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Exclusive: Justice Department reviews stock trades by lawmakers after coronavirus briefings

The Justice Department has started to probe a series of stock transactions made by lawmakers ahead of the sharp market downturn stemming from the spread of coronavirus, according to two people…

       cnn.com  2020-03-30 02:08:35+00:00
Who's talking about this:  Brian Tyler CohenJeremy HerbKyle GriffinFrank FigliuzziMarc E. EliasRachel Maddow MSNBCKaitlan CollinsJosh MarshallTim MakKara Scannell
  • Brian Tyler Cohen
    Brian Tyler Cohen @briantylercohen

    BREAKING: The Justice Department has officially opened an investigation into potential insider trading by Senators who sold stocks after coronavirus briefings. GOP Senator Richard Burr has hired a lawyer. https://t.co/I4BxlSrk25

    Mon Mar 30 03:17:43 +0000 2020

  • Jeremy Herb
    Jeremy Herb @jeremyherb

    NEWS: The FBI and SEC have started to probe stock transactions made by lawmakers. The inquiry is in its early stages, and has included outreach to Sen. Burr, who sold $628k-$1.7M in stocks on one day last month, w/ @davidgshortell @evanperez @KaraScannell https://t.co/uNRXhFXW2u

    Mon Mar 30 02:09:59 +0000 2020

  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    The Justice Department has started to probe a series of stock transactions made by lawmakers ahead of the market downturn stemming from coronavirus. The inquiry has reportedly included outreach from the FBI to at least one lawmaker: Sen. Richard Burr. https://t.co/9AUNIgB4No

    Mon Mar 30 13:15:04 +0000 2020

  • Frank Figliuzzi
    Frank Figliuzzi @FrankFigliuzzi1

    Inside “traitors”?: Justice Department reviews stock trades by lawmakers after coronavirus briefings https://t.co/ZKvk84JXm2 ⁦@SenatorBurr⁩ ⁦@SenatorLoeffler⁩ #corona

    Mon Mar 30 05:25:40 +0000 2020

  • Marc E. Elias
    Marc E. Elias @marceelias

    BREAKING: The Justice Department has started to probe potential insider trading by Senators. @SenatorBurr hires an excellent criminal defense lawyer. @SenatorLoeffler better hurry up before all the good attorneys are taken. https://t.co/YNyjatIbIa

    Mon Mar 30 02:54:05 +0000 2020

  • Rachel Maddow MSNBC
    Rachel Maddow MSNBC @maddow

    https://t.co/UAhDKWrOoi

    Mon Mar 30 02:56:55 +0000 2020

  • Kaitlan Collins
    Kaitlan Collins @kaitlancollins

    The Justice Department is probing a series of stock transactions made by lawmakers ahead of the sharp market downturn that stemmed from the spread of coronavirus. The inquiry has included outreach from the FBI to at least one lawmaker, Sen. Richard Burr. https://t.co/mvrcItDFX1

    Mon Mar 30 13:38:02 +0000 2020

  • Josh Marshall
    Josh Marshall @joshtpm

    Exclusive: Justice Department reviews stock trades by lawmakers after coronavirus briefings - CNNPolitics https://t.co/DkePYq0ek5

    Mon Mar 30 04:02:31 +0000 2020

  • Tim Mak
    Tim Mak @timkmak

    DOJ is probing stock transactions made by lawmakers ahead of Coronavirus market crash. FBI has made outreach to Sen. Burr https://t.co/3GmACtDRsO

    Mon Mar 30 13:55:57 +0000 2020

  • Kara Scannell
    Kara Scannell @KaraScannell

    Exclusive: Justice reviews stock trades by lawmakers after coronavirus briefings w/ ⁦@davidgshortell⁩ ⁦@evanperez⁩ ⁦@jeremyherb⁩ https://t.co/heTinKpFH3

    Mon Mar 30 02:11:50 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Trump: I’m Doing a Great Job Fighting the Coronavirus, and 100,000 of You Will Die Trump: I’m Doing a Great Job Fighting the Coronavirus, and 100,000 of You Will Die – Seriously, literally, things that Trump touches are dying, and he’s still just making sh*t up to get him through each day, and then making up different sh*t the next day.

     thedailybeast.com 2020-03-30 00:05:20+00:00
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  • Rick Wilson
    Rick Wilson @TheRickWilson

    I wrote this just now. You should read it. “Trump: I’m Doing a Great Job Fighting the Coronavirus, and 100,000 of You Will Die” https://t.co/Q35l74OITW

    Mon Mar 30 00:14:55 +0000 2020

  • The Daily Beast
    The Daily Beast @thedailybeast

    “By the time you read this, the coronavirus may have killed as many Americans as Osama Bin Laden did on 9/11, with many more deaths to come,” writes @TheRickWilson https://t.co/7dvltYeV8N

    Mon Mar 30 00:40:18 +0000 2020

  • Harry Siegel
    Harry Siegel @harrysiegel

    Trump: I’m Doing a Great Job, and 100,000 of You Will Die. Sizzling new @TheRickWilson @thedailybeast https://t.co/vmU49j9iSx https://t.co/ZBF6HoDE1z

    Mon Mar 30 00:08:14 +0000 2020

  • The Daily Beast
    The Daily Beast @thedailybeast

    "Trump even boasted that his daily, Castroesque press briefings are getting 'great ratings,'" says @TheRickWilson https://t.co/7dvltYeV8N https://t.co/nzPN18LYwp

    Mon Mar 30 00:45:04 +0000 2020

  • toomas hendrik ilves
    toomas hendrik ilves @IlvesToomas

    Once again @TheRickWilson takes on the latest absurdity. "When I wrote 'Everything Trump Touches Dies', I didn’t mean it literally. Donald Trump seems intent on proving me wrong." https://t.co/Hm2z8DDNXC

