The Spiraling Downward Trend of Donald Trump’s Political Life – Politics Article

Whether the polls are accurate or not, things are only getting worse for the president’s reelection bid. The White House/Flickr Perhaps freshman Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin of Michigan is correct and pollsters are once again severely undercounting Donald Trump’s level of support. The president carried Slotkin’s district by seven points, so she’s feeling endangered and it makes sense for her to plan for the worst. Or perhaps New York Times polling expert Nate Cohn is correct: “Right now, it’s extremely simple: the…

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Alabama GOP Leader Says He Wants More COVID-19 Cases In Order To Build ‘Immunity’ – Politics Article

Alabama state Sen. Del Marsh (R), who serves as the Senate’s President Pro Tempore, tried to make the claim on Thursday that the astounding increase in COVID-19 cases rippling across the state is actually a good thing. Alabama reached 2,164 cases in on Thursday, exceeding 2,000 cases for the first time and marking the state’s highest single-day caseload thus far. Yet Marsh told reporters that day that he was “not as concerned” about the staggering caseload, per a video posted…

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Trump Focused On Stock Market Amid Pandemic – Politics Article

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday bashed President Trump by accusing him of prioritizing the stock market over the well-being of Americans as coronavirus cases continue surging across the country. Speaking at a campaign event in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, Biden outlined his economic platform which would include raising the corporate tax rate to 28% from the current 21%, demanding that Amazon pay income taxes and calling for a $15 an hour federal minimum wage. Biden particularly appealed to growing frustrations…

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Texas GOP Convention Canceled | Talking Points Memo – Politics Article

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Wednesday afternoon said that city officials are canceling the Texas Republican Party’s in-person convention originally scheduled for next week. The cancelation came on the heels of Turner saying earlier Wednesday during a virtual city council meeting that his administration was investigating ways to cancel it. Turner added that he directed the city’s legal department to work with the Houston First Corporation, which operates the convention center, in reviewing the contract with the state’s GOP. According to…

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Trump Rally ‘Likely Contributed’ To 500 New COVID Cases This Week – Politics Article

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa that drew thousands of people in late June, along with large protests that accompanied it, “likely contributed” to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases, Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said Wednesday. Tulsa County reported 261 confirmed new cases on Monday, a one-day record high, and another 206 cases on Tuesday. Although the health department’s policy is to not publicly identify individual settings where people may…

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WH Dodges On Trump Mask Refusal – Politics Article

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Tuesday morning found himself in a fiery exchange on CNN as he repeatedly dodged questions regarding President Trump’s refusal to wear a mask in public. Last week, President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence wouldn’t commit to issuing a nationwide mask mandate even after finally encouraging the public to adopt the practice. Masks are a key way to slow the spread of COVID-19 amid rising cases across the country. Trump has yet to wear a mask…

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Atlanta Mayor Tests Positive For COVID – Politics Article

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced on Monday that she tested positive for COVID-19 despite experiencing no symptoms. COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive. — Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) July 6, 2020 During an interview on MSNBC shortly after tweeting her COVID-19 diagnosis, Bottoms recalled how she reacted upon testing positive despite taking “serious precautions.” After saying that she’s “processing all of this,” Bottoms said that she was prompted to get tested…

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The new normal of patchwork pandemics is very, very abnormal – Politics Article

Like much of the rest of the world, Australia now has to deal with a patchwork pandemic. Slipping back into old habits isn’t good enough for politicians if they’re to respond effectively to ongoing disruption. The post The new normal of patchwork pandemics is very, very abnormal appeared first on Crikey. This is only a snippet of a Politics Article written by Bernard Keane Read Full Political Article

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Texas Mayors Refute Trump COVID-19 Claim – Politics Article

The mayors of two Texas metropolitan areas on Sunday expressed their dismay with President Trump’s false claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are “totally harmless.” Texas is currently considered a coronavirus hotspot, along with Florida and Texas, as it recently recorded six straight days of confirmed new cases above 5,000. The Lone Star state reported a record daily increase of 8,258 coronavirus cases and 7,890 hospitalizations on Saturday. On Thursday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) issued a statewide rule requiring masks…

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COVID-19 Outbreak Feared At Massachusetts’ Norfolk Prison – Politics Article

Advocates and incarcerated people fear a potential COVID-19 outbreak at MCI Norfolk in Massachusetts after an incarcerated man collapsed during his kitchen duty shift. The man was taken to the hospital and tested positive for COVID-19. Officials placed his housing unit on lockdown, but only after he potentially exposed kitchen staff and incarcerated people in his housing unit to the virus. His seven roommates were later tested and quarantined, and on June 29 and 30, mobile testing sites were deployed.…

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White House Adviser Blames China For ‘Every Bad Thing,’ Dodges Qs On USA’s Unique Failures – Politics Article

In an unhinged interview Friday, the White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said the Chinese government is responsible for “every bad thing we’re experiencing right now” — but he couldn’t explain why COVID-19 cases are swelling in America while other wealthy nations around the world have begun to smother the disease. The Chinese government, Navarro told MSNBC’s Ali Velshi, “sent hundreds of thousands of Chinese nationals over here to seed and spread the virus.” And the novel coronavirus itself, he…

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The Colleges That Can Spur America’s COVID-19 Recovery – Politics Article

iStock In Washington, D.C., debates around higher education tend to focus on the Harvards and Yales of the world, forgetting that elite schools don’t represent the kind of institutions that most students attend. Too often absent from these conversations are higher education’s true workhorses: so-called “regional” public universities. While the Department of Education offers no official definition of these institutions, they basically occupy the middle space between community colleges and flagship major research universities. One analysis by Inside Higher Education tallies…

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Trump and the GOP are taking us into a second Great Depression, yet the magical thinking continues – Politics Article

The current infection rates in the U.S. stand at over 50,000 new cases per day, the highest ever, and they continue to rise. Many of the new infections have been traced back to the Memorial Day holiday in late May, when many people in this country  gathered together socially without regard to social distancing, or without wearing any type of facial covering in public. As the Fourth of July holiday looms, public health officials have already begun warning people to avoid groups and maintain…

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Tom Hanks Goes on bizarre Vulgar Rant About Face Masks – Politics Article

Hollywood star and fervent liberal Tom Hanks just came unglued as he embarked on a bizarre rant about face masks, going so far as to say that you are a “p*ssy” if you refuse to wear one amidst the coronavirus pandemic. “Those things are so simple, so easy, if anybody cannot find it in themselves to practice those three very basic things — I just think shame on you,” Hanks said of wearing face masks and social distancing, according to People…

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Trump’s a traitor – AMERICAblog News – Politics Article

Not that it’s news, but this week it’s confirmed yet again that Donald Trump is a traitor. In today’s subscriber-only episode, Cliff and I talk about the latest breaking news about Russia having put a bounty on US troops in Afghanistan, and Trump having done nothing about it even though several US service members reportedly were killed as a result. We also get into the latest on the Coronavirus, and have a good talk about the latest election polls as…

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DeSantis: FL ‘Not Going Back’ On Reopening – Politics Article

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Tuesday insisted that he has no plans to reinstate coronavirus-related restrictions or close businesses despite a recent surge of COVID-19 cases in his state. On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health reported more than 6,000 new coronavirus cases, pushing the state’s case total to more than 152,000. 58 new coronavirus-related deaths were also reported on Tuesday, which brings the state up to 3,505 deaths from COVID-19. In the past week, the number of coronavirus…

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