Why Does Trump have a Bruise on His Hand?

That’s an unusual bruise under Trump’s right hand there — he was visiting a golf course on Saturday. Here is a close-up: (Closeup courtesy of Adam Parkhomenko.) And for that matter, why is he (sloppily) carrying a stack of newspapers with what looks to be a document of some kind in between them? At a…

Coronavirus: First repeat patient recorded

Japan is now reporting that a female tour-bus guide has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Normally, individual infections aren’t news at this stage of the virus’s spread. Except that this patient was already being counted in the “recovered” population. She had contracted the disease initially in January, received treatment, and was declared recovered and released on February 1….

save a stock market, don't cough on Trump

Cooties! Sinophobia! Trump White House Resists Calls To Appoint A Coronavirus Czar (Jared Kushner?) (and he tries to blame the Democrats for the stock market drop) x After HHS Sec. Alex Azar says he doesn't currently anticipate a czar to be appointed to coordinate the government's coronavirus response, Rep. Mark Pocan says, “That's good. Jared Kushner…

Bernie – Like Trump – Isn't Showing Us His Medical Records

Bernie Sanders is 78 years old, the oldest candidate running for president (including IMPOTUS). Bernie suffered a mild heart attack a few months ago, though he quickly bounced back and is keeping a full campaign schedule. Still, he is an old man with a heart history who is running for the most stressful job in…

HHS Rule legalizing religious discrimination in medicine struck down

Back in May, Trump pushed through a HHS administrative rule that permits medical workers to deny services based on their personal religious beliefs. As that NPR article suggests, this was unusually egregious even for a Thing Trump Did. The rule would have permitted doctors to refuse even emergency abortions… or allowed the person at the check-in…

Cheney's cardiologist: What are Trump's doctors hiding?

When the doctor who somehow keeps Dick Cheney’s purpling corpse ambulatory talks, you should listen. The dude is obviously brilliant. And that guy is wondering why Trump’s doctor hasn’t released any information on the pr*sident’s recent physical beyond mealy generalities: x VP Cheney’s cardiologist has a question https://t.co/cHHlYeCkXV — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 12, 2019 Good…

So, Congress… About that Zika thing…

The Florida governor’s office has released—apparently quite reluctantly, given their earlier denial—a map showing a new region of probable local Zika transmission in Florida. The last such map outlined a small, primarily residential neighborhood, far from areas of concern to most tourists or even most local residents. And, clearly, even further from concern to members…