Biden Calls Trump’s Attack on Electoral Process ‘Totally Irresponsible’

Choosing his words carefully, the president-elect stepped up his criticism of President Trump and warned that the delayed transition sent “a horrible message about who we are as a country.”

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How Iowa’s Governor Went From Dismissing Mask Mandates to Ordering One Herself

“I don’t want to do this,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said, joining a wave of Republican governors issuing new mask orders as her state faces a spiraling hospital crisis.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #governors-us, #iowa, #reynolds-kimberly-1959

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Many G.O.P. Governors Avoid Stating Plainly That Biden Won

Most were operating in a murky middle ground in which they neither gave full credence to the president’s claims of fraud nor affirmed Joe Biden’s victory.

#governors-us, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #republican-party

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Lockdowns, Round 2: A New Virus Surge Prompts Restrictions, and Pushback

California and Michigan moved to shut down indoor dining, and Philadelphia severely limited indoor gatherings. With more than 150,000 virus cases daily, the nation is shutting down again.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #governors-us, #michigan, #navajo-indians, #philadelphia-pa, #shutdowns-institutional

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As the Virus Surges, Stark Differences Over What Is Around the Corner

President Trump’s health secretary voiced optimism on Sunday that vaccines and treatments would soon save the day, but governors and experts issued bleak warnings about the public letting down its guard.

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‘It’s Like Having No Testing’: Coronavirus Test Results Are Still Delayed

A shortage of chemicals needed to test for the virus is part of what is slowing turnaround times.

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U.S. Northeast, Pummeled in the Spring, Now Stands Out in Virus Control

In just over two months, the Northeast has gone from the country’s worst coronavirus hot spot to its most controlled. “It’s acting like Europe,” one expert said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #governors-us, #new-england-states-us

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While Virus Surges, Georgia Governor Sues Atlanta Mayor to Block Mask Rules

Gov. Brian Kemp filed a lawsuit against Keisha Lance Bottoms, the mayor of Atlanta, to block the city’s mask requirement.

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Mask Rules Expand Across U.S. as Clashes Over the Mandates Intensify

More retailers and states are instituting mask requirements, but tensions are mounting for people who see the rules as infringements.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #governors-us, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #united-states

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Governors Must Save Us From Our Coronavirus Testing Failure

Our pandemic fight requires prompt testing results — and singular cooperation among the states to achieve them.

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America’s Governors Get Tested for a Virus That Is Testing Them

The pandemic has put many governors of both parties under a spotlight for which none of their aides and consultants have a playbook.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #desantis-ron, #governors-us, #ige-david, #inslee-jay, #states-us

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How America Lost the War on Covid-19

It wasn’t because of our culture, it was because of our leadership.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #governors-us, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #masks, #presidential-election-of-2020, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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Amid Virus Surge, Republicans Abruptly Urge Masks Despite Trump’s Resistance

Masks became a political cause for some in the early months of the pandemic. A growing set of Republican leaders are suddenly pushing Americans to wear them.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #governors-us, #masks, #republican-party, #united-states

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Gretchen Whitmer: The Coronavirus Is a Civil Rights Battle, Too

George Floyd’s death and the pandemic both reveal American infections. Why is the federal government undermining my fight against them?

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #democratic-party, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #governors-us, #justice-department, #michigan, #race-and-ethnicity, #roberts-john-g-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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States Need Coronavirus Disaster Relief, Not Bailouts

Providing a critical lifeline while the economy gets back on its feet is essential.

#governors-us, #infrastructure-public-works, #maryland, #states-us, #united-states-economy

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All 50 States Are Now Reopening. But at What Cost?

Governors face intensifying pressure to reopen their economies, but experts warn it could mean thousands of new deaths.

#connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #governors-us, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #states-us

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As States Reopen, Governors Balance Existing Risks With New Ones

The costs of the coronavirus shutdown, economic and otherwise, have driven many people to the breaking point. But governors are increasingly worried about the costs of reopening, too.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deaths-fatalities, #governors-us, #shutdowns-institutional, #states-us, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Biden on Assault Allegation: ‘I Wouldn’t Vote for Me if I Believed Tara Reade’

Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Americans should “vote their heart,” but also sharpened his criticism of Ms. Reade’s claim. And he made appearances on Thursday with two women in the running to be his vice president.

