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Washington Governor Jay Inslee canceled Thanksgiving for his state’s residents. New statewide restrictions come into place tonight at 11:59 p.m. and last through Dec. 14. Restaurants face new restrictions on Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. He justifies the strong action by pointing to a spike in coronavirus cases. The amount of cases rivals the coronavirus outbreak
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Last week California became the second state to pass one million cases of COVID-19. Today, with the infection rate on the rise, Gov. Newsome announced he was putting most of the state into the so-called purple tier with the tightest restrictions on businesses. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that most California counties will soon be
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An Italian study from last week suggests coronavirus possibly hit Europe in September 2019. Researchers published their findings in Tumori Journal looking at the presence of coronavirus antibodies within almost a thousand people involved in a lung cancer trial. SARS-CoV-2 RBD-specific antibodies were detected in 111 of 959 (11.6%) individuals, starting from September 2019 (14%),
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This is a trend that was already underway as soon as the pandemic began to break out in the United States. People have begun fleeing the larger cities in droves, often offering a variety of reasons for doing so. But in New York City, the exodus is not only failing to slow down but, if
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Judge Nicholas Garaufis of the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, an Obama appointee, ruled on Saturday that acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf is “not acting legally” in that capacity. In question was a memo issued by Wolf last July that suspended new Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications and restricted renewals to
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MSNBC morphed so slowly into the Comedy Channel that I barely noticed the change. “Is this what we’re going to sit through for the next four years,” Joy Reid asks, “Republicans just doing investigations and refusing to legislate?” She poses that question to the man who spent the last four years doing nothing but investigations
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It shouldn’t be admirable for government officials to publicly defend the integrity of their own work, especially on a matter as basic as election security. But after spending five years watching so many rodents in the GOP’s leadership class cower before Trump for fear of losing their jobs, having DHS and its partner agencies step
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The revolving door in Washington is usually thought of as the easy transition from political office to lobbyist jobs. More and more, however, the revolving door is the one that connects the political world and paid contributor gigs with television networks. The need for transparency has never been greater than it is now. MSNBC is
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I know they’re all busy right now with the kabuki legal effort to soothe the president’s bruised ego over the election but there *is* a major crisis unfolding and they … just don’t seem very interested in it. Asking for leadership and empathy is asking too much, I realize, especially after Americans committed the unforgivable
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Too much fun to leave on the cutting-room floor, but it’s not all nonsense either. MSNBC anchor Joy Reid started a Twitter storm over her nonsensical claim that the data-analytics site FiveThirtyEight named itself after the eventual margin in Florida’s disputed 2000 election result. Shouldn’t the number 538 ring another bell for those with high-profile
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Last month, we talked about the curious sources of funding for the group pushing a referendum (Question 2) to institute so-called ranked-choice voting in Massachusetts. The Yes on 2 campaign was funded almost entirely by out-of-state donors combined with a handful of wealthy liberal activists in the state. The fundraising was spectacularly successful, generating literally
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If you loved the original “Squad” in Congress, consisting of AOC, Ayanna Pressley, and Ilhan Omar (as I’m sure you all did), you’re probably going to be really excited about the next “Squad” heading to the hill. Following the recent elections, we learned that a few more radically far-left candidates had won themselves a two
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Whoever wrote Joe Biden’s speech for last night did a competent job, for the most part, hitting the usual notes you would expect from a populist politician. In fact, portions of it could have been mistaken for excerpts from Barack Obama’s speech in November of 2008 with just a few of the words scrambled around.
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Despite the fact that President Trump has promised to explore all of his legal options before conceding the election (as he should), the math in the states under consideration doesn’t look particularly sunny for him. With that in mind, while remembering the dedicated battle that Donald Trump waged, it may soon be time to consider
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