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News : Politics

Angus King calls for Senate hearing into firing of intel watchdog

Monday  19:41,   06 april 2020

He called Trump's decision to fire Michael Atkinson “terrible on a lot of levels.” Trump has defended the firing, telling reporters on Saturday during a White House coronavirus task force briefing that the longtime public official was a “total... >>>

Trump has nominated one of his lawyers to oversee coronavirus relief funds

Monday  18:50,   06 april 2020

White House lawyer Brian Miller has been selected for oversight of a $500 billion bailout fund.Though Miller has a long history of serving as an agency watchdog and was celebrated as Trump’s pick by some transparency experts, Democrats have pushed... >>>

'Doctors disagree all the time': Navarro drags Fauci feud into the public

Monday  18:35,   06 april 2020

The clash between the administration officials focused on the efficacy of a controversial potential treatment for the coronavirus.In a fiery interview on CNN, Navarro appeared to confirm media accounts of his altercation with Fauci, director of the... >>>

Trump says there is 'light at the end of the tunnel' after grim warnings of coronavirus death toll rising

Monday  18:20,   06 april 2020

President Trump tweeted Monday that there is a “light at the end of the tunnel,” following a series of grim warnings about this week’s expected death toll from coronavirus. © Provided by FOX News Press chides president for saying masks voluntary.... >>>

Who Has Emergency Authority Over Elections? Nobody’s Quite Sure.

Monday  18:06,   06 april 2020

by Jessica Huseman ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. In each of the past seven years, Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin has sought >>>

Much about coronavirus and its toll on Wisconsin is unknown, but one thing is certain: Tuesday's election will be memorable

Monday  18:06,   06 april 2020

On Sunday, 10 mayors from across Wisconsin called on state Health Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to ban in-person voting on Tuesday.People hang out Saturday at McKinley Beach on... >>>

Trump, Biden at odds on personally wearing face masks to combat coronavirus

Monday  18:06,   06 april 2020

Add personally wearing face masks to the already large list of areas where President Trump and Joe Biden - his all-but-certain 2020 Democratic challenger - disagree.The president – in announcing that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... >>>

Inspector general who handled Ukraine whistleblower complaint says ‘it is hard not to think’ he was fired by Trump for doing his job

Monday  16:29,   06 april 2020

Michael Atkinson, the former intelligence community watchdog, addressed his removal in a statement late Sunday.Michael Atkinson, the inspector general removed by President Trump late Friday, said he believes he was fired for having properly handled... >>>

Marco Rubio finds his next act

Monday  16:08,   06 april 2020

The Republican senator is playing a key role in the coronavirus crisis. And he says he may run for president again in a post-Trump era. As chairman of the usually sleepy Small Business Committee, Rubio has a key position in the country’s response... >>>

Democrats struggle to keep up with Trump messaging on coronavirus

Monday  16:08,   06 april 2020

Congressional Democrats are facing enormous pressure to show voters they are staying engaged and taking action to combat the deadly pandemic during a critical election year. © Greg Nash Democrats struggle to keep up with Trump messaging on... >>>

'He's answered that question.' Trump interrupts when reporter asks Fauci about hydroxychloroquine

Monday  15:45,   06 april 2020

President Trump interjected when a reporter asked Anthony Fauci about the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine. "He’s answered that question 15 times.”Anthony Fauci was asked his thoughts about the effectiveness of the anti-malaria drug in treating... >>>

Dems find a rallying cry: Trump tanked the economy

Monday  14:16,   06 april 2020

Framing a coherent economic argument that all the party’s factions can rally around is proving thorny.But now that the coronavirus has laid waste to the surging stock market and low unemployment, Democrats are discovering another obstacle — framing... >>>

Health experts call for Roosevelt-style programs to kill virus, revive economy

Monday  14:12,   06 april 2020

A first-of-its-kind program that will deploy almost a thousand people across Massachusetts may be a small-scale test of what public health experts hope could eventually stamp out the coronavirus even before a vaccine becomes widely available. ©... >>>

Jared Kushner Receives Unexpected Praise from Bill de Blasio Amid Pandemic

Monday  10:00,   06 april 2020

"I want to give a special thanks to the President and to Jared Kushner," de Blasio said during a coronavirus update."I want to give a special thanks to the President and to Jared Kushner," de Blasio said during a coronavirus update on Friday that... >>>

Americans warned of ‘Pearl Harbor moment’ as Trump tells parts of the nation to brace for ‘peak’

Monday  07:05,   06 april 2020

President Trump hailed numbers from New York showing a one-day decline in deaths while warning of New York and New Jersey, “they’ve really become a very hot zone.” Still, Trump, along with Vice President Pence, projected confidence not matched by... >>>