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  • Trump says US officials should have ‘good idea’ if malaria drug works on coronavirus in three days

    03/30/2020 9:15:08 AM PDT · by Yardstick · 44 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 30, 2020 | Berkely Lovelace Jr.
    President Donald Trump said U.S. health officials should have a “good idea” whether an anti-malaria drug being tested as a treatment for COVID-19 is effective in fighting the coronavirus in “the next three days.” “Hydroxychloroquine is something that I have been pushing very hard,” Trump said Monday morning during an interview on Fox News. “I think we’re going to have a good idea over the next three days because it’s been used now in New York at my request -- 1,100 people. It’s been used. I think that’s better than testing it in a laboratory. But the doctors tell me...
  • Clinical trials may begin next week in New York for coronavirus treatments: Health official

    03/27/2020 12:24:36 PM PDT · by Yardstick · 82 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 26, 2020 | Josh Margolin
    Officials are working out final details in plans to begin clinical trials next week for a malaria drug combination that appears to hold some promise for confronting the coronavirus pandemic. New York state Health Department officials are making arrangements to determine what patients at which hospitals will be allowed to participate in trials with hydroxychloroquine, Zithromax and chloroquine, a senior official at the department with knowledge of the plan told ABC News. The bulk of the patients are expected to be in the New York City metro area because the region has the biggest cluster of cases. [snip] New York...
  • I Tried To Block It Out’: Jury Member In Harvey Weinstein Rape Trial Describes Seeing His Naked Photos

    02/27/2020 3:19:51 PM PST · by justme4now · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 26, 2020 | Lauryn Overhultz
    A member of Harvey Weinstein’s jury spoke out about being shown naked photos of the former producer during his rape trial. The jurors were shown naked photos of Weinstein as evidence during the trial, according to an interview published Tuesday by “Inside Edition.” “I tried to block it out,” said the woman, who was only identified as “juror no. 2.” “It was presented to us, so it wasn’t something that we could have blocked out, but it’s hard not to make a face.” As previously reported, actress Jessica Mann testified about the first time she saw Weinstein naked, claiming he...
  • Analysis: Fight over Trump’s impeachment shifts to battle over the impact on Senate races

    02/08/2020 10:28:41 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 13 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | Feb 8, 2020 | Paul Kane
    The Senate’s impeachment trial of President Trump may have ended, but the political fallout will continue for weeks and possibly months to come. A pair of Democratic super PACs on Friday announced reservations for a several-million-dollar digital ad campaign targeting Republican senators in Arizona, Maine and North Carolina, two days after the trio voted to acquit Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Armed with polling showing voters largely supported an expanded trial, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is trying to raise money for key challengers to Republican incumbents. “We know you’re angry,” the DSCC began...
  • Remdesivir under study as treatment for novel coronavirus

    02/07/2020 4:43:51 PM PST · by catnipman · 21 replies
    MDedge ^ | 2/7/2020 | Doug Brunk
    “What they’re looking at is the effect of this drug -- either the drug plus standard of care versus standard of care alone,” Anthony S. Fauci, MD, reported Feb. 7 during a press briefing held by members of President Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force. “I think pretty soon we are going to get a definitive answer, whether one of these among several drugs works.” Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, added that several organizations and individual investigators are developing vaccines for 2019-nCoV. In one such effort, the National Institutes of Health is working with Moderna...
  • How History Will Judge the Trump Impeachment

    02/07/2020 2:39:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 7, 2020 | Hans von Spakovsky
    The Senate has voted against impeaching President Donald Trump, defeating two articles of impeachment by votes of 52-48 and 53-47. Trump joins two former presidents, Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, in being impeached by the House of Representatives before being acquitted by the Senate. The House failed to produce credible evidence that the president committed any “high Crimes and Misdemeanors” or engaged in any action that justified his impeachment by the House, let alone his conviction and removal from office by the Senate. Despite Democrats’ loss in the Senate, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and...
  • Senate Impeachment Trial LIVE - day 12 (Acquittal Day)

    02/05/2020 8:33:44 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 499 replies
    Senate Impeachment Trial LIVE - day 12 (Acquittal Day)
  • Explainer: Why Republicans will vote to acquit Trump in his impeachment trial

    02/05/2020 6:57:39 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 5, 2020 | David Morgan
    WASHINGTON — The Republican-led U.S. Senate is expected to acquit President Donald Trump on Wednesday at the end of his impeachment trial on charges that he abused his power in dealings with Ukraine and obstructed efforts to uncover the alleged misconduct. Here is a summary of the reasons that Trump's Republicans, who control 53 seats in the 100-seat chamber, say he should not be removed from office: * Trump did nothing wrong * Trump's actions were wrong, but not impeachable * Removal of Trump would upset voters * Not enough evidence * Let the voters decide
  • These are the ideal conditions for Trump on his State of the Union

    02/04/2020 4:47:54 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 8 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | Feb 4, 2020 | Amber Phillips
    Here’s another first for President Trump’s impeachment: He will be giving the State of the Union address Tuesday night, less than 24 hours before the Senate is expected to acquit him and end impeachment proceedings. President Bill Clinton had to deliver his State of the Union during impeachment, in the middle of his Senate trial. And he never once mentioned impeachment during his 77-minute address, reports The Post’s Paul Kane.... Let’s look at some of the most common process arguments they use not to convict Trump. 1. Democrats held witness depositions behind closed doors 2. Democrats subpoenaed witnesses before they...
  • Senate Impeachment Trial LIVE - day 11

