|New twist in migrant bussing saga, the lockdown effect strikes kids again, MORE!|
|By Katrina Lusteck
Today is October 7. Below are some of the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room.
1. REVEALED: Democrat-led El Paso alone has sent 7,000 migrants to New York City and Chicago – nearly FOUR TIMES more than Greg Abbott
El Paso, which sits across the border from Juarez, Mexico, has bused roughly 7,000 migrants to New York City since late August and sent more than 1,800 to Chicago, a city-run effort that far exceeds the more ad-hoc transportation of the past.
The city’s busing effort has received less attention than a separate statewide campaign by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who is seeking a third term in Nov. 8 midterm elections.
El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser, a Democrat, said the city’s program is ‘completely different’ than the other busing efforts and that they seek to ‘treat people with respect.’
MY TAKE: Right, because a Republican-run operation wouldn’t show kindness or respect. Gimme a break. They are hypocrites and no amount of verbal gymnastics can hide it.
2. US job growth slows again in September with just 263,000 positions added
Fox News— U.S. job growth slowed for a second consecutive month in September, but hiring remained solid despite growing headwinds from higher interest rates, scorching-hot inflation and mounting recession fears.
Employers added 263,000 jobs in September, the Labor Department said in its monthly payroll report released Friday, slightly topping the 250,000 jobs forecast by Refinitiv economists. It marks the lowest monthly gain since April 2021.
The unemployment rate, meanwhile, unexpectedly dropped to 3.5%, returning to the historic low recorded in July.
MY TAKE: Dems will do a victory lap on this, but they shouldn’t. Meanwhile there remains a lack of what Americans need, like a good home and job, groceries we can afford, and safe communities.
3. Pals heard screams through online game as Purdue student Varun Manish Chheda was slain
NY Post— Friends of the Purdue University student who was allegedly killed by his roommate said they had been gaming with the victim when they suddenly heard him screaming.
Varun Manish Chheda, 20, was discovered dead in his room at McCutcheon Hall in West Lafayette after the suspect, Ji Min “Jimmy” Sha, 22, called 911 to report the killing early Wednesday, campus police said.
Indiana police described the crime as an “unprovoked and senseless” murder.
MY TAKE: This was a horrific attack. His friends will be scarred by this, and the other kids at the residence hall, will be, too. They were shocked to hear what happened. God bless them all, and his loved ones.
4. On Trump’s last day in office, why were sensitive documents allegedly in such disarray?
ABC NEWS— At the end of Donald Trump’s presidency, his team returned a large batch of classified FBI documents and other government records to the Justice Department in such disarray that a year later — in a letter to lawmakers — the department said it still couldn’t tell which of the documents were the classified ones.
The documents came from the FBI’s controversial probe in 2016 looking at alleged links between Russia and Trump’s presidential campaign. Trump tried to make the documents public the night before he left office, issuing a “declassification” memo and secretly meeting with conservative writer John Solomon, who was allowed to review the documents, Solomon told ABC News this past week.
But for reasons that are still not clear – and to the great frustration of Trump and his political allies – none of the documents were ever officially released, and the Justice Department said Thursday it’s still working to determine which documents can be disclosed.
“[T]he Justice Department has … failed to declassify a single page,” Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., complained to the attorney general in February.
MY TAKE: Seems to me the real story here is that the DOJ is supposed to declassify a bunch of documents but is sitting on them instead. Anyone else get that?
5. The lockdown effect: Record numbers of children are being hospitalized with colds after their immunity was weakened by social distancing and masks, CDC report reveals
Daily Mail— More children and young people are being hospitalized with colds and respiratory problems than ever after the Covid pandemic, official data suggests.
Experts have repeatedly warned lockdowns and measures used to contain Covid like face masks also suppressed the spread of germs which are crucial for building a strong immune system in children.
A retrospective report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today showed levels of common cold viruses hit their highest level ever among under-18s in August 2021.
This was the highest levels ever recorded in summer, and came off the back of a year and a half of brutal pandemic restrictions forcing many to stay indoors.
MY TAKE: Another example of what stupid Dem policies get us, and now kids are paying the price. Thanks Fauci. If you want to get something worthwhile that isn’t stupid, check out this offer from DML CBD:
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