Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Trump keeps justifying his push to reopen schools by insisting the coronavirus has "very little impact on young people," but that's a lie

Fox News has now been hyping Trump's latest remarks from the White House, which we still haven't seen yet, for well over two hours

Weird. It’s almost as if senior US officials who had a right to know asked the right questions when presented with troubling information. But I’m sure that’s not how the GOP will spin it....

The absence of a coordinated federal COVID response from the Trump Admin forced states to devise public health regulations on their own. Their decisive action saved lives, period. So why is DOJ litigating against states for imposing restrictions + upholding stay-home guidelines?

The AP has obtained a 63-page document that's more detailed than other, previously reported segments of the shelved guidance from the CDC. It shows that the CDC and the White House are not on same page for coronavirus reopenings.

NEWS: Grenell has sent a list to Sens. Johnson/Grassley of former Obama administration officials who may have been involved in the unmasking of Michael Flynn. Biden is on the list, along with Clapper, Comey, Brennan, more.

Things that should keep American’s up at night besides the pandemic. Saying the POTUS is above the law means Rep’s believe Trump should be a King. What’s the plan to never have a Dem POTUS? SCOTUS May Have Just Decided to Exempt Trump From the Rule of Law

BREAKING: The coronavirus crisis in Navajo Nation has gotten so bad that Doctors Without Borders just sent a team into the United States

"You have two leaders who are blinded to the necessity of working a new framework out and thus headed into a spiral that puts us in the middle of a new kind of Cold War."

In Lompoc federal prison not far from my district, 70% of inmates have COVID-19. But it is Paul Manafort, Trump crony, who gets to serve his sentence at home due to coronavirus. In Bill Barr’s Department, how can anyone have confidence that justice is being done?

The first round of emergency relief was not enough for Americans who now struggling. We’re currently working on another $1,200 for each American.

Biden by 8. Trump’s numbers are in a Coronavirus death spiral.

Vice President Mike Pence is seen in the back of his SUV wearing a protective mask as he arrives at the White House.

It’s safe enough to reopen states but too dangerous to keep Paul Manafort in prison?

Ex-ambassador asks why Trump was depending so much on China for all the info about COVID-19

WOW. 27 million Americans have likely lost their health insurance because of coronavirus layoffs. That means up to 55 million Americans are without coverage in the middle of a pandemic. We need to get these people covered NOW.

What would happen if Donald Trump got coronavirus?

Howard Stern: “The oddity in all of this is the people Trump despises most, love him the most. The people who are voting for Trump for the most part... he wouldn’t even let them in a f*cking hotel. He’d be disgusted by them.”

BREAKING: Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been released from prison to serve the rest of his sentence at home due to fears that the novel coronavirus outbreak could overwhelm the prison system

That’s the plan — Joe Biden

Dr. Fauci is right. If we don't ramp up testing, if we don't get a national contact tracing program in place, and if we don't follow the social distancing guidelines, then the next wave of COVID-19 is going to cause even more unnecessary deaths.

People who wear masks during a pandemic are not cowards. People who think they need to wear camouflage and carry AR-15s when they visit their state capitals are cowards.

One of Hong Kong’s last remaining British trading houses, is facing a new challenge—in Indonesia

“There is a reason that these white men hate Obama,” writes @IAmSophiaNelson. “No lawmaker shouts at a white president while he is addressing the congress. No senator tells a white former president to 'keep his mouth shut.'”

Sen Chris Murphy: Trump admin. coronavirus guidance is ‘criminally vague’

Bipartisan bill would mobilize 265,000 contact tracers across the U.S.

Supreme Court hears arguments about Trump tax returns

Harvard Global Health Director: No confidence there would be enough testing to reopen schools in Fall

This 10-year-old girl created a curtain with arm holes so should could hug her grandparents!

Trump presses immunity argument in Summer Zervos defamation case

A doctor in Burkina Faso repurposes plastic folders to make protective face shields for his staff

Facebook reaches $52 million dollar settlement with its hard-hit moderatorsh

While the US may have performed the most number of coronavirus tests, it's nowhere near the world's leader in testing per capita, multiple studies show. And health experts say the US isn't close to the rate of testing needed to safely reopen the economy

WaPo:"Since Sunday, Trump has used his Twitter account to make or elevate allegations of criminal conduct against no less than 20 individuals and organizations. He has tweeted more often about alleged crimes by his perceived opponents than he has about the pandemic."

After five months of being at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic, new infections in Hong Kong have slowed to a trickle, and the city is slowly getting back to normal. Which, these days, means protests

WARNING: Trump, Fox News, & the right-wing media have come up with a plan to distract Trump’s base from the misery + death Americans are suffering. It’s called Obamagate—The theory makes no sense, & yet it’s trending as a hashtag. Republicans received a memo on how to discuss it.

Labour is now calling for "decisive action" to protect care home residents including greater testing.

UK researchers try to crack genetic riddle of COVID-19

How Climate Change Is Contributing to Skyrocketing Rates of Infectious Disease

Elon Musk and Texas Governor Greg Abbott talk about potential Tesla move to Lone Star state

Despite being under investigation for defrauding taxpayers to the tune of hundreds of millions, Blue Flame Medical continues to lie about whether it can provide urgently needed PPE to frontline workers. @RepRaskin and I are calling on the @FTC to put an immediate stop to this.

I wish the president would spend less time talking and tweeting and more time listening to experts like Dr. Fauci. This isn’t politics. This is life and death.

NEW: Jerry Falwell Jr just fired the entire Philosophy Department at Liberty University. In addition, the school is dissolving the Philosophy Department on June 30th. "There was no advanced warning" according to Professor Mark Foreman - who posted about his firing on Facebook.

Significant financial secrets at stake for Trump in SCOTUS case

Something appears to be wrong with Donald Trum

Democrats' focus on essential workers in draft of new relief bill

Sen. Warren: Americans suffering from lack of federal leadership

Trump's public time wasting undercuts his case before SCOTUS

Trump's public time wasting undercuts his case before SCOTUS