Do Democrats Already Have Their Own Trump That Could Win in 2024?
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyThe worst-kept secret in American politics is now on full display. After interviewing nearly 50 Democratic officials about 2024, The New York Times has a message for Joe Biden: Get out!No hard feelings, though, Uncle Joe. The party isn’t angry with Biden. It’s worse than that. The party “seems to feel sorry for him,” according to the Times’ reporting. That’s right, Biden has reached the “pity” stage of his presidency.Just listen to whnews.yahoo.com
Thousands rally for gun reform after surge in mass shootings
Gun Control Rally Workers set up for the March for Our Lives rally on the National Mall, near the White House, in Washington, Friday, June 10, 2022. Motivated by a fresh surge in mass shootings, from Uvalde, Texas, to Buffalo, New York, protestors say lawmakers must take note of shifting public opinion and finally enact sweeping reforms. Organizers expect the second March for Our Lives rally to draw around 50,000 demonstrators to the Washington Monument. Now, with another string of mass shootings bringing gun control back into the national conversation, organizers of this weekend’s events say the time is right to renew their push for a national overhaul. Survivors of mass shootings and other incidents of gun violence have lobbied legislators and testified on Capitol Hill this week.wftv.com
Uvalde pediatrician begs Congress to pass gun laws
The sole pediatrician in Uvalde, Texas testifies before members of Congress on the horrific scene he encountered when an 18-year-old gunman opened fire inside Robb Elementary School with an AR-15-style rifle, killing 19 children and two teachers. (June 8)news.yahoo.com
AR-15s useful to shoot prairie dogs, GOP leader says, as gun talks intensify
Senate Minority Whip John Thune's remarks follow arguments from other Republicans in the weeks after the mass shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde, Tex., and Tulsa that Americans use AR-15s to kill feral pigs, hunt hogs and get rid of raccoons.washingtonpost.com
11-year-old who survived Uvalde shooting to testify before House panel Wednesday
Texas school shooting: What we know about the victims Here's what we know about the victims. (NCD)Miah Cerrillo, the 11-year-old girl who smeared herself with her friend’s blood and pretended to be dead during the shooting rampage at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, will be among several people testifying before a House panel Wednesday. Miah survived the May 24 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde that took the lives of 19 students and two teachers, Eva Mireles and Irma Garcia. >> Texas elementary school shooting: Eva Mireles remembered as teacher, mother, heroThe girl then told her father that the gunman shot her best friend, and she decided to play dead by lying on top of the fatally wounded girl. In addition to Miah’s testimony, the committee will hear from survivors and victims of the mass shooting in a Buffalo, New York, grocery store that took 10 lives; a pediatrician from Uvalde; the parents of a victim of the Uvalde shooting and others.wftv.com
Matthew McConaughey says the GOP's views on gun control 'address the root of the problem' but 'we also need to lean into not allowing the bad guy' to get a gun 'before we have to catch him'
McConaughey has become an outspoken figure for gun reform following the school shooting in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas, where 21 people were killed.news.yahoo.com
School police chief a no-show at Uvalde City Council meeting
Texas School Shooting Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin, Jr., speaks during a special emergency city council meeting, Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas, to reissue the mayor's declaration of a local state of disaster due to the recent school shooting at Robb Elementary School. Mayor Don McLaughlin said he was unable to explain why the district police Chief Pete Arredondo wasn't at the brief meeting. Two weeks ago, 19 students and two teachers were killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. They’re still collecting data, they’re still collecting information on what happened,” Garza said. ___More on the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas: https://apnews.com/hub/uvalde-school-shooting___Stengle reported from Dallas.wftv.com
School police chief a no-show at Uvalde City Council meeting
The school district police chief criticized for waiting too long before ordering law enforcement to confront and kill the gunman during a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school did not appear at a Uvalde City Council meeting, despite being newly elected to the panel.
