☆ Thank A Trucker, Not A Sports Or Entertainment Celebrity
One industry that’s rolling on throughout the closures and social-distancing measures is trucking. For years, the unsung road warriors have delivered essential goods, but scarcity has recast them as heroes in providing the necessities and comforts that Americans rely on.
☆ Pelosi Claims House Dems Will Submit Their Own Version
Senate Democrats on Sunday blocked a coronavirus stimulus package from moving forward as talks on several key provisions remain stalled. Senators voted 47-47 on advancing a “shell” bill, a placeholder that the text of the stimulus legislation would have been swapped into, falling short of the three-fifths threshold needed to advance the proposal.
This morning news broke out that four Republican senators are being accused of dumping their stocks after being briefed on the coronavirus in private meetings. Richard Burr of North Carolina, Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, James Inhofe of Oklahoma and Ron Johnson from Wisconsin. The mainstream media was quick to attack the GOP members as corrupt but it seems they are not alone.
☆ Of Course She Does: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Former Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton called on Congress to “make voting by mail the norm” with “free postage” as a result of public health concerns due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
☆ Trump: “If we need to use it we’ll be using it.”
President Trump announced on Wednesday that he will be invoking the Defense Production Act in an effort to help the private sector ramp-up manufacturing and distribution of emergency medical supplies and equipment amid the coronavirus pandemic.
☆ Progressives Would Make America & Americans Subject To International Law
Last week, the International Criminal Court (ICC) authorized an investigation of alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity by U.S., Afghan, and Taliban troops in Afghanistan, as well as by CIA black sites operated in Poland, Lithuania, and Romania. While the prosecution will likely fail, it represents another effort by a global elite — consisting of European governments, international organizations, and their supporting interest groups, academics, and activists — to threaten American sovereignty.
France will deploy 100,000 police to enforce a lockdown ordered by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at curbing the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s interior minister said on Monday, and fixed checkpoints will be set up across the country.
White House Adviser Working on Directive to Reduce US Foreign Dependency on Medicines
☆ The Great China Decoupling Continues
A U.S. official said he is preparing an executive order to hand to President Donald Trump that would help relocate medical supply chains from overseas to the United States, as the coronavirus outbreak exposes the vulnerabilities of foreign supply chains.