    Mon Mar 30 01:58:25 +0000 2020

  • Jon Cooper 🇺🇸
    Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 @joncoopertweets

    Trump: I’m Doing a Great Job Fighting the Coronavirus, and 100,000 of You Will Die https://t.co/VcKtHIP4uW

    Mon Mar 30 02:21:47 +0000 2020

  • The Daily Beast
    The Daily Beast @thedailybeast

    “The 2nd pain point for Trump states is just beginning to play out. Louisiana is the fastest-growing hotspot, with the case curve nearly vertical in the last 5 days,” continues @TheRickWilson. https://t.co/7dvltYeV8N

    Mon Mar 30 00:45:43 +0000 2020

  • The Daily Beast
    The Daily Beast @thedailybeast

    “Before this, Trumpism was, for many of his supporters, fun.” Read more of @TheRickWilson's take here: https://t.co/7dvltYeV8N

    Mon Mar 30 00:46:37 +0000 2020

  • Andrew Coyne
    Andrew Coyne @acoyne

    Trump: I'm Doing a Great Job Fighting the Coronavirus, and 100,000 of You Will Die - The Daily Beast https://t.co/eoaJzcxg8Q

    Mon Mar 30 01:57:17 +0000 2020

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Current Status: AOC breaks with Bernie on how to lead the left AOC breaks with Bernie on how to lead the left – The congresswoman is declining to back primary challengers following in her footsteps — and working within the system in Congress.

     politico.com 2020-03-30 00:00:00+00:00
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  • Steadman™
    Steadman™ @AsteadWesley

    There are multiple ways to lead. And it'll be interesting to see if the post-Sanders left give space for people to be themselves or if only a Sanders model is viewed as authentic https://t.co/pgU9NpSRxo

    Mon Mar 30 12:44:47 +0000 2020

  • Alex Thompson
    Alex Thompson @AlxThomp

    NEW: In Nov. 2018 AOC told ppl to run w/ Justice Dems and topple incumbents like she did But 16 mos. later she has backed just 2/6 primary challengers her plans for a freedom caucus of the left have also been shelved @hollyotterbein and I on the new AOC https://t.co/yiqYKCmcbA

    Mon Mar 30 12:08:06 +0000 2020

  • Ryan Grim
    Ryan Grim @ryangrim

    Good story on the strategic daylight opening up between @AOC and some elements of the left. https://t.co/kOITvt2yuD

    Mon Mar 30 12:05:06 +0000 2020

  • Cenk Uygur
    Cenk Uygur @cenkuygur

    A lot of progressives in this article are very nice but my job is to keep it real. @AOC decision to work with establishment rather than challenge it is very disappointing: AOC breaks with Bernie on how to lead the left https://t.co/jyj4a1vfC7 via @politico

    Mon Mar 30 14:25:02 +0000 2020

  • Matthew Yglesias
    Matthew Yglesias @mattyglesias

    Big People’s Front of Judaea vs Judaean People’s Front energy here. https://t.co/cneVI3ksrP

    Mon Mar 30 11:34:43 +0000 2020

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    After her disruptive, burn-it-down early months in Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has increasingly been trying to work more within the system https://t.co/o4xaS7ePSS

    Mon Mar 30 11:30:12 +0000 2020

  • Peter Daou
    Peter Daou @peterdaou

    Not sure what to make of this @politico piece on AOC claiming she's gone establishment. Her voice has been crucially important as a principled progressive who refuses to be co-opted by the system. But this article claims otherwise. https://t.co/ClNyGpBinL

    Mon Mar 30 13:02:09 +0000 2020

  • Saagar Enjeti
    Saagar Enjeti @esaagar

    "Neera Tanden, president of the liberal think tank Center for American Progress and a longtime Hillary Clinton aide, called Ocasio-Cortez's shift "a sign of leadership." https://t.co/4tNdIwmsHX

    Mon Mar 30 11:22:03 +0000 2020

  • Blake 'Don't Touch Your Face' News
    Blake 'Don't Touch Your Face' News @blakehounshell

    AOC breaks with Bernie on leadership of the left - POLITICO https://t.co/Cv5CaOQBp7

    Mon Mar 30 11:13:22 +0000 2020

  • Goy Division/Jew Order
    Goy Division/Jew Order @ben_geier

    My big problem with this is that I don't trust James Carville and Neera Tanden when they say they like what AOC is doing. I have no doubt they'll knife her with glee if she ever wants to, say, run for Senate or President. https://t.co/d5YEuvHW6K

    Mon Mar 30 14:38:27 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Analysis | Trump blames hospitals for mask and ventilator shortages Analysis | Trump blames hospitals for mask and ventilator shortages – The president suggested hospitals were squandering masks and hoarding ventilators, without offering evidence.

     washingtonpost.com 2020-03-29 23:34:38.791000+00:00
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  • Fred Guttenberg
    Fred Guttenberg @fred_guttenberg

    Rather than deal with facts and take responsibility, the current occupant of the White House is blaming the first responders that this country needs. He is intentionally evil. https://t.co/ry7IgO0z9b

    Sun Mar 29 23:54:19 +0000 2020

  • The Washington Post
    The Washington Post @washingtonpost

    Analysis: Trump blames hospitals for mask and ventilator shortages https://t.co/rBNzFo3DRZ

    Mon Mar 30 10:43:08 +0000 2020

  • Malcolm Nance
    Malcolm Nance @MalcolmNance

    Trump promotes conspiracy theories about mask and ventilator shortages - The Washington Post https://t.co/GtsQN9pBw8

    Mon Mar 30 00:17:09 +0000 2020

  • Kate Bedingfield
    Kate Bedingfield @KBeds

    We are in a war against this virus and Donald Trump is blaming our soldiers. https://t.co/nRvEd9Ib9C

