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Here’s the silver lining in the CNN poll for Donald Trump

Here’s the silver lining in the CNN poll for Donald Trump

The headline out of CNN’s new national poll released on Thursday morning was not good for President Donald Trump: He trails de facto Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by 11 points in a hypothetical general election matchup. Much of the poll was equally dire for Trump — Biden leads among women by 30 points, for…MORE

US ready to block Iran’s requests for coronavirus aid from the IMF, officials say

US ready to block Iran’s requests for coronavirus aid from the IMF, officials say

The Trump administration is seeking to block the International Monetary Fund from providing a $5 billion emergency loan to Iran for assistance in combating the coronavirus pandemic, according to three administration officials. US officials believe the money would not actually go towards the country’s public health crisis. “The world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism is…MORE

GOP aligns with Trump in vote-by-mail clash looming over next relief package

GOP aligns with Trump in vote-by-mail clash looming over next relief package

Congressional Republicans are toughening their stance against Democrats’ efforts to provide states more funding for mail-in voting in the next stimulus package to address the coronavirus pandemic as President Donald Trump rails against the proposal on Twitter and at his daily press briefings. The dispute could lead to a major stand-off as Congress begins negotiations…MORE

How the government delayed coronavirus testing

How the government delayed coronavirus testing

A weeks-long testing delay that effectively blinded public health officials to the spread of the coronavirus in the US might have been avoided had federal agencies fully enacted their own plan to ramp up testing during a national health crisis. The plan, which is spelled out in an April 2018 agreement between the Centers for…MORE

Airlines and TSA report 96% drop in air travel as pandemic continues

Airlines and TSA report 96% drop in air travel as pandemic continues

The number of people traveling by plane has dropped by about 96% amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to multiple metrics. On Wednesday, Transportation Security Administration officers screened just shy of 95,000 people at airport checkpoints, a dramatic drop from the 2.3 million who passed through on the equivalent day in 2019. The numbers are at…MORE

Melania Trump encourages face mask use with photo of herself

Melania Trump encourages face mask use with photo of herself

First lady Melania Trump shared a photo of herself wearing a cloth face mask in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, becoming the first member of the Trump family to publicly don a face covering. “As the CDC studies the spread of #COVID-19, they recommend people wear cloth face coverings in public settings when social…MORE

The Top 10 women Joe Biden might choose as his VP

The Top 10 women Joe Biden might choose as his VP

Thursday marks Joe Biden‘s first official day as the de facto 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ decision to quit the race on Wednesday means the former vice president can now fully devote his time and energy to the general election against President Donald Trump. And one of the first big decisions Biden…MORE

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When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…