According to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), COVID-19 vaccines are not working as advertised by the Biden administration. During a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday, the senator said coronavirus cases and deaths had dropped before the vaccines were introduced earlier this year.
New coronavirus cases have fallen by 20 percent in the past week. According to CDC data, the seven-day average of COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday was at 107,600 compared with 128,700 the week prior. Deaths have also fallen with the CDC reporting a seven-day average of just over 1,400.
A 13-year old boy is expected to make a full recovery after being shot by a fellow classmate in Memphis, Tennessee. Police responded to reports of an active shooter at Cummings Elementary School Thursday morning, where the child was rushed to an area hospital in critical but stable condition.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) accused Joe Biden of having a penchant for George Soros’ backed extremist attorneys. During an appearance on the Hugh Hewitt Show, Cotton slammed Biden’s nominations for high-level positions in the attorney general’s office.
A Senate Commerce Subcommittee recently held a hearing on the harmful effects social media has on the youth. During the hearing, lawmakers questioned Facebook executives on the safety of children who use the platform, as well as Instagram.
A new report revealed an increase in the number of suicides among U.S. service men and women. According to the Pentagon’s annual report, 580 U.S. troops committed suicide last year. This showed a 15 percent rise from 2019.
A group representing the National School Board Association has asked the White House for federal assistance for threats against U.S. public schools. On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration was exploring what more could be done about the issue.
The price of bacon is reportedly at the highest it’s been in 40 years. According tot the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index for the average cost of a slab of bacon rose 28 percent within the past year.
Republican lawmakers are coming to the defense of a U.S. Marine who was jailed after criticizing Joe Biden’s Afghan pullout. In a statement on Thursday, Reps. James Comer (R-Ky.) and Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) said Biden officials put a U.S. Marine in solitary confinement for demanding accountability from top brass for the Afghan disaster.