Morning Briefing: Sep 9
Today is September 9 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. 1-Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Norwegian official, citing Israel-UAE peace deal
Fox News is reporting that just weeks after helping to broker peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), President Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.
The nomination submitted by Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, lauded Trump for his efforts toward resolving protracted conflicts worldwide.
“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde, a four-term member of Parliament who also serves as chairman of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, told Fox News in an exclusive interview.
DML: Boom! What a great honor, and just in time for the election.
2- Black man, 18, held in stabbing death of Walgreens stock clerk, a mother of 2
A Chicago man, Sincere Williams, 18, is being charged with murder after he walked into a Walgreens store over Labor Day weekend, grabbed a clerk by the neck who was stocking shelves, then stabbed her several times, killing her.
Olga Marie Calderon, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene. She was the mother of a 3-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl.
Police used security camera footage to track Williams back to his apartment. They also found a knife and discarded clothing.
Williams was said to have committed two previous robberies last Wednesday, one at the same Walgreens store and another at a Walgreens in a different neighborhood, authorities said.
GoFundMe for Olga Marie Calderon funeral expenses – https://www.gofundme.com/f/paying-tribute-to-olga-maria-calderon-funeral
DML: Black 18-yr-old man kills mother of two – where are the protests?
3-BIDEN CLAIMS TRUMP IS THE ONE WANTING TO DEFUND THE POLICE
A reporter asked Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Monday about recent ads saying he wants to “defund the police.”
Biden claimed President Trump is the one wanting to defund the police, while HE is the one wanting to give police more funding. He alleged, “The only person calling to defund the police is Donald Trump. Look at his budget, he calls for cutting police funding for local – state and local help – by 400 million dollars. Once again, he’s pathological.”
Biden said he is “calling for 300 million dollars more for local police” and “community policing.”
DML:Biden is now being called out for his remarks in a July interview with “Now This,” as he spoke about “redirecting police funding”. (Start at 2:05 mark.)
4-Obama-Appointed Judge Reopens ‘Visa Lottery’ During Coronavirus Crisis
A federal judge, appointed in 2014 by President Barack Obama, has forced the reopening of the Diversity Visa Lottery program in the midst of the Chinese coronavirus crisis.
The Visa Lottery doles out 55,000 visas every year to people from other countries such as Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Yemen, and Uzbekistan — with minimal security checks, Breitbart reports.
In an executive order in April, President Trump put a pause on most employment-based green cards and stopped the Visa Lottery program, after the State Department had already issued about 12,000 lottery visas this year.
United States District Court Judge Amit Mehta ruled last week that the president doesn’t have the authority to halt the Visa Lottery program, and demanded it be reopened.
DML: This is the same judge who sided with Democrats last year and ruled that the House Oversight Committee could issue a subpoena for President Trump’s financial records from an accounting firm.
5-Left-wing groups prepping for ‘mass public unrest’ after Election Day
A group of over 50 left-wing organizations is developing a plan for “large-scale civil disobedience” after the election in November, if President Trump and his supporters contest the election results.
The group includes organizations such as MoveOn, Color of Change and the American Federation of Teachers. They recently launched what they call their Democracy Defense Nerve Center.
According to the Daily Beast, members of the group held a Zoom call last week in which they discussed how they can plan for Election Day and then coordinate large-scale civil disobedience and what one participant called “mass public unrest” if – as they predict – President Trump and his supporters contest November’s election results.
“It is very obvious that Trump is laying the groundwork for claiming victory no matter what,” said MoveOn executive director Rahna Epting, who participated in the call.
One of the key goals of the discussion was reportedly to figure out how they can “occupy s–t, hold space and shut things down, not just on Election Day but for weeks,” one person said.
DML: The war inside America is taking shape.
6-ACLU staffer fumes at University for accepting Nick Sandmann, calls it a ‘stain’ on the school
An American Civil Liberties Union official in Kentucky chastised Transylvania University over the weekend for accepting Nicholas Sandmann as a student, calling the move a “stain” on the institution.
Sandmann made headlines back in January 2019 when a Native American activist stood in front of the teen and began chanting in his face during a pro-life rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Sandmann, who was wearing a MAGA hat at the time and is a supporter of President Trump, held his ground and smiled at the man as he continued to talk in his face.
“Does anyone else think it’s a bit of a stain on Transylvania University for accepting Nick Sandman [sic]? I’m sure it’s a “both sides” defense, but it’s pretty counter to their mission and another instance of there not actually being equal sides to an issue,” ACLU’s Samuel Crankshaw said in a Facebook post, according to The National Review.
The comment has since been taken down.
DML: Conservative students now considered a “stain” when accepted by universities?!