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Apr 03, 2020

Fact-checking coronavirus briefing: Trump says scarves 'better' than masks, exaggerates Europe travel restriction
President Donald Trump made fewer false claims than usual at Thursday's coronavirus briefing, ceding the floor to administration officials for extended periods and trading his usual inaccuracy for some vague musings and boasts.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Trump letter attacking Schumer is sent as President says 'this is not the time for politics'
The White House released a letter from President Donald Trump attacking Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in starkly personal terms on Thursday -- just moments after the President said that "this is not the time for politics."

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Fauci: 'I don't understand why' every state hasn't issued stay-at-home orders
The nation's top infectious disease expert said Thursday he doesn't understand why every state hasn't issued stay-at-home orders as novel coronavirus cases continue to surge across the US.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

HHS redistributes medical supplies seized from seller suspected of hoarding
The Health and Human Services Department said Thursday it had distributed some 192,000 N95 respirator masks and a large haul of other scarce medical supplies that the FBI had seized during the arrest of a Brooklyn man.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

How Fauci and Birx got Trump to listen to science
It's the piece of advice long-timers offer nearly every new arrival to President Donald Trump's ranks: bring visual aids. Luckily for Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx, charts are their thing.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Trump says new recommendations on face masks are coming
President Donald Trump said Thursday his administration will soon release nationwide recommendations on wearing face masks after initially telling Americans they weren't necessary to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Dr. Birx: 'Not every American is following' the coronavirus guidelines
Dr. Deborah Birx said she can tell by looking at the US curve of coronavirus cases that not every American is following the guidelines set out by the administration for people to stay home and be vigilant about washing their hands.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Top doctor says White House coronavirus task force still missing 50% of testing data
Dr. Deborah Birx said that the White House coronavirus task force is missing 50% of the data for coronavirus tests that have been conducted.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Russian coronavirus aid delivery to US prompts confusion and criticism
Former State Department officials were "mystified" and "bemused" by the United States' purchase of medical supplies from Russia amid the coronavirus pandemic -- a move that experts say is a propaganda win for the Kremlin.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Commander of aircraft carrier hit by coronavirus removed for 'poor judgment' after sounding alarm
The commander of a US aircraft carrier which has been hit by a major outbreak of the coronavirus is expected to be removed from duty after being suspected of leaking a memo earlier this week warning Navy leadership that decisive action was needed to save the lives of the ship's crew.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Fact check: Trump falsely claims plane and train passengers are being tested for the coronavirus
President Donald Trump falsely claimed Wednesday that airplane and train passengers are being given "very strong tests" for the coronavirus both before departure and after arrival.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

New Jersey governor calls for 'postmortem' of federal response to coronavirus
New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday called for an assessment of the federal response to the coronavirus once the crisis itself is handled, as states continue to scramble for much-needed medical supplies to combat the spreading virus.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Trump again tests negative for coronavirus, White House says
President Donald Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus a second time, according to a memo from White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

The Point: Here's what you think of coronavirus if you watch Fox News
Every cable network is covering the coronavirus wall-to-wall. And has been doing so for weeks now.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Navy removes commander of aircraft carrier hit by coronavirus outbreak
The commander of a US aircraft carrier which has been hit by a major outbreak of the coronavirus is expected to be removed from duty after being suspected of leaking a memo earlier this week warning Navy leadership that decisive action was needed to save the lives of the ship's crew.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Federal judge declines to postpone Wisconsin's April 7 primary but extends absentee voting
Wisconsin's primary remains on schedule for Tuesday after a federal judge declined to postpone the contest.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Navy expected to remove commander of aircraft carrier hit by coronavirus for being suspected of leaking memo
The commander of a US aircraft carrier which has been hit by a major outbreak of the coronavirus is expected to be removed from duty after being suspected of leaking a memo earlier this week warning Navy leadership that decisive action was needed to save the lives of the ship's crew.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Thousands of ventilators in maintenance as government struggles to meet needs
The federal government had faulty ventilators. Then the coronavirus hit.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Trump invokes Defense Production Act to 'facilitate the supply' of ventilator equipment
The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump is invoking the Defense Production Act to clear up supply-chain issues encountered in the manufacturing of ventilators.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Yang says Asian Americans being attacked over coronavirus is 'a heartbreaking phenomenon'
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang said Thursday it is a "heartbreaking phenomenon" that Asian Americans have been the target of a growing number of racist and xenophobic attacks related to the coronavirus.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

