Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden signaled Wednesday that he would not be eager to participate in another televised debate with his rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Biden wants to focus on the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, as he has frequently criticized Presid

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People who do not have direct deposit information on file with the Internal Revenue Service may have to wait up to 20 weeks to receive cash payments included in the $2 trillion coronavirus relief legislation, according to a memo drafted by House Democrats. This time frame is longer than the estimate

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ refusal to push for a delay of his state’s Tuesday primary has infuriated fellow Democrats in the state, who are now openly accusing him of failing to prevent an impending train wreck. As the nation hurtles toward 5,000 coronavirus deaths and governors across the country t

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WASHINGTON – Nearly a week after invoking his powers under a Korea War-era law to compel General Motors to manufacture ventilators for coronavirus, President Donald Trump’s administration has not formally ordered any of the machines, USA TODAY has learned. As governors warn of severe shortages of ve

Death Industry Predators Eye the Spoils of a Pandemic
It’s hard to look at Robert Waltrip, the 89-year-old founder and chairman emeritus of death-care giant Service Corp International (SCI) and not see a striking resemblance to Henry Waternoose ...   New Republic  
Politicians, celebrities seize on Kemp’s ‘game-changing’ coronavirus remarks
Gov. Brian Kemp earned widespread ridicule for his comments Wednesday that he decided to take more drastic measures to curb the spread of coronavirus only after learning “game-changing” data that shows the virus is “now transmitting before people see signs.” “Those individuals could have been infect   Atlanta Journal-Constitution  
Joe Biden: I think the Democratic National Convention will have to move to August
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Wednesday said he thinks the Democratic National Convention will have to be postponed at least several weeks after he had raised doubts about the event proceeding as scheduled in mid-July. “I think it’s going to have to move into August,” Mr. Biden said on NB   Washington Times  
Ex-Obama adviser Plouffe predicts 'historic' turnout for Trump, says Biden now at a disadvantage
Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. The coronavirus pandemic and struggling economy will not deter President Trump's supporters from turning out in November, which makes the incumbent "very dangerous" to Democratic front-runner Joe Biden, form   Fox News  
'Like somebody was beating me like a piñata': Chris Cuomo describes his coronavirus
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on Wednesday described the punishing night he endured hours after being diagnosed with the coronavirus, warning of the disease's symptoms in sobering terms. "This virus came at me — I've never seen anything like it, OK?" Cuomo, who tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, told   Politico  
FBI processes record number of gun background checks in March
The FBI completed a record number of background checks for gun sales last month as coronavirus cases and related deaths increase and many Americans have been forced to remain at home. Figures released by the FBI show that the agency completed 3.7 million background reviews in March, the highest numb   The Hill  
California lawmakers, advocates urge more dramatic relief for tenants
Housing advocates and lawmakers turned up the pressure Wednesday on Gov. Gavin Newsom to increase tenant protections, as April rent comes due for many unemployed workers worried about the threat of evictions. Two leading housing advocates in the state legislature, Sen. Scott Wiener and Assemblymembe   Mercury News  
Phoenix, Tucson mayors say governor's stay-at-home order doesn't go far enough
The mayors of Arizona's two largest cities say Gov. Doug Ducey's "stay at home" order does not go far enough to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. The directive will take effect at close of business Tuesday and apply through at least April 30. Those who don't comply could face a Class 1 misde   The Arizona Republic  
Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio, House Democrats seek $760 billion infrastructure bill, next phase of coronavirus relief
House Democratic leaders say Congress isn’t finished passing coronavirus relief bills and they say the next step should be a more than $760 billion transportation and infrastructure package. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Congress acted swiftly in the past few weeks, first on emergency legisla   Oregonian  
Biden vs. Bernie: 'View' Host Whoopi Goldberg Pressures Sanders Over Decision To Stay In Democratic Race
During an interview Wednesday on "The View," host Whoopi Goldberg repeatedly pressured Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders over his decision to remain in the race, while he trails far behind in the delegate count to former Vice President Joe Biden. “I have to ask you this question now b   International Business Times