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Trump Announces New Emergency Action To Combat Coronavirus
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Minnesota city recognizes 'Abortion Providers Appreciation Day' to 'celebrate' abortionists' 'high-quality care'
'Movements like this are indicative of the moral decline occurring in Minnesota and across our country'
In St. Paul, Minnesota, Tuesday officially marks "Abortion Providers Appreciation Day" in the city after the city council decided to wade into the national debate on the right to life last week.
According a city council resolution that passed Wednesday, "Abortion Providers Appreciation Day" is meant to "honor the memory" of abortionist David Gunn, killed on March 10, 1993, as well as "to combat the stigma that many abortion providers and clinic staff face, and to celebrate the courage, compassion, and high-quality care they provide."
As reasons for officially setting aside Tuesday as a day to celebrate people who end unborn babies' lives, the resolution said that the Supreme Court "now contains a majority of Justices who may not interpret the Constitution to provide protection for the right to end a pregnancy and may overturn or severely limit Roe v. Wade" and claimed that "abortion providers must be accessible in order for people to make real decisions about their bodies, lives, and futures."
The resolution passed unanimously with a vote of 7-0.
The measure also called abortion "one of the safest medical procedures in the United States" — despite the fact that it must result in the willful termination of a human life in order to be successful.
Of course, last week's vote didn't go through without drawing some pro-life pushback.
Un-freakin’ believable. k/r…
Supreme Court gives Trump win by allowing 'remain in Mexico' policy to continue
Lindsey Graham's amnesty for illegal immigrants won't win Trump the Latino vote
Late last week, President Trump met with a gaggle of senators to discuss DACA and the future of nearly 1.8 million illegal aliens living with protections granted to them by President Barack Obama’s executive order. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, has been pushing Trump to offer amnesty as both a solution to the immigration problem and a path to reelection victory. This would be part of Graham’s legacy that the aging senator has been trying to accomplish for more than a decade.
For years now, Graham has been working with Democrats such as Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin to create an amnesty proposal for millions of illegal aliens. Some in the administration who are close to the president are supportive of Graham's plan. Despite Trump’s call to end DACA throughout his 2016 campaign, many in his White House believe offering a path to citizenship could help the president in 2020.
The idea that amnesty for illegal aliens will benefit Republicans at the ballot box has been wrong for years. When President Ronald Reagan signed the 1986 amnesty, the next GOP nominee, George H.W. Bush, received just 30% of the Hispanic vote in 1988. Bush later offered his own amnesty, expanded legal immigration, and created the diversity visa lottery — yet he won only 25% of the Latino vote in 1992. Pro-amnesty senators who later became Republican presidential nominees, Bob Dole and John McCain, received 21% and 31% of the Hispanic vote.
There’s never been proof that Hispanic voters are swayed heavily by the idea of amnesty. A 2020 Unidos US poll found that Latinos in critical states were more concerned about jobs, the economy, and healthcare than immigration. The poll found Hispanic voters were more likely to vote for a candidate if they supported increasing the minimum wage, free tuition for colleges, "Medicare for all," and paid family sick leave. This was also true in the 2016 election, where immigration was the fourth-most important issue behind the economy, healthcare, and terrorism.
Graham’s time chairing the Judiciary Committee is set to come to an end after this election cycle, where it will be led by an immigration-hawk or a Democrat if they take control of the upper chamber. With the understanding that this could be his last chance for some time, Graham is offering to sell the Trump administration on amnesty and promising them voters that will never materialize.
While Trump has little to gain from granting an amnesty, he has much to lose. Trump owes his victory in 2016 to his loyal base of supporters who rallied around him over the subject of immigration almost immediately after he came down that golden escalator. The reason the media was wrong every time they said he was finished was because his supporters were unshakably loyal to the only candidate who would crack down on both legal and illegal immigration. While many of those early supporters have been frustrated that he hasn’t been to do as much on immigration as they hoped, he is still better than the alternative — unless he passes this amnesty, granting millions of illegal aliens citizenship, and causing millions more to abandon him in November.
They don’t call him Grahamnesty for nothin’.
