May 6, 2019

Kamala Harris: Attorney general "lied to Congress"

Sen. Kamala Harris as Attorney General William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 1. Photo: Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris told the Detroit NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner Sunday that Attorney General Bill Barr "lied" during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"We had just recently a United States attorney general who lied to Congress and lied to you and is clearly more interested in representing the president than the American people."

Why it matters: The California senator is among several leading Democrats to have called for Barr's resignation over his handling of the Mueller report. A C-SPAN video circulating on Twitter of Harris questioning Barr had been viewed almost 4.9 million times by 11:30 pm ET Sunday.

  • In her NAACP speech, Harris also accused President Trump of "trying to make America hate."

The other side: President Trump singled Harris out for criticism last week, as he said congressional Democrats who grilled Barr were "just looking for political points."

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Backed by the Fed, bond investors get bullish

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The Fed's massive injections of liquidity have reopened much of the bond market, and after back-to-back weeks in which more than $100 billion flowed out of bond funds, investors have regained their bearings and now see opportunity.

What's happening: But after the hemorrhaging outflows relented last week, bulls may now be sticking their heads out a bit too far. Junk bond funds took in more than $7 billion for the week ended April 1, according to Refinitiv Lipper, setting a new weekly record.

What top CEOs fear telling America about the coronavirus shutdown

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Top CEOs, in private conversations and pleas to President Trump, are warning of economic catastrophe if America doesn't begin planning for a phased return to work as soon as May, corporate leaders tell Axios.

Why it matters: The CEOs say massive numbers of companies, big and small, could go under if business and government don't start urgent talks about ways groups of workers can return.

Health care workers vs. the coronavirus

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Health care workers are at an especially high risk of catching the coronavirus, because of their prolonged exposure to patients who have it. Making matters worse, the U.S. doesn't have enough of the protective equipment, like masks and gloves, that keeps them safe.

And yet these workers, with loved ones of their own, keep showing up at hospitals across the country, knowing that more Americans than they can possibly care for are depending on them.

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