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Mitch McConnell Thwarts Donald Trump Bid For $2,000 Coronavirus Economic Relief Checks - MoneyControl.com

Mitch McConnell Thwarts Donald Trump Bid For $2,000 Coronavirus Economic Relief Checks - MoneyControl.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it
McConnell said on the Senate floor that a bill passed by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, which sought to meet fellow Republican Trump's demands for bigger checks,...
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Donald Trump can't escape blame for America's disastrous failure to manage Covid-19 - AlterNet.org

Donald Trump can't escape blame for America's disastrous failure to manage Covid-19 - AlterNet.org | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Bob Woodward's revelation that President Trump was well aware of how deadly and contagious Covid-19 was in early February definitively answered a famous question from an earlier presidential scandal: "what did the president know, and when did he know it?

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Trump abruptly ends news conference after reporter points out contradictory statements on plasma treatment – Raw Story

Trump abruptly ends news conference after reporter points out contradictory statements on plasma treatment – Raw Story | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

President Donald Trump abruptly ended his press conference after a reporter asked for details about the emergency authorization of convalescent plasma from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

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Coronavirus sidelines lobbyists at the influence industry's Super Bowl - NBCNews.com

Coronavirus sidelines lobbyists at the influence industry's Super Bowl - NBCNews.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it
Political conventions may be the Super Bowl of lobbying. And this year, no in-person conventions means the lobbyists are also staying home.
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Call for ’emergency charity stimulus’ as billionaire wealth soars and US nonprofits sink – Raw Story

Call for ’emergency charity stimulus’ as billionaire wealth soars and US nonprofits sink – Raw Story | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it
Mandating an increase of giving from charitable funds, says one advocate, “would move an estimated $200 billion off the sidelines and into front-line working charities without increasing taxes or adding to the deficit.” As billionaires have seen their collective wealth increase by nearly $700 billion...
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Lawmakers weigh next coronavirus relief package as unemployment benefits expire this week - CBS News

Lawmakers weigh next coronavirus relief package as unemployment benefits expire this week - CBS News | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Time is running out for lawmakers to pass a new coronavirus relief package, as unemployment benefits are set to expire this week for millions of Americans. 

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First Thing: Republicans are taking their time on coronavirus relief | The Guardian

First Thing: Republicans are taking their time on coronavirus relief | The Guardian | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it
Mitch McConnell is expected to unveil a $1tn stimulus package, as the US records more than 1,000 Covid deaths per day.Plus, why we have 100 days to save the planet...
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Facebook Adds Disclaimer To Donald Trump Post About Mail-In Voting

Facebook Adds Disclaimer To Donald Trump Post About Mail-In Voting | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

"Get official voting info on how to vote in the 2020 US Election at usa.gov,” - Facebook

 

Clicking the link takes voters to a federal government website that provides information about how to apply for and receive absentee ballots, mail-in ballots, or vote early if their state allows it. The website also notes that several states have expanded voting by mail lately due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to President Donald Trump: I consider myself more of a realist - CNN Video

Dr. Anthony Fauci says he considers himself "more a realist than an alarmist" after President Donald Trump labeled him "a little bit of an alarmist" as the Covid-19 pandemic worsens.

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How a Trump-Connected Lobbyist Is Cashing In on the Coronavirus – MotherJones.com

How a Trump-Connected Lobbyist Is Cashing In on the Coronavirus – MotherJones.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Brian Ballard has represented private prisons and foreign governments. Now he’s setting his sights on the pandemic response.

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Take a moment to ask yourself this one question: 'Why is it that rich people and corporations are still cashing in on coronavirus relief, but all you got was one check for 1200 dollars?'

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Trump rally: The campaign says it can't be held liable if Tulsa attendees contract coronavirus - CNNPolitics

Trump rally: The campaign says it can't be held liable if Tulsa attendees contract coronavirus - CNNPolitics | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Attendees of President Donald Trump's upcoming rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, must agree not to sue the campaign if they contract coronavirus.

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Trump’s Vaccine Chief Has Vast Ties to Drug Industry, Posing Possible Conflicts - The New York Times

Trump’s Vaccine Chief Has Vast Ties to Drug Industry, Posing Possible Conflicts - The New York Times | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Moncef Slaoui, a former pharmaceutical executive, is now overseeing the U.S. initiative to develop coronavirus treatments and vaccines. His financial interests and corporate roles have come under scrutiny.

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Trump is producing and shipping millions in campaign merchandise as workers face coronavirus threat – Raw Story

Trump is producing and shipping millions in campaign merchandise as workers face coronavirus threat – Raw Story | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

On Thursday, CBS News reported that President Donald Trump’s campaign has sold $4 million in merchandise just in the months of March and April. And much of this is being produced in U.S. factories, even as workers face the risk of coronavirus.

