Monthly Archives: June 2018

LBN – Wednesday, June 27, 2018

JULY 4TH, 2018 –
Dear Loyal LBN Readers,
After 16 years of bringing you fearless independent DAILY (7 days a week, 365 days a year) news and information, the time has come to change both the format and delivery rate of LBN not the mention its name.

Starting Wednesday, July 4th, 2018LBN Elert will officially begin with a BANG by changing its name to LBN Examiner. It also changes its circulation schedule to weekly instead of daily. If you’re already a loyal LBN subscriber, don’t worry about not being included. You are still on the list!

*SHOCK POLL! – 31% Think U.S. Civil War Likely Soon:

Most voters fear that political violence is coming from opponents of the president’s policies, just as they did in the second year of Barack Obama’s presidency, and nearly one-in-three think a civil war is next. Thirty-one percent (31%) of Likely U.S. Voters say it’s likely that the United States will experience a second civil war sometime in the next five years, with 11% who say it’s Very Likely. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% consider a second civil war unlikely, but that includes only 29% who say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Democrats (37%) are more fearful than Republicans (32%) and voters not affiliated with either major party (26%) that a second civil war is at hand. But 59% of all voters are concerned that those opposed to President Trump’s policies will resort to violence, with 33% who are Very Concerned. This compares to 53% and 28% respectively in the spring of Obama’s second year in office. Thirty-seven percent (37%) don’t share that concern, including 16% who are Not At All Concerned.

*SCOTUS Deals Blow to Labor Unions in Janus Case:

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday that non-union public-sector workers who are nevertheless represented by a union for bargaining purposes cannot be required to pay union fees.Janus v. AFSCME hinged on the case of Mark Janus, a child-support specialist in Illinois who argued that he should not be forced to pay fees to his union. Existing law, as determined by the 1977 decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, states that all employees must pay a fee to account for the benefits of collective bargaining that unions offer. Janus argued, however, that the law violates his right to free speech, because it requires him to fund an organization that speaks on his behalf and is designed to shift policy on salary, benefits, and pensions. This ruling is expected to devastate labor unions, which rely on non-member dues to stay afloat. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion, and was joined by JusticesRobertsThomasKennedy, and Gorsuch; Justices Breyer,SotomayorGinsburg, and Kagan dissented. Kagan, writing for the minority, wrote that the decision will have “large scale consequences,” and that “judicial disruption does not get any greater than what the court does today.”

*Trump and Putin Will Hold Summit Meeting, Russians Say:

President Trump and Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, will hold a one-on-one summit meeting in the next few weeks, Russian officials said on Wednesday, an encounter that has raised anxieties among major European allies of the United States. The meeting will take place in a “third country,” according to Yuri Ushakov, a senior Russian diplomat, who spoke shortly after Mr. Trump’s national security adviser, John R. Bolton, visited Moscow on Wednesday to lay the groundwork for the meeting. It was the first official confirmation from either side that the summit meeting — one that Mr. Trump has long been open to — would take place. The two leaders met for the first time last July during the Group of 20 summit meeting in Germany, and met again on the sidelines of another international gathering, in Vietnam in November.

*Japanese Blogger Killed by His Internet Troll, Police Say:

A Japanese blogger and cybercrime expert was killed by a man he had multiple online confrontations with, police in Japan said.Kenichiro Okamoto was repeatedly stabbed in the chest and neck Sunday night, minutes after he gave a talk on how to manage online clashes and drive internet traffic. He was pronounced dead at a hospital following the attack. A man named Hidemitsu Matsumoto confessed to “the murder in Chuo Ward” and cited a grudge over internet interactions as his motivation, police said. Okamoto’s blog had more than 1,000 followers and he described his blog as the “diary of a net watcher who loves the internet three times more than rice.”

*Polish Government U-Turns On Controversial Holocaust Law:

The Polish government has performed a dramatic U-turn on a much-criticized new law that saw people who accused the country of being complicit in Nazi war crimes would face jail time. The law—which Poland’s legislators said was needed to “defend the good name of Poland”—was severely criticized by Israel, whose president said it was an attempt to whitewash history. The legislation was enacted this year and anyone found guilty faced as much as three years in prison. However, five months and lots of controversy later, the country’s prime minister has moved to decriminalize the offense, describing it as a “correction.” An amendment to the Holocaust law was backed by the lower house of parliament and will now move to the Polish Senate. If passed, accusing Poland of being complicit in Nazi war crimes will now be civil, rather than criminal, offense.

