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(Page 17) BEGINNING June 25,2020

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8/30/20

Senator McConnell: Put out the fire at the Postal Service

GOP senator dismisses national intelligence director election security briefings: 'This is blown way out of proportion'

RNC did not help Trump’s poll numbers

U.S. coronavirus cases top six million as Midwest, schools face outbreaks

Coronavirus update: Infections rise to more than 1,000 on University of Alabama campus

Alarm as FDA willing to issue Covid-19 vaccine before stringent safety testing

Birx says she's hopeful about coronavirus vaccine but urges people to 'do the right thing today'

Inside Trump’s pressure campaign on federal scientists over a covid-19 treatment

Sunday shows - Democrats target Trump as violence flares

FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace 8/30/20 | BREAKING FOX NEWS August 30,2020

CNN News 2020 - CNN Live Today 08/30/2020 - State of the Union With Jake Tapper

Trump Program to Cover Uninsured COVID-19 Patients Falls Short of Promise

In Trump, much of the world sees an act that’s wearing thin

One person shot dead in Portland following clashes between pro-Trump supporters, counterprotesters

Pelosi, Biden slam Scalise for doctored video that altered activist's words

Rep. Adam Schiff says Russia is helping Trump's campaign again

Wisconsin governor urges Trump not to visit Kenosha: 'I am concerned your presence will only hinder our healing'

Biden: I condemn violence in Portland, 'challenge Donald Trump to do the same'

Biden accuses Trump of ‘recklessly encouraging violence’ in response to Portland shooting

Trump administration unleashes a new effort to undermine election integrity

Trump presses law and order message as protest turns deadly

Trump attacks mayor after deadly shooting in Portland


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8/29/20

Rubio says congressional oversight of intelligence faces 'historic crisis' following DNI announcement

Republicans make the courts a feature of their convention; Democrats do not, and liberals are worried

Susan Collins faces battle of lifetime in Maine

For Trump, GOP Created an Alternate Reality Beyond COVID-19

Months into the pandemic, still no easy answers on coronavirus testing

Abbott is testing its rapid coronavirus test on asymptomatic people in hopes of expanding FDA authorization

Trump used manipulation and race-baiting four years ago. He’s at it again.

The Trumpists’ Answer to His Republican Foreign-Policy Critics? More Culture Wars.

As Trump appointees flout the Hatch Act, civil servants who get caught get punished

Pelosi, Schiff pan director of national intelligence for canceling election security briefings

Warner calls Intelligence chief's decision to scale down congressional election security briefings 'outrageous'

Democrats seek balance in backing protests, condemning violence

Democrats plan to challenge abortion policy
(House leaders say they will fight to end the ban on federal funding for procedure.)

Biden to resume in-person campaigning as race with Trump kicks into gear

Democrats are wary of a 2016 repeat as Trump tries to divert attention from coronavirus pandemic

Trump administration halts election security briefings, Democrats complain

Trump surveys Hurricane Laura damage in post-convention trip

Trump to visit Kenosha on Tuesday amid unrest

At New Hampshire rally, Trump dismisses idea of losing to ‘low-IQ, sleepy’ Biden

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8/28/20

Dow closes more than 150 points higher to erase its 2020 losses

Dow erases 2020 losses with 161-point pop

Fed, in major shift, announces it will prioritize getting people back to work

It’s been a month since the extra $600 per week in enhanced unemployment benefits expired. Here’s where things stand now

Tillis: 'I fell short' on mask wearing at RNC

Scott Walker Appears To Pull The Plug On Anderson Cooper During Heated Interview

Protesters confront Rand Paul about Breonna Taylor after RNC

Republicans try to change President Trump’s image for skeptical voters

Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele says election is a '50-50 race' and that Biden needs to step it up

‘Israel’ and ‘elites’: The Republican convention sends mixed messages to Jews

A phony economy attended the Republican convention

An unprecedented backdrop but a familiar message as Trump takes the stage on final night of RNC

A Carnival of Disinformation
(Republicans warmly welcomed voters into their post-truth convention.)

CDC director says there will likely be a limited supply of coronavirus vaccines at first

Fauci warns against premature authorization of coronavirus vaccine

FDA expands use of remdesivir as COVID-19 treatment

Trump runs against Washington from the White House, trying to reclaim outsider mantle

The Malign Fantasy of Donald Trump’s Convention
(Using the White House as his prop, the President makes war on Joe Biden, and pretends the pandemic is all but defeated.)

Fact-checking President Trump’s acceptance speech at the GOP convention

Secret Service copes with coronavirus cases in aftermath of Trump appearances

Shields and Brooks on Trump’s RNC message, the politics of protests

Democrats and White House are at a ‘tragic impasse’ on coronavirus stimulus after Pelosi-Meadows call

Pelosi slams GOP, says $1.3 trillion in coronavirus relief not enough

Engel announces contempt proceedings against Pompeo

Democrats worry about voter backlash in suburbs

More than 350 faith leaders endorse Biden, citing 'need of moral leadership'

Biden tops Trump in convention speech ratings 

Trump returns to campaign trail in preview of final sprint

Trump to head to Louisiana as Hurricane Laura cleanup starts

Trump Ignores Jim Acosta’s Questions About March on Washington as Aides Loudly Chase Reporters From Oval Office

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8/27/20

Dow rises more than 100 points, briefly turns positive for 2020

Powell announces new Fed approach to inflation that could keep rates lower for longer

The Fed makes its biggest inflation-policy change in decades

Unemployment claims remain at 1 million, as labor market continues to feel the pain of the coronavirus

Coronavirus stimulus: New unemployment requirements make it tougher for workers to qualify

Congress left town and let jobless benefits lapse. Unemployed Americans say they won’t forget it.

As virus rages, US economy struggles to sustain a recovery

25% of U.S. malls are expected to shut within 5 years. Giving them a new life won’t be easy

McConnell inexplicably claims that Democrats want to tell Americans 'how many hamburgers you can eat'

Arizona GOP worried Trump and McSally will cost them the state: “Arizonans are fed up”

Tom Cotton rips Biden on foreign policy in convention speech

Sen. Joni Ernst highlights military service, praises Trump's derecho response in RNC speech

Pence makes case for Trump as ‘law and order’ president while Blake shooting continues to reverberate

In Trump’s Gilded Beltway, Rudy Giuliani Finds a Potent Reward: Relevance

Trump and Republicans mix a show of support for minorities with more racial grievance at the GOP convention

Republican convention offers apocryphal quotes amid revisionist history

Five takeaways on GOP's norm-breaking convention

3 takeaways from the final night of the Republican National Convention

The RNC's crime panic is an indictment of the Trump presidency

The RNC was pure propaganda designed to sanitize Trump's damning record on race, immigration, women, and the pandemic

Unprecedented wave of GOP defections as Trump re-nominated: ANALYSIS

Over 100 Ex-Staff Members for John McCain Endorse Joe Biden

Experts aghast at RNC ethical lapses
(They see an unprecedented mixing of government and politics by GOP.)

GOP voters say they enjoy the ‘Trump Show’ but want to see a plan for second term

Pompeo heads home after appearing to hit wall in push for Israel ties

Pompeo’s Commission on Unalienable Rights Will Endanger Everyone’s Human Rights

CDC director clarifies change in coronavirus testing guidelines after backlash

Six feet may not be enough to protect against coronavirus, experts warn

Room rentals, resort fees and furniture removal: How Trump’s company charged the U.S. government more than $900,000

Pelosi says White House must offer more COVID-19 funding for any deal

Pelosi says Biden shouldn't debate Trump: 'I wouldn't legitimize a conversation with him'

Biden tears into Trump ahead of GOP convention speech

Harris to Jewish donors: Biden won’t leverage Israel aid, will revive Iran deal

Amid multiple crises, Trump delivers RNC acceptance speech from the White House

Trump to announce $750 million deal with Abbott for at least 150 million rapid coronavirus tests

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8/26/20

S&P 500 and Nasdaq close at records again as Salesforce sparks massive tech rally

The Fed is expected to use a new pandemic-era tool to fight a long-running battle against low inflation

Fed’s Esther George sees risks building of double-dip recession

RNC live updates: Speakers praise Trump, paint Biden and Harris as radical; Mike Pence to close night

G.O.P. Women in Arizona Could Decide an Unexpected 2020 Battle

Sen. Mike Lee speaks on Trump presidency, reelection effort

To counter China, some Republicans are abandoning free-market orthodoxy

Pence makes case for Trump as ‘law and order’ president while Blake shooting continues to reverberate

At RNC, GOP echoes racial code of Nixon's 1968 campaign

The GOP’s gaslighting convention

3 takeaways from the third night of the Republican National Convention

Key takeaways from day 3 of the RNC

Trump uses Republican convention to try to rewrite coronavirus history, casting himself as lifesaving hero

Weddings, a conference and a motorcycle rally eyed as COVID-19 superspreader events: Here's why experts say 'don't go' to large gatherings'

Controversial change in guidelines about coronavirus testing directed by the White House coronavirus task force

CDC was pressured 'from the top down' to change coronavirus testing guidance, official says

5 campaign promises Trump has given up on

Focus on Trump’s official White House actions as part of Republican convention programming raises Hatch Act concerns

Trump Looted $44 Billion FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund in the Middle of a Record-Setting Hurricane Season

Trump’s Convention Push for a Coronavirus Cure Puts Politics Before Health

Trump granting a pardon during Republican convention typifies a norm-busting presidency

Trump uses convention to target key states

Biden: 'Burning down communities is not protest'

Trump orders National Guard, federal agents to end rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Trump administration wants limits reimposed on medication abortion

Trump calls for drug tests before debate with Biden

Trump uses convention to target key states

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8/23/20

Kellyanne Conway to leave the White House at the end of the month, citing the need to focus on her family

57 percent of Republicans say coronavirus death toll is 'acceptable'

Pompeo, Kushner to visit Israel and Arab states as US pushes more peace deals

Trump obliterates lines between governing and campaigning in service of his reelection

Virus overshadows divisive presidency
(His botched response and recession tarnish Trump’s record more than impeachment.)

FDA, under pressure from Trump, authorizes blood plasma as Covid-19 treatment

Judge halts Trump campaign's mail-voting lawsuit against Pennsylvania

Sunday shows - Leaked audio of Trump's sister reverberates

FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace 8/23/20 | Fox News August 23, 2020

CNN News 2020 - CNN Live Today 08/23/2020 - State of the Union With Jake Tapper

Iowa confirms state's first child death from COVID-19

FDA authorizes plasma treatment despite scientists' objections

Biden: 'No new taxes' for anyone making under $400K

Trump touts ‘breakthrough’ coronavirus treatment as some experts express skepticism

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8/22/20

The S&P 500′s return to a record doesn’t tell the full story with 60% of stocks still with losses

Markets look to the Fed again to build on S&P 500 record as Congress continues to disappoint

McConnell rips Democrats for passing 'piecemeal Postal Bill', 'ignoring urgent needs' of Americans

Embattled Sen. McSally Tells Backers Not To Eat — And Give Her The Money They Save

About 70,000 lives could be saved in near future if people wear masks: researchers

Coronavirus update: Infections are trending upward in the Midwest

Trump’s suggestion of deploying law enforcement officials to monitor polls raises specter of voting intimidation

In secretly recorded audio, President Trump’s sister says he has ‘no principles’ and ‘you can’t trust him’

Judge orders Trump to pay legal fees to Stormy Daniels

House passes bill to boost U.S. Postal Service amid Trump attacks

Pelosi hammers Trump for 'very dangerous' attack on FDA

Biden closes convention the way he launched campaign: Repudiating anti-Semitism

The Biden Doctrine Exists Already. Here’s an Inside Preview.

Trump issues disaster declaration for California as wildfires rage

Trump Accuses FDA Of 'DeepState' Conspiracy Against Him Over COVID-19 Vaccine Testing

Trump looks to Republican convention for optimistic campaign reboot

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8/21/20

Dow jumps 190 points, S&P 500 closes at another record to finish week

Sabotage of Legal Immigration Further Burdens U.S. Companies

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert declares a new state of emergency

Utah Sen. Mike Lee likens Provo elementary students’ desk shields to cages

Republicans are abandoning the states

Vermont GOP governor says he won't vote for Trump

GOP leader: 'There is no place for QAnon in the Republican Party'

The Republican Embrace of QAnon Goes Far Beyond Trump

Bush backs Collins with first endorsement of the 2020 cycle

WHO warns coronavirus vaccine alone won’t end pandemic: ‘We cannot go back to the way things were’

Infectious Disease Society says hydroxychloroquine should not be used to treat coronavirus patients

White House experts recommend Iowa require face masks, close bars in many areas to combat coronavirus; state has done neither

Q&A with Dr. Fauci: ‘We will get out of this and we will return to normal. Don’t despair.’

A second Trump term might injure the democratic experiment beyond recovery

Trump’s trade deal with China: More bluster than boom

Trump strategy on COVID-19 continues to rely on miracle

DeJoy Tells Senators Election Mail Will Be Delivered ‘Fully and on Time’

Shields and Brooks on Biden’s DNC performance, Trump’s RNC approach

House holding rare Saturday vote on postal changes, funds

Democratic senators tell DeJoy Post Office changes hurt military servicemembers

Senator drops F-bombs as he struggles to unmute in Post Office hearing

Democrats look to capitalize after Biden's big moment

For Joe Biden, it's all about fixing the coronavirus pandemic

'I would shut it down': Biden says if scientists recommended, he would lock down country to curb COVID-19

Biden presiding over family fight over how much should be spent to resurrect economy

Harris laughs off Trump's attacks in interview: They're 'designed to distract'

Trump administration bars FDA from regulating some laboratory tests, including for coronavirus

White House threatens veto of Democrats' Postal Service bill

Trump says he wants to use 'sheriffs' as poll watchers on Election Day

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8/20/20

Stocks close slightly higher as gains in tech offset worries about the economy

New unemployment claims top 1 million. Again

American Airlines to cut service to 15 cities once terms on billions in pandemic aid expire

The rise in jobless claims may be a warning to Congress that the economy needs stimulus

McConnell to give taped remarks as part of GOP convention

McConnell challenges McGrath to socially distanced debate

Republican push to block controversial Alaskan gold mine gains the White House’s attention

GOP ramps up effort to monitor polls

Over 70 Republican National Security officials endorse Biden, slamming Trump for having 'failed our country

Trump's QAnon embrace draws GOP backlash

Sen. Cassidy tests positive for virus, has COVID-19 symptoms

Evidence grows that children may play a larger role in transmission than previously believed

Trump Cites the VA as a Central Achievement. But Troubles Simmer.

Fact check: Trump delivers blizzard of false claims in Pennsylvania speech attacking Biden

Trump's call for Goodyear boycott joins long history of bullying companies that cross him

Trump Must Turn Over Tax Returns to D.A., Judge Rules

Humanitarian Groups Demand Trump Reverse Yemen Aid Freeze

Steve Bannon charged with defrauding donors in private effort to raise money for Trump’s border wall

Postmaster general eyes aggressive changes at Postal Service after election

NAACP president: Postmaster general is 'lying'

Pelosi axes idea of Saturday vote on additional COVID relief

Biden accepts nomination, vows to lead nation out of ‘season of darkness'

4 takeaways from the final night of the Democratic National Convention

5 takeaways from day 4 of the DNC: Biden makes his case to replace Trump

Duckworth compares Biden to 'coward in chief' Trump

Bloomberg: 'Why the hell would we hire Donald Trump for another four years?'