Texas school shooting: Families of students injured in Uvalde take legal action
VIDEO: Multiple school threats in western Washington since UvaldeUVALDE, Texas — Families of students injured in the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, are taking legal action. >> Read more trending newsCBS News says the families of four students who were injured in the elementary school shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers on May 24, have gone to court. She will be joined by families of the victims of the Uvalde shooting and the shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, along with first responders from both shootings and gun control advocates. >> Read: Texas elementary school shooting: What we know about the victimsAcademy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, a native of Uvalde, spoke at the White House briefing on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Associated Press. Following the shooting, McConaughey and his wife spent time speaking with the families affected by the shooting and was able to speak on their behalf in a 22-minute speech.wftv.com
McConaughey urges gun measures in emotional White House appearance
Actor Matthew McConaughey, a Uvalde native, made an unexpected stop in the White House press briefing room Tuesday, urging Congress to act on gun control. McConaughey, who spent several days in Uvalde after the shooting, held up artifacts from the slain children.washingtonpost.com
Actor McConaughey calls for gun legislation at White House
Biden Guns McConaughey Actor Matthew McConaughey holds a picture or Alithia Ramirez, 10, who was killed in the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, as he speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in Washington. He said his mother taught kindergarten less than a mile from Uvalde’s Robb Elementary School, the site of the May 24 school shooting. He also noted that Uvalde was the place where he was taught about responsibilities that come with gun ownership. McConaughey acknowledged that gun legislation would not end mass shootings but suggested that steps can be taken to lessen the chances of such tragedies happening so frequently. We need to restore our American values and we need responsible gun ownership,” McConaughey said.wftv.com
McConaughey calls for gun control action at White House
In a highly personal 22-minute speech, McConaughey offered a full-throated exhortation for a gridlocked Congress to pass gun reforms that can save lives without infringing on Second Amendment rights. McConaughey, who earlier this year considered a run for governor in Texas before taking a pass, met briefly with President Joe Biden before addressing the White House press corps from the James Brady briefing room. McConaughey, who declined to take questions, spoke of learning to become a responsible gun owner as a youngster in Uvalde. McConaughey acknowledged that gun legislation would not end mass shootings but suggested that steps can be taken to lessen the chances of such tragedies happening so frequently. We need to restore our American values and we need responsible gun ownership,” McConaughey said.wftv.com
Texas school shooting: Biden, first lady fly to Uvalde
Texas school shooting: What we know about the victims Here's what we know about the victims. (NCD)UVALDE, Texas — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden flew to Texas on Sunday to meet with the families of the victims of a mass shooting at a Uvalde elementary school that claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers. >> Texas school shooting: Matthew McConaughey visits hometown of UvaldeThe trip to Texas was Biden’s second this month to a city suffering in the aftermath of a mass shooting. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) (Wong Maye-E/AP)Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 11 Photos: Texas school shooting victims remembered at Uvalde vigil Esmeralda Bravo, 63, sheds tears while holding a photo of her granddaughter, Nevaeh, one of the Robb Elementary School shooting victims, during a prayer vigil in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 25 What we know about the Uvalde, Texas shooting victim.wftv.com
Texas school shooting: Matthew McConaughey visits hometown of Uvalde
Photos: Matthew McConaughey through the years 2020: Matthew McConaughey speaks onstage during HISTORYTalks Leadership & Legacy presented by HISTORY at Carnegie Hall on February 29, 2020, in New York City. McConaughey visited his hometown of Uvalde, Texas, on Friday, May 27, 2022, three days after an 18-year-old gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at the small Texas town’s Robb Elementary School. #UvaldeUnited pic.twitter.com/2LwZPbuVNX — Tony Gonzales (@TonyGonzales4TX) May 27, 2022“Appreciate Uvalde native Matthew McConaughey helping us heal. >> Related: Texas school shooting: Tactical unit held back from entering by local police, officials say“As you all are aware there was another mass shooting today, this time in my home town of Uvalde, Texas. We must do better.”>> Related: Texas elementary school shooting: Here’s how to helpExpand Autoplay Image 1 of 29 Photos: Matthew McConaughey through the years Here are some memorable photos of actor Matthew McConaughey through the years.wftv.com
Texas school shooting: Matthew McConaughey, Selena Gomez, politicians react to latest mass shooting
