Current News Economy

US G.D.P. Declined in First Quarter, With Worse Economy to Come – The New York Times

U.S. gross domestic product declined in the first quarter, dragged down by the pandemic’s grip in March. Don’t even ask about this quarter. Generated by ai2html v0.100.0 – 2020-04-29 08:46 ai file: preview: 2020-04-28-gdp scoop: gdp Artboard: 335 Quarterly change in real gross domestic product, seasonally adjusted at annual rates. Artboard: 600 Quarterly change […]


Iowa to workers: Return to your jobs or lose unemployment benefits, with exceptions

.entry__header IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is warning laid off workers that they will lose their unemployment benefits if they refuse to return when their employer calls them back to work. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is moving to partially reopen 77 of the state’s 99 counties Friday, relaxing restrictions that were intended to stop […]


Health care experts say coronavirus exposes major flaws in medical system

As the coronavirus pandemic continues its rampage across the United States, with more than a million confirmed cases and no end in sight, medical professionals and experts say the strain on the health care system has exposed major flaws and taught hard lessons. They said the pandemic has shown that we need to shift the […]


‘Clear-cut’ evidence coronavirus drug remdesivir works, Fauci says

An experimental drug for the coronavirus has a proven benefit, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “The data shows that remdesivir has a clear-cut, significant, positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery,” Fauci said at the White House on Wednesday. The data he referred […]

Current News Voting & Elections Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s Pandemic Election Is a Red Alert for Democracy in America | The Nation

This cannot become the new normal. Robert Forrestal wears a chemical mask to protect against Covid-19 as he votes on April 7, 2020, in Janesville, Wisconsin. (Angela Major / The Janesville Gazette via AP) Madison, Wisconsin—They were sabotaged by politicians. They were subverted by judicial activists on the courts. ose between sheltering at home and […]

Candidates The Vine

College Made Them Feel Equal. The Virus Exposed How Unequal Their Lives Are.

Isabel Canning, left, and Tatiana Lathion take the same class at Haverford College, but returned to very different homes after their campus closed. Ms. Canning is at her family’s vacation home in Boothbay, Me., and Ms. Lathion is helping her parents’ food truck business in Jacksonville, Fla.Credit…From left, Tristan Spinski for The New York Times, […]


Joe Biden’s ‘Text Team:’ Inside the Presumptive Nominee’s Shift to Digital

Joe Biden’s ‘Text Team:’ Inside the Presumptive Nominee’s Shift to Digital “Work with campaign staff to host an event at your home,” a Biden campaign email that went out on Sunday read. Updated Apr. 02, 2020  5:00AM ET  / Published Apr. 01, 2020  4:41AM ET   In any normal election year, the email sent Sunday from Joe Biden’s […]

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10 ways to spot online misinformation

Propagandists are already working to sow disinformation and social discord in the run-up to the November elections. Many of their efforts have focused on social media, where people’s limited attention spans push them to share items before even reading them – in part because people react emotionally, not logically, to information they come across. That’s […]

Criminal Justice

Federal Defenders Request Attorney General Barr To Act On Inmate Release Re COVID-19

Federal Defenders call on AG William Barr to act on release of federal inmates to address growing concern for elderly and those with compromised health conditions who will face the growing COVID-19 outbreak in prisons. The Federal Public & Community Defenders, Legislative Committee sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr to act on releasing federal inmates […]


Why undocumented immigrants still fear the 2020 census

The United States might not be able to get information about more than 10 million people in the 2020 census. That’s the number of undocumented immigrants living in the United States. Another 16.7 million individuals live in a household with an undocumented member and so might also not be counted in this year’s census. The […]