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Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans are dismissing concerns over Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power

Evan Vucci/AP Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans brushed off or only vaguely condemned President Trump refusing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power.  Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the second-highest ranking official in the Senate, deflected to criticism of Hillary Clinton when questioned on the matter.  GOP Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska dismissed Trump's comments as just another example of his tendency to say "crazy stuff." Visit Business ...
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200,000 COVID dead as Trump vilifies science, prioritizes politics

By JASON DEAREN | Associated Press NEW YORK — “I did the best I could,” President Donald Trump said. Huddled with aides in the West Wing last week, his eyes fixed on Fox News, Trump wasn’t talking about how he had led the nation through the deadliest pandemic in a century. In a conversation overheard by an Associated Press reporter, Trump was describing how he’d just publicly rebuked one of his top scientists — Dr. Robert Redfield, a virologist and head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control an...
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As Democrats balk, Trump to make Supreme Court pick by Saturday

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, LISA MASCARO and ALEXANDRA JAFFE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court on Friday or Saturday, after funeral services for Ruth Bader Ginsburg and just days before the first presidential election debate. Trump told “Fox & Friends” that he had a list of five finalists, “probably four,” and that he is pushing for a confirmation vote before Election Day. Democrats have howled in protest, pointing to...
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Trump pledges woman for court, pushes Senate to move on pick

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, LISA MASCARO and STEVE PEOPLES | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Saturday promised to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay. Taking the stage at a North Carolina rally to chants of “Fill that seat,” the president said he would nominate his selection despite Democrats’ objections. And,...
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Dr. Fauci hasn't figured out what he's doing for the holidays yet

Welcome to Business Insider's daily healthcare newsletter, your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,Boy, what a week it's been. I don't know about you, but much of my waking time is spent thinking about the vaccine trials that are underway, what results we might get, and when life might start to feel fully "normal."We'll get into everything we've learned about the vacc...
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The Fauci interview: How to 'keep your immune system working optimally,' gather safely, and get by until summer 2022

Alex Wong/Getty Images; Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images; Evan Vucci/AP Photo Dr. Anthony Fauci thinks that we'll probably never get rid of the coronavirus entirely. Still, he's pretty confident that by 2022, Americans should be able to resume most aspects of life as we knew it before the pandemic, "if we deploy a vaccine and we implement public health measures." Read our wide-ranging interview below, where we discuss Fauci's daily...
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300 and counting: Push by feds to arrest in US protests

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and COLLEEN LONG | Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr’s message was clear: aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence. Barr pushed his U.S. attorneys to bring federal charges whenever they could, keeping a grip on cases even if a defendant could be tried instead in state court, according to officials with knowledge of last week’s call who were not authorize...
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Trump says COVID-19 death toll would be lower if you don't count the most densely populated 'blue' states

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci US President Donald Trump on Monday praised his reponse to COVID-19, noting that nearly 200,000 dead Americans was fewer than the 2.2 million one model projected if no mitigating action were taken at state or federal level. Trump said the death toll would be even lower if it excluded states run by Democrats. "The blue states had tremendous death rates," h...
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Few American voters have changed their minds after reports that Trump called US troops 'suckers,' polls show

President Donald Trump delivers a commencement address at the 2020 United States Military Academy Graduation Ceremony at West Point, New York. REUTERS/Mike Segar Recent reporting that the president disparaged US troops have had little affect on his favorability among registered voters, according to two separate polls. A Monmouth University poll found 55% of registered voters believed President Donald Trump respected military troops and veterans at least somewhat. Meanwhile, 71% of register...
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Trump hasn't said a word for weeks about the record-breaking fires ravaging California, Oregon, and Washington — all Democratic strongholds

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at Smith Reynolds Airport, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump has for weeks stayed silent on the record-breaking wildfires that have ravaged California, Oregon, Washington, and other Western states.  While Trump has approved disaster declarations for California and Oregon, he falsely blamed California's forest management for the deadly fires.  Former Department of Homeland Sec...
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Trump, Biden marking 9/11 with very different tones

By JILL COLVIN, ALEXANDRA JAFFE and DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Associated Press SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — One spent time quietly consoling families. The other proclaimed America’s might. President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden marked the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on Friday at memorial services where their differences in style couldn’t have been more sharply on display. Trump and Biden were both traveling to rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the hijacked Flight 93 crashe...
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Trump, Biden commemorating 9/11 at memorial events

