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Chefs Turn Leftover Ingredients Into Meals for Their Unemployed Workforce – Mother Jones

Chefs Turn Leftover Ingredients Into Meals for Their Unemployed Workforce – Mother Jones. When the COVID-19 crisis hit the restaurant industry like a wrecking ball, chefs in Winston-Salem, NC, banded together to address two problems at once. In suddenly idle kitchens, coolers groaned with perishable ingredients that couldn’t be sold. Meanwhile, hundreds of cooks, servers, and dishwashers had to quickly […]

Biden tells Sanders he will begin vetting potential VP candidates.

Biden tells Sanders he will begin vetting potential VP candidates.. by Daniel Politi · April 4, 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden is seen on stage as he and Senator Bernie Sanders take part in the 11th Democratic Party 2020 presidential debate in a CNN Washington Bureau studio in Washington, DC on March 15, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/Getty […]

Trump Predicts ‘Toughest Week’ In Coronavirus Outbreak

Trump Predicts ‘Toughest Week’ In Coronavirus Outbreak. by Kate Riga · April 4, 2020 President Donald Trump predicted that between this week and next will “probably be the toughest week” of the coronavirus outbreak replete with “a lot of death.” In many states, the peak of the virus is expected weeks in the future, though Doctor Deborah Birx said that […]

Inside the National Security Council, a rising sense of dread – POLITICO

Inside the National Security Council, a rising sense of dread – POLITICO. On the second day in January, as a mysterious pathogen was infecting its way across China, Dr. Robert Redfield contacted the National Security Council. The U.S. government had unconfirmed information about what they believed to be a novel coronavirus, the CDC director said. Better pay attention. In Washington, […]

Jared Kushner Ripped For Saying ‘Our Stockpile’ Isn’t Meant For States To Use | HuffPost

Jared Kushner Ripped For Saying 'Our Stockpile' Isn't Meant For States To Use | HuffPost. Jared Kushner, son-in-law of and adviser to President Donald Trump, declared on Thursday that the stockpiles of much-needed supplies governors were requesting to help with the coronavirus pandemic weren’t actually meant for the states. “The notion of the federal stockpile was it’s supposed to be […]

The Surge: The best and worst world leaders in this coronavirus crisis.

The Surge: The best and worst world leaders in this coronavirus crisis.. Welcome to this week’s edition of the Surge. I am Slate’s international editor, filling in for Jim “the Surge” Newell, and this week we will be taking a trip around the globe to rank world leaders in their response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. If there’s anything comforting […]

Trump’s coronavirus response is still grossly inadequate.

Trump's coronavirus response is still grossly inadequate.. by Ben Mathis-Lilley · April 1, 2020 The president looks at a chart he should have looked at two months ago. Win McNamee/Getty Images Donald Trump’s epiphany/admission that the coronavirus is going to kill (at least) tens of thousands of Americans, and that stay-at-home policies need to continue throughout April, has convinced a […]

Trump has been nudging MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell to run for office – POLITICO

Trump has been nudging MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell to run for office – POLITICO. President Donald Trump introduced those tuning into his nightly coronavirus task force briefing on Monday to a special guest: Mike Lindell, the multimillionaire inventor and CEO of the MyPillow empire. “Boy, do you sell those pillows,” Trump said, asking him to step up to the mic […]

The coronavirus recession, explained in 9 economic charts – Vox

The coronavirus recession, explained in 9 economic charts – Vox. by Dylan Matthews · March 30, 2020 The coronavirus crisis in the United States quickly went beyond a public health emergency to become a dire economic threat. It’s not hard to see why. Coronavirus has led governments to urge residents to stay out of physical offices, work from home if […]

Relax about Biden

Relax about Biden. by Kate Riga · March 27, 2020 “We’re pretty much out — have been out since last week.” Angelo Frazetta sighed. “I must take 30 calls a day from funeral homes looking for masks, gowns, etc., etc.,” he said. “I can put them on a waiting list. I can’t even say when we’ll get anything.” Frazetta is […]

Sex filmed without consent: What should I do?

Sex filmed without consent: What should I do?. by Kate Riga · March 27, 2020 “We’re pretty much out — have been out since last week.” Angelo Frazetta sighed. “I must take 30 calls a day from funeral homes looking for masks, gowns, etc., etc.,” he said. “I can put them on a waiting list. I can’t even say when […]

Shortages, Coronavirus-Infected Bodies Shaking Funeral Industry

Shortages, Coronavirus-Infected Bodies Shaking Funeral Industry. by Kate Riga · March 27, 2020 “We’re pretty much out — have been out since last week.” Angelo Frazetta sighed. “I must take 30 calls a day from funeral homes looking for masks, gowns, etc., etc.,” he said. “I can put them on a waiting list. I can’t even say when we’ll get […]

Trump backs off quarantine of New York, surrounding area – POLITICO

Trump backs off quarantine of New York, surrounding area – POLITICO. President Donald Trump said his administration could announce a large-scale two-week quarantine of New York and the surrounding area later Saturday. “We might not have to do it but there’s a possibility that sometime today we’ll do a quarantine — short-term, two weeks for New York, probably New Jersey, […]

FDA approves a coronavirus test that can give results in 5 minutes – Vox

FDA approves a coronavirus test that can give results in 5 minutes – Vox. The Food and Drug Administration has approved a molecular test that can diagnose novel coronavirus infections within a matter of minutes. The test, created by Abbott Laboratories, is highly portable and can be used in a wide variety of settings, from hospital emergency rooms to urgent […]

These Are The Sacrifices Medical Workers Make To Fight Coronavirus | HuffPost Life

These Are The Sacrifices Medical Workers Make To Fight Coronavirus | HuffPost Life. by Julia Ries · March 28, 2020 As coronavirus cases continue to surge across the United States, health care workers have needed to stay agile and quickly adjust to our alarming new reality. In response to the growing medical equipment shortages, nurses and doctors have jerry-rigged their […]

Walmart Was Almost Charged Criminally Over Opioids. Trump Appointees Killed the Indictment. – Mother Jones

Walmart Was Almost Charged Criminally Over Opioids. Trump Appointees Killed the Indictment. – Mother Jones. This story was originally published by ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. On a Tuesday just before Halloween in 2018, a group of federal prosecutors and agents from Texas […]

Biden could reportedly soon embrace ‘key planks’ of more progressive agenda

Biden could reportedly soon embrace 'key planks' of more progressive agenda. Former Vice President Joe Biden may have emerged as the leading Democratic presidential candidate because the party’s more moderate bloc rallied around him, but now that the nomination looks likelier than ever, his campaign is making sure they don’t lose support from the progressive wing come November, Politico reports. […]

The coronavirus is breaking the internet a little.

The coronavirus is breaking the internet a little.. As people around the world have transplanted their lives onto the internet while trying to stay in their homes during the coronavirus pandemic, technology experts have been confident that the web will be able to handle all the traffic. More and more countries are now instituting lockdowns in a desperate attempt to […]

Fox Business Host Who Ranted About Coronavirus ‘Scam’ Gets Axed

Fox Business Host Who Ranted About Coronavirus ‘Scam’ Gets Axed. by Cristina Cabrera · March 28, 2020 Fox Business announced on Friday that Trish Regan, the host of the network’s “Trish Regan Primetime” program, has been let go in the aftermath of her infamous tirade claiming that the COVID-19 outbreak was part of some kind of anti-Trump scheme run by […]

Bruce Aylward Scrubbed from WHO Website After Sabotaged Interview

Bruce Aylward Scrubbed from WHO Website After Sabotaged Interview. by Jim Treacher · March 28, 2020 We’re supposed to trust the World Health Organization’s advice and counsel about COVID-19, even though WHO is the source of misinformation like this: Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified […]

The next financial crisis: A collapse of the mortgage system – POLITICO

The next financial crisis: A collapse of the mortgage system – POLITICO. The mortgage finance system could collapse if the Fed doesn’t step in with emergency loans to offset a coming wave of missed payments from borrowers crippled by the coronavirus pandemic. The Federal Reserve building. | J. David Ake/AP Photo 03/27/2020 04:01 PM EDT Updated: 03/27/2020 04:52 PM EDT […]

Coronavirus: Movie, TV, and entertainment industry delays and cancellations – Vox

Coronavirus: Movie, TV, and entertainment industry delays and cancellations – Vox. The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, which was first identified in China in December, has had sweeping effects in the public health, business, and travel sectors, among others. And while the repercussions for the entertainment industry may seem to pale in comparison to the clear threat the virus poses to human […]

Joe Biden Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Senate Aide In 1993 | HuffPost

Joe Biden Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Senate Aide In 1993 | HuffPost. A former aide to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said this week that he sexually assaulted her in 1993, her most detailed account to date of his alleged inappropriate behavior. Tara Reade, who was at the time serving as an aide in Biden’s senate office, told podcast host […]

Pope Francis offers coronavirus prayer from a strikingly empty St. Peter’s Square

Pope Francis offers coronavirus prayer from a strikingly empty St. Peter's Square. In yet another surreal sight to emerge from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis on Friday delivered a blessing from a strikingly deserted St. Peter’s Square. It was a rainy Friday in Vatican City as Pope Francis delivered his Urbi et Orbi blessing amid the coronavirus crisis, which […]

The coronavirus is breaking the internet a little.

