“Let’s Buy Trump Off So He Shuts the F–k Up”: Will Rupert Murdoch Spring for a Post-Presidential Fox Gig?

Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago has been a tradition of Donald Trump’s presidency. During his first three years in office, Trump spent the long weekend in Palm Beach playing golf, relaxing, and mingling with club guests. In 2018, Trump even brought in a singer to perform “Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera. But in the wake of losing the presidential election to Joe Biden, Trump won’t be hosting a feast at the resort this year. Melania Trump’s spokesperson Stephanie Grisham tweeted last week that the first family plans to remain in the White House for the holiday. 

The cancellation has fueled speculation that Trump is staying in Washington to continue his failed attempt to reverse the results of the election. But according to a Republican close to the White House, Trump’s decision not to travel to Mar-a-Lago is actually an indication that, privately at least, he’s preparing

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COMMUNITY VOICES: Obeying independent contractor rules is a ‘tough gig’ | Opinion

If you are getting whiplashed and confused by the enactment of Assembly Bill 5 – California’s controversial new “gig worker” law – you are not alone.

It’s the subject of several lawsuits, some expected to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, protests, job losses and even an initiative, Proposition 22, on the November ballot.

Meanwhile, the Legislature recently tried to clean up the mess it created by passing an “urgency law,” which Gov. Gavin Newsom signed, which exempts even more freelancers and independent contractors from the onerous new job rules. AB 5 initially exempted dozens of jobs – mainly at the behest of powerful industry lobbyists.

So, where does that leave local employers who rely on independent contractors, but fear hiring them? As I wrote when this law went into effect in January, it leaves them acting cautiously and using independent contractors only when necessary.

To review

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