Politics
Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic  ABC NEWS · 12 hours
President Donald Trump and Democrats are bickering over how to provide voters with safe and secure access to a ballot, as coronavirus pandemic rages in the U.S. and threatens to... more
Competition for supplies sharpening as pandemic worsens  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Scarce supplies of medical equipment are leading to growing competition within the U_S_ and among nations, in what one French politician called a “worldwide treasure hunt.” more
Wisconsin limps toward Tuesday election despite virus fears  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Wisconsin is lurching toward a spring primary election on Tuesday despite widespread concern about in-person voting during the coronavirus crisis more
Wisconsin Republicans say election should go on as scheduled  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Wisconsin Republicans are brushing off Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ call for a special session to push back Tuesday’s election and shift to mail-only more
White House: CDC to recommend Americans cover faces when outside, Trump calls it 'voluntary'  ABC NEWS · 1 day
White House: CDC to recommend Americans cover faces when outside, Trump calls it 'voluntary' more
Wisconsin GOP says election should go on as scheduled  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Wisconsin Republicans are brushing off Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ call for a special session to push back Tuesday’s election and shift to mail-only more
Wisconsin governor calls special session to change election  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Gov. Tony Evers is calling on the Legislature to meet in special session to approve moving Wisconsin’s presidential primary to an all-mail footing more
The Latest: US stepping up protection of Trump, Pence  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The White House is stepping up precautions to protect the president and vice president from contracting the new coronavirus more
Wisconsin barrels ahead with election despite virus fears  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The coronavirus has scared some states into delaying their spring elections, but not Wisconsin more
Judge says no Wisconsin election returns until April 13  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A federal judge has ordered Wisconsin officials to withhold reporting any results from Tuesday’s election until extended absentee balloting is complete April 13 more
Democrats elevate health care as virus-era campaign argument  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Democrats are zeroing in on health care as one of the few issues that might resonate among Americans who have largely shelved election year politics as they focus on protecting their families... more
Poles divided over holding presidential vote during pandemic  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Uncertainty is deepening over whether Poland will move forward with a presidential election scheduled for May in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic more
Commission seeks clarity on absentees for Wisconsin election  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The Wisconsin Election Commission says a federal judge who ordered an extension for absentee voting in Tuesday’s election should ensure that no results are reported until all absentee ballots are in more
Poland divided over having presidential vote during pandemic  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Poland’s parliament is preparing to vote on legislation that would transform the country’s May presidential election into one conducted exclusively by mail-in ballots more
The Latest: White House says not enough following guidelines  ABC NEWS · 2 days
White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx says incoming infection data suggests not enough Americans are abiding by guidelines in the national “call to action” to stem the... more
White House considering direct payments to hospitals to cover COVID-19 treatment costs for uninsured Americans  ABC NEWS · 2 days
White House considering direct payments to hospitals to cover COVID-19 treatment costs for uninsured Americans more
The Latest: White House to start small business loan program  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The White House says it is prepared to launch a $350 billion lending program on Friday that is intended to help struggling small businesses that have been affected... more
Potential of using psychedelic drugs in psychiatry  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Before they were banned about a half century ago, psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin showed promise for treating conditions including alcoholism and some psychiatric disorders. Researchers say it's time for regulators, scientists, and... more
Climate disasters increase risks of armed conflicts: New evidence  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The risk for violent clashes increases after weather extremes such as droughts or floods hit people in vulnerable countries, an international team of scientists finds. Vulnerable countries are characterized by... more
Calusa People Stored Live Fish in Watercourts  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
In the 16th century, the Calusa, a fisher-gatherer-hunter society, were the most politically complex polity in Florida, and Mound Key, an island... more
Study finds no media bias when it comes to story selection  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
For as long as there have been news media, there have been allegations that journalists are biased and slant stories to fit their views. While many... more
Democrats proposing commission to study US pandemic response  ABC NEWS · 3 days
House Democrats are drafting legislation that would create a bipartisan commission to study the U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic more
