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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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MSNBC’s Melber: Are We Giving up on Comprehensive Testing?

MSNBC’s Melber: Are We Giving up on Comprehensive Testing?

On the face of it, the idea that 300,000 tests a day is absurd, says the director of the global Harvard health institute. Doctor, are we at a place three months in, give or take for America, where the federal government is giving up on comprehensive testing and just saying, here we go?
David Frum on Trump’s Handling of Pandemic: The Apocalypse Is Here

David Frum on Trump’s Handling of Pandemic: The Apocalypse Is Here

The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought with it the "apocalypse" which will bring down Donald Trump this year on Election Day, according to author and Bush administration speechwriter David Frum.
Republican Chertoff: Election Should Definitely Include Mail-In Ballots; There’s Never Been a Widespread Election Fraud

Republican Chertoff: Election Should Definitely Include Mail-In Ballots; There’s Never Been a Widespread Election Fraud

Contradicting Donald Trump and many other Republicans, former homeland security secretary Michael Chertoff has endorsed the use of ballot-by-mail in this year's elections.
Dr. Birx: Federal Government Is Preparing For Potential ‘Fall Wave’ of Coronavirus

Dr. Birx: Federal Government Is Preparing For Potential ‘Fall Wave’ of Coronavirus

The federal government is preparing for a potential second wave of novel coronavirus infections to accelerate across the country in the fall months, according to the White House coronavirus response coordinator.
Joe Biden: Economic Recovery from Coronavirus Is a ‘Long Way Away’

Joe Biden: Economic Recovery from Coronavirus Is a ‘Long Way Away’

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that while the recovery of the US economy may be some time off, if elected president in November, the tax policy that he would support would be one which emphasizes the value of work over wealth.
Andrew Yang Predicts Permanent Job Loss Will Be ‘Two Times the Great Recession’

Andrew Yang Predicts Permanent Job Loss Will Be ‘Two Times the Great Recession’

The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic will cost the United States the permanent loss of many more jobs than the nation lost in the midst of the Great Recession more than a decade ago, according to entrepreneur and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang.
Sen Doug Jones: ‘I’m Scratching My Head’ Over Trump Saying Number of U.S. Virus Cases Is a ‘Badge of Honor’

Sen Doug Jones: ‘I’m Scratching My Head’ Over Trump Saying Number of U.S. Virus Cases Is a ‘Badge of Honor’

Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama, considered the most vulnerable Democrat up for re-election this year, said that he doesn't understand why Donald Trump would consider the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States to be a "badge of honor."
Rep Jayapal Introduces Paycheck Protection Act

Rep Jayapal Introduces Paycheck Protection Act

Rep Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, introduced H.R. 6918, the Paycheck Recovery Act Tuesday, which would deliver working people immediate relief and certainty while aiming to match the scale of the current public health and economic crisis.
DHS IG Will Examine ICE Detention Facilities COVID-19 Policies and Practices

DHS IG Will Examine ICE Detention Facilities COVID-19 Policies and Practices

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General (IG) Joseph Cuffari will conduct a review of U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s (ICE) efforts to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in its facilities.