تهمت قول به هیچ کس پرداخت وام دانشجویی بهره ‘تا اطلاع ثانوی’

رئیس جمهور دونالد مغلوب ساختن پیشی جستن در روز جمعه گفت که او با توجه به اقدامات اجرایی که “تسلیم وام دانشجویی پرداخت و ببخش بهره تا اطلاع ثانوی.”

مغلوب ساختن پیشی جستن در سخنان خود نیوجرسی باشگاه گلف ارائه نمی دهد هر گونه اطلاعات بیشتر در مورد اقدامات اجرایی او به طعنه این هفته در پاسخ به floundering مذاکرات بین دولت و کنگره دموکرات ها بیش, آخرین coronavirus امداد بسته است.

پس از یک جلسه قبل از آن جمعه با دموکرات خزانه داری وزیر استیون Mnuchin گفت که او توصیه می کنم که رئیس جمهور جلوتر حرکت با اقدامات اجرایی در وام های دانشجویی, بیکاری پرداخت فدرال و اخراج حمایت.

مغلوب ساختن پیشی جستن در روز جمعه گفت که او می تواند ثبت سفارش “تا پایان هفته” و این که “آنها در حال کشیده شده توسط وکلا در حال حاضر.”

بسته به چگونگی اقدامات اجرایی نوشته شده است که تغییر سیاست می تواند به طور موثر گسترش وام دانشجویی کمک های ارائه شده در مارس تحت مراقبت قانون H. R. 748 (116) است که به حالت تعلیق در پرداخت برای حدود 40 میلیون وام گیرندگان. مزایای آن — بهره وقفه در پرداخت های ماهانه — برنامه ریزی شده به پایان می رسد در سپتامبر. 30.

دموکرات کنگره پیشنهاد گسترش تسکین وام دانشجویی برای پوشش بیشتر وام گیرندگان و گسترش حمایت برای حداقل یک سال دیگر.

سنای ایران طرح محرک S. 4320 (116) ماه گذشته منتشر شد که اجازه می دهد مراقبت عمل تسکین وام دانشجویی به اتمام می رسد. اما وجود داشته است افزایش تماس های از جمهوری خواهان به ارائه یک فرمت از مزایای آن.

آن است که هنوز روشن نیست چه قانونی قدرت مغلوب ساختن پیشی جستن را ادعا می کنند به گسترش وام دانشجویی امداد.

زبان به طور گسترده از منوی عملیات اجرایی او است که با توجه به مغلوب ساختن پیشی جستن در روز جمعه گفت که او پیش بینی چالش های قانونی. “شما همیشه دریافت شکایت کرد. همه چیز شما را انجام دهد شما شکایت کرد” مغلوب ساختن پیشی جستن گفت. “اما مردم احساس می کنند که ما می توانیم آن را انجام دهد.”

مغلوب ساختن پیشی جستن در ماه مارس به طور یک جانبه به حالت تعلیق بهره فدرال برگزار می شود وام های دانشجویی و, وزارت آموزش و پرورش گفت: وام گیرندگان می تواند توقف پرداخت اگر آنها اولین تماس خود را وام کنندگان. مراقبت نمود و مدون است که سیاست به قانون در این بهار و آن را در زمان یک گام بیشتر به طور خودکار به حالت تعلیق در پرداخت های ماهانه.

وزارت آموزش و پرورش با اشاره هر گونه پرسش در آینده اجرایی سفارش به کاخ سفید است که کاهش یافته است به نظر در این طرح را به دنبال دارد.

بخش آموزش و پرورش سخنگوی توضیح داد که مغلوب ساختن پیشی جستن دولت اقدام اجرایی از ماه مارس در وام های دانشجویی با تکیه بر قوانین موجود با بهره برداری از قدرت تحت قانون آموزش عالی به طور موقت صرف علاقه بر اساس چالش های منحصر به فرد این بیماری همه گیر کوروناویروس را مطرح کرد و ناروا اعلان اضطراری ملی.

که بخشی از این قانون به وزیر آموزش و پرورش با اقتدار به “اجرای, پرداخت, سازش, چشم پوشیدن یا انتشار” بدهی. طرفداران مصرف کننده و دموکرات ها را به نام های طولانی در وزارت آموزش و پرورش به استفاده از این قدرت بیشتر expansively به ارائه وام دانشجویی امداد. اخیرا ترقی خواهان از جمله بهداشت ، الیزابت وارن (D-جرم.) — باید اشاره کرد که قدرت به عنوان یک مسیر برای جارو لغو وام های دانشجویی بدون کنگره تصویب.

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چگونه سیاست, شخصیت و برچسب قیمت از خط خارج Covid امداد مذاکرات

چه تفاوت پنج ماه را در وسط یک بیماری همه گیر.

در ماه مارس به عنوان coronavirus بود شروع به چکش ایالات متحده آمریکا رئیس جمهور دونالد مغلوب ساختن پیشی جستن و رهبران کنگره از هر دو طرف قادر به سرعت به تصویب 2.2 تریلیون دلار بسته امداد تامین مالی نجات به میلیون ها نفر از کارگران و ده ها هزار نفر از کسب و کارهای کوچک رو آخرالزمانی رکود اقتصادی.

وجود دارد برخی از تلخ اختلافات حزبی در داخل مجلس سنا به این لایحه گردد و خزانه داری وزیر استیون Mnuchin عینک یک مسیر trodding بین دفاتر رهبر اکثریت سنا میچ مک کانل (R-Ky.) و رهبر اقلیت چاک شومر (D-n. y.) به عنوان آنها را با هم در توافق نهایی. در پایان هر چند یکی از گران قیمت ترین قطعه از قانون در تاریخ میره از طریق کنگره بدون یک “نه” رای دادن.

سریع به جلو به ماه اوت است. بیش از 160000 آمریکایی ها مرده بیکاری افزایش یافت و به سطح دیده نمی شود پس از رکود بزرگ در حالی که فدرال پرداخت به گذاشته شدن کارگران شده اند و میلیون ها نفر بیشتر در صورت امکان اخراج و coronavirus موارد همچنان به سنبله در سراسر کشور. در ضمن کنگره و کاخ سفید در حال فرو رفته در خود, باستانی, همه گیر gridlock.

دو هفته از بسته-درب مذاکرات — با بلندگو نانسی پلوسی (D-کالیفرنیا.) و شومر مواجه خاموش در برابر کاخ سفید رئیس ستاد علامت مراتع و Mnuchin — شکست خورده منجر به دستیابی به موفقیت در یک کروناویروس جدید امداد بسته است. دو طرف باقی مانده است صدها میلیارد دلار از هم جدا در هزینه های کلی برای بسته بندی جدید و حتی مهمتر از هم جدا شدند توسط یک شکاف ایدئولوژیک بیش از آنچه که نقش دولت باید در این نقطه در فاجعه.

