Tuesday when asked by TMZ Sports about the Dallas Cowboys kneeling before the national anthem to protest President Donald Trump’s comments objecting to NFL players kneeling for the national anthem, Sen John McCain (R-AZ) said it was their “right” to do so. McCain said, “I’ve always hated the Dallas Cowboys and will continue to do so to this day.” About the protest, McCain added, “That’s their right to do what they want as citizens. Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich had plenty to say in response to President Donald Trump denouncing national anthem protests while speaking Monday at his team’s media day. Popovich called the United States of America “an embarrassment” and followed that up by saying white people “especially” need to be made “uncomfortable” for any change to be made. “There has to be an uncomfortable element in the discourse for anything to change,” Popovich explained. “Whether it’s the LGBT movement, women’s suffrage, race, it doesn’t matter. People have to be made to feel uncomfortable, and especially white people because we’re comfortable. We still have no clue of what being born white means.” “If you read some of the recent literature, you’ll realize there really is no such thing as whiteness, but we kind of made that up. That’s not my original thought, but it’s true,” he continued. Popovich added, “Because you were born white, you have advantages that are systemically, culturally, psychologically there. And they have been built up and cemented for hundreds of years, but many people can’t look at it. It’s too difficult.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
Tuesday NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today,” when asked by an audience member about President Donald Trump comments about NFL players kneeling or the national anthem, host Megyn Kelly argued for the right of the players to kneel. Kelly said, “I have a different take on that whole situation with the NFL. You know I practiced law for nine years, and I’m a lover of the First Amendment. And I think, in a way, this whole situation underscores some of the beauty of our country because those players have every right to take a knee. And those who object to it have every right to say they object.” She added, “The bedrock of the First Amendment is the answer to speech we do not like is not less speech, it’s more speech. So, I just sort of think, Go USA. That is my feeling in watching it.” (h/t The Hill) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza addressed the United Nations General Assembly Monday after dictator Nicolás Maduro claimed to be "too busy" for the event, delivering a tirade against U.S. President Donald Trump and accusing America of being "the worst violator of human rights" worldwide.
The government of Nigeria has once again made the claim that the Islamic State affiliate Boko Haram no longer has the ability to freely operate in the nation's northeast, as its courts prepare to be overwhelmed with over 1,600 cases against individual members of the jihadist group.
EVERGREEN, Alabama – On Election Day afternoon, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill warned voters who participated in last month’s Democratic primary in Alabama’s U.S. Senate special election were not eligible to vote in today’s GOP primary runoff between former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL). Merrill noted in a letter distributed to the media that voting in the Democratic primary last month and in today’s election would constitute voter fraud, which was a felony by statute. “Any person who votes or knowingly attempts to vote or assists another person in voting when they when not entitled to do so shall be guilty upon conviction of a Class C felony,” Merrill wrote. “A class C felony carries a sentence of not less than one year and one day and not more than ten years imprisonment, and may include a fine not to exceed $15,000.” At a heavily Democratic precinct in Evergreen, AL, the county seat of rural Conecuh County, crossover voting doesn’t appear to be an issue. Shortly before 1 p.m. local time, a poll worker told Breitbart News they had a total of 10 voters, and only one voter attempted to vote but was denied when
Breitbart News "nationalized" the Alabama U.S. Senate runoff race between grassroots candidate Judge Roy Moore and establishment-backed Luther Strange as a "proxy" war between the populist grassroots and the GOP establishment, Ben Kamisar and Jonathan Easley report in The Hill. As such, the Alabama runoff potentially foreshadows 2018 midterm races pitting populist insurgent candidates against Beltway establishment incumbents.
Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon, co-hosting with Raheem Kassam on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily, offered a Tuesday morning recap of Monday night’s rally for Judge Roy Moore in the Alabama GOP Senate primary.
On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “At This Hour,” Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), who was born in Puerto Rico, argued more time needs to be spent addressing the crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and warned of Maria turning into President Trump’s Katrina. Velázquez said, “The reality is, Puerto Rico has been cut off from the rest of the world. And it needed, based on the preliminary reports –, when I came back with the governor of New York, we held a press conference. We explained the devastation. We begged for a more aggressive response. We need the Army there to help restore an infrastructure that doesn’t exist at this moment, and because of that, we are losing lives. People are dying. And let me say this, we need to spend less time on putting out tweets, and more time in addressing this humanitarian crisis. Because this is going to turn to be Mr. Trump’s Katrina.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
It has been reported that Speaker Paul Ryan has formed a “task force” to develop legislation to save the unconstitutional Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Based on the voting records of those he has selected for this task-force, it appears that the Speaker has wrongly decided that Republicans’ top priority should be to incentivize a new wave of illegal immigration across our southern border. It appears that House leadership now intends to revive DACA as a means of “Delivering Amnesty to Central Americans.”
NEW YORK - (AP) -- Four assistant basketball coaches from Arizona, Auburn, the University of Southern California and Oklahoma State were among those arrested on federal corruption charges Tuesday after they were caught taking thousands of dollars in bribes to steer NBA-destined college stars toward certain sports agents and financial advisers, authorities said.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) joined Reps. Diane Black (R-TN), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Vicki Hartzler (R-MO), and Chris Smith (R-NJ) to announce a vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), a measure that would ban abortion past the fifth month of pregnancy.
One sector in the NFL has been fairly quiet over the constant protests during the playing of the national anthem, but now a few NFL advertisers and sponsors are stepping up to make known their opinions about the protests. And some are finding customers telling them what they'd better think, or else.
Tuesday, ESPN “First Take” co-host Max Kellerman reacted to Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James’ criticisms of President Donald Trump after the president denounced national anthem protests and rescinded his offer for the Golden State Warriors to visit the White House because Steph Curry does not want to go. James accused Trump of using sports to “divide” the country and told Trump voters that they “may have made a mistake.” He also called the president a “bum” on Twitter for disinviting Curry. U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up! — LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017 According to Kellerman, James comes across as the presidential one in all of this. “LeBron James comes across as presidential, as a leader,” Kellerman argued. “The message in terms of what he is saying seems to be fine. Who can find fault with what he says? But not only that, the way he presents himself is as a leader. And even the kind of challenge that he lays down for President Donald Trump is also a responsible one. He is saying, ‘You are the president. You are
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam, who was also joined by Stephen K. Bannon on Tuesday, regarding the voting taking place in Alabama's Senate special election.