U.S. Senate leader says needs facts in Khashoggi case before acting

Deficit Skyrockets Because of Tax Cuts, But McConnell Says It’s ‘Not a Republican Problem’

"But at some point we will have to sit down on a bipartisan basis and address the long-term drivers of the debt".

U.S. lawmakers need to find out what happened in the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi before taking any steps against Saudi Arabia, Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell told Bloomberg News on Tuesday, calling U.S. -Saudi relations "not great".

"Mitch McConnell made a big mistake yesterday: he gave away his real intentions", Nelson said Wednesday.

"I think it's pretty safe to say that entitlement changes, which is the real driver of the debt by any objective standard, may well be hard if not impossible to achieve when you have unified government", McConnell said.

LeBron James, Lonzo Ball take the floor together for first time
We're all new to each other. "That's what happens with a team that's new", he said. A Lakers lineup without James then repeated the feat in a 119-105 win on Friday.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi seized on McConnell's comments, saying, "Like clockwork, Republicans in Congress are setting in motion their plan to destroy the Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security that seniors and families rely on, just months after they exploded the deficit by $2 trillion with their tax scam for the rich".

McConnell was responding to a Treasury Department report that the USA federal budget deficit jumped to $779 billion in fiscal year 2018, the highest level since 2012.

Republicans spent most of the Obama administration slamming deficits, but they have mainly ignored the issue during the Trump administration to support his agenda of raising spending while cutting taxes, the Post reported.

It's true that, as the population ages, Medicare and Social Security are the main drivers of projected long-term USA debt, along with rising interest payments. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget said recently that legislation enacted in fiscal 2018, including tax cuts and spending increases, would add $445 billion to next year's deficit - or 46 percent of the projected total.



Latest news

12 million face famine in Yemen if bombs don't stop, WFP warns
A civil war has engulfed the country after Iranian-backed Houthi rebels captured large areas, including the capital Sana'a. Yemen has always been bombarded with airstrikes and subjected to strangling tactics of war.

Cardi B says baby Kulture broke her vagina during childbirth
I don't want to show my baby out to the public right now. "There's certain things I want to do with my daughter". Cardi said no one told her the full extent of what would happen in the labour room. "I am enjoying [motherhood]".

Investment crucial to future of oil industry: Opec
India , which imports more than 80 percent of its oil needs, shipped in 4.2 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude in 2017. Crude oil prices gained about $10 a barrel in three months to October 3 but gave up $6 in the following 10 days.

Pompeo stresses long-term strategic relationship with Saudi Arabia
Pompeo was criticized on social media for images from his meetings with Saudi officials that showed him smiling broadly. According to daily Yeni Şafak, Turkish forensics experts found "evidence of murder" at the consulate.

Congo confirms 33 Ebola cases in past week, 24 dies so far
The UN agency identified 39 new confirmed cases were reported between October 1 and October 11, 32 of which were from Beni. The Committee's advice will be made public on WHO's website and via a press conference (details below).

Power outage: Brewers' bats struggle in 13-inning loss
Muncy found a hole in the left side of the infield for a go-ahead RBI single that also kncked Woodruff out of the game. By the time Manny Machado rounded third base, the Los Angeles Dodgers had already started streaming out of the dugout.

‘The Lion King’ Cast Assembles in New Behind-the-Scenes Photo
As for Glover, he told ET in May that he was ready for the role, despite it being "a little intimidating". "Don't worry, '" Glover said.

Influential Facebook shareholders back proposal to remove Zuckerberg as chairman
Last week, Facebook said a major security breach it discovered late last month had impacted the accounts of 30 million users. In July, Facebook projected weaker-than-expected revenue growth and its shares have been battered more than 25% since then.

Kanye West records music in Uganda
We have to make MAGAzines [he laughs] ... "It would have been great if he had used his voice for the good of people in Africa". Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West gift the President of Uganda with a pair of signed white sneakers.

Royal fan makes Meghan Markle a necklace. THIS happens
A teenage girl cried tears of joy after being greeted by the prince , while Meghan was inundated by gifts and flower bouquets. Eagle-eyed fans spotted Meghan with her mobile phone out while in Melbourne - in a rare move for a senior royal.

Banksy reveals 'Girl With Balloon' shredding stunt malfunctioned in mysterious video
Partial shredding of the masterpiece is shown, as auctioneers rushed to take the work off the wall and out of the room. The woman who bought the piece at the auction went ahead with the purchase.

May 'to consider' extending UK's post-Brexit transition period
Upon her arrival at the European Union summit, May told reporters, "We have solved most of the issues in the withdrawal agreement".

Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada
Canada is the second country in the world to legalize marijuana (behind Uruguay), but the laws do vary from province to province . MI and North Dakota are the only states this year deciding on the legalization of recreational marijuana this November election.

Jamal Khashoggi case: Liam Fox rejects Saudi summit
One of the suspects identified by Turkey is a close associate of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman . Saudi officials have insisted Mr Khashoggi left the consulate soon afterwards and came to no harm.

Trump threatens to close Mexico border over migrants
In April, Trump signed a proclamation to send the National Guard to the border to keep the migrants from entering the United States.

Other news