FEMA still pushing back on taking a leading role in coronavirus supply chain
Despite states' continued calls for more federal involvement, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is still pushing back against playing a more active role in leading the supply chain, according to House Democrats.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

The Point: How the fight for the Senate is slowly moving toward Democrats
With the country -- and the world -- focused full-time on the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, you may have missed this: The fight for the Senate continues to move slowly but surely in Democrats' direction.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Analysis: Coronavirus has already permanently changed our economy and the way we live
The US government effectively shut down the US economy in its effort to make keep Americans at home and, hopefully, slow the spread of Covid-19.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Trump campaign sends letter to Sessions demanding he stop invoking Trump
President Donald Trump's campaign has sent a letter to Jeff Sessions demanding the former attorney general stop using Trump's name in his campaign materials for his US Senate bid.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Fact check: Georgia governor says we only just learned people without symptoms could spread coronavirus. Experts have been saying that for months
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said on Wednesday that new information on the spread of coronavirus influenced his decision to issue a stay-at-home order. In particular, Kemp pointed to what he said was the recent discovery that the virus can be spread by people who are not exhibiting symptoms.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

DNC pushed back over coronavirus pandemic
The Democratic National Convention has been pushed back to the week of August 17 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Democratic National Convention Committee.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Some Americans could wait 20 weeks to receive stimulus checks, IRS tells House Democrats
Americans likely won't begin to see direct payments from the coronavirus stimulus bill until at least April 13 and it could take 20 weeks for all the checks to be mailed, Trump administration officials told lawmakers, according to a House Democratic memo obtained by CNN.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Pence expected to brief faith leaders in second coronavirus call in two weeks
For at least the second time in two weeks, Vice President Mike Pence is expected to hold a conference call with faith leaders and other conservatives to bring them up to date on the rapidly changing coronavirus pandemic.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Pelosi announces House committee on coronavirus crisis to exercise oversight of pandemic response
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday announced the creation of a new bipartisan House select committee on the coronavirus crisis that will exercise oversight of the federal response to the pandemic and be chaired by Majority Whip Jim Clyburn.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Democratic National Convention pushed back to August
The Democratic National Convention has been pushed back to the week of August 17 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Democratic National Convention Committee.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

The Point: Why in the world is Wisconsin still holding a primary on Tuesday?
On March 25, Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued a stay-at-home directive to the state's residents, telling them to avoid "unnecessary trips" and limit travel "to essential needs like going to the doctor, grabbing groceries or getting medication."

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

How sensitive work in Congress is being impeded by the coronavirus pandemic
President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that Iran or its proxies may be planning a "sneak attack" against US forces, but some lawmakers say they can't evaluate the intelligence behind that assertion because the coronavirus outbreak has limited their access to classified material.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

A 3,000% jump in jobless claims has devastated the US job market
The last three weeks have marked one of the most devastating periods in history for the American job market, as first-time claims for unemployment benefits have surged more than 3,000% since early March.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Former Rep. Chris Collins' prison term delayed due to coronavirus
A federal judge on Thursday granted former New York Rep. Chris Collins's request to delay the start of his prison sentence for securities fraud by two months after Collins cited concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and its threat to inmates.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

DoD working to get 100,000 body bags in anticipation of increasing coronavirus deaths
As fatalities climb from the spread of coronavirus, the Department of Defense has moved to procure 100,000 body bags to accommodate increased demand from morgues across the country."

