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27.10.2020 - 13:10 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Merz und der Machtkampf: „Söder wird nun zum Retter der CDU“

„Merz ist jetzt der Outlaw; Laschet, der bereits durch seine schwachen Auftritte in der Corona-Krise stark geschwächt ist, gilt jetzt auch noch als derjenige, der mit dem Establishment die Strippen zieht; und Röttgen hat ohnehin keine starke Verankerung in der Partei. Das ist für die ganze CDU ein GAU. Und es macht den ohnehin wahrscheinlichsten Kanzlerkandidaten nun fast unausweichlich: Markus Söder.“

26.10.2020 - 14:43 [ ZDF ]

CDU verschiebt Parteitag – Vorsitzenden-Wahl könnte per Post stattfinden

Es bleibt laut Ziemiak noch die Möglichkeit eines digitalen Parteitags mit anschließender Briefwahl des Parteivorsitzenden. Diese Wahl würde allerdings eine Vorbereitungszeit von 70 Tagen benötigen. Außerdem äußerte Ziemiak weitere Bedenken: „Das ist derzeit rechtlich nicht möglich“, so Ziemiak.

26.10.2020 - 14:39 [ ZDF ]

US-Wahlkampf – Coronavirus wird zum Hauptthema

Im Kampf ums Weiße Haus drängt sich auf der Zielgeraden mit Wucht die Corona-Krise wieder in den Mittelpunkt. Die Infektionen in den USA sind auf einem Rekordniveau – und mit Corona-Fällen im nächsten Umfeld von Vizepräsident Mike Pence breitet sich das Virus zum zweiten Mal binnen weniger Wochen in den obersten Machtetagen aus.

25.10.2020 - 05:18 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Debatte um CDU-Parteitag: Auch Laschet für Verschiebung

Bundeswirtschaftsminister Peter Altmaier zeigte sich ebenfalls skeptisch. Er sagte den Zeitungen der Funke-Mediengruppe, die Entscheidung, ob ein Parteitag stattfinden solle, könne sich „nur an einer Frage ausrichten: dem Pandemiegeschehen in Deutschland“.

21.10.2020 - 23:06 [ Heise.de ]

Studie: Regierungen nutzen Coronakrise als Vorwand für Überwachung und Zensur

Die Geschichte zeige, dass in Krisenzeiten eingeführte Techniken und Gesetze oft von Dauer seien, sagte Adrian Shahbaz, Co-Autor der am Mittwoch veröffentlichten Studie. „Im Rückblick werden wir Covid-19 genau wie den 11. September 2001 als Zeitpunkt sehen, an dem Regierungen neue, aufdringliche Mittel zur Kontrolle ihrer Bürger dazugewonnen haben.“

Freedom House konzentriert sich in seiner Studie auf drei Hauptthemen: Überwachung, Zensur sowie den Zerfall des Internets in nationale Teilnetze unter dem Schlagwort der „Cyber-Souveränität“.

20.10.2020 - 12:11 [ theHill.com ]

Nearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter

The 291 new signatures announced Tuesday join 489 national security leaders who previously endorsed former Vice President Biden as having “the character, principles, wisdom and leadership necessary to address a world on fire.”

19.10.2020 - 07:10 [ ORF.at ]

Slowakei: 8.000 Soldaten sollen bei Massentests helfen

Alle verfügbaren Soldaten, Polizisten und Feuerwehrleute würden für das Projekt herangezogen, sagte Verteidigungsminister Jaroslav Nad laut Nachrichtenagentur TASR nach einer außerordentlichen Kabinettssitzung.

Ob die Tests freiwillig oder verpflichtend sein würden, ist weiter unklar.

19.10.2020 - 03:17 [ Washington Post ]

Biden leads Trump. So did Hillary Clinton. For Democrats, it’s a worrisome campaign deja vu

Democrats went to the polls last time certain they would elect the first woman ever to become president, and were punched in the face with a Trump upset. This time they feel the punch coming from a thousand miles away. The worry is visceral and widespread, unassuaged by Biden’s lead in the polls.

14.10.2020 - 11:43 [ theSun.co.uk ]

‚WE NEED MORE‘: Tier 3 lockdown not enough to stop Covid, warns Chris Whitty, as it emerges SAGE wanted circuit-break three weeks ago

(13.10.2020)

Meanwhile, it emerged the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) committee – of which Prof Whitty is a member – officially recommended a two-week lockdown on September 21.

