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  • DC mayor threatens jail time for leaving home during coronavirus

    03/30/2020 7:21:49 PM PDT · by Viking2002 · 63 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 30, 2020 | Steven Nelson
    WASHINGTON — Mayor Muriel Bowser is threatening residents of Washington, DC, with 90 days in jail and a $5,000 fine if they leave their homes during the coronavirus outbreak. The threat of jail is alarming residents and civil libertarians who point out that at least five inmates tested positive for COVID-19 in the city’s 1,700-inmate jail near Capitol Hill. “Our message remains the same: stay home,” Bowser, a Democrat, said in a statement Monday. The stay-home order has exceptions for grocery shopping and work deemed essential. Outdoor recreation such as running is allowed, but cannot involve people outside of a...
  • Trump issues major disaster declaration for DC over coronavirus

    03/29/2020 3:14:51 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 29 2020 | Justine Coleman
    President Trump on Sunday issued a major disaster declaration for Washington, D.C., as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread in the city and the country. The declaration allows the city to access federal funds to help D.C.’s efforts in combating the coronavirus. The president’s declaration for D.C. marks the 22nd territory that has received a major disaster declaration and federal assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Nineteen states, Puerto Rico and Guam have received the other designations. The funding will be available to the city government and certain private nonprofit organizations for "emergency protective measures." The declaration follows...
  • Congress Passes Coronavirus Stimulus Bill That Stops Pelosi’s Attempt to Fund Planned Parenthood

    03/27/2020 4:49:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | March 27, 2020 | Steven Ertelt
    The House today passed a massive economic relief bill that will provide financial support for a nation reeling from the coronavirus crisis. For pro-life Americans, the good news is that the legislation will not force Americans to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business, which kills over 330,000 babies in abortions every single year. Earlier this week, the package passed the Senate 96-0 after Republicans were able to stop pro-abortion democrat leader Chuck Schumer from forcing Americans to fund the abortion giant. Today the House approved the measure on a voice vote. During the development of the first stimulus bill to...
  • Dr. Deborah Birx Steers Away From Doomsday Coronavirus Predictions (Video At URL

    03/26/2020 10:49:10 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/26/2020 | Charlie Spiering
    Dr. Deborah Birx on Thursday provided encouraging coronavirus numbers suggesting that some of the predictive models were incorrect. “There’s no model right now, no reality on the ground, where we can see that 60-70 percent of Americans are going to get infected in the next 10-12 weeks,” she said. Without specifically naming the Imperial College, Brix referred to models that predicted there could be 500,000 coronavirus deaths in the United Kingdom and 2.2 million deaths in the United States. The scientist of the model revised the estimate of deaths in the United Kingdom to be roughly 20,000 people or fewer....
  • Trump keeps touting an unproven coronavirus treatment. It’s now being tested on thousands in New York.

    03/26/2020 7:20:26 PM PDT · by bitt · 102 replies
    WAPO ^ | 3/26/2020 | christopher roland
    The push in the U.S. pandemic epicenter follows the president’s declaration that he ‘feels good’ about compounds with unproven efficacy, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine. New York is moving at unprecedented speed and scale in a human experiment to distribute tens of thousands of doses of anti-malarial drugs to seriously ill patients, spurred by political leaders including President Trump to try a treatment that is not proved to be effective against the coronavirus. With no proven treatment for the coronavirus, and infections in New York topping 30,000, health experts say the Food and Drug Administration has moved with uncommon speed to authorize...
  • Full D.C. Circuit to review Trump's border-wall spending 'If these executive actions are undone, our nation's safety could be in jeopardy'

    03/26/2020 8:59:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 3/24/2020 | WND staff
    The full D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will review a ruling upholding President Trump's authority to use appropriated funding from Congress to build a wall to secure the southern border. The U.S. House, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is appealing a lower-court decision in its lawsuit against Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The Democratic-led House alleges Trump's declaration of a national emergency to tap military funds for a border usurps Congress's constitutional authority to appropriate funds. The American Center for Law and Justice filed a brief in support of the president. Not only have Pelosi and her "extreme" colleagues "refused to...
  • LIVE: President Trump & Coronavirus Task Force Hold News Conference 3/23/20

