MITCH McConnell is being blamed for playing a role in the government shutdown in the United States. We take a look at the controversial Republican Party Senate leader who's opponents claim has the power to pressurise Donald Trump to end the closure. What is Mitch McConnell's net worth? McConnell is worth an estimate £21.1million ($27m), according Center for Responsive Politics. His annual earnings as majority party leader in the Senate is £151,000 ($193,400). According to PolitiFact, when his mother-in-law died in 2008, he and wife received a monetary gift it is claimed could be as much as £19m ($25m). Why is he called a turtle? Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart has repeatedly mocked McConnell claiming he looked like a turtle or tortoise. The comedian often imitated him with the voice of the turtle from Tortoise Wins by a Hare. 'I'M ONLY A PAIN' Heartbreaking note left by girl who hanged herself 'to make mum happy' 'S*** HAPPENS' Horror moment woman drags dog with … [Read more...] about What is Mitch McConnell’s net worth, why is he called a turtle and who’s his wife Elaine Chao?
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FORMER President George H.W. Bush has died at the age of 94 after leading a remarkable life. From a World War Two hero pilot to the leader of the free world, Bush always led life at the highest level. What was George HW Bush's cause of death? Bush had been unwell with vascular Parkinson’s disease, which causes a loss of balance, and since 2012 he used a wheelchair. He was admitted to hospital in Houston, Texas, in November 2012, after a problem with a bronchitis-related cough, resulted in a two-month stay under the supervision of doctors, including a brief period in intensive care. Two years later he spent another week in hospital after complaining of shortness of breath. Eight months ago he was admitted again with a blood infection. When did he serve as President? He served as United State’s 41st president from 1989 to 1993. It was in this capacity he was known throught the world, especially for expelling the invading forces of dictator Saddam Huseein from the Gulf … [Read more...] about What was George HW Bush’s cause of death, when did he marry wife Barbara and what was his net worth?
A day before apparent explosive devices were mailed to top Democratic politicians and CNN's New York office, one figure on the left was the first target: George Soros. Police said a device sent to Soros' New York home on Tuesday "had the components" of a bomb. The package appeared to be sent by the same person who mailed similar devices to the CNN New York newsroom and the homes of Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama. The CNN device was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, and another package intended for former Attorney General Eric Holder was rerouted to the "return address," the office of former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The device sent to Soros arrived just a day after he appeared in the headlines for another reason: the vice president of Campbell Soup alleged without evidence on Twitter that Soros' philanthropic group, the Open Society Foundations, planned the caravan of thousands of Central American migrants that is heading toward the … [Read more...] about Who is George Soros and why is he blamed in every right-wing conspiracy theory?
President Donald Trump finally did it. On Thursday he pulled the plug on next month's big summit with North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un. In sadness, but not anger, Trump said Kim's insults were too much for now. That said, he left the door open for a future meeting.Why did get Kim get cold feet and resume that anti-U.S. rhetoric?North Korean apparats tell us that their dear leader is skittish about negotiations after Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, suggested the "Libya model" for ridding the Hermit Kingdom of its nuclear program. As vice foreign minister Kim Kye-kwan said of Bolton last week, the North does not "hide our feelings of repugnance towards him." This is also the view of many South Koreans, as the Washington Post reported this week. Trump too got the memo. Last week he made it clear that he was not seeking "the Libya model," a successful arms control negotiation sealed in the aftermath of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, which he conflated with his … [Read more...] about Trump Can Win by Walking Away From Korea Talks
First the good news: Homelessness in the U.S. is down. In the mid-2000s, President George W. Bush’s “housing first” program made substantial inroads against the problem. President Barack Obama continued the campaign with the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program in 2009 and a follow-up program in 2010. As a result of these efforts, the nationwide homeless population has continued to fall:That happy trend shouldn’t be minimized. But it masks substantial regional inequality in access to housing. In some states, homelessness has dropped a lot, but in other states it has gone up:Regionally, homelessness appears to be moving out West, to states like California, Washington and Colorado. Western cities, in particular, have experienced an epidemic - - in Los Angeles, for example, homelessness is at an all-time high. San Francisco has the second-highest rate of homelessness in the nation, while Seattle ranks third. Since 2015, 10 or more cities on the west … [Read more...] about Homelessness Is a Tragedy the U.S. Can Afford to Fix