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Trump travel ban causes chaos at U.S. airports, as Homeland Security buckles under strain

At a time when public health depends on distance, the president’s order trapped thousands in close proximity for hours.

Take Action: Demand Trump stop covering up the truth and science of the coronavirus outbreak!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Pence called out to his face by reporter for Trump’s lies at press conference

Rather than give us accurate information that could save lives, the VP doubled down on the president’s lie.

Take Action: Put a competent medical professional in charge of coronavirus outbreak. Get Pence out!


Check out this week’s episode: The one Super Tuesday result that has trump terrified…no matter who the nominee is

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Vatican’s Easter Week Will Be Closed to Public, Georgia delaying primary, Spain moves toward a nationwide lockdown and France closes most businesses
This link will be continuously updated throughout the day.

Take Action: Check out the WHO’s list of precautions you can take to avoid infection WITHOUT panicking.


Trump and GOP neuter coronavirus relief bill to help corporations
The New York Times editorial board slams Trump and Republicans for failing to guarantee sick leave for all American workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, exempting companies large and small from the requirement.


Biden endorses Warren’s bankruptcy plan, calling it ‘one of the things that I think Bernie and I will agree on’
A good reminder in primary season, that for all the differences, there’s more that unites Democrats than divides them.

Take Action: Use SwingLeft’s tools to see what you can do to help Democrats win in the states that matter most today!


Experts continue to express distress that Trump disbanded NSC pandemic unit
Trump says the coronavirus “came out of nowhere” and “blindsided the world,” but scientists have been warning about the next pandemic for years and slammed the president’s lack of preparedness.


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“SOCIAL DISTANCING!”: Trump tweets a day after shaking hands with healthcare execs
The president’s mixed messages continue to confuse America.


Trump sends signed chart showing stock market gains to supporters after he declared coronavirus a national emergency
The ego-maniacal president celebrated corporate success in the most childish of ways even as our nation’s health remains in jeopardy.


RNC Chairwoman falls ill with “flu-like” symptoms, awaits COVID-19 test results after Trump meeting
Ronna McDaniel is in self-quarantine at home with a fever after both attending CPAC and then meeting with Trump this past Monday.


Patagonia is closing all of its stores and shutting down its website because of the coronavirus
The progressive company will continue to pay all workers.


Coronavirus: Wuhan doctors celebrate closure of last temporary hospital after dramatic fall in cases in China
Health chiefs say only 11 new cases recorded on one day as tally falls.


Ocasio-Cortez calls for emergency Universal Basic Income in response to COVID-19
The progressive Congresswoman focused on the needs of overlooked workers during the coronavirus health crisis and called for bold action.


Today’s Action: Tune in for tonight’s Democratic debate

After starting with a historically crowded field, we’re now down to a two-man show: Biden and Sanders. And tonight’s debate is the first to reflect this sharp change in the race.

Biden and Sanders represent an ideological standoff between moderate and progressive in their policy. They’re also showing a distinction between their supporters. The first round of primaries have Biden gathering a strong show of support from voters over 40 and Black voters in the South. Meanwhile, Bernie has collected many voters under 40 and Latino voters in the West.

While Biden has emerged as the new frontrunner, Sanders still has a path to victory, making tonight’s debate crucial for both candidates… Sanders in staying in, Biden in locking it in.

Tune in for tonight’s Democratic debate live on CNN or Univision, or CNN.com and Univision.com at 8 pm EST / 5 pm PST.

This is a critical time for our nation, unlike anything we’ve ever experienced in our lifetimes as we face the onset of a global pandemic. Tonight’s debate is our next best chance to hear directly from the candidates about how they will work to rectify Trump’s horrendous mishandling of this emergency as well as their other plans for our nation’s future.

Whether you’re a Sanders or Biden supporter, or a Warren/Buttigieg/Klobuchar/etc fan deciding who to now support, this race remains the next step in our battle against a larger, shared enemy. Regardless of our possible differences, we still have a shared goal of defeating Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell, of overturning the deeply harmful damage the GOP has caused. And if your state has already voted, there’s still time to a) phone/text bank for your (possibly new) presidential candidate of choice in the states which haven’t yet voted, and b) push BOTH candidates in the direction you want to see them go.

So tune in tonight…but maybe no watch-party this round, because we’re social-distancing now and that’s a very good thing.

Watch tonight’s Democratic debate by tuning into CNN, CNN.com, Univision, or Univision.com at 8 pm EST / 5 pm PST.

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PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on Trump & McConnell to bail out working Americans instead of dirty energy companies, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.

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