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Trump Doesn’t Care About the People Who Got Coronavirus. Now He’s One of Them. – MotherJones.com

Trump Doesn’t Care About the People Who Got Coronavirus. Now He’s One of Them. – MotherJones.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it
“It is what it is.”...
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Trump Accused Of Negligent Homicide Over Unsafe Rally Conditions - Trofire.com

Trump Accused Of Negligent Homicide Over Unsafe Rally Conditions - Trofire.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it
On Sunday, CNN interviewed Dr. Jonathan Reiner who didn’t mince any words about what Donald Trump was doing to his base: He is negligently letting them die from COVID 19. Dr. Reiner said that the conditions we’re seeing at Trump rallies right now are tantamount to negligent homicide on behalf of the President, and that …
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Coronavirus Is Keeping California From Fixing Its Water Systems - WaterOnline.com

Coronavirus Is Keeping California From Fixing Its Water Systems - WaterOnline.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

California has had fundamental problems providing clean drinking water to its residents for years. And now, the economic impacts of the novel coronavirus may have made the problem even harder to solve.

 

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The Virus That’s Really Killing Americans? Greed - CityWatchLA.com

The Virus That’s Really Killing Americans? Greed - CityWatchLA.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

The holy mantra of health professionals was coined about 2,500 years ago by the Greek physician Hippocrates: “Do no harm.”

 

Of course, that was before corporate healthcare took charge and asserted a new guiding ethic: “Jack up profits.”

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Expert on authoritarian regimes explains how Trump is creating a crisis to ‘cling to power’ – Raw Story

Expert on authoritarian regimes explains how Trump is creating a crisis to ‘cling to power’ – Raw Story | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

This week, as the economy revealed that the U.S. GDP cratered, President Donald Trump teased putting a hold on the November election. While it is unclear if the president was attempting to distract from the economy in freefall or his falling poll numbers. 

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‘Voters will know who to blame’: Poll shows nearly 7 in 10 Americans support $1 trillion state and local aid GOP refuse to provide – Raw Story

‘Voters will know who to blame’: Poll shows nearly 7 in 10 Americans support $1 trillion state and local aid GOP refuse to provide – Raw Story | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it
“Senators can no longer ignore the calls of voters, local elected officials, and economists who have repeatedly called for this relief.” Americans across the political spectrum overwhelmingly want the federal government to provide a trillion dollars for state and local aid in the next Covid-19 relief...
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Political reporters can’t handle the truth: Trump is never going to ‘pivot’ – Raw Story

Political reporters can’t handle the truth: Trump is never going to ‘pivot’ – Raw Story | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

First things first: Donald Trump is not going to “pivot.” Yes, on Tuesday he stood at a podium and, in stiff and sulky fashion, said words that, as written, were relatively serious and realistic. He admitted the coronavirus pandemic will “get worse before it gets better.” 

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Coronavirus: Donald Trump and congress in stand-off over virus aid as crisis worsens | Euronews

Coronavirus: Donald Trump and congress in stand-off over virus aid as crisis worsens | Euronews | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Donald Trump and congressional leaders are trying to pass a new €874 billion package to help the US economy but disagree over COVID-19 testing funds.

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COVID19 Corruption: Wealthy And Well Connected Get Rich While People Suffer - PopularResistance.org

COVID19 Corruption: Wealthy And Well Connected Get Rich While People Suffer - PopularResistance.org | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

While corrupt elected officials and elites feed at the public trough, the economic collapse is hitting people in the United States hard. According to the newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics figures 47.2 percent of working-age people are without work and businesses are finding it impossible...

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Why couldn't the workers who needed help get their fair share? Because Donald Trump couldn't ignore his greed long enough to do his job. It's a mistake he will regret come Election Day.

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Mining industry profits from pandemic - TheEcologist.org

Mining industry profits from pandemic - TheEcologist.org | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

The mining industry has abused the pandemic to turn a profit and advance their interests, putting land and water protectors at greater risk of harm.

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Capital One and Other Debt Collectors Are Still Coming for Millions of Americans — ProPublica.org

Capital One and Other Debt Collectors Are Still Coming for Millions of Americans — ProPublica.org | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

As the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Americans got protection from evictions, foreclosures and student debt. But debt collectors have continued to siphon off their share of paychecks from those who still have jobs.

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Massive Corporate Deals Are Making Hospitals’ PPE Shortages Worse - VanityFair.com

Massive Corporate Deals Are Making Hospitals’ PPE Shortages Worse - VanityFair.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Amid shortages of PPE to fight coronavirus, some hospitals aren’t taking donations because they’re contractually obligated to exclusive suppliers. “[We’re] like fucking sitting ducks,” said one doctor. “Everything in health care is meant to benefit those who control the system.”

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