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Neil Young Rolls Out Plans For New Crazy Horse LP, ‘Colorado’
Neil Young

(Rolling Stone) Neil Young may not be touring until next year, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t keeping busy. His new Crazy Horse album Colorado is coming out in October, and he announced that leadoff single, “Rainbow of Colors,” will arrive this month. “Ten new songs ranging from around 3 minutes to over 13 minutes,” Young wrote on his Neil Young Archives website. “We hope you love this new album as much as we do.”

Mohamed Morsy, ousted Egyptian president, dies in court
Mohamed Morsy

(CNN) Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy, who was the country's first democratically elected leader, has died, according to Egyptian state media. Morsy, 67, had been on trial for an espionage case when he suffered a heart attack, Egypt's state-run Al Ahram online reported. He had been granted a request to make a statement before he fainted and passed away, state media said.

Joe Biden is the clear 2020 front-runner now
Joe Biden

CNN – Joe Biden: The former vice president is, at the moment, in a tier of his own in this race. And it's the top one. That's a remarkable bounce back for Biden from a very unsteady run-up to the announcement of his campaign. With every passing day that Biden rolls out more support in early voting states or a poll emerges that has him well ahead of the field, his position strengthens. And with every passing day Biden doesn't make any headline-grabbing gaffes, the better he looks, too.

American Hero John McCain 1936 - 2018
John McCain

Washington, D.C. ­– The office of Senator John McCain released the following statement today:

“Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28pm on August 25, 2018. With the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family. At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for sixty years.”

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died - 1942-2018
Aretha Franklin


"Aretha Franklin, whose gospel-rooted singing and bluesy yet expansive delivery earned her the title "the Queen of Soul," has died, a family statement said Thursday. She was 76."

Trump mocks the IQ of Maxine Waters
Maxine Waters


"I said it the other day, yes, she is a low-IQ individual, Maxine Waters. I said it the other day. High -- I mean, honestly, she's somewhere in the mid-60s, I believe that."

jury finds Bill Cosby guilty on all three counts in indecent assault trial
Bill Cosby

Norristown, Pennsylvania (CNN)

The jury in Bill Cosby's retrial found the TV icon guilty of all three counts of aggravated indecent assault on Thursday for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004.

Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Defiant and Confident, Vows Not to Resign
Benjamin Netanyahu

Trump Will Be the Big Loser If Netanyahu Falls

After 14 months of investigation, the Israeli police have finally decided that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a crook...

Al Franken Announces He Will Resign from Senate
Al Franken


Once a star of “Saturday Night Live,” Al Franken took his liberal politics to Washington in 2008 when he narrowly won a Minnesota Senate seat. He said he would resign over allegations of sexual misconduct.

Neil Young to open up entire online music archive for free
Neil Young

Jackie Dunham,

Christmas is coming early for Neil Young fans who will be treated to the upcoming release of his latest album and given access to an online archive of his entire music catalogue at the beginning of December.

R.I.P. Tom Petty 1950-2017
Tom Petty

New York Times

Tom Petty, a staple of rock radio through decades with his band the Heartbreakers, has died at 66. Mr. Petty wrote pithy, hardheaded songs that gave 1960s roots a contemporary polish.

Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Toppled by Corruption Case
ex-PM of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif

New York Times

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Nawaz Sharif stepped down as Pakistan’s prime minister on Friday after the Supreme Court ordered his removal over accusations of corruption, in a ruling that is likely to shift the country’s tumultuous political balance.

Stan Lee psyched about Spider-Man: Homecoming
Stan Lee

LA Daily News

Audiences will next see Stan Lee, the legendary co-creator of Marvel heroes including Spider-Man, Iron Man, X-Men and The Fantastic Four, when he pops up on screen in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” opening this week.

Tiger Woods Arrested for DUI in Florida
Tiger Woods

Jupiter, Florida (NBC)

Tiger Woods is in trouble again — this time for allegedly driving under the influence in Florida. The once-great golfer was arrested around 3 a.m. Monday on Military Trail just south of Indian Creek Parkway in the town of Jupiter, NBC News has confirmed.

jury selection begins for Bill Cosby's sex offense trial
Bill Cosby

Pittsburgh (CNN)

For decades, he was one of America's most popular entertainers. Now, Bill Cosby is facing trial on sexual offense charges that could land the comedian in prison for the rest of his life.

Jimmy Breslin, Legendary New York City Newspaper Columnist, Dies at 88
Jimmy Breslin

New York (NY Times)

Jimmy Breslin, the New York City newspaper columnist and best-selling author who leveled the powerful and elevated the powerless for more than 50 years with brick-hard words and a jagged-glass wit, died on Sunday at his home in Manhattan. He was 88, and until very recently, was still pushing somebody’s buttons with two-finger jabs at his keyboard...

Senate GOP Evokes Rule 19 to Silence Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren and Mitch McConnell

Washington (CNN) - The Senate has silenced Elizabeth Warren.

