Thursday, January 19, 2017

News Round-Up: January 19, 2017

(via Instagram)
Some news items you may have missed:

• Instahunk Lex Abramov (above) is giving you "silver-haired ice-bear."

• The niece of former GOP presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, will take over the reins as Chairman of the Republican Party from outgoing Reince Priebus. Ronna Romney McDaniel takes over as Priebus is moving on to be Donald Trump's Chief of Staff in the White House.

• Energy Secretary Rick Perry was quite contrite at his confirmation hearing today, saying he regrets his now infamous "oops" moment during the 2012 presidential campaign when he vowed to eliminate the department he's now nominated to run.

• The latest CBS poll shows President Obama leaving office with a 62% approval rating.

• The former Apprentice contestant who accused Donald Trump of groping her is now suing him for defamation.

• North Korea may test-fire one of their intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) as early as Friday, the day Donald Trump is inaugurated, in an attempt to provoke Trump.

• The Virginia state House killed a potential "bathroom bill" similar to North Carolina's HB2, which has had a devastating effect on the Tarheel State's economy.

• Check out Troye Sivan's latest single, "Heaven" featuring Betty Who, from his Blue Neighbourhood album. You can watch the gorgeous black and white music video below featuring intimate shots of Sivan along with vintage clips of important moments in the LGBTQ rights movement.

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