Newsom slams Trump response to California wildfires while praising Biden

Trump says he will send law enforcement, US attorneys to polls in November to prevent fraud

Trump trashes Bloomberg after convention appearance

Trump asks Supreme Court to let him block critics on Twitter

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8/19/20

S&P 500 closes lower after hitting another record, Apple market cap tops $2 trillion

Fed officials expect that coronavirus will ‘weigh heavily’ on the economy, minutes show

Economists talking up 'K shaped' recovery as stocks surge but inequality widens

Business leaders say they are unlikely to implement Trump’s payroll tax order

Senate Republicans preparing $500B virus relief proposal

Marco Rubio’s curious summary of his committee’s Russia report

Senate report details security risk posed by 2016 Trump campaign’s Russia contacts

Five takeaways from final Senate Intel Russia report

Ted Cruz's Attempt At Slamming Joe Biden Backfires Spectacularly

Trump knocks Mitch McConnell, Republicans for USPS hearings during RNC

Right-wing commentator Loomer wins GOP primary in Trump’s Palm Beach district

A self-described 'proud Islamophobe' banned from social media just won a GOP nomination

WHO warns young people are emerging as main spreaders of the coronavirus

How Donald Trump polarised postal voting

Timeline: The 103 times Trump has downplayed the coronavirus threat

Disapproval of Trump COVID response hits new high — and many aren’t hopeful, poll says

Postal problems could continue despite suspension of policies blamed for mail delays
(Slow mail and political warfare — and the pandemic — have thrown the agency into crisis.)

Pelosi paints Trump and McConnell as twin impediments to progress

Postal Service blocked lawmakers from key evidence on DeJoy’s selection, Schumer says
(The Senate’s top Democrat says he has new evidence that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin intervened in the postmaster general appointment process.)

Sen. Manchin breaks with Democratic leaders, backs strict spending caps

Sen. Angus King says Senate intel report shows 'serious and disturbing' Russian link to Trump 2016 campaign

Kamala Harris formally nominated as Democrats’ pick for vice president

The four issues besides coronavirus that Democrats are hammering in their convention

4 takeaways from the third night of the Democratic National Convention

Obama, in scathing Trump rebuke, warns democracy is on the line

Obama enters battle, enraging Trump

Biden friend Sen. Coons to elevate faith on convention stage

Gabby Giffords tells Democrats: 'Fighting makes me strong'

New Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows Biden ahead of Trump by 11 points among registered voters — his largest lead yet

Harris's husband takes leave from law firm

Trump says he expects not only Saudis, but also Iran, to make Middle East peace

Trump demands restoration of ‘snapback’ sanctions on Iran

Trump: US demands restoration of UN sanctions against Iran

President Donald Trump promises Iowa 'full support of the federal government'; local officials ask him to approve more storm aid

Trump pushes for universities to reopen even as coronavirus cases spike on campuses

Trump’s praise of anti-Muslim GOP candidates isn’t a coincidence — and it isn’t subtle

Trump calls for Goodyear boycott as company moves to clarify policy on political messages in the workplace

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8/18/20

S&P 500 rises to a record close, fully wiping out its coronavirus losses

U.S. stocks hit record high, ending shortest bear market in history

As stock prices hit record high, economy trails behind

Walmart says consumer spending dropped as stimulus checks ran out

Trump’s unemployment extension may only provide three-week boost, federal guidance reveals

How the 'QAnon factor' is playing out in Florida's GOP primaries

‘I’m with Joe’: Whitman joins others in GOP backing Biden
(California billionaire who ran for governor in 2010 is among the speakers at the DNC.)

Powell backs Biden at convention as Democrats rip Trump on security

G.O.P.-Led Senate Panel Details Ties Between 2016 Trump Campaign and Russia

‘Why should we trust you?’ Black Americans, hardest hit by COVID-19, are the most skeptical of potential vaccines

Fauci says he does not see US mandating COVID-19 vaccination for general public

Dr. Fauci Says These States are in Danger From COVID-19

In Alaska, Trump Doubles Down on Environmental Vandalism

New Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows strong opposition to Trump blocking Postal Service funding

Postmaster general announces he is ‘suspending’ policies blamed for mail delays

DeJoy Earned Millions From Company With Financial Ties to Postal Service

All the ways Congress can pressure the Postal Service over threats to mail-in voting

House to vote on $25B infusion for Postal Service amid Trump attacks

Democrats press leadership to vote Saturday on $600 unemployment insurance

Democrats officially nominate Biden for president

Biden's tax plan: Eyes on the 1% and corporations like Amazon

Biden discusses healthcare plan at Dem convention

Trump's handling of coronavirus pandemic is a central theme at the Democratic National Convention

3 takeaways from the second night of the Democratic National Convention

Key takeaways from the second night of the Democratic convention: Jill Biden loves Joe, and so did John McCain

Key takeaways from night 2 of the Democratic convention

Mike Bloomberg pledges $60 million to help House Democrats

Trump honors 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment by announcing pardon for Susan B. Anthony

Trump says he moved US embassy to Jerusalem ‘for the evangelicals’

Trump lashes out at Michelle Obama over address at Democratic convention

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8/17/20

S&P 500 rises to start the week, but comes up just short of a record close

The Recession Is About to Slam Cities. Not Just the Blue-State Ones.

A flood of job losses looms as airline industry struggles in pandemic

Facing unmasked diners and sick colleagues, restaurant workers worry about safety — and their livelihoods

Voters expect the economy to get worse by Election Day

McConnell says he doesn't share Trump's 'concern' about Postal Service

Cook shifts South Carolina Senate race toward Lindsey Graham opponent

Kasich makes the Republican case for ditching Trump for Biden

Former senior Trump administration official endorses Joe Biden

Coronavirus live updates: U.S. averaging over 50,000 cases a day; UNC-Chapel Hill pivots to remote learning

COVID-19 now No. 3 cause of death in US

We could control the coronavirus by winter if we start using rapid tests

Trump as Candidate: Racist Attacks, Conspiracy Theories, War on the Post Office

In Arizona, Mormons now a worry for Trump 
(Many in the pivotal state are disturbed by some of the president’s behavior and policies.)

Trump lashes out at Cuomo after his Democratic convention speech

Voters in North Carolina have received absentee ballot request forms in the mail with Trump's face on them

Appeals court denies Trump's rehearing request in emoluments suit

The UAE-Israel Agreement Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be
(The deal defers the idea of annexation rather than burying it, and could exacerbate tensions between Iran and the Gulf States.)

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Biden’s DNC, Trump vs. USPS

Senate Democrats call on USPS governing board to undo mail changes — and remove DeJoy if necessary
(Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Charles E. Schumer and five other senators contend that the new postmaster general’s policies have “endangered” Americans.)

On Democratic convention’s first night, speakers blame Trump for America’s woes

Michelle Obama takes hatchet to Trump record, character in convention speech

Sanders: 'Authoritarianism has taken root' under Trump

Biden seeks to win over progressives and Republicans on night one

3 takeaways from the first night of the Democratic National Convention
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Post-ABC poll shows Biden, Harris hold double-digit lead over Trump, Pence

Trump says he has rejected Pentagon proposal to slash military health care

Trump offers counter-programming to Democrats with rallies in four states

Trump: 'The only way we're going to lose this election is if the election is rigged'

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8/16/20

Summers calls Trump 'worst of America's 45 presidents,' says stocks 'do better' during Democratic administrations

In Republican Alaska, GOP incumbents face strongest challenges in decades amid the coronavirus pandemic

GOP lawmaker calls on leaders to push back against QAnon

Cheney calls pardoning Snowden 'unconscionable' after Trump says he's considering it

White House's Meadows says he accepts Harris eligible for VP

Republicans should listen to John Kasich

Coronavirus update: Infections are rising in children, CDC says

State officials rush to shore up confidence in Nov. 3 election as voters express new fears about mail voting

Sunday shows - Mail-in voting controversy dominates

Fox News with Chris Wallace 8/16/20 - August 16, 2020

State of the Union [9AM] 8/16/2020 with Jake Tapper

Trump motivates Democrats to rally behind Biden, Harris

A win for Trump’s Middle East agenda is followed by defeat

Trump’s Incoherent Policy on TikTok and China

Pelosi calls House lawmakers back to vote on post office legislation

Schumer: McConnell must bring Senate back early if House passes Postal Service bill

House accelerates oversight of Postal Service as uproar grows, demanding top officials testify at ‘urgent’ hearing

Unconventional Democratic convention will juggle hundreds of live feeds to re-create the feel of a party celebration

Trump 'failure' on COVID-19 will be central message of Biden convention

Trump reportedly pushing new unproven coronavirus treatment that is also embraced by HUD Sec. Ben Carson and MyPillow's Mike Lindell

Trump says he is considering pardon for leaker Edward Snowden

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8/15/20

In Big Ten cities, a fall without college football is a crushing economic blow

Coronavirus update: ‘No way to spin that,’ Romney says of U.S. deaths, blaming Trump administration

Mitt Romney doesn't have a problem with mail-in ballots

A Florida school district wanted to wait to reopen school buildings. Gov. Ron DeSantis threatened to cut its funding.

Republican Group Uses Trump's Words On Coronavirus Against Him In Scathing Ad

Trump Offers Rambling Defense of US Postmaster General

Trump’s attacks on the Postal Service deserve sustained, red-alert coverage from the media

Coronavirus stimulus: President Trump has become the key to any successful negotiation

Coronavirus spread in Georgia is 'widespread and expanding,' says report

COVID-19 has 'taken a political tone like nothing I've ever seen,' warns Anthony Fauci

Pelosi weighing bringing House back from August recess early over USPS issues: reports

Trump’s assault on the U.S. Postal Service gives Democrats a new campaign message

Trump breaks with CDC director on potential for 'worst fall' amid pandemic, flu season

Trump vows 'snapback' to force return of UN Iran sanctions

White House withdraws nomination of William Pendley to head the Bureau of Land Management

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8/14/20

Stocks close Friday flat, S&P 500 posts slight gain for the week

Americans keep buying stuff despite the pandemic — retail sales rise for a third straight month

Retail sales bounced to an all-time high, but lack of stimulus from Congress puts gains

The recession is over for the rich, but the working class is far from recovered

Markets rise as economy struggles; 'It does not make sense'

Romney breaks with Trump's criticism of mail-in voting

GOP senator draws fire from all sides on Biden, Obama-era probes

Sen. Mike Lee sprays praise on Trump administration move to end ‘showerhead tyranny’

Controversial GOP Georgia candidate attempts to distance from QAnon

Discontent with McCarthy rises as GOP considers a possible post-Trump world

Republican National Convention’s primetime lineup will showcase Trump every night, federal properties

VP Mike Pence, in Des Moines, meets with farmers of storm-damaged crops, pitches Trump re-election

CDC: Recovered COVID patients can't spread virus for 3 months

Any attempt to get coronavirus herd immunity would lead to massive death tolls, Fauci warns

The President's War on Democracy Is a War on the American People

Postal Service warns 46 states their voters could be disenfranchised by delayed mail-in ballots

Shields and Brooks on Kamala Harris as VP pick, mail-in voting worries

House Democrat files criminal referral accusing Trump of subverting election

Democrats fear long lines, poll worker shortages for November election

Everything is on the line': Kamala Harris talks about voting, warns of 'irreversible' damage from Trump in 1st campaign interview

With early momentum, Harris to focus on connecting with minorities, activists, women in swing states

McGrath reshuffles campaign in home stretch to Senate election

Trump tries to push for a coronavirus stimulus deal — after Congress has left town

Trump says he'll sign USPS funding if Democrats make concessions

Trump orders TikTok parent company to sell US assets within 90 days

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8/13/20

S&P 500 closes lower as run to record high falls short again

U.S. weekly jobless claims fall to 963,000, first time below 1 million since mid-March

Amazon cuts more than 1,200 delivery contract jobs, even as that part of its business booms

AP FACT CHECK: Trump payroll tax cut is Social Security risk

How the eviction crisis could compound voter suppression come November

Trump says he is holding up coronavirus aid to block Postal Service funds for voting by mail

Coronavirus stimulus stalemate could drag on for weeks as Congress leaves town

Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief deal

Supreme Court denies GOP request, allows R.I. pandemic-related relief on mail-in ballots

Mike Pence’s ‘Gaslighting’ Boast About Record Jobs Creation Backfires

Pompeo just undercut Trump’s continued dismissal of Russian bounties

CDC director warns of 'worst fall' in history if people don't follow COVID-19 guidelines

The True Coronavirus Toll in the U.S. Has Already Surpassed 200,000

California coronavirus case count tops 600,000

These are the top coronavirus vaccines to watch

Fauci says temperature checks not reliable

Anthony Fauci: No reason why we shouldn't be able to vote in person

Fact check: Trump promotes another birther lie, this time about Kamala Harris

Trump's push to cut capital gains taxes highlights scattered coronavirus relief effort

The President Has Openly Declared He’s Destroying the Post Office to Suppress Votes
("Now they need that money in order to make the post office work," Trump said, adding: "But if they don’t get those two items that means you can’t have universal mail-in voting...")

Trump opposes election aid for states and Postal Service bailout, threatening Nov. 3 vote

Judge invalidates Trump rollback of law protecting birds

Pelosi: COVID talks will resume when GOP offers $2T

Democrat flips GOP-held state House seat in South Carolina

Biden looks to former Fed Chair Yellen for economic advice

Biden calls for mask mandates in all 50 states: 'It's about saving Americans' lives'

Biden wants Harris to prosecute the political case against Trump

What Kamala Harris Tells Us About Gender, Race, U.S. Leadership, and Trouncing Trump

As Kamala Harris faces racist and sexist online attacks, women’s groups and Democratic operatives say they have her back

Trump announces historic peace agreement between Israel and United Arab Emirates

Trump says he is holding up coronavirus aid to block Postal Service funds for voting by mail

Trump administration scraps limits on methane leaks at oil and gas sites

Trump hurls insults at Harris, Ocasio-Cortez and other women

Trump plans to accept Republican nomination from White House lawn

Trump Weighs Replacing Mark Esper at Pentagon After Election

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8/12/20

S&P 500 rallies, closes just shy of its record closing high

No sign of a stimulus deal in sight as Mnuchin, Pelosi phone call yields no progress

Republican lawmaker slams far-right conspiracy theory QAnon. Trump's team fires back.

