Here’s what’s trending today!
April Ryan says she’s received death threats after asking White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders if Trump has considered resigning, a question Sanders called “ridiculous.” Ryan explained that she asked the question because of the “turmoil or conflicts constantly coming up ” and Trump’s never-ending investigations. Now, the reporter says she’s receiving death threats but says the threats will not keep her from doing her job. (CNN)
In a blow to Republicans, Paul Ryan has decided that he won’t run for re-election in November. Friends say that Ryan, who was the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2012, has always had presidential ambitions and could run again. Still, with Ryan leaving and midterms around the corner, Republicans are facing a tough battle with a good chance of Democrats stealing a few seats. (Axios)
Ex-speaker of the House, John Boehner, has changed his tune about cannabis now that he has joined a cannabis company. Boehner, who in 2011 claimed he was strongly opposed to legalization, says he had a genuine change of heart about the issue. However, many are skeptical of his change of heart and believe the politician finally came around to legalization after seeing dollar signs. (NY Times)
Maryland’s Montgomery County board of education is considering naming a school after gay civil rights icon Bayard Rustin. Rustin was a friend and close advisor of Martin Luther King Jr. and organized the 1963 March on Washington. The board will vote on the decision this week. (NewNowNext)
Jamie Allman, a host of The Allman Report for conservative media outlet Sinclair Broadcast Group, threatened in a since-deleted tweet to sodomize Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg with a hot poker. The disturbing tweet prompted some advertisers to pull their ads from Allman’s show, leading to the show’s cancellation. (NewNowNext)
BET has announced a new business competition series from T.I., The Grand Hustle. The series will include 12 one-hour episodes and will see 16 men and women vying for a spot in T.I.’s Grand Hustle empire. (Shadow And Act)
Petey Pablo is getting into the craft beer game. The rapper teamed up with Neuse River Brewing Company for Petey’s Pale Ale, an American ale described as a light-bodied beer with a hint of fruit flavor. Pablo says he will be hosting a number of launch parties for the brew. (WRAL)