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'His people are going to suffer and that's their problem': Jared Kushner said NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo 'didn't pound the phones hard enough to get PPE for his state,' according to report

Jared Kushner. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images "Cuomo didn't pound the phones hard enough to get PPE for his state…. His people are going to suffer and that's their problem," Kushner reportedly said, according to Vanity Fair. At the time, Cuomo was taking to the airwaves with his daily press briefings to implore the federal government to stop the bidding wars. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany called Vanity Fair's account "inaccurate and disgusting." Visit Business Insider's hom...
Tags: Politics, New York, Trends, Cnn, Associated Press, States, Andrew Cuomo, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, New York State, Cuomo, Trump, White House Press, Kushner, Kayleigh McEnany, Jared Kushner

The Blue Wall Of Silence

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. “Most cops are punks. They ain’t going to say shit. But I don’t care. I always say what I want.” I sat a minute with that statement and not only because it was coming from a friend. I sat with it because my friend is a retired NYPD cop who spent 22 years on the force. David Wright, 69, was talking to me from the comforts of quarantine. I was asking Wright why no Black or brown cop I emailed and called was willing to go o...
Tags: New York, London, News, White House, New York City, America, Fbi, David, Brooklyn, Gop, Hillary Clinton, George Orwell, Portland, Ferguson, Jesus, Royal Court theatre

Why has the U.S. COVID-19 response been so bad? Jared Kushner, Vanity Fair suggests.

President Trump and his White House say they've done a great job responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, but by most metrics, including cases and deaths, the U.S. resembles a failed state. Vanity Fair's Katherine Eban "wanted to better understand how the U.S., with its advanced medical systems, unmatched epidemiological know-how, and vaunted regulatory and public health institutions, could have fumbled the crisis so disastrously," she wrote in an article published Thursday. Her pen ended up...
Tags: New York, News, White House, Russia, America, Kodak, Cnn, Andrew Cuomo, Vanity Fair, Cuomo, Trump, Kushner, Eban, Trump Russia, Jared Kushner Trump, Vanity Fair Read

Infosys commits to 1,000 tech jobs in Rhode Island, adding to the state's $45 million plan to retrain and reskill workers in partnership with Salesforce, Microsoft, and others

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo. Steven Senne/AP Rhode Island has a plan to use CARES Act funding to bring jobs back to the state.  A private-public partnership called "Back to Work RI" will support displaced workers with critical training to help them navigate a job market upended by the coronavirus.  The state is partnering on the $45 million plan with companies including Bank of America, Microsoft, Salesforce, and Twitter, as well as major unions and nonprofits. The state's most recent ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, New York, Microsoft, Boston, Employment, Trends, Strategy, Job Market, Unemployment, Governance, Rhode Island, Private sector, Marc Benioff, Business Insider, Infosys

Biden admits at CNN town hall that he's benefited from white privilege

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall moderated by CNN's Anderson Cooper in Moosic, Pa., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo Former Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged that he has benefited from being white during a CNN town on Thursday night. "I've benefited just because I don't have to go through what my Black brothers and sisters have had to go through," Biden told host Anderson Cooper. Biden also contrasted...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Minneapolis, Race, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pennsylvania, United States, Anderson Cooper, Ivy League, University of Pennsylvania, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump

The White House blocked the US Postal Service from sending face masks to every US household in April

President Donald Trump wears a face mask as he tours a medical lab on July 27, 2020. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images The White House scuttled a plan to partner with the US Postal Service to send every American a face mask, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.  A draft press release obtained by the Post showed that the Postal Service was preparing to send out 650 face million masks to every household in April.  A senior administration official, however, told the Post that the White Hou...
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Judge blocks changes that slowed US mail delivery

SEATTLE — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election. Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington, said he was issuing a nationwide preliminary injunction sought by 14 states that sued the Trump administration and the U.S. Postal Service. The states challenged the Postal Service’s so-called “leave behind” policy, where tru...
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Judge blocks US Postal Service changes that slowed mail

SEATTLE — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election. Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington, said he was issuing a nationwide preliminary injunction sought by 14 states that sued the Trump administration and the U.S. Postal Service. The states challenged the Postal Service’s so-called “leave behind” policy, where tru...
Tags: Business, Politics, New York, News, Washington, Virginia, Sport, Soccer, Gop, US Postal Service, Nevada, Postal Service, Seattle, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump

