Arnold Schwarzenegger applauds Michigan’s citizen-led redistricting commission
Michigan’s redistricting commission has at least one notable cheerleader. Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Twitter on Wednesday to applaud the efforts of Michigan’s first independent, citizen-led commission tasked with drawing Michigan’s political maps. “Congratulations to the Michigan Independent Redistricting Commissioners,” Schwarzenegger tweeted. You proved that when the people, not the politicians, draw the lines, the voters win.”RELATED: See the new maps Michigan’s redistricting commission approved for Congress, House and SenateCongratulations to the Michigan Independent Redistricting Commissioners. — Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) December 29, 2021The group of randomly selected voters approved new congressional and state legislative districts for Michigan on Tuesday.mlive.com
'They are liars or they are stupid': Arnold Schwarzenegger attacks world leaders over climate policies, arguing that cutting emissions can also boost the economy
Schwarzenegger pointed to the economy of California, where he was governor, to argue that high environmental standards and growth are not at odds.news.yahoo.com
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Christopher unveils his weight loss during outing with mom Maria Shriver
Christopher Schwarzenegger showed off his new slimmer physique on Tuesday while enjoying a day of pampering with mom Maria Shriver, 65, and sister Christina, 30, at a nail salon in Brentwood, Calif.news.yahoo.com
New this week: 'Cry Macho,' McCreery and 'The Morning Show'
This week’s new entertainment releases include new music from Lindsey Buckingham and Scott McCreery, as well as the return of Clint Eastwood, who has gone back to his Western roots with “Cry Macho,” starring as a former rodeo star hired to bring a young man in Mexico back to his father in the U.S. Fans of TV's “The Morning Show” will also get to see Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell and Billy Crudup kick off Season 2.
Claims against Elder: Will they harm him in Calif. recall?
A day after facing allegations that he emotionally mistreated a former fiancee, Republican Larry Elder scheduled two weekend rallies and showed no outward signs of altering the course of his campaign in the California recall election that could remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Mourners attend viewing for man shot by N. Carolina deputies
Hundreds of mourners paid their respects to a North Carolina man whose shooting at the hands of sheriff's deputies has triggered a wave of protests. Public viewings were held Sunday for Andrew Brown Jr. in Hertford and then in Elizabeth City, where Brown was shot by Pasquotank County sheriff’s deputies serving search and arrest warrants.news.yahoo.com
News outlets including the Washington Post have retracted or amended reports claiming the FBI warned Giuliani he was the target of a Russian influence operation
It was reported that Giuliani was warned Putin's Russia was using him to spread falsehoods, but several outlets have now walked back the claim.news.yahoo.com
Column: National Republicans have gone all in on the Newsom recall. They’re doing him a big favor
In 2003, amid California’s tumultuous gubernatorial recall election, President George W. Bush visited the state and had this to say about the campaign: Nothing. “And I’m looking forward, like you are, to seeing the outcome.”The Republican National Committee kept similarly mum throughout the campaign, which ended in Democrat Gray Davis’ ouster and replacement by Hollywood super-duper-star Arnold Schwarzenegger. AdvertisementBut the conspicuous lack of engagement by the administration and national Republican leaders “made it impossible to credibly sell that argument,” said Garry South, a former Davis strategist. “People went through the motions in 2003, but there wasn’t that passion among Democrats” to fight the recall effort, said South. One bill in particular — a law giving driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants — was highly unpopular among the broader electorate and helped lead to Davis’ recall.latimes.com
EXPLAINER: Why is California Gov. Newsom facing a recall?
Newsom is facing the possibility that he could be removed by voters in a recall election later this year, in the midst of his four-year term. Gavin Newsom is facing the possibility that he could be removed by voters in a recall election in the midst of his four-year term. Here’s how it works:WHAT IS A RECALL ELECTION? Unpopular Democratic Gov. The second question would be a list of replacement candidates to choose from, if voters recall the governor.
