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Fauci expected to warn the Senate of 'needless suffering and death' if U.S. opens up too quickly

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the most recognized medical expert on the White House coronavirus task force, is expected to warn the Senate on Tuesday that if the U.S. reopens too fast, Americans will experience "needless suffering and death," The New York Times reports.Fauci and three other top government doctors are scheduled to testify remotely before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. In an email sent lat...
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Maddow: Trump Is ‘Visibly Struggling’ and Can’t ‘Keep It Together’ Right Now

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow expressed concern for President Donald Trump’s emotional well-being on Monday night, claiming the president was “visibly struggling” and unable to “keep it together” after he stormed out of a press briefing earlier in the day amid tough questioning by female reporters.At the tail end of a Monday afternoon press conference in which the president misleadingly boasted about the nation’s coronavirus testing capacity, Trump fumed after Asian-American CBS reporter Weijia Jiang...
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Trump's 'we have prevailed' is all about votes

The gaslighting show returned to the White House on Monday, with President Donald Trump and his retinue of sidekicks lying, misleading, and marketing the version of reality Trump wants Americans to believe. Ignore your own eyes, your upended lives, and the refrigerated trucks holding the dead bodies of coronavirus victims, he seemed to be saying, America is powering ahead now that their fearless leader has all but vanquished the invisible enemy.
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What is 'Obamagate' and why is Trump so worked up about it?

The US president spent Mother’s Day diving into the rightwing fever swamps and unleashing a barrage of tweets and retweets assailing his predecessorOn Friday, former US president Barack Obama expressed disquiet at the justice department dropping charges against Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was fired in early 2017 for lying about conversations with the Russian ambassador. On a recording obtained by Yahoo News, Obama warned that the “rule of law is at risk”. H...
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Mitch McConnell: Obama 'should have kept his mouth shut' instead of criticizing US coronavirus response

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday slammed former President Barack Obama for criticizing the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic during a private call last week, asserting that he "should have kept his mouth shut."
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Coronavirus live news: Trump storms out of press briefing as US deaths pass 80,000

White House staff ordered to wear masks; WHO urges ‘extreme vigilance’ as lockdowns end; Russia eases restrictions despite record cases. Follow the latest updatesRussia to end national lockdown, as cases hit record highohnson giving no clear direction on lockdown exit, says Starmer‘Now it starts again’: new outbreaks spark unease in ChinaCoronavirus latest: at a glanceAustralia coronavirus updates – live 3.13am BST The reporter who confronted US President Donald Trump for directing comments ...
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Donald Trump on Ahmaud Arbery Killing: “I Saw the Picture of Him in His Tuxedo, It Was So Beautiful, He Looks Like a Wonderful Young Guy”

President Donald Trump called Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting death at the hands of two white men who hunted him down after suspecting him of committing burglaries in the area a “horrible thing,” but said he’s waiting on the results of investigations to provide him with more context. Trump was asked on Monday (May 11) about the video showing Arbery being shot to death as he jogged along a tree-lined street in Brunswick, Georgia. The question came near the end of a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic i...
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Cooper: Trump's testing claim is not and has never been true

CNN's Anderson Cooper examines comments made by President Donald Trump about coronavirus testing during a White House briefing.
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'You know what the crime is': Trump stumped on Obamagate details – video

Days after tweeting about 'Obamagate' and accusing his predecessor, Barack Obama, of committing crimes, US president Donald Trump was asked to specify what those exactly were. He replied: 'Obamagate, it's been going on for a long time, it's being going on from even before I got elected and it's a disgrace that it's gone on.' He continued: 'some terrible things happened and it should never be allowed to happen in our country again.' When he is again asked what the crime is, Trump says: 'You know ...
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White House Orders Staff to Wear Masks as Trump Misrepresents Testing Record

At a news conference, the president reiterated that he would not wear a mask himself and again exaggerated the availability of testing for the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus live news: Trump declares victory over 'invisible enemy' as US deaths pass 80,000