The 26 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct

Rachel Crooks, left, Jessica Leeds, center, and Samantha Holvey attend a news conference, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in New York to discuss their accusations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump. Mark Lennihan/AP Images At least 25 women have accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct since the 1970s.Renewed attention was brought to the allegations amid the #MeToo movement and a national conversation concerning sexual misconduct.Trump has repeatedly denied the accusations, denounc...
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'What a despicable man': Schumer rips into Trump for saying the coronavirus death toll would be lower if the US ignored Democratic states

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday gave an impassioned speech on the Senate floor, denouncing President Donald Trump's recent comments on the COVID-19 death toll. "The blue states had tremendous death rates," Trump said at a White House news briefing on Wednesday. "If you take the blue states out, we are at a level I don't think anybody in the world would be at." "What a disgrace! It'...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, News, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Trump, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, Johns Hopkins University, New York Times ABC News, Tom Williams CQ Roll Call Inc

Cardinal Tobin Doesn’t Help When He Criticizes Voting for Donald Trump

Newark’s Cardinal Tobin has said that it is more problematic to vote for Donald Trump than for Joe Biden. With all due respect, I don’t know that he should be making that call in either direction. The bishops’ role is to inform consciences. He seems to think we are beyond “single issue” voting. Unfortunately, I think he buys into some cultural lies in his implication. By single issue, we, of course, know he means abortion. But here’s the thing: Abortion has never been a single issue. The riots i...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, White House, Iraq, America, Joe Biden, Syria, United States, Catholic Church, Catholic, Newark, Biden, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Columbus

Trump, Ivana, and Puff Daddy hung out in the US Open VIP box where a model says Trump sexually assaulted her in 1997

Donald Trump and Ivana Trump watch tennis at the US Open circa September 1997 in New York City. Amy Dorris is not shown in this image. PL Gould/Getty Images Donald Trump hosted a slew of celebrities in his VIP box at the US Open the day after he allegedly assaulted then-model Amy Dorris in his VIP box in 1997.  Dorris told The Guardian that Trump approached her outside of the private bathroom in his box on September 5, 1997, forcibly kissed her, groped her, and gripped her tightly against ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, News, New York City, US, Trends, Leonardo Dicaprio, The Guardian, Guardian, Lenny Kravitz, Donald Trump, Jason, Trump, Sean Combs, Don

A Chinese virologist claimed the coronavirus was 'intentionally' released. Turns out, she works for a group led by Steve Bannon.

A laboratory technician works with samples being tested for coronavirus at "Fire Eye" laboratory in Wuhan, China. Getty A group of Chinese virologists released a strange new paper on Monday that claims the new coronavirus was engineered in a Chinese lab. One of the virologists, Li-Meng Yan, told Fox News host Tucker Carlson it's a "man-made virus" that the Chinese government released "intentionally." Yan and her co-authors work for groups co-founded by former Trump strategist Steve Bannon,...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, Cdc, White House, China, New York City, US, Trends, Fox, World Health Organization, Fox News, Chinese communist party, Donald Trump, Wuhan

Barack Obama’s Memoir Gets A Release Date

NEW YORK (AP) — The first volume of former President Barack Obama’s memoir is coming out Nov. 17, two weeks after Election Day. It’s called “A Promised Land” and will cover his swift and historic rise to the White House and his first term in office. The publication date for the second volume has not yet been determined. “I’ve spent the last few years reflecting on my presidency, and in ‘A Promised Land’ I’ve tried to provide an honest accounting of my presidential campaign and my time in offi...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, White House, Germany, America, Barack Obama, Iran, Ap, Michelle Obama, Drake, George W Bush, Penguin Random House, Barack, Michelle, Abraham Lincoln

300 and counting: Push by feds to arrest in US protests

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and COLLEEN LONG | Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr’s message was clear: aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence. Barr pushed his U.S. attorneys to bring federal charges whenever they could, keeping a grip on cases even if a defendant could be tried instead in state court, according to officials with knowledge of last week’s call who were not authorize...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, New York, News, Instagram, Minnesota, California, Washington, US, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Portland, Homeland Security, Associated Press, Portland Oregon

Thursday Thinkpiece: Trump, Twitter & the Law

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form. Trump, Twitter & The Law Author: Sheldon Burshtein ISBN: 978-1-988824-61-1 (Trade Paperback) Publisher: Durvile Page Count: 796 Publication Date: September 1, 2020 Regular Price: $49.95 (Paperback) Excerpt...
Tags: Transportation, New York, Isis, Law, Obama, Congress, Navy, California, Nsa, Senate, White House, China, Islamic State, Iraq, Defense, Court