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

the Point: How 2 Trump-loving governors are struggling amid the coronavirus crisis
On Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp issued a shelter-in-place order for his state.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

New York Times: 2,000 ventilators in federal stockpile don't work because of a maintenance lapse
More than 2,000 ventilators, a key piece of equipment to treat coronavirus patients, in the federal stockpile are unavailable to be deployed because the Trump administration failed to maintain the devices as they were in storage, according to The New York Times.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Experts tell White House coronavirus can spread through talking or even just breathing
A prestigious scientific panel told the White House Wednesday night that research shows coronavirus can be spread not just by sneezes or coughs, but also just by talking, or possibly even just breathing.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Biden says he thinks the Democratic convention will 'have to move into August'
Joe Biden said he believes the Democratic National Convention scheduled to take place in July will be pushed back a month later because of the coronavirus pandemic.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Trump administration faces colossal test as it prepares to disperse trillions from stimulus
The White House and federal agencies face a colossal challenge of dispersing more than $2 trillion of stimulus money approved by Congress last week.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci forced to have security at all times as death threats increase
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country's top medical expert on the coronavirus pandemic and a member of President Donald Trump's coronavirus task force, is facing threats to his personal safety and now requires personal security from law enforcement at all times, including at his home, a source confirms to CNN.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Police and fire departments warn supplies for first responders running dangerously low
When a resident at an elder care facility near Madison, Wisconsin, refused to isolate Monday night after a coronavirus diagnosis, local law enforcement responded to the call for help. On the scene, a Dane County sheriff's deputy helped subdue the person and transport them to a local hospital. She was spat on in the process.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Filing for unemployment benefits? Read this first
Unemployment benefits are becoming a financial lifeline for millions of Americans after their employers shut their doors to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

This Midwestern mayor is fighting to get her residents to take coronavirus seriously
Topeka, Kansas, Mayor Michelle De La Isla has a mission: Convince the residents of her medium-sized, Midwestern city who have not been touched by the coronavirus pandemic that this is their fight too.

CNN Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Nation's top coronavirus expert Dr. Anthony Fauci forced to beef up security as death threats increase
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country's top medical expert on the coronavirus pandemic and a member of President Donald Trump's coronavirus task force, is facing threats to his personal safety and now requires personal security from law enforcement at all times, including at his home, a source confirms to CNN.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Social Security recipients will automatically receive stimulus pay
The Treasury Department, clearing up confusion, has announced Social Security recipients will not have to file a tax return in order to receive the economic stimulus payments the government is preparing to send out amid the coronavirus pandemic.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Fact check: Trump again misleads on ventilator shortages and coronavirus timeline at off-topic briefing
President Donald Trump made another series of false, misleading or dubious claims at a Wednesday coronavirus briefing that began with an off-topic discussion of his administration's efforts to fight drug trafficking.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

US freezes shipments of protective gear overseas
The Trump administration will no longer ship personal protective equipment to allies overseas as the United States grapples with critical shortages of supplies and coronavirus cases continue to soar.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Schumer wants to deal with coronavirus crisis before talking infrastructure recovery plan
Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer on Wednesday dismissed the President's proposal of a $2 trillion infrastructure plan to counteract the coronavirus' economic effects, characterizing the effort as premature compared to the health care crisis triggered by the virus.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Biden campaign says it will arrange call with Trump about coronavirus
A phone call between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the leading Democratic contender for his position, is in the works to discuss the coronavirus pandemic.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Documents show backlog of 160,000 coronavirus tests at just one lab company
As the US health care system has scrambled to track the spread of coronavirus, one of the nation's largest commercial labs has faced a backlog of tests that ballooned in the last two weeks, and has delayed results in some cases up to 10 days.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Only some medical supplies from overseas going directly to coronavirus hotspots
Only a portion of the medical supplies being flown in by the Federal Emergency Management Agency from overseas are being allotted to critical hotspots prioritized by the agency and the Department of Health and Human Services.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Source close to coronavirus task force: Despite what White House is saying, tougher measures implemented earlier 'might have made a difference'
Despite White House claims that President Donald Trump and the administration did everything right in response to the coronavirus, a source close to the task force said tougher social distancing measures implemented earlier in the pandemic could have blunted the severity of the current crisis.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

