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NYC Tonight: Adam Pascal, Reichen Lehmkuhl Headline Broadway Sings for Pride Winter Concert



Rent’s Adam Pascal and Logo A-List’s Reichen Lehmkuhl headline tonight’s “Broadway Sings for Pride Winter Concert” at New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center at 6:30 PM, a benefit for the Center.

Via the Center:

Over 20 Broadway and National Tour performers will join notable personalities to celebrate Broadway Sings for Pride’s Winter Concert! Attendees will enjoy a vast array of holiday gold along with a myriad of Broadway hits.

Recording Artist and American Idol finalist Kimberley Locke, Tony Award nominee Colman Domingo (The Scottsboro Boys) will join Drama Desk Award nominee Terri White (Follies Revival), Tony Award nominee Adam Pascal (Rent), and Logo’s A-List Cast Members among others in singing for Pride at One-Night-Only NYC Benefit at the Center.

The event will also feature a special video message from Tony Award winner Carol Channing.

Among the other artists scheduled to appear are: Scott Alan (composer-lyricist, Home), King Aswad (Rent National Tour), Anastasia Barzee (Jekyll & Hyde), Eleah J Burman (Atlantic Theater Company’s The Facts), Bobby Cronin (Daybreak), Meridith Cullen (Off-Broadway’s My Big Gay Italian Wedding), Angel Desai (NBC’s The Event), John Edwards (Jersey Boys), Lauren Elder (Hair), Elli (A Match Made In Manhattan), Adrienne Fishe (Rent National Tour), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Jenn Furman (Wicked National Tour), Lance Horne (Emmy Award-winning composer/Performer), Emily Kinney (Showtime’s The Big C), Mary Lahti (Village Light Opera’s KIss Me Kate), Cedric Leiba Jr.(Off Broadway’s The Yellow Brick Road), Lori Michaels (Recording Artist, Me & The Girls), Anthony Lee Medina (Spring Awakening National Tour), Athena Reich (Singer/TV Personality), Angelo Luis Rios (Jesus Christ Superstar National Tour), Khalid Rivera (The Capeman), Bret Shuford (The Little Mermaid), Allison Siko (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Antoine L. Smith (Memphis), Amy Toporek (Hairspray National Tour), Katie Thompson (Recording Artist).

Nick Adams, Joy Behar, Lance Bass, Reeve Carney, Sahara Davenport, Kara DioGuardi, Christine Ebersole, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Bebe Neuwirth, The Real Housewives of New York City, Anthony Rapp, Mike Ruiz, Johnny Weir, Wendy Williams, have all given their voices to support Broadway Sings for Pride.

Jim Lahti will serve as the evening’s musical director and Raphael Miranda (NBC New York) and Marissa Rosen (My Big Gay ItalianWedding) will emcee.  Musical accompaniment will be provided Jim Lahti on piano, Sean Harkness on acoustic & electric guitar and David Silliman on percussion.

Kat Dudina and Mia Grottola, American Sign Language interpreters, will be signing for the hard of hearing and deaf community.

Audiences will also hear first-hand stories of pride and allyship from some of New York’s famous: Allison Siko (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Reichen Lehmkuhl (The Amazing Race, The A-List: New York), Randy Jones (multi-platinum recording artist, founding member of Village People) and Matt Martin (Real Housewives of Twitter).

Visit the Center online to learn more.

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‘Start the Kevin McCarthy Death-Clock’ After Biden Wins Debt Ceiling Battle: Rick Wilson



Appearing late Saturday night on MSNBC after it was announced that President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) had reached an agreement “in principle’ on a budget deal, former GOP strategist Rick Wilson claimed this could be the beginning of the end for McCathy’s speakership.

Sitting in on a panel with guest host Michael Steele, Wilson suggested that McCarthy’s decision to compromise with the president to avoid a default that would spin the economy into chaos will not go over well with far-right members of his House caucus who could make a motion to “vacate the chair” to express their displeasure.

Asked by host Steel about what comes next, Wilson stated it was a win for the White House which will not make conservatives happy.

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“Great night for Joe Biden, great night for the White House even though I think their messaging has been kind of tentative the past few weeks” the Lincoln Project founder began. “I think though we are now going to start the Kevin McCarthy death-clock. He has certainly got a very angry part of his caucus tonight who probably burning up his phone no matter how good it is for the country not to default.”

“It’s not going to please the chaos caucus in the GOP,” he added.

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Debt Ceiling: McCarthy Faces ‘Lingering Anger’ and a Possible Revolt as Far-Right House Members Start Issuing Threats



As House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) continues to negotiate a deal to avoid a debt crisis, members of the far-right Freedom Caucus are growing furious with him over broken promises he made to them.

According to MSNBC political analyst Steve Benen, with a slim GOP majority in the House, McCarthy is walking a tightrope to get a budget deal passed and may need help from House Democrats if members of his caucus refuse to go along with him.

As Benen points out, in order to win the speakership McCarthy agreed to an easier path for a motion to “vacate the chair” which could end his tenure as Speaker. That could come into play if the Freedom Caucus stages a revolt.

“… as the negotiations approach an apparent finish line, the House Republicans’ most radical faction is learning that it isn’t likely to get everything its members demanded — and for the Freedom Caucus, that’s not going to work,” he wrote in his MSNBC column.

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Citing a Washington Times report that stated, “[Freedom Caucus members] want everything from the debt limit bill passed by the House last month plus several new concessions from the White House,” Benen suggested far-right House Republicans are now issuing veiled threats.

In an interview, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) stated, “I am going to have to go have some blunt conversations with my colleagues and the leadership team. I don’t like the direction they are headed.”

With Politico reporting, “The [House Freedom Caucus] was already unlikely to support a final bipartisan deal, but lingering anger with Kevin McCarthy could have lasting implications on his speakership,” Benen added, “If this is simply a matter of lingering ill-will from members who come to believe that GOP leaders ‘caved,’ the practical consequences might be limited. But let’s also not forget that McCarthy, while begging his own members for their support during his protracted fight for the speaker’s gavel, agreed to tweak the motion-to-vacate-the-chair rules, which at least in theory, would make it easier for angry House Republicans to try to oust McCarthy from his leadership position.”

Adding the caveat that he is not predicting an imminent McCarthy ouster he added, “But if the scope of the Freedom Caucus’ discontent reaches a fever pitch, a hypothetical deal clears thanks to significant Democratic support, don’t be surprised if we all start hearing the phrase ‘vacate the chair” a lot more frequently.”

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Prosecutors Tell Trump They Have a Recording of Him and a Witness: Report



Prosecutors in Donald Trump’s Manhattan criminal trial have notified the ex-president’s attorneys they have a recording of him and a witness. The notification comes in the form of an automatic discovery form, CBS News reports, which “describes the nature of the charges against a defendant and a broad overview of the evidence that prosecutors will present at Trump’s preliminary hearing or at trial.”

CBS reports prosecutors have handed the recording over to Trump’s legal team.

It’s not known who the witness is, nor are any details known publicly about what the conversation entails, or even if it is just audio or if it includes video.

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According to the article’s author, CBS News’ Graham Kates, via Twitter, prosecutors say they also have recordings between two witnesses, a recording between a witness and a third party, and various recordings saved on a witness’s cell phones.

Trump is facing 34 felony counts in Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case related to his allegedly unlawful attempt to hide hush money payoffs to a well-known porn star by falsifying business records to protect his 2016 presidential campaign.

See the discovery form above or at this link.

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