Talks of another stimulus check are gaining major steam, deaths and infections continue to surge as official began to reverse course and go back into lockdown mode, and even President Trump has reversed course when it comes to COVID restarting the white house COVID briefings. China and the USA both closed embassies as tensions continue to rise. The global recession continues with signs of getting worse. Needless to say, there continues to be a lot to talk about, but we are going to continue to talk about HR 748 the Cares Act. On this episode of Lessons from the Screen we are getting into part 1 and Part 2 of Subtitle E covering Medicare Provisions as a part of a group of HHS extensions.
Today we finish up with the section on the Finance Committee. There are several noteworthy things that have happened in the past week however. Harvard and MIT are suing the Trump administration for its guidelines regarding international students, something that will have a big impact on higher education. The CDC has come under fire for their recommendations regarding the opening of schools. Covid cases continue to rise and Trump is now flexible on his convention format. The Supreme Court has also issued several interesting decisions. One that opens the door for states to punish electoral voters that refuse to vote the direction of the popular election, another that rejects Trump’s claim of absolute immunity from criminal investigation, and another that essentially sent congresses request for enforcement of its financial subpoenas to a lower court. The news cycles have shifted away from the protest that seem to have lost focus and back onto other matters, despite a number of hangings of Black People (some of which have been deemed suicides). But we have not lost focus, that’s why in this episode of Lessons from the Screen we continue to ask, what the hell imma do with that!?!
This week we are continuing our trek, but we are past the halfway point. Hopefully, that is also true with regard to the presidency of Donald J. Trump. Not only has COVID caused an end to the ever-growing streak of economic growth, but it also has seemingly disrupted Donald Trump’s ability to be impervious to any measures of accountability. Iran has issued a warrant for his arrest regarding the drone attack months back that killed Iranian General Soleimani, something that we talked about in a show dedicated to that incident when it happened. Trump’s niece has published a book about Trump and her publishing company won the right to distribute it. John Bolton has also finally published his book after several attempts to have it blocked by the White House. His war on social media has also been taken up a notch as multiple platforms have taken down his post or issued corrections and fact-checking messages, meanwhile he has tried to repeal protections for social media and has threatened to take them down. He has also stated that he is using his power to slow the rate of testing in America amid a growing surge of new COVID cases following states reopening and protest continuing.
The single-day record for new cases was broken twice by America last week with estimates that it’s going to continue to rise. The protest themselves have turned a corner and have seemingly finished shedding their racial beginnings to now be the new version of the Occupy Movement, LGBT Rights, and Police Reform in general. Not that I have a problem with any of those things, but it does mean that Black People are once again placed on the back burner. All in all, it’s been a busy week, but let’s continue to get into our show in the 2 trillion dollar stimulus package.
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