Morning Brief 2022-07-20


GUEST: Vivek Ramaswamy
TOPIC: What is behind BlackRock's earnings downturn? Is it the economy or their push for ESG?


GUEST: Eric July
TOPIC: BlazeTV contributor, July, brings in $2.5 million in sales in first week with his launch of 'non-woke' Rippaverse Comics.


Domestic News...

Most say Biden profited off Hunter’s deals — will get away with it
As much as the media and Democratic leaders have tried to hide the issue, not only are most voters paying attention to first son Hunter Biden’s money scandals, but they believe President Joe Biden cashed in and that they won’t face any charges.

Joe Biden and Hunter's Colombia connection
Hunter and his partners began corresponding about the OAS/Colombia business in Feb 2011. They planned to pitch OAS - $20k a month, plus a 5% "success fee" - for Hunter's help in getting the Colombia projects. "If it works, we'll all be rich," one of Hunter's partners emailed him.

Indiana passerby rescues five children from burning home
An Indiana man who was driving by a burning house sprung into action and rescued five people trapped inside before first responders had the chance.

15 seconds: Police correct timeline of armed civilian stopping Indiana mall shooter
The armed bystander credited with ending a shooting at Greenwood Park Mall in Indiana on Sunday killed the suspect in just 15 seconds of the gunman opening fire.

A Young Gun Owner In Indiana Did What Uvalde Police Wouldn’t
Dicken had “no police training and no military background,” according to Police Chief James Ison. "He engaged the gunman from quite a distance with a handgun, [and] was very tactically sound, and as he moved to close in on the suspect, he was also motioning for people to exit behind him.”

Lone Mississippi abortion clinic drops lawsuit against state ban
The clinic, which was at the center of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization case, was the last operating abortion clinic in Mississippi.

Man found dead in Georgia house used by black nationalist communist group 'Black Hammer'
Police were dispatched to the home after a man called 911 saying he had been kidnapped by a group of people.

New details emerge in California thieves’ $150M ‘Ocean’s 11’-style jewel heist
The apparently highly skilled robbers made off with a massive haul from an armored car that included diamond, sapphire and gold necklaces, as well as a horde of luxury watches.


White House pressed on declaring climate and abortion emergencies, claims nothing imminent
Press Secretary was asked if the White House is concerned it will anger female voters if Biden declares a climate emergency before declaring a public health emergency on abortion access.

Biden declaring ‘climate emergency’ will be pure politics at the expense of democracy
If President Joe Biden goes ahead and declares a “climate emergency” Wednesday, it’ll be one more sign he’s putting the extremist demands of his party’s base ahead of democracy, science and common sense.

Biden Has No Right To Declare A ‘National Climate Emergency’
There’s no “It’s Summer” clause in the Constitution, empowering the president to ignore the will of Congress and unilaterally govern when it gets hot.

Place Where Biden Face Planted Off Bike Is Named ‘Brandon Falls’ On Google Maps
At time of writing, ‘Brandon Falls’ is still listed as a ‘historical landmark’

House Republicans Prepare Next Salvo In War On Woke Capital
Members of the Republican Study Committee detailed steps to combat Environmental, Social and Governance investing, which critics refer to as “woke capital,” during a Monday round-table discussion.

AOC talks a big game, but she'd rather fake being handcuffed than do her job
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the former barmaid, and Ilhan Omar, who allegedly married her brother, spent Tuesday cosplaying as revolutionaries.

Dem Congressman Mocked For Wearing Bandana Like ‘The Office’ Character
Andy Levin became the target of a swarm of “The Office” related jokes after he was arrested outside the Supreme Court Tuesday looking like an idiot.

Rashida Tlaib campaign events in 2018 were organized by alleged terror financiers
Two men who held key positions at nonprofit groups that were found liable in a Hamas terror financing scheme helped organize campaign fundraising events for Tlaib in 2018.

DeSantis threatens Trump's hold on Michigan and Florida
DeSantis will likely continue to deny his interest in 2024 during his reelection campaign. For now, time is Trump’s best friend. Should Trump get ahead of DeSantis and announce his candidacy before November, he will be multiple steps ahead of the only man who can defeat him.

George Soros donates $1 million to Beto O'Rourke's bid for Texas governor
Nearly half of O’Rourke’s record-breaking $27.6 million fundraising haul came from out-of-state donors, with Soros’s hefty donation helping the Democratic challenger best Abbott in fundraising over the past six months.

House passes bill codifying same-sex marriage with significant GOP support
If enacted, the Respect for Marriage Act would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law that defined marriage for federal purposes as a union between one man and one woman.