The coronavirus is breaking the internet a little.. As people around the world have transplanted their lives onto the internet while trying to stay in their homes during the coronavirus pandemic, technology experts have been confident that the web will be able to handle all the traffic. More and more countries are now instituting lockdowns in a desperate attempt to […]

What’s It Like At Liberty University Right Now? | Talking Points Memo

What’s It Like At Liberty University Right Now? | Talking Points Memo. Three Liberty University students, a young man and two women, sat eating lunch on Wednesday afternoon at a small table in the common dining area of the student union on the sprawling campus perched high above Lynchburg, Virginia. They compared notes on the suntans and burns they’d gotten […]

The Afghanistan Exodus: Why America Must Leave Kabul Behind | The National Interest

The Afghanistan Exodus: Why America Must Leave Kabul Behind | The National Interest. by Max Frost · March 26, 2020 If America withdraws from Afghanistan, will it return to the chaos of the 1990s? Those who want the United States to stay fear that it would, with warlords and Islamists vying for control, terrorist groups proliferating and hard-won gains immediately […]

Trump may succeed in censoring the Priorities USA ad despite the First Amendment.

Trump may succeed in censoring the Priorities USA ad despite the First Amendment.. by Mark Joseph Stern · March 26, 2020 Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus press briefing at the White House. Jim Watson/Getty Images Over the course of his presidency, Donald Trump has made thousands of false, offensive, and damaging claims that could hurt his reelection odds. Democrats […]

‘He is still in’: Bernie could remain in race through June – POLITICO

‘He is still in’: Bernie could remain in race through June – POLITICO. Since his staff announced last week that he is reassessing his campaign, Bernie Sanders has not yet definitively said whether he is still running. But he’s given every indication he’s pressing forward — and perhaps remaining in the presidential race for months to come. Despite Joe Biden’s […]

Coronavirus has let Trump totally take over TV, just like he wants – Vox

Coronavirus has let Trump totally take over TV, just like he wants – Vox. Late on Tuesday, East Coast time, a few of my colleagues noted something: President Trump had been on TV basically all afternoon. From 12:45 to 2 pm, he had hosted a Fox News town hall. During the 3 pm hour, he sat for a one-on-one interview […]

Democrats Are Handing Donald Trump The Keys To The Country | HuffPost

Democrats Are Handing Donald Trump The Keys To The Country | HuffPost. The emergency coronavirus legislation that the Senate agreed to on Tuesday can only be described as an outrage. It is not an economic rescue package, but a sentence of unprecedented economic inequality and corporate control over our politics that will resonate for a generation. It represents a transfer […]

Doctors describe life at a New York hospital hit hard by coronavirus: ‘It’s apocalyptic’

Doctors describe life at a New York hospital hit hard by coronavirus: 'It's apocalyptic'. The Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, New York, is at the center of the coronavirus crisis. As of Wednesday evening, there are 20,011 confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in New York City, with more than 3,922 patients hospitalized. Of those cases, 30 percent have been reported […]

People at Liberty University aren’t happy about Jerry Falwell Jr’s decision to reopen campus.

People at Liberty University aren't happy about Jerry Falwell Jr's decision to reopen campus.. With the unofficial motto “Politically incorrect since 1971,” Liberty University has long prided itself on bucking many of the norms of American higher education. The private Christian school does not offer its professors tenure, for example, and its president gleefully insults his political enemies online. And […]

Experts, Not Easter, Should Dictate COVID-19 Protocol Biden Says | Talking Points Memo

Experts, Not Easter, Should Dictate COVID-19 Protocol Biden Says | Talking Points Memo. by Matt Shuham · March 25, 2020 Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday sided with COVID-19 experts in cautioning against relaxing social distancing measures too quickly. The line from the Democratic presidential contender came as he’s struggled to make his presence felt on the COVID-19 crisis. […]

Negotiators strike deal on massive coronavirus rescue package – POLITICO

Negotiators strike deal on massive coronavirus rescue package – POLITICO. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are expected to announce a bipartisan agreement Tuesday on a nearly $2 trillion emergency stimulus package to confront the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. But as those negotiations were continuing late into the night on Monday, President Donald Trump […]

Former White House aide who wrote report on Ebola outbreak says U.S. ‘didn’t follow through’ on pandemic preparation investments

Former White House aide who wrote report on Ebola outbreak says U.S. 'didn't follow through' on pandemic preparation investments. Christopher Kirchhoff, a former Obama administration aide who wrote a report in 2016 on the lessons learned from the 2014 Ebola outbreak, told Stat News that the United States was on the path to preparedness for a pandemic like the current […]

Coronavirus disrupts democratic norms around the globe – POLITICO

Coronavirus disrupts democratic norms around the globe – POLITICO. Travel bans and social distancing prompt changes to politics as usual — and fears of executive overreach. Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump and White House coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx hold a press conference about the coronavirus outbreak March 23, 2020. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images 03/23/2020 11:31 PM EDT […]

Don’t air Trump’s coronavirus briefings live. They’re full of misinformation. – Vox

Don’t air Trump’s coronavirus briefings live. They’re full of misinformation. – Vox. by Matthew Yglesias · March 23, 2020 President Donald Trump speaks at a daily coronavirus briefing at the White House on March 22, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images For the sake of public health, journalistic integrity, and the public’s basic mental health, it’s time to stop broadcasting President Donald […]

Coronavirus Relief Package Again Falls Short In Senate | HuffPost

Coronavirus Relief Package Again Falls Short In Senate | HuffPost. by David Morgan and Andy Sullivan · March 23, 2020 WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) – A far-reaching coronavirus economic stimulus package failed to advance in the U.S. Senate on Monday as Democrats said it contained too little money for hospitals and not enough restrictions on a fund to help big […]

As the Coronavirus Spreads, Democrats Roll out Postal Voting Plans – Mother Jones

As the Coronavirus Spreads, Democrats Roll out Postal Voting Plans – Mother Jones. Congressional Democrats are pushing for nationwide access to vote-by-mail and early voting in response to the spread of the coronavirus. And while lawmakers have introduced legislation to address the havoc the pandemic has had and will have on voting, they say that they’re running into the same […]

As the Coronavirus Spreads, Democrats Roll out Postal Voting Plans – Mother Jones

As the Coronavirus Spreads, Democrats Roll out Postal Voting Plans – Mother Jones. Congressional Democrats are pushing for nationwide access to vote-by-mail and early voting in response to the spread of the coronavirus. And while lawmakers have introduced legislation to address the havoc the pandemic has had and will have on voting, they say that they’re running into the same […]

The worst possible president for this crisis

The worst possible president for this crisis. President Trump is a clear and present danger to the health and safety of America. The coronavirus pandemic would be a challenge for any leader and any system of government. Nature has thrown a powerful left hook at all of humanity, a blow of the kind that arrives only once a century or […]

