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7 Things: Politicking continues in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race, Clinton gets busted for launching false attacks on Trump and more …

7. Title 42 protected by a judge as poll finds Americans want illegal immigrants kept out

  • The Trump-era program that made it easier to expel illegal immigrants who enter the United States and are stopped by Border Patrol agents will continue for now after a Louisana judge ordered it to remain. Even with the program in place, which won’t be for long, the stream of illegal immigrants across the border has increased significantly under the Biden administration with 2 million being expelled using Title 42 but many more getting away.
  • The American people want this program to continue with 55% saying it has stopped hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens from requesting asylum and being allowed to stay inside the country while their case is adjudicated. 

6. There’s a waitlist to stay in Vicky White and Casey White’s motel room

  • There is now a long waitlist at Motel 41 in Evansville, Ind., where Lauderdale corrections officer Vicky White and inmate Casey White stayed for several days after escaping in late April. 
  • The waitlist is only for the specific room, 150, that the couple stayed in. At least 60 people are currently on a waitlist for the room. After fleeing the motel on May 9, Vicky died from a self-inflicted gunshot and Casey was captured, later being returned to Lauderdale County Jail. 

5. Even if you aren’t showing symptoms, you may be achimptomatic

  • There are at least 92 confirmed cases across 12 countries of the rare disease of monkeypox and 28 suspected cases. The World Health Organization said in a release that there are cases in the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
  • The latest suspected case in the United States is located in Florida. White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha stated, “The situation is evolving and WHO expects there will be more cases of monkeypox identified as surveillance expands in non-endemic countries…I feel like this is a virus we understand, we have vaccines against it, we have treatments against it, and it’s spread very differently than SARS-CoV-2.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention previously had to use some smallpox vaccines to stop the spread of monkeypox in 2003.

4. Some formula has arrived in the United States

  • Some slight relief has come to the infant formula shortage, with 78,000 pounds of formula arriving in the United States from Europe. Several flights are expected to bring the formula to the country. 
  • According to White House National Economic Council director Brian Deese, this supply is only 15% of the formula currently needed. Deese also mentioned that this situation showed a need for more formula providers since the shortage was a result of one plant shutting down in Michigan due to safety issues. 

3. New record-low unemployment

  • The Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) announced that in April, there was a new record low unemployment rate of 2.8% in the state. This is down slightly from March, which was at 2.9%. 
  • The report shows that 2,213,189 people are employed while only 63,208 remain unemployed, and there was an increase in wages. ADOL Secretary Fitzgerald Washington said, “I can’t tell you the last time I’ve seen a jobs report with this many positives… On top of the other records, we’ve also increased wages to a new record high, with average weekly wages gaining over $21 dollars over-the-year. Additionally, the leisure and hospitality sector set yet another record for weekly wages, with a yearly increase of more than $28.”

2. Hillary Clinton assisted in spreading disinformation about Trump

  • The trial of Michael Sussmann has revealed that Hillary Clinton approved spreading the false information that former President Donald Trump was connected to a Russian bank, according to testimony from former campaign manager Robby Mook.
  • Trump’s potential link to the Russian bank was also investigated by the FBI, and general counsel James Baker said, “[T]here was nothing there.” Trump responded to the recent testimony, calling it “one of the greatest political scandals in history,” and added, “For three years, I had to fight her off, and fight those crooked people off, and you’ll never get your reputation fully back.”.

1. Closing arguments in U.S. Senate race

  • As the GOP Primary for the United States Senate race comes to an end, U.S. Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), Katie Britt and Mike Durant work on their closing arguments and attacks. For Brooks, U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) seek to boost his conservative credentials with visits in-state and digitally. Britt visited VetFest and continued to make her closing argument about running for “my kids and yours.” Mike Durant announced the endorsement of Lt. General Boykin and visited voters in Jefferson County.
  • But what would the race be without a little drama involving former President Donald Trump? The Alabama Political Reporter, a clearinghouse for attacks on Durant and Brooks thus far, claimed there were letters going out from the Brooks campaign touting the endorsement of Donald Trump after Trump rescinded and absurdly called Brooks “woke.” Yellowhammer owner Tim Howe said he received one of the letters. Brooks campaign spokesman Will Hampson called the letter fake news, stating, “This mailer went out in March before the endorsement was rescinded. The story mentions polling from March as ‘the most recent polls.’ Trying to claim this happened recently is 100% Fake News. The Britt camp must be getting desperate, but even for them this is sad. Mo is surging because people are realizing he’s the only America First conservative in this race.”

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