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How Trump’s attempts to win the daily news cycle feed a chaotic coronavirus response

The president appears to approach the global pandemic as if producing and starring in a reality television show, with each day a new episode — a successive installment to be conquered.

Posted: 4 April 2020 | 6:24 pm

Democrats are outraged at Trump’s late night firing of intelligence community watchdog

Democrats strongly condemned Trump's decision to fire the intelligence community inspector general, Michael Atkinson, as the nation grapples with the coronavirus crisis.

Posted: 4 April 2020 | 5:34 pm

Trump is trying to undermine the government’s independent watchdogs — again

President Trump’s plan to fire the intelligence community’s inspector general is the latest example of his attacks on internal government watchdogs.

Posted: 4 April 2020 | 4:01 pm

Trump fires yet another official who played a key role in investigating Trump

Trump's dismissal of Michael Atkinson is particularly — and transparently — self-serving.

Posted: 4 April 2020 | 3:35 pm

Trump fires yet another official who played a key role in investigating Trump

Trump's dismissal of Michael Atkinson is particularly — and transparently — self-serving.

Posted: 4 April 2020 | 3:35 pm

A funeral is thought to have sparked a covid-19 outbreak in Albany, Ga. — and led to many more funerals

A southern Georgia county now has more coronavirus-related deaths than the Atlanta metro region of Fulton County.

Posted: 4 April 2020 | 12:00 pm

New face mask guidance comes after battle between White House and CDC

Officials are additionally weighing a plan to distribute reusable cloth face coverings, starting with households in areas with high community transmission of coronavirus.

Posted: 4 April 2020 | 4:36 am

Wisconsin governor, in abrupt reversal, urges delay of Tuesday’s primary

The governor calls a special legislative session to consider canceling in-person voting and extend the period for mail-in ballots.

Posted: 4 April 2020 | 2:06 am

Trump Organization has laid off about 1,500 employees as pandemic hits business

Most of the Trump Organization’s properties have closed. It is inquiring about rent relief in Florida.

Posted: 4 April 2020 | 1:33 am

Trump assures U.S. oil companies that they will get federal help to offset pandemic effects on oil prices

“We’re going to make sure that they stay in good shape,” Trump said; Energy Department plans to expand Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Posted: 4 April 2020 | 1:32 am