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It’s Not Just More Testing: Giroir Says COVID Spike Is ‘A Real Increase In Cases’

Assistant Health Secretary Brett Giroir said Thursday that the rate of positive COVID-19 cases has increased, challenging an earlier claim made by President Trump that the only reason the U.S. has seen such a spike in coronavirus cases was because of expanded testing for the virus. Asst. Health Secretary Brett Giroir said of positive cases in COVID-19 testing on Thursday: "There is no question that the more testing you get, the more you will uncover – but we do believe this is a real incre...
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Ari Fleischer Compares Occupied Seattle Protest Zone To Confederacy

Former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer compared Seattle’s Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) movement to the Confederacy on Thursday, saying the only feature that differentiated the two was slavery.  Ari Fleischer condemned the 'Capitol Hill Occupied Protest' in Seattle, telling Fox News on Thursday: "Frankly, at a time when we're debating Confederate statues, I don't know what the difference is between the Confederacy and CHOP, other than slavery." pic.twitt...
Tags: News, Protests, Fox News, Seattle, George W Bush, Chop, Trump, Fleischer, Ari Fleischer, Confederacy, Jenny Durkan, Durkan, Zoë Richards, George Floyd, Capitol Hill Occupied Protest


More Than 40 School Principals Quarantined In California After COVID-19 Exposure

More than 40 school principals in northern California have quarantined after they were exposed to the coronavirus during an in-person meeting held by a local school district. The quarantine follows news that a pre-symptomatic individual tested positive for COVID-19 within days of a June 19 meeting held by the Santa Clara County Unified School District to to discuss school reopening plans for the fall, The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday. Superintendent Stella Kemp cited the “comp...
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Judge Rules In Favor Of Publisher In Mary Trump Tell-All Book Debacle

Publishers of Mary Trump’s tell-all book can go ahead with publication following a ruling by a New York appellate judge on Wednesday which reversed a lower court’s decision to pause the publication of a much-anticipated account by President Trump’s niece. The book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” according to court papers filed by publisher Simon & Schuster and obtained by The New York Times has allegedly already been printed and sold tens of...
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4.8 Million Jobs Added In June, Unemployment Falls To 11%

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment falls to 11.1% as US added a record 4.8 million jobs in June, but pandemic dims outlook for further gains. [Author: Zoë Richards]
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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Soar Above 50,000 In New Single-Day Record

Nearly 53,000 coronavirus cases were reported in the United States on Wednesday, creating a new single-day record for positive test results as some states scramble to slow or reverse plans to reopen and some hospitals grapple with an overwhelming flood of new patients. The Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. accounts for about a quarter of coronavirus cases world-wide and the nation’s death toll climbed above 128,000 earlier this week. As the number of cases reaches new heights daily...
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St. Louis Man Who Pointed Gun At Protesters Says He Was Victim Of ‘Terrorism’

Mark McCloskey said that he and his wife — who are the subject of a viral video that shows them barefoot and b randishing loaded weapons at a crowd of anti-racism protesters outside of their St. Louis mansion on Sunday — were victims of “social intimidation” and “terrorism.” McCloskey made the comments when asked by CNN’s Chris Cuomo if any damage had been done to him or his property as demonstrators  marched near his house en route to the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson to demand h...
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Trump Condemns Budget Cuts to NYPD, Calls ‘Black Lives Matter’ A ‘Symbol Of Hate’

President Trump criticized New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday for the second-term mayor’s decision to cut roughly $1 billion from the city’s police department budget. In a morning Twitter rant, Trump tossed red meat to blue-uniform sympathizers and white supremacists, saying the move to cut the NYPD budget was made worse by an unrelated decision to paint the words “Black Lives Matter” along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, which he said would denigrate “this luxury Avenue.” ….horrible BL...
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Trump Falsely Accuses Biden Of Pre-Screening Reporter Questions

President Trump falsely accused Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden of previewing questions before a press conference on Tuesday where the former vice president sharply rebuked Trump’s mishandling of the coronavirus crisis.  In a tweets late Tuesday and early Wednesday, the President claimed Biden had been briefed on the questions ahead of the Delaware news conference and “read the answers from a teleprompter.” Biden was asked questions at his so-called Press Conference yesterday wher...
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Hickenlooper Defeats Romanoff In Colorado Democratic Senate Primary

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper won the Democratic nomination Tuesday defeating a further left opponent to face Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in November.  Hickenlooper defeated former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, leading him, 59 percent to 41 percent, when The Associated Press called the race within just a half-hour of polls closing. Hickenlooper’s relatively easy win over Romanoff was the second victory by a centrist Democrat in a Senate primary Tuesday, after a late vote...
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Trump Vows To Veto Defense Bill If It Includes Provision To Remove Confederate Names From Military Bases

