US coronavirus cases break global daily record, and experts warn it will only get worse

The total number of Covid-19 cases in the US is at least 9,047,792, according to Johns Hopkins University. The US also reported more than 1,000 additional deaths Friday, bringing the US toll from the pandemic to 229,708.

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Donald Trump Jr. says covid-19 deaths are at ‘almost nothing’ on a day when more than 1,000 Americans died

On Thursday night, though, the president’s eldest son pointed to a post from his Instagram account that he argued painted a more clear picture of the present state of a pandemic that has killed at least 228,000 people in the United States.

“If you look at my Instagram,” he said, “it’s gone to almost nothing.”

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Eric Holder accuses Republicans of using courts to facilitate ‘cheating’

Holder said he’s worried about future challenges coming before the Supreme Court, which, now with the addition of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, has a 6-3 conservative majority.

“I think we want to make sure that we get our ballots in and our votes in so we don’t leave it to the court to make any decisions here,” he said.

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Trump’s Ballot-Counting Demand Would Disenfranchise Overseas Troops

The commander in chief who reportedly called U.S. troops “suckers” and “losers” is now pushing a ballot-counting policy that could disenfranchise tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of American service members who are voting from overseas.

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White House press release reports that Trump has ‘ended’ the COVID-19 pandemic

the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has now issued a press release trumpeting Trump’s very special victory. According to that press release, Trump took “decisive actions to engage scientists.” This fast and fact-based action then led to Trump to “defeat of the disease.”

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Pop Cramps: Walk, Drive, Fly You or Your Ballot to the Polls or Drop Box

With a week to go, it’s apparent that if you haven’t mailed your ballot, it has a chance of not getting there by election day, and the Supreme Court says, at least in Wisconsin, that means your vote can’t be counted.

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As cases soar, Trump declares pandemic ending and Biden criticizes his handling of it.

“The bottom line is, Donald Trump is the worst possible president, the worst possible person, to try to lead us through this pandemic,” Biden said. “Either he just doesn’t have any idea what to do or just doesn’t care.”

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WAPO Opinion | Amy Coney Barrett joins a Supreme Court that’s largely out of step with the national consensus

The last time the court had a majority of justices nominated by a Democratic president was in 1969, when Abe Fortas resigned. In the years since, Republican presidents have named 15 of 19 justices. That’s right, Democrats have had only four nominees confirmed in the past half-century.

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