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America’s Top 20 Cities For Crime, And What Party Runs Them

June 25, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ Annoyed that Senate Democrats are blocking a police reform bill, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the 20 U.S. cities with the highest crime rates are all run by Democrats. “The Senate Republicans want very much to pass a bill on police reform,” Trump said during a Rose Garden press conference […]

Trump Touts ‘Rocket Ship’ Recovery Amid Surprise Job Rebound

June 6, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump touted a nascent economic comeback Friday, as a resurgence of 2.5 million jobs were added in May, marking what could be a turnaround from the economic hemorrhaging caused by the COVID-19 shutdown. “We’ve been talking about a ‘V.’ This is far better than a ‘V.’ This is a […]

Attorney General Reassures Black Community On Criminal Justice, Vows To Prosecute ‘Extremist Agitators’

June 5, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ Attorney General William Barr said Thursday the Justice Department will work with law enforcement agencies to find ways to restore confidence among African Americans in the criminal justice system. During an online press conference, Barr also said law enforcement should prosecute “extremist agitators” of all ideological stripes. He specifically cited Antifa […]

These States Reopened A Month Ago After COVID-19 Shutdowns. Here’s What Happened.

June 4, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ Among states that reopened their economies about a month ago, most logged about the same number of  COVID-19 cases, though some had more cases and others saw a decline. The closest thing to a discernible pattern is that Western and Midwestern states performed better than Southern states in terms of fewer […]

6 Cities Where Looters Are Ransacking Minority-Owned Businesses

June 3, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ Minority-owned businesses are among the worst-hit targets of looters and rioters who rampaged in Minneapolis and then other cities after a black man died in police custody, according to news reports. “Expressing grievances to our elected officials in the form of protest is a time-honored tradition,” Stacy Washington, co-chairwoman of the […]

Trump: ‘Angry Mob’ Must Not Drown Out ‘Righteous Cries Of Peaceful Protesters’

June 2, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump announced the deployment of the military to help quell the violent riots in Washington, D.C., and said he would send federal troops to states to restore order if governors didn’t act. “What happened in this city last night was a total disgrace,” Trump announced Monday evening in the […]

The History Of Presidents Using Military To Restore Order Within U.S.

June 1, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ The National Guard has stepped in to quell the violence in Minneapolis in the wake of riots that occurred over the death of George Floyd. President Donald Trump tweeted, “The National Guard has arrived on the scene. They are in Minneapolis and fully prepared. George Floyd will not have died in […]

Sens. Cruz, Lee Outline How US Should Move Forward After COVID-19 Crisis

May 28, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ Taking a fresh look at deregulation and at “decoupling” the U.S. from China economically will be key for renewed job growth after the COVID-19 crisis ends, Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Wednesday. “I fully expect over the next coming weeks and months and years, we are going […]

White House Challenges Left’s Pandemic Playbook Narrative

May 17, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ The White House pushed back on the media narrative that the Obama administration left behind a pandemic “playbook” for the Trump administration. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Friday that the playbook from the Obama administration was an insufficient packet of paper, and that the Trump administration’s own pandemic response […]

‘Operation Warp Speed’ Seeks COVID-19 Vaccine By January

May 16, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump on Friday announced “Operation Warp Speed,” an initiative to accelerate development of a vaccine for the coronavirus by January. The program is a joint venture by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Defense Department, Trump said. To lead the effort to find a vaccine against […]

4 Ways The 1957 Pandemic Resembles, And Differs From, COVID-19

May 14, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ A new pandemic that originated from Asia sweeps the world, hitting the United States during a time of economic prosperity, striking coastal cities the hardest, and eventually prompting a global recession. Plenty of consternation erupts over why the U.S. government and World Health Organization were so caught off guard when they […]

Trump Urges Nation To Pray For Recovery, Renewal After Coronavirus

May 8, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump called for Americans to continue to pray amid the COVID-19 crisis Thursday, as clergy of several faiths prayed for the nation’s recovery in the Rose Garden of the White House. “As Scripture assures us, ‘The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save.’ […]

