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U.S. House Panel Calls On Amazon’s Bezos To Testify On Company Practices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Friday called on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to testify to the panel about “competition concerns” related to the company’s business practices. In a letter to Bezos signed by Democratic and Republican members of the panel, the lawmakers referred to an April 23 Wall Street Journal story about Amazon and said: “If the reporting […]

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White House Coronavirus Official: Social Distancing ‘Will Be With Us’ Through Summer

Dr. Deborah Birx, a leading infectious disease expert on the White House’s coronavirus task force, warned Sunday that social distancing will be a necessary practice through the coming summer. During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Birx was asked if Vice President Mike Pence’s prediction Friday that the coronavirus epidemic will be largely “behind […]

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White House Corrects Transcript To Show Dr. Birx Denied Sunlight Treats COVID-19

The White House amended its transcript Friday of President Donald Trump’s highly controversial Thursday press briefing, clarifying that health adviser Dr. Deborah Birx had said sunlight and heat are not a treatment for COVID-19.  The transcript change followed Trump’s comments Thursday that it would be “interesting to check” if an “injection” of disinfectant might be used […]

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COVID-19 Protesters Just Like ‘Rosa Parks,’ Says White House Adviser Stephen Moore

The largely white male protesters against social distancing measures to protect the public from COVID-19 are like Rosa Parks, who waged a historic battle for racial equality, right-wing economist and White House adviser Stephen Moore insisted in an astonishing claim on Friday. “I call these people modern-day Rosa Parks. They are protesting against injustice and […]

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Coronavirus Pandemic Forces House Primary Challengers To Get Creative With Campaigning

A veteran Bronx public school principal held a virtual forum with local families on March 27 to discuss strategies for teaching kids at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. His first message was that they are engaged in “trauma schooling,” which is unlikely to match the rigor of either school or traditional home-schooling. “You shouldn’t feel […]