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. pic.twitter.com/zhjRyokKD5 — Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) July 16, 2020 “Karen” is a slang pejorative for a rude
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
The Forces Fighting Congress’s Bill To End Surprise Billing Are Acting Like They’ve Already Won. They Likely Have.
WASHINGTON — One year ago members of Congress declared surprise medical billing an unjust market failure and vowed quick action to fix it. Both political parties agreed. Who could defend the growing cases of massive bills for people who go to the emergency room and are unknowingly treated by out-of-network doctors? One 2019 study found
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
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
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
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
The Trump Administration Is Set To Resume Executions In Two Weeks. There’s A Last-Ditch Effort To Stop It.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is set to execute Daniel Lewis Lee on July 13 by lethal injection. If it happens, it’ll be the first time in nearly two decades that the federal government has carried out an execution. Death row inmates and death penalty opponents have less than two weeks to convince a judge
“The reality is that the virus is not under control; it is in control,” the newspaper’s board wrote in its editorial Thursday that denounced Trump’s ongoing attempts to downplay the rapid resurgence of COVID-19 in states nationwide. The board called out Trump’s “magical thinking” on the pandemic. Trump bore responsibility “for encouraging governors to loosen the restrictions
“Our cases are skyrocketing. Our government’s response is a failure. We are living in this tragedy, this national humiliation for all to see,” Hayes continued, noting how COVID-19 is again spiking at record levels across the country. Hayes explained how some of the nations that had been hardest hit by the global health crisis in