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WH Floats Possible Unemployment Executive Orders Just Before Negotiators Meet

The White House made it known that it is considering three executive orders on COVID-19 unemployment efforts just as its two lead negotiators on the issue met with Democrats for the seventh time Tuesday afternoon. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin primed the pump while talking to reporters on their way in to meet with House Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Mnuchin said then that they would “absolutely” consi...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Politico, Unemployment, House, Treasury, Nancy Pelosi, Executive Order, Republican, Trump, Schumer, Meadows, Mark Meadows, Mnuchin


Smile more? Some see sexism in debate over Biden VP pick

By SARA BURNETT and ALEXANDRA JAFFE | Associated Press CHICAGO — She’s too ambitious. She’s not apologetic enough. She should smile more. The debate over Joe Biden’s running mate has recently ticked through a familiar list of stereotypes about women in politics as the Democratic presidential candidate and his allies stumble through a search they had hoped would stand out for its inclusion and diversity. Instead, the vice presidential vetting has resurfaced internal party divisions between the ol...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington Post, Washington, Politico, India, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Chicago, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Jamaica, Biden


Biden holds slight edge over Trump in key states ahead of early voting

With Election Day just three months away and early voting fast approaching, the CBS News Battleground Tracker shows Joe Biden with a lead over President Trump in two key southern states. Natasha Korecki, a 2020 reporter for Politico, joins CBSN to discuss Biden's strategy and where his search for a running mate stands.
Tags: News, Politico, Joe Biden, Biden, Trump, CBSN, Natasha Korecki, CBS News Battleground Tracker


Biden to reportedly interview 5 or 6 VP finalists as search is 'extended'

Don't get your hopes up for a running mate announcement from presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden this week.Although Biden last week said that he was "going to have a choice" for his vice president pick "in the first week in August," The Washington Post reports that his search has been "extended," and the campaign is "signaling that it will likely wait until the second week of August" to tap his running mate. ABC News similarly writes that "it's looking like" the announcement won'...
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Trump Admin Sidelines CDC To Give Pentagon ‘Unprecedented’ Role In Vaccine Distribution

The Trump Administration is moving to give the Department of Defense control over logistics in distributing the COVID-19 vaccine, a move that infectious disease experts describe as “unprecedented.” “The DOD is handling all the logistics of getting the vaccines to the right place at the right time in the right condition,” one Trump administration official told reporters on Thursday, saying that the “great, vast resources of the Department of Defense” would help get the job done.  The move, f...
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DOJ Attorneys Push Back On Restraining Order Supporting Journalists In Portland

The Department of Justice is pushing for a court order protecting journalists from arrest during the months-long Portland protests to be lifted, claiming that some of those engaged in violence have used the order to “masquerade” as members of the press. U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams, with a group of DOJ attorneys, submitted a filing Thursday contesting the temporary restraining order issued last week by U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon that blocks federal authorities from tar...
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Congressional GOP staffers say they're required to come to work in person but their bosses aren't taking any coronavirus precautions

Multiple Republican aides, who spoke on condition of anonymity with Politico, said they were ridiculed for wearing masks at work.
Tags: News, Politico, Congressional GOP


Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dies from coronavirus at 74

ATLANTA —Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to become an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 74. A post on Cain’s Twitter account on Thursday announced the death. Cain had been ill with the virus for several weeks. It’s not clear when or where he was infected, but he was hospitalized less than two weeks after attending Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in J...
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From Masking Naysayer to COVID Victim: The Louie Gohmert Story

With the news that Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has been diagnosed with COVID-19, it’s worth looking back at the congressman’s stance on the virus in recent months. Gohmert, who’s become known on Capitol Hill for often refusing to follow public health experts’ guidance to wear a mask, said in June that he’d mask up in the event that he got sick. Given that masks are meant to protect against asymptomatic people spreading the virus, the comment was just one in a long line of bizarre or wrong state...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, White House, Germany, Politico, Cnn, United States, Arizona, World Health Organization, Capitol Hill, Louie Gohmert, Trump


