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As tragic toll from virus rises, so do questions about Trump’s leadership

President Donald Trump‘s White House appears powerless to halt an increasingly tragic trajectory in the coronavirus pandemic as the death toll climbed by nearly 1,000 on a single, dark day. Vice President Mike Pence warned in a CNN interview that the most comparable example for what is to come is Italy, which has endured weeks…MORE

Social Security recipients will automatically receive stimulus pay

The Treasury Department, clearing up confusion, has announced Social Security recipients will not have to file a tax return in order to receive the economic stimulus payments the government is preparing to send out amid the coronavirus pandemic. It was unclear in guidance posted earlier this week whether Social Security recipients who don’t normally file…MORE

US freezes shipments of protective gear overseas

The Trump administration will no longer ship personal protective equipment to allies overseas as the United States grapples with critical shortages of supplies and coronavirus cases continue to soar. A congressional source told CNN on Wednesday that they were informed late last Friday night that the coronavirus task force — led by Vice President Mike…MORE

Schumer wants to deal with coronavirus crisis before talking infrastructure recovery plan

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer on Wednesday dismissed the President’s proposal of a $2 trillion infrastructure plan to counteract the coronavirus’ economic effects, characterizing the effort as premature compared to the health care crisis triggered by the virus. When asked by CNN’s Erin Burnett whether he gave President Donald Trump credit for his willingness to…MORE

Shin-Soo Choo pledges to give every Texas Rangers’ minor league player $1,000

Shin-Soo Choo, an outfielder and designated hitter for the Texas Rangers, is giving every player in the Rangers’ minor league system $1,000 to help alleviate the financial hit they may take amid the coronavirus pandemic. That’s 191 players, meaning the 37-year-old from South Korea is pledging $191,000. “I can help other people,” Choo, who is…MORE

Biden campaign says it will arrange call with Trump about coronavirus

Biden campaign says it will arrange call with Trump about coronavirus

A phone call between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the leading Democratic contender for his position, is in the works to discuss the coronavirus pandemic. “Our teams will be in touch and we will arrange a call,” said Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s deputy campaign manager, in a statement Wednesday evening. The potential…MORE