04.25.2017

04.25.2017

Today’s Buzz features some G1 Transformers Combiner toys!

Right Now with Ben DeClue (Twitter, LinkedIn)

What I’m Doing: Working on budget documents- letter of transmittal yay!

What I’m Reading: Anything and everything at AvClub and Vulture

What I’m Watching: The Leftovers

We’re Buzzin’

Researchers have found a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence — in England: No one knew there was any other parchment copy of the document that proclaimed the independence of America’s 13 colonies, other than the one at the National Archives in Washington.

Trump’s boastful AP interview, annotated: Some of the claims are truly remarkable, including that he may have given the greatest speech in the history of the House chamber and that a Democrat told him he’d be among the greatest presidents ever.

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Beyond Sexual Harassment, Lesser Known Scandals Could Cost The Murdochs A $14B Deal: For the Murdochs, who control Fox News as part of a larger media empire, getting rid of Bill O’Reilly is a move to regain full control of the European broadcasting giant Sky in a $14.6 billion deal.

Bald eagle’s second baby dies in Northern Michigan nest being livestreamed: The Eagle Cam is drawing viewers from across the country

Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets New NASA Record For Most Days In Space: When she comes back down to Earth this year, Peggy Whitson will have logged more than 650 days in space. She spoke to President Trump

North Korea Threatens To Sink U.S. Carrier; China Urges Restraint: North Korea is threatening to sink a U.S. Navy strike group that’s led by the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier. The regime has also reportedly detained a U.S. citizen.

Arkansas Prepares For First Double Execution In U.S. Since 2000: The state planned to kill eight death row inmates in 11 days. After a flurry of legal challenges, three executions were stayed and one was carried out. The next two deaths are scheduled for Monday.

New Orleans Begins Removing Statues Commemorating the Confederacy: Workers dressed in flak jackets, helmets and scarves to conceal their identities because of concerns about their safety removed a statute early on Monday.

Marine Le Pen Denounces Efforts in France to Unite Against Her Candidacy: The leader of the far-right National Front party condemned calls to prevent her from becoming French president and to support her rival, Emmanuel Macron.

Local Gov Confidential

With tough race looming, rare pro-choice Republican Gov. Rauner isn’t so much anymore: Now says he will veto an abortion funding expansion bill he’d previously favored.

Lawmakers say lobbyist gift ban will likely fail again this year: First bill approved by the House this session has been languishing in a Senate committee since January.

Florissant fixed a problem with its voting wards. Now it has its first black councilman: Mayor says changing the shape of the city’s districts was not the determining factor in getting first African-American on City Council

Hoffman Seeks to Revitalize North Shore Retail: While Winnetka officials were focused on a Downtown Master Plan and the controversial One Winnetka development, both promising to breathe new life into the village’s shopping districts, the owners of Hoffmann Commercial Real Estate saw an opportunity.