politico.com Sep 30, 2020, Wednesday
Biden Smashes Fundraising Records During Chaotic Debate - POLITICO
The campaign raised nearly $4 million in an hour -- and won 60,000 new donors.
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pbs.org Sep 30, 2020, Wednesday
Unrelenting Fires Continue To Ravage Northern California | PBS NewsHour
Wildfires are again devastating Northern California’s wine country, with dozens of homes and thousands of acres burning this week alone. More than 8,000 wildfires have raged across the state this season, destroying over 7,000 buildings and nearly 5,800 square miles. Weary fire crews are struggling to keep up the effort to contain the blazes amid difficult weather conditions. Stephanie Sy reports.
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motherjones.com Oct 01, 2020, Thursday
A Real Estate Firm Co-Owned By Jared Kushner Is Looking To Profit From The Pandemic – Mother Jones
A conflict of interest for Trump’s son-in-law?
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pbs.org Sep 30, 2020, Wednesday
Kentucky AG seeks to delay release of Breonna Taylor grand jury files | PBS NewsHour
The workings of a Kentucky grand jury that brought no charges against police in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor are set to be opened, upending a long tradition of keeping those proceedings secret.
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nytimes.com Sep 30, 2020, Wednesday
Moderator Chris Wallace Calls Debate 'a Terrible Missed Opportunity' - The New York Times
The veteran anchor conceded he was initially “reluctant” to step in during the Trump-Biden matchup. “I’ve never been through anything like this,” he said.
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theguardian.com Sep 30, 2020, Wednesday
Religious Group Scrubs All References To Amy Coney Barrett From Its Website | Amy Coney Barrett | The Guardian
People of Praise, a tiny charismatic Catholic organization, admits removing mentions and photos of Trump’s supreme court pick
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pbs.org Sep 30, 2020, Wednesday
Portland Asks U.S. To Rescind Deputization Of City Police | PBS NewsHour
The mayor of Portland has asked the U.S. attorney's office to end the federal deputation of dozens of police officers in Oregon's largest city as part of the response to ongoing protests in the city.
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theatlantic.com Sep 30, 2020, Wednesday
Right-Wing Militias Are Bracing For Civil War - The Atlantic
An Atlantic investigation reveals who they are and what they might do on Election Day.
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politico.com Sep 30, 2020, Wednesday
Democrats Ready Covid Relief Package Ahead Of Last-ditch Negotiations - POLITICO
Pelosi says the House could vote as soon as Wednesday on a $2.2 trillion package.
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bbc.com Sep 30, 2020, Wednesday
Presidential Debate: How The World's Media Reacted - BBC News
"Childish", "gruelling" and an "unwatchable fever dream" - how the world saw Tuesday's debate.
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nytimes.com Sep 30, 2020, Wednesday
With Cross Talk, Lies And Mockery, Trump Tramples Decorum In Debate With Biden - The New York Times
Interrupting Joe Biden nearly every time he spoke, President Trump made little attempt to reassure swing voters about his leadership. Mr. Biden hit back: “This is so unpresidential.”
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politico.com Sep 30, 2020, Wednesday
The Biggest Falsehoods And Exaggerations In The First Trump-Biden Showdown - POLITICO
We took stock of the most questionable statements during the chaotic primetime event.
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nytimes.com Mar 18, 2019, Monday
A Mar-a-Lago Weekend And An Act Of God: Trump’s History With Deutsche Bank - The New York Times
Deutsche Bank’s hunger for profits and risk led it to lend Donald Trump more than $2 billion. Once he was elected president, employees were told not to utter his name.
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youtube.com Sep 29, 2020, Tuesday
First 2020 Presidential Debate Between Donald Trump And Joe Biden - YouTube
Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.
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abcnews.go.com Sep 22, 2020, Tuesday
As Nation Surpasses 200,000 Deaths, Trump Keeps Downplaying Coronavirus - ABC News
President Donald Trump has bucked public health experts' warnings about the coronavirus virus at an increasing clip, as he fights for reelection.
