Thursday News Executive Summary
Historic jobless claims, rescue package passes Senate, Trump's leadership, and more.
Above the Fold
UNPRECEDENTED, BUT UNSURPRISING: Jobless claims soar past three million to record high; shatters the Great Recession peak of 665,000 in March 2009 and the all-time mark of 695,000 in October 1982 (CNBC)
AID IS COMING: Senate approves $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package in unanimous vote; House to vote Friday (Fox News)
PORK: Millions for Kennedy Center, arts included in Senate rescue package (Fox News)
GAME CHANGER? New Oxford study suggests millions of people may have already built up coronavirus immunity (The Week)
Government & Politics
LEADERSHIP: Gallup: Trump approval up five points to 49%, his handling of COVID-19 at 60% approval (CNSNews.com)
AND LEFTISTS HATE THEM: Trump’s daily briefings are getting huge ratings (The Daily Wire)
RACE BAIT: SPLC blames Trump’s “racist, anti-Asian epithets” for coronavirus-related anti-Asian harassment (PJ Media)
KAVANAUGH’S ACCUSERS UNAVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: Woman accuses Joe Biden of sexual assault (The Daily Wire)
A BIOLOGICAL AGENT: Coronavirus crimes can be charged as acts of terrorism, DOJ says (NBC News)
ENSURING “THAT WE’RE NOT BRINGING THE VIRUS BACK HOME”: Pentagon orders halt overseas movement for U.S. military (Reuters)
“DIED WHILE IN IRANIAN CUSTODY”: Family concludes former FBI agent Robert Levinson died in Iran (NBC News)
IVORY TOWER Harvard, boasting $40 billion endowment, lays off dining hall workers (The Washington Free Beacon)
PUTTING CONNECTICUT ON NOTICE: Justice Department: Don’t treat trans athletes as girls (AP)
CAPITULATING — SORT OF: Pennsylvania gun shops allowed to reopen on a limited basis (NRA-ILA)
POLICY: Congress should let licensed physicians practice across state lines (City Journal)
POLICY: GOP rightly blocked Nancy Pelosi’s mail-in-balloting nonsense (Washington Examiner)
HUMOR: PR disaster: President Xi forgets to remove “Made in China” tags from coronavirus (The Babylon Bee)
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