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Grassley unsatisfied with justification for IG firings

Senator Chuck Grassley said the White House's explanation for ousting inspectors general is insufficient.
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Hong Kong crisis: Trump warns China he will take action as protests swell

US president ‘displeased’ with efforts by Beijing to impose national security laws, as pro-democracy groups gather to protest national anthem lawUS president Donald Trump has warned China he is preparing to take action over its efforts to impose national security laws on Hong Kong, as police flooded the city and made their first arrests during planned demonstrations on Wednesday.Asked if he was going to impose sanctions on China over its actions in Hong Kong, Trump told reporters at the White Ho...
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Kayleigh McEnany: ‘Peculiar’ That Joe Biden Doesn’t Wear Mask In His Home

The White House press secretary seemed to think it strange that Biden doesn't wear the mask at home.
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White House doesn't detail Trump's rationale for removing watchdogs to top GOP senator

White House counsel Pat Cipollone did not explain in a letter to GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley on Tuesday evening why President Donald Trump had removed the inspectors general for the intelligence community and State Department, instead emphasizing the President's legal authority to do so.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Gop, State Department, Donald Trump, Trump, Sen Chuck Grassley, Pat Cipollone


Mask and all, Biden crushes Trump

Frida Ghitis writes of the stark contrasts on a day where, as Joe Biden came across as strong and polite in his first in-person interview since the pandemic forced him off the campaign trail, Donald Trump gave another one of his bizarre, conspiracy-laden, self-aggrandizing presentations on the White House grounds.
Tags: White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Frida Ghitis


READ: White House letter to Chuck Grassley says Trump acted within his authority in ouster of IGs

White House counsel Pat Cipollone has sent a letter to Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley defending President Donald Trump's authority to remove and replace the inspectors general for the intelligence community and State Department.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Chuck Grassley, Donald Trump, Trump, Sen Chuck Grassley, Pat Cipollone


Hong Kong crisis: Trump warns China he will take action as protests loom

US president ‘displeased’ with efforts by Beijing to impose national security laws, as Chinese president says military must prepare for confrontationsUS president Donald Trump has warned China he is preparing to take action over its efforts to impose national security laws on Hong Kong, as the city braced for further demonstrations on Wednesday.Asked if he was going to impose sanctions on China over its actions in Hong Kong, Trump told reporters at the White House: “We’re doing something now. I ...
Tags: Hong Kong, White House, China, US, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Donald Trump, Trump, Hong Kong Trump


Biden suggests many COVID-19 deaths were avoidable but for Trump's 'lack of attention and ego'

Former Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that President Trump is "supposed to lead by example" when it comes to wearing a mask and social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, but has failed at that and also keeping the death toll down.The U.S. is close to reaching the grim milestone of 100,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths. In an interview with CNN's Dana Bash, Biden said it is as important as ever to stay safe by social distancing and wearing a face covering, as the COVID-19 th...
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, House, Columbia University, Biden, Trump, Joe Scarborough, Pelosi, Dana Bash Biden


Donald Trump promises a 'very interesting' response to China's proposed crackdown on Hong Kong

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned that Hong Kong could lose its status as a global financial centre if a proposed Chinese crackdown goes ahead, and promised a "very interesting" US response within days. The Chinese legislation would ban secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference after months of massive, often-violent pro-democracy protests last year in the semi-autonomous territory. Hong Kong's chief executive, Carrie Lam, said on Tuesday that essential freedoms woul...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, White House, China, US, Donald Trump, Trump, Carrie Lam, Kayleigh McEnany, Mr Trump


AI can battle coronavirus, but privacy shouldn’t be a casualty

Philip N. Howard Contributor Share on Twitter Philip N. Howard is the director of the Oxford Internet Institute and author of the forthcoming "Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives." Lisa-Maria Neudert Contributor Share on Twitter Lisa-Maria Neudert is a researcher wit...
Tags: Apple, Google, South Korea, Europe, France, White House, Germany, Tech, Eu, United States, Switzerland, European Commission, National Health Service, Cctv, Norway, Oxford University