“این امر می تواند به خوبی انجام [معامله] با دموکرات ها اما آنها فقط در یک چیز علاقه مند — و این که حفاظت از افرادی که در انجام یک کار خوب در مدیریت شهرها و ایالات” مغلوب ساختن پیشی جستن گفت: در شب جمعه در یک کنفرانس مطبوعاتی در باشگاه گلف خود در بدمینستر, N. J.

میان بست تهمت گفت که موضوع یک سری از دستور اجرایی در روزهای آینده به آدرس اقتصادی خرید اینترنتی از این بیماری همه گیر. سفارشات به احتمال زیاد برای منحرف کردن دهها میلیارد دلار در congressionally تصویب بودجه به reinstitute فدرال بیکاری پرداخت reimpose اخراج توقف ادامه تعلیق وام دانشجویی پرداخت و تسلیم فدرال مالیات بر حقوق و دستمزد پرداخت. یک جانبه حرکت می کند به راحتی می تواند در قرعه کشی چالش در دادگاه.

پلوسی و شومر ابراز ترس در مغلوب ساختن پیشی جستن انتظار دستور اجرایی شده telegraphed توسط مراتع تمام هفته.

“آن را پوشش نمی دهد [که] باز شدن مدارس. آن را پوشش نمی دهد, تست” شومر شکایت کرده است. “آن را پوشش نمی دهد در برخورد با اجاره کمک. آن را پوشش نمی دهد انتخابات است. آن را پوشش نمی دهد بنابراین بسیاری از چیزها است. وجود دارد یک لیست طولانی من می توانم در و در و در.”

اما شکست بزرگ توسط ملت و رهبران برای پیدا کردن یک اجماع تنها چند ماه پس از هر دو حزب عمده موفقیت پایین می آید به تعدادی از عوامل شخصی و سیاسی است.

انتخابات تنها 88 روز دور و هر دو طرف در حال قمار که آنها رو بیشتر برای به دست آوردن از یک بن بست از یک معامله. درگیری شخصیت نیز حاوی این مذاکرات با حضور محافظه کار مراتع داشتن تاثیر بسیار زیادی بر روی نتیجه. بسیاری از جمهوری خواهان در هر دو مجلس نمی خواهید هر گونه معامله در وهله اول با استناد به رشد بدهی های ملی و استدلال unspent پول از ماه مارس مراقبت در عمل باید تحت فشار قرار دادند قبل از وجوه اضافی مورد تایید قرار گرفت. و پس از آن وجود دارد در حال رشد عاطفی و روانی خستگی با بحران خود دستور توسط رئیس جمهور که می خواهد برای دیدن کشور, بازگشایی به عنوان سریع که ممکن است برای کمک به خود را در چشم انداز سیاسی.

مراتع خاص بود خاص توسط دموکرات ها به عنوان موانع عمده برای هر معامله. دموکرات ها اشاره می کنند که آنها قادر به زودتر رسیدن به توافق با کاخ سفید هنگامی که Mnuchin شد نقطه و می گویند مراتع حضور در مذاکرات ثابت کرده است ناخوشایند علاوه بر.

“[مراتع’] موقعیت بسیار سخت و غیر افت بیشتر از Mnuchin” شومر گفت: از بنیانگذاران سخت-خط آزادی حزبی. دموکرات ادعا خصوصی که مراتع در آورده بود “برای منفجر کردن یک معامله” در حالی که Mnuchin وجود دارد “برای به دست آوردن چیزی انجام می شود.”

مراتع اما نبود داشتن هر یک از آن. سابق کارولینای شمالی نماینده مجلس — که شد مغلوب ساختن پیشی جستن چهارم رئیس ستاد در اواخر ماه مارس — گفت: او و Mnuchin ارائه شده “بسیاری از امتیازات” طول به ظاهر نا دور چهره به چهره و بحث تنها برای اجرا به دلیل دموکراتیک مقاومت است.

“من فکر می کنم جالب است فقط به شنیدن نظرات از سوی دیگر ، شومر و سخنران پلوسی گفت که آنها می خواهند یک معامله زمانی که در پشت درهای بسته اقدامات خود را نشان نمی دهد همان چیزی که” او مقابله.

پلوسی در ضمن شدت انتقاد کرد در مک کانل تنها برای آغاز مذاکرات در ماه جولای. پلوسی به ذکر است که این خانه گذشت 3 تریلیون قهرمانان در عمل ممکن است. مک کانل هر چند تمسخر در آن قانون به عنوان چیزی بیش از یک دموکرات لیست آرزو و او بارها و بارها گفت که سنا خواهد آمد تا با طرح خود را.

“میچ مک کانل گفت: مکث او تحت فشار قرار دادند مکث دکمه” پلوسی گفت. “اگر ما تا به حال عمل کرده و در نزدیک زمان پس از آن بسیاری از زندگی و معیشت را نجات داد.”

در مصاحبه با سیاسی این هفته مجلس نمایندگان آمریکا با دفاع از تصمیم خود را به صبر و استدلال می کند که مقدار قابل توجهی از پول از مراقبت بود و در عین حال به سر برد.

و مک کانل همچنین اذعان کرد که در ماه مارس سیاسی محیط زیست نمی تواند تکرار شود در حال حاضر.

“این خیلی سخت تر در حال حاضر از آن بود که چهار ماه پیش” مک کانل گفت. “ما که بسیار نزدیک به انتخابات است.”

در پایان هر چند بزرگترین مشکل شد برچسب قیمت یک معامله جدید است.

قانونگذاران جمهوریخواه کنگره و کاخ سفید می خواستم به نگه داشتن هزینه از آنچه که بود به احتمال زیاد به سال گذشته دور از coronavirus تسکین قانون به $1 تریلیون. پلوسی و شومر تحت فشار قرار دادند یک جایگزین دموکراتیک که هزینه بیش از 3 تریلیون اگر چه آنها روز جمعه به خبرنگاران گفته است که این جفت ارز ارائه شده برای کاهش یک تریلیون دلار است که در مجموع به منظور رسیدن به یک معامله. شومر گفت که او نگران زمانی که Mnuchin و مراتع نمی جهش در پیشنهاد خود را.

“و شما باید را دیده اند چهره خود را” شومر گفت.

با انتخابات سه ماه دور از مخاطرات سیاسی از بنبست بالا هستند و این هنوز روشن نیست که حزب را رنج می برند بیشتر از botched مذاکرات است.

