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Barack Obama pays tribute to Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader dead at 98

Reverend helped start the influential Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Martin Luther King JrBarack Obama has paid tribute to the civil rights leader Joseph Lowery, calling the charismatic preacher “a giant who changed the face of America”. Related: Through the lens of civil rights photographer Doris Derby – in pictures Continue reading...
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Smerconish: I made this Trump prediction days ago. It looks like it may come true

David Axelrod, who advised former President Barack Obama, discusses a Wall Street Journal report that asserts President Trump wants his signature on stimulus checks sent out to Americans as part of the coronavirus relief package.
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Axelrod: I'd be shocked if Trump doesn't do this

David Axelrod, who advised former President Barack Obama, discusses a Wall Street Journal report that asserts President Trump wants his signature on stimulus checks sent out to Americans as part of the coronavirus relief package.
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Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, Civil Rights Leader and King Aide, Dies at 98

Mr. Lowery helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott and gave the benediction at President Barack Obama’s inauguration.
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Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, Civil Rights Leader and Aide to King, Dies at 98

A lieutenant to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mr. Lowery helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott and gave the benediction at President Barack Obama’s inauguration.
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America's civil rights leader Joseph Lowery dies, aged 98

Lowery was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, by President Barack Obama in 2009, a few months after he had given the benediction at Obama's inauguration. Lowery was a former president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an Atlanta-based civil rights organization formed in 1957 by Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders as bus boycotts across the South signaled a new era in the movement for racial equality.
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Coronavirus relief: When will checks come? This and other FAQs on $2.2 trillion relief package

The $2.2 trillion relief package approved Friday to help Americans cope with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic has left many people with more questions than answers. That’s in part because the bill is long, at nearly 900 pages. It’s also complex, covering everything from checks for individual taxpayers to hospital funding to student loan payment deferrals. What’s more, for a bill of this size, it was ushered through at break-neck speed, with many changes along the way. Here are an...
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House Passes $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting with exceptional resolve in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic. The House approved the sweeping measure by a voice vote, as strong majorities of both parties lined up behind the most colossal economic relief bill in the nation’s history. It will ship payments of up to $1,200 to millions of Americans...
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How the coronavirus is impacting the advertising business as sports TV viewing evaporates, events are cancelled, and consumers stop spending

The coronavirus pandemic is upending the advertising business, along with other swaths of the economy. Here is a breakdown of how the pandemic is impacting advertising, from events cancellations to buzzy startups whose sales are tanking. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The advertising business has been upended by the coronavirus, along with other sectors of the global economy. Events and in-person pitch meetings have been cancelled, advertisers have hit the breaks in spend...
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Dr. Fauci Answers Steph Curry’s Coronavirus Questions In Live Chat

Barack Obama was one of the 50,000 people who tuned in to the Instagram Live.
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It Took A CNN Interview And A Twitter Fight For IL Gov TO Get Mask, Ventilators From Trump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — At first, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker tried to play nice. He limited criticisms of the federal government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and asked for medical supplies through official channels. But nothing came, so he went on television. The first-term Democrat blasted the Trump administration on Sunday on CNN for failing to help states obtain masks, gloves and other protective gear. It got President Donald Trump’s attention. After a Twitter feud and some mu...
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Is this the twilight of American culture?

The current pandemic is exposing deep-seated flaws in our health care and economic systems.Reinhold Niebuhr's 1952 book, The Irony of American History, claims our cultural arrogance works against us. Morris Berman's 2000 book, The Twilight of American Culture, focuses on America's social and economic collapse. A minority of public figures are currently pushing an agenda to "open" America for business as soon as possible. Though few in number, they have a relatively large soapbox, making their ...
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Citing Budget Deficit Concerns, Kentucky Republican Says He Could Delay House Vote on Coronavirus Bill

A Kentucky Congressman said he would vote against the Senate’s phase-three economic relief package that passed 96-0 on Wednesday night, citing concerns that the $2-trillion-dollar bill would worsen the already-growing national debt.Representative Thomas Massie (R., Ky.) told 55 KRC radio Thursday morning that the bill, although it includes direct payments of $1,200 for individuals and $2,400 for married couples, is less concerned with Americans.“If it were just about helping people to get more u...
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Explainer: How U.S. emissions rules encourage larger SUVs and trucks

Drivers around the world want more roomy and powerful cars. Rules made under the administration of President Barack Obama make it easier for U.S. automakers to give customers what they want and to keep expanding the size of their vehicles.
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Risky U.S. mortgages face reckoning in market spooked by coronavirus

By Prashant Gopal, Bloomberg As America heads into a deep recession, the $11 trillion residential-mortgage market is in crisis. Investors who buy home loans packaged into bonds are dumping even those with federal backing because of panic that millions might not make their payments. Yet one risky sector had started to show cracks long before the coronavirus pandemic sparked the worst financial meltdown in 12 years: the federal government’s largest affordable-housing program, whose lenient terms a...
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Historic Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Would Relax Rules on Retirement Savings

After striking a deal in the early hours of Wednesday morning between Senate Republicans, Democrats and the White House, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday moved toward a vote on an historic stimulus bill aimed to relieve economic stress for Americans affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The bill will reportedly relax some of the rules in place that govern the tapping of retirement savings, according to CNBC. Described as the product of a “marathon set of negotiations” between the ...
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Uber and Airbnb Lobby for Gig Worker Bailout

