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Coronavirus bill clears Congress, $2 trillion CARES Act (H.R. 748) heads to Trump for signature

The House of Representatives just passed the CARES Act, a $2 trillion coronavirus/COVID-19 stimulus and relief bill, by voice vote. It’s now headed to the White House for impeached president Donald Trump's signature.

The coronavirus bill promises direct payments of $1,200 to every United States resident with a social security number who makes up to $75,000 ...

Canada not okay with Trump sending ~1,000 troops to Canada border

Canada is not super cool with plans by impeached U.S. president Donald Trump to send a thousand (maybe fewer) U.S. troops to the U.S.-Canada border. Trump says militarizing the border is good because he's worried things will become so desperate in the U.S. with the pandemic, Americans will flee north to escape the oncoming ...

Will The Coronavirus Save Big Tech?

03.25.2020 · Posted in Computer Articles, Technology Articles

Who’s Really Behind That “Death of the Techlash” Narrative?   One of my least favorite kinds of journalism is the easy win. It’s the kind of story that just lands in your lap. It feels immediately counter intuitive and of the moment, and  it simply writes itself. It’s the kind of editorial sin most often ...

Trevor Noah slams Trump’s sarcastic reaction to Mitt Romney’s self-isolation

03.24.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Another press conference, another Donald Trump-related disaster. This time it wasn't just bad predictions or misinformation, though — when informed that Mitt Romney was self-isolating in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Trump ... ...

‘Resign!’ 2 GOP senators should lose jobs for coronavirus stock jump, say critics

They told the public everything would be okay with the virus outbreak. Then they privately dumped stocks.

Over the past 24 hours, news has spread that various U.S. lawmakers received advance private briefings about the severity of an oncoming coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic -- then, they sold stocks before the public knew how bad it would get, ...

Republican Senator dumped ~$1.5m in stock before crash, while reassuring public that coronavirus was no big deal.

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C), reassured the public that America was prepared to fend off coronavirus. But being privy to decidedly non-public briefings, he knew otherwise, and sold off $1.5m in stocks before the markets crashed.

Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready to battle the coronavirus, the powerful chairman of the ...

WATCH: Fox News hosts say coronavirus is fake news, then change their tune

What a damning indictment of Fox News from the Post video team here. pic.twitter.com/r8Fz8vo5KV

— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) March 18, 2020

In this video, assembled by the Washington Post's media team, Fox News hosts and their rhetoric is contrasted just a few days apart. Then, they were claiming coronavirus was ...