Democratic Congressman Calls for Probe Into Former White House Official’s $3 Million Mask Deal

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. A senior Democratic congressman on Tuesday called for a watchdog probe into a $3 million Indian Health Service contract given to a former White House official to provide masks to Navajo Nation hospitals hit hard by the coronavirus. ProPublica reported on Friday that IHS granted the contract for 1 million res...
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, White House, Virginia, Arizona, Navajo Nation, Donald Trump, Grimm, Trump, U S Treasury, HHS, Connolly, Department of Health and Human Services, IHS, Trump White House


‘Space Force’ Featurette: Steve Carell Makes His Long-Awaited Return to Comedy Television

Ever since Steve Carell turned in his resignation at The Office, the actor hasn’t looked back at the comedy television world that made him famous. But seven years later, the Oscar-nominated actor is making his long-awaited return to comedy TV with Space Force, a new Netflix comedy created by Greg Daniels and Carell. Ahead of the show’s premiere this Friday, Netflix has released a new Space Force featurette highlighting Carell’s exciting return to comedy TV and the star-studded cast that include...
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Four Quick Links for Tuesday Noonish

Japan has had success against Covid-19 so far without a national lockdown or mass testing. How did they do it? Early, agressive, and competent contact tracing & "an expert-led approach" are two reasons. [bloomberg.com]A low dispersion factor of SARS-CoV-2 may indicate that most people don't spread the disease. "We are certainly seeing a lot of concentrated clusters where a small proportion of people are responsible for a large proportion of infections." [sciencemag.org]J.K. Rowling has posted on...
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Twitter says it won't remove Trump tweets on deceased former Joe Scarborough staffer Lori Klausutis

Twitter said Tuesday it's not taking any action on grotesquely abusive tweets by impeached U.S. President Donald Trump about the 2001 death of a woman who once worked as a congressional staff member for Joe Scarborough, after her husband asked the company to remove the false and personally harassing tweets. In a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey that was also published by the New York Times, Timothy J. Klausutis asked Twitter to take down the Trump tweet “alluding to the repeatedly debunked f...
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Twitter fact-checks Trump tweet for first time

Twitter today for the first time labeled a tweet by the President as misleading. On Tuesday, the social media company highlighted two of Trump's tweets that falsely claimed mail-in ballots would lead to widespread voter fraud. Twitter confirmed that two Trump tweets were flagged for “potentially misleading information about voting processes” and are labeled for context. "Get the facts about mail-in ballots," read a message beneath each Trump tweet. This message links to a fact-checking page c...
Tags: Twitter, Post, Politics, Elections, Voting, News, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Joe Scarborough, Brian Fung, 2020 Elections, Factchecking, 2020 Election, Disinformation, CNN Business


The White House is getting *very* worried about the Senate majority

Over the past 10 days, there have been increasing signs that the White House -- all the way up to President Donald Trump -- is not happy with its current crop of Senate candidates.
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Trump flips out on Twitter, right after Twitter fact-checked him for the first time

“Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!” Earlier today, Twitter for the first time ever added a factchecking feature to one of impeached U.S. President Donald Trump's false tweets about voter fraud. Within an hour or so, Trump lashed out at Twitter, on Twitter. Previously: Twitter fact-checks Trump tweet for first time
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Analysis: White House is getting worried about the Senate majority

Over the past 10 days, there have been increasing signs that the White House -- all the way up to President Donald Trump -- is not happy with its current crop of Senate candidates.
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'Should I be? Huh? I never thought about it': Trump asks if he should use insulin at White House seniors event

President Trump's latest tangent ended up in a speculative riff about whether he should take insulin during a seniors event.
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White House Press Secretary Defends Trump’s Joe Scarborough Claims

