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Hospitality Union Says Up To 90% Of Its Workers Will Lose Their Jobs

A labor union that represents 300,000 hospitality workers said Wednesday it expects upwards of 90% of its members could soon be out of a job due to coronavirus. The Unite Here labor union represents people that work in hotels, airports and casinos, industries that have been decimated by massive drops in demand due to the outbreak, HuffPost reported. Unite here ...

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De Blasio: New Yorkers Should Be Prepared For ‘Shelter-In-Place’ Order

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that residents of the nation’s largest city should take seriously the possibility of a shelter-in-place order coming down within the next 48 hours. “New Yorkers should be prepared right now for the possibility of a shelter-in-place order,” de Blasio said at a coronavirus press conference Tuesday. “It has not happened yet, ...

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Kentucky Becomes Third State To Officially Delay Its Presidential Primary

Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams announced Monday the state has delayed its May 19 primary election to June 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The move by Kentucky makes it the third state to postpone its primary election due to coronavirus. Louisiana and Georgia have also announced delays to their respective presidential primaries due to the crisis. Adams, a ...

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All Bars And Restaurants In Ohio, Illinois To Close Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

The governors of Ohio and Illinois announced Sunday that they will sign orders closing all bars and restaurants in their states to curb the spread of coronavirus. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced that his order will close all bars and restaurants in the state indefinitely starting at 9 p.m. Sunday. Establishments will still be able to provide carry-out and delivery ...

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Four Primaries To Take Place Tuesday Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Top election officials in Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio issued a joint statement saying Tuesday’s upcoming primary elections will proceed as planned amid the coronavirus pandemic As mass gatherings across the country have shut down due to the virus, the election officials assured voters they can “safely and securely” cast ballots at polling locations. A combined 577 delegates are up ...

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Hunter Biden Says Coronavirus Is Keeping Him From Attending Child Support Deposition

Hunter Biden’s lawyers told an Arkansas judge on Tuesday that he is unable to attend a child support deposition scheduled for this week due to coronavirus and his pregnant wife’s imminent due date. “It is unsafe for the Defendant to travel, as travel restrictions have been implemented both domestically and internationally, particularly on airlines, due to the Coronavirus,” Hunter Biden’s ...

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House Can Access Mueller Grand Jury Info, Appeals Court Rules

The House of Representatives can review secret grand-jury information cited and redacted from former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian election interference in 2016, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. In a 2-1 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld a previous ruling by a D.C. District Court judge who sided with the Democratic-led ...

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Odds Of Contested Democratic Convention Plummet Thanks To Biden’s Dominant Super Tuesday Performance

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s dominant performance on Super Tuesday has all but evaporated the odds of a contested Democratic convention in July, according to FiveThirtyEight’s forecasting model. The forecasting model had shown as recently as Monday afternoon a 69% chance that no Democratic presidential candidate would obtain the 1,991 delegates necessary to clinch the nomination before the convention. The ...

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Bill De Blasio: Biden Won The Black Vote Due To Ignorance

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio suggested Thursday that black people voted for former Vice President Joe Biden on Super Tuesday because they’re ignorant of his record outside of his association with former President Barack Obama. “You had a whole lot of candidates,” de Blasio said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “The information that I think people received about Joe Biden ...

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Buying an Election: Sanders, Biden, Bloomberg Have Paid Combined $466,000 To Superdelegates

Leading Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Michael Bloomberg have paid a combined $466,000 to superdelegates that are likely to support their benefactors in the event of a contested convention, Federal Election Commission records show. Sanders has spent the most so far on employing superdelegates, FEC records show. His campaign co-chair, former Ohio state senator and Democratic National ...

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DNC Superdelegates: If Bernie Doesn’t Get 60% of the Primary Vote, We’ll Vote Against Him

Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi

The New York Times interviewed 93 Democratic superdelegates, 84 of which said Sen. Bernie Sanders shouldn’t become the nominee based solely on winning most, but not over 50%, of primary and caucus delegates. “If 60% is not with Bernie Sanders, I think that says something, I really do,” Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas told The Times.  The odds of ...

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Former Baltimore Mayor Sentenced To Three Years In Federal Prison

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was sentenced to three years in federal prison Thursday after she pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and tax evasion related money she received from sales of her self-published children’s book series. Prosecutors said Pugh, a Democrat who served as Baltimore’s mayor from 2016 to 2019, received more than $850,000 in sales from her “Healthy ...

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Hunter Biden Files Motion Postpone Child Support Deposition

Hunter Biden is seeking to delay an upcoming child support deposition in Arkansas until April, according to a motion filed by his lawyer Tuesday. Attorneys for former stripper Lunden Alexis Roberts, the mother of Biden’s child, requested in an email last Monday that he appear in Little Rock next week for a deposition, but Biden said the request to appear ...

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