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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Trump claimed on Tuesday that he did a good job on the coronavirus with nearly 100,000 dead, almost 2 million sick, and the economy in tatters. Trump is comparing doing absolutely nothing, with doing what he did which was virtually nothing. read more


Twitter has finally decided to fact check Donald Trump and no, not about Trump spreading a false murder accusation. Twitter has applied a new warning label encouraging users "Get the facts about mail-in ballots" to Trump's lies about postal voting. read more


While hotels across the world are struggling to keep the lights on, the cruise industry is already planning for initial trips to depart in several weeks. read more


President Donald Trump on Tuesday contemplated during a White House press event whether he should randomly be injecting himself with insulin, a hormone that is typically prescribed to diabetics. "I don't use insulin. Should I be? Huh?" Trump ad-libbed while delivering his prepared remarks to announce a cap on out-of-pocket insulin costs. "I never thought about it. But I know a lot of people are very badly affected. Right? Unbelievable." read more


A conspiracy theory that [Bill] Gates is planning to use a future COVID-19 vaccine to implant microchips in billions of people in order to monitor their movements has gained supporters particularly among Fox News viewers and Republicans, the survey found. read more


The woman at the center of the Central Park dog incident caught on camera has been fired, her employer confirmed on Tuesday. read more


Mary Papenfuss: Fox News commentator Brit Hume on Monday tried to face-mask shame Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden. He indicated that Biden doesn't look good wearing one -- as if that's more important than any safety considerations about spreading a virus that has killed nearly 100,000 Americans. read more


St. Louis Post Dispatch - Woe is Donald Trump. The long-suffering, misunderstood president just can't make the world understand what a raw deal he got. (T)he lax U.S. response was President Barack Obama's fault. Except it's a lie of colossal Trumpian proportions. We've taken the time to dissect Centers for Disease Control and Prevention budgets from the year before Obama left office all the way to the present. Trump can lie, but the numbers cannot. Obama left office with an unblemished record of building up the nation's pandemic preparedness. Trump systematically sought to dismantle it. read more


For the first time since the system was created in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal, inspectors general find themselves under systematic attack from the president, putting independent oversight of federal spending and operations at risk as over $2 trillion in coronavirus relief spending courses through the government. read more


"I cannot breathe! I cannot breathe!" the man yells as bystanders gathered. "Don't kill me!" The Minneapolis Police Department announced early Tuesday that the unnamed man, who is believed to be in his 40s, later died of a "medical incident" after police responded to a report of a forgery in progress on Monday. Now, the FBI and state authorities are investigating his death as advocates and city officials call for a quick response. read more


Members of Congress are calling on federal officials to take down or alter headstones at two national cemeteries that contain swastikas or messages honoring Adolf Hitler. At Department of Veterans Affairs cemeteries in Texas and Utah, the graves of three German prisoners of war are marked with references to Nazi ideology. read more


U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle ruled against a Florida law limiting the scope of Amendment 4, a 2018 ballot measure allowing most felons to vote. He called the law, which he mostly struck down, a "pay-to-vote system" read more


Timothy Klausutis wrote a letter to Twitter's CEO: "I'm asking you to intervene in this instance because the President of the United States has taken something that does not belong him -- the memory of my dead wife -- and perverted it for perceived political gain. I would also ask that you consider Lori's niece and two nephews who will eventually come across this filth in the future. They have never met their Aunt and it pains me to think they would ever have to 'learn' about her this way. My wife deserves better." read more


Tom Nichols: Since his first day as a presidential candidate, I have been baffled by one mystery in particular: Why do working-class white men -- the most reliable component of Donald Trump's base -- support someone who is, by their own standards, the least masculine man ever to hold the modern presidency? As the writer Windsor Mann has noted, Trump behaves in ways that many working-class men would ridicule: "He wears bronzer, loves gold and gossip, is obsessed with his physical appearance, whines constantly, can't control his emotions, watches daytime television, enjoys parades and interior decorating, and used to sell perfume." read more


The husband of the woman who leads the Reopen NC movement says people should be willing to kill, if necessary, to resist the "New World Order" and emergency orders imposed by state government to contain the coronavirus pandemic. read more


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