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Trump endorses primary opponent to Ohio Republican who voted for impeachment

Former President Donald Trump on Friday endorsed a primary challenger running against Ohio’s Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, who voted to impeach Trump last month, in an early sign of the former President’s plans to exert his influence on Republican primaries ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. “Max Miller is a wonderful person who did a great…MORE

NBA veteran Jeremy Lin says he’s been called ‘coronavirus’ on the court

NBA veteran Jeremy Lin says he’s been called ‘coronavirus’ on the court

As the number of violent attacks against Asian Americans escalates, former NBA star Jeremy Lin said he has experienced racism while playing basketball. “Being a 9 year NBA veteran doesn’t protect me from being called ‘coronavirus’ on the court,” the former New York Knicks star wrote on Facebook. Lin, who currently plays for the Santa…MORE

Open a window to reduce virus spread, CDC tells schools

Open a window to reduce virus spread, CDC tells schools

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted new recommendations Friday on the importance of good ventilation in preventing coronavirus spread in schools and daycares. Its top recommendation: Open a window. It’s the first time the agency has separately emphasized the role ventilation plays in helping or preventing the spread of the virus, which…MORE

The week in 14 headlines

This week, legislators worked to confirm more of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet and administration officials. The President’s team also pushed forward on their Covid-19 relief plans. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump’s influence still loomed large — this weekend, he will speak at CPAC, his first speech since leaving the White House. Monday Justice Clarence Thomas…MORE

House and Senate progressives split over next steps on minimum wage

House and Senate progressives split over next steps on minimum wage

House progressives are furious with the Senate parliamentarian’s decision to remove the $15 minimum wage provision from the Senate’s version of the Covid relief bill, a proposal that is foundational to the left wing’s beliefs and one they have fiercely campaigned on, but it is unclear how they will channel that frustration into next steps.…MORE

Canada to receive 6.5 million Covid-19 vaccines by end of March

Canada to receive 6.5 million Covid-19 vaccines by end of March

Canada expects to receive more than 6.5 million Covid-19 vaccines by the end of March, with tens of millions more vaccines arriving between April and June, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday. Canada has secured access to nearly 400 million doses of vaccines, but manufacturers have been slow to ship the authorized medicine. Just…MORE