Welcome to Liberty Nation’s Daily Snapshot. All the top news of the day, the latest polls, and more.
What’s happening in the political sphere – the hot stories making the news today.
- A list of names of Obama administration officials who made unmasking requests concerning Michael Flynn has been released. Included in this list is Joe Biden, the presumptive nominee, who only recently denied having any knowledge of the Flynn investigation during an ABC interview.
- Republican Mike Garcia will take disgraced Democrat Katie Hill’s House seat, flipping the district for the GOP. This is the first seat flip in California in 22 years.
- Researchers from Harvard and MIT are working to create a face mask that could detect if the person wearing it has Coronavirus.
- The Pentagon plans to spend $134 million to buy personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical personnel at more than 15,000 U.S. nursing homes.
The latest polls and trends impacting the United States.
- Voters agree government money isn’t enough to counter the Coronavirus economic crash, but most Democrats think $2,000 monthly payments to Americans who earn less than $120,000 a year are necessary even as the lockdown begins to lift.
- A plurality of voters, 48%, say they have a more negative view on China due to the Coronavirus pandemic, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.
- The latest CNN poll of registered voters shows President Trump trouncing former Vice President Joe Biden in key swing states. In the new poll, 51% of registered voters nationwide back Biden, while 46% say they prefer Trump, while in the battlegrounds, 52% favor Trump and 45% Biden, CNN reports.
- A majority of Democrats, 61%, do not believe it will be safe to hold party conventions, compared to 30% of Republicans who feel the same. Another 23% of Republicans are not sure.
Something political to ponder as you enjoy your morning coffee.
The stay-at-home order in Washington, D.C. has been extended to June 8, giving residents another 3 weeks in lockdown. The District has the sixth-highest per person rate of Coronavirus cases when compared with U.S. states, according to data compiled by The New York Times. The nation’s capital has 933 cases per 100,000 residents, behind states like New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. This raises some obvious concerns about Congress, with many wondering when each body will get back to work. The Senate is already back in session – but it’s anybody’s guess as to when the House will join them.
A thought for the day from history’s most interesting thinkers.
My brother Bob doesn’t want to be in government – he promised Dad he’d go straight.
– John F. Kennedy
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