And by doing so, majority Republicans just handed the liberal firebrand a megaphone -- further elevating President Donald Trump's fiercest and most prominent critic in the Senate and turning her into a Democratic hero...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell defended evoking Rule 19, a rarely evoked chamber regulation that prohibits senators from impugning each other.

"She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted," the Kentucky Republican said on the Senate floor, delivering an instantly classic line -- the kind liberals imagine being replayed ad nauseum in TV ads in a future presidential campaign.

Bill Belichick & His Patriots Win Super Bowl LI
Bill Belichick

Belichick is the NFL's longest-tenured active head coach, and currently ranks fourth all-time in regular season coaching wins in the NFL at 236, and first in playoff coaching wins with 26. He completed his 40th season as an NFL coach in 2014 and in 2017 won his fifth Super Bowl, surpassing Pittsburgh's Chuck Noll for the most Super Bowl wins by a head coach. He is one of only five head coaches with four or more titles in NFL history. He is also the only head coach in NFL history to win three Super Bowl championships in a four-year span.

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (25 August 1934 – 8 January 2017)
Past President of Iran - Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

(CNN) - Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died Sunday at the age of 82, was a political giant in Iran. A key player in the 1979 Islamic Revolution, he held numerous leadership roles -- from speaker of parliament to serving twice as president (between 1989 and 1997) to heading influential clerical bodies -- since the establishment of the Islamic Republic nearly four decades ago.

George Michaels (25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016)
George Michael

1980's pop icon George Michaels (Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou) dies of heart failure.

John Glenn (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016)
John Glenn

John Glenn, Space Age American Hero, Dies at 95

Fidel Castro (August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016)
Fidel Castro

"A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past." - Fidel Castro

Leonard Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016)
Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen, the influential Canadian singer and songwriter whose work spanned
nearly 5 decades, passed away November 7th, 2016 at the age of 82.

Donald Trump Elected 45th President of the United States of America
Donald Trump

Donald Trump pulls off a stunning upset of Hilary Clinton.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton FaceD Off in a Bitter Third Debate
Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump appeared together on stage
for the final presidential debates on October 19th.

Mother Teresa declared a saint
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Pope Francis declares "after due deliberation and frequent prayer for divine assistance, and having sought the counsel of many of our brother bishops, we declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a saint, and we enroll her among the saints, decreeing that she is to be venerated as such by the whole church."

TRUMP finally endorses House Speaker Paul D. Ryan
Donald Trump and Paul Ryan

Donald Trump endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday, August 5th

Garry Marshall (November 13, 1934 - July 19, 2016)
Garry Marshall

Garry Marshall, ‘Pretty Woman’ Director, Dies at 81; a TV and Film Comedy Mastermind source:

Turkish President Erdogan Emerges Strong After Coup Attempt
President of Turkey Recep Erdogan

Standing atop a bus outside his mansion in Istanbul on Saturday night, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, victorious after putting down a coup attempt by renegade factions of the military, told his followers, “We only bow to God.” source:

Vice President hopeful Tim Kaine in hot water
Tim Kaine

"Sen. Tim Kaine, long thought to be one of the top contenders for Hillary Clinton’s Vice President spot, just released a series of disclosures from his time as governor and lieutenant governor of Virginia. And man oh man, they do not look good. Per Politico, Kaine accepted various gifts totaling more than $160,000." source:

Muhammed Ali (January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016)
Muhammed Ali

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

Prince (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)

Prince died April 21st aged 57 at his Paisley Park home studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Iggy Pop releases 17th solo Album
Iggy Pop

The 68-year-old punk icon releases "Post Pop Depression"
Hailed as one of his best in a career that spans 40 years.

R.I.P. Nancy Reagan 1921-2016
Nancy Reagan

(CNN)  Former first lady Nancy Reagan, who joined her husband on a
storybook journey from Hollywood to the White House, died Sunday.

Vincente Fox Ramps Up Trump Feud: 'Reminds Me of Hitler'
Vincente Fox

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is ramping up his criticism of Donald Trump, saying the GOP front-runner's campaign rhetoric reminds him of Adolf Hitler. Fox said Trump has "offended everybody." "He has offended Mexico, Mexicans, [and] immigrants," "He has offended the Pope. He has offended the Chinese." The tirade comes a day after Fox dropped the F-bomb in response to Trump's vow that he will make Mexico pay for a wall between the Mexico-U.S. border. -

R.I.P. Antonin Scalia 1936-2016
Antonin Scalia

Antonin Scalia, an influential conservative and one of the most
provocative members of the Supreme Court, dies at age 79.

Hilary feeling the Bern in New Hampshire
Bernie Sanders

Clinton 'an underdog' in New Hampshire where voters 'Feel the Bern' says the CBC

Michael Bloomberg urged by Rupert Murdoch to Take On Trump
Billionaire Boys Club

Could another member of the Billionaire Boys Club be joining the 2016 presidential race?

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