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May 01 2020
Fifty former foreign policy officials, politicians and experts at promoting democracy abroad have united behind a diplomatically worded but blunt warning: The coronavirus could rapidly incubate autocratic behavior that threatens the integrity of the presidential election.
In an open letter on Thursday, the bipartisan group urged President Trump, former Vice President Joe Biden and allThe Fulcrum
Mar 20 2020
Tulsi Gabbard suspended her campaign and endorsed Joe Biden. Connecticut moved its presidential primary from Apr. 28 to Jun. 2.
Ballotpedia is monitoring changes made to election dates and procedures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Here are the presidential primary updates you need to know: Connecticut: Gov. Ned Lamont announced on Thursday that Connecticut would move itsBallotpedia
Mar 09 2020
“U.S. employers maintained a robust pace of hiring in February, giving the economy a strong boost heading into the coronavirus outbreak… Nonfarm payrolls increased by 273,000 jobs last month as unreasonably mild weather continued to boost hiring in weather-sensitive sectors.” (Reuters)
“In a surprise move, the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate by a sizable half-percentageThe Flip Side
Jun 05 2020
Trump says he hopes George Floyd 'is looking down' and celebrating jobs report: 'This is a great day for him'
President Trump on Friday strode to a lectern in the White House Rose Garden to tout an unexpectedly good jobs report that showed the U.S. unemployment rate falling in May to 13.3 percent, as 2.7 million people who had been furloughed due to the coronavirus crisis returned to work.
During a 45-minute, stream-of-consciousness, often rambling speech, Trump all but declared victory in hisYahoo News
May 18 2020
A Google search, at one time, could locate a news article on a man accused of attempted child rape, another on someone charged with fraud and still others on Ukrainian politicians facing corruption allegations. Googling certain keywords in March would find an article detailing the movements of two coronavirus-infected British tourists in Vietnam and warning others who visited the same placesWall Street Journal (News)
Apr 09 2020
There is no proof that hydroxychloroquine (commonly known as HCQ) is effective in treating Covid-19, but Mr Trump has called it a "game-changer" in the fight against coronavirus.
An anti-malaria drug, it's also routinely prescribed for autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus - John Hopkins Lupus Centre has described it as a sort of "lupus life insurance" - and is takenBBC News
Mar 18 2020
Rep. Dan Lipinski, a Chicago congressman known for his staunch opposition to abortion and his votes against Obamacare and same-sex marriage, finally succumbed to a liberal challenger Tuesday in a primary held in the throes of the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic.
The eight-term Illinois Democrat fell to businesswoman Marie Newman, who led 47 to 45 percent with nearly all the votesPolitico
Jun 04 2020
Like more than half of Americans, I live in the suburbs. Luckily, I don’t have to commute to the city every day—or even wear pants—because I’m a writer. But if I had a real job, it would take me well over an hour to get from my door to The Nation’s offices. As it is, going into New York City for a meeting starts with a 12-minute walk from my house to the commuter rail. That train takes 38The Nation
Apr 08 2020
So — it turns out there are no socialists in pandemic elections. Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign, which in normal times would be major news. Amid the panic of the coronavirus crisis, however, most people won’t be that interested. The still incomplete Democratic primary already feels like ancient history, a relic of the BC (Before COVID-19) time.
Nevertheless, Sanders’sSpectator USA
May 05 2020
The Senate intelligence committee has convened an extraordinary hearing on Tuesday morning at which members are set to consider the nomination of Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, to become the director of national intelligence.
The session not only is expected to intersect with a number of white-hot political storylines in Washington but also make history simply for taking place amidNPR (Online News)