Trump, House Republicans embrace candidate who has made racist statements, drawing attention to party’s tolerance of bigotry

QAnon supporter seems headed to Congress after winning GOP runoff

Ron Johnson signals some GOP senators concerned about his Obama-era probes

Russia is moving too fast with COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. experts warn

Trump’s Attack on the Postal Service Is a Threat to Democracy—and to Rural America

Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause

Trump backers’ dizzying response to Kamala Harris’s selection

Biden Plans to Make Harris as Powerful a Veep as He Was Under Obama

'America is crying out for leadership': Harris gives first speech as VP candidate

Kamala Harris pick earns praise from Wall Street – and anti-Wall Street crusaders

Kamala Harris, a Political Fighter Shaped by Life in Two Worlds

Harris wants U.S. to give Americans $2,000 a month during pandemic, a contrast with Biden’s measured approach

Relief talks stumble again, and Trump asserts that a deal is ‘not going to happen’

White House clarifies limits of jobless aid plan as talks with Congress dim
(Unemployment benefit will be $300 per week, not the $400 Trump promised on Saturday)

Trump calls Georgia GOP candidate who embraces QAnon a ‘future Republican Star’

Watch live: Trump holds press briefing

Trump privately discussing replacing Defense Secretary Esper after election

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8/11/20

S&P 500 closes lower for the first time in eight days as tech shares drop

At least 1 million people may not get Trump’s $400 unemployment boost

Trump’s proposed extra unemployment could amount to $300 a week instead of $400, and you may not qualify

'It means nothing': Trump’s pledge to aid tenants won’t halt evictions

Economists say Trump’s unilateral moves to provide economic relief fall short

McConnell: Time to restart coronavirus talks

McConnell warns control of Senate 'could go either way' in November

An economic crisis in Kentucky has workers, businesses furious with McConnell

Romney says Trump coronavirus relief orders ‘tenuous’ but likely legal; Curtis calls them ‘irresponsible’

Graham demands FBI director address allegations bureau misled senators about Steele dossier

Kasich on decision to speak at Democratic convention: America needs to go in a different direction

With no end to the pandemic in sight, coronavirus fatigue grips America

Florida coronavirus deaths reach another grisly record as state grapples with testing constraints

Meet the most important federal official you probably don’t know — the man who holds the fate of the coronavirus vaccine in his hands

Fauci: 'I seriously doubt' Russia's coronavirus vaccine is safe and effective

Big Ten, Pac-12 postpones college football season due to coronavirus concerns

How much does America’s missing diplomatic leadership matter?

Trump’s Unprecedented Attacks on Our Public-Health System

It's Still News When the President Wages a 40-Minute Assault on Reality

Democrats shy from leading court fight over Trump orders

White House, congressional Democrats go fourth day without coronavirus talks

Sen. Kamala D. Harris named as Joe Biden’s running mate

Biden Picks Kamala Harris as Running Mate

What to Know About Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s V.P. Choice

Harris brings Baptist, interfaith roots to Democratic ticket

Trump vows ‘deal with Iran’ within four weeks of reelection

Trump says Kamala Harris 'nasty' and 'disrespectful' to Joe Biden, surprised by VP pick

What Trump has said about Kamala Harris

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8/10/20

Dow jumps 350 points to start week, S&P 500 inches closer to all-time high

Federal budget deficit slows as IRS sees record tax receipts

Mnuchin is open to restarting virus relief talks: ‘We’re prepared to put more money on the table’

Sasse responds to Trump: 'America doesn't have kings'

Sens. Markey, Cruz clash over coronavirus relief: 'It's not a goddamn joke Ted'

Trump’s and the GOP’s glaring inconsistency on executive orders

Trump’s grip on GOP is slipping
(As his reelection prospects fade, he’s losing influence with Republican legislators.)

Ron Johnson Subpoenas FBI Director Wray in Probe of Crossfire Hurricane Origins

Kanye West’s presidential bid bolstered by Republican operatives in at least five states

China sanctions 11 US politicians, heads of organizations

A Taiwan health official tried to warn the world about the novel coronavirus. The U.S. didn’t listen.

FDA head pledges 'we will not cut corners' on coronavirus vaccine

Children and the virus: As schools reopen, much remains unknown about the risk to kids and the peril they pose to others

Study: Coronavirus cases in children rise sharply in the second half of July, with more than 97,000 infections

Governors air frustrations with Trump on unemployment plans

What Trump's orders will and won't do for payroll taxes, unemployment benefits

Trump’s Social Security payroll tax holiday is the first shot in a class and generational war
(Trump says he’ll eliminate Social Security tax next year, should he be reelected — and that would likely mean the end of the federal entitlement system as we’ve known it)

Trump’s Directives Were Supposed to Offer Relief. Most May Not.

Trump’s Latest Executive Orders Are a Political Stunt

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Biden in the spotlight, pandemic aid politics

Democrats deny outreach to Trump since talks collapsed

In virus talks, Pelosi holds firm while Mnuchin wants a deal

Dems say Trump's payroll tax break weakens Social Security

Democrats will highlight everyday Americans in their prime-time convention lineup

Trump looks to temporarily bar US citizens returning from abroad if they're suspected of having COVID-19

Trump says he is 'seriously' considering a capital gains tax cut

A ‘radical’ leftist who is ‘against God’? Trump paints Biden in a picture many don’t recognize.

Secret Service shot someone outside the White House, President Trump said

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8/9/20

Congress: Pass the MAT Act to save lives

On The Trail: Pence's knives come out

Coronavirus update: U.S. infections surpass 5 million

Nine people test positive for COVID-19 at Georgia school seen in viral images

Sunday shows - Trump coronavirus executive orders reverberate

Fox News with Chris Wallace 8/9/20 - August 9, 2020

State of the Union [9AM] 8/9/2020 with Jake Tapper

Trump’s executive orders spark confusion among businesses and state officials as Democrats assail them as ‘unworkable’

Trump using COVID-19 as a cover to gut social security and medicare, critics charge

Trump’s orders for COVID aid face challenges

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's smoke and mirrors on executive orders

Breaking down the executive actions Trump signed on coronavirus relief

Trump’s executive orders won’t cut it. Congress needs to make a deal.

States on hook for billions under Trump's unemployment plan

Trump’s familiar routine after failing to cut deals with Congress: Signing legally dubious executive actions

Trump said people of color 'just set a record for new jobs.' Data show the unemployment rate for Black Americans has barely changed in the last month.

Trump's missed opportunities: The top three blunders of the past year

The lost days of summer: How Trump fell short in containing the virus 

A president ignored: Trump’s outlandish claims increasingly met with a collective shrug

Why payroll tax cut opponents may want to reconsider

White House officials, Democrats spar over legality, substance of executive orders

'Unconstitutional slop': Democrats blast Trump's executive actions on coronavirus relief

Schumer: Idea that $600 unemployment benefit keeps workers away from jobs 'belittles the American people'

Schumer denounces 'paltry' and 'unworkable' Trump coronavirus executive actions

Trump suggests some states may 'pay nothing' as part of unemployment plan

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8/8/20

The U.S. economy is on the verge of a ‘lost year’
(Workers and business owners are craving some certainty about the path forward. But the White House and Congress are failing to act.)

Markets could be challenged by Washington stimulus talks and China tensions

It doesn't look like Trump's executive actions on coronavirus relief will actually do much

Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders

Graham says he appreciates Trump orders, but 'would much prefer a congressional agreement'

Trump antagonizes GOP megadonor Adelson in heated phone call

Coronavirus update: California surpasses 10,000 deaths as Trump signs economic relief orders

Hispanic, Black children at higher risk of coronavirus-related hospitalization, CDC find

An administrative nightmare': Trump's executive order is a scramble for unemployment aid

The economy is not Trump's strong suit

We are only beginning to suffer the consequences of Trump’s 
failures

TikTok’s fate was shaped by a ‘knockdown, drag-out’ Oval Office brawl

Pelosi, Schumer slam Trump executive orders, call for GOP to come back to negotiating table

Biden says Trump executive order is 'a reckless war on Social Security'

Trump signs executive order on coronavirus relief without $1,200 checks after rambling attack on Democrats

Trump attempts to wrest tax and spending powers from Congress with new executive actions

Calling it a ‘peaceful protest,’ Trump flouts coronavirus guidelines with golf club gathering

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8/7/20

Dow and S&P 500 eke out their sixth straight gains as investors await stimulus deal

Unemployment rate fell to 10.2% in July, but job growth eases

Payrolls increase by nearly 1.8 million, topping expectations despite coronavirus resurgence

U.S. economy added 1.8 million jobs in July as it worked to recover from the coronavirus pandemic

Out of work and with families to feed, some Americans are lining up at food banks for the first time in their lives

America’s stockmarkets are flying high. Its companies still aren’t

Canada to impose tariffs on $2.7 billion in U.S. goods after Trump reignites trade feud

Should Trump Get Involved in Stalled Coronavirus Stimulus Talks? No Way, Republicans Say

Republicans have to let Donald Trump lose if they want victory

Joni Ernst to President Trump: Accept the Republican nomination in Des Moines, not the White House

Judge dismisses Republican lawsuit seeking to block proxy voting

Dr. Anthony Fauci says chance of coronavirus vaccine being highly effective is ‘not great’

With Old Allies Turning Against Her, Birx Presses On Against the Coronavirus

Trump long has relied on nondisclosure deals to prevent criticism. That strategy may be unraveling.

Trump continues to flout social distancing guidelines even as he urges others to follow them

Guests at Trump club join audience for president's press conference

Pelosi, Schumer say White House declined $2T coronavirus deal

Pelosi, Schumer call on Republicans to accept $2 trillion COVID-19 relief price tag

Top Democrat says Trump can't solve the coronavirus aid problem by himself

Postal Service overhauls leadership as Democrats press for investigation of mail delays

Judge dismisses Republican lawsuit seeking to block proxy voting

Russia is trying to ‘denigrate’ Biden while China prefers ‘unpredictable’ Trump not be reelected, senior U.S. intelligence official says

Why Is the United States Effectively Banning WeChat and TikTok?
(Apps are just the latest frontier in the U.S.-China contest. Washington is signaling to global firms the risks of doing business with Beijing.)

Shields and Brooks on virus aid stalemate, the value of conventions

Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet

Guests at Trump club join audience for president's press conference

Trump order requires government to ‘buy American’ for certain essential drugs

U.S. sanctions Hong Kong chief and 10 others blamed for repression in the city

Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have'

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8/6/20

Stocks rise for a fifth straight day led by tech, Nasdaq closes above 11,000 for the first time

These 9 states are suffering from the worst unemployment rates

Gone for good? Evidence signals many jobs aren't coming back

Job cuts by U.S. companies surged in July, complicating pandemic recovery

July jobs report preview: Payrolls likely rose at a slower rate, as labor market recovery hit an 'inflection point'

U.S. job growth forecast to slow sharply in July as COVID-19 cases soar

1.2 million seek jobless aid after $600 federal check ends

Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS

Senate to skip August recess amid COVID-19 relief talks

McConnell and Pelosi expect a coronavirus relief deal — but huge differences remain

I want to get an outcome’: McConnell defends strategy as he faces GOP grumbling

Sen. Mitt Romney proposes plan to extend expired unemployment benefits amid COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame

Republicans fear disaster in November

New poll shows plummeting GOP satisfaction with direction of country

Republican Military Veterans Turn On Trump In New Attack Ad Airing On Fox News

EXCLUSIVE Vice President Pence to CBN News: 'Chief Justice Roberts Has Been a Disappointment to Conservatives'

The U.S. has the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world: ‘The numbers don’t lie,’ Dr. Fauci says

Birx warns of uptick in coronavirus cases in 9 cities

The Misguided Rush to Throw the School Doors Open

Fearing coronavirus and missed classes, many parents prefer mixing online and in-person school, poll finds

Johnson & Johnson reaches deal with U.S. for 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine at more than $1 billion

Two-thirds of Americans say they would accept a coronavirus vaccine

Facebook, Twitter penalize Trump for posts containing coronavirus misinformation

Legal scholars dispute Trump’s claim to power ‘nobody thought the president had’

U.S. Troops Really Are in Syria to Protect the Oil—for the Kurds
(It’s the only way to get Trump to keep troops on the ground.)

Pelosi blasts GOP: 'Perhaps you mistook them for somebody who gives a damn'

Democrats demand Postal Service reverse new rules that have slowed the delivery of absentee ballots

Democrats demand Postal Service reverse new rules that have slowed the delivery of absentee ballots

Biden Bucks Progressives, Won’t Denounce Israeli Occupation

Biden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim

Trump threatens executive actions as coronavirus relief deal remains elusive on Capitol Hill

Trump issues executive orders against Chinese firms, citing national security concerns

Trump reimposes tariffs on raw Canadian aluminum, Canada promises retaliation

Trump again says Lebanon blast might not have been accident

Trump attacks Biden in battleground Ohio: 'Against God, against guns'

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8/3/20

Dow rallies 200 points to start August, Nasdaq closes at record led by Microsoft and Apple

Top Federal Reserve official says US needs another lockdown to save economy

U.S. Small Business Bailout Money Flowed to Chinese-Owned Companies
(Millions of dollars of Paycheck Protection Program loans went to China-backed businesses in critical sectors, a study found.)

As Trump leans into attacks on mail voting, GOP officials confront signs of Republican turnout crisis

Trump-era primaries in Kansas, Tennessee trigger GOP family feuds over who would deliver more for president

The GOP’s stimulus disaster starts with the president

The Unemployed Stare Into the Abyss. Republicans Look Away.

Senate GOP divided over whether they'd fill Supreme Court vacancy

Sen. Murkowski Says Confirming Supreme Court Nominee in 2020 Would Be ‘Double Standard’

'Congress' Is Not Flailing. Republicans Are.

COVID-19 deaths spike 27% even as new cases decline

WHO says there’s no ‘silver bullet’ to defeat coronavirus and ‘there might never be’

Fauci warns of 'really bad situation' if daily coronavirus cases don't drop to 10K by September

Hospitals must start paying back billions borrowed from government during pandemic

How the Pandemic Defeated America
(A virus has brought the world’s most powerful country to its knees.)

The most dangerous false positive: Trump’s ongoing insistence that the pandemic is under control

Trump claims 'virus is receding' one day after Birx says pandemic 'extraordinarily widespread'

Trump's coronavirus crisis response undermines his image as billionaire populist

Trump Lied for Five Uninterrupted Minutes About Mail-in Voting During Virus Briefing

Prosecutor calls Trump’s new bid to shield tax returns an end-run around Supreme Court ruling

D.A. Is Investigating Trump and His Company Over Fraud, Filing Suggests

Judge voids Trump administration restrictions on coronavirus sick leave

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Trump’s ad messaging, Biden’s VP choice

Nevada governor signs bill to allow mail-in voting after Trump promises legal challenge

New York's Cuomo calls federal COVID-19 response 'worst government blunder in modern history

Trump says he’s examining executive orders on evictions, payroll taxes if he can’t reach deal with Democrats

Trump makes another end run around GOP-controlled Senate by stretching delegation authority

Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020

'Pathetic!': Trump accuses Birx of agreeing with Pelosi's criticism of pandemic response 

Trump order aims to curb US agencies' use of foreign workers

White House steps back from Trump suggestion about delaying the election

Trump Not Impressed by John Lewis: ‘He Didn’t Come to My Inauguration’

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8/2/20

The stock market could be facing ‘multiple decades’ of ‘deleterious’ economic after-effects, analyst warns

Stimulus talks have stalled. But the pressure to act is rising

COVID relief bill remains up in air as negotiations resume

Mnuchin on $600 unemployment benefit: We can't be 'paying people more to stay home'

Ten bucks left, no place to go: How the pandemic and a broken unemployment system are upending people’s lives

Republican National Committee disputes GOP convention spokesperson’s claim that Trump’s renomination will be closed to media

Texas governor skipping Republican convention

GOP scrambles to fend off Kobach in Kansas primary

Thom Tillis Wanted to Kill Obamacare. Now He's Plagiarizing It.

