After Fight on Vacation Husband & Wife Agree to Go Home. Convinced He Left She Does the Unthinkable.

Though the subject of the disagreement between Susan and Michael Brown is still unknown, what happened next may qualify it as one of the world’s all-time marital fights.

As Metro reports, the British couple was only a few days shy of the end of a 32-day tour of the West Indies when their cruise ship stopped in Madeira, off the coast of Portugal.

With four days left on their journey, retirees Susan and Michael reportedly had a scorching argument and agreed to disembark and get a flight home.

What happened next is somewhat unclear. Though it is known that the Browns spent several hours ashore, even attending a church service on Saturday evening, at some point that night, the 65-year-old Susan apparently became convinced that Michael had re-boarded the ship and angrily dove into the ocean to swim after it.

According to the Daily Mail, various eyewitness stories have made it difficult to know for certain how long Susan swam after the cruise ship, but she was finally rescued, exhausted and near drowning, about a third of a mile from land.

It was around midnight when three fishermen saw Brown and came to the rescue.

“She was barely conscious – she’s lucky to be alive – I don’t think she would have lasted another 30 minutes,” Marildo Freitas told the Daily Mail. “She just said thank God, oh thank God when we found her – she was so cold she could hardly say anything, we just wrapped her up and phoned for help.”

At that point, Brown may have been in the water as long as four hours and was suffering from hypothermia. The fishermen say that her purse may have helped save her, as it was filled with air and acting as a buoyancy aid.

Husband Michael Brown had not, in fact, been on the ship, but had boarded the plane and flown home alone. Authorities say that Susan Brown is still not sufficiently recovered to give a clear account of what happened that evening. Her husband has yet to comment on the incident.

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Anderson Cooper’s 92-Year-Old Mother Shocks Him by Revealing a Surprising Sexual Encounter

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and his mother, noted heiress and artist Gloria Vanderbilt, are close.

As a matter of fact, they recently co-authored a book, which is the subject of an upcoming documentary.

However, the 92-year-old Vanderbilt still knows how to surprise her son.

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The duo recently gave an interview to People and she revealed that she was once in a lesbian relationship:

“I went through a brief so-called lesbian relationship with a girl in school,” she said.

“We had this sort of lesbian relationship and it felt so great. It felt so good and yet I thought, ‘There’s something about this.’”

“I thought, ‘No, this is something that’s not really what I want.’

It was very brief.”

Cooper was shocked:

“What? Hello,” he said. “This is news to me.

You didn’t mention this in the book, mom.”

Vanderbilt further revealed that she was just 13 at the time of the brief fling.

Anderson Cooper’s and Gloria Vanderbilt’s documentary is called “Nothing Left Unsaid.”

It will air April 9th on HBO.

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Former Strategists Speak Out About Trump’s Claims

Addressing Donald Trump’s assertions that they have acted more irresponsibly and in more physically aggressive ways than his own pocket-sized campaign manager, Karl Rove, David Axelrod, and David Plouffe are pointing out the absurdities.

The responses come after a particularly tense exchange between Trump and the hosts of Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”

Trump, in defending the indefensible, made the claims about Rove, Axelrod, and Plouffe:

“OK and you don’t know that they didn’t do it, because I guarantee you they did, probably did stuff that was more physical than this,” Trump replied. “More physical, because this is not even physical. And frankly, she shouldn’t have her hands on me. Nobody says that. But she shouldn’t have her hands on me.”

As the perpetual victim and delicate flower of the GOP, Trump has shown himself to be particularly incapable of handling attacks from women, whether it be mean questions from Megyn Kelly or a brush of the hand by Michelle Fields. In his eyes, an ink pen becomes a potential bomb or at least a knife, therefore, Lewandowski was a brave little man to take the actions that he did against Fields.

Meanwhile, Karl Rove, former chief strategist for President George W. Bush and a physically intimidating figure, said of Trump’s claims:

“Of course, I never manhandled a reporter or anyone else and Mr. Trump should not imply I did. Making wild allegations is what he does to deflect attention from his own problems.”

But then wild deflections are part and parcel of the entire Trump Traveling Freak Show.

David Plouffe, Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign manager offered:

“Successful Presidential campaign managers – from Bobby Kennedy to Lee Atwater – shape the press, they don’t physically shake them and they manage the chaos, not create it.”

While the sane and rational world looks on in horror, wondering how such an inept, boorish, and narcissistic man could possibly be in the running to lead our nation, David Axelrod tweeted out the sad realities of this silly season:

“As with most episodes involving @realDonaldTrump, his defense of his manager probably will thrill core backers and trouble everyone else.”

His attacks on women, particularly against Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi, seem to be having a damaging effect on his poll numbers. We will all have to wait a bit longer to see if anything resembling sanity can be pulled from the wreckage, by the time he’s done.

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Trump’s Campaign Manager Whips Out a Ted Cruz Comparison That’s Gonna Light Twitter on Fire

During Tuesday’s CNN Republican town hall, GOP delegate frontrunner Donald Trump reiterated his long-held belief that rival candidate Ted Cruz was the one who first attacked his wife Melania, leading to a days-long smear campaign involving the two women.

He was so adamant, in fact, that moderator Anderson Cooper even accused him of acting like a five year old.

Yet just hours earlier, Trump’s (legally embattled) campaign manager sang quite a different story about the origin of the fight.

Corey Lewandowski was discussing the ongoing scandal when he told Virginia-based radio host John Fredericks:

“For the Cruz campaign to equate that Roger Stone is part of this campaign is akin to us saying the super PAC that put out the pictures of Melania Trump is part of their campaign.

Now, they can deny that, and they can say that they have no communication, but the two are exactly equal. …

But the bottom line is Roger Stone is as much tied to this campaign as the super PAC that leaked that is tied to the Cruz campaign.”

Understanding Lewandowski’s quote requires a basic working knowledge of the fight between the two campaigns.

It all started nearly two weeks ago, when an anti-Trump super PAC that is not affiliated with Cruz used a nude photo of Melania from a 2000 GQ modeling shoot as part of a Facebook ad.

Rather than attack the group responsible, however, Trump went after Cruz with the following tweet:

Within the next few days, several more attacks were made, including a retweet by Trump that included this less-than-flattering photo of Heidi Cruz.

It all hit a peak, however, last Thursday when the National Enquirer ran a story accusing the Texas senator of having several extramarital affairs while married to wife Heidi.

Cruz’s team believes Trump used former Trump aide Roger Stone to plant the story, as he is the only person cited by name in the article, telling supporters at a campaign event in Wisconsin on Friday:

“I would note that Mr. Stone is a man who has 50 years of dirty tricks behind him. He’s a man whom a term was coined for copulating with a rodent.

Well let me be clear, Donald Trump may be a rat but I have no desire to copulate with him. And this garbage does not belong in politics.”

Nonetheless, Trump’s campaign has denied playing any role in the story’s publication – or that Trump and Stone worked together to plant the article.

Lewandowski even added in his interview with Fredericks that the longtime GOP operative is “an independent individual who has no relationship with the campaign.”

“For them to intimate otherwise is completely inaccurate and it’s a narrative that they want to continue to perpetuate,” he said.

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Who Said It: Donald Trump or a Donald Trump Supporter?

Over the course of this campaign, one thing has become abundantly clear: Donald Trump is not just a threat to conservatism and America, he is a threat to the very concept of language. Crimes against the English language, grammar, and any sense of decency in written and spoken word go out the window where Donald J. Trump is concerned.

Donald Trump is a very contagious disease. This alleged “Trump Train” supporters demand we jump on appears to be carrying some sort of weird, mind-destroying plague. Look at any of the quotes below. Can you tell the difference between what Donald Trump has said and what his supporters have said?

1. “We have to have a wall. We have to have a border. And in that wall we’re going to have a big fat door where people can come into the country, but they have to come in legally.”

2. “Megyn Kelly should lose her job. I don’t care who she talks about. It just isn’t right having a Thug name calling hater on the News!”

