Category Archives: CNN – Politics

Why Twitter will never win a war on truth with Donald Trump

On Tuesday afternoon, Twitter tried to strike a blow for truth. On one of President Donald Trump’s many misleading tweets about mail-in balloting, the social media company added a small tag that read: “Get the facts about mail-in ballots.” Click the link and it takes you to a Twitter page with facts about mail-in balloting…MORE

Fauci says he wears a mask to be a symbol of what ‘you should be doing’

Fauci says he wears a mask to be a symbol of what ‘you should be doing’

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday called for a cautious approach to reopening the US and implored Americans to wear face masks in public, comments that are at odds with President Donald Trump’s push to have America quickly return to normalcy. “I want to protect myself and protect others, and also because I want to make…MORE

Federal agencies turn to untested suppliers for big PPE contracts

Federal agencies turn to untested suppliers for big PPE contracts

Facing a supply crunch for sorely needed medical equipment like masks and gowns, the federal government has turned to a long list of untested suppliers — some of which have failed to deliver. Nearly one out of every five Covid-19-related federal contracts for $1 million or more went to companies that had never won a…MORE

Trump tweet throws House vote on government surveillance powers into doubt

Trump tweet throws House vote on government surveillance powers into doubt

A House vote to reauthorize national security surveillance authorities that have been expired since March was thrown into doubt on Wednesday following a tweet from President Donald Trump urging Republicans to oppose the measure a majority of them voted for two months earlier. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi to pull the…MORE

Need to sign up for health insurance? Keep an eye on the calendar

Need to sign up for health insurance? Keep an eye on the calendar

For millions of newly jobless Americans who have lost their health insurance, the clock is ticking to get coverage on the Affordable Care Act exchanges. Most people in this situation have only 60 days to sign up for policies through a special enrollment period once their employer-sponsored coverage ends. They can explore their options at…MORE

Trump takes his war on masks to new lows

Trump takes his war on masks to new lows

The simple act of wearing a mask to protect others during a pandemic is now a political and cultural flashpoint, underscoring the polarization afflicting every corner of American life. President Donald Trump’s use of the bully pulpit to defy his own government’s advice on face coverings has turned into the era’s latest ideologically motivated assault…MORE