Tuesday, March 10, 2020

In the midst of campaign season, it’s important to look squarely at what’s at stake. This article speaks to one of the disturbing long term trends that we as voters and citizens need to expect our government to address — Barack Obama

To prevent the spread of #COVID19, Massachusetts residents should stay up to date on the most current facts and information from: @WHO @CDCemergency @HHSGov @CDCgov @HealthyBoston @MassDPH For more information, visit my coronavirus resource page

BREAKING: Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden have canceled their Wednesday night rallies in Cleveland, Ohio, due to coronavirus concerns

At lunch with Trump today, Sen. Richard Shelby, the Senate appropriations chairman, said GOP senators asked Trump about how the package would be paid for and the cost of the package -- and says they didn't get an answer.

Pelosi: "This ruling is an unequivocal rejection of the President's insistence that he is above the law and his blanket refusal to cooperate with Congressional requests for info. It is also another rebuke of A.G. Barr's brazen efforts to prevent evidence ...from being uncovered."

Tom Bossert says we are 10 days behind Italy. We are not ready. "We have to choose who to intubate, between a 40yo and a 60yo patient who are both at risk of dying. It's atrocious and we are crying; we don't have enough artificial ventilation equipment."

Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was arrested early Tuesday morning on charges of driving while intoxicated, according to law enforcement.

They did not cut taxes. They did not bail out companies. They just attacked the public health emergency. The way to enable economic recovery is focus on public health.

#UPDATE: @MassGovernor says starting tomorrow state workers will curtail all work-related travel forgeign and domestic. “We think it is important to take more aggressive actions.” -Gov

Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts has just declared a state of emergency on Massachusetts due to coronavirus.

Trump to reporters on Hill after meeting with GOP senators: “Stay calm. It will go away”

"Grenell has declined to appear before Congress on Tuesday to speak about foreign election threats, citing apprehension about his preparedness to address sensitive subjects that tend to upset the president."

This is what’s coming. The White House is going to propose bailouts for industry and oppose help that directly helps affected workers.

Breaking via WaPo: The Justice Department must release to congressional Democrats secret grand jury evidence lawmakers are seeking in ongoing investigations into Trump, a federal appeals court in Washington ruled.

Jurors who convicted longtime Republican operative Roger Stone of lying to help Trump are challenging the effort by a right-wing journalist and provocateur to get access to their personal information

Trump's ex-homeland security adviser is pleading publicly for more urgent govt action, calling covid-19 a "fire that threatens to burn out of control" and overwhelm US hospitals in 10 days VP Pence just opened WH meeting w/health insurance companies by praising Trump's response

Trump says he doesn't need to be tested for coronavirus

DC Circuit Court of Appeals rules Congress can have unredacted Mueller Report. See, courts can decide inter-branch disputes! This bodes well for en banc review of last week’s punt in the McGahn decision.

NEW: The window for containing coronavirus has passed in some places and the focus is now shifting to mitigating its impact, the CDC says

Every day, from Boston to New York to L.A., firefighters and police officers use their T-Band-connected radios to do their jobs. But without Congressional action, they will lose access to T-Band frequency. Let’s save T-Band access so first responders can save lives.

Interesting comments from CDC Director Robert Redfield: "I guess I anticipated the private sector would have engaged and helped develop for the clinical side … I can tell you, having lived through the last eight weeks, I would have loved the private sector to be fully engaged.”

Trump asks the country to live within a lie that benefits him, but inescapable truth surrounds us.

Get a load of this White House staffer *screaming* at reporters to leave the room at the end of Trump’s meeting with health care industry executives

BREAKING: D.C. Circuit upholds the lower court order to turn over Mueller special grand jury materials to the House Judiciary Committee.

Kind of amazing that anybody thinks this video makes Biden look anything other than terrific. He shushes the aide who wants to lead him away - and then engages a hostile critic face to face, fact to fact. Impressive.

"As a nation, we require a caliber of leadership that Trump simply can’t muster. And if pointing this out is politicization, then so be it."

The Dow is now red and the S&P 500 isn't far behind.

If Trump wants to stimulate the economy and boost markets, the fastest & easiest way it to drop his tariffs on China and others. He doesn't need Congress to agree. He can do it tomorrow.

Bernie it's not a Corporate Establishment Conspiracy. It's just politics. They're not that into you

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have called on the Trump administration to quickly act to protect workers from the novel coronavirus by introducing a series of new measures — including paid sick leave and free testing

Congress has passed a funding package for testing, care and research on coronavirus. We have plans for worker protections, free testing, paid sick leave and more. We stand ready to stem the economic damage. Now all we need is for the President to take this crisis seriously.

Senator Rubio blaming the media when he could be blaming the President. What a coward.

