Republicans just a few weeks ago were scouring major cities across the country to find a new location for their national convention, scheduled for mid-August. The GOP had originally planned to congregate in Charlotte North Carolina, but the governor set extremely strict standards for any type of large gathering. President Trump seems dead set on going to a more friendly environment. New Orleans was initially in the running.
There is a huge financial stake involved, with some 40,000 conventioneers projected to be attendance at wherever the location may be. The economic impact is estimated to be well over $200 million. Such conventions prove to be a huge financial generator for hotels, restaurants, cab drivers, bars and a whole host of local of entertainment options the fuel the local economy of any convention city.
Minnesota US Senator Al Franken has reluctantly swallowed the strong medicine. What about President Donald Trump and Republican Senatorial candidate, Judge Roy Moore? When do they belly up to the spoon?
The sexual harassment, sex abuse rage that has consumed the news over the past few months has captured its latest casualty. Democrat Sen. Franken, who has admitted part of the allegations made by one woman, while denying other claims by others, is calling it quits, in shame.