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Voter dissatisfaction with Trump’s pandemic response puts him on defense in Iowa, a state he won by a wide margin in 2016
Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state’s leaders must decide how to give voice to the fear and frustration while seeking ways to deescalate the tense conditions.
Trump’s use of strongman tactics to discredit U.S. elections, spreading confusion with false claims, is having a dangerously corrosive effect.
As. protests in U.S. cities continued over George Floyd’s death, Trump tweeted his administration would designate ‘antifa’ a terrorist organization.
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Politics and the Coronavirus pandemic
The president said WHO had failed to adequately respond to the coronavirus because China has ‘total control’ over the global health organization.
Supreme Court rules in a case in which a San Diego-area church challenged Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order limiting attendance because of the coronavirus.
The decision came with an entreaty from Tom Dalzell, the chairman of the state Citizens Compensation Commission, who called on California’s 132 elected state officials to each consider taking less pay during the coronavirus crisis.
As masks have become a political issue, state and local leaders are pushing compliance to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
American homeowners eligible for relief under the CARES Act were provided confusing information by more than two dozen banks, a watchdog has found.
Las Vegas casinos and Florida theme parks are set to begin opening next month as states balance health concerns with lost tourism revenue.
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