Tag: WHITE HOUSE

Trump Edges Closer to Invoking Defense Production Act

One should never pay too close attention to social media, but sadly, that’s where a lot of diplomacy takes place these days. Especially today. Since dawn broke over the nation Friday, President Donald Trump has chastised General Motors and Ford for their perceived foot-dragging in getting much-needed ventilators into production, urging them to pick up […]

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Trump Hates This Ad So Much, His Campaign Has Asked Networks to Stop Running It—or Else

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) When all of this is said and done, history is going to look back at Donald Trump, especially during the time of the coronavirus pandemic, and say: Trump fumbled the ball on a global pandemic not because he wasn’t warned or didn’t have the information available to him; he fucked […]

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Trump Says He’s Mobilizing the National Guard in New York, California, and Washington

President Donald Trump said he’ll give the governors of New York, California, and Washington states “maximum flexibility” to use the National Guard to help combat the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S, which has now infected more than 30,000 people as of Sunday. “We’ve signed what we have to sign, and it’s been activated,” Trump said […]

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Good News for Tardy Tax Payers: The White House Will Extend Filing Deadlines an Extra Three Months

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) In these trying times, we could all use an extra grace period to get all of our affairs in order. Of course, there are those of us who wait until the last minute to get things done regardless of the times. In either case, there’s a bit of good news […]

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To Combat the Coronavirus, Trump Administration Proposes an Emergency Stimulus Check for Every Adult American: ‘We Have to Do This Now’

U.S. President Donald Trump, joined by members of the Coronavirus Task Force, speaks about the coronavirus in the press briefing room at the White House on March 17, 2020 in Washington, DC.Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) Feeding into mass hysteria isn’t exactly my ministry, but I think it’s safe to say that at this point, […]

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The White House Is Asking Millennials — Yes, You — to Stay Home to Stop Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — The White House issued an urgent message to millennials: If you want to help fight COVID-19, you must chill with your partying. The administration unveiled new nationwide guidelines Monday that call for all Americans to avoid crowds of 10 people or more in any situation for at least two weeks, in the latest […]

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Microsoft, White House, and Allen Institute release coronavirus data set for medical and NLP researchers

The COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19), a repository of more than 29,000 scholarly articles about coronavirus family viruses from around the world, is being released today for free. The result of work by Microsoft Research, the Allen Institute for AI, the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), White House Office […]

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Good News For People Who Like Terrible People: President Trump Tested Negative For COVID-19

Photo: Tasos Katopodis (Getty Images) Welp, if you were waiting on news to break that President Donald Trump has come down with “that Rona,” you’ll be disappointed. According to AP News, the White House released test results Saturday night revealing that the president received negative results for COVID-19 after being tested for coronavirus on Friday. […]

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Several in Trump’s Administration Have Been Exposed to the Coronavirus, So Why Won’t They Get Tested?

President Donald Trump (L) greets Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a dinner at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, on March 7, 2020.Photo: JIM WATSON (Getty Images) I’m not sure if Trump’s only mission as president is to continue to assure his cronies that their investments are safe or if he truly just doesn’t give a […]

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White House seeks tech companies’ AI to combat coronavirus outbreak

(Reuters) — White House officials met Wednesday with U.S. technology industry officials to discuss tech-related response efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak and ways for government to collaborate with the private sector. COVID19, the disease caused by the virus, has killed about 30 people in the United States, and infected more than 1,000 Americans and […]

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Trump Administration Won’t Release Intelligence Report That Warns the U.S. Isn’t Ready for Global Pandemic: Report

Photo: Olivier DOULIERY (Getty Images) Without explanation or warning, the Trump administration reportedly postponed an annual intelligence report that explained that the U.S. isn’t even remotely ready to handle a global pandemic. It was all supposed to go down Feb. 12. That was when the “The office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) was […]

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The False Prophets of the Childcare Revolution

Business groups and executive types love to talk about the importance of childcare. A 2019 report from the Council for a Strong America’s ReadyNation initiative, a bipartisan coalition of over 2,000 executives, was bluntly titled “Want to Grow the Economy? Fix the Child Care Crisis.” Similarly, a 2018 Wall Street Journal article, “Why Businesses Are […]

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Attorney General William Barr Isn’t Quitting. He Just Wants People to Think He’s Still a Man

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) Attorney General William Barr, aka Evil Fred Flintstone, aka The White Unsullied, walked out of his Senate confirmation in January 2019 and into the White House where he gave President Trump a gift. Turns out that gift was Barr’s balls as he’s not used them since becoming attorney general and […]

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White House Correspondents’ Dinner Taps Kenan Thompson to Bring Back the Funny

Photo: Ilya S. Savenok (Getty Images for The New Yorker) Nearly two years removed from the spectacle that was the 2018 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the annual gala will return to its comedic roots. The Hill reports that Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson will host its 2020 dinner on April 25. And because you […]

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White House’s proposed budget would increase investments in AI and quantum computing

The White House’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2021 includes sizable increases in federal funding for AI and quantum computing projects. All told, the overall increase in federal R&D funding is 6% compared to fiscal year 2020, reaching $142.2 billion. Although much of the funding is aimed at R&D and infrastructure investments like $25 million […]

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‘It Was All Bullshit’: Trump’s Post-Impeachment White House ‘Celebration’ Was Next-Level

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. WASHINGTON — President Trump doesn’t exactly look like a man who has “learned” anything from being impeached, despite GOP Sen. Susan Collins’ insistence to the contrary. Certainly not judging from the tub-thumper of a party Trump threw on Thursday afternoon for members […]

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Some Guy I Didn’t Know Was Running for President Is No Longer Running for President

Democratic presidential candidate former Maryland congressman John Delaney speaks to the press.Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney is calling it quits. If I’m being honest, I don’t know who the hell that is. I would also like to add that I live in Maryland and cover politics and I don’t think […]

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