Mike Rowe: We Will Need More Skilled Tradespeople Because of the Coronavirus

American television host Mike Rowe said Tuesday that the effects of the coronavirus emergency could radically alter how Americans perceive the skilled trade industry.

Rowe said this while appearing on Tucker Carlson Tonight.

“I think if you’re looking for a silver lining in all of this, in my own foundation our prime directive over the past 10 years has been to affirmatively confront and debunk the stigmas and stereotypes and myths and misperceptions that dissuade people from pursuing a career in the trades. When we come through the other end of this thing, the need for skilled tradespeople in this country, I believe, is going to be at an all-time high. That is basically good news for the middle class. If we can somehow level the playing field by the way in which we present opportunities to kids, middle class kids in particular, I think we might see real success in not only closing the skills gap but getting people on a path to a six-figure job that doesn’t require a big, giant college debt,” Rowe said.

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FDA Authorizes New 45 Minute Coronavirus Test for Release Next Week

A California-based molecular diagnostics company announced Saturday they will ship a point-of-care test next week that they say can detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19 in 45 minutes.

Officials at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave that company, Cepheid, Emergency Use Authorization to do so, company officials said in a press release.

Called the Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2, the test is designed to operate on any of Cepheid’s more than 23,000 automated GeneXpert Systems worldwide, with a detection time of less than one hour.

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Mike Murray Commentary: A Military Option to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic and Prevent an Economic Depression

The current national strategy for fighting COVID-19 will fail. And the failure will be catastrophic. It will impact you and those you love. Continuing on the current track, even for the next seven days, will seal our doom. The measure of failure will be massive economic collapse that places millions out of work and threatens internal peace and security.

This will be to the 2000s as the Great Depression (1929 – 1933) was to the 1900s. But it need not be.

In a real war – and this is a real war where our livelihoods and security are at risk – a Wartime President always employs the Military Option.

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President Trump Says FDA Has Approved Testing of Anti-Malaria Drug Chloroquine for Treating Coronavirus

President Donald Trump announced during a Thursday press briefing that the anti-malarial drug chloroquine was approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a possible treatment for the coronavirus.

The announcement comes the day after Breitbart News reported that the medical establishment has known about chloroquine’s effectiveness in treating the virus since at least the 2005 SARS coronavirus outbreak.

“Clinical trials are already underway for many new therapies and we’re working on scaling these to allow many more Americans to access different drugs that have shown really good promise,” President Trump said.

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Democrats Mocked for Disastrous Iowa Caucus

Someone won Monday night’s Iowa caucuses — we just don’t know who, yet.

The Iowa caucuses have been the first nominating contest in the nation since 1972 with 41 national delegates up for grabs.

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UPDATED – The Deep State Strikes Again as a Clinton-Appointed Federal Judge Halts President Trump’s Refugee Resettlement Executive Order

Judge Peter Messitte and President Trump

A Clinton-appointed federal judge issued a preliminary injunction on Wednesday halting President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13888 which allowed state and local governments to decide if they want refugee resettlement within their communities.

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Gov. Walz’s Refugee Decision Allows Federal Government to Send Middle East Refugees to Minnesota That Australia Has Refused

Gov. Tim Walz’s December 13 decision to say yes to more refugees in Minnesota grants the federal government permission to resettle refugees from any country it desires into the state, including up to 720 refugees from Middle East countries that the government of Australia has refused to accept.

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Trump Impeached: U.S. House Impeaches President for Third Time in Nation’s History

The U.S. House of Representatives officially impeached President Donald J. Trump Wednesday evening, making him just the third president in the country’s history to be impeached.

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Justice Democrats Launched a ‘Movement School’ to Train Next Generation of Progressive Organizers

The political action committee made famous for helping progressives like Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar win elections now has a “Movement School” intended to train the “next generation of progressive grassroots campaign staffers.”

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As Predicted, Jim Jordan Joins Intelligence Committee to Fight Impeachment

Rumors began to swirl this week that Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) would be appointed to the Intelligence Committee to fight the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. The Ohio Star reported the story on Thursday. On Friday the announcement was made that Jordan had been assigned to the committee.

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Jim Jordan Addresses Rumor He May Be Temporarily Added to the House Intel Committee to Push Back on Impeachment

During an interview with Fox & Friends Tuesday morning, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) made big news when he was asked whether he was going to be added to the House Intelligence Committee. Jordan, who is currently on House Oversight, responded, “We’ll see. That’s a call for Leader McCarthy. If Kevin and ranking member Nunes want that to happen, I just want to help our team.”

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Rep. Jim Jordan Compares Speaker Pelosi’s Plan to Hold Impeachment Vote to ‘Putting a Little Lipstick on the Pig’

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) on Fox and Friends Tuesday morning gave quite the analogy when talking about Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s planned impeachment vote. 

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Student of German Philosopher Werner Stegmaier Will Serve as Executive Director of Hodges Foundation

Dr. Reinhard Mueller just completed his PhD program in comparative literature at the University of Texas at Austin with a dissertation on “philosophical reorentations in the works of Friedrich Nietzsche and James Joyce.” His unlikely relationship with Nashville businessman Mike Hodges led to his new position as executive director of the Hodges Foundation for Philosophical Orientation, which officially launched Friday night at The Parthenon.

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The Hodges Foundation: the Product of a Successful Nashville Businessman Who Fell in Love with Philosophy

By all outward appearances, Mike and Tina Hodges, chairman and CEO of Advance Financial, respectively, have lived the American dream. They run their own business (and a highly-successful one at that) have children and a happy marriage, and are respected in their community.