She refused to acknowledge that he was pushing a baseless conspiracy theory accusing a journalist of murder.
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White House stokes fight with Biden over masks

The White House continued Tuesday to sow doubt about when and where Americans should be wearing face masks, muddying recommendations from top health officials amid a political back-and-forth between President Donald Trump and his 2020 Democratic rival Joe Biden.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Biden, Donald Trump


California Assembly Slams Governor’s Proposed Budget Cuts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly slammed Gov. Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal on Tuesday, criticizing his proposed cuts to public education, health care and environmental protections during a rare meeting that allowed them to question the administration directly. Few state lawmakers used their platform to offer an alternative plan, as the administration faces the challenge of cutting a staggering $54.3 billion from the state budget that pays for services for nearly 40 million peo...
Tags: Politics, Congress, California, California News, Fresno, Ap, Santa, Orange County, Gavin Newsom, Gray, Legislature, Monica, Assembly, California Legislature, Sacramento Calif, Merced


California Assembly Meets As Rare Committee Talks Budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) – The California Assembly met in an extraordinary session Tuesday to question Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration about its plan to fill an estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit created by the effects of the coronavirus. It marked the first time in 25 years that the Assembly gathered as a so-called “committee of the whole.” Normally when the Assembly meets, no one is allowed to speak except lawmakers. But this time, lawmakers will hear testimony from Newsom administration officia...
Tags: Politics, Budget, California, Senate, California News, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Assembly, Lakewood, California Legislature, Ting, Rendon, David Chiu


White House press secretary stokes fight with Biden over masks

The White House continued Tuesday to sow doubt about when and where Americans should be wearing face masks, muddying recommendations from top health officials amid a political back-and-forth between President Donald Trump and his 2020 Democratic rival Joe Biden.
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Twitter embeds fact-checking links in Trump’s lying tweets

It looks like Twitter’s finally had enough of US President Donald Trump‘s abuse of its platform. Today, keen observers may have noticed the president‘s @realDonaldTrump Twitter account has been splashed with a couple of fact-checking embeds on tweets where he’s attempted to misinform the US voting public by lying about the mail-in ballot process. To the best of our knowledge this is the first time Twitter’s embedded links in the president’s tweets. The result comes after a Memorial Day weekend w...
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Kayleigh McEnany praises Trump as US coronavirus deaths approach 100,000 – video

As the US coronavirus death toll approached 100,000, Kayleigh McEnany praised Donald Trump’s response to the pandemic, saying the death toll could have been much higher. The White House press secretary repeatedly cited a scientific report suggesting up to 2.2 million Americans could die of coronavirus if the government didn’t take action to limit the spread of the virusUS coronavirus news - liveTracing 'patient zero': why America's first coronavirus death may for ever go unmarked Continue readin...
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McEnany defends Trump’s promoting 'Morning Joe' conspiracy theory

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Tuesday defended President Trump’s promotion of a murder conspiracy theory about 'Morning Joe' host Joe Scarborough.
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White House announces plan to cap insulin costs at $35 a month for senior Medicare enrollees

Most senior Medicare recipients will be able to get prescription plans that cap copay costs for insulin, allowing them access to various types of insulins at no more than a $35 copay for a month's supply, the White House announced during a call with reporters on Tuesday.
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Kayleigh McEnany praises Trump's coronavirus response as US deaths approach 100,000 – video

As the US coronavirus death toll approached 100,000, Kayleigh McEnany praised Donald Trump's response to the pandemic, saying the death toll could have been much higher. The White House press secretary repeatedly cited a scientific report suggesting up to 2.2 million Americans could die of coronavirus if the government didn't take action to limit the spread of the virusUS coronavirus news - liveTracing 'patient zero': why America's first coronavirus death may for ever go unmarked Continue readin...
Tags: White House, US, America, US news, Donald Trump, Trump, Kayleigh McEnany, Coronavirus outbreak



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