President Trump vowed late Tuesday that he would veto this year’s proposed $740 billion annual defense bill if an amendment is included that would require the renaming of bases named after Confederate military leaders. The pledge to veto the amendment came in a late night tweet reaffirming Trump’s earlier claim to “not even consider the renaming” of military bases as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.  The president mocked Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) who sponsored the amendmen...
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Biden Chastises Trump For Surrendering In National Battle Against COVID-19

Joe Biden wielded a stinging critique of President Trump’s mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday condemning his apparent surrender to the alarming crisis which has claimed about 128,000 lives in the United States. “Donald Trump is in retreat,”  the Democratic presidential nominee said, recalling how Trump once branded himself a “wartime president” and appealed to Americans to sacrifice together in the face of a shared enemy. Biden criticized the president for appearing to give up...
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Schiff: Trump ‘Affinity’ For Russia Amid Bounty Scheme Poses National Security Threat

House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) said on Tuesday that President Trump’s claims that he was not briefed on the Russian scheme to target and kill American and coalition forces in Afghanistan are inexcusable. Schiff added that Trump’s “affinity” for Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to pose a national security threat. SCHIFF: "I find it inexplicable in light of these public allegations that POTUS hasn't come before the country & assured people that he'll ge...
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SD Gov Says Attendees At Trump’s Mount Rushmore Event ‘Won’t Be Social Distancing’

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) said late Monday that participants at a July 3 celebration for Independence Day at Mount Rushmore with President Trump will not be required to practice social distancing, despite CDC recommendations amid soaring COVID-19 cases in hotspots across the country. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) told Fox News' Laura Ingraham on Monday that attendees "won't be social distancing," at a large July 3 event at Mount Rushmore where President Trump is expecte...
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Fox Host Justifies Trump Inaction On Russian Bounty Intel: ‘All Presidents Don’t Read All Of Their Briefings’

Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt justified on Tuesday President Trump’s inaction on reports that he had been provided a written assessment on a Russian bribery scheme to pay militants to target and kill American and coalition troops in Afghanistan because not all presidents “read all of their briefings.” "Fox & Friends" host Ainsley Earhardt on Tuesday justified President Trump's inaction on Russian bounty intelligence in spite of reports that he received written assessment on the issue saying,...
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Officials Say Trump Got Written Brief In February On Russian Bounty Scheme

A new report has said that American officials provided a written briefing to President Trump in late February, alerting him to the Russian bounty scheme that sought to bribe Afghan militants in the killing of coalition forces and American troops. The briefing was confirmed by two officials familiar with the matter The New York Times said. The Times’ revelation comes as the White House redoubles its efforts to cast doubt over the finding that Russia both targeted and sought to reward militants f...
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Pelosi Demands Full Congressional Briefing On Russian Bounty Scheme

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is calling on the Trump administration to brief the full House of Representatives on intelligence reports that Russia offered to pay members of the Taliban to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. “The Administration’s disturbing silence and inaction endanger the lives of our troops and our coalition partners,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and CIA Director Gina Haspel on Monday. “The President’s refusal to stand up to...
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Gaetz Blames Florida’s Spike In COVID Cases On ‘Strategic’ Testing

Matt Gaetz (R-FL) echoed on Sunday what’s become a familiar GOP excuse for the appearance of a large number of positive coronavirus cases in his state: more testing. But now, it’s not just more testing that’s to blame, it’s an uptick in “strategic” testing that targets areas where a high incidence of the virus is expected that has caused record-setting caseloads of the virus in the Southern state. Matt Gaetz says the Coronavirus positivity rate is partly a consequence of the strategic testing...
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Texas Medical Center Removes ICU Capacity Data As COVID Cases Surge

For more than three days, Texas Medical Center hospitals had stopped publishing key data after an earlier update seemed to indicate its hospitals were reaching 100% base intensive care capacity, the Houston Chronicle reported on Sunday.  The Medical Center had posted detailed charts on the capacity of their facilities amid the coronavirus pandemic almost daily before the three-day hiatus, raising concerns about the hospitals’ preparedness to handle the massive spike in cases seen across the s...
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Where You Been? Pence Tries To Spin Good News On COVID After Task Force Silence

Long time no see! At the first briefing in nearly two months from the White House Coronavirus Task Force Friday, Vice President Mike Pence rushed to assure that the coronavirus pandemic — which has surged anew in several states across the country — will not stop states from safely reopening safely. Without addressing the group’s longterm absence, Pence insisted that even as the United States has set a new daily record for new COVID-19 cases “this moment is different.” “While you see in the n...
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Sad! Trump Seems To Realize He’s Losing And It’s No Fun At All

