Americans know how outrageously expensive a college education can be, but a lucky few are getting some financial help from an unlikely source: Nicki Minaj.
The hip-hop star took to Twitter on Saturday night to promote a contest for fans to win a trip to see Minaj at the Billboard Music Awards or in her studio. But when one Twitter user @cjbydesign asked Minaj if she’d pay her tuition, a far more high-stakes giveaway began.
On Sunday morning, Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) both appeared onMeet the Press to warn their allies in the Senate against rushing a vote on the GOP’s draft health care plan before the July 4 holiday recess.
Johnson framed his call to delay the Senate vote on the American Health Care Act as a bid for transparency, arguing that it would give the public more time to see what the bill really entails.
“There’s no way we should be voting on this next week. No way,” Johnson said. “I have a hard time believing Wisconsin constituents or even myself will have enough time to properly evaluate this…”
Sanders reiterated the point: "There is no way on God’s Earth that this bill should be passed this week…We need a serious discussion.”
If Democrats all vote against the bill, Senate Republicans can only afford to lose two votes among their own ranks. Read more.(6/26/17 1:42 PM)
Henagar Drive-In Theatre in Henagar, Alabama, announced on its Facebook page in a since-deleted posted that it will not be screening the upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast adaptation because it features an out gay character.
“If we can not take our 11-year-old granddaughter and 8-year-old grandson to see a movie, we have no business watching it,” the post reads. “If I can’t sit through a movie with God or Jesus sitting by me then we have no business showing it."
WHNT reported a mixed reaction to the announcement on the theater’s Facebook page. One commented said “Kudos!” and another wrote, "We must stand against evil if we are followers of Jesus Christ."
In the past year, movies like Hidden Figures, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Moonlight, have taught America the power of on-screen representation. But the people of Henagar, Alabama, will have to wait a little longer to bear witness to that kind of progress. Read more (¾/17 12:15 PM)