Warren Buffett on the ‘one-two punch’ market panic: It took me 89 years to experience something like this
‘It wasn’t October 1987, but it was an imitation... [and the financial crisis] was much more scary, by far, than anything that happened [on Monday].’
That’s Berkshire Hathaway BRK BRK boss Warren Buffett putting the recent market plunge — which he described as a “one-two punch” of coronavirus and falling oil prices — in perspective in an interview this week on Yahoo Finance.
“If you stick around long enough, you’ll see everything in markets,” he said from his Omaha headquarters. “And it may have taken me to 89 years of age to throw this one into the experience, but the markets, if you have to be open second by second, they react to news in a big time way.”
Markets Expect Fed to Cut Interest Rates to Zero
Historically, Bear Markets Declined 31% Before Recovering
Morningstar: Market Selloff a “Gross Overreaction” to Coronavirus
House passes bipartisan FISA reforms to prevent future 'spying' abuses
USA Freedom Reauthorization Act -- passed by a 278-136 vote -- brought together the staunchest President Trump supporters like Reps. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and some of his fiercest critics like Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who wanted improvements to protect Americans' privacy and safeguard against surveillance abuses.
While not perfect, Nadler says the bill contains "significant reform" and "decisive steps in the right direction."
Jordan also called the bill "an improvement" over the status quo.
House Freedom Caucus: No way we’re supporting this politician-protecting FISA compromise reform bill
In a preview of the fight to come in the Senate, the House Freedom Caucus issued a statement opposing the bill this morning. They call the reforms “insufficient,” especially since no one’s been charged with a crime under the old standard for the serial misrepresentations in the Page surveillance warrant (via e-mail):
Fauci On Coronavirus In US: ‘It’s Going To Get Worse’
Here’s How Long Coronavirus Can Live In The Air And On Surfaces: Study
Coronavirus, which has caused more than 4,500 deaths across the globe, can remain viable in the air for up to three hours, and on plastic and stainless steel for up to three days, according to a study conducted by a team of U.S. government researchers released Wednesday.
The lead author of the study cautioned that the findings do not prove that coronavirus can be transmitted through the air, only that it is “theoretically possible.”
Researchers found that coronavirus remained viable for the longest on plastic and stainless steel.
“We found that viable virus could be detected in aerosols up to 3 hours post aerosolization, up to 4 hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to 2-3 days on plastic and stainless steel,” the study says.
WH Working on “Buy American” EO to End Dependence on Chinese Medical Supplies
Here’s What The $8.3 Billion Bill For Coronavirus Actually Does
The bill gives more than $3 billion for the research and development of vaccines. There is also $800 million for research for treatments. It also includes $2 billion for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and $61 million to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to Yahoo Finance.
In addition, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will get more than $1 billion. Another $1 billion or more will go to states who need help managing the crisis. The legislation also grants access to around $500 million to allow for Medicare providers to do telehealth appointments. Some of the money will also go to other agencies who need the money.
The bill passed the Senate on a 96-1 vote, with Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul being the only senator to vote against the funding. The coronavirus funding vote passed the House 415-2 the day before with both Republican Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs and Republican Colorado Rep. Ken Buck voting against the measure. They felt the package included too much money and that the White House request of 2.5 billion was a more appropriate request to help fight the disease.
The coronavirus long battle: Trump admin to attack China’s pharmaceutical supply chains
Long overdue, and likely too late to do much good in this present crisis, but the US has to start somewhere to gain control over its pharmaceutical access. The second pandemic originating from China in the past decade-plus has shut down a significant part of their manufacturing capacity, including that which produces medicines and/or component materials for American consumers, not just for coronavirus response but for a wide range of medical issues. The risk for running out of potentially life-saving medications has risen considerably, and the White House wants to push manufacturers to bring those supply chains back home:
Rubio discussed this with Tucker Carlson last night, noting that Rubio had warned about this issue a year ago when another disruption in Wuhan threatened pharmaceutical manufacture and distribution:
It’s late in this crisis to fix this issue, but it’s better to start now to get ahead of the next one. In the meantime, we have to hope that these distribution channels don’t dry up — because that could cost more lives than the WuFlu itself.
CDC Director: Biggest Coronavirus Threat is Travel From Europe to U.S.
