Today is July 15. 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.Iran military spokesperson: Biden will ‘pay the price’ after saying he’d use force as ‘last resort’
FoxNews– Iranian military spokesperson Shakarchi says US President Biden will “pay the price” after saying he would use force as “last resort” to keep Iran from nuclear weapons.
Iranian Armed Forces Spokesman, Brigadier General Abul-Fadl Shakarchi: “The use of the term force against #Iran by the US President and the Prime Minister of the Zionist entity is a psychological war for which the enemy will pay.”
DML: I will never align with Biden, but let me say this in his defense… Iran can go f*ck themselves. Lets blow them off the map once and for all if they want to start a fight.
2.House making 1st attempt to protect abortion in post-Roe era
(AP) — The House on Friday is expected to vote on two bills that would restore and guarantee abortion access nationwide as Democrats make their first attempt at responding legislatively to the Supreme Court’s landmark decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
The legislation stands almost no chance of becoming law, with the necessary support lacking in the 50-50 Senate. Yet voting marks the beginning of a new era in the abortion debate as lawmakers, governors and legislatures grapple with the impact of the court’s decision. By overturning Roe, the court has allowed states to enact strict abortion limits, including many that had previously been deemed unconstitutional. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.
Already, a number of GOP-controlled states have moved quickly to curtail or outlaw abortion, while states controlled by Democrats have sought to champion access. Voters now rank abortion as among the most pressing issues facing the country, a shift in priorities that Democrats hope will reshape the political landscape in their favor for the midterm elections.
DML: Total jockeying for elections. Won’t work. Imagine how nice things would be for your wallet if Dems would jockey this hard to fight inflation. Instead, they want to kill the unborn.
3.Buffalo supermarket shooting suspect is indicted on federal hate crime charges
DailyMail – The suspect in the Buffalo grocery store shooting was indicted on federal hate crime charges yesterday – hours before the supermarket reopened with a commemoration ceremony.
Payton Gendron, 19, had additional charges handed down to him by a federal grand jury on Thursday in relation to the May 14 shooting of ten black people in the Tops Friendly Markets store.
He also faces 10 counts of first-degree murder and 10 counts of second-degree murder in state court.
DML: Why are they charging this man with a crime, I though the gun killed everyone? I’m being sarcastic, obviously. But don’t you get the point, Dems want it both ways.
4.Manchin Pulls Plug on Climate and Tax Talks, Shrinking Domestic Plan
NYTimes – Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, pulled the plug on Thursday on negotiations to salvage key pieces of President Biden’s agenda, informing his party’s leaders that he would not support funding for climate or energy programs or raising taxes on wealthy Americans and corporations.
The decision by Mr. Manchin, a conservative-leaning Democrat whose opposition has effectively stalled Mr. Biden’s economic package in the evenly divided Senate, dealt a devastating blow to his party’s efforts to enact a broad social safety net, climate and tax package.
In recent months, Democrats had slashed their ambitions for such a plan to win over Mr. Manchin, hoping that he would agree to support even a fraction of the sweeping initiative they once envisioned. His abrupt shift appeared to dash those aspirations.
DML: How sad is it that Manchin is better than half the Republicans in DC. Who would you rather have on the team, Manchin or Liz Chaney, Mitt Romney, Adam Kinzinger, etc.
5.Coronavirus: China economy shrinks on zero-Covid policy
BBC -China’s economy contracted sharply in the second quarter of this year as widespread coronavirus lockdowns hit businesses and consumers.
Gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 2.6% in the three months to the end of June from the previous quarter.
Major cities across China, including the major financial and manufacturing centre Shanghai, were put into full or partial lockdowns during this period.
This comes as the country continues to pursue its “zero-Covid” policy.
DML: Are you bracing yourself? This impacts you two ways. One, this hurts our economy when it comes to supply chain. And two, the COVID is coming, the COVID is coming, the COVID is coming. Yup, as I have been saying all year, the Midterm Variant is on its way, better boost that immune system.