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washingtonpost.com Sep 28, 2020, Monday
Covid-19 Has Killed At Least 1 Million People Around The Globe - The Washington Post
At least 204,000 fatalities have been recorded nationwide, with more than 7 million cases reported.
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cnbc.com Apr 02, 2020, Thursday
Worldwide Coronavirus Cases Reach 1 Million, Doubling In A Week
The virus threatens to spread widely across Africa, where several countries have seen hundreds of positive tests, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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nytimes.com Mar 26, 2020, Thursday
The U.S. Now Leads The World In Confirmed Coronavirus Cases - The New York Times
Following a series of missteps, the nation is now the epicenter of the pandemic.
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cnbc.com Mar 17, 2020, Tuesday
Coronavirus: European Union Will Close Borders To Slow Pandemic
Leaders of European Union countries have agreed to close the EU's borders in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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cdc.gov Jan 30, 2020, Thursday
CDC Confirms Person-to-Person Spread Of New Coronavirus In The United States | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC
CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus in Wuhan City, China.
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cdc.gov Jan 21, 2020, Tuesday
First Travel-related Case Of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected In United States | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC
CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus in Wuhan City, China.
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dw.com Dec 31, 2019, Tuesday
China Investigates SARS-like Virus As Dozens Struck By Pneumonia | News | DW | 31.12.2019
Health experts have been dispatched to the central city of Wuhan after 27 people were struck down by viral pneumonia. A 2003 outbreak of the highly-contagious SARS virus was covered up and killed hundreds of people.
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scmp.com Dec 31, 2019, Tuesday
Hong Kong Takes Emergency Measures As Mystery ‘pneumonia’ Infects Dozens In China’s Wuhan City | South China Morning Post
Most cases have originated from a single seafood market and health workers are still trying to identify virus responsible.
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nytimes.com Jan 11, 2020, Saturday
China Reports First Death From New Virus - The New York Times
The coronavirus, which surfaced in the city of Wuhan, has put the region on alert, but there is no evidence that it can spread among humans.
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forbes.com Sep 28, 2020, Monday
Stimulus Update: $2.2 Trillion Stimulus Package Proposal Unveiled, Includes $1,200 Stimulus Checks And $600 Unemployment Benefits
Nancy Pelosi unveiled a $2.2 trillion updated Heroes Act that includes $1,200 second stimulus checks, a renewed $600 federal unemployment benefit, and over $400 billion in aid to states and cities. She will resume negotiations with Steve Mnuchin on the next stimulus package Tuesday morning.
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propublica.org Sep 29, 2020, Tuesday
The Obama Justice Department Had a Plan to Hold Police Accountable for Abuses. The Trump DOJ Has Undermined It. — ProPublica
The Trump administration has not aggressively enforced existing agreements to monitor abusive law enforcement agencies, emboldening them to fight reforms.
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nytimes.com Sep 29, 2020, Tuesday
Chris Christie Helped Run Trump’s Debate Prep. He’ll Also Be A Debate Pundit For ABC.
Former Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey helped lead President Trump’s preparations for Tuesday’s debate, advising the president in the Oval Office and appearing at a White House news conference over the weekend. On Tuesday, Mr. Christie will be offering his thoughts on the debate — as an on-air analyst for ABC News.
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latimes.com Sep 29, 2020, Tuesday
Deadly California Fire Continues To Grow In Shasta County - The San Diego Union-Tribune
The fast-moving Zogg fire, which started Sunday in Shasta County, has killed three, destroyed 146 structures and prompted numerous evacuations
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citizensforethics.org Sep 24, 2020, Thursday
President Trump’s 3,400 Conflicts Of Interest - CREW
As of September 21, President Trump has racked up 3,403 conflicts of interest. The list reads like an instruction manual for how not to drain the swamp.
