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Rapper charged with coronavirus benefit fraud after boasting in song about benefit fraud

October 18th, 2020
Rapper charged with coronavirus benefit fraud after boasting in song about benefit fraud

A rapper known as Nuke Bizzle was arrested on Friday for an alleged unemployment benefits fraud scheme — after he had boasted about that type of fraud in a YouTube music video, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.Bizzle, whose real name is Fontrell Antonio Baines, 31, was arrested for allegedly obtaining fraudulent unemployment insurance benefits under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or the CARES Act, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.The release states the Bizzle allegedly applied for $1.2 million... Read More

Trump asks rally crowd if they’ve had coronavirus

October 13th, 2020
Trump asks rally crowd if they’ve had coronavirus

At a campaign rally in Pennsylvania, President Trump told the crowd “I feel your pain because I’ve felt your pain” on coronavirus and asked how many had had the virus.Oct. 14, 2020 Continue To Full Article  Read More

Trump to coronavirus victims: ‘I feel your pain because I’ve felt your pain’

October 13th, 2020
Trump to coronavirus victims: ‘I feel your pain because I’ve felt your pain’

A pumped-up President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he “felt like Superman” after he got his experimental drug treatment for Covid-19, and he pulled a page from the Bill Clinton playbook, telling people suffering from the coronavirus: “I feel your pain.””To everyone fighting to recover from the virus, I feel your pain because I’ve felt your pain,” Trump told a crowd of thousands packed onto an airport tarmac in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.”We will beat this virus together,” Trump said before polling the largely maskless crowd about who’s... Read More

Trump mocks Fauci’s pitching arm and his Covid predictions

October 13th, 2020
Trump mocks Fauci’s pitching arm and his Covid predictions

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday mocked Dr. Anthony Fauci’s pitching arm and the predictions he has made about the coronavirus pandemic.Trump posted the comment on Twitter when he retweeted a story about Fauci saying he was taken out of context in a new Trump campaign ad.“Actually, Tony’s pitching arm is far more accurate than his prognostications. ‘No problem, no masks’.” Trump wrote. “WHO no longer likes Lockdowns – just came out against. Trump was right. We saved 2,000,000 USA lives!!!”This came after Fauci, the director of the National Institute... Read More

McGrath, McConnell debate response to Covid-19 pandemic

October 12th, 2020
McGrath, McConnell debate response to Covid-19 pandemic

Democratic challenger Amy McGrath criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s response to the coronavirus pandemic while McConnell blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a lack of a second relief package.Oct. 13, 2020 Continue To Full Article  Read More

McConnell and McGrath spar over coronavirus and Supreme Court in debate

October 12th, 2020
McConnell and McGrath spar over coronavirus and Supreme Court in debate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Amy McGrath sparred Monday evening over the federal response to the coronavirus crisis, the Supreme Court nomination fight and the Republican incumbent’s decadeslong record in a hard-hitting televised debate in Kentucky.McGrath, a retired Marine combat pilot, was aggressive from the outset in blaming the senator for the lack of another round of federal relief for a pandemic-battered economy, calling it a “dereliction of duty.” McConnell blamed congressional Democrats for the stalemated negotiations.In a biting exchange later,... Read More

The coronavirus ground game gamble hits the home stretch

October 12th, 2020
The coronavirus ground game gamble hits the home stretch

MILWAUKEE — Nowhere else may the pandemic-year ground game contrast between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden be more apparent than in Wisconsin’s Waukesha County, part of the trio of suburban counties surrounding Milwaukee.Trump won this part of the state in 2016, but his margin was significantly below that of 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney. It is in counties like Waukesha — which has itself become a notorious catchword in some quarters for any potentially contest-defining bellwether area — where Biden hopes to cut into Trump’s previous margin and reclaim the state.In... Read More

The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed far more lives than reported, study says

October 12th, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed far more lives than reported, study says

Far more Americans have died as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic than have been counted and reported, according to new research published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.”For every two Americans that we know of who are dying of Covid-19, another American is dying,” said Dr. Steven Woolf, author of the new research and director emeritus of the Center on Society and Health at Virginia Commonwealth University.Full coverage of the coronavirus outbreakWoolf’s study looked at death statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics, which is part of... Read More

London revelers play cricket in street after being forced out of bars at 10pm

October 11th, 2020
London revelers play cricket in street after being forced out of bars at 10pm

Revelers in London were filmed playing an impromptu game of cricket on the street after pubs and bars closed at 10pm under new coronavirus measures. The restrictions have been criticized for forcing drinkers out onto the street at the same time, often leading to large crowds with no social distancing.Oct. 11, 2020 Continue To Full Article  Read More

Trump Supreme Court nominee Barrett’s confirmation hearings begin Monday under Covid cloud

October 11th, 2020
Trump Supreme Court nominee Barrett’s confirmation hearings begin Monday under Covid cloud

Judge Amy Coney Barrett will tell the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday that serving on the U.S. Supreme Court “was not a position I had sought out, and I thought carefully before accepting,” according to a copy of her opening statement obtained by NBC News.The confirmation hearings for Barrett’s nomination to the high court are scheduled to begin on Monday at 9 a.m. ET and last through Thursday.Barrett does not mention her conservatism or her religious views in the four-page statement, and will instead tell senators that courts are “not designed to solve every problem... Read More