Today is July 22 and here are the stories I am watching.
1-Iran says it dismantled CIA spy ring
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry on Monday said it uncovered a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency spy ring, arrested 17 suspects and sentenced some to death, according to a report from the country’s semi-official news agency said. “The identified spies were employed in sensitive and vital private sector centers in the economic, nuclear, infrastructural, military and cyber areas… where they collected classified information,” said a ministry statement read on state television.
DML: It is time to sanction Iran even more than we already are. They are rogue, dangerous, and they need to be stopped.
2-All eyes on Mueller’s testimony this Wednesday
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s highly-anticipated testimony on Capitol Hill on the findings of his report and whether President Trump committed obstruction during the investigation is the focus, so far, of the week, and the hearing will be the center of the news universe on Wednesday.
DML: Democrats on the hunt….During an interview Sunday, Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., accused Trump of committing “high crimes and misdemeanors” and said the president’s infractions meet the standard of impeachment. Though a resolution to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump was shot down last week, two House Democrats, Reps. Al Green of Texas and Steve Cohen of Tennessee have said they’re not giving up.
3-For the first time, China accounts for more companies on the Fortune Global 500, which measures the world’s largest corporations by revenue, than the U.S.
DML: Ok, ok, ok. Maybe China is kicking our butts in big business, but lets not forget about our recent accomplishments… we have more migrants from Central America than China. We still get a 1st Place trophy for something.
4-Major power outages from Michigan to New York
As the heat wave gripped much of the country on Sunday, power outages reported in multiple states left hundreds of thousands of customers in the dark. Crews were working to restore power after heavy storms over two days knocked out power for more than 800,000 Michigan homes and businesses. In New York City, where all eyes were on the power grid even before the hot weather following a Manhattan blackout last weekend, electricity company Con Ed reported roughly 12,000 scattered outages early Sunday evening, the vast majority in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.
DML: Storms, heat… won’t matter….One day Iran will see to it that the power grids shut down from Maine to Florida.
6. UNPOPULAR LEADER FACES PEOPLE’S WRATH
Puerto Rico is bracing for what many people expected to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory as irate islanders pledged to drive Gov. Ricardo Rosselló from office.
DML: Maybe we can lure him out of office with a free showing of “Avengers: Endgame.” This weekend the film usurped “Avatar” to become the highest-grossing film of all time, with $2.79 billion in global grosses in just 13 weeks.