Monthly Archives: March 2020

GOP Sen. Tom Cotton Seeks Support For 2024 WH Bid

The conservative Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Tom Cotton is headed to New Hampshire, the nation’s first primary state, to cultivate support for a potential 2024 president bid, planning to campaign for a Republican Senate candidate and raise money for the party. Cotton in May will headline a major fundraising dinner for the Hillsborough County Republican Committee that typically draws rising …

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Hillary Takes Shot At Bernie About Delegates [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Appearing on Good Morning America to promote her new documentary series, Hillary Clinton renewed her criticism of Bernie Sanders. Interviewer Linsey Davis asked Clinton about Sanders saying that the candidate with the most pledged delegates entering the convention should be the nominee. “That’s quite a bit of a change in his stance from 2016,” Davis observed. That remark …

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Late-Breaking Polls Show Big Bounce For Joe Biden

The Hill reports: Late-breaking polls of Super Tuesday states show former Vice President Joe Biden making big gains following his decisive victory in South Carolina and a flood of endorsements from former rivals eager to stop Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). The final FiveThirtyEight forecast finds Sanders and Biden each likely to win seven states a piece today, although the big …

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NY Sees Second Virus Case, Two Jewish Schools Close

The New York Post reports: A New Rochelle man has been confirmed to have the coronavirus — making him the second person in the state to have the illness, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday — as two Jewish private schools closed, including one in The Bronx attended by one of the man’s children. The Westchester County man — an attorney …

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Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rate Over Virus Impact

NBC News reports: The Federal Reserve announced an emergency rate cut on Tuesday in response to the viral outbreak, trimming the nation’s benchmark borrowing rate by 0.5 percentage points. The move comes after finance ministers from the G-7 convened via teleconference with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to determine an economic strategy to defend against …

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ITALY: Pope Francis Tests Negative For Coronavirus

Reuters reports: Pope Francis, who canceled a Lent retreat for the first time in his papacy because he is suffering from a cold, has tested negative for coronavirus, the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero reported on Tuesday. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said he had no immediate comment on the report. The 83-year-old Roman Catholic leader, who had part of one lung …

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Apple To Pay $500 Million For Throttling Old iPhones

The Verge reports: Apple has tentatively agreed to a $500 million settlement after admitting to slowing down older phones. The deal would provide small payouts for many iPhone owners in the US, plus greater compensation for named class members and attorneys. It covers people who bought any product in the iPhone 6 and 7 lineup — which Apple secretly throttled …

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Trump: Buttigieg And Klobuchar Should Be Impeached

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump lashed out at former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar during his campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina Monday evening over their decision to back former Vice President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination. “Crazy Bernie’s going to go crazy. Crazy. I think crazy Bernie’s going to go more crazy when he …

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NYC’s MTA Launches Anti-Virus Sanitization Program

NBC New York reports: The MTA is stepping up its cleaning efforts in order to ensure that the novel coronavirus does not get spread on NYC’s public transportation. Transit workers will disinfect subway turnstiles, station handrails, MetroCard and ticket vending machines daily and other frequently used parts of the system, according to a statement from Transport Workers Union President Tony …

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Bloomberg At Fox Town Hall: I’m Not Dropping Out

Politico reports: Yes, he’s a Democrat. No, he shouldn’t drop out. A defiant Mike Bloomberg beat back criticism of himself and his campaign Monday in a Fox News town hall, arguing that he is, indeed, a Democrat and has no reason to follow fellow moderates Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar out of the presidential race. “I am a registered Democrat, …

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Trump At Rally: “Nobody Knew” Many Die Of The Flu

“Over the last long period of time, the flu, the common flu — you know this, right? From 27,000 to 70,000 people get infected, and many people die. Think of it — 27,000. You lose 27,000 people to the common flu. It can be much more. “One year was much higher than the 70,000 number. Those people die. So when …

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Congress Set To Approve $7.5B Virus Spending Bill

The Washington Post reports: Bipartisan negotiators on Capitol Hill are closing in on a $7.5 billion emergency spending bill to fight the coronavirus, two people familiar with the negotiations said late Monday. The legislation is likely to be made public on Tuesday and pass the House later this week, before moving to the Senate. The people spoke on the condition …

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Cuomo Orders Insurers To Waive Virus Testing Costs

TechCrunch reports: In a move that other states might want to emulate, New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said that the state’s Department of Financial Services is requiring health insurers in the state to waive cost sharing associated with testing for the new coronavirus, COVID-19. The initiative paves the way for low-cost emergency room, urgent care, and hospital visits …

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Nunes Files $250M Defamation Suit Against WaPo

The Fresno Bee reports: California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes on Monday filed his seventh lawsuit in 12 months alleging that he was the victim of defamation or conspiracy, this time suing The Washington Post. Nunes, R-Tulare, in a complaint filed Monday in the U.S. District Court of Eastern Virginia alleges a Feb. 21 news story describing an intelligence briefing given …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: Waukesha police on Monday afternoon received calls that a woman was performing a spiritual ritual on a dead possum in the road at the intersection of Springdale and Bluemound. The woman, who apparently stopped and got out of her car when she saw the possum, threw goldfish and windshield washer fluid on the dead animal, a …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Rallies With Klobuchar And Buttigieg

CBS News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden is bringing some fresh support to his campaign rally at 7:30 p.m. at Gilley’s Dallas Monday. Amy Klobuchar, who ended her Democratic presidential campaign on Monday, and Pete Buttigieg, who ended his on Sunday, plan to endorse rival Joe Biden in an effort to unify moderate voters behind the former vice president’s …

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Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke To Endorse Joe Biden

The New York Times reports: Former Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas, who became a progressive star in his spirited race against Senator Ted Cruz before mounting a less-successful presidential campaign, will endorse Joseph R. Biden Jr. and appear with him in Dallas Monday night, according to two Democratic officials familiar with his plans. Mr. O’Rourke, who dropped out of the …

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Beleaguered MSNBC Anchor Chris Matthews Resigns

Mediaite reports: Chris Matthews announced his resignation from MSNBC Monday night after more than two decades at the network. The MSNBC mainstay made the stunning at the start of Monday’s night edition of Hardball, a show that has for years been a staple of the network’s politics programming. It also became a headache for MSNBC brass in recent weeks as …

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Hannity: It’s Like Dems Are Hoping For Virus Deaths

“The amount of lying that goes on in the mob and the media is so disgraceful. And the Democrats – the politicizing, the weaponizing, you know, of this virus to bludgeon the president, when he’s done more more quickly than anybody in modern history to prevent the spread of the virus. “The latest talking point is Joe Biden, Bloomberg, and …

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Former 8Chan Operator Launches #QAnon Super PAC

Vice News reports: The followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory now have their very own super PAC. Disarm the Deep State is a fund established by Jim Watkins, the operator of the hate-filled message board 8chan that the mysterious leader of the QAnon conspiracy theory has made his home. The fund’s website says it’s the first super PAC “dedicated to …

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