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A Pandemic Won’t Stop Trump And Republicans From Trying To Get More Judges Confirmed

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 17:30:02 -0400

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The White House announced a nominee for the DC Circuit on Friday. The Senate Judiciary Committee hasn’t decided yet how to handle new nominations, which usually involve in-person testimony.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-mcconnell-judicial-nominations-despite-coronavirus

“I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This”: Doctors Without Enough Ventilators Are Being Told Whom To Save During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 19:46:48 -0400

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“I watched like three people die on Saturday — nothing we can do. Zero," one New York City doctor told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/ventilator-shortage-new-york-hospitals-coronavirus

The FDA Is Easing Its Ban On Blood Donations From Gay And Bisexual Men Because Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 20:14:02 -0400

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“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented challenges to the US blood supply,” the FDA said Thursday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/coronavirus-fda-gay-men-blood-ban

Where Is Joe Biden? Online, Being Drowned Out By The Coronavirus And Trump

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:16:02 -0400

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The presidential campaign is now almost completely digital, a space where Biden has long lagged and Trump has flourished.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/joe-biden-coronavirus-trump-2020-election

A British Newspaper Has Given Chinese Coronavirus Propaganda A Direct Line To The UK

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:24:16 -0400

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During the pandemic, the Daily Telegraph continues to sell space to China to push the party line.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/deansterlingjones/coronavirus-british-newspaper-chinese-propaganda

Donald Trump Won’t Open The Obamacare Markets During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 19:31:44 -0400

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Eleven states plus the District of Columbia are allowing a special open enrollment period that will allow people to sign up for insurance. The Trump administration is declining to do so nationally.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/coronavirus-obamacare-coverage-trump

The White House Is Warning The US Could Expect At Least 100,000 Deaths From Coronavirus Despite Social Distancing

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:21:33 -0400

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“We really believe and hope every day we can do a lot better than that, because that’s not assuming 100% [cooperation from] every American,” Dr. Deborah Birx said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/the-white-house-is-warning-the-us-could-expect-at-least

Texas’s Ban On Abortions During The Coronavirus Outbreak Can Go Back Into Effect Following An Appeals Court Ruling

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:01:35 -0400

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A federal judge had put a temporary hold on the state’s abortion ban, but an appeals court overturned the ruling Tuesday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/texas-abortion-ban-coronavirus-upheld-court

Members Of Congress Got Tested For The Coronavirus Despite Not Showing Symptoms, And Now We Know How

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:11:51 -0400

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Widespread guidelines have said only those with symptoms should get tested due to nationwide shortages.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emmaloop/congress-coronavirus-test-asymptomatic-rand-paul

Judges Struck Down Three State Bans On Abortions During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 22:07:44 -0400

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Reproductive rights groups have sued five states, including Texas, Alabama, and Ohio, for banning abortions as part of their coronavirus-mitigation strategies.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/judge-struck-down-abortion-ban-texas-coronavirus

People Are Bailing Out Inmates From New York City's Biggest Jail, Where The Coronavirus Outbreak Is Skyrocketing

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 21:24:16 -0400

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“It’s manifestly unfair to expose people to potentially fatal illness,” said a lawyer working on the crowdfunding effort.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/coronavirus-group-bailing-out-prisons-new-york-rikers

The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Set Off A Massive Expansion Of Government Surveillance. Civil Libertarians Aren't Sure What To Do.

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 16:00:34 -0400

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As nations around the world take on sweeping new powers to fight the disease, critics aren't sure what's necessary and what's too far.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosiegray/they-were-opposed-to-government-surveillance-then-the

Coronavirus Cases Have Surged, But The US Is Refusing To Take The World’s Most Available Masks

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:25:43 -0400

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The KN95 mask is a Chinese alternative to the scarce N95 mask, but the FDA refuses to allow it into the country.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kenbensinger/coronavirus-kn95-masks-us-wont-import-china

Nearly A Fifth Of Religious Americans Say They Are Still Attending Services, Despite The Coronavirus Pandemic

