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JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY HIT WITH ANOTHER WAVE OF BOMB THREATS Forcing evacuations in ten states Monday. There have been 67 incidents at 56 Jewish community centers in 27 states and one Canadian province since the start of 2017. Vandals also toppled over 100 headstones at a prominent Jewish cemetery in St. Louis. Ivanka Trump, who converted to Judaism, tweeted about the incidentsMonday, and not all of Twitter was pleased. [HuffPost]
EVEN DEMOCRATS LIKE DONALD TRUMP’S NEW NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is a widely respected military strategist applauded by both sides of the aisle. And Vice President Mike Pence spoke out about Mike Flynn’s resignation Monday. [HuffPost]
SO IT WAS DEFENDING PEDOPHILIA THAT LOST MILO YIANNOPOULOS HIS BOOK DEAL AND CPAC APPEARANCE Videos emerged of Yiannopoulos appearing to condone sexual relationships between adults and 13-year-old boys. [HuffPost]
ERIC HOLDER TO SPEARHEAD OUTSIDE INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGATIONS ABOUT UBER’S CULTURE The former U.S. Attorney has been tapped to investigate former employee Susan Fowler’s allegations that Uber fostered an environment of sexual harassment. You can read Fowler’s original post here. [HuffPost]
CHRIS WALLACE GOES AFTER REINCE PRIEBUS FOR TRUMP’S ATTACKS ON THE FREE PRESS “Barack Obama whined about Fox News all the time. But I gotta say, he never said that we were an enemy of the people.” [HuffPost]
FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER ACCUSES RUSSIA OF ELECTION MEDDLING French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault accused Russia of hacking activity in the country, saying “after what happened in the United States, it is our responsibility to take all steps necessary to ensure that the integrity of our democratic process is fully respected.” [HuffPost]
RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N. DIES IN NYC Vitaly Churkin died suddenly of a reported heart attack at the age of 64. [Reuters]
VIDEO EMERGES OF ASSASSINATION OF KIM JONG UN’S BROTHER Kim Jong Nam died after two women wiped a liquid over his face. [HuffPost]
A CASUALTY OF THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY? CAMP DAVID Trump said about the usual site of presidents’ retreats: “You know how long you’d like it? For about 30 minutes.” [WaPo]
HOW MUCH IS HITLER’S PHONE WORTH? We’re baffled why this item would go on auction in the first place. [HuffPost]
FORGET ABOUT THE NBA ALL-STAR GAME The show was all about Beyoncé and that baby bump sitting courtside. [HuffPost]
WE HAVE FEELINGS ABOUT THIS NEW OREO FLAVOR Hint ― a lot of pink is involved. [HuffPost]
ANGELINA JOLIE SPOKE OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME ABOUT HER DIVORCE FROM BRAD PITT And held back tears while addressing the impact it’s had on her family. [HuffPost]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ Doing the math on Trump and his golf habit.
~ Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney hit the recording studio together.
~ Tell us which film you think should take home that little gold man statue for Best Picture at the Oscars.
~ This kid has performed with Bruce Springsteen TWICE. We need some of his magic.
~ Finding a lost Walt Whitman novel.
~ Because it’s Tuesday, take a look at this “preschool” of baby orangutans.
~ If you value your self-confidence, don’t ask Gordon Ramsay to evaluate your food on Twitter.
~ This piece about Kevin Durant’s start-up interests is worth reading just for the photo of him breaking ground with a golden shovel.
~ In a galaxy far, far away ― we know when the next “Star Wars” trailer will grace us with its presence. Maybe.
~ Apparently “larb” is the new hip dinner trend. We can’t help but think it sounds like lard, but that stuff is tasty so...
~ And Alex Trebek rapped his way through a category on “Jeopardy!” and we are presenting that to you without comment.