Feb 6, 2017

3 things Glenn Beck said to LA liberals

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Speaking at the Upfront Summit in Los Angeles last week, conservative political commentator Glenn Beck tried to find some common ground with the mostly liberal audience and pondered his role in the election of President Trump.

  1. "Unless you're Donald Trump, you have to have some sense of self-reflection," said Beck of the aftermath of his career on CNN and Fox as a political pundit. "I did these things, this helped lead us down the road. So now, 'what are you gonna do?'" he said he had to ask himself of his role in conservative media and its role in Trump's election.
  2. "I believe he's an extraordinarily dangerous man," he said of Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos, who's currently on a promotional tour for his upcoming book and whose appearance at UC Berkeley on Wednesday night was canceled at the last minute due to violent demonstrations.
  3. "We have basic principles in common," he said of Republicans and Democrats after the entire audience raised their hands when Beck asked who was worried about American civil rights.

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DMV area issues coronavirus stay-at-home orders

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser issued stay-at-home orders on Monday, with exceptions for residents engaged in essential services, including health care and government functions.

The big picture: The states and territory are the latest to announce policies to enforce social distancing, which have affected almost 250 million Americans. More than 1.5 billion people worldwide had been asked to stay home as of last week.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 766,336 — Total deaths: 36,873 — Total recoveries: 160,001.
  2. U.S.: Leads the world in confirmed cases. Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 153,246 — Total deaths: 2,828 — Total recoveries: 5,545.
  3. Federal government latest: The White House will extend its social distancing guidelines until April 30 — Rep. Nydia Velázquez diagnosed with "presumed" coronavirus infection.
  4. State updates: Virginia and Maryland issued stay-at-home orders to residents, joining 28 other states — Florida megachurch pastor arrested for refusing to call off mass services.
  5. World updates: Italy reports 1,590 recoveries from the virus, its highest ever.
  6. In photos: Navy hospital ship arrives in Manhattan
  7. What should I do? Answers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingQ&A: Minimizing your coronavirus risk
  8. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it.

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Cuomo: Engaging in politics during coronavirus crisis is "anti-American"

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a Monday press briefing that he won't get into a political tussle with President Trump — calling it "counterproductive" and "anti-American" — as his state deals with the most confirmed coronavirus cases in the country.

The backdrop: Trump said during an appearance on "Fox & Friends" earlier Monday that Cuomo has received high polling numbers during the outbreak because New York has received federal aid.