Suburban Voters Sour on Republicans in Battle for the House

GOP coronavirus provision lacks empathy
(Employers have liability protection, but most workers are left hung out to dry.)

CDC projects U.S. coronavirus death toll could top 180,000 by Aug. 22

Coronavirus update: Birx says U.S. has entered a ‘new phase’ of pandemic as cases, deaths rise

Sunday shows - Stimulus debate dominates

Fox News with Chris Wallace 8/2/20 - August 2, 2020

State of the Union [9AM] 8/2/2020 with Jake Tapper

Trump keeps promising an overhaul of the nation’s health-care system that never arrives

Pelosi, Mnuchin, Meadows point to disagreements as deal on unemployment benefits, coronavirus relief remains elusive

Nancy Pelosi Says She Does Not Have Confidence In Dr. Deborah Birx

Clyburn: Trump doesn't plan to leave the White House

Biden is eating into Trump's Rust Belt base

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8/1/20

Coronavirus stimulus: Extra unemployment benefits cannot restart for at least several weeks, experts warn

Does Trump Want to Save His Economy?

Graham defends Trump on TikTok, backs Microsoft purchase

GOP fears Trump attacks on mail-in vote will sabotage turnout

The Republican National Convention will exclude the press and renominate Trump in private for the first time in modern history

McConnell and Trump are flunking their jobs. America’s jobless will pay the price.

Trump struggles to stay on script, frustrating GOP again

Congress deeply unpopular again as gridlock on coronavirus relief has real-life consequences

Coronavirus threat rises across U.S.: ‘We just have to assume the monster is everywhere’

Coronavirus update: U.S. single-day death toll surpasses 1,000 for sixth straight day

California records 219 deaths in one day, breaking previous record

U.S. Slaps Sanctions on Xinjiang’s Vast Paramilitary Settler Corps

DHS official whose office compiled ‘intelligence reports’ on journalists and protesters has been removed from his job

Biden’s Big-Tent Strategy Seems to Be Working

'Wrong!' Trump Rips Fauci After He Touts Europe's More Effective COVID-19 Tactics

Trump nomination to be held in private

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7/31/20

Dow closes 110 points higher amid Big Tech rally, Apple soars 10% to a record

30 million unemployed to lose extra jobless benefits, as talks between Congress and the White House are at an impasse

$600 jobless benefits expire following complete breakdown in negotiations

Coronavirus relief talks sputter as $600 weekly unemployment benefit expires and Washington plays blame game

Stimulus negotiations latest: The Senate's not in town as $600 unemployment benefits are set to expire

Stimulus checks debate now focuses on size, eligibility

‘A meaningful hit to the economy’: What could happen if Congress cuts unemployment benefits

McConnell: 15-20 GOP senators will not vote for any coronavirus deal

Wisconsin Republicans 'stand ready' to kill mask requirement

Republicans attack Fauci and defend Trump at coronavirus hearing

Jim Jordan presses Fauci on protests, COVID-19

Ernst, Grassley say they would not support delaying the November election, as President Trump floats possibility

CDC projects U.S. coronavirus death toll could top 180,000 by Aug. 22

CDC: Children might play 'important role' in spreading COVID-19

Coronavirus infected scores of children and staff at Georgia sleep-away camp

U.S. makes deal for 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine, deaths expected to rise

Dr. Fauci says coronavirus is so contagious, it won’t likely ever disappear

4 takeaways from House hearing on coronavirus response with Fauci, Redfield and Giroir

The Total Destruction of U.S. Foreign Policy Under Trump
(His last remaining objective is obtaining foreign help for his reelection.)

Trump’s Dangerously Distorted View of How to Keep America Safe

Trump in trouble as nearly two-thirds of Americans disapprove of his handling of COVID-19, protests, Russia: POLL

Why Trump Has No Power to Delay the 2020 Election

Coronavirus stimulus: Pelosi says GOP and White House 'do not understand the gravity of the situation'

Pelosi defends cannabis in coronavirus response: 'This is a therapy'

House report accuses Trump administration of ‘waste, fraud or abuse’ in U.S. ventilator contract

Inside the Massive Foreign-Policy Team Advising Biden’s Campaign

Supreme Court won't halt challenged border wall projects

AG Barr willing to consider forgoing death penalty to secure prosecution of ISIS detainees allegedly involved in beheadings of American hostages

Shields and Brooks on Biden’s VP decision, pandemic economy

Trump says he didn't believe intelligence about Russia paying bounties on U.S. troops 'to be real'

Microsoft emerges as leading suitor for TikTok’s U.S. business, as Trump plans to order its divestiture from Chinese parent

Trump holds mini-rally at Florida airport

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7/30/20

Dow drops more than 200 points after the biggest U.S. GDP contraction on record

Second-quarter GDP plunged by worst-ever 32.9% amid virus-induced shutdown

U.S. economy contracted at fastest quarterly rate on record from April to June as coronavirus walloped workers, businesses

This recession is already deep. If Congress fails to act, a lot of damage could be permanent.
 
U.S. weekly jobless claims rise for a second straight week, total 1.434 million
 
Fed chair Jerome Powell: We're not even thinking about raising rates
 
As economy backslides, public health experts outline how to ‘reset’ coronavirus response
 
Mitch McConnell Could Rescue Millions. What Is He Waiting For?
(The economy is in dire shape. Millions of Americans are about to lose federal aid. The Senate is going on vacation.)
 
Mitt Romney, other GOP senators propose 11th hour extension of extra unemployment benefits
 
GOP senators propose stimulus checks of $1,000 for both adults and children
 
McConnell and other top Republican officials rebuff Trump suggestion to delay the Nov. 3 election
 
Gov. Hogan condemns Trump's 'outrageous' tweet calling for election delay
 
Trump faces rare rebuke from GOP for floating election delay
 
Mitt Romney slams Trump for plan to remove thousands of U.S. troops from Germany
 
Nunes declines to answer if he received information from Ukraine lawmaker meant to damage Biden
 
Born-again fiscal conservatives are sign of Trump’s weakening hand in Congress
 
Herman Cain, former Republican presidential hopeful, has died of coronavirus, his website says
 
U.S. Lacks Universal COVID Response, Reliable Virus Data
 
Miami-Dade ICUs at 146% capacity with coronavirus patients, according to federal document
 
Infectious disease expert laments ‘distressing’ lack of masks at Trump event
 
Dr. Fauci on why coronavirus is wreaking havoc on Black communities
 
Trump’s outreach to suburban voters displays an ignorance about American suburbs
 
Trump’s racial tactics feel out of step
(Divisiveness helped the president in 2016, but the nation now seems eager to make amends for bigotry.)
 
FEC commissioner to Trump: 'No. You don't have the power to move the election'
 
Postal Service backlog sparks worries that ballot delivery could be delayed in November
 
Democrats reject short-term deal ahead of unemployment deadline
 
Wisconsin governor orders masks statewide amid virus surge
 
Obama delivers call to action in eulogy for Lewis, links Trump to racist Southern leaders who fought civil rights in 1960s
 
Trump says coronavirus stimulus checks, direct payments may be more than $1,200
 
Trump tests GOP loyalty with election tweet and stimulus strategy
 
Trump floats delaying election despite lack of authority to do so
 
Trailing badly in polls, Trump points to ‘hidden’ voters and the ‘silent majority’ as path to victory

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7/29/20

Dow rises more than 100 points after Fed keeps rates unchanged, tech leads

Fed keeps rates near zero — it’s good to borrow at low interest rates, experts say. Here’s what else it means for your wallet

Millions of Americans are about to be homeless. And it's totally preventable

Coronavirus relief talks hit impasse on Capitol Hill

Divided and Demoralized on Virus Aid, Republicans Ask, ‘What’s in the Bill?’
(Senators in the party are “all over the lot” on the pandemic bill as jobless benefits run out and the fate of any legislative deal remains uncertain.)

Republicans and Democrats are far from a coronavirus relief deal as financial lifelines expire

GOP hunts for 'Plan B' as coronavirus talks hit wall

McConnell opens door to smaller coronavirus relief deal

No. 2 GOP senator: Not a lot of support for FBI building funds in COVID bill

The GOP disarray hobbling economic relief may get worse in a second Trump term

GOP Group Argues 'Trump Stooge' Susan Collins Must Leave Office In Searing Spot

Jim Jordan explodes when asked to put on a mask, pivots to 'unmasking' of Michael Flynn

Rep. Jim Jordan: 'Big tech' is out to get conservatives

Gohmert says he will take hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment

Coronavirus death toll passes 150,000

The number of lives Trump claims he has saved from covid-19 has swelled as the death toll has grown

Trump is back to going big on coronavirus conspiracy theories

Michigan Threatens to Slip From Trump as He Goes Quiet on Airwaves

If he gets a presidential Day 1, Joe Biden has a nearly endless list of ways to spend it

Biden demands Trump stop retweeting unfounded coronavirus claims from 'crazy woman'

Barr Repeats Trump Falsehoods in Congressional Testimony
(The attorney general echoed many of the president’s inaccurate claims on nationwide protests, police shootings and the coronavirus.)

US to bring 6,400 troops home from Germany, move 5,600 more

Trump calls new Senate GOP coronavirus bill ‘semi-irrelevant’

Trump dismisses virus aid for cities, lashes out at GOP

Trump Undercuts Pentagon Over Germany Troop Withdrawal

Trump claims decision to repeal fair housing rule will boost home prices, lower crime

Trump says he has not spoken to Putin about alleged Russian bounties on U.S. troops

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7/28/20

Dow drops 200 points as Big Tech falters, Apple falls more than 1%

Getting rid of extended jobless benefits would come with a big economic hit

Pfizer CEO says Trump’s executive orders overhauling U.S. drug pricing will upend the industry

With stimulus in flux and infections on the rise, focus is on Powell to outline the fate of the economy

To Avoid a Coronavirus Depression, the U.S. Can’t Afford to Alienate the World
(America needs a cooperative global economy to dig itself out of the downturn. That will require deft economic diplomacy, not bluster and bullying.)

GOP and Democrats are far apart on coronavirus relief – here’s what happens next

GOP coronavirus bill replaces money for Pentagon projects Trump raided for border wall
(Legislation includes hundreds of millions for projects whose funding the administration had canceled and redirected to the border.)

McConnell makes opposition clear to FBI building money in next stimulus

GOP slips an attack on Social Security into its coronavirus relief bill

McConnell draws red line on liability protection in coronavirus bill

The G.O.P.’s Latest Coronavirus Stimulus Doesn’t Take Into Account Trump’s Blundering

Utah Sen. Mike Lee asks Trump to prod states to reopen churches or face loss of COVID-19 aid

Rubio doubts threats hearing will happen this year, citing partisan atmosphere

Georgia senator removes ad that made opponent's nose bigger

Coronavirus new case counts are falling nationwide, but some states still seeing record numbers

Fauci says there are early signs coronavirus outbreaks are brewing in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee

Trump COVID Task Force to Guvs: Make Masks Mandatory Before You Fall Into Red Zone

U.S.'s Fauci defends himself, urges masks after Trump deletes video

Watchdog alleges Trump campaign illegally concealed $170 million in spending

Pelosi bashes Barr after testimony: 'He was like a blob' and 'henchman' for Trump

Democrats seek to shame Barr over politics at the Justice Department

Five takeaways from Attorney General Barr’s contentious congressional hearing

US Democratic platform nixes conditioning aid to Israel over annexation

Schumer: Trump should want COVID-19 deal to help GOP election chances

‘This Is About Justice’: Biden Ties Economic Revival to Racial Equity

Biden hits Trump's 'law and order' message: He's trying to 'scare the devil' out of people

The financial sector is showering Democrats with campaign cash

Trump's latest move to limit deportation protections for 'Dreamers'

Donald Trump defends disproved malarial drug – again

President Trump shared video later taken down for providing 'false information' about COVID-19

Trump questions how Fauci has a high approval rating 'but nobody likes me'

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7/27/20

Stocks rise to start the week as Amazon and Apple lead tech higher, gold hits record

How the eviction crisis across the U.S. will look

Reopening the Economy Under COVID-19: Tracking Containment
(All states have begun phased reopening. An updated version of an earlier Governing resource page provides new maps that offer instant insight into progress toward COVID-19 containment in each state)

Republican Stimulus Plan Unveiled, Cutting Unemployment Benefits by Two-Thirds

GOP rolls out $1 trillion coronavirus relief package

Economic relief talks ramp up as GOP releases bill; Democrats, White House officials sit down

GOP coronavirus bill includes $1.75 billion for construction of new FBI building

Republicans want to send second round of PPP loans to smaller, hard-hit businesses

Senate Republicans back $10 billion in additional aid for U.S. airports: document

Second U.S. Republican says will vote against Trump Fed pick Shelton

House GOP’s pleas to Republican National Committee for financial help go unanswered

GOP senator deletes ad that showed Jewish opponent with larger nose

About 4,000 federal employees say they contracted the coronavirus at work — and 60 have died

Coronavirus updates: Potential vaccine to enter combined Phase 2/3 in global trials

Mayors want US agents blocked from Portland, other cities

Despite worsening pandemic, Trump says states 'should be opening up'

One question still dogs Trump: Why not try harder to solve the coronavirus crisis?

Drugmakers refuse to attend White House meeting after Trump issues executive orders on costs

Trump, Merkel and the U.S.’s waning global clout

Mary Trump, author of a book about her uncle Donald Trump, will appear on Post Live at 5:30 p.m. Monday

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on presidential polling, convention symbolism

Pelosi slams delayed GOP coronavirus relief plan: 'Republicans want to pause again and go piecemeal'

Pelosi, Schumer accuse Trump of self-dealing with money for FBI headquarters

360 Democratic delegates say they'll oppose party platform that does not include 'Medicare for All'

Democrats Make Last-Ditch Effort to Kill a Trump Pentagon Nomination

Joe Biden fills out Iowa general election leadership team with 4 new hires

Lawmakers, Biden honor John Lewis as he lies in state at the Capitol

Despite worsening pandemic, Trump says states 'should be opening up'

Trump administration sending more federal agents to reinforce Portland courthouse

Trump will not visit Capitol to pay respects to civil rights icon John Lewis

Trump blasts 'trending' section on Twitter: 'Really ridiculous, illegal, and, of course, very unfair!'

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7/26/20

‘It’s really devastating us’: Beach towns fear they won’t survive a summer of COVID-19

Slip in job growth raises fear of broader relapse

Top White House officials say Congress might need to rush narrow relief bill to avoid unemployment aid lapse

White House, Senate GOP race to finalize coronavirus package ahead of Monday rollout

GOP’s war on jobless aid is bad for workers
(Genuine populists wouldn’t punish households by cutting unemployment relief.)

Republicans to include $1,200 checks and smaller federal unemployment aid in new stimulus proposal

Cruz slams Pelosi for "shoveling cash at the problem"

Hill Republicans begin jockeying for power in possible post-Trump world

As pandemic limits scrutiny, GOP fears lesser-known Democratic candidates will steamroll to Senate majority

Coronavirus ravaged Florida, as Ron DeSantis sidelined scientists and followed Trump

Cotton called out for remarks on slavery in criticism of 1619 Project

Coronavirus updates: 7-day averages for new virus cases hit fresh highs in more than a dozen states

Houston surpassed 40,000 coronavirus cases. Over half of them have been reported in July alone.

