A photo from the 2000 St. Joseph’s High School yearbook reveals that then senior Pete Buttigieg was declared “Most likely to be President.”
ABC News reports: “The Catholic school’s yearbook was unearthed at a public library in South Bend, the same weekend the mayor of the 299th largest city in America announced he was taking his first swing at the White House. Looking through the rest of his high school yearbooks, he moved from appearing in a single photo his freshman year — sporting shaggy hair and large glasses — to showing off a dizzying array of activities in the following years, including the National Honor Society, Junior Leaders and Philosophy Club. He was often pictured wearing a white shirt, tie and no jacket, which has also become his current political uniform. His senior year, he was also voted most likely to succeed and eventually became his class valedictorian.”
Elizabeth Warren is the first candidate to call for impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. Warren joined Rachel Maddow on Friday night following a series of tweets in which the Massachusetts senator.
Tweeted Warren: ‘The Mueller report lays out facts showing that a hostile foreign government attacked our 2016 election to help Donald Trump and Donald Trump welcomed that help. Once elected, Donald Trump obstructed the investigation into that attack. Mueller put the next step in the hands of Congress: “Congress has authority to prohibit a President’s corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice.” The correct process for exercising that authority is impeachment.’
Warren added: ‘To ignore a President’s repeated efforts to obstruct an investigation into his own disloyal behavior would inflict great and lasting damage on this country, and it would suggest that both the current and future Presidents would be free to abuse their power in similar ways. The severity of this misconduct demands that elected officials in both parties set aside political considerations and do their constitutional duty. That means the House should initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States.’
Warren told Maddow: “I was on an airplane yesterday and started reading [the Mueller Report] and I read it way into the night last night and I got to the end and realized, this is about a point of principle. The report is absolutely clear, that a foreign government attacked our electoral system to help Donald Trump, he welcomed that help and then when it was investigated by our own federal authorities, Donald Trump took multiple steps to try to obstruct justice.”
Warren added: “This isn’t about politics, this isn’t even specifically about Donald Trump himself. It is about what a president of the United States should be able to do and what the role of Congress is in saying, ‘no, a president does not get to come in and stop an investigation about a foreign power that attacked this country or an investigation about his own wrongdoing.’ Equal justice under law. No one is above the law and that includes the president of the United States. It is the constitutional responsibility of Congress to follow through on that.”
RUNNING. Joe Biden to announce next week. ‘Discussions among his core group of advisers about the exact timing of his announcement and subsequent campaign events are ongoing and subject to change, multiple officials said. Those discussions were set into motion earlier this month, as Biden himself publicly acknowledged a decision was all but a formality.’
MEDELLIN. Madonna and Maluma to perform at Billboard Music Awards. ‘Today (April 19), Billboard confirmed Madonna and Maluma signed on to perform their slinky new duet at the Kelly Clarkson-hosted awards show on May 1. The duo has what should be a serious hit on their hands with the slinky opus. Since dropping Wednesday it’s amassed more than 5 million streams between YouTube and Spotify. The track will get a boost next week with the release of the accompanying music video.’
MARIJUANA. Support for legalization hits new high: “Sixty-five percent of Americans now think marijuana should be legal — a record high in CBS News polling. Most view marijuana as less harmful than alcohol and believe it is less dangerous than other drugs. Many opponents of legalization, however, think it leads to a rise in crime and most favor the federal government taking action to stop the sale of pot in states where it is currently legal.”
RICHARD GREEN. Psychiatrist who argued that being gay is not a disorder dies at 82: ‘Green died of esophageal cancer April 6 at his home in London, his son, Adam Hines-Green, told The New York Times. In 1972, early in his career, Green wrote an article in The International Journal of Psychiatry taking issue with “the premise that homosexuality is a disease or a homosexual is inferior.” The following year, the American Psychiatric Association dropped homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.’
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY. Kygo and Rita Ora “Carry On”.
MUSIC VIDEO 2 OF THE DAY. Lil Dicky “Earth” featuring Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Zac Brown, Brendon Urie, Hailee Steinfeld, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Adam Levine, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, SIA, Miley Cyrus, Lil Jon, Rita Ora, Miguel, Katy Perry, Lil Yachty, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Joel Embiid, Tory Lanez, John Legend, Backstreet Boys, Bad Bunny, Psy, Kris Wu.