Senate fails to move forward with coronavirus ‘Phase 3′ bill amid Dems’ opposition

The GOP-controlled Senate on Sunday failed to move forward with considering the $1.4 trillion “Phase Three” stimulus package intended to help businesses and families devastated by the downturn over the coronavirus outbreak, as Senate Majority Leader McConnell, R-Ky., blasted Democrats opposed to the plan. The vote came while at least five GOP senators were in self-quarantine, including Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who became…

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Virus outbreak means (mis)information overload: How to cope

The coronavirus pandemic is leading to information overload for many people, often making it difficult to separate fact from fiction and rumor from deliberate efforts to mislead. Already, text messages predicting a nationwide lockdown have circulated, along with social media posts telling people that one way to get tested for the virus is by donating blood or warning that mosquitoes…

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Cuomo’s coronavirus TV briefings may have Biden, Sanders worried

Have Democrats found an alternative to Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination? Some seem to think so: The hashtag #PresidentCuomo — referring to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — was trending on social media Saturday as the party’s voters continued to mull who should take on President Trump in November. Just a day earlier, the hashtag #WhereIsJoe…

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