708417537 https://twitter.com/vote4robgill/status/1234257089117200384 [...]

By |2020-03-02T12:05:25+00:00March 2nd, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Prince Harry renews commitment to UK youth charity

Prince Harry has pledged his continued support to a British youth charity after his position as a senior royal comes to an end. Prince Harry has told the OnSide charity, which has built 12 youth clubs in England, that he will continue to support its work. The charity plans to build a national network of clubs 'to keep children off the streets, away from knife crime and off their smartphones.' It is one of the first UK charities, in addition to his private patronages, Prince Harry has publicly committed to in his new independent role, which will likely see him [...]

By |2020-03-01T13:54:35+00:00March 1st, 2020|News/Politics|1 Comment

Prince Harry gets behind the mic to record Invictus charity single with Jon Bon Jovi

Prince Harry today performed a duet with Jon Bon Jovi at Abbey Road Studios on the rocker’s charity single for the Duke’s Invictus Games Foundation. A teaser video shared by the Sussex Royal Instagram page showed Harry at the mic with the star, but cut out before he started singing. Jon Bon Jovi can be heard talking the Duke through the process of creating the single Unbroken, with the Invictus Games Choir. Watch: The two also posed together with Prince Harry holding Bon Jovi's guitar. And, of course, recreated the Beatles iconic album cover by strutting across the crosswalk outside [...]

By |2020-02-28T13:28:09+00:00February 28th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

A daughter writes message in the snow for mom battling cancer

In the fresh Ohio snow, a daughter sent a message of encouragement to her mom as she recieved treatement for brain cancer. Michelle Schambach's view of her daughter's message. CNN reports: Michele Schambach, 65, arrived at the Cleveland Clinic from Guatemala on Wednesday hoping for more advanced treatment for her aggressive brain cancer. This was her second time in the United States for treatment, after coming to the non-profit hospital for care in October. Her daughter, Marie Schambach, a physician in Guatemala, told CNN she had never seen snow before, but decided that she could use it to [...]

By |2020-02-27T13:16:08+00:00February 27th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments