Texas Is Open, California’s Closed and States Go Their Own Way

The Trump administration promised Americans that expanded coronavirus testing would give states the information they need to restart their economies, but Texas has already heard enough. Governor Greg Abbott said Monday that malls, restaurants and movie theaters could re-open Friday. “The lives saved are priceless, but the price has been steep,” Abbott said. About an hour earlier, roughly 1,300 miles […]

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Why do reporters put up with Trump's daily attacks?

New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. President Donald Trump dodged questions from reporters on Friday. He went into hiding over the weekend, opting against holding a briefing. He raged on Sunday that the briefings are “not worth the time & effort.” His White […]

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Pandemic Watchdog Activates Site to Track Trillions in Spending

An oversight committee created to root out fraud and abuse within the trillions of federal dollars being spent to combat coronavirus launched its website and announced its executive director on Monday, the first public action by a panel already ensnared in controversy. The independent committee was created to oversee spending under the $2.2 trillion CARES Act that Congress approved and […]

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Israel Coronavirus Phone Tracking Must Be Legislated, Court Says

Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis. The Israeli government must introduce legislation that allows its domestic spy agency to track phones to help contain the coronavirus outbreak or halt the practice by Thursday, the country’s High Court ruled. While the […]

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