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White House correspondent Peter Alexander with NBC News on Friday in an exchange with President Donald Trump during a press conference on the coronavirus. (Photo: Youtube/Screengrab) News
Friday, March 20, 2020
Reporter: 'What Do You Say to Americans Who Are Scared?' Trump: 'I Say You Are a Terrible Reporter'
It's called Trumpian leadership in a time of crisis and this is what it looks like. When President Donald Trump was asked by NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander during a White House briefing Friday what his message to the American people who are "scared right now" by both the public health and...
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Thursday, March 19, 2020
Tulsi Gabbard Endorses Joe Biden for President as She Drops Out of Democratic Primary
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race on Thursday and immediately threw her support behind former Vice President Joe Biden, voicing confidence that he can "help heal the divisiveness that has been tearing our country apart." Gabbard had several strong debate...
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People wait in line to go through the customs at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas, Saturday, March 14, 2020 News
Sunday, March 15, 2020
'Apocalyptic': Trump's Xenophobic Travel Ban Causes Chaos at U.S. Airports
International arrivals at US airports were thrown into chaos Saturday night as the Trump administration’s poorly arranged coronavirus screenings began for travelers returning from Europe. Angry tweets pointed the blame at Trump officials for causing the massive lines pushing tens of thousands of...
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President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the taping of one of his “fireside chats” from 1933 to 1944 in which he addressed the nation in a casual manner through radio. News
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Bernie Sanders Livestreams Fireside Chat
BURLINGTON, Vt. – In the tradition of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s fireside chats, Sen. Bernie Sanders will host a livestream from his home in Burlington on Saturday, March 14th at 7:30 PM ET. He will discuss his vision for the country and take questions from supporters. Watch video here:
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Speaker Pelosi held a briefing on the Coronavirus Aid Package Bill that will deal with the outbreak of COVID-19. News
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Paid Sick Leave Loopholes: 'There’s a Giant Hole in Pelosi’s Coronavirus Bill'
Early Saturday morning the US House of Representatives voted 363-40 to pass a coronavirus relief package, days after the World Health Organization declared the virus a pandemic. The US Senate won’t take the bill up until at least Monday, because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided to...
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Surrounded by members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, US President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference on COVID-19, known as the coronavirus, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, March 13, 2020. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) News
Friday, March 13, 2020
'No, I Don't Take Responsibility At All,' Says Trump, About Coronavirus Testing Lag
Asked at a White House press conference if he would take any responsibilty for the lag in clinical testing for the coronavirus in the United States—which experts have said is one of the key failures thus far in the nation's response to the outbreak—President Donald Trump gave a succinct answer: no...
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Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein News
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Convicted Rapist Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison
This story may be updated. Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was sentenced on Wednesday to 23 years in prison for a sexual assault case seen as landmark moment in the #MeToo movement. 23 years. Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for his crimes of rape and sexual assault...
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Carolina Peace Resource Center member Tom Turnipseed works on a sign to take to Washington, D.C. for an anti-war protest in this file photo. Turnipseed died Friday at the age of 83. (Photo: C. Aluka Berry) News
Monday, March 09, 2020
Progressive Activist and Longtime Common Dreams Contributor Tom Turnipseed Dead at 83
Lawmaker, political campaigner, progressive activist, and longtime Common Dreams contributor Tom Turnipseed (August 27, 1936 – March 6, 2020) died on Friday at the age of 83. A man who considered himself a "reformed racist" who once managed the presidential campaign of the infamous segregationist...
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UpFront episode March 6, 2020 News
Saturday, March 07, 2020
WATCH: Biden Backer Lindy Li Criticized for Saying She Will 'Absolutely Not' Vote for Sanders If He Becomes Democratic Nominee
A member of former Vice President Joe Biden's outreach team is drawing criticism for saying Friday that she would "absolutely not" vote for Bernie Sanders if the U.S. senator from Vermont became the Democratic Party's presidential nominee.
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Saturday, February 29, 2020
'Sad Day in Our State,' Says Gov. Jay Inslee as First US Coronavirus Death Confirmed in Washington
This is a breaking story... Check back for updates... The global coronavirus outbreak can now be considered deadly in the United States, after it was confirmed Saturday afternoon that a person in Washington state succumbed to the virus. "It is a sad day in our state as we learn that a Washingtonian...
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