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Today is January 10. Below are some of the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room. 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.DOJ taps Trump-appointed attorney to investigate classified documents found at Biden think tank
FoxNews–Attorney General Merrick Garland has tapped a Trump-appointed U.S. attorney to investigate the discovery of classified documents at a pro-Biden think tank Monday.
John Lausch, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, was appointed by former President Donald Trump in November 2017. Lausch will investigate the discovery of a batch of documents found at the offices of the Penn Biden Center, some of which were marked classified, a source with knowledge of the matter told Fox News Digital.
Lawyers for Biden said they immediately notified the National Archives about the documents, dated from Biden’s time as vice president, once they were discovered. The group returned the documents to the Archives in November.
“The documents were not the subject of any previous request or inquiry by the Archives,” Richard Sauber, special counsel to the White House, said in a Monday statement. “Since that discovery, the President’s personal attorneys have cooperated with he Archives and the Department of Justice in process to ensure that any Obama-Biden Administration records are appropriately in the possession of the Archives.”
.@TuckerCarlson: “Penn has received more than $50 million from anonymous Chinese donors…Were those donors peering at the classified documents, the national secrets, that Joe Biden had been stashing at the fake think tank that Penn set up for him?” pic.twitter.com/FkYUfLuAXk
— MAGA War Room (@MAGAIncWarRoom) January 10, 2023
Ryan Lynch: What were those classified documents doing there? It makes it easy to sell classified information to foreign countries or entities. I wonder when the FBI will be conducting a raid on Delaware. The FBI was aware of the documents weeks before the MIDTERMS.
2.Top conservative group urges Congress to put politics aside, get things done for Americans
FoxNews–Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the powerful fiscally conservative and libertarian political advocacy group, is launching a large ad blitz that calls on both major political parties in Congress to put politics aside and work towards tackling the problems facing Americans.
The campaign, which will feature a national television commercial and digital advertising, billboards and posters in and around the nation’s capital, and additional grassroots engagement through direct outreach and events, was shared first with Fox News on Tuesday.
“To the 118th Congress – how will you be defined? Like those before you, will you be known for political theater? Or will you help solve our cost-of-living crisis? Will you spend responsibly to bring down inflation, remove red tape to lower our energy bills, make it easier to find fulfilling work,” asks the narrator in the ad.
“You can be the Congress that makes life affordable. Americans need you to succeed. Will you?” the narrator concludes.
Ryan Lynch: Wouldn’t that be a sight to see! A congress that put the needs of the American people first. I have low hopes this will impact the current congress; however, as long as McCarthy sticks to his concession and is held accountable. We will be in pretty good shape.
3.’Babies continue to die’: Fisher-Price finally admits its defective sleeper has killed 100 BABIES after executives ignored safety warnings for a DECADE and only recalled it after 30 died
DailyMail–The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) say the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, which were initially recalled in April 2019, have now been linked to more than 100 infant deaths.
The initial recall was issued almost four years ago after it was reported that at least 30 infants had rolled from their back onto their stomach or side while unrestrained in the sleeper, or under other circumstances.
The number has since risen by a further 70 deaths after parents who may have had the sleeper in the ten years between when the product was launched in 2009 and the 2019 recall came forward to state how their infants died in the sleepers.
‘We are issuing this announcement because, despite their removal from the marketplace and a prohibition on their sale, babies continue to die in these products,’ Consumer Product Safety Commission Chair Alexander Hoehn-Saric said in a statement. He warned families who still have the sleepers to stop using them immediately.
‘Babies continue to die’: Fisher-Price finally admits its defective sleeper has killed 100 BABIES after executives ignored safety warnings for a DECADE and only recalled it after 30 died
via https://t.co/ukePCFr1gS https://t.co/ONgp6fA4U6
— MSM is Pravda (@RitchieJodi) January 10, 2023
RECALL ALERT! 🛑 Do you own a Rock ‘n Play sleeper?
Around 4.7 million Fisher-Price baby seats are being recalled again after they were linked to more than 100 infants’ deaths. pic.twitter.com/d9dEBZENec
— PIX11 News (@PIX11News) January 9, 2023
Ryan Lynch: Be on the lookout for this baby sleeper. The executives for the Fisher-Price sleeper should be responsible for the murder and neglect of these infants.
4.Pope Francis Skirts China’s Crimes in Tour of World Conflicts
Breitbart–In a lengthy address to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, the pontiff lamented the consequences of Russia’s war on Ukraine, decried ongoing conflict in Syria, denounced violence between Palestinians and Israelis, bemoaned hostilities in the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan, criticized aggressions in South Caucasus, mourned suffering in Yemen and Ethiopia, censured terrorist violence in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Nigeria, sympathized with ongoing struggles in Myanmar, and prayed for concord on the Korean Peninsula.
Nevertheless, in his nearly exhaustive litany of the world’s conflicts and injustices, the pope had nothing to say about the Chinese Communist Party’s uninterrupted violence and abuse of the Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang territory or of the fierce Beijing-driven clampdown on civil liberties in Hong Kong.
In fact, the only mention the pope made of China was a defense of the much-criticized, secret Sino-Vatican agreement on the appointment of bishops in China.
Ryan Lynch: Of course, he avoided condemning the Chinese government. Pope Francis is a puppet, and the handlers don’t want attention to the situation with the Uyghur Muslims in china.
5.Biden administration proposes lowering income-driven student loan repayments
TheHill–The Biden administration is proposing to lower the cost of monthly student loan bills under a certain type of income-driven repayment (IDR) plan that for some borrowers will amount to $0 per month.
The Department of Education announced Tuesday that under the proposed changes, those making less than roughly $30,500 annually would have $0 monthly payments. The same criteria would apply to a borrower in a family of four that makes less than $62,400. The plan does not apply to Parent-PLUS loan borrowers.
For those who earn above those thresholds, the administration calculates that undergraduate borrowers could see their monthly payments also cut in half by requiring that 5 percent of their discretionary income be paid toward their student loans instead of the existing 10 percent.
Ryan Lynch: Biden’s radical loan forgiveness plan is unlikely to ever come to fruition. They’re looking to make it less extreme in hopes of adopting the policy. How about, if your borrow money, you pay it back? It’s that simple. Enough with all the free handouts.
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