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Pence Thinks There’s No Need For A National Mask Mandate As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Vice President Mike Pence is on board with encouraging the public to wear masks, but he doesn’t believe that there needs to be a nationwide mask mandate to help slow the spread of the coronavirus as several states experience spikes in cases. During an interview on CNBC Thursday morning, Pence blamed the surge of coronavirus cases in California, Arizona, Texas and Florida on the expansion of testing and younger people gathering “in settings where the coronavirus was apt to spread.” Pence argued...
Tags: Florida, News, White House, Masks, Cnbc, Fox Business, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, Sun Belt, Kayleigh McEnany, California Arizona Texas, Summer Concepcion, TV Clip, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Arizona tells Pence it needs additional 500 health care workers as COVID-19 cases soar

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey told Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday that the state needed an additional 500 health care workers as the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to set records there.
Tags: News, Arizona, Mike Pence, Pence, Doug Ducey, COVID


Alas, Trump Says He’s ‘All For Masks’ But Has Yet To Wear One In Public

President Trump on Wednesday finally said that he supports wearing masks, after many Republican lawmakers spent the past week urging the public to adopt the practice in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 as cases spike in several cities. The President, who has yet to sport a mask in public, has repeatedly expressed his reluctance to wear masks. The White House had punted to local officials to mandate mask wearing requirements even as coronavirus cases surge. On Monday, White House press ...
Tags: News, Cdc, Senate, White House, Masks, Fox, Ford, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, Michigan, Goldman Sachs, Republican, Fox Business Network, Trump, Mike Pence, Alexander


Mulvaney Says Trump ‘Certainly Could’ Urge The Public To Wear Masks

Former acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Wednesday joined growing calls from Republicans to wear masks despite President Trump’s reluctance to do so as coronavirus cases surge in several states. When asked during an interview on CNBC about why the President hasn’t been more publicly aggressive about wearing masks in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Mulvaney explained that the public was initially told at the beginning of the pandemic in February to be worried about ...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Masks, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Cnbc, Trump, Mike Pence, Federal Reserve Chair, Jerome Powell, Liz Cheney, Mick Mulvaney, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany, Mulvaney


Coronavirus updates: Nationwide cases spike as Mike Pence visits Arizona; California to tighten restrictions

International travel to European countries resumes Wednesday. Mike Pence visits Arizona. California will 'tighten' COVID-19 restrictions. Latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, California, Arizona, Usa Today, Mike Pence, Arizona California


Trump claims 'Russian bounty' story is hoax as pressure for answers grows – live updates

Trump faces demand for answers over his relationship with PutinCovid-19 outbreaks at meat-processing plants in US being kept quietLos Angeles sheriff’s department faces reckoning after police shootingVirginia joins states banning hair discriminationSign up to our First Thing newsletter 2.32pm BST CDC officials and the Trump administration are sending a stern warning to young people that their quest for bars and beaches is putting their lives at risk. Coronavirus task force leader Mike Pence ...
Tags: Vladimir Putin, Cdc, White House, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Afghanistan, Britain, Taliban, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Mike Pence, O'Brien


Coronavirus updates: Mike Pence to visit Arizona; Massachusetts reports zero deaths; California to 'tighten' restrictions

International travel to European countries resumes Wednesday. Mike Pence visits Arizona. California will 'tighten' COVID-19 restrictions. Latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, California, Massachusetts, Arizona, Usa Today, Mike Pence, Arizona California


Governor signs historic bill to remove Confederate emblem from Mississippi flag – live

Top health expert says US is sliding backwards on handling of pandemicAmy McGrath wins over Charles Booker in Kentucky primaryReports: ‘Russian bounties’ intelligence was in Trump daily briefingEU bans travelers from USSign up to our First Thing newsletter 12.19am BST Bernie Sanders wants lawmakers to cut the US military budget by 10%. In an opinion piece published in the Guardian, he writes: At this unprecedented moment in American history – a terrible pandemic, an economic meltdown, people...
Tags: Mississippi, California, Kentucky, Senate, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Indiana, Ap, US politics, Donald Trump, Indiana Pacers, Bernie Sanders, Mcgrath


