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US launches new effort to oust Venezuela’s Maduro

The Trump administration launched its latest effort to oust embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday, leveraging the coronavirus pandemic to apply additional pressure. “The United States has long been committed to finding a solution to the man-made crisis in Venezuela,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement. “The urgency for this has…MORE

Obama slams rollback of vehicle emission standards in rare rebuke of Trump

Former President Barack Obama issued a rare criticism of the Trump administration Tuesday after it announced it’s rolling back his signature fuel standards aimed at combating the climate crisis, saying Americans “have to demand better” of their elected leaders. “We’ve seen all too terribly the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic. We…MORE

Coronavirus odd couples that make the world a little brighter

A famous fashion designer who doubles as a small-scale medical supplier in a major city? And he isn’t the only one who’s made such a turn? That’s hardly a familiar social order. Then again, the novel coronavirus pandemic is an unusual and strained moment — one that’s scrambling society and people’s roles in it. “If…MORE

This Republican senator just keeps making the same bad argument on coronavirus

As tens of thousands of Americans have been sickened by coronavirus over the past 10 days, most of the voices raising questions about its actual severity or the need for stringent social distancing measures have faded considerably. Notice I said “most” of the voices. Because, well, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson is still at it. In…MORE

Biden makes pitch as an empathetic leader in new digital ad

Biden makes pitch as an empathetic leader in new digital ad

Joe Biden describes the coronavirus crisis as a “war” and frontline workers as “soldiers” in a new digital ad that will air in battleground states. “This is a war, and these are our soldiers,” Biden says, speaking directly to the camera as video of paramedics and nurses providing care amidst the pandemic cuts in and…MORE

Inside a socially distanced — and slowed down — White House

Inside a socially distanced — and slowed down — White House

In this moment of history, where abnormal rules dominate and tomorrow feels strangely unknown, the frequently bombastic President Donald Trump said something comfortingly familiar: His teenage son wasn’t putting up a fight about having to stay home from school. “Well, Barron’s not so unhappy, OK. He’s not so unhappy,” Trump told Fox News on Monday.…MORE

Justice Department watchdog finds widespread problems with FISA warrant process

Justice Department watchdog finds widespread problems with FISA warrant process

A new report from the Justice Department inspector general found widespread problems in the way the FBI accounted for evidence used to back up allegations in the court applications for foreign intelligence surveillance warrants. The findings dig further into failures within the FBI in its approach to foreign surveillance of US citizens. So far, the…MORE