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Dem Sen Kaine on Harvey Weinstein: ‘Any Leader Should Condemn’ His ‘Low-Life Behavior’


Tuesday on CNN’s “New Day,” Sen. Tim Kaine (R-VA), the 2016 Democratic vice-presidential nominee, spoke out about the reported sexual harassment allegations aimed at Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Kaine was asked about his former running mate Hillary Clinton’s silence on Weinstein and argued that “any leader,” regardless of political affiliation, should condemn his alleged behavior. Partial transcript as follows: CAMEROTA: Hillary Clinton spoke for 90 minutes last night in California. But she didn’t mention Harvey Weinstein. Why not? KAINE: Look, you know, Alisyn, I’m nobody’s press secretary. I’m a U.S. senator and I’m telling you that sexual harassment is unacceptable. And I really think it’s low-life behavior. Hillary Clinton speaks out against sexual harassment, often. And I’m sure she’ll have a word to say when the time is right for her. But I don’t — you know, I’m not — I’m not anybody’s press secretary. (CROSSTALK) CAMEROTA: But you would recommend that she do that, that she — ? KAINE: Any leader, any leader should condemn this. I mean, I have a 22-year-old daughter who is starting off, you know, in the work world. And I — when you read the stories about young women feeling pressured by somebody in

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George Clooney: ‘I’ve Known Harvey for 20 Years’ and ‘I’ve Never Seen Any of this Behavior’


After nearly a week and no comment, actor George Clooney joined the chorus of condemnation against Harvey Weinstein in the wake of a New York Times exposé that revealed how the disgraced movie mogul had committed decades of sexual harassment and reached financial settlements with at least eight different women.

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Jennifer Lawrence: I Didn’t Know About Harvey Weinstein’s ‘Deeply Disturbed’ Behavior


After nearly a week of silence, actress Jennifer Lawrence said Monday she was unaware of Harvey Weinstein’s “inexcusable” behavior and the claims that the former Weinstein & Co. boss had sexually harassed young women for decades.

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Sessions, Tillerson Weigh in on Immigration Priorities


Two members of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, threw their weight behind the White House’s “immigration policy priorities” shortly after they were announced Sunday night.

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EXCLUSIVE – Trauma Chief: Trump’s Meeting with Las Vegas Shooting Victims Was ‘Very Genuine’

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President Donald Trump’s private visit to the trauma center that received many of the most critically wounded Las Vegas shooting victims was “very genuine” and boosted the morale of the patients and hospital staff, according to Dr. Douglas Fraser, chief of trauma surgery at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.

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White House Fairness Polls Show Huge Support for Trump’s Immigration Priorities

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The White House’s immigration policy priorities are backed by polls showing that a huge majority of Americans expect federal immigration policy to treat them fairly instead of unfairly helping outsourcing corporations and illegal immigrants.

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Bloomberg Lobbies Against Donald Trump’s Salary-Boosting Immigration Reforms

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Billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s lobbying group is lobbying top Republicans to prevent President Donald Trump from including pro-American, wage-boosting immigration reforms in a much-touted amnesty for younger illegal immigrants.

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Bomb Threat Evacuates Michigan Jewish Organization – Forward

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(JTA) A bomb threat called in to a Jewish agency in Ann Arbor, Michigan, forced the evacuation of the building.

The caller to the Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County on Tuesday morning said there would be an explosion in the building in 20 minutes, the MLive news website reported, citing Ann Arbor police. The caller, who had a male voice, did not make any other specific threats and did not threaten the Jewish community specifically.

More than 100 clients and staff were in the office when the receptionist received the threat. The agency is located in an office building, which was evacuated. Police determined there were no explosives there.

In February, a bomb threat was called into the Hebrew Day School located at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor. No bomb was found.

Swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti were painted on an Ann Arbor skate park last week.

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A new approach to Jewish mothering – Jewish Journal

My teenage son would not be excited about my writing this at his desk, or my being in his room at all. But he started high school last week and I cant believe it.

Ours is not an empty nest, but I know how soon it will become one, and I just wanted to sit with his stuff around me. Im lying about that last part. There is no way I could long for my sons stuff because its everywhere: the sneakers, the headphones, the endless stream of water glasses he fills to the top with ice, sips and abandons.

No, I am sitting in his room because I am hoping to be inspired. I am sitting in the exact spot where my desk used to be before we ripped out my office to put in his private lair I mean bedroom. I did a lot of writing in this small corner of our house over the past decade, including a book about the need for laughter in marriage.

Dumb, dumb, shortsighted, dumb.

Its not that we dont need to laugh in marriage; we most definitely do, but a mere few years later I see now I was focused on the wrong family dynamic. The relationship you really need to pull out the clown car for is the one with your teenager.

I first heard the phrase family dynamic in a therapists office in Connecticut, circa 1975. I remember all four members of my family squeezing onto a couch across from an ancient-looking woman, probably 40, dressed in soft separates and nodding a lot. We had just moved from New York City, a decision only my father was happy about. I was still young enough to roll with it, but my mother, a native New Yorker like the one Donna Summer was singing about in her top-40 hit, was eating scrambled rage and toast for breakfast, and my sister was in the middle of her 13th year, already hit by the hormonal wrecking ball of being a teenager.