*BUSTED – Eighth Suspect Arrested in Mistaken-Identity Murder of Bronx Teen:

An eighth suspect was arrested Tuesday in the murder ofLesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, a 15-year-old who was attacked outside a Bronx deli last week. Elvin Garcia was arrested and charged with murder, manslaughter, and criminal possession of a weapon, police said. Seven others have been charged in connection to the brutal slaying, which was caught on camera. Police believe the Trinitarios, a Dominican gang, are behind the attack, and that the gang members meant to target someone else. “We will leave literally no stone unturned until we make sure that we get justice and we make sure that everyone involved in this incident are brought to justice,” saidNYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea.

*WHO READS LBN? Nine (9) leading executives of Jet Bluealong with “influencers” in all 50 of the United States and 26 foreign countries ***3 Nobel Prize winners  ***12 members of the White House staff ***Over 100 Academy Award winners ***6 U.S. Senators ***Over 300 Grammy Award winners

*Inside the upset that has the Democratic establishment reeling:

Joe Crowley never saw it coming. The stunning defeat of the head of the Queens Democratic machine at the hands of political neophyte and Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, blindsided his team and sent the party establishment into a tizzy. A Crowley insider told Politico that the campaign of the 10-term incumbent — and would-be future speaker of the House — underestimated the electorate’s volatility. “About two weeks ago, three weeks ago, we had our last poll which had Joe up by about 35 points. So the electorate’s really volatile,” the insider said.  “(The) Crowley campaign had a huge field program, but it’s still a district whereBernie [Sanders] got almost 45 percent of the vote. We took it seriously, I mean we spent $1.5 million on it. … It was a bloodletting of Washington Democrats.”


1. As of 2012, The Beatles have sold over 2 billion albums.

2. The total number of Beatles albums sold on iTunes as of July 2012 is 585,000. The total amount of their iTunes singles is 2.8 million.

3. John Lennon started a band in 1957 called the Quarry Men and later asked Paul McCartney to join. Paul brought inGeorge Harrison, and later Ringo Starr would replace Peter Best as drummer. The band changed its name a few times, which included the names Johnny and the Moondogs, The Rainbows, and British Everly Brothers.

4. The Beatles have spent a record 1,278 weeks on theBillboard chart.

5. The Beatles have spent 175 weeks at number one on the chart.

6. The Beatles album with the longest consecutive time spent at number one is their debut album Please Please Me at 30 weeks.

7. The band went through several name changes. No one is quite sure where the name “Beatles” originated, though the most likely story is that John Lennon liked the name The Crickets after Buddy Holly’s band. Early band member Stuart Sutcliff suggested “Beetles,” and they were for some time known as The Silver Beetles or, occasionally, Long John and the Silver Beatles before becoming the Beatles. The Beetles were also a rival gang in Marlon Brando’s movie The Wild One, which may have also been an influence. John Lennon is usually credited with changing the spelling to “Beatles” to reflect Beat music and the Beat generation.

8. The Beatles are the only band to twice knock itself off the top of the chart.

9. The Beatles are the only band in history to have a “double whammy” when they knocked the Rolling Stones off the top spot in both the singles and album charts on July 23, 1964.

10. The Beatles’ first-ever album to debut at number one was Help!

*LBN-ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Joe Jackson dead at 89

It was a life of platinum records and an iron fist. Joe Jacksondied at 89 early Wednesday morning. The Jackson Familypatriarch was suffering from terminal pancreatic cancer, The Daily Mail reported. Jermaine Jackson told press last week that the family was having a difficult time visiting him or getting information about his condition. “No one knew what was going on — we shouldn’t have to beg, plead and argue to see our own father, especially at a time like this,” he lamented at the time. “We have been hurting. We were not being told where he was and couldn’t get the full picture. Even from the doctor. My mother was worried sick.”

*LBN-MEDIA INSIDER:   ***Bill Shine, the former co-president of Fox News, is in final talks to take over the post of White House communications director.

*LBN-HEALTH WATCH:   ***Most of us know that we should walk briskly for the sake of our health. But how fast is brisk? A helpful new study of walking speed and health concludes that the answer seems to be about 100 steps per minute, a number that is probably lower than many of us might expect. Current exercise guidelines almost always state that we should walk at a brisk pace rather than stroll leisurely. But the recommendations do not always define what brisk walking means and, when they do, can deploy daunting terminology or technicalities.   ***Having a stress-related psychiatric condition may increase the risk for autoimmune disease, a new study concludes. Stress is known to cause physiological changes, including changes in immune function, but evidence that links it to specific diseases is limited. This study, in JAMA, used a Swedish database of 106,464 patients who had a severe stress condition, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, acute stress reaction or adjustment disorder. They compared them with 1,064,640 people free of stress-related disorders and with 126,652 of their stress-free siblings.

