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  • Historic unemployment rate upends Trump's reelection bid

    05/10/2020 5:07:47 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 82 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 9th 2020 | JONATHAN LEMIRE, JOSH BOAK AND BILL BARROW
    The record unemployment rate reported on Friday captured the pain of a nation where tens of millions of jobs suddenly vanished, devastating the economy and forcing President Trump to overcome historic headwinds to win a second term. Months ago, Trump planned to campaign for reelection on the back of a robust economy, now a distant memory after more than 20 million jobs were lost in April, leading to an unemployment rate of 14.7%, the highest since the Great Depression. There's no parallel in U.S. history for the suddenness or severity of the economic collapse. The president is now tasked with...
  • Delays plague Hillary Clinton's State Dept. files

    12/10/2014 11:48:48 AM PST · by PROCON · 19 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | STEPHEN BRAUN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department has failed to turn over government documents covering Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state that The Associated Press and others requested under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act ahead of her presumptive presidential campaign. They include one request AP made four years ago and others pending for more than one year.
  • Rubio steps in to lead Senate Intelligence Committee

    05/18/2020 9:54:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2020 | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will temporarily become chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Republican leaders announced, taking charge of the panel at a time of turnover and tension in the nation’s intelligence community. Rubio will replace North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, who said last week that he would step aside after federal agents examining his recent stock sales showed up at his home with a warrant to search his cellphone. Friday was Burr’s last day in the position. Along with House and Senate leaders and the top Democrat and Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Rubio will now have access...
  • Whitmer poised to announce partial reopening plans for northern Michigan

    05/18/2020 11:07:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    mlive ^ | 5/18/20 | Lauren Gibbons
    The Upper Peninsula and several counties in the northern Lower Peninsula will be allowed to reopen bars and restaurants in a reduced capacity, as well as other retail or office businesses, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to announce Monday. In a statement to the Associated Press, Whitmer said bars and restaurants in two northern regions of the state could soon reopen with 50 percent limited capacity. Servers would be required to wear face coverings and groups would be required to stay 6 feet apart. “This is a big step, but we must all remember to continue doing our part to...
  • Jair Bolsonaro’s love for hydroxychloroquine costs Brazil another health minister

    05/16/2020 7:20:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Associated press via Hindustan Times ^ | 05/15/2020 | By Frank Haggerty
    Brazil’s health minister resigned Friday after less than a month on the job in a sign of continuing upheaval over how the nation should battle the coronavirus pandemic, quitting a day after President Jair Bolsonaro stepped up pressure on him to expand use of the antimalarial drug chloroquine in treating patients. Dr. Nelson Teich, an oncologist and health care consultant, took the job April 17 faced with the task of aligning the ministry’s actions with the president’s view that Brazil’s economy must not be destroyed by restrictions to control spread of the virus. Teich’s predecessor, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, also had...
  • Obama emerges as central figure in 2020 presidential race [DNC talking points]

    05/14/2020 2:39:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2020 | by Julie Pace
    WASHINGTON - Nearly eight years after he was last on the ballot, Barack Obama is emerging as a central figure in the 2020 presidential election. Democrats are eagerly embracing Obama as a political wingman for Joe Biden, who spent two terms by his side as vice president. Obama remains the party’s most popular figure, particularly with black voters and younger Democrats, and Biden’s presidential campaign is planning for him to have a highly visible role in the months to come. For President Donald Trump, that means an opportunity to focus the spotlight on one of his favorite political foils. In...
  • Senator Schumer To VA: Why Are You Using An Unproven Drug, Hydroxychloroquine On Vets With COVID-19?

