Uniic Media's Week(end) Round Up | Week of July 18th
Uniic Media presents your need to know news starting off your weekend as well as the summary of the week - July 23rd, 2022
What’s Happened This Week?
July 19th - Why doesn’t Dr. Oz have any Fundraising?
Mehmet Oz has finally admitted to the lackluster fundraising his campaign is doing and claims it is because Republicans mow their lawns and Democrats are clever. Dr. Oz is currently being out-raised by his Democratic opponent John Fetterman. Currently, Fetterman has raised nearly $10 Million while Dr. Oz has raised a measly $1.1 Million along with a loan he gave himself of $2.2 Million.
All in all, Fetterman currently has five times as much cash on hand to run a campaign…
July 21st - Herschel Walker’s Woes Raise Concerns for the Republican Party
Many Republicans are getting worried concerning Georgia’s Senate race as Herschel Walker continues to slip up with unforced errors and negative headlines. Endorsed by Donald Trump, Herschel Walker was for the most part unchallenged in the GOP primary. However, his recent habit of telling tall tails involving his business record, fathering three children - previously not disclosed to the public-, and other personal issues.
Recent polling indicates that the situation has caught up to Herschel Walker as he trails his Democratic opponent Raphael Warnock. A Quinnipiac University survey has Walker down by 10% while another AARP poll has Walker down just 3%. Either way, the news has led a former Georgia Senator and current GOP state chairman Chuch Clay to say, “He needs help. He needs to be much better prepared because when Labor Day rolls around, he’s going to have to be able to articulate and do it consistently and do it coherently. He’s got himself two or three months. He’s a smart guy. But he needs focus. He needs to get that part of the campaign down. A Heisman trophy isn’t going to bring him a victory.”
July 22nd - Japan Fears it is in the middle of an International Strategic Competition between North Korea, China, and Russia
In an annual defense paper distributed today, Japanese officials have warned of the escalating national security threats concerning Russia’s war in Ukraine and the tensions rising in China surrounding Taiwan. Approved by PM Fumio Kishida’s Cabinet, the paper highlights the need for a military buildup in Japan.
Many have criticized the idea of a possible revision to Japan’s national security strategy that will include a pre-emptive strike capability as going beyond the limitations of a pacifist Japanese constitution. The top security concerns however are Russia, North Korea, and China with Japan being “at the center” of international strategic competition.
July 21st - No, the Keystone XL Pipeline would not mean Cheaper Gas
99% of the criticisms concerning the shutting down of the Keystone XL pipeline have come from prominent political names which have then seeped into the public. Jim Jordan says, “Biden shut off the Keystone Pipeline.” and former Vice President Mike Pence says, “Gas prices have risen across the country because of this administration’s war on energy — shutting down the Keystone Pipeline.” However, as soon as reality sinks in for people, they will realize nobody shut down or shut off the pipeline. In fact, it is fully operational today and is delivering 590,000 barrels a day.
Also, another quick bit of knowledge, the Keystone Pipeline would’ve cut through states such as Kansas, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Montana, and many citizens of those states all fought against the pipeline cutting through their properties.
Add on the fact that even if the construction of the pipeline began right now, it wouldn’t be up and running in less than five years, and who knows, maybe gas and oil prices tank by then. All in all, the Keystone XL Pipeline was a project developed by a foreign company that would have delivered foreign oil products mostly to a foreign market…
July 18 - Mike Pence Endorses Karrin Taylor Robson, the Opponent to the Trump Endorsed Kari Lake
Karrin Taylor Robson, the Arizona gubernatorial candidate, has received a Mike Pence endorsement which places Mike Pence and Trump at odds considering Donald Trump has endorsed Kari Lake.
The division of the GOP concerning Donald Trump and the many controversies he carries is completely illustrated in the split in endorsements. Both Donald Trump and Mike Pence will be in Arizona on Friday to campaign for their respective endorsed candidates.
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What’s Leading the Weekend?
According to new Polling, the GOP is Hanging on to a 1% Lead against Democrats concerning Midterm Outcome
According to new polling, it seems that the GOP holds a measly 1% edge on the Democrats on a generic ballot. Huge news considering there are less than four months until the primaries as well as the impending “Red Wave” may actually turn out to be a bust.
Emerson College’s National Survey found that Republicans lead with a 45% to 44% advantage over the Democrats. An amazing 9% improvement for the Dems since earlier this year. The polling also found that President Biden’s approval rating is still in the 30% range, but up 2% since May.
One of the more important findings to be aware of is when asked if the 2024 election was held today, 46% of respondents stated they would vote for Donald Trump which gave him the lead over President Biden (43%).
Many People view the January 6th Hearings as One-Sided
Plenty of people were witnesses to the testimonies and evidence that showed Trump lied, betrayed his oath of office, and instigated a mob to riot at the United States Capitol building. Adam Kinzinger went as far as to call it “a stain on our history.” However, many have a different take on the January 6th hearings.
Terri Burl, a Republican from Northern Wisconsin, said she “looked up a kangaroo court,” and she said “I’m like, yes, that’s exactly what it is. What’s it supposed to prove?” Terri went on to claim that even as the riots are not okay, the hearings are a one-sided attack on Donald Trump rather than an attempt to strictly get the truth. Terri Burl claims, “There was an annoying and troubling Hollywood movie look to these theatrical hearings as if they’re acting in a badly done B-list movie.”
Hours after Signing a Deal with Ukraine, Russia bombs Ukrainian Grain Ports
Ukraine’s Black Sea port was hit by Russian missiles just a couple of hours after both countries signed a deal to allow grain exports to continue their flow there. Ukrainian officials are calling the move a “spit in the face.” The two missiles hit the port’s infrastructure.
“It took less than 24 hours for Russia to launch a missile attack on Odesa’s port, breaking its promises and undermining its commitments before the U.N. and Turkey under the Istanbul agreement. In case of non-fulfillment, Russia will bear full responsibility for a global food crisis,” Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko said.
Biden Administration to Cut the Oil Releases from the SPR
The Biden administration will not extend the oil releases coming from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, according to one of President Biden’s top energy aides. Amos Hochstein said, “The Strategic Petroleum Release was really a stop-gap measure. We can't be an oil supplier. It's a reserve and so we have to keep that.”
President Biden vowed to end the chunks of releases as he claims private sectors have assured an increase in production.
Trump Booed at his Arizona Rally as he Announces a Congressional Endorsement
At his most recent rally in Arizona, Donald Trump was booed as he made his announcement for a Congressional endorsement. As he began to hype up Eli Crane, an Arizona GOP congressional candidate, the crowd responded with boos.
Surprised, Donald Trump did end up digging himself out as he said, “But you like me, right?”