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 00:31:32 -0400

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Seventeen percent of respondents to a recent poll said they were still attending worship services in person.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/coronavirus-church-goers-services-poll-us

Federal Student Loan Payments Will Be Suspended Through Sept. 30 Due To The Coronavirus

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:13:41 -0400

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Lenders will have to immediately stop requiring payments and accruing interest on federally held student loans after President Trump signed the new coronavirus aid bill into law.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/coronavirus-bill-ends-student-loan-payments-interest-6

The $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Bill Has Passed The House And Been Signed Into Law

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 23:55:43 -0400

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It is the largest emergency relief package in American history.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/coronavirus-aid-package-house-pass

A Single Republican Is Forcing Hundreds Of Members To Come Back To Washington For The Coronavirus Aid Vote

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 01:25:55 -0400

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Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie will call for a recorded vote, requiring at least 216 members to make the trek to the Capitol to pass the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/coronavirus-aid-bill-vote-massie

CVS Stores Are Staying Open During The Coronavirus Pandemic, But Employees Said They Feel Unsafe

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 02:25:43 -0400

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“We had a single bottle of Lysol spray, which I finished using three days ago, since we're constantly cleaning the counters."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/cvs-pharamcy-employees-coronavirus-cleaner-masks

This Southern County Is Blocking All Visitors — Even Part-Time Residents — During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:20:44 -0400

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Visitors often outnumber residents in Dare County, North Carolina. With only one hospital, the county is setting up roadblocks to keep visitors out.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/coronavirus-southern-counties-closing-borders-visitors

Planned Parenthood Sued Texas For Banning Nearly All Abortions During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:31:32 -0400

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"It’s unconscionable that the Texas Attorney General is exploiting this pandemic to end abortion in the state."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/planned-parenthood-lawsuit-texas-abortion-ban-coronavirus

The Senate Passed A Massive Coronavirus Aid Package That Would Give Most Americans A $1,200 Check

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:25:43 -0400

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The $2 trillion economic recovery bill still needs to pass the House. Americans making less than $99,000 per year will get some amount of payment under the legislation.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/senate-coronavirus-bill-pass-checks-americans

Trump Said Democrats And The Media Want To Keep Businesses Closed To Hurt His Reelection, Not Protect From The Coronavirus

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 03:25:38 -0400

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Public health experts say it’s vital that people stay home to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/coronavirus-trump-blames-media-democrats-economy

Right-Wing Influencers Are Convinced Dr. Anthony Fauci Is Working With Hillary Clinton To Undermine Donald Trump

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 21:25:39 -0400

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The fringe debates whether the coronavirus is the real deep state plot — or the federal government's response to it.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanhatesthis/qanon-right-wing-influencers-fauci-deep-state-clinton

The $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Bill Is In Jeopardy As A Group Of Republican Senators Fight To Cap Unemployment Payments

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 22:25:37 -0400

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Sen. Bernie Sanders also said that he would launch his own campaign to hold up the bill unless the Republicans back down.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/coronavirus-aid-bill-senate-unemployment-insurance

The Senate Is Planning To Shut Down Soon Through Late April Amid The Coronavirus Outbreak

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 20:11:32 -0400

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Senators will leave after passing a massive economic recovery package, as health officials have urged people to avoid close contact with others as much as possible.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/senate-leaving-dc-coronavirus-economic-recovery-bill

The White House Said People Who Left New York City Recently Need To Quarantine For 14 Days

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 22:59:31 -0400

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“What we’re seeing now is that, understandably, people want to get out of New York. We don’t want that to be another seeding point for the rest of the country."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/trump-new-yorkers-left-coronavirus-quarantine-14-days

Trump Said He Wants People "Back To Work" By Easter. His Medical Advisers Pushed Back.

