All News Articles for 2020-05-14

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Deans of Public Health Schools to Trump: Triple Daily Covid-19 Testing Now or US 'Doomed' to Vicious Shutdown Cycle
"All recommendations agree that the cornerstone for not only bending the curve, but bringing the virus to heel, is widely available intensive testing and the ability to trace and quarantine."
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Senior Advisor to President Donald Trump Jared Kushner speaks at a meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 8, 2020. '150,000 Americans Sacrificed for the Stock Market': Kushner Reportedly Advised Less Covid-19 Testing to Calm Wall Street
"Kushner's advice did nothing to prevent a market crash, and it's likely that the administration's refusal to act in time only threw the economy into more chaos."
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 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) talks with reporters following the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee luncheon in the U.S. Capitol Nov. 28, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 'No Excuse': Senate Slammed for Reauthorizing Government Spy Powers Without Crucial Privacy Protections
One advocate declared "it would be dangerously irresponsible for the House to pass this reauthorization."
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Then-Vice President Joe Biden listens to former President Barack Obama during a meeting in the Situation Room of the White House, Feb. 2, 2015. Bad News for Biden as New Battleground States Poll Shows Trump Could Lose Popular Vote But Win White House—Again
"Really getting 'reliving the exact same nightmare all over again' vibes lately."
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"It is especially terrifying for workers to lose their health insurance as a result of, and during, an ongoing pandemic," wrote EPI. (Photo: @GeoDavenport/Twitter) We Need 'Single Payer Like Yesterday': Medicare for All Case Made as 16.2 Million Lose Employer-Tied Insurance
"While Americans may like their employer-provided coverage when they have it, contra Obama, they can't always keep it."
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An artist projected "Pay Trump bribes here" and "emoluments welcome" onto the facade of the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. in 2017. Reviving Emoluments Case, Federal Court Says Trump's Legal Objections 'Gravely Offend Separation of Powers'
The president, said head of watchdog group, "should finally do the right thing and end the harms caused by his unconstitutional conduct."
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Demanding 'Unprecedented' Action From Congress, Sanders Says HEROES Act Must Include Medicare Expansion and $2,000 Monthly Payments
"The Senate must improve this legislation if we are to adequately address the two most urgent needs facing working families right now: healthcare and economic security."
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Residents carrying their belongings and wearing face masks arrive at a school compound serving as temporary shelter in Sorsogon town, Bicol region, south of Manila on May 14, 2020, as Typhoon Vongfong approaches. 'Trapped in a Nightmare Situation': Philippines Typhoon Offers Glimpse of Climate Disaster Amid Pandemic
"A global pandemic does not mean the climate crisis has stopped," says 350.org. "If anything, it has only exacerbated the problem."
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As seen through fencing, migrants—including a young child—stand while being detained by Department of Homeland Security police after crossing to the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border barrier, on June 27, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. Trump Accused of 'Weaponizing' Pandemic as Administration Weighs Extending Ban on Border Asylum Claims Indefinitely
"This ban was never about the pandemic, and it was never about public health."
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Government Watchdog Sounds Alarm Over Appointment of Former Pharma Executive to Trump's Covid-19 Vaccine Task Force
"If the Trump administration approaches vaccine development as it has Covid-19 prevention, testing and treatment, the world may be in for years of more extraordinary pain," said Public Citizen.
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Larissa Vuitika, biologist, works during the virus inactivation process on March 24, 2020 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. 140+ Global Leaders Call for Free "People's Vaccine" to Put Human Lives Above Corporate Greed in Fight Against Covid-19
"Diplomatic platitudes are not enough—we need legal guarantees, and we need them now."
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'Slap in the Face': As Bezos Wealth Jumps $30 Billion Amid Pandemic, Amazon to End $2 Per Hour Hazard Pay for Workers
"It just shows how very little regard Amazon has for its overworked employees."
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 Dr. Rick Bright listens during a House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hearing on March 8, 2018. (Photo: Bloomberg/ via Getty Images) WATCH LIVE: Whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright Testifies on Failures of Trump Administration's Covid-19 Response
The ousted federal scientist is expected to offer damning testimony.
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Downplaying Threat Covid-19 Poses to Children, Trump Calls Fauci's Cautions Over Reopening Schools 'Unacceptable'
"This isn't complicated. Dr. Fauci is a highly decorated scientist and doctor, a respected medical expert who spent his life leading American efforts to fight infectious diseases. Trump is a compulsive liar who suggested we could fight Covid-19 by injecting people with bleach."
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'We Are Going to Have More Deaths,' Warns Wisconsin Governor as State Supreme Court Strikes Down Stay-at-Home Order
"We are in the wild west," said Democratic Gov. Tony Evers following the court's ruling.
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'Monstrous Cruelty: As Hunger Soars, Trump USDA Resumes Effort to Take Nutrition Benefits From More Than a Million People
"The administration has decided that now—amid the most pervasive need in a century—is a great time to crack down on Americans who rely on food stamps."
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