Can Trump cancel the November election because of coronavirus? – Vox

Can Trump cancel the November election because of coronavirus? – Vox. Earlier this week, Ohio Director of Health Dr. Amy Acton delayed that state’s primary election, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday. She did so with the blessing of Republican Gov. Mike DeWine and of the state Supreme Court. As a matter of law, this decision to delay the election […]

One Man’s Struggle to Get a Veterans Administration Coronavirus Test – Mother Jones

One Man’s Struggle to Get a Veterans Administration Coronavirus Test – Mother Jones. The symptoms started after Jim White arrived at his friend’s house near Corpus Christi, Texas. First came the chills, followed by diarrhea and aches. White, a Coast Guard veteran and former state biologist, had been following the news and knew enough about his health to expect the […]

Marriott CEO says coronavirus is more damaging to business than financial crisis, 9/11 combined

Marriott CEO says coronavirus is more damaging to business than financial crisis, 9/11 combined. Marriott CEO says coronavirus is more damaging to business than financial crisis, 9/11 combined 10:46 a.m. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic has shaken the travel and hospitality industry. That’s evidenced by Marriott’s decision to furlough two-thirds of its 4,000 corporate employees at its headquarters in […]

An Unexpected COVID-19 Hotspot Emerges In The Colorado Rockies | Talking Points Memo

An Unexpected COVID-19 Hotspot Emerges In The Colorado Rockies | Talking Points Memo. by Matt Shuham · March 20, 2020 It was 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8th and Bill Brueck couldn’t sleep. The 45-year-old father of two, from the snowy town of Minturn, Colorado, had a cough, body aches, chest congestion and a fever. He stayed in bed all […]

‘There’s no playbook for this’: Biden trapped in campaign limbo – POLITICO

‘There’s no playbook for this’: Biden trapped in campaign limbo – POLITICO. Joe Biden reached a new and heady milestone when he shellacked Bernie Sanders in Florida, Illinois and Arizona to become the de facto Democratic nominee for president. But there was no soaring speech to acknowledge the moment. He never took the stage amid a sea of Biden signs […]

Politics & Policy – Vox

Politics & Policy – Vox. Earlier this week, Ohio’s director of health, Dr. Amy Acton, delayed that state’s primary election, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday. She did so with the blessing of Republican Gov. Mike DeWine and of the state Supreme Court. As a matter of law, this decision to delay the election is defensible, and there is no […]

Can Trump cancel the November election because of coronavirus? – Vox

Can Trump cancel the November election because of coronavirus? – Vox. by Ian Millhiser · March 21, 2020 President Trump in a press briefing at the White House on March 19, 2020. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Earlier this week, Ohio Director of Health Dr. Amy Acton delayed that state’s primary election, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday. […]

27 Comfort Shows To Watch While Self-Isolating | HuffPost Life

27 Comfort Shows To Watch While Self-Isolating | HuffPost Life. Due to the coronavirus, multiple cities have already entered lockdown. Sports ― as a whole entity ― are canceled. But never fear: Streaming television is an excellent way to pass the time for those stuck at home with limited entertainment options. Indeed, Nielsen predicts that Americans will spend up to […]

27 Comfort Shows To Watch While Self-Isolating | HuffPost Life

27 Comfort Shows To Watch While Self-Isolating | HuffPost Life. Due to the coronavirus, multiple cities have already entered lockdown. Sports ― as a whole entity ― are canceled. But never fear: Streaming television is an excellent way to pass the time for those stuck at home with limited entertainment options. Indeed, Nielsen predicts that Americans will spend up to […]

Will Donald Trump Bail Out His Coronavirus-Battered Company? – Mother Jones

Will Donald Trump Bail Out His Coronavirus-Battered Company? – Mother Jones. On Tuesday afternoon, Donald Trump sat down with hotel executives who pleaded with the president to assist the beleaguered hospitality industry with a multibillion-dollar bailout. The meeting, also attended by Vice President Mike Pence and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, highlighted a massive conflict of interest: Trump derives much of […]

The FDA expedited the approval of a rapid coronavirus test

The FDA expedited the approval of a rapid coronavirus test. Things continue to move at a breakneck pace in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. In the latest major development, which is largely being heralded as promising news, the Food and Drug Administration on Friday night approved the first “point-of-care” coronavirus test which can reportedly relay results in just 45 […]

Why Trump started calling the coronavirus the “Chinese Virus.”

Why Trump started calling the coronavirus the "Chinese Virus.". by Lili Loofbourow · March 21, 2020 Donald Trump at Thursday’s press conference. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images From a high-resolution photograph of Donald Trump’s printed-out remarks for his Thursday press conference, we know two things: the first is that Trump’s speech was printed out for him in a huge font and protected […]

Pelosi Slams McConnell’s Latest Coronavirus Package, Says It’s A ‘Non-Starter’

Pelosi Slams McConnell’s Latest Coronavirus Package, Says It’s A ‘Non-Starter’. by Cristina Cabrera · March 21, 2020 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) shot down Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) latest emergency response package to the COVID-19 outbreak on Friday. “As you know, Senator McConnell has released his proposal for a third coronavirus response package, which is not at all […]

Coronavirus Is the Chinese Government’s Curse Upon the World

Coronavirus Is the Chinese Government's Curse Upon the World. by David Harsanyi · March 20, 2020 The World Health Organization and other sensitive souls have instructed us to stop referring to the new strain of the coronavirus as the “Wuhan” or “Chinese” flu because of the racist connotations. I’m disinclined to curb my speech to placate Chinese propagandists, and it […]

Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here’s How. – POLITICO

Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here’s How. – POLITICO. A crisis on this scale can reorder society in dramatic ways, for better or worse. Here are 34 big thinkers’ predictions for what’s to come. illustraton by DAQ By POLITICO MAGAZINE 03/19/2020 07:30 PM EDT For many Americans right now, the scale of the coronavirus crisis calls to mind 9/11 […]

How Did Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden Screw This Up? | HuffPost

How Did Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden Screw This Up? | HuffPost. President Donald Trump has unleashed a humanitarian and economic disaster on his own people. There is no way to escape this fact. While other places — Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and others — prepared for the coronavirus and took proactive measures to prevent its spread, Trump […]

If We Want to Beat Coronavirus, We Need Housing for Everyone – Mother Jones

If We Want to Beat Coronavirus, We Need Housing for Everyone – Mother Jones. As infection rates of the new coronavirus in the United States mount, the pandemic has upended daily life around the world, causing soaring unemployment, school and business closures, and forcing the governors of New York and California to order everyone but essential workers indoors. The Trump […]

Exclusive: New poll shows Asian American voters could boost Democrats in Texas and other battleground states – Vox

Exclusive: New poll shows Asian American voters could boost Democrats in Texas and other battleground states – Vox. This fall, Asian American voters could help deliver key battleground districts in states like California and Texas to Democrats. According to a February survey of 600 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) likely voters conducted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and […]

How Do You Know If You’re Living Through the Death of an Empire? – Mother Jones

How Do You Know If You’re Living Through the Death of an Empire? – Mother Jones. by Patrick Wyman The fall of an empire is supposed to be a dramatic thing. It’s right there in the name. “Fall” conjures up images of fluted temple columns toppling to the ground, pulled down by fur-clad barbarians straining to destroy something beautiful. Savage […]

How COVID-19 Has Policy Makers, Experts And Reporters Scrambling | Talking Points Memo

How COVID-19 Has Policy Makers, Experts And Reporters Scrambling | Talking Points Memo. by Tierney Sneed · March 19, 2020 The chaos of the coronavirus is scrambling all levels of health-care policymaking and analysis right now. It’s been just a few weeks since we started putting significant — and now total — attention on how medical providers, states and the […]

The Pandemic is the End of Trumpism – POLITICO

The Pandemic is the End of Trumpism – POLITICO. Altitude is a column by POLITICO founding editor John Harris, offering weekly perspective on politics in a moment of radical disruption. Probably for most of us, the coronavirus crisis will soon enough—Six months? A year?—recede in our minds and come to seem like a hallucinatory moment. Maybe it will be like […]

Congress passes coronavirus bill with paid sick leave, free virus testing – Vox

Congress passes coronavirus bill with paid sick leave, free virus testing – Vox. Congress has officially passed a major package guaranteeing free coronavirus testing for all Americans as well as an expansion of paid sick days for a subset of workers. The legislation now heads to President Donald Trump’s desk, where he’s expected to sign it. The wide-ranging legislation is […]

GOP Group Uses Donald Trump’s Coronavirus Lies Against Him In New Attack Ad | HuffPost

GOP Group Uses Donald Trump's Coronavirus Lies Against Him In New Attack Ad | HuffPost. President Donald Trump is taken to task over his administration’s chaotic and fiercely criticized response to the coronavirus pandemic in a new attack ad that the anti-Trump conservative group the Lincoln Project released on Tuesday. Trump is seen repeatedly spreading misinformation and downplaying the threat […]

Why the White House Wasn’t Ready for COVID-19.

