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Trump’s economic dilemma sharpens as Biden gets set for 2020 race

President Donald Trump finally has his 2020 election opponent, but he’s missing the crucial asset on which he anchored his bid for a second term: a roaring economy. Instead, he’s confronting an economy that was once a powerhouse but now is threatening to dip into a depression as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Joe…MORE

Fact check: Trump offers two dangerous falsehoods in a largely straightforward briefing

Over the past few weeks, President Donald Trump’s coronavirus briefings have become a daily occurrence at the White House. They’ve also become regular venues for falsehoods, misleading information, revisionist history and outright lies. By CNN’s rough estimate, over the past three weeks Trump has made at least 50 false or misleading claims at these briefings,…MORE

US coronavirus predictions are shifting. Here’s why

US coronavirus predictions are shifting. Here’s why

Things are still getting worse. The US death toll crossed 14,000 on Wednesday, with a record 1,858 deaths reported just on Tuesday. Since the outbreak started, about 425,000 cases have been diagnosed in the US. And researchers say the peak has yet to come. But the main model used by the White House and pretty…MORE

Why Joe Biden starts as the general election front-runner

Why Joe Biden starts as the general election front-runner

With Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ decision to end his campaign on Wednesday, it’s now official: Former Vice President Joe Biden will be the Democratic presidential nominee this fall. And Biden starts the general election against President Donald Trump as the front-runner — albeit not a huge one. Start with polling. A new Quinnipiac University national…MORE

Report finds Syrian government forces responsible for 2017 chemical attacks

Report finds Syrian government forces responsible for 2017 chemical attacks

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ Investigation and Identification Team (IIT) has concluded the Syrian government forces were responsible for a series of chemical attacks on a Syrian town in late March 2017. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised the OPCW report, saying the US agrees with its conclusions and charging that…MORE