مغلوب ساختن پیشی جستن در حال غرق شدن در انتخابات و خواه کنترل مجلس سنا است در بازی. بر خلاف زمانی که او هل دادن مارس مراقبت در عمل مک کانل در حال حاضر آگهی عمیقا تقسیم حزبی از جمله امتیازهای روبرو گشتند که می خواهید چیزی به مبارزات انتخاباتی و مالی hawks که می خواهید برای دیدن هزینه های دولت فدرال به شدت کاهش. اگر اقتصادی بدبختی را افزایش می دهد حزب در قدرت است likeliest به سرزنش شود.

اما دموکرات ها در حال گرفتن خطر بیش از حد در رد هر نوع کوتاه مدت توافق و می تواند برخی از گرما برای منقضی مزایای بیکاری به ویژه اگر آنها به عنوان موانع.

فدرال پرداخت که تمام شده در پایان ماه ژوئیه شد 600 $در هر هفته. جدید ترین کاخ سفید ارائه شد 400 دلار در هر هفته به مدت پنج ماه و یا سازمان های دولتی اجازه داده می شود برای تعیین پرداخت تا 70 درصد از یک کارگر درآمد از دست رفته با یک $600 هفتگی کلاه. پلوسی و شومر این پیشنهاد را رد کرد و گفت آنها می خواستند 600 دلار در هر هفته به 2021.

دموکرات ها نیز به دنبال $915 میلیارد دلار کمک مالی به دولت و دولت های محلی بیش از دو سال متناوب مقدار از پول است که کاخ سفید و جمهوری خواهان مجلس سنا گفت: غیر منطقی بود. خواهان ارائه 150 میلیارد دلار برای یک سال است. که شکاف عظیمی بود که یک منطقه مهم اختلاف نظر است.

وجود دارد مهم دیگر سیاست اختلافات — تامین امنیت انتخابات بودجه پول به بازگشایی مدارس و کمک به مستاجرها و مالکان در میان دیگران.

“من گفت: دوباره زمانی که شما در حال آماده به تعداد بالاتر,” پلوسی گفت.

شاید از دست داد در کل حزبی اختلاف این بود که حس مقیاس کمک دولت در حال صحبت کردن در مورد در اینجا. اواخر بهداشت ، اورت Dirksen (R-بیمار است.) معروف بود برای خود خط “یک میلیارد یک میلیارد دلار وجود دارد, خیلی زود, شما در حال صحبت کردن در پول واقعی است.” که صرف مبلغ جزئي در زمان بحران است.

“ما پایین آمده یک تریلیون دلار از ما بالا تعداد که $3.4 [تریلیون.] آنها را به یک تریلیون دلار را در تعداد بالا بود که $1 [تریلیون] و به این ترتیب ما می تواند شروع به ملاقات در وسط شومر گفت: پس از مذاکرات سقوط کرده بود. “آنها آن را رد کرد. آنها گفتند که نمی توانستم بسیار بالای موجود خود را $1 تریلیون و ناامید کننده بود.”

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“میمون’ یا ‘مور’? بایدن قائم مقام زیر آتش برای, عجیب و غریب, استعاره

فرماندار سابق پورتو ریکو و روسای جو بایدن کمپین در جزیره مواجه است دو حزبی آتش برای سخنان این هفته که صدا نژادپرستانه به برخی از شنوندگان.

جنجال برانگیخته شد که Alejandro García-مالاگا رفت و در یک اسپانیایی زبان Univision نشان می دهد روز شنبه برای بحث در مورد جزیره سیاست است. او انتقاد طرفدار استقلال حزب شناخته شده به عنوان استانی که او به زبان آمده یکی از دو عبارت “مرو” یا “مونو” — معلوم بود که یکی از.

مرو به معنی “مور” نژادی توهین آمیز اصطلاح است که می تواند pejoratively مراجعه به مسلمانان یا افراد سیاه و سفید; “مونو” به معنای میمون است.

گارسیا-مالاگا گفت که یک PNP عضو “همان است اگر نه خطرناک تر از بودن با [یک مور یا یک میمون] با یک هفت تیر در داخل یک آسانسور.” یکی از میزبان واکنش نشان داد و با تعجب با قرار دادن دست خود را بر دهان و بینی.

گارسیا-پدیللا و دیگران از جمله یکی از نشان می دهد میزبان دیگر اصرار او گفت: “تک” است و آن را نژادپرستانه. گارسیا-مالاگا گفت که در یک آسانسور گیر کرده با یک هفت تیر-بسته بندی میمون است فقط یک خلاق استعاره او را قبل از استفاده در رادیو برای توصیف یک وضعیت هرج و مرج. اما کلمه میمون همچنین دارای یک نژادپرست تاریخ است.

یک PNP عضو و جزیره رهبر جوان دموکرات Gabriela مدینه, بود, خاص, فرماندار سابق گفت: “مرو.” مدینه — که همچنین یک جایگزین نماینده به کنوانسیون دموکراتیک برای بایدن — گفت: او ارسال کلیپ به حدود 20 دوستان و همکاران که او نیز شنیده می شود “مرو.” به طوری که مقامات جمهوری خواه از پورتوریکویی تبار.

مدینه به توییتر گرفت و به نام گارسیا-پدیللا در یک موضوع در روز پنج شنبه است که شامل یک ویدئو کلیپ از نمایش “Jugando Pelota سخت شامه” و یا “بازی سخت توپ.”

“کلمه مرو به مدت طولانی استفاده شده در موهن در شیوه ای توسط مردم اسپانیا علیه مسلمانان و بعدها اعراب و تیره پوست در کل مردم,” او نوشت. “AGP شناخته شده hispanophile با بسیاری از معاملات کسب و کار در کشور اسپانیا می دانید که وزن این کلمه است.”

گرد و غبار در پورتوریکو آمد و در همان روز بایدن مجبور شد در دفاعی برای سخنان در تفاوت بین تنوع سیاه پوست و لاتین در جوامع است.

“بر خلاف آمریکایی آفریقایی جامعه با توجه استثنا جامعه لاتین فوق العاده متنوع جامعه با فوق العاده متنوع نگرش در مورد چیزهای مختلف گفت:” انجمن ملی هیسپانیک روزنامه نگاران و انجمن ملی از روزنامه نگاران روز پنج شنبه. “شما رفتن به فلوریدا شما پیدا کردن یک نگرش متفاوت در مورد مهاجرت از شما در آریزونا. بنابراین آن را بسیار متنوع جامعه است.”

پس از مبارزات انتخاباتی خود سعی در پاک کردن سخنان خود گفت: آنها گرفته شد خارج از چارچوب بایدن دوباره نظرات در مورد تنوع باعث مبارزات انتخاباتی خود را به صدای جیر جیر بیشتر روشن شدن.