(Bloomberg) -- Isolated with his family at home in San Francisco, Uber Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi has been making pleading phone calls to members of Congress. Khosrowshahi is asking for a bailout—not for his company, which has told investors it should have at least $4 billion in cash by the end of the year—but for its idle drivers.Uber Technologies Inc. and Airbnb Inc., the leaders of the so-called sharing economy, are suffering during the Covid-19 shutdown, but not in the same wa...
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Biden’s Odious Remarks on Curtailing 2nd Amendment Rights

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Can anyone talk to Mr. Joe Biden? Here is a man who tends to yackety-yack a streak even when he has nothing to say—which is all the time, or nearly all the time. You would think a person running for President of the United States would have something intelligent to say, and that he would be willing, able, and capable of orating intelligently, eloquently, and solicitously to the American public. That, though, isn’t Joe Biden. Biden is a windbag filled up with ill-conce...
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Obama urges Americans to continue social distancing despite Trump's wishes to reopen economy

Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Americans to continue social distancing in an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus, a noticeable difference in tone from his successor, who has publicly suggested opening up the nation in two weeks to boost the economy.
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Obama urges to continue social distancing despite Trump's wishes to reopen economy

Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Americans to continue social distancing in an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus, a noticeable difference in tone from his successor, who has publicly suggested opening up the nation in two weeks to boost the economy.
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Walmart Was Almost Charged Criminally Over Opioids. Trump Appointees Killed the Indictment.

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. On a Tuesday just before Halloween in 2018, a group of federal prosecutors and agents from Texas arrived in Washington. For almost two years, they’d been investigating the opioid dispensing practices of Walmart, the largest company in the world. They had amassed what they viewed as highly damning evidence only to face a major obstacle: top Trump ap...
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After being courted by Trump, African Americans, Latinos face economic blow from coronavirus

The financial hardship caused by the coronavirus outbreak could fall particularly hard on African Americans and Latinos, undoing economic gains President Donald Trump has touted in his outreach to those key voting blocs ahead of the Nov. 3 election. With job cuts hitting U.S. states as governors and companies order offices and workplaces closed, African Americans and Latinos are particularly vulnerable because they more often have jobs that cannot be done at home. "That will make them more sev...
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Best New Hip Hop Music Videos of 2020: The Ultimate List

Looking for some new music to add to your hip hop playlist? Check out this guide to discover all the best new hip hop of 2020!   The hip hop gods are feeling generous in 2020. We’ve already seen some of the most fire tracks drop from the most fire artists in the scene. If these first few months are any indication of what’s to come, we’re looking at an exciting year of releases. Here are some of the best new hip hop music videos of 2020 so far. Roddy Ricch – The Box The Box is a certified ...
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Liberty University is staying open because Jerry Falwell Jr. wants to own the libs

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr.'s allegiance isn't faltering.President Trump spent the first few weeks of COVID-19's spread downplaying the seriousness of the risk and Falwell has taken up the charge. But the difference between Falwell and your average pandemic skeptic is he runs the largest Christian university in the country, and he has decided to use that position to make a potentially deadly political point.While other universities, including private, Christian sch...
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Obama's 2008 election improved mental health of black men, research shows

Barack Obama's election to the nation's highest office in 2008 improved the mental health of black men, according to new research from Rice University.
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Does Anyone Remember Joe Biden?

Looking over the news this morning, I read my morning paper. I scanned the front pages of the New York Times and CNN websites and a few of the other mainstream news sources. I browsed Twitter. I turned on the TV. And one name was nowhere to be found: Joe Biden.It’s yet another surreal turn for the former vice president, who was politically dead and buried this time a month ago after the Nevada caucuses gave Bernie Sanders his third straight victory. What followed was one of the swiftest and most...
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The Russians Are Coming Again, and They’re Winning

On a warm fall evening in late 2018, I received a message on Twitter from a group of self-described “anonymous hackers” who claimed they’d swiped Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s database.“We are like hundreds of others, but we are the one and only who got the Special Counsel Mueller database,” the message read, busted English and all. The self-described hackers claimed they’d tapped into a local Russian server, accessing all and sundry from what Mueller and his team had already compiled. The ha...
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After his coronavirus test, Rand Paul continued to work at U.S. Capitol for 6 days

Rand Paul continued to work at the U.S. Capitol for 6 days after he got a coronavirus test because he decided he was asymptomatic. The Kentucky Republican said Sunday his test came back positive. He defended his actions on Monday in a series of tweets, saying he isn't worried about the possibility that he could have infected other people who could later die of COVID-19, because he “felt that it was highly unlikely” that he was sick. Christ, what a coronavirasshole. From the Associated Pre...
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Has the U.S. Surgeon General Caught a Bad Case of Trumpism?

In normal times, the average American’s experience with the U.S. surgeon general amounts to reading the warnings on a packet of cigarettes or a bottle of alcohol. But in the age of the novel coronavirus, Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams has become a regular presence in living rooms—and, recently, not always the most reassuring one. On March 8, the first time many Americans saw Adams, the 45-year-old sat for an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper. Adams, who holds the rank of vice admiral in the U.S...
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The Bad News Is I was Wrong

Let me start with Paul Samuelson.Samuelson, who was awarded the 1970 Nobel Prize in economics, liked to quote John Meynard Keynes who, according to Samuelson, was once challenged for altering his position on some economic issue. “When my information changes,” Keynes replied, “I change my mind. What do YOU do?” I tell this tale because back on February 27th, I wrote a piece entitled . Guess what? I was wrong.Based on the best information available at that time, I wrote that "Trump is right" a...
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