Clinton lawyers deny involvement with dossier source Danchenko ahead of Durham trial
Clinton's lawyers are denying any connection to British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s alleged main source Igor Danchenko following a lawsuit brought by Trump in the lead-up to Danchenko's October trial.

Salena Zito: The upside-down world of the Pennsylvania Senate race
Fetterman leads Oz in the race for the seat by 6 points in a recently published AARP poll. The result shows the race tightening from a USA Today poll earlier that had Fetterman leading by 9 points.

"Women and non-men" invited to conversation with Pennsylvania Democrats
"Join us tomorrow evening for a phone bank where we will be talking to women and non-men about issues affecting our communities that highly impact non-men in PA," PA House Democrats said Tuesday on Twitter.

Former NYC mayor Bill de Blasio drops out of Congressional race due to low polling
"I’ve listened really carefully to people," de Blasio said. "And it’s clear to me that when it comes to this congressional district, people are looking for another option."


US housing market could be headed for ‘meltdown,’ economist warns
“Homebuilders have been in denial about the extent of the drop in demand, despite mortgage applications falling by more than a quarter over the first half of the year, with no end in sight to the decline,” said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics.

Biden Praised GM Over Tesla. Now, GM Is Building Newest EV In Mexico
In response to the news of GM’s expansion in Mexico, Elon Musk commented on social media that “Teslas are the most made-in-USA vehicles.”

WAR News... 

Putin gets Iranian endorsement for war in Ukraine during Middle East trip
"If you had not taken the initiative, the [West] would have caused the war with its own initiative," Iran's supreme leader said.

Russian lawmakers blame losses on experimental Ukrainian super-soldiers
Two Russian lawmakers told reporters this week that the Kremlin is investigating the blood of Ukrainian prisoners of war, and has found “evidence” of experimentation.

John Kirby: 'Climate change is a national security issue'
"The Pentagon has noted not just in this administration, but even the previous one, that climate change is a national security issue."


Researchers say students will take 3-plus years to recover academically from pandemic
For some, “full recovery” isn’t attainable before the end of high school.

Secret docs reveal FBI investigated decision to give cash to Wuhan lab linked to COVID-19
NIH emails show the bureau was investigating possible gain-of-function research at the lab and possible failures to comply with reporting rules.

Masks are back: San Diego says kids and staff must comply with school mandate
Mandatory masking will be required through at least the end of summer school due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the county.

DC has highest number of monkeypox cases nationally per capita
According to the most recent CDC data, DC is only behind New York, California, Florida, Illinois and Florida for total case count, despite its much smaller population.

Commie Update...

China accuses US of being security risk after Taiwan Strait sailing
The US Navy's 7th Fleet said the destroyer USS Benfold conducted a "routine" Taiwan Strait transit through international waters "in accordance with international law."

China threatens ‘strong measures’ if Pelosi visits Taiwan
I know we're supposed to support and defend all Americans when they're threatened by foreign nations... but... come on, this is really pushing it.

China’s homebuyers are running out of patience with the real estate slump
Last week, a spike in reported numbers of homebuyers halting mortgage payments prompted many Chinese banks to announce their low exposure to such loans. But the bank stocks fell.

Bill Gates shoots down rumored Chinese ‘security risk’ link to North Dakota farmland
Gates’ $13.5 million investment in 2,100 sprawling acres of North Dakota land has raised questions — as the purchase coincided with a controversial Chinese company buying 370 acres of farmland just 40 miles away.


Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘deliberately farted in my face,’ Miriam Margolyes claims
“I was playing Satan’s sister, and he was killing me, so he had me in a position where I couldn’t escape and lying on the floor. And he just farted.”

Capitol Police chief says ‘Colbert 9’ lied about having credentials before arrest
Biden's Justice Department refused to prosecute and instead dropped all charges.

Netflix loses nearly 1M subscribers, forecasts return to growth
That was better than the 2 million subscriber loss it had predicted.


AP Spreads Disinformation By Adopting J6 Committee’s Fabricated Timeline
Trump’s supposed three-hour delay in responding to the riot has been repeatedly highlighted by members of the Jan. 6 Committee, is contradicted by detailed timelines from both The Washington Post and The New York Times.

Former Intelligence Officer Blasts Pulitzer Board After Refusing To Take Back Russiagate Prizes
“Pulitzer’s refusal to take back the award given for the inaccurate coverage of the Russiagate Hoax is a big win for Putin”

CIA Discusses Covert Location With NYT In Order To Racially Virtue Signal
CIA director William Burns issued a warning to the agency last week after discovering what is believed, but not confirmed, to be a noose outside a secret facility in Virginia.