08.10.2020 - 13:45 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Professors ‚Glum and Glummer‘ Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance should be banned from Covid press briefings, says leading lawyer who warns the Government has been ‚captured‘ by scientists

(03.10.2020)

Last month, Professor Whitty and Sir Patrick – dubbed Glum and Glummer by critics – held their own press conference, warning the infection rate could rise to 50,000 cases a day by mid-October.

03.10.2020 - 12:33 [ USA Today ]

2 GOP senators test positive for COVID-19 after Trump; Democrats say it’s ‚premature‘ to move forward with Barrett confirmation hearings

Despite the concerns, Senate Republican leaders say they want to move ahead with confirmation hearings for Barrett, which are slated to begin Oct. 12. Both Lee and Tillis are members of the 22-member Senate Judiciary Committee that will hold the hearings and ultimately decide whether his confirmation will move forward for a vote in the full Senate.

02.10.2020 - 20:40 [ Bloomberg.com ]

President’s Campaign Events to Be Delayed, Virtual: Trump Update

President Donald Trump’s campaign events will go virtual or will be delayed. Democratic candidate Joe Biden tested negative for the coronavirus and will go ahead with a campaign trip.

28.09.2020 - 16:40 [ New York Times ]

The President’s Taxes: Long-Concealed Records Show Trump’s Chronic Losses and Years of Tax Avoidance

Donald J. Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency. In his first year in the White House, he paid another $750.

He had paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years — largely because he reported losing much more money than he made.

25.09.2020 - 15:01 [ HuffingtonPost.co.uk ]

London Faces Local Lockdown After Being Placed On Coronavirus Watchlist

“Ministers simply have to get a grip. It’s vital that testing capacity is increased immediately in London and focused in the areas it is needed most.

15.09.2020 - 11:31 [ Nature.com ]

Phosphine gas in the cloud decks of Venus

(14.09.2020)

Here we report the apparent presence of phosphine (PH3) gas in Venus’s atmosphere, where any phosphorus should be in oxidized forms. Single-line millimetre-waveband spectral detections (quality up to ~15σ) from the JCMT and ALMA telescopes have no other plausible identification.

12.09.2020 - 16:55 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Used Doctored Video of Abbas to Influence Trump’s Policy, Woodward Reveals

The incident occurred on May 22, 2017, at a time when Trump was beginning to have doubts about Netanyahu and wondering aloud if the Israeli prime minister might be the real obstacle to peace with the Palestinians, Woodward wrote, according to excerpts from the book published by U.S. media.

30.08.2020 - 12:29 [ Tagesschau ]

Bundeswahlgesetz: Koalition plant Corona-Ausnahmeregel

Eine Kandidatur für den Bundestag setzt nach geltendem Recht einen Parteitag voraus. Doch was, wenn Parteitage wegen Corona nicht abgehalten werden können? Die Koalition will das nun gesetzlich regeln.

25.08.2020 - 05:55 [ Cenk Uygur / Twitter ]

Every cable news pundit told you that you definitely shouldn’t pick @BernieSanders in primaries because Republicans will call him a socialist, Marxist & communist. These are literally the words used to describe Biden tonight at #RNC2020. That’s what they call us no matter what!

14.08.2020 - 03:28 [ Fox News ]

Biden praises Israel-UAE peace deal announced by Trump, credits Obama administration

The former vice president praised the move as “a historic step to bridge the deep divides of the Middle East,” calling the UAE’s offer to “publicly recognize the State of Israel is a welcome, brave, and badly-needed act of statesmanship.”

“It is a critical recognition that Israel is a vibrant, integral part of the Middle East that is here to stay,” Biden said. “Israel can and will be a valued strategic and economic partner to all who welcome it.”

11.08.2020 - 21:40 [ i24news.tv ]

Netanyahu demanding changes to coalition deal to prevent elections: report

The Israeli premier reportedly wants immediate elections in case the High Court of Justice disqualifies him from serving as alternate prime minister, after his rotation with Gantz commences in November 2021, due to the indictments filed against him.

His second demand is to dissolve a public committee slated to appoint the state prosecutor and police commissioner and transfer the procedure to the government instead.

