Both Liberal and Conservative-appointed Senators have expressed concern over the Trudeau government’s opacity in federal spending and budgets. Spending disclosures were ended after the government suspended Parliament on August 18, according to Blacklock’s Reporter. “It’s not being transparent,” Senator Elizabeth Marshall said. “We cannot get current, up to date financial information. Why is the government refusing to provide current financial information?” The Department of Finance has not issued a report on borrowing and spending since August 6, as was ordered of the Department of Finance by MPs. “It was the one piece of current financial information that was available… The government is providing very little.”
Twitter retreated in its censorship battle with The New York Post, unlocking the conservative publication’s main account after a two-week stalemate over the Hunter Biden bombshell. The site backed down Friday after The Post refused to meet the counterpart’s demands imploring the news outlet to delete six tweets that allegedly violated Twitter’s distribution of hacked materials rule. The Post was booted on Oct. 14 and refused to bend a knee while held hostage amid the baseless allegation. In a series of tweets, the social media giant’s safety administration announced that the officials are revising the company’s Hacked Materials Policy and “updating our practice of not retroactively overturning prior enforcement.”
A recent access to information request has revealed that Justin Trudeau spent thousands of dollars to be flown around for photo ops and cabinet shuffles. He spent $17,000 to fly Dominic Leblanc home after the cabinet shuffle, and then had the empty Challenger jet fly back to Ottawa. Trudeau also spent $10,000 for a 2 hour flight to Toronto for a photo op at a school. This new information comes just days after another information request revealed Trudeau spent tens of thousands on luxury food items on his plane. This included a $2,000 seafood platter, $285 on Belgian waffles, and $412 on hot towels. On one occasion, $23,000 was spent on a single trip in his Challenger jet.
Toronto Mayor John Tory has declared October 31 as “John Candy Day.” “This marks what would have been John’s 70th birthday as he was born on October 31, 1950. Mr. Candy’s contributions to the Canadian entertainment industry have made him one of Canada’s greatest and funniest character actors,” a news release reads. Candy’s career spanned for more than two decades, with much of that time being spent at Toronto’s Second City as a member of the sketch group who would go on to make SCTV. “Candy’s star grew brighter in Hollywood where he often played charming and memorable characters,” the release continues.
Rasmussen continues to poll President Donald Trump’s support among black likely voters, and for the second week in a row, those numbers show that a game-changing political realignment could be underway. Trump narrowly won the 2016 election but garnered only about 8 percent of the black vote, according to exit polling. His opponent, Hillary Clinton, received 88 percent of the black vote in the race. The notion has been that if Trump could increase his support in that community by even several points, he could poach away at a voting bloc which Democrats desperately need. Rasmussen shows he’s overperforming expectations.
Joe Biden, the human gaffe machine, has struck again. This might be the worst verbal blunder yet that the 77-year-old Democratic candidate for president has blurted out. While reading from a teleprompter on Saturday, the best Joe Biden could do was this embarrassing line of nonsensical gibberish: “I’ll lead an effective strategy to mobilize truinnerashuvaduprezure, isolate and punish China.” The Trump War Room didn’t even attempt to spell out the gaffe, instead tweeting out “Joe Biden: “I’ll lead an effective strategy to mobilize [unintelligible]!” along with the video.
NBC News has decidedly reduced the Hunter Biden scandal to a failed smear campaign based on “a viral pile-on of conspiracy theories.” On Oct. 14, the New York Post released documents and other information potentially damning to former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. The materials were found on a laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden that was abandoned in a Delaware computer repair shop. Some of the emails found on the laptop appear to confirm suspicions of corruption and money-laundering surrounding the Biden family’s dealings with foreign governments.
One journalist’s smug mockery of a Marine One flight was shut down by the United States Marine Corps itself, which issued a no-nonsense fact check in less than 24 hours. The supposed controversy came after President Donald Trump shared a video to Twitter on Wednesday. In the top half of the clip, taken during an October 23 rally in Florida, Marine One appears to hover over a pro-Trump crowd while Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son” plays over the footage. In contrast to the high-energy MAGA rally, the bottom half shows Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden approaching a small gathering of socially distanced people at an event of his own.
A Pakistani Christian has been sentenced to death for allegedly sending “blasphemous” text messages seven years ago. According to Release International, Asif Pervaiz was sentened to death earlier in mid-October by a Pakistanti court after a former coworker claimed he sent him text messages that offended Islam in 2013. “The evidence on record was clearly not enough to sentence Asif Pervaiz to death. As usual, trial judges have so far never acquitted anyone accused of blasphemy,” Pervaiz’s attorney said. “I hope he will be freed by the High Court where we have filed an appeal. Sadly, Asif will continue to be incarcerated until his appeal is heard.”
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the runner-up to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, has endorsed Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Ianarrone, a far-left challenger to Ted Wheeler who has previously described herself as “Antifa.” Sanders revealed he was backing Iannarone in a Thursday addendum to his down-ballot endorsement list. The intro to the list reads in part: “We need to continue building and strengthening our movement from the ground up by electing more progressives to state and local positions. Because the truth is that the victories we accomplish in this election will lay the groundwork for the future of our political revolution.”