The astounding reach of Beyonce’s cultural impact is illustrated by a Saturday Night Live bit where first lady wanna-be Ann Romney (played by Kate McKinnon), blurts that she’d kill her equestrian-competition horse to meet Beyonce. “I wouldn’t have pictured you as a Beyonce fan,” says Weekend Update host Seth Myers
Ladi6 today dropped the first single from her third studio album.
Bank of America unintentionally changed the account status of and began allowing unlimited ATM cash overdraft withdrawals. Page however, who in reality had only about $300 in his checking account, used the accidental loophole to withdraw more than $1.5 million and lost it all gambling. Officials for the U.S. Attorney’s Office […]
Michigan House Republicans prohibited state Rep. Lisa Brown (D) for, during a speech regarding healthcare and abortion using what they considered to be offensive language. What Brown actually said was “Finally, Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but ‘no’ means ‘no’.” Regarding abortion laws. Republicans deemed the use f […]
Michigan’s Supreme Court issued an order Tuesday allowing lower state courts to "exercise reasonable control" over the appearance of witnesses and parties, a rule change proposed after a Muslim woman refused to remove an Islamic garment in a small claims court. The order allows courts “reasonable control over the appearance of parties and witnesses” so as to “ensure that the demeanor of such persons may be observed and assessed by the fact-finder and ensure the accurate identification of such person.” The order, which amends a rule of the Michigan Rules of Evidence, is effective September 1. The amendment was prompted by a 2006 small claims case in Michigan filed by Ginnah Muhammad, who wore a niqab — a garment that covers the entire face and head, except for the eyes — to court, the order said
It’s been an unusual season of political sex scandals, but Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s is particularly lurid: there are allegations of parties featuring strippers at the mayoral mansion and explicit text messages between Kilpatrick and his alleged mistress who was, until recently, his chief of staff.
If an e-mail popped up in your inbox promising a house for $100, you’d expect to see it sent from a guy in Nigeria asking you to wire him several thousand dollars first.
Americans are spending less; no surprise there.
Listen closely and you’ll hear squeals of disgust from a watchdog group tracking congressional pork in the nation’s capital. Citizens Against Government Waste is out with its annual “Pig Book” — a list of lawmakers whom the group considers the most egregious porkers, members of the House and Senate who use the earmarking process to funnel money to projects on their home turf. Fittingly perhaps, the list includes nearly $1.8 million for swine odor and manure management research in Iowa.
The automobile business is great. Just ask someone who’s in it. “People want to buy cars,” says Rod Buscher, CEO of Summit Automotive Partners in Denver, which owns 30 assorted dealerships nationwide.