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Lack of coronavirus testing may blunt Trump’s planned economic revival

President Donald Trump says America does not need and will never have mass coronavirus testing, despite warnings by experts that a comprehensive program is vital to getting life back to normal. The inadequacy of testing for the virus has been a constant deficiency of the government’s handling of the pandemic from the start. Fixing this…MORE

Trump tries to push fast-forward on the pandemic

A startling 6.6 million people filed their first claims for unemployment benefits last week, bringing the total for the past three weeks to 16.8 million people. That’s about 11% of the US labor force — a shocking number, given that unemployment was at a historic low until the pandemic erupted — and a grim new…MORE

Florida governor falsely claims the coronavirus hasn’t killed anyone under 25

Florida governor falsely claims the coronavirus hasn’t killed anyone under 25

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis falsely claimed Thursday that the novel coronavirus hasn’t killed anyone under 25 nationwide while discussing a timeline for reopening schools in the state. “This particular pandemic is one where, I don’t think nationwide there’s been a single fatality under 25. For whatever reason it just doesn’t seem to threaten, you know,…MORE

After Bernie Sanders: Progressives take stock after they fall short again

After Bernie Sanders: Progressives take stock after they fall short again

Bernie Sanders launched his first presidential campaign in near obscurity. He ended his second on Wednesday having inspired a movement that changed American politics. Sanders never fully embraced the Democratic Party, even as he sought its nomination. But many in the party — including the voters who cast a ballot for another candidate this year…MORE

Utah governor orders all adults entering the state to disclose their travel plans

Utah governor orders all adults entering the state to disclose their travel plans

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert issued an executive order Thursday requiring adults entering the state to disclose their travel plans in the latest state-led crackdown on domestic travel amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The order, which goes into effect Friday morning, applies to all adults regardless of how they enter the state. The governor’s office said…MORE

Here’s the silver lining in the CNN poll for Donald Trump

Here’s the silver lining in the CNN poll for Donald Trump

The headline out of CNN’s new national poll released on Thursday morning was not good for President Donald Trump: He trails de facto Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by 11 points in a hypothetical general election matchup. Much of the poll was equally dire for Trump — Biden leads among women by 30 points, for…MORE

US ready to block Iran’s requests for coronavirus aid from the IMF, officials say

US ready to block Iran’s requests for coronavirus aid from the IMF, officials say

The Trump administration is seeking to block the International Monetary Fund from providing a $5 billion emergency loan to Iran for assistance in combating the coronavirus pandemic, according to three administration officials. US officials believe the money would not actually go towards the country’s public health crisis. “The world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism is…MORE

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