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Viewpoint: Protect Dr. Fauci

Congress should act to ensure that directors of the various parts of the National Institutes of Health—of whom Anthony Fauci is one—cannot be fired for dissenting from the president’s views.

‘I'll Be the Oversight,’ Trump Says as His Political Appointees Protect Wall Street, Real Estate

Banks, real estate investors and large corporations all got help even before President Donald Trump signed the COVID-19 stimulus package, as bank regulators quietly handed billions to Wall Street.

Kushner Firm Built the Coronavirus Website Trump Promised

The extent of Oscar Health’s work on coronavirus testing hasn’t been previously reported.

Why There’s No National Lockdown

Enforcing a large-scale quarantine would be legally murky, even if it’s what the country needs to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Citing Coronavirus Pandemic, Trump Administration Stops Enforcing Environmental Laws

A Texas environmental protection group said it is "reckless" for the Environmental Protection Agency to waive enforcement of many protections. The federal agency said companies could have trouble complying due to the new coronavirus.

The Trump Administration Is Leaving the Nation’s Emergency Backup Hospital System on the Sidelines

Leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs say they are ready to answer the call to assist HHS or FEMA. But the call has not come.

Internal Emails Show How Chaos at the CDC Slowed the Early Response to Coronavirus

The CDC fumbled its communication with public health officials and underestimated the threat of the coronavirus even as it gained a foothold in the United States, according to hundreds of pages of documents ProPublica obtained.

Analysis: Americans Are Rediscovering the Importance of Government

The United States is currently being educated by facts and events.

Esper Orders Pentagon into Stricter Health-Related Lockdown

Most of the military installations in the Washington, D.C., area have already been designated HPCON-C, the second-highest level, to protect personnel from the coronavirus.

Why Trump Isn’t Using The Defense Production Act

He wants to allow corporations to sell vital medical gear to the highest-bidding states. Governors say that’s exactly the problem.

Anthony Fauci’s Plan to Stay Honest

He’s never seen a disease quite like COVID-19, nor has he ever worked for a president quite like Trump.

Leave the National Guard to the States, Says Top General

If Trump federalizes the Guard, they can’t help with law enforcement, says Gen. Lengyel.

Trump Intends to Nominate Russell Vought for Permanent OMB Director

Vought has been the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget since January 2019.

Trump Defended Cuts to Public-Health Agencies, on Video

In a 2018 press briefing, the president said of public-health professionals, “I don’t like having thousands of people around when you don’t need them.”

Federal Judge Dismisses Shutdown Lawsuit

A federal employee union had argued that forcing federal employees to work without pay during a lapse in appropriations constitutes a violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act, but a judge on Monday ruled that with the government open, the case is now moot.

Experts Agree that Trump’s Coronavirus Response Was Poor, but the U.S. Was Ill-Prepared in the First Place

Trump called coronavirus a hoax, and he dragged his feet in addressing it. But the U.S. health care system was ill-equipped from the start to deal with such a crisis. The pandemic shows the flaws.