THE FEED
vision 2020
vision 2020
Joe Biden Owes It All to African-American Voters
In retrospect, Biden’s once-improbable nomination was again and again made possible by crucial moments of support from black voters.
coronavirus
coronavirus
U.S. Intel Warned Trump of Coronavirus Threat as Early as November: Report
The White House was informed of the virus soon after the intelligence community reported on it in November, adding to concerns Trump acted too late.
covid-19
covid-19
The Novel Coronavirus Is Devastating Black Communities. This Was Predictable.
Wisconsin is an object lesson in how racist policies have created an environment that leaves black Americans vulnerable.

Partisanship infects everything in America

BREAKING: Kansas Republican leaders revoke Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order limiting church gatherings to 10 people. #ksleg
@jonshorman
coronavirus
coronavirus
Coronavirus in New York: Latest Updates
The racial disparity of COVID-19 deaths is becoming clear.
vision 2020
vision 2020
No, Warren Didn’t Rob Bernie of the Nomination
Contra Trump, Biden’s margin over Sanders exceeded Warren’s total vote in many states, and her supporters’ second-place support was closely divided.

Not a lot of variation here

President Trump’s overall approval ratings in five new polls out today:@politico/@MorningConsult: 44% (RVs)@NavigatorSurvey (D): 44% (RVs)@CNNPolitics/@ssrs_research: 44% (adults)@MonmouthPoll: 44% (adults)@QuinnipiacPoll: 45% (RVs)
@POLITICO_Steve

Cuomo announces a major change to New York electoral policy

#BREAKING: All New Yorkers will be able to vote absentee on the June 23rd primaries.

New Yorkers shouldn’t have to choose between their health and their civic duty.
@NYGovCuomo
coronavirus
coronavirus
Social Distancing Enforcement Drones Arrive in the U.S.
Cities in New Jersey and Florida are using drones to encourage people to disperse, go home, and stay there.

Bernie’s message to his supporters

Let us go forward together. The struggle continues.
@BernieSanders

The good news and the tragic news out of New York

.@NYGovCuomo says there is progress in the coronavirus fight because the curve “is flattening” in New York.

“It’s not a time to get complacent,” he says. “We have to remain disciplined going forward.”

But he says yesterday 779 died people and that is the highest number yet.
@Yamiche
diary of a hospital
diary of a hospital
Diary of a Hospital: Losing Hope in the ICU
“I don’t know how long I can keep doing this for.”
vision 2020
vision 2020
Bernie Sanders Suspends Presidential Campaign
His campaign once rode high, but Biden’s surge overwhelmed it and then the coronavirus overshadowed it.

Mr. Magnanimous is at it again

Bernie Sanders is OUT! Thank you to Elizabeth Warren. If not for her, Bernie would have won almost every state on Super Tuesday! This ended just like the Democrats & the DNC wanted, same as the Crooked Hillary fiasco. The Bernie people should come to the Republican Party, TRADE!
@realDonaldTrump

What might come next

if you expect Bernie to outright endorse Biden today, slow down. Remember: in 2016 he and Clinton’s team had a looong set of negotiations about specific policy and political concessions before he got there. This process’ll be different, but he still talks about the lessons of ‘16
@gdebenedetti
2020 elections
2020 elections
After Its Disturbing Election Day, What Happens Next in Wisconsin?
Republicans will probably benefit from their extraordinary efforts to hold down turnout, but we won’t know for sure until next week.

Bernie is out

New: @BernieSanders is dropping out of the presidential race.
@Robillard
life after warming
life after warming
The Coronavirus Is a Preview of Our Climate-Change Future
The warming of the planet will lead to pandemics that are far more dangerous and disruptive.
coronavirus
coronavirus
The Rapid Increase of U.S. Coronavirus Deaths in One Chilling Graphic
Data show that COVID-19 is, for at least one day, the leading cause of daily deaths in the U.S.
coronavirus
coronavirus
Scenes From Your Pandemic
New York wants to see your view of daily life under the coronavirus pandemic.

The public is giving Washington progressively worse marks on coronavirus

A majority of Americans – 55% – now say the federal government has done a poor job preventing the spread of coronavirus in the United States, up eight points in about a week, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS as the nationwide death toll from the virus rose above 12,000.


Eighty percent feel the worst of the outbreak is yet to come, most (55%) feel President Donald Trump could be doing more to fight the outbreak, and 37% say they have grown more concerned about coronavirus in the last few days, far outpacing the 5% who say their fears have eased recently.


