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Vote Biden, not Trump, for health and security: Former military doctors

Dr. Dean Taylor, Opinion contributor
Published 7:00 a.m. ET Oct. 14, 2020

Trump’s leadership on COVID-19 is ineffective and contrary to our values of integrity, honor and selfless service. Biden is the leader for our time.

Like all physician leaders and graduates of the United States Military Academy (West Point), Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy, I was trained to lead America’s sons and daughters. Today I write on behalf of all of us who feel compelled to step forward in response to the profound crisis that COVID-19 has created.  

As physicians, we see extraordinary challenges. We share firsthand the pain of our patients’ families who mourn avoidable deaths. We treat the acutely ill and the chronic sufferers of COVID-19. We daily face mental health challenges, both our own and those of our patients, made worse by the ongoing assault on health care options for those in the greatest need. 

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Barrett doesn’t recall Trump health-care remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett (all times local):

7:20 p.m.

Amy Coney Barrett says she doesn’t recall seeing President Donald Trump’s statements that he planned to nominate Supreme Court justices who would repeal the Affordable Care Act prior to her nomination for an open seat.

Her comments came in response to questions from Sen. Kamala Harris of California, the Democratic nominee for vice president. Harris questioned Barrett via video stream from her office in the Capitol rather than attend in person due to coronavirus concerns.

Asked if she was aware of Trump’s comments before her nomination, Barrett said she could not give a yes or no answer.


“I don’t recall hearing about or seeing such statements,” she said.

She later said Democratic senators may have referenced Trump’s comments during conversations after her nomination but prior to her confirmation

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Trump, DeSantis put politics over Floridians’ health. Fools cheered, but COVID kills

Welcome to the Trump-DeSantis horror show in Central Florida.

It can make you sick and kill you, but Floriduh dunces love these COVID deniers.

Supporters see President Trump’s narcissism and couldn’t-care-less attitude as a sign of strength.

They see the governor’s reckless behavior — mingling with crowds without wearing a mask, high-fiving people, then wiping his nose in the middle of a pandemic — as anything but what it is, dangerous.

It’s gross, and grotesque, too.

Beware South Florida: The potentially super-spreading Trump rally is moving on to Miami.

On Thursday, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are expected to descend on the COVID hotspot armed with smoke and mirrors to create the illusion that coronavirus doesn’t matter.

Rallies are the last thing we need after Gov. Ron DeSantis prematurely opened the state to high-capacity crowds and took the teeth out of local mask ordinances.

Trump rallies could be

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Trump Court Nominee Fends Off Questions On Abortion, Health Care

US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett told lawmakers Tuesday she would put personal and religious beliefs aside when deciding landmark cases but stopped short of revealing how she would rule on hot-button issues like abortion.

In her first day of marathon questioning, the 48-year-old conservative judge said she would consider both sides of arguments over health care, sexual preference discrimination, guns, or reproductive rights.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a practicing Catholic, is well-regarded by conservative Christians, who share many of her values, including an opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a practicing Catholic, is well-regarded by conservative Christians, who share many of her values, including an opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage Photo: AFP / CHANDAN KHANNA

Barrett’s four days of hearings that began Monday come just three weeks before the election, with Democrats arguing the process should be postponed until the next president has been elected and taken office.

Trump, recovering from Covid-19 and trailing Joe Biden in polls, is desperate for a swift confirmation to fire

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Barrett faces senators on health care, legal precedent; Defiant Trump defends record at rally; and more | National News

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Let’s get caught up.

These headlines are in the news this morning: Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is set to face senators’ questions; President Trump is as defiant as ever in his first rally after contracting the coronavirus; and Trump and Joe Biden both seek to tie themselves to popular infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Read on for these stories, other top headlines, celebrity birthdays and more.

 

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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.




Barrett to face senators on health care, legal precedent

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will face senators’ questions over her approach to health care, legal precedent and even the presidential election during a second day of confirmation hearings on track to

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Barrett faces senators on health care, legal precedent; Defiant Trump defends record at rally; and more | Nation

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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Let’s get caught up.

These headlines are in the news this morning: Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is set to face senators’ questions; President Trump is as defiant as ever in his first rally after contracting the coronavirus; and Trump and Joe Biden both seek to tie themselves to popular infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Read on for these stories, other top headlines, celebrity birthdays and more.

 

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APTOPIX Supreme Court Barrett

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.




Barrett to face senators on health care, legal precedent

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will face senators’ questions over her approach to health care, legal precedent and even the presidential election during a second day

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Trump expects voters to fall for the same health care trick twice

As a presidential candidate four years ago, Donald Trump not only railed against the Affordable Care Act; he also made bold promises about the magnificence of his alternative plan. The Republican’s alternative to “Obamacare” would offer everything Americans they could dream of, including better coverage at a lower price. All voters had to do was elect him.

In reality, of course, Trump didn’t know and didn’t care about how to deliver on these promises. He was peddling post-policy nonsense, counting on the electorate to not know the difference.

As a president, when it came time to follow through, Trump was lost without a map, amazed to discover the complexities of an issue he never he even tried to understand. The Republican endorsed plans that did the opposite of what he told voters he’d do, and when it came time to engage in actual negotiations, Trump struggled to keep up —

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Will Jeff Van Drew’s pledge to Trump sink him? Amy Kennedy banks on it

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Rep. Jeff Van Drew is one of only two democrats in the country to vote against the impeachment inquiry.

USA TODAY

Rep. Jeff Van Drew dispensed with any subtlety last December when he sat next to President Donald Trump in the White House as a newly converted Republican.

“You have my undying support — always,” he told Trump, extending his hand to shake the president’s.

That moment and Van Drew’s defection from the Democratic Party thrust a sleepy swing district in South Jersey into the national spotlight on the eve of Trump’s impeachment.

As Trump Republicans cheered, Van Drew was a refugee from Democratic extremism and a sign of broader, bipartisan misgivings about the impeachment crusade. It was a move, he argued, that was in step with his voters in New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District. 

“I believe that this is just a better fit for me,” he told Trump.

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Twitter flags Trump tweet for violating its rules on COVID-19 information

(Reuters) – Twitter on Sunday flagged a tweet by Donald Trump in which the U.S. President claimed he was immune to the coronavirus, saying it violated the social media platform’s rules about misleading information related to COVID-19.

“A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday. That means I can’t get it (immune), and can’t give it. Very nice to know,” Trump said in the tweet.

The post was flagged by Twitter with a disclaimer.

“This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19,” Twitter’s disclaimer read, adding that it had determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the tweet to remain accessible.

A Twitter spokeswoman told Reuters that the tweet made “misleading health claims” about COVID-19 and that engagements with the post would be “significantly limited,” as is standard in such cases.

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Trump says he’s not contagious. Health experts say that’s not certain.

“A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday,” Trump said. “That means I can’t get it (immune), and can’t give it. Very nice to know!!!”

Trump’s claim came one day after his physician said he is “no longer considered a transmission risk to others,” in a memo that seemed to clear Trump to return to his normal activities a little more than a week after he announced he had tested positive for the coronavirus. Trump is expected to hold a campaign rally Monday in Florida.

Some experts said the letter provided some reassurance that Trump is no longer contagious, but they noted that there is no way to know for sure so soon after a covid-19 diagnosis. The White House has never made clear the severity of Trump’s illness, which could influence how long he should isolate.

The letter from Sean Conley said Trump had met the

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