Month: December 2020

Americans Overwhelmingly Want Congress To Approve Another Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Poll(s) of the week All eyes have been on Congress this week as Republicans and Democrats have worked feverishly to hammer out another COVID-19 economic relief bill. As of Thursday afternoon, it looked like the sides were coming together on a roughly $900 billion package that would provide

Jill Biden Reveals Why Right-Wing Attack On Her ‘Dr.’ Title Was ‘Such A Surprise’

Future first lady Jill Biden revealed her surprise at being criticized for using the title “Dr.” in a lengthy joint interview with her husband, President-elect Joe Biden, that aired on Thursday’s episode of “The Late Show.” Wall Street Journal columnist Joseph Epstein faced backlash over his op-ed last week in which he called Biden — who has

Twitter Users Erupt Over Trump’s ‘Just Want To Stop The World From Killing Itself’ Claim

President Donald Trump declared on Twitter Friday morning that he just wants “to stop the world from killing itself!” The outgoing president’s claim — amid multiple tweets ranting about President-elect Joe Biden and demanding the immediate release of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine — drew fierce backlash from people on the platform. I just want to stop the

People Predict How Trump Will Flip Over Biden And Harris As Time Person Of The Year

Also shortlisted were outgoing President Donald Trump; the movement for racial justice; health care workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, and infectious diseases specialist Dr. Anthony Fauci. “If Donald Trump was a force for disruption and division over the past four years, Biden and Harris show where the nation is heading: a blend

Donald Trump Jr.’s ‘Radicle’ Typo Has Twitter Users In Stitches

Like father, like son. Trump Jr. wrote “radical” as “radicle” while attacking Georgia Democratic Senate candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in this tweet: It’s not the first time Trump Jr. has spelled the word wrong: “I don’t see anyone walking into a voting booth on November 3 & voting to give up 20-30% of

Elizabeth Warren And Ayanna Pressley Want An Investigation Into Racial Inequities In The US Pandemic Response

The US government needs to investigate whether Black, Latino, and Native American communities most impacted by the pandemic have received adequate coronavirus relief funds, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Ayanna Pressley wrote to the Government Accountability Office. “To date, the federal government has spent trillions of dollars to sustain our health system and mitigate the

Trump Was Never Very Popular, But How Will Americans View Him (And Biden) Now?

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our (mostly1) weekly polling roundup. Poll(s) of the week On a very basic level, one big reason why President Trump lost reelection is that he wasn’t very popular. As of Nov. 3, his job approval rating was just 44.6 percent, and his disapproval rating was 52.6 percent, according to FiveThirtyEight’s presidential approval

Fired Trump Cybersecurity Official Debunks President’s Election Lies, One By One

“The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert on Thursday asked Chris Krebs, the fired former chief of U.S. cybersecurity, to fact-check President Donald Trump’s latest round of disinformation about fraud in the 2020 election. And, one by one, Krebs debunked or clarified false claims the president made in a 46-minute rant on Facebook ― from votes being counted