EU to ask countries to reduce energy usage as Putin tightens grip on gas supplies
European countries will reportedly have to quickly curb their consumption of natural gas as part of a wider plan to deal with reduced supplies from Russia.

UK inflation hits new 40-year high of 9.4% as cost-of-living crisis deepens
The most significant contributors to the rising inflation rate came from motor fuels and food.


Professor: ‘Unbearable’ that white people dominate discussions about ‘climate anxiety’
There’s a new concern in the relatively new field of so-called “climate anxiety”: Those interested in it are very white.


Merriam-Webster Changes the Definition of ‘Female’
In order to appease woke activists, the dictionary publisher has added a secondary definition of “female” that defines the term as “having a gender identity that is the opposite of male.”

Gender activists push to bar anthropologists from identifying human remains as ‘male’ or ‘female’
Argue scientists cannot know how an ancient individual identified themselves

Lia Thomas is not a woman and should not be honored as one
Since bursting into the public news cycle, Thomas has done nothing but take away opportunities from women. That is his actual legacy.

Left-Wing Activists Urge Big Tech To Censor Anti-Pedophile ‘Smear’
Media Matters is urging Twitter to censor the word “groomer,” which it characterizes as anti-LGBT.


Republicans have advantage over Democrats regarding confidence in handling education, survey shows
A survey commissioned by one of the nation's largest teachers union found that Republicans have an advantage over Democrats in regard to voters' confidence in handling education.


Global chip shortage is not over and the slowdown is ‘going to bite,’ IDC says
Citing supply chain challenges due to Russia’s war in Ukraine, Gupta said the two countries capture a large part of the market share, with Russia and Ukraine being the largest exporters of krypton — a gas used in the chip production.

Google will once again test augmented reality glasses in public
Google seems to be attempting to avoid a repeat of the “Glasshole” debacle that plagued the company’s infamous Google Glass headset, which debuted nearly a decade ago.


On This Day: One giant leap for mankind in 1969 moon landing
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon with Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin inside.

Google and Chevron invest in nuclear fusion startup that’s raised $1.2 billion
TAE was founded in 1998 and aims to have a commercial scale fusion reactor delivering energy to the grid in the early 2030s.


Six Nations Where U.S. Says Its Citizens Most Likely to Be Wrongfully Held
Here's the top 6 places to buy an all-expenses paid vacation for unwanted in-laws: China, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Russia and Venezuela.

Top 10: Worst tourist destinations for pickpockets
Spain and France have some of the world's worst pickpocket hotspots


NBA Star Says He ‘Didn’t Like That It ‘Wasn’t My Choice’ To Put Vaccine In ‘My Body’
Andrew Wiggins said Monday that he still wished he hadn’t gotten the COVID vaccine so he could play last year.

Donald Trump tells golfers to ‘take the money’ and join LIV Golf
“All of those golfers that remain ‘loyal’ to the very disloyal PGA, in all of its different forms, will pay a big price when the inevitable MERGER with LIV comes, and you get nothing but a big ‘thank you’ from PGA officials who are making Millions of Dollars a year,” Trump wrote.

Woke NASCAR to Hit the Streets of Chicago With Downtown Race in 2023
The city’s letter addressing the upcoming NASCAR races in Chicago was sure to note that they’re committed to executing the event “in a safe and secure manner,” so fear not, NASCAR fans.

Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax explored in ‘Untold’ Netflix documentary
"Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist" is set to chronicle the elaborate hoax involving the former Notre Dame star whose terminally ill girlfriend, “Lennay Kekua,” never existed.


I slept with my pit bull - until he tried to eat me alive
The dog tore off two-thirds of Tya’s right arm, ate her bicep and sank its teeth into her leg and foot. She was screaming, “Help me, I’m dying” when her daughter, Tana, 20, and her husband, Harley, 21, rushed into the living room.

Bears Eat Star Athlete, Rich Tourist Couple After Helicopter Crash In Russia
What happened after the helicopter crashed is unclear. The victims may have survived the fiery crash, but by the time rescuers arrived, all three bodies had been dragged, mauled, and eaten by wild bears.

July 20, 2004 - Predictions about the future of technology... What will the world look like in 2019? Self driving cars, computers embedded in everything, paper is rarely used, people will be in relationships with AI / bots... Sandy Berger stuffs classified docs in his pants...

