Month: July 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says She Is Receiving Chemotherapy

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is receiving chemotherapy to treat a recurrence of cancer, the Supreme Court said Friday. Ginsburg began the treatment in May, she said in a statement released by the court. She said that it “is yielding positive results” and that she intends to remain on the court, “as long as I can

Here’s Why BLM Protesters Have Asked Journalists Not To Show Their Faces

Michael Ciaglo / Getty Images At the Occupy City Hall demonstration in New York in early July, protesters posted signs demanding that photographers receive consent from the people they took pictures of. Kim Vivar, an organizer for NYC Shut It Down, which has been putting together protests for racial justice since 2015, told BuzzFeed News,

As COVID-19 Toll Soars, Trump Brags About Bringing ‘Back’ Incandescent Light Bulbs

In another rambling, campaign-style speech, President Donald Trump boasted at a Thursday news conference about bringing “back” incandescent light bulbs — while failing again to offer a plan to stem the record-breaking wrath of COVID-19. Trump also bragged about “stopping the egregious abuse of the Clean Water Act” when he last year rolled back pollution protections

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Calls Kayleigh McEnany ‘Karen’ After Insult

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday called Kayleigh McEnany “Karen” after the White House press secretary referred to her as a “derelict mayor” at a briefing. “Hey, Karen. Watch your mouth,” Lightfoot tweeted. Hey, Karen. Watch your mouth. — Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) July 16, 2020 “Karen” is a slang pejorative for a rude

Americans Increasingly Dislike How Republican Governors Are Handling The Coronavirus Outbreak

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Poll(s) of the week Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, governors have generally received better marks for the way they’ve handled the crisis than President Trump has. However, new polling suggests that may be changing, especially for Republican governors in states where the number of coronavirus cases has spiked in

Trump’s Reckless Push To Reopen Schools Is An Admission Of Failure

By pushing to reopen schools this fall regardless of whether the coronavirus is still spreading wildly, President Donald Trump is giving up on his own plan to contain the virus.  In April, the White House unveiled ”Guidelines for Opening Up America Again,” which call for business and other activities to resume in staggered phases, depending

GOP State Lawmaker: ‘I Want To See More People’ Get Coronavirus

A GOP lawmaker in Alabama said he’s “not concerned” about the current spike in cases of the coronavirus in the state. “In fact, quite honestly, I want to see more people, because we start reaching an immunity as more people have it and get through it,” Alabama state Sen. Del Marsh told reporters Thursday. “I

Donald Trump Gets ‘An F’ For Fractions In Coronavirus Testing Tweet

President Donald Trump was ridiculed and scorned in equal measures on Thursday over this tweet about testing for the coronavirus: For the 1/100th time, the reason we show so many Cases, compared to other countries that haven’t done nearly as well as we have, is that our TESTING is much bigger and better. We have tested

Biden’s Polling Lead Is Big — And Steady

The race between President Trump and Joe Biden is verging on a landslide. That’s not a word we use lightly. Over the past month, Biden’s lead over Trump has been both incredibly stable and unusually large. Amidst Trump’s unpopular handling of the protests that followed the police killing of George Floyd, Biden’s lead has hovered