Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Breaking: Furious over coronavirus fallout, Trump urged Mnuchin to push Fed chairman to do more to stimulate economy during explosive tirade

CONFIRMED ON RECORD: U.S. and coalition troops killed in rocket attack in Iraq, potentially spiking tensions with Iran. At least 2 dead Americans and one other dead member of the coalition. At least five more seriously wounded, @CENTCOM spokesman says

Trump admin. isn't backing off proposed cuts to CDC budget

When it comes to testing for coronavirus, there's still a big gap between what the federal government is promising and what can currently be delivered. Here's what you need to know

Former @CDCgov director Tom Frieden’s (not an alarmist) his worst-case, but not implausible, scenario for the #CoronavirusPandemic: Half of the US population (165 million) gets infected, > 1 million die (0.65% case-fatality rate)

“Jared Kushner now involved” should send shockwave of despair through all America.

Trump is waiting to declare an emergency over Coronavirus until Jared Kushner "finishes his research and comes to a conclusion himself."

Experts say earlier rationing and limits could have prevented price gouging and hoarding.

“When you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that's a pretty good job we've done." ~Donald Trump 2/28/20 saying the Coronavirus would disappear in a few days.

BREAKING: The Dow has hit the bear market level -- a loss of 20% from the recent record high. If Wall Street closes at this level, it will mean the of the 11-year bull market that began on March 9, 2009.

The Supreme Court acted on Wednesday to allow President Trump to continue with his policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico, heading off an appeals court order that would have halted the practice along a long stretch of the southern border

Coronavirus tests by the US government and other scientists "found that viable virus could be detected up to three hours later in the air, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.”

Senate GOP Blocks Emergency Paid Sick Leave Bill From Moving Forward

Rupert Murdoch could save lives by forcing Fox News to tell the truth about coronavirus — right now.

New details of misconduct by former GOP congressman Duncan Hunter emerge ahead of his sentencing

Trump tells bankers he will be making a statement later tonight about Coronavirus. He says he will talk about what the country should do to deal with the outbreak.

GOP chairman cancels Hunter Biden-related subpoena vote

Chuck Schumer, other senators to ask Trump to issue national emergency declaration for coronavirus

BREAKING: The World Health Organization now says COVID-19 is officially a pandemic

"We have therefore made the assessment that #COVID19 can be characterized as a pandemic"

Please don't believe Fox News: Coronavirus is much more contagious and much more deadly than the flu

Watching Dr. Redfield, Dr. Fauci & Others Testify on Coronavirus Response

Find the latest updates on #COVID19 - including guidance, recommendations, prevention tips, frequently asked questions and more - all on our website:

The sources said the NSC...ordered the classification.”This came directly from the White House,” one official said.

Reuters: WH has ordered health offls to treat top-level coronavirus meetings as classified, hampering govt response

Dr. Fauci just spotted entering West Wing.

Dr. Fauci: "We must be much more serious as a country about what we might expect" re the @coronavirus crisis. He is essentially crying out for more competent leadership from @realDonaldTrump. BTW, the only Trump tweets this AM about the virus are tweets of people praising him

Rep. Stephen Lynch urges health officials to “push back” against Trump’s “bizarre” statements on coronavirus: “Standing behind him and nodding silently … is not going to get us.” Dr. Fauci: “I have never, ever held back telling exactly what is going on.”

Dr Fauci is a National Treasure Right NOW you NEED to listen to him. Some of you may have thought that using the word “exponentially” increase and “force multiplier” seemed dramatic. I can assure you that no, it was not dramatic it’s OUR actual realit

Dr. Anthony Fauci: "It is ten times more lethal than the seasonal flu."

This hearing has been remarkable. Dr. Fauci publicly contradicting talking points from WH and VP's office. Really underlying the severity of the situation we're in right now. Turning point, in my mind. First public appearance where we're really getting somewhat of a full picture.

Dr. Anthony Fauci tells the House Oversight Committee that #coronavirus has a mortality rate of 1 percent and that's 10 times the 0.1 percent mortality rate of the flu. "This is really a serious problem," he says.

Dr. Fauci's response when asked how many people will get and/or die from COVID-19 in the U.S.: "If we are complacent and don't do really aggressive containment and mitigation, the number could go way up...many, many millions." Trump has spent WEEKS downplaying the crisis

BREAKING: Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison for sex crimes


"The President has now blown through a legally established deadline to provide the public with...explanations for attacking Iran and other efforts to reinterpret his authority to use military force." - @HouseForeign Chairman

Bernie Sanders won the North Dakota caucuses Tuesday, capturing a state that has 14 delegates.

