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As Florida re-opens, COVID-19 data chief gets sidelined and researchers cry foul (Florida Today)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 04:10

Florida Today:
As Florida re-opens, COVID-19 data chief gets sidelined and researchers cry foul  —  EDITORS NOTE: We chose to make this story broadly accessible because of the importance of its content.  But quality, fact-checked reporting isn't free.  Collecting and verifying news is a costly …

The White House is presenting the Fyre Festival of pandemic responses (Catherine Rampell/Washington Post)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 03:45

Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
The White House is presenting the Fyre Festival of pandemic responses  —  Let's just do it and be legends, man.  —  That could well be the slogan of this White House's slapdash, hubristic approach to reopening the U.S. economy, which is turning into the Fyre Festival of pandemic responses.

Howard Stern takes a day off from politics - but says he predicted Trump would bankrupt the country (Brian Niemietz/New York Daily News)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 03:40

Brian Niemietz / New York Daily News:
Howard Stern takes a day off from politics — but says he predicted Trump would bankrupt the country  —  After dominating last week's news cycle by claiming President Trump secretly despises his zealous followers, SiriusXM host Howard Stern declared Monday a politics-free day.

CDC warns of possible measles outbreak as vaccinations for children fall during coronavirus pandemic (Berkeley Lovelace Jr/CNBC)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 03:05

Berkeley Lovelace Jr / CNBC:
CDC warns of possible measles outbreak as vaccinations for children fall during coronavirus pandemic  — Routine vaccinations for young children in the U.S. fell during the first half of this year as more Americans skipped routine doctor visits due to the coronavirus pandemic …

Police tried to tase Ahmaud Arbery in 2017 incident, video shows (The Guardian)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 02:45

The Guardian:
Police tried to tase Ahmaud Arbery in 2017 incident, video shows  — Officers questioned why Arbery was sitting alone in his car in a park one morning in November 2017  —  Play Video  —  Police attempted to use a Taser on Ahmaud Arbery, the slain Georgia jogger, after questioning …

Trump Derangement Syndrome Has Introduced Impeachment 2.0 (Tristan Justice/The Federalist)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 01:55

Tristan Justice / The Federalist:
Trump Derangement Syndrome Has Introduced Impeachment 2.0  —  After spending the months preceding the global pandemic in a futile impeachment attempt, House Democrats are now again trying to impeach President Donald Trump.  —  The lower chamber majority told the Supreme Court on Monday …

Pompeo's moves against inspector general leave a trail of questions and a department divided (Washington Post)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 01:50

Washington Post:
Pompeo's moves against inspector general leave a trail of questions and a department divided  —  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his top aides blasted the State Department's ousted internal watchdog on Monday, accusing him of mishandling leaks to the media and failing to promote Pompeo's mission statement to employees.

Fox News argues nonprofit group's lawsuit over coronavirus coverage could have 'dangerous' result (Mike Brest/Washington Examiner)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 01:50

Mike Brest / Washington Examiner:
Fox News argues nonprofit group's lawsuit over coronavirus coverage could have ‘dangerous’ result  —  Fox News rebuked the legal arguments a nonprofit organization is using in its lawsuit against the network for its coverage of the coronavirus.  —  The Washington League for Increased Transparency …

Doordash and Pizza Arbitrage (Ranjan Roy/Margins and Can Duruk)

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 03:55

Ranjan Roy / Margins and Can Duruk:
Doordash and Pizza Arbitrage  —  There is such a thing as a free lunch  —  If capitalism is driven by a search for profit, the food delivery business confuses the hell out of me.  Every platform loses money.  Restaurants feel like they're getting screwed.  Delivery drivers are poster children for gig economy problems.

