U.S. tops 126,000 virus cases, again sets new record

Worldwide infection numbers are also setting records. The world reached 400,000 daily confirmed cases on Oct. 15; 500,000 on Oct. 26, and 600,000 on Friday. The seven-day rolling average for daily deaths in the U.S. rose in the past two weeks from 772 on Oct. 23 to 911 on Friday. Those numbers were higher in … Leer más

The Longest Week – POLITICO

Bill Kuchman/POLITICO Illustration Election Day came and went, and on this, Day 5 of Election Week, we have a result: Joe Biden is the president-elect. POLITICO’s Sudeep Reddy and Scott Bland lay out what we know, what we (still) don’t, the state of political journalism and polling after the vote and what in the world … Leer más

The Great Wait – POLITICO

Bill Kuchman/POLITICO Illustration Election Day came and went, and we’re deep into Day 4 of Election Week. POLITICO’s Sudeep Reddy and Scott Bland lay out what we know, what we don’t, and the state of political journalism and polling after the vote — and how much longer we may still have to wait. Subscribe and … Leer más

The ‘AOC movement’ expands in NYC with congressional and Assembly wins

The new guard also includes Torres, 32, a City Council member, and Jones, 33, an attorney — who will make history as they replace retiring incumbents Jose Serrano and Nita Lowey, both in office for more than 30 years. “The Bronx’s struggles have been my struggles. Whether it’s growing up in public housing, clawing to … Leer más

America awaits a verdict on the Trump era

But other scenarios — arguably more plausible ones — will leave everyone wrestling with plenty of mystery. Let’s say Biden slumps to the finish line with a modest victory that likely would be credibly forecast tonight but not official for some time to come. Pair that with a Democratic campaign to retake the Senate that … Leer más

Don Jr. dismisses coronavirus deaths: ‘The number is almost nothing’

But the deaths are not “almost nothing” — and they are rising. Roughly 1,000 Americans died from the disease on Thursday, as Trump Jr. appeared on Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s show to downplay the U.S. death toll. And among those who survive coronavirus, many have long-term damage to vital organs and lingering chronic symptoms. … Leer más

How to watch election night like a pro

Bill Kuchman/POLITICO Illustration Nov. 3 is barreling toward us, but don’t expect that to be the day we’ll know who won the presidency. POLITICO’s Zach Montellaro and Nerdcast host Scott Bland decode how to watch Election Day — and the days that follow — like a pro. Subscribe and rate Nerdcast on Apple Podcasts. Fuente … Leer más

New York’s largest nurses union rocked by internal political fights

It’s also exacerbated fears that the union is losing its cachet in Albany at a time when nurses are being praised as heroes after facing the onslaught of the coronavirus in New York, an early national epicenter of Covid-19. The union lost its pandemic push to improve hospital staffing ratios after the state said in … Leer más

NYC, Seattle and Portland sue Trump over ‘anarchist’ designation

“In an act offensive to both the Constitution and common sense, President Trump has called on the Attorney General to formally identify certain American cities as ‘anarchist jurisdictions’ — an oxymoronic designation without precedent in American jurisprudence,” the three cities said in court papers filed in federal district court in Seattle. “The Defendants’ actions violate … Leer más