That was, I have no doubt now, the straw that broke the Klein camels back.

To date, our family dynamic is healthy enough without an outside ringleader, mostly because we find laughing together as therapeutic as my mother found spending her Saturdays at Loehmanns. The unit is fine, but as the school year kicks off, Im the one whos feeling meshugge. Not just because I cant stop the march of time, but also because I cant seem to find the line between concerned parent and overbearing Jewish mother, a clich I am deathly afraid of becoming. If youve seen any Woody Allen movie made before he married his girlfriends daughter, you would be too. He always features at least one loud, nagging, unattractive Jewish mother who is eating something greasy while telling her children to stand up straight, do something about the pimples and marry rich. In fact, I go out of my way to behave quite the opposite as a mother: I proudly aspire to be underbearing,

The boys are back in school this week, which means I am privy to a lot more parenting conversations that I often feel I have to slowly back away from for fear of exposing my laissez-faire style.

What do you mean you dont read your sons texts after he goes to bed? one of the moms I know from temple asked me recently.

I mean I dont read my sons texts when he goes to bed.

But but she looked at me like there was a burning bush in my house that I was ignoring.

Im not going to walk in his room and grab his phone after hes asleep, I added.

Walk in his room? You let him keep his phone in his room at night? another one chimed in. Havent you seen Screenagers ?

Um no. And yes. He keeps it in a charger by his window.

Ill bet he does, the first one said.

What kind of a Jewish mother are you? No. 2 added, tossing her highlighted hair back and laughing.

A lame one, I guess, I said, half-jokingly while heading to my car, breaking a non-peri-menopausal sweat.

Will my fear of becoming a Jewish clich be my sons undoing? Leaving him vulnerable to cyberpredators? To a debilitating lack of sleep as he scrolls endlessly in the wee hours of the night? To a stream of naked selfies from girls that he forwards to his friends and then gets caught and arrested for trafficking in child porn?

I suddenly found myself looking back fondly to a simpler time when being a Jewish mother meant worrying that your precious child was going to get sick from snot-nosed kids on the bus, or that he didnt get enough lox on his bagel. Or praying to God silently sometimes not so silently for him to find a nice Jewish girl to marry.

Thats how I ended up at his desk, you know, to write, of course. And, perhaps, to take a more CSI: Teenager approach to my Jewish mothering.

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Dem Sen Kaine on Harvey Weinstein: ‘Any Leader Should Condemn’ His ‘Low-Life Behavior’

Tuesday on CNN’s “New Day,” Sen. Tim Kaine (R-VA), the 2016 Democratic vice-presidential nominee, spoke out about the reported sexual harassment allegations aimed at Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Kaine was asked about his former running mate Hillary Clinton’s silence on Weinstein and argued that “any leader,” regardless of political affiliation, should condemn his alleged behavior. Partial transcript as follows: CAMEROTA: Hillary Clinton spoke for 90 minutes last night in California. But she didn’t mention Harvey Weinstein. Why not? KAINE: Look, you know, Alisyn, I’m nobody’s press secretary. I’m a U.S. senator and I’m telling you that sexual harassment is unacceptable. And I really think it’s low-life behavior. Hillary Clinton speaks out against sexual harassment, often. And I’m sure she’ll have a word to say when the time is right for her. But I don’t — you know, I’m not — I’m not anybody’s press secretary. (CROSSTALK) CAMEROTA: But you would recommend that she do that, that she — ? KAINE: Any leader, any leader should condemn this. I mean, I have a 22-year-old daughter who is starting off, you know, in the work world. And I — when you read the stories about young women feeling pressured by somebody in

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George Clooney: ‘I’ve Known Harvey for 20 Years’ and ‘I’ve Never Seen Any of this Behavior’

After nearly a week and no comment, actor George Clooney joined the chorus of condemnation against Harvey Weinstein in the wake of a New York Times exposé that revealed how the disgraced movie mogul had committed decades of sexual harassment and reached financial settlements with at least eight different women.

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Jennifer Lawrence: I Didn’t Know About Harvey Weinstein’s ‘Deeply Disturbed’ Behavior

After nearly a week of silence, actress Jennifer Lawrence said Monday she was unaware of Harvey Weinstein’s “inexcusable” behavior and the claims that the former Weinstein & Co. boss had sexually harassed young women for decades.

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Sessions, Tillerson Weigh in on Immigration Priorities

Two members of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, threw their weight behind the White House’s “immigration policy priorities” shortly after they were announced Sunday night.

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EXCLUSIVE – Trauma Chief: Trump’s Meeting with Las Vegas Shooting Victims Was ‘Very Genuine’

President Donald Trump’s private visit to the trauma center that received many of the most critically wounded Las Vegas shooting victims was “very genuine” and boosted the morale of the patients and hospital staff, according to Dr. Douglas Fraser, chief of trauma surgery at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.

