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What the Covid war was like inside Trump's White House

• Analysis: America's pandemic dead deserve accountability after Birx disclosure • CNN exclusive: Birx recalls 'very difficult' phone call from Trump following her Covid-19 warnings • 'It makes me angry': Doctor says Dr. Birx failed to do her job • Dr. Fauci: This may have been the best decision I've ever made • Opinion: The hard lesson of Dr. Deborah Birx
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What the Covid-19 war was really like in Trump's White House

No longer working under the Trump administration, six leading US health officials now reveal to CNN the real challenges they faced during the nation's fight against Covid-19 over the past year: death threats, mixed messages and in some cases, being kept from sharing information with national audiences.
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White House Grounds, with Magnolias and Dogs

Thanks to the official White House Facebook page, we’re seeing glimpses of spring flowers on the grounds, with these magnolia shots posted March 21 and today. Nice! Please post more!  (Oh, and about the Facebook page – Biden supporters may want to skip the comments.) And thanks to the MEDIA, seemingly ALL of them, we’re seeing glimpses of the White House lawn with the Bidens’ German shepherds Champ and Major romping on it. The media’s rapt attention to White House dogs was sparked by a little ...
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White House lists ‘Biden-Harris administration’ on official website

The White House, breaking with tradition, now lists the “Biden-Harris Administration” on its website rather than simply, “the Biden...
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Rep-elect Julia Letlow, whose husband died from COVID-19, is urging Republicans to get vaccinated

In this Jan. 21, 2021 file photo, Julia Letlow, widow of Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Luke Letlow, speaks to members of the press at the Louisiana State Archives after signing up to run for the 5th District seat in Baton Rouge, La. AP Photo/Brett Druke, file GOP Rep-elect Julia Letlow is urging Republicans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Letlow's husband, Rep-elect Luke Letlow, 41, died from COVID-19 complications in December. "Look at my family, use my story," Letlow told C...
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Birx Says COVID Death Toll in U.S. Would Have Been Mitigated With Earlier Action

By Jeff MasonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dr. Deborah Birx, who coordinated the White House coronavirus task force under President Donald Trump, believes...
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Birx Reveals ‘Very Uncomfortable’ Call With Trump After She Raised Alarms On COVID-19

Dr. Deborah Birx, who previously served as the White House's coronavirus response coordinator under the Trump administration, recalled having a "very uncomfortable" and "very difficult" phone call with former President Trump after warning about widespread cases of COVID-19 nation wide during an interview on CNN set to air Sunday night. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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America must remain vigilant about China’s global ambitions

Let’s not ignore the red flags: China wants to rule the world. Cyberattacks, aggressive naval movements in the South China Sea, and destabilizing nearby nations — the Chinese government has been keener than ever to replace the United States as the most superior force on the face of the Earth. Right before U.S. officials met with the Chinese envoys in Alaska last week, a hacking group linked to the Chinese government attacked thousands of businesses, government offices, and schools in the U.S. vi...
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Sen. Raphael Warnock says that voting rights must pass 'no matter what'

Sen. Reverend Raphael Warnock. Jessica McGowan/Pool via REUTERS Sen. Raphael Warnock said that voting rights has to be a priority in the Senate. Warnock said that Senate Democrats must engage with the GOP on the issue. "I think that we have to pass voting rights no matter what," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia on Sunday said that the passage of voting rights has to be prioritized, especially as Republicans seek to impleme...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Democrats, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, Delaware, Kamala Harris, Voting Rights, Raphael Warnock


Sen. Lindsey Graham says preventing voters from receiving food or water while they wait in line to cast ballots doesn't make 'a whole lot of sense'

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina at a news conference at the US Capitol on March 5. Alex Wong/Getty Images Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said a new voting restriction in Georgia didn't make "sense." The restriction prevents volunteers from handing out food or drinks to people waiting to vote. "Well, all I can say is that doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me," Graham said on Fox News. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Lindsey Graham said at least ...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham says preventing voters from receiving food or water while as they wait in line to cast ballots doesn't make 'a whole lot of sense'

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said a new voter restriction in Georgia doesn't make "sense." A law signed by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp prevents volunteers from handing out food or drinks to voters waiting in line. "Well, all I can say is that doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me," Graham said on "Fox News Sunday." See more stories on In...
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Uganda’s return to the dark days of Idi Amin

Hundreds of opposition supporters have disappeared in the last few months, allegedly detained or abducted by Uganda’s security forces The post Uganda’s return to the dark days of Idi Amin appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Elections, Africa, Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, Abductions, Idi Amin, Human Rights Watch, Openaccess, Kampala, Buganda, Bobi Wine, Top Six, Disappearances, Luke Owoyesigire, Nubian Li


Johnson urges caution as England takes first big step out of lockdown

Outdoor group socialising allowed from Monday but ad campaign stresses Covid risks of indoor meetingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson will stress the need for people to be cautious on Monday as England takes its first significant step towards easing lockdown restrictions for adults.People will now be able to meet up legally outdoors in groups of six, or in two households, including in private gardens, and organised outdoor sport can resume. Continue readin...
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Birx said she had a 'very uncomfortable' call with Trump after she did a CNN interview about the pandemic last year

Dr. Deborah Birx, then the White House coronavirus response coordinator, listening as President Donald Trump spoke about the coronavirus on April 23, 2020. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Dr. Deborah Birx recounted an "uncomfortable" conversation with President Donald Trump last year. Birx told CNN the conversation happened after she gave an interview about the pandemic. The new interview with Birx is part of a coming CNN documentary about the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
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Tokyo Disney Will Now Use “Gender-Neutral” Terms During Announcements

