After months of missteps and dismissals, President Donald Trump addressed the nation on Wednesday night to announce the steps he and his administration would be taking in order to curb the spread of COVID-19, the highly contagious new strand of coronavirus.

The speech was widely panned, with Trump constantly botching facts and announcing policies that didn't actually exist.

At a time of such uncertainty, Trump's regular disregard for accurate information caused even more confusion.

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Republican former Ohio Governor and 2016 Presidential candidate John Kasich has come out in support of a full impeachment and Senate trial of President Donald Trump.

Kasich announced his support in an interview on CNN.

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 06: Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy on the court left by retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Four Republican governors called on the Senate Judiciary Committee to delay their vote on confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Thursday following the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Dr. Ford alleged Kavanaugh attempted to rape her at a high school party in the 1980's.

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Monday has been a busy day for President Donald Trump--at least on Twitter.

In addition to blasting former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman and FBI agent Peter Strzok on the social media account, he also set his sights on former GOP presidential candidate and current governor of Ohio John Kasich. Kasich, however, was prepared to clap back.

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Police and FBI agents in Ohio and neighboring states are on the hunt for Steve Stephens, who allegedly shot and killed Robert Godwin, Sr. On Sunday, Stephens recorded the murder on his cell phone and then uploaded the video to Facebook.

Residents of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania are urged to be alert.

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Ohio state lawmakers have passed a controversial measure that would prohibit women from having abortions from the moment a fetal heartbeat can be detected (which usually occurs about six weeks into pregnancy). House Bill 69––the "Heartbeat Bill" which would make an exception in the event the mother's life is in danger but no exception in cases of rape or incest––now heads to the desk of Governor John Kasich for his signature. The bill, should it pass, would be one of the toughest restrictions on abortion nationwide.

The Ohio Legislature sent the bill to Kasich's desk on Tuesday after considerable legislative maneuvering. Republican legislators added the bill's language last minute to House Bill 493, a bill revising state child abuse and neglect laws. The Senate voted twice: First, they approved 20-11 the decision to include the "Heartbeat Bill" language in HB493. Senators then passed the bill with a 21-10 vote after they approved the amendment. Once the bill went back into the House, senators approved the revised bill 56-39. In a statement, Senator Kris Jordan (R-Ostrander) said "we are a pro-life caucus" and signaled that passing the legislation "demonstrates our commitment to protecting the children of Ohio at every stage of life."

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In a new video, science educator Bill Nye expressed his frustration over “science illiteracy” and the mistrust of science in the United States, particularly with our nation’s leadership. He contrasted the frantic response to Ebola epidemic to the shrugged shoulders that climate change so often receives.

“People aren’t afraid of dying as much as they’re afraid of how they’re going to die,” he said, “and the ebola death looks horrible… and what’s making it worse––in Africa in particular––is scientific illiteracy, people not realizing that these microorganisms can pass from one to another… By having a population of people who don’t understand germs and how serious they are, a germ gets spread really readily.”

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