*(Via LA Focus) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed Secretary of State Alex Padilla to fill Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ Senate Seat, ending a campaign from progressives in the state to fill the seat with another Black woman. But some Angelenos believe he may have instead turned up the heat on himself and the campaign to have him recalled.
Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah threatened Thursday to pull federal funding away from America’s cities and institutions of higher learning who he claimed have formed an “anti-American, anti-science, anti-establishment, anti-Constitution mob.”
In a Senate floor speech before Congress’s Independence Day recess, Lee introduced a non-binding resolution condemning “mob violence and criminal property destruction, not in service of any just or coherent cause, but simply as an arrogant, bullying tantrum of self-righteous illiberalism and rage.”
ector of National Intelligence Gen. James Clapper was a guest on SiriusXM’s The Joe Madison Show, where he said that President Trump will use the Michael Flynn Case as a distraction from COVID-19, and that the Trump Administration must recognize unmasking “is not at all nefarious.”
*Insys Therapeutics which makes and markets the powerful painkiller fentanyl has a big problem with legal marijuana. The company has donated $500,000 toward defeating an Arizona ballot initiative that would make recreational use of marijuana legal in the state.
*An Australian Senator named Fraser Fanning literally found himself with egg on his face.
It happened when a teen who was videoing him launched the egg right after he ridiculously blamed the Muslims in New Zealand for the attack in Christchurch killed 49 worshipers.
California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom has named Dr. Nadine Burke Harris as the state?s first-ever Surgeon General.
As a pediatrician, entrepreneur and nonprofit CEO, Dr. Burke Harris has dedicated her professional career to understanding the link between adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress in children, and the effect both have on future health outcomes.
*If you haven’t heard, veteran NBC news man Tom Brokaw is sitting in some deeeeep hot water today because of the comments he made Sunday on “Meet the Press.”
Brokaw, 78, has already apologized for saying that Hispanic immigrants need to do a better job of assimilating to the United States and teaching their children to speak English, but as you may have already guessed (our headline’s a good clue), Hispanic groups, including the National Association of Hispanic Journalists/NAHJis not satisfied and is not having it, according to Richard Prince’s Journal-isms blog.