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Biden Jabs Trump For Focusing On ‘The Dow And NASDAQ, Not You’ Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday bashed President Trump by accusing him of prioritizing the stock market over the well-being of Americans as coronavirus cases continue surging across the country. Speaking at a campaign event in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, Biden outlined his economic platform which would include raising the corporate tax rate to 28% from the current 21%, demanding that Amazon pay income taxes and calling for a $15 an hour federal minimum wage. Biden particularly...
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WH: SCOTUS Ruling Upholding Criminal Subpoena For Trump Taxes Is ‘A Big Win’

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday argued the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s criminal subpoena for President Trump tax returns is a “win” for the President.  On Thursday morning, the Supreme Court ruled in a striking 7-2 decision to back the subpoena issued by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for the President’s financial records as part of a wide-ranging probe into the Trump organization. Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett...
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House GOPers Paint SCOTUS Ruling On Trump Tax Returns As ‘Political’

House Republicans on Thursday morning were quick to conclude that the Supreme Court’s ruling — which upholds Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s criminal subpoena for President Trump tax returns — was a “political” hit job. On Thursday morning, the Supreme Court ruled in a striking 7-2 decision to back the subpoena issued by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for the President’s financial records as part of a wide-ranging investigation into the Trump organization. However, in a se...
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Wooden Statue Of FLOTUS In Slovenia Removed After Being Set On Fire

A wooden sculpture paying tribute to first lady Melania Trump near her hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia, was removed after being burned to the ground last weekend. Berlin-based American artist Brad Downey, who commissioned the sculpture, told Reuters that he ordered the now scorched sculpture to be removed after police notified him it was set on fire on July 5 — a year after its unveiling. “I want to know why they did it,” Downey, who had hoped the statue would spark discussion by highlighting h...
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WH Won’t Say What Authority Trump Has To Cut Funding To Schools That Don’t Reopen

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday wouldn’t specify what authority President Trump has to cut funding for schools that won’t reopen as cases of the coronavirus continue surging across the country. On Tuesday, the President threatened that the White House is “very much going to put pressure on governors and everybody else” to reopen schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Trump doubled down on his threat the following morning in a tweet that accused Democrats of believing tha...
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Houston Officials Cancel Texas GOP Convention After Mayor’s Directive

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Wednesday afternoon said that city officials are canceling the Texas Republican Party’s in-person convention originally scheduled for next week. The cancelation came on the heels of Turner saying earlier Wednesday during a virtual city council meeting that his administration was investigating ways to cancel it. Turner added that he directed the city’s legal department to work with the Houston First Corporation, which operates the convention center, in reviewin...
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Cuomo Pokes Trump On Push To Reopen Schools: ‘Not Up To POTUS’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Wednesday hit back at President Trump for threatening to pressure governors to reopen schools as coronavirus cases continue surging nationwide. During a White House event on Tuesday, the President said that the White House is “very much going to put pressure on governors and everybody else to open the schools, to get them open, and it’s very important.” Trump continued pushing for schools to re-open schools by threatening to cut funding in a tweet the followin...
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Kilmeade Again Laments GOP’s Lack Of Black Voter Support: ‘In The ’60s Things All Reversed’

“Fox and Friends” host Brian Kilmeade on Wednesday repeated his complaint about how the Democratic Party used to be the party of the KKK but yet the current GOP lacks Black voter support. Last year, Kilmeade told then-Fox Nation personalities Diamond and Silk during a “Fox and Friends” segment that the Democratic Party “gave birth to the Ku Klux Klan.” Kilmeade also argued that “it was a Republican that — Abraham Lincoln’s party — that up into the 1960s that would fought (and) push back agains...
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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 Says White House Will Pressure Governors To Reopen Schools In The Fall

President Trump expressed his desire to reopen schools in the fall during a White House event on Tuesday afternoon amid surging cases of the coronavirus across the country. Trump first praised Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for doing a “terrific job” by ordering schools to reopen in the fall. The President then added that his administration hopes that most schools in the country will open back up and that he hopes local officials won’t keep schools shuttered for “political reasons.” On Monday, ...
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Alexander Becomes Second GOPer Skipping RNC After Grassley Opts Out

