Larry O’Connor’s Daily Radar Report 07.09.18


Curious about today’s topics on The Larry O’Connor Show? Below are a few stories on the radar. Be sure to listen to The Larry O’Connor Show Monday – Friday 3pm – 6pm on WMAL.

Is Hillary Clinton secretly planning to run in 2020? (NY Post)

The messages convey a sense of urgency, and are coming with increasing frequency. They are short, focused reactions to the latest “outrage” committed by President Trump.

Some end by asking for money, some urge participation in protests. All read as if they are sent from the official headquarters of the resistance.

Hillary Clinton is up to something.

Five times in the last month alone, she sent emails touting her super PAC’s role in combating President Trump. Most seized on headline events, such as the family separation issue at the southern border. [Read More]

Starbucks, citing environment, is ditching plastic straws (Fox 5 DC)

Starbucks, citing the environmental threat to oceans, will ban plastic straws from all of its stores globally in less than two years.

The company becomes the largest food and beverage company operating globally to do so.

Starbucks said Monday that it is making available a strawless lid at 8,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada for certain drinks. [Read More]

Holidays for all: Asian students ask for a day off school on Lunar New Year (The Washington Post)

For Angelina Xu, one of the best holidays of the year is like Thanksgiving and Christmas rolled into one. It brings the chance to see far-flung relatives and friends, to laugh and tell stories around the dinner table, to revel in plates and plates of Chinese food.

But schools don’t…[Read More]

Manafort’s lawyer says Alexandria, Va., too liberal for fair trial (The Washington Times)

Alexandria, Virginia, is too liberal to seat impartial jurors for the money-laundering trial of President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort later this month, his lawyer says.

Attorney Kevin Downing has filed a motion asking U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis to move the proceedings south to more rural Roanoke, Virginia, 240 miles from Washington, because of intense negative pre-trial publicity in the D.C. area.

“Nowhere in the country is the bias against Mr. Manafort more apparent than here in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area,” he said. [Read More]

California Supreme Court Just Gave Us a Timely Reminder of How Important Kennedy’s Replacement Is (Townhall)

The California Supreme Court just gave people who believe in self-defense a timely reminder of the importance of who replaces Justice Anthony Kennedy. At the end of June, the California court banned the sale of any semi-automatic handgun models made since May 2013. Since 2013, there are 50 percent fewer handgun models available for sale in California. It is just a matter of time until no more new semi-automatic handguns can be legally sold. [Read More]

 
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