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Wisconsin holds its primary election in the middle of a pandemic

Wisconsin on Tuesday is holding its primary in the middle of a pandemic. Republicans who have insisted on holding the election on schedule won two legal battles Monday, as the state Supreme Court blocked Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ bid to delay it until June and the US Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s ruling that…MORE

Mayors take lead in states where governors fight stringent stay-at-home orders

Steve Benjamin, the Democratic mayor of Columbia, South Carolina, was fed up as he waited for his state’s Republican governor to follow in the footsteps of states up and down the East Coast and issue a statewide stay-at-home order. After Gov. Henry McMaster defended his decision to abstain from taking the statewide step, Benjamin —…MORE

Why public approval of Trump’s coronavirus response may not save him in November

There’s a potential political time bomb ticking for President Donald Trump in the public reaction to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Polls now consistently show that almost exactly half of Americans approve of how Trump is handling the outbreak. That’s a strikingly solid showing for him given the enormous toll on American life and…MORE

Civil rights icon John Lewis endorses Joe Biden

Civil rights icon and Democratic Rep. John Lewis is endorsing Joe Biden, promising to campaign for the former vice president and saying that “we need his leadership now more than ever before.” “He has been a friend, a dear friend. He’s a man of courage, a man with a great conscience, a man of faith,”…MORE

Trump angrily lashes out when confronted with critiques of coronavirus response

Trump angrily lashes out when confronted with critiques of coronavirus response

President Donald Trump’s contempt for science and disdain for experts who question his political narratives are driving his increasingly defensive and brittle management of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump was short-tempered and rude during much of his daily briefing on Monday as he refused to even listen to questions about shortcomings in the federal government effort.…MORE

Supreme Court draws battle lines for voting amid coronavirus pandemic

Supreme Court draws battle lines for voting amid coronavirus pandemic

Until Monday night, the Supreme Court had been moving gingerly, sitting on a tinderbox of blockbuster cases and carefully navigating the new Covid-19 world. All that changed when the court issued its first order related to the pandemic after a long day of ricocheting legal briefs concerning Wisconsin’s pending primary. Instead of a quiet compromise…MORE

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

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

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. At CNN, we start with the facts. Visit CNN’s home for Facts First. Trump repeated false claims about coronavirus testing and about the Obama administration’s…MORE

READ: Supreme Court decision on Wisconsin primary election

READ: Supreme Court decision on Wisconsin primary election

(CNN) — The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Republican National Committee and Wisconsin Republicans Monday, blocking a lower court ruling that gave voters an extra six days to submit their ballots from Election Day to April 13. Read the opinion and dissent here: cnn.com/2020/04/06/politics/read-supreme-court-decision-on-wisconsin-primary-election/index.htmlMORE

Trump says he may ‘get involved’ in case of Navy captain removed from duty

Trump says he may ‘get involved’ in case of Navy captain removed from duty

President Donald Trump said Monday that he may “get involved” in the case of Navy captain removed from the command of the USS Theodore Roosevelt. At a Monday briefing, Trump was asked about comments made by acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly, who attacked Capt. Brett Crozier as either “too naive or too stupid”…MORE

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