What To Expect As 12 States Begin To Reopen After COVID-19 Shutdown

April 30, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ Come Friday in Texas, the nation’s second-largest economy, businesses such as restaurants and retail stores will be open again, but at a 25% occupancy rate. After that, public health officials will reevaluate the data and decide whether to allow a 50% occupancy rate. The Lone Star State is among nine states […]

Trump Suspends Immigration For 60 Days To ‘Put Unemployed Americans First In Line’

April 22, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Wednesday to suspend all immigration into the United States for 60 days, with the chance of extensions, as the nation struggles with the coronavirus pandemic and reopening the economy. “We have a solemn duty to make sure these unemployed Americans regain their […]

Trump Set To Lay Out Plan For Reopening America

April 16, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump intends to announce guidelines Thursday for states to “reopen” as the nation makes progress against the coronavirus pandemic. “The data suggests that nationwide we have passed the peak on new [COVID-19] cases. Hopefully, that will continue,” Trump said Wednesday evening in the Rose Garden at the White House. […]

Could COVID-19 Have Come From Chinese Lab? 4 Things To Know

April 13, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ Once dismissed as a conspiracy theory, the notion that the new coronavirus spread from a research lab in Wuhan, China has gained more mainstream backing in academia, the media, and at least one  government. “There is a credible alternative view … based on the nature of the virus,” a senior British […]

Coronavirus Commission Offers 5-Phase Plan For Getting America Back To Normal

April 10, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ The National Coronavirus Recovery Commission announced a five-phase plan to get the American economy and public health “back to normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic. The 17-member commission established by The Heritage Foundation had its first formal and virtual meeting Thursday. “Americans want to ensure their families are kept safe and healthy,” […]

Coronavirus Commission Examines How To Get America Back To Work

April 9, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ Before many Americans are able to go back to work, the country will have to reach four goals amid the COVID-19 pandemic, former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said as the National Coronavirus Recovery Commission began to study related issues. “No. 1, we need to stop the spread. That has not […]

CDC Now Recommending Face Masks, Trump Says

April 4, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t be wearing a face mask even as he announced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent is now suggesting Americans do so. “I’m feeling good. I don’t know. Somehow sitting in the Oval Office behind that beautiful resolute desk, the great resolute desk, I think […]

What’s Really Happening In China With Coronavirus? 4 Things To Know

April 1, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ The Chinese government says it has lifted the lockdown for the province of Hubei, where the coronavirus first emerged, and has reported no new results for several days. However, much anecdotal information has arisen to call the official line from the Chinese Communist Party into question. Here are some of the […]

White House Projects 100,000 To 200,000 US Deaths From COVID-19

April 1, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ Even if Americans follow mitigation guidelines, the United States could see 100,000 to 200,000 deaths as a result of the coronavirus, according to projections explained by health officials Tuesday evening at the White House. “This is going to be a very, very painful two weeks,” President Donald Trump told reporters of […]

Trump Predicts Coronavirus Deaths To Peak In 2 Weeks, Extends Distancing Guidelines To End Of April

March 30, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump announced fatalities from coronavirus are likely to reach the highest point in two weeks, then begin to decline. He also said he’s extending the guidelines to slow the spread–that were set to lapse on Monday–to the end of April. “The modeling estimates that the peak in death rate […]

Trump Compels GM To Build More Ventilators For Coronavirus Response

March 29, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump is applying the Defense Production Act to require General Motors to manufacture more ventilators to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. “Ventilators are a big deal,” the president said at the Friday press briefing. “This invocation of the DPA should indicate to all that we will not hesitate to […]

Trump Compares $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Bill With FDR’s New Deal In Size, Scope

March 26, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed optimism about the prospects for passage of an emergency coronavirus relief bill to bridge the nation’s temporary economic shutdown, as the Senate moved closer to agreement. “Together, this $2.2 trillion legislative package is bigger than anything I believe ever passed in Congress,” Trump told reporters, […]