Protests explode across the country; police declare riots in Seattle, Portland

'Wall Of Vets' Forms To Protect Portland Protesters Amid Federal Crackdown

Sunday shows - Coronavirus relief, stimulus talks dominate

Fox News with Chris Wallace 7/26/20 - July 26, 2020

State of the Union [9AM] 7/26/2020 with Jake Tapper

America’s global standing is at a low point. The pandemic made it worse.
(Under Trump, the United States retreats from collaborative leadership at a time of global crisis)

Trump’s Dangerous Attempt to Create a Federal Police

Thanks to Trump, Jacksonville Becomes Political Roadkill

Approval of Trump's handling of coronavirus hits new low

Pelosi unveils new nickname for Trump 'Mr. Make Matters Worse'

Trump lashes out at Reagan Foundation after fundraising request

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7/25/20

‘We’re hurting’ — Americans are losing $600 of weekly unemployment but many still can’t find work

These retailers filed for bankruptcy in 2020

Mnuchin, Meadows make rare weekend trip to Capitol as GOP prepares coronavirus package

GOP senators push for stimulus checks to almost 2M excluded Americans

Cheney battle raises questions about House GOP's future

Republican Rep. Ted Yoho resigns from a Christian non-profit's board after verbally attacking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

'He's scaring our own voters': Republicans run into a Donald Trump problem as they push mail voting

Reagan Foundation asks Trump campaign, RNC to stop using former president's name to raise money 

Dr. Birx says 'we have to change our behavior now' as U.S. faces 'essentially three New Yorks'

America’s Schools Are a Moral and Medical Catastrophe
(A guide to understanding the science, and the politics, preventing U.S. children from being educated this year.)

Inside Trump's About-Face on the Republican Convention in Jacksonville

Trump’s week of retreat: The president reverses course as the coronavirus surges out of control

America Is a Country Besieged by Its Own President

Judge denies Trump administration request to delay deadline to release migrants from ICE detention centers

Trump administration backs partial extension of jobless benefits through year's end

Operation Diligent Valor: Trump showcased federal power in Portland, making a culture war campaign pitch

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7/24/20

Dow falls nearly 200 points, suffering first negative week in four as Intel slumps

‘A Band-Aid on a bullet wound’: Workers are getting laid off anew as PPP runs out

A federal eviction moratorium is ending. Here’s what renters should know.
(The end of the four-month moratorium puts 12 million renters at risk of eviction as the pandemic continues to surge)

As U.S. economy careens toward coronavirus cliffs, Trump looks to give FBI a new building near his hotel

Mnuchin makes deficit hawks nervous on relief bill talks

McConnell says stimulus deal could take ‘a few weeks,’ putting millions with expiring jobless aid in limbo
(The temporary $600 weekly benefit expires next week, and Republicans are seeking a way to scale it back)

Here’s what we know is in the Republican coronavirus relief bill

Coronavirus stimulus: GOP plan for unemployment benefits hits snag over 'mechanical issues'

The Susan Collins conundrum

Republicans, Facing Political Headwinds, Begin Diverging From Trump

I Was Wrong About Florida’s Response to Covid-19

Pence says schools reopenings 'best thing for our kids'

U.S. passes 4 million coronavirus cases as pace of new infections roughly doubles

Live updates: People with milder coronavirus cases still report health issues weeks after testing, CDC says

US gets reality checks on Covid-19 vaccine, duration of symptoms

Fauci describes next steps U.S. should take to curb coronavirus numbers 

Supreme Court again rejects church challenge to virus restriction

Sinking Trump seeks to squash GOP dissent

Trump, facing trouble in Florida, goes all in

Trump plays on fears in play for the suburbs

Trump caves to the coronavirus reality — yet again — in a particularly personal way

Trump Is Escalating the Trade Fight With Europe—and There’s No Easy Way Out

Trump says he 'often' regrets his tweets and retweets

‘It’s Bleak’: Trump’s Great American Comeback Is a Dumpster Fire

  America's Governments Are at War with Each Other

Judge grants restraining order against federal agents in Portland

Shields and Brooks on Democrats’ Senate momentum, John Lewis’ legacy

White House: children should go back to school even if studies show they spread coronavirus

All new DACA applications marked as 'pending' as Trump administration seeks to end the program

Trump administration says massive Alaska gold mine won’t cause major environmental harm, reversing Obama

Amid blame game on coronavirus, Trump White House pursues broader campaign to punish China on other issues

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7/23/20

Dow drops 350 points as tech shares slide, S&P 500 snaps 4-day win streak

Weekly claims turn higher as coronavirus jobs crisis inflicts more damage

July jobs report could show no progress and even reversal as virus spreads

New unemployment insurance claims rise for the first time since March

Weekly jobless claims rise for the first time in months; 1.4 million Americans sought benefits

What Happens Without the $600 Federal Unemployment Benefit?

Mnuchin: GOP jobless benefits plan will be based on ’70% wage replacement’

White House, GOP kill payroll tax cut but flounder on broader coronavirus bill

GOP coronavirus plan to include $1,200 stimulus check for some individuals

Tea Party rises up against McConnell's $1 trillion relief plan

Senate passes defense bill by veto-proof majority, despite Trump’s warnings over Confederate-named bases

Mitt Romney questions Trump getting ‘cozy’ with dictators, direction of GOP

Romney reportedly will vote against controversial Fed nominee Judy Shelton

DeSantis approval on handling of coronavirus plunges

The U.S. ramps up its confrontation with China

Live updates: U.S. hits 4 million reported coronavirus cases as infections double in just six weeks

Most parents prefer delaying the start of in-person school for their kids, new poll finds

Fauci says that he and his family have experienced 'serious threats' during pandemic

Virus Surge Brings Calls for Trump to Invoke Defense Production Act

On COVID-19 Prevention, Retailers Lead and the President Follows

Trump Returns to the Coronavirus Daily Briefing and Still Refuses to Face Reality

The Battle of Portland: Trump's escalating tactics against protesters are backfiring in Oregon

Donald Trump’s divisive method culminates in Portland

In Portland, the Baby Fascists Have Shown Their Face
(Fascism can happen in America. Some of it has already happened, and more will happen as Trump fights to stay in power.)

Fox News poll shows Trump trailing Biden in Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania

Pelosi says Trump decision to roll back fair housing rule is a 'betrayal of our nation's founding values'

House Dems set sights on Trump's pardon power after Stone commutation

U.S. Senator Duckworth floats plan to rescue coal country

Biden holds 13-point lead over Trump in Florida: poll

Trump scraps Florida convention plans due to coronavirus fears: 'The timing is not right'

Trump: Hot spot virus states may need to delay school openings by a few weeks

President Trump joins Republican attacks on Rep. Liz Cheney

Trump blasts Obama over ad featuring sit-down with Biden

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7/22/20

Dow rises more than 150 points after Pfizer-BioNTech deal, lawmakers move toward further stimulus

A federal eviction moratorium ends this week, putting 12 million tenants at risk

Senate GOP struggles to finalize $1 trillion coronavirus bill

Live updates: Republicans divided over coronavirus relief bill as U.S. reports more than 1,100 fatalities

GOP considers extending unemployment benefit at reduced level of $100 a week through December

White House, senior Republicans pour cold water on short-term unemployment extension

Senate GOP balks at Trump's call to withhold federal dollars from closed schools

Chuck Grassley breaks with Trump, argues for direct payments over payroll tax cuts

GOP may face choice on tax cut or stimulus checks

Cruz vs. Cotton clash on coronavirus deficits may preview 2024 contest for post-Trump GOP

Susan Collins’s go-it-alone reelection strategy

Joni Ernst says Trump's deployment of federal officers 'needs to be done' to protect federal property

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Blocks Bill To Make Juneteenth A Federal Holiday

Rand Paul calls for Cuomo to be impeached over coronavirus response

Romney calls for U.S. to ‘take action collectively’ with other nations against China

GOP lawmaker condemns Trump remarks on Maxwell

Powerful Ohio Republican Is Arrested in $60 Million Corruption Scheme

Live updates: Republicans divided over coronavirus relief bill as U.S. reports more than 1,100 fatalities

Wednesday evening news briefing: Covid-19 mutation spreading faster than Wuhan virus, says expert

Dr. Anthony Fauci warns the coronavirus won’t ever be eradicated

The U.S. Commits to Buying Millions of Vaccine Doses. Why That's Unusual.

To Open the Schools Safely, Uncle Sam Will Have to Pay Up

FEMA won't commit to face masks for schools

On coronavirus, Trump insists the U.S. has the world's 'No. 1 low mortality rate.' He's wrong — and it's the wrong way to measure success

Trump Is Determined to Split the Country in Two

Trump’s assault on election integrity forces question: What would happen if he refused to accept a loss?

Trump’s Remedy for Low Poll Numbers: Reminding People Polls Can Be Wrong

Trump blasts Beijing in public, but privately Trump org imports tons of Chinese goods

China pledges to retaliate after U.S. orders closure of its consulate in Houston

House votes to remove Confederate statues from Capitol

Trump threatens to veto military bill over Confederate-named bases, forcing a showdown with Republicans

Trump to send federal law enforcement to Chicago, other U.S. cities struggling with crime

Trump says he is comfortable having his son and grandchildren back in schools

Trump says closing more Chinese consulates in U.S. 'always possible'

Trump blasts Beijing in public, but privately Trump org imports tons of Chinese goods

Trump offers his well wishes to accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell

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7/21/20

Dow pulls out 150-point gain as Big Tech leaders drag Nasdaq down

Employment recovery going backward in states hit hard by virus, small business data shows

A second Great Depression? Unemployment crisis hits big cities hard

Oil prices slip as U.S. inventories, virus fears grow

Democratic sweep could spark a surprise rally with a unified approach to Covid-19, Bank of America says

McConnell says next COVID-19 relief bill will include stimulus checks

White House, GOP in disarray over coronavirus spending plan as deadline nears on expiring emergency aid

Banking Committee approves Fed nominee Judy Shelton; next step is a full Senate vote

Matt Gaetz accuses Liz Cheney of working against Trump, calls for her to step down

'We already have one Mitt Romney': Trump Jr and Rand Paul among conservatives calling for Liz Cheney to be ousted

From reopenings to masks, how Georgia Gov. Kemp has handled the coronavirus pandemic

Susan Collins Is Desperate To Avoid Saying Whether She Backs Trump's Reelection

To sell fellow Jews on a 2nd Trump term, Jewish Republicans focus on Israel

The GOP's rising tide of unpopularity

US records over 1,000 daily coronavirus deaths for first time in July

Updated CDC guide says self-isolate for 10 days after positive COVID-19 test

Former CDC chief: Most states fail to report data key to controlling the coronavirus pandemic
(Not a single state reports on the turnaround time of diagnostic covid-19 tests)

Trump's grip on GOP loosens as polls sink

Trump gives away the game on his census citizenship gambit

Trump says we’re doing better than ‘most other countries’ on coronavirus. Not even close.

Trump’s COVID silence speaks volumes
(In the president’s TV ad campaign, the pandemic is the elephant in the room.)

Trump administration resists federal mask mandate as other nations implement them

Even where Trump is popular, some school leaders reject his push to reopen schools

Trump’s gripes about Fauci: A guide

Trump implodes on 'Fox News Sunday'

Pentagon Legislative Chief Calls It Quits
(Robert Hood’s departure leaves the U.S. Defense Department at a high-water mark for vacancies under the Trump administration.)

House passes Ben McAdams’ ban on nuclear weapons testing

Democrats raise concerns over Russian-linked campaign targeting Biden

Pelosi calls coronavirus the 'Trump virus'

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden says Trump sent federal agents to Portland to boost reelection hopes

Biden Announces $775 Billion Plan to Help Working Parents and Caregivers

Trump says coronavirus pandemic will ‘get worse before it gets better’ as daily death toll tops 1,000

Trump resumes coronavirus briefings, concedes things will ‘probably get worse’

Trump signs order barring illegal immigrants from census count

Facing unrest on American streets, Trump turns Homeland Security powers inward

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7/20/20

Nasdaq jumps more than 2% led by Amazon, S&P 500 goes positive for 2020

Stock buybacks and a shaky economy

Recovery faces critical weeks as Congress, states decide unemployment benefits, school openings and more pandemic aid

Arizona reopened early to revive its economy. Now, its workers and businesses face even greater devastation.

‘A very dark feeling’: Hundreds camp out in Oklahoma unemployment lines

GOP coronavirus bill likely to include payroll tax cut and tie school money to reopening plans

GOP signals Trump's payroll-tax cut in Republican coronavirus bill — for now

After Trump meeting, GOP considers payroll tax cut, another stimulus check in next COVID bill

White House, Senate GOP clash over testing funds

Rand Paul: 'No place' for feds 'rounding people up at will' in Portland

As Trump Ignores Virus Crisis, Republicans Start to Contradict Him

Endangered GOP senators under pressure as Senate considers new coronavirus measures

As Trump Slumps, Republican Donors Look to Save the Senate

U.S. Senate confirms Trump nominee who defied subpoena to lead budget office

Missouri governor says school kids will catch COVID-19 and 'get over it'

Florida's largest teachers' union files suit against state over school reopenings

Former 2016 GOP Presidential Candidate To Speak At 2020 Democratic Convention

Texas county hard-hit by coronavirus issues new stay-at-home order

Some states keep smashing unwanted Covid-19 records as a Trump official says the surge is real

It Is Too Late to Save These Victims of the Pandemic
(The COVID-19 catastrophe is shrinking remittances from the United States and creating a looming humanitarian disaster.)

Trump’s polling lead on the economy has all but evaporated

Trump can’t escape from political reality
(As COVID-19 spreads to rural and suburban areas, Americans are increasingly losing faith in the president.)

Fox News’s Chris Wallace just exposed Trump as very few have

U.S. Supreme Court declines to fast-track Trump finances dispute

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Trump’s pandemic message, suburban voters

House to bring controversial Homeland Security bill to floor

Georgia Democrats choose Nikema Williams to replace the late John Lewis on the November ballot

Trump to resume COVID-19 briefings

Trump threatens to deploy federal agents to Chicago and other U.S. cities led by Democrats

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7/18/20 - 7/19/20

Jobless claims raise stakes in battle over COVID-19 aid

GOP looks at reducing unemployment enhancement to $200-$400 per week: report

GOP senators sound alarm as coronavirus surges in home state

Rubio mistakenly tweets tribute to Lewis with picture of late Elijah Cummings

GOP governors in hardest hit states split over COVID-19 response

Ryan warned Trump was losing key voters in Wisconsin, other states: NYT

Ohio governor warns state 'could become Florida'

GOP senators sound alarm as coronavirus surges in home states

U.S. coronavirus deaths near 140,000 as outbreak worsens

Young people are increasingly driving COVID-19's spread

Sunday Talk Shows

President Trump goes one-on-one with Chris Wallace 7-19-20| Full Interview

State of the Union [9AM] 7/19/2020 with Jake Tapper

Pandemic surge damages Trump, boosting Biden's White House bid: POLL

Trump turns White House into backdrop for political events

Trump Honors Civil Rights Hero John Lewis with Impersonal Proclamation Sent From the Golf Course

The different Americas of Trump and John Lewis

Federal agents deployed to Portland did not have training in riot control: NYT

Democrats call for McConnell to bring Voting Rights Act to floor in honor of Lewis

Pelosi, Blumenaur condemn 'egregious abuses of power' by Trump against Oregon protestors

Surging Democrats expand Senate targets to GOP states

Biden leads by double digits as coronavirus takes a toll on the president, Post-ABC poll finds

Trump demands payroll tax cut while GOP eyes benefit cuts for unemployed

Trump administration seeking to block funding for CDC, contact tracing and testing in new relief bill: report

Trump blames Democrats for violence in cities, warns they will cancel religion

Trump calls Fauci an 'alarmist,' but takes responsibility for impact of pandemic

Trump declines to say whether he will accept November election results

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7/17/20

Stocks close flat as Netflix shares drop, S&P 500 rises for the 
week

The $600 unemployment payments are likely ending. Here’s why

Rising coronavirus infections threaten U.S. economic recovery. Utah’s unemployment claims remain high.