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:25:48 -0400

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“I gave it two weeks.” Trump is running out of patience with his advisers’ focus on saving lives amid the coronavirus outbreak.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/miriamelder/coronavirus-trump-easter-covid-19-economy

Donald Trump Is Trying To Figure Out How Many Americans He Needs To Sacrifice To Keep The Economy Going

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 20:25:38 -0400

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“The whole concept of death is terrible,” said the president. “But there’s a tremendous difference between one percent and four or five.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanhatesthis/donald-trump-is-trying-to-figure-out-how-many-americans-he

Chloroquine Is Being Touted As A Miracle Drug For Coronavirus, But There Are Reasons To Be Wary

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 13:53:47 -0400

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"If you just have millions of people taking a drug with known toxicities, haphazardly, we are going to see major safety problems.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/chloroquine-dangers-coronavirus

Trump Suggested Businesses Might Open Again Soon, Defying Public Health Experts

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 00:41:32 -0400

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"I'm not looking at months, I can tell you right now. We're going to be opening up our country.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/trump-open-business-soon-coronavirus-weeks

Texas Has Banned Abortions During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 00:58:28 -0400

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Abortion providers argue that the procedure is “essential health care” and should remain available during the COVID-19 outbreak.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/texas-abortion-ban-coronavirus-outbreak

The Disorienting Thing Is You Can't Compare This To Anything

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:06:47 -0400

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On the national level, this defies comparison. On the individual level, we’re undergoing the same processes of social distancing and self-quarantine — but paradoxically, these experiences will be hyper-individualized.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/corona-pandemic-economy-self-quarantine

How The Ultimate Career Politician Is Making The Coronavirus Crisis His Moment

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:46:31 -0400

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has spent four decades in politics. Now he's a leader amid a pandemic.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/coronavirus-mike-dewine-ohio-covid-19

Abortion Clinics Are Staying Open During The Coronavirus Outbreak. Here’s Why.

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 23:04:01 -0400

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One Planned Parenthood affiliate said it's actually seeing an uptick in patients showing up for appointments as people grow concerned about their health insurance and access in the future.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/coronavirus-abortion-clinics-open-planned-parenthood

Staffers On Michael Bloomberg’s Campaign Are Losing Their Jobs In The Middle Of A Pandemic

Sat, 21 Mar 2020 02:25:38 -0400

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“He’s chopping his employees in a pandemic,” said one staffer in Florida.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/michael-bloomberg-dnc-organizers-jobs

There Won't Be Any Standardized Tests This Year Due To Coronavirus, Trump Says

Sat, 21 Mar 2020 17:25:34 -0400

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The Trump administration also announced that it is setting federal student loan interest at zero for the next 60 days and will let borrowers request to suspend their payments for two months.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/trump-coronavirus-no-standardized-tests-student-loan

A Republican Senator Is Asking The Ethics Committee To Investigate Himself For Selling Stocks After A Private Coronavirus Briefing

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 17:11:09 -0400

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Burr and other senators have come under fire for collectively selling millions in stocks after a private briefing with health officials in mid-February.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emmaloop/senators-coronavirus-stocks-richard-burr-investigation

“Why Are We Here?”: Some Congressional Staffers Are Worried For Their Safety As They’re Forced To Work

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 12:17:48 -0400

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“Our bosses are expecting us to go into work, increase our chance of exposure, and in doing so are keeping us from our families and parents,” said one staffer.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/coronavirus-congress-session-staff-worried-social-distancing

The Trump Administration Changed Course On Food Stamps Amid The Coronavirus Outbreak After Courts And Congress Intervened

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 17:46:20 -0400

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The White House has abandoned its plan to kick people off food stamps who don’t work 20 hours per week — at least until the coronavirus outbreak is over.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/coronavirus-trump-food-stamp-change

Tulsi Gabbard Is Ending Her Very Different 2020 Presidential Campaign

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 15:14:04 -0400

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The Hawaii lawmaker staked her campaign on New Hampshire and South Carolina, and didn't go far in either.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/tulsi-gabbard-end-2020-president-campaign

Despite The Coronavirus Outbreak, Senators Said They Will Keep Going To The Capitol And Voting Together

