Brian Naylor

Brian Naylor appears in the following:

Ousted Scientist Says His Pandemic Warnings Were Dismissed As 'Commotion'

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Rick Bright, who filed a complaint after being removed from his government post working on the coronavirus, said he raised alarms about critical supply shortages early on.

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Sen. Rand Paul To Dr. Fauci: 'I Don't Think You're The End-All'

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, testifies about the coronavirus at a Senate committee hearing Tuesday. Watch his exchange with the Kentucky Republican about reopening the country.

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Attorneys: Watchdog Wants Coronavirus Scientist Reinstated Amid Probe

Friday, May 08, 2020

Rick Bright, a top scientist working on a vaccine, says he was reassigned for not focusing on treatments favored by President Trump, even though they lacked "scientific merit."

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Supreme Court Puts Temporary Hold On Order To Release Redacted Mueller Materials

Friday, May 08, 2020

The procedural move gives attorneys for House Democrats until May 18 to respond. They say they're owed access to confidential evidence and other materials. No, argues the Trump administration.

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New Postmaster General Is Top GOP Fundraiser

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Louis DeJoy, a successful North Carolina businessman, has donated millions to Republican candidates, including the Trump campaign.

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Trump Says Coronavirus Task Force To Stay 'Indefinitely,' After Signaling Wind-Down

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

The president said he changed his mind about pulling back from the team after hearing from "very respected people." He said the form of the task force would likely change as it focuses on reopening.

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For These Federal Employees, Telework Means Productivity Is Up, Their Backlog Is Down

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Some 53,000 of the Social Security Administration's employees are working from home. And the agency's backlog of pending cases has fallen by 11% since March 23.

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IRS Tells Thousands To Return To Work, With Their Own Face Masks

Monday, April 27, 2020

Anyone who returns to work has to wear a face covering, the agency says, but it may not have enough for every employee. The House Ways and Means Committee called the move "completely irresponsible."

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Congressional Watchdog To Review Federal Coronavirus Response

Saturday, April 25, 2020

The $2 trillion response legislation Congress approved late last month calls for the Government Accountability Office to monitor the spending and the overall federal response to the pandemic.

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Government Accountability Office Oversees CARES Act

Friday, April 24, 2020

The Government Accountability Office oversees the federal response to the pandemic. President Trump has blocked other oversight attempts, but it will be difficult for him to stop the GAO.

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FEMA Chief Gaynor Faces A New Challenge: Coronavirus Response

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Pete Gaynor has extensive experience at the local and state level dealing with natural disasters, but he faces something different now.

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FACT CHECK: Trump Doesn't Have The Authority To Order States To 'Reopen'

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The president claimed "total" authority, per unnamed constitutional provisions. Experts remind him he is not a king, and cite Articles I, II, III; the 10th Amendment; and the Founding Fathers.

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FEMA Predicted Pandemic Effects In July 2019

Thursday, April 09, 2020

In a report, the agency said a nationwide pandemic would result in a shortage of medical supplies, hospitals would be overwhelmed and the economy would shut down.

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You've Got Less Mail: The Postal Service Is Suffering Amid The Coronavirus

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Mail volume is way down, and the U.S. Postal Service is running out of cash. Advocates want Congress to provide additional funding in the next rescue package.

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Experts Say A National Quarantine Is Probably Not Legal

Thursday, April 02, 2020

President Trump has raised the idea of placing residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut under a quarantine to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Can he do that? Experts say: not really.

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Fact Check: A Blanket National Quarantine Is Likely Not Legal

Thursday, April 02, 2020

President Trump floated ordering a quarantine in the Northeast, and there are calls for a national stay-at-home order. But the president's powers are limited.

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Trump To Speak With Putin About Russia's Oil Price War With Saudi Arabia

Monday, March 30, 2020

Russia and Saudi Arabia have been engaged in a price war that has driven world oil prices down dramatically.

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Federal Emergency Management Agency Launches Website To Combat False Rumors

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has incubated many rumors, from suggestions that a national lockdown is being planned to military deployments. FEMA is trying to dispel these myths through a website.

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FEMA's Fight Against Disinformation, From National Lockdown Rumors To Stockpiling

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

"Do not believe the disinformation campaigns," Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf tweeted. "Please do not pass it along. Use trusted local and federal government sources."

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Fact-Checking 5 Trump Administration Claims On The Coronavirus Pandemic

Saturday, March 21, 2020

The White House has announced a flurry of actions it says are making a difference against the coronavirus pandemic, but a closer look finds some aren't what they seem and others remain to be executed.

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