The dangerous disconnect between Trump's rhetoric and the reality for potential coronavirus treatments
There is a glaring messaging gap between President Donald Trump and top public health officials regarding medicines being used to treat coronavirus. While Trump touts them as miracle drugs that are on the brink of saving lives, experts are cautiously waiting for scientific evidence.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Trump uses coronavirus briefing to unveil new military counternarcotics mission
On a day when more than 800 Americans died of the coronavirus, President Donald Trump used his daily briefing on the pandemic to unveil seemingly unrelated counternarcotics operations that senior officials said would hurt embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

10 days for test results, 160,000 backlogged tests: The struggle to keep pace with the pandemic in the US
As the US health care system has scrambled to track the spread of coronavirus, one of the nation's largest commercial labs has faced a backlog of tests that ballooned in the last two weeks, and has delayed results in some cases up to 10 days.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Last rounds of protective gear in national stockpile being shipped
The Strategic National Stockpile is deploying the last round of shipments in its inventory, depleting the bulk of its protective gear, according to a source familiar with the matter.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Trump threatens heavy price if Iran conducts 'sneak attack' on US troops
President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday, without citing any evidence, that the administration has information that "Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on US troops and/or assets in Iraq." Trump added, "If this happens, Iran will pay a very heavy price, indeed!"

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

California governor urges state leaders to issue stay-at-home orders: 'What are you waiting for?'
California Gov. Gavin Newsom had a pointed question Wednesday for state leaders who haven't yet issued stay-at-home orders amid the novel coronavirus pandemic: "What are you waiting for?"

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis cites Trump's changed 'demeanor' in issuing stay-at-home order
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made clear Wednesday when issuing a statewide stay-at-home order that he is taking his cues from one man: President Donald Trump.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Trump spreads optimism for potential coronavirus drugs while public health officials cautiously wait for proof
There is a glaring messaging gap between President Donald Trump and top public health officials regarding medicines being used to treat coronavirus. While Trump touts them as miracle drugs that are on the brink of saving lives, experts are cautiously waiting for scientific evidence.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Pence blames China, CDC for any delay in Covid-19 response
Vice President Mike Pence sought to cast blame on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and China when asked why the US was so late in understanding the enormity of the coronavirus pandemic. A White House coronavirus task force spokesman denied that Pence was casting blame on the CDC's response efforts.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Gun retailers deemed 'essential service' by federal government
As states around the country issue "stay-at-home" orders amid the coronavirus pandemic, firearm and ammunition retailers have been designated an "essential service," according to updated guidance from the federal government.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Poll: The public's habits and coronavirus expectations have changed significantly in the last few weeks
A new poll shows a majority of Americans are self-isolating and nearly all of them are concerned about the novel coronavirus pandemic -- and fewer than half trust the federal government to do the right thing.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Illinois becoming desperate for federal government to send medical supplies to fight coronavirus
The state of Illinois is desperate to receive medical supplies to fight the coronavirus outbreak but the Trump administration is barely providing the state with anything, a senior state official told CNN on Wednesday.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Bernie Sanders calls on Wisconsin to delay primary over coronavirus concerns
Sen. Bernie Sanders has called on Wisconsin to postpone its primary next Tuesday amid concerns that voters and poll workers could be exposed to coronavirus.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Trump confronts reality: You can't spin a germ
In an odd way, it's President Donald Trump who seems the most taken aback by recent developments in the coronavirus crisis.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Pelosi: Trump and McConnell 'should not try to hide behind' impeachment excuse over coronavirus response
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell "should not try to hide behind an excuse" in response to the suggestion from both the President and the Kentucky Republican that impeachment distracted the US government from the growing coronavirus crisis.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Pelosi: Trump can't blame impeachment for coronavirus response
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that President Donald Trump and the majority leader Mitch McConnell cannot handle the job to combat this pandemic.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Federal appeals court won't lift block on Florida law making it harder for ex-felons to vote
A federal appeals court in Florida has declined to review a decision it made in February blocking a state law requiring former felons to pay back all legal financial obligations before they vote.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Trump-aligned super PAC spending $10 million against Biden
The Trump-aligned America First Action super PAC is spending $10 million targeting Joe Biden in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Sailors from aircraft carrier hit by coronavirus outbreak to quarantine in Guam hotels
Some of the sailors from the USS Theodore Roosevelt will be quarantined in hotel rooms in Guam as the number of coronavirus cases aboard the aircraft carrier approaches 100, a deteriorating situation that led the shop's commanding officer to issue a stark warning to top Navy leadership about the need to get sailors off the ship.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Pence seeks to blame CDC, China for any delay in US coronavirus response -- not Trump's initial failure to face reality
Vice President Mike Pence sought to cast blame on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and China Wednesday when asked why the US was so late in understanding the enormity of the coronavirus pandemic.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Nunes again questions need for social distancing as experts warn coronavirus worst is yet to come
California Rep. Devin Nunes on Tuesday complained that his state's decision to close schools is "way overkill" and unnecessarily harms the economy despite experts' urgent calls to maintain social distancing to save lives during the coronavirus pandemic.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