Coronavirus Italy: Intensive care units told not to treat elderly
A top Italian doctor said intensive care wards should place an age limit on beds as a way of prioritising medical resources amid the deepening crisis that has seen cases in Italy rise by 196 to 827 today.
Rather than admit patients on a 'first come first served' basis, hospitals should swap to 'catastrophe medicine' guidelines - typically used in war zones and during natural disasters - where those with the greatest chance of survival are given priority.
Eerily Deserted Images From Around The World As A Result Of The Coronavirus
Liberal Groups Call for Jailbreak to Fight Coronavirus
Multiple left-leaning organizations have called for governments to respond to the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus by mass releasing prisoners, reducing arrests, and limiting immigration enforcement.
Top Democrats slam Trump for possible payroll tax cut. But they loved it when Obama cut the payroll tax.
In 2010, Obama announced a payroll tax cut — from 6.2% to 4.2% — that he said would "create jobs and boost economic growth." When he extended the tax cut one year later, Pelosi praised Obama's action.
Pelosi said at the time:
Today is a victory for all Americans - for the security of our middle class, for the health of our seniors, and for economic growth and job creation.The American people spoke out clearly and, thanks to President Obama's leadership, 160 million Americans will continue to receive their payroll tax cut - nearly $40 per paycheck in the pockets of the average family. I salute the work of the unified House Democratic caucus on behalf of the American people.
Even Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has done a 180.
Back in 2011, the New York Democrat criticized Republicans for "putting politics before recovery." But now that Trump is president, Schumer has had a change of heart.
Pelosi: “We are the captains of the ship”, nixes closing Congress
“We are the last to leave.”
Give it a minute…when Wuhan hits a few, these elites ain’t gonna hang around.
DEMENTED OLD CIRCUS MONKEY
Three reasons Joe Biden will never be president
Joe Biden was sworn into the U.S. Senate on Jan. 3, 1973. He remained in the Senate until Jan. 15, 2009 — a span of 36 years. If history is any guide, that alone is a disqualifier in Biden's quest for the White House.
What does 36 years in the Senate say about a politician? It says he is a senator — not a president.
So the first reason Biden will not become president is that no one who served 36 years in the Senate has ever become president. No one who served 30 years in the Senate has ever become president. No one who served 25 years in the Senate has ever become president. No one who served 20 years in the Senate has ever become president. No one who served 15 years in the Senate has ever become president.
What about his eight years as vice president? Certainly that could be the basis for a successful presidential run. But the second reason Biden will not become president is that the record of vice presidents on that score is not encouraging.
Fourteen vice presidents have become president. Of those, eight became president upon the death of the president. Of that group, some were later elected to the White House, but they were running for the office as the sitting president.
Others, such as George H.W. Bush, became president by running to succeed the president they served. They ran for president as the sitting vice president. When Bush did that, in 1988, it had not been done since 1836. It has not been done since.
In any event, that is not Biden's situation. He served eight years as vice president but did not run to succeed Obama. Now, he is running as a private citizen.
Finally, the third reason Biden will not be president is the "14-Year Rule." The idea of former George W. Bush speechwriter John McConnell, and popularized by writer Jonathan Rauch, it basically says that politicians have a strict sell-by date. "No one gets elected president who needs longer than 14 years to get from his or her first gubernatorial or Senate victory to either the presidency or the vice presidency," Rauch wrote. That has been true for a century.
Biden didn't even get close. It took him 36 years to get from his first Senate victory to the vice presidency. If he wins the presidency now, it would be 47 years from that first Senate swearing-in until Inauguration Day.
Biden Says He's "Perplexed" Why Former 2020 Democrats Would Endorse Him Right Now
Joe Biden Should Probably Stop Threatening Voters Who Could Beat Him Up
But no one quite noticed that Biden for whatever reason keeps picking on people who could quite clearly obliterate him in a fight. It’s not even a testament to the voters he’s picking on, although in this case the voter appeared quite capable of a beat-down.
It’s that Joe Biden is 77 years old. He was never particularly known as a physically intimidating or capable person and he’s definitely not one now. He would be seriously injured in these fights he keeps seeking! We are quite clearly in an Izzy Mandelbaum situation.
