Washington (AFP) - Two top US economic advisers on Sunday defended the need for an expeditious reopening of the economy even as the coronavirus reached into the White House despite the extraordinary precautions taken there.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and economic adviser Larry Kudlow also again expressed optimism that the US economy would register a sharp recovery in the second half of the year, with Kudlow predicting "a tremendous snapback" in 2021.But their comments on Sunday talk shows came just two days after the country recorded its steepest job losses in history, with 20.5 million ...
The names Bush and Cheney have been inextricably linked for two decades, but one of the Bush family members is breaking the trend.
George P. Bush, the Texas Land Commissioner and son of Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL), attempted to attack Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) after she was ousted from the Republican House leadership on Wednesday.
"Republicans deserve leadership that represents the views of their constituents, not their own personal vendettas. We need leaders in Congress that stand up for conservative Republican ideology, and Liz Cheney is not that leader," he tweeted.
He included a meme talking about "reigning fire on the President," instead of writing raining.
It was an ironic typo given that the Bush family was once considered political royalty in Texas and in the Republican Party with the reign of two Bush presidents and the attempt of another.
It was something that brought laughter and anger in response. See them below:
@davidsparks444 He’s the reigning burning Bush.— Melvin E. Edwards (@Melvin E. Edwards) 1620871094.0
Apparently this young Bush does not know the difference between 'reigning' and 'raining'. https://t.co/eoEUWn6408— Social utilitarian--when is government "too big" ? (@Social utilitarian--when is government "too big" ?) 1620874204.0
@georgepbush "Reigning" fire? Republicans deserve leadership that can spell/know the meanings of words. George P. Bush is not that leader.— Steed, We're Needed! (@Steed, We're Needed!) 1620874708.0
@HeathMayo Barbara Bush would be mortified, not only by the thought but by the English. "Reigning" fire?— Ed Nickinson (@Ed Nickinson) 1620873577.0
If Liz Cheney were actually “reigning fire” on Trump, that would make her an elemental spirit from a fantasy novel.… https://t.co/Tm24u64Nkd— Eric Kleefeld (@Eric Kleefeld) 1620870486.0
@georgepbush https://t.co/KeG79jSf9a— Billy Corben (@Billy Corben) 1620876240.0
@mbaram @georgepbush If he can't see the con now, I doubt that a warning years ago would have helped— 🏒David⚽️ (@🏒David⚽️) 1620876507.0
@georgepbush Reigning? Lol, another Bush dummy. https://t.co/Ejg1EZZm4W— Alt Spec (@Alt Spec) 1620876112.0
@georgepbush Being a Bush, you can afford a dictionary. It's "raining" not reigning— Linda Bowser@🏠🇨🇦😷 (@Linda Bowser@🏠🇨🇦😷) 1620876834.0
A new video was released from DC cop Michael Fanone that came from his bodycam during the Jan. 6 attack.
Revealed on CNN Don Lemon's Wednesday show, the horrifying scene unfolds as some in the crowd ask others not to hurt Fanone. At one point, when he is tased he can be heard saying, "I have kids."
Fanone was tased, beaten unconscious and had his badge, gun and taser taken during the attack. Wednesday, the Justice Department revealed that they have charged Thomas Sibick, a New York man, responsible for taking the badge and radio, the Daily Beast reported.
As Lemon shows in the video, Fanone is knocked unconscious, "and when he came to all he wanted to know was did we take the door back?"
In a House hearing today, Republicans downplayed the violence saying that the attackers were just "tourists" and even "patriots."
"I got him! I'm his partner!" his law enforcement partner says as they're seen carrying Fanone. "Hang on buddy. It's Jimmy. I got you. Hang on buddy."
Fanone has tried to reach out to Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to talk about the Jan. 6 attack. When he called the office, they hung up on him and have refused to talk to him. When Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) tweeted about it, McCarthy's office called Fanone a liar.
See the shocking videos below:
shocking dc cop body cam of capitol attack www.youtube.com
horrifying body cam video from capitol attack www.youtube.com
Pentagon staff think brain injuries in over 130 American diplomats may have been a Russian military attack
Starting five years ago a group of American diplomats serving in Cuba and China began experiencing severe health issues. In some cases, it has resulted in brain damage.
According to the New York Times, the attacks have continued all across the world and into Europe. The Pentagon thinks the Russian military GRU is behind it. Since December, there have been three additional CIA agents who were attacked and now suffer from serious health issues.
"One occurred within the past two weeks, and all have required the officers to undergo outpatient treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center or other facilities.
"In one case, in 2019, that has not previously been reported, a military officer serving overseas pulled his vehicle into an intersection, then was overcome by nausea and headaches, according to four current and former officials briefed on the events," said the report. "His 2-year-old son, sitting in the back seat, began crying. After the officer pulled away from the intersection, his nausea stopped, and the child stopped crying."
They both got medical attention from the government though it isn't clear what the long-term impact will be on their health.
"The Biden administration has not determined who or what is responsible for the episodes or whether they constitute attacks," said the Times. "Though some Pentagon officials believe Russia's military intelligence agency, the G.R.U., is most likely behind the case of the 2-year-old, and evidence has emerged that points to Russia in other cases, the intelligence agencies have not concluded any cause or whether a foreign power is involved."
Russia continues to deny involvement.
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