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USA’s Deadliest Shooting Ever; FEMA Boss Slams San Juan Mayor

Check out Bill’s Daily Briefing for Monday, October 2, where we round up the day’s biggest headlines for your perusal. Take a look.

Las Vegas Madman Dead by Suicide

The mass murderer in Las Vegas, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.  Paddock, who killed himself as police arrived, had an arsenal of weapons that he used to kill at least 50 people who were attending a country music festival across the road.  Police say they had previous interactions with Paddock, but were short on specifics except to say that he had no known connections to terror organizations.


Killer’s Brother “Dumbfounded”

Eric Paddock, brother of the mass killer Stephen Paddock, says he is “completely dumbfounded” and cannot explain what may have triggered his brother’s decision to carry out a massacre.  Eric, who lives in Orlando, refused any further comment for the time.

USA’s Deadliest Shooting Ever

The body count is still being tabulated, the wounded are still dying, but the Las Vegas carnage is already the worst shooting in U.S. history.  More people have been killed in this slaughter than in the Orlando nightclub shooting last year, where 49 were murdered.

FEMA Boss Slams San Juan Mayor

Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, has received a lot of attention by denouncing President Trump and his team’s response to Hurricane Maria.  But Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, points out that Mayor Cruz, while busy making the talk show rounds, has neglected to communicate with FEMA’s command center on Puerto Rico.

Trump and Tillerson at Odds Over North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declared that the United States has direct communication with the government of North Korea.  But President Trump, while praising Tillerson, sent a very contradictory message on Twitter, writing that the Secretary of State is wasting his time “trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man.”

President To Asia Next Month

President Trump will visit five nations next month in Asia, where he is expected to enlist more international support in his confrontation with North Korea and Kim Jong Un.  In addition to stops in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines, the president will attend two major international meetings.

Astounding Accusations Against Senator Menendez

The prosecution has laid out some stunning charges in the bribery case against New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez.  There are sordid stories of lavish trips, very young girlfriends, campaign contributions, all involving the sitting U.S. senator and a very shady eye doctor.  Even MSNBC’s legal analyst says the case against Menendez “looks overwhelming.”

Bernie on Mendenez’ Resignation: Not So Fast!

As mentioned above, Senator Robert Mendenez has been accused of blatant and massive corruption and bribery.  Many political veterans say the senator should immediately resign if he is convicted, but Bernie Sanders is asking that no one rush to judgment.

Ohio Governor Kasich May Leave GOP

John Kasich, the Ohio Governor who ran for president in the Republican primaries, now says he may eventually leave the party behind.  Kasich says he is in a “struggle for the soul of the Republican Party” and denounced Republicans he sees as “dividers.”

Hundreds Injured in Catalonia Chaos

The central government of Spain is apparently prepared to do anything to prevent its Catalonian residents from conducting a vote on independence.  Spanish police used rubber bullets and other non-lethal weapons to disrupt the referendum, which was held yesterday.  At last count, more than 800 people were injured in the chaos.  The vote was declared illegal by Spain’s version of the Supreme Court.

NFL Taking it on the Chin

What happened in Baltimore yesterday is fairly typical.  Just before the National Anthem was played, the Baltimore Ravens kneeled as a team.  In response, just about the entire stadium started to boo.  Across the league, most players stood while some kneeled.  Polls clearly show that most Americans disagree with the NFL protests and that the league has taken a severe public relations hit.

This Bud’s Not For You, NFL

Anheuser-Busch, always one of the National Football League’s largest advertisers, is inviting input from Americans regarding their sponsorship of the league.  The company has established a hotline on which fans can register their opinions about the league, the protests, and A-B’s continuing sponsorship.  Response was so overwhelming that the hotline went down for a time, but it is now back in operation.  Call 800-342-5283 and press “1” if you wish to weigh in.

Black Conservatives vs. NFL

The Daily Caller spoke with three prominent black conservatives and solicited their reactions to the ongoing NFL Anthem controversy.  They urged players to confront some issues that really matter to blacks in America – fatherlessness, crime, welfare dependency, and lack of education.

Terrorism in Canada

Canadian officials are still investigating a terror attack in the western city of Edmonton, where a Somalia-born man stabbed a police officer and then rammed his van into a crowd of people.  The 30-year-old, who had been seeking official refugee status, had an ISIS flag in his car but is believed to have acted alone.

Hannity Lands Trump Interview

Fox News’ Sean Hannity, fresh off a week of big-name interviews that included a certain humble correspondent, will sit down for an interview with President Trump in West Virginia Wednesday.  Audience members will also have the opportunity to throw questions at the president.  Hannity has long been one of President Trump’s most consistent and ardent media supporters.

Prominent Atheist Takes the Low Road

Author Richard Dawkins, who has made a name for himself by denying the existence of God, may need some divine forgiveness after his early-morning tweet

While bodies were still being counted and people still being treated in Las Vegas, Dawkins decided to bring up guns, while mocking Southerners in the process. 

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