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Top Democrat Demands Postmaster General DeJoy Turn Over All ‘Secret Communications With the Trump Campaign’

A top Democratic congressman is demanding that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy hand over any and all of his “secret communications with the Trump campaign” after he admitted in testimony before the House Oversight Committee earlier this week that he has been in contact with people associated with the president’s reelection bid since taking charge of …

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Pence Slammed for Offering ‘Prayers’ While Dismissing Climate Action at RNC as Hurricane Laura Ravages Gulf Coast

Just hours before Hurricane Laura made made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 storm with wind speed surpassing that of Katrina, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a Republican National Convention speech Wednesday night in which he mentioned climate action once only to reject it, continuing the GOP event’s ignoring or downplaying of an emergency …

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‘Crucial Early Victory’ for Trans Patients as Judge Blocks Trump’s Gutting of Healthcare Discrimination Protections

LGBTQ+ rights advocates celebrated after a federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked part of a Trump administration healthcare rule that would scrap Obama-era non-discrimination protections for transgender patients, which was supposed to take effect Tuesday. “LGBTQ Americans deserve the healthcare that they need without fear of mistreatment, harassment, or humiliation.”—Alphonso David, HRC The legal victory …

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Poll Reveals Surge of Fears Over In-Person Learning as Expert Warns School Reopenings in US ‘Guaranteed’ To Fail

As school districts across the country grapple with how to safely re-open in the coming weeks, the reality of Covid-19 spread has teachers, parents, and health experts warning of imminent danger just as new polling out Monday shows the U.S. public is having serious second thoughts about sending kids back to the classroom for in-person …

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‘The Science Should Not Stand in the Way’ of Reopening US Schools, Says White House Press Secretary

President Donald Trump’s White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany raised eyebrows Thursday after claiming stating that scientific data “should not stand in the way of” reopening schools and falsely claiming that scientific consensus currently backs a full reopening. “The science should not stand in the way of this,” said McEnany, noting that Trump had expressed …

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Citing ‘Callous Disregard for Human Life,’ Groups Urge Trump and Pence to Hand Covid-19 Response Over to Health Experts

More than a dozen civil society organizations demanded in an open letter Tuesday that President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence relinquish control over the federal Covid-19 response to public health experts, a move the groups said is necessary to “save lives and restore the economy.” “Under your failed leadership, the Executive Branch’s response …

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‘As Pathetic as It Is Reckless’: Mike Pence Ripped for Dismissing Surge in Covid-19 Cases

A day after encouraging governors to parrot White House falsehoods about why Covid-19 cases are spiking in states across the U.S., Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday dismissed fears of a devastating resurgence of the coronavirus as “overblown”—contradicting repeated warnings from the nation’s top infectious disease expert—and declared “we are winning the fight against the …

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‘As Pathetic as It Is Reckless’: Mike Pence Ripped for Dismissing Surge in Covid-19 Cases and Declaring Victory

A day after encouraging governors to parrot White House falsehoods about why Covid-19 cases are spiking in states across the U.S., Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday dismissed fears of a devastating resurgence of the coronavirus as “overblown”—contradicting repeated warnings from the nation’s top infectious disease expert—and declared “we are winning the fight against the …

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‘As Pathetic as It Is Reckless’: Mike Pence Ripped for Dismissing Alarm Over Surging Covid-19 Cases and Declaring Victory

A day after encouraging governors to parrot White House falsehoods about why Covid-19 cases are spiking in states across the U.S., Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday dismissed fears of a devastating resurgence of the coronavirus as “overblown”—contradicting repeated warnings from the nation’s top infectious disease expert—and declared “we are winning the fight against the …

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Pence Urges Governors to Parrot Trump’s Lie That Spikes in Covid-19 Cases Largely Caused by Increase in Testing

Vice President Mike Pence urged governors during a conference call on Monday to parrot President Donald Trump’s lie that the spikes in Covid-19 cases reported by more than a dozen states across the U.S. in recent days are largely the result of an increase in testing, and do not necessarily amount to evidence that reopenings …

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Continuing to Push for Reopening of Economy, White House Takes Extra Precautions As Two Staffers Test Positive for Coronavirus

Reports of at least two positive coronavirus cases among White House employees in recent days illustrated how easily Covid-19 can spread in enclosed workplaces, even when workers are being tested regularly—deepening concerns about the likely effects of President Donald Trump’s aggressive push to reopen the U.S. economy even as the pandemic shows no sign of containment. Vice President …

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Despite CDC Prediction of Surging Death Rate to Come, Pence Confirms Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force Winding Down

President Donald Trump’s coronavirus taskforce is winding down, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday, with operations expected to conclude by June 1—the very same day an internal document from the Centers for Disease Control predicts will mark a doubling of daily deaths from the disease. “They are just going to declare victory, let thousands die, …

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‘Going to Get Millions of People Killed’: In All-Caps Tweet, Trump Again Undermines Expert Warnings on Coronavirus

Just 10 minutes before midnight on Sunday, President Donald Trump fired off a cryptic all-caps tweet that was interpreted as an alarming signal that—despite warnings from health experts—he could soon lift the federal social distancing guidelines issued by the White House last week to help slow the spread of coronavirus. “We really need to come …

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