فلوریدا که بایدن ذکر شده در شنبه خانه را به یک بزرگ دموکراتیک متمایل پورتوریکو رای دهندگان است که اگر به آن رای دادند و در نیروی می تواند حمل بعد برای بایدن در چرخش دولت و در نتیجه کمک به او برنده کاخ سفید است. اما فعالان مدت طولانی نگران مبارزات انتخاباتی خود را انجام نمی به اندازه کافی کمک رسانی به Boricua در جامعه و یا با هیسپانیک رای دهندگان به طور گسترده تر.

گسترده تر دو مجادلات که nagged بایدن در این هفته برجسته کردن برخی از چالش های او مواجه شده است و در کمپین بلیزرز به عنوان او تصادفا بیش از زبان او در مورد سیاه و لاتین مردم است.

نظرسنجی ها نشان می دهد بایدن نیز تلاش می کرد با رای دهندگان و به طور خاص جوان و اسپانیایی رای دهندگان بسیاری از آنها هماهنگ تر از افراد مسن تر به تفاوت های ظریف در مورد مسابقه.

پس از سیاه و سفید زندگی می کند مهم این تظاهرات بهار و تابستان, Latinos نیز شروع به بحث در مورد مشکلات ضد سیاه نژادپرستی در طول راهپیمایی و در جوامع خود یک مسئله است که گارسیا-پدیللا بحث است غرق در.

زمانی که او فرماندار در سال 2013, گارسیا-مالاگا بود انتقاد کرد و گفت که این جزیره را تبدیل به یک “آمریکای لاتین نشین” اگر پورتوریکو شد 51 دولت است.

این موضوع از این جزیره وضعیت یک سازماندهی اصل پورتوریکو نظام سیاسی. برخی از احزاب مدافع استقلال دیگران می خواهند استقلال و دیگران مانند گارسیا-پدیللا محبوب حزب دموکرات در ارتباط با حفظ این جزیره به عنوان یک مشترک المنافع. سرزمین اصلی ایالات متحده احزاب سیاسی هستند جداگانه سیستم سیاسی در دسترس نباشد. به طوری که افرادی مثل گارسیا-پدیللا و مدینه متعلق به مختلف جزیره احزاب اما همچنین اعضای حزب دموکراتیک.

گارسیا-مالاگا گفت که مدینه در زمان خود عبارت “خارج از متن” یا misheard آنها.

“همان روز من استفاده از آن را در تلویزیون نشان می دهد مردم در رسانه ها texted me خنده. همه درک مونو” گارسیا-مالاگا گفت: قبل از پیشنهاد او نمی دانست که مدینه و انتقاد از او برای بودن “از طرفدار استقلال ، او از حزب من. من از محبوب حزب دموکرات که حزب عمدتا وابسته به حزب دموکرات در ایالات متحده است.”

مدینه گفت: او توسط گارسیا-پدیللا تلاش برای شک و تردید در مورد او.

“ما ممکن است متعلق به متفاوت محلی احزاب اما ما هر دو در خدمت به عنوان رهبران حزب در پورتوریکو حزب دموکرات کمیته مرکزی و او به مدت طولانی شناخته شده من از من دموکراتیک فعالیت در جزیره” او گفت:. “من می آورده اند و نه خود را نژادپرستانه نظرات به توجه عمومی بودند من نه 100 درصد مشخصی از آنچه که او گفت.”

او به نام او به عذرخواهی می کنیم.

اگر از آن می آید از کلمه “مور” — یک مرجع به مسلمانان از شمال آفریقا — “مرو” استفاده شده است به عنوان سیاه و سفید در برخی از زمینه ها مانند ظرف برنج سفید و سیاه دانه است که به نام “arroz مورو” یعنی با کوبا است.

ابراهیم لوپز که از آفریقایی-پورتوریکویی تبار و یک فلوریدا مستقر committeeman موسوم به ملی انجمن اسپانیایی گفت: “”مات و مبهوت که یک کمپین co-صندلی عمده نامزد انتخابات ریاست جمهوری نمایش داده می شود آنچه که آشکار نژادپرستی است.”

اما در بسیاری از نظر سنجی supermajorities اسپانیایی و رای دهندگان می گویند لوپز نامزد رئیس جمهور دونالد مغلوب ساختن پیشی جستن نژادپرست است. لوپز مقابله با اشاره به قبل از همه گیر میزان بیکاری در میان سیاه پوست و لاتین تبار تحت مغلوب ساختن پیشی جستن. در هر صورت, او گفت:, گارسیا-پدیللا نمی تواند فرار از سخنان خود.

“این هیچ راز در جامعه اسپانیایی با استفاده از کلمه مونو قطعا می توانید با مراجعه به یک فرد” لوپز گفت. “به عنوان پسر یک آفریقایی-پورتوریکو نوادگان بردگان از پورتوریکو وجود دارد هیچ بهانه ای برای این زبان است. و مهم نیست اگر آن را ‘تک’ یا ‘مورو’ او به معنای سیاه است. اما او گفت: مرو.”

گارسیا-مالاگا گفت: او بارها و بارها با استفاده از استعاره در رادیو که آن را هرگز موجب اختلاف و که آن را در هر راه مراجعه به یک انسان است.

به عنوان جنجال بر سر گارسیا-پدیللا نظرات رز او اشاره کرد که این موضوع مورد بحث قرار گرفت روز بعد در Univision زمانی که یکی از میزبان الکس دلگادو طرفه با او.

“برای روشن شدن” Delgado گفت: “گارسیا-مالاگا گفت:” مونو نیست ‘مورو’ چرا که مردم در حال تلاش برای ایجاد یک جنجال بر سر اینکه آیا به او گفت: ‘مورو’ … یک بیگانه موضوع به طوری که روشن است.”

سابرینا رودریگز و کارلوس پریتو کمک به این گزارش.

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Jerry Falwell Jr. will take ‘indefinite leave of absence’ from Liberty University after viral photo

Jerry Falwell Jr. has agreed to take “an indefinite leave of absence” from his role as president of Liberty University after the release of a viral photo that showed him vacationing on a yacht with his pants unzipped, holding a beverage, and with his arm around a woman.

“The Executive Committee of Liberty University’s Board of Trustees, acting on behalf of the full Board, met today and requested that Jerry Falwell, Jr. take an indefinite leave of absence from his roles as President and Chancellor of Liberty University, to which he has agreed, effective immediately,” the university said in a statement on Friday.

The decision came a day after a top House Republican called on Falwell, who is a leading evangelical supporter of President Donald Trump, to resign as president of the large Christian school.

Falwell earlier this week said he had “apologized to everybody” for the photo but also defended the incident as a vacation “costume party” that was “just in good fun.”