Trump says the coronavirus came “out of nowhere.” But last year, the DNI WARNED that we were vulnerable to a pandemic “that could lead to massive rates of death and disability, severely affect the world economy, strain international resources...”

An email obtained by the ⁦ @MiamiHerald ⁩ shows the Trump administration has ordered all immigration courts to immediately remove coronavirus posters from all its premises. ⁦

How do the people around him not die of shame every morning

There’s no way this is entirely by accident. This is what happens when the President creates a culture of misinformation, where telling him bad news can get you fired.

You would think this would be information that the administration would be very interested in compiling, but... apparently not?

Reminder of what Jill Stein was up to in 2016. It was all about pushing the DNC leak, supporting Bernie & attacking Dems. Obama even got a mention for supposed "war crimes" INSIDE the United States. #JillSteinIsARussianAsset

Any human being can spread the virus, whether they’re a citizen or a permanent resident or a green card applicant or a refugee. Disease doesn’t discriminate, but this administration certainly does. — Hillary Clinton

Scoop: Trump’s call to Saudi Crown Prince MBS was *before* the Saudi production hike was announced this morning — meaning MBS escalated the oil-price war after talking to Trump.

NEWS: Acting DNI Ric Grenell was pulled from a list of officials briefing the Senate on election security today at 4pm, per source. He was replaced with acting NCSC director William Evanina.

If a medical professional says you are unable to work due to having or being exposed to the Coronavirus -- you can file a Disability Insurance claim. — Gavin Newsom

Trump is doing the “loco lawn sprinkler” narcissists do when they know they are facing a public shaming and are desperate to avoid it. Next up: scapegoating and lashing out. Someone is going to be made to walk the plank soon. My money is on Mike Pence.

When intelligence professionals testify under oath, truths and facts emerge. @realDonaldTrump knows - on anticipated costs of climate change, Russian election interference, and #COVID2019 - he will be contradicted. So he has pulled down the briefing.

Payments on mortgages to be suspended across Italy after...

I just spoke to Rep. Gaetz, who said he was put into a "closed up room" on AF1 after he found out he might have been exposed to Covid19. After landing, Trump "coaxed" him up front before leaving. "He was not hyper cautious about being in the same space that I was in."

Josh Hargraves, an ER doctor in Georgia, said: “On Friday we were told, ‘If the patient doesn’t have a travel history and doesn’t need to be admitted to the hospital, don’t bother calling; we’re not going to test.’” This is the beginning of every horror film about a pandemic.

Trump had no explanation for why his White House had shut down the NSC's Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense . The Myopic Stable Genius suggested that the Coronavirus was a surprise that couldn't be foreseen.

Democrats are planning their own version of stimulus, including coverage for the cost of mass testing for coronavirus & emergency paid sick leave for those who can’t stay home or self-quarantine because they can’t afford to.

“Parscale Strategy has also been used to make payments out of public view to Lara Trump, the wife of the president’s son Eric, and Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr., who have been surrogates on the stump and also taken on broader advisory roles.”

Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein will learn his fate from a New York state judge later. This is his likely future, according to legal experts

Trump retweeting Jill Stein's anti-Biden tweet is a trifecta win for Russia's Internet Research Agency. A Russian-supported US president supporting the cut-out Russia supported to swing the election to Trump, who is now attempting to do it again. Too implausible for a spy novel.

Bolsonaro Joins Trump in Pooh-Poohing Virus Threat

'Jeopardy!' and 'Wheel of Fortune' will not tape in front of a live audience for the foreseeable future "out of an abundance of caution," source close to the shows says.

Russia shocked the world last week by blowing up its shaky alliance with OPEC. Moscow's refusal to join with the cartel is aimed in part at drowning US shale oil companies that rely on higher prices in a sea of cheap crude.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States...

Trump is endangering lives with his contempt for truth, the Editorial Board writes

Rumors spread on social media that snorting cocaine and drinking bleach can cure coronavirus – they can't

Investigating the media. Just what dictators do. Trump Wants DOJ to Investigate Media's Coronavirus Coverage?

A mystery wrapped in a riddle wrapped in a Russian asset.

The Kremlin has been inciting racism in the US for decades. It’s time we stoped only blaming ourselves and took some action against the source of the attacks.

Today, the @nytimes reports that the Russian government is "trying to incite violence by white supremacist groups and to stoke anger among African-Americans" as part of its effort to influence the election.

Putin’s Real Goal Is Kneecapping American Democracy The Kremlin’s minions may seem to push Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard—and Trump. But the bigger goal is to destroy faith in the whole electoral system.