Moderna's CEO told us we should know if the biotech's coronavirus vaccine works in November

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel attends a meeting with President Donald Trump, members of the Coronavirus Task Force, and pharmaceutical executives in the Cabinet Room of the White House on March 2, 2020. Andrew Harnik/AP Images Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said it's likely we'll know if Moderna's experimental coronavirus vaccine works in November.  The timing depends in part on how effective the shot actually is at preventing disease. The more effective the vaccine is, the quicker a board of i...
Tags: Health, UK, New York, Science, White House, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Donald Trump, Moderna, Cabinet Room, Andrew Dunn, Stéphane Bancel

A former model has accused Trump of groping and forcibly kissing her in his private box at the 1997 US Open

President Donald Trump boarding Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on July 15. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images A former model has accused President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her inside his private box at the US Open tennis tournament in 1997. Amy Dorris told The Guardian that Trump grabbed her after she left a bathroom, touched her, stuck his tongue down her throat, and gripped her so she could not escape. Lawyers for Trump strongly contested the claim and suggested ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, News, Maryland, US, Trends, Getty Images, News UK, The Guardian, Guardian, Donald Trump, Jason, Trump, JIM WATSON, Dorris

Her fortune came from Hyatt hotels; his came from the Erie Canal. Now, they want the government to tax their millions to fund coronavirus relief.

Liesel Pritzker Simmons received $500 million of the Hyatt hotel fortune after suing her family in 2002. Now, she wants the government to tax her wealth. Robyn Twomey Impact investors Liesel Pritzker Simmons and Ian Simmons are leading the charge for a national wealth tax, despite being multimillionaires themselves. Calls for a tax on the 1% are rising as the coronavirus pandemic exacerbates America's already widening wealth gap. The Simmonses believe such a tax could help fund improvement...
Tags: Politics, New York, Life, Boston, Massachusetts, America, Trends, Strategy, Davos, United States, Billionaires, Millionaire, Millionaires, Andrew Cuomo, UC Berkeley, Bernie Sanders

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Democrats should look past the 'sugar high' of another $1,200 stimulus check — and urges them to hold out for a bigger aid package that includes state aid and health funding

REUTERS/Erin Scott Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York said Democrats should continue holding out for a sizable coronavirus relief deal. "That $1,200 is a nice little sugar high... but a second check in and of itself alone — if we're not going to support state and local funding, if it's not going to include significant investments in testing, tracing capacity and infrastructure — all it is is a little sugar high," she told Politico. Her comments channel the mounting anxiety among ma...
Tags: Politics, New York, Republicans, Congress, White House, Politico, Trends, Markets, Economy, Policy, Democrats, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Morgan Stanley

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers unveiled a stimulus plan to send a 2nd round of $1,200 direct payments and reinstate federal unemployment benefits

US Capitol. J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo A bipartisan group of House lawmakers unveiled a $1.5 trillion stimulus plan on Tuesday. The plan is aimed at breaking through the impasse between the White House and top Democrats, but it faces long odds of becoming law. It would reinstate federal unemployment benefits with a two-month transition period, and later cap them to $600 so people wouldn't earn more out-of-work than on the job. The proposal would also send a second round of $1,200 stimulu...
Tags: Politics, New York, Republicans, Congress, White House, Trends, Markets, Economy, Policy, Democrats, House, New Jersey, Treasury, Postal Service, Morgan Stanley, Stimulus

NYPublicRadio.org: Jami Floyd Promoted To Senior Editor Of WNYC’S New Race And Justice Unit

  Read more in this memo from WNYC’s Editor in Chief Audrey Cooper: Dear colleagues, Please join me in raising a virtual toast to Jami Floyd, who is stepping away from her role as host of All Things Considered to become Senior Editor of WNYC’s new Race & Justice Unit. Her last day as ATC host is tomorrow, Sept. 4. Jami is an extraordinary talent, and I could not be more thrilled that she is taking on this critical assignment. Institutional racism is America’s original sin, and we stand po...
Tags: New York, White House, New York City, Religion, America, New Jersey, Trump, Jami, Russell Simmons, WNYC, ATC, Jami Floyd, William J Zick, Audrey Cooper, Race Justice Unit, New York Public Radio Audrey

