An average of 11 million TV viewers watched the first day of President Trump’s impeachment trial on cable TV during the afternoon and another 7.5 million during prime time. That far exceeds the 2.3 million who tuned in during prime time in 1999 for the first day of President Clinton’s impeachment trial.
The Washington Post
The Trump administration has opened an investigation into an incident of alleged anti-Semitism at UCLA—one of the first such inquiries since the president extended the 1964 Civil Rights Act’s protection to Jews in December. The incident involved a guest speaker to an anthropology class who sharply criticized Israel for alleged atrocities and ethnic cleansing against Palestinians.
Los Angeles Times
Since Jan. 1, nine inmates have died in fights or by suicide at the infamous Mississippi State Penitentiary, also called the Parchman. Gov. Tate Reeves announced this week he was shutting down Unit 29 at the prison, where many of the deaths occurred.
President Trump’s Doral resort in Florida doubled its rates ahead of his visit last week to address the Republican National Committee, which spent an estimated $500,000 on the event. The rate for the least expensive room surged from $254 to $539.