The report suggested that Gantz’s Blue and White party will find it „difficult“ to approve Netanyahu’s first request.

11.08.2020 - 21:36 [ Haaretz ]

Kahol Lavan Says Won’t Back Bill Preventing Netanyahu From Forming Future Government

The bill, brought forward by Kahol Lavan’s former political allies Yesh Atid, is aimed at preventing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from running for office in the next election. Netanyahu currently stands trial for suspected bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

11.08.2020 - 21:21 [ Politicshome.com ]

Boris Johnson warns UK of ‘bumpy months ahead’ after biggest drop in employment for over a decade

The Prime Minister vowed to make “colossal investments” in infrastructure and skills as the latest Office for National Statistics data showed 730,000 fewer people were in paid employment in July than in March, when the UK’s coronavirus lockdown began.

30.07.2020 - 15:15 [ theHill.com ]

GDP shrinks record 32.9 percent in second quarter amid virus lockdowns

Between April and June, U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) shrunk at a pace that would have wiped out roughly a third of the value of the economy if extended over 12 months, according to the Commerce Department’s advance estimate of second-quarter growth. It is the largest one-quarter plunge in economic growth since the federal government began reporting quarterly GDP data.

17.07.2020 - 09:22 [ New York Times ]

Democratic Officials Tell Members of Congress to Skip the Convention

Democratic officials have instructed senators, members of Congress and party delegates not to physically attend their national convention this summer, a sign of the ever-shrinking aspirations for their big campaign event in the face of a surge in coronavirus cases in the United States.

The directive, issued Thursday, ensures that little will happen at the convention site in Milwaukee beyond speeches from former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., his vice-presidential nominee and a handful of other top party leaders.

17.07.2020 - 08:18 [ theHill.com ]

Democrats instructing lawmakers, delegates to skip national convention

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Democratic Party officials have instructed members of Congress and delegates to skip in-person attendance at their national convention, The New York Times reported Thursday.

15.07.2020 - 16:14 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Neue Prognose: Weltbevölkerung schrumpft ab 2064

Während die Vereinten Nationen in ihren Prognosen über das Jahrhundert von einer Geburtenrate von 1,8 Kindern pro Frau ausgehen, wird sie laut den Analysen von Murray und seinen Kollegen auf unter 1,5 Kinder pro Frau fallen. Für eine stabile Bevölkerungszahl ist eine Geburtenrate von 2,1 Kindern pro Frau nötig.

Der Chefredakteur des Journals „The Lancet“, Richard Horton, erklärte, die Studie zeige eine radikale Verschiebung der geopolitischen Machtverhältnisse.

15.07.2020 - 16:11 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

World population will start SHRINKING in 44 years: Major study claims humanity will peak at 9.7billion people in 2064 before dropping to 8.8bn by 2100 because of declining birth rates — and the UK will top out at 75million in 2063

This is projected to lead to a drop in the fertility rate of the world’s population, from an average of 2.37 children per woman — 237 children from every 100 women — to 1.66, or 166 children for every 100 women.

The fertility rate must be 2 for a population to remain stable and 2.1 for it to increase, the researchers said. To keep a community the same size a mother must, on average, not only replace herself but also the baby’s father.

10.07.2020 - 10:48 [ Hessenschau.de ]

Rechtes Netzwerk bei der Polizei? Drohmails gegen Wissler: Beuth empört über Versäumnisse des LKA

Kurz nachdem über die Mails berichtet worden war, erhielt Wissler eine weitere mit „NSU 2.0“ unterzeichnete Zuschrift. Eine E-Mail mit dem Kürzel „NSU 2.0“ ging am vergangenen Montag auch in den Postfächern von Innenminister Beuth und Ministerpräsident Volker Bouffier (CDU) ein.

Mittlerweile ist klar, dass persönliche Daten Wisslers von einem Polizeicomputer in Wiesbaden abgefragt worden waren.

03.07.2020 - 20:59 [ Nasdaq.comMers ]

Why Gilead Sciences Shares Rose 18.4% in the First Half

Early into the health crisis, Gilead began testing remdesivir as a possible treatment for the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. The antiviral initially had been studied in other coronaviruses — severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). More recently, remdesivir entered clinical trials for COVID-19, and as promising data emerged, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted the drug Emergency Use Authorization.