Japan is slowly and surely becoming more and more corrupt as Tokyo Disney parks have indicated they adhere to the ridiculous gender politics that are so rife in the West, declaring they will instead use “gender-neutral” terms during their English announcements instead of saying “ladies and gentlemen”. Following in the footsteps of Japan Airlines, which […]
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Rep. Veronica Escobar says that Texas Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn are using the southern border 'as a prop'

Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) speaks on Capitol Hill. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Rep. Veronica Escobar said that Sens. Cruz and Cornyn are using the border "as a prop." Escobar said that the root causes of immigration must be addressed or the situation will not change. "They had their chance to govern," she said of Cruz and Cornyn. "They chose not to." See more stories on Insider's business page. Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas said in a recent Daily Beast podcast interview that...
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Dr. Birx said she had a 'very uncomfortable' phone call with Trump after she did a CNN interview about the pandemic last year

Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, listens as President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Dr. Deborah Birx, who worked under Trump, recounted an "uncomfortable" conversation with him last year. Birx said the conversation happened after she appeared on CNN and provided "clarity" about the pandemic. The interview is part of an upcomin...
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Opinion: Dr. Deborah Birx's months of public silence caused us all harm

Think back to March 2020. The novel coronavirus pandemic had just been declared a pandemic, and the federal response was already being botched. With the White House alternating between chaos and denial, the nation was looking to two physicians, Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Anthony Fauci, for guidance. They were teammates in shaping our country's response to the novel coronavirus. Although neither was seen as perfect, we were all hopeful.
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Brexiters seek to raise £1m to set up 'neutral' Museum of Brexit

Leave campaigners behind project only won charitable status by vowing it would tell balanced storyLeave campaigners have begun raising funds to open a Museum of Brexit after the long-awaited project was granted charitable status.The trustees are seeking to generate £400,000 to buy a home for the museum – possibly in a pro-Brexit town such as Dudley in the West Midlands – plus another £600,000 to set up the institution and establish a strategic financial reserve. Continue reading...
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Trump White House COVID-19 coordinator Deborah Birx says most deaths could have been avoided

The former White House COVID-19 coordinator said most coronavirus deaths after the first wave "could have been mitigated or decreased substantially."       [Author: USA TODAY]
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GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger calls Trump 'an utter failure' after the former president said that the Capitol rioters posed 'zero threat'

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) speaks during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on Capitol Hill on March 10, 2021. Ting Shen/Pool via AP Rep. Adam Kinzinger blasted Trump for downplaying the threat of the Capitol insurrectionists. Trump called into Laura Ingraham's Fox News show and lodged complaints about the election. Kinzinger said that Trump's on-air statements were "quite honestly sick and disgusting." See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Adam ...
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A Republican strategist says GOP voting reform bills are about 'providing cotton candy' to the Trump-obsessed wing of the party

Gov. Brian Kemp signs SB 202 into law at the Georgia state Capitol in Atlanta on March 25, 2021. Governor Brian Kemp's Twitter feed/Handout via REUTERS Al Cárdenas, a Republican strategist, said Republican voting bills are "cotton candy" for the Trump base. Cárdenas, who previously led the organization in charge of CPAC, made the comments on "Meet the Press." Republicans in several states have launched efforts to overhaul the voting process. See more stories on Insider's business ...
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White House Says It's Working on Access to Migrant Centers

White House press secretary Jen Psaki is declining to provide a specific date for when the media will get access to Border Patrol facilities temporarily holding thousands of migrant children seeking to live in the United States.
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Sen. Chris Murphy says Democrats 'have a chance' to pass background check legislation in the wake of the Atlanta and Boulder shootings

The memorial at the King Soopers on Table Mesa in Boulder, United States on March 24, 2021. Rachel Woolf for The Washington Post via Getty Images Sen. Chris Murphy said Democrats had a "chance" to pass stronger background check legislation. Murphy told NBC's "Meet the Press" he was working to get 60 votes in support of stronger background checks. He said convincing Republicans to support background checks was the first step toward garnering support for other reforms. See more stories...
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Warnock invokes Biblical story to describe GOP efforts to roll back voting rights in Georgia

President Joe Biden and other Democrats could tackle both voting rights and infrastructure legislation at the same time, Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock insisted Sunday, while White House shifts its focus to the country's infrastructure as his home state of Georgia has enacted a strict new voting law.
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The then-White House coronavirus task force member recalls a 'very uncomfortable' call with the former President after she spoke about Covid's spread

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Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan said he'll 'support' Sen. Lisa Murkowski's reelection

Senator Dan Sullivan, a Republican from Alaska, speaks during a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing for Kenneth Braithwaite, U.S. President Donald Trumps nominee for navy secretary, May 7, 2020 in Washington, DC. Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan said he would "support" Sen. Lisa Murkowski's reelection. "If Sen. Murkowski runs again, I'm going to support her," Sullivan said on ABC's "This Week." Murkowski was criticized after she voted in fav...
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Jen Psaki, Fox News host Chris Wallace spar over media access to border

Fox News host Chris Wallace ripped White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Sunday over media access at border facilities — saying the...
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The chair of Michigan's GOP apologized for calling top female Democratic lawmakers 'witches' who should face 'burning at the stake'

People gather at the Michigan State Capitol for a "Stop the Steal" rally in support of US President Donald Trump on November 14, 2020, in Lansing, Michigan. JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images The leader of Michigan's Republican Party apologized after calling female Democratic lawmakers "witches." Michigan GOP chair Ron Weiser made the comments during a local Republican meeting Thursday. Weiser also joked about GOP members of Congress who voted to impeach Trump being assassinated. See m...
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