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    1. Trump Issues Order Blocking Undocumented Immigrants from 2020 Census Count

      Trump Issues Order Blocking Undocumented Immigrants from 2020 Census Count

      President Donald Trump signed a memo Tuesday that aims to bar undocumented immigrants living in the country from being included in the census for purposes of deciding how many members of Congress are apportioned to each state.

      Trump said in the memo that it will be the "policy of the United States to exclude from the apportionment base aliens who are not in a lawful immigration status under the Immigration and Nationality Act."

      The memo directs Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the census, to provide the president with data about the number of people who are undocumented so that when census officials present the president with the final count, the president can exclude them from the population totals used ...
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    2. Joe Biden Considers 4 Black Women as Potential Running Mates

      Joe Biden Considers 4 Black Women as Potential Running Mates

      Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Monday he was considering four Black women to be his running mate, and has been receiving extensive vetting briefings about each potential candidate.

      "I am not committed to naming any (of the potential candidates), but the people I've named, and among them there are four Black women," Biden told MSNBC's Joy Reid on "The ReidOut."
      He said he is getting a "two-hour vetting report" on each of his potential picks, and that he and his team have gone through "about four candidates" so far. "Then, when I get all the vetting done of all the candidates, then I'm going to narrow the list, and then we'll see. And then ...
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    3. Nancy Pelosi Refers to Coronavirus as the 'Trump Virus'

      Nancy Pelosi Refers to Coronavirus as the 'Trump Virus'

      Speaker Nancy Pelosi dubbed the coronavirus the “Trump virus” on Tuesday evening, ratcheting up her rhetoric over President Trump’s handling of the pandemic.

      "Well, I think with the president's comments today, he recognized the mistakes he has made by now embracing mask-wearing and the recognition this is not a hoax. It is a pandemic that has gotten worse before it will get better because of his inaction," Pelosi said on CNN's "The Situation Room."

      "In fact, clearly, it is the Trump virus," Pelosi added, reiterating the phrase later in the interview as well.

      The Democratic leader was responding to the president's briefing at the White House earlier Tuesday in which he praised the use of face ...

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    4. Trump to Potentially Deploy Federal Agents to All Major Cities

      Trump to Potentially Deploy Federal Agents to All Major Cities

      President Trump on Monday signaled he may order federal agents to be deployed to Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia and other major cities as he threatens to crack down further on unrest across the country.

      Trump was asked in the Oval Office about reports that the government was sending 175 federal troops to those cities to aid local law enforcement. "Well, it depends on what your definition of 'troops' is," he told reporters. "I mean, we're sending law enforcement."

      Trump cited heightened violence in Chicago and New York City, in particular, both of which have seen a rise in shootings in recent weeks. In the latter's case, he blamed city and state officials for restricting police from taking ...

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    5. Joe Biden Unveils 'Caregiving Economy' Plan

      Joe Biden Unveils 'Caregiving Economy' Plan

      Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday proposed new tax credits for those who care for children, seniors and disabled people and said he would build tens of thousands of new child-care facilities as part of a plan to bolster what his campaign called the "caregiving economy."

      Biden is set to detail his plan in a speech Tuesday afternoon in New Castle, Delaware. It's the third plank of the "build back better" economic platform the former vice president is rolling out in advance of next month's Democratic National Convention.
      Biden's plans -- which have included manufacturing and clean energy, and are also expected to include a future speech on how he would address racial injustice in the ...
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    6. Pelosi Vows that Trump 'Will Be Leaving' After 2020 Election

      Pelosi Vows that Trump 'Will Be Leaving' After 2020 Election

      House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that President Donald Trump, “Whether he knows it yet or not, he will be leaving” the White House, despite Trump’s refusal to commit to respecting the 2020 presidential election results.

      “There is a process,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” referring to presidential elections and the Constitutional mechanism for putting their winners into the White House.

      “It has nothing to do with a certain occupant of the White House doesn’t feel like moving and has to be fumigated out of there,” she said.

      Pelosi’s comments came a day after the broadcast of a Fox News interview with Trump, during which journalist Chris Wallace asked the Republican president if he ...

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    7. Confederate Flag is Proud Symbol of the South, Trump Claims

      Confederate Flag is Proud Symbol of the South, Trump Claims

      U.S. President Donald Trump declined to say the Confederate flag was an offensive symbol in an interview broadcast on Sunday, saying it is a source of pride for people who love the South.

      The Republican president was asked on “Fox News Sunday” if the flag, a symbol of U.S. slavery and white supremacy for many Americans, was offensive.