White House staff ordered to wear masks; WHO urges ‘extreme vigilance’ as lockdowns end; Russia eases restrictions despite record cases. Follow the latest updatesRussia to end national lockdown, as cases hit record highohnson giving no clear direction on lockdown exit, says Starmer‘Now it starts again’: new outbreaks spark unease in ChinaCoronavirus latest: at a glanceAustralia coronavirus updates – live 1.23am BST Production of the world’s longest-running cartoon has been interrupted by the...
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'Don't ask me. Ask China': Trump clashes with reporters then abruptly leaves press briefing

The Asian American journalist queried the president’s constant emphasis on being first in testing and was told to ‘ask China’Coronavirus – latest US updatesCoronavirus – latest global updatesDonald Trump abruptly halted a press conference on Monday after being challenged by an Asian American reporter whom he told: “Don’t ask me. Ask China.”With the stars and stripes at his back, Trump held his first press briefing since 27 April in the White House rose garden, flanked by testing equipment and sw...
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Why are Trump and Obama in a new spat over Flynn?

The present and previous occupants of the White House are in a stand-off over Michael Flynn.
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Trump visit to Pennsylvania factory put off after company decides it's too risky

With President Trump wanting to get out of Washington, D.C., and show off his leadership skills, White House staffers thought it would be smart to have Trump visit a Pennsylvania plant that produced personal protective equipment, two people familiar with the matter told The Washington Post, but the plan fizzled after factory officials decided it was just too risky to hold the event.The Braskem factory in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, made headlines when employees remained inside the building for 28...
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Zero coronavirus deaths in 14 days? Can’t do it, Southern California counties say

There’s no way Southern California’s highly populated counties can meet Gov. Gavin Newsom’s benchmarks for novel coronavirus cases and deaths for businesses to open earlier, supervisors in several counties said. Supervisors in Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange counties are discussing a joint effort to convince Newsom to revise his benchmarks, which among other milestones call for no COVID-19 deaths for two weeks and just one new case per 10,000 for two weeks. If counties meet the benchmarks,...
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Los Angeles’ tax-revenue projections have worsened since Garcetti’s initial budget plan

As Los Angeles tiptoes toward reopening the economy, city officials planning for the municipal budget are expecting major hits to revenues. But they said Monday they are uncertain how steep they will be. Councilman Paul Krekorian, who chairs the council’s Budget and Finance Committee, said this year’s planning process will be a work-in-progress and follow a more intensive path, over the coming months. Past budgets had been subject to changes throughout the year, but this time, that phenomenon wi...
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“The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying”

There are a lot of different lenses you can use to look at how the United States and its government have confronted the Covid-19 pandemic. Race is a particularly useful one. As a reminder, here’s America’s current operating racial contract (from an Atlantic piece by Adam Serwer): The implied terms of the racial contract are visible everywhere for those willing to see them. A 12-year-old with a toy gun is a dangerous threat who must be met with lethal force; armed militias drawing beads on feder...
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Trump abruptly ends press conference after contentious exchange with reporters

President Donald Trump abruptly ended his Monday press conference after a contentious exchange in which he asked an Asian-American journalist to "ask China" about her question and then refused to take a query from another White House reporter.
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White House staff ordered to wear masks

President Trump takes questions on testing after White House staff test positive for coronavirus.
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Coronavirus live updates: Pence back in White House, at a distance; US closes in on 10 million tests; New York plans reopening

Mike Pence is back at work in the White House. US about to hit 10 million tests. New York plans for reopening. Monday's coronavirus news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Wake Up: COVID-19 Pandemic Not Impeding Anti-Gun Activism

Fund raising to protect the Second Amendment is a priority because anti-gunners are already spending millions of dollars to elect pro-gun control politicians in November. (Dave Workman) U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Lest anyone think “stay home, stay safe” coronavirus orders have slowed down the anti-Second Amendment gun control crusade, guess again, because gun prohibition lobbying groups are alive and adjusting to “the new normal” by planning fund raising activities and political efforts to cont...
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5 things to know about Election Day for LA County’s 25th Congress race

