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 2020-04-06 01:30 

Washington Post

U.S. 'wasted' months before preparing for virus pandemic...

The first alarms sounded in early January that the outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China would ignite a global pandemic...

 2020-04-06 01:27 

Washington Post

Trump tempers officials' grave assessments with optimism...

The U.S. surgeon general is raising the specter of the gravest attacks against the nation in memory, 9/11 and Pearl Harbor, to steel anxious Americans for impending sorrow in the age of the coronavirus...

 2020-04-06 01:05 

Washington Post

What you need to know from Sunday's White House coronavirus briefing...

President Trump and the White House coronavirus task force are holding briefings about the federal government's response seven days a week. It's a lot to follow....

 2020-04-06 01:00 

Washington Post

ACLU files 1st coronavirus curfew lawsuit in Puerto Rico...

The ACLU says it it is seeking an injunction to block part of Puerto Rico's strict curfew against the new coronavirus, arguing that some of its restrictions are unconstitutional...

 2020-04-06 01:00 

Daily Kos

The Koch machine is taking over college campuses, but one group is determined to stop them...

For the few who don't know the Koch brothers, they are Charles and his brother, David. (The latter passed away in 2019.) The boys inherited multiple billions of dollars from their oil baron father and were raised to believe in their own superiority. F...

 2020-04-06 01:00 

Crooks and Liars

Ohio Churchgoer Tells CNN She Can't Get Sick Because She's Christian: 'I'm Covered In Jesus' Blood'...

A churchgoer in Ohio told CNN that she is attending services during the coronavirus pandemic because she is "covered in Jesus' blood" and can't be infected. "I wouldn't be anywhere else," the woman told CNN's Gary Tuchman f...

 2020-04-06 00:43 

Slate Magazine

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Admitted to Hospital for Coronavirus...

Johnson's office characterized the admission to an undisclosed London hospital as a "precautionary step."...

 2020-04-06 00:35 

The Daily Beast

Trump Eyes Accused 'Quack' Dr. Oz for Coronavirus Advice...

The president can't stop talking about an unproven COVID-19 treatment — the same one the oft-critized TV doctor keeps pushing and pushing....

 2020-04-06 00:27 

CNN

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New York Times: Ex-Navy commander who sounded alarm over coronavirus outbreak tests positive for virus...

The Navy captain removed from command of the USS Theodore Roosevelt last week after warning that action was needed to save the lives of his crew from a coronavirus outbreak has tested positive for the virus, according to The New York Times on Sunday....

 2020-04-06 00:19 

Washington Post

Americans told to brace for 'Pearl Harbor moment' as Trump warns parts of the nation to brace for 'peak'...

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."...

 2020-04-06 00:15 

Daily Kos

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to hospital over coronavirus symptoms...

It's been ten days since U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for the coronavirus. As reported by the BBC , Johnson was hospitalized for tests in London as of Sunday night as a "precautionary step" because of "persistent sympt...

 2020-04-06 00:14 

Washington Post

Mexico: More social spending, no business bailout for virus...

Mexico's president says there will be no huge economic stimulus program as the country faces the threat of coronavirus-induced crisis almost certainly unlike any it has seen in the past century...

 2020-04-06 00:12 

CNN

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A timeline of Trump promises and predictions on coronavirus -- and how they stack up against the facts...

It's been almost a month since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic. In that time, the virus has swept across the US, which has gone from having just a few outbreaks to now leading the world in infections....

 2020-04-06 00:11 

Talking Points Memo

Feds Only Started Ordering Masks As Lockdowns Were Starting...

Here's a very damning but also unsurprising report from the AP. The gist is that the federal government didn't start......

 2020-04-05 23:50 

Slate Magazine

Bronx Zoo Tiger Is First of Its Kind to Test Positive For Coronavirus...

An asymptomatic staff member is believed to have infected the 4-year-old female Malayan tiger....

 2020-04-05 23:30 

Daily Kos

Nuts & Bolts: The Democratic Convention 2020 will be very different...

It's another Sunday, so for those who tune in, welcome to a diary discussing the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic Campaign. If you've missed out, you can catch up anytime: Just visit our group or follow Nuts & Bolts Guide . Every week I try to tackle ...

