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Trump 2024: Most Republican voters want to see Donald Trump run for president again

Trump 2024: Most Republican voters want to see Donald Trump run for president again

We could still see four more years of President Donald Trump. While Trump has remained steadfast in his refusal to concede the 2020 election to President-elect Joe Biden, his administration has given Biden’s team approval to begin the transition process “in the best interest of our country,” as Trump tweeted on Monday night. And U.S. stocks traded higher Tuesday on the hopes of a smooth transition of power and continued progress toward a COVID-19 vaccine, as well, according to some observers, as in reaction to Biden’s reportedly...We could still see four more years of President Donald...

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Obama admits he was overconfident about health care reform in upcoming White House memoir

Obama admits he was overconfident about health care reform in upcoming White House memoir

Hours before the Senate was poised to confirm President Trump’s conservative Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to fill the late liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat — paving the way for the court to potentially overturn the Obama-era Affordable Care Act — the from former President Barack Obama’s upcoming memoir that details the fierce battle over his contested health care plan.The lengthy passage rehashes the Obama administration’s attempt to win bipartisan and public support for a system that “delivered good-quality medical care to all people, regardless of their ability to...

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Sacha Baron Cohen calls Facebook Trump’s ‘willing accomplice’ in spreading conspiracy theories

Sacha Baron Cohen calls Facebook Trump’s ‘willing accomplice’ in spreading conspiracy theories

Borat isn’t finished with Facebook yet. British comedian and satirist Sacha Baron Cohen — who has a history of pushing buttons with the movie “Borat” and TV series “Who Is America?” — calls the social network President Donald Trump’s “willing accomplice” as “the greatest propaganda machine in history” .In his column “We Must Save Democracy From Conspiracies”, Cohen refers to studies that show people are especially susceptible to misinformation and conspiracy theories during periods of great uncertainty — such as the coronavirus pandemic, the resulting economic crisis, and the racial...

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Trump’s ‘positive for COVID-19’ tweet is his most ‘liked’ post ever

Trump’s ‘positive for COVID-19’ tweet is his most ‘liked’ post ever

Bad news travels fast. President Trump revealed early Friday that . And even though he tweeted the bombshell health revelation at 12:54 a.m. Eastern time, when many Americans were asleep, it quickly became his most liked and most widely shared post to date.By 5:30 a.m. Eastern, the tweet had hit that milestone with more than 273,000 retweets and 344,000 quote tweets (a retweet with a comment attached), , along with 834,000 likes. But by noon Eastern, those figures had ballooned to more than 377,000 retweets, 461,000 quote tweets — or, shared more than 839,000 times in total — and 1.4...

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Almost 1.2 million babies could die during the pandemic — but not from the coronavirus

Almost 1.2 million babies could die during the pandemic — but not from the coronavirus

Pandemic disruptions of health services and food supply chains may be more deadly for young children and pregnant women than the novel coronavirus itself. That’s according to a dire new report from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health published in . It warns that more than 6,000 additional children under five could die every day from preventable causes over the next six months, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdowns to stem its spread weakening health care systems and threatening the food supply and social services in low-income and middle-income countries.The study,...

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55% of coronavirus patients still have neurological problems three months later: study

55% of coronavirus patients still have neurological problems three months later: study

Could the coronavirus lead to chronic illness?While lung scarring, heart and kidney damage may result from COVID-19, doctors and researchers are starting to clock the potential long-term impact of the virus on the brain also.Younger COVID-19 patients who were otherwise healthy .And many “long-haulers,” or COVID-19 patients who have continued showing symptoms for months after the initial infection passed, report neurological problems such as confusion and difficulty concentrating (or brain fog), as well as headaches, extreme fatigue, mood changes, insomnia and loss of taste and/or...

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Dr. Fauci recommends wearing goggles to prevent catching the coronavirus

Dr. Fauci recommends wearing goggles to prevent catching the coronavirus

Are you ready to wear a pair of safety goggles with your face mask?Dr. Anthony Fauci says that eye protection may be recommended at some point to help prevent spreading COVID-19.The infectious disease expert sat down for a remote Q&A with ABC News via its Instagram account on Wednesday — and his eyewear comments raised a lot of eyebrows on social media.Dr. Jennifer Ashton, the Disney-ownednews network’s chief medical correspondent, asked Fauci whether he could see shielding the eyes being recommended at some point. “You know, it might,” he said.“If you have goggles or an eye shield, you...