Why the White House Wasn’t Ready for COVID-19.. by Josh Marshall Two members of Congress have now been diagnosed with COVID-19: Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Rep. Ben McAdams (D-UT). Both got sick soon after attending a vote on Saturday in which hundreds of members of the House mingled on the House floor. Both of these law makers are relatively […]

Two Members of Congress Diagnosed | Talking Points Memo

Two Members of Congress Diagnosed | Talking Points Memo. by Josh Marshall Two members of Congress have now been diagnosed with COVID-19: Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Rep. Ben McAdams (D-UT). Both got sick soon after attending a vote on Saturday in which hundreds of members of the House mingled on the House floor. Both of these law makers are […]

Mnuchin: ‘We are looking at sending checks to Americans immediately’ – POLITICO

Mnuchin: 'We are looking at sending checks to Americans immediately' – POLITICO. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday that the Trump administration was considering offsetting the economic burden of the coronavirus pandemic by “immediately” cutting checks to Americans. Mnuchin, speaking at a White House press conference, did not say how much money Americans could potentially expect to receive, and indicated […]

Congress’s coronavirus response: A potential $1 trillion stimulus package – Vox

Congress’s coronavirus response: A potential $1 trillion stimulus package – Vox. Before the US Senate has even passed the second coronavirus relief bill, it’s already starting work on a massive third stimulus package the Trump administration estimates could cost $1 trillion. It would be a massive injection of cash — surpassing the bank bailout in the midst of the 2008 […]

Conservatives Worry Too Much Coronavirus Relief Will Make People Lazy | HuffPost

Conservatives Worry Too Much Coronavirus Relief Will Make People Lazy | HuffPost. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is chair of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and is concerned about giving people too much relief from an economic downturn caused by the spread of the coronavirus. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is concerned that if the federal government steps in too much to […]

Joe Biden puts it all together as primary season falls apart.

Joe Biden puts it all together as primary season falls apart.. by Jim Newell · March 18, 2020 Joe Biden speaks to CNN news anchor Dana Bash as Senator Bernie Sanders leaves the stage after both men took part in the 11th Democratic Party 2020 presidential debate in a CNN Washington Bureau studio in Washington, DC on March 15, 2020. […]

Why The Checks-For-Everyone Idea To Ward Off A Recession Is Gaining Steam | Talking Points Memo

Why The Checks-For-Everyone Idea To Ward Off A Recession Is Gaining Steam | Talking Points Memo. by Tierney Sneed · March 17, 2020 It’s an idea that has aligned former Obama administration economists, the Trump White House, and lawmakers of both parties. The proposal gaining momentum in Washington, D.C., as it grapples with coming economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic […]

A chastened Trump presents a newly somber tone – POLITICO

A chastened Trump presents a newly somber tone – POLITICO. As many Americans started a new week with shuttered shops, schools and offices, the president traded his trademark defiance for a series of serious warnings. President Donald Trump speaks during a press briefing with the coronavirus task force Monday. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo 03/16/2020 10:52 PM EDT Before markets started […]

Amazon says it will hire 100,000 U.S. warehouse workers to keep up with demand

Amazon says it will hire 100,000 U.S. warehouse workers to keep up with demand. The coronavirus pandemic is creating such a demand for certain products that Amazon will hire 100,000 people to work in its U.S. warehouses, the company announced Monday. Amazon said that because so many people are staying home and doing more shopping online, some household essentials are […]

How Long Will This Last? | Talking Points Memo

How Long Will This Last? | Talking Points Memo. by Josh Kovensky · March 16, 2020 Nobody knows how long the extreme mitigation strategies to stave off COVID-19 will be required. But one thing is increasingly clear: Flattening the curve may lessen the severity of the epidemic, but it will also extend its duration. Successful mitigation means that while fewer […]

Coronavirus Testing Delays Show Why Health Care Rules Need Review

Coronavirus Testing Delays Show Why Health Care Rules Need Review. by Robert Moffit · March 16, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic demonstrates with crystal clarity how the federal government’s vast regulatory apparatus governing health care can be an obstacle to rapid response in a national emergency. We’ve seen this movie before. The law of unintended consequences is an ironclad rule of […]

‘Hunker down’: U.S. scrambles to stem virus spread through extreme measures – POLITICO

‘Hunker down’: U.S. scrambles to stem virus spread through extreme measures – POLITICO. The nation’s top infectious diseases expert urged Americans on Sunday to prepare to hunker down as the U.S. scrambles to contain and mitigate the spread of a virus that could kill hundreds of thousands of people here. “I think Americans should be prepared that they are going […]

What the April Democratic debate might look like — if it happens – Vox

What the April Democratic debate might look like — if it happens – Vox. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders met in Washington, DC, on Sunday for the 11th debate of the Democratic presidential primary. It was the first one-on-one debate of the cycle — and it might also be the last. The Democratic National Committee framework […]

Former Impeachment Investigator Tests Positive For COVID-19, Slams Testing Process | HuffPost

Former Impeachment Investigator Tests Positive For COVID-19, Slams Testing Process | HuffPost. Daniel Goldman, an attorney and former congressional staffer who served as the House Intelligence Committee’s majority counsel, revealed Sunday that he tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus spreading worldwide. Goldman, who was thrust into the national spotlight during the House impeachment inquiry into President […]

Biden picks up major teachers union endorsement comprised of sought after demographic

Biden picks up major teachers union endorsement comprised of sought after demographic. Biden picks up major teachers union endorsement comprised of sought after demographic March 15, 2020 Scott Olson/Getty Images The National Education Association, the country’s largest labor union, endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination Saturday, as he continues to rack up support in his primary […]

Joe Biden needs Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Joe Biden needs Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.. A word of advice to Joe Biden after Sunday night’s debate: Call AOC. In the two weeks that have seen Biden take back his position as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, one voice has emerged as the progressive movement’s beacon of clarity. It’s not Bernie Sanders, who has chosen to remain in the race […]

Trump cannot cancel Election Day, but the Constitution says states can.

Trump cannot cancel Election Day, but the Constitution says states can.. by Mark Joseph Stern · March 13, 2020 Samuel Corum/Getty Images As COVID-19 spreads throughout the United States, forcing the cancellation of countless mass gatherings, lawmakers are struggling to decide what to do about upcoming elections. Four other states will still go to the polls on Tuesday, but Louisiana […]

Coronavirus stimulus deal ‘close,’ House to vote Friday, Pelosi says – Roll Call

Coronavirus stimulus deal ‘close,’ House to vote Friday, Pelosi says – Roll Call. by Charles Fain Lehman · March 12, 2020 FLASHBACK: Liberal Pundits Slammed Joe Biden as a Feckless Racist Justice Dem Fundraises Off Wuhan Virus, Says School Closures Constitute Voter Suppression Judge Approves Settlement Allowing Hunter Biden’s Finances to Remain Under Wraps Sanders Supporter: Long Lines Have ‘Suppressed’ […]

Republican Darrell Issa, Once One of Congress’ Richest Members, Is a Step Closer to Regaining the Title – Mother Jones

Republican Darrell Issa, Once One of Congress’ Richest Members, Is a Step Closer to Regaining the Title – Mother Jones. More than a week after voting concluded in California, it is looking like the showdown for disgraced former Rep. Duncan Hunter’s vacant congressional seat will come down to Hunter’s past Democratic opponent, Ammar Campa-Najjar, and a wealthy retired Republican congressman, […]

How families can self-quarantine without going insane

How families can self-quarantine without going insane. Being at home with our families for two weeks sounds like hell. Of course, I’m panicking about coronavirus. I know that as someone with a functioning immune system and not too many years on the clock I’ll probably be okay if and when I do get it. The same goes for my spritely […]

Republicans think Democrats’ coronavirus bill is part of a radical left-wing agenda.