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Coronavirus relief favors white households, leaving many people of color at risk of being evicted

Federal housing aid during the coronavirus pandemic disproportionately benefits white households over minorities, with Black households most at risk, a POLITICO analysis has found. The federal assistance favors homeowners over renters, and because white households are more likely to own homes — a long-standing trend with roots in racist housing policy — they have more access to aid. Black households are more likely to rent than any other group, so they will be hardest hit with evictions likely to proceed in states without moratoriums, including Texas and Georgia.

Added to this are a number of complications, including the difficulty of carrying out eviction proceedings in-person in courtrooms and the public health implications of higher evictions in the southeast as the summer heat and hurricane season loom.

“If [a hurricane] gets piled on top of what we’re dealing with this year, it’s going to be bad,” said Cindy Kelley, executive director for the Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless, based in Savannah, Ga.

Federal aid more accessible to homeowners — who are likelier to be white

Federal assistance for homeowners with mortgages has covered a broader base than aid for renters. The CARES Act mortgage aid covers federally guaranteed mortgages and those backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which include about 70 percent of outstanding single-family mortgages. A federal foreclosure moratorium is in place until Aug. 31, and homeowners can request up to almost one year of forbearance, meaning they can pause or reduce mortgage payments with no additional fees or penalties.

The CARES Act protection for renters included additional funding for existing HUD programs, including housing vouchers, and an eviction moratorium that lasted until July 24, 2020. The Act covered renters whose landlords have federally backed mortgages or who otherwise receive federal assistance. According to the Urban Institute, the measure doesn’t cover about 72 percent of the rental housing market.

The white homeownership rate has historically been higher than Black, Asian and Hispanic rates. The gap between Black and white homeownership narrowed after the passage of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, which outlawed racial discrimination in housing. However, in 2018, the gap between white and Black homeownership was 30 percentage points — wider than when housing discrimination was legal. Because of this, directing more aid toward homeowners than renters effectively provides more help to white households than minority homes.

“Our failure to address real systemic policy for renters is hurting Black and Brown people more than it’s hurting white people,” said Shamus Roller, executive director of the National Housing Law Project. “In this time when we’re bailing out lots of different parts of the economy,” he said, “somehow we expect that renters are going to be able to come up with the rent every month.” That “seems like an absurd outcome out of this.”

Data from the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse survey in July showed that 42.2 percent of Black renters had “no” or only “slight” confidence in their ability to pay the next month’s rent, compared to 21.7 percent of white (not Hispanic or Latino) and 32.5 percent of all renters.

States across the southeast have not extended eviction moratoriums

Some states and municipalities have set their own eviction moratoriums, but the response has varied across the country. Connecticut has extended a statewide eviction moratorium through Aug. 25, offering protection to renters in properties not covered by the federal measure, while Maryland has suspended evictions in cases where tenants can prove financial hardship due to Covid-19.

States including Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi have either allowed evictions to proceed as normal or left the decision to local jurisdictions, according to the Eviction Lab at Princeton University.

“There’s lots of different, sort of smaller things that cities and states can look at doing,” said Roller, who mentioned allowing tenants to break leases or negotiate repayment plans with landlords. “The key thing for me though, is that what we really need is rental assistance … and that the federal government is the only entity with pockets deep enough to fix this problem.”

Without additional action from Congress and the administration, families — especially minorities — in rental homes are at increased risk of eviction.

There is a large disparity in white-alone and Black homeownership rates in many major cities, including Atlanta (a 27-percentage-point gap), Chicago (20 percentage points) and Dallas (28 percentage points) — which means more Black than white renters. The trend persists across other cities, including New Orleans.

“We’ve got the majority of Black homes in the city who are going to be left out of any programs that are geared toward homeowners. And then the majority of white folks, who make up the minority of city residents, will be eligible for those programs,” said Cashauna Hill, executive director of the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center, on the effect of federal aid for New Orleans residents.

Forty-four percent of New Orleans homes with a Black head of house are owned by the householder, compared to 56 percent of homes with a white (not Hispanic or Latino) head of house.

In states such as Louisiana where evictions are allowed to go forward, in-person hearings pose the risk of spreading Covid-19 to court employees and those involved in eviction proceedings.

In New Orleans, Hill described one tenant suffering from kidney disease and hypertension whose request for a virtual hearing was at first denied before an appeals court later overturned the decision and allowed proceedings to take place by videoconference. As the pandemic has continued, New Orleans courts have made adjustments for safety, including allowing people to request virtual hearings.

“However, we do still have concern about overcrowded courts and lack of pervasive mask usage in courts where in-person hearings are held,” Hill said in an email.

Hurricane season poses additional risks to public health during pandemic

Southeastern states that are at risk of seeing a large number of evictions are also in the middle of hurricane season.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center on Aug. 6 projected an “extremely active” 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30. It predicted 19 to 25 named storms (“average” seasons have about 12), and between three and six Category 3 or higher hurricanes. Hurricane Sandy, which hit New York and New Jersey in 2012, was a Category 3 hurricane.

Real estate intelligence company CoreLogic’s 2020 Storm Surge report projects that New Orleans and other cities like Miami, New York and Tampa have the most homes at risk of damage from storm surge, a wall of water that precedes a tropical storm or hurricane.

In a city facing down a hurricane, an evicted family could be left without refuge from severe weather. Storm season evictions could also compound challenges for community organizations that serve homeless people and others in need of shelter.

Kelley of the Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless said strategies that worked in earlier storm seasons would pose additional health risks in 2020 due to the pandemic. Her group has previously evacuated homeless people to inland cities that have agreed to shelter and feed them, but an evacuation during a pandemic would be difficult.

“If we had to do an evacuation, [it] would just be slower, because if we’re going to try to keep people with their masks on and separated, you can’t cram them all on a bus,” said Kelley. “That’s not going to work.”

Providing shelter that is relatively safe from the risks of Covid-19 is another challenge.

“Obviously, they’ll be protected from the storm … but at the same time you have to put them into locations where they are now protected from the transmission of this virus,” said Tom Jeffery, senior hazard scientist at CoreLogic Spatial Solutions. Jeffery said people could be sheltered in hotels or even in auditoriums or gyms, given appropriate precautions.

In cases where an evacuation from the city is not necessary, keeping renters in their homes would reduce the number of people who might have to rely on city shelters for safety. Rental assistance in these parts of the country would also serve as protection against summer heat and storms but would require significant federal aid and could necessitate an additional eviction moratorium.

The Urban Institute estimated that, without expanded state and federal unemployment assistance, providing aid to renters who were cost-burdened even before the pandemic and to those who lost income due to the crisis would cost $15.5 billion per month. The researchers also estimated that returning renters to their pre-pandemic rent-to-income ratio would cost $21.3 billion per month without expanded unemployment benefits.