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This is the biggest mistake people make while wearing a face mask

This is the biggest mistake people make while wearing a face mask

Cover your nose.Perhaps the biggest mistake that many folks are making with face masks — besides not wearing them in public at all — is pulling the facial coverings down so that the nose is exposed.Amid the ongoing debate over when and where people should wear masks, , what’s perhaps been lost in the din is the correct way to put on a mask to actually help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the first place.The call for wearing a mask that covers both your nose and your mouth, with the mask secured under your chin. It should fit snugly against your face. There should not be large openings or...

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New York Times columnist Bari Weiss resigns, citing ‘constant bullying’ and a ‘hostile work environment’

New York Times columnist Bari Weiss resigns, citing ‘constant bullying’ and a ‘hostile work environment’

This resignation letter may be one for the books.New York Times columnist Bari Weiss has revealed that she left the “paper of record” in a lengthy explanation on Tuesday. The almost 1,500-word resignation letter, which is addressed to Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger, claims that Weiss suffered “constant bullying” by colleagues, who supposedly called her “a Nazi and a racist.” Weiss suggests this is because her more centrist take on current events doesn’t conform to popular opinion at the Times.“Showing up for work as a centrist at an American newspaper should not require bravery,” she...

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Tax us: Abigail Disney among 83 millionaires begging for higher taxes for coronavirus relief

Tax us: Abigail Disney among 83 millionaires begging for higher taxes for coronavirus relief

Dozens of millionaires are demanding higher taxes — on themselves.Over 80 men and women worth seven figures from the U.S., U.K., Germany, New Zealand, Canada and the Netherlands calling themselves the “Millionaires for Humanity” asking their governments to “raise taxes on people like us. Immediately. Substantially. Permanently.”“So please. Tax us. Tax us. Tax us. It is the right choice. It is the only choice.”The signatories include Walt Disney Co.heiress Abigail Disney, Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Jerry Greenfield, former BlackRock managing director Morris Pearl and “Love, Actually” director...

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Minneapolis mayor to Trump: ‘Weakness is pointing your finger at somebody else during a time of crisis’

Minneapolis mayor to Trump: ‘Weakness is pointing your finger at somebody else during a time of crisis’

As protests in response to the death of George Floyd on Thursday, President Trump called the city’s mayor “weak” for failing to keep his community under control.“A total lack of leadership,” the president wrote on Twitterlate Thursday, adding that if “the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey,” didn’t “get his act together,” then the commander-in-chief was going to send in the National Guard.Related:This also led to a second Trump tweet warning that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” which warning that the post violated its terms of service because it “glorifies...

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Trump wants Chuck Todd ‘fired’ over the editing of Barr’s ‘history is written by the winners’ clip

Trump wants Chuck Todd ‘fired’ over the editing of Barr’s ‘history is written by the winners’ clip

Meet the president’s wrath.Donald Trump called on Comcastthe parent company of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” to fire host Chuck Todd late Sunday night, over a clip that the show aired earlier in the day of Attorney General William Barr that was offered without full context.“Meet the Press” played part of Barr’s interview on CBS last week, where he was asked what he thinks history will say about the Justice Department’s decision-making in , Trump’s first security adviser, who had admitted lying to the FBI about conversations he had with Russia’s ambassador to the United States in early 2017.“Well,...

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Trump complains women White House reporters aren’t like Donna Reed — but she wasn’t like the housewife she played, either

Trump complains women White House reporters aren’t like Donna Reed — but she wasn’t like the housewife she played, either

Don’t believe everything you see on TV, Mr. President.Donald Trump complained that two female CBS News journalists in particular have irritated him during his coronavirus briefings, in an interview that’s gone viral, “It wasn’t Donna Reed, I can tell you that.”The president was referring to the late Oscar-winning actress who came to epitomize the ideal housewife of the 1940s and ’50s in roles such as Mary Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” as well as her hit series “The Donna Reed Show” that ran on ABCfrom 1958 to 1966.But Reed, who passed away from pancreatic cancer 34 years ago at the age...

