On Wednesday, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing to determine whether to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt for failing to comply with subpoenas issued as part of the Committee’s investigation into the Trump Administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
But Republicans tried to shut down the proceedings, citing a deadline rule that they claimed Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and other Democrats had broken.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) said the hearings were invalid, claiming that Democrats had passed a June 10th deadline to submit documents.
“Rule 2f of the committee rules have been violated and the Chairman has received a letter which would outline that that particular rule requires a three-day notice, Mr. Chairman,” Meadows claimed. “And because the notice was put out on june 10th at 5:48, this committee’s rules have been violated.”
Internet piles on ‘humiliated’ Trump’s whining about pulling G7 from his golf resort: ‘Bye bye bedbug summit’
Late Saturday Donald Trump took to Twitter to announce that he was no longer going to be holding next year's G7 at his Doral golf resort, whining about pressure that he claims came from Democrats and the media.
As Trump sees it, "Therefore, based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020. We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately. Thank you!"
Three dead in Chile protest violence
Three people died in a fire in a supermarket being ransacked in the Chilean capital early Sunday, as protests sparked by anger over social and economic conditions rocked one of Latin America's most stable countries.
Santiago's Mayor Karla Rubilar told reporters two people burned to death in the blaze and another later died in hospital, after the huge store controlled by US retail chain Walmart was looted.
They were the first deaths in two days of violent unrest in which protesters have set buses on fire, burned metro stations and clashed with riot police in the city of seven million -- despite a curfew imposed overnight until 07:00 Sunday.
Boeing wants it to fly, but travelers fear the 737 MAX
On September 12, Boeing started putting out 30-second videos in which employees tout its planes' safety, hoping to reassure travelers about the 737 MAX that's been grounded worldwide since two crashes that killed 346 people.
"Safety is at the core of our business. We have put hundreds of engineers to work to ensure that this airplane is 100 percent ready," says Jennifer Henderson, chief test pilot for the 737, in one of the clips.
"When the 737 MAX returns to service I will absolutely put my family on this airplane," she stressed.
But on a Facebook page for Boeing enthusiasts where the clip was posted, the response is negative.