Mnuchin suggests Treasury, SBA should forgo verifying how small business loans were spent
(Lawmakers question Trump administration officials over handling of $600 billion Cares Act lending program)

Yellen, Bernanke urge Congress to extend unemployment benefit boost

Republicans fear campaign shake-up can’t counteract Trump’s self-sabotage

U.S. Congress set for battle over next coronavirus aid bill

GOP Sen. Marco Rubio blames ‘bad disconnect’ with Trump administration for reported remdesivir shortage

‘Respect the people that feed America’: GOP senator slammed for suggesting Hispanics don’t wear masks or social distance

Mitt Romney and the club of GOP political heirs pushing back on Trump

Trump’s Losing, So When Are Republican Candidates Going to Abandon Him?

U.S. reports 77,200 new coronavirus cases, shattering one-day record

WATCH: Full interview with Fauci on reopening schools, coronavirus vaccine and White House tension

Trump faces rising disapproval and widespread distrust on coronavirus, Post-ABC poll finds

Trump’s flawed Rose Garden assault on Joe Biden

Trump Steps Up His Assault on Biden With Scattershot Attacks, Many False

Defense secretary effectively bans Confederate flags from military bases while rejecting ‘divisive symbols’

Judge orders DACA restart, including new applications, indirect pathway to citizenship

Shields and Brooks on Trump’s declining support, Biden’s campaign strategy

John R. Lewis, front-line civil rights leader and eminence of Capitol Hill, dies at 80

Biden urges flexible school openings

Biden warns of Russian election interference after receiving intelligence briefings

White House blocks CDC director from testifying before House panel on reopening schools

Trump taxes subpoena fight can resume quickly after Supreme Court action

'A seldom seen niece': Trump fires back at Mary Trump over tell-all book

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7/16/20

Dow falls more than 100 points to snap 4-day winning streak, Microsoft lags

Weekly jobless claims rise by more than 1 million for 17th straight week

In wake of coronavirus, a looming epidemic of evictions

The Terrifying Next Phase of the Coronavirus Recession

Top House Republican threatens to cut funding to states, cities that don't protect statues

Trump administration, congressional Republicans eye tying school aid to reopening in next funding bill

Susan Collins Loses Another Major Endorsement To Democrat Sara Gideon

Sen. Josh Hawley calls for civil rights probe of St. Louis prosecutor Kim Gardner over McCloskey case

Why congressional ‘Pig Book’ has Sen. Mike Lee’s snout out of joint

Republican Convention Attendance Scaled Back Due to Coronavirus

In the open: White House advisers tussle over virus response

Trump just shook up his campaign. But the GOP can’t shake up what it really needs to: Trump.
(Republicans have spent three-plus years accommodating his impulses, which now makes a true course-correction extremely difficult.)

A Club of G.O.P. Political Heirs Push Back on Trump

Live updates: U.S. sets new single-day record with more than 70,000 new coronavirus cases

Florida breaks single-day coronavirus death toll record, still has no mask mandate

Florida temporarily shutters emergency operations center after 12 employees contract COVID-19

Mask mandates catch on as states, businesses try to bypass a toxic debate

White House power grab of COVID-19 data deeply worries experts

Governors urge Trump to delay changes to hospital COVID-19 reporting

HHS directs CDC to put Covid-related hospital data back on its website

Trump steps all over his own message
(Instead of touting policy triumphs, the president engages in a political strategy that hurts his standing.)

Even if the Polls Are Really Off, Trump Is Still in Trouble

Trump’s New Director of National Intelligence Doesn’t Understand His Job
(John Ratcliffe, a Trump loyalist without intelligence experience, sees his job as helping the president and undermining the intelligence community.)

Supreme Court declines to reinstate vote of nearly 1 million Florida felons

Pompeo says protesters and mainstream media are attacking American way of life

Amash confirms he won't seek reelection

Nancy Pelosi says coronavirus aid bill will cost at least $1.3 trillion, but ‘that’s not enough’

Pelosi urges Trump to 'ask for directions' on virus crisis

Feinstein proposes withholding COVID-19 relief from states without mask mandates

Colorado governor issues statewide mask order as COVID-19 cases rise

Wealthy longtime Democratic donors boosted Biden with big checks in the second quarter

White House says Trump won't issue a nationwide order on masks

White House warns stimulus package ‘must’ include Trump payroll tax cut proposal

Despite Supreme Court ruling, Trump administration rejects new DACA applications

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7/15/20

Dow posts 4-day winning streak, jumps more than 200 points on virus vaccine hopes, Goldman earnings

A Resurgence of the Virus, and Lockdowns, Threatens Economic Recovery

Banks brace for loan defaults, predicting sharper economic pain ahead

Goldman Sachs’ Solomon: Path to reopening remains unclear

Republicans Are Split Going Into The Fall Election

GOP senators in close races mislead on preexisting conditions

Georgia governor overrides all local mask orders in the state

Georgia strikes down local mask mandates as U.S. approaches 3.5 million coronavirus cases

Oklahoma governor tests positive for COVID-19 weeks after attending Trump’s Tulsa rally

Navarro-Fauci battle intensifies, to detriment of Trump

Trump’s GOP problem
(Groups aim to sway enough Republicans to vote Democratic to oust their president.)

CDC director fears fall and winter may be 'one of the most difficult times that we have experienced in American public health'

Public's disconnect from COVID-19 reality worries experts

Hospital officials, experts say new federal rules for covid-19 reporting will add burdens during pandemic

After Attacks From Trump Aides, Fauci Says ‘Let’s Stop This Nonsense’ and Focus on Virus

Fauci on White House campaign to discredit him: 'It's only reflecting negatively on them'

Dr. Fauci Says, “With All Due Modesty, I Think I’m Pretty Effective.”

As the coronavirus crisis spins out of control, Trump issues directives — but still no clear plan

With Trump’s heedless approach to the pandemic, children will pay an even higher price

Trump is running out of time to craft an economic agenda for reelection as Biden gains ground

Trump approval at record low among battleground voters: poll

Pelosi signals flexibility on size of renewed unemployment payments

South Carolina state senator rebukes governor's push to reopen schools: 'We are not prepared'

Biden maintains lead over Trump in 2020 swing states, new CNBC/Change Research poll says

Biden leads Trump by 15 points in latest Quinnipiac poll

QAnon Goes to Iran
(Restart, a fringe Iranian dissident group, shows how conspiracy spreads—and what that means for U.S. politics.)

Trump scales back landmark environmental law, saying it will help restart the economy

Trump signs Hong Kong sanctions bill in blow for China

Exclusive: Secret Trump order gives CIA more powers to launch cyberattacks

'They're like war zones': Trump criticizes mayors —Democratic ones — over crime surges

Trump plans to send federal authorities into cities to break up 'war zone' of violence

Trump to press battle over tax returns after Supreme Court defeat, lawyers say

Trump says Navarro was wrong to write op-ed criticizing Fauci

Trump replaces campaign manager as polls show him trailing Biden in presidential race

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7/14/20

Dow rises for a third straight day, rallies more than 500 points as Caterpillar leads

For U.S. tech firms, doing business in Hong Kong is suddenly a whole lot riskier

Millions Have Lost Health Insurance in Pandemic-Driven Recession

First COVID-19 vaccine tested in U.S. poised for final testing

Hill Republicans struggle to navigate Trump's sinking approval

Sessions loses primary runoff in Alabama, with Trump helping end the career of one of his earliest supporters

How Texas Republicans Politicized the Coronavirus Pandemic

Republicans Said to Be Planning to Move Some Convention Events Outdoors

Headed to the Convention? Not I, More Republicans Are Saying

Voter fraud charges filed against GOP Rep. Steve Watkins

We ran the CDC. No president ever politicized its science the way Trump has.

White House tells hospitals to bypass CDC on COVID-19 data reporting

White House lets trade adviser publicly attack Fauci after insisting there was no effort to undermine him

The perfect storm: Fauci’s truth vs. Trump’s lies

Trump is projecting a sunny vision of a vanquished virus. But as case counts rise, that strategy is crashing into reality

Trump ad falsely suggests Biden supports defunding police

Black residents oppose Trump's visit to Jacksonville on anniversary of 'Ax Handle Saturday'

Trump stirs controversy with latest race remarks

The QAnon Candidates Are Here. Trump Has Paved Their Way.
(The conspiracy theorists accuse Democrats and even fellow Republicans of being beholden to a cabal of bureaucrats, pedophiles and Satanists. President Trump has cheered them on.)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she would delay August recess to pass coronavirus relief bill

Democrats set sights on expanding House majority amid GOP troubles

Colorado governor stands by saying 'you're a selfish bastard' if you refuse to wear a mask

Joe Biden could undo Trump's changes to the Obamacare marketplaces

Joe Biden unveils $2 trillion green infrastructure and jobs plan

Biden, in new climate plan, embraces more aggressive steps

Trump administration retreats on foreign student coronavirus policy

White House signals openness to unemployment compromise as crucial deadline looms for 30 million Americans

White House tells hospitals to bypass CDC on COVID-19 data reporting

Trump administration recommends the National Guard as an option to help hospitals report coronavirus data

As the U.S. Exports Coronavirus, Trump Is Blaming Mexicans

Trump uses Rose Garden event to attack Biden

Trump touts 'silent majority' as he insists polls showing him losing to Joe Biden are 'fake'

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7/13/20

Wall Street rally evaporates, S&P 500 closes lower after briefly turning positive for 2020

U.S. budget deficit shattered one-month record in June as spending outpaced revenue by $864 billion
(A huge spending increase and sharp falloff in revenue led to the large gap. The deficit in the past nine months has breached $2.7 trillion.)

Workers are pushed to the brink as they continue to wait for delayed unemployment payments

Homebuilders just saw the strongest June sales since the last housing boom, as pandemic pushes more buyers to the suburbs

McConnell in talks with Mnuchin on next phase of coronavirus relief

Some Republicans Say Florida Convention Is ‘a Risk You Have to Take’
(But the Texas Supreme Court said the state Republican Party could not force a Houston venue to host its convention. A new poll in Texas, meanwhile, showed Joe Biden leading President Trump.)

Sessions fights for political life in Alabama runoff

American Airlines reviewing photographs of Sen. Cruz on flight without a mask

China sanctions US lawmakers, including Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, over Xinjiang

WHO chief: Pandemic 'going to get worse and worse and worse'

Newsom orders California to shut down indoor activities, all bar operations

Live updates: California, Oregon roll back reopenings as new coronavirus cases surge

White House goes public with attacks on Fauci

Federal appeals court rules Trump admin can't withhold federal grants from California sanctuary cities

Trump’s fight against Fauci has only one winner. His name is Joe Biden

Trump says his economic policies have been good for African Americans. Look closer.

Trump's move to weaken key environmental law could sideline communities of color

The Anti-American Century
(The old U.S.-led order has crumbled. What will replace it may be just what the world—and the United States—needs.)

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Trump vs. health experts, Stone’s commutation

Trump frustrated with campaign manager Parscale amid falling polls

Trump vs. the Women Who Lead Michigan: A Battle With 2020 Implications

Trump again directs blame at Obama as coronavirus pandemic worsens in U.S.

Trump identifies another hoax: The coronavirus

Trump retweets game show host who said CDC is lying about coronavirus to hurt him politically

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7/12/20

After the fastest recession in U.S. history, the economic recovery may be fizzling

'I beg them': Still-unemployed workers plead for Congress to extend federal $600 benefit

Sen. Graham says Mueller may be invited to testify in wake of op-ed on Trump’s commutation of Stone sentence

Republicans Are Meddling In Texas' Democratic Senate Primary

Chris Christie: I wouldn't have commuted Roger Stone sentence

COVID-19 surge pushes US toward deadly cliff

Coronavirus update: Florida shatters single-day infection record with 15,300 new cases

Coronavirus Testing Czar Pushes Back on Trump’s Criticism of CDC Guidelines

White House seeks to discredit Fauci amid coronavirus surge

White House takes aim at Fauci as he disagrees with Trump on virus

Fox News Sunday 7/12/2020 | Fox News Sunday Chris Wallace July 12,2020

Sunday shows - Spotlight shifts to reopening schools

State of the Union [9AM] 7/12/2020 with Jake Tapper

Trump flails as audience dwindles and ratings plummet

Davis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance

Teachers face off against Trump on school reopenings

The once-mocked ‘Never Trump’ movement becomes a sudden campaign force

Rep. Adam Schiff blasts GOP for failing to stand up to Trump, not defending the 'rule of law'

Biden builds 5-point lead over Trump in Texas: poll

Trump’s drop in polls has confident Democrats sensing ‘a tsunami coming’ in November

Trump lashes out at Toomey, Romney after Roger Stone clemency criticism

Trump says private border wall built by supporters 'only done to make me look bad'

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7/11/20

Market heads into worst earnings season in 12 years amid worries virus is slowing recovery

Big New Obstacle for Economic Recovery: Child Care Crisis

'Republicans are really fed up': GOP increasingly splits with Trump as his polls drag

'Historic corruption': 2 Republican senators denounce Trump's commutation of Stone

GOP senator says Trump commuting Stone was a 'mistake'

Sessions hits back at Trump days ahead of Alabama Senate runoff

DeSantis on Florida schools reopening: 'If you can do Walmart,' then 'we absolutely can do schools'

For first time, U.S. records more than 70,000 new coronavirus cases in single day

Trump’s campaign can’t find its footing
(As president trails in polls and COVID-19 rages, striking right message is difficult.)

