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Anonymous GOPer whines that Justin Amash is making his life harder by discussing Trump’s impeachable conduct

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An anonymous Republican lawmaker bitterly complained to Washington Post reporter Robert Costa on Monday that Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) is making his life harder by discussing President Donald Trump’s impeachable conduct.

Shortly after Amash posted a blistering takedown of his own party’s talking points against impeaching Trump, a House Republican told Costa that he is “the opposite of enthused about Rep. Amash’s statements” — a view that he says “is widely shared in the conference.”

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CNBC’s John Harwood then asked Costa if the lawmaker gave any justification for being upset at Amash.

“Few House Republicans want to get out on a limb against POTUS,” Costa replied. “The way he explained it: people have grumbles about certain aspects of the president’s conduct, but don’t ever want to go to war with the person who they think is key to their own reelection.”

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Central Park incident just one more example of white women using their status to terrorize black men: NYT’s Charles Blow

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Amy Cooper is just the latest example of white women using their privilege and femininity to terrorize black men, according to a new column from Charles Blow.

The New York Times columnist explains that a video recording of an incident involving Cooper, an investment manager, and Christian Cooper, a science editor, has a long and shameful historical precedent.

"This racial street theater against black people is an endemic, primal feature of the Republic," Blow write. "Specifically, I am enraged by white women weaponizing racial anxiety, using their white femininity to activate systems of white terror against black men. This has long been a power white women realized they had and that they exerted."

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New Zealand epidemiologist: ‘We look at Trump’s behavior and we’re horrified’

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To learn how New Zealand has largely eliminated COVID-19, we continue our extended interview with Michael Baker, an epidemiologist who is a member of the New Zealand Ministry of Health’s Technical Advisory Group and advising the government on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He describes how the country’s response compares to the government actions in the United States and worldwide.

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AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González, as we bring you Part 2 of our discussion of New Zealand.

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Trump White House hammered for covering up their own economic projections as jobs vanish

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The Trump White House has decided against releasing midyear economic projections this summer, breaking precedent at a time when unemployment is expected to top 20 percent.

The Washington Post reports that the administration is not releasing updated economic projections that "would almost certainly codify an administration assessment that the coronavirus pandemic has led to a severe economic downturn" with massive job losses that have topped 36 million in just two months.

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