Trump reaps big wins, FDA makes big admission, and more…
By Team DML
Today is May 4 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. Below are my opinions on the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room, in my opinion.
1 – Clean Sweep: All 22 Trump-Backed Candidates Win Primaries in Ohio, Indiana
Breitbart reports: All 22 candidates in Ohio and Indiana endorsed by former President Donald J. Trump completed a clean sweep of Tuesday’s primaries, indicating the strength of a Trump endorsement is as mighty as it has ever been.
Populist candidate J.D. Vance’s win in the crowded Ohio Senate primary is welcome news to other Trump-endorsed candidates and is a potential harbinger of things to come in upcoming races in other states.
The 13 other Trump-endorsed candidates who brought home primary victories in Ohio on Tuesday night include:
- Secretary of State Frank Larose – Republican nominee for Secretary of State
- Attorney General David Yost – Republican nominee for Attorney General
- Treasurer Robert Sprague – Republican nominee for Treasurer
- Auditor Keith Faber – Republican nominee for Auditor
- Rep. Steve Chabot – Republican nominee for the 1st Congressional District
- Rep. Ben Wesntrup – Republican nominee for the 2nd Congressional District
- Rep. Jim Jordan – Republican nominee for the 4th Congressional District
- Rep. Bob Latta – Republican nominee for the 5th Congressional District
- Rep. Bill Johnson – Republican nominee for the 6th Congressional District
- Rep. Warren Davidson – Republican nominee for the 8th Congressional District
- Rep. Mike Turner – Republican nominee for the 10th Congressional District
- Rep. Troy Balderson – Republican nominee for the 12th Congressional District
- Rep. Mike Carey – Republican Nominee for the 15th Congressional District
All Donald Trump-endorsed candidates swept in Indiana as well, securing nominations in six districts. The candidates, Reps. Jackie Walorski, Jim Banks, Jim Baird, Victoria Spartz, Greg Pence, and Larry Bucshon, are all incumbents currently serving in the United States House of Representatives.
DML: Trump is the GOP kingmaker.
2 – Cops clash with pro-abortion protesters in LA as thousands demonstrate across America one day after leaked draft opinion showed the Supreme Court is likely to overturn Roe v. Wade
The Daily Mail reports: Department of Homeland Security agents clashed with a crowd of pro-choice activists in Los Angeles that spontaneously took to the streets in protest of a draft Supreme Court opinion showing that it is likely to overturn Roe v. Wade.
They were filmed aggressively driving up to a crowd of dozens of enraged activists which had blocked off streets with their protest in an ‘unlawful assembly’ and shoving them backwards in the face of their fury.
A lone DHS agent was quickly surrounded by screaming protestors – one waving a Soviet Union flag – as he used a baton to ward them off and continually shouted: ‘back up!’
The clashes followed widespread demonstrations that marked cities across the land as news leaked of the Supreme Court’s draft decision to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade ruling that had effectively legalised abortions across America.
In the aftermath, NBC Los Angeles reports, an officer was reportedly injured – and the LAPD ordered a citywide tactical alert.
Police Chief Michael Moore later said that some of those who were in attendance at Tuesday night’ rally attempted to ‘take the intersection’ and some in the crowd threw rocks and bottles at police officers trying to clear the area.
DML: And Biden called parents at school board meetings ‘domestic terrorists?’
3 – County council meeting disrupted by man in ‘poop emoji’ costume with stink bomb
Fox News reports: A Maryland county council meeting was interrupted by a disgruntled man in an emoji costume.
The Anne Arundel County Council was interrupted Monday by a man wearing a costume based on the ubiquitous Apple “poop emoji,” according to Fox 5 DC. The man also broke a “stink bomb” on the meeting floor.
The man identified himself as Phil Ateto, and gave testimony at the meeting, according to the Capital Gazette. Ateto complained that a Police Accountability Board had been established by council without the involvement of the Anne Arundel County Coalition for Police Accountability.
DML: Good heavens, what next?
4 – US military tracking mysterious Russian ship near Hawaii
American Military News reports: The U.S. military is monitoring a Russian surface vessel of an unspecified type that’s been operating near Hawaii in recent days.
The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) told Hawaii’s KHON2 news channel on Sunday that “we are monitoring a Russian surface vessel operating in international waters in the vicinity of Hawaii.”
“U.S. Indo-Pacific Command routinely monitors air and maritime traffic in the Western Pacific to ensure security and stability of the region alongside our Allies and partners,” the INDOPACOM statement said. “As part of our normal daily operations, we closely track all vessels in the Indo-Pacific area of operations through maritime patrol aircraft, surface ships, and joint capabilities.”
Russian naval activity near Hawaii is not uncommon. In January, a Russian surveillance ship sailed around Hawaii for several days.
In May of last year, another Russian surveillance ship, identified as the Vishnya-class auxiliary general intelligence (AGI) ship Kareliya (SSV-535), loitered off the coast of Kauai for several days. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) reportedly chose to delay a missile test in the area while the Russian spy ship hung around the island.
DML: This is disturbing.
5 – The FDA Finally Admits We Should Treat COVID-19 Like The Flu
The Daily Caller reports: Top officials at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wrote Monday that, going forward, Americans will have to accept COVID-19 as another respiratory virus like influenza.
FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, Principal Deputy Commissioner Janet Woodcock and the agency’s top vaccine official, Dr. Peter Marks, wrote that COVID-19 will be in circulation for the foreseeable future and must be accepted as another common virus in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Like with influenza, this new reality will likely require annual COVID-19 shots to be tailored around the most threatening strains of the virus, the officials wrote.
“Widespread vaccine- and infection-induced immunity, combined with the availability of effective therapeutics, could blunt the effects of future outbreaks. Nonetheless, it is time to accept that the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is the new normal,” the officials wrote. “It will likely circulate globally for the foreseeable future, taking its place alongside other common respiratory viruses such as influenza. And it likely will require similar annual consideration for vaccine composition updates in consultation with the [FDA].”
DML: EXACTLY what I’ve been saying all along!