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The government had a model for handling Ebola. Trump has ditched it

The government had a model for handling Ebola. Trump has ditched it

Never interested in government details, President Donald Trump now wants to purge officials of dubious loyalty. Wall Street is reminding Americans a weakened executive branch carries risks. The two-day plunge in financial markets reflects growing alarm over the threat coronavirus poses to the economy. Containing that threat depends in large part on the skillfulness of…MORE

South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn endorses Joe Biden ahead of primary

South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn endorses Joe Biden ahead of primary

Rep. Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African American in Congress and an influential figure in South Carolina politics, endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday. Clyburn’s endorsement comes ahead of Saturday’s South Carolina primary, where Biden needs a win in order to keep his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination alive. “I know Joe Biden.…MORE

Amy Klobuchar was all of us in the South Carolina debate

Amy Klobuchar was all of us in the South Carolina debate

If you missed Tuesday night’s South Carolina presidential debate, I can sum it up in just two words: LOUD NOISES. For extended periods of time during the two-hour debate, candidates sought to talk over one another, land opposition research hits and create zingers that they could then use to raise money for campaigns rapidly running…MORE

Schumer preparing $8.5 billion request for emergency coronavirus funding, source says

Schumer preparing $8.5 billion request for emergency coronavirus funding, source says

Senate Democrats are preparing to request $8.5 billion to combat the coronavirus, a senior Senate Democratic aide told CNN Wednesday, setting up a spending showdown in Congress where lawmakers are grappling with how to help contain the disease. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, is expected to formally request the funding…MORE

House to take historic vote to make lynching a federal crime

House to take historic vote to make lynching a federal crime

Lawmakers will take a historic vote on Wednesday when the House of Representatives takes up legislation to make lynching a federal crime. The House will vote on HR 35, anti-lynching legislation introduced by Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois, called the Emmett Till Antilynching Act. Fourteen-year-old Till was brutally murdered in a racist attack in…MORE

The math behind Bernie Sanders’ $50 trillion vision

The math behind Bernie Sanders’ $50 trillion vision

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been remarkably consistent about his democratic socialist vision to remake the country. And he doesn’t mind that it’ll cost many, many trillions. With a T. The senator from Vermont has been talking about the centerpiece of his proposals — a single-payer health care system he calls “Medicare for All”…MORE

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