Republicans think Democrats' coronavirus bill is part of a radical left-wing agenda.. For a brief, relieving moment on Wednesday, it appeared that Republicans in Congress might get on board with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plan to combat the coronavirus pandemic. “I think the things that will be put forth will not be controversial and I think they could become very […]

‘It’s a death knell’: Trump tanks Sessions’ comeback – POLITICO

'It's a death knell': Trump tanks Sessions’ comeback – POLITICO. President Donald Trump has turned Jeff Sessions’ daunting comeback bid into a nearly impossible one. Sessions was already facing problems running for his old Senate seat as a pro-Trump conservative despite getting repeatedly demeaned — and then fired — by the president when he was attorney general. But now Tommy […]

Coronavirus: Want to help during the outbreak? Here are 5 ideas. – Vox

Coronavirus: Want to help during the outbreak? Here are 5 ideas. – Vox. Right now, more than 109,000 people around the world have contracted the novel coronavirus, and more than 3,800 have died. Meanwhile, much of the world is waiting anxiously, wondering how bad the pandemic threat will get and whether it will affect those they love. It’s easy to […]

Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Trump Still Won’t Explain His Mystery Hospital Visit | HuffPost

Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Trump Still Won't Explain His Mystery Hospital Visit | HuffPost. Amid a coronavirus pandemic and a political campaign in which he is questioning the health of his leading opponent, President Donald Trump and the White House continue to withhold details of his hasty hospital visit four months ago. The White House at the time claimed that the […]

The Biggest Lie in Donald Trump’s Coronavirus Address – Mother Jones

The Biggest Lie in Donald Trump’s Coronavirus Address – Mother Jones. On Wednesday night, Donald Trump announced that he would restrict travel from Europe—excluding the United Kingdom—beginning on Friday, for the next 30 days. “Anything coming from Europe to the United States is what we are discussing,” he said. The president also attempted to reassure the country by saying the […]

Joe Biden is a single-issue candidate

Joe Biden is a single-issue candidate. The Democratic primary race is just about over. Joe Biden’s projected victories in states including Michigan, Mississippi, and Missouri on Tuesday may not have officially clinched the nomination, but the former vice president’s success looks increasingly likely — very nearly inevitable. The odds of a contested convention, which could have delivered a win to […]

Coronavirus: Contagion screenwriter Scott Z. Burns on watching his movie go viral.

Coronavirus: Contagion screenwriter Scott Z. Burns on watching his movie go viral.. As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the world, people are turning to the 2011 movie Contagion for a glimpse of the future. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the movie eschews the hyperbole of typical disaster movies for a chillingly logical progression, which screenwriter Scott Z. Burns based on extensive […]

Tom Hanks And His Wife Test Positive For Coronavirus

Tom Hanks And His Wife Test Positive For Coronavirus. by Nicole Lafond · March 11, 2020 Actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have both been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, Hanks announced in a tweet Wednesday evening. The couple is in Australia while Hanks films his new movie, an untitled production about Elvis Presley, in which Hanks […]

Three Reasons Joe Biden Will Never Be President

Three Reasons Joe Biden Will Never Be President. by Byron York Joe Biden was sworn into the United States Senate on Jan. 3, 1973. He remained in the Senate until Jan. 15, 2009 — a span of 36 years. If history is any guide, that alone is a disqualifier in Biden’s quest for the White House. What does 36 years […]

Bernie Sanders is all but done – POLITICO

Bernie Sanders is all but done – POLITICO. It wasn’t just the results on Tuesday. It was the realization that, for the first time, he had no excuse and nothing better to look forward to. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. | Paul Sancya/AP Photo 03/11/2020 01:23 AM EDT The night was so debilitating for Bernie Sanders that after retreating to […]

Michigan primary results: Joe Biden wins, defeating Bernie Sanders – Vox

Michigan primary results: Joe Biden wins, defeating Bernie Sanders – Vox. Former Vice President Joe Biden clinched a win in Michigan’s primary on Tuesday night, delivering a tough blow to Sen. Bernie Sanders. Biden appeared to perform well both with Michigan’s African American population and its white working class, two groups Democrats hope to turn out in a general election […]

Trump Endorses Jeff Sessions’ Opponent In Alabama Senate Runoff | HuffPost

Trump Endorses Jeff Sessions' Opponent In Alabama Senate Runoff | HuffPost. President Donald Trump has endorsed his former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Republican opponent in Alabama’s upcoming runoff election. Former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville “will be a great Senator for the people of Alabama,” the president tweeted Tuesday evening. “Coach Tommy Tuberville, a winner, has my Complete […]

Can Tucker Carlson make Trump take coronavirus seriously?

Can Tucker Carlson make Trump take coronavirus seriously?. COVID-19 is officially “an epidemic,” Fox News host Tucker Carlson began his Monday night monologue. “There’s no denying that now.” But for Carlson’s single most notable audience member, President Trump, there’s plenty of denying it. Though rumored to be privately panicky, Trump has maintained a studied nonchalance in public, accusing the media […]

Joe Biden buries Bernie Sanders in Michigan primary.

Joe Biden buries Bernie Sanders in Michigan primary.. by Jim Newell · March 11, 2020 Joe Biden walks out after speaking at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 10, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/Getty Images There was no calamitous polling error in Michigan redounding to Bernie Sanders’ benefit this time. There were no surprises in Mississippi or Missouri, either. […]

Biden Dodges When Asked If He’d Sign Medicare For All Into Law

Biden Dodges When Asked If He’d Sign Medicare For All Into Law. by Cristina Cabrera · March 10, 2020 On Monday night, 2020 candidate Joe Biden wouldn’t say whether he’d veto Medicare for All, which aims to provide free health care to every American, if he were elected president. During a pre-taped interview, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell presented Biden with […]

Protests erupt at Biden’s raucous Detroit rally – POLITICO

Protests erupt at Biden’s raucous Detroit rally – POLITICO. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris joined Biden on stage in Detroit to a roaring crowd. Former Vice President Joe Biden addresses a rally at Renaissance High School in Detroit on Monday night. | Scott Olson/Getty Images 03/10/2020 12:22 AM EDT DETROIT — Protests at a raucous Joe Biden rally Monday night […]

Dolly Parton Wants To Celebrate Her 75th Birthday On The Cover Of Playboy | HuffPost

Dolly Parton Wants To Celebrate Her 75th Birthday On The Cover Of Playboy | HuffPost. Six decades of stardom haven’t diminished Dolly Parton’s interest in pushing the envelope. The country superstar, who turned 74 on Jan. 19, told “60 Minutes Australia” in an interview that aired Sunday that she has no plans to retire anytime soon. If she has her […]

Trump’s newest acting White House chief of staff self-quarantines after coronavirus exposure

Trump's newest acting White House chief of staff self-quarantines after coronavirus exposure. Trump’s newest acting White House chief of staff self-quarantines after coronavirus exposure 10:13 p.m. Alex Wong/Getty Images Retiring Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), President Trump’s newest acting White House chief of staff, is the latest Republican to self-quarantine after coming in contact with a coronavirus patient. Meadows interacted with […]

Coronavirus and open relationships: Should I pause mine?