Amid coronavirus chaos, accusations and apologies and a flurry of Trump-fueled tweetstorms, Election Day has finally arrived in the 25th Congressional District. And that means that after Tuesday, May 12, the region that spans from the northern San Fernando Valley to Simi Valley to the Antelope Valley will have a representative in Congress at last, after a half a year without. Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the special election after Democrat Katie Hill resigned in October amid a scandal involving all...
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"I felt no vulnerability whatsoever." Trump downplays new White House virus cases as he pushes reopening

President Donald Trump's calls for a return to normalcy come as the coronavirus crisis continues it stubborn intrusion into Americans' daily lives.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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WH Memo Directs Everyone To Wear Masks When Entering West Wing

WASHINGTON — The White House is requiring everyone who enters the West Wing to wear a mask or face covering after coronavirus scares near President Donald Trump. A memo sent to all staff outlined the new directive Monday after two staffers last week tested positive for COVID-19. The memo says: “We are requiring everyone who enters the West Wing to wear a mask or facial covering.” Staff will be allowed to remove their face coverings if they sit at least six feet apart from their colleagues. The d...
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Coronavirus live updates: Pence back in White House, at a distance; New York to begin reopening this week; confusion in UK

The man ID'd as New York's coronavirus "patient zero" is home now and says he feels much better. Mike Pence is back at work. Monday's COVID-19 news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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HBO Reveals June 2020 Programming Schedule!

HBO reveals June 2020 programming schedule! WarnerMedia has revealed the full list of HBO programs set to debut this June, including the highly-anticipated debut of the Perry Mason reboot, the conclusion of the Mark Ruffalo-starring miniseries I Know This Much is True and the premiere of the Cinemax espionage thriller Trackers. RELATED: Sarah Silverman, Seth Rogen To Lead HBO Max Animated Series HBO June 2020 Programming Schedule: TRACKERS (Cinemax Drama Series) Synopsis: An adaptation ...
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California, Western States Pact call on feds for $1 trillion in aid for coronavirus fallout

Five Western states including California have called on the federal government for about $1 trillion in aid to states, said Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday. Governors and legislative leaders in the Western States Pact — comprised of California, Washington, Colorado, Oregon and Nevada — wrote to Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asking for the package in response to mounting budget shortfalls. “It’s not just states asking for a bailout, ...
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Coronavirus US live: White House directs staff to wear masks, but Trump will be exempt

President makes vague claim numbers are ‘down almost everywhere’Cuomo on New York: ‘We’re on the other side of the mountain’Nursing homes account for ‘staggering’ share of US deaths, data showTexas begins to reopen after quarantine – but is it safe to do so?Coronavirus – latest global updatesGet a fresh perspective on America – sign up to our First Thing newsletter 9.32pm BST Donald Trump, flanked by ventilators and testing supplies, opened his Rose Garden briefing by praising his administra...
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Johnson giving no clear direction on lockdown exit, says Starmer

Labour leader criticises PM as government struggles to answer barrage of questionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageKeir Starmer accused the prime minister of failing to give the public “clear directions” on the way through the coronavirus crisis on Monday, as the government struggled to answer a barrage of questions about its new advice to “stay alert”.Boris Johnson was challenged by the Labour leader, MPs and members of the public over ambiguities and contradictions i...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK News, Labour, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Starmer, Coronavirus outbreak


Trump angrily shuts down questions about coronavirus testing at press conference on coronavirus testing

President Trump may have forgotten why he called you all here today.On Monday, Trump held a press conference specifically dedicated to coronavirus testing, telling gathered reporters the U.S. has "prevailed" over its testing shortages and saying anyone could get a test if they want one. But when those reporters noted that thousands of Americans still haven't been able to access tests, Trump angrily shut them down.Trump spent Monday's conference repeatedly bragging about how the U.S. has ...
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