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How Americans View The Coronavirus Crisis And Trump’s Response

How Americans View The Coronavirus Crisis And Trump’s Response

Since late January, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the [first known case of COVID-19](https://abcnews.go.com/Health/1st-confirmed-case-coronavirus-reported-washington-state-cdc/story?id=68430795) in the U.S., pollsters have been busy fielding surveys to measure just how concerned Americans are and what they think about the government’s response to the outbreak. We at FiveThirtyEight are now collecting those polls to give you a better understanding of how Americans are reacting. So if you’re concerned that you or someone you’re close to will be infected with the…

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Are Democrats And Republicans Reacting Differently To Coronavirus? It Depends What You’re Asking Them.

Are Democrats And Republicans Reacting Differently To Coronavirus? It Depends What You’re Asking Them.

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. (You can find the latest data on how Americans feel about the novel coronavirus, President Trump’s response to it and more in our new coronavirus polling tracker.) Poll(s) of the week Polls suggest that partisanship is affecting Americans’ views of some aspects of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Democrats are much more likely than Republicans to be skeptical of Trump’s handling of the virus outbreak, for example, and Democrats are more likely than Republicans…

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RIP, but remember: We will always have Bill Withers’ music to lean on

RIP, but remember: We will always have Bill Withers’ music to lean on

Singer-songwriter Bill Withers, who wrote and sang the hits “Lean on Me,” “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Grandma’s Hands,” and “Lovely Day,” has passed on of heart complications at the age of 81. Condolences to his wife, Marcia Johnson, and their children, Todd and Kori. Tributes to his musical genius are rolling in. At a time when many people around the world are ill, have died, or feeling fear about the coronavirus epidemic, Withers’ “Lean on Me” has been a balm for many of us. YouTube Video…

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Friday night owls: ‘We’re going to need a bigger bailout’

Friday night owls: ‘We’re going to need a bigger bailout’

Night Owls is a themed open thread at Daily Kos. Robert Borosage at The Nation writes—We’re Going to Need a Bigger Bailout: As US deaths from the coronavirus soared past 2,000, and skyrocketing unemployment claims crashed state websites, Congress passed the largest economic emergency package in history. Though absolutely necessary, the legislation is also, as Republican Senator Ben Sasse, inspired by his Vermont colleague Bernie Sanders, put it, “a big crap sandwich.” Billed as a $2 trillion package, it will…

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7-year-old girl and dad finally released after horrific 250 days at migrant family jail

7-year-old girl and dad finally released after horrific 250 days at migrant family jail

In a major victory for advocacy groups that have been pushing for their release, a seven-year-old child and her dad were finally freed from a migrant family jail in Pennsylvania after a horrific 250 days in detention, Philadelphia Inquirer reports. “Maddie had spent more time inside than any child currently held in the country’s three family detention centers, the two others are in Texas.” Philadelphia Inquirer had previously reported that the girl had “become deeply depressed” while detained at Berks County Residential Center—child welfare experts have…

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