Under pressure, Florida governor finally orders residents to stay home  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
With pressure mounting from public health officials and political leaders nationwide, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday reversed course and ordered residents across the state to stay at... more
White House science adviser Kelvin Droegemeier will also lead NSF—for now  Science Magazine · 3 days
Second role for head of White House science office until Senate confirms Trump’s nominee more
There is no liberal media bias in which news stories political journalists choose to cover  Science Magazine · 4 days
Is the media biased against conservatives? Although a dominant majority of journalists identify as liberals/Democrats and many Americans... more
The Latest: Pence: U.S. outbreak on similar path to Italy  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Vice President Mike Pence says the White House’s models for the coronavirus outbreak show the country on a trajectory akin to hard-hit Italy more
The Great Depression, the New Deal, and how disasters change politics  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The coronavirus pandemic has the United States facing a social and economic crisis with businesses shutting down, financial markets tumbling, and millions of Americans losing their... more
More than 100,000 Americans may die from COVID-19, US officials say.  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
The next couple of weeks will be "very, very painful" and "rough," Trump said today during a White House briefing today. more
White House projects 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in US from coronavirus pandemic if social distancing maintained  ABC NEWS · 4 days
White House projects 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in US from coronavirus pandemic if social distancing maintained more
The Latest: White House projects 100K-240K US deaths  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The White House is projecting that between 100,000 to 240,000 people in the U.S. will die from the coronavirus pandemic if social distancing measures continue to be followed more
White House projects 100K to 240K US deaths from virus  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The White House is projecting 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic if current social distancing guidelines are maintained more
The Latest: Ethiopian election postponed because of virus  ABC NEWS · 5 days
For the first time, a major election in Africa has been postponed as authorities say the coronavirus makes it impossible to prepare more
Studies find link between belief in conspiracy theories and political engagement  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Some political movements, particularly those extremist in nature, are associated with belief in conspiracy theories. Antisemitic demagogues, for example, have long referred to The Protocols of... more
White House turns to statistical models for virus forecast  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Like forecasters tracking a megastorm, White House officials are relying on statistical models to predict the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and try to protect as many people as possible more
The Latest: US Rep says she has presumed virus infection  ABC NEWS · 5 days
New York Rep. Nydia Velázquez, a Democrat who attended Friday’s House session to pass a $2 trillion rescue package, says she has a presumed coronavirus infection more
How social media makes it difficult to identify real news  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
There's a price to pay when you get your news and political information from the same place you find funny memes and cat pictures, new research suggests. The... more
How social media makes it difficult to identify real news  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
There's a price to pay when you get your news and political information from the same place you find funny memes and cat pictures, new research suggests. more
Specter of 100K-plus virus deaths as Trump seeks reopening  ABC NEWS · 7 days
As the White House looks for ways to restore normalcy in parts of the U.S., the government's foremost infection disease expert has a sober prognosis more
Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes  ABC NEWS · 1 week
President Donald Trump has signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress this week more
As virus toll mounts in NY, more friction with Trump  ABC NEWS · 1 week
President Donald Trump and elected leaders in New York are clashing again over the depth of the state's coronavirus crisis more
Virus test results in minutes? Scientists question accuracy  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the... more
The Latest: Feds concerned about virus spikes in 2 counties  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The White House coronavirus response coordinator says the task force is concerned about certain counties in the Midwest that appear to be seeing a rapid increase in cases more
In politics and pandemics, trolls use fear, anger to drive clicks  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new CU Boulder study shows that Facebook ads developed and shared by Russian trolls around the 2016 election were clicked on nine times more than... more
Democracy in overtime: Candidates await virus-delayed votes  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Political campaigns in some U.S. states have been switching gears or in limbo awaiting decisions on voting plans after elections were postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak more
Senate passes $2.2T coronavirus aid plan, House votes Friday  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The Senate has passed a massive $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic more
The value of science for critical decisions  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In times of crises, people suddenly come together in solidarity and support each other. Political parties unite behind the Federal Council and the government, who decided, within the space of just a few days,... more
