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Wisconsin holds its primary election in the middle of a pandemic

Wisconsin on Tuesday is holding its primary in the middle of a pandemic. Republicans who have insisted on holding the election on schedule won two legal battles Monday, as the state Supreme Court blocked Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ bid to delay it until June and the US Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s ruling that…MORE

Mayors take lead in states where governors fight stringent stay-at-home orders

Steve Benjamin, the Democratic mayor of Columbia, South Carolina, was fed up as he waited for his state’s Republican governor to follow in the footsteps of states up and down the East Coast and issue a statewide stay-at-home order. After Gov. Henry McMaster defended his decision to abstain from taking the statewide step, Benjamin —…MORE

Why public approval of Trump’s coronavirus response may not save him in November

There’s a potential political time bomb ticking for President Donald Trump in the public reaction to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Polls now consistently show that almost exactly half of Americans approve of how Trump is handling the outbreak. That’s a strikingly solid showing for him given the enormous toll on American life and…MORE

Golf locks in its 2020 major schedule amid postponements and cancellations

The bulk of the men’s major golf calendar has been moved to the second half of the year as the coronavirus outbreak has forced events to be postponed or canceled. The PGA Championship and the US Open have been moved from May and June to August 6-9 and September 17-20 respectively, after which the Ryder…MORE

Civil rights icon John Lewis endorses Joe Biden

Civil rights icon and Democratic Rep. John Lewis is endorsing Joe Biden, promising to campaign for the former vice president and saying that “we need his leadership now more than ever before.” “He has been a friend, a dear friend. He’s a man of courage, a man with a great conscience, a man of faith,”…MORE

Cook County Jail reports first detainee death from coronavirus

A 59-year-old man is the first detainee from an Illinois jail where 220 people have tested positive for coronavirus to die from suspected complications of Covid-19. Jeffery Pendleton “was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Memorial Hospital at 9:49 p.m. Sunday, April 5,” the Cook County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday. Pendleton’s official cause of death…MORE