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The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity is on: Gametime

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Political Editor – LeNora Millen

The “Congressional Baseball Game for Charity” will go on according to GOP and Democrat managers in a news conference on yesterday.  The announcement made during a press conference hours after Rep. Steve Scalise and four others were shot while practicing at a Virginia park for a charity baseball game on Wednesday morning, called for unity.

The annual baseball game for charity is scheduled for Thursday evening at Nationals Park with the first pitch thrown shortly after 7 p.m. ET.  It’s a time party partisanship is set aside for a good cause and a reminder that very few bipartisan traditions are left in Washington.

For approximately 108 years, the Congressional Baseball Game has been a bipartisan effort drawing thousands of fans annually.  This year’s contest will be more meaningful because of the unforeseen events leading up to the charity baseball game.

The baseball game signifies a deeper message—a call for unity and symbolic of something bigger. When House members announced on Wednesday that the Congressional Baseball Game for charity would go on as scheduled, cheers erupted.

Those who may not have shown interest in the charitable event, or didn’t know the history behind the Congressional Base Game have asked about ways to tune into the game.  Many concerned about the shooting during practice at the Virginia Park, sent prayers and heartfelt concerns across social media.

To tune into tonight’s Congressional Baseball Game for charity—on Facebook—the game will be streamed live through the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity’s page, according to a game spokesperson.  First pitch is scheduled for

Viewers can also watch the game on the public-affairs cable network C-SPAN. Coverage will also be streamed via the C-SPAN website.

Players on both teams will wear LSU gear during the game in honor of Scalise, who is an avid fan of Tiger baseball.

Money raised by the game will be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, and the Washington Literacy Center.

After Wednesday’s shooting, in which two members of the Capitol Police force were wounded, the Capitol Police Memorial Fund was added to the list of this year’s beneficiaries.

Rep. Scalise required additional surgery on Thursday morning after Wednesday’s shooting during congressional baseball practice.  His condition reported as critical, will likely require further surgeries, according to a spokesperson at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Scalise was one of five victims of the shooter, who was killed by police. Other victims reportedly include U.S. Capitol Police officers Crystal Griner and David Bailey; Zack Barth, an aide to Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas; and lobbyist Matt Mika.

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Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. Fired by Morgan Stanley for Alleged Misconduct

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Harold Ford Jr., a former congressman, was fired by the financial services firm Morgan Stanley following allegations of misconduct, NBC confirmed on Thursday.

Morgan Stanley declined to say specifically what prompted the firing. The allegations were presented after a woman who was not employed at the firm accused Mr. Ford of acting inappropriately in a professional setting.

Mr. Ford’s termination reported by HuffPost as an exclusive has been challenged by the former Congressman as “false claims.”

Harold Ford Jr., a former congressman, was fired from his position as a managing director at the financial services firm Morgan Stanley for what the company described as behavior “inconsistent with our values.”CreditMike Groll/Associated Press

In a statement provided by his lawyer, Mr. Ford denied the sexual harassment allegations, stating in a tweet on Thursday that he will be bringing legal action against the reporter, for making false claims against him, as well as Morgan Stanley for wrongful termination.

“This simply did not happen,” Mr. Ford wrote. “I have never forcibly grabbed any woman or man in my life.” He added that socializing with members of the press was part of his job, and said that “false claims like this undermine the real silence breakers.”

Mr. Ford served five terms in Congress as a Democrat representing a Tennessee district after first being elected in 1996—serving as Congressman from 1997 to 207.

He joined Morgan Stanley as a managing director and senior client-relationship manager in 2011 as a vice chairman and senior policy adviser at Bank of America.

Amid the heightened scrutiny of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior toppling key figures in the entertainment and political arena, Mr. Ford is the latest high profiled man to lose his job in recent days for similar allegations.

Time magazine on Wednesday named the “Silence Breakers” its Person of the Year. They shared personal stories about harassment and assault and sparked the #MeToo movement.

According to Time, the #MeToo became a hashtag, a movement, a reckoning. But it began, as great social change nearly always does, with individual acts of courage.

In a tweet acknowledging his thoughts on the “Silence Breaker” quite pointed in his statement, Mr. Ford said the following in regards to news of his firing on Thursday, “This simply did not happen.  I have never forcibly grabbed any woman or man in my life.”

In another tweet, Mr. Ford spoke about his professional demeanor and his tremendous respect for the brave women speaking out “in this important national dialogue.”  Mr. Ford was pointed in stating that false claims alleged against him “undermine the real “Silence Breakers.”

Mr. Ford appeared as a frequent guest on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” MSNBC – which is owned by NBC 4 New York’s parent company.

“We are looking into the report about Harold Ford Jr.,” a spokeswoman for MSNBC said. “During that time he won’t be a guest on MSNBC.”

LeNora Millen            12-7-17

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TV One Cancels Roland Martin’s Morning Show ‘News One Now’

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TV One is canceling Roland Martin’s morning show “News One Now,” Roland made the announcement in a tweet Wednesday.

“Fam, the sad news is true. The staff of @tvonetv #NewsnewOneNow was informed this afternoon that after four years of doing groundbreaking and award-winning work, the show will cease production at the end of the year,” Martin tweeted.

Martin, who thanked audiences for their support, said the last episode will air on Dec. 21.

Roland Martin’s morning show “NewsOne Now” was cancelled due to budget cuts according to various reports from reliable sources.

“They called a meeting on Wednesday and told the staff they were canceling the show. They’re having significant financial problems and they have to scale back,” a source said. “After four years of award-winning programming and distinguished service to our viewers as the only black daily newscast on television, the network has made the difficult decision to suspend the production of NewsOne Now as a daily morning news show. The last live show is scheduled [Dec. 21],” TV One’s interim GM, Michelle Rice wrote in a memo.

Host of “News One Now” Roland Martin speaks on stage during ColorofChange.org 10 Year Anniversary Gala. (Rob Kim/Getty Images for ColorOfChange)

The news of “NewsOne Now” cancellation shocked Martin and staffers according to sources. The network had recently expanded the morning show to two hours in September.

The memo added: “While we will continue our long-standing partnership with Roland Martin to ensure his important voice can be heard across all Urban One platforms examining issues of importance to the black community, we regret this decision adversely affects several of our valued colleagues whose positions will be eliminated with the suspension of the show.”

The network issued a statement on Twitter that read, “We are committed to providing quality news to our viewers and to our long-standing relationship with @rolandsmartin #NewsOneNow who will continue to have a voice on #TVOne.”

LeNora Millen         12-07-17

 

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President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

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Why declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is so controversial?

The final status of Jerusalem has always been one of the most difficult and sensitive questions in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. If the United States declares Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, it would be seen as prejudging that question, deciding an issue that was supposed to be left to negotiations and breaking with the international consensus on the holy city.
Recognizing Jerusalem as the capital also moves the United States one major step closer to relocating the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which would be seen as cementing Israeli sovereignty over the city.

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