    02/03/2020 7:53:45 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 396 replies
    Senate Impeachment Trial LIVE - day 11
  • Inside the Senate trial: McConnell stops rebel push in GOP for witnesses

    02/02/2020 7:33:22 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 56 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | Feb 1, 2020 | Seung Min Kim, Rachael Bade
    Inside the Mansfield Room at the Capitol, where Senate Republicans have held daily strategy sessions during President Trump’s impeachment trial, senators began walking through their arguments on why they should block witnesses from testifying in the proceedings. But at this lunch on Thursday, Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah) was getting visibly annoyed. If this is meant to persuade me, Romney told his colleagues, it’s not helpful, according to two officials with knowledge of the exchange. The senator, a near-lone GOP voice in seeking witnesses for the trial, felt as if other Republicans were singling him out.... Trump’s acquittal was never in...
  • Michael Avenatti’s Lonely Fall The disgraced lawyer wanted to be a legal celebrity. Now he’s not even the most famous defendant on the block.

    02/01/2020 9:05:12 AM PST · by libstripper · 22 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Jan. 31, 2020 | Andrew Rice
    Full title of article: "Michael Avenatti’s Lonely Fall The disgraced lawyer wanted to be a legal celebrity. Now he’s not even the most famous defendant on the block." Excerpt: Over the last year or so, the swift and not particularly surprising fall of lawyer Michael Avenatti has descended through the circles of bankruptcy, alleged domestic violence, banishment from cable television, and separate indictments for tax fraud, extortion, and cheating Stormy Daniels, his most important client. In mid-January, federal agents arrested Avenatti in the middle of a disciplinary hearing before the State Bar of California and charged him with violating his...
  • Democrats are about to go through hell now that the Senate trial is over

    02/01/2020 3:35:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/31/20 | Eddie Scarry
    Now that the Senate trial is over, I hope Democrats have plenty of water and aspirin in preparation for the raging impeachment headache they're about to endure. **SNIP** I suspect that, when Democratic voters asked for impeachment, they weren't thinking of a scenario wherein Trump remains in office. I suspect that when Democratic Reps. Maxine Waters, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez worked their wild base into a frothy mess by pushing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to impeach, the expected outcome wasn't that Trump gets ready for a reelection campaign to spend another four years in the White House. This absolutely...
  • Senate Impeachment Trial LIVE - day 10

    01/31/2020 8:30:36 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 1,300 replies
    Senate Impeachment Trial LIVE - day 10 Time to end this impeachment sham (continued deep state coup attempt)! Vote it down!!
  • Mitt Romney, a Man Alone

    01/31/2020 5:12:20 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 91 replies
    NYT ^ | Jan 31, 2020 | Mark Leibovich
    WASHINGTON — It’s been one of those spectacle weeks on Capitol Hill, the likes of which history might just stop to recognize, even if Trump-era Washington pauses for nothing... Mr. Romney is the rare Senate Republican — actually the lone Senate Republican until late Thursday — who is vocally pushing for witnesses to be called in President Trump’s impeachment trial. He is also the only Senate Republican who is seen as a possible vote to convict the president, an added distinction since Mr. Trump got every House Republican to fall in line.... “I think this is Senator Romney’s moment to...
  • Senate Impeachment Trial LIVE - day 9

    01/30/2020 9:15:53 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 1,459 replies
    Senate Impeachment Trial LIVE - day 9
  • Democrats ready to trash another cardinal legal principle

    01/30/2020 6:44:35 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/30/20 | David Singer
    No defendant being impeached in any trial should be subjected to this level of legal uncertainty It is remarkable to contemplate that even something as basic as the standard of proof required to convict President Trump cannot be agreed on between the House Managers and the President’s legal team. What then should be the standard of proof necessary for the House Managers to establish to convict the President of the alleged crimes for which he has been impeached: abuse of power and obstruction of justice? Should it be the criminal standard—proof beyond all reasonable doubt. or the civil standard—proof that...
  • 'I Do Not Believe We Need To Hear From 18th Witness’: Sen. Cory Gardner On Impeachment Trial Proceedings

    01/29/2020 3:54:27 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 23 replies
    CBS4 Denver ^ | 1/29/20 | Staff
    DENVER (CBS4)– Sen. Cory Gardner is among the senators questioning President Donald Trump’s attorneys and house managers in the impeachment trial. The Republican senator from Colorado said he doesn’t believe the Senate needs to hear from more witnesses. “I do not believe we need to hear from an 18th witness. I have approached every aspect of this grave constitutional duty with the respect and attention required by law, and have reached this decision after carefully weighing the House managers and defense arguments and closely reviewing the evidence from the House, which included well over 100 hours of testimony from 17...

    01/29/2020 11:47:04 AM PST · by Hostage · 65 replies
    The preference for having witnesses or no witnesses at the Senate hoax trial is a difficult one for many to decide. What is your preference and why are you making that preference?
  • Senate Impeachment Trial LIVE - day 8

    01/29/2020 8:47:07 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 1,530 replies
    Senate Impeachment Trial LIVE - day 8