Morning Brief 2022-07-18

GUEST: Megan Fox
TOPIC: Questions remain unanswered in rape of 10-year-old abortion patient.


Domestic News...

Good guy with a gun takes out mass shooter who killed three in mall massacre
Four people were killed and two were wounded in a mass shooting at a shopping mall just south of Indianapolis Sunday evening, which ended when an armed good Samaritan took out the gunman.

Good guy with a gun takes out bad guy with a knife
A man who allegedly held a knife to a gas station clerk’s neck in Missouri was shot and killed Saturday morning by an armed store customer.

Houston cop thwarts possible mass shooting by bum-rushing heavily armed man
The incident took place in February, but Sgt. Kendrick Simpo is just now speaking about how he may have prevented a massacre.

Mom Shot At By Man Killed By Police Crashes Protest: ‘Is He Not A Bad Guy?’
A rally for a Minnesota man killed by police took a dramatic turn Saturday when the mom he had shot at hours before he was fatally shot crashed the protest to call Andrew ‘Tekle’ Sundberg “a bad guy.”

New report finds nearly 400 officers at Uvalde school shooting, blames all agencies for 'lackadaisical approach'
An investigative committee from the Texas House of Representatives released a 77-page report regarding the police response to the Uvalde shooting on Sunday.

New San Francisco DA makes wave of firings. Progressives call it 'terrifying.'
Brooke Jenkins fired 15 people in her office on Friday. It comes in the first week after Jenkins was appointed to her role by Mayor London Breed following the recall of Chesa Boudin.

SFPD Seizes $200,000 of Allegedly Stolen CVS and Walgreens-Looking Items From SF Man’s Home
What looks to be a brazen stolen goods fencing operation, with items that sure appear straight lifted from shelves, was allegedly netting one man $500,000 a year as he just resold the stolen loot online.

Pennsylvania Outlaws Zuckbucks Ahead Of Midterm Elections
Pennsylvania has officially banned public officials from accepting and using funds from nongovernmental entities to conduct elections.

Lawsuit accuses DOJ of hiding records about bias in Hunter Biden and Durham probes
More than a year after Protecting the People's Trust filed a FOIA request for records relating to potential conflicts of interest, the department has yet to inform the watchdog whether it will comply.

Prominent Pro-Abortion Group Appears To Be Front For Radical Revolutionary Communists
A prominent pro-abortion activist group downplaying its association with the Revolutionary Communist Party shares significant infrastructure and leadership with the radical outfit’s other offshoot groups.

Woman Awakens From Two-Year Coma After Hatchet Attack, Names Her Assailant
She awoke and pointed her finger at the man who allegedly did it: Her own brother.

Orlando Amusement Park Forced To Pause ‘Insensitive’ Shooting Gallery Game
Users on social media blasted the game as insensitive in the wake of several mass shootings across the country.


Poll: More Americans Plan on Voting for Republican Candidates in November
Americans are more likely to vote for a generic Republican congressional candidate than a Democrat, according to a Fox News poll released on Sunday.

Poll: More Trump Voters in Red States Say Secession Would Make Things Better
Red-state Donald Trump voters are now more likely to say they’d be personally “better off” (33%) than “worse off” (29%) if their state seceded from the U.S. and “became an independent country,” according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll.

Manchin says he won't support climate, tax provisions in sweeping Democratic bill
The West Virginian previously supported having both provisions in the package

Trump suffers huge fundraising dip, falls below DeSantis for 2022
The new numbers mark the first time Trump has raised less than $50 million in any six-month period since leaving the White House, and they put him below DeSantis, who raised about $45 million in the first half of this year, records show.

Newsom to DeSantis: ‘Stop Being a Bully, Stop Belittling People’
“He’s going after the gays, going after people, othering people across the spectrum, going after vulnerable minorities. I can’t take it.”

Newsom Calls on Democrats to ‘Wake Up’ to the ‘Ruthlessness of the Republican Party’
"You see what’s happening to all the progress we’ve made in the 21st century, all of the rights that we in many ways have taken for granted that have been afforded since the sixties are being rolled back in real time."

Stacey Abrams' blockbuster fundraising driven by out-of-state money
Abrams' campaign and leadership committee have reported receiving about $7 million from Georgia donors, or just over 14% of the nearly $50 million they've combined to raise this cycle.