About 1 in 5 (22%) say they personally know someone who has been diagnosed with the virus, a figure that is double the share who said so in a Washington Post/ABC News poll conducted just two weeks ago.

The latest official word on Boris Johnson

NEW. Today Prime Minister Boris Johnson is clinically stable, responsive to the treatment and he is in good spirits, his spokesman says.
@antoguerrera
the top line
the top line
Here’s Why So Many Planes Are Still Flying, Nearly Empty
Schedule reductions haven’t lined up with the drop in demand amid COVID-19, as obstacles like logistics, DOT obligations, and algae get in the way.
coronavirus
coronavirus
Trump Fires Watchdog Overseeing $2 Trillion in Coronavirus Stimulus Funds
The president removed the head of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee as part of a larger purge of inspectors general.
2020 elections
2020 elections
Georgia Republican Raffles Assault Rifle, Cites ‘Looting Hordes From Atlanta’
One hyper-conservative Georgia congressional district shows there’s still a market for ideological extremism, even during a pandemic.
coronavirus
coronavirus
Nobody Is Sure How a Bronx Zoo Tiger Got Coronavirus
The four-year-old Malayan tiger Nadia is the first wild animal in captivity to test positive in the world.
trump administration
trump administration
Acting Navy Secretary Resigns After Calling Captain With Coronavirus ‘Stupid’
Thomas Modly resigned after audio leaked of him insulting a Navy captain, who was removed after requesting aid for coronavirus patients on his ship.
the national interest
the national interest
Trump in 2nd Day of Meltdown Over Government Report on Hospital Shortages
President rages over survey showing doctors and nurses lack protective equipment, can’t get coronavirus test results.
joe biden
joe biden
5 Ways Joe Biden Can Make His Bad Podcast Better
For one thing, the presumptive Democratic nominee shouldn’t be uttering the words “subscribe to us on iTunes.”

Almost all in the last 30 days

CNN: 12,000 people in the United States have died from coronavirus.
@ryanstruyk
vision 2020
vision 2020
No, Utopian Centrism Will Not Save Us From the Coronavirus
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman thinks America craves token bipartisanship and ideological incoherence. That ain’t right.
republican party
republican party
The Wisconsin GOP Is Risking Voters’ Lives to Protect Its Minority Rule
Republicans are disenfranchising voters by holding an election mid-pandemic so that they can keep disenfranchising Democrats through gerrymanders.
revolving door
revolving door
Trump Campaign Aide Kayleigh McEnany Named White House Press Secretary
The Trump loyalist once said that the president never lies to the American people.

Surely nothing to worry about here

News: Trump has sidelined acting DoD IG Glenn Fine, a move that also removes him as chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, a DoD IG spox tells me.

“Mr. Fine is no longer serving as the Chair because he is no longer serving in an acting IG capacity,” they said.
@ZcohenCNN

More cautious optimism

.@CDCDirector Redfield tells KVOI am Tucson that since most people in US are currently staying home and social/physical distancing, the US death toll due to the novel coronavirus could be “much lower” than the number of deaths models previously have projected.
@jaketapper

A shakeup in the press shop

Kayleigh McEnany will be new White House press secretary.
Alyssa Farah will be director of strategic communications.
Hogan Gidley will remain in same role as deputy press sec.
Ben Williamson will be senior advisor for communications, sources tell me.
@JenniferJJacobs
wisconsin primary
wisconsin primary
Here’s What Voting in the Middle of Pandemic Looks Like
Voters in Wisconsin are wearing masks and waiting in long lines as the states holds its primary amid the coronavirus outbreak.
coronavirus
coronavirus
Ammon Bundy: ‘I Want the Virus Now’
The “patriot movement” leader is pursuing his anti-government worldview into organized defiance of Idaho’s social-isolation orders.

A terrible number, but a lagging indicator of where the hospital system is now

NEW: @NYGovCuomo says there are now 138,836 confirmed cases of #coronavirus in New York State. 5,489 deaths. An increase of 731 from day before, the largest single one day increase yet.
@ZackFinkNews

Some good news out of New York

daily ICU admissions down significantly, @NYGovCuomo says.
@chrissmithnymag

A notable achievement

Breaking: Stephanie Grisham is out as WH press secretary.

She is leaving the job without ever having briefed the press.
@jimsciutto
the national interest
the national interest
The Next Coronavirus Bill Is Democrats’ Last Chance to Ensure a Fair Election
The travesty in Wisconsin is a preview of what is to come unless Democrats insist on a fair election.