    Mon Mar 30 01:25:28 +0000 2020

  • Molly Jong-Fast🏡
    Molly Jong-Fast🏡 @MollyJongFast

    The trump administration is very committed to not taking responsibility for anything so... https://t.co/if93Stryns

    Mon Mar 30 11:58:25 +0000 2020

  • Jon Cooper 🇺🇸
    Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 @joncoopertweets

    Trump bizarrely blames hospitals for mask and ventilator shortages https://t.co/spUPheIszG

    Mon Mar 30 02:41:05 +0000 2020

  • Richard Stengel
    Richard Stengel @stengel

    Once again, the dangers of projection: because he would siphon off material and sell it on the black market, he assumes others are doing so. Blaming hospitals for keeping ventilators is like blaming angels for a shortage of harps. https://t.co/7ilKdyENYt

    Mon Mar 30 12:15:25 +0000 2020

  • Andrew Bates
    Andrew Bates @AndrewBatesNC

    Disgusting. "President Trump has been focused on shifting blame for whatever becomes of the coronavirus outbreak. And on Sunday, he set about blaming hospitals and states for the well-established shortages of equipment to deal with the situation." https://t.co/EPTJCSYKtO

    Sun Mar 29 23:45:05 +0000 2020

  • Aaron Blake
    Aaron Blake @AaronBlake

    Trump blames hospitals for mask shortages, suggesting the sudden massive increase in demand is somehow inexplicable https://t.co/2HOSBietRw

    Mon Mar 30 11:49:23 +0000 2020

  • Greg Schultz 🥁
    Greg Schultz 🥁 @schultzohio

    I would say this is unbelievable...but we are now in year 4 of the Trump presidency. Now is the time for leadership and not ego - lives are at stake. https://t.co/z0Wu8EDTyg

    Mon Mar 30 00:30:02 +0000 2020

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Current Status: “This one is scarier”: Obama-era officials say current economic crisis is fundamentally different from 2008 “This one is scarier”: Obama-era officials say current economic crisis is fundamentally different from 2008 – There’s a lot more uncertainty this time around because of the coronavirus outbreak.

       vox.com 2020-03-30 11:30:00+00:00
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  • Vox
    Vox @voxdotcom

    “This one is scarier”: Obama-era officials say the current economic crisis caused by coronavirus is fundamentally different from 2008. https://t.co/O32yaNsC4E

    Mon Mar 30 11:30:05 +0000 2020

  • Matthew Yglesias
    Matthew Yglesias @mattyglesias

    Here’s a great spell of reporting from @liszhou and @ella_nilsen talking to people who steered the economic response in 2009 about how they see the current situation. Punchline: This is worse. https://t.co/TIi3lt4WcW

    Mon Mar 30 13:22:55 +0000 2020

  • Kay Steiger
    Kay Steiger @kaysteiger

    An amazing piece from ⁦@ella_nilsen⁩ and ⁦@liszhou⁩ interviewing Obama-era officials who worked on the 08 stimulus bill on how much scarier this crisis is. https://t.co/3QirdoxCBR

    Mon Mar 30 12:22:33 +0000 2020

  • jim manley
    jim manley @jamespmanley

    “This one is scarier”: Obama-era officials say current economic crisis is fundamentally different from 2008 https://t.co/n74e36Vgvk

    Mon Mar 30 11:53:39 +0000 2020

  •  Who else is talking about this

Current Status: Trump beats a retreat on opening the country as coronavirus data, images show dark reality Trump beats a retreat on opening the country as coronavirus data, images show dark reality – President Trump said he was convinced by data modeling presented to him by two physicians advising him on the pandemic that showed that the death rate in the U.S. probably won’t peak for another two weeks.

     washingtonpost.com 2020-03-30 02:01:16+00:00
Rachel Maddow MSNBC Philip Rucker Brian Stelter The Washington Post Jonathan Lemire Patricia Campos Mello Philip Rucker Gabriel Sherman Robert Costa Ron Fournier
  • Rachel Maddow MSNBC
    Rachel Maddow MSNBC @maddow

    This is an obscenity. "The prospect of 2 million deaths seemed to stick with Trump because he repeated the statistic 16 times at Sunday’s news conference." https://t.co/Z1w2Cq54jw

    Mon Mar 30 04:19:00 +0000 2020

  • Philip Rucker
    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

    “Trump said his decision was driven by the science, but he may have been moved more by the personal — seeing body bags carried out of the hospital near his Queens boyhood home and learning that a friend was now in a coma...” https://t.co/bLn4p6UrPl

    Mon Mar 30 02:13:33 +0000 2020

  • Brian Stelter
    Brian Stelter @brianstelter

    WaPo's @PhilipRucker: "The prospect of 2 million deaths seemed to stick with Trump because he repeated the statistic 16 times at Sunday’s news conference..." https://t.co/YPVeUInwbc

    Mon Mar 30 03:14:48 +0000 2020

  • The Washington Post
    The Washington Post @washingtonpost

    ‘Body bags all over:’ Trump beats a retreat on opening the U.S. as coronavirus data, images show dark reality https://t.co/iGtB4g5ryj

    Mon Mar 30 02:42:36 +0000 2020

  • Jonathan Lemire
    Jonathan Lemire @JonLemire

    “I have been watching them bring in trailer trucks, freezer trucks — they are freezer trucks because they can’t handle the bodies, there are so many of them.” “I mean, I’ve seen them, but I’ve seen them on television in faraway lands.” https://t.co/ATnQLkZ2I1

