The Iranian regime-allied Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro accused the captain of the RCGS RESOLUTE cruise ship of “terrorism and piracy" and sought to force the ship into a new direction on the high seas. The cruise ship, which had no passengers on board and was flying under a Portuguese flag, has a reinforced hull that enables it to sail through ice water.
Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, the carrier’s commander, was sacked after he was accused of leaking a letter to the media that went "outside the chain of command" pleading for help after more than 100 sailors on board tested positive for the coronavirus, and nearly 100 others are suspected of contracting the virus.
"We have seen Americans unite with incredible selflessness and compassion," Trump began. "I want to remind everyone here in our nation's capital, especially in Congress, that this is not the time for politics, endless partisan investigations. Here we go again. They've already done extraordinary damage to our country in recent years"... "It's witch hunt after witch hunt after witch hunt," Trump continued. "And in the end it's people doing the witch hunt who are losing --- and they've been losing by a lot. And it's not any time for witch hunts."
The Ways and Means Committee expects the IRS to send out 60 million checks by the middle of April, according to a Democratic memo obtained by the Hill on Wednesday. The checks will go to those whom the IRS has tax information for, but the memo showed the IRS would likely need to obtain information from between 90 to 110 million people. The memo said the IRS will have a portal set up by the end of April or early May that will let individuals give the agency their direct deposit information or other means to receive funds.
"Tier One" has already been activated, sending mobile cold storage units to hospitals to reduce the number of bodies being sent to mortuaries and crematories. The second tier has yet to be enacted, but would send bodies to the potter's field on Hart Island in the Bronx, where inmates would bury the deceased at the jail on Rikers Island. The final phase of the emergency plan would coordinate with all local cemeteries to bury the dead in the "temporary mass internment method." "Ten bodies in caskets are placed lengthwise in a long narrow section in the ground," the plan details. "The foot end of one casket is placed in close proximity to the head end of the next."
“The Trump campaign has learned that your U.S. Senate campaign is circulating mailers like the one I have enclosed, in which you misleadingly promote your connections to and ‘support’ of President Trump,” the Trump campaign’s chief operating officer, Michael Glassner, wrote in the letter, obtained by the New York Times. “We only assume your campaign is doing this to confuse President Trump’s loyal supporters in Alabama into believing the president supports your candidacy in the upcoming primary runoff election. Nothing could be further from the truth.”
More than 12,000 people have applied to join what NASA is calling the "Artemis Generation," a new class of astronauts to help the agency return humans to the moon and reach outward to Mars. It's the second highest number of applications the agency's astronaut corps has ever received, NASA officials said. "We've entered a bold new era of space exploration with the Artemis program, and we are thrilled to see so many incredible Americans apply to join us,"
Christiane Amanpour of CNN tries to get him in these “I gotcha!” moments, and you can tell by the look in her eyes that she loathes his existence, but the Hungarian FM, Peter Szijjarto rises to the occasion with absolute class.
Steven Mnuchin said that he will double the interest rate on the SBA loan from 0.50% to 1.00% in order to appease banks seeking higher interest rates to participate in the Treasury's bailout program and lend money to the same taxpayers who bailed them out 12 years ago.
Trump said he had spoken to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and expects Saudi Arabia and Russia to cut oil output by as much as 10 million to 15 million barrels, as the two countries signaled willingness to make a deal.
"I spoke with Stephanie Grisham this morning," Chanel Rion said on an OAN broadcast. "I met with her, we discussed the situation and she invited me again to attend the briefing today as her guest, standing in the back."
The commercial-free event moderated by "The Story" anchor Martha MacCallum will also feature medical and business experts, according to the network. It will be aired on Fox and livestreamed on its Facebook page. All guests will be appearing remotely along with a virtual audience, with Facebook providing audience members with a “smart video” portal device to allow them to ask questions of the experts.