3. “I don’t watch the Fox channels any more, I just can’t stand Megan Kelly, she thinks she is all that ,Trump presidency will be the very Best Thing that ever happened In American History”

4.  “We need to secure our borders ASAP. No games, we must be smart, tough and vigilant. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN & MAKE AMERICA STRONG AGAIN!”

5. “A detainee released from Gitmo has killed an American. When will our so-called ‘leaders’ ever learn!”

6. “Could anyone maybe tell the media, including Megyn, to STOP THE STUPID ATTACKS – no one NEEDS THEIR OPINIONS!!! It certainly says more about an individual’s character to be able to yet be standing in the light considering the barrage of attacks! It’s really getting frustratingly old that policy is getting no time of expression because the media is so hell bent on destroying any possible credibility of ANY PARTICULAR CANDIDATE! It’s as though character assassination is the dish of the day! They did it to Sarah Palin but she hadn’t the fortitude of Donald Trump! If Donald Trump manages to stand tall through this all out siege, then what in the world would make anyone think he couldn’t or shouldn’t be up to the job of President??! Gees – media, get over yourselves!!!!”

7. “He was born in Canada, he was a citizen of Canada, of Canada, until just recently — he was a citizen of Canada, okay, he was a joint-citizen of the United States and Canada, but he was a citizen of Canada — when you’re a citizen of Canada and you’re born in Canada, there’s a real question.”

8. “The United States cannot continue to make such bad, one-sided trade deals. There are only so many jobs we can give up. No more!”

9. “Cruz will recognize a problem and his only solution to solving it would be what the lobbyists and big money want. This puts Cruz into the unfavorable position of telling the American people only what they want to hear while actually doing something else. Just look at how ineffective our congress has been, this is what we will get with Cruz.”

10. “Nobody will protect our Nation like Donald J. Trump. Our military will be greatly strengthened and our borders will be strong. Illegals out!”

All of these quotes came from things Donald Trump actually said, tweeted, or things people have posted as comments over on RedState’s Facebook page. Read through the quotes again and see if you can pick out which ones were uttered by Trump and which ones were made by his supporters. Once you have, look below for the answers. No cheating! Post your scores in the comments below.

 

1. Donald Trump 2. Trump Supporter 3. Trump Supporter 4. Donald Trump 5. Donald Trump 6. Trump  Supporter. 7. Donald Trump 8. Donald Trump 9. Donald Trump 10. Donald Trump

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Area students affected by glitch during STAAR test

Right now, the Lubbock ISD is awaiting word from the state after a technical problems caused issues for students taking the STARR test. Administrators are trying to determine whether some students in Texas taking an online standardized test lost answers in a computer glitch. 
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Trump Campaign Manager: Ted Cruz Had Nothing To Do With Nekkid Melania Trump Ad

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[I would post the ad again but I’ve been chastised that some of you Puritans get upset when you see it.]

Ever since Donald Trump had his ass handed to him by Utah’s voters, something that he’s going to have to get used to in the coming weeks, Donald Trump has been doing his best spoiled brat imitation by blaming Ted Cruz for the actions of a super PAC that is not even friendly to him. No one other than Trump and the low-forehead people he likes to surround himself with ever believed that Cruz and anything to do with the ad. To have done so would have demonstrated a degree of recklessness that is out of character with the way Cruz has run his campaign.

Now, Trump campaign manager and beater of women, Corey Lewandowski, used his temporary freedom on bail to say that the Cruz campaign had nothing to do with the Nekkid Melania ad. Via BuzzFeed:

Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said in a radio interview on Tuesday that Ted Cruz’s campaign was not involved in an attack ad on Trump’s wife, Melania. Lewandowski’s comments contradict his own candidate’s repeated claims the Cruz campaign was responsible.

Lewandowski made the comments on the John Fredericks Show, where he denied the Trump campaign had any involvement with a National Enquirer story alleging Cruz had affairs with five different women. Roger Stone, a long time Trump aide who is no longer affiliated with the campaign, was quoted in the story.

