Hottest News Picks for September 16, 2019

Hottest News Picks for September 16, 2019

1 Omar Continues to Downplay 9/11

For an elected official who claims to love America, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) sure comes off as callous to anyone that doesn’t perfectly align with her views. Earlier this year she referenced the formation of the Council of American-Islamic Relations in a nonchalant manner. Omar casually mentioned the organization was founded due to 9/11 because “they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”

Now, normally we wouldn’t bring up news this old, but this quote has been brought to light again on a recent CBS interview. On the show, Omar was questioned if she understood why Americans found her previous statement offensive. Omar responded by acknowledging the pain the country felt on 9/11 before immediately shifting the conversation towards how Muslims were treated after the attack.

Omar continues to casually brush aside the tragic pain and suffering our nation experienced on 9/11. She seems to only be truly interested in promoting the rights of her religion. How Omar continues to retain her seat in Congress is anyone’s guess.

2 Saudi Oil Facility Missile Strike Raises Tensions

In another mysterious attack on oil-related infrastructure, Iran may have launched multiple missiles and tens of drones at a nearby Saudi-controlled oil facility.

Houthi rebels, located in Yemen, claimed responsibility for the attack. However, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insists that Iran is truly behind the strike. Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, staunchly denied the accusation.

Regardless of who is to blame for the attack, Trump believes that America won’t be affected by it in the slightest.

Do you think Iran is behind this Saudi oil facility strike, or would rebels in Yemen have an interest in destroying Saudi property? Let us know in the comments!

3 Andrew Yang’s Game Show-Style UBI Giveaway

There were a few interesting and controversial moments during the latest DNC primary debate. Perhaps the most unique of the entire night was Andrew Yang’s opening statement. Apparently, he believes that we can solve America’s problems by treating everything like a game show.

In American today, everything revolves around the almighty dollar… My campaign will now give a Freedom Dividend of $1,000 a month for an entire year to 10 American families, someone watching this at home right now. If you believe that you can solve your own problems better than any politician, go to and tell us how $1,000 a month will help you do just that.

-Andrew Yang

Few people, aside from the audience, expected Yang to kick off the night on such a lighthearted note. Pete Buttigieg, who was next up for his opening statement, was stunned for a moment before saying “It’s original, I’ll give you that.”

Essentially, all Democrats on the debate stage were offering something free to the American public. Free healthcare and free college are the big voting incentives. Yang thinks giving out “free” money will fix all of our problems.

While Yang’s performance was blatantly comedic and energetic, some among the Right are in favor of a UBI in principle. Do you believe that redistributing enough wealth to give every American adult $1,000 a month is beneficial in the long run, or is it another socialist ploy to keep us dependent on a nanny state and attack the wealthy?

Tell us what you think about “free” government money.

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