Today is May 21, and here are the stories I am watching.
1)Trump bid to block subpoena for accounting records rejected. A federal judge ruled that President Trump can’t block a subpoena from a House committee seeking financial records from his longtime accounting firm, a blow to his efforts to head off Democratic congressional investigators.
DML: Trump will find another way to keep the records sealed, at least for the time being.
2)America is changing: Axios reports that by the time today’s teenagers hit their 30s, there will be — for the first time ever — more minorities than whites, more old people than children, and more people practicing Islam than Judaism.The slow demographic shifts we’ve watched over decades will finally reach a tipping point in the 2040s. They’ll transform what America looks like, where we live and what we fear. We’ll be older and less white.
- Only 45% of 30-year-olds will be non-Hispanic whites in 2040.
- Minorities will become the majority in the U.S. by 2045.
- There will be more old people than children for the first time.
- More than 1 in 5 Americans will be over the age of 65, putting a new level of stress on the nation’s Social Security and health care systems.
- Immigrants will make up a record-breaking share of the population and will have a crucial role in carrying the economic load created by the elderly Boomers and Gen X-ers.
- Islam will surpass Judaism as the second most popular religion in the U.S. by 2040, according to the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures project.
- The share of Christians will be falling.
- Globally, there will be just as many 30-to-44 year-old Muslims as Christians of the same age.
- The vast majority of the U.S. population (87%) will live in urban areas, according to UN projections.
MY TAKE: Trump was supposed to stop this, but for a various list of reasons he has not. Instead, he focused on building a robust economy which is great for the short term. I am more concerned about the long term success of America. So, in 2024, it is likely I will run for president and fix this immigration problem once and for all.
3)Former White House Counsel McGahn to defy subpoena on Trump’s orders, threatened with contempt by House Dems
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., says he will hold former White House counsel Donald McGahn in contempt after McGahn said he would not appear at a hearing scheduled for Tuesday. President Trump directed McGahn to skip the hearing, citing a Justice Department opinion that he cannot be compelled to testify about his official duties.
DML: Zzzzzz Zzzzzzz Zzzzzzz
4)Lynch versus Comey. Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch has flatly accused former FBI Director James Comey of mischaracterizing her statements by repeatedly alleging, under oath, that Lynch privately instructed him to call the Hillary Clinton email probe a “matter” instead of an “investigation.” Lynch, who testified that Comey’s claim left her “quite surprised,” made the dramatic remarks at a joint closed-door session of the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees last December. A transcript of her testimony was released on Monday by House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins, R-Ga.
DML: They are all guilty, and they are all connected in the Russia hoax.
5) All eyes on Iran’s uranium. Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran’s atomic program, nuclear officials said Monday, just after President Trump and Iran’s foreign minister traded threats and taunts on Twitter. Iranian officials made a point to stress that the uranium would be enriched only to the 3.67 percent limit set under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, making it usable for a power plant but far below what’s needed for an atomic weapon. But by increasing production, Iran soon will exceed the stockpile limitations set by the accord. Tehran has set a July 7 deadline for Europe to set new terms for the deal, or it will enrich closer to weapons-grade levels. – The Associated Press
6) Severe storms rip the Southern Plains
A severe storm system that forecasters warned could bring dangerous tornadoes to parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas ripped through the Southern Plains Monday evening, spawning twisters that damaged buildings and produced heavy rain, but caused no reported injuries. The tornadoes that were reported Monday were in sparsely populated areas. Glynadee Edwards, the Greer County (Okla.) emergency management director, told the Associated Press that some homes in the southwestern town of Mangum incurred roof damage and the high school’s agriculture barn was destroyed, but the livestock survived.
DML: God bless and help these people.
7)Oprah called out for not paying off students’ loan debt
Oprah Winfrey responded Monday to an Instagram user who called out the billionaire mogul for not paying off student loans after her commencement speech at Colorado College, in an apparent comparison to investor Robert Smith’s now-famous gesture at Morehouse College. The Queen of Talk was told that she “should have paid off their student debt,” and swiftly responded, pointing out her multimillion-dollar donations through the years to help university students.
DML: Everyone wants stuff for free.
8) Homeless skyrockets in Clark County, WA. A one-night count in Clark County found that the number of homeless people rose 21 percent since last year, with seniors, veterans and families with children bearing the brunt of the increases.
DML: Please support me in getting the truth about this problem out to the masses. The majority of the homeless issue is fueled by an inability to afford living in America. Lets focus on Americans instead of illegals. Please support my new film by getting a bundle of DVDs today and hand them out. The film is called UNITED STATES of TENTS and it is available at DennisMichaelLynch.com/homeless