03.07.2020 - 12:32 [ Politico.com ]

New York City won’t start counting absentee ballots for another week

(30.06.2020)

The city board, like its equivalents throughout the state, has been swamped with an unprecedented volume of absentee ballots and is currently working on sorting through them. Final totals for the number of mailed in-ballots should be available later this week. Ryan said that “more than 10 times” the number of such ballots expected under normal circumstances had been sent out.

03.07.2020 - 11:13 [ Daniel Schoel / Twitter ]

Just FYI: There’s a 6,000 vote discrepancy between the exit polls and final results in Booker vs McGrath. This is over the 4% which the UN identifies as possible election fraud. Just something to think about.

(01.07.2020)

03.07.2020 - 11:11 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Amy McGrath Defeats Charles Booker in Kentucky Democratic Senate Primary

(30.06.2020)

Former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath won a Democratic primary to become the nominee for the U.S. Senate from Kentucky, fending off a strong late challenge from a state legislator whose rise to prominence reflected the renewed energy of the progressive movement.

Ms. McGrath, who had the backing of the Democratic establishment, defeated state House lawmaker Charles Booker, according to Associated Press projections.

30.06.2020 - 17:12 [ Corona Data / Twitter ]

U.S. reports 46,580 new cases of Coronavirus in the last 24 hours, Biggest one-day increase since the pandemic began

(27.06.2020)

30.06.2020 - 17:10 [ Wall Street Journal ]

New Jersey’s Covid-19 Death Toll Rises 14% When Probable Fatalities Added

(25.06.2020)

New Jersey health officials released figures for probable Covid-19 deaths for the first time, raising the state’s total fatality count from the illness caused by the new coronavirus to nearly 14,900, a 14% increase over previous estimates.

State officials counted 1,854 probable fatalities after investigating death-certificate data dating back to late winter.

30.06.2020 - 08:25 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Palestinians offer negotiations days before planned annexation – report

The Palestinian Authority dispatched a letter on Monday addressed to the Quartet on the Middle East stating that it’s prepared to renew negotiations with Israel and agree to „minor territorial exchanges,“ according to reports by Ynet News on Monday night.

The Quartet on the Middle East, a foursome consisting of the United Nations, the US, Russia and the European Union involved in mediating the Israeli–Palestinian peace process.

26.06.2020 - 16:10 [ i24news.tv ]

Report: Likud party to offer Gantz presidency to scuttle rotation deal

The offer, according to the paper, would upend a rotation agreement between Netanyahu and Gantz for the premiership as stated in their coalition agreement signed earlier this year.

Likud party officials insist it would be „unreasonable“ for Netanyahu to honor the agreement – which allows Gantz to become Prime Minister in November 2021 – due to his politically weakened position, according to a string of national polls.

25.06.2020 - 10:02 [ ZDF ]

SPD: Corona-Immunitätsausweis denkbar

Die SPD-Gesundheitspolitikerin Bärbel Bas signalisiert, dass ihre Partei unter bestimmten Bedingungen nun doch zur Einführung eines Corona-Immunitätsausweises bereit sein könnte.

23.06.2020 - 17:24 [ Haaretz ]

Gantz on Annexation: Palestinians ‚In Deep Shit,‘ Israel ‚Won’t Keep Waiting for Them‘

Gantz, who in the past publicly backed dialogue with the Palestinians toward an agreement leading to a two-state solution, said the Israeli government should “not only to manage the conflict but shape it as well.” And if the Palestinians choose not to hold talks with Israel about the annexation, “then we will have to move forward without them,” he said.

23.06.2020 - 17:19 [ i24news.tv ]

Egypt, Jordan likely to opt for symbolic response if Israel annexes West Bank parts: report

Mossad (Israel’s foreign intelligence) chief Yossi Cohen and his Egyptian counterpart Abbas Kamal reportedly spearheaded the talks, which yielded an agreement on the scale of the response.

20.06.2020 - 07:56 [ Haaretz ]

As Gantz Implodes, Netanyahu Is Dreaming of Another Election

The polls are predicting 40 to 41 Knesset seats for Likud, with Kahol Lavan plummeting to 10 or 11. And given the trend line of the past two months, Gantz’s party might find itself in the single-digits in a week or two.