    03/23/2020 2:25:02 PM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 460 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting Network ^ | 3/23/2020 | Right Side Broadcasting Network
  • Rand Paul becomes first senator to test positive for coronavirus

    03/22/2020 3:04:47 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/22/20 01:46 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Rand Paul becomes first senator to test positive for coronavirus BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 03/22/20 01:46 PM EDT Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has tested positive for the coronavirus, a spokesman said on Sunday, becoming the first senator known to contract the disease. “Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. He is feeling fine and is in quarantine. He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events,” Sergio Gor, Paul’s spokesman, said. Gor added that Paul “was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person.” Paul is the...
  • Fact Check: Left-Wing Media Claim Aborted Baby Parts Needed to Cure Coronavirus

    03/21/2020 1:33:07 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/20/2020 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The Washington Post and Vox are two left-wing media outlets that published stories this week claiming that a Montana-based NIH scientist is appealing to the Trump administration to end its ban on federal funds for research that uses fetal tissue from the body parts of aborted babies so he can develop a treatment for the infection caused by the coronavirus.
  • Judicial Watch: FBI Finds New Clinton Emails, Including Discussion about Benghazi and Additional Classified Material

    03/20/2020 3:08:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    JUDICIAL WATCH ^ | MARCH 20, 2020
    Judicial Watch today released 80 pages of new emails recently found by the FBI that further document how former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used her unsecure, non-government email to transmit classified and other sensitive government information. The documents include 11 new Clinton email documents. The emails include an email sent by Mrs. Clinton a month after the Benghazi terrorist attack referencing a “Benghazi security” issue. The emails also include talking points, which are redacted, for a meeting with President Obama. (This is the second release from the batch of Clinton emails the FBI inexplicably found late last year.) The...
  • Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s coronavirus response has become a national guide to the crisis

    03/19/2020 5:01:14 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 45 replies ^ | March 16, 2020 | Griffe Witte and Katie Zezima
    When Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced a ban on spectators at the Arnold Classic, a juggernaut of a sports festival that brings tens of millions in revenue, the move seemed radical. It was March 3, and the state, after all, had not even had a single confirmed case of the novel coronavirus. But within days, large-capacity events were being canceled nationwide. A week later, DeWine recommended that his state’s colleges suspend in-person classes. Across the country, they soon did. He then closed Ohio’s public schools. Other states followed. And on Sunday, DeWine ordered all restaurants and bars be shuttered. By...
  • China is expelling all US citizens working for NYT, WSJ, Washington Post, Time and Voice of America.

    03/17/2020 10:01:59 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 145 replies
    Emma Graham-Harrison @_EmmaGH China is expelling all US citizens working for NYT, WSJ, Washington Post, Time and Voice of America. Unprecedented attack on foreign coverage of the country, just when the rest of the world is entirely preoccupied with coronavirus
  • Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin’s death wish for Republicans is factually wrong -- and the maps prove it

    03/17/2020 5:43:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/17/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    Once upon a time, Jennifer Rubin was an intelligent woman. Things started to go downhill when she went to work for the Washington Post, but what really flipped the switch in her brain was seeing Donald Trump become president. Not only did she lose perspective, but she also lost intelligence, self-restraint, and decency. Her latest flight of NeverTrump nastiness has her speculate about possible Republican deaths during a time of coronavirus. Her speculation not only reveals an even further degradation of mind and soul, but she's got things entirely bass-ackwards wrong – and a couple of maps prove it. Maybe...
  • D.C. Sniper’s Jailhouse Bride Is a ‘Trust Fund Baby’ Turned Activist