 2020-04-05 23:15 

CNN

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Fauci: US is 'struggling' to get coronavirus under control and to say otherwise would be wrong...

The nation's top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the United States is...

 2020-04-05 23:00 

Daily Kos

Some companies have been 'stepping up' to help, during COVID-19 pandemic—but not Trump's...

In the wake of Trump's boasting of "big, strong, powerful" companies stepping up to provide desperately needed services in a pandemic that is likely to kill at least 100,000 Americans, ProPublica went looking for instances of Donald Trump'...

 2020-04-05 23:00 

Slate Magazine

One Restaurant's Struggle to Weather the Pandemic...

Thamee opened in 2019 to great acclaim. Then the coronavirus hit....

 2020-04-05 22:48 

CNN

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Official says some Pentagon employees told to wear face coverings to work Monday...

Some Pentagon employees began receiving emails from their office administrators over the weekend to come to work Monday with at least one face covering to prevent the spread of coronavirus, an official who received one of the messages told CNN on Sunday....

 2020-04-05 22:43 

Slate Magazine

Real Coronavirus Death Toll in U.S. Is Higher Than Official Number...

Lots of people who died in their houses or nursing homes were never tested, leading to an undercounting of COVID-19 deaths....

 2020-04-05 22:37 

CBS News

Watch live: Coronavirus Task Force members give update on COVID-19 response...

President Trump tweeted earlier in the day that the task force would be meeting ahead of the briefing....

 2020-04-05 22:35 

Talking Points Memo

Two Important Site Notes...

First, many of you have written in to ask how you can make a FIN contribution as discussed in this......

 2020-04-05 22:24 

CNN

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Esper says Pentagon has deployed 'many' ventilators from Defense stocks...

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that the Pentagon has deployed...

 2020-04-05 22:24 

Washington Post

Wisconsin legislature comes under fire for 'unconscionable' decision to hold primary amid coronavirus pandemic...

Two members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission voiced their concerns in a letter to the leaders of the state's GOP-controlled legislature ahead of Tuesday's primary....

 2020-04-05 22:15 

Daily Kos

Whiting Petroleum hands out $14.6 million cash to top executives days before filing for bankruptcy...

Whiting Petroleum knows exactly how to handle this economic downturn due to the outbreak of COVID-19: file for bankruptcy. More importantly, Whiting's board made sure that they approved $14.6 million in cash bonuses for the top executives a few days b...

 2020-04-05 22:10 

Vox

The controversy over a Navy captain's firing following his warning about coronavirus, explained...

Capt. Brett Crozier violated chain of command, but many experts and lawmakers argue it was for a forgivable reason....

 2020-04-05 22:06 

Washington Post

The pandemic and the protesters...

In this edition: How the coronavirus has affected political protesters, what the U.K. left learned in its leadership elections, and an accidental exit interview with Lincoln Chaffee....

 2020-04-05 22:00 

Slate Magazine

Can You Even Job Search Right Now?...

Job hunting can be difficult at the best of times. It's absolutely dismal right now....

 2020-04-05 21:59 

MSNBC

Philadelphia tourism battered by coronavirus, hotel and restaurant workers hit hard...

The historic city of Philadelphia depends on tourism, hospitality and cultural attractions employing nearly 77,000 people. Hotels and restaurants are shut down and events are being canceled. NBC's Maura Barrett reports on the hardest-hit industries an...

 2020-04-05 21:51 

CNN

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Governor on Pence claim: I pray he's right...

Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) speaks with CNN's Jake Tapper about a claim made by Vice President Mike Pence that the state of Illinois would only need a certain number of ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-05 21:40 

Vox

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

White House lawyer Brian Miller has been selected for oversight of a $500 billion bailout fund....

 2020-04-05 21:39 

Talking Points Memo

Governors Rip Into Trump's Federal Government 'Backup' Remark...

Governors across the nation tore into President Trump's assertion that the federal government is a "backup" for states' procurement of......

 2020-04-05 21:38 

CNN

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Louisiana governor says state could run out of ventilators by end of the week if coronavirus cases continue to rise...

