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Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint

1 hour ago   |   Boston Herald

By MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community who handled the whistleblower...
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Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint

2 hours ago   |   Boston Herald   |   5 articles

By MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community who handled the whistleblower...
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Barr to speed releases at federal prisons hard hit by virus

Barr to speed releases at federal prisons hard hit by virus

5 hours ago   |   Politico

Attorney General Bill Barr is ordering federal prison officials to intensify their efforts to release “vulnerable” inmates at three prison complexes that are struggling to...
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Republican leader McConnell says another coronavirus bill is coming

6 hours ago   |   Reuters

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday the U.S. Congress will work on another coronavirus relief bill, with healthcare topping the list of priorities.
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Trump invokes DPA to prevent export of medical goods

Trump invokes DPA to prevent export of medical goods

7 hours ago   |   Politico

President Trump on Friday said he had invoked the Defense Production Act, a federal emergency law, to prevent hoarding or export of critical medical gear needed to combat the...
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Defense Secretary Esper backed firing of carrier captain Crozier

7 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   3 articles

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper backed the Navy's firing of the commander of a coronavirus-striken aircraft carrier, the Pentagon said on Friday, amid a backlash from...
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Massive small business rescue gets off to stormy start

Massive small business rescue gets off to stormy start

11 hours ago   |   Politico

A small business lending program designed to halt an avalanche of layoffs got off to a rocky start on Friday as banks rushed to figure out how to process millions of expected...
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The States Are Stepping Up

18 hours ago   |   The New Republic

During the early days of the coronavirus crisis, President Donald Trump couldn't make up his mind about the governors who were closing schools, banning large gatherings, and...
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Corporations Are Salivating Over the Coronavirus Pandemic

18 hours ago   |   The New Republic

While many Americans worry about how much longer they can pay rent and avoid contracting Covid-19, corporations are within striking distance of controlling our basic political...
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Kushner company stands to benefit from freeze on federal mortgage payments

Kushner company stands to benefit from freeze on federal mortgage payments

19 hours ago   |   Politico

Jared Kushner's family business could be a prime beneficiary of a provision in the federal recovery bill that allows owners of apartment buildings to freeze federal mortgage...
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Brooke Baldwin is second CNN anchor to contract coronavirus this week

Brooke Baldwin is second CNN anchor to contract coronavirus this week

CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin announced Friday she has tested positive for coronavirus after being hit with a sudden onset of symptoms Thursday afternoon. “I am OKAY. It came on... Read more ...

FACT CHECK: Premature - Trump Continues To Claim Drug Can Treat Coronavirus

FACT CHECK: Premature - Trump Continues To Claim Drug Can Treat Coronavirus

Lab studies have shown hydroxychloroquine has blocked the coronavirus from entering cells, but scientists have not reported results yet of whether it can work as a treatment... Read more ...

White House mandates coronavirus test for anyone in 'close proximity' to...

White House mandates coronavirus test for anyone in 'close proximity' to Trump or Pence

The White House is administering a rapid coronavirus test to anyone coming into contact with President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence, Deputy Press Secretary Judd... Read more ...

Sailors Cheer Navy Captain Removed For Pleading For COVID-19 Help

Sailors Cheer Navy Captain Removed For Pleading For COVID-19 Help

Numerous social media posts showed sailors loudly chanting “Captain Crozier” as Brett Crozier disembarked from the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Read more ...

New York's coronavirus death toll surpasses that of 9/11

New York's coronavirus death toll surpasses that of 9/11

On Friday, New York state reached a miserable milestone. Over the course of nearly five weeks, the coronavirus has killed more New Yorkers than the terrorists who flew... Read more ...

Jared Kushner Is Now Under a Giant Spotlight

Jared Kushner Is Now Under a Giant Spotlight

At Thursday's White House press briefing on the coronavirus outbreak, presidential son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner appeared at the podium for the first time during the... Read more ...

GOP Voters Rebuke Donald Trump's Coronavirus Response In New Video

GOP Voters Rebuke Donald Trump's Coronavirus Response In New Video

“This is a crisis and we need real leadership. Donald Trump is incapable of it," GOP voters said in Republicans for the Rule of Law's latest ad. Read more ...

Democratic National Convention Postponed Until August

Democratic National Convention Postponed Until August

Former Vice President Joe Biden called for the delay earlier this week, citing the coronavirus pandemic. Read more ...

White House To Advise Americans To Wear Face Masks Due To Coronavirus

White House To Advise Americans To Wear Face Masks Due To Coronavirus

The recommendation, a reversal from previous guidance, will be targeted at areas with high community transmission of the coronavirus. Read more ...

Pelosi To Create Bipartisan Committee To Oversee Coronavirus Response

Pelosi To Create Bipartisan Committee To Oversee Coronavirus Response

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the new House select committee will focus on accountability and transparency as the government approves new spending and programs... Read more ...