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Meet the 'Czar-Like Figure' Guiding US Coronavirus Response

1 month ago   |   By Newser

The US now has a coronavirus coordinator. Or, more specifically, a White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, the title given by Vice President Mike Pence to Deborah Birx, who will join his response team, his office announced Thursday. Bloomberg describes Birx as a career government official, nominated by then-president Obama in...
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White House Names AIDS Expert Debbie Birx To Help Lead Coronavirus Response

White House Names AIDS Expert Debbie Birx To Help Lead Coronavirus Response

1 month ago   |   By NPR

The White House had rebuffed suggestions to name an official "czar" to lead the coronavirus response. But on Thursday, Vice President Pence announced Birx would coordinate the administration's effort.
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White House announces coronavirus 'coordinator' to lead response under Pence

White House announces coronavirus 'coordinator' to lead response under Pence

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday announced a global health official as the "White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator," effectively installing a czar-like figure under him to guide the administration's response to the outbreak.
Ambassador Debbie Birx, who will report to Pence, serves as the U.S. government's leader for combatting HIV/AIDS globally, according to the White House. She will also join the White House's coronavirus task force led by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.
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Sen. Kelly Loeffler Faces Renewed Scrutiny For COVID-19 Stock Transactions

Sen. Kelly Loeffler Faces Renewed Scrutiny For COVID-19 Stock Transactions

The Georgia Senator came under fire last month after she and her husband dumped substantial portions of their portfolio after a series of private congressional briefings on the... Read more ...

Florida Governor Issues Coronavirus Stay-At-Home Order

Florida Governor Issues Coronavirus Stay-At-Home Order

After mounting COVID-19 cases and public pressure, GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis finally took a step he previously said he was waiting for the White House to order. Read more ...

Mitch McConnell: Impeachment Push 'Diverted' Government's Attention From...

Mitch McConnell: Impeachment Push 'Diverted' Government's Attention From Coronavirus

"Everything every day was all about impeachment,” the Senate majority leader said of the January impeachment trial. Read more ...

Home of the U.S. Open to be converted to a field hospital

Home of the U.S. Open to be converted to a field hospital

NEW YORK - The tennis complex that hosts the U.S. Open will by next week become a field hospital to treat coronavirus patients - part of a race to build more beds and relieve... Read more ...

Justice Department audit finds widespread flaws in FBI surveillance

Justice Department audit finds widespread flaws in FBI surveillance

A Justice Department audit of the FBI's use of secret surveillance warrants has found widespread problems with the law enforcement agency's process for ensuring that all claims... Read more ...

Trump Attacks Fox News' John Roberts For Asking A Normal Question

Trump Attacks Fox News' John Roberts For Asking A Normal Question

"What, are you working for CNN?" the president asked after the mention of the dismantling of the pandemic response team. Read more ...

Pro-choice ‘Never Rarely' takes on women's difficult journeys

Pro-choice ‘Never Rarely' takes on women's difficult journeys

BERLIN - A critical hit at Sundance and Berlin's International Film Festival, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” is a pro-choice movie charged with documentary... Read more ...

Keep your look fresh when you can't get out to the salon

Keep your look fresh when you can't get out to the salon

We've been diving into some beauty emergency fixes for taking care of ourselves and keeping on top of our self-care game, as we stay home during the coronavirus pandemic. I... Read more ...

Bob Kraft sends Patriots plane to China to get equipment for Mass

Bob Kraft sends Patriots plane to China to get equipment for Mass

BOSTON - A New England Patriots plane full of much-needed personal protective equipment from China is to fly into Boston on Thursday afternoon, according to a source familiar... Read more ...

Trump Spends First Half Of Coronavirus Briefing Discussing War On Drugs

Trump Spends First Half Of Coronavirus Briefing Discussing War On Drugs

The president warned that drug cartels were working to "exploit" the country as officials said more than 4,000 people had been killed by COVID-19. Read more ...