#GoodMorningDC. It's Monday, and a Member of the UK Parliament, Andrew Bridgen, penned a column for The Pavlovic Today on the subject of free speech and cancel culture, our favorite topics.
Good Morning DC! It’s Monday, and a Member of the UK Parliament, Andrew Bridgen, penned a column for The Pavlovic Today on the subject of free speech and cancel culture, our favorite topics.
President Biden is making a big announcement today regarding the expanded, refundable Child Tax Credit included in the American Rescue Plan. From July, about 90% of families with children will get a new tax relief automatically.
Eligible families will receive a payment of up to $300 per month for each child under age six and up to $250 per month for each child age six and above.
“While the American Rescue Plan provides for this vital tax relief to hard-working families for this year, Congress must pass the American Families Plan to ensure that working families will be able to count on this relief for years to come. For working families with children, this tax cut sends a clear message: help is here,” said Biden.
It seems that Biden, in the footsteps of Trump and Obama, is opting for golfing on Sundays. Yesterday, at 1: 07 pm, Biden left his house in Delaware for a golf outing. After a 10 minute drive through back roads and some lovely lakes, Biden arrived at the Fieldstone Golf Club.
The sighings of UFOs may sound wacky, but the US government says it’s real. Luis Elizondo, a 20-year veteran of military intelligence operations appeared on 60 minutes last night to talk about his work on the subject Pentagon assigned him to do in 2008. “I’m not telling you that it doesn’t sound wacky. What I’m telling you, it’s real,” said Elizondo. “What is it? What are its intentions? What are its capabilities?”
Former Navy pilot Lieutenant Ryan Graves said that in 2014, his flight crew began detecting UFOs hovering over restricted airspace near Virginia Beach.
Today, Secretary Blinken is in Reykjavik, Iceland, meeting with President Gudni Johannesson, Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir, and Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thordarson. They are set to discuss the U.S.-Iceland relationship, human rights, action against the climate crisis, strengthening the transatlantic relationship, and Arctic security. Blinken will also tour Keflavik Air Base.
Across the pond, Matt Hancock warned Britons not to travel to Spain, Italy, France, and Greece, countries added to the “amber list” due to the risks of getting a Covid-19 variant.
The good news is that starting from today, Portugal is opening its doors to every British tourist who can provide a negative Covid-19 test.
“I’ve got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers,” said Harry in Dax Shepard’s podcast and the world is reacting to it.
“I didn’t think Harry could go lower than trashing his grandmother as she mourns Prince Philip, but the spineless self-pitying twerp’s attack on free speech makes HIM look bonkers not the US Constitution,” said Morgan.
“Nice that he [Harry] can say that,” Ted Cruz tweeted.
The situation between Isreal and Palestine does not look good. After Israeli airstrikes bombed the tower in Gaza housing AP and Al Jazeera, AOChas a question for Joe Biden. “If the Biden [administration] can’t stand up to an ally, who can it stand up to?”.
“This is happening with the support of the United States,” AOC continued. “How can they credibly claim to stand for human rights?”
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez said that he is “deeply troubled by reports of Israeli military actions that resulted in the death of innocent civilians in Gaza as well as Israeli targeting of buildings housing international media outlets.”
Senator Jon Ossoff and a group of 29 Senators issued a joint statement calling for an immediate ceasefire to prevent further loss of life and further escalation of violence.
And that’s a wrap for this Monday morning, May 17, 2021.Thanks for waking up with me. Good Morning DC will be back tomorrow to bring you the latest first.