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Monday, August 31, 2020
“Global coronavirus cases surpass 25 million”
Sunday, August 30, 2020
“Sen. Paul complains about 'angry mob' encounter after RNC”
“More than 5 million people won’t get the $300 unemployment boost right now” by Greg Iacurci
- “32 states had received federal approval to offer an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits as of 12 noon ET on Wednesday.
- About 5.5 million workers are currently receiving unemployment insurance or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance in the states that haven’t yet gotten approval.
- Meanwhile, many eviction protections are gone, an aid program for small businesses ended and jobs are hard to find.”
“IRS guidelines put employers on the hook for Trump’s payroll tax break” by Darla Mercado
- “On Aug. 8, President Trump signed an executive order calling for a deferral of the employees’ portion of the payroll tax from Sept. 1 through the end of the year.
- The IRS released guidance on the tax deferral on Friday night – four days before the deferral is supposed to take effect.
- Tax professionals are skeptical of the guidance and say it places too much liability on the employer. Deferred taxes ultimately must be paid by April 30, according to the guidance.”
Saturday, August 29, 2020
“Why Facebook’s plan to give virtual assistants bodies is both awesome and terrifying“
“The Kenosha Shooting Suspect Was In The Front Row Of A Trump Rally In January”
“What Ellen’s Kindness Concealed”
(Ryan Pfluger / The New York Times)
- Story by Spencer Kornhaber
“President Trump Ends RNC 2020 With Divisive Rhetoric Emblematic Of His Tenure”
Friday, August 28, 2020
“Arizona Is on the Verge of Turning Fully Blue”
by Martin Longman
USPS temporary rate increase ...
USPS is raising rates to help them cover increased costs from dealing with 3 big headaches; the coronavirus pandemic, record-breaking shipping volumes, and Congress not helping them out
October 18th–December 27th USPS temporary rate increase:Q
- First Class Package: 25 cents/package
- Priority Mail (including Flat Rate, Regional Rate, and Cubic): 40 cents/package
- Parcel Select Ground: 40 cents/package
- Priority Mail Express: $1.50/package
“These Are The Victims Of The Kenosha Protest Shooting”
“ Black Diabetics Lose Limbs at Triple the Rate of Others. Here’s How Health Care Leaders Are Starting to Act.”
by Lizzie Presser
“ Hundreds of Thousands of Nursing Home Residents May Not Be Able to Vote in November Because of the Pandemic”
by Ryan McCarthy and Jack Gillum
“ Alaska’s Attorney General Resigns Hours After We Published “Uncomfortable” Texts He Sent to a Younger Colleague”
“Christian Leaders Call On Fellow Believers To Take Science Seriously During The Pandemic”
By Carol Kuruvilla
“Experts Predict What Flu Season Will Be Like During The COVID-19 Pandemic”
“CDC Quietly Changes Testing Guidelines To Exclude People With No Symptoms”
By Marina Fang
Thursday, August 27, 2020
“People Who Trust Trump Are More Likely To Discriminate Against Asian”
By Brittany Wong
“The RNC Ignored Police Brutality And Kenosha Violence To Praise Trump For ‘Law And Order’ “
“ Apple's new iPhone operating system is making it harder for Facebook to track people, and Facebook says it will decimate part of its business” by Rob Price
“Cloth masks: Dangerous to your health?” And, this research/study was completed in 2015 BEFORE COVID-19!
“Trump’s White House Convention May Be Coercing Staffers Into Violating The Hatch Act”
By S.V. Date“
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
“Working From Home Due To COVID-19? Your Tax Bill Could Increase Next Year.”
“Donald Trump’s Corruption Was On Full Display At The RNC“
“Alaska’s Attorney General on Unpaid Leave After Sending Hundreds of “Uncomfortable” Texts to a Young Colleague”
Kevin Clarkson texted a much-younger state employee to come to his house at least 18 times, often using kiss emoji and commenting on her appearance. He’s been on unpaid leave for weeks, but the state never told the public he was gone, or why.
by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News
“She Was Sued Over Rent She Didn’t Owe. It Took Seven Court Dates to Prove She Was Right.”
In one of the country’s richest cities, the public housing authority aggressively sued its residents, filing complaints for amounts as little as $5. Some residents were sued over the authority’s own mistakes.
by Danielle Ohl, Capital Gazette, and Talia Buford and Beena Raghavendran, ProPublica
“COVID-19 Long-Haulers: What You Need To Know About The Virus’ Lasting Symptoms”
“You Won’t See These Prominent Republicans At Trump’s RNC”
“ ‘Tick Tock, Trump’: Scathing New Attack Ad Asks Who Will Be Arrested Next”
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
“ 166-Year-Old Republican Party Becomes The Newest Trump Property”
“AP FACT CHECK: Trump, GOP distort on health care, vote fraud”
“Demands for Removal of DeJoy Intensify After Postmaster General Shows He 'Doesn't Know the Basics of His Agency' “
“Did Pangolin Trafficking Cause the Coronavirus Pandemic?”
“ The elusive animals’ possible involvement in the origins of COVID-19 gives them a weird ambivalence: threatened and, perhaps, dangerous.”
Monday, August 24, 2020
“Federal Prosecutors Have Steve Bannon’s Murky Nonprofit in Their Sights”
Tucked at the bottom of the long indictment against Bannon, prosecutors say they want to seize the assets of his nonprofit Citizens of the American Republic, shedding more light on the secretive political group’s finances.
“Black Workers Are More Likely to Be Unemployed but Less Likely to Get Unemployment Benefits”
“Kellyanne Conway to leave White House at the end of August“
Tim Stelloh and Kristen Welker and Monica Alba
“Man who believed virus was hoax loses wife to Covid-19” (By Marianna Spring Specialist disinformation reporter, BBC News)
“Melania Trump reportedly taped making 'disparaging' remarks about president and his children” (Photo ... Hulimka)
“Everything We Know About The 2020 Republican National Convention” (Photo ... Marcia Lee Kelly)
Sunday, August 23, 2020
“Melania Trump Faces Backlash for Rose Garden Renovation: 'She Cut Down Jackie's Trees!' “
“House passes bill to reverse changes blamed for mail delays”
“ Kanye West was booted from ballots in Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Montana in the latest blow to his presidential bid”