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Janet has had a long career in journalism, covering at various points entertainment, science and technology and politics. She spent 20 years covering Capitol Hill, the federal agencies and the White House.She even spent brief periods working for the federal government.Although she has her personal political beliefs, Janet's of an age to remember when people in Washington were able to work on a bipartisan basis, even when they, too, had strongly held political beliefs.
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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: We See in Traffic and Phone Data 99% of People Staying Home

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: We See in Traffic and Phone Data 99% of People Staying Home

An analysis of traffic patterns and mobile phone data use indicates that 99 percent of residents are staying home as requested to help slow the spread of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic, according to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
An Ultimate Political Chameleon Changes Color Yet Again

An Ultimate Political Chameleon Changes Color Yet Again

Lincoln Chafee's had a long and honorable career in public service. But now, he's a Libertarian? I mean, why not, he's been everything else.
House Chairwoman Waters Outlines Need for Another Coronavirus Stimulus: Help for Renters, More Help for Small Business

House Chairwoman Waters Outlines Need for Another Coronavirus Stimulus: Help for Renters, More Help for Small Business

The chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee said that she sees a need for an additional stimulus package to help with the economic fallout from the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic.
Klobuchar to Trump: ‘Lead Instead of Blaming the Governors’

Klobuchar to Trump: ‘Lead Instead of Blaming the Governors’

A Democratic senator and former presidential candidate castigated Donald Trump for too often blaming the nation's governors who are trying to manage through the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Military Still Able to Defend Nation During Coronavirus, Retired Marine Corps Colonel Says

U.S. Military Still Able to Defend Nation During Coronavirus, Retired Marine Corps Colonel Says

The US military is still in a position to defend the nation despite the country being caught up in the midst of the novel coronavirus outbreak and COVID-19 pandemic, according to a former senior Marine Corps officer.
UK PM ANNOUNCES HE’S TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

UK PM ANNOUNCES HE’S TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

Boris Johnson, the prime minister of the United Kingdom who has become known for his boisterous efforts to finish the process known as "Brexit," has announced that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and "mild symptoms" of the COVID-19 illness.
Biden Assures Late Night Audience Trump Can’t Postpone Election Due to Coronavirus

Biden Assures Late Night Audience Trump Can’t Postpone Election Due to Coronavirus

Donald Trump does not have the authority to try to postpone the 2020 presidental election because of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic, former vice president Joe Biden told viewers of comedian Jimmy Kimmel's late night TV show.
US Diplomat Haass: ‘China Cannot Be Held Responsible for Our Lack of Testing’ or Shortage of Ventilators

US Diplomat Haass: ‘China Cannot Be Held Responsible for Our Lack of Testing’ or Shortage of Ventilators

If Donald Trump wants to blame China for the outbreak of the coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic, that blame can go only so far, particularly while Donald Trump maintains a "schizophrenic relationship," according to a prominent American diplomat.
Gov. Cuomo Slams ‘Irresponsible’ and ‘Reckless’ Coronavirus Bill: ‘It Does Absolutely Nothing for Us in Terms of Lost Revenue’

Gov. Cuomo Slams ‘Irresponsible’ and ‘Reckless’ Coronavirus Bill: ‘It Does Absolutely Nothing for Us in Terms of Lost Revenue’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) slammed the enormous $2 trillion economic stimulus package hashed out by Congress to stabilize the US economy from the impact of the battering from the effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak and COVID-19 pandemic, as inadequate.
Cuomo Says Some People Could Start Going Back to Work with a Modified Public Health Strategy

Cuomo Says Some People Could Start Going Back to Work with a Modified Public Health Strategy

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced Thursday that perhaps younger people and those who have already recovered from COVID-19 may be encouraged to get back to work as part of a "modified public health strategy."