House Democrats focus on how trillions of dollars are being spent
House Democrats are beginning their review of how the US government is implementing trillions of dollars of taxpayer money approved by Congress -- and are starting to discuss probing what went wrong with the initial federal response.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

'I think he gets it now': New York Mayor Bill de Blasio searches for his footing in coronavirus crisis
New York City announced its first confirmed case of Covid-19, the infection caused by coronavirus, on March 1. That same day, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and his health commissioner put out statements reassuring the city that its political and public health leadership was "prepared" for what came next.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Analysis: Trump's alarming message portends tragic days ahead
President Donald Trump finally leveled with America about the desperate reality of the coronavirus pandemic, warning of cruel weeks to come in one of the most chilling White House moments in modern history.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg continues to work out at Supreme Court private gym, her trainer says
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is continuing her workouts at the Supreme Court gym amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to her longtime personal trainer.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

The Point: Why Donald Trump shouldn't get credit for (finally) realizing coronavirus is actually deadly serious
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump seemed to get it.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

White House task force could soon recommend Americans wear masks
Most members of President Donald Trump's coronavirus task force have come to agree that Americans should begin wearing face coverings in public and could issue formal guidance on the matter soon, people familiar with the matter said.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Joe Biden casts doubt on Democratic convention happening as planned
Joe Biden on Tuesday said it is difficult to imagine the Democratic National Convention, scheduled for July, taking place as planned amid the coronavirus pandemic.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

US furloughs thousands of South Koreans who work on US bases over cost sharing dispute
Thousands of South Koreans who work on US bases in South Korea were furloughed on Wednesday after the Trump administration and South Korea failed to reach a new cost-sharing formula for the cost of US troops stationed.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

When will you get your stimulus cash, and how?
The US government is preparing to send out direct payments to help individuals amid the coronavirus pandemic, but those who need the money most may be waiting the longest to see it.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Where to get health insurance if you just lost your job
For millions of Americans, a job doesn't only mean a paycheck -- it also provides their health insurance.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Companies making medical supplies say feds aren't taking charge
Days after the Trump administration enlisted manufacturers to mass-produce medical supplies to address the coronavirus pandemic, medical and ventilator manufacturing companies said they have pressed the federal government to take on the role of deciding where to place their supplies.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci describes his 'very different' relationships with 5 presidents
Dr. Anthony Fauci gave CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta some insight into his "very different" relationships with each of the presidents he's served under as the nation's top infectious disease expert.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Obama makes rare public rebuke of Trump over rollback of vehicle emission standards
Former President Barack Obama issued a rare criticism of the Trump administration Tuesday after it announced it's rolling back his signature fuel standards aimed at combating the climate crisis, saying Americans "have to demand better" of their elected leaders.