*LBN-SEE IT:…Hard to believe – rock group Jethro Tullcelebrate their 50th anniversary this year.

*LBN-INVESTIGATES: The “dog days of summer” refer to the weeks between July 3 and August 11 and are named after theDog Star (Sirius) in the Canis Major constellation. The ancient Greeks blamed Sirius for the hot temperatures, drought, discomfort, and sickness that occurred during the summer.

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*LBN-COMMENTARY by Thomas L. Friedman: If you haven’t already noticed, let me be the first on your block to point it out: The big mainstream political parties across the industrialized world are all blowing up at once. It’s quite extraordinary. The U.S. Republican Party has blown up in all but name, going overnight from an internationalist, free-trade, deficit-hawk party to a protectionist, anti-immigrant, deficit-dove party — all to accommodate the instincts of Donald Trump and his base. As the former House Speaker John Boehner noted: “There is no Republican Party. There’s a Trump party. The Republican Party is kind of taking a nap somewhere.” Actually, it’s dead, but it’s not alone in the cemetery. Italy’s last election ended with its mainstream center-left getting crushed, bringing to power instead a coalition of far-left, far-right populists, whose focus ranges from guaranteeing minimum income for Italy’s 11 percent unemployed to rebuffing immigrants and the European Union.

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*LBN-VIDEO LINK: THE BEST OF “WITHOUT NOTES” – TV’S REVEALING INTERVIEW SHOW —-  “Without Notes” with Susan Estrich – Episode 5: That Was Then, This Is Now. —

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Meryl Streep: This is your time and it feels normal to you, but really, there is no normal. There’s only change and resistance to it and then more change.


*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Camille Grammer took to Twitter on Tuesday, addressing ex-husband Kelsey Grammer, who recently spoke about raising three children all under the age of 6 with wife Kayte Walsh. Replying to a fan’s comment that read “I’ll never forgive him after what he did to @TheRealCamilleG,” the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star posted a series of tweets expressing how she wished her relationship with Kelsey, 63, had ended amicably. “I don’t begrudge him his happiness. What’s unnerving is that fact I was there to help him get through some of his hardships and supported his career and his sobriety. I was rt by his side and he acts like I never existed that’s disappointing. We were together through his success,” Camille, 49, began.

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LBN – Tuesday, June 26, 2018

“Then you better start swimmin’, or you’ll sink like a stone.
For the times they are a-changin’. ”
~Bob Dylan

Dear Loyal LBN Readers:

After 16 years of bringing you fearless independent DAILY (7 days a week, 365 days a year) news and information, the time has come to change both the format and delivery rate of LBNnot the mention its name.

Starting Wednesday, July 4th, 2018, LBN Elert will officially begin with a BANG by changing its name to LBN Examiner. It also changes its circulation schedule to weekly instead of daily. If you’re already a loyal LBN subscriber, don’t worry about not being included. You are still on the list!

Founded in 2002, before FacebookHuffington PostDaily Beast and many more digital news outlets, LBN was a visionary in sharing daily news and information to influencers in all 50 of the United States and 26 foreign countries.

But over the last 16 years, the media world has radically changed and it is time for LBN to change too, so it can maintain its leadership role in bringing unique information to its loyal readers.

Let’s be honest, can you trust what’s trending in today’s digitally driven, news environment to tell you what’s important or what matters most? Can you?

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by technology and too much information, not to mention dis-information. For many of us, social-media platforms have become an echo chamber of sameness—  where systems insure that the stories served in our feeds reflect perspectives we already have. And, with new cycles accelerating, it is difficult to know what is true and whether a source is credible.

But, what if it were possible to cut through the noise and find a publication with insight, fearless independence, analysis, and assessment of what really matters? That possibility is now a reality. That source is called LBN Examiner.

LBN Examiner will furiously tackle what many think is the most significant threat our democracy faces right now — a broken media landscape that incentivizes outrage and sensationalism when accountability is so desperately needed.

So much of today’s news is drowning in deception and manipulation, and technology allows these to proliferate in incredibly fast and effective ways. In all of history we have never seen anything quite like this before.

