Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips became one of the first elected Democrats to say President Joe Biden should not run for reelection in 2024, calling for a “generational change” within the party.
Phillips said that Biden shouldn’t run for reelection. He also stated that while he respects Biden, he believes that Biden has made some mistakes .”
” “I believe the country would benefit from a new generation compelling, well-prepared and dynamic Democrats to rise up,” the second-term Representative.
The Chinese Army urges citizens to “prepare to war” amid warnings to US over Pelosi’s Taiwan trip According to state-sponsored Global Times, a Friday social media posting by the Chinese Army asked people to prepare for war in an appeal that received thousands of thumbs up.
Chinese officials issued strong warnings about possible conflict if Nancy Pelosi does not fulfill her promise to travel to Taiwan in August. They also pledged a “forceful response.” The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) 80th Group Army’s post received over 300,000 thumbs-up on China’s social media platform Weibo within 12 hours “amid high morale among Chinese soldiers,” the Global Times said.
Twitter, Elon Musk 5-Day Trial Is Set for Week of Oct. 17 in Delaware Chancery Court … WSJ
The judge overseeing Twitter Inc.’s TWTR 1. 16%^ lawsuit against Elon Musk over their stalled $44 billion merger set the week of Oct. 17 for a trial in Delaware Chancery Court.
Last week, Chancery’s Chief Judge, Kathaleen Saint. Jude McCormick granted Twitter’s request for a fast-track lawsuit. She ordered a trial lasting five days in October over Mr. Musk’s objections. According to Twitter, the uncertainty surrounding its future as an public company could cause it to be damaged and Chancellor McCormick agreed with that claim.
FDA allows for more monkeypox vaccinations in the United States. The first will be available immediately. In a continuing user fee dispute, the first cosmetic regulation since nearly 100 years could end in its tracks. Philip Morris International to replace FDA’s Chief Tobacco Scientist.
Exxon XOM 4. 56%^ Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp. CVX 8. 77%^ and Shell PLC, SHEL 3. 23%^ the three largest Western oil companies, banked a record $46 billion in collective profits in the second quarter, fueled by the highest energy prices in over a decade and lucrative oil-refining margins.
Exxon, the largest U.S. oil company, said Friday its second-quarter profit rose to $17.9 billion, its highest ever and nearly four times as much as the same period a year ago, citing rising oil and fuel production, higher energy prices and cost cuts. Rival Chevron also posted a record profit Friday of $11.6 billion, up from $3.1 billion in the same period last year.
Congresswoman Who Gave GOP Dugout The Middle Finger Says She Reacted To ‘Offensive And Misogynistic’ Comment
Democratic California Rep. Linda T. Sanchez said Friday that she gave the middle finger to Republican lawmakers during the yearly Congressional baseball game because she “heard an offensive and misogynistic comment” from their side.
Sanchez was captured flipping the GOP dugout in the sixth inning. In a statement to the Daily Caller, she said that she had reacted in the “heat of the moment” when hearing the Republican comment.
Trump slams Pelosi’s planned Taiwan visit: ‘She will only make it worse’ … THE HILL
Former President Trump on Friday criticized Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) planned trip to Taiwan, which has been condemned by China but generally praised by congressional Republicans.
Beijing warned Pelosi not to visit the island in recent months, saying that it will challenge a “redline” and would be met with “resolute countermeasures”.
Pelosi to depart on Asia trip as world watches for possible Taiwan stop … FOX NEWS
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to depart for Asia on Friday, beginning a diplomatic trip with the potential of upsetting the Chinese Communist Party.
Pelosi will visit many allied Asian countries as part of her multi-day trip across the continent.
Taiwan, officially the Republic of China, is a possible destination that could have major implications. Although the island was expecting Pelosi to visit, recent threats by the People’s Republic of China have drawn international attention.
House Dems focus on assault weapons ban after policing deal sparks drama … POLITICO
House Democrats will vote Friday on a historic bill to ban so-called assault weapons in response to a spate of mass shootings this year — a sudden strategy shift after party leaders failed to land the votes for a broader slate of public safety bills also slated for floor action. The assault weapons vote is a party priority. It will be the first attempt in almost three decades for lawmakers to restore the expired ban on semiautomatic guns. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who announced the decision Friday morning, called it a “a crucial step in our ongoing fight against the deadly epidemic of gun violence in our nation.”
China accuses White House of lying about Biden bringing up genocide, forced labor with Xi … FOX NEWS
China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied the White House’s claim that President Biden addressed “genocide” and “forced labor” on a call with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
White House press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre told media on Thursday that President Biden raised ethical concerns about forced labor in China and ethnic genocide. The Chinese MFA dismissed the allegation, saying that “genocide” and “forced labor” were discussed in last night’s phone call between US Presidents and Chinese. That is disinformation.”
Joe Manchin Says He Was ‘Ostracized’ And ‘Victimized’ Over Killing Build Back Better
Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said Thursday he was “ostracized” and “victimized” after killing President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan.
In a radio interview, Joe Manchin stated that the $2 trillion bill was “bad for the country and the economy” and strongly opposed it. “Nobody, in their right minds, after I had been ostracized and victimized because I killed the BBB, I believe, was a poor bill for the economy and would [would] alter the trajectory of our lives as individuals,” Manchin stated. So I opposed it and people kept telling me ‘buildback better small’. “I am going to give the border to President Biden,” Texas Republican Governor. Greg Abbott’s April announcement foreshadowed a feasible immigration strategy that has left the Left in discomfort.
Republican governors are adopting a new tactic to deal with record illegal crossings of the United States southern border — send the migrants to the doorstep of President Joe Biden himself, and the cities which describe themselves as “sanctuary cities.” So far, 4,000 migrants have arrived in buses from border states to DC, and 2,800 have arrived in New York City. These two cities are considered sanctuary cities.
Man who threatened Gaetz sentenced to six months home detention … POLITICO
A California man has been sentenced to six months of home confinement for making a death threat to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) just days after the storming of the Capitol last year.
Eugene Huelsman, 59, pleaded guilty in October to a felony interstate threats charge for leaving a threatening voicemail message at Gaetz’s district office in Pensacola, Fla., and was sentenced by a federal judge there Thursday to a half-year of house arrest.
Schumer-aligned group injects more than $25M in anonymous donations into midterms for Senate Democrats … FOX NEWS
A dark money group aligned with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has funneled more than $25 million in secretive contributions into the 2022 elections to benefit Senate Democrats, federal filings show.
Majority Forward, a nonprofit that hides its funders, has provided the Senate Majority PAC, which works to elect and maintain Democrats in Congress’s upper chamber, with $27.3 million in donations for the midterms, according to a Fox News Digital review of campaign finance records.
Majority Forward is the largest donor to the Senate Majority PAC, meaning the individuals behind its primary funding source for the 2022 elections are unknown.
Farmers from the Netherlands set fire to their vehicles and dumped manure onto major roads Wednesday as part of ongoing protests against government climate regulations.
The farmers caused the disruptions to voice opposition to The Hague’s plans to reduce emissions produced from livestock by 2030, Politico reported. The protests have spread across Europe: in Germany farmers blocked the Netherlands’ border, protesting an amendment set to increase reliance on renewable energy to 100% by 2025.
‘Piece Of Sh*t’: Will Smith Apologizes For Slap Heard Round The World
Actor Will Smith shared an emotional video to his YouTube channel Friday in which he apologized for slapping comedian Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars.
The video, entitled “It’s been a minute “, was titled with the text “It’s been a minute ” in which Smith apologized for slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars.