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October 19th, 2020 - 2:18 pm § in Economics, Politics

10/19/20 relief bill update

Pelosi, representing Democrats, and Mnuchin, representing the White House, are still talking and Pelosi reported some “progress,” but also “highlighted several lingering disputes, including a national testing strategy and state and local government relief. Pelosi also cited tax cre[...]

October 17th, 2020 - 8:42 pm § in Donald Trump, Economics, Politics

October 17 relief bill update

After three days of boring and barely newsworthy hearings on a Supreme Court confirmation that is a foregone conclusion, Republicans want to distract voters’ attention from soaring “third wave” Covid-19 infections (read that story here), so Senate GOP Leader McConnell has scheduled[...]

October 17th, 2020 - 8:11 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

McConnell’s Supreme Court blitz has backfired

Mitch McConnell’s problem is that Amy Comey Barrett’s confirmation is a sure thing. In a word, boring, which means it flopped miserably as a diversion from the resurgent Covid-19 pandemic to draw voters’ attention away from personal troubles. (“Are you better off now than you[...]

October 12th, 2020 - 9:13 pm § in Donald Trump, Economics, Health, Politics

Why Pelosi can’t accept Trump’s new Covid-19 relief offer

Zach Carter, a Huffington Post staff writer, argued in an op-ed (here) that the White House’s latest Covid-19 relief offer is a “very good” deal which Pelosi and the Democrats should accept. They can’t. The reason why is found in Carter’s own words: ” … [I]n[...]

October 10th, 2020 - 12:33 pm § in Donald Trump, Economics, Politics

October 10 relief bill update

After a chaotic week in which a drugged president shut down negotiations, then came back to the table, here’s where things stand: Fed chair Powell issued a public plea for fiscal stimulus from Congress The House passed a $2.2 trillion relief bill, which is going nowhere Trump is now offering $[...]

October 8th, 2020 - 10:33 pm § in Donald Trump, Health, Hypocrisy

Aborted fetal tissue key to Trump’s experimental drug treatment

Trump is talking up Renegeron’s antibody cocktail as a cure for Covid-19. “I went in, I wasn’t feeling so hot, and within a very short period of time, they gave me Regeneron. It’s called Regeneron. And other things, too, but I think this was the key. But they gave me Regenero[...]

October 5th, 2020 - 3:19 pm § in Donald Trump, Health, Politics

Trump called a “conquering hero” for surviving Covid-19 thanks to medical care no one else gets

President Trump is being hailed as a conquering hero by his fans for defeating Covid-19. Never mind that he’s still sick and not “out of the woods” yet. Or that he’s getting world-class medical care and experimental drugs not available to ordinary Covid-19 victims, who are st[...]

October 5th, 2020 - 12:56 pm § in Health, Politics

Mask wars update, 10/5/20

This article contains news and liberal commentary. WAR ROOM, MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2020 — White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany (pronounced “McNinny” as in “ninny” or idiot) and two of her staffers tested positive. Read story here. The Rose Garden Super Spreader Eve[...]

October 4th, 2020 - 12:02 pm § in Donald Trump, Health, Hypocrisy

TrumpWatch 10/4/20

This article contains news and liberal commentary. Update 10/4/20 @ 9:45 pm: It’s now clear the White House and Trump’s doctors withheld information. It also came out Sunday that Pelosi isn’t being briefed. CNN asked Dick Cheney’s cardiologist what he makes of the information[...]

October 4th, 2020 - 6:45 am § in Donald Trump, Health

Photo of the Week: Superspreader

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