    Mon Mar 30 02:18:42 +0000 2020

  • Patricia Campos Mello
    Patricia Campos Mello @camposmello

    O que fez Trump recuar e prorrogar isolamento até 30 de abril: body bags all over https://t.co/0hN4pAWrxS

    Mon Mar 30 02:53:50 +0000 2020

  • Philip Rucker
    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

    NEW —> ‘Body bags all over:’ Trump beats a retreat on opening country as coronavirus data, images show dark reality My latest, a quick-turn analysis of the president’s shift, from reopening for Easter to bracing for the worst yet to come. https://t.co/bLn4p6UrPl

    Mon Mar 30 02:10:31 +0000 2020

  • Gabriel Sherman
    Gabriel Sherman @gabrielsherman

    Trump demonizes the media. But it’s the media’s coverage of the human disaster at Elmhurst Hospital that moved Trump to back off his insane plan to open country by Easter. Good @PhilipRucker reporting. https://t.co/7YnkZt1Jaf

    Mon Mar 30 11:55:43 +0000 2020

  • Robert Costa
    Robert Costa @costareports

    “Dr. Birx and I spent a considerable amount of time going over all the data, why we felt this was a best choice of us, and the president accepted it,” Fauci said. https://t.co/dQnsvG9Mfg

    Mon Mar 30 11:23:28 +0000 2020

  • Ron Fournier
    Ron Fournier @ron_fournier

    Weeks into a global pandemic ravaging US communities and ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ finally takes it seriously. For a day, anyhow Mr. Erratic could change course again today https://t.co/s16eG9udhD

    Mon Mar 30 09:57:53 +0000 2020

  •  Who else is talking about this

Current Status: Liberty University Brings Back Its Students, and Coronavirus Fears, Too Liberty University Brings Back Its Students, and Coronavirus Fears, Too – The decision by the school’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr., to partly reopen his evangelical university enraged residents of Lynchburg, Va. Then students started getting sick.

     nytimes.com 2020-03-29 19:00:06+00:00
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  • Jennifer Taub
    Jennifer Taub @jentaub

    "Jeff Brittain, a Liberty parent, wrote on Twitter: 'I’m as right wing as they get, bud. But as a parent of three of your students, I think this is crazy, irresponsible and seems like a money grab.' Mr. Falwell replied, calling him a 'dummy.'" https://t.co/WLiE6Ij6qS

    Sun Mar 29 20:32:54 +0000 2020

  • Mike Baker
    Mike Baker @ByMikeBaker

    Nearly a dozen Liberty University students are sick with symptoms that suggest coronavirus. https://t.co/Ndd9CvsAPQ

    Sun Mar 29 20:00:58 +0000 2020

  • Yamiche Alcindor
    Yamiche Alcindor @Yamiche

    A must read. The decision by the school’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr., to partly reopen his evangelical university enraged residents of Lynchburg, Va. Then students started getting sick. https://t.co/g9DZ1kbMJ9

    Sun Mar 29 20:25:01 +0000 2020

  • Katie Phang
    Katie Phang @KatiePhang

    “‘I’m not allowed to talk to you because I’m an employee here,’ one student living on campus wrote in an email. But, he pleaded, ‘we need help to go home.’” https://t.co/JRselMgRia

    Sun Mar 29 20:35:32 +0000 2020

  • Shannon Watts
    Shannon Watts @shannonrwatts

    Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, reopened the school's campus last week. By Friday, nearly a dozen Liberty students were sick with symptoms that suggest Covid-19. https://t.co/Y8z1SEDYX8

    Sun Mar 29 20:59:36 +0000 2020

  • James Martin, SJ
    James Martin, SJ @JamesMartinSJ

    I cannot understand the resistance of some conservatives Christians (and Catholics) to listen to public health officials. Hatred of government? Arrogance? Stupidity? Selfishness? Their intransigence leads to infections and death. It is anti-life. https://t.co/HTeOVvFrFX

    Mon Mar 30 01:36:14 +0000 2020

  • Erica L. Green
    Erica L. Green @EricaLG

    Liberty officials accuse outsiders of playing politics. Within the school, there are signs of panic. “I’m not allowed to talk to you because I’m an employee here,” one student living on campus wrote in an email. But, he pleaded, “we need help to go home." https://t.co/ghj436i5Ih

    Sun Mar 29 20:04:15 +0000 2020

  • Robbin Simmons
    Robbin Simmons @RobbinSimmons7

    1,900 Liberty University students came back last week after spring break. About 800 left & now about 11 are reported to have symptoms consistent with #covid19 https://t.co/vXkwRzPIAP

    Sun Mar 29 20:35:13 +0000 2020

  • Michael Del Moro
    Michael Del Moro @MikeDelMoro

    President of Liberty University, Jerry Falwell Jr., decided to partly reopen the school last week. The physician who runs the school's health service says nearly a dozen students are sick with #COVID19 symptoms. https://t.co/k9JrlbzPoj

    Sun Mar 29 20:40:43 +0000 2020

  • John Aravosis 🇺🇸
    John Aravosis 🇺🇸 @aravosis

    Trump Uber-fan Jerry Falwell reopened Liberty University last week while everyone else was closing their schools. 12 kids now have the coronavirus. https://t.co/yQ83zcB6If

    Sun Mar 29 20:13:56 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Trump's path to extending coronavirus guidelines was led by health experts and the scenes at one New York hospital Trump's path to extending coronavirus guidelines was led by health experts and the scenes at one New York hospital – There were the dire predictions from his health team. There were the late-night pleas from his staunchest allies. There was the line ticking upward, never seeming to curve, let alone flatten.

    cnn.com 2020-03-30 11:08:01+00:00
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  • Kaitlan Collins
    Kaitlan Collins @kaitlancollins

