southern plain-talk or Foghorn Leghorn shtick?

Photograph: Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters Senator John Neely Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican, offended Mexicans across the world in a hearing on the FBI and DEA’s budget this month, calling for American military members and law enforcement agents to invade their country in order to “stop the cartels” while adding that Mexico would be “eating cat food and … Read more

Fox News Pundit Receives Easiest Fact Check Live On Air

Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) received an embarrassing reminder from a fellow contributor on Fox News’ “Outnumbered” show on Monday. Chaffetz, who became a pundit for the conservative network after quitting Congress in 2017, joined in with the panel’s criticism of a Politico article about the possible effect that Casey DeSantis, the wife of Florida … Read more

US stocks trade mixed as markets await debt ceiling talks between Biden and lawmakers

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images US stocks traded mixed on Monday ahead of debt ceiling talks with President Biden and lawmakers. The US has less than a month to raise its debt ceiling before the government could potentially default. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen reiterated her June 1 deadline for policymakers to raise the borrowing … Read more

East Timor’s opposition party won most seats in parliamentary election

DILI, East Timor (AP) — East Timor’s opposition party won Sunday’s parliamentary election, meaning independence fighter Xanana Gusmao is likely to return as prime minister in Asia’s youngest democracy. The final vote count released by the National Elections Commission on Tuesday showed the National Congress of the Reconstruction of East Timor, known as CNRT, won … Read more