Today is May 16, I am DML, and the stories below are catching headlines this morning.
1- You’re fired!
President Donald Trump has fired the State Department’s inspector general, an Obama administration appointee whose office was critical of alleged political bias in the agency’s management. The ouster is the latest in a series of moves against independent executive branch watchdogs who have found fault with the Trump administration.
A senior department official said Trump removed Steve Linick from his job on Friday but gave no reason for his ouster. In a letter to Congress, Trump said Linick, who had held the job since 2013, no longer had his full confidence and that his removal would take effect in 30 days. Trump did not mention Linick by name in his letter.
Democrats in Congress immediately cried foul, with the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee suggesting that Linick was fired in part in retaliation for opening an unspecified investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
DML – A….B….C you later Loser. Oops, I meant to write Linick.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday narrowly approved a $3 trillion bill crafted by Democrats to provide more aid for battling the coronavirus and stimulating a faltering economy rocked by the pandemic.
By a vote of 208-199 Democrats won passage of a bill that Republican leaders, who control the Senate, have vowed to block despite some Republican support for provisions aimed at helping state and local governments.Republican President Donald Trump has promised a veto if it were to reach his desk.
DML – This is the biggest funding bill of all time, and it would give $1200 to some illegal aliens.
3-JC PENNY is bankruptcy
J.C. Penney Co Inc filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday with plans to permanently close some stores and also explore a possible sale, making it the latest brick-and-mortar retailer to crumble as prolonged store closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic drive a final stake through long-troubled businesses.
DML – Another American staple is fading away, this just gets more depressing and strange each day. What will happen next? Flying elephants or congress working from home.
4- Congress will work from home
The House approved new rules Friday, during what could likely be the chamber’s last fully in-person votes for the foreseeable future. From now on, lawmakers will be allowed to cast House floor votes by proxy — without being “present” as the Constitution requires. The next step will allow them to skip the middle-man and simply vote remotely once leaders approve the technology.
“It’s a very sad day inside this House,” said Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California. Neither Civil War nor Great Depression or any other national crisis had spurred the House to allow its members to vote from home, a sign of how deeply the virus outbreak act is disrupting the institutional norms of American life. McCarthy, a top Trump ally, argued during debate, “The founders would be ashamed.”
DML – Nancy Pelosi is a ____________ (you can fill in the blank).
5-Report claims Trump will fund W.H.O. again
On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson reported on a draft letter on a planned partial refunding of the World Health Organization by the Trump administration, which states that the U.S. “will continue to partner and work with the World Health Organization and agree to pay up to what China pays in assessed contributions.”
Carlson reported that the letter states, “Despite [its] shortcomings, I believe that the W.H.O. still has tremendous potential, and want to see the W.H.O live up to this potential, particularly now during this global crisis” and “That is why I’ve decided that the United States will continue to partner and work with the World Health Organization and agree to pay up to what China pays in assessed contributions.” Carlson also stated that President Trump has agreed to sign the letter, “if he hasn’t already.”
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