Nearly 900,000 American workers filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week, an increase of 53,000 new claims from the week prior and a sign that the U.S. economy has a long way to go to recovery.
According to U.S. Department of Labor satistics released Thursday, 898,000 new claims were filed in the week ending Oct. 10, when seasonally adjusted. That’s up from the previous week’s revised level of 845,000 claims. Read More
Gov. Bill Lee and his wife Maria are in quarantine out of precaution after the governor tested negative for COVID-19 after a member of his security team contracted the virus. Read More
Who will be in charge if Joe Biden defeats Donald Trump? Biden has made it clear that the American people don’t need or deserve to know the plans for a potential Biden Administration. He’s been described as the “Trojan Horse” candidate. His disunited supporters dare not look beyond their shared goal of deposing the incumbent president lest the socialists learn now that Democrat billionaires will snatch the real power. Read More
The University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work hosted a virtual lecture recently that aimed to teach white people about their white supremacy and how to counteract it by using a “12 step” program mirrored after the one used by people in Alcoholics Anonymous. Read More
NBC News agreed to put President Donald Trump before voters in a town hall event on Thursday after the president submitted to an independent coronavirus test with the results reviewed by Dr. Anthony Fauci.
The announcement Wednesday sets up dueling town halls with Democratic opponent Joe Biden on a night the two candidates were supposed to meet for their second debate. Biden is appearing on a similar town hall event in Philadelphia, televised by ABC. Read More
U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr updated the public Wednesday about the federal Operation Legend law enforcement initiative, which operates in several U.S. cities, including Memphis.
This, according to a press release that the U.S. Department of Justice officials published on its agency’s website. Read More
A St. Louis couple celebrated in some circles and vilified in others for waving guns at protesters marching on their private street pleaded not guilty to two felony charges at a brief hearing Wednesday.
Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who are both attorneys in their early 60s, were indicted by a St. Louis grand jury last week on charges of unlawful use of a weapon and tampering with evidence. They will appear in court again Oct. 28. Read More
During Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings, Sen. Amy Klobuchar opened her questioning of Judge Amy Coney Barrett by reciting statistics on COVID-19 deaths and cases.
“We should be doing something else right now. We shouldn’t be doing this. We should be passing coronavirus relief like the House just did, which was a significant bill that would have been a big help and I think people have to know that right now — whether you’re Democrat, Independent, or Republican and that’s why I started out yesterday by telling people that they need to vote,” she claimed. Read More
Wednesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the show to discuss the changing dynamics of polling. Read More
The Justice Department has closed its investigation into whether Obama administration officials improperly unmasked the identities of Trump associates mentioned in intelligence reports, according to a report.
According to The Washington Post, the investigation was recently closed and is unlikely to lead to criminal charges. A report of the investigation will also not be released, according to the newspaper, which cited government sources familiar with the matter. Read More
When the late Sen. John McCain ran for president in 2008, questions about his health — physical and mental — swirled. Americans were well aware that should McCain die in office, his vice president, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, would’ve become president.
Had he been elected, he would have been 72 years old when he moved into the White House. So Americans may have that same concern with Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, who would be 78 if he wins the election. Read More
Bruce Ohr, the senior Justice Department official whose conduct in the Russia case spurred significant controversy, has retired after being informed that a decision on disciplinary action was imminent, the department announced Wednesday.
Ohr’s decision will spare him any potential punishment for his role in providing information to the FBI about Christopher Steele’s dossier at the same time his wife, Nellie Ohr, worked for the same firm as Steele — Fusion GPS, run by Glenn Simpson. Read More
Some new evidence is showing Elementary and high schools do not appear to be super spreaders of COVID-19, according to new data.
The New York Post reports, Brown University economics Professor Emily Oster and data scientists at the technology company Qualtrics collected data on COVID-19 in schools. The data collected on almost 200,000 kids in 47 states from the last two weeks of September revealed an infection rate of 0.13 percent among students and 0.24 percent among staff. Read More
Joe Biden’s presidential campaign said Wednesday that the former vice president did not meet with his son, Hunter Biden, and a top executive of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma in 2015 as alleged in a report by the New York Post.
