(TargetLiberty.org) – The weekend has come to a close and unfortunately, the country received some bad news. On Saturday, September 12, two Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies were ambushed in their patrol car and shot. As of Monday, the officers are alive, but in critical condition. The suspect fled the scene but there’s a manhunt underway.
While that was one of the saddest news stories from the weekend, we’ve got more to catch you up on.
Trump Signs Executive Order
On Sunday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to reduce the cost of Medicare Part B and Part D medications. The directive was originally put forward in July, but it wasn’t put into effect right away because the commander-in-chief wanted to give drug companies time to make a plan.
With this executive action, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is to devise a plan to get the medication for the lowest price paid by other countries. It’s an attempt to make the US the “most-favored” nation.
Just signed a new Executive Order to LOWER DRUG PRICES! My Most Favored Nation order will ensure that our Country gets the same low price Big Pharma gives to other countries. The days of global freeriding at America’s expense are over…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2020
Cruz Turns Down Possible SCOTUS Nomination
Last week, President Trump released a list of potential Supreme Court nominees if he’s elected to another term. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was one of the 20 names on the list. However, Cruz is saying he doesn’t want the job.
During a Fox News Business interview with Maria Bartiromo on Sunday, the senator said he wants to “be in the political fight” like he is in the Senate. Instead of sitting on the high court, Cruz wants to be the guy who helps put “principled constitutionalist justices” on the bench.
Retired NFL Player Running for Congress
Burgess Owens, a former safety for the NY Jets and formerly-Oakland Raiders, is running for Congress. In an interview with “Sunday Morning Futures,” the Republican explained he wants to represent Utah’s 4th Congressional District because he thinks the country is going to be a mess as long as “Democrats keep power.”
Owens said Obama was a “lousy president” and Democratic leaders “love misery.” The former NFL player spoke for President Trump at the Republican National Convention in August.
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