And now, YOU can be an LBN Examiner reader. All it takes is curiosity.

LBN Examiner will be sent weekly (Wednesday) with an occasional (non-scheduled) special report on Sundaymornings, as events dictate. Count on it to fight dis-information with the same badass and fearlessly independent style.

Change is challenging but we believe the change to the LBN Examiner format will prove dynamic. Thank you endlessly for your continued support and welcome aboard the new LBN Examiner.

*BIG WIN! – Trump Travel Ban Upholds in Supreme Court:

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday to uphold President Trump’s ban on travel to the U.S. by people living in five Muslim-majority countries (and two others). The justices voted 5-4 in Trump v. Hawaii that the ban was constitutional. The majority opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts and signed on to by Justices AlitoGorsuchThomas, andKennedy, argues says the ban is “squarely within the scope of presidential authority.” Justices Breyer and Sotomayor wrote dissenting opinions. Breyer argued that the ban states the government will issue guidance on when to allow people to enter, but none has been issued. Sotomayor wrote that the ban was motivated by anti-Muslim bias and violates the First Amendment. The ban will severely limit the ability of people from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen to travel to the U.S. The state of Hawaii filed a suit over the ban last year, challenging its definition of “close” family ties required for entry to the U.S. Tuesday’s decision reversed a lower court’s decision that the ban “exceeds the scope of [Trump’s] delegated authority.”

*LIFE EXPERIENCE – Capitol Hill Intern Who Shouted ‘F*ck You’ at Trump Is Suspended:

The bold summer intern who grabbed the opportunity to shout “Fuck you!” at Donald Trump in the Capitol last week during the height of the outrage over the forced separation of migrant families has been identified and suspended for a week. Caitlin Marriott, 21, shouted “Mr. President, fuck you!” at Trump as he walked through the Rotunda last Tuesday and the audio was picked up on a video shot by a reporter from NBC News. The intern is working for Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH)—she’ll be allowed to complete her summer internship, but will be suspended for a week and restricted to work in the Hart Senate Office Building. “We are aware of the situation and have taken disciplinary action, including a one-week suspension and revoking her congressional intern ID badge, thereby restricting her access to the Capitol, in response to her breach of office policies regarding respectful and appropriate conduct,” Hassan’s communications director, Aaron Jacobs, said in a statement.

*Rand Paul Sues Neighbor Who Broke His Ribs:

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is suing the Bowling Greenneighbor who admitted to attacking him while he was mowing his lawn last year for medical and attorney fees. Rene Boucherbroke five of Paul’s ribs and bruised his lungs in a sneak attack last fall. The lawsuit, filed Friday, requests a permanent no-contact order, even though Boucher was already ordered to avoid contact with Paul and pay a $10,000 fine.  Earlier in June, Boucher was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 100 hours of community service for the assault. Boucher attacked the Kentucky politician in November when he saw Paul pile up debris between their two lawns. The retired doctor and democrat, who faced up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, said he “lost his temper” and tackled the senator, but denies that he assaulted Paul because of political differences.

*Trump: Harley-Davidson ‘Will Be Taxed Like Never Before’ If They Move:

Donald Trump hit out again at Harley-Davidson, saying the motorcycle maker would be hit with huge import taxes if it moves production out of the United States. Harley said it would be moving some production outside the U.S. to avoid a huge hike in tariffs from the European Union, which were announced after Trump slapped steel and aluminum imports with his own tariffs. In a string of five furious tweets Tuesday morning, Trump said moving some production outside the U.S. would start the destruction of the company. He posted: “A Harley-Davidson should never be built in another country-never! Their employees and customers are already very angry at them. If they move, watch, it will be the beginning of the end – they surrendered, they quit! The Aura will be gone and they will be taxed like never before!” In an earlier tweet, the president said: “Harley must know that they won’t be able to sell back into U.S. without paying a big tax!”

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*LBN-INVESTIGATES: None of the Beatles could read music. They could play the guitar, piano, and drums and write lyrics, but they never learned to read music.



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*WHO READS LBN? German sculptor Tobias Rehberger in his Frankfurt home.

*LBN-HEALTH WATCH: Working as a flight attendant significantly increases your risk of a range of cancers compared to the general population, a major study of cabin crew has found. Researchers followed more than 5,000 crew and found that their risk of breast cancer increased more than 50 per cent, while risks of stomach cancers are raised by as much as 74 per cent. The study cannot prove what causes this increase, but the authors said increased exposure to ionising radiation from time spent in the thinner upper atmosphere as well as disrupted sleep and meal cycles could be factors.