Sens. Warren and Markey have written to Pence about Trump's "rambling" coronavirus presser at the CDC. "It is essential that the response you are directing is guided by scientific evidence and principles, rather than aimed at misdirected goals of assuaging the President's ego."

Dr. Facui in congressional hearing this morning: Q: Is the worst yet to come, Dr. Fauci? A: Yes. Yes it is

Dear @realDonaldTrump: Can you let us know (1) when we will have sufficient test kits, (2) if labs have the materials they need to do the testing, and (3) how many Americans have been tested so far for #COVID19? Thanks.

Trump allies got coronavirus tests despite lack of symptoms and shortage

U.S. officials to urge 'aggressive' local steps against coronavirus

Trump new tax cut is now officially DOA. It didn't last a day.

national Quinnipiac poll this week among voters 18-34: Biden 59%, Trump 30%

BREAKING: #Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel says that the #coronavirus is “likely to infect 70% of the German population.” Over the next year, it’s likely that at least this proportion of people here & abroad will be infected. This is what a #pandemic looks like.#COVID19

Lynn Adelman, a U.S. district judge in Milwaukee, has published a blistering critique of the Supreme Court's record under John Roberts, focusing on a string of decisions that he argues have fostered "economic inequality" and "undermined democracy."

Screenshots from last night's Fox News and Fox Business coverage of coronavirus heavy on Dear Leader-ism and media blame. Yes, that's a photo from the Benghazi attacks in the Ingraham one.

Be careful America! We have a Pandemic spreading across America, & a #Pandumbic in the White House

Watch !

#Minnesota now offers curbside #coronavirus testing! Call ahead, drive up, and your samples will be taken in just a few minutes with results provided the next day. EVERY state should offer this

“The pasta shelves are empty. What is happening? There wasn’t this much panic when World War II started.”

Fox News is putting lives at risk

I agree that the Kremlin doesn’t necessarily care about Trump. Their goal is and always was to damage the US, stoke chaos and weaken US ties with Europe. They support Trump because he is a mess, weakens the US and is the chaos candidate. It’s not based on a love of Trump per se.

Tulsi Gabbard, the third candidate left in this race, is losing in every state to people who’ve dropped out.

“We’ve has enough revolutions.” Vladimir Putin equates free and fair elections with revolution. A slap in the face to the Russian people.

This is why Trump must be defeated. An autocratic leader with a docile party amends the constitution to make him leader-for-life. Trump has Putin-envy. Let's show Putin and Trump how democracy really works

Senate Democrats will urge Trump to declare a national emergency

Health officials are calling for "all hands on deck" in communities across the US as coronavirus cases reached 1,000 and millions more testing kits are on the way to labs across the country.

Makes you wonder if there is a connection between Murdoch and Putin. This is disinformation calculated to inflame division. It is made up stuff put out on a major cable network tightly controlled by the Murdoch’s. They must be aware of the damage this does to the USA

Iran urges the U.S. to ease sanctions on imports of medicines and foods needed to fight a major outbreak of the coronavirus

Really? We need to bailout a billionaire oil man who paid a $975 million divorce settlement five years ago? What happened to that free market talk?

Pope Francis has expressed his feeling of metaphorical closeness to all coronavirus patients, particularly those in prisons

Be humble in victory, patriots. No gloating. Now is the time to build coalitions, mend fences, and focus on getting that f—king traitorous buffoon out of the White House.

I urge everyone to be respectful of @BernieSanders & his voters. We need to move forward together. I believe tomorrow or Thursday Sanders will make an announcement. As recently as this weekened, Sanders promised to support Biden if he is the nominee and I take him at his word.

Biden thanks Bernie Sanders and his supporters and says “together, we will defeat Donald Trump”

NYT reports that Kash Patel, former Nunes aide and now top DNI aide, limited what intel officials were able to tell Congress about foreign interference in the 2020 election.

Dennis, um, Miller is joining Russia Today as host of a new show. "That's the news and Moscow!"

Emails and interviews show that after the weeks of C.D.C. rejections, researchers in Seattle decided to defy regulators and test anyway. They ended up finding and reporting the first case of community-transmission in the region

Disappointing results have left the Bernie Sanders campaign at a crossroads. Less than two weeks after losing his front-runner status, Sanders is staring at a growing delegate disadvantage and urgent calls for Democrats to unify against President Trump.

