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On MessageMonday, 03.30.2020

How Trump Turns Briefings Into Rallies

If Trump botched the coronavirus response, then why are his approval ratings still rising? It could have something to do with his press briefings-turned-rallies.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN) discusses his Long-Term Care and Retirement plan at a town hall in Iowa as he encourages supporters to caucus for him
2:05
Tuesday, 11.26.2019
Buttigieg on Long-Term Care and Retirement Plans
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Governors are still waiting for their promised test kits, the Dow closes its worst first quarter ever, and 30 states issue stay-at-home orders.
4:58
Tuesday, 03.31.2020
Trump Admin’s 27 Million Tests are a No-Show
Trump extends social distancing timeline, suggests death toll of 200K is still a success, and accuses New York of hoarding medical supplies.
4:53
Monday, 03.30.2020
Trump Moves Goalposts on Coronavirus Deaths
The coronavirus-related death of an inmate in federal custody has sparked discussions about the pandemic’s impact on prisons.
1:59
Monday, 03.30.2020
Pandemic Threatens Prison Population
If Trump botched the coronavirus response, then why are his approval ratings still rising? It could have something to do with his press briefings-turned-rallies.
2:20
Monday, 03.30.2020
How Trump Turns Briefings Into Rallies
President Trump extends social distancing guidelines to April 30. Pelosi has her sights on the next stimulus package. And governors put out a desperate call for ventilators.
4:02
Monday, 03.30.2020
Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines
With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to upend the presidential race, the candidates moved to a split-screen campaign this week — delivering two messages for two Americas.
2:19
Saturday, 03.28.2020
Coronavirus Split-Screen: Pandemic Sends Candidates Toward Collision
Trump Goes After Dem Governors \ Trump's 15-Day Deadline Looms \ Drama Over Stimulus Passage \ U OK in U.K.?
4:59
Friday, 03.27.2020
Trump Lashes Out at Democratic Governors
The president has repeatedly claimed the U.S. is testing more than any other country. Naturally this calls for some serious fact-checking.
1:44
Friday, 03.27.2020
Trump's Bogus Testing Boast
A record 3.3 million Americans filed unemployment claims this past week. The $2 trillion stimulus package/rescue bill finally passed the senate. And the U.S. death toll surpasses 1,100 while known cases rise to 80,000+.
5:00
Thursday, 03.26.2020
Jobless Claims Smash All-Time Record
Nearly one third of the world's population — a whopping 2.5 billion people — are under coronavirus-related lockdowns or restrictions.
1:57
Thursday, 03.26.2020
Coronavirus Around the World
The Senate reaches a stimulus deal, lawmakers and health experts won't grant Trump's Easter wish, and Cuomo continues to one-up Trump.
4:59
Thursday, 03.26.2020
Senate Stimulus Hits Roadblock \ Pushback on Re-Opening Economy \ Gov. Cuomo vs. Trump \ Ugandan PSA Jam
Could Dr. Fauci be on his way out? His absence from a few notable press briefings paints an ominous picture.
2:18
Thursday, 03.26.2020
Firing Fauci: A Pre-Mortem
Some Republicans are ride-or-die (literally) when it comes to keeping the economy afloat.
1:22
Wednesday, 03.25.2020
Don't Fear the Reaper
Working from home can get awkward, but we're all just trying our best.
1:42
Wednesday, 03.25.2020
News From Home
The president held a Fox News "town hall" and he wants to open up the country for the sake of the economy by Easter. Bad idea says his medical team.
4:53
Wednesday, 03.25.2020
Trump’s Easter Economy Deadline \ State of the Senate Stimulus \ Trump’s Town Hall Grievances \ Biden Exasperated
The nearly $2 trillion stimulus bill in the Senate stalled for a second straight day. Oof. Is a deal in sight?
4:59
Tuesday, 03.24.2020
Senate Stimulus Stalls Again \ Trump Signals Return to Work \ Biden Back in the Picture
Six years after the ebola outbreak, Americans are once again gripped by fear of a virus — but lawmakers' responses could not be more different.
5:00
Tuesday, 03.24.2020
Partisan Elbows: Ebola vs. Coronavirus
The National Guard activated in three states as of today after governors urged President Trump to provide much needed assistance. As the relief bill stands, Republicans want to bail out businesses, and Democrats say it’s not enough for workers.
4:16
Monday, 03.23.2020
States Plead for Federal Help \ Stimulus Bill Stalls in Senate
U.S. cases of coronavirus top 22,000 as Congress races to pass a $2 trillion stimulus package.
3:45
Saturday, 03.21.2020
When Did Trump Know? \ Stimulus Negotiations Continue
It’s Friday (not that days mean anything anymore) and we’re covering a senatorial scandal, a congressional vote, and gubernatorial lockdown.
4:59
Friday, 03.20.2020
Senators' Suspicious Stock Sales \ $1 Trillion Stimulus Negotiations \ Big State Shutdowns \ How Long?
Political journalist Sasha P. Issenberg breaks down how the coronavirus outbreak will affect the Trump and Biden campaigns as they try to mobilize, register, and persuade voters.
4:59
Friday, 03.20.2020
How to Win an Election During a Pandemic
There's a lot to take in today: a stimulus package, another Trump presser, and all those beaches closing.
4:58
Thursday, 03.19.2020
About That $1 Trillion Stimulus \ Trump Passes Buck to Govs \ Shutting Down the Beaches \ Fox Propaganda Network
The Senate finally passed the House's $100-billion emergency relief bill. Negotiators now shift focus to firming up the forthcoming ~$1 trillion stimulus package.
5:00
Wednesday, 03.18.2020
Coronavirus Stimulus Takes Shape \ Biden’s Big Primary Wins \ State and Local Leadership \ Truth From Trump
Coronavirus has closed over 70% of the country’s schools, impacting over 40 million students. This has left many parents scrambling for child care help and meals for their kids.
1:50
Wednesday, 03.18.2020
Coronavirus Closes Schools
The Senate is taking up the $8.5-billion House bill passed last week, while negotiators from the White House and Congress consider a $1 trillion stimulus package that would include Yang-approved government checks mailed to you. How big will they be? We'll find out soon.
4:49
Wednesday, 03.18.2020
Senate to Vote on Relief Bill \ Massive Stimulus In Works \ Not-So-Super Tuesday \ What Shift In Tone?
As Trump pivots to coronavirus crisis mode, let’s not forget the months of downplaying and denial.
1:22
Tuesday, 03.17.2020
Trump's Coronavirus Calendar
Bruce Mehlman talks about how the economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis could change Trump’s reelection odds.
2:31
Tuesday, 03.17.2020
GOP Strategist on Potential Political Impact of the Pandemic
If you're reading this, your life may have changed drastically in the past couple of days. Here's how coronavirus is infecting our national politics, local politics, and the upcoming election.
5:00
Monday, 03.16.2020
Trump’s Handling of Coronavirus \ State of the Dem 2020 Race \ Local Responses to Coronavirus \ Trump's Self-Rating
And then there were two. Sanders and Biden stepped up to their CDC-approved podiums and let it rip in the 11th Democratic debate.
4:55
Monday, 03.16.2020
Top 4 Moments from the Biden/Sanders Debate
With Joe Biden conquering another round of primaries, the nomination fight feels closer than ever to finish. But the coronavirus panic is threatening to throw the whole election into uncharted territory.
4:59
Saturday, 03.14.2020
Biden Dominates as Coronavirus Upends Race