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Elizabeth Warren for President open-sources its 2020 campaign tech

Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren may have ended her 2020 presidential run, but the tech used to drive her campaign will live on. Members of her staff announced they would make public the top apps and digital tools developed in Warren’s bid to become the Democratic nominee for president. “In our work, we leaned heavily on open source technology — and want to contribute back to that community…[by] open-sourcing some of the most important projects of the Elizabeth Warren campaign for anyone to u...
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Donald Trump in 'near tie' with Joe Biden, new poll finds

Washington Post-ABC News poll puts former vice-president ahead by 49% to 47% among registered votersDonald Trump has gained ground on his probably challenger in November’s presidential election and is in a “near tie” with Joe Biden, according to a new poll released on Sunday.The Washington Post-ABC News poll put the former vice-president ahead by 49% to 47% among registered voters. In February, the same poll put the US president seven points behind. Continue reading...
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Disunited states of America: responses to coronavirus shaped by hyper-partisan politics

Democratic states have tended to be more proactive while some Republican governors followed Trump in downplaying the crisisIt was a tale of two beaches. On Florida’s Atlantic coast, at the height of spring break season, the sand was deserted in the cities of Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale, where Democratic mayors had imposed closures to fight the spread of coronavirus.Across the narrow neck of the state, the Gulf coast beaches in Clearwater were a world apart. There the Republican mayor had dec...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decries 'shameful' corporate bailout – video

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez clashed with Republicans as the US Senate voted on a $2.2tn coronavirus relief bill on Friday. She said it was a ‘shameful’ corporate bailout that would further widen the income inequality gap. ‘What did the Senate majority fight for?’ the New York congresswoman asled. ‘One of the largest corporate bailouts with as few strings as possible in American history’ Continue reading...
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How Trump Learned to Trust Steve Mnuchin With His Presidency

Over the last few weeks, the fate of Donald Trump’s presidency, the global economy, and millions of American lives have hinged on the man who executive-produced The Lego Movie.That man, Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin, might seem like an unusual point person to handle the widespread fallout of a global pandemic. But it’s an unusual moment, and Mnuchin—personally tasked by President Trump to represent him in high-stakes congressional negotiations over coronavirus legislation—has seemingly me...
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Members of Congress race back for $2.2tn stimulus vote amid fears of delay

Politicians return to Washington for possible rollcall vote as Kentucky Republican threatens to hold up passage of stimulus billMembers of Congress are racing back to Washington, despite social isolation guidelines, out of fear that a lawmaker could delay a Friday vote on the $2.2tn economic stimulus package designed to rush federal aid to workers, businesses and a healthcare system ravaged by the coronavirus. Related: Coronavirus live news: Spain records highest single-day death toll and with...
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'The universe is collapsing': Bernie Sanders mocks Republicans over coronavirus aid – video

Bernie Sanders clashed with Republicans as the US Senate debated a historic $2.2tn coronavirus relief package on Wednesday night. Four GOP senators had threatened to block the bill because it provided an additional $600 a week in unemployment insurance benefits to the poorest Americans. Sanders said: 'The universe is collapsing ... How absurd and wrong is that? What kind of value system is that?’US Senate passes historic $2tn relief package as coronavirus devastates economy Continue reading...
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‘Opening a door that was closed too long’: the hunt for a female vice-president

As Biden says he will pick a female running mate, experts say having a woman on the Democratic ticket will move the US closer to the first female presidentHours after the Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren ended her presidential campaign and all but assured the next American president would be a white man in his 70s, a group of influential Democratic women gathered for dinner at a Spanish restaurant in downtown Washington.The timing was coincidental, but it underscored the urgency of their m...
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Coronavirus US live: White House calls on New Yorkers who have left city to self-quarantine

Trump says he’d like US to return to normal by EasterCuomo warns infection rates rising faster than expectedTrump’s staff cuts have undermined containment effortsUS medical staff beg for masks on social mediaSee all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 11.16pm GMT Today’s briefing made clear that New York is now being treated as a hot zone. The state reported 25,665 cases of Covid-19, as of. this morning, with 210 deaths. Nearly 15,000 ca...
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Coronavirus US live: Trump claims to see 'light at end of tunnel' despite mounting alarm as cases increase

Cuomo warns infection rates rising faster than expectedTrump’s staff cuts have undermined containment effortsUS medical staff beg for masks on social mediaSee all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 10.26pm GMT Fauci responded with a more measured message. The timeline of when the US should ease physical distancing measures is “really very flexible,” he said, “You can look at a date but you have to be very flexible.” Fauci once again emp...
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Coronavirus US live: stocks rebound more than 11% as stimulus package deal nears