    In frequently intense meetings, Trump's advisers warned a wholesale return to normal life would essentially mean a guaranteed recession & untold cost in human life. He received near-daily appeals, led by Dr. Fauci, to keep Americans home. W @Kevinliptakcnn https://t.co/Gc9ZL9sjm9

    Mon Mar 30 12:03:16 +0000 2020

  • Kevin Liptak
    Kevin Liptak @Kevinliptakcnn

    Dire predictions by his health team. Late-night pleas from allies. A line ticking upward, never seeming to curve (let alone flatten). And apocalyptic scenes from a hometown hospital. Behind Trump’s retreat on Easter reopening w ⁦⁦@kaitlancollins⁩ https://t.co/O2LQBg1fku

    Mon Mar 30 11:39:29 +0000 2020

  • CNN Politics
    CNN Politics @CNNPolitics

    President Trump's path to extending the coronavirus guidelines was led by health experts and the scenes at one New York hospital https://t.co/9q6c3hebMQ https://t.co/69C2spEo0X

    Mon Mar 30 11:45:02 +0000 2020

  •  Who else is talking about this

Current Status: Bernie Sanders says he’s staying in the presidential race. Many Democrats fear a reprise of their 2016 defeat. Bernie Sanders says he’s staying in the presidential race. Many Democrats fear a reprise of their 2016 defeat. – Democrats, up against a president who already is aimed at the November general election, are calling for unity, but Sanders has indicated that he’s in no hurry to move offstage.

      washingtonpost.com 2020-03-30 04:57:14+00:00
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  • Jennifer Rubin
    Jennifer Rubin @JRubinBlogger

    a total menace. https://t.co/FOiTdznkeG

    Mon Mar 30 13:42:49 +0000 2020

  • Matea Gold
    Matea Gold @mateagold

    Democrats, up against a president who is aimed at the November general election, are calling for unity, but Bernie Sanders is in no hurry to move offstage. Some in the party fear the result could be a reprise of 2016. @WaPoSean @michaelscherer @daveweigel https://t.co/NSBIq3Pi1K

    Mon Mar 30 13:24:58 +0000 2020

  • Jordan
    Jordan @JordanChariton

    Dems' delusions continue... 1) The fact-free narrative @BernieSanders staying in 2 long cost @HillaryClinton presidency 2) Scapegoating Sanders now rather than focusing on only 24% of @JoeBiden supporters have strong enthusiasm 4 him--lowest in 20 years https://t.co/8zAKJVXVG8

    Mon Mar 30 13:24:01 +0000 2020

  • Maggie Haberman
    Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT

    Bernie Sanders won't leave the presidential race and some Democrats have a problem with that. - The Washington Post https://t.co/KAbzX9bpuI

    Mon Mar 30 14:35:51 +0000 2020

  • Michael Kruse
    Michael Kruse @michaelkruse

    “It’s the equivalent of a World War II kamikaze pilot,” @PhilippeReines says of @BernieSanders. “They have no better option than to plow into USS Biden.” https://t.co/DdmE6Ymezw

    Mon Mar 30 13:09:43 +0000 2020

  • Sasha Stone
    Sasha Stone @AwardsDaily

    Bernie Sanders is the worst. His supporters are doing all of Trump's work for him, as they did in 2016. I have never seen any human who has done so little have such an enormous ego. https://t.co/BQsemSPtxl

    Mon Mar 30 14:21:37 +0000 2020

  •  Who else is talking about this

Current Status: Trump falsely denies saying two things he said last week Trump falsely denies saying two things he said last week – On two occasions during Sunday's coronavirus briefing, President Donald Trump falsely denied he had said words he had said publicly last week.

    cnn.com 2020-03-30 00:04:21+00:00
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  • Daniel Dale
    Daniel Dale @ddale8

    Fact check on tonight’s briefing: Trump denies saying two things he said on television in the last four days. https://t.co/cq608GRtTr

    Mon Mar 30 02:06:52 +0000 2020

  • Brian Stelter
    Brian Stelter @brianstelter

    >> @ddale8 and @tarasubramaniam's fact-check headline: "Trump falsely denies saying two things he said last week" https://t.co/lhHnoiEKuW

    Mon Mar 30 01:46:14 +0000 2020

  • Eric Boehlert
    Eric Boehlert @EricBoehlert

    straight out of Putin playbook—proudly deny reality; https://t.co/ugMGSWrct2

    Mon Mar 30 04:56:40 +0000 2020

  • CNN Politics
    CNN Politics @CNNPolitics

    Fact check: A breakdown of false and misleading statements at President Trump's Rose Garden briefing https://t.co/5byPt3y8TG https://t.co/RNUezHiHC6

    Mon Mar 30 00:33:05 +0000 2020

  • Vicky Ward
    Vicky Ward @VickyPJWard

    “On two occasions during Sunday's coronavirus briefing, President Donald Trump falsely denied he had said words he had said publicly last week.” Per @ddale8 and @tarasubramaniam: https://t.co/r3IvrTfEQV

    Mon Mar 30 14:22:31 +0000 2020

  • Michael Holmes
    Michael Holmes @holmescnn

    Fact check: Trump falsely denies saying two things he said last week. by @ddale8 @tarasubramaniam https://t.co/dDYTYkXa1H

    Mon Mar 30 01:47:07 +0000 2020

  • John Pavlovitz
    John Pavlovitz @johnpavlovitz

    People are dying and Don is still lying. https://t.co/NOqv8a2VUf #TrumpLiesPeopleDie

    Mon Mar 30 14:51:35 +0000 2020

  • Liza Donnelly
    Liza Donnelly @lizadonnelly

    Trump falsely denies saying two things he said last week https://t.co/peIZJjorRo

    Mon Mar 30 01:48:37 +0000 2020

  • Kyung Lah
    Kyung Lah @KyungLahCNN

    Fact check: A breakdown of false and misleading statements at @realDonaldTrump's Rose Garden briefing https://t.co/R0elqeFH0h