*LBN-R.I.P.:   ***Dan Ingram, a popular disc jockey whose wisecracks and double entendres rippled through the air at rock ’n’ roll stations in New York City from the early 1960s to the early 21st century, died on Sunday at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 83. His son Christopher said he died after choking on a piece of steak. He had received a diagnosis of Parkinsonian syndrome in 2014.   ***Frank Heart, the engineer who oversaw development of the first routing computer for the Arpanet, the precursor to the internet, died on Sunday at a retirement community in Lexington, Mass. He was 89. The cause was complications of melanoma, his son Bennetsaid.   ***Richard Benjamin Harrison, a canny deal maker and the patriarch of the History Channel reality show “Pawn Stars,” died on Monday. Known as “the Old Man,” he was 77. The cause was Parkinson’s disease, Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, the Las Vegas store at the center of the show, said on its website. It did not say where he died.

*LBN-SEE IT:Drew Barrymore shared a refreshingly candid selfie this week.

*LBN-VIDEO LINK: NEVER Do These 4 things When You Wake Up —

*LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks: The never-Trumpers are having an interesting debate over the question, Is it time to leave the Republican Party? George Will and Steve Schmidtsay yes: The Trumpian rot is all the way down. Bill Kristol says not so fast: Once Donald Trump falls, the party could be brought back to health, and the fight has to be within the party as well as without it. My instinct is that we can clarify this debate by returning to first principles. Everybody in the conversation is conservative. Where do conservative loyalties lie? How can we serve those loyalties in these circumstances? Conservatism, as Roger Scruton reminds us, was founded during the 18th-century Enlightenment. In France, Britain and the American colonies, Enlightenment thinkers were throwing off monarchic power and seeking to build an order based on reason and consent of the governed. Society is best seen as a social contract, these Enlightenment thinkers said. Free individuals get together and contract with one another to create order. Conservatives said we agree with the general effort but think you’ve got human nature wrong. There never was such a thing as an autonomous, free individual who could gather with others to create order. Rather, individuals emerge out of families, communities, faiths, neighborhoods and nations. The order comes first. Individual freedom is an artifact of that order.

*LBN-VIDEO LINK: Ray Manzarek on the death of Jim Morrison —

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Sarah D. Wire: The recent public shaming of Trump administration officials in restaurants has triggered an internal debate among Democrats over how far they should go in confronting the president and his policies. The boisterous protests against Homeland Security SecretaryKirstjen Nielsen and Trump advisor Stephen Miller as they dined in different Mexican restaurants, and the ejection of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders by the owner of a Virginia eatery, caused some Democrats to embrace the strategy as an effective way to rally supporters and hold officials responsible. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles), a frequent critic of the administration, gave a high-profile boost to the tactic by saying members of the Trump administration should be repeatedly confronted in their everyday lives. “If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them and you tell them they are not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters said at a rally in Los Angeles on Saturday.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Seth Meyers: President Trump held a campaign rally last night in Minnesota. And long story short, we are now in a trade war with Minnesota.


*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Cher is happy that the upcomingBroadway show based on her life, “The Cher Show,” doesn’t portray her as “a Mother Teresa,” but that doesn’t mean she’s happy with the rest of the production. “Some parts of it are really fabulous. We’re going to work on the other parts,” Cher, 72, told The Chicago Tribune on Sunday. “It needs work. I’m not supposed to say that but I don’t care,” she said. “But you know, I was really very surprised by how close to real these people feel.”   ***Katherine Heigl has apologized for taking selfies in front of gravestones and posting them on Instagram. She took the bizarre pictures and put them online on Sundaynight – prompting an outcry from her fans. Katherine, 39, was visiting the grave of her brother who passed away in a car accident at age 16.   ***Heather Locklear was reportedly hospitalized after a report of an overdose at her home — just hours after she was released on bail for assaulting a police officer. Locklear was taken to the hospital on Monday afternoon when paramedics went to her residence in Thousand Oaks, California, after cops received a report of an overdose, according to TMZ. The 56-year-old actress was arrested for battery on a police officer Sunday night, just a few days after being released on a three-day hold in a psych ward. She was placed in a psychiatric hold last week after she allegedly threatened to kill herself because she thought her fiancé was cheating on her.