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CNN’s Don Lemon looks into the camera and asks President Trump: ‘What is it about President Obama that really gets under your skin?’

CNN’s Don Lemon looks into the camera and asks President Trump: ‘What is it about President Obama that really gets under your skin?’

This message could certainly get under President Trump’s skin.CNN host Don Lemon looked into the camera on Sunday night, and called out the commander-in-chief for hitting “a new low from a president who goes low all the time” by retweeting a conspiracy theory that former President Barack Obama was “running the Russian hoax” to remove Trump from office.Lemon then took a pause, and questioned Trump’s supposed fixation with his predecessor in a 50-second address that went viral on Twitterand Facebookovernight.“What is it about President Obama that really gets under your skin?” he began.“Is it...

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Three weeks of Trump coronavirus briefings under a microscope: 2 hours spent on attacks, 45 minutes on self-congratulation — and 4½ minutes of condolences for victims

Three weeks of Trump coronavirus briefings under a microscope: 2 hours spent on attacks, 45 minutes on self-congratulation — and 4½ minutes of condolences for victims

Monday marks the third day that the White House — but two reports undertaking systematic studies of the almost daily presidential pressers suggests that the skipped briefings, too, would have been dominated by President Trump attacking Democrats and the media, while praising himself and his administration.of the 35 briefings held since March 16 finds that the president spoke more than 28 hours across those press conferences. The paper drew on annotated transcripts from the data analytics company Factba.se, focusing on the last three weeks of briefings in particular, which haveAnd between...

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Dr. Oz slammed for suggesting it may ‘only cost us’ 2% to 3% of American lives to reopen schools

Dr. Oz slammed for suggesting it may ‘only cost us’ 2% to 3% of American lives to reopen schools

‘I tell you, schools are a very appetizing opportunity. I just saw a nice piece in The Lancet arguing the opening of schools may only cost us 2 to 3 percent, in terms of total mortality.’That was Dr. Mehmet Oz speaking to Sean Hannity of Fox News on Tuesday about how getting students back into schools could help America get its “mojo back.”And now he’s getting on earful on social media from viewers who have interpreted Oprah Winfrey’s old pal as saying that up to 3% of children dying is an acceptable trade-off for reopening schools — although that isn’t exactly what he said.This led “Only...

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Iceland finds that half its citizens with coronavirus have shown no symptoms

Iceland finds that half its citizens with coronavirus have shown no symptoms

Big data can come from small places.Iceland’s isolated location and sparse population mean that some vital information about the novel coronavirus is coming out of the island nation — especially considering that it’s already tested 10% of its population, which is more than any other country, .And the scariest finding: At any given time, about half of its citizens who have the coronavirus — and don’t know it — are not showing any symptoms. That’s double that as many as one in four people with COVID-19 may be asymptomatic.Granted, the United States hasn’t tested such a high percentage of its...

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1 in 3 Americans say their stimulus checks won’t sustain them for even a month

1 in 3 Americans say their stimulus checks won’t sustain them for even a month

While millions of Americans are counting the days until their stimulus checks arrive, many fear that the one-time $1,200 payment won’t go very far.In fact, just under one in three Americans (31%) expect that their share of the stimulus money won’t even sustain them for a full month — or help them out at all, for that matter, according to a new . Almost two-thirds (64%) said it will cover their expenses for less than three months.A from retirement income company SimplyWise also found that 63% of respondents said they will need another stimulus check within the next three months.The...

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California police chief to Trump administration: ‘Stop testing NBA players, and start testing our first responders’

California police chief to Trump administration: ‘Stop testing NBA players, and start testing our first responders’

Who’s protecting the police while they protect the public during the COVID-19 pandemic?The International Association of Chiefs of Police organized a call between law enforcement agencies and officials from the White House and the Department of Homeland Security on Friday, according toAnd one of the most blunt requests during the hour-long teleconference came from a police chief from outside of San Francisco, who said, “Stop testing NBA players, and start testing our first responders.”Chief John Carli of Vacaville, Calif., was referring to including Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets, as...

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