Netflix’s Reed Hastings Gives $3 Million To Gavin Newsom Anti-Recall Fund

Bodies of a man and a woman found Thursday afternoon in Jefferson County

The bodies of a man and woman were found Thursday afternoon inside a Jefferson County home and an investigation is underway.

Deputies made the discovery at about 2:50 p.m. in the 7900 block of South Estes Street, the sheriff’s office said on Twitter.

“There is no threat to the public,” the sheriff’s office said.

This is a developing story that will be updated.

Watch live: Biden delivers remarks on Middle East after Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire

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President Joe Biden is set to deliver remarks on the Middle East, hours after Israel and Hamas agreed on a tentative cease-fire.

The truce, if followed, would halt Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip and Hamas rocket attacks against Israel. The fighting has gone on for 11 days, taking a heavy toll on civilians particularly in Gaza. It is the worst outbreak of violence between Israel and Hamas since 2014.

Biden in a phone call Wednesday told Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he expected "a significant de-escalation" in the fighting by the end of that day, according to a readout from the White House.

The president is expected to speak from the Cross Hall of the White House.

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Ted Cruz’s Tweet About Russia Army Makes ‘EmasculaTED’ Trend

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made a lot of Twitter users fighting mad when he suggested that the Russian army was better prepared than America’s “woke emasculated military.”

The smarmy Texas senator made the comments while retweeting a video that contrasted a Russian recruiting video of men working out with a U.S. recruiting video from a female soldier who credited her desire to serve her country to her two moms.

However, many Twitter users felt Cruz was the wrong person to be talking about emasculation, considering the way he supported former President Donald Trump even after Trump attacked the looks of Cruz’s wife, Heidi Cruz, and falsely suggested the senator’s father helped assassinate John F. Kennedy.

A sampling of the snarkier comments:

Opinion | Technobabble, Libertarian Derp and Bitcoin

By Paul Krugman

Opinion Columnist

A number of readers have asked me to weigh in on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, whose fluctuations have dominated a lot of market news. Would I please comment on what it’s all about, and what’s going on?

Opinion | Has Biden Changed? He Tells Us

By David Brooks

Opinion Columnist

What happened to Joe Biden? Many people thought he was a moderate incrementalist, but now he’s promoting whopping big legislative packages that make many on the progressive left extremely happy.

Cramer's lightning round: Buy more Paysafe

  • It's that time again! "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer rings the lightning round bell, which means he's giving his answers to callers' stock questions at rapid speed.

Hyliion Holdings: "These companies are all doing what they should do, but the market doesn't like them as much as they used to, including Hyliion. It's doing exactly what it should do, so longer-term it should pan out."

Paysafe: "That is Bill Foley … if Bill is in there, then I think you can buy more, frankly."

Shift Technologies: "You mentioned the one I really like, Lithia … That's the one to buy. They are a very, very good company."

Utz Brands: "Utz did not have a good quarter. Utz is now showing what it's like to not have the scale that Frito Lay has. I would prefer you to buy PepsiCo because we're at a time where freight and cost of goods sold are going up, and Utz can't pass it on as easily as Frito Lay can."


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Netflix’s Reed Hastings Gives $3 Million To Gavin Newsom Anti-Recall Fund

Reed Hastings, the co-CEO of Netflix, has shelled out a whopping $3 million to a fund opposed to the recall of California Governor Gavin Newsom.

The contribution was reported to the California Secretary of State on Thursday afternoon, and is the largest single contribution to date to the Stop The Republican Recall. (Hat tip: Politico).

Hastings, a longtime donor to Democrats, actually contributed $7 million in 2018 to the California Charter Schools Association’s effort to elect former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in the year’s gubernatorial primary. But Villaraigosa lost to Newsom and Republican John Cox, who advanced to the general election.

Stop The Republican Recall includes other major funding from the California Democratic Party, Professional Engineers in California Government PECG-PAC and Stewart Resnick.

Newsom will likely have a huge war chest. He also has been raising directly for his 2022 campaign fund, with recent donors including JJ Abrams and Katie McGrath, who each contributed $32,400. Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg also each contributed that amount. Other donors include Sherry Lansing, Tom Rothman, Jeff Skoll, Chris Silbermann and Jeff Shell.

The recall is all but assured to make the ballot later this year, after the Secretary of State confirmed that organizers passed the signature threshold. Cox has declared his candidacy, along with former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, former congressman Doug Ose and Caitlyn Jenner.

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