DC Council Moves to Repeal Initiative 77, Toxin Laced Packages Mailed to Pentagon & White House, FBI’s Kavanaugh Investigation Drawing To An End?

DC revisits Initiative 77

Tuesday, the DC Council took the first steps to repeal initiative 77, a measure that would have raised the minimum wage for city workers who rely on tips.  The Council’s 8-5 vote was the first of several votes necessary needed to nix the measure. Voters passed Initiative 77 this summer, which would raise tipped worker wages to match the District’s minimum of 13.25 an hour.  Mayor Bowser supports the repeal.

Packages laced with poison sent to Pentagon and White House

Authorities are trying to determine who sent envelopes laced with the poison ricin to the Pentagon, White House, and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz.  The package sent to the Pentagon was addressed to Secretary of Defense James Mattis.  The package delivered to Ted Cruz was sent to the senator’s Houston, Texas office.

Reports: FBI investigation of Brett Kavanaugh nears completion

The New York Times and Wall Street Journal report that the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) could wrap up its latest investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by Tuesday night or Wednesday. Meantime, the President, in response to sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, said on Tuesday that right now is a very difficult time for young men in America.


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