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shero.substack.com Sep 29, 2020, Tuesday
Trump's Taxes Shed New Light On IRS Whistleblower Complaint - SHERO
(Trump speaks at a rally on August 21, 2018 in Charleston, West Virginia. Photo by Spencer Platt, via Getty Images.) On Monday night The New York Times released a bombshell after obtaining more than two decades of Donald Trump’s tax information that revealed what many had suspected — a compromised financial predicament that hinged on the need to promote a brand, under the guise of serving the public. Trump’s records confirm that his properties are not as lucrative and vast as he claims, and he has gamed the tax system by using massive write-offs.
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motherjones.com Sep 29, 2020, Tuesday
Biden Disinformation Is Ripping Across Facebook The Same Day It Brushed Him Off – Mother Jones
Republicans complain, too, Facebook says nonsensically.
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law.harvard.edu Dec 10, 2019, Tuesday
Trump And The Threat To Democracy – HLS Democrats
The following is a policy blog post by Professor Michael Klarman. He is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Harvard Law School, where he teaches Constitutional Law and Constitutional History. The…
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sfchronicle.com Sep 28, 2020, Monday
California To Use Market Power In Bid To Lower Drug Costs - SFChronicle.com
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will attempt to use its massive market power to increase the availability and lower the cost of prescription drugs under a bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Monday. The new law requires the California Health and Human Services Agency to create partnerships designed to increase competition, lower prices and reduce shortages for generic prescription drugs. Newsom said the measure brings the state “one step closer” to his January budget proposal for California to eventually create its own generic label. The new law “will help inject competition back into the generic drug marketplace — taking pricing power away from big pharmaceutical companies and returning it to consumers," Newsom said. He said the most populous state has started to identify certain medications and develop a plan to promote its manufacturing and purchasing. The agency will look for drugs that could produce the biggest cost savings. California is switching all Medi-Cal pharmacy services next year from managed care to direct state payment, which he said will also boost the state's ability to negotiate better drug prices. ___ The bill is SB 852
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theguardian.com Sep 29, 2020, Tuesday
California's Kobe Bryant law bans photos of the dead by first responders | Kobe Bryant | The Guardian
Governor signs law covering accident or crime scenes after Bryant’s widow sued sheriff’s department over distressing images
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channel4.com Sep 28, 2020, Monday
Revealed: Trump Campaign Strategy To Deter Millions Of Black Americans From Voting In 2016 – Channel 4 News
3.5 million Black Americans were profiled and categorised as ‘Deterrence’ by Trump campaign – voters they wanted to stay home on election day
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wired.com Sep 29, 2020, Tuesday
The National Guard’s Fire-Mapping Drones Get An AI Upgrade | WIRED
Algorithms that quickly track the movement of wildfires could help firefighters‚ but the tech could also be put to non-humanitarian use.
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opensecrets.org Sep 29, 2020, Tuesday
RNC Transferring More Money To Swing States Than DNC • OpenSecrets
National party committees like the RNC are transferring millions to affiliates in swing states that could decide the fate of the election.
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scotusblog.com Sep 28, 2020, Monday
“What Would Ruth Do?”: A Feminist Pioneer On What Justice Ginsburg Meant To Her - SCOTUSblog
This tribute is the last in a series on the life and work of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, political activist and feminist organizer. Because Ruth Bader Ginsburg and I are pretty much age peers, I think that I have some perspective on this extraord
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scotusblog.com Sep 28, 2020, Monday
Who Is Amy Coney Barrett? - SCOTUSblog
Who is Judge Amy Coney Barrett and what’s next for her confirmation battle? Amy Howe answers these questions and more on this week’s episode of SCOTUStalk. Amy sits down with SCOTUSblog media editor Katie Barlow to discuss the significance of President Donald Trump’s third nomination to the court, w
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hrc.org Sep 25, 2020, Friday
The Human Rights Campaign Opposes Amy Coney Barrett For The Supreme Court - HRC
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huffpost.com Sep 29, 2020, Tuesday
Joe Biden Releases His 2019 Tax Returns | HuffPost
Biden's campaign posted his latest tax returns just days after The New York Times revealed that Donald Trump has paid very little in income taxes over th...
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