Michael Cohen was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison Wednesday, nearly
NEW DELHI — In a season of big Indian weddings, the Wednesday marriage of the scions of two billionaire families might be the biggest of them all. The bride, Isha Ambani, is the Ivy League-educated daughter of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, thought to be India's richest man. Forbes estimates his net worth at over $43 billion. The groom, Anand Piramal, is the relative pauper. His father, industrialist Ajay Piramal, is thought to be worth $10 billion. The wedding is being held in Mumbai on Wednesday but festivities began weeks ago, starting in September with an engagement party at a lakeside Italian palace. Over the weekend, thousands attended pre-wedding parties at a 16th century palace in the Indian
I shot 432,000 pictures during [the campaign]. ... Besides the really cool behind-the-scenes stuff there are thousands of receiving lines, because after each event we would have receiving lines - [for] people who organized the event, superfans, just everybody, and then of course all the fundraisers, so you know you gotta weed through all those. We had to go through and make some really hard choices about which ones to keep. You know, when you take certain pictures you know the event, you know what was going on, you know maybe how hard it was to come up with an image. A: Going back through the pictures is like reliving the campaign. ... As I go back through the events and forget how tired I might
If only Hillary Clinton had become president, some believe, the United States would have guided the world toward a better future. There is no question that Trump places little value in democracy. However, it is a mistake to see him as the sole cause of the world's problems. Our present troubles were caused by the decisions made by the administrations of former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. A recurring theme of foreign-policy commentary since 2016 has been the prior status and uncertain future of the so-called liberal order. Some writers question whether a liberal order ever existed or challenge its alleged virtues, while others are quick to defend its past achievements and
Billionaire investor and Democratic donor Chris Sacca is gearing up for the 2020 presidential election, but don't expect him to be donating millions of dollars directly to candidates. Instead, he's going to focus on assisting the Democratic Party's eventual nominee for president through his own start-up investments. One of them, Swing Left, generated a large-scale grassroots movement to help candidates retake the U.S. House. According to its website, Swing Left raised $10 million for Democrats in swing districts, made over 2 million phone calls and knocked on 5 million doors. His plans come during a seismic shift in how political movements and causes are funded and organized, largely through
Google CEO Sundar Pichai was grilled about a wild YouTube conspiracy theory that claims that Hillary Clinton drinks the blood of children. It followed a report from The Washington Post, which said the so-called "Frazzledrip" conspiracy is alive and well on YouTube. Democrat Jamie Raskin asked how Google is dealing with the Frazzledrip conspiracy. Pichai was careful to dodge specifics, but acknowledged YouTube needs to do more to tackle misinformation. Sundar Pichai faced a barrage of bizarre questions during his first Congress grilling on Tuesday. The Google CEO was asked why pictures of President Donald Trump come up when you image search the term "idiot," and was also forced to politely explain
Former "Shark Tank" host Chris Sacca is preparing a 2020 investment blitz into his portfolio of political start-ups instead of directly contributing to political campaigns. Sacca was a top donor to Hillary Clinton's campaign for president in 2016 and has become a vocal critic of President Donald Trump. Billionaire investor and Democratic donor Chris Sacca is gearing up for the 2020 presidential election, but don't expect him to be donating millions of dollars directly to candidates.
A former FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower who supplied documents related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Uranium One controversy is blasting the FBI over a mysterious raid on his home last month. Questioning whether “we now live in a secret police state,” Dennis Nathan Cain took his frustration to Twitter on the heels of a report that the Justice Department is trying to keep the justification for the raid secret. “So I blow the whistle on the FBI, get raided by the same FBI, and now they want to keep the FBI's reasons secret? Do we now live in a secret police state? Feels a little like 1984,” Cain tweeted late Monday, citing The Daily Caller report. The Daily Caller requested
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that a special counsel should have been appointed to investigate "all things" related to Hillary Clinton. Graham responded to Sean Hannity's opening monologue (below) on the infamous anti-Trump dossier, alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuses and the Uranium One scandal, all of which he tied to Clinton and her presidential campaign. “We should have had a special counsel appointed a long time ago to look at all things Clinton,” Graham said. The South Carolina Republican, who is likely to become chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee in January, said he plans on investigating if the dossier was used in obtaining a FISA warrant to spy on Trump
The daughter of India's richest man got married on Wednesday in a traditional ceremony in Mumbai attended by Bollywood stars and former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The marriage brings together two of India's most influential families. The bride, Isha Ambani, 27, is the daughter of Mukesh Ambani, head of the vast Reliance conglomerate whose net worth Forbes put at $43 billion.
On Friday, House Republicans took a parting shot at Pete Strzok, the former FBI agent who helped lead the two biggest investigations of the past three years: one into Hillary Clinton's emails, the other into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Stung by an emphatic rebuke in the 2018 midterms, the Republicans defiantly subpoenaed former FBI Director James Comey to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. For six hours, they grilled Comey in an effort to trap him, trash Strzok, and discredit the investigations. They failed. Thomson Reuters Strzok, whose name is pronounced struck, is guilty of two things. One is having an extramarital affair with Lisa Page, a
Bill and Hillary Clinton are selling discounted tickets to events on their speaking tour after reports of sparse crowds at their premiere performance. Discounted tickets for at least nine “An Evening with The Clintons” events have appeared on the Groupon website, which offers discounted deals on activities, goods and services. Among the deals: Tickets to an April 11 talk at the Beacon Theatre in New York – normally priced $287 – are going for $145 on Monday. The Texas stop's postponement for the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush comes after the Clintons' premiere performance in Toronto last month, which drew critical coverage over its sparse attendance as well as comparisons with the sold-out book tour of former first lady Michelle Obama.
Most of the commentary about William Barr starts with the fact that he's certainly qualified on paper to serve as the nation's attorney general since he did so once before (under George H.W. Bush). So all right then, let's start with that. Democrats have no strong basis on which to try to mount major opposition to him, and in any event they of course can't block him, as the Republicans constitute the Senate majority. Barr is perhaps benefiting in the public mind from his association with the elder Bush and the lucky (from this vantage point) timing of Bush's death. The hagiographic funeral oratories and other tributes have temporarily elevated Bush to that rarefied iconic pantheon where, for
Seems like Bollywood actor Vidya Balan is on cloud-nine after meeting former US first lady Hillary Clinton at Isha Ambani's pre-wedding function in Udaipur. Taking to her Instagram, the 'Kahaani' star shared her 'precious picture' with Clinton, which also featured her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur. The actor wrote that it was the first time that she asked for being introduced to someone and also thanked Union Minister Smriti Irani for helping the two familiarise with each other. "The first time in my life that I asked to be introduced to someone. Thank you, Smriti Irani, for the same. I love Hillary Clinton. A woman who has weathered every storm with equanimity and who never gives up. I felt hopeful