Weekend News Bytes — March 9, 2020

Weekend News Bytes — March 9, 2020

(AmericanProsperity.com) – Overnight Sunday and into Monday morning, oil prices crashed over 30% as a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia heats up. Sleepy Joe Biden’s health is in question again after the Democratic National Committee (DNC) changed debate rules to allow for a seated debate; a former DNC chair implied a GOP congresswoman deserved a vile note left on her car windshield.

Oil Prices Plunge

Over the weekend, Russia and Saudi Arabia began an oil war causing oil prices to substantially drop overnight Sunday into Monday morning by as much as 30% at one point. This occurred after Russia refused to cooperate with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and cut production.

On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that oil prices were sustainable for Russia’s economy and they would not limit output. Saudi Arabia fired back saying that it would drop its oil prices between $6-7 per barrel for Chinese consumers and increase output by at least 2 million barrels per day.

In just one instance, West Texas Intermediate crude plunged 22% to just barely $33 per barrel Sunday night.

An increase in production is being met with a decrease in worldwide demand as people cut back on travel around the world.

Does Sleepy Joe Want to Sit for the Next Debate?

On March 15, presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and former Vice President Joe Biden will debate one-on-one for two hours in Phoenix, AZ.

On Friday, Sanders’ campaign accused Biden of pushing for a sit-down style debate as questions about Biden’s stamina and cognitive ability swirled. In December, former President Barack Obama’s previous doctor said Joe Biden’s health records reveal that “he’s not a healthy guy.”

Sanders and his campaign have argued the DNC is favoring Biden and rigging the primary election in his favor. Biden’s campaign denies it had anything to do with it and said CNN and the DNC made the decision.

President Trump often refers to Biden as “Sleepy Joe.”

Howard Dean Implies Rep. Elise Stefanik Deserved Vile Note

While grocery shopping with her husband, Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) found a vile note on her car windshield. The note said, “Rot in hell fascist pig.”

On Twitter, former DNC Chairman Howard Dean tweeted that Stefanik was a “shame” to her district and implied she deserved it.

Stefanik is one of the youngest women elected to Congress and became a star for her support of Trump during his impeachment trial.

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