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From AIDS to Covid-19: Trump’s decades of spreading dangerous misinformation about disease outbreaks

From AIDS to Covid-19: Trump’s decades of spreading dangerous misinformation about disease outbreaks

Donald Trump has spent decades spreading and sowing dangerous misinformation about disease outbreaks — from falsely suggesting AIDS can be transmitted through kissing to warning Americans not to get vaccinated and falsely suggesting vaccines can cause autism. Long before advising Americans to ingest disinfectant to treat the coronavirus as President, Trump demonstrated a pattern of…MORE

A week of distractions from Trump shows a leader in crisis

On Monday, as the nation marked Memorial Day, President Donald Trump mocked his campaign rival for wearing a face mask. On Wednesday, as the national death toll from coronavirus reached a wretched milestone, Trump and his family flew to Florida in an attempted focus on space travel. By Friday, as smoke was lifting in Minneapolis…MORE

Klobuchar’s vice presidential hopes take hit amid unrest in Minnesota

Klobuchar’s vice presidential hopes take hit amid unrest in Minnesota

Amy Klobuchar‘s chances of becoming Joe Biden‘s running mate, already weighed down by her record as a prosecutor in Minnesota’s largest county, have taken a significant hit as widespread racial unrest roils her home state, Democrats say. The death of George Floyd at the hands of police and subsequent strife in Minneapolis have reignited long…MORE

Justice Department releases more FBI memos from Mueller investigation

Justice Department releases more FBI memos from Mueller investigation

The Justice Department released Friday another 218 pages of notes from major witness interviews conducted during former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, adding to the record what’s known about the interviews with Trump campaign and administration officials. The documents, obtained by CNN and BuzzFeed News in a lawsuit, include long-sought-after FBI memos, called 302s, from…MORE

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Louisiana inmate with coronavirus concerns

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Louisiana inmate with coronavirus concerns

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal from a Louisiana inmate on Friday who argued that a state prison was not doing enough to protect him from catching Covid-19. The move effectively blocks a lower court order that required the prison to submit a plan detailing the steps it is taking to implement precautionary measures. Christopher…MORE

The week in 11 headlines

The nation marked a grim milestone this week, surpassing 100,000 lives lost to coronavirus. President Donald Trump continued to spar over mail-in voting, reopening the country and social media, while protests rocked Minneapolis over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody. Monday Trump’s Memorial Day weekend amid pandemic spent golfing, tweeting conspiracies…MORE

The real question we should be asking Twitter about Trump

What the hell took so long? That’s the question that kept running through my head this week as Twitter: 1. Appended a fact check to a tweet from President Donald Trump alleging that mail-in balloting was a Democratic scheme to rig the 2020 election. 2. Posted a¬†warning on a second Trump tweet on the unrest…MORE

Trump says he’s spoken to George Floyd’s family

Trump says he’s spoken to George Floyd’s family

President Donald Trump said Friday that he’s spoken to the family of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis earlier this week. “I want to express our nation’s deepest condolences and most heartfelt sympathies to the family of George Floyd,” Trump said during a roundtable…MORE

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