Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said on Tuesday that 95 percent of his cancer was gone after eight weeks of intensive medical treatment, the Washington Post reported.
Hogan, a Republican, stunned the state in June when he told a hastily called news conference that he suffered from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and had dozens of tumors in his abdomen, neck and groin.
After undergoing treatment, “I aced my test,” Hogan told the Post in his first face-to-face interview about his illness since the diagnosis.
“Ninety-five percent is gone, disappeared, dead. I still have some remnants of the tumors, but it’s dead,” said the governor, who the Post said was sporting a wide grin and a bald head.
Hogan, a commercial real estate broker who had never held elective office, was elected in an upset in November after campaigning on tax-cutting platform.
He came to national attention in April when he sent the National Guard into Baltimore after rioting sparked by the death of a black man from an injury suffered in police custody.
His illness triggered an outpouring of sympathy around Maryland, and a photo of a bald, beaming Hogan striking a pose while wearing sunglasses became an Internet hit. He continued to work around his chemotherapy appointments.
Hogan said his progress had surprised his medical team.
“They were shocked at the results,” Hogan said. “They were saying, ‘We could not possibly have hoped for a better scan than that.'”
(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Sandra Maler)
BUSTED: Devin Nunes is hiding how he’s paying for all his frivolous lawsuits — which could land him in more trouble
On Saturday, the Fresno Bee dived into a lingering question: How does Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) pay for all the lawsuits he is filing against journalists, satirists, and political critics?
"Nunes, R-Tulare, has filed lawsuits against Twitter, anonymous social media users known as Devin Nunes' Cow and Devin Nunes' Mom, a Republican political strategist, media companies, journalists, progressive watchdog groups, a political research firm that worked for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and a retired farmer in Nunes’ own district," noted the Bee.
These lawsuits were mainly filed in Virginia — a state with very loose laws against so-called "SLAPP suits," or meritless lawsuits intended to drown people in legal expenses in retaliation for expressing political opinions. Nunes was assisted in these suits by Steven Biss, a Virginia attorney, and yet except for the suit against the retired farmer, there is no clear record in Nunes' FEC reports of how he paid for the suits.
Trump brings up Brett Kavanaugh in rage tweet at Democrats about coming impeachment trial
On Saturday, President Donald Trump brought up Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in a bizarre rant against the "Radical Left, Do Nothing Dems" and his anger over the direction of the impeachment process:
After watching the disgraceful way that a wonderful man, @BrettKavanaugh, was treated by the Democrats, and now seeing first hand how these same Radical Left, Do Nothing Dems are treating the whole Impeachment Hoax, I understand why so many Dems are voting Republican!
McConnell’s impeachment collusion admission handed the Democrats a powerful new weapon to damage the president
Mitch McConnell's admission on Fox News that he is working behind the scenes with the White House to stack the Senate impeachment trial gives Democrats a potent weapon against the GOP, wrote Greg Sargent and Paul Waldman in the Washington Post.
"If Democrats play their procedural cards right, they can pressure Republicans to allow for a much fairer and more open trial that could actually produce new revelations — and if they refuse, extract a political price for it," they wrote.