The Weekly National News Roundup | Shlomo Rudman

Biden Chooses Kamala Harris As Running Mate – Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he was selecting California Senator Kamala Harris to be his vice president. Harris, 55, is the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India and has served as a prosecutor and former attorney general of California. In a joint press conference, Biden and Harris attacked President Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and promised to restore America to its greatness. President Trump responded by saying that Harris was his “number one pick” of opponent he wants to face in the general election, and also questioned whether she fits the constitutional requirement for vice president.

Trump To Accept Nomination From White House – President Trump said this week that he will accept the Republican nomination for president from the White House lawn. After the GOP convention was essentially canceled in both Charlotte, North Carolina, and Jacksonville, Florida, over coronavirus concerns, President Trump said that he was considering accepting the nomination at the White House or Gettysburg, the battlefield which saw the bloodiest fight during the Civil War, and where Abraham Lincoln gave his famed Gettysburg Address. Critics argue that accepting the nomination – a campaign event – at the White House is in violation of the Hatch Act.

No Coronavirus Deal Yet – Congress left Washington until September, erasing any chance of another Covid-19 stimulus package being passed soon. Republicans and Democrats have been at odds over the details of the stimulus, and specifically over providing funding to the struggling United States Postal Service, which will be heavily relied on in the November elections to deliver mail-in ballots. President Trump admitted that he was against adding funding to help mail-in voting, which he said will lead to the most corrupt election in US history. Several states, including New Jersey, have announced that the election in their states will mostly be held by way of mail-in ballots.

President Trump Brokers Deal Between Israel, UAE – President Trump announced this week that a peace agreement had been reached between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to fully normalize relations between the Jewish and Arab countries. The White House said that the agreement will advance peace between countries in the Middle East and is a “testament to the bold diplomacy and vision” of the leaders of the US, Israel, and UAE. The peace deal is the first between Israel and an Arab nation in 26 years.

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Below 1 Million – New unemployment claims filed in the United States this week fell below one million for the first time since March when the Covid-19 pandemic precipitated millions of workers being laid off from work. Between August 2 and 8, a seasonally adjusted total of 963,000 Americans filed new claims for jobless benefits, 228,000 fewer claims than the roughly 1.2 million applications from the week before.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. It has been almost forty years since my course in twentieth century American foreign policy but I would think that you cannot exaggerate how important the UAE deal is to the United States particularly should the Saudis follow.

    Nixon wrote in “Seize the Moment” that it is a big mistake to believe that America needs Israel as a strategic partner. The conventional wisdom seeing Israel as a proxy against Soviet expansion was wrong. American support of Israel was ideological and nothing more. It is because Israel is a democracy (I think there are deeper biblical reasons). However, America’s true interests, and Nixon is definitely right about this, its strategic or vital interests, run in the Persian Gulf (my foreign policy teacher, Robert Divine, called it the Carter Doctrine that an invasion into a Gulf nation would be an act of war against the US). Support for Israel runs counter to our vital interests in the Persian Gulf.

    To achieve relations between a Gulf oil nation and Israel is a historic victory of American strategic policy and is very significant.

  2. Why do you spread the filthy leftist lie that he questions her constitutional right to run??? I heard the reporter ask him if he agrees with the guy who wrote that she may not qualify??? his response was = it’s first I heard of this!! that became=” Trump starts birther narrative vs harris!!

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