Feb 7, 2017

Checking in on Trump's 100 day agenda

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More and more it's looking like the Trump administration might not be able to get everything done in its first 100 days.

  • Healthcare: GOP Hill sources told Axios that putting all the "replace" parts of health reform in place could take years. In his interview with Bill O'Reilly, which Fox News is spacing out over three nights, Trump hinted that a new healthcare law might not be rolled out within the year. As the NYTimes points out, the president's admission of replacing Obamacare is sure to be a serious disappointment to Trump's most fervent supporters.
  • Tax Reform: When asked whether Americans can expect tax cuts by the end of 2017, Trump told O'Reilly, "I think so, yes. And I think that before the end of the year I would like to say yes."
  • Infrastructure wish lists: In a process that began during the transition, governors from at least 44 states this week will send the administration a wish list of 300 infrastructure projects, ranging from dredging to light rail to safe water to Interstate widening. McClatchy has 20 examples.
  • Risks of Trump infrastructure bank: AP's Joan Lowy and David Lieb describe how economists and transportation experts are concerned that the government may end up rewarding investors in projects that would have been built without credits.

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Thousands of demonstrators are gathering in cities across the U.S. and around the world to protest the killing of George Floyd. Huge crowds have assembled in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Chicago for full-day events.

Why it matters: Twelve days of nationwide protest in the U.S. has built pressure for states to make new changes on what kind of force law enforcement can use on civilians and prompted officials to review police conduct.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 7:30 p.m. ET: 6,852,810 — Total deaths: 398,211 — Total recoveries — 3,071,142Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 7:30 p.m. ET: 1,917,080 — Total deaths: 109,702 — Total recoveries: 500,849 — Total tested: 19,778,873Map.
  3. Public health: Why the pandemic is hitting minorities harder — Coronavirus curve rises in FloridaHow racism threatens the response to the pandemic Some people are drinking and inhaling cleaning products in attempt to fight the virus.
  4. Tech: The pandemic is accelerating next-generation disease diagnostics — Robotics looks to copy software-as-a-service model.
  5. Business: Budgets busted by coronavirus make it harder for cities to address inequality Sports, film production in California to resume June 12 after 3-month hiatus.
  6. Education: Students and teachers flunked remote learning.

Why the coronavirus pandemic is hitting minorities harder

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

The coronavirus’ disproportionate impact on black and Latino communities has become a defining part of the pandemic.

The big picture: That's a result of myriad longstanding inequities within the health care system and the American economy.