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In Meetings With Governors and Mayors, Biden Seeks Mantle of a Leader

The former vice president held virtual meetings with the governors of Connecticut, Michigan and New Jersey on Thursday and sought to align himself with leaders on the local level.

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More Aid to States? That May Depend on Their Political Hue

With governors and mayors pressing for substantial federal help to deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Republicans are divided, with some reluctant to help Democratic strongholds.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #federal-budget-us, #governors-us, #senate, #states-us, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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As Businesses Resurface After State Shutdowns, So Does Divisiveness

Nearly a dozen states resumed portions of public life as a debate over the safety and timing of reopening grew louder.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #governors-us, #restaurants, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states

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Life in Trump’s Coronavirus Ghetto

A vast majority of Americans are confined in stagnant, stressful places whose prospects have vanished overnight.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #governors-us, #quarantines, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Administration Signals Support for Allies’ Fight Against Virus Orders

Conservative groups making a legal assault against state and local coronavirus restrictions are backed by the Justice Department’s willingness to “take action.”

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U.S. Governors Move Ahead With Reopening, Despite Health Worries

Several states, including Texas and Florida, have stay-at-home orders expiring this week. “That executive order has done its job to slow the growth of Covid-19,” Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #governors-us, #states-us, #united-states

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Governors, Facing Pressures on All Sides, Weigh Reopening Their States

In Colorado, Georgia, Oklahoma, Michigan and elsewhere, they face the same question: how and when to restart parts of their economies.

#abrams-stacey-y, #colorado, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #governors-us, #hogan-lawrence-j, #kemp-brian-p, #polis-jared-s-1975, #states-us

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On the Front Lines, Testing Shortages Cloud Decisions on the Economy

In both red and blue states, governors, health departments and hospitals are finding innovative ways to cope, but still lack what experts say they need to track and contain outbreaks.

#abbott-laboratories, #albany-ga, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #columbus-ohio, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-state-relations-us, #georgia, #governors-us, #kansas, #medicine-and-health, #phoebe-putney-memorial-hospital-albany-ga, #shortages, #states-us, #tests-medical

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He Got Off the Table After Cancer Surgery to Take on the Virus

Gov. Philip Murphy of New Jersey is skipping a restful recovery to lead the state in the crisis, even as he remains in Andrew Cuomo’s shadow.

#ciattarelli-jack-m, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #governors-us, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #politics-and-government

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‘I Wasn’t Happy With Brian Kemp,’ Trump Says

The president’s criticism of Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia, a Republican reopening the state amid a viral pandemic, sent a confusing message to governors considering similar moves.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #georgia, #governors-us, #kemp-brian-p, #loeffler-kelly-l, #trump-donald-j

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Financial Aid to Struggling States Is Next Big Congressional Battle

Mitch McConnell said states should file for bankruptcy, but there is broad agreement that Washington will have to bail out local governments suffering economic pain from the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #federal-state-relations-us, #governors-us, #house-of-representatives, #local-government, #mcconnell-mitch, #senate, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Would You Like to Live in the Nation of New England?

Regional partnerships may offer a new framework for dealing with urgent issues on which Washington has failed to lead.

#constitution-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #east-coast-us, #federal-state-relations-us, #governors-us, #republican-party, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Mutineers, Raise Your Hands

Almost every movie reminds Trump of … something it’s not.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #desantis-ron, #florida, #georgia, #governors-us, #kemp-brian-p, #noem-kristi, #quarantines, #south-dakota, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Senate Approves Aid for Small-Business Loan Program, Hospitals and Testing

The Senate passed a $484 billion relief package, after Democrats and Trump administration officials finalized an agreement.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #governors-us, #house-of-representatives, #mnuchin-steven-t, #pelosi-nancy, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #small-business, #small-business-administration, #tests-medical, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘I Am Beyond Disturbed’: Internal Dissent as States Reopen Despite Virus

Several mayors and employers have asked residents to ignore the Georgia governor’s declaration that some businesses can resume operation while the coronavirus lingers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #georgia, #governors-us, #kemp-brian-p, #mayors, #south-carolina, #states-us

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Gretchen Whitmer: My Gut-Wrenching Coronavirus Choices

The actions Republican and Democratic governors have taken have been done to protect families from the spread of the coronavirus.