      “It depends on who you’re talking about, when you’re talking about,” Trump responded. “When people proudly had their Confederate flags they’re not talking about racism. They love their flag, it represents the South. They like the South ... I say it’s freedom of many things, but it’s freedom of speech.”

      Trump has in the past appeared ...
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    8. Kanye West Criticizes Harriet Tubman at First Event as Candidate

      Kanye West Criticizes Harriet Tubman at First Event as Candidate

      Rapper Kanye West, in his first event since declaring himself a presidential candidate, ranted against historical figure Harriet Tubman on Sunday, saying the Underground Railroad conductor “never actually freed the slaves, she just had them work for other white people,” comments that drew shouts of opposition from some in the crowd.

      West delivered a lengthy monologue, touching on topics from abortion and religion to international trade and licensing deals, before a crowd in North Charleston, South Carolina. Whether he is actually seeking the nation's highest office remains a question.

      Tubman is one of the most respected figures of 19th century America. An African American who escaped slavery, she helped enslaved Black men and women travel north to freedom and ...

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    9. Trump Disputes Fox News Poll Showing Biden Lead

      Trump Disputes Fox News Poll Showing Biden Lead

      President Trump disputed a new Fox News poll showing him trailing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by 8 points, calling it “fake” and criticizing the network’s polls as “among the worst.”

      Trump, during a contentious interview with Fox News’s Chris Wallace that aired on “Fox News Sunday,” insisted he is “not losing” the presidential race, despite a number of recent polls showing him trailing Biden both nationally and in key battleground states.

      “I'm not losing, because those are fake polls. They were fake in 2016 and now they're even more fake. The polls were much worse in 2016,” Trump said in the interview taped on Friday, suggesting the surveys were skewed because pollsters did not ...

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    10. Trump Insists Next COVID Relief Bill Include Payroll Tax Cuts

      Trump Insists Next COVID Relief Bill Include Payroll Tax Cuts

      President Donald Trump has signaled to Hill Republicans that he will not sign a new coronavirus stimulus package without the inclusion of a payroll tax cut, according to three sources close to the issue.

      This new red line from the White House serves to illustrate the challenges that lay ahead in negotiating another Covid-19 relief package. GOP and Democratic congressional leaders are trillions of dollars apart in funding goals for the package, as well as how those funds will be spent.

      Republicans have pushed for an overhaul to liability laws, which Democrats are skittish of, and Democrats are insisting on state and local funding, and enhanced unemployment benefits, which Republicans are cool to.

      Trump's thinking, of course, is always ...

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    11. Supreme Court Declines Overturning Ruling Revoking Florida Felons' Voting Rights

      Supreme Court Declines Overturning Ruling Revoking Florida Felons' Voting Rights

      The Supreme Court on Thursday let stand a lower court ruling that could strip voting eligibility from up to 1 million Florida felons who have completed their sentences but have yet to pay outstanding fines, restitution and other fees. In an unsigned opinion, the conservative-majority court declined to revisit a federal appeals court ruling that permits Florida to stop felons with outstanding court-imposed debt from registering to vote as a July 20 primary election registration deadline approaches.

      Three of the court’s more liberal justices, Sonia SotomayorRuth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan, dissented. "Under this scheme, nearly a million otherwise-eligible citizens cannot vote unless they pay money," wrote Sotomayor, who called the policy a "voter paywall."

      The dispute concerns ...

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    12. Trump Given July 27th Deadline to File Additional Challenges to Subpoena

      Trump Given July 27th Deadline to File Additional Challenges to Subpoena

      A federal judge endorsed the schedule put forward jointly by President Donald Trump's legal team and the Manhattan district attorney's office, giving the President's lawyers until July 27 to file additional challenges to a grand jury subpoena for his financial records.

      During a court hearing Thursday, Judge Victor Marrero asked both sides to address any new challenges to the subpoena following the Supreme Court's ruling that the President does not have broad immunity against state grand jury investigations.
      Trump's lawyers said in a court filing that they might challenge it on grounds raised in a concurring opinion written by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, which included whether the subpoena is too broad, issued in bad faith and ...
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    13. Trump Replaces Campaign Manager As Polls Show Him Trailing Biden

      Trump Replaces Campaign Manager As Polls Show Him Trailing Biden

      President Donald Trump shook up his campaign leadership on Wednesday, announcing he was promoting Bill Stepien to be his campaign manager and demoting Brad Parscale, who had been serving in that role.

