NOWCAST May 26

News Update

Straight Arrow News NowCast: May 26, 2021

By Ben Burke (Producer), Gwen Baumgardner (Anchor), Mack Pittman (Editor)

The latest Straight Arrow News NowCast includes a major deal between Amazon and MGM, arrests made in a deadly cable car crash, and a plea for support on a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

To learn more about eradicating Sen. Joe Manchin, view Shannon Longworth’s story here.

Gwen Baumgardner: LET’S START YOUR MORNING WITH SOME BREAKING NEWS.
I’M GWEN BAUMGARDNER WITH STRAIGHT ARROW NEWS.

AMAZON JUST ANNOUNCED IT’S BUYING MGM FOR 8-POINT-4-5 BILLION DOLLARS.

THE DEAL IS ONE OF AMAZON’S MOST EXPENSIVE ACQUISITIONS. SECOND ONLY TO THEIR PURCHASE OF WHOLE FOODS FOR MORE THAN 13 BILLION IN 20-17.
TODAY’S DEAL GIVES AMAZON PRIME A HUGE LIBRARY OF FILMS AND TV SHOWS — AS IT LOOKS TO COMPETE WITH NETFLIX AND DISNEY PLUS.

NEW DETAILS OUT OF ITALY… WHERE THREE PEOPLE ARE BEHIND BARS.
IT’S RELATED TO THE DEADLY CABLE CAR CRASH OVER THE WEEKEND.

POLICE SAY THE CRASH HAPPENED WHEN THE EMERGENCY BRAKE ON THE CABLE CAR WAS DEACTIVATED.
14 PEOPLE DIED — LEAVING A 5-YEAR-OLD BOY AS THE SOLE SURVIVOR.
PROSECUTORS OPENED AN INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER AND NEGLIGENCE INVESTIGATION.

THE DEBATE CONTINUES ON CAPITAL HILL TODAY ABOUT CREATING AN INDEPENDENT COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE THE JANUARY 6TH CAPITOL RIOT.
TWO DEMOCRATIC SENATORS ARE PUBLICLY ASKING FOR REPUBLICAN SUPPORT.

SENATORS JOE MANCHIN OF WEST VIRGINIA AND KYRSTEN SINEMA OF ARIZONA RELEASED A JOINT STATEMENT.
LAST WEEK — 35 HOUSE REPUBLICANS JOINED DEMOCRATS IN PASSING THE BILL THAT WOULD CREATE THE COMMISSION.
THE SENATE NEEDS SUPPORT FROM 10 REPUBLICANS FOR IT TO PASS.

Sen. Chuck Schumer: “I’m glad to see that a couple of Republicans here in the Senate have said they would vote for it. I think Romney and Murkowski have said that already. And so, I think that we should vote for it. Obviously, we’ll look at any proposal, but it can’t just undo the commission. One of the proposals I heard – have a separate Republican staff. You can’t have a commission with two warring staffs. I’ve never heard seen that happen.”
REPUBLICANS ARE EXPECTED TO BLOCK THIS BILL. THE VOTE COULD COME AS SOON AS THIS WEEK.

AS WE’VE DISCOVERED, SENATOR MANCHIN HOLDS A LOT MORE POWER THAN THE TYPICAL SENATOR. SHANNON EXPLAINS IN HER “JUST ONE NAME” STORY.
YOU CAN FIND THE LINK BELOW.

SOMETHING TO WATCH OUT FOR THIS WEEK.
SENATE REPUBLICANS ARE PREPARING A COUNTER-OFFER TO PRESIDENT BIDEN’S 1-POINT-7 TRILLION DOLLAR INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN.

THE GOP COUNTER COULD COME AS EARLY AS TOMORROW…EXPECTED TO BE AROUND 1 TRILLION. THIS WOULD BE NEARLY DOUBLE THE REPUBLICANS’ INITIAL OFFER, AFTER PRESIDENT BIDEN CAME DOWN FROM HIS 2 TRILLION DOLLAR ASK.
THE DEADLINE FOR A BI-PARTISAN DEAL IS SET FOR MEMORIAL DAY.

FOR MORE BREAKING NEWS — AND STORIES YOU NEED TO KNOW– STICK WITH STRAIGHT ARROW NEWS DOT COM.

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