Hotel, Cars for Biden’s Thanksgiving Trip to Italy and Croatia Cost $307,118


Hotel rooms and car service for Vice President Joe Biden’s Thanksgiving trip to Rome and Croatia cost over $300,000, according to recently released government contracts.

The vice president, his wife Jill Biden, and other relatives are spending the holiday abroad. Biden is first making a stop in Zagreb, Croatia for meetings, before heading to Italy on Wednesday.

EPA Gives $30,000 to Unitarian Church That Preaches Against ‘White Privilege’


The Environmental Protection Agency has given $30,000 to a Unitarian church that preaches about “white privilege” and that America is “structurally racist.”

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton, Florida, received an “environmental justice grant” for education and training about sea level rise and climate change, the agency announced Wednesday.

Sen. Bennet Doesn’t Take Stance on Refugee Bill

Syrian refugees cross into Turkey / AP

Sen. Michael Bennet (D., Colo.) refused to say whether he supports bipartisan legislation that would require the intelligence community to certify that refugees from Syria and Iraq are not a security threat before being admitted into the country.