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White House Offers Members of Congress 5-Minute Coronavirus Tests, But Pelosi and McConnell Say ‘No, Thanks’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, came together to issue a strange bipartisan message to the Trump administration: No, thank you.Read more...
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Analyst: This administration has time and again defied Congress

CNN legal analyst Elie Honig explains what Congress can do if a witness refuses to testify or if the White House blocks a witness from testifying.
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Anita Kumar on sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden

White House Correspondent and Associate Editor for Politico Anita Kumar joins Arthel Neville to discuss the sexual assault allegations against Former Vice President Joe Biden.
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President Trump Just De-Funded a Research Nonprofit Studying Virus Transmissions

Charlotte Web writes: The U.S.-based research non-profit Ecohealth Alliance has spent 20 years investigating the origins of infectious diseases like Covid-19 in over 25 countries, "to do scientific research critical to preventing pandemics." America just cut it's funding. Trump's reason? "Unfounded rumors" and "conspiracy theories...without evidence," according to reports in Politico and Business Insider. The group had received a total of $3.7 million through 2019 (starting in 2014), publishin...
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Kim Jong Un and Brett Kavanaugh star in Trump reelection video

Man, 2020 is weird. And it's only May. Kim Jong Un and Brett Kavanaugh star in the latest reelection video promo for impeached and unfit U.S. President Donald Trump. Here's the original Trump tweet with the video.
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White House blocks Fauci from testifying in House

• Analysis: The single best leader on coronavirus this week • Opinion: Trump is fighting a public health crisis with denial and self-promotion • Trump gives 'Operation Warp Speed' blank check to develop vaccine
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White House will allow Fauci to testify before Senate

Dr. Anthony Fauci is set to testify before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee following the news that the White House blocked Dr. Fauci from testifying before a House committee. CNN's Jeremy Diamond explains why.
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Malaysia Erecting Barbed Wire to Keep People at Home

Some countries are apparently trying to nullify as much risk as possible in regards to the Coronavirus as Malaysia in particular has been seen constructing barbed wire fences in an attempt to keep people from leaving home. A video of the strange wall of wire in Malaysia, with soldiers being recorded putting them up: It […]
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Joe Biden gives U.S. Soccer ultimatum: Equal pay, or no World Cup funding

After a judge rejected the United States Women's team's bid for equal pay, the presidential candidate called for the governing bod to sort the matte
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Healthcare providers facing criminal inquiries got coronavirus stimulus checks from Trump

The U.S. government spent $30 billion last month in stimulus payments last month to most healthcare providers that billed Medicare last year, part of the $2.3 trillion CARES Act passed by Congress to address the economic damage of the coronavirus pandemic. “That speed resulted in taxpayers’ money flowing to some companies and people facing civil or criminal fraud investigations,”. Reuters reports, citing “defense lawyers and others representing more than a dozen firms and people facing such i...
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Senate risks a return, but House stays away

By LISA MASCARO | AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON — Weighing the risks, the Senate will reopen on Monday as the coronavirus crisis rages and the House stays shuttered, an approach that leaves Congress as divided as the nation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to convene 100 senators at the Capitol during a pandemic gives President Donald Trump the imagery he wants of America getting back to work, despite health worries and a lack of testing. Yet, the Washington region ...
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White House economic adviser says additional coronavirus stimulus package might not be necessary

White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said that another round of coronavirus relief legislation might not be necessary, as Democrats push for Congress to provide more federal funding to cash-strapped state and local governments.
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Trump To Remove HHS Watchdog Who Wrote Report Critical Of POTUS’ COVID-19 Response

President Donald Trump has nominated a replacement for Health and Human Services acting inspector general Christi Grimm after she wrote a report laying out how his administration had bungled its response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The White House announced on Friday that Trump tapped Jason Weida, an assistant United States attorney in Boston, to replace Grimm. The acting inspector general drew Trump’s ire last month when she released a report stating that the federal government was at least pa...
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Senators Warn Banks Not to Use Recovery Funds to Starve Gun Business

By Larry Keane The NSSF reports that US Senators are warning politicians not to use COVID-19 to shut down businesses they don't like. U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- U.S. Senators are warning big banks not to use the recent pandemic recovery funds as a bludgeon against industries they find out of fashion. In other words, don’t use taxpayer funds as a weapon to score political points at the next corporate cocktail party. U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), along with 18 additional senators, authored a ...
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Another coronavirus stimulus package might not be necessary, WH economic adviser says

White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said that another round of coronavirus relief legislation might not be necessary, as Democrats push for Congress to provide more federal funding to cash-strapped state and local governments.
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Trump spends weekend at ‘rustic’ Camp David tweeting about Biden, Flynn and ‘Russia hoax’

Donald Trump is swapping isolation in the White House for isolation at Camp David this weekend in his first trip outside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in more than a month.He spent Saturday morning tweeting about his poll numbers, Congress, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Michael Flynn.
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The British charlatan style has been sent packing by too much reality | Nick Cohen