Mitch McConnell is in a terrible negotiating position on COVID-19 relief

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) released a $1 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Monday, days later than planned thanks to divisions within his own caucus. McConnell acknowledged this "embarrassing setback for the party at a critical moment," Politico reports, conceding that not all Senate Republicans will vote for his bill, "which is as close to a tell as McConnell gets to admitting his cards aren't very strong." Other Senate Republicans were more blunt."At the end of the day, [Mc...
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There's reportedly a 'contingent' of Democrats lobbying against Kamala Harris as Biden's running mate

As presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden nears his running mate decision, some allies are reportedly warning him against tapping one of the top contenders.A Monday report from Politico describes how there's a "contingent of Democrats who are lobbying against" Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as Biden's running mate pick, and some have "expressed concerns about her to the vetting committee in recent weeks," with the issues mainly coming down to "the matter of trust."Among those casting do...
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National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien Tests Positive For COVID-19

National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien has tested positive for coronavirus, Bloomberg reported Monday morning. Politico also confirmed the news. O’Brien has been working from home for a week, according to Bloomberg, and apparently contracted the virus at a family event. It would appear O’Brien’s infection marks the highest ranking Trump administration official to test positive for COVID-19. [Author: David Taintor]
Tags: News, Politico, Bloomberg, Trump, Brien, National Security Adviser, David Taintor, Robert O'Brien, COVID-19


Black gun-rights groups have started open-carry marches at anti-racism protests

More than 300 heavily armed Black protesters marched in formation through Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday, demanding progress on the slow investigation of the police killing of Breonna Taylor. The same group, the Not F---ing Around Coalition (NFAC), had recently marched in Stone Mountain, Georgia, wearing black and carrying their semi-automatic rifles, protesting the Atlanta suburb's namesake monument depicting Confederate generals, and a separate armed Black group marched in Oklahoma City...
Tags: News, California, North Korea, Politico, America, Atlanta, Ronald Reagan, Dax Shepard, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Black, Louisville, Trump, Oklahoma City, Nra, Tulsa, Floyd


Trump Campaign Angry That Cell Carriers Blocked Company Texts To Voters (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: President Trump's re-election campaign has accused Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile of "suppression of political speech" over the carriers' blocking of spam texts sent by the campaign. The fight was described Wednesday in an in-depth article by Business Insider and other reports. "The Trump campaign has been battling this month with the biggest US cellphone carriers over an effort to blast millions of cell users with texts meant to coax them to v...
Tags: News, Politico, US, Federal Communications Commission, Donald Trump, Business Insider, Trump, T Mobile, Ars, AT T Verizon, Verizon T Mobile, BeauHD, Jared Kushner, Verizon AT T and T Mobile, US Telephone Consumer Protection Act TCPA


Trump Campaign Angry That Cell Carriers Blocked Company Texts To Voters

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: President Trump's re-election campaign has accused Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile of "suppression of political speech" over the carriers' blocking of spam texts sent by the campaign. The fight was described Wednesday in an in-depth article by Business Insider and other reports. "The Trump campaign has been battling this month with the biggest US cellphone carriers over an effort to blast millions of cell users with texts meant to coax them to v...
Tags: Politico, US, Tech, Federal Communications Commission, Donald Trump, Business Insider, Trump, T Mobile, Ars, AT T Verizon, Verizon T Mobile, Jared Kushner, Verizon AT T and T Mobile, US Telephone Consumer Protection Act TCPA


LeBron James group to donate $100,000 toward paying Florida ex-felons' fines so they can vote

LeBron James is getting involved in helping ex-felons register to vote in Florida.More Than A Vote, the group that James helped establish this year, on Friday announced it would donate $100,000 toward paying fees and fines of people in Florida with past felony convictions so they can register to vote, Politico reports. The group is raising the money to be donated to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition fines and fees fund. Additionally, the group will host an online screening of a documentar...
Tags: Florida, John Lewis, News, Supreme Court, Politico, New York Times, Lebron James, Miami Heat, James, Trump, Supreme Court Trump, Udonis Haslem, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, George Floyd