Nancy Pelosi’s Husband Buys Millions In Chip Stocks Right Before Vote On Massive Chip Subsidy
Pelosi’s husband Paul bought up to $5 million in stock of a computer chip company ahead of a vote on a bill next week that would hand billions in subsidies to boost chip manufacturing.


Bidenomics: Nearly half of small businesses fear shutting down amid elevated inflation
The small business network Alignable released the survey, which found that “47% of small business owners … say their businesses are at risk of closing by fall 2022, unless economic conditions improve significantly.”

Condition of economy 'terrible' as inflation hits fresh 40-year high: Investment expert
Many fault the White House for the economic woes. 55% say the Biden admin has made the economy worse, and more voters blame Biden (31%) for gas prices than think Russia (20%) or oil companies (14%) are responsible.

BlackRock Profit Falls 22%
The firm’s assets under management decreased to $8.5 trillion, from $9.6 trillion in the first quarter


D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says illegals along the border are "being tricked" onto buses to capital
Bowser says she has "called on the federal government to work across state lines to prevent people from really being tricked into getting on buses" headed to the nation's capital from Texas and Arizona.

Attorneys general from 19 states file brief with Supreme Court to stop DHS immigration policy
The group of 19 is led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich

GOP senators decry human smuggling cartels' shocking sexual abuse of migrant women
According to an Amnesty International report, about 60% of the women and girls who make the trek to the U.S.-Mexico border are raped.

WAR News... 

Germany Hopes to Outrace a Russian Gas Cutoff and Bone Cold Winter
Europe’s largest economy and key energy hub still depends on gas supplies now ensnared in conflict. Here’s how Germany is preparing and what is at stake.

Politico: Republicans wince as their Ukrainian-born colleague thrashes Zelenskyy
House Republicans gave Ukraine-born Rep. Victoria Spartz a coveted platform to speak out against Russia’s war. They’re coming to regret that.


Thousands report unusual menstruation patterns after COVID-19 vaccination
Survey aims to document breakthrough bleeding and heavier-than-usual periods post vaccine.

W.H.O. Activates Monkeypox Emergency Panel as Case Numbers Soar
The U.N. subsidiary health agency is now aware of 9,200 cases in 63 countries at the last update issued Tuesday.

New York City Opens Mass Vaccination Sites to Combat Monkeypox Outbreak
NYC now has three mass vaccination sites set up to combat the growing monkeypox outbreak in its five boroughs.

Window to control monkeypox 'starting to close,' former FDA chief says
Scott Gottlieb says the window for controlling the spread of monkeypox is "starting to close" as cities across the country are struggling to vaccinate people against the virus.

Australia spent $2 billion on COVID camps that will likely never be used
Instead of admitting that the facilities were a vast waste of taxpayers' money, Australian politicians are now trying to find creative ways to utilize the facilities.

Commie Update...

Rescue-Fund Idea Floated In China To Stop Mortgage Crisis
Last week, housing ministry officials met with financial regulators and major Chinese banks to discuss lending matters.


Ricky Martin slapped with restraining order after breakup with his nephew
A Spanish newspaper reported that Martin, 50, and Sanchez, 21, recently dated for seven months, during which time, Martin subjected Sanchez to abuse.

Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey shouts her abortion: ‘I wouldn’t have my life’ without it'
Grey repeated a false claim that thousands of women died from botched abortions every year before the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.

Jennifer Lopez announces marriage to Ben Affleck in surprise wedding
Lopez shared an intimate look at her Las Vegas wedding as she announced her marriage to Ben Affleck on Sunday afternoon.


Taxpayer-funded NPR Launches ‘Disinformation’ Reporting Team Ahead of Elections
NPR is launching a “disinformation” reporting team, prompting mockery online by those who pointed out the liberal network’s long, sordid history of suppressing information it did not want the public to hear.

NY Mag column declares ‘death’ of ‘Democrats’ domestic ambitions:’ A ‘catastrophe’ with ‘a thousand fathers’
Jonathan Chait called the result of Democrat-controlled government 'a failure'


"Canada is communist": Joe Rogan bashes Trudeau as a 'dictator' over pandemic response
Rogan admitted that he liked Trudeau before the pandemic ... And during the pandemic, I’m like, 'Oh, you’re a f***ing dictator.'