Thus, with the rightist/ultra-Orthodox bloc winning 64 to 65 of the Knesset’s 120 seats (not including Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu), Netanyahu’s temptation is understandable.

18.06.2020 - 15:23 [ Vanity Fair ]

“It’s Just a Raw Power Struggle”: Progressives and Moderates Square Off in War Over Primarying Incumbents

(10.06.2020)

Progressives see hypocrisy rooted—not in principle or policy—but in maintaining power. “It’s almost like all the rules are thrown out the window if you’re not coming from the left,” progressive strategist Rebecca Katz told me.

18.06.2020 - 10:58 [ Tagesschau ]

Afghanistan: Der unsichtbare Krieg

Vor zwei Jahren konnte SIGAR zum Beispiel noch detailliert aufgezeigen, welche Gebiete in Afghanistan von den Aufständischen und nicht von der Regierung kontrolliert werden. Diese Daten werden laut SIGAR nicht mehr von der NATO und dem US-Militär erhoben und ihnen zur Verfügung gestellt. Ebenso wenig wie Daten, die zeigen, wie viele Angriffe von Aufständischen es in Afghanistan in jüngster Zeit gegeben hatte. Diese Informationen gelten neuerdings als geheim, kritisiert SIGAR. Begründung des Militärs: Die Verhandlungen und das Abkommen mit den Taliban.

18.06.2020 - 10:50 [ Tagesschau ]

UN-Bericht zu Afghanistan: Kampf gegen Korruption steckt fest

Afghanistans Bemühungen gegen Korruption werden auch auf internationaler Ebene genau beobachtet. Denn nach vier Jahren soll in diesem Jahr eine Geberkonferenz in Genf zusammenkommen. Das Interesse der Spender habe nachgelassen, stellt Unama fest. Es sei möglich, dass Afghanistan künftig „mehr mit weniger“ tun müsse.

15.06.2020 - 08:27 [ New York Times ]

Coronavirus Live Updates: As Social Distancing Wanes, Cuomo Warns of Another Lockdown

Specifically, Mr. Cuomo said that bar patrons in Manhattan and the Hamptons on Long Island had been flouting the rules, and warned that if local officials did not crack down on such behavior the state could be forced to suspend re-opening plans.

“There is a very real possibility that we would roll back the reopening in those areas,” he said, adding that if people didn’t abide social distancing rules, including wearing masks, a second wave of infections was almost inevitable. “It will come. And once it comes, it’s too late.”

15.06.2020 - 08:16 [ NBCWashington.com ]

Dr. Fauci Expects Spike in Coronavirus Cases Due to Protests

(08.06.2020)

The percentage of positive coronavirus cases is declining across the D.C. area, but those numbers come amid a new warning from the nation’s top infectious disease expert on protests during the pandemic. News4’s Doreen Gentzler reports.

15.06.2020 - 08:08 [ Politico.com ]

Roughly 2 weeks after protests began, no spike in Covid-19

(12.06.2020)

About two weeks after protests began in New York City, several indicators tracking the spread of the coronavirus have yet to register a meaningful spike.

However, Mayor Bill de Blasio and health experts said Friday morning that they are waiting until the end of the month to draw any hard conclusions from the data.

15.06.2020 - 08:04 [ NBC29.com ]

Virginia News: Gov. Northam’s coronavirus briefing: no spike in COVID-19 cases, higher education guidelines, May revenue numbers

Speaking of the COVID-19 numbers in Virginia, Northam says so far the commonwealth has not seen a spike in COVID-19 cases. Northam also notes the number of coronavirus deaths has been deceasing over the last couple of weeks.

15.06.2020 - 08:02 [ BGR.com ]

Coronavirus cases are dropping in Minnesota despite protests over George Floyd’s murder

(11.06.2020)

Protests broke out around the country following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25th, but the state has yet to see a spike in coronavirus cases.
Public health experts were concerned that gatherings of protestors would lead to an increase in the infection rate, but Minnesota’s new cases are still on the decline.
In the meantime, Minnesota’s stay-at-home order expired, Memorial Day weekend happened, and bars and restaurants around the state reopened. And still no spike.

