The EPA Says It Is Suspending Enforcement of Environmental Regulations Because of Coronavirus

The Environmental Protection Agency announced it would suspend enforcement of environmental regulations because of the coronavirus pandemic. The EPA made the decision following “an influx of requests from businesses for a relaxation of regulations as they face layoffs, personnel restrictions and other problems related to the coronavirus outbreak,” according to The New York Times, which broke the story. read more

CBS/YouGov Poll: Most Americans Do Not Believe Trump Was Prepared to Handle Pandemic

Trump won't commit to canceling his rallies due to coronavirus

A new CBS/YouGov poll found that 66 percent of Americans believe President Donald Trump was not prepared to handle the novel coronavirus pandemic. However, 54 percent believe “are optimistic that his administration will be able to handle the outbreak.” The poll also found that 56 percent of Americans do not trust the president to give them accurate information on the crisis. read more

Trump Says “LameStream Media” Wants to Hurt His Reelection Chances by Not Reopening Economy

Trump Fake Cure

President Donald Trump accused media outlets of throwing a wrench in his proposal to have the economy up and running by Easter, saying they’re doing so to hurt his chances at reelection.

“The LameStream Media is the dominant force in trying to get me to keep our Country closed as long as possible in the hope that it will be detrimental to my election success,” the president tweeted. read more

Dr. Anthony Fauci Says He “Can’t Jump in Front of the Microphone” and Correct Trump

In an interview with Science, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases whose presence on the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force has made him a household name as the United States responds to the coronavirus pandemic, admitted it’s difficult to ensure that President Donald Trump’s comments on the virus are accurate. read more

Elizabeth Warren Skewers Republican Coronavirus Bailout Plan in New Op-Ed

Writing in USA Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took a stand for American workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic, saying that any bailout must put their needs first.

“That means making sure that any federal bailout of giant corporations directly helps their employees, fuels a grassroots recovery and ensures that those big companies make serious, long-term reforms that reduce the odds they’re back before taxpayers again looking for another bailout,” she wrote. read more