Sep 16, 2018

Emmanuel Macron's approval rating dips below 20%

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Just 19% of French people approve of President Emmanuel Macron's performance since he took office in May 2017, according to a new poll reported by Bloomberg.

The big picture: The figure is consistent with earlier polling that shows Macron's approval rating has hit an all-time low as he faces backlash over labor market reforms and a scandal in which his bodyguard was caught on camera beating a protestor.

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47 mins ago - Health

Fauci warns of "very disturbing" trends in U.S. coronavirus outbreak

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Straight talk from Anthony Fauci:

  1. America doesn't have the coronavirus under control.
  2. Outbreaks in various parts of America put "the entire country at risk."
  3. He wouldn't "be surprised" if we hit 100K new cases a day, up from 40K.

Why it matters: Suppression of the virus has failed, and the U.S. is missing presidential leadership on social distancing and face masks.

57 mins ago - Podcasts

McEnany blames N.Y. Times, "rogue intelligence officers" for undermining Trump

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany condemned the New York Times at a briefing Tuesday for publishing "unverified" allegations about intelligence on Russian bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan, suggesting that "rogue intelligence officers" are undermining President Trump and the country's security.

Driving the news: McEnany insisted that the president had not been briefed on the intelligence because it has not been fully verified by the intelligence community. She declined to comment on a recent New York Times report that the finding was included in late February in the written President's Daily Brief (PDB), which Trump has been reported to seldom read.

Updated 1 hour ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 10,424,992 — Total deaths: 509,706 — Total recoveries — 5,262,705Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 2,683,000 — Total deaths: 129,545 — Total recoveries: 705,203 — Total tested: 31,557,407Map.
  3. Politics: Biden calls on Trump to wear a mask, limit rallies amid coronavirus surge.
  4. Public health: Fauci warns states are "skipping over" reopening checkpoints, testifies that U.S. could see 100,000 new coronavirus cases per day.
  5. States: South Dakota governor says "we will not be social distancing" at July 3 event with Trump — New York to require travelers from 16 states to quarantine.