U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, will file an ethics complaint against House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy after he suggested that the Benghazi select committee was launched in an effort to hurt Hillary Clinton's campaign for president.
Grayson told the Miami Herald Tuesday about his plans to file the complaint Wednesday with the Office of Congressional Ethics. His complaint also names U.S. Rep. Harold "Trey" Gowdy of South Carolina, the chair of the Benghazi panel.
McCarthy of California has been under fire by Democrats since he said on Fox News Sept 29:
"Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she's untrustable."
Air France workers "stormed" the company's headquarters at Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris after it threatened to cut 2,900 jobs, interrupting a meeting with union representatives and ripping executives' clothes off. Per AFP, the protests/attacks were a response to the company's threat to cut 2,900 jobs, which itself was a response to pilots' refusal to accept longer flying hours: "The airline is struggling in the face of fierce competition from global rivals and had tried to convince pilots, who earn up to $280,000 a year, to fly 100 more hours annually for the same salary." read more
During an interview with an Iowa TV station, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio made several false claims about Planned Parenthood's use of fetal tissue in research and said that women "look forward to" getting abortions. Rubio said, "I just think you've created an industry now -- a situation where very much, you've created an incentive for people not just to look forward to having more abortions, but being able to sell that fetal tissue -- these centers -- for purposes of making a profit off it, as you've seen in some of these Planned Parenthood affiliates."
President Barack Obama slammed adversaries in Russia and Syria -- and political foes at home -- while defending the use of diplomacy over force in his address to the U.N. Monday. In a speech at times defensive and accusatory, Obama took the unusual step of harnessing the global stage to rebuke the views of Republican presidential candidates on immigration and religious pluralism, perhaps mindful that this was his penultimate speech to the world body and the last before the race to replace him overwhelms the national dialogue. read more
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