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 02:12:24 -0400

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“There is what I consider the obligation of example and reassurance,” said Sen. Kevin Cramer. “And I think us being here provides that.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/coronavirus-senators-congress-votes

Two Members Of Congress Have Tested Positive For The Coronavirus

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 00:51:19 -0400

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Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Florida Republican, and Utah Democrat Ben McAdams have become the first members of Congress to announce they tested positive for COVID-19.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/mario-diaz-balart-first-coronavirus-test-positive-congresss

Trump Translated His English-Only Guidance On The Coronavirus Into Spanish After Members Of Congress Complained

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 20:58:28 -0400

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“It is not only cruel but irresponsible for this Administration to not make critical public health information accessible to everyone — in a language they can understand and trust."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/coronavirus-trump-cdc-guidance-english-only-translation

Congress Passed A Major Coronavirus Aid Bill And Is Already Working On Another

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 21:56:39 -0400

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Once signed into law by Trump, the over $100 billion bill will provide some sick leave, childcare leave, and a variety of other measures. But negotiations over a much larger bill to save the economy have just begun.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/coronavirus-aid-congress-vote

Trump Announced New Measures To Fight The Coronavirus And Also Said It Wasn't Racist To Keep Calling It The "China Virus"

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 22:25:43 -0400

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As Chinese Americans face increased hate crimes, the president argued, “It’s not racist at all.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/donald-trump-coronavirus-us-china-racist

Conservative Media Still Isn't Sure What To Think About The Coronavirus

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 18:06:53 -0400

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While debating if the pandemic pales compared to the flu or is worth a lockdown, hyperpartisan media agrees that the president is doing fine.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alexkantrowitz/conservative-media-still-isnt-sure-coronavirus

Members Of Congress Are Asking Nancy Pelosi To Let Them Vote Remotely Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 00:27:05 -0400

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“The image of over 430 members and approximately 100 staffers clustered together on the House floor during votes is inconsistent with public health guidance.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/congress-vote-remote-coronavirus-pelosi

A Progressive Challenger Has Beaten One Of The Last Anti-Abortion Democrats In Congress

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 16:29:21 -0400

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Marie Newman, who lost to Rep. Dan Lipinski by just two points in 2018, just beat the incumbent.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/marie-newman-wins-dan-lipinski-democrats-illinois-coronavirus

Joe Biden Won Tuesday's Primaries. It Felt Completely Beside The Point.

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 16:14:49 -0400

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The presidential election feels halted as we wait for a coronavirus disaster.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/coronavirus-joe-biden-primary-results-bernie-sanders

*Could* TV Networks Actually Air Old Basketball Tournaments?

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:40:41 -0400

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An ESPN official said in a blog post that although the network doesn't have rebroadcast rights for old games typically, it is "exploring that possibility for events and content that we don’t have re-air rights already."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/tv-networks-march-madness-old-archival

The Coronavirus Outbreak Has Made Voting In Illinois Today A Full Mess

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 19:05:41 -0400

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“A functioning democracy should not have this,” one person trying to vote in the primary said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/coronavirus-illinois-primary-voting-election

The US Government Is Spending Millions Of Dollars To Respond To The Coronavirus Crisis

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 17:21:32 -0400

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Dozens of government contracts awarded in recent weeks reveal how the administration is trying to deal with the spread of the virus.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emmaloop/trump-federal-contracts-coronavirus-respirators-labs

Ohio’s Governor Said Primary Polls Will Be Closed Tuesday Because Of The Coronavirus

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 14:09:51 -0400

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The move late the night before the presidential primary comes after hours of confusion.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/coronavirus-ohio-primary-mike-dewine

Rudy Giuliani Doesn’t Know What He’s Going To Do During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 11:25:45 -0400

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"One of my good friends pointed out to me I could starve to death because I don't know how to cook," the former New York City mayor said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/miriamelder/coronavirus-rudy-giuliani-donald-trump

Ohio's Governor Recommended His State Move Tuesday's Presidential Primary Because Of The Coronavirus

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 01:21:07 -0400

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Ohio may still be required to hold its primary, however, and other states with presidential primaries Tuesday — Arizona, Florida, and Illinois — are moving forward.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/coronavirus-primaries-ohio-florida-illinois-arizona

Medicare For All And Paid Sick Leave Are Often Dismissed As Impractical. Progressives Say The Coronavirus Proves They’re Not.