LBN E-Lert Edited By Renee Preston

LBN – Monday, June 25, 2018

*CBS Poll: 51% of Americans Believe a Border Wall is a Good Idea:

CBS poll released today showed that more Americans than not want illegal alien families either detained or deported all together. But, that same poll shows that 51% of Americans believe that a wall along the United States southern border is a good thing, even if that that structure does not span coast-to-coast. According to the poll, 32% of Americans believe that “a wall along the U.S. Mexican border” is a “good idea that can probably be completed.” 19% of those polled answered that the wall is a “a good idea that should be tried, even if it cannot be completed.”  48% of the 2063 adults polled said the wall was a “bad idea.”

*YIKES! – Heather Locklear arrested again for battery of a police officer, EMT: 

Only a couple of days after Heather Locklear was released from a three-day psychiatric hold, the actress was arrested for battery on a police officer. Police took Locklear, 56, into custody at her home shortly before midnight Sunday and booked her for two counts of misdemeanor battery upon an officer and emergency personnel, Page Six confirmed. This is her second arrest for battery of deputies.Police originally arrived at Locklear’s home to answer a disturbance call from a family member, according to TMZ. The “Melrose Place” star reportedly was intoxicated and agitated and punched an officer who attempted to separate her from her family. While paramedics put her on the gurney, Locklear kicked an EMT. She was transported to a hospital for evaluation and then taken to jail, where she was booked. She’s being held on $20,000 bail. The “Dynasty” actress was placed in a psychiatric hold last week after she allegedly threatened to kill herself because she thought her fiancé was cheating on her. In April, Locklear pleaded not guilty to charges she attacked deputies who answered a domestic violence call at her Southern California home in February.

*Erdogan’s Victory in Turkey Election Expands His Powers:

Turkish voters gave President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a decisive victory in national elections on Sunday, lengthening his 15-year grip on power and granting him vastly expanded authority over the legislature and judiciary. The election was the first to be held since Turkish voters narrowly approved a referendum last year to give the president — once a largely ceremonial role — sweeping executive powers. Mr. Erdogan will also have a pliant Parliament, with his conservative party and its allies having won about 53 percent of the vote in legislative elections on Sunday. Mr. Erdogan has overseen a crackdown on lawyers, judges, civil servants and journalists under a state of emergency declared after a failed coup two years ago. His critics had portrayed Sunday’s election as their last chance to prevent Turkey from becoming an authoritarian state.

*Trump Attacks ‘Dirty’ Restaurant That Refused to Serve Sarah Huckabee Sanders:

The president of the United States has taken time out of his busy schedule to attack as “filthy” the Virginia restaurant that refused to serve his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Sanders claimed in a tweet Saturday that she was told to leave the Red Hen in Lexington because she works forTrump. Early Monday morning, the president took aim at the restaurant for the state of its paint job and its dirty decor. “The Red Hen Restaurant should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows (badly needs a paint job) rather than refusing to serve a fine person like Sarah Huckabee Sanders,” the commander in chief blasted. “I always had a rule, if a restaurant is dirty on the outside, it is dirty on the inside!” It should be noted that Trump’s most famous property, Mar-a-Lago, has itself been cited for food violations and safety issues. Sanders said Saturday: “Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so.”

*Report- U.S. Plans Emergency Law to Curb Chinese Investment:

The Treasury Department is planning to implement an emergency law that would declare some Chinese investments in U.S. companies to be threats to economic and national security, Bloomberg News reports. The plan would allow theWhite House to use one of the most severe possible legal measures to heighten scrutiny of China’s investment in companies involved in technologies such as new-energy vehicles, robotics, and aerospace, according to the report. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reportedly wants to administer the law through an inter-agency government panel called the Committee on Foreign Investments in the U.S., orCFIUS. One proposal is to create a two-tracked CFIUS process to review investments, with one specifically for China, according to two unnamed people said to be familiar with the discussions.

*Roseanne Barr Offers Partial Apology in Tear-Filled Interview:

Roseanne Barr has offered a partial apology for the racist tweet that led to the cancellation of her ABC comedyRoseanne. Barr was roundly criticized for comparing ObamaWhite House adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape late month and falsely alleging that she had connections to the Muslim Brotherhood. Barr recorded a tearful podcast interview with rabbi-to-the-stars Shmuley Boteach and he aired a recording of the conversation Sunday. “I have black children in my family,” Barr said. “I’m a lot of things: a loudmouth and all that stuff. But I’m not stupid, for God’s sake. I never would have wittingly called any black person, they are a monkey. I just wouldn’t do that. I didn’t do that. And people think that I did that and it just kills me… I’m just so sorry that I was so unclear and stupid.” Barr also lamented that people didn’t accept her explanation for the tweet, saying the sleeping drug Ambien had “impaired” her. “I don’t excuse it. It’s an explanation,” she said. The sitcom star added: “I’ve made myself a hate magnet. And as a Jew, it’s just horrible. It’s horrible.”