    05/10/2020 11:30:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    The Senate’s top Democrat on Sunday called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to explain why it allowed the use of an unproven drug on veterans for the coronavirus, saying patients may have been put at unnecessary risk. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said the VA needs to provide Congress more information about a recent bulk order for $208,000 worth of hydroxychloroquine. President Donald Trump has heavily promoted the malaria drug, without evidence, as a treatment for COVID-19. Schumer's request comes after a whistleblower complaint filed this past week by former Health and Human Services official Rick Bright alleged...
  • AP revises its stylebook to outlaw the use of the word ‘mistress.’ Hilarity ensues AP revises its stylebook to outlaw the use of the word ‘mistress.’ Hilarity ensues

    05/10/2020 10:25:11 AM PDT · by Conserv · 48 replies
    @APStylebook We now say not to use the archaic and sexist term "mistress" for a woman in a long-term sexual relationship with, and financially supported by, a man who is married to someone else. Instead, use an alternative like companion or lover on first reference. Provide details later. Professor Margot Cleveland quickly and brilliantly figured out why this change was announced now: So apparently AP thinks @SenKamalaHarris will be Biden's pick and they're making sure everyone know proper language to use in discussing her political rise to power.
  • APStylebook: We now say not to use the archaic and sexist term "mistress" for a woman in a long-term sexual relationship with, and financially supported by, a man who is married to someone else.

    05/09/2020 8:48:57 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 72 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 8, 2020 | APStylebook
    We now say not to use the archaic and sexist term "mistress" for a woman in a long-term sexual relationship with, and financially supported by, a man who is married to someone else. Instead, use an alternative like companion or lover on first reference. Provide details later.
  • Click to copy 3 charged in killing of store security guard over virus mask

    05/05/2020 4:50:05 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    A woman, her adult son and husband have been charged in the fatal shooting of a security guard who refused to let her daughter enter a Family Dollar in Michigan because she wasn’t wearing a face mask to protect against transmission of the coronavirus.
  • Police: Stepdad saw them in bed, so they plotted his death...

    04/28/2020 8:16:03 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 39 replies
    KXAN News ^ | April 27, 2020 | Staff
    <p>CASCADE, Pa. (AP) — A man and his teenage girlfriend plotted to have her stepfather killed after he caught them in bed together, but the plan was foiled when the hit man they tried to hire went to police, authorities said.</p>
  • Malaria drugs touted by President Trump as possible COVID-19 treatment trigger FDA warning of 'serious side effects and death’

    04/24/2020 9:49:31 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 79 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 24, 2020 | AP
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against prescribing a malaria drug widely touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus outside of hospitals or research settings. In an alert Friday, regulators flagged reports of serious side effects and death among patients taking hydroxychloroquine and the related drug chloroquine. The drugs, also prescribed for lupus, can cause a number of side effects, including heart rhythm problems, severely low blood pressure and muscle or nerve damage.
  • Associated Press v. United States, 326 U.S. 1 (1945)

    04/23/2020 2:08:36 PM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 30 replies
    JUSTIA ^ | June 18, 1945 | U.S. Supreme Court
    U.S. Supreme Court Associated Press v. United States, 326 U.S. 1 (1945) Associated Press v. United States No. 57 Argued December 5, 6, 1944 Decided June 18, 1945* 326 U.S. 1 Syllabus By-laws of the Associated Press, a cooperative association engaged in gathering and distributing news in interstate and foreign commerce, prohibited service of AP news to nonmembers, prohibited members from furnishing spontaneous news to nonmembers, and empowered members to block membership applications of competitors. A contract between AP and a Canadian press association obligated both to furnish news exclusively to each other. Charging, inter alia, that the bylaws and...
  • Viral virus briefing: Where science meets all things Trump

    03/31/2020 1:51:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 31, 2020 | By CALVIN WOODWARD (D-AP)
    WASHINGTON - For a few moments in the Rose Garden, the coronavirus pandemic is a bucking bronco with President Donald Trump on its back. His arm swings an invisible rope. He seems to be hanging on for dear life. “Ride it like a cowboy,” he growls. “Just ride it. Ride that sucker right through.” This rodeo riff came during the daily White House coronavirus task force briefing, where science meets all things Trump. It’s where the teetotaling president serves a 5 o’clock cocktail of public-health policy, twisted facts, invented achievements, performance art, hectoring, cheerleading, erraticism, improvisation, self-praise, pet theories and...
  • Trump Is Right: Suicides Do Increase During Economic Hardship