Texas school shooting: What we know about the victims Here's what we know about the victims. Like seriously ‘AT SCHOOL’ where it’s supposed to be the safest!”My thoughts and prayers goes out to the families of love ones loss & injured at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX! “Imagine you walk down a hall & an entire class... GONE.”18 elementary children… a small classroom size. Again.”14 children and a teacher have been killed in a shooting at an elementary school in Texas. Again, another school shooting.wftv.com
Believe it or not: Matthew McConaughey wants ‘unbelievable’ removed from the dictionary
Matthew McConaughey – What you need to know Matthew McConaughey – What you need to knowWhether you believe him or not, Matthew McConaughey says he’s serious about his dislike of the word “unbelievable.”>> Read more trending news“It’s my least favorite word,” McConaughey said in a video posted to Twitter. “I think we should wipe it out of the dictionary. We shouldn’t think that the most beautiful sunset or that the greatest play or the greatest love of our life or the greatest moment of euphoria is ‘unbelievable.’ Believe it! It’s happening.”But not just in the positive sense, McConaughey extends his belief to tragedy and natural disasters as well, saying, “It’s part of life too. During his commencement address at the University of Houston in 2015, McConaughey made the same point, KXAN reported.wftv.com
Matthew McConaughey decides not to run for governor of Texas
Bowing out: Matthew McConaughey has decided not to run for governor of Texas. (NBC)Actor Matthew McConaughey said Sunday that he will not be running for governor of Texas. I’ve been listening, I’ve been learning, and I’ve been measuring and learning,” McConaughey said in his video. “Been studying Texas politics and American politics. It’s a humbling and inspiring path to ponder,” McConaughey said in his video.wftv.com
Poet Amanda Gorman revisits inaugural triumph with Oprah
In this combination photo, Oprah Winfrey, left, attends the premiere of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" on April 18, 2017, in New York and Amanda Gorman attends Porter's 3rd annual Incredible Women Gala on Oct. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. Gorman revisits her inaugural poem that wowed observers, among them Oprah Winfrey, in the Apple TV+ series "The Oprah Conversation." (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, left, and Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Amanda Gorman revisits her inauguration day poetry reading that wowed observers, among them Oprah Winfrey, in the Apple TV+ series “The Oprah Conversation.”The 23-year-old Gorman “stepped into a moment in history with enormous grace and dignity,” Winfrey said in a statement. The first National Youth Poet Laureate and the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, Gorman recited “The Hill We Climb” for the Jan. 20 swearing-in ceremony for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Others who have been interviewed for “The Oprah Conversation” include former President Barack Obama, Matthew McConaughey, Stevie Wonder and author Ibram X. Kendi.
Matthew McConaughey says he "would be a fool not to" consider running for Texas governor
Matthew McConaughey is looking to help his home state of Texas in more ways than one. The unusual weather system left hundreds of thousands of Texas residents without power, heat or clean water for weeks. But the concert may just be one step in his plan to help Texas — the actor said he was also open to considering a run for state governor. The benefit is airing March 21 at 7 p.m. Central Texas time, and will be hosted by McConaughey himself. To learn about "We're Texas" and ways you can help, go to the Just Keep Livin' Foundation site, founded by Matthew and Camila McConaughey.cbsnews.com
Matthew McConaughey on "We're Texas" benefit concert, potential Texas governor run and COVID-19
Matthew McConaughey on "We're Texas" benefit concert, potential Texas governor run and COVID-19 Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey joins "CBS This Morning" to talk about "We're Texas," a virtual benefit to help out his native state of Texas after February's winter storm. Plus, the actor discusses a potential role in public office.cbsnews.com
Marshall remembers lives lost in worst US sports disaster
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 1970, file photo, a fireman looks over the wreckage of a plane in Kenova near Huntington, W.Va. Marshall will mark the 50th anniversary of the plane crash that killed all 75 aboard on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, on the campus in Huntington. (AP Photo/Henry Griffin, File)
Marshall remembers lives lost in worst US sports disaster
(AP Photo/Henry Griffin, File)HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University commemorated the 50th anniversary of one of the worst sports disasters in U.S. history Saturday, a plane crash that killed most of the football team. “This plaza and this fountain are the heart of Marshall University,” university President Jerome Gilbert said. The victims included 36 football players and 39 school administrators, coaches, fans, spouses and flight crew. Members of the current team also visited a nearby cemetery, where six players from the 1970 team whose bodies were never identified were buried. And on Saturday, the 16th-ranked football team won, defeating Middle Tennessee 42-14.