*Stormy Daniels Meeting With Cohen Prosecutors Canceled:

A meeting between Stormy Daniels and federal prosecutors investigating Donald Trump’s longtime attorney Michael Cohen has been canceled after details were leaked to the media. Daniels, the adult-film actress whose real name isStephanie Clifford, was due to meet with prosecutors from the U.S. attorney’s office in New York on Monday to prepare for a possible grand jury appearance as investigators build their case against Cohen. The meeting will not go ahead and has not been rescheduled. Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti tweeted angrily about the cancellation late Sunday, writing: “So I was just informed by the U.S. [attorney’s] office that they are canceling the meeting tomorrow scheduled with me and my client (for weeks) because the press found out about the meeting and they can’t handle a few cameras outside their offices.” He added: “We have bent over backwards to accommodate them. This is unheard of. We remain willing to cooperate but something isn’t right.” The interview was expected to focus on the $130,000 hush-money payment Daniels received from Cohen in exchange for her silence about an alleged sexual encounter she had with Trump.

*WHO READS LBN? Best-selling author and entrepreneurLynda Resnick along with “influencers” in all 50 of the United States and 26 foreign countries ***3 Nobel Prize winners  ***12 members of the White House staff ***Over 100 Academy Award winners ***6 U.S. Senators ***Over 300 Grammy Award winners.

*LBN-INVESTIGATES: In Mongolia, there are 13 times more horses than humans, and sheep outnumber humans 35 to 1.

*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Donald Trumps’ base of support on the economy now includes three in 10 Democrats, a number that will likely stun his political opponents as they consider the looming midterm congressional elections.

*LBN-VIDEO LINK: “My Back Pages” Bob Dylan / the best version you’ve ever heard –

*LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER:   ***Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson is going on a road trip. Stung by a five-fold increase in tariffs by European regulators, the iconic US manufacturer said Monday it will shift production overseas to get around the higher costs. The Milwaukee company plans to make motorcycles destined for Europe in factories on the Continent, it said in a regulatory filing. Tariffs levied by the European Unionon motorcycles are set to jump to 31 percent from 6 percent, the company said in the filing.

*LBN-NOTICED:   ***Newly public couple Donald Trump Jr., 40, and apparently outdoorsy Kimberly Guilfoyle, 49, took their romance out of New York and headed to Montana for a nature trip, where he also made his relationship Instagramofficial, over the weekend. “Great time floating the Stillwater River yesterday in MT with @kimberlyguilfoyle. It doesn’t get prettier than this,” he captioned a series of photos of them fly fishing. “What a way to spend a weekend. #fishing #flyfishing #montana #mt #outdoors.”


*LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER:   ***Dennis Quaid has inked a deal to play President Ronald Reagan in a film expected to begin shooting in the fall, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The long-in-the works feature film will explore Reagan’s life from boyhood through his presidency — of both the U.S. and the Screen Actors Guild — and he will be played as a young man by David Henrie, best known for his role as teen Justin Russo in the kid’s show Wizards of Waverly Place, and as an older adult by Quaid. The film is also expected to explore Reagan’s time as governor of California, his role in the destruction of the Berlin Wall and his final days dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. It will also delve a bit intoJohn Hinckley Jr., whose obsession with actress Jodie Foster led to his attempted assassination of the Republican president in 1981. Jon Voight also has a role in the film, which is produced by Mark Joseph, who associate-produced Max Rose, the last film to star legendary comedian Jerry Lewis. The movie, dubbed Reagan, is executive produced by Ralph Winter, best known for the X-Men film franchise.

*LBN-R.I.P.:  Billy Sammeth, the longtime manager of Cherand Joan Rivers, has died at the age of 66 from pancreatic cancer in New York City. Born in Brooklyn in 1951, Sammeth got his start in the entertainment business writing press releases for Donny Osmond and the Osmond Brothers. He parlayed that into managing the Osmond’s licensing empire when he was in his early twenties.   ***Donald Hall, a former poet laureate of the United States who found a universe of meaning in the apples, ox carts and ordinary folk of his beloved rural New England, died on Saturday at his home in Wilmot, N.H. He was 89. His death was announced by his literary agent, Wendy Strothman. He had overcome cancer, first diagnosed in 1989, beating the very odds of survival that he had given himself years ago.