Former GOP Rep. Doug Ose enters California recall election
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo Republican Doug Ose speaks during a debate in Sacramento, Calif. Ose says he's entering the recall election aimed at ousting Democratic Gov. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)LOS ANGELES – Former Republican congressman Doug Ose announced Tuesday he’s entering the recall election aimed at ousting California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a day after the Democratic governor began raising money to defend his seat in a likely election this year. There were 135 on the ballot in the state's 2003 recall election that removed former Democratic Gov. So far, no prominent Democrat has entered the recall election.
Yaphet Kotto of 'Live and Let Die,' 'Alien,' dies at 81
FILE - Actor Yaphet Kotto appears on his wedding day in Baltimore, Md. Kotto, the commanding actor of the James Bond film Live and Let Die and as Lt. Al Giardello on the 90's NBC police drama "Homicide: Life on the Street, died Monday, March 15, 2021 at age 81. Kottos wife, Tessie Sinahon, announced his death Monday in a Facebook post. (AP Photo/John Gillis, File)NEW YORK – Yaphet Kotto, the commanding actor who brought tough magnetism and stately gravitas to films including the James Bond movie “Live and Let Die” and “Alien," has died. Kotto’s wife, Tessie Sinahon, announced his death Monday in a Facebook post.
California governor lays groundwork to fight expected recall
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Standing alone in center field of an empty Dodger Stadium, California Gov. “Let’s call this recall what it is: a partisan political power grab," said Democratic Assemblyman David Chiu of San Francisco. The GOP has only 24% of registered California voters, but organizers say they are attracting Democrats and independents. Ad“There are a lot of Democrats who are frustrated,” Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon conceded after Newsom's speech. Normally, the State of the State is delivered to a joint session of the Legislature from the Capitol in Sacramento.
EXPLAINER: How can California voters recall Gov. Newsom?
It comes about a year after his first coronavirus stay-at-home order and as he faces a potential recall election. Gavin Newsom is facing the possibility that he could be removed by voters in a recall election in the middle of his four-year term. Unpopular Democratic Gov. WHY IS THERE A RECALL DRIVE AGAINST DEMOCRATIC GOV. The second question would be a list of replacement candidates to choose from, if voters recall the governor.
John Travolta selling $5M oceanic mansion with 20 bedrooms
FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019 file photo, actor John Travolta attends the LA premiere of "The Fanatic" at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles. The Maine mansion that Travolta shared with his late wife, actor Kelly Preston, has been put up for sale. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)ISLESBORO, Maine – The Maine mansion that actor John Travolta shared with his late wife, actor Kelly Preston, has been put up for sale. Built in 1903, the 10,830-square-foot home has 20 bedrooms and sits on a 48-acre estate along the ocean. Travolta became a Hollywood star in the 1970s and was nominated for an acting Oscar for his 1977 performance in “Saturday Night Fever.” He was nominated again for his role in 1994's “Pulp Fiction.”
GOP infighting in post-Trump era threatens California recall
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES – California Republicans eager to recall Democratic Gov. The head of the state Republican Party, Jessica Millan Patterson, is being challenged at a GOP convention this weekend by longtime conservative activist Steve Frank, who says the state party is attempting to silence conservative voices. Ad“This is California’s version of the national battle for the soul and the future of the Republican Party,” said Thad Kousser, a political science professor at the University of California, San Diego. But “just when the Republican Party in California is showing signs of life, it’s deciding to cannibalize itself,” Kousser added. For long-suffering California Republicans, party infighting could divide their ranks and make it more challenging to oust Newsom.
Political storms swirl around California's Newsom amid virus
Gavin Newsom has gone from a governor in command to one lurching from one political crisis to the next. Some Democrats are now starting to whisper about the need for a backup plan should voters decide the first-term governor needs to go. Newsom last week called the idea that he's making decisions based on politics “nonsense," but he's otherwise sidestepped commenting on the recall. Gray Davis, for lessons as they debate whether its worth standing behind Newsom or finding an alternative. Dan Newman, Newsom's political strategist, said he's not worried about the party turning on Newsom and that facing the ire of voters is part of the job.
