During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL) declared her support for those participating in the March for Our Lives protests and wondered, “Why do NRA dollars matter more than American lives?” Transcript as Follows: Antonio Brown and 49 others shot in Orlando, and still the gun show loophole remains. Officer Charleston Hartfield and 57 others shot dead in Las Vegas, and still military-style assault weapons remain legal. 650 people murdered in Chicago, last year, and still no vote on federal anti-trafficking legislation. 3-year old Jere’Miah Pitt and 164 others were shot in Speaker Ryan’s district over the last four years, and still no votes on comprehensive gun violence prevention legislation. If only this Congress had the courage of Aaron Feis and others Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the courage to take action and save lives. What are Speaker Ryan and House Republicans waiting for? How many more lives will have to be taken? How many more dreams need to be shattered? How many families torn apart? How many mothers need to bury their children? Why do NRA dollars matter more than American lives? This weekend, that’s changing. A new generation has risen. Their voices, ushering in a chorus
On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher called for Hollywood producers to accept more pitches from Republicans, so that people rejected from show business like NRA Spokeswoman Dana Loesch, Breitbart News Founder Andrew Breitbart, and former Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon don’t express anger towards Hollywood over being rejected. Maher began by arguing Republicans shouldn’t pretend they dislike celebrities giving their political opinions since they made Ronald Reagan president. He continued, “It’s not our fault that your celebrities are Ted Nugent, Pat Sajak, and Donald Trump.” Maher further referenced and mocked James Woods, Scott Baio, Antonio Sabàto, Jr., Stacey Dash. Maher then turned to Loesch. He said, “What you may not know about Dana Loesch is that before her job as NRA spokesmodel, she was a show business wannabe, a homemaker in St. Louis with a mommy blog and a radio show and dreams of TV stardom. ‘NCIS’ Producer Paul Guyot says that ten years ago, Dana pitched him a sitcom, starring herself as ‘a hot young mom who does a far-right radio show.’ … And you know what? If only they’d made that sitcom, today, she might be a completely normal person.” He also said that the
One of the students who survived the attack at a Florida high school last month where 17 students and staff were killed mocked teens who disagree with the premise of the March for Our Lives protest taking place on Saturday in Washington, DC to demand more restrictive gun laws.
“Runcie's careful formulation contains a falsehood, several omissions, and obfuscations,” Eden says. “It doesn't cover middle school, where Cruz racked up about two dozen offenses and was transferred into an intensive behavior management school – without ever getting an arrest record.”
On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” columnist and Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center Mona Charen stated that the “indecency” of President Trump is assaulting democracy because it is attacking “our basic values.” Charen said, “[D]emocracy is being assaulted in the sense of the indecency of this president, the fact that he lies so promiscuously, all of that attacks our basic values. But the rub will really come when he does something that flouts the rule of law, and then we’ll find out whether — for example, attempting to fire Mueller, and then we’ll find out whether the Republicans, who, thusfar, have been covering for him will actually stand up and say, ‘Bridge too far. That really does offend the law, not just our values.'” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher stated that incoming National Security Adviser John Bolton is “what they call ‘an asshole’s asshole.'” Maher said that Bolton “has experience with incompetence” due to his tenure with the Bush administration. He continued, “John Bolton came here, we talked to him. He’s another one of those hawks…who never served in Vietnam. The only person, by the way, in military history who was classified 4F because of his mustache. That’s very rare. But, you know, he was all gung-ho, John Bolton was, for the war in Iraq, wants now to mix it up big time with Iran and North Korea. He’s what they call an asshole’s asshole.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
A new poll of Nevada’s third congressional district Republican primary voters shows that former Senate candidate Danny Tarkanian has taken a commanding lead upon switching to the congressional race, with President Donald Trump’s endorsement.
A march first announced by students from a Florida high school where 17 people were shot and killed has morphed into a worldwide anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment, anti-Trump protest directed, promoted, and funded by left-wing adults and adult-led organizations.
Friday on Fox New Channel’s “The Five,” co-host Jesse Watters said President Donald Trump signing the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill was a “huge defeat.” Watters said, “Well, I know one thing. Mexico’s not going to pay for the wall and neither are we, because it says there’s only going to be $1.6 billion for the wall and you can’t even use the new concrete wall prototypes he just surveyed. And it’s only for 93 miles and the border is 3,000 miles. The only fencing is back up fencing and repairs. This was a huge defeat for the president on a signature issue. It’s really, really bad. There’s no way to spin it. I know he wanted more money for the military, and that’s incredibly important. But he sacrificed everything else to get it.” He continued, “I hate to quote Rand Paul…he said there is an unholy alliance between Republicans and Democrats in Congress. The Republicans want to spend like crazy on the military and the Democrats say will we will give you the military spending if we can spend on domestic spending and they get together and run deficits. The border is a mess. Cryin’ Chuck Schumer gets all the money he wants for a tunnel from New Jersey to New York, and
President Donald Trump's decision to appoint former UN Ambassador John Bolton to serve as his National Security Advisor is arguably the most significant single step he has taken to date toward implementing his America First foreign policy since taking office.
Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak, who held office from 2008 to 2013 and is now 77 years old, was arrested late Thursday night on corruption charges. The allegations include bribery, embezzlement, abuse of power, breach of the public trust, illegally withholding presidential documents, tax evasion, and election law violations. The charges carry a combined sentence of up to 45 years in prison.
On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) stated that he didn’t read all of the omnibus bill, but his staff did, he read “a good part” of the bill, and “a large part of this bill, we knew about months ago.” Cardin said, “I can’t tell you that I read every page of it. My staff did. I read a good part of it. But, once again, a large part of this bill, we knew about months ago. Most of the appropriation issues have been through the committees. We had input. We’ve had conversations with the committee’s members and staff. So, there weren’t any surprises in there, in regards to a lot of what’s in this bill. A lot of other provisions, we’ve been working on for a long time, various issues, from dealing with the tax issue that had to be corrected, the Low Income-Housing Tax Credit. … Many of us on the Finance Committee have been engaged on it.” Cardin did admit that there are problems with the budgeting process, and the public should be able to understand and have input on bills before they’re voted on. Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
Comedian Kathy Griffin announced Friday that she plans to attend this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, nearly a year after her posing for a photo holding a bloody replica of President Donald Trump's severed head spurred a two month Secret Service investigation.
China expert Michael Pillsbury of the Hudson Institute, author of The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower, joined SiriusXM host Rebecca Mansour on Thursday’s Breitbart News Tonight to defend President Donald Trump’s trade battle with China.
Turkey insists it has reached an agreement to work with the United States to bring the fight to Manbij, Syria, as part of its post-Afrin efforts to expand its aggressive military operation to other Kurdish-held areas further east and into Iraq if necessary.
Friday on CNN, network senior congressional correspondent Manu Raju reacted to President Donald Trump’s news conference announcing he would sign the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. Raju said, “It’s also remarkable that he could stand there and say that he was forced to do this on several levels because he knew what was happening. The White House was involved in the negotiations. He could have said I don’t like the direction this is going. Let’s pass a continuing resolution, keep the government open for another few weeks and negotiate a better bill. Break it down. Not do a 2200-page bill.” He added, “It’s also interesting this is a president who essentially is conceding that the Congress has rolled him on this major legislative package. Coming in, he said he was smarter than everybody in Washington that he alone could fix it and everybody here was stupid. It turns out that the president is the one who got rolled by Republicans in Congress, and Democrats, too.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN