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Mar 09 2020
The Facts on Trump’s Travel Restrictions
President Donald Trump has made a number of misleading statements about his decision on Jan. 31 to impose travel restrictions related to the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Trump has referred to the travel restrictions as a “travel ban.” There isn’t an outright ban, as there are exceptions, including for Americans and their family members.
Trump said he was “bold” in imposing travelFactCheck.org
May 06 2020
Trump touted reopening. Privately, his team sounded alarms.
President Donald Trump boasted on May 1 that his success in responding to the coronavirus pandemic has made ventilator, test kit and mask shortages a thing of the past, and that much of the country is ready to quickly send people back to work.
“We’ve ensured a ventilator for every patient who needs one,” he said. “The testing and the masks and all of the things, we’ve solved everyPolitico
Jul 14 2022
Denying Abortion Medication Could Violate Civil Rights Laws, Biden Admin Tells Pharmacies
The Biden administration is telling pharmacies nationwide that refusing to provide abortion medication could violate federal law.
The Department of Health and Human Services is notifying the country's roughly 60,000 retail pharmacies that they risk violating civil rights laws if they don't fill orders for contraception or abortion medication, on the grounds that such refusals wouldPolitico CNBC Washington Examiner
Jun 24 2020
Media Bias Alert: Left, Right Coverage Differs on Obama-Era Transgender Rule Reversal
On June 12, the Department of Health and Human Services reversed an Obama-era rule regarding religious freedom and healthcare access for transgender individuals under the Affordable Care Act.
Sources rated as being on either side of the AllSides media bias spectrum reported on the news within days of the HHS decision, and did so in similar proportions. 64% of our “featured” left-ratedHirsh Joshi
May 15 2013
EPA Accused of Playing Favorites with Green, Conservative Groups: Another Scandal for the White House?
Before we get into the meat of this story, lets do a quick recap of the Obama administrations most recent scandals:
Testimony provided last week by the Benghazi whistleblowers has raised serious questions about the Obama administrations actions before, during, and after the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya The Internal Revenue Service admitted lastThe Blaze
Dec 14 2021
Media Research Center Finds NewsGuard Ratings More Favorable to Left-Wing Outlets
After conducting research using AllSides Media Bias Ratings™, Media Research Center (Right) has said NewsGuard's media credibility ratings are biased toward left-leaning news sites, as it gives left-wing outlets better trust ratings on average than right sources.
According to MRC’s research, NewsGuard, the browser extension that provides trust ratings for more than 7,000 newsJulie Mastrine
Feb 10 2022
Is the Biden Administration Using Taxpayer Money to Distribute Clean Crack Pipes?
Will a federal "harm reduction" grant program from the Department of Health and Human Services involve distributing clean pipes to people who use drugs?
The HHS grant program says it's intended to "support community-based overdose prevention programs, syringe services programs, and other harm reduction services," including by distributing "safe smoking kits/supplies." A report from theWashington Post The Hill Newsmax (News)
Feb 13 2014
New Obamacare enrollment map reveals surprises, uneven progress across U.S.
A Washington-based consultancy has compared new Obamacare data to projected enrollment in each state, a handy tool that shows states such as Idaho, Montana and North Carolina doing quite well even though they’ve flown under the radar and relied on the federal government to run their new insurance marketplace. Avalere took state-by-state data released Wednesday by the Health and Human ServicesWashington Times
Jun 18 2021
US to Spend $3.2B on Developing Antiviral COVID-19 Pills
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Thursday that the U.S. will spend $3.2 billion on developing antiviral pills to treat COVID-19. The program, titled The Antiviral Program for Pandemics, will enhance current clinical trials of several potential COVID-19 treatments, with the goal of gaining FDA approval for at least one in the next year. Funding will come fromNew York Times (News) Axios New York Post (News)
Mar 18 2021
California AG Xavier Becerra Confirmed as Biden's Health Secretary
The Senate voted 50-49 Thursday to confirm California attorney general Xavier Becerra as head of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) was the only Republican to vote in favor. Becerra's nomination by President Joe Biden was politically controversial, as many Republicans took issue with his stances on religious liberty and abortion. Democrats voicedAxios Associated Press Fact Check National Review