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CNN PoliticsMar 28, 2020
Trump opens the door to calling up former active service members for coronavirus fight
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday afternoon that could potentially lead to former active duty military members being recalled into service to help with the government's coronavirus response.

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CNN PoliticsMar 28, 2020
Trump says he's considering short-term quarantine of New York
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he's considering a short-term quarantine of New York state, and surrounding areas, as cases of coronavirus continue to rise.

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PoliticoMar 28, 2020
‘There is no surge plan': Despite warnings, Congress failed to fully fund pandemics bill
Public-health experts complained that budget cuts were undermining preparedness. Congress did not take heed.

Drudge ReportMar 28, 2020
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New York Times PoliticsMar 28, 2020
Tom Coburn, the ‘Dr. No' of Congress, Is Dead at 72
His prolific use of a bill-blocking measure earned him his nickname, but he also won grudging respect on Capitol Hill as a political maverick.

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New York Times PoliticsMar 28, 2020
Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, Civil Rights Leader and King Aide, Dies at 98
Mr. Lowery helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and gave the benediction at President Barack Obama's inauguration.

New York Times PoliticsMar 28, 2020
Coronavirus May Add Billions to the Nation's Health Care Bill
Insurance premiums could spike as much as 40 percent next year, a new analysis warns, as employers and insurers confront the projected tens of billions of dollars in additional costs of treating coronavirus patients.

Reuters PoliticsMar 28, 2020
With eye on election, Trump in high-stakes balancing act over coronavirus response
President Donald Trump offered a preview of his re-election campaign playbook last year when he visited the building site of a multi-billion-dollar cracking unit in western Pennsylvania, hailed as one of the largest construction projects in the country.

PoliticoMar 28, 2020
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
In 2009, President Obama awarded Lowery the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

The Daily BeastMar 28, 2020
The Fashion World Mobilized When AIDS Struck. Now It's Coronavirus.
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos Getty/Instagram The coronavirus pandemic has gutted the fashion world, slashing jobs, closing department stores, and ravaging industry capitals like Milan, Paris, and New York. Events are canceled and trends hardly matter to those social distancing at home. It seems frivolous to care about fashion right now. But fashion still cares. 

In less urgent times, designers' activism can feel gestural or hollow. Putting a runway model in a feminist slogan T-shirt does little for the general public. But when a true crisis hits, power players open their studios, supply chains, and (perhaps most importantly) wallets. 

Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue and artistic director for Condé Nast, announced that her glossy, along with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), would open up a relief fund for those in the industry impacted by the virus. 

Read more at The Daily Beast.



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PoliticoMar 28, 2020
Trump says he's eyeing quarantine of New York, surrounding area
The president said he plans to speak with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo later Saturday.

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CNN PoliticsMar 28, 2020
Thousands of grounded planes. Nearly empty fights. How the coronavirus is affecting US airlines
Thousands of grounded planes. Nearly empty flights. Airports that look like ghost towns.

Washington Post PoliticsMar 28, 2020
Midland, Tex., was already reeling from a collapsing oil market. Then came coronavirus.
The city's mayor, Patrick Payton, is struggling to inspire in a moment of overlapping crises.

Washington Post PoliticsMar 28, 2020
Former U.S. senator Tom Coburn has died at 72
The Oklahoma Republican, an obstetrician, frustrated both parties by using procedural tactics to delay or derail legislation that he believed contributed to the billowing federal deficit. This is a developing story. It will be updated.

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Washington Post PoliticsMar 28, 2020
Inside Trump's risky push to reopen the country amid the coronavirus crisis
The president's desire pits him against multiple governors, Democratic and Republican, who are striving to mitigate the coronavirus's impact in their communities and marshal medical supplies for their hospitals.

CNN PoliticsMar 28, 2020
One nation, under coronavirus: How two weeks changed America
President Donald Trump announced a 15-day plan on March 16 to "slow the spread" of the coronavirus pandemic that has turned the country upside down.

Yahoo PoliticsMar 28, 2020
Cheers! Distillers do their part to fight coronavirus by bottling hand sanitizer, not gin
Distilleries of all shapes and sizes are now joining the fight against Covid-19, from local craft ones like Steven's to large manufacturers like Woodford Reserve.


Fox PoliticsMar 28, 2020
Trump fires back at Michigan's Whitmer, claims Dem governor ‘doesn't have a clue'
President Trump took aim at Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday night, claiming in a Twitter message that the first-term Democrat was "way in over her head" amid the coronavirus outbreak and "doesn't have a clue."

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Reuters PoliticsMar 27, 2020
U.S. House will have panel overseeing coronavirus aid law expenditures: Pelosi
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday the House will set up a panel to oversee expenditures under the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief law.

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New York Times PoliticsMar 27, 2020
$2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Is Signed Into Law
Dozens of lawmakers rushed back to Washington to thwart a stall tactic from Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky.

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New York Times PoliticsMar 27, 2020
Under Intense Criticism, Trump Says Government Will Buy More Ventilators
In another day of mixed messages, the president criticized G.M. and authorized the use of the Defense Production Act to force it to make ventilators after the company had already announced it was going to.

Yahoo PoliticsMar 27, 2020
Nationwide mail-in voting faces major obstacles despite coronavirus pandemic, Sen. Chris Murphy warns
Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy says that it will be difficult for states to switch to mail-in voting in time for the presidential election in November.


Fox PoliticsMar 27, 2020
Trump appoints aide Navarro to lead Defense Production Act efforts after forcing GM to make ventilators for coronavirus
President Trump announced Friday he is appointing his trade adviser Peter Navarro to serve as his national Defense Production Act policy coordinator after using the act to force General Motors to begin making ventilators to treat coronavirus patients.

