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Inside the Beltway: As coronavirus fears mount, Democrats get tacky

The U.S. quietly passed a grim mark this week: The coronavirus now has killed more Americans than the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, duly noted by notable news organizations. But none have cited the difference between the Democratic responses to 9/11 and the current coronavirus pandemic.


p>Following 9/11, Democrats joined Republicans …

States turn to absentee ballots for primary elections

Just a month ago the words “sanitized ballot” might have produced a federal election fraud investigation.

Now, that’s the instruction Wisconsin is giving to voters as the state sends out absentee ballots ahead of next week’s primary.


p>For voters who are quarantined alone amid the coronavirus crisis, the state has …

Donald Trump rips Chuck Schumer in two-page letter

President Trump’s two-page letter to Senate Minority Leader and presidential irritant Charles E. Schumer on Thursday was one for the ages.


p>Responding to Mr. Schumer’s criticism of his handling of the coronavirus outbreak, Mr. Trump called the New York Democrat a spotlight-seeking show horse who would lose a possible primary …

Coronavirus rocks U.S. economy; 10 million Americans lose jobs in two weeks

A record ten million Americans lost their jobs in just two weeks because of the coronavirus shutdown, the government reported Thursday, as states struggle to keep up with demand for unemployment benefits in the deepest, most rapid shock to the U.S. economy in history.


p>More than 6.6 million people filed …