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White House Fairness Polls Show Huge Support for Trump’s Immigration Priorities

The White House’s immigration policy priorities are backed by polls showing that a huge majority of Americans expect federal immigration policy to treat them fairly instead of unfairly helping outsourcing corporations and illegal immigrants.

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Bloomberg Lobbies Against Donald Trump’s Salary-Boosting Immigration Reforms

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s lobbying group is lobbying top Republicans to prevent President Donald Trump from including pro-American, wage-boosting immigration reforms in a much-touted amnesty for younger illegal immigrants.

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Bomb Threat Evacuates Michigan Jewish Organization – Forward

Google Maps (JTA) A bomb threat called in to a Jewish agency in Ann Arbor, Michigan, forced the evacuation of the building. The caller to the Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County on Tuesday morning said there would be an explosion in the building in 20 minutes, the MLive news website reported, citing Ann Arbor police. The caller, who had a male voice, did not make any other specific threats and did not threaten the Jewish community specifically. More than 100 clients and staff were in the office when the receptionist received the threat. The agency is located in an office building, which was evacuated. Police determined there were no explosives there. In February, a bomb threat was called into the Hebrew Day School located at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor. No bomb was found. Swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti were painted on an Ann Arbor skate park last week.

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A new approach to Jewish mothering – Jewish Journal

My teenage son would not be excited about my writing this at his desk, or my being in his room at all. But he started high school last week and I cant believe it. Ours is not an empty nest, but I know how soon it will become one, and I just wanted to sit with his stuff around me. Im lying about that last part. There is no way I could long for my sons stuff because its everywhere: the sneakers, the headphones, the endless stream of water glasses he fills to the top with ice, sips and abandons. No, I am sitting in his room because I am hoping to be inspired. I am sitting in the exact spot where my desk used to be before we ripped out my office to put in his private lair I mean bedroom. I did a lot of writing in this small corner of our house over the past decade, including a book about the need for laughter in marriage. Dumb, dumb, shortsighted, dumb. Its not that we dont need to laugh in marriage; we most definitely do, but a mere few years later I see now I was focused on the wrong family dynamic. The relationship you really need to pull out the clown car for is the one with your teenager. I first heard the phrase family dynamic in a therapists office in Connecticut, circa 1975. I remember all four members of my family squeezing onto a couch across from an ancient-looking woman, probably 40, dressed in soft separates and nodding a lot. We had just moved from New York City, a decision only my father was happy about. I was still young enough to roll with it, but my mother, a native New Yorker like the one Donna Summer was singing about in her top-40 hit, was eating scrambled rage and toast for breakfast, and my sister was in the middle of her 13th year, already hit by the hormonal wrecking ball of being a teenager. That was, I have no doubt now, the straw that broke the Klein camels back. To date, our family dynamic is healthy enough without an outside ringleader, mostly because we find laughing together as therapeutic as my mother found spending her Saturdays at Loehmanns. The unit is fine, but as the school year kicks off, Im the one whos feeling meshugge. Not just because I cant stop the march of time, but also because I cant seem to find the line between concerned parent and overbearing Jewish mother, a clich I am deathly afraid of becoming. If youve seen any Woody Allen movie made before he married his girlfriends daughter, you would be too. He always features at least one loud, nagging, unattractive Jewish mother who is eating something greasy while telling her children to stand up straight, do something about the pimples and marry rich. In fact, I go out of my way to behave quite the opposite as a mother: I proudly aspire to be underbearing, The boys are back in school this week, which means I am privy to a lot more parenting conversations that I often feel I have to slowly back away from for fear of exposing my laissez-faire style. What do you mean you dont read your sons texts after he goes to bed? one of the moms I know from temple asked me recently. I mean I dont read my sons texts when he goes to bed. But but she looked at me like there was a burning bush in my house that I was ignoring. Im not going to walk in his room and grab his phone after hes asleep, I added. Walk in his room? You let him keep his phone in his room at night? another one chimed in. Havent you seen Screenagers ? Um no. And yes. He keeps it in a charger by his window. Ill bet he does, the first one said. What kind of a Jewish mother are you? No. 2 added, tossing her highlighted hair back and laughing. A lame one, I guess, I said, half-jokingly while heading to my car, breaking a non-peri-menopausal sweat. Will my fear of becoming a Jewish clich be my sons undoing? Leaving him vulnerable to cyberpredators? To a debilitating lack of sleep as he scrolls endlessly in the wee hours of the night? To a stream of naked selfies from girls that he forwards to his friends and then gets caught and arrested for trafficking in child porn? I suddenly found myself looking back fondly to a simpler time when being a Jewish mother meant worrying that your precious child was going to get sick from snot-nosed kids on the bus, or that he didnt get enough lox on his bagel. Or praying to God silently sometimes not so silently for him to find a nice Jewish girl to marry. Thats how I ended up at his desk, you know, to write, of course. And, perhaps, to take a more CSI: Teenager approach to my Jewish mothering.

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