NYC official who lost his mother to coronavirus rips Trump’s response to pandemic
April 30, 2020

Washington (CNN)A top New York City official who recently lost his mother from complications after being infected with the novel coronavirus on Monday slammed President Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic.

Later Monday evening, Stringer told CNN that Trump Continue reading

Beware a new wave of populism, born out of coronavirus-induced economic inequity | Nick Cohen
April 28, 2020

Big businesses and governments are fast making themselves inviolable. There could be a backlash

A global wave of injustice could follow the global pandemic. Pre-existing tendencies towards monopoly, Chinese dominance and predatory capitalism will explode unless governments take measures to Continue reading

Rollout of $2 trillion stimulus package marred by glitches and breakdowns
April 25, 2020

(CNN)Not two weeks after lawmakers approved their massive $2.2 trillion spending package, committee aides, administration officials and industry lobbyists are beginning to encounter unintended — and to some extent unanticipated — consequences.

The glitches, breakdowns, frustrations and angst Continue reading

Trump’s hope for an Easter reopening clashes with coronavirus reality
April 16, 2020

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s predictions that victory is close in the coronavirus crisis are becoming increasingly impossible to square with the harrowing escalation of America’s battle against the pandemic.

“I thought it was a beautiful time. A beautiful timeline,” the Continue reading

America is ramping up Covid-19 testing, but a shortage of basic supplies is limiting capabilities
April 16, 2020

(CNN)President Donald Trump touted increased testing capabilities for Covid-19 in a letter to the nation’s governors this week, but a series of interviews with representatives from a wide swath of states has revealed officials hamstrung in their abilities to Continue reading

Fact Check: Trump baselessly disputes HHS IG report, repeats several other false claims at Monday’s coronavirus briefing
April 16, 2020

(CNN)President Donald Trump made yet another series of false and misleading claims at his Monday coronavirus briefing, during which he repeatedly criticized reporters and frequently departed from his prepared text.

Trump repeated false claims about coronavirus testing and about Continue reading