The Top COVID-19 News to Read

05-22-20 | Bloomberg

U.S. Warns New China Law Jeopardizes Hong Kong’s Special Status
Why Read: With U.S.-China tensions already on the rise, China’s new, aggressive stance toward Hong Kong elicits a vigorous American response. U.S.-China relations have emerged as a significant issue for U.S. voters in both political parties.

05-22-20 | The Washington Post

Trump seizes on new rallying cry to reopen the country, but Democrats see caution as an advantage
Why Read: While countries around the world debate whether, and how, to restart their economies in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, in the United States, that debate is political and deeply partisan.

05-21-20 | The Atlantic

‘How Could the CDC Make That Mistake?’
Why Read: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, long regarded as one the world’s top public health institutions, has made mistake after mistake during the COVID-19 pandemic. This latest misstep — conflating the results of two different types of coronavirus tests — is both serious and inexplicable.

05-19-20 | The New York Times

The End of ‘Who Me? For V.P.?’ Politics
Why Read: This political memo by the Times’ Mark Leibovich looks inside how prospective vice presidential candidates are adopting more overt tactics to make their case for the job. What impact will these efforts have on Joe Biden’s choice?

05-19-20 | The Wall Street Journal

Powell, Mnuchin Outline Contrasting Perils Facing Economy
Why Read: This is a good summary of the contrasting testimonies offered yesterday regarding what kind of additional federal aid is needed to combat the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin favors a wait-and-see approach, while Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggests that more aid will be needed.

05-18-20 | POLITICO

Lindsey Graham seeks broad authority to subpoena former Obama officials
Why Read: The next chapter in what feels like an endless stream of investigations out of Washington, D.C.: Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham is preparing for hearings that Senate Republicans hope will help President Trump’s reelection effort.

05-18-20 | Bloomberg

Companies Worth $2 Trillion Are Calling for a Green Recovery
Why Read: A possible upside to post-pandemic economic recovery: greener business, something younger U.S. voters say they want.

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