NRA-ILA: Everytown USA’s Hail Mary

The NRA-ILA reports on the latest desperate efforts of anti-gun group Newtown USA. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- What do you do when millions of Americans are lining up against your worldview? You find a friendly reporter willing to help you try to cast a frightful shadow over that reality in the hopes of advancing your anti-American agenda. At least, that’s what Everytown did. A Politico reporter used FBI NICS data acquired by Everytown to claim “Blocked gun sales skyrocket amid coronav...
Tags: Guns, Politico, America, Joe Biden, Fbi, Mitch McConnell, Michael Bloomberg, Hail Mary, Charleston, Nra, NICS, NRA ILA, Everytown, Gun Rights News, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA


A highly anticipated antitrust hearing featuring the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google will reportedly be postponed (AMZN, AAPL, GOOGL, FB)

Monday's highly anticipated tech antitrust hearing is likely going to be postponed, Politico reports.  Unnamed sources told Politico it's "highly likely" the hearing will be pushed back as Rep. John Lewis lies in state at the Capitol.  Lawmakers had planned to examine the business practices of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google, with the CEOs of all four companies testifying together for the first time.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Monday's congressional antitrust hea...
Tags: Google, Facebook, John Lewis, Senate, Politico, Trends, Georgia, House, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Zuckerberg, Reuters, Lewis, Capitol


The Media Can’t Stop Misleading on Guns

With the possible exception of religion, there is no issue in American political life that is as poorly covered as guns. At RealClearPolitics, John Lott reports that legacy media outlets often quite literally allow anti–Second Amendment activists to write their news stories on gun policy. Politico hasn’t quite done that today, but . . . well, I’m not sure having reporters dutifully repackaging Everytown USA press releases is any better.Politico’s piece is headlined “Blocked gun sales skyrocket a...
Tags: News, Politico, America, Walmart, Fbi, House, Mitch McConnell, Charleston, JOHN LOTT, NICS, National Instant Criminal Background Check System, John Feinblatt, Feinblatt, Everytown USA, Internal FBI


Trump moves forward with ending ‘not fair’ fair housing rule

Select congressional staff members have been briefed on the president's plan to replace HUD's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, according to a new report.
Tags: Politico, Regulations, Joe Biden, Radio, Hud, Trump, Select, Fair Housing, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, President Trump, 2020 Presidential Race, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, HUD Secretary Ben Carson, 1968 Fair Housing Act


Rep. Matt Gaetz's office spending questioned after Politico report

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida is facing scrutiny after a Politico report suggested that he had used thousands in taxpayer dollars in ways that could run afoul of House ethics rules.
Tags: Florida, Politico, Cnn, House, Matt Gaetz


Slack has filed an antitrust complaint over Microsoft Teams in the EU

Workplace instant messaging platform Slack has filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft in the European Union accusing the tech giant of unfairly bundling its rival Teams product with its cloud-based productivity suite. A spokeswoman for the Commission’s competition division confirmed receipt of a complaint, telling us via email: “ We confirm that we received a complaint by Slack against Microsoft. We will assess it under our standard procedures.” We’ve also reached out to Microsoft an...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Apps, Europe, Microsoft, Politico, Office 365, Eu, European Union, Instant Messaging, Commission, Teams, Antitrust, Cupertino, Slack, Margrethe Vestager


As long as we don’t call it "Legalization," Biden is in favor of it

Boing Boing shares these words from our sponsor Real Tested CBD. Biden Sort of Decides On Marijuana Legalization: He Is Sort of Still Against It Richard Cowan  The great thing about voting machines is that you can vote with one hand and hold your nose with the other one. Believe me, I have had a lot of practice with that, and I will do it again this year. After Biden cinched the Democratic nomination, his campaign focused on getting the support for Bernie Sanders young supporters. Biden was gre...
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Gaetz Demands Cheney’s Ouster After She’s Piled On At House GOP Meeting