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 18:28:30 -0400

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“They're practical, they're necessary, and we can afford them because the cost of not doing them is way more unaffordable.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/coronavirus-medicare-for-all-paid-sick-leave-progressives

Joe Biden Committed To Picking A Woman For Vice President

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 16:25:42 -0400

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Bernie Sanders said in the debate in DC that he would do the same "in all likelihood" if he won the Democratic primary.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/joe-biden-woman-vice-president-2020-debate-bernie

How Nina Turner’s Ohio Rivalries Foreshadowed Her Future With Bernie Sanders

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 15:56:35 -0400

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Bernie Sanders faces long odds to defeat Joe Biden in Ohio, a state where one of his top allies has gone up against an establishment leader for years.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/bernie-sanders-nina-turner-ohio-primary

Joe Biden Won The Endorsement Of The Nation’s Largest Union

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 15:28:38 -0400

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The National Education Association made the endorsement on Saturday. Other large teachers unions have avoided making endorsements on behalf of their members thus far.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/joe-biden-teachers-national-education-association

A Senator From The State Hit Hardest By The Coronavirus Is “So Angry And Frustrated” With Trump For Not Responding Sooner

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 13:28:10 -0400

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Washington Sen. Patty Murray has been pushing the Trump administration to take action to fight the coronavirus since January.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/coronavirus-response-patty-murray-donald-trump-washington

Trump Said He Won't Self-Isolate After Coming Into Contact With Someone With The Coronavirus But He'll "Most Likely" Get Tested

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 23:44:13 -0400

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Trump said he will likely get tested, but not because he came into contact with someone who later tested positive for COVID-19.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/trump-coronavirus-test-isolate-brasil

Chinese Diplomats Are Pushing Conspiracy Theories That The Coronavirus Didn't Originate In China

Sat, 14 Mar 2020 00:21:35 -0400

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China’s English-language propaganda machine has finally found its way into the American digital feedback loop.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanhatesthis/chinese-diplomats-are-pushing-conspiracy-theories-that-the

Trump Declared A National State Of Emergency Over The Coronavirus Outbreak

Sat, 14 Mar 2020 00:36:59 -0400

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Several states had been pleading with Trump to declare a state of emergency to help them fight the outbreak.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/clarissajanlim/trump-national-emergency-coronavirus-covid-19

What Happens If Trump Tries To Cancel The Election Because Of The Coronavirus?

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 06:25:52 -0400

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"He might well try, even though the answer is, 'No, he cannot.'"


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/coronavirus-trump-cancel-postpone-2020-election

Here's How The Remaining Primary States Are Handling The Coronavirus Threat

Sat, 14 Mar 2020 22:27:31 -0400

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Louisiana is delaying its April 4 presidential primary. Some other states are assessing plans.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/coronavirus-presidential-primary-delay-louisiana

Coronavirus Is The Nightmare Situation People Worried About When Trump Won

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 12:25:48 -0400

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How do you live when you don’t trust your leader to do the right thing?


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/miriamelder/coronavirus-donald-trump

Katie Porter Got The CDC Director To Promise Free Coronavirus Tests

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 08:25:51 -0400

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The CDC did not respond to a request for comment to confirm it would follow through.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/coronavirus-katie-porter-cdc-free-tests

Bernie Sanders Pitched Medicare For All As The Way To Fight The Coronavirus

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 22:24:34 -0400

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The US is at a “severe disadvantage” when it comes to treating citizens who test positive for the coronavirus because the country doesn’t provide health care to all citizens, he said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/bernie-sanders-coronavirus-medicare-for-all

The Trump Administration Will Move Ahead With Its Plan To Kick People Off Of Food Stamps Despite The Coronavirus Outbreak

