Barr Sacks U.S. Attorney—Who Says He’s Not Leaving

Barr Sacks U.S. Attorney—Who Says He’s Not Leaving

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Attorney General William Barr announced late Friday evening that he had nominated a Trump appointee to replace the Manhattan U.S. Attorney who had investigated and convicted some of President Donald Trump’s closest associates. It was a shocking announcement even to the prosecutor he intended to replace, Geoffrey Berman.

“I learned in a press release from the Attorney General tonight that I was ‘stepping down’ as United States Attorney,” Berman said in a statement. “I have not resigned, and have no intention of resigning, my position, to which I was appointed by the Judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. I will step down when a presidentially appointed nominee is confirmed by the Senate.”

That came hours after Barr’s surprise Friday evening announcement that Jay Clayton, appointed by President Donald Trump as chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2017, would be nominated as Berman’s replacement as Southern District U.S. Attorney, with District of New Jersey U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito serving as the acting SDNY U.S. Attorney “effective July 3.” Barr said that “Craig will work closely with the outgoing United States Attorney to ensure a smooth transition.”

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A Bourbon Cocktail Built for Summer

Courtesy Jeffrey Morgenthaler

Thank you Bulleit Bourbon and the TipsFromHome initiative for partnering with Half Full on the Bartenders At Home cocktail video series.

What inspired you to create this cocktail? “It was 2001 or 2002 and I’d been reading Paul Harrington’s writing on the web about cocktails. The El Diablo was one of the first forgotten classics that interested me, and creme de cassis was new to me. So after having procured a bottle, I was adding it to anything and everything. Once it found its way into a Whiskey Sour, the Bourbon Renewal was born.”

When would you serve this drink? “I think it’s great for summer, but I serve them all year round.” 

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The Navy Is Blaming the Captain It Fired for Accurate COVID-19 Warning

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Navy Capt. Brett Crozier has been vindicated after warning of a dire coronavirus outbreak aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt—just not by the Navy, which on Friday announced that it will not reverse Crozier’s firing for the infraction of trying to save his sailors’ lives. 

Instead, the Navy leadership implied that Crozier was responsible for the outbreak that he loudly warned he needed urgent help from the Navy to redress.

“If Capt. Crozier was still in command today, I would be relieving him,” the chief of naval operations, Adm. Mike Gilday, said on Friday. Less than two months ago, Gilday recommended reinstating Crozier. 

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What Happens When You Mix Bourbon, Peanut Butter & Coconut?

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Thank you Bulleit Bourbon and the TipsFromHome initiative for partnering with Half Full on the Bartenders At Home cocktail video series.

What inspired you to create this cocktail? “I feel like everyone secretly loves Painkiller and are afraid to make them at home. It is the best drink and everyone should know how to make them!”

When would you serve this drink? “Any time of the day! It could be a smoothie for breakfast, a happy hour cocktail, or pair one with your dessert after dinner!”

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Give Earl Grey Tea a Whiskey Upgrade

Courtesy Chris Bostick

Thank you Bulleit Bourbon and the TipsFromHome Initiative for partnering with Half Full on the Bartenders At Home cocktail video series.

What inspired you to create this cocktail? “We could all use a hard reset right about now. I also wanted to create something tasty that the home bartender could have fun making.”

When would you serve this drink? “After a hard night or for breakfast or even brunch.”

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A Frozen Take on the Classic Boulevardier Cocktail

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Thank you Campari® for partnering with Half Full on the Bartenders At Home cocktail video series.

What inspired you to create this cocktail? “I’ve been using cocktail hour as an official end to the work day, because it’s hard to separate the two when working from home.”

When would you serve this drink? “I would either make this drink as a dessert or I would make it around 5 PM as you officially clock out of work from home.”

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Spicing Up the Classic Old-Fashioned with BBQ Syrup

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Thank you Wild Turkey® for partnering with Half Full on the Bartenders At Home cocktail video series.

What inspired you to create this cocktail? “My appetite! It’s summer in New Orleans and it’s getting pretty warm. My favorite thing to do is barbecue with friends and family in the park or at the lake, but because of social distancing that won’t happen anytime soon. I love to drink a chilled glass of whiskey with my BBQ. So, I thought to myself, why not combine both into one equally appetizing and delicious cocktail?”

When would you serve this drink? “I’d serve this drink on a hot summer day. It’s a good cocktail for porch sitting or general partying outdoors.”

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It’s a Great Time to Get an AC Unit, Before They Sell Out

I have fond memories of helping my dad bring down the AC units from our attic and taping any holes closed to keep the hot air from coming inside. A window unit has always been something I enjoy the sound and feel of, but it’s even more important now. We’re all spending more time inside our homes, which means we are doing everything in our power to be as comfortable as possible. That means investing in the right loungewear, finding a relaxing hobby, and most of all, staying cool. Here are a handful of air conditioning options to help keep your home comfortable all summer. But if you’re thinking of getting one, you should go for it sooner rather than later because I’m sure they’ll start to sell out as the temperature rises.

FOR A CLASSIC AIR CONDITIONER

FOR AN EASY INSTALLATION

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Pride May Be Canceled, but This LGBTQ Marching Band Plays On

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A year ago, 160 members of the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps (LGBAC), New York’s oldest LGBTQ marching band, eagerly waited at the start line of the World Pride 50 parade in New York.

Neil Patrick Harris climbed a nearby float and waved his hands, conducting the starstruck band below. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio strode by, lifting a rainbow flag high above his head. Hundreds of pink T-Mobile balloons peppered the band’s starting pen.

The day’s visual—five million global partygoers converging on parking lot’s worth of Manhattan asphalt—is now unimaginable. But the reception from last year—the open arms of celebrities, politicians and corporations—was once unimaginable too.

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AMC Will Now Require Face Masks, Reversing Policy After Mass Outrage

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AMC Theatres reversed its controversial face mask policy Friday afternoon, following mass outrage and backlash over social media. All customers will now be required to wear masks when theaters reopen.

The theater chain’s CEO, Adam Aron, had previously said that the company’s plan to reopen locations would not require patrons to wear masks as they “did not want to be drawn into political controversy.”

The insinuation that the CDC’s recommendation that all people wear masks in public spaces in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus was a political issue infuriated many of AMC’s customers.

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