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What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, August 6

What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, August 6

“As long as you have any member of society, any demographic group, who’s not seriously trying to get to the end game of suppressing this, it will continue to smolder and smolder and smolder, and that will be the reason why, in a non-unified way, we’ve plateaued at an unacceptable level.” Dr. Anthony Fauci did…MORE

Trump singles out Texas and Florida for help with coronavirus response

Trump singles out Texas and Florida for help with coronavirus response

President Donald Trump agreed to continue paying for the full cost of National Guard troops deployed to help with the coronavirus response in just two states — Texas and Florida — after their Republican governors appealed directly to him. Other states will now have to pay a quarter of the cost of National Guard deployments…MORE

10 photos that capture the intensity of 2020’s campaign trail

10 photos that capture the intensity of 2020’s campaign trail

When there’s news from the campaign trial, the reporter covering the story often appears on screen perfectly composed and coiffed as they deliver urgent updates with ease. But what you don’t get to witness is the work that’s happening behind the scenes. For every flawless live shot from Iowa, there’s a producer hanging out of…MORE

Tennessee GOP Senate primary goes down to the wire

Tennessee GOP Senate primary goes down to the wire

Last year, President Donald Trump publicly endorsed Bill Hagerty, his former ambassador to Japan, to be the next Senator from Tennessee before he even announced his campaign. That should’ve been enough in a conservative state where Republicans overwhelmingly approve of the President. But the GOP’s primary election on Thursday to replace retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander…MORE

Working Families Party endorses Massachusetts progressives Ed Markey and House challenger Alex Morse

Working Families Party endorses Massachusetts progressives Ed Markey and House challenger Alex Morse

The Working Families Party, a New York-based progressive organization with growing national influence, will endorse and put resources behind Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey’s re-election campaign and Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse’s bid to unseat a 30-year incumbent in the state’s 1st Congressional District. The double-endorsement, of a sitting senator and an insurgent House candidate, signals both…MORE

Pence says Chief Justice John Roberts has been a ‘disappointment’ to conservatives

Pence says Chief Justice John Roberts has been a ‘disappointment’ to conservatives

Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts “has been a disappointment to conservatives,” after Roberts, who was appointed by a Republican president, sided with liberal justices this term in several major cases seen as losses for the Trump administration. “Look, we have great respect for the institution of the…MORE

RNC and Trump campaign prepare to wage war over voting laws

RNC and Trump campaign prepare to wage war over voting laws

Republican officials said the Trump campaign’s lawsuit over a new Nevada law on mail-in voting is a preview of what they predict will be a months-long, multi-million dollar battle over the practice. With a war chest of $20 million at its disposal, the Republican National Committee’s legal team has started to take action — and…MORE

How a yellow jersey is dividing Brazil

How a yellow jersey is dividing Brazil

Brazil’s bright yellow jersey is a symbol that unites the country through a love of football and national pride, but over the past two years the shirt’s adoption by right wing supporters of Jair Bolsonaro, who wear it at protests and rallies to show their political allegiance to the Brazilian president, is causing controversy. That…MORE

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