Wednesday was a long day for Michael Cohen and Congress as President Donald Trump’s former lawyer took center stage to answer lawmakers’ questions about his own conduct and that of the president. It was a lot to take in, so we’ve got a recap of the hearing’s most talked about points for you this morning. If you’re already caught up on the hearing, don’t miss my colleague Brandon Harden’s look at the storied history of a North Philly jazz bar that’s still going strong after all these years. It’s star-studded, to say the least.
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former fixer and lawyer, testified before Congress Wednesday, calling Trump a “con man,” a “racist,” and a “cheat." In sometimes heated exchanges with the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Cohen spent the day describing how he acted and lied over the years to protect Trump.
The president, meanwhile, was in Vietnam Wednesday for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but it abruptly ended Thursday with no deal reached. Trump said talks broke down because North Korea wanted its U.S. sanctions lifted without the country committing to denuclearization.
New Barber’s Hall in North Philadelphia has hosted music legends like John Coltrane, Issac Hays, Patti LaBelle, Dottie Smith — the list goes on.
Jake Adams has owned the Hall since 1978. Through all that time it’s served as a community hub for the neighborhood and for jazz aficionados.
Adams has had offers of up to $3.5 million for his club, which is close to Temple University’s campus. But he’s not going anywhere.
The way the building and sky complement each other is just lovely, @mcjw13.
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“Our goal has always been to make the park more self-sufficient. Rather than balancing the budget by reduced cleaning, landscaping maintenance, or programming, we are adding a new amenity that everyone is free to patronize or ignore.” — Center City District president Paul R. Levy on why the CCD is bringing a Starbucks to Dilworth Park.