De Blasio Explains Amazon Tax Break to AOC
De Blasio and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo had argued that the $2.8 billion in tax breaks offered to Amazon would bring in $27 billion in tax revenue.
De Blasio told Chuck Todd of NBC News’ Meet the Press the “$3 billion that would go back in tax incentives was only after we were getting the jobs and getting the revenue.”
Biden Tells Europe America is an ‘Embarrassment’
Former Vice President Joe Biden told a German audience Saturday that America under the Trump administration is “an embarrassment.”
Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, the 2020 presidential hopeful said, “The America I see values basic human decency, not snatching children from their parents or turning our back on refugees at our border. Americans know that’s not right. The American people understand plainly that this makes us an embarrassment. The American people know, overwhelmingly that it is not right. That it is not who we are.”
Ocasio-Cortez Delivers ‘Inaugural Address’ in Home District
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) delivered an “inaugural address” in her Congressional District on Saturday afternoon, declaring that issues like the “right to migrate” will not be negotiable.
Addressing hundreds of supporters in the Bronx, the freshman lawmaker even had a swearing-in ceremony before uttering mostly platitudes.
Defending the Green New Deal after she and her office botched the rollout to much ridicule this week, the Democratic Socialist claimed that the “Green New Deal is the legislation of indigenous communities in the United states” and many others.
Baldwin Says Trump ‘Threatening My Family’ on Twitter
Saturday Night Live actor Alec Baldwin complained that President Trump is threatening his family on Twitter.
“Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC!” Trump had tweeted about the show ridiculing him. “THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!” he added.
“I wonder if a sitting President exhorting his followers that my role in a TV comedy qualifies me as an enemy of the people constitutes a threat to my safety and that of my family?” Baldwin responded on Twitter.
Weiner Released from Prison to Halfway House
Disgraced former Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has been released from prison and sent to a re-entry program in New York.
Weiner was transferred to a residential re-entry center in Brooklyn to serve the remainder of his 21-month sentence for sending sexually explicit texts to a 15-year-old girl. Also known as halfway houses, they are intended to allow inmates to “gradually rebuild their ties to the community and facilitate supervising ex-offenders’ activities during this readjustment phase.”
He is set to be released from prison in May, about three months early, because of good behavior.
Heckler Asks Elizabeth Warren, ‘Why Did You Lie?’
A heckler at a rally in Georgia Saturday for 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) repeatedly yelled, “Why did you lie?” while holding up a “1/2020th” sign in reference to Warren’s false claim of Native American ancestry.
The man heckled Warren as she told her backstory to a crowd of more than 1,000 supporters gathered at Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville.
“Be easy, be easy,” Warren replied, while her supporters booed the heckler being led out of the campaign event.