(UPI) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott will be changing jobs — U.S. senator — as incumbent Bill Nelson conceded hours after a hand recount showed a 10,000-vote difference.
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GOP Sen. Blunt: ‘It Would Be a Huge Mistake Not to Let the Mueller Investigation Come to a Conclusion’
Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) said he had told President Donald Trump “it would be a huge mistake not to let the Mueller investigation come to a conclusion.” Partial transcript as follows: RADDATZ: I want to move also to what Congressman Schiff said about the Mueller investigation and about Whitaker. President Trump weighed in on Twitter this week, “the inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess. They have found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts. They are screaming and shouting at people, horribly threatening them to come up with answers they want.” They’ve gone absolutely nuts? Have you seen any evidence of that? Do you know what the president’s talking about? BLUNT: I don’t know what the president’s talking about but I do know that that’s not news that the president would have this view of the Mueller investigation. He has engaged in this in that way from the very start, just like virtually every member of the Senate. And I think most members of the House have engaged, saying “Mr. President, it would be a huge mistake not to let the Mueller investigation come to a conclusion. We need to
President Emmanuel Macron has heralded a Franco-Germany alliance which he says will lead Europe and stop the world “descending into chaos.”
Sunday on CBS’s’ “Face the Nation” potential future chairman of the House Oversight Committee Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said he would do “anything and everything” to make sure the results of Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russian investigation is made public. Partial transcript as follows: BRENNAN: If the Mueller probe continues to its conclusion, which the president has said he-he at this point won’t interfere. Will you- If you do take the chairmanship of House Oversight and have the subpoena power that goes with it, will you force Mueller’s findings to be made public if the Department of Justice decides not to release them? CUMMINGS: I would love to see it become public because basically in this last election what the public has said is that they want accountability and they want transparency and they have paid for a- an investigation by one of our greatest public servants, Mr. Mueller- Special Counsel Mueller. And so I would do anything and everything in my power to have that- the findings presented to not only to the Congress, but to the people of the United States. I think it’s very important. Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said a Democratic could win the 2020 presidential election by exposing “phony populism of Donald Trump.” Partial transcript as follows: TODD: Do you think an Elizabeth Warren could carry Ohio, Joe Biden could carry Ohio, with your message? BROWN: I think that if people carry this message of the dignity of work, of honoring people and respecting work, make the contrast between the phony populism of Donald Trump, where the White House looks like a retreat for Wall Street executives, and the real populism, where populism is not racist, it it is not anti-Semitic, it doesn’t push some people down to lift others up, I think any one of them can win my state, if they make that contrast, between the phony populism of Donald Trump, and the dignity of work and all that we stand for and have —the Democratic Party has always been the party of, we have your back, of working families, and that’s what I fight for every day in the Senate. Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
Daniel Flynn — Jonestown Massacre: 40th Anniversary of Jim Jones’ ‘Revolutionary Suicide’ for Communism
Rather than an act of nihilism, cult leader Jim Jones masked mass suicide as an act of idealism, a sacrifice for the higher purpose of giving glory to Communism.
QuikTrip convenience stores added good guys with guns in Wichita, Kansas, and the results were so good that they are expanding the program to stores in other areas.
Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) warned of a “disaster” for the GOP if acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker “terminated or shut down or played with” Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Graham said, “It would be a disaster for the Republican Party, for the Mueller investigation to be terminated or shut down or played with. It’s close to the end, let’s see what he finds. I can understand why the president doesn’t like the investigation. He feels wronged by it. I remember the Clinton/Ken Starr episode pretty well. This is standard practice. But I think most Republicans on Capitol Hill and Democrats believe that Mr. Mueller should be allowed to do his job and I have no indication he’s going to be interfered with at all.” On acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Graham said, “He said some things that would probably be problematic to be confirmed but having said that, I was very impressed with his attitude, his professionalism, and he’s got a very solid resume. So I would encourage the president to pick somebody fairly soon, so we can have a permanent attorney general going into the first part of next year.”
Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to bring the criminal justice reform bill up for a vote. Graham said, “I’m urging Mitch McConnell, put this bill on the floor. If you put it on the floor, we’ll get 80 votes. We’ll get most Republicans and almost all Democrats. Let’s do it before the end of the year, and the president is behind it. So Mr. president, pick up the phone and call the Republican leadership of the House and the Senate and say we still run this place. Bring this bill to the floor. Senator Cotton can have his say, and we’ll vote him down.” He added, “Let’s start 2019 on a positive note. I’m urging Senator McConnell to bring the bill to the floor of the Senate. It would get 80 votes. Mr. President, pick up the phone and push the Republican leadership. The Republicans are the problem here, not the Democrats.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
CNN contributor Kirsten Powers declared on air Friday that all white females who supported President Donald Trump were “racist.” Powers, referring to white females who support Trump, said, “They’ll say, ‘Well, I’m not racist. I just voted for him because, you know, I didn’t like Hillary Clinton. And I just want to say that that’s not–that doesn’t make you not racist. It actually makes you racist. If you support somebody who does racist things, that makes you racist. So, I want to establish that.” “As for why white women do it, I think we have to recognize that white men are doing it as well, but I think sometimes we would hope that we would get better behavior from white women, because white women are themselves oppressed and that they would, therefore, be able to be aligned themselves with other oppressed people,” Powers said. She continued, “But, I think we have to remember that the white patriarchal system actually benefits white women in a lot of the ways, and they’re attached to white men, who are benefitting from the system that was created by them, for them and their fathers and their husbands and their brothers are benefitting from the