Welcome to Liberty Nation’s Daily Snapshot. All the top news of the day, the latest polls, and more.
What’s happening in the political sphere – the hot stories making the news today.
- Attorney General Bill Barr has defended himself against accusations of politicization after filing a motion to dismiss the case against Michael Flynn. He said, “I’m doing the law’s bidding. I’m doing my duty under the law, as I see it.”
- Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are working on a Coronavirus relief package that they say will be “Rooseveltian” in its scope and size. This coincides with Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders announcing that they are pushing for a $2,000 per month check for every person.
- California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he would let some businesses reopen. The move could have something to do with his announcement that CA has a $53.4 billion budget shortfall.
- San Antonio city council unanimously passed a resolution that denounces terms like “Chinese virus” and “kung fu virus.” Senator Ted Cruz described the decision as “Nuts.”
The latest polls and trends impacting the United States.
- 63% of likely Republican voters think former FBI Director James Comey should be prosecuted for his efforts to stop Donald Trump’s election.
- 39% of Democrats believe that there was likely criminal wrongdoing by the FBI. 42% of non-affiliated voters agree.
- Kamala Harris is the favorite to be selected as Joe Biden’s running mate coming in at 7/4, closely followed by Amy Klobuchar at 4/1.
- 43% of all likely voters favor a policy that would reduce federal aid to states and cities that provide sanctuary for illegal immigrants.
Something political to ponder as you enjoy your morning coffee.
As the world celebrates the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe, V-E Day, the reality of living under COVID-19 lockdown becomes apparent. What would usually involve fanfare and parades is being reduced to virtual celebrations with folks sat in front of their computers or TV screens. It is worth remembering that in 1945, not everyone could openly celebrate. There were Jews in Oskar Schindler’s factory waiting for the gunfire of the SS to disappear, remaining silent. POWs listening on secret radios, too afraid to let on that they knew of the victory. Spare a thought for those who could not join in the celebrations.
A thought for the day from history’s most interesting thinkers.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
– Winston Churchill
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