13.06.2020 - 06:01 [ Haaretz ]

Annexation? Israeli Apartheid? Hounding Journalists? Gantz Didn’t Come to Fight

The Kahol Lavan leader seems to have forgotten that his party was supposed to represent an alternative to Netanyahu’s aggressive ways

12.06.2020 - 08:40 [ Haaretz ]

U.S. Decision to Sanction International Crime Court Was Coordinated With Israel, Source Says

The move was discussed in a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Jerusalem last month, the source said on Thursday.

12.06.2020 - 03:19 [ NBC News / Youtube ]

Troubling Divide Between Police Testimony And Some Incidents Caught On Video | NBC Nightly New

In some cases of police violence, including in the case of George Floyd, there is a disconnect between what officers say happened and what video evidence later shows. As the nation weighs police reform measures, former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton says it should focus on the importance of telling the truth.

10.06.2020 - 23:00 [ Voter Protection Project / Twitter ]

Still over 30,000 ballots left to be counted in #GA07.

VPP is working to raise $25,000 for @NabilahforGA07
in the next 24 hours. Can you chip in to our EMERGENCY FUND to make sure every vote is counted in #GA07?

10.06.2020 - 22:57 [ Axios.com ]

Georgia secretary of state launches investigation into chaos at voting booths

Flashback: App issues marred vote reporting during the Iowa caucuses in February, highlighting the risk of tech issues during a key election.

10.06.2020 - 09:53 [ NBC News ]

Georgia election ‚catastrophe‘ in largely minority areas sparks investigation

(09.06.2020)

„This seems to be happening throughout Atlanta and perhaps throughout the county. People have been in line since before 7:00 am this morning,“ Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a Democrat, tweeted shortly after polls were supposed to open — and in some cases still hadn’t.

Cody Cutting was in a long line at Lang Carson Community Center in the Reynoldstown neighborhood of Atlanta, where the line snaked around the block and some people had been waiting to cast their votes for 4½ hours.

10.06.2020 - 09:42 [ Washington Post ]

Democrats grow bullish on Senate prospects as Georgia voters cast ballots

(09.06.2020)

Also on the ballot Tuesday are primaries with general-election implications, including in the suburban Atlanta district held by retiring Rep. Rob Woodall (R) that Democrats narrowly missed winning in 2018.

Republican candidates include business executive Lynne Homrich, physician Rich McCormick and state Sen. Renee Unterman, while Democrats are choosing whether to renominate Carolyn Bourdeaux, a Georgia State University professor who came within 433 votes of unseating Woodall. Among the five other candidates seeking the nomination are activist Nabilah Islam, state Sen. Zahra Karinshak and state Rep. Brenda Lopez Romero.

10.06.2020 - 09:38 [ The New York Times / Twitter ]

Major problems with Georgia’s new voting machines are leading to long lines and widespread frustration statewide on a critical primary day

(09.06.2020)

10.06.2020 - 09:15 [ New York Times ]

Major Problems With Voting in Atlanta as 5 States Hold Primaries

(09.06.2020)

Georgia’s Seventh District was once reliably Republican territory, but it includes an increasingly diverse section of metro Atlanta. Now there are contested primaries on both sides for the seat held by Representative Rob Woodall, a Republican who is not running for re-election. Mr. Woodall won by fewer than 500 votes in 2018, and his opponent in that race, Carolyn Bourdeaux, is again seeking the Democratic nomination. Another Democrat in the race, Nabilah Islam, was endorsed by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

09.06.2020 - 21:34 [ Andrew *is tired of this* Nguyen / Twitter ]

„Defund the police? Impossible!“ they cried as they defunded education, healthcare, social security, welfare, planned parenthood, public transit…

09.06.2020 - 21:16 [ Jimmy Dore / Twitter ]

Democrats making clear that voting won’t help you.

09.06.2020 - 21:02 [ the Hill ]

Biden, Democrats seek to shut down calls to defund police

„No, I don’t support defunding the police. I support conditioning federal aid to police based on whether or not they meet certain basic standards of decency and honorableness,“ he said.

Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill were adopting a similar position.

02.06.2020 - 22:51 [ CNN ]

There are as many National Guard members activated in the US as there are active duty troops in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan

As thousands across the US take to the streets for another day of protests demanding justice for George Floyd, more than 17,000 members of the National Guard are standing ready to support local law enforcement.
That represents approximately the same number of active duty troops deployed in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.
As of Monday, nearly half of the US has activated guard members to respond to civil unrest.