“I have no control over what Roger Stone does, doesn’t work for the campaign. He’s an independent individual who has no relationship with the campaign in any way, shape, or form,” said Lewandowski. “For them to intimate otherwise is completely inaccurate and it’s a narrative that they want to continue to perpetuate. The bottom line is Roger Stone is as much tied to this campaign as the super PAC that leaked that is tied to the Cruz campaign.”

In the days leading up to the Utah caucuses, an anti-Trump super PAC released a Facebook ad featuring a nude photo of Melania Trump. Trump has blamed Ted Cruz and his campaign for the ad, despite no evidence linking the campaign to it.

“No, everybody knows he sent it out,” Trump told Anderson Cooper on Tuesday, claiming Cruz broke federal election law to be involved in $300 Facebook ad from the anti-Trump super PAC Make America Awesome. ” He knew the people in the super PAC. He knew — I would be willing to bet he wrote the phrase.”

“To be clear, Roger Stone is someone who does not work for the campaign. He was a consultant to the campaign up until August of last year and then I’ve had no communication with Roger Stone until August of last year,” said Lewandowski. “For the Cruz campaign to equate that Roger Stone is part of this campaign is akin to us saying the super PAC that put out the pictures of Melania Trump is part of their campaign. Now, they can deny that, and they can say that they have no communication, but the two are exactly equal.”

Actually, the two things aren’t all that equal. Everyone involved in politics knew the people who run MMA PAC are not Cruz supporters and that Cruz would not risk a federal felony charge for something with such low payoff. In fact, had Trump not made a big deal of it, no one would even have noticed the ad.

Stone, on the other hand, was a key member of the Trump campaign and remains a Trump adviser, this indicating that in addition to being, to the ordinary eye, a sexual deviant

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that Roger Stone is a very unsuccessful and embittered person. Because those are the people Trump says he likes around him. Stone was and is up to his eyeballs in the smear attack on Ted Cruz and the fact this thing launched when Trump was having one of his hissy fits over the naked pictures of his wife that he was responsible for and the owner of the National Enquirer, a Trump crony, relied upon another Trump crony as the sole source for the story.

The heat on Trump for his baldfaced lies on the provenance of the Nekkid Melania ad and his unmanly attack on Heidi Cruz is taking a toll. In fact, just yesterday, Trump spokes-stooge, Katrina Pierson, was on CNN purveying the exact same lie that Trump has been spreading. He is also taking heat because of his obvious role in the nasty National Enquirer article on Ted Cruz. Now Trump is starting to do what he always does. He is walking back the story and denying that he ever said what he did, in fact, say.

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What the Media is Missing While it Goes Wild on Donald Trump’s Comments About Abortion

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who recently said that Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, “does good work,” told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Wednesday that if abortion were illegal the women who undergo the procedure should face “some form of punishment.”

The full interview, which was taped at a town hall meeting in Wisconsin, will air on MSNBC Wednesday.

During the interview, Matthews pressed Trump on whether he believes there should be punishment for abortion if it were illegal.

After a brief back and forth, Trump said:

“There has to be some form of punishment.”

“For the woman?” Matthews asked. “Yeah,” Trump said, nodding.

Trump said the punishment would “have to be determined.”

The Trump campaign later sent out a statement clarifying his comments, calling the issue “unclear:”

Shortly after the partial exchange with Matthews aired, MSNBC asked Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican presidential candidate opposed to abortion but who supports legal exceptions in the case of rape, incest, and life of the mother, if he agrees with Trump.

Kasich responded “absolutely not” and that a woman receiving an abortion “is a difficult enough situation:”

Notably, the pro-life movement does not support pressing criminal charges against women who receive abortion, even in cases in which abortion is illegal. Indeed, historically, the abortion provider and, in some states, people who helped the woman procure the abortion were charged instead.

Even the pro-choice Guttmacher institute notes that the priority of law enforcement was almost always the abortionist and in the period between when abortion was first criminalized in the mid-1800s and Roe v. Wade:

“Women were rarely convicted for having an abortion; instead, the threat of prosecution often was used to encourage them to testify against the provider.”

Pro-life advocates took to Twitter to criticize Trump’s remarks:

Republican voters in Wisconsin, where Trump’s interview took place, will head the polls next week, April 5th.

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