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 2020-04-02 17:35 

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Pelosi creating special committee to make sure Trump doesn't screw up coronavirus response...

Saying "we need transparency and accountability," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that she is creating a special House committee, overseen by Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, "to examine all aspects of the federal response to ...

 2020-04-02 17:10 

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While Trump plays president, New York's doctors and nurses are forced to decide who lives, who dies...

Seems Blunderkind Jared Kushner was given permission by daddy-in-law Trump to lead him by the nose on decision-making in the coronavirus pandemic, including about whether New York needs the assistance its officials have been clamoring for. "I have all...

 2020-04-02 16:20 

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White House and public health experts disagree on which states should get COVID-19 rapid tests...

The failure to test for COVID-19 gave the virus a head start in the United States, and while things are improving slowly, it's still basically a big flaming mess. One of the glimmers of hope comes from the new rapid tests from Abbott Laboratories&mdas...

 2020-04-02 15:55 

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Pandemic be damned, Secret Service just signed a new golf cart rental contract with Trump's VA club...

During the months of January, February, and into March, President Donald Trump spent many of his weekends golfing at his favorite golf clubs, all of which he happens to own. Even on March 7, as COVID-19 was beginning to sweep through New York City's m...

 2020-04-02 15:30 

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Pandemic profiteers are making a fortune off the deaths of Americans, while Trump stands aside...

What happens when you begin to research a story about how not-so-black market retailers are selling masks, gloves, and other protective gear at exorbitant prices during an unprecedented crisis? You get a browser filled with ads for masks, gloves, and othe...

 2020-04-02 15:05 

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Farm laborers are essential workers who need protections now, Congressional Hispanic Caucus says...

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is calling on Trump administration officials to ensure the protection of skilled and essential workers who are present in our everyday lives, yet are frequently overlooked: the farmworkers who labor in fields so that we c...

 2020-04-02 14:40 

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'There's no way to get out': Some 30,000 Americans abandoned abroad after countries close borders...

Trenton Thurber, an asthma sufferer and Arizona resident studying abroad in Russia, told BuzzFeed News he knew when government officials started to announce soon-closing borders as a result of the coronavirus pandemic that he would need to get home. He bo...

 2020-04-02 14:15 

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COVID-19: The model behind Trump's numbers, and the numbers behind the model...

On Tuesday, networks were once again ready to proclaim the day on which Donald Trump became president by noting that he stopped using third-grade nicknames long enough to deliver the message that as many as a quarter of a million Americans may die. Then h...

 2020-04-02 13:50 

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CDC doctors warned about dangers of pandemic in 2018—yet another warning Team Trump ignored...

Another day, another report on a recent pandemic warning ignored by the Trump administration. In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention held a day-long conference to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Spanish flu pandemic, with session...

 2020-04-02 13:25 

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FEMA enters the fight against COVID-19 with order for 100,000 body bags and 85 refrigerated trucks...

When it comes to ventilators, there has really been only one hoarder. Donald Trump has been sitting on a stack of the things, handing them out grudgingly to the states he favors and withholding them from the areas where COVID-19 is spiking. When it comes ...

 2020-04-02 13:00 

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6.65 million workers filed new claims for jobless benefits last week, 10 times the record set in '82...

For the past several years, analysts have usually only glanced at the weekly number of new claims for unemployment benefits. These have remained historically low—just a bit above 200,000. The focus instead has been on the monthly report from the Bur...

 2020-04-02 12:30 

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Morning Digest: Mirroring Trump, Texas GOP candidate's ad fans anti-Chinese racism over coronavirus...

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. L...

 2020-04-02 11:30 

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Abbreviated pundit round-up: Calif. justice delayed; Republicans were warned; ignore the bankers...

The Abbreviated Pundit Round-up is a regular feature of Daily Kos. Noah Feldman at Bloomberg writes— Coronavirus Shouldn't Delay Justice in California : In a little-noticed move over the weekend, California's judicial council unanimously too...

 2020-04-02 03:05 

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Michigan man accidentally shoots himself in the leg with gun he purchased during coronavirus panic...

Stupid decisions lead to stupid outcomes. A Michigan man accidentally shot himself in the leg with a gun he says he purchased to protect himself during the COVID-19 pandemic chaos. The man was reportedly treated at a hospital in Battle Creek, where he tol...

 2020-04-02 03:00 

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Wednesday night owls: Sen. Warren blasts Trump regime for outbidding states on medical supplies...

Night Owls is a themed open thread at Daily Kos. Julia Conley at Common Dreams writes— 'Massachusetts Is Not Happy': Warren Condemns Trump for Outbidding States, Seizing Key Medical Supplies : Sen. Elizabeth Warren is demanding to know why t...

 2020-04-02 02:15 

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When it comes to packing the federal courts, McConnell and Trump have no shame—and no principles...

Focusing on the long-term—especially about matters of governmental and political process—isn9;t exactly the easiest thing to do in the middle of a pandemic. However, Republicans never seem to think it's the wrong time to push every butt...

 2020-04-02 01:50 

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Biden honors doctors, nurses, first responders in new video...