California: OK to use Moderna vaccine after illness reports
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California on Wednesday said it’s safe to resume using a batch of Moderna coronavirus vaccine after some people fell ill and a halt to injections was recommended. About 330,000 doses from the lot had been distributed to nearly 300 providers in California this month. More than 4 million doses had been shipped and about 1.5 million had been administered as of Tuesday, according to figures from the state public health department. “The chief obstacle we are facing is not enough doses,” said Roland Pickens, director of San Francisco’s public health care system, at a supervisors’ hearing Wednesday. The total of 694 new deaths is second to the record 708 reported Jan. 8, according to the state Department of Public Health.
Arnold Schwarzenegger condemns Capitol assault, compares attack to Kristallnacht
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke out against last week's assault on the U.S. Capitol, comparing the event to Kristallnacht, the "Night of Broken Glass" in Nazi Germany in 1938. "The broken glass was the windows of the United States Capitol," Schwarzenegger said in a nearly eight-minute long video posted to Twitter on Sunday. My message to my fellow Americans and friends around the world following this week's attack on the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/blOy35LWJ5 — Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) January 10, 2021Kristallnacht was a violent anti-Semitic attack carried out by Nazi sympathizers who destroyed synagogues, schools, and Jewish-owned businesses. It all started with lies, and lies, and lies, and intolerance," Schwarzenegger said.cbsnews.com
Arnold Schwarzenegger condemns Capitol assault, compares attack to Kristallnacht
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke out against last week's assault on the U.S. Capitol, comparing the event to Kristallnacht, the "Night of Broken Glass" in Nazi Germany in 1938. "The broken glass was the windows of the United States Capitol," Schwarzenegger said in a nearly eight-minute long video posted to Twitter on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/blOy35LWJ5 — Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) January 10, 2021"But the mob did not just shatter the windows of the Capitol, they shattered the ideas we took for granted. It all started with lies, and lies, and lies, and intolerance," Schwarzenegger said. He said Trump will be remembered as the United States' worst president and will soon "be as irrelevant as an old tweet."cbsnews.com
Arnold Schwarzenegger condemns Capitol attack in powerful speech
Arnold Schwarzenegger condemns Capitol attack in powerful speech Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke out against the Capitol riots in a powerful speech shared to social media on Sunday. The actor compared the attacks to Kristallnacht and said President Trump would be remembered as the worst president in U.S. history.cbsnews.com
Schwarzenegger compares attack on Capitol to Nazi violence
He was born in Austria two years after World War II ended. My message to my fellow Americans and friends around the world following this week's attack on the Capitol. “And to those who think they can overturn the United States Constitution, know this: You will never win,” Schwarzenegger said. As Schwarzenegger departed the show in 2017, he blamed Trump’s association for its low ratings, and Trump shot back that Schwarzenegger had been fired. AdvertisementMore recently, Schwarzenegger has also been critical of Trump’s stance on climate change and the divisive nature of his political brand.latimes.com
LeBron James, Arnold Schwarzenegger's sports nutrition company sells to fitness platform Openfit
Ladder, a nutritional company found by basketball icon LeBron James and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, has been sold to technology fitness platform, Openfit, the companies told CNBC. Openfit CEO Jon Congdon and an undisclosed group of investors purchased Ladder, buying shares from investors, including investment firm Main Street Advisors. In an interview with CNBC on Tuesday, Congdon said James and Schwarzenegger would stay on as minority shareholders and help with future promotional content. "We looking to grow the brand," said Congdon, adding the company would integrate Ladder's nutritional supplements in subscription offerings. Asked if that meant that Openfit is seeking an IPO, Congdon, the co-founder of the fitness company Beachbody (parent company of P90X in-home exercises), said he couldn't comment.cnbc.com
The wave of coronavirus cases is shutting down Florida beaches
