“There is not a single best answer here,” said former Education Secretary Arne DuncanArne Starkey DuncanFox News to air online learning town hall with former Obama, Reagan Education secretaries America's religion of anti-racism reaches peak absurdity What the next Education secretary must do MORE. “We have to get used to a huge amount of uncertainty.” During a recent interview on the “In the Bubble” podcast with Andy Slavitt, a former acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Duncan emphasized his worries about helping youngsters “who are falling behind” educationally because of the disruptions caused by COVID-19. He said some school principals will need to speak with families about whether students can or should come back to school this fall, based on their own unique situations. … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Trump wants schools to reopen, challenged on ‘harmless’ COVID-19 remark
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Sen. Tammy Duckworth argued that "doing the tireless, often thankless work necessary to effect change is what American patriotism has always been about." She sharply criticized President Donald Trump, "who, day after day, wraps himself in the flag in the morning, but reverts back to tribalism by the afternoon." She noted that "marching and chanting, grieving and kneeling, countless Americans have braved tear gas and rubber bullets over the past six weeks to send an unequivocal message to their elected leaders: that they will not stand idly by as racial injustice continues to tear at our country." … [Read more...] about Trump invites fear to the party
More politics: Following yesterday’s roundtable in Dallas, the president attended a fundraiser that netted his reelection efforts more than $10 million as he resumes in-person campaigning (The Associated Press). Meanwhile, Biden’s campaign held a virtual fundraiser on Thursday, featuring 600 individuals who gave at least $2,800 and were treated to appearances by Barbra StreisandBarbara (Barbra) Joan StreisandGeorge Floyd's 6-year-old daughter becomes Disney stockholder thanks to Barbra Streisand Former Obama Ebola czar Ron Klain says White House's bad decisions have put US behind many other nations on COVID-19; Fears of virus reemergence intensify The Hill's Morning Report - Trump wants executive order on policing; silent on pending bills MORE, John Legend and Jennifer Hudson (Deadline). … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Trump wants executive order on policing; silent on pending bills
Now, think about this for a minute. Wehner served loyally under George W. Bush and refuses to acknowledge that administration’s catastrophic failures. This is an administration that sold an entire war on false premises, pressuring the intelligence community to bend its findings to support the claims the president and vice-president were determined to press from the outset of their presidency. Bush then presided over a historically weak recovery that produced no wage gains — a charge Wehner, falsely, levels against the Obama recovery — and relied upon a massive housing bubble. The collapse of the Bush bubble created the greatest economic crisis in three-quarters of a century, and an economic gulf so deep it took years to recover. This is not to mention the widespread incompetence, scandals, and hackery that permeated everything Bush touched. And yet here is a veteran of the Bush administration arguing in all apparent sincerity that Trump’s rise was fueled by … [Read more...] about Trump Is Not Obama’s Legacy. He’s the Legacy of Anti-Obamaism.
"There's been a rumor that -- you know, a very nice rumor -- that you go outside in the sun or you have heat and it does have an effect on other viruses," Trump said, before asking coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx "to speak to the medical doctors to see if there's any way that you can apply light and heat to cure, you know, if you could." … [Read more...] about Fact check: Trump dangerously suggests sunlight and ingesting disinfectants could help cure coronavirus
And second, we're going to give incentives for manufacturers and entrepreneurs to locate pharmaceutical factories here in the United States, for example, by allowing them to mediately expense the cost of building the factories and buying that equipment. And I think that you can produce generic drugs that have been around a long time in places like rural Arkansas just as you can in rural China. It's not going to be that much more expensive, and we can see that it is going to make us much safer and much more secure. … [Read more...] about Acting CBP commissioner Mark Morgan on enhanced border security amid COVID-19 pandemic