Trump tries to woo Latino voters, but some see an empty gesture

The Roger Stone Case Shows Why Trump Is Worse Than Nixon

Mueller defends Russia probe, says Stone remains a felon

Democrats feel rising tide in Florida

Biden wins Louisiana primary

Coronavirus update: Democratic Louisiana governor issues mask mandate as state’s death toll rises

Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic

Trump and DeVos want schools ‘fully’ open, but not many are listening

Trump confirms, in an interview, a U.S. cyberattack on Russia

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7/10/20

Dow jumps 360 points on virus treatment hope, Netflix leads Nasdaq to another record

Economists warn of slowing recovery as new Iowa unemployment claims increase

Senate banking panel to move forward with nominating Judy Shelton to the Fed’s board

Republicans look into holding their convention outdoors

Texas Lt. Governor Is Determined to Sacrifice Everyone but Himself for GOP Convention

Romney, McAdams urging sanctions against China over alleged forced sterilization of ethnic minorities

Dozens of Mississippi lawmakers have coronavirus after weeks of refusing to wear masks

DeSantis breaks with Fauci, says Florida didn't rush reopening

GOP chairman vows to protect whistleblowers following Vindman retirement over 'bullying'

Trump's campaign to open schools provokes mounting backlash even from GOP

The Lincoln Project's 'Never Trump' ads expertly troll a president who never fails to take the bait

Dr. Anthony Fauci says extreme partisanship has made it harder for US to respond to coronavirus

U.S. sets record for new COVID cases third day in a row at over 69,000

Time to shut down again? As coronavirus cases surge, a growing chorus makes the case

Touting criticized study, White House presses FDA to authorize hydroxychloroquine — again
(Trade adviser Peter Navarro leads the effort with support from Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s lawyer, and Laura Ingraham’s show on Fox News.)

The Supreme Court Teaches Trump the Limits of His Presidency

Silicon Valley is getting tougher on Trump and his supporters over hate speech and disinformation

Trump Is Selling White Grievance. The Suburbs Aren’t Buying It.

Trump the victim: President complains in private about the pandemic hurting him

Trump still struggling to articulate his agenda for a second term

How the Trump administration is turning legal immigrants into undocumented ones

David Brooks and Jonathan Capehart on Trump’s school pressure, Biden’s economic plan

Democrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history'

Trump says U.S.-China relationship is ‘severely damaged,’ phase 2 trade deal not a priority

Trump attacks Lindsey Graham after SCOTUS rulings

Trump’s rift with White House health advisor Fauci widens as coronavirus cases continue to hit new records

Trump says he'll sign order with 'road to citizenship' for DACA recipients

Trump delaying Saturday rally in N.H., citing tropical storm

Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone’s sentence

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7/9/20

Dow falls more than 300 points as Walgreens slides, but tech leads Nasdaq to record high

Jobless claims at better-than-expected 1.3 million, total getting benefits falls to 18 million

The Economy May Be Losing Its Impact On Presidential Elections

Mnuchin: We support another round of economic payments

GOP eyes narrowing second round of $1,200 stimulus payments

Republican Senators in Arizona and Georgia Have a Problem: The Base

Sources say DeSantis undercutting fundraising for Republican National Convention because of personal dispute: report

GOP sheriff refuses to enforce Ohio gov's order: 'I am not the mask police'

GOP Lawmaker Says He Would ‘Like to See More People’ Get COVID-19

Tapping into crime fears, GOP conflates mayhem with protests

What Will Trump's Rally in New Hampshire Be Like? It's Anyone's Guess.

Experts call for states to shut down again as coronavirus deaths trend upward

California, Florida and Texas report highest daily virus death tolls

WHO warns the coronavirus is ‘getting worse,’ continues to accelerate

CDC feels pressure from Trump as rift grows over coronavirus response

CDC director says no revised school guidelines despite Trump's push

Trump administration’s approach to testing is chaotic and unhelpful, states say

Most Americans aren't buying Trump's rosy outlook on the coronavirus
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Supreme Court says Manhattan prosecutor may pursue Trump’s financial records, denies Congress access for now

Supreme Court rejects Trump claim of 'absolute immunity' from grand jury subpoena for tax returns

Five takeaways from Supreme Court's rulings on Trump tax returns

Supreme Court rules that large swath of Oklahoma belongs to Indian reservation

Illegal immigration on southern border surged 40% in June

Biden strikes populist tone in blistering rebuke of Trump, Wall Street

In ‘Buy American’ Speech, Biden Challenges Trump on the Economy

Biden releases U.S.-centered economic plan, challenging Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda

Trump lashes out over Supreme Court rulings on his financial records

Trump attacks his own CDC scientists over how to reopen schools safely

Trump says he'll wear mask during upcoming trip to Walter Reed

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7/8/20

Dow rises more than 150 points as Apple hits record, leads tech higher

Dividend payments plunge by $42.5 billion in worst quarter for income investors since financial crisis

United may furlough nearly 36,000 workers despite receiving billions in federal aid

Economic data suggests V-shaped recovery, says White House advisor Larry Kudlow

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst supports banning TikTok to protect against Chinese surveillance

As Virus Spreads, States Face a Truth: ‘We Cannot Test Our Way Out of This’
(Tennessee’s governor said anyone in his state could be tested for the coronavirus, and the state would pay. That did not stop the virus from roaring back.)

Republicans decried 'blue state bailouts.' But red states have coronavirus budget woes, too.

GOPState Lawmaker Demands Americans ‘STOP GETTING TESTED’ For Coronavirus

Trump’s attacks on mail voting are turning Republicans off absentee ballots

Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad

Supreme Court says employers may opt out of Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate over religious, moral objections

CDC will issue new guidance on school openings, Pence says, after criticism from Trump

U.S. reports record single-day spike of 60,000 new coronavirus cases

Live updates: Hospitals again face shortages of protective gear as U.S. surpasses 3 million coronavirus cases

Surge in virus hospitalizations strains hospitals in several states

Florida emerges as world's new epicenter for COVID-19

Health official: Trump rally 'likely' source of virus surge

Some U.S. health officials lament a coronavirus crisis that didn't need to happen

Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office

Trump threatens to cut funding for schools, slams CDC reopening guidelines as too tough and expensive

The White House is prepping an executive order to shift drug production to U.S.

As COVID cases spike in Florida, Trump now says he's 'flexible' on convention format in Jacksonville

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7/7/20

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Tesla, Red Rock Resorts, Fitbit and more

China is spending less on American goods than expected
(It is unlikely to hit the targets it agreed to with President Donald Trump)

Among companies getting millions in U.S. small business loans: South Korea’s biggest airline

The billionaires and country clubs that received small business loans from the government

Kanye West? Tim McGraw? Girl Scouts? All got PPP loans

Trump donors among early recipients of coronavirus loans

McConnell calls for five-year lawsuit shield for businesses as part of next coronavirus bill

Coronavirus stimulus checks: McConnell supports targeted payments next time

What 11 Republican senators had to say about Trump’s racism

Sununu: It’s imperative for those attending Trump rally to wear masks

Hemmed In by the Pandemic, Collins Battles for Survival in Maine

Susan Collins signals she won't campaign against Biden

Second Republican senator says he'll skip GOP convention

Romney, Collins, Murkowski won't attend GOP convention

GOP Congressman’s Argument Against Mandated Masks, Vaccinations Goes Awry

Trump's Advisers Don't Even Try to Defend His Pandemic Failure. They Change the Subject.
(On CNN, Peter Navarro had no explanation for why the U.S. has failed to contain the virus like other nations have. So he went for China and hydroxychloroquine.)

Fauci Says Virus Cases ‘Never Got Down to Where We Wanted to Go’ as Deaths Pass 130,000

U.S. tops 3 million known infections as coronavirus surges

As COVID-19 makes a comeback, so will lockdowns

States mandate masks, begin to shut down again as coronavirus cases soar and hospitalizations rise

Rep. Ben McAdams attacks President Donald Trump’s plan for new nuclear testing

Biden’s Big Climate Decision: Will He Embrace His Task Force’s Goals?

Trump administration sends letter withdrawing U.S. from World Health Organization over coronavirus response

Trump breaks with Fauci: US in 'good place' in fight against virus

'It's time to do it': Trump vows to put 'a lot of pressure' on governors to reopen schools this fall

Trump hosts Mexico’s president, an unlikely ally

Trump on Confederate flag: 'It's freedom of speech'

How the Trump campaign hopes to boost Black voter turnout

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7/6/20

Dow gains more than 400 points after big tech rally, Amazon and Netflix hit records

Goldman lowers economic outlook as U.S. copes with rising coronavirus cases

Treasury, SBA data show small-business loans went to private-equity backed chains, members of Congress

Virus loans helped entities tied to Trump evangelical allies

Trump-connected lobbyists reap windfall in federal virus aid

McConnell opens door to direct payments in next coronavirus bill

Lindsey Graham defends NASCAR, Bubba Wallace amid Trump criticism

Chuck Grassley will skip the Republican National Convention for the first time in 40 years, citing coronavirus

Trump renews culture war, putting GOP on edge

Senate outlook slides for GOP

Washington is flying blind as it tries to craft the next coronavirus rescue bill

US is still 'knee-deep' in the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Fauci says

Trump and Biden campaigns shift focus to coronavirus as pandemic surges

Supreme Court says a state may require presidential electors to support its popular-vote winner

US Supreme Court deals blow to Keystone oil pipeline project

Federal judge orders temporary shutdown of Dakota Access pipeline in win for Standing Rock Sioux

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on public response to Trump’s race rhetoric

Trump Vowed to ‘Drain the Swamp,’ but Lobbyists Are Helping Run His Campaign

Trump downplaying sparks new criticism of COVID-19 response

Trump Adds to Playbook of Stoking White Fear and Resentment
(With a defense of Confederate flags and a false accusation against a Black NASCAR driver, Bubba Wallace, President Trump is focusing on racial and cultural flash points to appeal to his base.)

President Trump, coronavirus truther

Gallup: Trump's job approval rating erodes among key groups

Joint effort by two Democratic super PACs raised $107 million so far in election cycle, groups say

Trump administration releases list of companies that received most money from small business bailout loans

Trump is running a negative campaign. For his own reelection.

Trump quits Fox News after network shows him trailing Joe Biden in polls

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7/5/20

Still no stimulus? It’s not just you

Trump second-term plans remain a mystery to GOP

Republican governor on Mount Rushmore event: 'There should have been face coverings'

I’ve watched in alarm as my fellow Republicans shun masks. It’s selfish.

Coronavirus updates: Seven-day average case total in the U.S. sets record for 27th straight day

239 Experts With 1 Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne

When the President's own medical advisers refuse to correct his misleading claim, the coronavirus trust gap grows

FDA commissioner declines to defend Trump's latest coronavirus boasts

Here are the 8 Supreme Court cases the justices have yet to rule on

Sunday shows - FDA commissioner declines to confirm Trump claim that 99 percent of COVID-19 cases are 'harmless'

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Trump’s newest assault on America’s public schools: They teach kids to ‘hate their own country’

Trump's bluster doesn't beat a virus, calm a restive nation

The White House has sent conflicting messages on wearing masks and the new coronavirus cases

US virus infections are 99% ‘totally harmless,’ claims Trump

Trump sealed his own fate

N.J. Gov. says U.S. needs national coronavirus strategy with masks "at the core"

‘Grim resolve’: With Biden up big and the Senate in sight, Democrats still haunted by fear of letdown

Trump plans New Hampshire rally as he works to re-energize campaign

Trump and Barr are making false claims about mail-in ballots to scare us out of voting

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7/4/20

Trump’s push to amplify racism unnerves Republicans who have long enabled him

Marco Rubio Is a Lost Soul

The five biggest cases awaiting Supreme Court decisions

Coronavirus update: Trump says U.S. has ‘made a lot of progress’ controlling the pandemic as the country logs 26th straight day of record average case totals

Unhappy voters could deliver political shocks beyond Trump

Trump uses event to stoke a culture war
(At Mt.Rushmore, president accuses his opponents of wanting to ‘end America.)

Trump got his crowd and his fireworks, and peddled his fiction

This Fourth of July, Consider Trump’s Lobster Fib

‘They’re absolutely devastating:‘ Anti-Trump ads by Republican Lincoln Project catch Democrats’ attention'

On the country’s birthday, Biden offers hopeful counterpoint to Trump’s message

Biden evokes MLK and George Floyd in Fourth of July message

Trump voices frustration with soaring COVID-19 totals: 'Cases, cases, cases!'

Trump hits 'radical left,' news media, China in Independence Day address

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7/3/20

Though record number of jobs added, unemployment rate remains in double digits

The U.S. job market is still in very bad shape. Just wait until the fiscal time bomb goes off.

US jobs surge: Trump sees sunshine, Biden ‘no victory yet’

Rand Paul's exchange with Fauci was exactly what America needed

A Democratic Money Blitz Is About To Swamp Susan Collins

Houston GOP powerbroker asked governor to instruct the National Guard to 'shoot to kill' rioters

Iran Is Becoming Immune to U.S. Pressure
(Trump’s so-called maximum pressure campaign has empowered hard-line figures in Tehran, marginalizing those eager to take the diplomatic route.)

Another day of record coronavirus cases as more states rethink mask mandate

Coronavirus update: Trump heads to Mount Rushmore as U.S. sets record for new cases

No Mr. Trump, the virus is not under control. It is in control.

Infectious disease expert: Trump Mount Rushmore event is 'beyond irresponsible' and 'the behavior of a cult leader'

White House hasn't approved requests for TV interviews with Fauci, official says

Bounties Uproar Casts a Shadow Over a Rare Trump Foreign Policy Achievement

Ticked-Off Florida Seniors Turn On Trump In Scathing CNN Segment: 'He Blew It'

Trump has a plan to stay in the White House if he loses election, former senator says

Shields and Brooks on Trump’s poll numbers, health care in a pandemic

Democratic senator will introduce bill mandating social distancing on flights after flying on packed flight

Senator warns of political pressure on U.S. probe into hackers of green groups

Watch live: President Trump holds a July 4th celebration at Mount Rushmore

Trump to give fiery speech at Rushmore amid virus, protests

Trump pushes racial division, flouts virus rules at Rushmore

White House looks to make 'we need to live with it' the new tone on coronavirus

Trump responds to calls to tear down monuments with creation of 'NationalGarden' of statues

President Threatens to Eliminate Obama-Era Housing Policy

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7/2/20

Stocks rise after better-than-expected jobs report to close out winning week

Record jobs gain of 4.8 million in June smashes expectations; unemployment rate falls to 11.1%

A breakdown of where the jobs are coming back and where they may never fully return

‘It’s all backwards-looking’: June’s positive jobs data obscures a grimmer reality
(Thursday's jobless data failed to capture the latest devastation, economists say.)

The U.S. economy added 4.8 million jobs in June, but fierce new headwinds have emerged

Fed officials raised concerns in June that U.S. could enter a much worse recession later this year if coronavirus cases continued to surge

CBO: Coronavirus pandemic will scar U.S. labor market for the next decade

Consumers are closing their wallets again as coronavirus infections soar

$1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Is DOA: McConnell

Fox’s Neil Cavuto Grills GOP Rep Who Wants to Disband Coronavirus Task Force

Herman Cain, 2012 Republican presidential candidate, hospitalized with coronavirus

Texas Republicans to host in-person convention despite coronavirus surge

Vice President Mike Pence on latest jobs report, coronavirus outbreaks and a facemask mandate

U.S. moves to seize Iranian petroleum aboard four tankers bound for Venezuela in sanctions escalation, push to extend arms embargo

Fauci warns new coronavirus mutation may cause virus to spread more easily

Cases spike in Sunbelt, other states back off on reopening

More than 95% of Texans live in areas where statewide mask mandate will be in effect

10 reasons Trump should not be spiking the football after today’s good jobs report

What's behind Trump's slump? Americans are exhausted, for one thing

Trump grows weak as clock ticks down

Meet the Supporters Trump Has Lost

Supreme Court blocks House from seeing secret Mueller grand jury documents until hearing this fall

Rocket’s red glare and protests: Trump’s Mount Rushmore fireworks anger tribes

He consulted experts when COVID-19 hit. Now, his state is reopening as others shut down.

