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Trump Offers Lie After Lie Under Lincoln’s Unblinking Gaze

Even by President Donald Trump’s historically low standards, the town hall on reopening the nation’s economy featured some astounding falsehoods on Sunday night: that he was never warned about the novel coronavirus until late January; that all 43,000 people who returned to the United States from China after the implementation of his travel ban were tested; that the American people will have a vaccine by Christmas.But perhaps the biggest demonstrable lie told under the unblinking eyes of Abraham ...
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Gov. Whitmer: Confederate flags, swastikas seen at protests 'not representative of who we are in Michigan'

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on Sunday decried racist signs that were on display during protests at the state capitol last week."Some of the outrageousness of what happened in our capitol this week depicted some of the worst racism and awful parts of our history in this country," Whitmer told CNN's Jake Tapper on State of the Union. "The Confederate flags and nooses, the swastikas, the behavior that you've seen in all of the clips, is not representative of who we are in Michigan. A...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Michigan, Trump, Bush, Mike Pence, Jake Tapper, Tapper, Gretchen Whitmer, Whitmer


Biden Marks World Press Freedom Day By Calling Out Trump’s Attacks On Media

He said it is "particularly offensive" to see the White House berate reporters in the middle of a global pandemic.
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Birx calls Michigan protests 'devastatingly worrisome,' says demonstrators will feel 'guilty' if they infect relatives

Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, said on Fox News Sunday she is concerned that people who attended protests at Michigan's statehouse last week could have picked up the coronavirus and brought it back to their families.The participants were protesting a stay-at-home order by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), and many were not wearing masks. Birx said that was "devastatingly worrisome to me personally because if they go home and infect their grandmother or their g...
Tags: News, White House, Fox News, Michigan, Mike Pence, Lesley Stahl, Gretchen Whitmer, Deborah Birx, Birx


Dean Vernon Wormer's Lockdown-Friendly, Double-Secret Probationary Quarantine-Quality Movie Quiz

Dennis Cozzalio of the Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule blog has posted another of his famous movie quizes, and as always, I'm excited to participate. Previous installments answering questions from Professor Hubert Farnsworth, David Huxley, Professor Fate, Professor Russell Johnson, Dr. Smith, Professor Peabody, Professor Severus Snape, Professor Ed Avery, Dr. Anton Phibes, Sister Clodagh, Professor Arthur Chipping, Miss Jean Brodie, Professor Larry Gopnick, Professor Dewey Finn, Ms. Eliza...
Tags: Movies, White House, US, Austin, Paul Greengrass, Ocean, Paris, Clint Eastwood, Oliver Stone, Broadway, James Bond, Johnny Flynn, Akira Kurosawa, Jfk, Quentin Tarantino, Birdman


As lockdowns ease, some countries report new coronavirus infection peaks

ROME — While millions of people took advantage of easing coronavirus lockdowns to enjoy spring weather, some of the world’s most populous countries reported worrisome new peaks in infections Sunday, including India, which saw its biggest single-day jump yet. Second in population only to China, India reported more than 2,600 new infections. In Russia, new cases exceeded 10,000 for the first time. The confirmed death toll in Britain climbed near that of Italy, the epicenter of Europe’s outbreak, e...
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At Least Somebody Has Some Common Sense in This Administration

White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx described the recent string of protests against social distancing and other coronavirus-related restrictions as “devastatingly worrisome” in an interview on “Fox News Sunday”. It’s some welcome common sense and a far cry from how the president, who in a …Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Deborah Birx


Mike Pompeo: 'enormous evidence' coronavirus came from Chinese lab

* Secretary of state does not provide any evidence to back claim * Trump aide unclear on whether claim is virus was man-made * Coronavirus US: latest news * Coronavirus outbreak: full coverageSecretary of state Mike Pompeo claimed on Sunday there is “enormous evidence” the coronavirus outbreak originated in a Chinese laboratory – but did not provide any of the alleged evidence.Pompeo’s claims, made in an interview with ABC’s This Week, represented an escalation in rhetoric. He had previously sai...
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Western Story of Seasons Censors “Best Friends System” & Changes It to Gay Marriage