25.05.2020 - 21:33 [ Fox News ]

Mueller deputy Andrew Weissmann to headline Biden virtual fundraiser

Throughout the Russia investigation, Weissmann had been considered a “deputy” to Mueller, with conservatives regularly targeting him for his reputation of using aggressive tactics in cases, as well as his role in past controversial prosecutions. Weissmann helped to build the case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

25.05.2020 - 21:21 [ theAtlantic.com ]

Biden’s Virtual Campaign Is a Disaster

(15.05.2020)

The candidate has reached the peak of his career in the rec room of his basement, talking into a computer.

18.05.2020 - 19:26 [ Vox.com ]

The Senate voted to let the government keep surveilling your online life without a warrant

(14.05.2020)

Many senators wanted to forbid the government from secretly collecting information about your internet habits, but an amendment failed by just one vote.

15.05.2020 - 15:53 [ Vox.com ]

The Senate voted to let the government keep surveilling your online life without a warrant

The measure needed 60 votes to pass. It got 59.

The outcome is especially frustrating since four senators didn’t vote on the amendment at all, and at least one would have voted yes. Lamar Alexander couldn’t vote because he’s quarantined. Two others — Ben Sasse and Bernie Sanders — didn’t respond to request for comment on where they were during the vote. An aide told Politico that Patty Murray would have voted yes had she been there, but the senator was not in Washington, DC, when the vote occurred.

13.05.2020 - 21:04 [ wgme.com ]

Democrats pass new rules that would allow virtual convention

Democrats are making new moves toward a virtual presidential nominating convention this August, with a top party committee voting Tuesday to grant convention organizers in Milwaukee the authority to design an event that won’t require delegates to attend in person amid the coronavirus pandemic.

13.05.2020 - 20:57 [ wgme.com ]

Biden plans to stay home, testing limits of virtual campaign

In this screengrab taken from JoeBiden.com campaign website, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) endorses Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden during a live streaming broadcast on April 13, 2020.

13.05.2020 - 19:43 [ New York Times ]

Pompeo in Israel for Meetings on Annexation, Virus, Iran and China

“The most important thing is actually generating the information and then sharing the information,” Mr. Netanyahu interrupted Mr. Pompeo to say, an unmistakable reference to the Israeli intelligence services’ track record of developing information of value to the United States.

Notably, Mr. Pompeo’s short schedule of meetings included a session with the Mossad director, Yossi Cohen.

13.05.2020 - 19:21 [ Haaretz ]

Biden, Sanders Form ‘Unity Task Force’ – Without Foreign Policy for Now

The announcement is the latest indication that Biden’s campaign is trying to secure the support of Sanders’ fans.

10.05.2020 - 05:18 [ CNN ]

FDA commissioner and CDC director will testify remotely in Senate hearing

Dr. Robert Redfield, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Dr. Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, will testify by video conference at a Senate hearing about the coronavirus next week.

09.05.2020 - 05:59 [ CNN ]

Trump sought a reopening but found the virus in the White House instead

President Donald Trump hoped this would be the week he emerged into a nation recovering from pandemic. Instead the pandemic came to him.

09.05.2020 - 05:39 [ ORF.at ]

Sprecherin von US-Vizepräsident Pence positiv getestet

„Sie wurde kürzlich getestet, und der Test war negativ, und dann wurde sie heute aus irgendeinem Grund positiv getestet“, sagte Trump gestern im Weißen Haus bei einem Treffen mit republikanischen Senatoren und Abgeordneten. Pence sei seither erneut negativ getestet worden und treffe alle nötigen Vorsichtsmaßnahmen, sagte er weiter.

09.05.2020 - 05:33 [ the Hill ]

Positive coronavirus cases shake White House

Miller’s positive test prompted the vice president to delay his takeoff for a trip to Iowa. Six staffers who may have had contact with her deplaned, and all six later tested negative for the virus.

The positive tests reflect the dangers of the virus spreading inside the White House complex, and it further called into question what measures are being taken to try and limit the exposure of the top two elected officials in American government.

09.05.2020 - 05:17 [ the Hill ]

Pence press secretary Katie Miller tests positive for coronavirus

Miller is one of Pence’s closest aides and is married to Stephen Miller, one of Trump’s senior advisers.

