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[l] at 2/28/20 12:49pm
Donald Trump’s sole interest, when it comes to the coronavirus, is trying to find some way to prevent this impending public health crisis from affecting his re-election chances. His utter lack of concern for the health and safety of Americans, including his own supporters, is unsurprising —...

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[l] at 2/28/20 12:40pm
The U.S. Dept. of Justice under Attorney General Bill Barr has intervened in a pre-emptive lawsuit filed by a Kentucky wedding photographer who claims her interpretation of her Christian religion bars her from taking photos of weddings of same-sex couples. No same-sex couple has ever tried to hire...

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[l] at 2/28/20 12:21pm
Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary Katie Miller was placed in charge of all government communications regarding coronavirus. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney sent out a government-wide email ordering all official communications to go through Miller, who recently...

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[l] at 2/28/20 12:11pm
A three-judge panel on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” immigration policy that illegally forces asylum seekers into Mexico while awaiting their court hearings. In the 2-1 decision judges called Trump’s Orwellian...

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[l] at 2/28/20 12:08pm
ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Last fall the Republican National Committee paid $900,000 for “data services” to a Delaware-registered limited liability corporation that had existed...

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[l] at 2/28/20 12:05pm
Police in Texas are trying to scare local addicts into bringing their drug stashes to the law enforcement officials so that they can be purportedly tested for coronavirus contamination. Local news station KCRG reports that Johnson City Police Department posted a notice on its Facebook page warning...

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[l] at 2/28/20 11:43am
After country music star Garth Brooks posted a picture of himself to Instagram wearing a jersey honoring Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders, some Trump supporters had a freakout, apparently under the impression that he was supporting 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. “Can’t you just...

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[l] at 2/28/20 11:43am
After country music star Garth Brooks posted a picture of himself to Instagram wearing a jersey honoring Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders, some Trump supporters had a freakout, apparently under the impression that he was supporting 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. “Can’t you just...

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[l] at 2/28/20 11:19am
Even if the coronavirus fails to reach pandemic status, it will likely deliver a long-term shock to the world economy. Karen Ho, an anthropologist who has studied the culture of Wall Street, wrote a Daily Beast column warning that the global economy will be shaken by the coronavirus, no matter how...

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[l] at 2/28/20 11:02am
Rasmussen Reports, the GOP-friendly pollster frequently cited by President Donald Trump, is showing that the president’s approval rating fell by five points just one day after his widely panned press conference outlining his response to the coronavirus crisis. According to its latest poll,...

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[l] at 2/28/20 10:59am
According to a report from the Star-Telegram, a senior member of the rightwing paramilitary group Oath Keepers who moved to Texas in 2015 is actively recruiting local law enforcement employees while telling them a “bloody civil war” against the U.S. government is on the horizon. The...

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[l] at 2/28/20 10:58am
As fears continue to heighten over a potential widespread coronavirus outbreak, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow tried to calm those fears this Friday as stocks plummeted in response. Speaking to Fox Business, Kudlow said investors shouldn’t “rule out more optimistic options,” adding...

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[l] at 2/28/20 10:33am
“The judge confirmed that it’s illegal to silence the public to expand fossil-fuel extraction.” Environmental advocates cheered a federal judge’s ruling Thursday that voided oil and gas leases on roughly one million acres of public lands and rejected a Trump administration...

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[l] at 2/28/20 10:29am
Evangelical pastor and die-hard Trump supporter Rodney Howard-Browne claims that he rid Florida of the Zika virus. Now he’s saying he can do the same thing to the coronavirus. In a video posted to his Periscope earlier this week, Howard-Browne talked about how he dealt with the Zika virus,...

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[l] at 2/28/20 10:17am
The World Health Organization on Friday raised its global risk assessment of the new coronavirus to its highest level after the epidemic spread to sub-Saharan Africa and caused financial markets to plunge. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the risk was being raised to “very...

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[l] at 2/28/20 10:10am
The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is attacking insurgent Rep. Doug Collins for not being a “real” conservative — and their primary evidence is that he’s friends with black Democrats. In a video posted on the NRSC’s Twitter account, Collins is shown in...

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[l] at 2/28/20 9:56am
Sen. Ted Cruz lobbed an attack against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — but things didn’t go well for him. The New York Democrat had questioned President Donald Trump’s decision to put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the administration’s coronavirus response, saying...

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[l] at 2/28/20 9:51am
Conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot called out Attorney General Bill Barr for pretending he would quit if the president didn’t curb his irrational tweets about judicial matters that Barr said he was handling. The tweets haven’t stopped, but Barr is still there. So, instead,...

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[l] at 2/28/20 9:40am
During a hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Friday morning, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo received a very harsh public scolding from Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) for refusing to answer questions about the government’s handling the coronavirus pandemic so he could make it to his...

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[l] at 2/28/20 9:33am
Global stocks were heading Friday for their largest weekly drop since the financial crisis more than a decade ago over fears the coronavirus could wreak havoc on the world economy. Crude oil prices slipped lower as well and analysts said that central banks, especially the US Federal Reserve, might...

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[l] at 2/28/20 9:21am
In the approximately 137 Democratic primary debates we’ve had so far this campaign season, President Trump’s ongoing assault on the rule of law and professional expertise has barely come up. Maybe the moderators think the topic is too risky and the candidates believe it’s too...

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[l] at 2/28/20 9:18am
In an op-ed published at the New York Times this Friday, economist Paul Krugman warned that the growing health crisis of the coronavirus is the test of the Trump administration that his critics have been fearing, and the results “aren’t looking good.” Krugman writes that President...

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