Today is August 22, and here are the stories I am following.
1-Pentagon ‘very carefully’ watching China
China is the Pentagon’s “number one priority,” and the United States is watching Beijing “very carefully” in order to safeguard America, according to Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
DML: Here’s the problem, China is watching us more than we are them. China is engaged in the nonstop action of stealing intellectual property and is also expanding its military.
2-Budget agency predicts trillion-dollar deficits
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a grim update Wednesday to its economic outlook for the next decade, predicting average national deficits of $1.2 trillion every year through 2029, due in large part to recent budget and border security bills. The CBO report noted that, as one of many repercussions from free-spending policies, federal debt held by the public is projected to reach rare heights, almost equaling the nation’s Gross Domestic Product. “Its highest level since just after World War II,” the report says. The GDP itself is also expected to see a slowdown in growth in the coming years.
DML: Every new kid born is on the brink of being broke on day one. When it comes to spending, we need new leadership in DC. It’s been irresponsible spending for decades.
3-Jay Inslee, 2020 Dem who called Trump ‘white nationalist,’ drops out of race
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday night he’s “withdrawing” from the 2020 presidential race, as the Democrat said “it’s become clear” he didn’t have a shot at winning the party’s nomination.
DML: Jay who?
4-North Carolina’s Dem governor vetoes bill requiring state, local cooperation with ICE on illegal immigrants
Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday vetoed a proposal that would have made it mandatory for state and local law enforcement to comply with detainer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
DML: Hey NC… You got what you voted for.
5-Bill Maher fires back after Tlaib
HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher ridiculed Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., on Wednesday, suggesting the freshman congresswoman was childlike after she called for a boycott of his TV show. “Some people have one move only: boycott. Cancel. Make-go-away,” Maher tweeted, apparently echoing phrases toddlers use. “But here’s the thing, the House voted 318 to 17 to condemn the #BDS movement, including 93% of Dems. Does Tlaib want to boycott 93% of her own party?” Maher’s tweet appeared to refer to a July vote in which the House overwhelmingly approved a measure opposing the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. Among the 17 who opposed the resolution were Reps. Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., both of whom Israel blocked from entering the country due to their positions on BDS.
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