Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) announced he and his wife, Virginia first lady Pamela Northam, have tested positive for coronavirus. The couple became infected after a staff member who works at the governor’s mansion tested positive for the virus. The Northams are now working with state authorities to “trace their close contacts.”
Yesterday, the Attorney General of Kentucky only filed charges of wanton endangerment against just one of the officers involved in the Breonna Taylor shooting. Last night, protesters took to the streets in a number of cities over the miscarriage of justice.
When questioned by reporters, President Donald Trump would not commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses November’s general election to Joe Biden.
“Win, lose or draw in this election, will you commit here today for a peaceful transferal of power after the election?” a reporter asked.
Tonight the eyes of the nation are turned toward Louisville, Kentucky. Today, the state’s Attorney General, Daniel Cameron, announced that none of the police officers involved in the Breonna Taylor killing will be charged with murder.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) rebuked the Senate’s attempts to confirm a nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court in remarks earlier today. Baker says the Senate should “allow the American people to cast their ballots” first, joining a chorus of voices who say a confirmation should be decided by the winner of November’s general election.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top expert on infectious diseases, responded Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who claimed COVID-19 cases are rising in New York because of herd immunity, during a hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee.
The Surgeon General has warned that Coronavirus doesn’t discriminate based on a person’s political beliefs as Donald Trump continues to downplay the disease at his rallies.
Jerome Adams mentioned the President’s rallies during an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday but declined to criticize them. Instead, he explained that politics didn’t change how the virus behaves toward people.
Rachel Maddow blew the lid off Donald Trump's scheme to kneecap CDC disease detective teams in the middle of a pandemic.
Time and again, Donald Trump has demonstrated that he is incapable of showing a shred of compassion toward others.
A group of 13 Nobel Prize-winning economists has announced their endorsement of Democrat Joe Biden in November’s general election.
The economists announced their endorsement in a letter released by the Biden campaign. The signatories are the economists George Akerlof, Peter Diamond, Oliver Hart, Eric Maskin, Daniel McFadden, Roger Myerson, William Nordhaus, Edmund Phelps, Paul Romer, Robert Solow, Michael Spence, Joseph Stiglitz, and Richard Thaler.
Wall Street analysts say the chances of Congress approving a federal stimulus package are “effectively zero” now that the conversation has shifted to filling the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat.
Olivia Troye, a former aide to Vice President Mike Pence who quit the White House coronavirus task force, condemned President Donald Trump’s “frightening” response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Attorney General William Barr said in a statement that New York City, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon are jurisdictions “permitting violence and destruction of property” and are subject to funding cuts per an executive order from President Donald Trump to slash the budgets of cities “permitting anarchy.” The news release cites the decision by New York and Seattle lawmakers to cut police department budgets and the existence of the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) in Seattle, a self-declared autonomous zone that police cleared of protesters in July.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning to advertise the latest book from Fox Business personality Lou Dobbs. Dobbs’s book, The Trump Century, purports that Trump “remade the American economy according his own rules, setting the nation back on a path to prosperity.” It comes out tomorrow.
As Trump and McConnell move quickly to fill Ginsburg's seat, GOP senators aren't even trying to hide what their endgame is.
According to the latest New York Times and Sienna College poll numbers, Democrat Joe Biden is significantly ahead of President Donald Trump in the valuable swing state of Arizona: He currently enjoys a nine-point lead in a poll of likely voters (49-40 percent). The margin is even wider in Maine: Biden is 17 points ahead of the president in that state’s polling (55-38).
Trump didn't just downplay the pandemic, but he repeatedly dismissed measures to slow the spread of the virus and save American lives.
President Donald Trump claimed Congressional Democrats only want coronavirus relief legislation approved “for Blue States that are doing badly” in comments published to his Twitter account earlier this morning.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany refused to say who is working on Trump's healthcare plan or what is in it during a press conference.
President Donald Trump called Democrats “heartless” and accused them of blocking vital coronavirus relief as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the economy and people’s livelihoods. The Senate did not approve new relief legislation last week.