The latest weekly jobless report showed more than 1.4 million Americans filed for unemployment last week, which marked the first rise in three months.
In an effort to crack down on recent crime waves in major U.S. cities, the president announced a redoubling of federal efforts to restore law and order to the streets of America.
Attorney General William Barr recently joined President Trump to discuss expansions to ‘Operation Legend’. On Wednesday, he reported the program has seen major success with 200 arrests made in Kansas City over the course of two weeks.
President Trump said he may order more Chinese consulates to close following the Houston controversy. During a press conference on Wednesday, the president said the decision to order more closures is “always possible.”
Tensions between the U.S. and China came to a head after a consulate in Texas was ordered to close. One America’s Chloe Hauxwell has more on the recent disruption in relations.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has voiced his support for another round of stimulus checks in the next coronavirus stimulus package. This week on the Senate floor, he stated the U.S. economy needs another shot of adrenaline to combat the financial damages sustained during lockdowns.
Congressional Democrats are attempting to extend the federal moratorium on evictions. On Wednesday, Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) claimed millions would lose their homes if Republicans did not grant the extension.
Minnesota and Ohio have joined dozens of other states in enacting face mandatory mask orders. Both statewide orders were issued on Wednesday and will go into effect this weekend.
The Islamic State, also known as Daesh, is expected to remain a global security threat for years to come. According to top U.S. commander in the Middle East Kenneth Ekman, ISIS is now shifting attention to small scale terror attacks around the world.