What’s actually in Congress’s spending deal
By Lauren Weber
Tuesday, May 2
WHAT’S ACTUALLY IN CONGRESS’S SPENDING DEAL? Breaking down where the money goes, why Democrats consider it a win, and how the NIH and scientific research came out winners. [WaPo]
LAST NIGHT WAS THE OSCARS OF THE FASHION SCENE Check outexclusive photos of the Met Gala you won’t see anywhere else. We were big fans of pregnant Serena Williams rocking the red carpet, the couples squad — which included Gisele and Tom Brady, as well as Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds — and Rihanna’s absurd, yet awesome, attire. And did you know that President Donald Trump and Melania Trump got engaged the night of the 2004 Met Gala?
ACCORDING TO THE GOP, A VOTE ON HEALTHCARE IS CLOSE But the votes aren’t there.
JARED KUSHNER HAD A HARD TIME FILLING OUT HIS DISCLOSURE FORMS “Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, didn’t identify on his government financial disclosure form that he is currently a part-owner of a real-estate finance startup and has a number of loans from banks on properties he co-owns, according to securities filings.” [WSJ | Paywall]
1 DEAD, 3 INJURED AFTER STABBING AT UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN CAMPUS The suspect, Kendrex J. White, 21, surrendered to police after allegedly stabbing four people with a large hunting knife.
MEET THE FBI TRANSLATOR WHO ‘WENT ROGUE AND MARRIED AN ISIS TERRORIST’ “I will probably go to prison for a long time if I come back, but that is life. I wish I could turn back time some days.” [CNN]
NEVER FEAR, LATE NIGHT FANS The Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers reached an agreement just after midnight to avoid a strike that would have effectively shut down late night.
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RYAN SEACREST JOINS KELLY RIPA FOR ‘LIVE’ Looks like the new duo will have some competition, as Megyn Kelly’s morning show is set to debut at the same time in the fall. We’re with Twitter — is Seacrest going to take over writing The Morning Email next? How many jobs can this guy do?
WE’LL ADMIT TO CRYING OVER THIS JIMMY KIMMEL MONOLOGUE In which the late night host teared up talking about his newborn son’s open heart surgery and the importance of access to healthcare.
HERE’S A BUNCH OF ACTORS ACTING OUT STEVE BANNON’S SHAKESPEAREAN SCREENPLAY ABOUT THE L.A. RIOTS It’s exactly what you’d imagine. [Vulture]
NETFLIX IS ADDING MORE TRIGGER WARNINGS TO ‘THIRTEEN REASONS WHY” Following growing backlash for the show’s extremely graphic scenes.
SO, THE FYRE FESTIVAL PITCH DECK Has to be seen to be believed. And the first of the lawsuits is already in — and this one is for a cool $100 million. [Vanity Fair]
An American anti-missile system has gone live in South Korea.
Is MSNBC resisting the resistance?
What Trump’s appeals to rogue strongmen leaders mean.
A top talent agency tried to dissuade a client from filing a sexual assault report against a Fox News executive.
The State Department issued a travel warning for all of Europe for the summer.
Tomi Lahren and Glenn Beck have reached a settlement.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross compared the airstrikes in Syria to “after dinner entertainment.”
That time Trump asked why the Civil War couldn’t have been “worked out” led to the excellent hashtag #Trumpteacheshistory.
If you were moving out of the White House, wouldn’t you throw a pizza party too?
We kind of love the idea of the McDonald’s “frork.”
What happens when a Fenway Park proposal goes horribly wrong.
We have a lot of feelings about this alleged Ed Sheeran “Game of Thrones” cameo.
The overachieving quadruplets who were torn between Ivies have all decided on one college.
This “House of Cards” season 5 trailer is scarier than ever.
And of course we are in love with the photo of Princess Charlotte to celebrate her second birthday! They grow up so fast!
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