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Biden and Trump speak by phone about coronavirus response

Biden and Trump speak by phone about coronavirus response

Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Monday about the response to the coronavirus pandemic, two sources familiar with the call and a White House official tell CNN. The phone call is a rare moment of direct communication between the two political rivals. Trump has harshly criticized Biden for…MORE

In a first, State Department designates Russian white supremacists as global terrorists

In a first, State Department designates Russian white supremacists as global terrorists

For the first time in history, the US State Department has named a white supremacist organization as Specially Designated Global Terrorists. Nathan Sales, the department’s coordinator for counterterrorism, announced Monday the designation of the Russian Imperial Movement (RIM) and three of its leaders: Stanislav Anatolyevich Vorobyev, Denis Valliullovich Gariev, and Nikolay Nikolayevich Trushchalov. Sales described…MORE

How coronavirus is deepening American inequality

In March, Madonna posted (and then deleted) a video of herself in a milk bath dusted with rose petals calling the global coronavirus pandemic the “great equalizer.” Fast-forward just a couple weeks, and that already disturbing way of thinking — shared by a number of the rich and famous self-isolating while surrounded by opulence —…MORE

Wisconsin Supreme Court blocks order to postpone primary election and US Supreme Court blocks absentee ballot extension

Wisconsin Supreme Court blocks order to postpone primary election and US Supreme Court blocks absentee ballot extension

Wisconsin’s Supreme Court blocked Democratic Gov. Tony Evers‘ order to postpone Tuesday’s election, despite his arguments that in-person voting could endanger poll workers and voters. The court sided with Republicans who control the state legislature and opposed Evers’ executive order Monday that sought to delay the election until June 9. The decision was 4-2, with…MORE

How the Trump campaign is adjusting in the time of coronavirus

How the Trump campaign is adjusting in the time of coronavirus

This week, Trump campaign supporters can settle in around their computer or phone and choose from a wide-ranging menu of live stream options to stay at home but stay engaged: “Black Voices for Trump Online!” or a “Women for Trump Empower Hour” or the “American Heroes Series,” to name a few. Though all in-person campaign…MORE

Should Donald Trump listen to Dr. Anthony Fauci — or his trade adviser?

Over the weekend, President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force found itself at an impasse over how aggressively to push an anti-malarial drug as a possible treatment for coronavirus. On one side was Peter Navarro, Trump’s top trade adviser, who was pushing alleged evidence that hydroxychloroquine was an effective way in which to treat the virus.…MORE

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