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Unattractive women who worked during Donald Trump’s golf review in Rancho Palos Verdes competence have had a spirit as to when they’d get a day off — when a owners came to town, according to some employees.
A newly unclosed lawsuit alleges that managers would safeguard a fit, appealing staff were on palm when Trump designed to visit, Matt Pearce reports on today’s front page.
“I had witnessed Donald Trump tell managers many times while he was visiting a bar that grill hostesses were ‘not flattering enough’ and that they should be dismissed and transposed with some-more appealing women,” one pronounced in a authorised declaration.
“The hostesses that were a youngest and a prettiest always got a best shifts,” pronounced another.
A counsel for a Trump Organization called a allegations “meritless.”
The news comes as Trump continued to impugn a former Miss Universe for gaining weight after her victory, and as uninformed polling found Hillary Clinton was noticed in a most improved light by womanlike discuss watchers.
IS DUKE GETTING HIS DAY?
Intentionally or not, Trump’s open critique of minority groups and eagerness to daub into secular rancour have energized pro-white border groups to join a domestic mainstream, Lisa Mascaro reports. “I am winning,” David Duke says.
SENATE PARTY FAVORS
In California, to a permitted celebration claimant go a spoils. The California Democratic Party has spent some-more than $500,000 ancillary Democratic state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate, and split out another $100,000 on discuss element compelling her bid for Washington. Phil Willon reports that her rival, Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez, is getting zero from a state party given it is “all in” for Harris, says one celebration official. The assistance could tip a change in a competition where both possibilities have had a tough time lifting income for their campaigns.
And it could be generally important, deliberation a Senate Democrats’ discuss arm is sitting a competition out. That means no additional cash, no additional staff and no assistance fundraising.
Sarah Wire reports that this is a first Democrat-on-Democrat Senate competition in a United States in some-more than 100 years, and while a inhabitant celebration is strictly staying out of it, scarcely half of Harris’ intensity Senate colleagues have donated to her campaign.
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ELTON JOHN IS WITH HER
Clinton will come behind to Los Angeles for what her fundraising group is billing as “one final event” on Oct. 13 — a solo unison with Elton John and a $33,400-per-ticket “final Los Angeles dinner.” Donors who give $100,000 are given “co-chair” designations and can attend a accepting with Clinton and get reward cooking seating, according to an invitation performed by The Times.
Democratic clamp presidential hopeful Sen. Tim Kaine also will lift income with a Corinne Bailey Rae unison during a home of Ellen Bronfman Hauptman and Andrew Hauptman on Oct. 8.
The co-hosts are Joe Calabrese, Charles Hirschhorn and Daniel Weiss. Tickets start during $2,700. A $5,000 concession includes a print with Kaine, and donors who give $33,400 per integrate are dubbed a “Changemaker” and get print and cooking with a Virginia senator.
“This is a lowest cost for a print with Tim period,” Clinton National Finance Committee member Dixon Slingerland of Studio City wrote in an email soliciting attendees and performed by The Times.
A FIERY TAKE ON THE DEBATE
George Skelton thinks Clinton cleaned Trump’s clock during a debate. Clinton kept her cold — and her clarity of amusement — as she played a bullfighter to Trump’s longhorn in a china shop, he writes in his Thursday column.
A CHALLENGE ON PROP. 61
The supporters of Proposition 61, a Nov drug pricing list measure, are severe their opponents to a domestic duel of sorts: They wish drug association CEOs to determine to a televised discuss of a measure’s merits on Oct. 29.
Christine Mai-Duc reports a Yes on 61 discuss took out a full-page ad in a San Francisco Chronicle, presenting an “open discuss plea to Big Pharma.” The ad named 8 curative association arch executives and called them “overpaid, inhuman large shots” who they pronounced should “defend their price-gouging.” A consultant for a measure’s proponents says they’ve already bought 30-minute blocks of airtime in media markets opposite a state.
CONGRESSIONAL ACTION BEFORE A LONG BREAK
Congress done story by overriding one of President Obama’s vetoes for a initial time. The pierce means families of victims of a Sept. 11, 2001 militant attacks can sue a Saudi Arabian supervision for damages.