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The List Keeps Growing: Three More GOP Senators Will Skip RNC Next Month

Dominoes within the GOP keep falling as more senators are reportedly choosing to forgo the Republican National Convention set to take place in Jacksonville, Florida next month. According to the Washington Post, Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) have now joined Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in opting out of their party’s convention as coronavirus cases continue surging across the country. An aide for Collins told the Post that she ...
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Trump’s leadership tested in time of fear, pandemic

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and CALVIN WOODWARD | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Not long after noon on Feb. 6, President Donald Trump strode into the elegant East Room of the White House. The night before, his impeachment trial had ended with acquittal in the Republican-controlled Senate. It was time to gloat and settle scores. “It was evil,” Trump said of the attempt to end his presidency. “It was corrupt. It was dirty cops. It was leakers and liars.” It was also soon forgotten. On Feb. 6, in California...
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'We've got to do something': Republican rebels come together to take on Trump

A slew of organized Republican groups have sprung up to do all they can to defeat Trump in November. Will their effort work?Just like in 2016, a faction of the Republican party has emerged to try to defeat Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election.But unlike the last presidential race, where the effort never truly took off, this time those rebel Republicans have formed better organized groups – and some are even openly backing Trump’s Democratic opponent, Joe Biden.In 2016, as Trump ste...
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Rubio Rips ‘Derangement’ Of Political Debate Over Masks As COVID-19 Cases Spike

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Friday expressed his dismay over the political debate that has ensued over wearing masks in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as cases surge in several cities. In a Friday morning tweet, Rubio argued that “politics has made us so crazy” that the practice of choosing or refusing to wear facial coverings amid rising coronavirus cases has devolved into a “derangement” roiling the country. Politics has made us so crazy that using or refusing to use a mask has b...
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‘Cheer’ and ‘Hillary’ Filmmakers Talk Objectivity and Truth in Documentaries

One might think that “Last Chance U” and “Cheer” executive producer and director Greg Whiteley’s 2014 documentary experience with Mitt Romney would bond him to Nanette Burstein, who executive produced and directed “Hillary,” a four-part docuseries about Hillary Clinton. It would not be an incorrect assumption, but it would be a limiting one. When Variety […]
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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Rubio Urges Everyone To ‘Just Wear A Damn Mask’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Wednesday urged his Republican colleagues to comply with mask-wearing requirements as spikes in COVID-19 cases emerge in several states. “Everyone should just wear a damn mask, like you guys are, like I am right now,” Rubio said as he left a GOP lunch where Vice President Mike Pence gave a coronavirus update, according to CNN. CNN reported that Rubio said that he also hopes “everybody does the best they can to protect themselves.” Rubio added that he shared the same ...
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the new normal of remote work

“Working from home is not an option for every job, but there is clear evidence that it can have major advantages in the right applications and with the right workers. And as we show in this report it also can have a positive impact on the environment.” So concludes the June 2020 report, Technology at Work v5.0 — The New Normal of Remote Work, published by Citi Global Perspectives & Solutions [Disclosure: Citi is a current client]. The report has many contributors and is focused on what remote wo...
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A university faculty speaks its mind

Approximately 80% of the faculty of the George Washington School of Law, including several of its former Deans, signed an extremely strong statement criticizing William Barr.  To describe it as simply a "statement" is misleading, for it sets out an extensive bill of particulars lamenting the reality of William Barr as Attorney General.  What makes the statement so striking, though, is the institutional connection between George Washington and William Barr.  He received his law degree from that i...
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Trump AG Barr will escape impeachment thanks to 'corrupt' Republicans – Nadler

* Attorney General fires New York attorney after bizarre standoff * Judiciary chair says he will cut $50m from ‘personal budget’ * Opinion: SDNY disaster suggests Barr is not so smart after allAttorney general William Barr “certainly deserves” to be impeached and removed but will escape that fate because Republicans who control the Senate are “corrupt against the interests of the country”, the chairman of the House judiciary committee said on Sunday.Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat, told CNN’s State...
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‘Systemic Racism’ Is Not What Ails Black America

It goes without saying that the death of George Floyd was shameful and wrong. However, the rhetoric in response to Mr. Floyd’s death by otherwise decent people has been no less shameful and wrong. It’s encouraging that so many Americans are finding common cause with black Americans on the issue of police brutality, but they are wrong to have accepted uncritically the claim that systemic racism against blacks infects nearly all aspects of America and its institutions. This corrosive claim has now...
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ICYMI: TPM’s Week In Review

Bad News For Michael Flynn? John Gleeson, the retired judge appointed to advise Judge Emmet Sullivan on the Michael Flynn case, told Sullivan on Wednesday that he should deny the Justice Department’s request to drop the case and move toward sentencing the former Trump national security adviser. Gleeson railed against the DOJ’s efforts to walk away from the case against Flynn. But that’s not all! Gleeson also sharply criticized Flynn’s own tactics in the case. The case went before the U.S. Court...
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Trump Trembles: Mitt Romney Is on the Move

Just remember that nothing counts if you don’t vote.
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This Treasury Official Is Running the Bailout. It’s Been Great for His Family.

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. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have become the public faces of the $3 trillion federal coronavirus bailout. Behind the scenes, however, the Treasury’s responsibilities have fallen largely to the 42-year-old deputy secretary, Justin Muzinich. A major beneficiary o...
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Trump news – live: White House defends president's conspiracy theory about protester thrown to ground by police

Republican senators on Capitol Hill have expressed their dismay at a Donald Trump tweet accusing 75-year-old Black Lives Matter protester Martin Gugino of being an “ANTIFA provocateur” and dismissing the viral video in which he is seen being shoved over by police at a George Floyd demonstration in Buffalo, New York, as “a set up”.“It’s a serious accusation which should only be made with facts and evidence”, commented John Thune of South Dakota, as Utah’s Mitt Romney branded the speculation from ...
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After 15 stunning days of anti-racist protests … what happens next?