Marshall remembers worst US sports disaster 50 years later
Among the victims were 36 Marshall football players. In the first season after the crash, Marshall won just two games. The plane crash redefined comebacks and helped shape the identity of the public university that serves 13,000 students in Huntington. Everyone on board perished: 36 football players, 39 coaches, school administrators, community leaders, boosters and the flight crew. Those not on the Marshall plane have spent the last five decades dealing with heartache, self-doubt and unanswerable questions about why they were spared.
Former athletes, sports shows take lead on social justice
Former athletes have a pipeline to advance into sports media as commentators, and many popular shows feature a Black man or woman as a host. Instead, it turned into a forum for players to express their feelings about racial and social issues after practice was canceled. Brown added that athletes who speak out need to be articulate, informed and mindful that their words have staying power. For Rose, the era of athletes sticking to sports is over in part because President Donald Trump hasnt been shy about criticizing NBA and NFL players who disagree with him. If hes acknowledging NFL players who are kneeling and he says, They deserve to be fired, that now becomes a sports topic.
Spicoli to the rescue with 'Fast Times' virtual benefit
LOS ANGELES Spicoli is making a virtual return to Ridgemont High to raise money for a pair of non-profit groups. Sean Penn, a cast member in 1982's Fast Times at Ridgmont High," will be joined by Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and other stars in a socially distanced reading of the film's script. Penn is handing the role of stoner Jeff Spicoli over to another actor, with details about who's playing what part to be unveiled at next week's event. None of those actors, nor Roberts or Aniston, appeared in the original film. It will be available on Facebook Live and TikTok via COREs Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CoreResponse.
McConaughey writing book based on life-changing adventures
NEW YORK Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey didn't want to write an ordinary celebrity book. This is not a traditional memoir, or an advice book, but rather a playbook based on adventures in my life, McConaughey, 50, said in a statement about Greenlights, which comes out Oct. 20. Adventures that have been significant, enlightening, and funny, sometimes because they were meant to be but mostly because they didnt try to be.According to Crown, which announced the book Wednesday, the actor known for films Dallas Buyers Club and Magic Mike will draw upon a diary he has kept for 35 years. He found not only stories, questions, truths, and affirmations, but also a reliable theme, Crown announced. "From growing up as an adventurous kid in a tough-love Texas home of rule breakers, to revelatory journeys to Australia, Peru, and Mali, to his early days in Hollywood and meteoric rise to fame, McConaughey shares how his life experiences have instilled in him the importance of competent values, the power of new experiences, and, as he puts it, either changing your reality or changing how you see it.
Matthew McConaughey helps prepare meals for firefighters in California
LOS ANGELES (CNN) - Matthew McConaughey is putting his barbecue skills to good use. The actor, together with disaster relief organization Operation BBQ Relief and volunteers from Wild Turkey Bourbon, prepared 800 turkey dinners for firefighters in Los Angeles battling wildfires Friday. The team prepared an additional 800 dinners for local homeless shelters. McConaughey is the creative director of Wild Turkey. McConaughey and his team originally planned to be in Los Angeles for National First Responder's Day, hosting an event to honor those involved in last year's Woolsey Fires.
McConaughey joins the faculty at the University of Texas in Austin
AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) - This fall, award winning actor Matthew McConaughey will take on a new role: professor at the University of Texas at Austin. McConaughey, who graduated from UT in 1993, will be a "professor of practice" at the Moody College of Communication as faculty in the Department of Radio-Television-Film, according to a university news release. "We are proud to welcome Professor McConaughey to officially join our world-class faculty," said Moody College Dean Jay Bernhardt. McConaughey and faculty member and director Scott Rice have been co-teaching the Script to Screen film production class, but now the actor's name is solely on the syllabus. Working in the classroom with these students gives me a chance to prepare them," McConaughey said.