Biden challenges Trump’s sunny picture of the U.S. economy as coronavirus cases surge

Why Joe Biden’s instinctive caution makes real change possible

Trump says he thinks coronavirus will 'just disappear' despite rising cases

Trump administration planning pandemic office at the State Department

White House Directed Hiring of Conspiracy Theorist Over Pentagon Objections

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7/1/20

S&P 500 rises to start the new quarter, tech leads Nasdaq Composite to record close

Jobs data for June could show strong rehiring ahead of the latest virus wave

June private payrolls rose 2.37 million and there was a big positive revision for May, ADP says

Economy’s second-half comeback is now threatened by coronavirus resurgence

Fed officials raised concerns in June that U.S. could enter a much worse recession later this year if coronavirus cases continued to surge

Congress extends relief program for COVID-slammed businesses

Senate passes extension of Paycheck Protection Program until August 8, hours ahead of deadline

Republican Leaders Want to End Obamacare. Their Voters Are Expanding It.

GOP senator calls for Russian bounties briefing after reviewing intelligence

GOP senators debate replacing Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday

Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing

Texas lt. governor hits Fauci: 'He doesn't know what he's talking about'

Cheney takes on Trump

Romney is lone voice of dissent in the Republican party

Ex-George W. Bush officials launch new group supporting Joe Biden

As cases surge, lines for coronavirus tests sometimes stretch miles in the summer heat

Trump still believes coronavirus will 'just disappear' as the US nears 130,000 reported deaths 

Trump's focus scattered amid multiple crises

Trump’s two Russias confound coherent US policy

Trump's support from white evangelicals slips in new poll

Federal judge strikes down Trump asylum rule targeting Central Americans

New York court sides with publisher of explosive book by President Trump’s niece

House panel votes to limit Trump's Germany withdrawal

House panel approves $740.5B defense policy bill

Biden Raises $141 Million, Topping Trump For Second Straight Month

Coronavirus stimulus: President Trump wants 'larger numbers than the Democrats' for new round

White House does not plan any immediate response over intelligence reports on Russian bounties targeting U.S. troops

Trump decries Russian bounty reports as ‘fake news’ as his national security adviser says response options were prepared in case allegations were corroborated

Trump vows to veto $740 billion defense bill if Confederate-named military bases are renamed

Trump calls Black Lives Matter a 'symbol of hate' as he digs in on race

Trump Continues Border Wall Construction Amid Pandemic

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6/30/20

Dow rallies more than 200 points to close out its best quarter since 1987

Goldman Sachs says a national mask mandate could slash infections and save economy from a 5% hit

Fed’s Powell warns lawmakers not to become complacent in dealing with coronavirus
(“While this bounce-back in economic activity is welcome, it also presents new challenges — notably, the need to keep the virus in check," Powell said.)

Workers are getting laid off for a second time, as the virus’s surge puts reopenings on hold

Mnuchin: We are in a strong position to recover

Republican lawmakers confirm intelligence reports on Russian operation to target U.S. troops but say material needs further review

Republicans once again face questions about why Trump isn’t tougher on Russia

GOP Deny, Downplay Questions About Russian Bounty Scandal

Trump defense on Russian bounty story falls flat, even with Republicans

Senate passes extension of application deadline for PPP small-business loans

GOP leaders in no hurry to provide more coronavirus relief as cases surge

Coronavirus' spread in GOP territory, explained in 6 charts

Rand Paul urges Fauci to provide 'more optimism' on coronavirus

‘We just need some more optimism’: Rand Paul’s crusade against Anthony Fauci takes a curious turn

Senators press IRS chief on stimulus check pitfalls

South Dakota gov says 'we will not be social distancing' at July 3 celebration at Mount Rushmore

DeSantis says Florida 'not going back' on reopening as COVID-19 cases surge

Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing

GOP-Trump fractures on masks open up

Distancing from Trump? Some Republicans step up critiques

McConnell warns Democrats not to change filibuster rule

Pompeo slams China over Hong Kong national security law

Dr. Anthony Fauci says U.S. coronavirus outbreak is ‘going to be very disturbing,’ could top 100,000 new cases a day

Trump was briefed on Russian bounties earlier than thought, reports say

2 things that seem to explain Trump’s ignorance about Russia’s bounties on U.S. troops

White Voters Are Abandoning Trump

House passes new coronavirus relief bill for renters and homeowners, as Democrats urge Republicans to negotiate further aid

House Democrats Jockey for Foreign Affairs Committee Gavel

Joe Biden calls for vastly more coronavirus aid, as GOP postpones talks until after recess

'We need real plans': Joe Biden blasts Trump, offers alternatives to coronavirus response

Biden escalates criticism of Trump on coronavirus as cases grow nationwide

Colorado Democrats nominate John Hickenlooper to challenge Sen. Cory Gardner in race that could decide control of U.S. Senate

Amy McGrath captures Democratic nomination in Kentucky in long-shot bid against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Trump spends millions on battleground TV ads as his campaign sees warning signs in key states

Trump approves cutting 9,500 troops in Germany: Pentagon

Trump threatens to overturn a fair housing regulation designed to help 'overcome historic patterns of segregation' saying it has a 'devastating impact' on the suburbs

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6/29/20

Dow jumps more than 500 points to start the week as Boeing and Apple rise

Nearly half the U.S. population is without a job, showing how far the labor recovery has to go

Reopening the Economy Under COVID-19: Tracking Containment

Why deficits matter as much as ever

Exodus from Trump’s economic team continues despite fresh fears about new closures and coronavirus crisis

GOP lawmakers urge action after Russia-Afghanistan briefing

Republicans once again face questions about why Trump isn’t tougher on Russia

Senate defense bill may challenge Trump on renaming military bases with Confederate names

Distancing from Trump? Some Republicans step up critiques

GOP cringes at new Trump race controversy

Not Even Republicans Are Buying This Latest Trump Tale

Jacksonville, Trump’s New Convention Site, Will Now Require Face Masks

WHO warns coronavirus pandemic is speeding up as countries ease lockdown rules: ‘The worst is yet to come’

This coronavirus mutation has taken over the world. Scientists are trying to understand why.

More states reverse or slow reopening plans as coronavirus cases climb

Supreme Court strikes down restrictive Louisiana abortion law that would have closed clinics

Abortion decision puts chief justice who wants to avoid politics at the center of a political debate

Trump Got Written Briefing in February on Possible Russian Bounties, Officials Say

Intelligence on Russian bounty plot was included in the President's Daily Brief earlier this year, source says

Veterans group rips ‘traitor’ Trump over Russian bounties to kill U.S. soldiers

Trump faces bipartisan calls for answers on Russian-offered bounties

Trump was 'near-sadistic' in phone calls with female world leaders, according to CNN report on classified calls

A new dilemma for Trump’s team: Preventing super-spreader churches
(Courting religious voters, the president fought for churches to open up quickly after the shutdowns. The consequences include coronavirus clusters tied to churches.)

This Is Trump’s Plague Now
(The first coronavirus spike, in late April, can be blamed on the president’s negligence. The second spike, in June, is his own doing.)

Reddit closes long-running forum supporting President Trump after years of policy violations

Trump’s Self-Inflicted Wound: Losing Swing Voters As He Plays to His Base

From ‘birther’ to ‘Obamagate’ to ‘treason’
(Trump fueled his political career with unfounded theories against Obama. Here are a few falsehoods.)

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani killing, seeks Interpol help

Tamara Keith and Errin Haines on Trump and race, pandemic politics

Pelosi, Schumer call on McConnell to start negotiations on new coronavirus relief bill as economic worries continue

House Democrats push through first bill in a decade expanding Affordable Care Act

Trump says U.S. intelligence did not find reports of Russian bounties to Taliban-linked militants credible

Trump on defensive over reports Russia paid bounties for killing U.S. troops

White House calls Supreme Court decision on abortion 'unfortunate'

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6/28/20

GOP Senator Urges Trump to Publicly Wear Mask: ‘Would Be a Sign of Strength’

Pressure builds on Senate Republicans to move in direction of $3 trillion coronavirus relief measure favored by Democrats

Tim Scott says Trump should take down 'offensive' Twitter video of protester shouting 'white power'

Tim Scott: Stalled police reform legislation a 'crying shame'

Some Trump allies push for campaign shake-up to revive president’s imperiled reelection bid

As Texas coronavirus cases surge, Pence attends megachurch service

Pence cancels campaign events in Florida and Arizona as coronavirus cases spike

Intelligence suggests Russian bounties led to deaths of several US troops in Afghanistan: report

Russian bounties to Taliban-linked militants resulted in deaths of U.S. troops, according to intelligence assessments

Sunday shows - Coronavirus resurgence dominates

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Only two US states are reporting a decline in new coronavirus cases

With Trump leading the way, America’s coronavirus failures exposed by record surge in new infections

President Trump tries to cover his tracks by attacking the rule of law

Trump Faces Mounting Defections From a Once-Loyal Group: Older White Voters

Pelosi on reported bounties on US troops: 'I don't know what the Russians have on the president'

Biden on Trump sharing video of protester shouting 'white power': He 'has picked a side'

Trump denies he was briefed on reported bounties on US troops

Trump promotes video of a supporter saying ‘white power’

Trump to tap senior HUD official to run Office of Personnel Management

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6/27/20

The tale of a global debt crisis foretold

Texas Republican lawmaker says he won't wear a mask on the House floor unless he tests positive for coronavirus

US hits 2.5M coronavirus cases as states tally record one-day highs

U.S. sets single-day record for new coronavirus cases for fifth consecutive day

Americans confront 'very scary' next phase of coronavirus pandemic as new infections spike across the South

New Numbers Showing Coronavirus Spread Intrude on a White House in Denial

Polls deliver more bad news for Trump

Donald Trump’s Big Problem with Senior Voters

White House goes through dizzying change in staff

Workers removed thousands of social distancing stickers before Trump’s Tulsa rally, according to video and a person familiar with the set-up

Biden slams Trump for not sanctioning Russia over Afghan militant 'bounties' intelligence

President Trump doubles down on dismantling Obamacare amid coronavirus pandemic

Trump renews vow on preexisting conditions after urging court to overturn ObamaCare

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6/26/20

Dow drops 700 points to end the week as coronavirus spike raises concern over the economy

The Fed is putting big banks in timeout. Some regulators say it's not enough.

The Fed's reckless experiment

SBA exempted lawmakers, federal officials from ethics rules in $660 billion loan program
(A ‘blanket approval’ allowed Congress, officials and their families to receive Paycheck Protection Program funds without a required conflict of interest review)

Ernst sinks vote on Trump EPA nominee

Sen. Mitt Romney wants to take away ‘job magnet’ that draws illegal immigrants

Trump’s legal argument for throwing out all of the ACA is a nightmare for Senate Republicans

The election is ‘Biden’s to lose’ as Trump alienates voters, says longtime GOP pollster

Pence tries to put positive spin on pandemic despite surging cases in South and West

Europe prepares to reopen to foreign travelers, but Americans don’t even figure into the discussion

Coronavirus cases grow in more than 30 states as the U.S. sets a record for average daily cases

US states reimpose virus restrictions; Asia sees new cases

The Trump administration is eyeing a new testing strategy for coronavirus, Anthony Fauci says

Trump’s use of military funds for border wall construction is illegal, 9th Circuit Court rules

Trump's job disapproval reaches all-time high in new poll

More Americans disapprove of Trump now than at any other time in his presidency

Trump World boils over as campaign hits skids

Barr claimed there is ‘no such pattern’ of him pushing Trump’s interests. Then, almost immediately, the pattern was reinforced.

Judge orders release of migrant children from ICE detention centers

Roger Stone ordered to report to prison July 14, as judge denies request for two-month delay

Shields and Brooks on Trump’s poll numbers, health care in a pandemic

Democrats renew health care attacks on GOP as virus builds

D.C. statehood approved by U.S. House for first time in history

Democrats warn against overconfidence in fight against Trump

Biden attacks Trump on health care, warns his administration’s attack on the ACA could hurt millions

The Trump administration is eyeing a new testing strategy for coronavirus, Anthony Fauci says

Donald Trump signs order protecting federal monuments and statues from vandalism

Trump asks Barr to prioritize prosecution for those who damage monuments

Trump administration wants drilling on more than two-thirds of the largest swath of U.S. public land

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6/25/20

Dow closes nearly 300 points higher after late-day surge, banks jump

The economic recovery looks poised to stall as coronavirus cases surge

As rising virus cases spook markets, investors watching these metrics are not turning bearish yet

The Fed is cracking down on big banks to guard against risk posed to the financial system from coronavirus

Treasury sent more than 1 million coronavirus stimulus payments to dead people, congressional watchdog finds

Wall Street executives brace for a potential Biden win as Trump fades in polls

More than 13,000 federal workers face a possible furlough of 30 days or longer

Grassley: Trump's firing of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York not a political cover-up

Trump’s Sagging Popularity Drags Down Republican Senate Candidates

Republicans are choosing rosy assessments of coronavirus that do not match reality

Pence tries to assure GOP senators as coronavirus cases spike

Three GOP lawmakers vote for Democrat-led police reform bill

Senate panel votes 21-1 to back Justice IG measure over Graham objections

New U.S. COVID-19 cases surpass peak set in April as states rethink strategy

CDC says COVID-19 cases in U.S. may be 10 times higher than reported

Reopenings, record cases and full hospitals: America’s dissonant response to the pandemic

White House abruptly cut off funding to coronavirus grant research, Dr Fauci says

Trump administration to end federal support for COVID-19 testing sites

HHS says Trump's comments on slowing coronavirus testing had nothing to do with scaling back 13 sites

Iowa is now a 2020 battleground, Democrats and Republicans agree; presidential and U.S. Senate races are tight

Trump’s pick for ManhattanU.S. attorney refuses to say he would recuse from probes of president’s associates

Appeals court orders dismissal of Michael Flynn prosecution

Under siege from Trump, U.S. Postal Service finds surprising financial upside in pandemic

Court dismisses motion by Trump's brother to block tell-all book by President's niece

Deep in the Heart of Texas, a Chinese Wind Farm Raises Eyebrows

House passes broad police reform legislation in wake of George Floyd’s killing

'A new pre-existing condition': Biden rips Trump's coronavirus response and Obamacare assault in fiery speech

Black Americans say racism, policing top issues for November, favor Biden by huge margin, Post-Ipsos poll finds

Joe Biden builds leads across six battleground states

Trump administration calls for Supreme Court to strike down ObamaCare

Trump says there will be 'retribution' for those who deface monuments

Trump administration to end federal support for COVID-19 testing sites

Trump Mulls Ending Heads-Up to Congress on U.S. Weapons Sales

Trump is headlining fireworks at Mount Rushmore. Experts worry two things could spread: virus and wildfire.

Trump won't follow N.J. quarantine order, White House says

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