By JILL COLVIN, ALEXANDRA JAFFE and DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Associated Press NEW YORK — As the nation marks the 19th anniversary of the Sept 11 attacks in the midst of another unfolding tragedy, the men vying to lead the nation next year are paying their respects at the same memorial — without crossings paths. President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, were both traveling to rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Friday, where the hijacked Flight 93 crashed in a field, killing everyon...
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The US said it had canceled the visas of 1,000 Chinese students to stop them stealing 'sensitive military research'

President Donald Trump holds the signed a trade agreement with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci The US says it has revoked more than 1,000 visas of Chinese graduate students and researchers who it says pose a national security risk. Legitimate students from China who do not further the “Chinese Communist Party’s goals of military dominance” are welcome, the State Department said. President Donald ...
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The White House asked the Justice Department to handle Trump's legal defense in a defamation lawsuit brought by his rape accuser

President Donald Trump stands with Attorney General William Barr during the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci In a highly unusual move, the Justice Department on Tuesday attempted to take over President Donald Trump's legal defense in a defamation lawsuit brought by the writer E. Jean Carroll, who has accused him of rape. A claim the president denies. Attorney General William Barr told ...
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The White House is reportedly weighing executive actions to bolster unemployment benefits and bail out the airline industry

Evan Vucci/AP Images The White House is weighing additional executive actions to reinforce unemployment benefits and bail out the struggling airline industry, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. Trump recently floated redirecting $300 billion in unspent CARES Act funds meant for distressed businesses to fund further pandemic relief measures. Odds of another economic relief package appear slim as Republicans and Democrats are digging in on their priorities. Democrats are seeking sig...
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Independent businesses are now caught in the fraught politics of looting, and owners have to weigh protecting their businesses with protecting their reputations. One store owner is even 'looting' his own store to show support.

President Trump stands next to John Rode III. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Business owner's response to looting has become increasingly politicized over the summer of 2020, as protests and riots sparked by instances of police brutality continue to roil. But when it comes to the consequences of looting, the reality couldn't be more different for small businesses and large national retailers. Many national retailers like Dollar Tree or Nordstrom have had locations looted during riots, but insurance a...
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Businesses now need to take a stance on looting — and small business owners lose to giant corporations either way

President Trump stands next to John Rode III. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Business owner's response to looting has become increasingly politicized over the summer of 2020, as protests and riots sparked by instances of police brutality continue to roil. But when it comes to the consequences of looting, the reality couldn't be more different for small businesses and large national retailers. Many national retailers like Dollar Tree or Nordstrom have had locations looted during riots, but insurance a...
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'This is who he is': Founder of veterans group blasts Trump for reportedly calling dead soldiers 'losers'

President Donald Trump pauses as he visits Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery after a Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 29, 2017, in Arlington, Va. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Military veterans reacted harshly to a report in The Atlantic that President Donald Trump referred to dead soldiers as "losers." "Why should I go to that cemetery?" Trump reportedly told senior staff, canceling a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetary outside of Paris in 2018. "It's filled with losers," he said, l...
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'This is who he is': Founder of veterans group blasts Trump over report he called dead US troops 'losers'

President Donald Trump visiting Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery after a Memorial Day ceremony in 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Some military veterans reacted harshly to a report in The Atlantic that said President Donald Trump referred to dead US troops as "losers." "Why should I go to that cemetery?" Trump was said to have told senior staff members, canceling a visit to an American cemetery outside Paris in 2018. Citing multiple sources, The Atlantic said Trum...
Tags: Politics, News, Navy, France, White House, Iraq, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Atlantic, Veterans, Paris, The Atlantic, Associated Press, John Mccain


Trump's press secretary refuses to blame Russia for the nerve agent attack on Putin's top opponent

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Friday, May 1, 2020, in Washington. Evan Vucci/AP White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday avoided assigning direct blame to Russia for the poisoning of Putin's top opponent, Alexei Navalny.  Russia has a long history of attacking dissidents.  Other world leaders have explicitly demanded an explanation from the Russian government, and Biden directly blamed the Kremlin for Navaln...
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Trump threatens to cut funding to so-called 'anarchist' cities like Portland and NYC if they refuse to let him send federal forces to confront protesters