Coronavirus and open relationships: Should I pause mine?. My husband and I have an open marriage. My mother is immunocompromised. Is it unreasonable to ask my husband not to swap fluids with his girlfriend until the coronavirus blows over? —Risky Business Dear Risky Business, As someone who uses a handrail on each set of stairs I traverse, I understand that […]

Trump Backtracks On CDC Trip Cancellation, Says He ‘May Go’ After All

Trump Backtracks On CDC Trip Cancellation, Says He ‘May Go’ After All. by Cristina Cabrera · March 6, 2020 After cancelling his trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, President Donald Trump reversed course several hours later amid the rising death toll caused by COVID-19. “We may go,” Trump told reporters as he was signing a […]

Cuomo Praises Serial Groper Al Franken: ‘Your Voice Is Needed’

Cuomo Praises Serial Groper Al Franken: 'Your Voice Is Needed'. A CNN anchor said on Friday that disgraced former Democratic senator and accused serial groper Al Franken’s “voice is needed” in the 2020 primary. Anchor Chris Cuomo and Franken spoke for nearly 15 minutes about the Democratic primary on Friday night. The segment featured effusive praise from Cuomo, who only […]

‘Bailey’ vs. ‘blood and teeth’: The inside story of Elizabeth Warren’s collapse – POLITICO

‘Bailey’ vs. ‘blood and teeth’: The inside story of Elizabeth Warren’s collapse – POLITICO. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign brass realized they had bungled her budget at the worst possible time. Several weeks before the Iowa and New Hampshire elections, they discovered their fundraising projections for the fourth quarter of 2019 were far too rosy. The army of organizers they hired when […]

As field winnows, Sanders and Biden make a play for LGBTQ voters – Vox

As field winnows, Sanders and Biden make a play for LGBTQ voters – Vox. by Katelyn Burns · March 6, 2020 Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks as former Vice President Joe Biden reacts during the Democratic presidential primary debate on February 25, 2020, at the Charleston Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina. Win McNamee/Getty Images Now that the Democratic primary field […]

How Elizabeth Warren Lost | HuffPost

How Elizabeth Warren Lost | HuffPost. It was Memorial Day weekend, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was telling a crowd in Ottumwa, Iowa, that the Democratic Party had a choice. She said the party could nominate a Democratic candidate who would “scoop up all the money in the world and hold it there to run a bunch of television ads […]

Schools Can No Longer Use Electric Shock Devices on Students, Says the FDA – Mother Jones

Schools Can No Longer Use Electric Shock Devices on Students, Says the FDA – Mother Jones. The Food and Drug Administration formally banned the controversial use of electric shock devices on students being treated for behavioral issues this week, putting an end to a method that many experts—and victims—called cruel and ineffective. The practice, which was detailed in an exposé […]

The Biden veepstakes

The Biden veepstakes. With Joe Biden looking increasingly likely to best Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primaries, it’s not too early to start thinking about who would make the best running mate for the former vice president. The electoral calculus could prove to be unusually complex this time around, yielding some seemingly obvious options — but also at least […]

‘Bailey’ vs. ‘blood and teeth’: The inside story of Elizabeth Warren’s collapse – POLITICO

‘Bailey’ vs. ‘blood and teeth’: The inside story of Elizabeth Warren’s collapse – POLITICO. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign brass realized they had bungled her budget at the worst possible time. Several weeks before the Iowa and New Hampshire elections, they discovered their fundraising projections for the fourth quarter of 2019 were far too rosy. The army of organizers they hired when […]

Sanders Hits Biden Over Social Security, Trade, As Next Primary Races Loom | HuffPost

Sanders Hits Biden Over Social Security, Trade, As Next Primary Races Loom | HuffPost. by Tim Reid, Simon Lewis · March 6, 2020 Bernie Sanders launched a full-throated attack against Joe Biden on Friday, assailing his Democratic presidential rival over his record on trade, abortion, gay rights and Social Security, as the pair faced a slew of crucial nominating contests […]

Without Missing a Beat, Elizabeth Warren Vows to Take on Gender Politics – Mother Jones

Without Missing a Beat, Elizabeth Warren Vows to Take on Gender Politics – Mother Jones. As her dog Bailey watched curiously from the window, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Thursday greeted reporters outside her home in Cambridge to confirm the inevitable: The former Harvard law professor and brief Democratic 2020 presidential frontrunner was suspending her campaign. It was a decision […]

Woody Allen’s memoir loses its publisher after employees stage walkout

Woody Allen's memoir loses its publisher after employees stage walkout. The publisher that acquired Woody Allen’s memoir is looking to close the book on the controversy it spawned. Hachette Book Group said Friday it will no longer publish Allen’s memoir after its decision to do so generated a backlash and an employee walkout, per The Hollywood Reporter. This comes just […]

Coronavirus diaries: a Chinese restaurant owner on why he might have to shut down his business.

Coronavirus diaries: a Chinese restaurant owner on why he might have to shut down his business.. Coronavirus Diaries is a series of dispatches exploring how the coronavirus is affecting people’s lives. For the latest public health information, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website. For Slate’s coronavirus coverage, click here. This as-told-to essay is based on […]

Trump Names Rep. Mark Meadows As New Chief Of Staff

Trump Names Rep. Mark Meadows As New Chief Of Staff. by Kate Riga · March 6, 2020 President Donald Trump announced that Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) will be his new White House chief of staff Friday night. His predecessor, Mick Mulvaney, will become special envoy to northern Ireland. ….I want to thank Acting Chief Mick Mulvaney for having served the […]

‘White men get to be the default’: Women lament Warren’s demise – POLITICO

'White men get to be the default': Women lament Warren's demise – POLITICO. And then there were two white men in their late 70s. Elizabeth Warren’s exit from the presidential race has left Democrats, including those who supported or ran rival campaigns, evaluating how the party arrived at Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders as the last two candidates standing. Yes, […]

Elizabeth Warren dropped out, but took Mike Bloomberg and Chris Matthews down first – Vox

Elizabeth Warren dropped out, but took Mike Bloomberg and Chris Matthews down first – Vox. by Laura McGann · March 5, 2020 Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed Mike Bloomberg in Las Vegas debate with this memorable opener: “I’d like to talk about who we’re running against: a billionaire who calls women ‘fat broads’ and ‘horse-faced lesbians. And no, I’m not talking […]

Elizabeth Warren Has Changed The Democratic Party | HuffPost

Elizabeth Warren Has Changed The Democratic Party | HuffPost. The two most influential scholars of economic inequality in the past 50 years are a French economist named Thomas Piketty and a former Harvard law professor named Elizabeth Warren. Piketty’s work revolutionized the way we think about capitalism; Warren’s research transformed the way we think about the economic pressures facing middle-class […]

Why Elizabeth Warren lost

Why Elizabeth Warren lost. Elizabeth Warren ended her presidential campaign Thursday. It was clearly beyond hope; across all the primaries and caucuses so far, she did no better than third place — not even in her home state of Massachusetts. It’s easy to forget now, but back in October Warren briefly reached first place in the polling average, and was […]

Airlines are getting walloped by the coronavirus.

Airlines are getting walloped by the coronavirus.. With people putting off travel plans thanks to the novel coronavirus, things are starting to look grave for the world’s airlines. I mean, really grave. As in, passenger numbers are tanking so badly that executives are going ahead and comparing it to the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. “We’re 97% domestic, […]

Airlines are getting walloped by the coronavirus.

Airlines are getting walloped by the coronavirus.. With people putting off travel plans thanks to the novel coronavirus, things are starting to look grave for the world’s airlines. I mean, really grave. As in, passenger numbers are tanking so badly that executives are going ahead and comparing it to the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. “We’re 97% domestic, […]

Graham ‘Would Encourage’ Trump To Make Science-Based Coronavirus Comments

Graham ‘Would Encourage’ Trump To Make Science-Based Coronavirus Comments. by Cristina Cabrera · March 5, 2020 Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) encouraged President Donald Trump to say things about a fatal respiratory virus that are actually based on science instead of a “hunch.” On Thursday, reporters asked Graham for his response to Trump’s efforts to minimize the World Health Organization’s (WHO) […]

Sanders campaign hatches comeback plan – POLITICO

Sanders campaign hatches comeback plan – POLITICO. BURLINGTON, Vt. — The Super Tuesday shellacking was so thorough that Bernie Sanders’ strategy changed overnight. It had to. The decades-long refusal to air negative TV ads is out. Spots highlighting former President Barack Obama’s praise of him are in. After facing questions for weeks about whether Sanders would shift his message to […]

Super Tuesday results: Democrats make a risky bet on Joe Biden – Vox

Super Tuesday results: Democrats make a risky bet on Joe Biden – Vox. After Joe Biden’s big Super Tuesday wins, it’s obvious that he’s the Democratic frontrunner. And all of a sudden, Republicans are talking about Hunter Biden and Ukraine again — with Senate Homeland Security Chair Ron Johnson (R-WI) telling reporters on Wednesday that he plans to issue some […]

Roberts Condemns Schumer For Saying Justices Will Pay ‘Price’ For Abortion Rulings | HuffPost

Roberts Condemns Schumer For Saying Justices Will Pay ‘Price' For Abortion Rulings | HuffPost. Chief Justice John Roberts castigated Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday after the lawmaker harshly criticized two of the Supreme Court’s conservative members as they consider how to rule on a restrictive abortion law from Louisiana. The rare rebuke came just hours after Schumer […]

How Bernie blew it

How Bernie blew it. Former Vice President Joe Biden won what looks to be at least a narrow delegate victory in yesterday’s Super Tuesday contests, which will award a third of all delegates to the Democratic National Convention in July. While the campaign is far from over, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) march to the nomination that looked so likely just […]

Super Tuesday exit polls show Bernie’s campaign should worry.

