Thu, 15 August 2019
Stocks plunge and the Dow Jones tanks 800 points as warnings of a new recession begin to stack up. (CNBC)
Meanwhile, Bibi Netanyahu wants to block Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering Israel for a planned visit next week. (Daily Beast)
And lastly, Congressman Steve King tells a crowd of conservative voters in Iowa that centuries of rape and incest has actually been really good for the planet. (Des Moines Register)
And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES:
The Washington Post reports an autopsy found that Jeffrey Epstein sustained multiple breaks in his neck bones. Experts told the Post this can happen in a hanging, but is more common in victims of strangulation.
BuzzFeed News is reporting that the Trump administration is proposing a new rule to let businesses with federal contracts cite religious objections as a valid reason to discriminate against their workers on the basis of LGBTQ status, sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, and other characteristics.
And lastly, for the first for first time ever, a Fox News poll shows that the American public is unfavorable to the NRA. The new poll also found that 67 percent of registered voters now support a ban on assault weapons and a whopping 56 percent currently disapprove of Trump’s job performance.