Quantcast
Connect with us

Watch Jim McDermott rip Paul Ryan during House sit-in: ‘He’s up in his office crying’

Published

on

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) mocked House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in the midst of a Democratic Party protest against legislative inaction on gun safety proposals.

McDermott said the sit-in, organized by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), came on the day that Ryan was to roll out a Republican alternative to the Alternative Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare.

“You threw a bomb under the door of his rolling out this health care bill. So if you’re wondering where he is, he’s up in his office crying,” said McDermott. “I mean, he had this thing all set, he had it all ready to go and we did this to him. You think you think there won’t be payback? You don’t know the Irish.”

ADVERTISEMENT

The footage was posted on Facebook by McDermott’s colleague Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) after C-SPAN’s regular broadcast of House proceedings was shut off. The network subsequently posted a feed using the Periscope app.

Watch McDermott’s remarks, as posted online, below.

Continue Reading

Elections 2016

Vietnamese women strive to clear war-era mines

Published

on

Inching across a field littered with Vietnam war-era bombs, Ngoc leads an all-women demining team clearing unexploded ordnance that has killed tens of thousands of people -- including her uncle.

"He died in an explosion. I was haunted by memories of him," Le Thi Bich Ngoc tells AFP as she oversees the controlled detonation of a cluster bomb found in a sealed-off site in central Quang Tri province.

More than 6.1 million hectares of land in Vietnam remain blanketed by unexploded munitions -- mainly dropped by US bombers -- decades after the war ended in 1975.

At least 40,000 Vietnamese have since died in related accidents. Victims are often farmers who accidentally trigger explosions, people salvaging scrap metal, or children who mistake bomblets for toys.

Continue Reading

Elections 2016

Chief Justice John Roberts issues New Year’s Eve warning to stand up for democracy

Published

on

In a progressive welcoming move, Chief Justice John Roberts issued his New Year's Eve annual report urging his fellow federal judges to stand up for democracy.

"In our age, when social media can instantly spread rumor and false information on a grand scale, the public's need to understand our government, and the protections it provides, is ever more vital," he wrote. "We should celebrate our strong and independent judiciary, a key source of national unity and stability."

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Trump’s next 100 days will dictate whether he can be re-elected or not — here’s why

Published

on

According to CNN pollster-in-residence Harry Enten, Donald Trump's next 100 days -- which could include an impeachment trial in the Senate -- will hold the key to whether he will remain president in 2020.

As Eten explains in a column for CNN, "His [Trump's] approval rating has been consistently low during his first term. Yet his supporters could always point out that approval ratings before an election year have not historically been correlated with reelection success. But by mid-March of an election year, approval ratings, though, become more predictive. Presidents with low approval ratings in mid-March of an election year tend to lose, while those with strong approval ratings tend to win in blowouts and those with middling approval ratings usually win by small margins."

Continue Reading
 
 
close-image