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Today is June 1. Below are some of the stories grabbing headlines this evening. I hope you share this evening briefing, as doing so will help others learn about the BEST SOURCE for political news you can TRUST! And don’t forget to download the free DML News App from the Google Play or Apple App Store to remain connected to me throughout the day, every day!
1 – This Isn’t Fair To Anyone’: Progressives Respond To Biden’s Tumble, Call For Contested Democratic Primary
The Daily Caller reports: Progressives are renewing their calls for a fair and contested Democratic presidential primary Thursday after President Joe Biden fell on stage during the U.S. Air Force Academy’s graduation ceremony.
Widely shared video footage showed Biden walking on stage in a suit and baseball cap when he fell to the ground and required assistance to get back up.
The president was helped to his feet by three people and the White House later attributed his tumble to a sandbag on stage. His latest fall renewed concerns about his age and sparked calls from progressives for the Democratic primary to be an open process.
“[S]ome top Democrats have privately been saying for months that they’re nervous about Biden tripping again on the trail. Today he did,” Axios journalist Alex Thompson tweeted.
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) June 1, 2023
Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: “Open the Democrat primaries and debates. This isn’t fair to anyone.”
Open the Democrat primaries and debates. This isn’t fair to anyone. https://t.co/KcW67BaR7z
— jack (@jack) June 1, 2023
Left-wing investigative journalist Jordan Chariton: “The GOP campaign ads are going to BRUTAL and effective. Still time for more progressives to jump into race against Biden or run as independent.”
The GOP campaign ads are going to BRUTAL and effective. Still time for more progressives to jump into race against Biden or run as independent https://t.co/l7Cc3IhFtO
— Jordan (@JordanChariton) June 1, 2023
ANNETA G: What do you want to bet that progressives have kicked into high gear today to get Gavin Newsom to run against Biden?
2 – Ousted Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot lands cushy new gig
The Washington Examiner reports: Former Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is heading away from politics and into the academic field at Harvard University, four months after she was ousted as mayor.
Lightfoot said in a statement that she will be teaching a course on public health and leadership, drawing on her experiences from her role as mayor during the COVID-19 pandemic, which damaged Chicago’s economy and sparked an increase in crime that has yet to subside. She lost her bid for reelection to now-Mayor Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas in February.
“I’ve always loved teaching, and the opportunity to get back to it is something I am really excited about,” Lightfoot said in a statement. “I learned a lot over the past four years, and this gives me an opportunity to share my experiences and perceptions of governing through one of the most challenging chapters in American history.”
I’ve always loved teaching, and the opportunity to get back to it is something I am excited about. Looking forward to sharing the experiences and perceptions I learned governing through one of the most challenging times in American history with the @HarvardChanSPH community! https://t.co/yepEhBn2IO
— Lori Lightfoot (@LoriLightfoot) June 1, 2023
ANNETA G: Here’s goes another radical failed Democrat politician going to a teaching gig. And we wonder why colleges are turning out even more radicals? It’s an endless cycle.
3 – UK’s Royal Air Force caught dismissing out ‘useless White male pilots’ in diversity push
Fox News reports: The United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force is being pressured to filter out “useless white male pilots” in an effort to hit diversity targets, according to leaked emails obtained by local media.
The messages seen by Sky News also show that a number of selection boards used to place new recruits were canceled if they didn’t include women or minorities.
The RAF maintains its standards have not been lowered to increase the number or diverse applicants.
“Selection standards were not and have not been altered and there was no compromise of entry standards and no impact on the frontline or operational effectiveness,” an RAF spokesperson told the news outlet.
The military branch is also paying more than $123,000 to 31 White men who it found had been disadvantaged by the new policy. The payments contradict statements by Air Chief Marshal Wigston that the diversity push would not discriminate against White men, sources told the news station.
The leaked emails were dated between 2020 and 2021. One Jan. 19, 2021, message to a sergeant appeared to show the pressure being applied to filter out White male recruits in favor of women and minorities.
White men applying to the RAF were described as “useless white male pilots” in leaked emails.
@haynesdeborah reports on the “unlawful practices” people believe were taking place in RAF recruitment, amidst pressure to boost diversity in the sector.https://t.co/MBP6JsCKSf pic.twitter.com/OXsojBHxdS
— Sky News (@SkyNews) May 31, 2023
ANNETA G: This is going way, way, WAY too far. The woke brain disease is now getting dangerous.
4 – Trump pushes back on his inability to serve 8 more years in White House: ‘You need 6 months’
ABC News reports: Former President Donald Trump returned to Iowa on Thursday for a full day of campaign events, taking multiple jabs at 2024 primary rival Ron DeSantis and defending people imprisoned in connection with the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of his supporters.
In particular, Trump took issue with a comment the Florida governor has used on the campaign trail in recent days, when DeSantis has said he’s gunning for “eight years” in office in order to deliver on a myriad of conservative promises — an implicit contrast with Trump, who can only serve one more term.
“You don’t need eight years, you need six months,” Trump said Thursday morning during a breakfast with the Westside Conservative Club in Urbandale.
“We can turn this thing around so quickly. If you need eight years — who the hell wants to wait eight years? You don’t need eight years,” he said to laughter and a few claps.
DeSantis: It will take 8 years to fix America.
Trump: I’ll get it done in 6 months. pic.twitter.com/SUs9OYASqt
— Yoshi The Patriot (@yoshithepatriot) June 1, 2023
ANNETA G: Well, honestly, I’m not sure all the damage Biden has done can be turned around in six months. What do YOU think. Please weigh in in the comments section.
5 – POLL RESULTS: Is Twitter truly the future social media of free speech?
We asked this question in our poll today. Here’s how you responded:
52% – No
26% – Maybe
13% – Yes
9% – Undecided
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