Vice President Mike Pence discloses donors who helped pay nearly $500K in legal bills from Mueller investigation

Vice President Mike Pence received nearly $500,000 from a dozen contributors to help him pay his legal bills from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
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‘Fox & Friends’ Host Urges Trump to Wear a Mask to ‘Set a Good Example’

Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy repeatedly pushed influential Republicans on Tuesday to convince President Donald Trump to publicly wear a face mask amid the surging coronavirus pandemic, telling them that it would be a “powerful symbol” and “set a good example.”With the virus now raging through several Republican-led states, many conservative elected officials and leaders have openly supported mask-wearing to help stem the spread of the disease. On Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence implored A...
Tags: Texas, News, California, Cdc, China, Fox, United States, Fox News, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Mccarthy, Trump, Mike Pence, Sean Hannity, Steve Doocy, DOOCY


Watch Anderson Cooper's reaction to Mike Pence using the 'm-word'

CNN's Anderson Cooper reacts to the latest coronavirus numbers in the US, as the death toll surpasses 126,000 and only four of 50 states are experiencing a drop in new cases.
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See Anderson Cooper's reaction to Mike Pence using the 'm-word'

CNN's Anderson Cooper reacts to the latest coronavirus numbers in the US, as the death toll surpasses 126,000 and only four of 50 states are experiencing a drop in new cases.
Tags: News, US, Cnn, Stories, Anderson Cooper, Mike Pence


McConnell Urges People To Wear Masks: ‘We Must Have No Stigma’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday jumped on the Republican bandwagon urging the public to continue wearing face masks as coronavirus cases surge in several states. During a Senate floor speech, McConnell sought to find a “middle ground” amid the pandemic, which includes wearing masks. President Trump has yet to wear a mask in public and has not encouraged the public to do so, though the White House says Trump has no issues with masks. “Until we have a safe and effective v...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Masks, Cnn, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Trump, Mike Pence, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Sens Marco Rubio, Liz Cheney, Kayleigh McEnany, Lamar Alexander R TN


Coronavirus News: Live Updates

54,000 deaths in the U.S. were linked to nursing homes. Vice President Mike Pence made a point of wearing a face mask in Texas over the weekend and encouraging the practice.
Tags: Texas, News, Mike Pence, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings, Disease Rates


Texas Megachurch Defends Having Choir Sing In Front Of Mike Pence

The choir performed indoors — even though health experts have warned that COVID-19's spread can be augmented by singing.
Tags: News, Mike Pence, Texas Megachurch


If the Trump administration isn't requiring masks, who is?

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have consistently punted authority over coronavirus management to state and local officials.
Tags: Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence


Live Coronavirus Updates: Cases and Deaths

The worldwide toll is continuing to rise, with over 10 million confirmed cases. Vice President Mike Pence made a point of wearing a face mask in Texas over the weekend and encouraging the practice.
Tags: Texas, News, Mike Pence, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings, Disease Rates


Florida’s coronavirus outbreak complicates Republican convention, Trump’s reelection bid

When Vice President Mike Pence, the head of the White House coronavirus task force, returns to Florida Thursday, he’ll find a much different situation than when he last visited in late May.
Tags: Florida, News, White House, Trump, Mike Pence


WH Still Won’t Explicitly Recommend Masks Even After Pence Encourages Wearing Them

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday continued deferring to local officials on mask-wearing requirements, even after Vice President Mike Pence finally encouraged people to wear facial coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19. When pressed on whether President Trump’s view on mask wearing has changed in light of increased coronavirus cases and city officials in Jacksonville, Florida — the site of the Republican National Convention in late August — announcing a new policy requi...
Tags: News, Cdc, White House, Masks, Cnn, Mitt Romney, Trump, Mike Pence, Alexander, Jacksonville Florida, HHS, Pence, Liz Cheney, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany, Lamar Alexander R TN


Coronavirus News: Live Global Tracker

The worldwide toll is continuing to rise, with over 10 million confirmed cases. Vice President Mike Pence made a point of wearing a face mask in Texas over the weekend and encouraging the practice.
Tags: Texas, News, Mike Pence, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings, Disease Rates