    Mon Mar 30 00:19:48 +0000 2020

  • Tara Subramaniam
    Tara Subramaniam @tarasubramaniam

    At Sunday‘s briefing, @Yamiche & @JDiamond1 asked for clarification on comments Trump made about governors last week. In response, the President denied having said what they were quoting, despite public evidence to the contrary. Fact check with @ddale8: https://t.co/qqjbpA2rFm

    Mon Mar 30 03:40:50 +0000 2020

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Current Status: From distraction to disaster: How coronavirus crept up on Washington From distraction to disaster: How coronavirus crept up on Washington – Lawmakers have ripped the administration’s bungled handling of the outbreak. But some now wonder if there’s more they could have done when it might have made a difference.

    politico.com 2020-03-30 00:00:00+00:00
Natasha Bertrand Maggie Severns Maggie Severns Daniel Lippman POLITICO POLITICO Press Blake 'Don't Touch Your Face' News
  • Natasha Bertrand
    Natasha Bertrand @NatashaBertrand

    NEW: My and @MaggieSeverns’ deep dive into Congress’ Covid-19 response, from a Jan. 24th briefing attended by only 14 Senators to a fight over liability, largely driven by lobbyists, that dangerously delayed new mask production. More new details here: https://t.co/L7NhxITdr2

    Mon Mar 30 12:50:51 +0000 2020

  • Maggie Severns
    Maggie Severns @MaggieSeverns

    @NatashaBertrand One often-overlooked piece of Congress' coronavirus negotiations: A debate over face masks and legal liability left hurdles up that kept mask manufacturers hesitant to ramp up production for weeks. By the time they did, a major shortage was emerging. https://t.co/uTFn4izn3r

    Mon Mar 30 13:59:41 +0000 2020

  • Maggie Severns
    Maggie Severns @MaggieSeverns

    New: How coronavirus crept up on Congress, which was mired in impeachment as the virus spread and ill-prepared to handle a pandemic: https://t.co/uTFn4izn3r w/@NatashaBertrand

    Mon Mar 30 13:55:20 +0000 2020

  • Daniel Lippman
    Daniel Lippman @dlippman

    A White House official told me that they recalled feeling surprised at the “incredibly” poor attendance by senators at a Jan. 24 administration coronavirus briefing, noting that it came “even though the amount of concern expressed then was rather intense.” https://t.co/5vCjZSOu0D

    Mon Mar 30 13:59:18 +0000 2020

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    Lawmakers have ripped the administration’s bungled handling of the outbreak. But some now wonder if there’s more they could have done when it might have made a difference. https://t.co/9yoXdaYcBd

    Mon Mar 30 12:45:04 +0000 2020

  • POLITICO Press
    POLITICO Press @POLITICOPress

    Even after they awoke to the threat COVID-19 posed, Congress struggled to overcome their lack of trust in each other, and in an administration that had torched its credibility on Capitol [email protected] & @MaggieSeverns dive into the dysfunction: https://t.co/poSo3Cx66G

    Mon Mar 30 13:54:52 +0000 2020

  • Blake 'Don't Touch Your Face' News
    Blake 'Don't Touch Your Face' News @blakehounshell

    How the coronavirus shook Congress out of complacency - POLITICO https://t.co/kIGoDs1k9y

    Mon Mar 30 09:18:29 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Fear in Bulk Fear in Bulk – On the edge of the outbreak, the shelves are almost bare and the dread seems inexhaustible.

    politico.com 2020-03-30 00:00:00+00:00
Tim Alberta Tim Alberta Tim Alberta Bill Scher
  • Tim Alberta
    Tim Alberta @TimAlberta

    💌Letter to Washington💌 I went Sam's Club last week, wanting to know how everyday Americans were reacting to the #COVID19 crisis. 3 hours later, I'd stocked up on a single item: fear. https://t.co/4j5ccXqMHS

    Mon Mar 30 12:59:17 +0000 2020

  • Tim Alberta
    Tim Alberta @TimAlberta

    “If I get infected, I’m a goner.” Peter Molloy told me that. We met in the pharmacy aisle. He wore a face mask. Only left home because prescriptions needed filling. As Detroit became a #COVID19 epicenter, some 30 miles away, all Peter could do was wait. https://t.co/4j5ccXqMHS

    Mon Mar 30 13:44:03 +0000 2020

  • Tim Alberta
    Tim Alberta @TimAlberta

    I met a Trump voter, Peter Molloy, who's super high-risk (needs oxygen every night before bed), super worried, and went *off* on the president's handling of #COVID19 >>> https://t.co/4j5ccXqMHS https://t.co/akz8uVkhRr

    Mon Mar 30 13:55:55 +0000 2020

  • Bill Scher
    Bill Scher @billscher

    "For Molloy, a [health compromised] Trump voter [the Easter comment] was an unforgivable blunder ... 'He just does not act like a commander in chief.' ... I asked if he could see himself voting for Trump again. 'There is no way,'..." -- @TimAlberta https://t.co/s1TZtCZulJ

    Mon Mar 30 13:51:51 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Trump touts press briefing "ratings" as U.S. coronavirus case surge Trump touts press briefing "ratings" as U.S. coronavirus case surge – The president selectively quoted a NYT article, omitting a discussion of how he spreads misinformation.

   axios.com 2033-01-29 19:11:00+00:00
Axios Kyle Griffin
  • Axios
    Axios @axios

    President Trump tweeted a New York Times article touting the high TV ratings that his coronavirus press briefings have received, but left out the parts of the quote that criticized him for spreading misinformation about the pandemic. https://t.co/XJ3Q6NgRNQ

