Stacy Washington with Michael Anton, Nicholas Grossman, Rev. Dean Nelson & Scott O’Grady on The Larry O’Connor Show 01.08.2020


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Trump: Iran missiles fired at US were paid for with money released by Obama administration (FOX News)

President Trump took direct aim at former President Barack Obama on Wednesday, blaming the last administration for giving Iran money that he claimed was then used by Tehran to pay for missiles that were aimed at U.S. troops in Iraq.

“The missiles fired last night at us and our allies were paid for with the funds made available by the last administration,” Trump said from the White House, referring to settlement money the U.S. paid to Iran in 2016. [Read More]

U.S. Killing Soleimani Could Hand Iraq to Iran (ARC Digital)

An American airstrike killed Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s most prominent military leader, near the Baghdad airport in Iraq. It sent a shockwave through the Middle East, and changes the confrontational U.S.-Iran dynamic. But while most observers focus on the prospect of war, the biggest effects could be political changes in Iraq. [Read More]

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to ‘step back as senior members of the Royal Family’ (NBC News)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said Wednesday that they “intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said that “after many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution.” [Read More]

 

Washington: Prescription drug act would have negative impact on consumers (Statesman)

The Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act would stall future drug development and deprive Americans of lifesaving cures — all without reducing patients’ out-of-pocket costs.

The bill would alter Medicare Part D, the federal prescription drug benefit for seniors and people with disabilities. Today, 45 million Americans receive drug coverage from Part D. [Read More]

Will Democrats have a ‘Kanye’ problem in 2020? (Roll Call)

On a recent cold November Friday night at Wanda’s on Seventh, a black-owned barbershop in Washington’s rapidly gentrifying Shaw neighborhood, officials from the Democratic National Committee discussed the concerns of black men and shared organizing strategies.

It’s almost impossible to visit a black barbershop without witnessing or participating in some of the most raucous debates of our time. While waiting (too long) for a haircut you can hear someone wax poetic about LeBron vs. Jordan, who really killed Biggie and Tupac, or why the Redskins will never win anything as long as Dan Snyder is the owner. [Read More]

 

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