Can the phenomenal response to the police killing of George Floyd be channeled to secure lasting political change?George Floyd killing – latest US updatesThe New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb captured best the sense of wonder at what is happening on the streets of America. He posted a tweet from Mitt Romney, the Republican senator from Utah, which showed the former presidential candidate marching alongside demonstrators under the banner Black Lives Matter.“Ladies and gentleman,” Cobb remarked. “This...
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Trump news – live: Republicans taken aback by president’s ‘shocking’ accusation about 75-year-old man injured by police as George Floyd laid to rest in hometown

Republican senators on Capitol Hill have expressed their dismay at a Donald Trump tweet accusing 75-year-old Black Lives Matter protester Martin Gugino of being an “ANTIFA provocateur” and dismissing the viral video in which he is seen being shoved over by police at a George Floyd demonstration in Buffalo, New York, as “a set up”.“It’s a serious accusation which should only be made with facts and evidence”, commented John Thune of South Dakota, as Utah’s Mitt Romney branded the speculation from ...
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Mitt Romney is now the lone GOP voice willing to stand up to Trump

GOP Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah may be one of the starkest reminders in the US Senate right now about just how much the Republican Party has changed in eight years.
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Mitt Romney, once standard-bearer of party, is now the lone GOP voice willing to stand up to Trump

GOP Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah may be one of the starkest reminders in the US Senate right now about just how much the Republican Party has changed in eight years.
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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany boasted that 8% of Black voters supported Trump in 2016 and falsely claimed Mitt Romney won just 2% of Black voters in 2012

McEnany refused to say whether Trump endorses the statement that "black lives matter" and attacked Romney's support for the anti-racism protests.
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Republican criticism of Trump grows – but will it make a difference at the polls?

Party members and former allies are increasingly willing to criticize the president. But grassroots support remains strongNow they were truly on different sides of the fence. Donald Trump, the 2016 Republican nominee for president, spent Sunday tweeting from inside the White House. Outside the fortified cage, Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee, wore a face mask and joined marchers supporting Black Lives Matter.It was a symbolic standoff between the new Republican party and the old. And it ...
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Trump Resurrects ‘Unskew The Polls’ Push As Surveys Show Him Trailing Biden

It’s not just the news that’s fake and out to get President Trump — polling numbers cannot be trusted either, according to Trump, especially when they show trailing him presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by a whopping 15 points. Now, Trump is trying to do something about it, resurrecting the “unskew the polls” push that was popularized by some conservatives in 2012 to argue that Mitt Romney wasn’t really trailing then-President Obama. We all know how that turned out. Trump a...
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Mitt Romney joined a Black Lives Matter protest in Washington, DC, becoming the first known GOP senator to do so

Sen Mitt Romney marched with a Christian group on Sunday as part of a larger Black Lives Matter protest in the nation's capital.
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Donald Trump bashes Mitt Romney again, this time over a Black Lives Matter march

"Tremendous sincerity, what a guy," Trump tweeted of Romney. The president remains angry at the Utah senator's vote in favor of impeachment charges.
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George Floyd protests: fired officer to appear in court as calls to defund police sweep US

Floyd’s body has been flown to his hometown of Houston, Texas, where mourners will be able to view his casket todayMinneapolis lawmakers vow to disband police departmentPolice arrested over 10,000 protesters, many non-violentWhat does ‘defund the police’ mean?Who was Edward Colston and why was his Bristol statue toppled? 1.35pm BST There’s quite a bit of chatter online about Republican Senator Mitt Romney, who was seen among roughly 1,000 Black Lives Matter demonstrators on Sunday marching t...
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Trump news – live: President takes stand against movement to defund the police as he tanks in 2020 polls

Donald Trump has offered a back-handed compliment to Utah senator Mitt Romney after he became the first Republican senator to join a George Floyd protest march over the weekend, gloating that the ex-presidential candidate’s poll numbers are “tanking” in his state.The president’s anger follows Romney, 43rd president George W Bush and ex-US secretary of state Colin Powell all saying they will not vote for him in November, prompting Trump to attack Powell as “pathetic”, “highly overrated” and “a re...
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Trump Mocks Romney For Participating In Black Lives Matter Protest: ‘What A Guy’

President Donald Trump took a dig at Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) on Monday morning after the Utah lawmaker marched in a Black Lives Matter protest with evangelical Christians in Washington, D.C. against police brutality on Sunday. “Tremendous sincerity, what a guy,” Trump wrote while retweeting a video of Romney at the demonstration. “Hard to believe, with this kind of political talent, his numbers would ‘tank’ so badly in Utah!” Washington Post reporter Hannah Natanson captured the video, in whi...
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Trump news – live: President rages at Colin Powell for saying he will not vote for him as Mitt Romney becomes first Republican senator to join George Floyd march

Donald Trump has angrily branded ex-US secretary of state Colin Powell “pathetic” and “a real stiff” and criticised his record on the Iraq War after he said he “cannot in any way support” the president’s re-election in November and indicated he would be voting for Democratic challenger Joe Biden instead.Both 43rd president George W Bush and 2012 candidate Mitt Romney have likewise declined to support Trump this year, with the latter becoming the first Republican senator to join a George Floyd pr...
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