Vice-President Joe Biden did not hold back during an event in Las Vegas on Saturday. In fact, he lambasted President Donald Trump for shredding American values. Biden started out by citing conservative columnist David Brooks who he noted said, “there is an invisible, moral fabric that holds up society, that is made up of decency, honor, giving hate no safe harbor, treating everyone responsibly, making sure you understand that a community is bigger than you, you owe something beyond just yourself.” He continued on: “That’s what built this country. That’s who we are.” Then after stressing that “you cannot define an American” based on race, religion, or ethnicity, he continued on, noting America’s “the only country in the world based on an idea, the American idea, basic fundamental decency. And it is being shredded. It is being shredded.” Then speaking directly of the current POTUS, Biden said Continue reading "Joe Biden: American Values are Being ‘Shredded’ by a POTUS ‘Who’s All About Himself’"
On Saturday, President Donald Trump spoke to reporters in Elko, Nevada. During those remarks, he teased a “major tax cut” for the middle class that he plans to announce before the midterm. “We’re looking at putting in a very major tax cut for middle-income people,” Trump told reporters. “And if we do that, it will be sometime just prior, I would say, to November. A major tax cut. We are going to be putting in and are studying deeply now around the clock a major tax cut for middle-income people. Not for business at all, for middle-income people. Now the last was for middle income and for business, and our business is now coming back because of it. But we are looking at — Kevin Brady‘s working on it Paul Ryan is working. We’re all working on it. And we’re looking at a major tax cut for middle-income people Continue reading "Trump Promises ‘Major Tax Cut’ For Middle Class to Be Announced Before Midterms"
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was out to dinner with his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, last night, when they were confronted by some angry diners. TMZ obtained video (watch above) of a man appearing to shout at McConnell, “Why don’t you get out of here? Why don’t you leave the entire country?” TMZ’s report says that the man in the video was angry about Social Security and health care, and he “slammed his fists down on McConnell’s table, grabbed his doggie bag and threw the food out the door of the restaurant.” The Louisville Courier Journal has more details on the incident, and in addition to the man in the video, there was apparently one woman who “loudly stated that McConnell is a ‘traitor’ as others clapped and joined in.” A spokesperson for McConnell told the Courier Journal, “They hope other patrons weren’t too Continue reading "Mitch McConnell Confronted, Heckled by People at Restaurant"
President Donald Trump spoke out about Jamal Khashoggi in a pool spray with reporters after his rally in Nevada on Saturday, and said he won’t be satisfied until he has answers on the killing. Trump was asked by a reporter if he was “satisfied” by the firing of some Saudi officials in connection with the murder of Khashoggi, a Saudi writer and dissident. The Saudi Arabian government claimed on Friday night that Khashoggi was killed in a fight at the consulate in Istanbul. “No, I’m not satisfied until we find the answer,” Trump said. “But it was a big first step. It was a good first step. But I want to get to the answer.” Trump continued by noting “we have $450 billion” of equipment “ordered from Saudi Arabia,” which he claimed is creating one million jobs (he previously said these deals would create 40,000 jobs). “That’s not helpful Continue reading "Trump on Saudi Explanation of Khashoggi Killing: ‘I’m Not Satisfied Until We Find the Answer’"
Fred Ryan, the CEO and publisher of the Washington Post, has made it abundantly clear they will not be taking Saudi Arabia’s explanation of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi at face value. Khashoggi’s colleagues have been diligently working to get answers on what happened and on the behind-the-scenes maneuvering before and after his death. The paper even reported on a “whisper campaign” among conservatives to smear him. The announcement from Saudi Arabia that Khashoggi was killed in the consulate after a fight was met with serious skepticism, and the Post editorial board said it’s a complete fable that President Donald Trump should not be treating as credible. This afternoon Ryan issued a statement saying Saudi Arabia is continuing to lie and cover up the truth, calling on the President and Congress to demand actual evidence of what happened:
The Government of Saudi Arabia has shamefully and repeatedly offered Continue reading "Washington Post CEO and Publisher Slams Saudi Arabia for Giving ‘One Lie After Another’ on Khashoggi"