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Planned Parenthood Centers Took Coronavirus Funding. GOP Senators Claim That Was Illegal

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America confirmed that some of the organization’s affiliates received coronavirus funding.  GOP lawmakers said that this violates rules of the pandemic stimulus package, and that Planned Parenthood was well aware of in a Thursday letter to the Department of Justice.  “It was also well-publicized at the time that the CARES Act did not allow Planned ...

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‘Ask President Trump’: Cuomo Blames Trump For Nursing Home COVID Deaths

Andrew Cuomo

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo blamed President Donald Trump for mass deaths in nursing homes after forcing long-term care facilities to take in coronavirus positive patients. The governor of New York told reporters to “ask President Trump” about the nursing home deaths Wednesday, the New York Post reported, arguing that New York was merely following the federal government’s lead ...

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California’s Reopening Plan Discriminates Against Churches, DOJ Says

California’s plan for reopening the economy discriminates against churches, the Department of Justice warned Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom Tuesday. The DOJ told Newsom in a letter provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation that though the DOJ understands California’s responsibility to protect the health and safety of Californians, the state also has a duty to preserve religious liberty during ...

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US Birth Rates Continue To Fall As Millennials Put Off Having Kids. Coronavirus Could Exacerbate The Decline

Birth rates in the United States continue to fall as millennials put off having kids, and experts warn that coronavirus could make people less likely to have children. Federal figures released Wednesday show that women in the U.S. had babies record-low rates in 2019, causing the number of U.S. births to reach the smallest number in 35 years, the Wall ...

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No ‘Particular Timeline’ to Reopen Northern Virginia, Northam Says

Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said he has no “particular timeline” for reopening Northern Virginia from the pandemic closures. The Virginia governor delayed reopening parts of Northern Virginia last week after leaders in the area sent him a letter expressing concerns that their communities should not yet reopen. Northam said he is “following the data” as he prohibits Northern Virginia ...

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US Rejects WHO’s Abortion Language In Coronavirus Resolution

Hours after President Donald Trump threatened to quit the World Health Organization, the U.S. rejected abortion language in the World Health Organization’s coronavirus resolution. The U.S. said in a statement that it “dissociates” from the World Health Organization (WHO) language on guaranteeing the rights of poor countries to forgo intellectual property rules during emergencies in order to get medicine and ...

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Democratic Congressman Admits To Affair With An Intern That Spanned A Decade |

Democratic Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford admitted Friday to an affair with an intern. Gabriela Linder, who interned for former Democratic Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, says that she and Horsford carried on intermittently between 2009 and 2019.  “It is true that I had a previous relationship outside of my marriage, over the course of several years,” Horsford said. “I’m deeply sorry ...

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‘I’m Not Changing The Way I Run This State’: Whitmer Refuses To Apologize For Coronavirus Restrictions

Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday that she will not change the way she runs Michigan during the coronavirus pandemic. The Michigan governor discussed her coronavirus restrictions and the protests that have erupted against her executive orders during an interview with Fox News. Whitmer sparked outrage after implementing strict stay-at-home orders prohibiting Michigan residents from visiting their family and friends, ...

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Cuomo Says Nursing Homes Are A ‘Top Priority’ After Forcing Them To Accept Coronavirus Patients

Andrew Cuomo

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that nursing homes are now the “top priority” after weeks of forcing long-term care facilities to take in coronavirus positive patients. “We now have a top priority, which we had from day one, which is our nursing homes,” Cuomo said Monday. “We were introduced to this virus in Seattle, Washington, where it ...

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‘Duplicitous, Ineffective And Cruel’: GOP Lawmakers Call For Sanctions On Chinese Communist Party Officials

Republican lawmakers are pushing for sanctions on Chinese communist party officials over China’s “duplicitous, ineffective, and cruel” response to the coronavirus outbreak. Republican representatives Jim Banks of Indiana, Dan Crenshaw of Texas, and Lance Gooden of Texas sent a letter Monday to Secretaries Mike Pompeo and Steven Mnuchin asking that Global Magnitsky Sanctions be imposed on seven Chinese Communist Party ...

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Federal Judge Blocks North Carolina Governor’s Restrictions On Religious Services

Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s restrictions on indoor religious services show a distrust of those who are worshipping, according to a ruling from a federal judge. U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III temporarily blocked Cooper’s restrictions on indoor services in a Saturday ruling, The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., reported. Dever said that Cooper’s stay-at-home order presents ...

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‘F***ing Devastating’: Katie Hill Says She Cried For Days After Republicans Flipped Her Old Seat

Former Democratic California Rep. Katie Hill said Sunday that she cried for days when Republicans flipped her old congressional seat, calling the loss “fucking devastating.” Hill, who resigned in October amid allegations that she had improper relationships with her staffers, tweeted Sunday after Republican former Navy pilot Mike Garcia flipped Hill’s old seat red in the May 12 special election. Garcia ...

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‘Irreparable Injury’: MA Pastor Sues Over Governor’s Coronavirus Order Restricting Religious Services

A pastor has filed a lawsuit in order to prevent the enforcement of Democratic Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s coronavirus order restricting religious services. Worcester police submitted a criminal complaint against Adams Square Baptist Church pastor Kris Casey, who has also been hit with a $300 civil penalty. The Casey’s complaint warns that he risks “civil and criminal penalties, including imprisonment,” ...

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China Threatens To Sanction US Politicians For Criticizing Coronavirus Misinformation

China has threatened to sanction United States politicians for criticizing the country’s coronavirus misinformation. In a report published by China’s Global Times Thursday, unnamed analysts warn that four U.S. Congress members will be put on China’s sanctions list, including Republican Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas. The report also mentions a number of other prominent ...

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‘This Must End:’ Lawmakers Warn DOD Religious Liberty Of Service Members At Risk

Republican lawmakers are urging the Department of Defense to protect religious liberty during the coronavirus pandemic. Republican Georgia Rep. Doug Collins and Republican Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn led lawmakers in pushing Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to protect religious liberties of service members targeted by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF). “This must end,” the lawmakers wrote. Republican lawmakers are ...

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