Today is July 10, and here are the stories I am watching.
1.US falling off the cliff as Cali goes insane.
Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif., signed a bill into law on Tuesday making young illegal immigrants eligible for the Medicaid program in California, making it the first state to offer such taxpayer-funded health benefits to low-income adults age 25 and younger regardless of their immigration status. State officials said they expected the plan to cover about 90,000 people and cost taxpayers $98 million. California already covered children 18 and younger regardless of immigration status.
DML: There’s an old saying which feels new again… As California goes, so goes the country. If this holds true, America is in a spot that is tough to recover from.
2-Perot leaves money to Trump 2020.
In his last documented political act, self-made billionaire and two-time presidential candidate Ross Perot wrote out two checks to President Trump’s re-election campaign before succumbing to his battle with leukemia at the age of 89, according to a report. Perot, who ran for president as a third-party candidate in 1992 and 1996, is largely credited with providing a road map for Trump’s presidential campaign.
DML: Perot heard that big sucking sound coming from Mexico in the 1990s. In today’s age, he heard the stampede of migrants coming in from Mexico.
3-CNN pushes out new rules for Dem debates.
CNN released the outline for the second round of Democrat primary debates Tuesday evening, but some of the rules have critics wondering if the network is rushing to protect Democrats. The debates – scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET July 30 and 31 in Detroit – have different rules than the first, with CNN banning shows of hands, one-word responses, and down-the-line questions. Candidates will get 60 seconds to respond to moderator questions and 30 seconds for rebuttals. Additionally, candidates who “consistently” interrupt will have their time reduced.
DML: No rules about giving common sense answers. Why not?
4-Dershowitz under hot water in Epstein case.
Appearing Tuesday on WNYM’s The Joe Piscopo Show, Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said he believes efforts to link him to sex abuse allegations against hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein are motivated by his defense of President Donald Trump in relation to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and the issue of impeachment. Virginia Giuffre has claimed Epstein coerced her to have intercourse with Dershowitz, then the investor’s attorney, when she was 16 years old.
DML: Democrats are on the war path and will stop at nothing, but if Dersh took part he’s in trouble and rightfully so.
5-Social-Media Summit Likely to Target Big Tech Companies
A “Social Media Summit” at the White House this week will offer a platform for Trump supporters who say they face censorship by left-tilting Big Tech—and a preview of a likely re-election theme for the president.
DML: A collection of conservative outlets will appear at The White House, some of them credible news publishers, some of them not so much. Thus, we’ll watch from a distance on this one. Either way, Trump is trying to shine a light on the censoring that is in place at big social media platforms and Google.