    Sun Mar 29 19:14:32 +0000 2020

  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    Trump's Twitter thread about his press briefing ratings inaccurately quoted a New York Times article, omitting mentions of the media battle over whether to cover his briefings because they spread misinformation and contradict public health officials. https://t.co/QiRDKIb5qq

    Mon Mar 30 01:30:06 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Dr. Birx predicts up to 200,000 coronavirus deaths 'if we do things almost perfectly' Dr. Birx predicts up to 200,000 coronavirus deaths 'if we do things almost perfectly' – "I think in some of the metro areas we were late in getting people to follow the 15-day guidelines," the White House coronavirus response coordinator said on "TODAY."

     nbcnews.com 2020-03-30 11:58:00+00:00
Bill Mitchell NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt Kyrsten Sinema Sahil Kapur Carl Zimmer Kyrsten Sinema Tim Seymour Bill Mitchell
  • Bill Mitchell
    Bill Mitchell @mitchellvii

    WHAT AN ABSOLUTE STEAMING PILE OF HORSESH*T - Dr. Birx predicts up to 200,000 U.S. coronavirus deaths 'if we do things almost perfectly' https://t.co/CJs9yrdT46

    Mon Mar 30 13:41:40 +0000 2020

  • NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
    NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt @NBCNightlyNews

    The White House coronavirus response coordinator said Monday that she is "very worried about every city in the United States" and projects 100,000 to 200,000 American deaths as a best case scenario. https://t.co/DFMscCALMY

    Mon Mar 30 13:00:01 +0000 2020

  • Kyrsten Sinema
    Kyrsten Sinema @kyrstensinema

    Dr. Birx predicts up to 200,000 U.S. coronavirus deaths 'if we do things almost perfectly' "In some of the metro areas we were late in getting people to follow the 15-day guidelines” Arizona - @dougducey waited nearly a week. Still no shelter in place. https://t.co/R2AfEs604e

    Mon Mar 30 14:47:13 +0000 2020

  • Sahil Kapur
    Sahil Kapur @sahilkapur

    👀 Dr. Birx predicts up to 200,000 U.S. coronavirus deaths 'if we do things almost perfectly' https://t.co/69IFKNuESS

    Mon Mar 30 14:53:35 +0000 2020

  • Carl Zimmer
    Carl Zimmer @carlzimmer

    How long did we hear people hold forth on seasonal flu mortality as a way to do nothing about #covid19? Now the White House talks about 100,000+ deaths. 2018-9 seasonal flu caused 34,200 deaths. https://t.co/GZBi0WIcv3 & https://t.co/oHtR2L9sfT

    Mon Mar 30 14:12:49 +0000 2020

  • Kyrsten Sinema
    Kyrsten Sinema @kyrstensinema

    If we do nothing to slow the spread via social distancing, we could lose up to 2.2 million Americans. Read, watch this interview to see how important it is that we all do our part - #stayhome Arizona, let’s save lives. https://t.co/R2AfEs604e

    Mon Mar 30 14:49:17 +0000 2020

  • Tim Seymour
    Tim Seymour @timseymour

    Dr. Birx predicts up to 200,000 U.S. coronavirus deaths 'if we do things almost perfectly'. Yet somehow the discussion of cure being worse the virus comes from potus? https://t.co/aaYImfMAIV

    Mon Mar 30 12:35:41 +0000 2020

  • Bill Mitchell
    Bill Mitchell @mitchellvii

    No, Birx called it a "best case scenario." https://t.co/CJs9yrdT46 https://t.co/OzLBYyeP7F

    Mon Mar 30 13:53:17 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Nurses Die, Doctors Fall Sick and Panic Rises on Virus Front Lines Nurses Die, Doctors Fall Sick and Panic Rises on Virus Front Lines – The pandemic has begun to sweep through New York City’s medical ranks, and anxiety is growing among normally dispassionate medical professionals.

     nytimes.com 2020-03-30 09:00:21+00:00
Bernie Sanders Bill Kristol Catherine Rampell Dodai Stewart💥 Zephyr Teachout Eugene Scott André Picard Brian M. Rosenthal Leela Daou Miriam Elder
  • Bernie Sanders
    Bernie Sanders @SenSanders

    This should not be happening in the United States of America. In the richest country in the world, our physicians and nurses must have the protective equipment they need to protect their own lives so that they can continue protecting the American people. https://t.co/BmVzm2LfPp

    Mon Mar 30 14:18:14 +0000 2020

  • Bill Kristol
    Bill Kristol @BillKristol

    "Medical workers are still showing up day after day to face overflowing emergency rooms, earning them praise as heroes. Thousands of volunteers have signed up to join their colleagues....Masks and protective gowns were in short supply." https://t.co/3UhhQvYdok

    Mon Mar 30 11:39:26 +0000 2020

  • Catherine Rampell
    Catherine Rampell @crampell

    Nurses Die, Doctors Fall Sick and Panic Rises on Virus Front Lines https://t.co/YQ7QjRibE1

    Mon Mar 30 14:05:52 +0000 2020

  • Dodai Stewart💥
    Dodai Stewart💥 @dodaistewart

    “I feel like we’re all just being sent to slaughter,” said a nurse at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, who has contracted the virus, along with his husband. https://t.co/wX4W1TA3X9

    Mon Mar 30 13:00:25 +0000 2020

  • Zephyr Teachout
    Zephyr Teachout @ZephyrTeachout

    We need places to stay for medical workers. All dorms of private universities. Hotels. "medical workers ... have chosen to isolate themselves from their families completely, sending spouses and children to live outside the city, or moving into hotels." https://t.co/tqhDbbuNZ0

