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The government had a model for handling Ebola. Trump has ditched it

The government had a model for handling Ebola. Trump has ditched it

Never interested in government details, President Donald Trump now wants to purge officials of dubious loyalty. Wall Street is reminding Americans a weakened executive branch carries risks. The two-day plunge in financial markets reflects growing alarm over the threat coronavirus poses to the economy. Containing that threat depends in large part on the skillfulness of…MORE

South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn endorses Joe Biden ahead of primary

South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn endorses Joe Biden ahead of primary

Rep. Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African American in Congress and an influential figure in South Carolina politics, endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday. Clyburn’s endorsement comes ahead of Saturday’s South Carolina primary, where Biden needs a win in order to keep his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination alive. “I know Joe Biden.…MORE

Amy Klobuchar was all of us in the South Carolina debate

Amy Klobuchar was all of us in the South Carolina debate

If you missed Tuesday night’s South Carolina presidential debate, I can sum it up in just two words: LOUD NOISES. For extended periods of time during the two-hour debate, candidates sought to talk over one another, land opposition research hits and create zingers that they could then use to raise money for campaigns rapidly running…MORE

Schumer announces $8.5 billion request for emergency coronavirus funding

Schumer announces $8.5 billion request for emergency coronavirus funding

Senate Democrats have made a request for $8.5 billion to combat the coronavirus, setting up a spending showdown in Congress where lawmakers are grappling with how to help contain the disease. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, formally released a proposal on Wednesday for the emergency funding, saying in a statement…MORE

House passes bill to make lynching a federal crime in historic vote

House passes bill to make lynching a federal crime in historic vote

Lawmakers took a historic vote on Wednesday when the House of Representatives passed legislation to make lynching a federal crime. The House passed HR 35, anti-lynching legislation introduced by Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois, called the Emmett Till Antilynching Act. Fourteen-year-old Till was brutally murdered in a racist attack in Mississippi in 1955, an…MORE

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4:20 Flashback: Happy 40th

4:20 Flashback: Happy 40th

This classic album released in 1980 was a winner at the 1981 Grammy’s and a 40 Year Anniversary video was released this week…