Today is July 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.
1.Youngkin’s telework policy prompts more than 300 Virginia state employees to resign
Fox Business – Hundreds of Virginia state employees have resigned in the last two months since Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced a new telework policy.
The new policy pushes employees back into the office in the wake of coronavirus-related workplace closures that prompted work-from-home opportunities. Many state employees chose to resign over losing the flexibility and benefits that working from home affords.
Over 300 state employees have resigned since the policy was announced, WRIC-TV reported.
DML: Three months from now, when layoffs start in every sector, those jobs will be filled. The 300 people will be begging for a new job.
2.NFL free agent Duane Brown arrested for carrying a gun while going through TSA
Fox News – NFL free agent offensive lineman Duane Brown was arrested Saturday afternoon on a gun charge at the Los Angeles International Airport.
Brown, who last played for the Seattle Seahawks, had a concealed firearm in his luggage as he made his way through airport security, Fox News Digital can confirm.
The lineman attempted to go through TSA screening at the LAX’s Terminal 6 on Saturday at around 2 p.m. before he was stopped, Los Angeles Airport Police Lt. Karla Rodriguez said in a statement to Fox News Digital.
DML: He’s just another overpaid loser who thinks he makes his own rules, and who likely took a knee during the national anthem. Well, I wonder if he doesn’t take a knee when he drops the soap in jail.
3.Iran enriches to 20% with new centrifuges at fortified site
(AP) — Iran announced Sunday that it has begun enriching uranium up to 20% using sophisticated centrifuges at its underground Fordo nuclear plant, state TV reported, an escalation that comes amid a standoff with the West over its tattered atomic deal.
That Tehran is enriching uranium up to 20% purity — a technical step from weapons-grade levels of 90% — with a new set of its most advanced centrifuges at a facility deep inside a mountain deals yet another blow to the already slim chances of reviving the accord.
Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, said uranium enriched to 20% was collected for the first time from advanced IR-6 centrifuges on Saturday. He said Iran had informed the U.N. nuclear watchdog about the development two weeks ago.
Centrifuges are used to spin enriched uranium into higher levels of purity. Tehran’s 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers had called for Fordo to become a research-and-development facility and restricted centrifuges there to non-nuclear uses.
DML: If I was Iran, and Joe Biden is in office, I’d build my nukes knowing there will be no price to pay.
4.U.S. FDA grants full approval to Pfizer COVID vaccine for ages 12-15
(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it has granted full approval to Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents aged between 12 and 15 years.
The vaccine, sold under the brand name Comirnaty for adults, has been available under an emergency use authorization since May 2021 for the 12-15 age group. It will now be sold under the same brand name for adolescents as well.
DML: In my opinion, any parent who makes their kid(s) get the shot is playing with fire. The stories circulating about youngsters having side effects is getting uncomfortably dangerous from what I can tell.
5.Biden’s claim that a 10-year-old rape victim was forced to travel across state lines to get an abortion is called into question by the Washington Post
President Joe Biden’s claim that a 10-year-old rape victim was forced to travel across state lines to get an abortion after last month’s Roe Vs. Wade ruling has come into question, after a Washington Post fact-checker found the story to be largely unsubstantiated.
It has also emerged that the doctor who first shared the story with an Indiana-based news outlet is a prominent abortion advocate – placing further doubt on its credibility.
The one-source story was provided to an Indiana news outlet by Indianapolis obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Caitlin Bernard last week. She claimed a child abuse doctor in Ohio contacted her about the case seeking aid from the doctor.
DML: Democrats are proficient in only one thing… lying.