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Presidential biographer Jon Meachem and Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations joined Morning Joe last Thursday to discuss the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus. Joe Scarborough lamented the president’s appointment of Mike Pence as leader of the administration’s coronavirus task force; Pence, he said, has no particularly competency in “science,” and will
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President Donald Trump speaks on the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference at the White House, February 29, 2020. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Maybe we dodge a bullet on coronavirus. Maybe we don’t. But we are not likely to dodge every bullet. If it isn’t coronavirus, it is going to be something else. Are we going to
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Michael Bloomberg speaks during a news conference at City Hall in New York, September 18, 2013. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) Previously undisclosed emails show how the Sackler family, which founded and owns a controlling stake in Purdue Pharma, reached out to former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg about handling the public relations fallout prompted by the
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Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) In a startling series of edicts, government bureaucrats have announced that Guns Down America must provide all its staff members with firearms containing high-capacity magazines, the American Atheists must give a free Koran or Bible to each of its workers, and orders of Catholic nuns and the
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Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne (Bradlyons/CC BY-SA 4.0/Wikimedia) The Wyoming state legislature last week passed a measure banning the University of Wyoming from covering elective abortions under its student health insurance plans. Republican state representative Chuck Gray led the push to ban taxpayer-funded coverage of elective abortions at the university in the form of a budget amendment
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Mick Mulvaney addresses reporters during a news briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 17, 2019. (Leah Millis/Reuters) Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Friday downplayed the threat of the Wuhan coronavirus, implying the illness would not be as destructive as other epidemics seen in the past few decades. Mulvaney,
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The Virginia State Capitol building in Richmond (Jay Paul/Reuters) Virginia lawmakers on Thursday sent a bill to the governor’s desk that would roll back several abortion restrictions, including the requirement that an abortion be provided by a physician. In a 53-to-45 vote, the Democrat-controlled House passed the Reproductive Health Protection Act, which scraps the 24-hour mandatory
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Rep. Donna Shalala (D-Fla.) speaks during a House Rules Committee hearing on the impeachment of President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill, December 17, 2019. (Patrick Semansky/Pool via Reuters) Two Democratic congresswomen from Florida who called out Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders earlier this week over his comments praising aspects of late Cuban Communist leader Fidel
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Students raise hands when Bernie Sanders asks them how many have student debt at a campaign rally at Santa Barbara City College in Santa Barbara, Calif., May 28, 2016. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) There are many good reasons not to normalize socialism here. A number of pundits have recently argued that younger voters, especially those under 30,
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Police and emergency officials work at an active-shooter scene at the Molson Coors headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisc., February 26, 2020. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/USA TODAY Network via Reuters) Seven people are reportedly dead after a gunman opened fire at the Molson Coors Beverage Company corporate headquarters in Milwaukee. The seven fatalities include the shooter, according to
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Senator John Kennedy (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) Senator John Kennedy on Tuesday demanded answers from acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf regarding the likely extent of the domestic coronavirus outbreak, saying the American people deserve “straight answers” about the deadly virus. During a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Kennedy asked Wolf how many
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Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) questions U.S. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz (not pictured) during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 11, 2019. (Erin Scott/Reuters) Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) announced on Tuesday that he will introduce a bill that would diversify the U.S. medical supply chain in order
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Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger attends the European premiere of The Lion King in London, July 14, 2019. (Henry Nicholls/Reuters) Bob Iger on Tuesday stepped down as CEO of the Walt Disney Company, effectively immediately. “With the successful launch of Disney’s direct-to-consumer businesses and the integration of Twenty-First Century Fox well underway, I believe this
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Miami, Florida, U.S., June 21, 2019 (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) The city of Miami will sponsor an “Anti-Communist Concert” in April after Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) offered praise for Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. “Sadly, even now, we see individuals defend and even promote communism and socialism,” Mayor Francis Suarez, a Republican, said at a Monday press
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Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at the New York Criminal Court during his sexual-assault trial in Manhattan, February 24, 2020. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) The former Hollywood power-player is likely to face a long prison sentence despite being acquitted of the most serious charges he faced. Though a New York State jury convicted Harvey Weinstein on two
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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson chairs a cabinet meeting at the National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland in Sunderland, England, January 31, 2020. (Paul Ellis/Pool via Reuters) Will the U.S. cede its lead or start competing in earnest? U.K. prime minister Boris Johnson recently announced that his government will be overhauling the country’s
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Shelby Houlihan wins the women’s 1,500m in 4:06.41 during the USATF Indoor Championships. Feb 15, 2020; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Kirby Lee/ USA TODAY Sports via Reuters) Transgender sports policies make a mockery of women’s competition. Just look at the state of Connecticut. At the 2018 state open for women’s track and field, two young men
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State Senator Jim Banks of Indiana speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia ) The CEO of California’s public pension fund said Representative Jim Banks (R., Ind.) had made “baseless accusations” about the fund’s chief investment officer being involved in Chinese espionage — but did not deny
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Demonstrators march during a protest in New York June 17, 2012. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) The truth is less clear-cut than critics or defenders admit. Although Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has expressed regret for the stop-and-frisk policy he initiated while mayor of New York City, his apology hasn’t been accepted, at least not by the Left.
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Early on, political consultant Mike Murphy labeled the debate “a six way tornado of long-repressed rage, fear and desperation.” For Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, and maybe even Joe Biden, the end is near. A lot of these candidates, who would be allies under different circumstances, now can … Read More
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