Super Tuesday exit polls show Bernie’s campaign should worry.. The fight for the Democratic presidential nomination is now a two-man race. On Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders won nearly all the delegates at stake in 15 states and territories. On Wednesday, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg dropped out. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, far behind in […]

Two Billionaires Tried To Buy A Presidency. How’d That Go?

Two Billionaires Tried To Buy A Presidency. How’d That Go?. by Cristina Cabrera · March 4, 2020 Can you believe billboards that mocked President Donald Trump for cheating at golf and eating burnt steak didn’t have the 99 percent tripping over itself to vote for Michael Bloomberg? The former New York City mayor (net worth $58.4 billion) and Democratic megadonor […]

Mike Bloomberg Went All-In on Virginia. It Didn’t Pay Off. – Mother Jones

Mike Bloomberg Went All-In on Virginia. It Didn’t Pay Off. – Mother Jones. Since Mike Bloomberg jumped late into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, his entire campaign has been a grand political experiment predicated on a single question: Can the former New York City mayor’s immense wealth and record of philanthropy for progressive causes allow him to upend […]

What’s Elizabeth Warren’s endgame?

What's Elizabeth Warren's endgame?. by Matthew Walther · March 3, 2020 Scott Olson/Getty Images Please don’t tell the hall monitor, but I am about to stop using my inside voice. I realize that if anyone says anything that isn’t nice about Elizabeth Warren, she feels the need to tattle, so I will confine my remarks to the bland observation that […]

Judge: Trump Said He’d Declassify Russia Probe Docs But Never Actually Did | Talking Points Memo

Judge: Trump Said He’d Declassify Russia Probe Docs But Never Actually Did | Talking Points Memo. by Tierney Sneed · March 3, 2020 The Justice Department successfully convinced a federal judge that when the White House announced that President Trump was declassifying certain documents from the Russia investigation, he didn’t actually declassify the materials. U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta […]

Coronavirus in China: The most important lessons from China’s Covid-19 response – Vox

Coronavirus in China: The most important lessons from China’s Covid-19 response – Vox. by Julia Belluz · March 2, 2020 There’s one country in the world that currently has the most knowledge of and experience with Covid-19: China. China, and specifically Hubei province, is where Covid-19 disease emerged; it’s where scientists first sequenced the virus’s genome; it’s where 83 percent […]

Joe Biden’s belated coronation

Joe Biden's belated coronation. When Joe Biden won the South Carolina primary on Saturday with nearly 50 percent of the vote, it was his first outright victory in three attempts at securing the Democratic presidential nomination. It was also the beginning of what looks increasingly like an attempt by the party’s establishment to designate an official moderate challenger to Bernie […]

Chris Matthews retires from MSNBC: Watch the Hardball host announce he is stepping down.

Chris Matthews retires from MSNBC: Watch the Hardball host announce he is stepping down.. MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews unexpectedly announced his retirement at the opening of Hardball on Monday night. “Let me start with my headline: I’m retiring,” said the anchor, who has hosted the show since 1997 at first CNBC, then MSNBC. “Obviously, this isn’t for lack of interest […]

Trump Defends Rallies Amid Outbreak | Talking Points Memo

Trump Defends Rallies Amid Outbreak | Talking Points Memo. by Summer Concepcion · March 2, 2020 It seems like the coronavirus outbreak won’t stop President Trump from holding his beloved re-election campaign rallies. During a White House pool spray Monday morning, Trump defended his decision to keep holding rallies amid growing concern over the spread of the coronavirus. When asked […]

Federal judge rules Cuccinelli appointment unlawful – POLITICO

Federal judge rules Cuccinelli appointment unlawful – POLITICO. A D.C.-based federal judge ruled Sunday that President Donald Trump’s appointment of Ken Cuccinelli as acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director violated the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, a decision that suspends two policies Cuccinelli implemented while leading the agency. Cuccinelli, an immigration hard-liner who was previously attorney general in Virginia, became […]

Pete Buttigieg, and The Powerful Gay Meaning of His Presidential Run

Pete Buttigieg, and The Powerful Gay Meaning of His Presidential Run. The debate over the kind of gay candidate Pete Buttigieg was unfairly obscured his bravery, and his presidential run’s historic significance. It should not undermine its legacy. Tim Teeman Senior Editor and Writer Updated Mar. 01, 2020 10:25PM ET / Published Mar. 01, 2020 10:19PM ET opinion REUTERS The […]

Mike Pence: There ‘Will Be More’ Coronavirus Cases, Possible Deaths | HuffPost

Mike Pence: There 'Will Be More' Coronavirus Cases, Possible Deaths | HuffPost. Vice President Mike Pence, addressing coronavirus concerns in the U.S. on Sunday morning talk shows, said the risk of Americans contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, “remains low” though future deaths are “possible.” “There will be more cases. There’s no question,” he said in an interview […]

The Week – All you need to know about everything that matters

The Week – All you need to know about everything that matters. y the time Pete Buttigieg dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Sunday evening after finishing fourth place in the South Carolina primary, a nation of observers had finally learned to pronounce his surname after months of referring to him simply as “Mayor Pete.” Given his lack […]

Trump says Buttigieg’s exit is start of “Dems taking Bernie out of play”

Trump says Buttigieg’s exit is start of “Dems taking Bernie out of play”. by Daniel Politi · March 2, 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Tom Steyer speak after the Democratic presidential primary debate at […]

Biden Takes Victory Lap After SC Win | Talking Points Memo

☆    Biden Takes Victory Lap After SC Win | Talking Points Memo. Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared rejuvenated and ready for Super Tuesday the day after his major win in the South Carolina primary Saturday evening. Throughout his appearances on Sunday morning TV shows, Biden made it clear that his focus is to revive his campaign in the midst […]

Biden scores major win in South Carolina primary | TheHill

Biden scores major win in South Carolina primary | TheHill. by Max Greenwood · February 29, 2020 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Joe Biden decisively won the South Carolina primary on Saturday, delivering the former vice president a much-needed victory that he hopes will mark the beginning of a comeback for his presidential campaign. Biden’s victory is his first since voting began […]

Facebook Friends: How Close Are Mark Zuckerberg and Pete Buttigieg Really? – POLITICO

Facebook Friends: How Close Are Mark Zuckerberg and Pete Buttigieg Really? – POLITICO. Nancy Scola is a reporter covering technology for POLITICO Pro. In early 2017, Mark Zuckerberg was gaming out his personal challenge for the year—an epic listening tour to meet with Americans from every state in the U.S. The Facebook CEO hadn’t checked off Indiana yet, but he […]

Top Teachers Union Leader Is Endorsing Elizabeth Warren For President | HuffPost

Top Teachers Union Leader Is Endorsing Elizabeth Warren For President | HuffPost. Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, is expected to endorse Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren for president at a rally Saturday night in Houston, according to a source familiar with the endorsement. Weingarten is backing Warren in her personal capacity. The 1.7 million-member AFT has […]

Court Blocks Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” Scheme – Mother Jones

Court Blocks Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” Scheme – Mother Jones. A federal appeals court blocked the Trump administration’s infamous “Remain in Mexico” policy Friday, putting an immediate stop to a scheme that has prevented asylum seekers from setting foot in the United States and reshaped the asylum process. On Friday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s […]

A coronavirus recession would likely end Trump’s presidency

A coronavirus recession would likely end Trump's presidency. The global coronavirus outbreak might accomplish something that myriad bad polls haven’t: make Republicans fear losing the 2020 presidential election. Until now, survey after survey has consistently shown President Trump losing to the Democrats in November. Like, to all of the Democrats. Yet Republicans have remained confident. They remember how the #FakePolls […]

First U.S. coronavirus death: Trump unveils new travel restrictions.

