• Here’s What Democratic Legislators Chanted During the State of the Union Address
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    Here’s What Democratic Legislators Chanted During the State of the Union Address

    About 45 minutes into President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday, Democratic lawmakers shouted over him: “HR 3! HR 3!”The reference was to a Democratic House bill on drug pricing, also known as “the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act.” It passed in the House after being introduced by the late Rep. Cummings, but hasn’t been taken up by the Senate yet.Also Read: At Least 8 Congressional Democrats Will Skip Trump's State of the Union TonightTrump had just finished speaking about the “long, tall and very powerful wall” being built on the country’s southern border and was moving on to discuss prescription drug prices. The chant came when Trump said, “Working together, Congress can reduce drug prices substantially from current levels. I’ve been speaking to Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and others in Congress in order to get something on drug pricing done and done quickly and properly. I’m calling for bipartisan legislation that achieves the goal of dramatically lowering prescription drug prices. Get a bill on my desk and I will sign it into law immediately.”“HR 3! HR 3!” yelled Democratic members of Congress, holding up hand signs that showed a number 3. Many of the female Democratic congresswomen wore white to honor suffragists.Trump continued to talk over them, moving on to address the American opioid overdose epidemic and the fight against the coronavirus.Among the president’s other talking points Tuesday night included strengthening the border wall, the investment in Space Force and planting the American flag on Mars, appointing more conservative judges, banning late-term abortions and protecting 2nd Amendment rights.Watch the chanting below:WATCH: Democrats chant "HR 3," referencing bill on drug prices, in response to President Trump's call for legislation to lower prescription drug prices. pic.twitter.com/zqbUvoldWB— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 5, 2020Read original story Here’s What Democratic Legislators Chanted During the State of the Union Address At TheWrap

  • CBS News ‘Deeply’ Regrets Mixing Up Congressmen Elijah Cummings and John Lewis
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    CBS News ‘Deeply’ Regrets Mixing Up Congressmen Elijah Cummings and John Lewis

    CBS News apologized Monday night for mistakenly showing viewers a photograph of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) during a segment on Rep. John Lewis’ recent cancer diagnosis.“Tonight on the 6:30 p.m. ET broadcast of the CBS Evening News, one photograph was misidentified as Congressman John Lewis. We have replaced the photo in all broadcasts and platforms. We deeply regret the error,” tweeted the CBS Evening News account after the program.Replies to the apology used words like “unacceptable” to describe the mistake. One asked, “Seriously?”Also Read: Rep Elijah Cummings, Baltimore Democrat and Key Figure in Impeachment Inquiry, Dies at 68Cummings, who was chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee as well as a Democratic target of President Donald Trump’s tweeted ire this summer, died in October at age 68. A 23-year veteran of the House of Representatives, he emerged as a key player in the impeachment inquiry into Trump.In July, Trump lashed out at Cummings, calling his Baltimore district “rat and rodent infested” and a “very dangerous & filthy place” where “no human being would want to live.”Cummings and Lewis have Trump attacks in common: Trump mocked the Georgia representative in 2017 for boycotting his inauguration and questioning the legitimacy of Trump’s election.Of course, what Cummings and Lewis — a key figure in the civil rights movement who worked with Martin Luther King Jr. — also have in common is that they’re black, which prompted sarcastic, condemning tweets from users who “guess all African Americans still look alike… “Read original story CBS News ‘Deeply’ Regrets Mixing Up Congressmen Elijah Cummings and John Lewis At TheWrap

  • ‘Morning Joe’ Overwhelmed After ‘One of the Most Significant News Days’ in Trump Presidency
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    ‘Morning Joe’ Overwhelmed After ‘One of the Most Significant News Days’ in Trump Presidency

    The hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” broke down for viewers Friday what it’s like to select a lead story for a morning show in the wake of a big political news day, which saw the death of a sitting congressman and the continued fallout from President Trump ordering that U.S. troops be withdrawn from northern Syria.Spoiler alert: It’s hard.Co-host Mika Brzezinski asked, “What do you lead with this morning?”Also Read: 'The President Show' Star Anthony Atamanuik Reads That Trump Letter to Turkey's President (Video)She then shared a series of Thursday night tweets from contributor Charlie Sykes, who wondered the same thing and listed all of the related headlines:Helluva news cycle: what do you lead with?*Mulvaney’s admission of a quid pro quo in Ukraine? *The G-7 Trump Doral grift? *Trumps awful Syria deal?… or *The president’s apparent endorsement of ethnic cleansing?*The apparent collapse of the Trump stonewall? *Rick Perry’s escape? *Sundland breaking with Trump story? *Elijah Cummings? *Romney’s dramatic floor speech on Syria?Also Read: Trump Still Most Tweeted-About Politician During 4th Democratic DebateBrzezinski noted, “And not on Charlie’s list: the admiral who led the raid to take out Osama bin Laden saying it’s time for a new person in the Oval Office as former Defense Secretary James Mattis roasts Donald Trump.”Co-host Joe Scarborough pointed out that with so much news to go over, the hosts and panel ran the risk of not conveying the seriousness. He worried that someone who just woke up and turned on the show might not realize “yesterday was one of the most significant days” in Trump’s administration.Trump’s decision to withdraw troops in northern Syria leaves America’s Kurdish allies vulnerable to an attack from Turkish forces. This week he appeared to urge Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan not to invade and attack the Kurds, who have been an ally to America in the fight against ISIS.Read original story ‘Morning Joe’ Overwhelmed After ‘One of the Most Significant News Days’ in Trump Presidency At TheWrap