Former Vice President Joe Biden followed up his video using Donald Trump's own words to devastating effect with another coronavirus-themed ad. After the first one showed Trump's lack of leadership in the crisis, a new video features Biden talking ...

 2020-04-02 01:25 

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Caught in another lie: Trump claims COVID-19 testing isn't 'a problem' but quicker test on the way...

President Donald Trump is covering his eyes again and telling people he doesn't see a problem. This time, he told governors via conference call regarding the coronavirus Monday that he had not "heard about testing in weeks," according to The N...

 2020-04-02 01:00 

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COVID-19 news: Trump gaslights America, police close down reopened Hobby Lobby stores...

Donald Trump's delays in responding to the building wave of a COVID-19 pandemic have now created a "best case" scenario of between 100,000—240,000 American deaths, according to government experts. The result: A new push by Donald Trump t...

 2020-04-01 23:20 

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Trump creates roadblock to Social Security beneficiaries, veterans from receiving $1,200 payment...

Donald Trump absolutely cannot be just a not shitty, petty person. His administration is creating barriers to Social Security beneficiaries, disabled people who have Supplemental Security Income, and veterans with pensions trying to get their $1,200 payme...

 2020-04-01 21:45 

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Another federal judge does what ICE won't do and orders release of more immigrants amid pandemic...

The courts have continued to protect immigrants who are at risk due to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's refusal to free people amid the coronavirus crisis, after a federal judge on Tuesday ordered federal immigration officials to immediately rele...

 2020-04-01 20:55 

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Where are the drive-thru COVID-19 testing locations Trump promised? Here they are. All 5 of them...

On Friday, March 13, Donald Trump stood in the Rose Garden of the White House alongside the CEOs of mega-corporations like Walmart, Target, and Walgreens. Together they announced there would be nationwide testing done in the parking lots of the huge retai...

 2020-04-01 20:30 

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Trump still insisting governors kiss his ass to get depleting, critical supplies...

Welcome to the COVID-19 Games, where the tributes are governors fighting for the scraps of critical protective gear still available, and where success still depends on kissing Trump's ass . Last week Trump was playing quid pro quo with Americans lives...

 2020-04-01 19:40 

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Trump refuses to open Obamacare enrollment to save lives of uninsured...

There can be no question that President Donald Trump simply doesn't care how many people die in this coronavirus pandemic. There's no other explanation for why he chose to counter the advice of health officials and keep the Affordable Care Act mar...

 2020-04-01 19:15 

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Legislators demand ICE release detainees: 'A decision to do nothing is a decision to do harm'...

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and more than a dozen senators led by California's Kamala Harris have been among the latest legislators calling for the release of people from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, where action now c...

 2020-04-01 18:50 

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Pence in la-la land: 'I don't believe the president has ever belittled the threat of coronavirus'...

Vice President Mike Pence is either suffering amnesia or is just an out-and-out liar . Appearing on CNN Wednesday morning, he told Wolf Blitzer "I don't believe the president has ever belittled the threat of the coronavirus." As they say in th...

 2020-04-01 18:25 

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Google bans political ads on coronavirus crisis, allows Trump administration's politicized message...

Google says it's trying to crack down on misinformation and price-gouging by banning most ads relating to coronavirus. But there's a presidential campaign on, the guy in office is not shy about using government resources to promote himself, and Go...

 2020-04-01 17:00 

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Coronavirus myths: China's numbers and the 'real' danger of COVID-19...

When it comes to the level of justifiable fear and equally justifiable concerns that people are simply not getting the truth, the coronavirus pandemic surely rivals any event this side of World War II. It certainly doesn't help that some of the most h...

 2020-04-01 16:30 

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Trump obliterates Republican excuse for his abysmal coronavirus response...

President Donald Trump actually made at least one true statement during Tuesday's White House briefing on the novel coronavirus. When it comes to the way he handled the administration's response, he wasn't affected one bit by impeachment. "...

 2020-04-01 15:35 

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Add White House economists' 2019 report to list of pandemic warnings Team Trump ignored...

The number of warnings the Trump White House had that a pandemic might be a problem would be almost comical if we weren't living in a tragedy. A study just last September warned that a pandemic could kill hundreds of thousands of people and badly dama...

 2020-04-01 15:05 

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Trump is playing the media with his 'grave' and 'grim' new tone...

Donald Trump continues to play the media and the media continues to be willing to be played. Every time he puts on his serious face and admits what he denied for so long about the seriousness of the novel coronavirus, he gets another round of headlines th...

 2020-04-01 14:05 

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Amnesiac Trump pretends he never tried to ignore coronavirus until it went away like a 'miracle'...

Miracle? Not so much. During Tuesday's coronavirus briefing, federal officials projected that the nation would experience at least 100,000 to 240,000 deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic if people across the country successfully maintain social distanc...

 2020-04-01 13:35 

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Trump doesn't care about the dead. He only cares if they selfishly cost him his reelection...

Donald Trump is an absolute disaster of a president. Anyone who makes George W. Bush look good in comparison is beyond redemption. Everything we thought he was—a narcissistic incompetent asshole who surrounds himself with a motley crew of felonious ...

