On the recent morning Norman was interviewed for this profile he started in Kansas City at a meeting with the Mexican consulate about the virus and how it was affecting the poor. At the end of the meeting, he said, they posed for a photo together next to the U.S. and Mexican flags, but realized they weren’t standing six-feet apart. So they spread out. … [Read more...] about Kansas health official emerges as leader amid virus outbreak
10:55 a.m. Judge orders the release of four ICE detainees in California: A San Francisco judge on Wednesday ordered two Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers in California to release four detained immigrants whose ages and medical conditions make them vulnerable to COVID-19. The detainees include: Salmon Medina Calderon, who is diabetic and has lost most of his vision; Gennady V. Lavrus, who also has diabetes and requires insulin injections; Charles Joseph, who suffers from severe asthma; and J. Elias Solario Lopez, an 82-year-old with a history of hypertension and kidney disease. Judge Maxine Chesney’s decision follows a lawsuit filed by the ACLU Foundations of Northern California and Southern California, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, the San Francisco public defender’s office, and the firm Lakin & Wille LLP. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Oakland to close streets to give more exercise space to pedestrians, bicyclists
“The idea that you are willing to take the coronavirus that cripples on killing thousands of Americans, that's putting 17 million people out work, in a moment in time to be requesting money to make that happen, and you're talking about an election in November. I think you're thinking about the wrong items, I think you're concerned about the wrong thing,” McCarthy told reporters on a call on Thursday. … [Read more...] about McCarthy slams Democrats on funding for mail-in balloting
The spending in the Phase 3 coronavirus economic relief package just a couple of weeks ago far exceeded the typical annual spending level by the federal government of about $1.4 trillion. If congressionally approved budgets were in order, we could more easily sustain a massive spending bill that might be needed to mitigate the economic devastation from a public health crisis. … [Read more...] about Rep. Andy Biggs: Coronavirus pandemic should teach us these important lessons
Take Jason Peters, 24, of Philadelphia. In a conversation with The Daily Beast he said he found it “nearly impossible to support Biden” whom he accused of lying during debates and angling to put Mike Bloomberg in charge of the world bank. “He’s against everything that the youth believes in,” Peters said, going on to talk about his detestation for the Democratic Party and his conscious desire for Trump to destroy it. But by the end of the conversation, he’d talked himself into another scenario: voting for Biden out of a sense of moral obligation to others. “I might have to vote for him,” he conceded, “because I have many friends who aren’t white and I’ve witnessed race relations get worse—so maybe things will feel a little better under Biden.” … [Read more...] about They Said They Were Bernie or Bust. Then They Talked Themselves Into Biden.