But Carter took the rock and politics dance to unforeseen new levels. Paul Simon and Aretha Franklin sang at his inaugural balls. During their 1977 reunion tour, Crosby, Stills & Nash stopped by the White House for a quick visit; at one point, one of their managers sneaked over to a nearby window, lit up a joint and quickly extinguished it, just to say he’d done it. That same year, Willie Nelson and Carter’s son Chip smoked weed on the roof of the White House. In 1978, Carter snagged the Atlanta Rhythm Section — known for Southern soft-rock mainstays like “So into You” and “Imaginary Lover” — for a pig-roast cookout and concert on the south lawn of the White House. That may seem corny, and no big deal in light of Obama inviting members of the Grateful Dead to the White House right after they’d played at one of his inaugural balls. But it’s hard to understate how unprecedented Carter’s rock hangtime was at the time. … [Read more...] about How Jimmy Carter (Literally) Rocked the Presidency
There was almost a second a minute later when Morton created space for the shot but skied his effort over the bar. The visitors were almost caught out on the half-hour when a long clearance from Evans picked out Ryan Broom, who in turn played in Alfie May but the striker was offside. … [Read more...] about Northampton surge back to set up League Two play-off final with Exeter
At stake is New York’s financial health and its status as the world’s corporate headquarters. There is more square feet of workspace in the city than in London and San Francisco combined, according to Cushman & Wakefield, a real estate brokerage firm. Office work makes up the cornerstone of New York’s economy and property taxes from office buildings account for nearly 10% of the city’s total annual tax revenue. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 | Manhattan’s office buildings are empty. But for how long?
AstraZeneca has put on hold its late-stage studies in the U.S. and other countries while it investigates if a British volunteer’s “potentially unexplained illness” is related to vaccination or a coincidence. The company gave no details on the illness, but NIH chief Dr. Francis Collins said it involved a “spinal problem.” … [Read more...] about The Latest: L.A. officials walk back Halloween restrictions
Several states have moved to expand mail-in voting programs amid the coronavirus pandemic. Democrats have largely pushed to expand such programs, while President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump-backed candidate wins NH GOP Senate primary to take on Shaheen Trump, supporters gather without masks in NC despite request from local GOP official Trump-backed candidate wins NH GOP primary to take on Pappas MORE has criticized mail-in voting, making unsubstantiated claims that it leads to widespread voter fraud. … [Read more...] about Louisiana elections official says volume of mail-in ballots could delay results by days
As Edwards neared his decision, groups of bar owners in southeast and southwest Louisiana asked a federal appeals court in New Orleans to expedite an appeal of their challenge to a requirement that bars be limited to takeout or delivery service. The bar owners lost at the district court level. … [Read more...] about Election official: More mail ballots could delay results