Nancy Pelosi Re-elected as House Speaker

U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-California) was narrowly re-elected to serve as House Speaker of the 117th Congress on Sunday. Pelosi won 216 votes compared with the 209 votes obtained by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy who is also from California. Five House Democrats did not support Pelosi’s re-election. Rep, Jared Golden of Maine voted for Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth and Rep. Conor Lamb of Pennsylvania voted for Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York. Three Democratic lawmakers voted present. In her remarks, Pelosi said, “As we are sworn in today, we…

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U.S. Senate passes $2 trillion emergency relief bill to stabilize economy devastated by coronavirus pandemic

U.S. Senate passes $2 trillio

The U.S. Senate passed the $2 trillion emergency relief legislation in an attempt to stabilize the country’s economy destroyed by the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Late Wednesday night, the Senate unanimously (96-0) approved the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” or the “CARES Act” after intense negotiations between senators and the White House. This is the third emergency funding legislation in response to the devastating crisis. He added that the “Senate stepped up” to help struggling Americans pay their bills, businesses to keep their operations and avoid lay-offs…

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California Primary: Schwarzenegger Will Not Vote for Republican John Cox

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the movie actor and former California Governor is encouraging Californians to exercise their rights to vote. The state is conducting its primary election today. In a tweet, Schwarzenegger said, “Californians, whether you are to the left of me, to the right of me, or in the center, get out and vote. This is your day to flex your power.” Californians, whether you are to the left of me, to the right of me, or in the center, get out and vote. This is your day to flex your…

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Donald Trump is the “father of lies” says billionaire David Tepper

David Tepper, the billionaire, founder and president of Appaloosa Management condemned Donald Trump and rejected assertions that the Republican presidential candidate is a generous person. Tepper is voting for Hillary Clinton to become the next president of the United States. The billionaire hedge fund manager supported President Barack Obama in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012. In an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box, Tepper indicated that Trump, who is also a billionaire, is selfish because he did not donate money in the wake of disasters in the State of New…

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Meg Whitman Endorses Hillary Clinton; Calls Donald Trump Demagogue

Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman, the president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) endorsed Hillary Clinton to become the next president of the United States. Whitman is former Republican gubernatorial candidate in California and a major donor to the party. She is one of the high-profile Republicans who decided to crossover. Whitman said America needs Clinton’s leadership In a statement, Whitman said, “Donald Trump’s demagoguery has undermined the fabric of our national character. America needs the kind of stable and aspirational leadership Secretary Clinton can provide.” Whitman encouraged her fellow Republicans…

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Buffett Challenges Trump to Release Tax Return, Let People Ask Questions

Warren Buffett

Billionaire Warren Buffett challenged Donald Trump to release his tax returns and allow people to ask questions about the items on it during a campaign rally for Hillary Clinton in Omaha, Nebraska on Monday. In his remarks, Buffett emphasized that every presidential candidate over the past 40 years showed their tax returns to the public. He noted that Trump gave different explanations for not releasing his tax returns such as the fact that he submitted his financial statement to the election commissioner, list of his assets and liabilities. “Believe me,…

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China Has No Legal Basis to its Claims in South China Sea: International Tribunal

South China Sea Map

The People’s Republic of China suffered a major blow on Tuesday after an international tribunal ruled that it has no legal basis for its claims to certain areas in the South China Sea. The Republic of the Philippines filed a lawsuit against China to the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague in January 2013 after a Chinese navy took control of Scarborough Shoal, a submerged chain of reefs and rocks located about 140 miles off the coast of the island of Luzon. The Philippines accused China of violating…

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Hillary Clinton Will Not Face Criminal Charges over E-mails

FBI Director James Comey on Clinton E-mails

Hillary Clinton will not face criminal charges for using a private e-mail server during her term as Secretary of State, according to James Comey, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Tuesday. In a press conference, Director Comey announced the FBI’s recommendation and provided more details about the agency’s process in its investigation on Mrs. Clinton’s private e-mail server. The agency believes the American people deserve those details given the fact that the issue is under intense public scrutiny. He also pointed out that he did not…

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