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Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina Move to Reopen as Hot Spots Emerge

Even as some states move to restart their economies, coronavirus hot spots are emerging, including at a state prison in Ohio.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #dewine-mike, #georgia, #governors-us, #kemp-brian-p, #lee-william-byron-1959, #ohio, #prisons-and-prisoners, #states-us, #tennessee, #tests-medical

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Coronavirus and Reopening: Governors Say They Lack Tests as Trump Administration Says Supply Adequate

Democratic and Republican governors bristled at claims from the Trump administration that the supply of tests was adequate to move firmly toward reopening the country.

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Trump Says States Can Start Reopening While Acknowledging the Decision Is Theirs

The guidelines released by the president effectively mean that any restoration of American society will take place on a patchwork basis.

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Opponents of Stay-at-Home Orders Organize Protests at State Capitols

In states like Michigan, North Carolina and Kentucky, people protested against rules aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. More demonstrations were planned.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #governors-us, #idaho, #kentucky, #michigan, #washington-state

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Why Trump Doesn’t Seem to Understand About Coronavirus

Why did it take so long to do the right thing?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dewine-mike, #governors-us, #ohio, #trump-donald-j

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Trump’s Claim of Total Authority in Crisis Is Rejected Across Ideological Lines

Trading barbs with governors about their powers over when to ease restrictions on society, the president made an assertion that lacks a basis in the Constitution or federal law.

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U.S. Governors, at Center of Virus Response, Weigh What It Will Take to Reopen States

Many governors say science will guide when they will allow a reopening, a choice they say belongs to them. “Normal it will not be,” Gov. Gavin Newsom of California said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #governors-us, #mayors, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Trump Leaps to Call Shots on Combating Coronavirus, Setting Up Standoff With Governors

The president’s insistence that only he can decide if the country should reopen for business was disputed by constitutional scholars and contrasted with his earlier message that it was not for the federal government to take the lead in fighting the virus.

#constitution-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #federal-state-relations-us, #governors-us, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘Worst Is Over,’ Cuomo Says as States Snub Trump on Restarting Economy

Northeastern governors ally to plan for lifting virus restrictions, and Western states also announce they will work together to plan for the future.

#connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #governors-us, #lamont-ned, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #states-us

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The East Coast, Always in the Spotlight, Owes a Debt to the West

California, Oregon and Washington have shipped 1,000 ventilators to New York. Should Western states be getting more attention for their relative success in battling Covid-19?

#breed-london, #brown-kate-1960, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #garcetti-eric-m, #governors-us, #inslee-jay, #newsom-gavin, #politics-and-government

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How the Virus Crisis Could Help a Red-State Democrat Stay in Office

In North Carolina, where the governor’s race is tight, and New Hampshire, where a Republican seeks re-election in a blue-trending state, incumbents could benefit from newfound star power.

#cooper-roy-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-governors, #governors-us, #new-hampshire, #north-carolina, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sununu-christopher-t-1974, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Red States Are Exploiting Coronavirus to Ban Abortion

For autocrats everywhere, the crisis is a chance to restrict rights.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #abortion, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #governors-us, #medical-devices, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #texas, #women-and-girls

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Amid Warnings of a Coronavirus ‘Pearl Harbor,’ Governors Walk a Fine Line

As officials warned people to brace for a surge in cases and deaths, governors pleaded for a consistent strategy and more help from Washington.

#adams-jerome-m-1974, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fauci-anthony-s, #governors-us, #inslee-jay, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #ventilators-medical

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Holdout States Resist Calls for Stay-at-Home Orders: ‘What Are You Waiting For?’

A small number of states in the Midwest and the South are under growing pressure to order all residents to stay at home to fight the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #governors-us, #oklahoma, #politics-and-government, #united-states

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Governors Fight Back Against Coronavirus Chaos: ‘It’s Like Being on eBay With 50 Other States’

A chorus of governors from across the political spectrum is challenging the Trump administration’s assertion that the United States is well-stocked to test and care for coronavirus patients.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #dewine-mike, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #governors-us, #hogan-lawrence-j, #lamont-ned, #tests-medical

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