The following stories were part of a much wider look by Jim at the news this week:
–At the conclusion of an emergency hearing, the Federal District Court of Illinois has issued a temporary restraining order against NorthShore University HealthSystem on behalf of 14 healthcare workers who’ve been unlawfully discriminated against and denied religious exemption from the COVID shot mandate.
–President Biden said he has secured a new 1.75 trillion dollar framework for economic and climate change spending that could pass the Senate and express confidence that it would win the backing of all wings of the Democratic party.
–House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband hit “paydirt” Monday as Tesla’s valuation rose to 1 trillion dollars.
–The Biden administration is reportedly considering paying out hundreds of thousands of dollars to migrant families separated at the southern border during the Trump administration.
–Judicial Watch reported while Americans struggled through pandemic induced financial hardships and the supply chain crisis, the U.S. government is dedicating millions of dollars to provide bicycles for residents of Sub-Saharan Africa.
–U.S. home prices rose 19.9% in the 12 months leading to August.
–Taiwan’s president confirmed that American soldiers are stationed in the nation.
–The U.S. intelligence agency community assesses that the Afghanistan-based terrorist groups (ISIS-K and Al Qaeda) intend to attack the U.S. in as little as 6 months.
–With about 55,600 Afghan refugees currently parked at military bases, the Biden administration wants to leap-frog the existing system of refugee resettlement agencies. It wants to create sponsorship circles (veterans and others) who will provide money for refugees.
–The Pentagon stated Tuesday that nearly 450 American citizens are still in Afghanistan.
–On Sunday, KGVO reported that a 19 year old man on a worldwide trip from Afghanistan was arrested and charged with sexual assault with an 18 year old woman at a Residence Inn by Marriott in downtown Missoula, Montana.
–High profile former Trump administration officials are urging border states like Texas to declare that they’re under invasion by illegal immigration and then use state law enforcement to return them to Mexico.
–Operation Lonestar, ordered by Governor Abbott, has resulted in over 7,700 migrants arrested on criminal charges.
–Doctor Rochelle Walensky of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told reporters that the nation’s definition of “fully vaccinated” could change as the nation continues to increase the eligibility of COVID-19 booster shots.
–Texas pregnancy centers are saving record numbers of infants due to the heartbeat law which is on the docket for Monday before the U.S. Supreme Court.