Current data are “actually signaling that unless we do something very different from what we did in the past … racial inequality in homeownership is likely to just stay with us,” said Jung Hyun Choi, a research associate with the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute.

The housing crisis in 2020 does not resemble the 2008 financial crisis in circumstances, but it could have a similar effect on Black wealth and homeownership. Following the financial crisis, Black homeownership has fallen, and wealth inequality has widened by race and income level, according to data from Pew Research Center.

Congress has not made clear whether additional relief for renters will be included in the next coronavirus aid package. Discussions over the aid package at present include extended unemployment benefits, and President Donald Trump said Thursday that he could issue an executive order extending the federal eviction moratorium as early as this weekend if Congress can’t agree on a plan.

“It’s only one thing for so many people that keeps them away from being homeless,” said Roller, “and that hurricane or that fire that pushes them out of their home may be that thing that tips them over the edge without the federal government having any comprehensive response to what’s going on right now.”

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Businesses blast key Fed program, saying banks not interested in lending

Midsize companies that need to use the Federal Reserve’s so-called Main Street Lending Program to weather the coronavirus crisis are having trouble getting banks interested, business representatives warned a panel overseeing the Fed’s efforts.

The Association for Corporate Growth, a lobbying group for middle-market businesses, surveyed its members and found that 81 percent of them that tried to get a loan through the program weren’t able to.

“To answer the question of who the Main Street Lending Program is helping? I have no answer to offer you,” said Tom Bohn, the group’s CEO, at a hearing Friday of the congressional commission overseeing the use of $500 billion in emergency funds by the Fed and Treasury Department.

“Regrettably, I could neither borrow from the program nor find someone who has received a loan through it,” he added.

The lack of lender interest is one of multiple criticisms that have been levied at the program, which is aimed at businesses that are too large to qualify for the Paycheck Protection Program for smaller enterprises yet not big enough to tap the capital markets. The negative reviews are noteworthy because the Fed has been seen as the main source of stability for the financial markets throughout the crisis.

Vince Foster, executive chair of Main Street Capital Corp., which invests in smaller businesses, suggested that the commission should gather data on how many companies have sought loans and been rejected.

“I’m aware of probably a hundred,” he said. “And it’s not the banks’ fault.”

“We have a restaurant group in Florida, and the bank, who signed up for the program, said, ‘I can’t take any more restaurant exposure in my portfolio,’” Foster said. “Because they’re approaching it like a bank. … They’re not relaxing their underwriting standards. If you’re a restaurant group, you’re not getting a bank loan.”

Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren also addressed the commission, arguing that the program is working as intended and that more debt won’t necessarily help troubled companies or the smallest firms. He said the program could see much more interest if the economy worsens as banks see more demand for loans.

“This program is designed for a business that had a disruption in short-term credit, who was in good shape prior to the crisis and who, after the pandemic subsides, would be able to be a viable business as well,” Rosengren said. “There are businesses that fit [those] characteristics. We’re seeing some of those businesses coming to the facility.”

Under the program, which opened its doors earlier this month, the Fed will purchase 95 percent of a loan to a company with fewer than 15,000 employees or less than $5 billion in annual revenue. The minimum loan size is $250,000 for new credit, while expansions of existing loans can run as high as $300 million.

Gwen Mills, secretary-treasurer of Unite Here, which represents employees in the hard-hit hospitality industry, warned that the program is leaving workers behind — noting that 85 percent of its union members are unemployed. She criticized the fact that borrowers don’t have to formally pledge to use the money for payroll, despite congressional nudging in the CARES Act, that they do so.

She suggested that the lending restrictions should be loosened in other areas but strengthened as it relates to keeping workers employed.

“It is no longer acceptable for the Fed to just stand by and watch us fall off that cliff,” Mills said. “Read the room. Millions of American workers are right behind us and on the precipice.”

Congressional Oversight Commission members Bharat Ramamurti and Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) had different takeaways on the outlook of the program. Ramamurti, a former aide to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), argued that the program was failing small and midsized businesses because “the Fed can only offer loans,” not provide grants.

“If the Main Street program can only offer loans, and it’s clear that most small and midsized firms aren’t looking for loans right now even though they’re already struggling badly, then how is this program going to stop widespread business closures and job losses?” he said.

Toomey, for his part, said it was too early to declare it a lost cause, saying there has been some pickup in usage of the program. He also pointed to the Association for Corporate Growth survey that showed 22 percent of members were unaware of the program.

“It’s way premature to come to the conclusion that this has all been a failure,” said Toomey, a member of the Senate Banking Committee. “There are definitely some improvements we ought to be looking at.”

Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.) , another member of the commission, agreed.

“I wouldn’t describe the program as a failure as one of my colleagues did; instead I stand by the previous complaints [that] it took way too long to stand up,” said Hill, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, in an interview. “But clearly there are impediments” to banks wanting to participate.

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Russia targeting Biden but China working against Trump, counterintel chief says

U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Russia is targeting former vice president Joe Biden ahead of November’s election, the country’s top counterintelligence official announced Friday. But he also suggested that China is hoping President Donald Trump will lose.

“We assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden and what it sees as an anti-Russia ‘establishment,’” Bill Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said in a statement.

“This is consistent with Moscow’s public criticism of him when he was Vice President for his role in the Obama Administration’s policies on Ukraine and its support for the anti-Putin opposition inside Russia,” he added.

Evanina specifically accused Andrii Derkach, a Kremlin-linked Ukrainian lawmaker, of “spreading claims about corruption — including through publicizing leaked phone calls — to undermine” the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. Others linked to the Kremlin are aiming to boost President Donald Trump’s candidacy on social media and Russian television, Evanina said.

The Biden campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Evanina’s statement came after his previous comments on the topic infuriated congressional Democrats for equating Russia’s interference efforts with those by China and Iran. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) last week chastised Evanina behind closed doors for withholding details about the Kremlin’s efforts, POLITICO first reported.

In response, top intelligence officials have vowed to deliver more specifics about such threats, both to lawmakers and the American public.

Friday’s statement could rekindle Democrats’ criticisms of Evanina, who also said intelligence officials have assessed that China “prefers that President Trump – whom Beijing sees as unpredictable – does not win reelection.”

While Beijing “will continue to weigh the risks and benefits of aggressive action, its public rhetoric over the past few months has grown increasingly critical of the current Administration’s COVID-19 response, closure of China’s Houston Consulate, and actions on other issues,” Evanina said.

The statement points to the administration’s rhetoric on Hong Kong, TikTok, 5G technology and the legal status of the South China Sea as reasons China’s government wants Trump to lose: “Beijing recognizes that all of these efforts might affect the presidential race.”