Boris Johnson has trumpeted jingoism in the face of the coronavirus facts • Coronavirus latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageAt the time of writing, we have 27,510 corpses – and rising. GDP is 30% down – and falling. We have lost 950,000 jobs – and there are more to go. We are 37% short of full personal protection equipment for doctors. We are runners-up in the race to have the highest Covid-19 death toll in Europe and may soon leapfrog the Italians and claim the title outright. In sh...
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Trump’s claim that U.S. tested more than all countries combined is ‘pants on fire’ wrong

Responding to weeks of criticism over his administration's COVID-19 response, President Donald Trump claimed at a White House briefing that the United States has well surpassed other countries in testing people for the virus.
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Big Government? For Now, Most Americans Say Bring It On

The White House and some Republican governors are angling toward a cautious reopening of the economy, while Republican leaders in Congress have tried to pump the brakes on future federal stimulus spending.But polling suggests the political winds may be flying against them. The American public remains broadly wary of reopening, and it is looking to the federal government to provide an economic lifeline, according to a range of surveys released over the course of the coronavirus crisis.Public conf...
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WH Won’t Allow Fauci To Testify In Front Of House Next Week, Claims It Would Be ‘Counterproductive’

President Donald Trump is refusing to let National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, who also serves on the White House COVID-19 task force, testify before a House subcommittee hearing scheduled for next week. White House spokesperson Judd Deere confirmed in an emailed statement to TPM on Saturday that Fauci would not be allowed to appear in front of the the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agen...
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These married entrepreneurs who drive rusty old trucks launched a website that's helped 26,000 stimulus loan applicants and received praise from Mark Cuban

Duncan and Rita MacDonald-Korth started the crowd-sourced website covidloantracker.com when they heard nothing back about their Payroll Protection Plan stimulus loan applications. The couple, who drive rusty old trucks and live in a small Miami rental house, wanted to provide more information to small businesses. Through site surveys, they found that 10.2% of PPP loans have been approved, with a median loan size of nearly $77,000. "I love what they are doing," billionaire Mark Cuban told B...
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Row over EU office in Belfast threatens to derail Brexit talks

UK refuses request from Brussels for Northern Ireland presence for second timeThe Irish border question threatens to derail Brexit talks again as the depth of the row over the EU’s desire to have an office in Belfast is revealed.The UK’s paymaster general, Penny Mordaunt, has written to the EU to firmly reject a repeated request for an office in Northern Ireland: “The UK cannot agree to the permanent EU presence based in Belfast,” she wrote. Continue reading...
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"I've never seen a beautiful lady reading The Guide... so far away from the TV... you must really like television...."

Goodbye to the actor Sam Lloyd, who has died at the age of 56.Lloyd is best remembered for his portrayal of lawyer Ted Buckland on the comedy-drama series Scrubs and the sitcom Cougar Town. He and his uncle [Christopher Lloyd] both guest starred on Malcolm in the Middle, Lloyd as a housing lawyer and his uncle as Hal's father. The two also guested on The West Wing, Lloyd requesting the White House to release information about UFOs and his uncle as a constitutional law expert... Aside from acting...
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White House blocks Fauci from testifying at 'counter-productive' House hearing, Senate appearance still on

The White House confirmed Saturday it is blocking Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease who has taken on a prominent role in the Trump administration's coronavirus response, from testifying before the Democrat-led House Appropriations Committee about the pandemic next week.White House spokesman Judd Deere said "it is counterproductive" to have someone like Fauci, who is heavily involved in the government's efforts to re-open the Ameri...
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UK commuters 'may be asked to check temperature' before travelling

Other ideas to ease lockdown reportedly include wearing face masks and a reduction from 2 to 1 metres distancingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUK commuters could be asked to check their temperatures at home before travelling under plans to ease the coronavirus lockdown being considered by the government.A change in physical distancing measures, including reducing the recommended gap between people in public from 2 metres to 1 metre, is also being considered, accordin...
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Legal Experts Erupt Over White House’s ‘Outrageous’ Blocking Of Fauci Testimony

"This is a pathetic, transparent attempt to keep a lid on Trump’s incompetence."
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UK seeks access to EU health cooperation in light of coronavirus

Government now wants close links with early warning system despite Brexit, source saysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe British government is quietly seeking access to the European Union’s pandemic warning system, despite early reluctance to cooperate on health after Brexit, the Guardian has learned.The UK is seeking “something akin to membership” of the EU’s early warning and response system (EWRS), which has played a critical role in coordinating Europe’s response...
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White House Says Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Ready By January

Title: White House Says Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Ready By JanuaryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/1/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
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CDC Draft Guidelines For Reopening U.S. Being Reviewed by White House

Title: CDC Draft Guidelines For Reopening U.S. Being Reviewed by White HouseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/1/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
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