China has admitted that it destroyed early samples of the novel coronavirus, but said it did so for safety reasons. The acknowledgment by a Chinese official is a response to comments made earlier this week by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
A Chinese official publicly stated that the destruction of early samples was for "biosafety" and not part of a cover-up of the coronavirus outbreak.
"Based on comprehensive research and expert opinion, we decided to temporarily manage the pathogen causing the pneumonia as Class II — highly pathogenic — and imposed biosafety requirements on sample collection, transport, and experimental activities, as well as destroying the samples," China's National Health Commission's Liu Dengfeng told reporters, according to the South China Morning Post. Continue reading full story here.
“Not one person has talked to me. Not one person has explained anything to me,” Tamika Palmer, Taylor’s mother, said in an interview. “I want justice for her. I want them to say her name. There’s no reason Breonna should be dead at all.” Read full story here.
These figures come despite pervasive, yet misplaced, public outcry that has characterized police shootings of blacks as pathologically widespread and the most critical issue facing the black community.
Year after year, the statistics don’t support that narrative, and 2018 was no exception. Click here to continue reading.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Sunday endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, a move that could prove a boon to Sanders' campaign as his chief competitor, former Vice President Joe Biden, enjoys strong support among African-American voters. Click here to keep reading
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has some tough words for former political rival and current Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders in the Hulu documentary series “Hillary,” which is set to be released on Friday.
In particular, Clinton says Sanders didn’t start working until he was in his 40s. Click here to continue reading.
Hunter Biden should be held in contempt for continuing to defy a court order to turn over his financial information, flaunting his lack of "respect" for the legal process and undermining the interests of the child he has previously refused to support or even acknowledge, according to a blistering new filing from the mother of Biden's child in an ongoing paternity case. Click here to continue reading.
With former vice president Joe Biden’s surprising sweep in the Super Tuesday primaries—he won at least 10 states out of 14 races—would it be smart for him to pick his running mate now? And if he decides to do so—wouldn’t selecting a woman as his future vice president bolster his potential ticket, and the Democrats’ chance for beating Trump in November? Click here to read more.
California Republicans turned in a strong and largely overlooked performance on Super Tuesday, improving their position to take back many of the House seats they lost in 2018.
Millions of late-arriving ballots have still not been counted from Tuesday’s election, but Republicans so far have combined for a majority in six of the seven districts they lost in an embarrassing 2018 midterm that ultimately cost them control of the House of Representatives. Republicans have strong leads in two of those districts, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Click here to continue reading.
RUSH: The little thing I just received right before the program began is about California. You know, I have been urging Trump to go to California since June of what, 2019? I thought it’d be a great thing. When homelessness in Los Angeles became a big issue, remember the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti — when the Democrat presidential primaries first got underway, when there were 23 to 25 candidates? Click here to continue reading.
African Americans make up about a quarter of the democratic electorate and they have been Joe Biden’s most ardent supporters in the 2020 race. They gave Biden his huge victory in South Carolina. Biden got a whopping 61% of the African American vote in that state. They rode to his rescue once again on Super Tuesday. Biden got 72% of the African American vote in Alabama, 62% in Virginia and 58% in Texas. Overall, he received 71% of the African American vote on Super Tuesday.
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Hilary Rosen issued somewhat of a followup apology after receiving major backlash surrounding her initial “angry black women” tweet regarding Nina Turner. Former Vice President Joe Biden‘s campaign surrogate said: Click here to read more.
Veteran newsman Sam Donaldson declared Tuesday that Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden “doesn’t have what it takes” to beat President Trump. Click here to continue reading. Click here to continue reading.
Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts on Wednesday issued a highly unusual and forceful rebuke to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., calling his threatening remarks directed at Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh "irresponsible" and "dangerous" -- prompting Schumer's office to slam Roberts and accuse him of bias. Click here to cuntinue reading.
The progressive senator from Massachusetts was back home in Cambridge on Wednesday, meeting with campaign advisers, after suffering a through an extremely disappointing performance on Super Tuesday -- including coming in third in her home state behind former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Click here to read more.
Mike Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City who had spent hundreds of millions of dollars on ads during a 100-day presidential campaign, announced on Wednesday he's suspending his bid and is endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden. Click here to read more.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential contenders are describing the federal infectious-disease bureaucracy as rudderless and ill-prepared for the coronavirus threat because of budget cuts and ham-handed leadership by President Donald Trump. That’s a distorted picture. For starters, Trump hasn’t succeeded in cutting the budget. Click here to continue reading.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is suspending her presidential campaign, just one day before her home state is set to vote on Super Tuesday.
The Democrat plans to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden and appear with him in Dallas on Monday night, according to her campaign.
Minnesota is one of 14 states voting Tuesday. Click here to read more.
In the second primary of his third presidential race, Joe Biden finally notched a win that was 32 years in the making. South Carolina came through for the former vice president, and it was the first time he won either a primary or a caucus in his life-spanning quest for the Oval Office. Biden’s victory handed frontrunner Bernie Sanders the first real setback of his 2020 campaign, but with Super Tuesday on the horizon, the effect may prove short-lived. Click here to countinue reading.
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