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Kansas Gov Issues Statewide “Stay At Home” Order

The Kansas City Star reports: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly imposed a statewide stay at home order Saturday in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Kelly said the measure, which follows similar orders in the state’s most populous counties, is necessary to give health care workers the time to prepare for the peak of the virus and …

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California Governor Bans Evicting Renters For 60 Days

Via press release from Gov. Gavin Newsom: Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order banning the enforcement of eviction orders for renters affected by COVID-19 through May 31, 2020. The order prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent and prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement or courts. It also requires tenants to declare in writing, no …

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Sanders Acknowledges “Steep Road,” Still Assessing

Politico reports: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday acknowledged that “it’s going to be a very steep road” to defeat former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 Democratic primary, discussing in frank terms the challenges facing his already lagging campaign amid the coronavirus pandemic. The remarks from Sanders came during an interview with NPR that aired on Friday, during …

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House Rep Tests Positive, Fourth Member Of Congress

Charleston’s NBC News affiliate reports: Representative Joe Cunningham has tested positive for COVID-19. The Lowcountry Representative entered self-quarantine on March 19th after he learned from the Attending Physician of the U.S. Congress that he had been in contact with a member of Congress who had since tested positive for the virus. Aside from feeling fine, Cunningham said he has been …

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Colorado Gov Issues Statewide “Stay At Home” Order

Denver’s ABC News affiliate reports: Gov. Jared Polis issued a statewide stay-at-home order Wednesday afternoon. It goes into effect 6 a.m. Thursday and will last until April 11. Many Coloradans, including the vast majority of people in metro Denver, live in counties where stay-at-home orders have already been announced. In-person gatherings with people outside one’s residence are prohibited. People can …

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Bernie Sanders To Participate In Next Dem Debate

The New York Times reports: Senator Bernie Sanders plans to participate in the Democratic presidential debate in April if one is held, his campaign said on Tuesday, the strongest indication yet that he plans to continue competing against Joseph R. Biden Jr. in the 2020 primary for the foreseeable future. The Democratic National Committee has said previously that there would …

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Senate Dems Again Block GOP Corporate Bailout Bill

The Washington Post reports: Democrats blocked a $2 trillion coronavirus rescue bill for the second day in a row Monday, as near-pandemonium erupted on the Senate floor with lawmakers venting fury about their failed efforts to address the pandemic’s impact on the U.S. economy. Ahead of the vote, Senators clashed angrily over delays that had bogged down the giant bill, …

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Ex-Campaign Aides Sue Bloomberg For Promised Pay

Politico reports: Former campaign workers for Mike Bloomberg are suing the billionaire former presidential candidate for fraud, alleging in a nationwide class action lawsuit that as many as 2,000 employees were promised to be paid though the general election before he laid them off. Plaintiffs in the class action include two organizers who halted the interview process for other jobs …

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Klobuchar’s Husband Hospitalized With Coronavirus

Posted this morning by Sen. Amy Klobuchar: I have news that many Americans are facing right now: my husband John has the coronavirus. We just got the test results at 7 a.m. this morning. While I cannot see him and he is of course cut off from all visitors, our daughter Abigail and I are constantly calling and texting and …

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Dem Rep Hospitalized After Positive Coronavirus Test

NBC News reports: Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, who tested positive last week for the disease caused by the coronavirus, said Sunday night that he has been hospitalized since Friday because of “severe shortness of breath.” McAdams said in a statement that he experienced worsening symptoms Friday evening and he called the hotline for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. …

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Senate Dems Block “Corporate Bailout” Stimulus Bill

The Washington Post reports: Senate Democrats blocked a massive coronavirus stimulus bill from moving forward late Sunday as partisan disputes raged over the legislation that’s aimed at arresting the economy’s precipitous decline. Lawmakers had hoped to pass the enormous $1.8 trillion bill by Monday but Sunday night they were scrambling to revive talks, with the stock market poised for another …

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New Jersey Next To Close Non-Essential Businesses

NewJersey.com reports: Gov. Phil Murphy vowed Friday to implement more restrictions on New Jersey residents within the next 24 hours, including shutting down nonessential businesses to help fight the coronavirus outbreak as the statewide total hit 890 and is expected to “go into the many thousands.” “It brings me no joy, but we have no choice. We will, within the …

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Bloomberg Transfers Campaign Assets To Dem Party

The Washington Post reports: Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg has decided to donate significant components of his shuttered presidential campaign to the Democratic Party, a historic bequest that includes an $18 million cash infusion to organize for the general election in swing states. The decision, which exploits a provision in campaign finance law available only to federal candidates, amounts …

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Drops Out Of Presidential Race

CBS News reports: Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has announced the end to her campaign following continued low placement in national polls, a weak finish during Super Tuesday and subsequent contests and failing to meet the thresholds to participate in the most recent series of Democratic National Committee sponsored debates. In a letter to supporters, Gabbard cited that the …

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Bernie Sanders Erupts At Questions About Dropping Out: I’m Trying To Deal With A “Fucking Global Crisis”

The Week reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is still running for president, but he does not want to talk about his campaign right now. Like many Americans, his primary focus is on the coronavirus pandemic, which he called the “unprecedented crisis of our lifetime,” and things got testy when things veered off topic Wednesday. While speaking with reporters, Sanders was …

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Bernie Sanders Suspends Presidential Campaign Ads

IMPORTANT. It looks like lots Twitter blue-check folks jumped the gun. Axios reports: Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign currently has no active Facebook ads, the morning after another disappointing finish in a series of primary contests. Why it matters: A pause in digital advertising spend on Facebook has been a good indicator that candidates are dropping out of the 2020 race …

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Sanders To “Assess Campaign” After Latest Losses

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) campaign manager on Wednesday said that Sanders would take time in the coming weeks to assess his campaign after a slew of primary wins for former Vice President Joe Biden. “The next primary contest is three weeks away,” Sanders’s campaign manager Faiz Shakir said in a statement. “Sen. Sanders is …

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Conservative Dem Rep Unseated In US House Primary

Politico reports: Rep. Dan Lipinski, a Chicago congressman known for his staunch opposition to abortion and his votes against Obamacare and same-sex marriage, finally succumbed to a liberal challenger Tuesday in a primary held in the throes of the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic. The eight-term Illinois Democrat fell to businesswoman Marie Newman, who led 48 to 44 percent when The Associated …

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ARIZONA: Joe Biden Wins Democratic Primary

Vox reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden has won the Arizona Democratic primary, edging out Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in a contest that proceeded Tuesday despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Despite Sanders’s generally strong support among Latino voters, Biden’s victory in Arizona is unsurprising. Ahead of the primary, Biden had netted victories in 16 other states and gave a strong …

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PROJECTION: Joe Biden Wins Illinois Primary

The New York Times reports: Mr. Biden won the primary in Illinois, the second-largest delegate prize among Tuesday’s contests. With the victory, he continued to pad his sizable delegate lead over Mr. Sanders. Mr. Sanders narrowly lost the state in 2016 to Mrs. Clinton, but he appeared to be at a significant disadvantage heading into this year’s contest. Mr. Biden …

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