Pence gave a coronavirus briefing where he said that insurance companies would pay for the coronavirus test. When reporters demanded to know what would happen to the 30 million Americans without health insurance, Pence left the briefing room and an aide chastised the reporter

EXCLUSIVE: An episode where HHS officials lost email access during coronavirus planning has led to SEEMA VERMA being stripped of control of her agency’s emails and appealing to the White House to intervene.

A surge in demand for a critical tool required to run the coronavirus test kit used in US public health labs is challenging its maker's capacity to deliver it.

OUTRAGEOUS “The message from the federal government was blunt. ‘What they said on that phone call very clearly was cease and desist to Helen Chu,’ Dr. Lindquist remembered. ‘Stop testing.’” Failure to test is a dereliction of duty by the @realDonaldTrump Administration.

A disease specialist in Seattle had the ability (and instinct) to test for coronavirus as early as January. Officials told her she wasn’t allowed to test. She did it anyway and found a bunch of cases. So what happened? They told her to stop.

If the Supreme Court, based on virus fears, decides to hold the March and April arguments without allowing seating by public, then it should use that as an opportunity to allow for live-streaming of the audio of the oral arguments.

By downplaying the reality of coronavirus, Fox News is putting lives at risk. I wish I were exaggerating but I’m not. Polls shows Republicans are less likely to take the threat seriously than Democrats.

Perfect headline: Gaetz slept in Walmart lot after potentially exposing Trump to coronavirus

Long lines being reported at some Dem. primary locations in North Dakota. There are only 14 locations for the entire state. Only one location in Fargo, a city of 120,000 people

Andrew Yang endorses Joe Biden

Trump finally stabs Sessions, right in the front

The Missouri Attorney General’s Office is suing televangelist Jim Bakker for allegedly marketing a concoction called “Silver Solution” as a coronavirus cure

We are SO not interested in your analysis of the Democratic primary process. Please focus on your day job. It's rather important right now. Given our #COVID19 and economic challenges right now, I'm alarmed that our president is tweeting about the Democratic primary at 1 am

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones arrested on DWI charge after his wife calls police after "family disturbance"

"Let's shut this puppy down and... worry about November. This thing is decided." James Carville reacts to Joe Biden's projected victories in Michigan, Missouri, and Mississippi

This is heartbreaking and should make you angry. Shows the failure of @realDonaldTrump and other officials mistakenly viewing #COVIDー19 as a Chinese border issue instead of a testing and containment issue.@POTUS knew in Jan and we still lack sufficient testing. Unacceptable.

‼️For weeks, thousands of samples sat in #Seattle as researchers sought to test them for #coronavirus, but @CDCgov wouldn’t allow it. “We felt like we were sitting, waiting for the #pandemic to emerge. We could help. We couldn’t do anything.”

BREAKING: the number of #coronavirus cases in the US surpasses 1,000 with 1,004 people in 37 states and #DC testing positive for #COVID19, plus 31 deaths. This is just beginning the acceleration phase of the #CoronavirusPandemic in the US

Yes, Sean Hannity is an idiot, and yes, he’s a big bore, but listening to Hannity tells you exactly what Trump is thinking. And man oh man, it’s crystal clear that Donald Trump is scared to death of Joe Biden

This mofo’s gotta go. MH17 trial witnesses face genuine murder threats from Russia, says prosecutors

The Great Oil War of 2020 Has Begun. Can Russia Win?

Dear @realDonaldTrump: #Coronavirus cases grew to over 1,000 tonight with at least 31 deaths. Virus has spread to 38 states. Can you tweet about (1) When are we going to get sufficient numbers of test kits & (2) If the labs have the materials they need? That would be helpful.

In a hearing today, I asked why 1/3 of tellers rely on public assistance to make ends meet, when @WellsFargo made $20 billion in profit last year. CEO Charlie Scharf apparently wasn't even sure the bank was profitable! He only said he "believes" it is

Trump incompetence on coronavirus changes dynamics for 2020

“We felt like we were sitting, waiting for the pandemic to emerge. We could help. We couldn’t do anything.”

Massachusetts has announced 51 new presumptive positive cases, and and the state's governor declared a state of emergency

It is pretty stunning to see someone be the first senator to endorse Trump and give up a safe (I mean really, really safe) Senate seat only to then later have the president endorse his opponent three weeks before the runoff in Alabama.

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