The Post published a copy of an email on Wednesday that was allegedly sent by Vadym Pozharsky, an advisor to Burisma’s board of directors, to Hunter Biden in April 2015 thanking the younger Biden “for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent some time together.” The email was part of what the Post called a “massive trove of data recovered from a laptop computer” that was dropped off at a Delaware computer repair shop in April 2019. Read More
A University of Illinois student was evicted from his dorm and fired from his job as a resident assistant after refusing to quarantine per orders of the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department. He told CBS 2 in Chicago and Campus Reform that he has never tested positive for COVID-19 and that this is all a mistake. Read More
A Tennessee Native recently debuted a propagandist cartoon miniseries for the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The episodes depict White people as cluelessly rude, racist, sexist, and even violent.
OWN markets the cartoon, “Sincerely, Camille,” as a non-partisan series under its “OWN YOUR VOTE” movement to “highlight the political issues and concerns Black women face at polls this fall.” The series is set in the current day. Read More
Yo͞ohwäjän chaired the Russian language department at Nanjing University in China when she was taken. RenagulGheni was the mother of two children, a professional artist and art teacher in the Chinese government schools when she was taken. AituganTurlanuuly was a servant of the Chinese government when he was taken. BaimuratNauvizbek was living in the Xinjiang province when he was taken. They were all taken by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and imprisoned in concentration camps. In some cases, they were imprisoned for practicing their religion, in other cases, their families have no idea why their loved ones were taken. Read More
Wednesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Crom Carmichael to the studio to discuss mail in voting, voter fraud, and other races throughout the nation. Read More
Loudoun County School Board voted this week to revise their “Professional Conduct” policy governing employee speech off of school property. Up until the latest meeting, members recommended to approve and accept the policy. Read More
Apparently, public outcry from teachers unions and community members led to this decision.
After a session exceeding 12 hours, Michigan lawmakers passed bills replacing a framework for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 executive orders deemed unconstitutional by the Michigan Supreme Court.
Lawmakers approved measures aiming to allow local governments to meet electronically for any reason through Jan. 1; extend unemployment benefits to a full 26 weeks; change nursing home policy barring nursing homes from caring for COVID-19 patients unless the building provides a “designated area” for those patients; and, by Nov. 15, implement a statewide policy allowing in-person visitations for all nursing home residents. Read More
A Troy High School football player tested positive for COVID, the school announced Tuesday.
Regardless of any COVID test outcomes, the entire team was asked to quarantine for 14-days, forcing the school to forfeit their Division II regional playoff game scheduled for Friday. Read More
Wednesday morning on The John Fredericks Show, host Fredricks welcomed Congressman Ben Cline of Virginia’s Sixth District to weigh in on Nancy Pelosi’s CNN meltdown and the main concerns of Virginia voters. Read More
Ohio’s first week of early voting saw long lines at major cities and record numbers of Ohioans heading to the polls.
Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said in a news release Tuesday that triple the number of early voters have gone to the polls this year than at the same point in 2016. Read More
Welcome to the Thursday edition of our daily Virginia Trump campaign update! We will provide our readers with daily updates on the Trump Virginia campaign from today to November 3 (and after…if need be!).
It’s officially 19 days until the election on November 3 – and 16 days until early voting in Virginia closes. President Trump meets Joe Biden in the final presidential debate one week from today. Read More
Lawmakers in the Senate and House of Delegates advanced their biennial budget to a formal conference committee on Wednesday and assigned conferees to represent the bodies, but much of the work on compromising has already been conducted.
Before the two legislative bodies agreed to send the budget to a joint conference committee, however, the Senate first had to adopt a batch of seven committee amendments to the budget legislation. Read More
The Henrico County police have charged a protestor with misdemeanors related to the September 8 protest at acting ICE Director Tony Pham’s home. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Nancy Nguyen, executive director of VietLead, was arrested and released on her own recognizance last week in Philadelphia. Read More
Wednesday morning on The John Fredericks Show, host Fredricks welcomed Virginia congressional candidate Scott Taylor to the show to discuss his campaign’s upcoming events and his invisible opponent Elaine Luria. Read More
Officers responded to a break-in at Mayor Levar Stoney’s campaign office on Tuesday morning after they found a broken door, according to The Associated Press. A TV was missing and documents were displaced, but no campaign paperwork was taken. Read More
A Davidson County Chancery Court judge this week ruled that a group of plaintiffs did not prove that construction of a Major League Soccer stadium at The Fairgrounds Nashville violates the Metro Charter.
Judge Ellen Hobbs Lyle announced the ruling Tuesday in a case between Save Our Fairgrounds — the plaintiffs — and the defendants, the Metro Nashville Government and Nashville Soccer Holdings. Read More