Today is July 15 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. Below are my opinions on the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room, in my opinion. And don’t forget to download the free DML App from the Google Play or Apple App Store to remain connected to me throughout the day.
1. Trump vows to sign immigration executive order: ‘We’re going to be taking care of DACA’
Fox News reports: President Trump Tuesday said he would sign an executive order to take care of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and emphasize merit-based education.
“We’re going to be taking care of DACA,” Trump said at a Rose Garden briefing. “I’m going to be signing immigration action, very big merit-based immigration action.”
Trump added that Joe Biden would “vastly expand” low-skilled immigration: “I like skills, I like merit.” The president said the order would be coming “very soon.”
“We’re going to be signing an immigration act very soon. It’s going to be based on merit,” President Trump says, adding, “We’re going to work on DACA.”
— ABC News (@ABC) July 14, 2020
DML: Great, just what I voted for… more Democrat voters, cheaper labor, and a new surge at the border flush with diseases, MS-13, and criminals. I sort of feel like Milania at this point. I no longer have to wonder how stupid she felt thinking her husband was at work late only to later learn of Stormy Daniels. Biden is winning this election if he signs the order.
2. Sara Gideon Wins Nomination to Challenge Susan Collins in Maine
The NY Times reports: Sara Gideon, the speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, on Tuesday formally became the Democratic nominee to challenge Senator Susan Collins of Maine, wielding a formidable war chest in a race that could determine whether Republicans retain control of the Senate in November.
Ms. Gideon, backed by the Senate Democratic campaign arm and a number of outside political groups, had long been the favorite to challenge Ms. Collins, the sole remaining New England Republican in Congress. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report has rated the race a tossup, and the election has already become the most expensive in Maine history.
While Ms. Collins coasted to a fourth term in 2014 with 69 percent of the vote, her reputation for independence and bipartisanship has suffered under the Trump administration, and her approval ratings have plummeted at home. Though she has split with President Trump on a number of issues, she faced a significant backlash after supporting the $1.5 trillion tax-cut package in 2017 and voting to confirm Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in 2018.
I want to thank Mainers for choosing me as their candidate to take on Senator Collins in November. Tune in here to hear from me: https://t.co/J9QQ3rHyAj
— Sara Gideon (@SaraGideon) July 15, 2020
DML: Based on today’s headline we are steering towards a Trump loss, Senate loss, House remains the same is the recipe for the end of your country. Hey, look on the bright side, Dr. Fauci will keep his job.
3. Former White House physician Ronny Jackson wins Texas runoff
The Hill reports: Ronny Jackson, President Trump’s former White House physician, won the GOP runoff in Texas’s 13th District, leaving him well placed to be elected to Congress in November in the reliably red district.
Jackson led with 56 percent of the vote with 87 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press. He defeated Josh Winegarner, a lobbyist, in the race to replace Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), who’s retiring after 13 terms.
Trump tweeted Tuesday night to congratulate the former White House official and spoke with him on the phone. The president endorsed Jackson, a former Navy officer, in February ahead of a crowded primary on March 3 where no single candidate won a majority.
Congratulations to @RonnyJackson4TX on a big win against a tough and really good opponent. Ronny will be a fantastic Congressman – Will represent the wonderful people of the Great State of Texas, and the USA, very well. Proud of you Ronny!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2020
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJackson4TX) July 15, 2020
DML: Well what do you know, the red team scored a point. But in Texas it’s sorta like getting excited that the varsity team beat the JV squad. Meanwhile, in more eye-opening news, Jeff Sessions lost his bid to get the nod to represent conservative Alabamans in November. Instead we get a Trump backed RINO all set to support DACA.
4. Security for Minneapolis Council members who called to defund police totaled $152G
Fox News reports: The taxpayers of Minneapolis will foot a $152,000 bill for security services given to three members of the City Council who received death threats following their calls to defund the police in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
According to an investigative report by the local Fox 9 news outlet, the three council members, Andrea Jenkins (Ward 8), Phillipe Cunningham (Ward 4), and Alondra Cano (Ward 9), were granted a security detail shortly after Memorial Day, which cost the city about $4,500 a day and ended on June 29.
Two security firms Aegis and BelCom were reportedly hired because police officials were overwhelmed with security needs following George Floyd’s death in police custody and the demonstrations that ensued for weeks after.
Security for Minneapolis Council totaled $152K https://t.co/Ss8BR6GTM4
— FOX 9 (@FOX9) July 14, 2020
DML: Are you shocked? Come on folks, people are walking around the streets with masks on their faces but have no problem sticking a Big Mac, fries and chocolate shake down their throats. We are in the land of the lost.
5. First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing
The Associated Press reports: The first COVID-19 vaccine tested in the U.S. revved up people’s immune systems just the way scientists had hoped, researchers reported Tuesday — as the shots are poised to begin key final testing. “No matter how you slice this, this is good news,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert, told The Associated Press.
The experimental vaccine, developed by Fauci’s colleagues at the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., will start its most important step around July 27: A 30,000-person study to prove if the shots really are strong enough to protect against the coronavirus.
But Tuesday, researchers reported anxiously awaited findings from the first 45 volunteers who rolled up their sleeves back in March. Sure enough, the vaccine provided a hoped-for immune boost.
DML: Vaccine is good news? Flu vaccines are not all that effective, so we are to get excited about a vaccine most people won’t take! Not me. I’ll be sticking to my routine, and it doesn’t include a mask, vaccine, or social distancing.
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