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Beware stimulus check scams

Beware stimulus check scams

The federal government hasn’t issued a single stimulus check yet, but scammers are already trying to steal the money from Americans. These criminal efforts are prompting the Federal Bureau of Investigation, multiple state attorneys general and other agencies to warn Americans not to fall for phone calls, texts, emails or websites that ask for personal…MORE

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo moves state’s presidential primary

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo moves state’s presidential primary

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state’s presidential primary election will be postponed from April 28 until June 23 amid coronavirus fears, making it the 13th presidential primary contest date change due to the virus. “I don’t think it’s wise to be bringing a lot of people to one location to vote,” Cuomo, a…MORE

Postal Service forced to keep working despite shortages of cash and protection

Postal Service forced to keep working despite shortages of cash and protection

United States Postal Service workers, who are still delivering and sorting mail at distribution centers around the country even as millions of Americans telecommute, are worried that they may not have the protection — or even the funding — they will need to keep delivering mail for months longer. Just like hospitals, post offices are…MORE

How Kentucky’s Democratic governor helped shape Mitch McConnell’s coronavirus plan

How Kentucky’s Democratic governor helped shape Mitch McConnell’s coronavirus plan

As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell negotiated his chamber’s $2 trillion coronavirus response package, he was turning to a Democrat in his home state for advice: Gov. Andy Beshear. McConnell and Beshear have been in frequent contact in recent weeks, as McConnell shaped the Senate’s $2 trillion stimulus deal and Beshear led Kentucky’s effort to…MORE

One nation, under coronavirus: How two weeks changed America

One nation, under coronavirus: How two weeks changed America

President Donald Trump announced a 15-day plan on March 16 to “slow the spread” of the coronavirus pandemic that has turned the country upside down. Early next week, those 15 days will be up. Trump has said he wants to ease restrictions on the public and start opening up the country, against the advice of…MORE

The surprising rise of Andrew Cuomo

The surprising rise of Andrew Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily coronavirus pandemic press conferences have become must see television. Democrats have been praising them, and some have even floated him as a 2020 presidential contender. The rise of Cuomo shows that times of tragedy can make very unlikely political heroes. It’s not that Cuomo was previously regarded as a…MORE

The US hits a grim new record as Trump continues to preach optimism

The US hits a grim new record as Trump continues to preach optimism

The US is now the world leader in coronavirus infections, with more than 100,000 as of Friday. That includes more than 25,000 in New York City, where hospitals are already overwhelmed. Yet it is impossible to reconcile the messages being blasted to the country on competing platforms by President Donald Trump, on the one hand,…MORE