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) announced that he has decided against attending the Republican National Convention next month, making him the second Republican to opt out of the event. In a statement shared with TPM on Tuesday, Alexander’s office said that although he is an honorary chair of the Tennessee Trump campaign, he will not attend the RNC “because he believes the delegate spots should be reserved for those who have not had that privilege before as he has had.” Alexander’s announcement as ...
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WH Adviser Dodges On Trump Mask Refusal: ‘Nothing More To Squeeze From That Orange’

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Tuesday morning found himself in a fiery exchange on CNN as he repeatedly dodged questions regarding President Trump’s refusal to wear a mask in public. Last week, President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence wouldn’t commit to issuing a nationwide mask mandate even after finally encouraging the public to adopt the practice. Masks are a key way to slow the spread of COVID-19 amid rising cases across the country. Trump has yet to wear a mask in public...
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Grassley Decides To Skip RNC Because Of ‘The Virus Situation’

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Monday said that he has decided against attending this year’s Republican National Convention for the first time in 40 years because of “the virus situation.” Grassley, who has attended every RNC since taking office in 1980, told reporters during a conference call on Monday morning that “I’m not going to go” to the convention in light of surging cases of the coronavirus across the country, according to the Des Moines Register. This year’s RNC is set to be held in J...
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Atlanta Mayor Recounts Her ‘Startling’ Reaction To Testing Positive For COVID-19

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced on Monday that she tested positive for COVID-19 despite experiencing no symptoms. COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive. — Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) July 6, 2020 During an interview on MSNBC shortly after tweeting her COVID-19 diagnosis, Bottoms recalled how she reacted upon testing positive despite taking “serious precautions.” After saying that she’s “processing all of this,” Bottoms said ...
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WH Struggles To Explain Trump’s Tweet Seemingly Defending Confederate Flag

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday attempted to defend President Trump’s tweet that baselessly accused NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace of creating a “hoax” following the controversy that ensued over a noose found in his garage stall last month.  In a Monday morning tweet, the President demanded that Wallace, the only Black competitor in the top-level Cup Series, apologize to NASCAR drivers and officials after an FBI investigation found that the noose had been in his garage stal...
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McConnell Reiterates Call To Wear Masks: ‘Single Most Important Thing’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday urged the public once again to wear masks to slow the spread of COVID-19, as the country’s seven-day average for daily new cases hit a record high for the 27th straight day the day before. Last week, McConnell jumped on the Republican bandwagon demanding people to comply with mask requirements, arguing that “we must have no stigma — none — about wearing masks.” The Senate majority leader added that “wearing simple face coverings is not ab...
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Meadows Defends Trump’s ‘Harmless’ Coronavirus Claim: ‘Vast Majority Are Safe’

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows doubled down on President Trump’s baseless claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are “totally harmless” during an interview on “Fox and Friends” Monday morning. During a Fourth of July event Saturday at the White House, the President insisted without evidence that 99% of coronavirus cases are “totally harmless” due to testing almost 40 million people for the viral disease. The next morning, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn repeatedly dodged when pressed on Tr...
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Texas Mayors Hit Back At Trump’s Claim That 99% Of COVID-19 Cases Are ‘Harmless’

The mayors of two Texas metropolitan areas on Sunday expressed their dismay with President Trump’s false claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are “totally harmless.” Texas is currently considered a coronavirus hotspot, along with Florida and Texas, as it recently recorded six straight days of confirmed new cases above 5,000. The Lone Star state reported a record daily increase of 8,258 coronavirus cases and 7,890 hospitalizations on Saturday. On Thursday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) issued a sta...
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Susan Rice Rips Trump For Claiming He Was Never Briefed On Russia Bounty Plot

Former national security adviser Susan Rice on Sunday slammed President Trump for claiming that he was never briefed on the intelligence suggesting Russia paid bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. In the past week, Trump has downplayed the Russia bounty plot allegations in tweets by saying that it’s “possibly another fabricated Russia hoax” and that he was “never briefed because any info that they may have had did not rise to that level.” Last week, White Ho...
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AR Gov: I Would’ve ‘Liked To See More’ Masks At Trump’s SD Event But It’s A ‘Controlled Environment’

Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) said that he would’ve liked to see more face coverings at President Trump’s Fourth of July weekend event at Mount Rushmore, but that it was held in a “controlled environment,” during an interview on MSNBC Sunday. When Hutchinson — who signed an executive order that allows cities to mandate masks to slow the spread of COVID-19 on Friday — was pressed on President Trump’s refusal to wear a mask in public and holding large gatherings over the weekend, the Arkansas gove...
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NJ Governor Urges National Mask Requirement: ‘Not Debatable’

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) on Sunday said that there should be a national mask requirement to combat the spread of COVID-19 as cases spike in several cities, during an interview on MSNBC. When asked about President Trump’s baseless claim during a Fourth of July event at the White House saying that 99% of coronavirus cases are “harmless,” Murphy responded “this thing is lethal” and that New Jersey “paid an enormous price” before calling for a “national strategy.” “We’ve lost over 13,000 co...
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Ernst: Obama ‘Failed’ On Ebola But Trump Is ‘Stepping Forward’ On COVID-19

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) on Sunday bashed former President Barack Obama’s handling of Ebola, a viral disease that two Americans died from, but praised President Trump’s response to the coronavirus as cases surge in several cities. When pressed by CNN’s Dana Bash on Sunday morning about whether she’d criticize Trump now that almost 130,000 Americans died from the coronavirus — given how she criticized Obama during her Senate run in 2014 by accusing him of “failed leadership” on Ebola — Ernst repl...
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FDA Chief Won’t Refute Trump’s Claim That 99% Of Coronavirus Cases Are ‘Harmless’

FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn on Sunday wouldn’t push back on President Trump’s baseless claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are “totally harmless” during a Fourth of July event at the White House South Lawn. On Saturday, the President said, without evidence, that due to testing almost 40 million people for the coronavirus, “we show cases, 99% of which are totally harmless.” When CNN’s Dana Bash pressed Hahn on Trump’s comment the following morning, Hahn acknowledge the surging coronavirus cas...
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Trump Admin Plans To Launch Pandemic Office Similar To One It Disbanded At NSC

The Trump administration is reportedly planning to launch an office at the State Department similar to the National Security Council’s pandemic response office that it disbanded in 2018 amid surging coronavirus cases in several cities. According to a CNN report on Thursday night, citing a senior administration official, plans for the new office were discussed during an interagency meeting hosted by the National Security Office earlier in the day. The office will reportedly fall under the leade...
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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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Pence Delayed AZ Trip After Eight Secret Service Agents Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Arizona earlier this week was postponed by a day reportedly after several Secret Service agents in his detail tested positive for the coronavirus. The Washington Post first reported the news on Thursday night. CNN reported the following morning that eight Secret Service agents in Pence’s detail tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the VP’s Arizona trip. According to the Post, citing two senior administration officials, Pence went to Phoenix on Wednes...
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AZ GOP Rep. Clashes With Fox News Host Over Call To Disband WH COVID-19 Task Force

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) found himself in hot water during an interview with Fox News host Neil Cavuto on Thursday after demanding the disbandment of the White House Coronavirus Task Force amid surging COVID-19 cases in several cities. Earlier Thursday, Biggs ripped White House Coronavirus Task Force members Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx in a statement praising the June jobs report. Biggs accused them of “causing panic” by contradicting President Trump’s “goals and actions for returning...
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Herman Cain Hospitalized For COVID-19 Two Weeks After Attending Trump’s Tulsa Rally

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a statement posted to his Twitter account. The statement said that Cain “developed symptoms serious enough” that required hospitalization, and he spent Wednesday night in an Atlanta-area hospital. As of Thursday, he did not require a respirator and is “awake and alert.” We are sorry to announce that Herman Cain has tested positive for COVID-19, and is currently receivin...
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Arizona GOP Rep. Calls For WH Coronavirus Task Force To Be Disbanded

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) has a bone to pick with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx of the White House coronavirus task force as Arizona experiences a surge in COVID-19 cases. In a statement issued Thursday praising the June jobs report, Biggs ripped Fauci and Birx by accusing them of “causing panic” by contradicting President Trump’s “goals and actions for returning to normalcy.” “Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx continue to contradict many of President Trump’s stated goals and action...
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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...
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