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Tuesday went after Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) following a reportedly heated exchange during the House GOP’s first in-person meeting in months due to coronavirus-related restrictions. Gaetz accused the GOP conference chair of working against President Trump behind the scenes and publicly before calling for her removal in a Tuesday tweet. Liz Cheney has worked behind the scenes (and now in public) against @realDonaldTrump and his agenda. House Republicans deserve better as...
Tags: Florida, Hbo, News, White House, Politico, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Roy, Anthony Fauci, Cheney, Louie Gohmert, Trump, PAUL, House Gop, TX


Gaetz Demands Cheney’s Ousting After She’s Piled On At House GOP Meeting

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Tuesday went after Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) following a reportedly heated exchange during the House GOP’s first in-person meeting in months due to coronavirus-related restrictions. Gaetz accused the GOP conference chair of working against President Trump behind the scenes and publicly before calling for her removal in a Tuesday tweet. Liz Cheney has worked behind the scenes (and now in public) against @realDonaldTrump and his agenda. House Republicans deserve better as...
Tags: Florida, Hbo, News, White House, Politico, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Roy, Anthony Fauci, Cheney, Louie Gohmert, Trump, PAUL, House Gop, TX


At This Trump-Favored Charity, Financial Reporting Is Questionable and Insiders Are Cashing In

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. This election, one of President Donald Trump’s most influential advocates is 26-year-old Charlie Kirk, who has developed a unique bond with the first family. The conservative star dines with the president at Mar-a-Lago and rang in the new year there. During each of the last two winters, he used the club to h...
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Microsoft's president raised concerns about Apple's App Store rules to US lawmakers just before the CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are set to testify before Congress (MSFT, AAPL)

Microsoft President Brad Smith has raised concerns with US lawmakers about Apple's management of the App Store, according to reports from The Information and Bloomberg. The comments would come just before the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook are set to testify before Congress in an antitrust hearing on July 27. Smith previously spoke about the need to monitor app stores when speaking at a livestreamed Politico event, although he did not mention Apple by name. Visit Business Insider'...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, Microsoft, Congress, Politico, US, Trends, Bloomberg, House Of Representatives, Tim Cook, European Commission, Brussels, Jeff Bezos, App Store


China's top COVID-19 vaccine candidate showed weak results among older Phase II test subjects

China's CanSino Biologics reported preliminary results of its Phase II COVID-19 vaccine trial Monday, and there was promising news. But it was overshadowed by the results of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine, also published Monday in the journal The Lancet. Both vaccines, among the top contenders in the global race for a coronavirus immunization drug, produced strong immune responses with only minor side effects, but older trial participants showed significantly weaker responses in t...
Tags: News, China, Politico, Kanye West, New York Times, Oxford, Trump, Baylor College of Medicine, John Moore, Cansino, CanSino Biologics, Oxford University AstraZeneca, Weill Cornell Medical School, Oxford AstraZeneca, Peter Jay Hotez


Monday round-up

The Supreme Court begins its second week of summer recess as court watchers continue to absorb the news on Friday that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a recurrence of cancer. Politico’s Josh Gerstein reports that Ginsburg’s announcement renews focus on a lack of transparency around the justices’ health, with critics saying the public is entitled to more information. CNN’s Dan Berman notes that gemcitabine – the chemotherapy drug that Ginsburg began on May 19 – “is a standard chemotherapy treatme...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, White House, Politico, Cnn, Idaho, New York Times, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Maui, Marcus, Trump, Lewis


Report: Trump Likely To Ban Census From Counting Undocumented Immigrants

The White House is likely to unveil Friday an executive order by President Trump banning the Census Bureau from counting undocumented immigrants in its 2020 decennial survey, Politico reported. The Politico report did not offer any more details on what this order would look like. The ban, if announced, will certainly be litigated. The Constitution mandates a “actual Enumeration” every 10 years so that “all persons” can be counted for the purposes of allotting U.S. representatives among the st...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, White House, Politico, Gop, Commerce, Kansas, Justice Department, Census, Ross, Trump, Tierney Sneed, State, Census Bureau, Kris Kobach, Kobach