America’s worst financial adviser

Russian intelligence services are trying to incite violence by white supremacist groups to sow chaos in the United States, American intelligence officials said

The United States faces a profound threat, and the president obsesses over cable news ratings. And Republicans are not concerned by this? There is a wholesale abandonment of the duty to protect by the GOP right now. Why do they hate America?


Obama defends ACA ahead of 10-year anniversary of signing it into law

Oh, @marcorubio, you just can’t bring yourself to criticize Trump for demonizing the media and Democrats and playing golf instead of devoting himself to dealing with the #coronavirus threat, can you? That’s sad.

State of Emergency Declared in Rhode Island Over Coronavirus

2 US Marines Killed During Raid on ISIS Cave Complex in Iraq

Beware of Coronavirus-Related Scams

How COVID-19 Spreads

“Many of Mr. Biden’s college-educated, suburban supporters are right-leaning independents or moderate Republicans...They don’t want to re-elect Donald Trump. And they’re willing to cross over to vote for a Democrat — a moderate and mainstream Democrat.”

ICYMI I can’t stop watching this holy shit

The Italian military is now in the streets of northern Italy after mass quarantine sparks riots in 27 prisons. More info in article below.

Oh, look!@SpeakerPelosi just explained why the #TrumpCrash is happening and it's all the president's fault.

"Tuesday is Day 69 of the coronavirus crisis and counting. Do you know where your president is?" Margaret Carlson asks

UPDATED list of members self-quarantining re Coronavirus exposure:

He’s gonna get it. ‘Forget about rope lines’: Secret Service faces unique challenge of protecting Trump from coronavirus exposure

Where did the $1.23 million disappear to Jill?

Harvey Weinstein begs sentencing judge: My fall from grace is punishment enough

“What they add up to is not an invocation to stay calm, as so many politicians around the globe are incessantly suggesting; it is, on the contrary, the case for changing our behavior in radical ways—right now.”

#Italy is emptying the market for medical equipment. Alone yesterday the government bought 3,918 medical ventilators. And today: 24 million protective masks 41 million protective gloves 2,5 million protective coveralls 1,100 Ultrasound machines, electrocardiographs etc. etc.

BREAKING: protestors scale Mt Rushmore and hang anti-Trump banner overnight.

ICYMI: Trump coronavirus incompetence 'like its own natural disaster': Warren

Saudi Arabia seizes oil market by the throat

Washington drawing on multiple partners to build coronavirus testing capacity

Washington planning ahead for expected coronavirus surge

Trump admin bungling overshadows crucial coronavirus advice: AP

Wow Trish is a freaking nutjob. And that is not an exaggeration.

NAIJ had recommended to immigration judges that they post in courthouses the English and Spanish language versions of the CDC's "Stop the Spread of Germs" and "Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019" posters. EOIR ordered that they be removed.

Rep. Paul Gosar is coming under fire for calling the coronavirus the "Wuhan Virus," a reference to the Chinese city where the outbreak started that some critics say is racist and evidence of anti-Asian bias.

THREAD: 1/ I got a classified briefing today on the agreement with the Taliban. I have been a supporter of negotiations with the Taliban, but the more I learn, the more concerned I become that Trump got fleeced

The irony being Bernie's supporters are not doing this at Trump's campaign events, only Biden's.

Hey, I wonder why @DrJillStein is trying to make a hashtag about Biden's mental health start trending. Eight tweets in a row raising the issue in one day. It's a mystery, really.

"Implementation of the arrangements reached by Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump during the summit in Helsinki in 2018 and Osaka in 2019."

Mr. @realDonaldTrump , you realize that your buddy Putin has triggered this oil price war, impacting our stock market, and launching a major assault against our shale producers. Maybe he's turned on you? Maybe time for you to rethink your appeasement strategy towards him?

It’s just mind blowing that we are two month into this crisis, and less than 5,000 have been tested. That is unacceptable. But it makes sense when you consider that the White House prioritizes “avoiding bad news” over “stopping the epidemic”.

The Trump Administration Is Stalling an Intel Report That Warns the U.S. Isn’t Ready for a Global Pandemic. The office of the DNI was scheduled to deliver the Worldwide Threat Assessment to the House Intelligence Committee on Feb. 12

And you will do nothing to either one, because they both have blackmail material on you, your children and your son in law.

It’s now or never for the U.S. if it hopes to keep coronavirus from burning out of control

Bank investors confront a new fear: oil company defaults

Looks like Matt Gaetz and Tucker Carlson at Mar a Lago Saturday night

Schumer: "What was glaringly missing from President Trump's press conference was how he is actually going to combat the spread of the coronavirus and keep the American people safe. It seems President Trump is more focused on the stock market than addressing this pande

’m not a cybersecurity reporter but the feds arrested a Russian hacker who ran Deer dot IO at JFK airport two days ago. Charges unsealed in California tonight. Seems important.