In politics and pandemics, Russian trolls use fear, anger to drive clicks  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Facebook users flipping through their feeds in the fall of 2016 faced a minefield of targeted advertisements pitting blacks against police, southern whites against... more
Fleeing Nazis shaped Austrian politics for generations after World War II: study  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study in The Economic Journal, published by Oxford University Press, suggests that migrating extremists can shape political developments in their destination regions... more
Senate passes coronavirus rescue package on unanimous vote  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The Senate has passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic more
Senate trudging toward vote on virus rescue package  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The Senate is scrambling to unravel last-minute snags and win passage of an unparalleled $2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus... more
The Latest: Spain extends its state of emergency by 2 weeks  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Spain’s Parliament voted in favor of the government’s request to extend the state of emergency by two weeks that has allowed it to apply a national... more
Pennsylvania lawmakers vote to delay primary election  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Pennsylvania lawmakers voted to delay its primary election by five weeks to June 2, potentially past the spike of the state's spreading coronavirus cases more
Biden calls for 'meticulous oversight' of virus aid package  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says the congressional aid package addressing the coronavirus outbreak “goes a long way.” more
Washington agrees on unrivaled $2 trillion virus rescue bill  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The White House and Senate leaders of both political parties have reached agreement on a $2 trillion measure to rush aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed... more
The Latest: Putin postpones vote on amendments  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Russian President Vladimir Putin has postponed a nationwide vote on proposed constitutional amendments that include allowing him to seek another term in power more
White House, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties have agreed on an unprecedented $2 trillion measure to rush aid to businesses, workers and a health... more
The Latest: German lawmakers to vote on economic aid package  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Germany’s parliament is meeting Wednesday to approve an enormous package drawn up by the government to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak more
Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The White House and Senate leaders of both parties have agreed on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the... more
Federal officials reach deal on $2 trillion aid package  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The White House and Senate leaders of both parties have struck an agreement on a sweeping $2 trillion measure to aid workers, businesses and a health care system strained by... more
AGS reinforces the need for medical supplies, telehealth in COVID-19 response to Congress  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In letters sent yesterday to Congressional leaders, Vice President Pence, and White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Deborah Birx, MD, experts at... more
Elections: Early warning system to fight disinformation online  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new project is an effort to combat the rise of coordinated social media campaigns to incite violence, sew discord and threaten the integrity of democratic elections. more
US deal appears at hand to ease economic pain of coronavirus  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Congressional and White House officials says they're closing out final details of unprecedented legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses and workers facing ruin from the... more
US deal may be at hand to ease economic pain of coronavirus  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A deal may be at hand to ease the economic pain of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. Both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell... more
Congress closing in on nearly $2 trillion virus aid package  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Top congressional and White House officials negotiating the nearly $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package say they expect to reach a deal Tuesday more
Negotiators close on a nearly $2 trillion virus aid package  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Top congressional and White House officials negotiating the nearly $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package say they expect to reach a deal Tuesday more
Negotiators close on nearly $2 trillion virus aid package  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Top congressional and White House officials negotiating the nearly $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package say they expect to reach a deal sometime Tuesday more
Negotiators near $2 trillion deal for federal virus aid  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Top congressional and White House officials negotiating the $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package say they expect to reach a deal sometime Tuesday more
The Latest: US officials working on $2 trillion rescue deal  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Top congressional and White House officials negotiating the $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package say they expect to reach a deal sometime Tuesday more