Several cities in Florida have started to close down beach access in an effort to slow down the spread of coronavirus, which has infected at least 328 Florida residents and visitors. The Clearwater City Council voted to close down Clearwater Beach for two weeks, starting March 23 at 6 a.m. City of #Clearwater City Council votes to close public beaches on #ClearwaterBeach for two weeks starting March 23 at 6 a.m. pic.twitter.com/f5gMHkZvmb City of Clearwater, FL (@MyClearwater) March 18, 2020On Tuesday, helicopter footage and social media posts showed Clearwater Beach packed with people. According to Florida's Department of Health, there are 299 Florida residents confirmed to have COVID-19, and eight residents who have died from the virus.cbsnews.com
Schwarzenegger's multi-sport event in Ohio bars fans over coronavirus
FILE PHOTO: Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger attends the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland December 3, 2018. The March 5-8 multi-sport festival, established by and named after world-renowned bodybuilder, actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, attracts athletes from 80 nations competing in over 80 events. One thing that is very clear to us is that the coronavirus is dangerous, said Schwarzenegger. A trade show associated with the event was also cancelled and spectators will only be allowed to attend Saturdays Arnold Classic World Bodybuilding Championship finals. The multi-sport festival, which began in 1989 and was expected to bring 250,000 people together, consists of events including bodybuilding, fencing, gymnastics and many more.feeds.reuters.com
GM killed the Hummer, then SUV sales surged
An unprecedented, strong and sustained surge in sales of sport utility vehicles and trucks has automakers scrambling for new ideas. AM General was convinced to produce a civilian facsimile of the Humvee and called it the Hummer. GM bought the Hummer brand in the late 1990s, and broadened the lineup with more smaller, more affordable versions. But the automaker axed the brand as it descended into bankruptcy in 2009 and watched truck sales flag in the face of high fuel prices. Bringing it back would give GM a more direct competitor to the immensely popular Jeep Wrangler, and the upcoming Ford Bronco.cnbc.com
Greta Thunberg says Arnold Schwarzenegger offered to lend her his electric car
Thunberg said this week that former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger offered to lend her his electric car. In clip from the Scandinavian talk show "Skavlan," Thunberg reveals the governator's offer. "One of the funniest offers I've received is that Arnold Schwarzenegger has offered me to lend his electric car if I want to," Thunberg said, according to a press release from "Skavlan" about the interview. CBS News has reached out to reps for Schwarzenegger for more details about his offer to lend the car to Thunberg. The moment Mr. Trump entered the room and Thunberg stared him down was captured on camera.cbsnews.com
'Terminator: Dark Fate' to be rated R, bring back Eddie Furlong as John Connor
Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger will be joined by another familiar face in the upcoming film "Terminator: Dark Fate" Eddie Furlong, who played John Connor in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." Director Tim Miller ( "Deadpool") said during a San Diego Comic-Con panel Thursday that the film would be rated R. The film's storyline deals with the consequences of destroying Cyberdyne at the end of "Terminator 2." "We came up with all kinds of crazy stuff you've never seen before." "Dark Fate" will ignore the plot of sequels "Terminator 3," "Terminator: Salvation" and "Terminator: Genisys," in an attempt to reboot the franchise. The sequels were poorly received by critics and fans and were unsuccessful at the box office.cnbc.com
California ends use of out-of-state prisons after 13 years
Thirteen years after California began exporting thousands of felons to private prisons across the nation, the last convict boarded a bus back to California on Tuesday. To make room for returning inmates, California shed nearly 50,000 inmates from its in-state prisons as voters and lawmakers eased criminal penalties and began housing lower-level criminals in county jails instead of state lockups. By then, more than 10,000 inmates were housed in private prisons in Arizona, Michigan, Mississippi and Oklahoma. "He acknowledged he probably could have never have reduced the prison population like he did without the court's ruling," Specter recalled. State prisons now house nearly 126,000 inmates, still about a third more than their design capacity.chicagotribune.com
Hollywood stars examine climate change in new Showtime documentary
Hollywood stars examine climate change in new Showtime documentary “Years of Living Dangerously,” a new documentary series about the environment featuring Hollywood heavyweights like Matt Damon, Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to premiere on Showtime. Dr. M. Sanjayan, the senior scientist at Conservation International and correspondent for the series, joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the politically charged topic.cbsnews.com