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Republican Introduces Bill to End Secrecy of Impeachment Inquiry, Says Dems Are Conducting Inquiry in ‘Capitol Basement’

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL-05) introduced a bill Wednesday demanding that impeachment-related work be “done in an open setting and in public view.”

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BREAKING: White House Says It Won’t Cooperate With Impeachment Inquiry in Powerful Letter: ‘All of This Violates Constitution’

In a shocking development, the White House sent a letter Tuesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejecting the impeachment inquiry as “illegitimate” and refusing to participate in her “partisan and unconstitutional inquiry.”

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Climate Experts Admit to Republican Congressman That Humans Aren’t Responsible for Past 20,000 Years of Global Warming

  During a Thursday hearing before the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL-05) got a panel of climate science experts to admit that “humans are not responsible for the Earth’s global warming that has occurred over the past 20,000 years.” All four of the experts…

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Citizenship Question Has Been Included on Canada’s Census Since 1901

  The debate over whether or not to include a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. census has become the latest division in American politics, but a similar question has been included on Canada’s census for more than a century. On Saturday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported that America’s…

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Gregory Watson Commentary: U.S. House of Representatives’ Quiet Procedural Snub of President Trump’s 2019 SOTU Address

When any American President formally speaks before a joint session of the two houses of the U.S. Congress, it is considered a matter of great importance to our nation — and certainly ought to be viewed as quite significant by members of Congress. The State-of-the-Union (SOTU) address — regardless of…

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Popular Pro-Abortion Group Plans to Release Children’s Book, Says Abortion is Part of ‘God’s Plan’

Amelia Bonow, co-founder of the popular pro-choice “Shout Your Abortion” organization, recently released a video of her discussing her abortion with children, and said she plans to release a children’s book on abortion in 2020. “I let a bunch of kids grill me about my abortion and it was great.…

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Democrats Descend on Iowa in Anticipation of 2020

Democratic 2020 hopefuls are already launching their ground-games in the nation’s first caucus state as at least ten different prospective candidates have made a visit to Iowa in recent months. Rep. John Delaney (D-MD-06) was the focus of a recent Politico article, which noted that the Maryland congressman has already…

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Ilhan Omar Joins Ocasio-Cortez in Pushing for ‘Green New Deal’

Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) is backing Democratic colleague Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY-14) “Green New Deal” proposal that would force “100 percent of national power generation” on to “renewable sources.” “The science is clear—we need urgent action on climate change now. Actually, we needed it 15 years ago. Now we’re running…

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Man in Viral Chipotle Video Was Twice Convicted of Theft and Bragged About Stealing on Twitter

A Saint Paul Chipotle manager was fired after a now-viral video with more than seven million views on Twitter appeared to show her asking a group of black men for payment before making their food. But information about the men in the video, particularly Masud Ali, immediately began to surface…

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Minnesota Attorney General Asks Whitaker to Recuse Himself from Russia Probe

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson joined several of her colleagues across the country in urging Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Whitaker was tapped to fill in after the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but his temporary appointment to…

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Detroit Likely to Change School Named After Ben Carson Because of Trump Ties

A Detroit school named after current Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson could soon see a name change because of the Republican’s affiliation with President Donald Trump. Before his political career, Carson was a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University where he was among the first doctors to successfully separate…

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Star Tribune Conveniently Ignores Everyone Except Trump In Response to Florida Election

The Star Tribune Editorial Board is attacking President Donald Trump for undermining “yet another democratic institution” in response to the election scandal in Florida, but makes no mention of the serious concerns raised by politicians such as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jeb Bush. “President Donald Trump’s fact-free attacks on…

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Rubio to Campaign for Johnson in Final Push Before Election

With Election Day closing in, Republican Jeff Johnson is enlisting Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to hit the campaign trail for him in his bid for Minnesota governor. Rubio enjoys relative popularity among Minnesota voters and won the state Republican caucus in his 2016 presidential campaign, making him a safe choice…

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Minnesota Teacher Placed on Paid Leave After Calling for Murder of Kavanaugh

A Minnesota public school teacher is now under investigation after calling for the murder of newly-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The teacher, identified on social media as Samantha Ness, works for Intermediate School District #917’s Alliance Education Center, which “provides services to all students with unique needs,” including children…

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Klobuchar Refuses to Answer Whether She Would Prosecute Kavanaugh

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) dodged questions Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union about whether or not she would prosecute Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over the multiple sexual-assault allegations he is facing. Klobuchar, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made headlines last week during her questioning of Kavanaugh…

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Obama Snubs Ellison and Omar In Latest Round of Endorsements

President Barack Obama endorsed a slate of candidates for Minnesota’s statewide elections Monday, but some high-profile Democrats were conspicuously absent from his list. Obama’s list of endorsements spanned 22 states and more than 100 candidates running for state and federal office, including gubernatorial candidates, their running mates, attorney generals, and…

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Bill Clinton Rape Accuser Calls Out ‘Hypocrisy’ In Democratic Party Over Ellison Allegations

Juanita Broaddrick, the alleged President Bill Clinton rape survivor, is speaking out on the “hypocrisy” in the Democratic Party over its handling of the several sexual assault allegations rocking Washington. Broaddrick, speaking with Breitbart News, expressed frustration with “this double standard that’s going on with Brett Kavanaugh.” “Back in 1999,…

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Minnesota Democrats React In Outrage Over Brett Kavanaugh Vote

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is expected to narrowly sneak by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Minnesota Democrats are outraged at the prospect. During Thursday’s historic hearing, Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford painfully recalled a decades-old high school party at which the alleged assault occurred. After hours of…

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