The “localizers” of XSeed Games are “modernizing” the Western version of Story Of Seasons: Friends Of Mineral Town so that the best friends ceremony that players can have with a character of the same gender is now a wedding, pushing for the ludicrous agenda of nonessential diversity and inclusion that the industry is now corrupt […]
Tags: Translation, Games, Politics, Lgbt, Censorship, Wedding, Anime, Story of Seasons, XSEED Games


Kushner challenges Michigan governor's claim about state's testing capability

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner on Sunday challenged an earlier assertion from Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that her state is having difficulty obtaining supplies needed to conduct crucial coronavirus tests.
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Kushner challenges Michigan governor's claim about state's coronavirus testing capability

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner on Sunday challenged an earlier assertion from Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that her state is having difficulty obtaining supplies needed to conduct crucial coronavirus tests.
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The Allegation Is Against Biden, but the Burden Is on Women

He may not have been their first choice.They might have endorsed Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders. They remembered, all too well, how he treated Anita Hill. They didn't love what he called his "tactile" political style -- the hugging, the touching -- or that he seemed to laugh it off when confronted about it.But he had championed the Violence Against Women Act. He had made progress on fighting campus sexual assault.And -- most importantly -- he seemed to be the best bet to beat President D...
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Justin Amash laments 'partisan death spiral' but insists White House run won't help Trump

Candidate for Libertarian nomination insists he is not a spoilerSome fear congressman will take votes away from Joe BidenJustin Amash left the Republican party because it was in a “partisan death spiral” but insists his White House run as a Libertarian won’t help Donald Trump maintain the GOP’s grip on the White House. Related: Trump adviser: coronavirus relief aid threat to ‘sanctuary cities’ could happen Continue reading...
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UK coronavirus live: Gove gives daily briefing as death toll reaches 28,446, up 315

Cabinet Office minister says Boris Johnson will say more this week about how people will be allowed to go back to workCoronavirus latest: at a glanceGlobal Covid-19 updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.24pm BST Is @michaelgove coming close there to saying there will be a public inquiry into this mess at the end of it? 5.23pm BST Gove is asked how many prisoners have been released due to the coronavirus outbreak. He replies the early release of prisons was “just one part” of ...
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True death toll of coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. could be 'one and a half times higher,' new research shows

An analysis of federal data conducted by a research team led by the Yale School of Public Health found the United States recorded an estimated 37,100 excess deaths during the coronavirus pandemic throughout March and the first two weeks of April. That's nearly 13,500 more than are attributed to COVID-19 during that same period, The Washington Post reports.The country passed 64,000 coronavirus deaths Friday, but Dan Weinberger, a Yale professor of epidemiology who led the analysis, said his t...
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Company behind new FDA-approved coronavirus antibody aims to produce millions of kits by June

The Food and Drug Administration continues to expedite its approval time for technology that should help combat the coronavirus pandemic.This time, the FDA cleared a coronavirus antibody test produced by Swiss diagnostics giant Roche for emergency use, the company said Sunday. The test identifies via blood samples antibodies made by the body to fight off the coronavirus. It could therefore determine whether a person had been infected with the virus in the past, even if the infection subsided.The...
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Dr. Birx Says What Trump Would Not About Protesters

White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx expressed concern on Sunday about the numerous anti-shutdown protests flaring up across the country, saying it was “devastatingly worrisome” that the protesters weren’t practicing social distancing or wearing masks.Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Birx was first pressed by anchor Chris Wallace to react to states quickly moving to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic despite not meeting the guidelines set by the White House coronavirus ta...
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Kim Jong Un Is Back. What Happens When He's Really Gone?