President Donald Trump talks with John Rode of Rode's Camera Shop as he speaks with business owners Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, during a tour of an area damaged during demonstrations after a police officer shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Trump has signed a White House memo ordering officials to find ways to cut federal funding to cities deemed "anarchist jurisdictions."  It singles out New York City; Washington, DC; and Portland, Oregon, as examples. It says...
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Trump flexes power of incumbency in North Carolina trip

By KEVIN FREKING | Associated Press WILMINGTON, N.C. — President Donald Trump will use the power of incumbency to his advantage Wednesday, making a personal appearance in a key battleground state on V-J Day to declare the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina a World War II “Heritage City.” Congress passed a bill earlier this year that included a provision requiring the secretary of the interior to annually designate one city in the United States as an “American World War II Heritage City.” Wi...
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Trump wades into racial tensions with Kenosha visit

By ZEKE MILLER, JONATHAN LEMIRE and WILL WEISSERT | Associated Press KENOSHA, Wis. — President Donald Trump dove into the latest eruption in the nation’s reckoning over racial injustice on Tuesday, visiting the “destruction” left by rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and declaring it was enabled by Democratic leaders. Related: Tensions mount in South LA after deputies fatally shoot Dijon Kizzee Soon after arriving in the city, a visit made over the objections of state and local leaders, Trump toured...
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50,000 people in Iowa will need to request another absentee ballot after a judge sided with the Trump campaign and invalidated their requests

President Donald Trump stands on stage after speaking during the first day of the Republican National Committee convention Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Charlotte. Evan Vucci/AP Photo About 50,000 people in Iowa will need to submit another request for an absentee ballot, a judge ruled this week, siding with the Trump campaign, who challenged a local county's decision to pre-fill portions of the ballots.The Trump campaign filed three lawsuits against Linn, Woodbury, and Johnson counties in Iowa ...
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50,000 people in Iowa will need to request another absentee ballot after a judge sided with the Trump administration and invalidated their requests

President Donald Trump stands on stage after speaking during the first day of the Republican National Committee convention Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Charlotte. Evan Vucci/AP Photo About 50,000 people in Iowa will need to submit another request for an absentee ballot, a judge ruled this week, siding with the Trump administration, who challenged a local county's decision to pre-fill portions of the ballots.The Trump administration filed three lawsuits against Linn, Woodbury, and Johnson count...
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Trump and the GOP want voters to fear 'chaos and anarchy' under Biden, but not the coronavirus that's killing 1,100 Americans a day

President Donald Trump speaks from the South Lawn of the White House on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington. Evan Vucci/AP Images Then-candidate Donald Trump promised supporters in 2016 that he would "make America safe again" by cracking down on crime, which had reached historic lows at the time.Four years later, Trump and the Republican party have embraced a "law and order" message, and declared Americans won't be safe under a Democr...
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These are some of the conspiracy theories and fringe views floated by scheduled speakers at this year's Republican National Convention

Kimberly Guilfoyle OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images The scheduled speakers at this year's Republican National Convention have shared so many conspiracies and debunked claims that previous conventions look quaint in comparison.An anti-abortion activist who spoke Tuesday night said earlier this year that police officers should racially profile her adopted son because of "statistics."Another speaker lost her slot at the convention after retweeting an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that wa...
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Is Melania Trump's legacy really just going to be a parade of fancy outfits?

Melania Trump speaks at the virtual 2020 RNC. Alex Wong / Staff / Getty Images Melania Trump gave a rare speech last night at the RNC to make the case for her husband's reelection, expressing her sympathy for COVID-19 victims and calling for racial unity, while wearing a military-style olive green skirt suit.CNN's Jake Tapper reported that Melania didn't run the speech by the West Wing. While its conciliatory tone contrasted with Trump's usually brash speeches, some of her words were contra...
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Trump convention blurs official business and politics

By AAMER MADHANI, DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ZEKE MILLER | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Plenty of presidents have walked right up to the line separating official business from politics — or even stepped over it. President Donald Trump has blown past it with a bulldozer, and his planned Republican convention speech from the White House lawn this week might be the latest and most blatant example yet. Down in the polls and facing the headwinds of a coronavirus-battered economy, Trump made the case tha...
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Republicans officially nominate Trump to take on Biden in the fall

By JILL COLVIN | Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Republican Party formally nominated President Donald Trump for a second term in the White House in Charlotte Monday, one of the first acts of a GOP convention that has been dramatically scaled down to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. “This is the most important election in the history of our country,” Trump said in an unscheduled appearance after the nomination was official. “Our country can go in a horrible direction or in an even gr...
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