Cory Booker: Liberal Celebrity?

Hungarian dogs draw celebrity interest, but no money

When it comes to my values, Im a person who believes that America should do everything it can to promote, maintain and ensure peace. During his time in Newark, Booker has sparked liberal ire over his friendship with GOP Gov. Chris Christie, rankled some local Democrats and infuriated the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg and his inner circle. But despite that, Booker could very well be exactly what Democrats in Washington want: a liberal celebrity. Democratic leaders are eager for Booker to hit the fundraising circuit, stump for their candidates and energize their party in a way that virtually no other Senate Democrat can effectively pull off. In some ways, Booker may end up being the Democrats version of Marco Rubio: an attractive, eloquent and press-savvy pol whose core beliefs are firmly in line with his base but who may break from his party from time to time. While Bookers style has irked some Democrats, he has only sparingly broken with the left , like on school vouchers and education reform. Asked to identify the issues in which he splits from his party in Washington, Booker couldnt do it. In some ways, youre going to have to tell me that. I know where Im passionate, and I dont first ask, Does my party agree with this or not? ( Also on POLITICO: Rival: Booker gay comments ‘weird’ ) And in recent days, he has taken steps to bolster his support on the left, including with a broad proposal calling for major reforms to the criminal justice system, including abolishing privately run prisons, pumping money into rehabilitation programs and reducing the incarceration rate by getting rid of mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug offenses. He says at the top of my list is dealing with poverty in America. Booker skated to victory over three Democratic foes in the primary, buoyed by a surprisingly high turnout through which he secured more than 216,000 votes in a primary in the middle of the August vacation season.

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It turns out he owns a Puli, a Hungarian shepherd dog, wanted to learn more about it from a breeder and check out a kennel, surprising locals with a visit. “They were very down-to-earth, and clearly in love with the pulis,” breeder Ferenc Antal told Reuters. The Puli is a mid-sized dog that grows long black or white fur which looks similar to dreadlocks. It accompanied nomadic Hungarian tribes more than 1,000 years ago. Its intelligence and affectionate nature make it a popular family pet. With nine such unique dog breeds – Vizsla hunters, Komondor guard dogs, and others – Hungary could be a big canine exporter. However, demand has been decimated by the sluggish global economy and the relaxed bureaucracy of the European Union and cheaper dogs without pedigrees have been outselling pure-bred dogs with official papers. According to Andras Korozs, chief of the Hungarian Kennel Club, some dog varieties are on the verge of extinction because of this competition from undocumented dogs. “Ten years ago, we gave pedigrees to 80,000 dogs per year,” Korozs said. “Last year, we issued 20,000. This doesn’t mean births are down, but owners don’t spend the extra on pedigrees, because it’s not worth the investment.” Zuckerberg come and gone, Ferenc Antal returned to his Pulis and brought another litter to the world in July. The puppies all found buyers within weeks – but Antal is still deep in the red. “We have lost money on this for years,” he said. “I breed cows for a living.

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As part of the Big Brother Radio challenge, housemates get to hear some selected viewer tweets. But Charlotte isnt too pleased with the negative messages. She confides in Big Brother in the Diary Room: I am really in a bad mood. I know its not really supposed to bother us what people say about us I mean, I didnt even get one positive thing, not oneI have spat me dummy out. Ive gone into a bad mood. I am acting like a child. That is exactly what I am doingNegative Noreen ruined my day. Meanwhile, Louie and Vicky are talking to Mario, trying to make him feel better after his comments from the public. Louie tells him: What does it matter?You are going to leave here, you are going to go to TOWIE continue living your life, thats all what is important. You could have this label over you your whole life and career while you are in show business. But if you are working for the next 10 or 20 years what does it matterYouve won anyway. Later, Louie and Carol are talking about the younger housemates being affected by public opinion. Louie says: I am glad what happened to me, happened when I was older. When I think back to when I was that age. Carol agrees: No its too much too young. They have all got too much too young I think and it cant last.