Bill Barr’s Violent, Unconstitutional Campaign to Reelect the President

A long-standing theme of Barr’s term—the perceived unfairness to Trump and his supporters of the  FBI investigation of Russian interference during the 2016 campaign—has this spring become for him a nearly constant public-relations effort. Starting in April, during interviews with Fox News and other outlets, and in violation of a clear departmental rule against such public discussion, Barr has offered colorful commentary about alleged outrageous things being unearthed by the largely redundant investigation that he and a team under U.S. Attorney John Durham have been conducting since May 2019.

Among many other angry characterizations, he has described the Russian-interference investigation as “one of the greatest travesties in American history,” and promised to get to the bottom of it. His recent comments indicate that developments in the Durham investigation can be expected in the next few months—perfect timing to enhance its possible impact on the election. And Barr has made

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How you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19

  • Know the symptoms of COVID-19. These include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
  • Stay home if you’re not feeling well.
  • Keep your distance from anyone not in your immediate household, at least 6 feet, even with a mask.
  • Wear a mask whenever you are outside your home and you can’t physically distance from others.
  • If you visit with family or friends, keep the group small and keep your distance. Visiting outside is lower risk than gathering inside.
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • When soap and water aren’t available, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer is okay.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched frequently.


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Donald Trump Could Turn Arizona Blue

This leftward shift began years ago, but the president’s rhetoric has expedited it. You can’t win a statewide race in Arizona without keeping a tight grip on affluent Republicans, GOP women, and the unaffiliated voters who make up roughly one-third of the electorate, said the Arizona-based Republican strategist Chuck Coughlin—and those are the exact voters whom the president and his ilk have alienated. “Trump has changed everything,” Grant Woods, the former Arizona attorney general, told me. Woods was a lifelong Republican who once served as McCain’s chief of staff, but after Trump’s election, Woods reregistered as a Democrat. He’s observed a growing gap between Republican voters and their elected officials in the party and believes that gap has been stretched further by people like Ward. If Republicans “want to double and triple down on Trumpism, then she’s perfect,” Woods said. But “she

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LGBTQ Youth Mental Health Survey: 40% Have Considered Suicide In The Past Year : Shots

Forty percent of young LGBTQ people have considered suicide in the last year; that rises to more than half for trans and non-binary youth.

That’s according to the second annual survey on LGBTQ youth mental health by The Trevor Project. The non-profit organization provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ people under the age of 25.

Two years of data isn’t enough to show trends, says clinical psychologist Amy Green, who is also the director of research at The Trevor Project. But what they do show, she says, is that “the numbers are high and staying high, in terms of mental health.”

“LGBTQ youth already deal with housing instability, food insecurity and trouble accessing health care,” she says. “All of that is exacerbated by a pandemic.”

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If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free

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