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With DACA Down to the Wire, Immigrant Health Care Workers Fight the Pandemic as Possible Deportation Looms
Immigration
With DACA Down to the Wire, Immigrant Health Care Workers Fight the Pandemic as Possible Deportation Looms

PHILADELPHIA — When hospital CT technologist Louise Rogenski scans patients known or suspected to have COVID-19, she’s close enough to see the fear in their eyes. She never lets it show that she’s anxious too — and not only because... Read More

Many Health Providers on Brink of Insolvency
Health
Many Health Providers on Brink of Insolvency

WASHINGTON — While hospitals strain to treat the surge of acutely ill COVID-19 patients, the crisis threatens the stability of the rest of the health care system. Elective surgeries and routine medical care are on hold. As a result, medical... Read More

ER Visits Plummet Amid Pandemic: ‘More People Are Dying at Home’
Health
ER Visits Plummet Amid Pandemic: ‘More People Are Dying at Home’

DETROIT — When COVID-19 first hit metro Detroit, hospitals urged sick people to stay away. Now they’re saying come back because the original message, compounded with fears, came with a cost: Heart attack victims died at home. Stroke patients let... Read More

Rodney Davis, Fighting a Pandemic at Home and in DC
Spotlight
Rodney Davis, Fighting a Pandemic at Home and in DC
2020-05-08 14:12:00
by Dan McCue

It was cold and rainy in Taylorville, Illinois as Rep. Rodney Davis answered his phone to discuss the new normal that comes with living through a pandemic. As Davis spoke, his wife Shannon was working as a practicing nurse at... Read More

Barr Vows to Push Overturning of Obamacare, Despite Virus
Health
Barr Vows to Push Overturning of Obamacare, Despite Virus

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr said the Justice Department would continue its efforts to invalidate Obamacare even as millions of Americans have lost their health insurance during the coronavirus pandemic. Barr, in an interview with CBS News on Thursday,... Read More

Governors Disregarding White House Guidelines on Reopening
State News
Governors Disregarding White House Guidelines on Reopening

Many governors across the U.S. are disregarding or creatively interpreting White House guidelines for safely easing restrictions and letting businesses reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, an Associated Press analysis found. The AP determined that 17 states did not meet a... Read More

More Nuance Needed In Church Lawsuit Over Virginia Governor’s Stay-At-Home Orders
State News
More Nuance Needed In Church Lawsuit Over Virginia Governor’s Stay-At-Home Orders
2020-05-07 14:59:45
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - As state governments weigh their responses to the coronavirus pandemic, religious groups across America have voiced concerns that lockdown measures could infringe on their constitutional rights. Last month, police broke up a gathering of 16 people at Lighthouse... Read More

Trump Holds Firm on Bid to Ask Supreme Court to End 2010 Health Care Law
Health
Trump Holds Firm on Bid to Ask Supreme Court to End 2010 Health Care Law

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his administration would not alter its call for the Supreme Court to strike down the 2010 health care law. “We want to terminate health care under Obamacare,” Trump told reporters Wednesday in... Read More

Covering Congress Amid Coronavirus Means Masks, Hallway Contortions and Apologies for the Crying Baby
Media
Covering Congress Amid Coronavirus Means Masks, Hallway Contortions and Apologies for the Crying Baby

WASHINGTON — Phone interviews with lawmakers all start with the same disclaimer now: I apologize in advance for the screaming child. He’s fine, he’s supervised. We learned quickly when the Los Angeles Times closed its Washington bureau because of the... Read More

Federal Courts Seek More Money and Judges in Next COVID-19 Bill
Economy
Federal Courts Seek More Money and Judges in Next COVID-19 Bill

WASHINGTON — The federal courts asked Congress for an additional $36.6 million and more judge positions in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, for safety and to handle the backlog of cases that will be delayed until after it is... Read More

White House May Close Its Coronavirus Task Force This Month
In The News
White House May Close Its Coronavirus Task Force This Month

WASHINGTON — Although the coronavirus pandemic is far from over, the White House plans to wind down the task force that is guiding the federal government’s response and hand off responsibility to individual agencies, a move aimed at distancing President... Read More

Trump Officials Ignored Coronavirus Warnings, Ousted Scientist Says in Complaint
Health
Trump Officials Ignored Coronavirus Warnings, Ousted Scientist Says in Complaint

WASHINGTON — Top Trump administration health officials repeatedly ignored warnings in January and February about the need for masks and other protective equipment to prepare for a coronavirus outbreak, according to a detailed whistleblower complaint from a senior scientist ousted... Read More

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