Gaetz Blames Florida’s Spike In COVID Cases On ‘Strategic’ Testing

Matt Gaetz (R-FL) echoed on Sunday what’s become a familiar GOP excuse for the appearance of a large number of positive coronavirus cases in his state: more testing. But now, it’s not just more testing that’s to blame, it’s an uptick in “strategic” testing that targets areas where a high incidence of the virus is expected that has caused record-setting caseloads of the virus in the Southern state. Matt Gaetz says the Coronavirus positivity rate is partly a consequence of the strategic testing...
Tags: Florida, News, Gop, Fox News, Steve Hilton, Mike Pence, Miami Dade County, Broward County, Carlos Gimenez, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Zoë Richards, Sun Belt Even Vice


Texas, Florida impose new restrictions as COVID-19 infections hit another daily record

Vice President Mike Pence meets with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on the state's response and postpones campaign events in key swing states; Texas Rep. Michael Burgess reacts.
Tags: Texas, News, Greg Abbott, Mike Pence, Texas Florida, MICHAEL BURGESS


A 100-person choir performed without masks in front of Mike Pence at a Dallas megachurch, as COVID-19 cases surge through Texas

Texas has seen a massive surge in coronavirus cases recently, with a recent average of at least 5,000 new reported cases a day.
Tags: Texas, News, Dallas, Mike Pence


Trump says no 'credible' intel Russia offered Taliban bounty payments to kill Americans

The president earlier tweeted that "nobody briefed or told me," Vice President Mike Pence or White House chief of staff Mark Meadows about the intelligence.
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Taliban, Trump, Mike Pence, Mark Meadows


Coronavirus: Texas governor warns pandemic has taken 'very swift and very dangerous turn'

The governor of Texas has warned the coronavirus outbreak in the state has taken a "very swift and very dangerous turn". Greg Abbott was joined at a news conference by US vice president Mike Pence, who strongly recommended that Texans follow local coronavirus rules on wearing masks. Mr Pence has been forced to cancel re-election campaign events due to the virus, which is now confirmed to have taken 500,000 lives worldwide .
Tags: Texas, News, US, Greg Abbott, Mike Pence, Pence


Pence Shifts From Trump: ‘Wearing A Mask Is Just A Good Idea’

Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday said that he is now on board with encouraging the public to wear masks after initially punting to local health officials for guidance amid recent spikes in coronavirus cases. After praising Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) efforts to restart the economy last month during a press conference at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Pence acknowledged the surge of coronavirus cases in the state and touted Abbott’s efforts to promote social distancing...
Tags: Texas, News, White House, Masks, America, Cbs, Abbott, Trump, Greg Abbott, Mike Pence, HHS, Pence, CBS Face the Nation, Azar, Summer Concepcion, Alex Azar


Coronavirus Live Updates: Global Deaths Pass 500,000

Vice President Mike Pence asserts that increased testing explains a surge in cases, but experts and evidence say otherwise. Houston’s top official has self-quarantined.
Tags: News, Houston, Mike Pence, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Coronavirus Live Updates: Global Deaths Reach 500,000

Vice President Mike Pence asserts that increased testing explains a surge in cases, but experts and evidence say otherwise. Taiwan holds a Pride Parade in support of those who can’t.
Tags: News, Taiwan, Mike Pence, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Pence Shifts From Trump : ‘Wearing A Mask Is Just A Good Idea’

Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday said that he is now on board with encouraging the public to wear masks after initially punting to local health officials for guidance amid recent spikes in coronavirus cases. After praising Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) efforts to restart the economy last month during a press conference at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Pence acknowledged the surge of coronavirus cases in the state and touted Abbott’s efforts to promote social distancing...
Tags: Texas, News, White House, Masks, America, Cbs, Abbott, Trump, Greg Abbott, Mike Pence, HHS, Pence, CBS Face the Nation, Azar, Summer Concepcion, Alex Azar


Pence changes course: 'Wearing a mask is a good idea'

During an appearance with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in Dallas, Vice President Mike Pence made a push for wearing a face mask to protect from coronavirus after months of not publicly doing so. CNN's Sarah Westwood has more.
Tags: Texas, News, Cnn, Stories, Dallas, Greg Abbott, Mike Pence, Sarah Westwood



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