Journalist unloads on “intellectually bankrupt” Republican Party

Chris Hayes on GOP: “This party is intellectually bankrupt, and entirely unable to meet the moment. It is so corroded … that it will revolt against one of its own members when they do something right to fight the plague to save lives. It’s becoming a pro-COVID party before our eyes.” Aired on 7/10/2020.

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‘Let’s not blow it,’ says Boris Johnson as English pubs reopen

PM gives Downing Street press conference as lockdown measures are eased again

Boris Johnson has implored people to behave responsibly and safely as England’s chief medical officer admitted Saturday’s easing of the lockdown left the country treading a narrow path with serious risks “on either side”.

In a press conference on the eve of changes that will allow restaurants, pubs and bars to reopen for the first time since March, the prime minister insisted “we are not out of the woods yet”.

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Dr. Fauci: ‘We need to engender some responsibility in people”

The top US expert in infectious diseases, Dr Anthony Fauci, spoke to Justin Webb and expressed his concern over the rise in coronavirus cases in the country, warning of the risk of a greater outbreak if the latest surge is not controlled. “We got hit very badly, worse than any country, with regard to the number of cases and the number of deaths. The problem we’re facing now is that in an attempt to so-called reopen or open the government and get it back to some form of normality, we’re seeing very disturbing spikes in different individual states in the US.” Dr Fauci was speaking as it was revealed that more than 52,000 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the US on Wednesday, a new one-day record.

With analysis from BBC North America Editor Jon Sopel.

Source: BBC Radio 4

President Trump set for million-dollar tax bailout on Scottish golf resorts

The financial relief is aimed at helping the country’s tourism and leisure industries hurt by the economic downturn from the pandemic.

By Willem Marx and Adela Suliman

AYR, Scotland — Scottish golf courses owned by President Donald Trump’s businesses stand to benefit from more than a million dollars of taxpayer money, as part of a coronavirus relief program run by the Scottish government, according to government officials and an executive at one of Trump’s companies.

The financial relief is aimed at helping the country’s tourism and leisure industries hurt by the economic downturn from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Trump Organization owns a 45-hole golf resort in Turnberry, a famed course on Scotland’s windy west coast, and a smaller course and hotel north of Aberdeenshire, called Trump International Scotland.

Restrictions prompted by the coronavirus have forced stores and sports facilities to close across Scotland and the rest of Britain. The Scottish government has offered financial aid to affected businesses in the form of tax relief aimed at boosting the tourism and the hospitality sectors.

Kenny Ross, a spokesperson for the South Ayrshire Council, one of the two

 

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