This all-male council in Texas just voted to ban abortion

Council in Waskom, Texas, made up only of white men, votes to make town a sanctuary city for the unborn The entirely white male council of Waskom in Texas has voted to make the small town a sanctuary city for the unborn. The five men on the towns council voted this week to pass legislation known as an ordinance, which declared Roe v Wade, the landmark supreme court decision which legalized abortion, unconstitutional. The move, which is itself unconstitutional, comes after a raft of abortion bans have passed in states from Missouri to Ohio. Restrictions on abortion disproportionately affect poor women, who are more likely to seek abortions and less likely to have the resources to obtain one out-of-state. Despite …

The lineup for the first 2020 Democratic debate is set

(CNN)The Democratic National Committee announced on Thursday which 20 Democratic presidential candidates qualified for the first set of debates, providing clarity to the June matchup that will feature the first high-profile clashes of the party’s nominating process. Candidates had until 11 a.m. ET to certify with the DNC that they have either achieved at least 1% support in three polls from an approved list of pollsters or received campaign contributions from 65,000 unique donors, including 200 donors each from 20 different states. Based on public information, it had been clear for days that Bullock, Moulton and Messam were the three candidates likely to miss the debate stage. And both Bullock and Moulton’s campaigns have been resigned that they will not …

Tory leadership candidates grilled by media

On Monday, he got a fresh boost after he was endorsed by Health Secretary Matt Hancock – who pulled out after coming sixth in last week’s vote. But Mr Johnson’s low visibility in the campaign so far continues to attract criticism from his rivals and their supporters. Why are MPs lining up behind Boris Johnson? Brexit: Where do Conservative leadership candidates stand? ‘What’s your biggest weakness?’ How to answer that question Justice Secretary David Gauke, who is supporting Mr Stewart, said the public was “entitled” to expect every candidate to subject themselves to rigorous scrutiny. “At the moment Boris Johnson is not doing that,” he told BBC News. He also accused Mr Johnson of making a series of pledges to …

‘This is not a

They call it X Day a major earthquake striking the heart of the worlds most populous city in the most calamitous event since the second world war. Can hi-tech solutions save Tokyo? Every day, at 5pm, the gentle melody of the childrens song Yuyake Koyake chimes across the Minato area of Tokyo from a loudspeaker one of hundreds dotted across schools and parks throughout this megacity of 37 million people. The daily jingle does more than signify the arrival of evening. It is a test for the system that is designed to save Tokyoites from what would be one of the worst natural disasters in recorded human history: an earthquake striking the centre of the most populous city on Earth. …

iKon Leader B.I Kicked Out Of K-Pop Group Over Alleged Attempted Drug Purchase – & Fans Are LIVID! – Perez Hilton

iKON leader B.I announced his departure from the popular Korean group on Wednesday, shortly after news broke that he had looked into purchasing drugs several years ago. According to the, he wrote: iKON’s label YG Entertainment, the agency behind popular girl group Blackpink, confirmed B.I.’s exit shortly after, saying in a petition calling for the singer to be reinstated to the band. “HANBIN SHOULDN’T HAVE TO LEAVE IKON,” reads: The petition garnered over 350,000 signatures in its first nine hours live. Instagram] Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

REPORT: Chris Martin & Dakota Johnson Split After Nearly 2 Years! – Perez Hilton

After over a year and a half together, Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson have reportedly called it quits. The surprise split comes just two months after we were hearing they might be going the other way — and But it apparently was not meant to be. C’est la viva la vida, we suppose. According to U.K. tabloid The Sun, a source close to the Coldplay frontman has confirmed the conscious uncoupling. The insider spilled: “There was talk of engagement but now he says they have gone their separate ways, which has come as a real surprise to everyone.” The source had to emphasize just how much the couple’s friends were floored by the news: “Chris and Dakota were very easygoing and always seemed really happy together.” …

Evidence Of A British “Atlantis” Discovered In The North Sea

Archaeologists believe they have discovered an ancient Stone Age settlement once home to thousands of people 8,000 years ago. Today, it rests at the bottom of the North Sea having been drowned in rising sea levels after the last Ice Age. For decades, fishers and oil exploration outfitters have reporting finding worked bone, stone, and human remains in Brown Bank, a marine ecosystem located 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of the Dutch coast. The amount of cultural material found in the area – the submerged land, now named Doggerland – has long indicated a prehistoric settlement may have once resided here. For the first time, researchers have confirmed two potential prehistoric settlements located on what archaeologists believe was once the banks of …

Rob Kardashian Pulls Merch From His Clothing Line After Being Accused Of Stealing Designs! – Perez Hilton