 2020-04-01 12:00 

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Cartoon: Trump's dystopian death toll...

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 2020-04-01 11:51 

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Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday...

What Made Trump Look Like A Bigger Jackass in March This month's contribution to Bullshit Mountain Nero His spawn Junior colleges His grandpappy Peter Alexander The "My Pillow" guy This is just the tip... More Bullshit Mountain from March... Y...

 2020-04-01 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The WH incompetence is staggering even when you expect it...

We know Trump was golfing while the country smouldered, and now it's on fire. What's really staggering is thinking that 200K deaths or less is a win. And don't miss this summary from Jake Sherman : FIRST THEY TOLD US they had the coronavirus u...

 2020-04-01 11:00 

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Listen to our archived episodes: RadioPublic | LibSyn | YouTube Support the show: Patreon |PayPal: 1x or monthly | Square Cash Wednesday. And another chance to check in with Greg Dworkin . We'll no doubt learn all about how Trump knew all along that t...

 2020-04-01 03:00 

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Auntie Maxine takes Trump to the Twitter woodshed...

When Trump tried to show off his "expertise" on Monday, he incorrectly told White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor that the population of Seoul Korea is 38 million. (It's actually about 10 million.) Meanwhile, the fiercest black woman in t...

 2020-04-01 01:50 

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First 'caught with our pants down' in prep for pandemic, now dragging feet to approve COVID-19 mask...

It's hardly a secret that officials have failed to adequately respond to and prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic. Now—as if the United States is in any position to decline resources to help prevent the spread of the virus—the federal governm...

 2020-04-01 00:50 

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Thousands of people push back as Trump continues his blatant disrespect of black women journalists...

It was good to see #WeLoveYamiche trending on Twitter after President Donald Trump once again openly disrespected black female journalist Yamiche Alcindor , who is the White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour. Thousands of people took to Twitter to show...

 2020-04-01 00:00 

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COVID-19 news: U.S. deaths top 3,000; nuclear aircraft carrier captain begs for aid...

Three weeks after Donald Trump said it would "go away" and two months after he claimed it was "very well under control," U.S. deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic topped 3,000 yesterday evening , outnumbering deaths in the 9/11 terrorist atta...

 2020-03-31 23:40 

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Meet the conservative legal scholar who impressed Team Trump with his brand-new virus theory...

Last week incompetent stain on humanity Donald Trump floated the mother of all trial balloons when he proposed, as did innumerable conservative pundits and hangers-on, that perhaps we should lift social distancing advisories early and let the virus take i...

 2020-03-31 23:20 

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Pelosi, Trump start talking about the next phase of coronavirus stimulus, need to be talking bigger...

The new Daily Kos/Civiqs poll is chock-full of important and astounding information about how the American public is handling the COVID-19 pandemic. In and amongst that data is the suffering, and the reason why Congress still has a lot of work to do to ge...

 2020-03-31 23:00 

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Democrats rush to close the digital gap with Trump as coronavirus makes it more important than ever...

It's not the most noticeable change to our lives that coronavirus is forcing, but it might be one of the more consequential ones in the long term: Political campaigns can't be conducted in person right now. No rallies, no door-knocking, no in-pers...

 2020-03-31 22:20 

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Democratic mayors in red states battle coronavirus in unfriendly territory...

Mayors of blue cities stuck in red states across the country aren't just fighting the firehose of coronavirus disinformation flowing from Donald Trump's mouth to keep their citizens safe. In many cases, they are also battling policies set forth by...

 2020-03-31 21:40 

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Border fencing construction funded by our money continues as U.S. struggles from pandemic...

"Non-essential government projects and construction have ground to a halt so that as many resources as possible can be diverted to coronavirus pandemic response" might be a sentence you'd read if someone were in charge around here, and by here...

 2020-03-31 21:20 

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After Trump lied about a COVID-19 website, a Kushner-tied company was tasked with inventing one...

In the middle of March, Donald Trump rather inexplicably announced a new website was going to be available to help track the nationwide COVID-19 pandemic, direct people toward testing centers, and that Google was building it. They had "1,700 engineers...

 2020-03-31 21:00 

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GOP attacks progressive over a plea deal she never touched ahead of Wisconsin Supreme Court race...

Both the Republican State Leadership Committee and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, an industry group that regularly supports conservative judicial candidates, went up with ads last week falsely attacking progressive Judge Jill Karofsky over a prosecut...

 2020-03-31 20:40 

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New York Times continues to privilege Trump's misinformation and lies...

The national press is still failing at one of its key responsibilities during a national crisis: alerting the public when a public figure is lying. The New York Times is once again receiving criticism for both-sidesing basic facts of the emergency we now ...

 2020-03-31 20:20 

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Immigration attorneys sue for closure of immigration courts during crisis...

Detained immigrants and groups representing U.S. immigration attorneys have sued for the closure of the U.S. immigration court system amid the coronavirus public health crisis, saying in a lawsuit that in refusing to implement a complete shutdown, the Jus...

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