July 20, 2009 - Our system has been pushed to a breaking point... There's a shift coming, and it starts with you... What role will you play?... $700 million for horse condoms...

POLL: What did YOU think about the 2nd GOP presidential debate?

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Wednesday was a big night for the Republican presidential candidates during the second GOP debate... OR WAS IT?

Glenn wasn't impressed with the debate. In fact, he went as far as to say it was the worst Presidential debate BY FAR he had ever seen for THIS reason: NO ONE discussed the major issues that Americans are actually facing.

Inflation has doubled Americans' grocery bills. Gas is nearing a historic record of $100/barrel. We have DOUBLED our national deficit. Bidenomics and the globalists' green agenda pose an existential threat to core American industries while we continue to fund the Ukrainian people's pensions and small businesses. It is as if our government has forgotten the American people.

It is as if our government has forgotten the American people.

Do YOU think the candidates hit the mark during the second GOP debate? Do you support Trump's decision to skip two debates in a row? Let us know in the poll below!

Do you think the 2nd GOP debate was overall positive?

Did the candidates debate issues you are concerned about?

Do you think the "real" debate was between Trump and Biden in Michigan?

Do you think any of the other GOP candidates can beat Trump? 

Do you think Trump can beat Biden? 

Do you think any other candidate besides Trump can beat Biden?

Do you think it was a mistake for Trump to miss the first debate?

Do you think it was a mistake for Trump to miss the second debate?

COVID is back! Or that is what we’re being told anyway...

A recent spike in COVID cases has triggered the left's alarm bells, and the following institutions have begun to reinstate COVID-era mandates. You might want to avoid them if you enjoy breathing freely...

Do YOU think institutions should bring back COVID-era mandates if cases increase? Let us know your thoughts HERE.

Morris Brown College

Both of Upstate Medical's hospitals in Syracuse, New York

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Auburn Community Hospital, New York

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United Health Services in New York

Kaiser Permanente in California

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There was a time when both the Left and the Right agreed that parents have the final say in raising their children... Not anymore.

In the People's Republic of California, the STATE, not parents, will determine whether children should undergo transgender treatments. The California state legislature just passed a law that will require judges in child custody cases to consider whether parents support a child’s gender transition. According to the law, the state now thinks total affirmation is an integral part of a child’s “health, safety, and welfare.”

We are inching closer to a dystopia where the state, not the parents, have ultimate rights over their children, a history that people from former Soviet nations would feign repeating.

Glenn dove into the law AND MORE in this episode titled, "Parental Advisory: The EXPLICIT plot to control YOUR kids." To get all the research that went into this episode AND information on how YOU can fight back, enter your email address below:

If you didn't catch Wednesday night's Glenn TV special, be sure to check it out HERE!

The Biden admin has let in MORE illegal aliens than the populations of THESE 15 states

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There are currently an estimated 16.8 MILLION illegal aliens residing in the United States as of June 2023, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). This number is already 1.3 million higher than FAIR's January 2022 estimate of 15.5 million and a 2.3 million increase from its end-of-2020 estimate. Even Democrats like New York City's Mayor Adams Mayor Adams are waking up to what Conservatives have been warning for years: we are in a border CRISIS.

However, this isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010. In the first two years of the Biden administration alone, the illegal alien population increased by 16 PERCENT nationwide, imposing a whopping net cost of $150.6 BILLION PER YEAR on American taxpayers. That is nearly DOUBLE the total amount that the Biden administration has sent to Ukraine.

This isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010.

These large numbers often make it difficult to conceptualize the sheer impact of illegal immigration on the United States. To put it in perspective, we have listed ALL 15 states and the District of Colombia that have smaller populations than the 2.3 MILLION illegal immigrants, who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration. That is more than the entire populations of Wyoming, Vermont, and South Dakota COMBINED—and the American taxpayers have to pay the price.

Here are all 16 states/districts that have FEWER people than the illegal immigrants who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration.

1. New Mexico

Population: 2,110,011

2. Idaho

Population: 1,973,752

3. Nebraska

Population: 1,972,292

4. West Virginia

Population: 1,764,786

5. Hawaii

Population: 1,433,238

6. New Hampshire

Population: 1,402,957

7. Maine

Population: 1,393,442

8. Montana

Population: 1,139,507

9. Rhode Island

Population: 1,090,483

10. Delaware

Population: 1,031,985

11. South Dakota

Population: 923,484

12. North Dakota

Population: 780,588

13. Alaska

Population: 732,984

14. Washington DC

Population: 674,815

15. Vermont

Population: 647,156

16. Wyoming

Population: 583,279