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Trump’s Extensive Anti-Vaxxer History

By Chai Karve on September 3, 2020.

President Donald Trump has an extensive, documented history of amplifying anti-vaxxers and making false statements about vaccines as he attempts to lead the United States through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Coronavirus | Arizona

Arizona GOP Lawmakers Brophy McGee, Gray, Mesnard Gutted Unemployment Benefits Before Pandemic

By Chai Karve on August 17, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, GOP lawmakers in the Arizona Legislature passed legislation to weaken public benefits, harming part-time workers and exacerbating the significant economic pain unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Trump Admin Handed Out $1.8 Billion in PPE Contracts to Unqualified, Untested Companies

By Chai Karve on August 13, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, the Trump Administration has handed out nearly two billion dollars in federal contracts to untested, unproven, unqualified, and even bizarre firms for the production of essential supplies in the midst of the lethal COVID-19 pandemic.

Several of the businesses receiving these valuable...

Accountability | Arizona

AZ GOP State Rep. Anthony Kern Killed Legislation To Protect Arizona Workers

By Chai Karve on August 12, 2020.

In April 2019, Republican State Rep Anthony Kern (LD-20) used his power as chair of the Arizona House Rules Committee to kill legislation protecting workers who reported unsafe working conditions, laying the groundwork for dire conditions for Arizona workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

A year later, as coronavirus cases spread...

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Trump’s Attempts To Force In-Person School Puts Lives At Risk

By Chai Karve on August 4, 2020.

With the 2020 school year fast approaching, President Trump’s threats to withhold federal funding from schools who do not resume in-person instruction in the fall belie his lack of a clear national strategy to safely reopen schools in the midst of a global pandemic. Despite the expert testimony of scientists and public health experts, in addition to the pleas of teachers and parents nationwide, Trump has continued to insist upon reopening schools for in-person instruction, despite repeated warnings that this move could put millions of lives in unnecessary risk and lead to a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases. 

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Trump Gives Billionaire Buddies a Boost With COVID-19 Small Business Loans

By Chai Karve on August 4, 2020.

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic that has led to the deaths of over 150,000 Americans and a historic recession that has left millions unemployed, President Donald Trump has continued funneling money to himself and several of his ultra-wealthy associates in an attempt to quietly grow their fortunes while most of America suffers. 

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As White Working-Class Voters Flee From Trump, Biden Rises in Battleground States

By Chai Karve on August 4, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, a slew of recent polling and data conducted across Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin shows President Donald Trump increasingly underwater, often by double digits, as white working-class voters are turning away from him after a term marked by a bungled pandemic response, economic catastrophe, and deepening political division.

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