"We might have 1000 people infected today in Washington, but this doubles every week in an epidemic like this and so 7 weeks from now we might have 60,000 people plus infected." -Governor Jay Inslee

Going to be bold and say that if Bernie loses MI tomorrow bigly he could drop out by Wed/Thur. Why stick around for shellackings in FL, GA, IL and OH? His health is an issue, and he should cite it when he announces he's getting out. He's been beaten. He's ill. It's time

Someone who actually deserves a president medal of freedom right here

Thread: This is the English translation of a post of another ICU physician in Bergamo, Dr. Daniele Macchini. Read until the end "After much thought about whether and what to write about what is happening to us, I felt that silence was not responsible.

NEW: Because we can’t get a straight answer from the Trump Administration, I have checked with lab companies. The best estimate is it will be 8 weeks before we have all the nationwide testing we need.

If the colleges don't take corrective action within 60 days, the VA will suspend enrollment of new GI Bill students for all programs. The University of Phoenix said in a statement that it would be working to respond to the VA quickly.

Alright folks, here’s the latest saga of Italian Simona Mangiante fighting with her felon coffee boy husband, George Papadopoulos. The tweets were flying & being deleted as quick as one can say “Russian Handler.” For prosperity:

Polls from the last 12 hours have shown: Mississippi: Biden+55 Michigan: Biden+24, Biden+21 Missouri: Biden+30 Arizona: Biden+28 National: Biden+16

Oh my. Deutsche Bank again ! But of course. Cypriot passport to Jho Low , a €300K donation to the Eastern Orthodox Church. Who hooked 1MDB Jho Low up with the Cyprus crew?

"The bottom line is: we're not at the mercy of the virus." "The threat of a pandemic has become very real," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says. "But, it would be the first pandemic in history that could be controlled."

China's Xi Jinping makes a visit to Wuhan — the coronavirus epicenter — for the first time since the disease emerged, state media says

Looking at how China, S.Korea responded #covid19 , then Iran & Italy, Now the U.S. - I think we are in for a long 8-12 weeks in America

“I view myself as a bridge, not as anything else," Biden says, nodding to the younger endorsers who were here tonight (Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Gretchen Whitmer). “They are the future of this country."

Historians and anthropologists will use this a hundred years from now to illustrate how the Republic fell. A pandemic of ignorance crowdsourced at Fox News

I put my faith in Michigan in the depths of the Great Recession — and if you believe, as I do, that our greatest days still lie ahead, I hope that you’ll put your faith in Team Joe tomorrow.

Why are Putin/Sechin deliberately tanking the RTS & ruble with their Saudi spat?

This suppression of potentially vital public health information is a grievous abuse of executive power

If Congress leaves town early, the reaction will be like a run on the bank. No member should leave DC while schools are open, planes are flying, Trump is holding rallies, etc. Captain goes down with the ship—or, at least, doesn't shove children aside to get in a lifeboat.

Italy becomes the first democratic country since World War II to go into a simultaneous quarantine and nation-wide curfew

Why is it that anyone having anything to do with thug Trump - we’re talking Erik Prince - sneaks around lying and doing dirty tricks?

U.S.-Chinese Distrust Is Inviting Dangerous Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories

Italian doctors on coronavirus frontline face tough calls on who to save

Celebrity chef José Andrés has mobilized his charity and set up near the Grand Princess, carrying at least 21 people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, to serve guests. Some passengers have begun to disembark, and thousands are on the ship

As an MD, PhD expert on viral #pandemic threats, the reason why #coronavirus testing has not been performed is because the Trump Administration totally bungled the rollout of #COVID19 tests. If we truly had 1-million-test capacity, surely these members would have been tested

His chief of staff is under quarantine. So is the congressman who just rode back with him on Air Force One. As well as the guy whose hand he shook at CPAC. And still, President Trump hasn’t taken a test to make sure he doesn’t have the coronavirus?

It’s important to know that the Kremlin views it’s attacks on our democracy as a form of warfare. When a country tells you it’s at war with you, you should listen. We cannot treat Putin like he is a normal national leader.

JUST IN: Meadows self-quarantines after possible exposure to coronavirus patient

Back in July, I warned an economic crash could be coming. One serious shock would be enough—and the Trump administration's incompetent response to the coronavirus is already weakening our economy

The fact that Bernie’s camp is now trying to blame their impending losses on Elizabeth Warren is embarrassing. If your campaign’s success was hinged on a single endorsement, then perhaps your campaign was the problem and not the woman you’re blaming.

Trump’s campaign unleashed an attack that could cause Americans to die. Really. My latest piece. Please read, RT, and share