I tend to agree with @dragonflies, I used to read the spoilers quite often, now I rarely bother. I tried to watch an episode from this week on the CBS.com website (which is worse than ever and riddled with bugs) and except for one scene between Sharon and Mariah, found the rest of the episode to be a big bore and waste of my time). It was the first episode I've watched in months and I find no reason to come back.
I no longer know what to say about Y&R, B&B or the daytime genre in particular. I've read that Pratt may be out soon but the window for stabilizing this show is closing and I think the days of impressive ratings are over.
Kaine's involvement in anti-housing discrimination issues has garnered him praise, particulary among Black legal scholars, he's also fluent in Spanish and has the potential to connect better with the Latino community (his pronunciation is certainly better than de Blasio's , who is also sorta fluent). Trade issue aside, he's probably seen as more liberal than the vanilla guy that he appears to be.
The video in this article provides a pretty good summary as to why HRC picked Kaine:
Hillary Clinton Selects Tim Kaine, a Popular Senator From a Swing State, as Running Mate
Doesn't Castro have some sort of simmering controversy with HUD? He seemed to be an early contender but his name began to fade little by little and I kept hearing other names before his. HRC seems to want to stay away from even the least bit of excitement since she's often associated with drama. Though, I think she did well in the South, Dems also seem to want at least one Southerner on the ticket. VA is not the deep South but it is the South. Some of my friends flat-out think HRC think 2 minorities on a Presidential ticket would be considered too risky.so HRC opted for the safe route.
Personally, I'm fine with HRC and Kaine (although he is not the most interesting choice) if it means we can have the real transformation in Congress (rid ourselves of enough intransigents and obstructionist) and get some consensus builders who can pass actual legislation that helps people as well as a diverse Cabinet and if we can get that, perhaps either get Garland confirmed or a more liberal pick (which I'd honestly prefer).
The HRC Campaign mentioned some of Ivanka's talking points that were the same ones that the Clinton campaign has been making for months (e.g. the equal pay issue, which Donald Trump has never mentioned himself). Ivanka's not running for President so her words during her father's campaign matter as much as Sasha and Malia's words during their father's campaign.
I have admiration for small business owners who pay their employees a fair wage for the work they do. Just like people took a hardline with the foreclosures and said that some people just couldn't afford the houses they had, I also feel that if you can't afford to pay your workers, then maybe you can't afford to run a business.
Someone just mentioned that in using Trump Organization letterhead and Trump Organization employees, the campaign used corporate resources which are not legal.
Apparently, George W. Bush was overheard recently telling some of his aides that he thinks he may end up being the last Republican President. For years, I've been thinking that the GOP may eventually go the way of the Whigs and Federalists. I thought this would take decades and never imagined it would be happening so fast.
Apparently, blame for Ms. Trump's plagiarized speech is now being shifted to a one-time ghostwriter who Melania was said to have consulted when she was tearing up and re-doing the speech.
Trump campaign blaming ghostwriter Meredith McIver for Melania plagiarism scandal
Thanks @Toups, I figured it had to be fake because that's just ridiculous. OTOH, I started to think that maybe this was part of Trump's plan to extricate himself from this campaign without actually dropping out, just look extremely incompetent and unethical. Still, I think his base wouldn't care regardless.
Speaking of which, Colleen Zenk had posted some pictures with her and John McCook and KKL on her Twitter feed, fueling speculation that either she would be reprising her Barbara Ryan role on B&B or playing a new character-different designer, or the new Margo Linley? This was months ago, so I tend to think she was just in L.A. doing an unrelated project and stopped by to see friends. Colleen never affirmed or denied the speculation from what I saw on her timeline, although it's been awhile since I last checked.