Religion Facts

This “Big Religion Chart” is their attempt to summarize the major religions and belief systems of the world – Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and dozens more – into a quick-reference comparison chart. This chart is a useful tool for you to compare basic religious beliefs and practices of the world’s religions and belief systems.


1. A little over 8 million people live in New York City. That means 1 in every 38 people in the United States call the city home.

2. More than 800 languages are spoken in New York City, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. 4 in 10 households speak a language other than English.

3. Oysters were so popular in New York in the 19th century that the shells were used to pave Pearl Street. They were also used for lime for the masonry of the Trinity Church.

4. France gifted the Statue of Liberty to the United States in 1886 for its centennial celebration. The statue was shipped as 350 pieces in 214 crates and took 4 months to assemble at its current home on Ellis Island.

5. New York City’s Federal Reserve Bank has the largest gold storage in the world. The vault is 80 feet below street level and contains $90 billion in gold.

6. The New York Public Library has over 50 million books and other items and is the second largest library system in the nation after the Library of Congress. It is also the 3rd largest library in the world.

7. The United Nations headquarters was established in New York City in 1952 after World War II.

8. The first pizzeria in the United States opened in NYC in 1895. Since the 1960s, the price of a slice of pizza has been roughly the same price as a subway ride, generating the idea of “Pizza Principle” among economists.

9. The borough of Brooklyn alone would be the fourth largest city in the United States. Queens would also rank fourth nationally.

10. Times Square is named after the New York Times. It was originally called Longacre Square until the Times moved there in 1904.

11. New York City became the first capital of the United States in 1789.

12. More Chinese people live in New York City than any other city outside of Asia. More Jewish people live there than any other city outside of Israel.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Austin Frakt: One of the lighter moments along my journey to receiving a sleep apnea diagnosis was learning that “heroic snoring” is a clinical term. It sounds more like an oddball super power — snores that can be clearly heard through walls. Many of us have such a snorer in our lives, and some endure the disruption it causes nightly. We hardly need research to appreciate the difficulties this poses. Yet some studies on it have been done, and they document that snoring can lead to marital disruption, and that snorers’ bed partners can experience insomnia, headaches and daytime fatigue. But heroic (and less-than-heroic) snoring can also be a sign of an even deeper problem: obstructive sleep apnea, which is marked by a collapse of the upper airway leading to shallow breathing or breathing cessation that causes decreases in blood oxygen. Sleep apnea can be downright deadly, and not just for those who have it. It’s associated with a greater risk of depression, heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular conditions, as well as insulin resistance.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Jimmy Fallon: Today is the first official day of summer. Right now, everyone’s thinking, “I’m gonna hike! I’m gonna go camping! I’m gonna hit the beach!” While Netflix is like, “Suuure you are.”

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Sal Litvak: What we learn from the students of Hillel is that you should be able to state the opinion of your opponent in a way your opponent will say, ‘yes, that is my opinion.’ When you do that, you are opening a door for him to say ‘I feel heard. Now I am willing to hear what you have to say.’

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Marc Caputo and Daniel Lippman:    Two senior Trump administration officials were heckled at restaurants. A third was denied service. Florida GOP Attorney General Pam Bondi required a police escort away from a movie about Mister Rogers after activists yelled at her in Tampa — where two other Republican lawmakers say they were also politically harassed last week, one of them with her kids in tow. In the Donald Trump era, the left is as aggressively confrontational as anyone can remember. What it means for 2018 — whether it portends a blue wave of populist revolt for Democrats or a red wall of silent majority resistance from Republicans — largely depends on one’s political persuasion. But there’s a bipartisan sense that this election season marks another inflection point in the collapse of civil political discourse.

*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Stan Lee’s business manager, Keya Morgan, has found himself at the center of another controversy. David Augusta, who managed the apartment building where Morgan’s mother lived, filed for a restraining order against Morgan in 2016 for allegedly threatening to kill him, according to The Blast. Augusta claims that Morgan’s mother was behind on rent and that she changed the apartment’s locks without the building’s permission. When Augusta went to change back the locks, Morgan was there and wouldn’t allow the apartment manager inside, Augusta said.


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