Red state economies recovering from coronavirus faster than blue states: Stephen Moore
FreedomWorks economist Stephen Moore breaks down economic data in red states and blue states.
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President Trump extended orders for National Guard forces helping states combat coronavirus after pressure from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
"The men and women of the National Guard have been doing a great job fighting the" coronavirus, Trump wrote on Twitter. "This week, I will extend their Title 32 orders through mid-August, so they can continue to help States succeed in their response and recovery efforts."
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had asked Trump earlier on Thursday for an extension of federal funds for National Guard forces helping the state combat coronavirus.
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Whitmer's request would ensure guard members are deployed long enough to qualify federal retirement and education benefits. The June 24 end date set by FEMA would leave many guard members one day short of the required 90 days of service they would have needed.
“I want to ensure the brave men and women serving in the National Guard receive the benefits they’re entitled to and have earned," Whitmer said in a statement on Thursday.
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