The president is increasingly fixated on seeing criminal action against his political opponents.
Eric LiptonPresident Trump called Tuesday on AG. Barr to take action before Election Day against Biden, over his son’s foreign work, an extraordinary attempt to pressure the government’s chief law enforcement to help him politically.@maggieNYT@michaelcrowley
Eric LiptonThe head of a federal panel that advises the White House on compensation issues resigned on Monday to protest President Trump’s new executive order that could wipe out employment protections for tens of thousands of federal workers.
Gov. Greg Abbott orders performing arts hall to be converted to a medical facility as available beds dwindle in the state’s 6th-largest city.
Eric LiptonHouston Chronicle: A surge in lab-confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations in far West Texas has prompted state health officials to convert a convention center in El Paso into a makeshift hospital to ease the crush of patients in the state’s 6th-largest city.
Researchers once feared that school reopenings might spread the virus through communities. But so far there is little evidence that it’s happening.
Eric LiptonSo why am I writing this thread? Just reflecting as the debate continues over role schools have played in this real-life pandemic. It may be as my colleague @apoorva_nyc wrote, that schools (particularly at elementary level) are not a major vector.
Eric LiptonThe evidence is far from conclusive, and much of the research has been tarnished by flaws in data collection and analysis. School reopenings are very much a work in progress. Still, many experts are encouraged by the results to date. @apoorva_nyc
On February 1, 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its long-awaited disease containment strategy for pandemic influenza: Interim Pre-pandemic Planning Guidance: Community Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Mitigation in...
Eric LiptonThread: I spent many hours talking to the authors of the key federal document from 2007 that explains why the United States went into lockdown as the pandemic spread early this year--and why schools were closed.
The move would give the president greater freedom to weed out what he sees as a “deep state” bureaucracy. The executive order, which could be rescinded if he is not re-elected, was condemned by civil service unions.
Many in agriculture say they believe a Biden presidency would bring stricter environmental regulations and higher taxes than the incumbent. “I’ll take the good with the bad.”
Eric LiptonKey line in this WSJ story: Mr. Trump’s USDA projects it will pay a record $37.2 billion this (election) year to farmers and ranchers, with the administration in mid-September pledging an additional $14 billion in aid.
We, the undersigned, are physicians, nurses, scientists, and other health professionals who are alumnae/i or current Epidemic Intelligence…
Eric LiptonMissed this yesterday: Open Letter from CDC current and former staff: ."We hereby express our concern about the ominous politicization and silencing of the nation’s health protection agency during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic"
The state’s voter rolls have grown by nearly 2 million since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013, but polling locations have been cut by almost 10%, with Metro Atlanta hit particularly hard.
Eric LiptonProPublica: Why Do Nonwhite Georgia Voters Have to Wait in Line for Hours? Their Numbers Have Soared, and Their Polling Places Have Dwindled.
With the president’s re-election in doubt, cabinet departments are scrambling to finish dozens of new rules affecting millions of Americans.
Eric LiptonJUST POSTED: Facing the prospect that President Trump could lose his re-election bid, his cabinet is scrambling to enact regulatory changes affecting millions of Americans in a blitz so rushed it may leave some changes vulnerable to court challenges
Eric LiptonSee more on this from story earlier this month
Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network and Roger Severino, a senior health and human services official, have worked to reshape social policy and the courts they need to uphold it.
Eric LiptonJudicial Crisis Network is linked to the Federalist Society & a web of anonymously funded groups that together laid the groundwork for Mr. Trump’s effort to fill some 200 judgeships and a third Supreme Court seat with conservative jurists. @NYTLiz
A hedge fund consultant’s summary of private presentations by White House economic advisers fanned investor worries.
Eric LiptonElite traders had access to information from the Trump administration that helped them gain financial advantage during a chaotic three days when global markets were teetering--and they cashed in on it, in some cases. @katekelly@MarkMazzettiNYT