Sat, 14 Mar 2020 13:25:35 -0400

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Should you go to work and risk contact with sick people, or stay home and risk losing your SNAP benefits? Many people may face this choice as the White House refuses to postpone its controversial rule change.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/coronavirus-food-stamps-trump-administration

Members Of Congress Are Furious At The Lack Of Information On Coronavirus Testing

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 19:41:43 -0400

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"Can I tell my constituents that if a doctor recommends, that they can get [a coronavirus test]? We still don't know that, and that's the important question."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/coronavirus-testing-congress-fauci-briefing

Joe Biden’s Coronavirus Speech And Campaign Shakeup Show Him Shifting Into General Election Mode

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 16:06:30 -0400

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The former vice president laid out a new plan to combat the coronavirus that targets Trump as the 2020 election moves into an uncertain phase.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/joe-biden-coronavirus-speech-trump

A Brazilian Official Who Met Trump At Mar-A-Lago Has Tested Positive For The Coronavirus

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 04:25:39 -0400

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Fabio Wajngarten was pictured alongside Donald Trump and Mike Pence last Saturday. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is being monitored for the coronavirus.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/matthewchampion/coronavirus-trump-bolsonaro-brazil

Secret Users Of Clearview AI’s Facial Recognition Dragnet Included A Former Trump Staffer, A Troll, And Conservative Think Tanks

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 18:45:43 -0400

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CEO Hoan Ton-That said his facial recognition app is strictly for law enforcement. But he’s shared it with political connections, potential investors, and entities designated as “Friend.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/clearview-ai-trump-investors-friend-facial-recognition

The Week Bernie Sanders Realized He Was Losing

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 19:25:50 -0400

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Interviews with nearly two dozen aides, allies, and progressive operatives reveal a campaign struggling to reconcile reality with the emotions of a movement that simply fell short.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/bernie-sanders-democratic-primary-joe-biden-campaign

Bernie's Coalition Still Isn't Big Enough

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 19:20:50 -0400

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How do you make the cross-generational, cross-racial economic coalition come alive? That was the problem for Jesse Jackson in 1988, and it's the essential question the ascendant, economic left faces in the 2020s.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/bernie-sanders-michigan-jesse-jackson-primary

Joe Biden Is Squashing The Revolution. Now He's Making A Pitch To Bernie Sanders' Voters.

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 14:33:54 -0400

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Joe Biden’s wins in Michigan and other states on Tuesday gave him an even stronger position in the primary over Sanders.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/joe-biden-democratic-primary-results-bernie-sanders-michigan

Fox News And Donald Trump Are Embracing Xenophobia To Defend Against The Coronavirus

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 12:25:46 -0400

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“The bigotry against actual or would-be immigrants kind of goes hand in hand with the scapegoating of those same groups at a time of medical crisis.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/miriamelder/coronavirus-fox-news-trump-china

Joe Biden Went To Flint And Barely Mentioned The Water Crisis. Community Leaders Are Furious.

Tue, 10 Mar 2020 22:29:00 -0400

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“When people who have power to elevate your story come and totally disregard your story, you’re retraumatized,” said one Flint public health advocate who felt Biden used the event as little more than a campaign stop.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/joe-biden-flint-water-crisis

Bernie Sanders And Joe Biden Canceled Election Night Rallies Over Coronavirus Concerns

Tue, 10 Mar 2020 21:55:12 -0400

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“All future Bernie 2020 events will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis," Sanders' campaign said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/bernie-sanders-coronavirus-biden-ohio-election

Here’s What To Watch For Tuesday As Six States Vote In The Democratic Primary

Tue, 10 Mar 2020 21:55:29 -0400

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It’s “Super Tuesday 2” and Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden will compete for 352 delegates as the 2020 presidential primary begins a new phase.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/bernie-sanders-joe-biden-2020-primary-michigan-washington