Spanish farmers join the Dutch, Italian, and other Europeans farmers protesting restrictive green policies
The world cannot survive without farmers. These policies are destroying the continent and these protests will hopefully serve as a wake-up call for Europe.

Woke dance school drops ballet from auditions as it is ‘white’ and ‘elitist’
A top British dance school has dropped ballet from its auditions after branding it an 'elitist art form', built around 'white European ideas and body shapes'.

American singer quits Italian opera over blackface
"I cannot in good conscience associate myself with an institution which continues this practice."

Middle East...

Biden ends Saudi Arabia visit with no oil deal
Biden will conclude his visit to Saudi Arabia without striking a deal to boost oil supplies amid an international energy crunch and rising gas prices at home.

Biden Claims He Confronted Saudi Crown Prince Over Murder, Top Saudi Official Pushes Back
Biden previously pledged while running for president that he wanted to treat Saudi Arabia like a “pariah” state.

Top Iranian Official: We’re Capable of Making a Nuclear Bomb
Iran is technically capable of making a nuclear bomb, a senior aide to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said Sunday, adding that the country would target “deep into” Israel if need be.

IDF chief Kohavi warns Israel might be required to act against Iran
In a clear warning to Iran, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kohavi said that the military is preparing for the possibility that it would have to act against Iran's nuclear program.


Four U.S. Natural Gas Facilities Destroyed in Two Weeks
Several fires and explosions have hit the energy industry as the United States is battling a national energy crisis.

Tesla Asks Texans To Limit Charging Cars During Heat Wave As Wind Power Slows
“The grid operator recommends to avoid charging during peak hours between 3pm and 8pm, if possible, to help statewide efforts to manage demand,” the alert added.


Photo: Two Biden Officials Represent America At French Ambassador's Bastille Day Celebration
Remember to clear your browser cache after clicking this link... you've been warned.

Biden’s Energy Dept Drag Queen Gets Top Secret ‘Q Clearance’ Alongside Six-Figure Government Salary
A FOIA request filed by The National Pulse reveals Sam Brinton’s taxpayer funded salary of $178,063, placing him amongst the top one percent of other federal salaries.

University of Pennsylvania nominates Lia Thomas for NCAA 'Woman of the Year'
The male athlete was nominated for the NCAA award, which recognizes female student-athletes.

Judge blocks Biden admin's transgender school bathroom rule, athletes
Biden's policy would allow boys to hang out in girls bathrooms and locker rooms.

"Openly queer teacher" admits to socially transitioning 3rd grade students
"I wear a bi flag watch band and bi flag bracelets. In my classroom I keep a rainbow flag," and adds, "my kids know what it means."

Transgender Felon Transferred From Women’s Prison After Impregnating Two Inmates
Officials moved 27-year-old Demi Minor to a prison for young adults. Minor, who is currently serving a 30-year sentence for manslaughter.


DeSantis' education message is winning in battleground states, teacher union poll finds
Florida’s governor was bitterly criticized on the left and in the media for his education policies and rhetoric, but battleground voters appear to favor much of what he's been saying and doing.


Human-Like Robots Perceived as Having Mental States
New research suggests that when robots appear to engage with people and display human-like emotions, people might perceive them as capable of “thinking.” In other words, they are believed to be acting on their own beliefs and desires instead of just their programs.


Airfares are finally starting to cool as peak summer travel season fades
Fares were one of the few categories to decline at a time when consumer prices rose at the fastest clip in more than four decades.

A can of Coca-Cola for $13? Prices are rising on one of Europe’s most popular islands
Though Spain is generally considered a reasonably priced travel destination, the Spanish island of Ibiza has long been known as a place for living the high life.


NASCAR's Bobby East stabbed to death at California gas station, suspect later shot and killed by SWAT team
On July 13 police officers responded to emergency calls reporting a stabbing at a gas station about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

Florida Gators QB Anthony Richardson distancing from 'AR-15' nickname, branding
Richardson said that he will no longer use 'AR-15' as part of his personal brand because he doesn't want to be associated with the semi-automatic rifle by the same name, which has been used in mass shootings.


Dog names are racist, according to scholars
Academics recently applauded a study purporting showing that dogs with “White” names resulted in shorter adoption times compared to “Black” names.