Austin-based EmPath’s employee training and re-skilling service snags seed funding from B Capital

By the time Felix Ortiz III left the Army in 2006, the Brooklyn, NY native had spent time taking classes at the City University of New York and St. John’s. Those experiences led him to found ViridisLearning, which aimed to give universities a better way to track student development to help graduates land jobs. Now he’s taken the learnings of that attempt to reshape education into the corporate world and raised over $1 million in financing from investors including B Capital, the investment firm l...
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Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode One Hundred Sixty-Four

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode One Hundred Sixty Four Of course, as soon as one week ends, the next blends right in as we continue to ride out the pandemic.  Jon and Rob get right to it with the latest happenings in Rob’s home base of New York with the mishandling of everything by New York City’s mayor; Tropical Storm Isaias leaves a wake of fast destruction in its wake and legendary columnist Pete Hamill dies.  UConn cancels its football season; Big 10 football is also nixed...
Tags: Food, Art, Books, Podcast, Music, Politics, New York, Film, New York City, Sports, Current Events, Rob, NHL, UConn, New York Rangers, Popdose

'One Billion Americans' author Matt Yglesias on increasing immigration, encouraging larger families, and why he signed the 'infamous Harper's letter'

People recite the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony in New York in 2019. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The Vox cofounder's new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger," is a somewhat "off the wall" plea for America to think bigger. A lot bigger. Yglesias argues for massively increasing the population as the best method to maintain global economic dominance and to keep China from overtaking the US. In an interview with Business Insider columnist Anthony Fish...
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Pence will no longer appear at a fundraiser hosted by a couple that publicly supported QAnon

US Vice President Mike Pence attends the 19th September 11 commemoration ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York, September 11, 2020. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images Vice President Mike Pence will no longer attend a fundraiser hosted by a couple who has publicly supported the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory, The Associated Press reported. The president's campaign for re-election confirmed Saturday to the Associated Press that Pence's schedule had been changed...
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The hard truths about 9/11's aftermath and the US's legacy in Afghanistan

Smoke pours from the World Trade Center towers after they were hit by two hijacked airliners in a terrorist attack September 11, 2001. Getty Images/Robert Giroux Nineteen years after the September 11 attacks, memories of that day and its destruction are still vivid in the minds of Americans and others around the world. In Afghanistan, September 11 was just the start, and the war the US has fought there since then will last long after US troops leave, writes Candace Rondeaux, senior fellow ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Opinion, Washington, New York City, US, America, Trends, Qatar, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Queens, International criminal court, Manhattan, General Services Administration

A photographer breached Joe Biden's security perimeter at a Pennsylvania airport

Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, board their plane at the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport on Sept. 11, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A credentialed photographer breached Joe Biden's airport security perimeter in Pennsylvania on Friday. Biden and his wife, Jill, were walking up the chartered airplane's staircase when the photographer was able to join the press pool under the aircraft's left wing. The man was quickly caught by Secret Service and physically removed from the ta...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Cbs News, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Secret Service, Airplane, Biden, Delaware, United Airlines, Jill, Bidens, Jill Biden

How billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk went from getting bullied as a child to becoming one of the most successful and controversial men in tech

Elon Musk. Steve Nesius/Reuters Elon Musk has had a tumultuous yet successful life.  He was bullied as a child but ultimately attended an Ivy League university before going on to become the CEO of two companies, Tesla and SpaceX, and the founder of three more. He's also been married three times and has triplets and twins. He just had another baby with his girlfriend, the musician Grimes.  But Musk also courts controversy, especially on Twitter. The tech billionaire has been outspoken about...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr, Microsoft, Australia, California, Ebay, White House, Ipo, Time, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Russian military disinformation online is making Americans go nuts, QAnon edition

Wow. As Natasha Bertrand said on Friday, someone should maybe follow up on the last part of this paragraph from Charlotte Alter's piece for Time, "How Conspiracy Theories Are Shaping the 2020 Election—and Shaking the Foundation of American Democracy." This is straight-up crazypants stuff, but people are talking about killing themselves if Joe Biden wins, based on information they read on Yandex. That's not funny. That's suicide. That's Russian military psyops, QAnon and other GRU-pushed consp...
Tags: Post, Politics, New York, News, Vladimir Putin, California, Russia, America, Joe Biden, Mental Health, Gru, Biden, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Charlotte, Trump

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