CNN Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Navy commander makes plea for sailors with Covid-19
The commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, a US Navy aircraft carrier where at least 70 sailors have been tested positive for Covid-19 has warned Navy leadership that decisive action is required. CNN's Babara Starr reports.

CNN Politics
Mar 31, 2020

Trump administration won't reopen Obamacare enrollment for uninsured as coronavirus spreads
The Trump administration has decided not to reopen enrollment in the Affordable Care Act's federal exchanges amid the rising coronavirus pandemic, a senior administration official said Tuesday evening.

CNN Politics
Mar 31, 2020

Fact-checking Trump's marathon coronavirus briefing
Trump's marathon coronavirus press conference on Tuesday included the usual barrage of specific false claims. Here's a preliminary fact check of a couple of them that will be updated with a more substantial analysis of what was wide-ranging, more than two-hour briefing.

CNN Politics
Mar 31, 2020

Trump's alarming message portends tragic days ahead
President Donald Trump finally leveled with America about the desperate reality of the coronavirus pandemic, warning of cruel weeks to come in one of the most chilling White House moments in modern history.

CNN Politics
Mar 31, 2020

Major retailers have opened only 5 drive-thru testing locations, none available to the general public
As he was facing intense criticism for a lack of adequate testing, President Donald Trump announced in the Rose Garden in mid-March that the federal government would partner with private companies to set up drive-thru coronavirus testing sites.

CNN Politics
Mar 31, 2020

Federal prisons will confine inmates to cells for 2 weeks due to coronavirus
The US federal prison system will move to a heightened state of lockdown as it fights the spread of coronavirus behind bars, the Bureau of Prisons announced.

CNN Politics
Mar 31, 2020

US Army issuing volunteer call up of Individual Ready Reserve members to fight coronavirus
The US Army has begun calling up members of the Individual Ready Reserve on a voluntary basis in order to help combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, another sign that the US military is seeking to bolster its medical capability as the pandemic continues to spread.

CNN Politics
Mar 31, 2020

Democrats float potential infrastructure package as part of Congress' next response to coronavirus
When President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that he could support a $2 trillion infrastructure package to jumpstart the economy, it was welcome news for House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, a Massachusetts Democrat who has been waiting for months to craft such an effort.

CNN Politics
Mar 31, 2020

Analysis: Coronavirus is just getting started. And your bills are due
Twin forces are colliding in American households with vicious results.

CNN Politics
Mar 31, 2020

Trump warns of 'painful' two weeks ahead as White House projects more than 100,000 coronavirus deaths
The White House will formally reissue nationwide coronavirus guidelines on Tuesday after President Donald Trump -- faced with dire models showing up to 200,000 American deaths and polls indicating support for social distancing and calamitous scenes at New York hospitals -- determined another 30 days were necessary to avert disaster.

CNN Politics
Mar 31, 2020

Pentagon says it still hasn't sent ventilators because it hasn't been told where to send them
Despite having committed to transferring 2,000 ventilators in military stocks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services to fight the coronavirus outbreak, the Pentagon has not shipped any of them because the agencies have not asked for them or provided a shipping location, the Pentagon's top logistics official said Tuesday.

CNN Politics
Mar 31, 2020

Inmates sue for soap and paper towels as coronavirus spreads in jails
Prisoners are running out of soap and cleaning solution, then wiping their hands on their uniforms because paper towels aren't available. Detainees are using the same towels they use to clean jail cells to bathe and dry their hands. And there's no hand sanitizer allowed for prisoners.

CNN Politics
Mar 31, 2020

Pentagon says it still hasn't sent ventilators because HHS hasn't told them where they'd go
Despite having committed to transferring 2,000 ventilators in military stocks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services to fight the coronavirus outbreak, the Pentagon has not shipped any of them because the agencies have not asked for them or provided a shipping location, the Pentagon's top logistics official said Tuesday.

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