Fired inspector general was examining whether Pompeo had a staffer walk his dog, handle dry cleaning, official says (Washington Post)

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 03:25

Washington Post:
Fired inspector general was examining whether Pompeo had a staffer walk his dog, handle dry cleaning, official says  —  The State Department inspector general fired by President Trump was looking into allegations that a staffer for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was performing domestic errands …

The government whistleblower who says the Trump administration's coronavirus response has cost lives (Norah O'Donnell/CBS News)

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 02:30

Norah O'Donnell / CBS News:
The government whistleblower who says the Trump administration's coronavirus response has cost lives  —  Dr. Rick Bright says he's trained his entire life to recognize outbreaks and viruses.  But when he sounded the alarm about the impending coronavirus pandemic, he says the Trump administration ignored …

Cut Through the Fog of Coronavirus War (Scott Gottlieb/Wall Street Journal)

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 02:10

Scott Gottlieb / Wall Street Journal:
Cut Through the Fog of Coronavirus War  —  The CDC needs to streamline and publish clinical data to help doctors on the front lines.  —  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made its first definitive statement last week describing a rare but disturbing condition in children related to Covid-19.

Inspector General's Firing Puts Pompeo's Use of Taxpayer Funds Under Scrutiny (Edward Wong/New York Times)

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 02:00

Edward Wong / New York Times:
Inspector General's Firing Puts Pompeo's Use of Taxpayer Funds Under Scrutiny  —  Accusations of improperly using government resources have trailed the secretary of state, but President Trump's move to fire the State Department inspector general has handed Democrats a new weapon.

Trump to tour Ford's ventilator assembly plant in Ypsilanti on Thursday (Chad Livengood/Crain's Detroit Business)

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 02:00

Chad Livengood / Crain's Detroit Business:
Trump to tour Ford's ventilator assembly plant in Ypsilanti on Thursday  —  President Donald Trump is coming to Michigan on Thursday to tour a Ford Motor Co. plant in Ypsilanti where the automaker and GE Healthcare are assembling ventilators for the coronavirus pandemic response, Crain's has learned.

Ousted State Department inspector general was investigating if Pompeo made staffer walk his dog ... (Zachary Cohen/CNN)

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 01:55

Zachary Cohen / CNN:
Ousted State Department inspector general was investigating if Pompeo made staffer walk his dog and run other personal errands  —  (CNN)The State Department inspector general fired by President Donald Trump last week was investigating whether Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a staffer perform …

In the Shadows of America's Smokestacks, Virus Is One More Deadly Risk (Hiroko Tabuchi/New York Times)

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 01:40

Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
In the Shadows of America's Smokestacks, Virus Is One More Deadly Risk  —  This isn't the first time Vicki Dobbins's town has been forced to shelter in place.  —  Last year, the Marathon Petroleum refinery that looms over her neighborhood near Detroit emitted a pungent gas …

A person who was Covid-19 positive attended a church service and exposed 180 people, officials say (CNN)

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 01:20

CNN:
A person who was Covid-19 positive attended a church service and exposed 180 people, officials say  —  (CNN)A person who later learned they were positive for Covid-19 attended a California religious service on Mother's Day, exposing 180 other people to the novel coronavirus, according to local health officials.

Busted: Pentagon Contractors' Report on 'Wuhan Lab' Origins of Virus Is Bogus (The Daily Beast)

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 01:15

The Daily Beast:
Busted: Pentagon Contractors' Report on ‘Wuhan Lab’ Origins of Virus Is Bogus  —  TRY AGAIN  —  A military contractors' report circulating on Capitol Hill claims to have evidence that COVID-19 escaped from a Chinese lab.  It's filled with information that's just plain wrong.

Faced with a Trumpian barrage of attacks, Joe Biden chooses to look the other way (Washington Post)

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 01:10

Washington Post:
Faced with a Trumpian barrage of attacks, Joe Biden chooses to look the other way  —  In a return to his old fighting form last week, President Trump suggested that his electoral rival, Joe Biden, should go to prison for an unspecified offense he labeled the “greatest political crime in the history of our country.”

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on the coronavirus-ravaged economy (Scott Pelley/CBS News)

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 01:10

Scott Pelley / CBS News:
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on the coronavirus-ravaged economy  —  The head of the U.S. central banking system tells Scott Pelley how high he thinks unemployment will go, what tools the Fed still has to breathe life into the economy and what outcomes he's trying to avoid on the road to economic recovery.

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