Cuomo warns infection rates rising faster than expectedTrump’s staff cuts have undermined containment effortsUS medical staff beg for masks on social mediaSee all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 8.29pm GMT A 31-year-old from Mexico has become the first person in immigration detention in the US to test positive for Covid-19. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the unidentified individual was being held at Bergen County Jail in...
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Coronavirus US live: Trump says 'we have to get back to work' as number of US deaths rises

Cuomo warns infection rates rising faster than expectedTrump’s staff cuts have undermined containment effortsUS medical staff beg for masks on social mediaSee all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 6.03pm GMT A note on Trump’s comment earlier about how Joe Biden criticized him on his decision to “close off China.” Trump, as a reminder from earlier in this virtual town hall, said “That was weeks early, and honestly I took a lot of heat. ...
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Coronavirus US live: New York governor attacks Trump's handling of outbreak

Trump’s staff cuts have undermined containment effortsUS medical staff beg for masks on social mediaCan Trump be trusted not to abuse emergency powers?See all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 4.09pm GMT Donald Trump is set to headline a two hour virtual town hall on the coronavirus pandemic. Just ahead of that, vice-president Mike Pence sat down with Fox News’ Bill Hemmer. In that interview Pence was asked to respond to New York gover...
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Coronavirus US live: Trump urges Congress to get Americans 'back to work'

Trump’s staff cuts have undermined containment effortsUS medical staff beg for masks on social mediaCan Trump be trusted not to abuse emergency powers?See all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 3.23pm GMT There has been an ongoing debate among Republican and Democratic lawmakers across the country over whether the Trump administration needed aggressively use the Defense Production Act to activate private industry to help provide medical...
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Coronavirus US live: Senate appears close to $2tn stimulus package deal

Trump’s staff cuts have undermined containment effortsUS medical staff beg for masks on social mediaCan Trump be trusted not to abuse emergency powers?See all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 2.15pm GMT The big news out of the business world this morning is that the Ford Motor Company, GE Healthcare and the 3M company are teaming up to make medical equipment in response to the Coronavirus epidemic. CNN Business reports: “Healthcare wo...
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Congress closing in on nearly $2 trillion coronavirus aid package

By LISA MASCARO, ANDREW TAYLOR and JONATHAN LEMIRE WASHINGTON — Top congressional and White House officials say they expect to reach a deal Tuesday on a nearly $2 trillion measure aimed at easing the economic damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said they had spoken by phone with President Donald Trump during the long night of negotiations. While the two sides have resolved many issues in the sweeping package, ...
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Pelosi’s $2.5 Trillion Virus Bill Delays Mortgage, Car Payments

(Bloomberg) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a $2.5 trillion virus economic stimulus plan in a bid to shape negotiations on a Senate measure that stalled on Monday, triggering a sell-off in U.S. equities markets.Pelosi’s 1,400-page bill would have broad implications for the financial sector. It would force lenders to grant a temporary reprieve from mortgage and car payments and credit card bills. It would order the Federal Reserve to provide loan servicers with liquidity to allow borrowers...
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Pelosi $2.5 Trillion Plan Has Mortgage Reprieve: Congress Update

(Bloomberg) -- Republicans and Democrats in Congress are negotiating with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Monday in an attempt to reach a compromise on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bill worth as much as $2 trillion to help soften the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic.Here are the latest developments:Pelosi $2.5 Trillion Plan Has Mortgage Reprieve (8:26 p.m.)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a $2.5 trillion, 1,400-page virus stimulus bill in a bid to shape talks on a rival Sena...
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Trump Urges Senate to ‘Make a Deal’ on Stimulus: Congress Update

(Bloomberg) -- Republicans and Democrats in Congress are negotiating with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Monday in an attempt to reach a compromise on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bill worth as much as $2 trillion to help soften the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic.Here are the latest developments:Trump Urges Senate to ‘Make a Deal’ on Stimulus (6:27 p.m.)President Donald Trump urged the Senate to put partisan differences aside and pass McConnell’s nearly $2 trillion virus eco...
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Tom Cotton Slams Democrats’ Delay on Coronavirus Relief: ‘Disgraceful’

Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) on Monday afternoon slammed Democrats for delaying a vote on a massive coronavirus-relief package, accusing them of holding up the bill in an attempt to check of items on their “ideological wish-list.”“There is a good bill, a bill that was negotiated in good faith over the weekend with many Democrats . . . that they are now blocking, that they will not even start debate on because of ideological wish-list items,” Cotton said on the Senate floor. “It is disgraceful, ...
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Temper Erupts On Senate Floor Over Impasse In COVID-19 Response

The Senate floor became the site of shouting and angry tirades Monday afternoon, as an impasse over a COVID-19 package frayed the nerves in the “cooling saucer of democracy,” as the Senate has been called. “We don’t have time for this,” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) yelled on the floor, while interrupting a Democrat’s floor remarks. Things first started going off the rails Sunday evening, when Democrats blocked a procedural move to advance the economic response package, known colloqu...
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Pelosi Hopes for House Vote on Counterproposal: Congress Update

(Bloomberg) -- Republicans and Democrats in Congress are negotiating with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Monday in an attempt to reach a compromise on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bill worth as much as $2 trillion to help soften the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic.Here are the latest developments:Pelosi Hopes for House Vote on Counterproposal (3:01 p.m.)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she is hoping to bring House members back to Washington to vote on Democrats’ version of the...
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Dem Rep. Told Colleagues Coronavirus Bill Is ‘Tremendous Opportunity to Restructure Things to Fit Our Vision’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) worked to scupper the phase-three coronavirus relief package on Sunday after Majority Whip James Clyburn (D., S.C.) told caucus members last week that the bill was “a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”Clyburn’s comments came on a Thursday call featuring more than 200 House Democrats, during which caucus members laid out a list of provisions they wanted to be included in the Senate’s trillion-dollar package.Republicans have sai...
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Senate Democrats block a trillion-dollar stimulus package and urge more aid for workers affected by the coronavirus outbreak

The Senate failed to pass a trillion-dollar stimulus package on Sunday evening, with Democrats saying it failed to adequately protect workers.
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A Citizen's Guide to Beating Donald Trump review: dispatches from a time before the virus

David Plouffe went to the White House with Obama then predicted a Clinton victory. Has he learned from that reverse? Have we?On Tuesday, Joe Biden and his juggernaut left Bernie Sanders’ dream in tatters. The former vice-president swept primaries in Arizona, Florida and Illinois. Fact: Sanders looks a lot less appealing without Hillary Clinton to kick around. Related: MBS review: why Trump and the west took a pass on the Khashoggi killing Continue reading...
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Mike Bloomberg transfers $18m to Democratic National Committee

Former presidential candidate will also transfer offices in six battleground states to help defeat TrumpMike Bloomberg is transferring $18m (£15.5m) from his presidential campaign to the Democratic National Committee in the largest single such transfer ever made.The largesse is the latest sign of the billionaire businessman’s continued involvement in the presidential race since ending his own campaign this month after a lacklustre showing on Super Tuesday. In the 3 March primaries the former New...
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Michael Bloomberg Campaign Transfers $18 Million to DNC to Beat Trump

(Bloomberg) -- Michael Bloomberg said Friday he is transferring $18 million to the Democratic National Committee from his presidential campaign and turning over several of his field offices to state parties in an effort the effort to help Democrats defeat President Donald Trump.Previously, Bloomberg had said even if he wasn’t the nominee, he was willing to spend a lot of money -- but “hopefully not” as much as $1 billion -- to keep staff and offices in six battleground states to help any Democra...
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Biden Running Mate? Party Leaders Favor Former Female Rivals

WASHINGTON -- With former Vice President Joe Biden now holding an all but insurmountable lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary contest, many Democrats have shifted their attention to a favorite quadrennial parlor game: the vice-presidential search.Biden has shown his hand in a big and unusual way for a front-runner, saying he would pick a woman as a running mate. That has opened the path for Democratic officials to start picking favorites -- from a socially safe distance.In d...
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Republican stimulus package proposes up to $1,200 for individuals – as it happened

Plan includes aid for small businesses but leaves notable gapsState department warns all Americans to avoid leaving countryTrump sows confusion with claim drug will be ready soonCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 12.02am GMT Related: Coronavirus map of the US: latest cases state by state 11.35pm GMT Richard Burr, the Senate Intelligence chair who sold off stocks in February despite publ...
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Republican stimulus package proposes up to $1,200 for individuals – live

Plan includes aid for small businesses but leaves notable gapsState department warns all Americans to avoid leaving countryTrump sows confusion with claim drug will be ready soonCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 11.35pm GMT Richard Burr, the Senate Intelligence chair who sold off stocks in February despite public assurances that the coronavirus crisis was overblown, has responded to a report t...
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