First U.S. coronavirus death: Trump unveils new travel restrictions.. A patient infected with COVID-19 in Washington state has died, becoming the first person to die of the new virus in the United States. The King County patient is believed to have contracted the virus from “community spread” rather than travel, officials said. The man who died was in his 50s […]

Trump Scores Major Win In Fight Over House Subpoena Of Don McGahn | Talking Points Memo

Trump Scores Major Win In Fight Over House Subpoena Of Don McGahn | Talking Points Memo. \by Tierney Sneed · February 28, 2020 A federal appeals court in D.C. gave President Trump a major legal win on Friday by refusing to enforce the House’s subpoena of former White House Counsel Don McGahn. The majority opinion said that the court agreed […]

Biden win in South Carolina could turn tide, say strategists | TheHill

Biden win in South Carolina could turn tide, say strategists | TheHill. by Amie Parnes · February 28, 2020 Democrats strategists and donors say there’s a path for former Vice President Joe Biden to capitalize on a big win in South Carolina and become the party’s presidential nominee. While Biden goes into the race behind Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in […]

Trump rallies his base to treat coronavirus as a ‘hoax’ – POLITICO

Trump rallies his base to treat coronavirus as a ‘hoax’ – POLITICO. At a South Carolina rally on the eve of the Democratic primary, the president also sought to manage expectations about the White House’s response to the outbreak. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo 02/28/2020 08:40 PM EST […]

Elizabeth Warren Now Has The Largest Super PAC In The Democratic Field | HuffPost

Elizabeth Warren Now Has The Largest Super PAC In The Democratic Field | HuffPost. SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who spent much of her presidential campaign condemning super PACs as part of a corrupt campaign finance system that favors the wealthy and powerful, now appears to be the single biggest beneficiary of super PACs in the 2020 […]

Joe Biden’s Last Stand – Mother Jones

Joe Biden’s Last Stand – Mother Jones. Joe Biden’s rally in Conway, South Carolina, on Monday evening started late and was already running long before the former vice president went ahead and took one last question from a young man in the crowd. It might have been a tricky one for a less experienced politician—if the campaign had been vetting […]

Do liberals want Trump to spark a panic?

Do liberals want Trump to spark a panic?. I am old enough to remember a time when President Trump’s response to coronavirus was decried as heavy handed and authoritarian by observers who thought that restricting air travel to and from China and the imposition of a quarantine were over-the-top responses to a disease that posed less of a threat to […]

Exclusive: Ex-Prosecutor In Moldova Targeted By Grenell Dishes On New DNI | Talking Points Memo

Exclusive: Ex-Prosecutor In Moldova Targeted By Grenell Dishes On New DNI | Talking Points Memo. by Josh Kovensky · February 25, 2020 Before acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell entered government, he had a different career path: spin doctor, hired by a range of foreign clients. Grenell embarked in 2016 on a public relations campaign against a Moldovan prosecutor […]

Joe Biden’s campaign isn’t dead yet – POLITICO

Joe Biden's campaign isn't dead yet – POLITICO. A pair of polls and a big endorsement in South Carolina gives hope to his flagging bid. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is quickly emerging as the alternative to frontrunner Bernie Sanders. | Matt Rourke/AP Photo 02/27/2020 07:15 PM EST CHARLESTON, S.C. — Just as his White House bid appeared to be […]

Tom Steyer is still wearing his red plaid tie – Vox

Tom Steyer is still wearing his red plaid tie – Vox. There’s a rumor on the internet that Tom Steyer, the California billionaire and Democratic presidential candidate, only owns one tie. Since he made his debut on the crowded October debate stage, viewers have fixated more on his red tartan tie than his policies and answers, pointing out that Steyer […]

Joe Biden Bets Big On South Carolina, But Super Tuesday Could Be A Problem | HuffPost

Joe Biden Bets Big On South Carolina, But Super Tuesday Could Be A Problem | HuffPost. “Today was an important day for me,” former Vice President Joe Biden declared Wednesday at a town hall packed with supporters in South Carolina, a state that is critical to his chances of becoming the Democratic presidential nominee and taking on President Donald Trump […]

Trump Blames Media, Democrats for Coronavirus Fears – Mother Jones

Trump Blames Media, Democrats for Coronavirus Fears – Mother Jones. In an apparent attempt to project a sense of calm amid growing concerns about threat of coronavirus in the United States, President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Democrats and the media—without evidence—of exploiting the situation in order to make it look “as bad as possible” and plunge the stock market. […]

How to fight a coronavirus recession

How to fight a coronavirus recession. At this point, the spreading COVID-19 coronavirus is not just a clear and present danger to American lives, but to our economy as well. The major quarantines in China have curtailed both the country’s exports of goods and parts, as well as its imports from the U.S. and the rest of the world. Other […]

The oil Bible of Dalton, Georgia: How a miracle fell apart.

The oil Bible of Dalton, Georgia: How a miracle fell apart.. by Ruth Graham · February 27, 2020 In the summer of 2016, God gave Johnny Taylor a prophecy. It wasn’t a specific vision, but something more like a promise. After the presidential election that fall, so the prophecy went, God would begin to “position” Johnny and his group of […]

Trump’s coronavirus conflict: Science vs. politics – POLITICO

Trump’s coronavirus conflict: Science vs. politics – POLITICO. The spread of coronavirus to 37 nations is presenting a managing and messaging challenge for the Trump administration unlike any other crisis over the past three years. President Donald Trump. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo 02/26/2020 04:28 PM EST The coronavirus battle brewing inside the Trump administration is putting two urgent imperatives in […]

Tom Steyer is still wearing his red plaid tie – Vox

Tom Steyer is still wearing his red plaid tie – Vox. There’s a rumor on the internet that Tom Steyer, the California billionaire and Democratic presidential candidate, only owns one tie. Since he made his debut on the crowded October debate stage, viewers have fixated more on his red tartan tie than his policies and answers, pointing out that Steyer […]

Lynching Is Finally A Federal Hate Crime 65 Years After Emmett Till’s Death | HuffPost

Lynching Is Finally A Federal Hate Crime 65 Years After Emmett Till's Death | HuffPost. by Matthew Daly · February 26, 2020 WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, the House has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law. The bill, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and named after […]

The South Carolina Debate Finally Put Bernie Sanders in the Hot Seat – Mother Jones

The South Carolina Debate Finally Put Bernie Sanders in the Hot Seat – Mother Jones. For the past month, Bernie Sanders has ascended to the position of clear frontrunner for the Democratic nomination. He claimed victory in Iowa, where the contested results leave a final tally still unknown, then won in New Hampshire and Iowa. Yet as the Vermont senator […]

FDA: Jimmy John’s linked to multiple E. coli and salmonella outbreaks

FDA: Jimmy John's linked to multiple E. coli and salmonella outbreaks. FDA: Jimmy John’s linked to multiple E. coli and salmonella outbreaks 1:59 a.m. Mladen Antonov/AFP via Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to the sandwich chain Jimmy John’s earlier this month, warning the company that it must take measures to fix food safety violations that […]

Dems yell, scold and interrupt in tense South Carolina debate – POLITICO

Dems yell, scold and interrupt in tense South Carolina debate – POLITICO. Bernie Sanders got a taste of being the frontrunner. Mike Bloomberg was once again in the hot seat. Joe Biden slid under the radar without too much trouble. The 10th Democratic presidential debate wrapped up Tuesday in South Carolina with a series of fiery exchanges that probably didn’t […]