La Liga returns on June 11 with Sevilla vs. Real Betis | CBS Sports HQ

Mark your calendars. The 2019-20 La Liga season will end its hiatus and resume play on June 11, Spain’s National Sports Council and league president Javier Tebas confirmed on Friday. Spain’s top flight soccer league was suspended indefinitely due to the ongoing threat of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) since March 12. The first game on … Read more La Liga returns on June 11 with Sevilla vs. Real Betis | CBS Sports HQ

The real reason Donald Trump hates mail-in ballots

California wants to send mail-in ballots to all registered voters ahead of the 2020 election due to the coronavirus pandemic, a move that President Donald Trump is continuously attacking — saying it will lead to a fraudulent and rigged election. Chris Cillizza explains why the widespread election fraud Trump claims will happen is, well, unlikely. … Read more The real reason Donald Trump hates mail-in ballots

Trump could learn about leadership from Obama and Bush

Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush both faced difficult moments while in office, showing leadership when the country needed it most. Chris Cillizza explains what Donald Trump could learn from his predecessors during the coronavirus pandemic. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: How 2 ex-presidents showed what real leadership looks like https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/08/politics/barack-obama-george-w-bush-coronavirus-leadership/index.html Trump attacks Bush after … Read more Trump could learn about leadership from Obama and Bush

How Fauci and Birx became coronavirus rock stars

A fun report from CNN’s Chris Cillizza on how Dr Fauci and Dr Birx became the “rock stars” of coronavirus during the 2020 pandemic. President Trump seemed surprised by the backlash he received when he mentioned rolling back the coronavirus task force, which includes Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, both pillars of solace … Read more How Fauci and Birx became coronavirus rock stars

How did the LA Lakers get a coronavirus loan?

The federal government passed the Paycheck Protection Program to provide emergency financial relief to small businesses during the coronavirus shutdown. Then why exactly did the Lakers and publicly traded companies like Shake Shack, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and Potbelly receive millions in funds that they had to return? Chris Cillizza explains. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: How, … Read more How did the LA Lakers get a coronavirus loan?

Why Trump’s medical advice is dangerous

President Trump has often said he’s knowledgeable about science and medicine, but he is not a doctor, which is why many were alarmed when he said in a coronavirus press conference people should inject disinfectants into their bodies to fight the virus. Chris Cillizza explains. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: Donald Trump’s incredibly dangerous musings on … Read more Why Trump’s medical advice is dangerous

Top 10 women Biden may choose for VP

In March, former VP Joe Biden vowed to choose a woman as his running mate if he became the Democratic nominee for President. Since then, names like Stacey Abrams, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Kamala Harris have all been thrown around. Chris Cillizza runs through his top 10 choices for Biden’s VP pick. SOURCES AND … Read more Top 10 women Biden may choose for VP

This is exactly how Donald Trump will make his big coronavirus decision

President Donald Trump is someone who values street smarts over book smarts, which is why he continues to say he uses his “gut” and “hunches” when making decisions such as when to lift coronavirus restrictions. Chris Cillizza explains. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: Trump: My Favorite Book Is “The Bible!”; Second Is “Art Of The Deal” … Read more This is exactly how Donald Trump will make his big coronavirus decision

How RBG became the face of the Trump resistance

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is viewed by many as the face of the resistance against President Donald Trump and his administration. Chris Cillizza explains how RBG gained that titled and her influence on the current bench. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: Ruth Bader Ginsburg continues to work out at Supreme Court private gym, her … Read more How RBG became the face of the Trump resistance

What does the Defense Production Act actually do?

President Trump announced via Twitter that he had invoked the Defense Production Act. What is that exactly? Chris Cillizza explains. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: What is the Defense Production Act? https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/24/politics/defense-production-act-coronavirus/index.html The Defense Production Act of 1950: History, Authorities, and Considerations for Congress https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43767.pdf In Portland Hospitals, “N95 Masks Are Like Gold” https://www.wweek.com/news/2020/03/25/in-portland-hospitals-n95-masks-are-like-gold/ Pressure mounts … Read more What does the Defense Production Act actually do?

President Trump probably won’t replace Pence with Haley

There has been lots of speculation that President Donald Trump will replace Vice President Mike Pence on the 2020 ticket with former Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. Chris Cillizza explains both sides of the argument for President Trump to choose a new vice president or not. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: No, Donald Trump is … Read more President Trump probably won’t replace Pence with Haley

Why Republicans likely won’t take back the House

President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign has had impressive fundraising, but that does not mean Republicans will win enough down-ballot races to take back the House in November. Chris Cillizza explains why lack of opportunities and money will make it very hard for Republicans to take the House back from Democrats. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: President … Read more Why Republicans likely won’t take back the House

Top 5: Biden’s Super Tuesday surge

This week the 2020 Democratic nomination became a two-man race between former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Chris Cillizza takes you through the top five takeaways from the week that was Super Tuesday 2020. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: Chris Cillizza’s winners and losers from Super Tuesday https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/04/politics/super-tuesday-winners-losers/index.html. Why Michael Bloomberg’s failure … Read more Top 5: Biden’s Super Tuesday surge

What Washington’s response to coronavirus tells us

President Donald Trump appointed Vice President Mike Pence to head up the task force to combat the coronavirus, but many across the country are unhappy with how the administration is handling the outbreak. Chris Cillizza explains how the coronavirus became political. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: Coronavirus has now spread to every continent except Antarctica https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/25/asia/novel-coronavirus-covid-update-us-soldier-intl-hnk/index.html. … Read more What Washington’s response to coronavirus tells us

Republicans in Oregon want to join Idaho

The Greater Idaho movement by some Republicans in eastern Oregon seeks to change the state’s borders so they can join Idaho, because they feel like their politics don’t fit in the very Democratic state. Chris Cillizza explains big picture of what the Oregon/Idaho drama tells us about polarization in the country. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: … Read more Republicans in Oregon want to join Idaho