06.05.2020 - 17:39 [ Regionews.at ]

Kärnten: Elektronischer Impfpass als Pilotprojekt für ganz Österreich

(25.04.2020)

Beschlossen wurde er bereits im Jahr 2017, umgesetzt ist er bis heute nicht – der elektronische Impfpass. „Wenn nicht jetzt angesichts der Coronasituation, wann dann sollte es allen Akteuren bewusst sein, dass wir den elektronischen Impfpass nicht länger vor uns herschieben können“, appellierte heute im Rahmen der Videokonferenz der Bundeszielsteuerungskommission die Kärntner Gesundheitsreferentin LHStv.in Beate Prettner.

01.05.2020 - 14:51 [ Polizei Berlin Einsatz / Twitter ]

Derzeit sind Kolleg. am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz zum Schutz einer kleinen, angemeldeten Versammlung im Einsatz. Sie werden darüber hinaus darauf achten, dass Menschen nicht dem Aufruf einer größeren Kundgebung folgen, für die weder eine Anmeldung noch Genehmigung vorliegt.

20.04.2020 - 20:01 [ Ars Technica ]

CDC’s failed coronavirus tests were tainted with coronavirus, feds confirm

As the new coronavirus took root across America, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent states tainted test kits in early February that were themselves seeded with the virus, federal officials have confirmed.

20.04.2020 - 19:59 [ New York Times ]

C.D.C. Labs Were Contaminated, Delaying Coronavirus Testing, Officials Say

(18.04.2020)

Early on, the F.D.A., which oversees laboratory tests, sent Dr. Timothy Stenzel, chief of in vitro diagnostics and radiological health, to the C.D.C. labs to assess the problem, several officials said. He found an astonishing lack of expertise in commercial manufacturing and learned that nobody was in charge of the entire process, they said.

20.04.2020 - 19:50 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu, Gantz Sign Coalition Deal to Form Government

As part of the agreement, Netanyahu will be able to veto the appointments of the next attorney general and state prosecutor. His trial in three corruption cases is set to begin on May 24.

20.04.2020 - 19:22 [ ORF.at ]

Ganz und Netanjahu vereinbaren Große Koalition

Netanjahu soll als Erster eineinhalb Jahre lang das Amt bekleiden und dann von Ganz abgelöst werden.

08.04.2020 - 20:20 [ CNN ]

Bernie Sanders drops out of the 2020 race, clearing Joe Biden’s path to the Democratic nomination

Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign on Wednesday, clearing Joe Biden’s path to the Democratic nomination and a showdown with President Donald Trump in November.
Sanders first made the announcement in a call with his staff, his campaign said.

07.03.2020 - 20:39 [ New York Times ]

Erik Prince Recruits Ex-Spies to Help Infiltrate Liberal Groups

(today)

One of the former spies, an ex-MI6 officer named Richard Seddon, helped run a 2017 operation to copy files and record conversations in a Michigan office of the American Federation of Teachers, one of the largest teachers’ unions in the nation. Mr. Seddon directed an undercover operative to secretly tape the union’s local leaders and try to gather information that could be made public to damage the organization, documents show.

06.03.2020 - 11:09 [ David Catanese, National Political Correspondent @mcclatchydc / Twitter ]

In interview with @Maddow , @ewarren was notably restrained in noting her policy differences with @JoeBiden , and called him a “decent” man in the best way. She’s spoke much more at length about the online vitriol from @BernieSanders supporters.

05.03.2020 - 18:05 [ Jonathan Martin, NY Times / Twitter ]

Warren has told associates she’s NOT planning to endorse later today when she announces that she’s dropping out.

Wants to weigh whether to do it and, if so, timing.

05.03.2020 - 18:02 [ Shane Goldmacher, New York Times / Twitter ]

NEWS: Biden and Warren spoke yesterday, in addition to her call with Sanders, per a source familiar with the call.

05.03.2020 - 18:01 [ theHill.com ]

Warren to drop out of presidential race

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is set to end her presidential bid on Thursday after failing to gain traction in the 2020 Democratic primary race, according to two sources close to the campaign.

04.03.2020 - 19:29 [ CBS News ]

Bloomberg ends presidential run and endorses Biden after Super Tuesday rejection

Bloomberg released a statement saying he would be leaving the race and endorsing Joe Biden.