Wednesday, April 8, 2020

It appears the @realDonaldTrump Administration seized 500 ventilators that Colorado ordered. Then Trump gives back 100 and credits vulnerable GOP @SenCoryGardner. If true, this is outrageous conduct by @POTUS. Does @VP know? Trump is playing politics with people’s lives.

BREAKING: Sen. Bernie Sanders is suspending his 2020 presidential campaign.

Let's make this happen donate to McGrath and say good riddance to McConnell.

Floridians with COVID-19 traveled to 46 states, 75 countries pre-diagnosis

On, Wisconsin.

Every single American should be asking, How many thousands fewer deaths would there be, how many millions fewer jobless would there be, how much less would the stock market have fallen if Trump had not wasted 6 precious weeks & downplayed Covid19's dangers

If #MissEngland has her “crown” removed for working as an actual doctor to help England during a time of crisis, the pageant needs to be mothballed for eternity She can be “Doctor England” - I’d rather have a Duty Queen than a Beauty Queen. Thank you Dr. Mukherjee

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent a second night in intensive care at a London hospital, suffering from coronavirus

I voted. In mask and gloves, putting myself, the poll workers, and my community at risk, I voted. Because I decided the only thing more dangerous than voting today was allowing the people who did this to Wisconsin to get away with it. #WisconsinGOP

Putin said over dinner that he could destroy the US in a half-hour

Schumer and Pelosi issue statement on WH call for $250B request for additional stimulus funds - and lay out additional demands, including $100B for hospitals, $150B for state and local governments, additional funding for food stamps.

The WHO has warned of an “infodemic." Conspiracy theories, disinformation and propaganda are eroding public trust and undermining health officials in ways that could outlast the coronavirus pandemic.

The SBA on April 3 informed @SpeakerPelosi & @senatemajldr that it wouldn’t comply with the part of the $350B COVID-3 funding package enforcing the First Amendment by preventing federal tax dollars from going to organizations solely engaged in religious activities! That’s wrong!

230 sailors from the USS Theodore Roosevelt, the aircraft carrier whose captain —Capt. Brett Crozier — was fired after warning of a coronavirus outbreak, have tested positive for COVID-19.

A study of 175 #COVID19 patients discharged from hospital in #China showed *30% had extremely low levels of antibodies* with NO antibodies detected in ~6%. Low levels of antibodies could affect herd immunity and vaccine effectiveness

Reminder: Speaker Pelosi has said she is creating a select committee of the House to scrutinize the Trump admin's implementation of the new coronavirus emergency spending law.

Russia Bribed FIFA to Host World Cup, U.S. Says. Of course they did.

TRUMP: "By the way, the hydroxychloroquine, we have millions of doses that I bought. I bought millions of doses. You know, for the country."

President Trump: "I think mail-in voting is horrible, it's corrupt." Reporter: "You voted by mail in Florida's election last month, didn't you?" Trump: "Sure. I can vote by mail" Reporter: "How do you reconcile with that?" Trump: "Because I'm allowed to."

This is the new WH press secretary

My @UMichLaw colleague @LeahLitman explains how SCOTUS decision requiring Wisconsin voters to go to the polls during this deadly #COVID19 pandemic could be a preview of November elections.

Sens. Warren, Brown, Van Hollen, Blumenthal: "The American public has a right to know if Deutsche Bank is providing special financial favors to the President or his family's company so they can determine if these favors are affecting Trump Admin policy."

These folks are waiting in line to vote today, they're still about 1/3 of a mile away from their polling location.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey pledges $1 billion of his stake in Square to help fund coronavirus relief efforts

I waited 2.5 hours today in rain and hail (and a mask and gloves) to vote in Milwaukee because @wisgop and @scotus would rather risk lives than have a fair election. Instead of 182 polling sites, we had 5

Election supervisors in Florida warned Gov. DeSantis on Tuesday that he needs to change the law to give them more flexibility to avoid a presidential election meltdown in the nation’s biggest swing state

How to sew your own fabric mask

How Europe failed the coronavirus test

Why Wisconsin Republicans insisted on holding today's election amid a pandemic: It's the culmination of a decade of GOP efforts to make voting harder, dilute power of black and urban Democrats and gerrymander themselves into a permanent majority.

Alexei Yurchak has a phase about to the former Soviet Union that's been banging around my head today about the final fragility of Trumpism. "Everything was forever, until it was no more."

Trump’s dismissal of competent officials is an attack on accountability

Pulp friction: Border jams delay supply of toilet paper's only ingredient

Breaking News: John Prine, the folk singer and songwriter with a raspy voice and ingenious lyrics, died at 73 from complications of the coronavirus

French hospital halts hydroxychloroquine treatment study due to cardiac side effects

Under pressure, Army Corps of Engineers adapts to demands COVID-19 puts on states

New Jersey governor: 'Please God, stay home'

Governor Newsom hails fellow governors in coronavirus fight

Newsom: California has deal for 200 million masks per month