Today is September 19, and these are the stories I am following.
1-Tension with Iran continues to simmer
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the United States backs Saudi Arabia’s “right to defend itself” following last weekend’s attack targeted the heart of its oil industry. On Wednesday, Pompeo described the attack as an “act of war” as President Trump said he had ordered Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to “substantially increase sanctions” on Iran, amid escalating tensions between the two countries.
DML: We should stay out of this, especially amid an election cycle.
2-Trump says EPA to slap San Francisco with violations
President Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday that within a week, his administration will slap San Francisco with a notice of environmental violations related to the city’s homelessness problem. Trump said the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will give San Francisco a notice related to the “tremendous” amount of pollution flowing into the ocean from the city’s storm sewers, Reuters reported.
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3- Poll shows Biden at new low in Democratic primary race
There is both good news and bad news for former Vice President Joe Biden, according to a new Fox News Poll. Most Democratic primary voters still consider him the candidate that has the best chance of defeating President Trump in 2020 and bringing the White House back to the Democratic Party. But Biden’s support is at a new low. He captures the support of 29 percent of Democratic primary voters, the poll says. That’s down 2 points since last month and down 6 points since May when he was at a high of 35 percent support. His current 11-point lead is down from a high of 19 points in June. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., climbs back into second with 18 percent (up 8 points since August), followed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at 16 percent (down 4), forming the clearest top-three candidate tier seen in the race to date.
DML: I am highly doubtful that any of the people you see running today will be the nominee.
4-Bolton slams Trump’s ‘disrespectful’ foreign policy at luncheon
Former national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday reportedly blasted President Trump’s aborted plan to invite the Taliban to Camp David, saying the move sent a “terrible signal” and was “disrespectful” to the victims of 9/11 because the Taliban had harbored Al Qaeda. Bolton, speaking at a private luncheon, also said negotiations with North Korea and Iran were “doomed to failure” on the president’s watch.
DML: It’s hard to argue with him.
5-Ocasio-Cortez faces primary challenge
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., will have to get through a primary challenger if she wants to hold on to her House seat in 2020. Democratic activist Badrun Khan, who has challenged Ocasio-Cortez for the Democratic nomination to represent New York’s 14th district. says on her website that she’ll provide “REAL Results… Not Empty Promises” — an apparent jab at the “Squad” leader.
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