NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio warned Tuesday that New York has likely only seen the tip of the coronavirus iceberg, even as the state’s death toll topped 1,500 and city hospitals scrambled to make room for thousands of new COVID-19 patients.In his daily briefing from Albany, Cuomo reported there are now more than 75,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in New York, accounting for nearly half of all infections in the U.S. At least 1,550 New Yorkers have died and nearly 11,000 are hospitalized, Cuomo said in the morning briefing, though the devastating numbers keep rising by t...
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Publishing giant Simon & Schuster has pulled out of a project after a day of intense social media scorn.
"One of the Louisville Metro Police officers who fired shots during the attempted search warrant execution that left Breonna Taylor dead in her apartment last year is writing a book about the case. 'The Fight For Truth: The Inside Story Behind the Breonna Taylor Tragedy,' written by Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, 48, will be edited and published by Tennessee-based Post Hill Press," the Louisville Courier Journal reported Thursday. "Post Hill Press' website says it focuses on the areas of "pop culture, business, self-help, health, current events, Christian, and conservative political books," and its books are distributed by Simon & Schuster."
Simon & Schuster received harsh criticism following publication. Author Don Winslow was among those who blasted the publisher.
Dear @simonschuster This is just wrong. Horribly wrong. Don't do this. https://t.co/r8Uha2F9DQ— Don Winslow (@Don Winslow)1618540189.0
However, after Simon & Schuster announced it would not distribute the book, Winslow praised those who had spoken out.
GREAT NEWS EVERYONE. PLEASE SHARE THIS. THIS IS THE POWER OF *YOUR VOICE* https://t.co/xPVCfrcwO2— Don Winslow (@Don Winslow)1618544654.0
https://t.co/iYYsiK6D0m— Simon & Schuster (@Simon & Schuster)1618541950.0
'Comically evil' Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert vote against National Marrow Donor Program
Controversial Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Lauren Boebert (R-CO) were the wrong side of a 415-2 vote in Congress on the TRANSPLANT Act.
"Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert were the lone two members to vote against a bill that would reauthorize the National Marrow Donor Program, which matches bone marrow donors and cord blood units with patients who have leukemia and other diseases," CNN's Manu Raju reported.
Roll call vote on the TRANSPLANT Act.Screengrab.
Here's some of what people were saying about the first-term GOP lawmakers:
standing up for liberty means fighting bone marrow donors https://t.co/XoHWrvkNvF— Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) (@Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans))1618542431.0
Some people will do anything to reject science. https://t.co/K1wwi6eQhH— Hemant Mehta (@Hemant Mehta)1618541972.0
These two are like an evil Laverne and Shirley. https://t.co/k09ko4VET6— Mr. Newberger (@Mr. Newberger)1618542741.0
Comically evil and for no reason other than they’ll get talked about bc of the vote https://t.co/qO2pGybkYg— Carl Anderson fan club (@Carl Anderson fan club)1618542856.0
Thank you so much Aspen, Colo. and East Jesus, Ga. I have to assume everyone else you could have sent was worse? https://t.co/P9J850jHUy— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy)1618542415.0
Well, when you believe in Jewish Space Lasers and Chips in Vaccines, what would you expect. We Must Declare this a… https://t.co/osZbCXQM4M— Badd Company (@Badd Company)1618542769.0
This blows my MIND! These 2 are NOT in Gov to help. They are simply there to start fires. I'll also take this mome… https://t.co/PuYnbfkbXK— themocollins (@themocollins)1618543188.0
If you wanted any more proof that these people are nothing but trolls with no purpose other than to frustrate and d… https://t.co/ztCtTA7myI— Gary Whitta (@Gary Whitta)1618542338.0
The asshole caucus https://t.co/nV41tpXin4— Marcus J. DiPaola (@Marcus J. DiPaola)1618542734.0
Who the hell votes against something like that? QAnon morons, that's who. https://t.co/nUtrb9SMvJ— Short-N-Snarky™ (@Short-N-Snarky™)1618543082.0
there are a lot of nominees for the shittiest person in Congress, but wow, these two really rose to the occasion. https://t.co/YlocTclXuS— Jay Jaffe (@Jay Jaffe)1618541576.0
Of course. They’re professional provocateurs. They don’t care about people. They just like the attention doing horr… https://t.co/VZAEQggQ02— Kaz Weida (@Kaz Weida)1618542445.0
Because they think Leukemia is a hoax? https://t.co/DvFpd5asuY— Lori Coleman (@Lori Coleman)1618542353.0
A year from now, we'll find out they've been trafficking bone marrow. https://t.co/ZJDauIcgL2— David Jordan Nestor (@David Jordan Nestor)1618542580.0
President Joe Biden's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan is splintering the GOP, according to a new report by The New York Times.
The newspaper noted how Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) condemned the move at a press conference on Thursday.
"Other leading Republicans, some of whom condemned Mr. Trump's pledge to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by May 1, also pressed the traditional Republican viewpoint of using American might to protect the nation's interests," the newspaper noted. "Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, warned that pulling out the troops would be a 'grave mistake.'"
"But that view was far from uniform," the newspaper noted. "Senator Ted Cruz told CNN that he was 'glad the troops are coming home.' And Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, who has ambitions of developing a new policy framework for the party, praised the decision."
It’s great when we can find places to agree. I’m grateful President Biden is keeping President Trump’s plan to leav… https://t.co/kVtCNcE9gy— Senator Rand Paul (@Senator Rand Paul)1618426062.0
"For Republicans, the shift inward comes as their long dominance over issues of national security and international affairs is waning. Mr. Trump rejected Republican foreign policy orthodoxy but largely struggled to articulate a cohesive countervailing view beyond a vague notion of putting America first. He embraced strongmen, cast longtime allies as free riders and favored a transactional approach, rejecting any notion of the kind of values-driven foreign policy that had defined the party for decades," the newspaper reported. "The party's foreign policy establishment found itself exiled from Mr. Trump's government and fighting for relevance against an insurgent isolationist party base."
"Foreign policy, particularly withdrawing from Afghanistan, was one of the few areas where Republican elected officials were willing to publicly criticize Mr. Trump. Now that he has left office, foreign policy experts who condemned Mr. Trump throughout his administration, and endorsed Mr. Biden by the dozens, are hopeful that party consensus will revert to the traditional Republican values of free trade, more open immigration and a re-embrace of international alliances," the newspaper explained. "Yet chances that Republicans will achieve a complete restoration of the traditional party platform seem low, particularly if Mr. Trump continues to flex his political power among his base. The former president captured the hearts and minds of his followers, shifting opinions on issues of globalism. During his administration, polling showed Republican voters adopted a more positive view of Russia and became more skeptical of trade agreements and international alliances."
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