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, reappeared in dramatic fashion this weekend when he was shown on North Korean media after three weeks of unexplained absence, cutting the ribbon on a fertilizer factory -- and quieting rumors that he was gravely ill.But those weeks of hand-wringing over Kim's fate, and North Korea's future, showed again how little the world knows about what's happening in the opaque, nuclear-armed country, and how vulnerable it is to misinf...
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White House adviser won't rule out more money for states, small businesses

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Sunday he would not rule out any element in the next potential coronavirus relief bill, including more money for state and local governments and the small business program.
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UK coronavirus live: Gove to give daily briefing as rail unions warn against lifting lockdown

Letter to leaders warns against increasing service levels amid concerns for public and workersCoronavirus latest: at a glanceGlobal Covid-19 updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.15pm BST The government’s 4pm briefing has been delayed and is expected to start within the next 20 minutes. 4.05pm BST The Welsh government does “not see the science” in recent extensions to England’s testing policy, according to Wales’ health minister Vaughan Gething.He also raised doubts about the ...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Wales, UK News, Boris Johnson, Gove, Vaughan Gething, Coronavirus outbreak


Tapper to Kudlow: Why not act now?

CNN's Jake Tapper speaks with White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow about stimulus relief funds for Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Tapper presses Kudlow: Why not take action now?

CNN's Jake Tapper speaks with White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow about stimulus relief funds for Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Birx: Michigan protests were 'devastatingly worrisome'

Dr. Deborah Birx, a White House coronavirus task force official, said that the protests last week in the Michigan state legislature were "devastatingly worrisome to me personally."
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In U.S., 2,909 people die of COVID-19 in 24 hours, highest daily death toll in the U.S. yet

This seems like an extremely bad time for various U.S. states to be lifting restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus, but what do I know? The U.S. saw 2,909 people die of Covid-19 in 24 hours, according to public health data collected as of 4AM ET on Friday. This is the single highest daily death toll in the U.S. yet. From CNBC: The U.S. saw 2,909 people die of Covid-19 in 24 hours, according to the data, which was collected as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday. That’s th...
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Opinion: Donald Trump turns the switch

Gone were the daily White House briefings with Vice President Mike Pence solemnly urging Americans to shelter at home to stop the spread of Covid-19 and governors to follow a slowly phased-in reopening plan. The 45 days of federally recommended social distancing ended Thursday. Now the Trump administration was all-in on reopening America.
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White House adviser will not rule out more money for states, small businesses

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Sunday he would not rule out anything in a new relief bill to ease the "tremendous hardships" of the coronavirus outbreak, including more money for state and local governments and small businesses. More than 30 million Americans have joined the unemployment benefit rolls over the past six weeks and lawmakers on Capitol Hill are discussing a fourth coronavirus relief bill. Democrats are pushing for additional aid to help cities and states cope w...
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Grant Shapps: greater Covid-19 testing capacity could have cut deaths – video

Fewer people would have died from coronavirus in the UK if the country's testing capacity had been greater sooner, Grant Shapps has said. Asked that question on BBC One’s The Andrew Marr Show, the transport secretary replied: 'Yes. If we had had 100,000 test capacity before this thing started and the knowledge that we now have retrospectively I’m sure many things could be different'UK coronavirus live: doctors had prepared to announce Boris Johnson's death Continue reading...
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Grant Shapps: greater coronavirus testing capacity would have cut deaths – video

Fewer people would have died from coronavirus in the UK if the country's testing capacity had been greater sooner, Grant Shapps has said. Asked that question on BBC One’s The Andrew Marr Show, the transport secretary replied: 'Yes. If we had had 100,000 test capacity before this thing started and the knowledge that we now have retrospectively I’m sure many things could be different'UK coronavirus live: doctors had prepared to announce Boris Johnson's death Continue reading...
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The big problem coronavirus poses for White House economists

The numbers evoke the worst economic nightmares in American history. But White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett freely admits he can't map the path out.
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