    Mon Mar 30 10:43:34 +0000 2020

  • Eugene Scott
    Eugene Scott @Eugene_Scott

    "The coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 30,000 people in New York City, is beginning to take a toll on those who are most needed to combat it: the doctors, nurses and other workers at hospitals and clinics." https://t.co/XS9Zo5rdEx

    Mon Mar 30 13:19:13 +0000 2020

  • André Picard
    André Picard @picardonhealth

    Nurses Die, Doctors Fall Sick and Panic Rises on Virus Front Lines. The #pandemic has begun to sweep through New York City’s medical ranks, and anxiety is growing among normally dispassionate medical professionals, by @mschwirtz https://t.co/rMFypPEIvW via @nytimes #COVID19

    Mon Mar 30 12:22:44 +0000 2020

  • Brian M. Rosenthal
    Brian M. Rosenthal @brianmrosenthal

    "We’re all just being sent to slaughter": As coronavirus spreads, New York City's doctors and nurses are beginning to get sick and some are dying as fears and anxiety rise: https://t.co/GjLacqLeY3 (by @MSchwirtz) #CoronavirusNewYork

    Mon Mar 30 14:16:09 +0000 2020

  • Leela Daou
    Leela Daou @leeladaou

    “We all think we’re screwed,” she said. “I know without any doubt that I’m going to lose colleagues. There’s just no way around it.” https://t.co/3odptvYCMn

    Mon Mar 30 12:15:25 +0000 2020

  • Miriam Elder
    Miriam Elder @MiriamElder

    “A spokesman for the Health and Hospitals Corporation, which runs New York City’s public hospitals, said the agency would not share data about sick medical workers ‘at this time.” https://t.co/5EhqlikOgY

    Mon Mar 30 11:27:43 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Choir practice turns fatal. Airborne coronavirus strongly suspected Choir practice turns fatal. Airborne coronavirus strongly suspected – The deadly outbreak among members of a choir has stunned health officials, who have concluded that the virus was almost certainly transmitted through the air from one or more people without symptoms.

   latimes.com 2020-03-30 02:34:14.570000+00:00
Caroline Fourest Richard Read Los Angeles Times 🙅🏽‍♀️ Chanda #COLA4ALL Prescod-Weinstein 🙅🏽‍♀️ Hamza Shaban Jaweed Kaleem 🦅 Los Angeles Times Conrad Hackett Aura Bogado Steve Lookner
  • Caroline Fourest
    Caroline Fourest @CarolineFourest

    Une chorale maintenue dans une Église de l’Etat de Washington malgré le risque. Bilan : 45 cas positifs, 3 hospitalisés et 2 morts. #COVID-19 https://t.co/bBYTbCh48Z

    Mon Mar 30 04:53:52 +0000 2020

  • Richard Read
    Richard Read @RichReadReports

    Now it appears that airborne #coronavirus is contagious. Sixty choir members breathed deeply and sang; 45 got #Covid_19 or its symptoms; two died. My story, from Mount Vernon, Wash. https://t.co/O6MtXROzSn

    Mon Mar 30 03:13:55 +0000 2020

  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles Times @latimes

    A choir decided to go ahead with rehearsal. Now dozens of members have COVID-19 and two are dead https://t.co/TaWAOpKSrm

    Mon Mar 30 02:48:01 +0000 2020

  • 🙅🏽‍♀️ Chanda #COLA4ALL Prescod-Weinstein 🙅🏽‍♀️
    🙅🏽‍♀️ Chanda #COLA4ALL Prescod-Weinstein 🙅🏽‍♀️ @IBJIYONGI

    If we end physical distancing before we are ready, this will happen a lot: A choir decided to go ahead with rehearsal. Now dozens of members have COVID-19 and two are dead https://t.co/tbj4lDB1pi

    Mon Mar 30 02:48:45 +0000 2020

  • Hamza Shaban
    Hamza Shaban @hshaban

    60 members of a church choir met for practice in early March. They were good about not touching, and nobody had symptoms Now, 45 of them have since tested positive or are sick. 3 have been hospitalized. And 2 are dead. New evidence of airborne spread: https://t.co/VgrEVh4Vbh

    Mon Mar 30 04:20:08 +0000 2020

  • Jaweed Kaleem 🦅
    Jaweed Kaleem 🦅 @jaweedkaleem

    A choir decided to go through with rehearsal. Now dozens of members have COVID-19 and two are dead. ⁦@RichReadReports⁩ from Mount Vernon, Wash. https://t.co/Jv77fvwsZM

    Mon Mar 30 03:31:51 +0000 2020

  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles Times @latimes

    Nearly three weeks after a Washington state choir to practiced, against the advice of scientists and government officials, 45 have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or ill with the symptoms, at least three have been hospitalized, and two are dead. https://t.co/TaWAOpKSrm

    Mon Mar 30 04:23:17 +0000 2020

  • Conrad Hackett
    Conrad Hackett @conradhackett

    60 people went to a choir practice on March 10. None had symptoms but they took precautions. 45 have since tested positive for COVID-19 or are presumed positive. 2 are dead. https://t.co/u5SeadO184

    Mon Mar 30 04:09:23 +0000 2020

  • Aura Bogado
    Aura Bogado @aurabogado

    60 people went to choir practice. 45 have COVID-19. Three are hospitalized. Two are dead. Stay home. Don't visit other homes or yards. Don't go to choir practice. Don't go on a hike with your friends. Don't get your hair done. Don't get your nails did. https://t.co/kuj5r0s2KY

    Mon Mar 30 04:49:40 +0000 2020

  • Steve Lookner
    Steve Lookner @lookner

    45 singers in a choir in Washington have coronavirus or are ill with symptoms, and two have died https://t.co/8wsYdbVsj5

    Mon Mar 30 04:11:34 +0000 2020

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