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Sunday said his state could run out of ventilators by the end of the week if the number of confirmed coronavirus cases there continues to surge....

 2020-04-05 21:32 

CNN

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Joe Biden says Democrats 'should be thinking about' holding a virtual summer convention...

Former Vice President Joe Biden said the Democratic National Convention, which has already been pushed back from July to August, may have to go virtual if the coronavirus continues as a public health threat into the summer....

 2020-04-05 21:30 

Daily Kos

Asian woman attacked with umbrella on bus, injures required stitches to the face, police said...

Racism across the country is spreading as fast as the coronavirus. East Asian communities continue to be targeted in public spaces and subjected to physical and verbal violence as misconceptions of the pandemic and stereotypes prevail. In New York alone, ...

 2020-04-05 20:59 

Crooks and Liars

This Daily Show Supercut 'Heroes Of The Pandumbic' Dissects Fox News' Coronavirus Lies...

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah tweeted out a video, cutting together the "Heroes of the Pandumbic." In the tweet, The Daily Show name checked the luminaries we have seen and written about over the past few weeks: Hannity . Rush . Dobbs . Ingraham...

 2020-04-05 20:52 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Esper defends removing USS Theodore Roosevelt commander who sounded alarm over coronavirus...

Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday defended the recent removal of the commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, who warned that action was needed to save the lives of his crew from an outbreak of coronavirus, saying the move is an example of how...

 2020-04-05 20:50 

Vox

Report: The Trump administration didn't order ventilators or masks until mid-March...

The federal government's delayed response to the coronavirus pandemic included failing to order life-saving medical equipment in time for hospitals to use it....

 2020-04-05 20:49 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Surgeon General: This week will be like a 'Pearl Harbor' and '9/11' moment...

The US surgeon general said this week is going to be the...

 2020-04-05 20:48 

Slate Magazine

Coronavirus: Federal Agencies Waited Until Mid-March to Place Bulk Orders for Masks...

The Trump administration wasted critical opportunities to get ahead of the COVID-19 crisis....

 2020-04-05 20:45 

Daily Kos

California's property tax revolt may finally get rolled back as activists file new ballot measure...

A potentially game-changing ballot measure in California is now likely to go before voters in November: Supporters of the so-called "split roll" initiative, which would dramatically alter the property tax landscape in the Golden State, have just s...

 2020-04-05 20:41 

MSNBC

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to hospital with persistent COVID-19 symptoms...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to a hospital as a precautionary measure following his lasting COVID-19 symptoms. Johnson tested positive for the virus over a week ago....

 2020-04-05 20:31 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Analysis: Trump's coronavirus mismanagement again undercuts his CEO image...

In his closing argument before the 2016 election, Donald Trump pointed voters toward his...

 2020-04-05 20:30 

The Daily Beast

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Admitted to Hospital After Testing Positive for COVID-19...

The prime minister was admitted to the hospital for "tests," according to a statement from Downing Street....

 2020-04-05 20:30 

Washington Post

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with virus...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was diagnosed with the coronavirus more than a week ago, was admitted to a hospital for tests...

 2020-04-05 20:23 

Washington Post

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office says he's been admitted to the hospital suffering from coronavirus symptoms...

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office says he's been admitted to the hospital suffering from coronavirus symptoms...

 2020-04-05 20:14 

MSNBC

Around the country, Americans throw parties for couples who canceled weddings...

With weddings being cancelled amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Joshua Jackson and Alex Witt highlight two parades thrown for newlywed couples - from a safe social distance....

 2020-04-05 20:10 

Daily Kos

NYT: Navy captain fired for COVID-19 warning memo during pandemic tests positive for virus...

Captain Brett Crozier, the former Navy commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt who was fired after a leaked letter he wrote pleading for help from the Navy went viral, has tested positive for COVID-19, as reported by The New York Times . Two classmates of...

 2020-04-05 20:03 

Crooks and Liars

Franklin Graham Gets His Gods Mixed Up...

Here's a thing that happened Saturday which makes me want to verbally slap Franklin Graham until he begs for mercy and sees the light. During an interview with "Judge" Jeanine Pirro, Franklin "I worship no god but Trump" Graham pronoun...

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