“The state does not have an identified resource of $700 million per week that we haven’t already obliged. There is no money sitting in the piggy bank of the previous CARES Act to be re-prioritized or reconstituted for this purpose. Simply does not exist,” explained California governor Gavin Newsom. “And for the state to absorb $700 million per week, potentially close to $3 billion per week – when, not if, the identified $70 billion fund the President is looking to draw down from – would create a burden the likes which even a state as large as California can never absorb without, again, massive cuts to important services.” … [Read more...] about Where Do States Stand On Trump’s Unemployment Insurance Executive Order?
Hotez and Offit both said Bourla's timetable looked highly unlikely, given that, like Moderna, Pfizer has to give two doses, wait for the vaccine to become fully effective, and then follow study subjects to see if they get sick with Covid-19. … [Read more...] about Moderna’s clinical trial numbers show there’s ‘no way’ Trump can have a vaccine by Election Day
Herman CainHerman CainTrump's junk medicine puts his own supporters at deadly risk Trump says he doesn't think Herman Cain caught COVID-19 at Tulsa rally The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - At loggerheads, Congress, White House to let jobless payout lapse MORE, a 74-year-old Trump supporter and 2012 presidential candidate, urged people to rebuke “the left wing” for insisting on wearing masks and social distancing to stop the spread of the virus. … [Read more...] about Juan Williams: Older voters won’t forgive Trump for COVID
“This country-club fix suggested by the president is going to be a cut in the unemployment benefits for 30 million Americans,” Durbin said. The Illinois senator said the unemployment conversation has occurred in the shadow of what he called an “urban legend” that people receiving benefits are choosing not to work. … [Read more...] about Durbin blasts Trump’s ‘country-club fix’ on unemployment
“Vice President Biden is running his campaign the same way he would lead us through this crisis as President - consulting with medical experts, listening to the science, and protecting the health and well-being of the American people — even as our staff and volunteers contact millions of voters in battleground states across the country using both traditional and cutting-edge organizing tactics,” said Michael Gwin, a spokesman for the Biden campaign. … [Read more...] about Trump, Biden tactical battle intensifies