Things are not going well for President Trump. A slew of national polls show him trailing Joe Biden, the United States’ coronavirus death tolls has marched past 120,000, and the President can’t do much other than shrug off all the bad news — or avoid it altogether. Even a town hall Thursday evening in Wisconsin with Fox News host Sean Hannity —a home-field advantage for the president — failed to give Trump a boost to his mood. When Hannity asked the president about his second-term priorities...
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Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court To End Affordable Care Act

The Trump administration argued to the Supreme Court late Thursday that the entire  Affordable Care Act “must fall.” The Justice Department brief was submitted  as unemployment surges across the country and hundreds of thousands of Americans turn to the government program to provide much needed health care as they lose work-sponsored health insurance plans amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The Justice Department is supporting a lawsuit brought by several red states, and so far, lower courts ...
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House Passes Police Reform Bill Named After George Floyd

The House of Representatives passed a police reform bill named in honor of George Floyd, whose death in police custody has sparked nationwide calls to address police misconduct and racial injustice and prompted weeks of protests and civil unrest. The bill passed largely along party lines amid Republican opposition with a final tally of 236-181. Three Republicans crossed party lines in favor of the bill including Brian Fitzpatrick (PA), Will Hurd (TX) and Fred Upton (MI). The legislation  – ...
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More Than 1 Million Stimulus Payments Issued To Deceased, Watchdog Finds

The federal government sent coronavirus stimulus payments to nearly 1.1 million deceased people totaling close to $1.4 billion, Congress’ independent watchdog said Thursday in revelations first reported by The Washington Post. The U.S. Government Accountability Office, an independent agency that conducts investigations and reports to Congress, submitted the finding as part of a nearly 400-page report on the nearly $3 trillion in coronavirus relief spending that was approved by Congress in...
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Sen. Tim Scott Accuses Democrats Of Playing ‘Race Politics’ In Police Reform Bill

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) accused congressional Democrats of playing “race politics” when they largely rejected a police reform bill he drafted in the Senate on Wednesday.  Sen. Tim Scott said on Thursday that Congressional Democrats "don't want this president to have a victory on another serious issue confronting the minority communities." Scott said the move to block the GOP's police reform bill represented "pure, pure race politics at its worse." pic.twitter.com/ZFGwx2ffUo — TPM Liv...
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Three North Carolina Police Officers Fired For Racist Remarks

Three North Carolina police officers were fired in Wilmington after a local sergeant reviewed video footage that showed one of the officers saying a civil war was necessary to wipe Black people off the map and that he was ready. The department took action on Tuesday, firing Cpl. Jessie Moore and officers Kevin Piner and Brian Gilmore for violating standards of conduct, criticism and use of inappropriate jokes and slurs, according to a report by the Associated Press. The video audit was cond...
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West Virginia Gov. Forces Top Health Official To Resign After Questioning Accuracy Of COVID-19 Data

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R ) ousted the state’s Bureau of Public Health Commissioner Cathy Slemp on Wednesday, hours after casting doubt on the accuracy of the bureau’s coronavirus data and and outlined outbreaks spiking in about a dozen counties. The sudden resignation of Slemp, first reported by AP, came after the governor argued during a news conference that West Virginia’s count for active cases of the virus may have been overstated. The governor’s office said in a statement obta...
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A New Milestone For Trump: Senate Confirms His 200th Judicial Pick

President Trump on Wednesday hit a new milestone: The Republican-controlled Senate confirmed the President’s 200th judicial nominee. The confirmation of  Judge Cory Wilson on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, located in New Orleans, adds to Trump’s successful push toward a more conservative federal judiciary and its impact will be felt for decades. “Decades after Trump has left the White House, progress in our nation will be hamstrung by his record number of partisan, ideological judges,” C...
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Who Will Face McConnell In November? KY Sen Primary Results Still Too Close To Call

The Kentucky Senate Democratic primary race to determine who takes on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) in November is too close to call, according to projections made by “NBC News.” As of Wednesday morning, Amy McGrath (D), a retired Marine lieutenant colonel, had a slight lead on Rep. Charles Booker (D-KY) by a margin of just over 2,000 votes in what looks like a tight race so far. McGrath headed up Booker, 44 percent to 39.6 percent, in the votes that have been counted so far...
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Mark Cuban Says Trump Wants To ‘Run A Campaign,’ Biden Wants To Run A Country

Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban said in “Fox News” interview on Tuesday night that President Trump wants to run a campaign, not a country. Mark Cuban: Donald Trump doesn’t want to run a country, he wants to run a campaign. Joe Biden actually wants to run a country pic.twitter.com/FPRFsoCRxb — Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) June 24, 2020 “Donald Trump doesn’t want to run a country, he wants to run a campaign.” Cuban told Fox News anchor Sean Hannity. “Joe Biden actually wants to run a country.” Hann...
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