07-18-2006 - Glenn's brownout weekend during NYC heatwave... The lovely smell of NYC... Woman claims to be a descendant of Jesus... Senate OKs stem cell research bill...

07-18-2007 - Senate Dems demand Bush cut and run from Iraq... Glenn's night at the Opera, and father/daughter date... Michael Vick indicted on dog fighting charges...

Here are 3 ways the 'Inflation Reduction Act' WILL impact you (Hint: NOT by reducing inflation)

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The Senate has passed President Joe Biden's $740 billion "Inflation Reduction Act" over the weekend, but the only way this deceptively-named bill will reduce inflation is by crushing your buying power. The massive spending bill includes the largest climate spending package ever passed and will allocate a whopping $80 billion to make the IRS bigger than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined. And just wait until you see how the bill will affect our farmers.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck broke down three rather "terrifying" components of the 755-page bill and how they will impact you.

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CNN’s Brian Stelter had a shocking moment of clarity Sunday when he acknowledged what everyone but the liberal media has known since before the 2020 presidential election: President Joe Biden's son Hunter has been up to some seriously dubious dealings overseas, and his father was almost certainly involved despite his repeated claims to the contrary.

On "Reliable Sources" Sunday, Stelter spoke with first lady Jill Biden's former press secretary, Michael LaRosa, about whether Biden is likely to seek a second term in 2024.

“I hope he runs, and I know he’s going to run. I think he's planning to run ... I don't see why he wouldn't run,” LaRosa stammered.

"What about his son? What about Hunter?" Stelter cut in. “Hunter [is] under federal investigation, charges could be coming at any time. This is not just a right-wing media story. This is a real problem for the Bidens."

Unluckily for Stelter, "The Hill's" Joe Concha can remember all the way back to the fall of 2020:

On a recent episode of Glenn TV, Glenn Beck discussed the most recent findings in the Hunter Biden laptop scandal. Don't get distracted by the seemingly endless stream of scandalous photos and videos, Glenn warns, it's what's coming out about Hunter's overseas business dealings that should be all over the media, because Joe Biden is involved too.

Watch the video clip below or find the full episode here.

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VOTE: You decide who gets a Badge of Merit (Round 3)

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The Purple Heart in George Washington's time was not given for being wounded. This award went to ordinary soldiers for doing something of merit—something that would find favor in the eyes of God. Washington knew they couldn't win if they weren't on God's side. And if they were on God's side, God would bless them.

I've been looking for people who deserve a George Washington badge of merit. Many of you have submitted nominations. Thank you for the love, respect, and consideration you have shown in doing so.

From your hundreds of nominations, we have narrowed it down to three finalists. Now, it's up to you to decide who gets this honor.

Here are the candidates:

1. Dana, the Mom to Many

Dana and her husband Brian run a nonprofit called Dogwood Ranch in southwest Missouri. According to their website:

Dogwood Ranch was created by family, for family. We believe that everyone deserves the chance to live the life for which they were created. Our mission is simple: to provide support for survivors of trauma as they journey towards wholeness. This includes creating a new heritage for foster children and youth who have been abused and neglected, by providing them with safe and healthy forever families. We are also committed to offering a place of belonging for foster teens through individualized transitional living services. Additionally, we offer specialized support through our equine assisted counseling program, which focuses on bringing restoration to foster youth and other at-risk populations, including our honored military veterans and their families. Through the operation of Dogwood Ranch, our desire is to allow those we serve a new way to experience life, family and true redemption. Everyone deserves a chance to find their way home.

According to her nominator, on top of their work at the ranch, they personally foster young girls and have had "over twenty foster girls they now call family."

Her nominator wrote:

They take the toughest cases that come up. On several occasions, I would reach out to see if she could go out, and she would say she couldn’t because they were on suicide watch that night. Young girls have tried to stab her, have stolen her car, and have come to call her Mom…She is an incredibly hard worker, no-nonsense, and full of life and joy. She is constantly making our community and our world a better place.

2. Francine, the Joyful Servant

Francine, who also goes by “Frannie,” and “Fran,” not only has multiple names, but wears multiple hats. At home, she is the mother of two boys with serious disabilities. At work, she is a caretaker for the elderly, and everywhere she goes, she is a ray of sunshine.