Trump has said repeatedly that China prefers Biden, and his allies have tried to brand the former vice president as “Beijing Biden.” Biden has rejected that, while Democrats have been critical of the president’s occasional praise of Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

Similar to Evanina’s previous statement, it notes that Iran “seeks to undermine U.S. democratic institutions, President Trump, and to divide the country in advance of the 2020 elections” through various online activities. The Iranian regime is partly “driven by a perception that President Trump’s reelection would result in a continuation of U.S. pressure on Iran in an effort to foment regime change,” Evanina said.

In a joint statement, the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee thanked Evanina for his latest warning.

“Evanina’s statement highlights some of the serious and ongoing threats to our election from China, Russia, and Iran,” said Intelligence chair Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Mark Warner (Va.), the committee’s top Democrat.

“Everyone — from the voting public, local officials, and members of Congress — needs to be aware of these threats. And all of us should endeavor to prevent outside actors from being able to interfere in our elections, influence our politics, and undermine confidence in our democratic institutions,” they added.

In a statement, a DNI official stressed that there is “no particular rank or order by which the threat actors are listed in the statement issued today. Each of these adversaries poses a threat to our election and it’s imperative that we all work together as a nation to combat them.”

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American Bridge posts 1,043-page Trump oppo book online

In the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid for the opposition research book on Donald Trump compiled by the liberal Super PAC American Bridge.

In 2020, American Bridge is putting it online for free.

The group on Friday is publishing 1,043 pages of its research document on Trump on a new website that was used internally before. It wants the material in public view not so much for voters, but for other Democratic groups to use to campaign against the president.

“After spending years investigating Donald Trump, his grifter family, and cabinet of cronies, American Bridge 21st Century has compiled the most extensive and exhaustive public file on the president,” said Pat Dennis, Research Director for the Trump War Room at American Bridge 21st Century. The website in particular focuses on Trump’s response to COVID-19, corruption, and then various other issue areas.

Opposition research files used to be closely held by party operatives. But American Bridge is joining a growing number of outside political groups uploading their documents online so that campaigns can access them without breaking campaign finance rules.

The party’s congressional committees such as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee have their own sites with opposition research available on particular opponents. In 2018, the Democratic Party’s arm for gubernatorial races posted its entire file on Republican Gov. Larry Hogan amid his reelection campaign.

Election laws prevent coordination between independent expenditure groups and campaigns. So campaigns and outside groups have been devising methods to get around those rules: posting b-roll of candidates for use in super PAC ads or posting ad scripts online for other outside groups to see. Uploading the documents online is the latest method to pass on help without technically coordinating.

The practice of only sharing research with reporters for one-off negative stories is becoming less effective, according to American Bridge, especially with Trump who has withstood an avalanche of such pieces. “Opposition Research is often pegged as a ‘dark art’ focused on gotcha moments, but the actual work is about connecting disparate data points to tell a much bigger story,” Dennis said.

Founded by the controversial operative David Brock, American Bridge has access to some of the wealthiest benefactors in Democratic politics. It has raised over $43 million and spent over $33 million for this election so far, the most for any cycle since its founding, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

American Bridge hopes its site will be a resource for fellow liberal super PAC’s and campaigns, including Joe Biden’s. Some strategists in swing districts,however, said they have been less focused on Trump and instead have focused on issues such as health care.

But American Bridge said the site can help Democrats all read from the same book. When it comes to Trump, Dennis said, “the challenge isn’t uncovering corruption or broken promises, it’s translating mountains of information into coherent and digestible storylines.”

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White House, Dem leaders make one last try on coronavirus relief deal

White House and top Democratic leaders will take one last shot at reaching a new coronavirus relief deal Friday afternoon.

The final discussions come as President Donald Trump is preparing to issue a series of executive orders to unilaterally try to address the economic crisis caused by the pandemic if an agreement isn’t reached.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer signaled Friday that they don’t want to see an end to the stalled talks.

“We remain committed to continue negotiating and reaching a fair agreement with the Administration, but we will not go along with the meager legislative proposals that fail to address the gravity of the health and economic situation our country faces,” Pelosi and Schumer said in a joint statement. “We call upon the White House’s negotiators to join us once again at the negotiating table today to secure a bipartisan agreement to put children, families and workers first.”

The statement from Pelosi and Schumer is also an attempt to shift blame from any breakdown in the negotiations onto the White House and Republican leaders, although the two senior Democrats have also taken a hard line throughout the process.

After two weeks of negotiations and closed-door meetings, the White House and Democratic congressional leaders still remain far apart on a coronavirus deal. Meanwhile, millions of Americans remain unemployed and coronavirus cases and deaths continue to spike in many areas of the country.

Pelosi and Schumer are set to hold their latest session with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows at 1:30 p.m. on Friday.

Meadows and Mnuchin have both publicly set a Friday deadline for negotiations. Administration officials are signaling privately that Trump will sign the executive orders as early as Friday unless there is significant progress this afternoon.

Trump’s executive orders — which would likely face legal challenges — are expected to suspend payroll taxes, extend eviction protections, boost unemployment benefits and help student loan borrowers.

Democrats themselves have shown only limited willingness to make compromises on some of the key issues, according to Trump administration officials involved in the discussions.

Pelosi denied on Friday that Democrats were overreaching.

“No, we haven’t overplayed our hand,” she said in an interview on MSNBC. “We’re not overplaying our hand when we are factually presenting what the needs are for our families, for our teachers, for our schools, for ending the virus.”

At a news conference Friday, Pelosi and Schumer said that Democrats offered to reduce their ask by $1 trillion if the White House went up $1 trillion, only to have the administration reject it. They added that any deal below $2 trillion would not get Democratic support.

“We are trying to compromise,” Schumer said. “Basically what’s happening is Mr. Meadows is from the Tea Party, you have 20 Republicans in the Senate greatly influenced by them and they don’t want to spend the necessary dollars to help get America out of this mess.”

In a series of closed-door meetings over the last two weeks, Mnuchin, Meadows, Schumer and Pelosi have made progress on narrowing their differences on unemployment insurance but remain far apart on state and local aid, election security funding and help for renters, among a host of other issues.

The Labor Department reported Friday that the economy added 1.8 million jobs with the unemployment rate falling to 10.2 percent. But the rate of job growth has slowed, and 1.2 million people filed for unemployment benefits last week.

Adding to the economic pressure for the public, a moratorium on evictions and a $600 federal boost in unemployment benefits from March’s $2 trillion CARES Act have both expired.

“Millions of Americans are still hurting and yet, despite this reality, President Trump and Republicans appear ready to walk away from the negotiating table to do unworkable, weak and narrow executive orders that barely scratch the surface of what is needed to defeat the virus and help struggling Americans,” Pelosi and Schumer said.