    03/14/2020 11:13:02 AM PDT · by grundle · 60 replies
    The Daily Beast via ^ | March 13, 2020 | Rachel Olding and William Bredderman
    Lee Boyd Malvo, half of the two-man D.C. sniper team that killed 10 people in 2002, has found his “soul mate” in a wealthy political activist who spent a short amount of time in jail herself following a Black Lives Matter protest. Malvo, 35, married Sable Noel Knapp, 30, in a low-key civil ceremony in Virginia’s Red Onion State Prison on March 6, according to a marriage certificate filed in the Wise County Circuit Court. Knapp, part of a prominent Iowa family of property developers and power brokers, has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to political causes. However, the...
  • Federal Judge Cites Coronavirus In Decision Blocking Trump Admin Cut To Food Stamps

    03/14/2020 10:30:51 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 13, 2020 | Brooke Seipel
    A Trump administration rule that would have tightened work requirements for food stamps was blocked by a federal judge on Friday, who cited the rapidly spreading coronavirus in her decision. D.C. District Court Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell granted a preliminary injunction blocking the new rule, which government estimates predicted would kick as many as 700,000 Americans off of food stamps. “Especially now, as a global pandemic poses widespread health risks, guaranteeing that government officials at both the federal and state levels have flexibility to address the nutritional needs of residents and ensure their well-being through programs like SNAP, is...
  • Washington Post fact-checker: Biden ad hitting Trump uses 'video manipulation' (Surprise)

    03/13/2020 10:33:18 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 13 2020 | Joe Concha
    The Washington Post's fact-checker column awarded four Pinocchios to former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday for a campaign ad that creates "a false narrative that does not reflect the event as it occurred." The column said the video manipulation distorts President Trump's remarks about the coronavirus. The campaign ad says Trump referred to the coronavirus as "a hoax" at a campaign rally in South Carolina last month, but Washington Post fact-checker Meg Kelly called the editing of the president's remarks a "blatant" misrepresentation. "At the 10-second mark [of the ad], the camera shows a tight shot of the president...
  • Senator Ben Sasse Slams Nancy Pelosi for Trying to Sneak Abortion Funding in Bill to Combat Coronavirus

    03/13/2020 10:51:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | March 13, 2020 | Steven Ertelt
    Senate Ben Sasse is not happy after learning that Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried to sneak abortion funding into the bill to combat the Coronavirus. The pro-life Nebraska Republican criticized the House Speaker for exploiting the situation to advance her pro-abortion agenda. As LifeNews reported, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is so dedicated to promoting abortion and forcing Americans to fund killing babies in abortion that she has been caught trying to add taxpayer financing of abortions to the bill to combat the Coronavirus and provide economic stimulus to the nation as it deals with the COVD-19 outbreak. Pelosi came under heavy criticism...
  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi Caught Trying to Include Abortion Funding in Bill to Combat Coronavirus

    03/12/2020 1:35:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    Life News ^ | March 12, 2020 | Steven Ertelt
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi is so dedicated to promoting abortion and forcing Americans to fund killing babies in abortion that she has been caught trying to add taxpayer financing of abortions to the bill to combat the Coronavirus and provide economic stimulus to the nation as it deals with the COVD-19 outbreak. Nancy Pelosi has a long history of promoting abortion and her first act after becoming Speaker in 2019 was pushing legislation to use tax money for abortions. So it’s no surprise she is trying to exploit the Coronavirus pandemic to push abortion funding again. As The Daily Caller reports:...
  • First Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Washington, DC

    03/07/2020 8:55:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 7, 2020 | Vincent Barone and Steven Nelson
    The first coronavirus case had been reported in the nation’s capital. A man in his 50s who lives in Washington, D.C., tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday, Mayor Muriel Bowser said. The patient began exhibiting symptoms in late February and was hospitalized locally on March 5, she said.
  • Six people shot in Washington, D.C., barbershop

    03/07/2020 1:24:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 48 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/3/20
    Six people were injured Friday evening when shooters entered a barbershop in northeastern Washington, D.C. According to D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham, ten people were in the Snap's Styles Unlimited barbershop when three suspects entered the shop and opened fire at approximately 6:15p.m. The victims included a 5-year-old boy, who suffered a minor gunshot wound to his hand, Newsham added. He and four others are in stable condition, while a fifth victim is in critical but stable condition and required surgery. All the victims have been taken to the hospital. According to Newsham, two of the suspects were wearing dark...