The Coronavirus Quarantine Has Officially Hit Congress

Tue, 10 Mar 2020 10:25:43 -0400

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Four members of Congress have announced they are self-quarantining after coming into contact with a person at CPAC who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. A fifth member, a Democrat, announced she was self-quarantining after someone who had COVID-19 came to her office.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/congress-coronavirus-self-quarantine-cpac

Former Bloomberg Backer Rep. Gregory Meeks Will Now Endorse Joe Biden

Tue, 10 Mar 2020 14:33:53 -0400

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Meeks had previously told BuzzFeed News he was waiting for Biden to ask for his endorsement.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/gregory-meeks-bloomberg-biden

The Working Families Party Is Endorsing Bernie Sanders After Elizabeth Warren’s Exit

Mon, 09 Mar 2020 15:09:19 -0400

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The progressive group had backed Warren early, and now says it will "do everything to unite progressives and unite the left to help Bernie be the nominee."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/bernie-sanders-endorsement-working-families-party-warren

Black Democrats Know They Saved Joe Biden’s Campaign

Mon, 09 Mar 2020 15:09:19 -0400

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In Mississippi and Missouri, black voters said they’d carefully considered the options but felt Biden was the “safe” choice to beat Trump in November.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/joe-biden-campaign-black-democrats

Bernie Sanders Scrapped A Planned Speech On Race

Mon, 09 Mar 2020 17:31:17 -0400

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Asked whether the candidate will eventually deliver the speech, a spokesperson said, “TBD.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/bernie-sanders-flint-michigan-speech-black-voters

Tulsi Gabbard's Tweet About Anti-Hinduism In The West Is Stoking Anti-Muslim Sentiment In India

Fri, 06 Mar 2020 19:06:59 -0500

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The tweet comes at an extremely tense time in India after a week of horrifying communal violence.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nishitajha/tulsi-gabbard-hinduphobia-tweet-delhi-violence-modi

What Happened To The Women Of 2020? Fears Of “Electability.”

Fri, 06 Mar 2020 23:55:40 -0500

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Elizabeth Warren’s exit leaves the presidential race primarily between two old white men. “All those little girls,” she said, “are gonna have to wait four more years.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/elizabeth-warren-2020-campaign-biden-bernie

Congress Quickly Passed An $8.3 Billion Spending Package To Fight And Treat The Coronavirus

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 20:26:12 -0500

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The spending package is more than three times President Donald Trump’s original request a week ago.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/coronavirus-funding-congress

Andrew Yang Is Launching A Political Group To Cement His Ideas Into The "Mainstream"

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 17:25:05 -0500

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The group, Humanity Forward, will support candidates and push Yang’s ideas through other means, including a podcast.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/andrew-yang-humanity-first-group

Elizabeth Warren Is Ending Her Presidential Campaign

Fri, 06 Mar 2020 02:25:37 -0500

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Warren, once a top contender for the Democratic nomination, is dropping out of the race after a disappointing month of primaries.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/elizabeth-warren-end-2020-campaign-drop-out

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Endorsed Joe Biden Ahead Of Her State's Big Primary

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 16:20:18 -0500

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Whitmer has been the subject of vice presidential speculation since winning her race in 2018.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/michigan-governor-gretchen-whitmer-endorsed-joe-biden

The Supreme Court Just Heard Its First Major Abortion Case With Trump's Appointees On The Bench

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 22:38:52 -0500

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With Roe v. Wade in the balance, a decision on whether a Louisiana abortion law is constitutional will likely come down to Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/the-supreme-court-just-heard-its-first-major-abortion-case

The Surreal Year Where Only The Last 72 Hours Seem To Matter In Politics

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 18:46:58 -0500

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And, as we gaze at huge Super Tuesday wins of Joe Biden, a theory about why.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/super-tuesday-joe-biden-amy-klobuchar

Democrats Call On The State Department To List White Supremacist Groups As Foreign Terrorist Organizations

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 18:01:16 -0500

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“We have got to start to identify those foreign terrorist organizations in the same manner that we would identify ISIS and al-Qaida," Rep. Max Rose said of the new resolution.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/democrats-state-department-white-supremacy-terrorism-list