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2020 May 28 - 4:14am
As she spent the better part of last week defending President Donald Trump’s constant attacks against mail-in voting, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany apparently failed to disclose that she herself had engaged in the practice with great frequency. According to reporting from The Tampa Bay Times, McEnany has voted by mail 11 times since 2010. That accounts for every time she ever cast a ballot in any election over the past...
Tags: junktag (ignore), Absentee ballots, coronavirus, donald trump, Kayleigh McEnany, mail-in voting
2020 May 28 - 1:13am
President Donald Trump issued an executive order in late April requiring all meat processing plants in the U.S. to remain open, despite reports of coronavirus infections and related deaths being prevalent at a number of the plants. Since that order was issued, the number of COVID-19 cases that have been identified at meat plants across the country has likely tripled, according to estimates from a nonprofit watchdog group. At the time of Trump...
Tags: junktag (ignore), coronavirus, covid-19, donald trump, meat industry, Meat Plants
2020 May 28 - 12:21am
Donald Trump had quite a day for himself on Tuesday. During a Rose Garden event intended to promote protections for senior citizens with diabetes, the man who recently pondered the possibility of injecting COVID-19 patients with disinfectant mused audibly on the potential virtues of insulin… for himself. “I don’t use insulin,” he said. “Should I be? Huh? I never thought about it. But I know a lot of people are very badly affected, right?...
Tags: OP-ED, covid-19, donald trump, Insulin, Joe Biden, Joe Scarborough
2020 May 27 - 11:49pm
“I can’t breathe” — that’s what George Floyd, an unarmed African American man, repeatedly told a white Minneapolis police officer who pinned him to the ground Monday with a knee to his neck. Video of the police attack went viral. Now four officers have been fired. This comes as another video went viral of a white woman calling the cops on a Black man in New York City’s Central Park and falsely accusing him of “threatening her life” after he...
Tags: Interview, George Floyd, Police Brutality, Racial Justice, Racism
2020 May 27 - 11:03pm
A new Morning Consult poll finds that nearly three-quarters of all voters — including 63 percent of Republicans — agree that COVID-19 testing should be required for workers returning to their jobs as states lift stay-at-home orders and businesses reopen, but don’t expect to see any such requirement come from the Trump administration or Republicans in Congress. The GOP has consistently sided with employers over issues of workplace...
Tags: News Analysis, coronavirus, covid-19, Department of Labor, mitch mcconnell, OSHA
2020 May 27 - 10:52pm
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Tuesday said that he would not take up the next round of coronavirus relief for a “month or so.” “Many of you are asking, ‘What next?’ I think there’s likely to be another bill. It will not be the $3 trillion bill the House passed the other day, but there’s still a likelihood that more will be needed,” McConnell said during an event in Louisville...
Tags: junktag (ignore), coronavirus, covid-19, mitch mcconnell, Stimulus Package, Unemployment
2020 May 27 - 10:51pm
Minneapolis police officers dressed in riot gear fired rubber bullets, tear gas, and stun grenades into crowds of protesters that gathered late Tuesday to demand justice for the killing of George Floyd after video footage showed a cop kneeling on the back of the man’s neck as he cried out, “I cannot breathe!” Videos and photos posted to social media show people pouring milk into the eyes of demonstrators affected by tear gas as...
Tags: junktag (ignore), excessive force, George Floyd, Minneapolis, Police Brutality, Protests
2020 May 27 - 10:12pm
President Donald Trump is threatening that his administration “will strongly regulate, or close” social media sites that attach disclaimers to inaccurate or misleading content, following an incident in which Twitter fact-checked his tweet about mail-in voting. On Tuesday, a tweet from Trump that included an unsubstantiated claim about voter fraud and mail-in voting was examined by Twitter and later featured a disclaimer from the...
Tags: junktag (ignore), donald trump, social media, Twitter, voting
2020 May 27 - 9:09pm
Kevin Smith, the mayor of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, feels abandoned by the federal government. On Easter Sunday, a storm hit his city of 10,000, one of the poorest in the state. It knocked out power for most residents; those who’d used SNAP benefits to stock their refrigerators saw their groceries spoil. Streets flooded. Sewers overflowed. In the thick of a pandemic, debris blocked roads to the hospital. His city faces a loss of up to 30% in...
Tags: junktag (ignore), coronavirus, covid-19, FEMA, floods, Natural Disasters
2020 May 27 - 8:20pm
Kelly talks with author and organizer Cindy Milstein about reclaiming collective grief and resisting fascism. Note: This is a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. TRANSCRIPT Kelly Hayes: Welcome to “Movement Memos,” a Truthout podcast about things you should know if you want to change the world. I’m your host, Kelly Hayes. By the time this episode airs, on Wednesday, May 27...
Tags: Interview, Activism, Community, coronavirus, covid-19, Fascism
2020 May 27 - 3:23am
On Tuesday afternoon, the United States of America surpassed a grim milestone as more than 100,000 deaths resulting from COVID-19 were officially recorded. As of 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time, 100,103 Americans had died from the disease, with 1.7 million cumulative cases having been determined as well. Americans now make up nearly 30 percent of all COVID fatalities in the world. Unfortunately, with several states relaxing social distancing methods and...
Tags: junktag (ignore), coronavirus, coronavirus deaths, coronavirus projections, covid-19, donald trump
2020 May 27 - 12:53am
Memorial Day weekend is traditionally spent with friends and family members, and is commonly seen as the unofficial start of summer. In the era of COVID-19, however, many barbecue events and grill outs were understandably canceled or at least modified, to coincide with social distancing recommendations put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A number of places and individuals, however, clamoring to “reopen...
Tags: junktag (ignore), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, coronavirus, covid-19, Lake of the Ozarks, Sam Page

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