Coal exit benefits outweigh its costs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Coal combustion is not only the single most important source of CO2 -- accounting for more than a third of global emissions, but also a major contributor to detrimental effects on public health and biodiversity. Yet,... more
Coal exit benefits outweigh its costs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Coal combustion is not only the single most important source of CO2, accounting for more than a third of global emissions, but also a major contributor to detrimental effects on public health and biodiversity. Yet, globally... more
The Latest: Senate doesn't advance COVID-19 rescue package  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Senate has refused to advance the coronavirus rescue package in a procedural vote with Democrats rejecting a draft from Republicans and pushing for more aid for workers more
The Latest: White House urges labs to prioritize tests  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
President Donald Trump says he’s ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ship mobile hospital centers to the hard-hit states of Washington, California and New York amid the coronavirus pandemic more
The Latest: Sen. Rand Paul tests positive for COVID-19  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is the first U.S. senator to test positive for COVID-19, the infection caused by the coronavirus more
As crisis deepens, Congressional rescue deal teeters  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Top-level negotiations between Congress and the White House are teetering on a ballooning nearly $1.4 trillion economic rescue package to steady a nation shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic more
As crisis deepens, Congress close on economic rescue deal  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Negotiators from Congress and the White House were set to resume talks Sunday, racing to push a $1.4 trillion economic rescue package across the finish line more
The Latest: Mnuchin expects agreement on stimulus package  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he expects Congress and the White House to agree Sunday on an economic stimulus package that could approach $2 trillion to address the coronavirus crisis more
The Latest: New Jersey begs White House for more supplies  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The governor of New Jersey says his state is desperate for more face masks and other personal protective equipment and is not getting nearly what it needs from... more
McConnell: 'Very close' on rescue package topping $1T  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Top-level talks between Congress and the White House are pushing toward agreement on a ballooning $1 trillion-plus economic rescue package to beat back the impact of the coronavirus more
Economic rescue tops $1 trillion as negotiations continue  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Top-level negotiations between Congress and the White House have pushed into Saturday night on a ballooning $1 trillion-plus economic rescue package to beat back the impact of the coronavirus more
National Space Council meeting postponed  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The next meeting of the National Space Council, already scaled back because of the coronavirus pandemic, has been postponed, the White House announced March 21. SpaceNews.com more
Business Fallout: Airlines beg for aid; Google launches site  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Airlines and retailers are pleading for aid as Congress and the White House continue to negotiate a rescue package more
Economic rescue balloons past $1 trillion as talks resume  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Negotiators from Congress and the White House are racing to strike a deal on a ballooning $1 trillion-plus economic rescue package more
Congress toils on $1 trillion rescue, Trump unleashes fury  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
As leaders from Congress and the White House toiled in high-stakes negotiations on a mammoth $1 trillion-plus economic rescue package Friday, President Donald Trump unleashed fury over questions of his... more
Mississippi delays a GOP primary runoff amid pandemic  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is postponing the March 31 Republican primary runoff in the state's 2nd Congressional District because of the coronavirus more
Congress, White House race to draft $1T rescue package  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Congressional leaders and the White House are buckled down for high-stakes negotiations as they race to draft a mammoth $1 trillion economic rescue package amid the coronavirus outbreak more
Mississippi is latest state to delay elections amid pandemic  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced that he's postponing the March 31 Republican primary runoff in the state's 2nd Congressional District because of the coronavirus more
Mississippi governor is postponing March 31 Republican primary congressional runoff to June 23 because of coronavirus  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Mississippi governor is postponing March 31 Republican primary congressional runoff to June 23 because of coronavirus more
Indiana's May 5 primary postponed due to coronavirus threat  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Indiana political leaders say they decided to postpone the state's May 5 primary because of concern about the coronavirus pandemic more
High=stakes negotiations begin on $1T economic rescue  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trump administration officials have descended on Capitol Hill to launch high-stakes negotiations with Senate Republicans and Democrats more
The Latest: South Korea voters must wear masks, gloves  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
South Korea’s election commission says all voters will be required to wear masks and use disposable gloves at ballot booths during next month’s national parliamentary elections as preventive measures against... more
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