Her nominator entrusted her mother, who has since passed, to Francine's care at a nursing home. She said, whenever Francine was working, she would breathe a sigh of relief. She wrote:

While most of the aides looked at the work as just a paycheck, and some of them were actually cruel to the most needy patients, Fran treated each and every one of them like royalty. She saw each individual as unique and worthy of love and understanding. Every patient adored her, because they knew they were in good hands.

Her nominator wrote that she saw treatment of elderly patients that “made her skin crawl.” There was a woman at the nursing home with severe dementia who had become so antagonistic that other aides, to avoid feeding her by hand, would simply not feed her. When Fran was working, she made sure to sit with her while she ate. She even hosted “dinner parties” with multiple residents to ensure they were fed, and happy.

Her nominator wrote:

When Fran was on shift, people who needed help going to bed never had to wait long. Besides, they didn't mind waiting for FRANNIE. She always did everything with such love and care and class! Then, after a long eight hours (or sometimes a double shift!) she would go home to more of the same routine. And in spite of it all, she did it all with a smile on her face. I've never known anyone like her. She was a godsend to my mother. If it hadn't been for her, and a handful of others, Mom's time at the home would have been unbearable. This woman really does deserve an award.

3. Michael, the Godly Father

Michael was nominated by his three children for modeling how a true man of God lives, loves, and serves his community. After serving as a corpsman in the Vietnam War and then working as an elementary school teacher, his children say he was the “solid, and consistently Godly male role model” in his grandchildren’s life. His children wrote:

My father helped raise his grandkids when my sister was a single mom, even though he had already raised his own kids.

Michael shares the gospel in one-on-one Bible studies with young people who have just gotten out of jail. He raises donations for clothing, food, and blankets for the homeless. He meets weekly with young men for Bible studies, to mentor them, and help them mature into men of God.

Michael has taught true love to his children by the way he treats their mother–his wife of 42 years. They wrote:

He is a solid rock of unwavering love for her, which has had a huge impact on how my brother and I treat our own wives. Mike's steadfast love for our mother has taught us the meaning of loyalty, love, commitment, sacred covenant, compassion, honor, and what a true husband looks like.

Most importantly, they say their father "instilled in us an absolute love for our Creator and compassion for our fellow man. He is our number one role model showing us what a godly man is.”

Who do you think deserves a badge of merit? Cast your vote below.

'Really SCARY': The IRS just spent $700,000 on AMMO — and plans to add 87,000 new 'enforcement' agents

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The Democrats' wonderfully named "Inflation Reduction Act," which passed in the Senate on Sunday, includes a massive expansion of the IRS. President Joe Biden wants to hire 80,000 new agents, and of course, this is for totally non-nefarious reasons, like cracking down on all those evil billionaires committing tax fraud.

Financial expert and author of "The War on Small Business" Carol Roth joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain who she believes this expansion will really target.

"The Democrats like to pretend that they are the party of the middle and working class, and the Biden administration has continued to find ways to extract wealth from the middle and working class," Carol began. "We saw it in the American Rescue Plan, where they raised the reporting threshold for any sort of hobby site you might have ... down to $600. Now, and this was part of Build Back Better which we thought was dead but now is just coming back in pieces, and this piece has survived — $80 billion for the IRS. Half of that ... is going to hire 87, 000 agents for 'enforcement,' okay? We don't need 87, 000 agents to go after what was 800 or 900 billionaires ... so, who do you think they're coming after?" she added.

"They're going to come after you," Carol warned. "You should pay your taxes that are due, but that doesn't mean you're not going to get audited, and that doesn't mean you're not going to have to justify every single thing that you do and waste your time and money so they can try and extract a few more dollars from you."

Glenn mentioned that the IRS has recently purchased nearly $700,000 worth of guns and ammo to go along with these 87,000 new "enforcers."

"That is really frightening," Glenn said. "They're not going after the rich ... they're going to go after anyone who disagrees with them. And because it's now public-private partnerships, any business that doesn't agree with them."

"Yeah, this is really really scary," Carol agreed. "And the crazy thing is the number of people who gave feedback and said, 'Well, if you're not a tax cheat, what do you have to worry about?' You've hit the nail on the head, Glenn. The politicization of this is they're going to come after people, they're going to harass you, they're going to tie up your time, they're going to tie up your money, regardless of whether you have followed the rules or not."

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