If we’re going to bring back duels or whatever he’s going for here, he should probably challenge only other politicians, not voters, and he should start thinking much more strategically about who he could reasonably take on. At his age and with his physical situation, I’d stick to octogenarians with underlying health problems.
Izzy Mandelbaum - "You Think You're Better Than Me?!"
It’s go time! Classic.
Detroit auto worker on 'disturbing' confrontation with Biden: 'He was digging a hole'
"I thought I was pretty articulate and respectful," Jerry Wayne said Wednesday on Fox & Friends about his interaction with Biden. "I didn’t try to raise any — any feathers. And he kind of just went off the deep end. I saw that he was digging a hole. And I just kind of let him talk for a while to dig the hole."
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DID YOU HEAR THIS?
U.S. Outraged Over Europe's Refusal to Extend Iran Sanctions
Europe gives Iran pass on terror, missile sanctions to keep Tehran locked in nuclear accord
2020 campaign spending could top $10B, new record
President Trump Still More Popular Than Obama at Same Point in Presidency
‘Just The Beginning’: Trump Strikes Notorious Mexican Drug Cartel, 600+ Arrests Made
Irish MMA champion Conor McGregor donates $1M to charity for families of fallen first responders
Another Hate Hoax: Woman Arrested For Carving "White Pride" Into Sidewalk of Black-Owned Gym
Another day, another hate hoax.
The words “white pride” were carved on the ground outside of a black-own gym in Johnson, City Tennessee last week.
The local community was outraged and rallied around in support of the business after another suspected white devil defaced the property of a black-owned business.
White House And Capitol Closed For Tours Until April 1
White House Cancels Trump’s Upcoming Events In Colorado, Nebraska, And Wisconsin
Headline may be wrong. Article states Nevada, not Nebraska.
Does closing schools slow the spread of coronavirus? Past outbreaks provide clues | Science | AAAS
But does shutting a school help a broader community, especially when the role played by children in spreading COVID-19 remains uncertain? Nicholas Christakis, a social scientist and physician at Yale University, thinks it does, but he recognizes that questions around closing schools are difficult. Christakis studies social networks and is developing software and statistical methods to forecast an epidemic’s spread before it happens.
This interview has been edited for clarity and length.
NCAA Tournament Will Not Be Open To Public Amid Coronavirus Fears
Daytime And Late-Night Shows Going Without Live Audiences Due To Coronavirus
The list includes, NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah,” TBS’ “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee,” HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” and Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” will all tape without a studio of viewers.
Get out the laugh tracks! Maybe some clapping seals.
Is It Canceled Yet? Coronavirus Canceling So Many Events A Website Now Helps Keep Track Of Them All
CNN’s Jim Acosta: Trump Calling Coronavirus ‘Foreign’ Is Xenophobic
“At one point during the address the president referred to the coronavirus as a quote, ‘foreign virus.’’’ Acosta told CNN’s Chris Cuomo, saying that sources had told him earlier that evening that Trump was taking great pains to “get across to Americans that the virus did not start here.” Acosta then claimed that “immigration hardliner” senior presidential adviser Stephen Miller had been “the driving force behind the president’s speech.
“I think it is going to come across to a lot of Americans as smacking of xenophobia to use that kind of term in this speech.”
He's such a dick.
WATCH: Don Lemon LOSES IT because John Kasich won’t criticize Trump’s national address
Lemon goes off the rails here, shouting over Kasich and refusing to let him talk at times, trying to force him to say Trump did a horrible job because they had to clarify a point from his address. But Kasich wouldn’t budge and kept saying he thought Trump did a fine job, regardless of the clarification.
Vid (2:23) Lemonade…rubs his balls and then rubs his fingers on people’s faces.
SPEAKING OF DEPLORABLES…
Ilhan Omar Marries Man on Her Campaign Payroll Who She Denied Dating
Breaking: Judge throws book at Weinstein with 23-year sentence
“He had no criminal record because he never got caught.”
Harvey Weinstein says men are ‘confused about all of this,’ his attorney calls sentence ‘obscene’
Kim Foxx: ‘This issue with Smollett…is bulls**t’