Max Cohen contributed to this report.

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Europe has yet to live up to its Covid-19 promises

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The European Union wants to be the world’s Covid-19 pandemic superpower, but health activists say its actions haven’t yet matched its grand promises.

The European Commission — the EU’s executive arm — claims credit for raising around $18.9 billion since May to help fund Covid-19 vaccines, treatments and tests. It has enlisted celebrities like actor Hugh Jackman, comedian Chris Rock and pop stars Justin Bieber and Shakira, to promote its belief that access to coronavirus care is a global public good, even claiming in a June strategy paper that “the EU will only be safe if the rest of the world is safe.”

In casting itself as a global savior, the EU is drawing a sharp contrast with the United States, which drew international condemnation after announcing its withdrawal from the World Health Organization in June. But seven months after the world first learned about Covid-19, the EU has few concrete results to show for all its talk.

Manuel Martin, a Doctors Without Borders policy adviser, said the EU’s actions “don’t match up” with its words, as European national governments pursue “a bilateral race to get access to vaccines,” rather than a collective strategy to ensure everyone wins speedy and affordable access.

A European Commission spokesperson told POLITICO that while the organization is looking into setting up “an inclusive international buyers’ group,” that plan can only work if a “significant number of countries” agree to pool resources for jointly reserving future vaccines from manufacturers, while at the same time making advance reservations for low- and middle-income countries.

The governments have yet to agree, and even if they do, the scheme could end up duplicating the work of other international organizations.

COVAX, a scheme run by the international vaccine alliance GAVI and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), already has the support of eight EU governments, and there are concerns those countries could end up negotiating twice for the same vaccines.

COVAX is attempting to spur a vaccine market via up-front investments by rich countries, which would allow lower income countries to ride on their coattails, and its work is more advanced than the Commission’s.

But a recent Reuters report suggested EU officials think they can strike better price deals with drug companies than COVAX. Complicating matters further: GAVI and CEPI have been involved in the Commission’s efforts to raise money for vaccines. The Commission refused to comment on the COVAX tensions: “We do not comment on leaks or speculate on ongoing negotiations,” the spokesperson said.

The EU’s efforts are complementary, not in competition with COVAX, which the EU supports, he added.

GAVI CEO Seth Berkley argues that COVAX is “the only way we can ensure that doses of Covid-19 vaccines don’t get cornered by a small number of countries.” Martin, of Doctors Without Borders, worries that high-income countries may end up joining the EU initiative and ditching COVAX. “There is a risk of the whole [COVAX] facility potentially falling apart,” he said.

Germany, France, the Netherlands and Italy signed a deal with AstraZeneca in mid-June for 400 million doses of the vaccine it is developing with Oxford University. The four-country alliance later merged its vaccine procurement activities with those of the Commission, which is negotiating deals with vaccine makers on behalf of all 27 EU countries. The Commission said in July it had made a deal with Sanofi and GSK, which are jointly developing a vaccine, to get 300 million doses if it proves effective.

The World Health Organization, which was also involved in the fundraising organized by the Commission, “welcomes the EU’s strong and consistently voiced commitment to the equitable allocation of Covid-19 vaccines,” Bruce Aylward, senior adviser to the director general, told POLITICO. “WHO is working with CEPI and GAVI through the COVAX Vaccines Facility to develop mechanisms by which the EU could ensure their commitment can translate into enhanced and appropriate quantities of vaccine for the facility,” he added.

Silence on tests, therapies and health systems

The EU is also claiming to have helped raise $1.3 billion in pledges toward better testing and treatment, alongside $5 billion for strengthening health systems.

In reality, the EU appears to be more of a donation match-maker among those willing to give money and those needing it, and washes its hands of responsibility when it comes to donors following up on their pledges. While taking credit for the funds raised at the celebrity-studded June fundraiser with Global Citizen, a New York-headquartered anti-poverty movement, the Commission plays no role in collecting, verifying and delivering pledges. Global Citizen was left to play that role, the Commission acknowledged.

Cecile Vernant, who leads the Brussels office of DSW, a global development non-governmental organization, said the Commission’s “political commitment” remains important and that it may be too early to judge the results. “But as always, it’s all in the details.”

COVID VACCINE RACE LATEST

By the numbers — 938: That’s the number of medicines, vaccines and tests that are now under development to combat the novel coronavirus, according to Policy Cures Research, a global health think tank. Of those, 411 are diagnostics, 334 are therapies and 193 are vaccines.

Canada’s top doctor: Vaccine no ‘silver bullet,’ return to normal could be years away. Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, told reporters she was pandemic planning “for the longer term of the next two to three years.” Meanwhile, her country announced deals this week with Pfizer and Moderna for the vaccines they are developing. On the hunt for its own stash of shots, the North American country also wants to champion access for poorer countries.

U.S. lacks plan for getting vaccine to communities of color devastated by virus: Down in the U.S., communities of color are often more skeptical of government health outreach and, as with many aspects of the pandemic, there’s no national plan in the United States to change that.

Indian vaccine maker to produce two Western-developed vaccines: India’s Serum Institute, which is the world’s biggest vaccine manufacturer, by the number of doses sold, has signed a deal with the U.S-based Novavax biotech to develop and sell its vaccine in low and middle income countries. The Institute already has a similar agreement with AstraZeneca for the vaccine the drugmaker is developing with Oxford University and has received approval to start clinical trials of that vaccine in India this month. GAVI and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced they would provide capital to the Institute so it can scale up the manufacturing of the two vaccines if they get licensed. The aim is to provide low and middle income countries with up to 100 million doses in 2021, at a maximum price of $3 per dose.

GLOBAL HEALTH SNAPSHOTS

Americas: Trump issues ‘Buy American’ executive order for essential drugs. The order calls on federal agencies to purchase “essential drugs” and medical supplies made in the U.S., rather than from overseas companies who now provide the bulk of those materials.

Latin America now has the world’s highest coronavirus death toll, with approximately a third of the global number of deaths. Brazil is the most affected, followed by Mexico.

Asia: Manila returns to lockdown. The move comes amid tensions between Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and health care workers. The country now has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus infections in East Asia.

Australia: Australia’s Victoria state imposed hefty fines to compel Covid-19 isolation. But masks are still voluntary.

Europe: Nearly 1.5 million people in Italy have probably developed coronavirus antibodies, according to a nationwide study. The country’s government overruled recommendations from its scientific advisers for a softer lockdown, according to newly published documents.

Africa: The continent hit one million confirmed cases, but the real spread of the virus is unknown, due to a lack of testing.

‘The Biggest Monster’ is spreading. And it’s not the coronavirus, it’s tuberculosis.

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