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Florida can't meet residents' COVID-19 testing needs -- but pro sports in Florida have no problem

As COVID-19 continues to tragically break new records of spread throughout the country, our testing capacity is beyond strained. Places like California, early in its response to the growing pandemic, are finding themselves hard-pressed to test enough people fast enough. Meanwhile, insufficient and slow testing and not enough stimulus support from the federal government for the overwhelming majority of Americans has led to new outbreaks.

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Brace yourself for the latest COVID-19 predictions: You're not going to like them

Just two weeks ago, when Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted that the United States could see 100,000 cases of COVID-19 in a day, it seemed like a nightmare scenario. At the time America had just topped 40,000 cases for the first time. Make that 50,000. Then 60,000. Tuesday was the second day the nation logged over 70,000 cases in a day. It was also the first time the United States recorded over 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 since June 9.

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Donald Trump is not serious about being reelected

Donald Trump wants to win reelection.

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Kentucky’s gravy train is now in danger — thanks to Mitch McConnell’s heartless greed

As of 48 hours ago, few people knew that Kentucky was the nation’s leading recipient of federal largess, and certainly had no clue just how much the state received compared to the rest of the country. Then, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican from Kentucky, started whining about “Blue state bailouts,” and the shit has hit the fan.

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Viral photo shows massive failure of Florida's piecemeal coronavirus response as state hurdles toward 'huge public health crisis'

On March 16 six San Francisco Bay Area counties announced a “shelter in place” order—Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, Santa Clara, and San Mateo. They were the first in the nation to take that drastic step, and can you believe that that was less than two weeks ago.

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Donald Trump dealt yet another blow to Jeff Sessions by endorsing his runoff rival — and more from Tuesday's primaries

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar.

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Election Digest: Montana's governor may run against GOP senator in a boon to Democrats

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar.

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Republicans hate the RNC's new mandatory, shady fundraising tool. Here's who profits off it

Thursday kicked off the House Republicans’ annual retreat, and featured a compulsory presentation on the GOP’s answer to ActBlue, the grassroots, small-donor platform that Democrats have been using for well over a decade. It did not go well at all, according to POLITICO. House Republicans openly argued with Trump/RNC political operatives over the Jared Kushner-pushed initiative.

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Trump's 'unapologetic' campaign refuses to end ads featuring 'invasion' rhetoric ⁠— even as the president visits El Paso

Not only is Donald Trump heading to El Paso even though a number of El Paso leaders and community members have said they’d rather he not visit while their city is in mourning after the white supremacist terror attack he helped inspire, but his campaign is also refusing to put a stop to the ads that feature the same hateful language also seen in the white supremacist terrorist’s scrawlings.

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Just what we needed: The Atlantic publishes yet another profile on racist Trump supporters sobbing about being called racists

It would be informative if the media was obsessed with profiling, oh, say, children and families affected by our destructive immigration policies, but instead, we’re stuck with a continuous loop of hot garbage takes about racist Trump supporters such as The Atlantic’s “We’re All Tired of Being Called Racists,” in which rallygoers from his Thursday night Ohio hatefest cried about being called racists. Surprise! They said some pretty racist shit in the process.

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