Pelosi calls bill for small biz a ‘stunt’, claims ‘no

(Image: CNN screenshot)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed the “stunt” by Senate Republicans in trying to pass a request for $250 billion to help small businesses impacted by the coronavirus crisis. The California lawmaker excused the move by Senate Democrats to block the small business funding which Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to pass with unanimous consent. According to @SpeakerPelosi, requesting more money for additional aid to Small Businesses is a “stunt”. Small Business Owners will remember this. — Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 9, 2020 Speaking to reporters on a conference call Thursday, Pelosi claimed McConnell “dishonored” the needs and Read More

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes buried in backlash, floats inflated virus models

(Image: MSNBC screenshot)MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was roasted for a tweet peddling what some called out as a conspiracy theory about President Donald Trump and his coronavirus task force. An effort by the “All In” host to trash the president and his administration for the handling of the global pandemic earned Hayes quick social media backlash on Wednesday. The most cynical interpretation of all this, one I can’t quite bring myself to accept, is they rolled out the model showing 100k deaths after they knew it would be less than that so they could anchor everyone to that # Read More

Japan reportedly paying companies to leave China; GOP Rep Tom

China may begin to feel the after-effects of the coronavirus pandemic directly in its economy as Japan is reportedly paying its companies to leave the country. Japan is apparently pulling production away from its biggest trading partner in a move allocating $2.2 billion from its economic stimulus package to help companies leave China due to the devastating effects of COVID-19. (Image: VOA News)The move may soon cause a strain on the relationship between the two nations as supply chains become disrupted. A state visit to Japan by Chinese President Xi Jinping set for this month as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Read More

McConnell torches Senate Dems for blocking urgent job protection program

(Image: Fox News screenshot)Senate Democrats sidetracked a request from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass additional small business funding with unanimous consent. Democrats blocked what they called a “political stunt” by the Kentucky Republican, effectively stalling a request from President Donald Trump for a $250 billion small business loan program. .@senatemajldr Mitch McConnell says Democrats are BLOCKING a “clean” emergency aid bill for America’s small businesses. “Please, please do not block emergency aid you do not even oppose, just because you want something more.” — The First (@TheFirstonTV) April 9, 2020 Votes by Democratic Sens. Ben Read More

‘Wonder why Comey left this out?’ Key parts of Papadopoulos

(Image: MSNBC screenshot)Newly reviewed transcripts show that former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos had denied the campaign was involved in hacking the Democrat National Committee. But government investigators glaringly failed to include the sections of the transcripts in warrants against Papadopoulos, who went to prison for lying to the FBI, according to a CBS News report. A transcript of the conversation between Papadopoulos and an FBI confidential source less than two weeks before the 2016 election was reviewed by CBS News and investigative reporter Catherine Herridge noted how investigators’ choice to leave key portions out of warrant applications was cited Read More

Pentagon issues rare public rebuke against ABC for claim White

(Image: CGTN screenshot)The Pentagon issued a rare public rebuke of a report claiming it warned the White House of the coronavirus pandemic back in November. A branch of the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency debunked a claim made in a report by ABC News which alleged that “concerns about what is now known to be the novel coronavirus pandemic were detailed in a November intelligence report.” The National Center for Medical Intelligence refuted the claim in a statement Wednesday, asserting that the report does not even exist. The ABC News report, based on four anonymous sources, claimed that the 2019 Read More

Biden becomes leftist target for decades-old Justice Scalia nomination as

Joe Biden is effectively on his way to becoming the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee and that has rankled some on the left who are selectively digging into his past. The former vice president was suddenly in the center of a heated social media debate as his decades-old vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia resurfaced as an argument against his nomination. (Image: NBC screenshot)As Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign on Wednesday and cleared the way for Biden’s inevitable nomination, his progressive supporters became the prize in a Democratic and Republican tug-of-war. But many on the Read More

WHO director strikes back at Trump threat to defund: Behave

The World Health Organization’s director criticized President Trump for his threat to defund the agency, in a warning to not politicize the coronavirus emergency  “if you don’t want many more body bags.” WHO Director Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus responded Wednesday to Trump’s remarks the previous day when he called out the agency’s “China-centric” actions and said they “called every shot wrong” in combating the global pandemic. (Source: ABC News) “At the end of the day, the people belong to all political parties. The focus of all political parties should be to save their people, please do Read More

86-year-old pro-life activist, gets citation for ‘shelter-in-place’ violation, argues it’s

An 86-year-old anti-abortion activist became the first person in San Francisco to be issued a citation for violating a shelter-in-place order. Ronald Konopaski was cited for a misdemeanor last week as he exercised his First Amendment right by protesting outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic, becoming the first and only person, so far, to be issued a citation by the San Francisco Police Department amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Image: Twitter screenshot)Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Andraychak confirmed that Konopaski was warned by police one day before the citation, after he was seen allegedly dropping leaflets outside of the Planned Parenthood Read More

Dr. Fauci: ‘I don’t think we should ever shake hands

Dr. Anthony Fauci foresees a different America after the coronavirus pandemic is over and thinks handshakes should be avoided to prevent another outbreak. The director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases and member of President Trump’s coronavirus task force suggested that future transmissions of the novel coronavirus and even influenza cases could be reduced if Americans would just stop shaking hands. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)Fauci shared his thoughts during an interview with The Journal podcast, discussing the eventual return to normalcy after the global pandemic, saying he hoped to see “light at Read More