Reuters PoliticsMar 27, 2020
Factbox: 'Mr. No': Meet the U.S. congressman who requested a formal vote to delay the coronavirus bill
U.S. Representative Thomas Massie enraged President Donald Trump and leaders of Congress by trying to delay a planned Friday voice vote on a $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic rescue plan, drawing calls from the White House to throw him out of the Republican Party.

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Democracy NowMar 27, 2020
"Total System Failure": Congress Pushes $2 Trillion Pandemic Bill. Will Dems Allow "Corporate Coup"?
We continue our look at the massive $2 trillion coronavirus relief package — the largest stimulus bill in U.S. history — with author Matt Stoller, who argues the country will be unrecognizable after this pandemic if big corporations walk away with trillions of dollars and no strings attached. Stoller is research director at the American Economic Liberties Project and author of the book "Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy." His recent column for The Guardian is headlined "The coronavirus relief bill could turn into a corporate coup if we aren't careful."

Washington Post PoliticsMar 27, 2020
Trump seeks to ramp up production of medical equipment after harsh criticism of his slow response
President Trump said he expects praise from governors who receive federal help.

PoliticoMar 27, 2020
Trump chips away at Congress' role in coronavirus relief oversight
The $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill establishes a "special inspector general" to review and investigate loan decisions made by the treasury secretary.

Yahoo PoliticsMar 27, 2020
Trump demands appreciation from governors for coronavirus response
President Trump used his daily coronavirus to attack Democratic governors who in his estimation had shown insufficient gratitude for his administration's response to the pandemic.


CNN PoliticsMar 27, 2020
Biden offers to talk to coronavirus victims' families and nearly offers his phone number
Joe Biden nearly offered his cell phone number to family members of coronavirus victims on national television Friday night as he discussed the difficulty of not being able to be there for loved ones who are dying.

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Foreign PolicyMar 27, 2020
When Home Is More Dangerous Than the Coronavirus
Lockdowns are leaving domestic violence victims worldwide trapped with abusers.

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New York Times PoliticsMar 27, 2020
Coronavirus Fact Check: Analyzing the Patterns in Trump's Falsehoods
For months, the president has downplayed the severity of the pandemic, overstated the impact of his policies and potential treatments, blamed others and tried to rewrite the history of his response.

New York Times PoliticsMar 27, 2020
U.S. Cuts Health Care Aid to Yemen Despite Worries About Coronavirus
The Trump administration cited interference by Houthi rebels. But humanitarian groups and some Democrats asked for a delay because of the pandemic.

CNN PoliticsMar 27, 2020
Fact check: Trump makes another round of misstatements during coronavirus briefing
Inaccuracies about the stock market. Baffling statements about a closed GM plant. Stating you can call coronavirus the flu.

Washington Post PoliticsMar 27, 2020
Donald Trump Jr. attacked people who praise China's coronavirus response. Then President Trump praised it — again.
Trump's supporters have bashed the media for allegedly siding with China on coronavirus. Meanwhile, the president himself has strained to avoid being overly critical.

CNN PoliticsMar 27, 2020
Trump invokes Defense Production Act to require GM to make ventilators
President Donald Trump invoked the use of the Defense Production Act on Friday to require General Motors to produce more ventilators to deal with increased hospitalizations due to the spread of the novel coronavirus in the United States.

Yahoo PoliticsMar 27, 2020
Senator says White House turned down emergency coronavirus funding in early February
Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, says that Trump administration officials declined an offer of early Congressional funding assistance that he and other senators made during a meeting to discuss the coronavirus on Feb. 5. 


PoliticoMar 27, 2020
Governors' coronavirus pacts could thwart Trump goal of reopening country
Some governors and public health experts say the localized lifting of restrictions could create new clusters of disease that leave officials chasing the outbreak well into the summer.

Yahoo PoliticsMar 27, 2020
In reversal, Trump uses Defense Production Act to force GM to make ventilators
Trump ends vacillating and uses government powers to force GM to make ventilators


Fox PoliticsMar 27, 2020
Governors suspicious of relaxing coronavirus restrictions as Trump floats reopening economy
Many of the governors who have played leading roles in managing the U.S. response to coronavirus are suspicious of the prospect of reopening their economies in the near future even as the Trump administration circulated a memo Thursday that signaled it could soon begin pushing for rolled back social distancing measures.

Fox PoliticsMar 27, 2020
Trump signs memo to force GM to make ventilators after stalled talks
President Trump said Friday that he had directed Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to require General Motors to begin making ventilators under the Defense Production Act to combat the coronavirus pandemic after negotiations with the automaker had stalled. 

BBC PoliticsMar 27, 2020
Coronavirus: Gove addresses PM and Health Secretary's positive tests
Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove stresses the importance of social distancing measures.

Yahoo PoliticsMar 27, 2020
New Yahoo News/YouGov coronavirus poll: 59 percent of Americans say Trump's Easter timeline is 'too soon' to restart economy
A large majority of Americans disagree with President Trump that the nation's battle against the coronavirus is winding down and that normal economic activity should resume sooner rather than later, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll.


BBC PoliticsMar 27, 2020
Coronavirus: Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive
He has mild symptoms, including a temperature and cough, and is self-isolating in Downing Street.

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Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus (Politico)

Washington Post PoliticsMar 26, 2020
Cruise lines, early source of coronavirus infections, out of bailout package
The industry's trade group, the Cruise Lines International Association, acknowledged Thursday that the major cruise lines weren't included in the package, despite meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and a phone call from Micky Arison, chairman of the Carnival Corp., to President Trump.

Washington Post PoliticsMar 26, 2020
Trump wants to boost the economy by downplaying the risk of the coronavirus. Again.
It's a dangerous risk to take once, much less twice.
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