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‘Still in that hut in Kenya’: Trump’s new White House press secretary is a birther – and a huge hypocrite 8.4.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump on Tuesday appointed Christian conservative Kayleigh McEnany, who is his re-election campaign’s national press secretary, to be the new White House press secretary. Like her boss, Kayleigh McEnany is a birther. And like her boss, McEnany is a huge hypocrite. Here’s the new, incoming White House press secretary from 2012, the year […]
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This is ‘good’ news: The Federal Reserve is saving a lot more American jobs than we are losing 8.4.2020 Raw Story
Bailing banks out? Again? Really? Trillions of dollars provided by the Federal Reserve to keep banks out of trouble should sound familiar and it’s an anger trigger for many. During the Great Recession, the mighty Fed reached out with greenback-stuffed lifesavers for the giant financial institutions whose misfeasance, malfeasance and nonfeasance brought on the calamity. […]
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‘Still in that hut in Kenya’: President’s new White House press secretary is a birther – and a huge hypocrite 8.4.2020 Raw Story
aPresident Donald Trump on Tuesday appointed Christian conservative Kayleigh McEnany, who is his re-election campaign’s national press secretary, to be the new White House press secretary. Like her boss, Kayleigh McEnany is a birther. And like her boss, McEnany is a huge hypocrite. Here’s the new, incoming White House press secretary from 2012, the year […]
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Cancel chemo or risk compromised immune system? Cancer patients and oncologists confront coronavirus challenges 8.4.2020 Raw Story
Early last month, Dallas resident Susan Carson had a biopsy conducted on her lip. Her fears were confirmed — the spot was squamous cell carcinoma, a fast-growing form of skin cancer. At the time, her doctor told her they should remove the cancerous spot as soon as possible. The cancer is most often not deadly, […]
Coronavirus pandemic pushes U.S. and China closer to cold war 8.4.2020 LA Times: Business

The health crisis has strengthened hard-liners and driven China and the U.S., the world's two biggest economies, closer to collision.

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Virtual open houses, masked notaries: How you can still buy a home in a pandemic 7.4.2020 LA Times: Business

The housing market has taken a hit as the coronavirus has spread. However, some buyers are still moving forward.

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Submerged by debt: Emerging economies at risk from virus 7.4.2020 Raw Story
The COVID-19 pandemic has piled pressure on the finances of many emerging countries, leading to calls for some debt payments to be postponed or cancelled altogether. Last month, Lebanon declared a default on debt payments, and this week Argentina said it would delay payment of almost $10 billion in debt. Many emerging economies were already […]
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Column: Why isn't car insurance cheaper as we all stay home? 7.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Allstate says it will give customers a 15% break on their monthly premiums. But most other car insurers aren't following suit.

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Some auto insurers are sending refunds to customers as crash rate falls 7.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The pandemic is keeping cars parked, which means fewer crashes — and big savings for auto insurers. Allstate and American Family Insurance have decided to return that extra cash to customers.
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FAQ: What should you do if you’re facing eviction, foreclosure or a utility shutoff during the coronavirus pandemic? 7.4.2020 Denver Post: Local
With many people across the state facing rent, mortgage and other shortfalls related to the pandemic, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs last week put out a list of resources to help alleviate the pressure.
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Wall Street Wins Again With Bailouts in the Time of Coronavirus 6.4.2020 Truthout.com
Once this crisis has been “managed,” we’ll be set up for a larger one in an even more disparate ...
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Column: Why can't Donald Trump be more like Queen Elizabeth? 6.4.2020 L.A. Times - World News

in this historic moment, the free world is led by a man whose greatest talent is to divide, mock, insult, alienate.

Op-Ed: Dispatches from the pandemic: I was laid off and denied unemployment. Now I could lose my home of 15 years 6.4.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Maybe it's enough just to be a witness to these crazy times.

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The Billionaires Putting Their Wealth Above Public Health Amid the Pandemic 5.4.2020 Truthout.com
The country’s most rich and powerful are hoarding their wealth at the expense of everyone ...
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Letters to the Editor: Gavin Newsom's eviction delay policy is fair to renters and landlords 5.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Landlords who must continue to maintain their properties cannot go without rental income indefinitely; Newsom's eviction delay policy recognizes that.

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Coronavirus pandemic ‘amplifying’ poverty in UK 5.4.2020 Raw Story
The coronavirus pandemic is increasing poverty in Britain, where levels are already high after a decade of austerity triggered by the global financial crisis, according to experts. Official data shows that more than 14 million people in the UK are classed as living in poverty, or nearly one-quarter of the population. Some 4.2 million children […]
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Hot Property: Shia LaBeouf finds new scenery in Pasadena 4.4.2020 LA Times: Business

Beach Boys member Mike Love has listed his estate in Rancho Santa Fe for $8.65 million. Also: Shia LaBeouf has bought a home in Pasadena, and the former Miami home of LeBron James has resurfaced for sale.

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Tipped Restaurant Workers Were Already Hanging By a Thread. What Now? 4.4.2020 Mother Jones
Cristan learned last month that the bustling Oakland restaurant where he made craft cocktails for 12 years was ceasing “non-essential” functions and shifting to takeout and delivery to help contain the coronavirus. The San Francisco Bay Area’s entertainment and cultural engines were grinding to a halt, prompting mass layoffs.  “It was Friday the thirteenth,” says […]
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Bernie Sanders calls for ‘boldest legislation in history’ to halt spiraling Covid-19 catastrophe 4.4.2020 Raw Story
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday released his demands for six key priorities that he said must be included in the next round of federal economic relief for suffering Americans as the coronavirus pandemic cripples the country’s healthcare system and eviscerates the economy. “We are in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic that could lead to […]
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‘You’ve been served’: Wisconsin hospitals sue patients — even during this pandemic 4.4.2020 Raw Story
When her doorbell rang Sunday night, Blanche Jordan was just starting a new Game of Thrones puzzle on her living room floor. Jordan, 39, is a breast-cancer survivor who is taking social distancing seriously, so she put on a mask before opening the door. A woman handed Jordan a paper and said: “You’ve been served.” […]
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