    03/30/2020 4:46:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 30, 2020 | A.D.P. Everson
    The AP’s statement has no basis in reality. There is currently no body of research that demonstrates people are less likely to take their lives in time of economic hardship. The pace of information during the COVID-19 crisis has been extraordinary. Last week President Trump said thousands could die by suicide as a result of the economic crisis created by the coronavirus.The Associated Press (AP) immediately released a “fact check” on the president’s prediction, saying it was false. Over the weekend, The Federalist’s Tristan Justice reported more people died from suicides in east Tennessee than from the coronavirus. In the...
  • ‘Officers are scared out there’: Coronavirus hits US police

    03/28/2020 7:15:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 28, 2020 | By JAKE BLEIBERG and COREY WILLIAMS
    WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. - More than a fifth of Detroit’s police force is quarantined; two officers have died from coronavirus and at least 39 have tested positive, including the chief of police. For the 2,200-person department, that has meant officers working doubles and swapping between units to fill patrols. And everyone has their temperature checked before they start work. An increasing number of police departments around the country are watching their ranks get sick as the number of coronavirus cases explodes across the U.S. The growing tally raises questions about how laws can and should be enforced during the pandemic,...
  • EU tempers fray as virus hits lives, livelihoods, economies

    03/27/2020 10:01:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 27, 2020 | By LORNE COOK
    As the coronavirus claims lives, ruins livelihoods and wreaks economic havoc, tensions are rising between European Union countries over how best to respond as the pandemic overwhelms some member nations, once more raising troubling questions about the EU’s ability to stand united in times of crisis. Almost 16,000 people infected with the virus have died in Europe. Over a quarter of a million had tested positive, as of Friday. Countries hit especially hard, like Italy and Spain, are imploring their partners to do more, particularly on the economic front, and to do it now. “The consequences of COVID-19 should be...
  • Trump agencies steadily push rollbacks as pandemic rages

    03/24/2020 1:11:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 24, 2020 | Ellen Knickmeyer
    The Trump administration is rejecting appeals to slow its deregulatory drive while Americans grapple with the coronavirus, pushing major public health and environmental rollbacks closer to enactment in recent days despite the pandemic. As Americans stockpiled food and medicine and retreated indoors and businesses shuttered in hopes of riding out COVID-19, federal agencies in recent days moved forward on rollbacks that included a widely opposed deregulatory action by the Environmental Protection Agency. The proposed rule would require disclosure of the raw data behind any scientific study used in the rulemaking process. That includes confidential medical records that opponents say could...
  • Israelis accuse Netanyahu of exploiting virus to keep power

    03/19/2020 7:37:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 19, 2020 | Josef Federman
    Israel appeared to be barreling toward a constitutional crisis Thursday as opponents took to the streets and turned to the Supreme Court to fight a series of unprecedented steps taken by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while confronting the coronavirus pandemic. In recent days, Netanyahu and his surrogates have shut down the court system, approved the use of sophisticated phone-surveillance technology on the general public and temporarily suspended the activities of parliament. While Netanyahu has defended the moves as extraordinary steps in extraordinary times, his opponents accuse him of undermining Israel’s democratic foundations in a desperate bid to cement his grip...
  • Trump changes tone, gets real on virus threat

    03/17/2020 3:40:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 17, 2020 | By JILL COLVIN, ZEKE MILLER and JONATHAN LEMIRE
    WASHINGTON - He called on the country to come together. He warned of pain to come. And he deferred to the nation’s public health experts while at least momentarily putting aside petty squabbling. After weeks of trying to play down the risk posed by the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump struck a new, more urgent tone on Monday as he delivered a sobering message to Americans grappling with a new reality that will dramatically alter their lives for months to come. Trump’s more somber tone came as he addressed the public at a White House briefing and made a direct...