Rob Kardashian‘s new clothing brand, Halfway Dead, is already in trouble and dealing with some copyright drama! The 32-year-old reality star just announced last week that he was going in on a new fashion endeavor — with some help from his younger sister and noted business mogul Kylie Jenner, natch — but just days after the exciting new announcement things came crashing down when HWD got accused of copying a skull graphic from another clothing brand! Here’s what went down: the brand Rx Skulls is pretty well known in some circles for their cool designs, including a series of skulls which look a little something like these (below): The good news for Rob is that HWD was able to quickly settle the situation with …

What Are The Rules Of Gilead? ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Ep. 2-3 Recap Betches

For this jumbo-sized Handmaid’s Tale recap, we’ll be tackling episodes two and three of season three of The Handmaid’s Tale because Hulu knows if you want to hook an audience you have to let them binge at least three episodes. Are we surprised that the people who brought Gilead to life are this devious? Speaking of Gilead, does anyone feel like they don’t understand this country’s rules anymore? Sometimes they’re cutting off women’s fingers for reading the Bible too sexily, and other times they’re sending June home from a kidnapping attempt with a slap on the wrist. IDGI. For example, here are some things that had absolutely no consequences last episode: -June kidnapping Nichole and sending her to Canada. -June attempting …

The Saddest Celebrity Breakups Of All Time Betches

There’s nothing quite like getting far too invested in a celebrity relationship, am I right? The unadulterated joy you get from projecting your fantasies onto total and complete strangers. The inexplicable rush upon seeing photos of them on a red carpet, looking better than you probably will in your whole life. The perverse satisfaction derived from “insider news” from “trusted sources” that definitely wasn’t planted by either of their publicists. It’s one of the simple, incredibly invasive pleasures of living in the 21st century. But as the saying goes: celebrities, they’re just like us! Which means their relationships fail, even though we swore this time they wouldn’t. Except what’s different here is that the entire world watches and interjects their …

JoJo Siwa’s Makeup Line Was Recalled For Having Asbestos Betches

It’s nothing new for celebrities to create product lines, and they’re probably complete trash about half the time. For every Fenty Beauty, there’s a scam like the Kardashian Kard. When a celebrity is putting their name on a product, it’s tough to know what’s really worth your money. Luckily, in certain cases, the federal government gets involved to tell us what not to buy. This week, the FDA has officially recalled Jojo Siwa’s makeup kit, and the reason is both hilarious and terrifying. Quick update for those of you who choose not to pay attention to child stars: JoJo Siwa is a 16-year-old Nickelodeon star who got her start on Dance Moms. She’s known for her ridiculous outfits, high ponytail, and huge …

Millennials Are ‘Sick Of Drinking’, Which Is News To Me Betches

People just loooove to report on what millennials are doing—or more accurately, what we’re not doing. We’re not going to Applebee’s, we’re not having sex, and now, apparently, we’re not drinking. Huh. That’s news to me and the 16 mimosas I had at brunch just two days ago. The reason we’re talking about this (again, even though we just did this song and dance a few months ago) is because CNN recently published an article on “sober curious” millennials entitled, “People are sick of drinking. Investors are betting on the ‘sober curious’.” Mmkay. For those of you who are wondering, “sober curious” basically means people who are thinking about drinking less or going sober. So, like, all of us on a Sunday …

Is your festival trip killing the planet?

Image copyright Getty Images With thousands of people making their way across the country, transport can have a huge impact on CO2 emissions. Besma suggests getting a coach, often organised by the festival company itself. Image copyright Getty Images If you’re going to a British festival, you’ll be lucky to avoid a smattering of rain. Besma says she always brings a rain mac with her rather than single use plastic ponchos. “If you do take a plastic poncho, afterwards pack it up and keep it in your bag so if it rains throughout the rest of the festival you can shove it back on. You can also sit on them, which is useful, if it gets muddy,” Besma says. Washing …

Dad wants to face Barrymore over death

Image copyright PA Image caption Michael Barrymore said he still “hopes for answers” over the death of Stuart Lubbock Essex Police launched a fresh appeal for information about the death to coincide with Strike It Lucky host Barrymore’s interview last week. Image copyright Other Image caption Mr Lubbock was found dead in the entertainer’s swimming pool in 2001 Stuart Lubbock’s body was found in the pool of the house in Roydon, Essex, after a party in which drugs and alcohol were taken. A post-mortem examination revealed he had suffered sexual assault injuries. In 2007 Barrymore was arrested in connection with the death, but was later released without charge, and withdrew from public life. His arrest was found to be unlawful …

Sarah Sanders’ past won’t haunt her in Arkansas

(CNN)There’s nothing quite like the White House, but there’s no place like home for departing White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. After more than three years with President Donald Trump, Sanders is leaving Washington to go back home to Arkansas. If the President has his way, Sanders will be the next governor of her state. Look, I’ve known Sanders for 15 years. I saw her grow up in the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion when her father, Mike Huckabee, was governor. I’ve worked with her on his presidential campaigns. I can tell you that if anyone were going to make history by being the first female governor of Arkansas, it would be Sarah Huckabee Sanders. (And if any two were going to …