By Angelo Amante ROME (Reuters) - The arrest of Sicilian mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro deals a powerful blow to the mythology of the Cosa Nostra, toppling a symbol of the group's resistance to police efforts to break up organised crime. Messina Denaro, 60, was Italy's most wanted mafia boss and had been on the run for three decades. He had been sentenced in absentia to a life term for his role in the 1992 murders of anti-mafia prosecutors Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino. His arrest comes almost 30 years to the day after police caught Salvatore "Toto" Riina, Cosa Nostra's biggest figur...
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Former New York prosecutor Mark Pomerantz's new book will drop Tuesday at midnight. But earlier tonight, he shared some tidbits with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.
The interview came after he spoke to "60 Minutes" on Sunday about the financial crimes he argued should be part of the charges by the Manhattan District Attorney's office. Thus far, it seems the only one willing to go after that case is New York Attorney General Letitia James. The AG can only handle civil crimes against the state, they don't do criminal cases.
According to Maddow, "the benefit of what Mark Pomerantz can describe to us is the strength of the evidence against Trump, its weaknesses, potential charges against Trump and the wherewithal of the prosecutors who, in New York, at least appear to have Trump in their sights."
According to reports, Pomerantz's book list nine areas of inquiry that the DA could use when looking at "criminal inquiries into Donald Trump."
One of those is related to money laundering around the infamous Stormy Daniels hush money.
Another was "enterprise corruption," which revolves around racketeering charges.
Pomerantz then dropped a bombshell during the Maddow interview that there were drafts of charges against Trump.
Speaking to a church audience, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) told the crowd to pray for Joe Biden: "May his days be few and another take his office.”
It isn't the first time she's made such a "prayer." She's been using the line "may his days be few" since 2022, when she spoke to the Charis Christian Center Family Camp Meeting in Colorado.
It once again caused an uproar among those on social media who saw the video.
"THIS is the self-proclaimed party of Jesus Christ," tweeted political commentator Lindy Li. "This is the self-appointed party of Christianity SHAME ON YOU! This is why church pews are emptying at a ferocious rate. Why increasing numbers of Americans now say they are religiously unaffiliated. Christianity in America has devolved into a rabid tribe of Talibangelicals and gun-totin Y’all Qaeda fanatics."
Others noted that her so-called "sermon" included her promoting her legislation to impeach the president and argued that bringing politics into church pews is yet another reason that churches should lose their tax-exempt status.
Another called it a federal crime to threaten the president, which Boebert has gotten away with in the past because she's not asking activists to actively kill, but rather praying for death.
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Tamara Holder, a former Fox News analyst who represented liberal and progressive viewpoints on the channel, says her 2017 lawsuit settlement with Fox News for sexual harassment was not the end, but only the beginning of being openly retaliated against by the media outlet.
Holder said Fox News has found different ways to tarnish her reputation that have had a negative impact on her career.
Their latest tactic, according to Holder, has been to remove all references to her now-canceled show Sports Court. Sports Court was offered on Fox's digital platform.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Holder said, "Fox News expects me to live in a debilitating state of anger towards them, as they continue to find ways to retaliate against me and wipe me from their history books."
Holder reiterated a common complaint about the network's corporate culture of degrading, demeaning and devaluing women at Fox News.
"They are a mad wizard behind the curtain and hide their bad deeds," said Holder. "They couldn't just let me live and keep what I worked for. It's punitive."