Wisconsin Sheriff Cites Constitutional Rights, Not Going To Enforce Orders

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Wisconsin’s Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling indicated in a statement on Friday he will not enforce the state’s stay-at-home order, which Gov. Tony Evers (D) extended through May 26. The sheriff provided an update to Racine County citizens on Friday, outlining his position on the enforcement of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ (DHS) public health emergency order. While Wisconsin law...

Lawmaker Organizes Protest In Maine

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A Republican state lawmaker in Maine is organizing a march to protest restrictions Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has ordered to slow the spread of coronavirus, according to reports. Rep. Chris Johansen is hosting a "Re-Open Maine" convoy that will circle the governor's mansion in Augusta on Monday to protest Mills' stay-at-home order, Newsweek reported. Another group plans on protesting at...

Model Significantly Lowers Florida’s Expected Death Toll, Beaches Reopen

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Crowds returned to beaches in Jacksonville Friday after Florida’s governor gave the green light for some to reopen if done safely – as a new model significantly dropped the number of forecasted fatalities in the Sunshine State. Cheers could be heard at 5 p.m. when barriers to Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach came down. Hundreds of people were...

De Blasio Suggests New Yorkers Snitch By Text

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told New Yorkers Saturday that they can snap smartphone photos of social distancing violations and text them to authorities and “enforcement will come” as the coronavirus shutdown remains in place across the Big Apple. “Now it is easier than ever,” he said in a video posted to his official Twitter account. “When you...

Trump Vows To ‘Find’ Origins Of Coronavirus

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President Trump said Friday the federal government is investigating whether the novel coronavirus escaped from a Wuhan lab and pledged the U.S. government will find out how the deadly pandemic was unleashed from China. Asked about the accuracy of news stories -- reported first at Fox News -- that COVID-19 likely started spreading first from a Wuhan lab and not...

Democrats Condemn Texas Governor’s ‘Hoax‘ Plan To Reopen State

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With President Trump ramping up his campaign to reopen states and protests mounting in states where governors have been deemed to have gone too far with executive orders, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) took the most aggressive steps of any governor yet to begin the process of rolling back restrictions to reopen the state’s shutdown-battered economy. On Friday, Abbott announced...

Biden Suggests Pandemic Relief An ‘Opportunity’ To Make This Big Change

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta on Thursday night that the U.S. federal government’s economic recovery package was an “opportunity” to “fundamentally change the science relating to global warming.” “One of the things that I think that we keep coming back to, and I’ve spent this morning talking to the docs that used to...

Dem Senators Break With Leadership On Small Business Funding

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Two Democratic senators broke with their party's leadership Thursday to call for immediate funding for a now-depleted program to provide loans to small businesses affected by the coronavirus crisis. "Minnesota small businesses need relief now," Sen. Tina Smith (D., Minn.) wrote in a tweet Thursday afternoon. "I fought hard for this program and am now pressing for additional funds, faster...

Whitmer Threatens Extension Of Stay-At-Home Orders

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on Thursday night said the protests that took place in her state Wednesday demanding an end to her stay-at-home order could result in an extension of social distancing measures like it. Whitmer, during an interview with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, said that the protests are the “kind of irresponsible action that puts us in this...

Researchers Find Through Antibody Testing, Bay Area Infections Much Higher Than Reported

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A team of researchers in California found that the number of coronaviruses cases in one county may actually be up to 85 times higher than the what health officials have tallied, and say their data may help better estimate the virus’ true fatality rate. Earlier this month, Stanford University-led researchers tested 3,330 adults and children in Santa Clara County, who...