      The announcement comes on the same day that two national polls showed the President trailing presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden by double digits. There may be more staffing changes to come at the campaign, but nothing significant is expected in the immediate future, an official tells CNN.
      The future of Parscale, who had been lauded by the President and his allies as a digital guru who helped secure Trump's first election effort and became his reelection campaign manager in early 2018, had been in serious doubt for ...
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    14. Rollback of Environmental Law NEPA Finalized by Trump

      Rollback of Environmental Law NEPA Finalized by Trump

      The White House finalized its rollback of one of the nation’s bedrock environmental laws Wednesday, with President Trump calling the law the “single biggest obstacle” to major construction projects.

      Critics say the rollback will gut the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which for 50 years has required the government to weigh environmental and community concerns before approving pipelines, highways, drilling permits, new factories or any major action on federal lands.

      The changes from the Trump administration aim to streamline environmental reviews that industry complains can take years to complete. The reviews can take roughly four and a half years, while the White House would like to reduce that to two years.

      The rollback removes requirements to consider climate change ...

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    15. Trump to Fight Supreme Court's Subpoena of His Tax Returns

      Trump to Fight Supreme Court's Subpoena of His Tax Returns

      President Donald Trump's lawyers told a federal judge on Wednesday that they intend to keep fighting a New York grand jury subpoena for his tax returns and will file their legal objections before the end of the month.

      Both Trump and the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance, called for an expedited process in a joint filing before a federal district court judge in New York. Trump's lawyers said they would file their initial objection to the subpoena by July 27. The final legal briefs from both sides would be due Aug. 14.

      Trump's lawyers said the president intends to take full advantage of the avenues the Supreme Court left open to him in its ruling last week ...
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    16. Trump Administration Drops Plan to Deport Online-Only International Students

      Trump Administration Drops Plan to Deport Online-Only International Students

      Two of the country’s top universities won a major victory over the Trump administration on Tuesday, after the government agreed to halt its plan to deport international college students who only use online courses to study this fall.

      The decision marks a stunning retreat for the Trump administration, which left schools and students reeling following a July 6 announcement that spurred lawsuits and condemnation from a growing list of states, schools, politicians, labor unions and tech sector giants. That included the powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which announced it was "pleased that the Department of Homeland Security rescinded its ill-conceived policy regarding international students" following the decision.

      Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sued both DHS and ...

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    17. $2 Trillion Climate Plan Unveiled by Biden

      $2 Trillion Climate Plan Unveiled by Biden

      Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday outlined an updated climate plan, seeking to invest $2 trillion to boost clean energy and rebuild infrastructure. The proposal is the second plank of his new economic agenda called "Build Back Better," which he first detailed last week in Pennsylvania.

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    18. Jeff Sessions Loses Alabama Senate Seat to Tommy Tuberville

      Jeff Sessions Loses Alabama Senate Seat to Tommy Tuberville

      Tuberville was leading Sessions 63 percent to 37 percent with 35 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press.

      The former football coach will go on to face Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) in November. Jones is considered the most vulnerable Democrat facing reelection in 2020 in a race The Cook Political Report rates as "Lean Republican."

      The runoff comes months after the state's Republican primary in March, when neither Sessions nor Tuberville cleared a majority.  

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    19. Trump Launches New Attacks on Administration's Public Health Officials

      Trump Launches New Attacks on Administration's Public Health Officials

      President Donald Trump on Monday launched new attacks on his own administration’s public health officials, while the White House denied that it had perpetrated a smear campaign against Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the most venerated voices combating the coronavirus.

      As his standing in public polling sags amid record numbers of daily Covid-19 infections in the United States, Trump has continued to express public dissatisfaction with Fauci for his dire assessments of the outbreak, including on social media.

      On Monday morning, he retweeted messages from the politically conservative former game show personality Chuck Woolery — who served stints hosting “Wheel of Fortune” and “Love Connection” — which lamented the “most outrageous lies” being spread about the coronavirus pandemic.

      “Everyone is lying ...

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    20. DeVos Faces Backlash After Demanding Schools Reopen Full-Time

      DeVos Faces Backlash After Demanding Schools Reopen Full-Time

      Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faced backlash Monday for demanding that schools reopen for full-time in-person instruction in the fall -- even in places where the virus is surging in the American South and West and without offering a specific plan on how to do so safely -- and doubling down on a threat to cut funding to schools that don't.

      "American investment in education is a promise to students and their families. If schools aren't going to reopen and not fulfill that promise, they shouldn't get the funds, and give it to the families to decide to go to a school that is going to meet that promise," DeVos told "Fox News Sunday."

      "There's going to be the ...

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    21. Senate Democrats Request $25B for Upcoming Coronavirus Response Package

      Senate Democrats Request $25B for Upcoming Coronavirus Response Package

      Senate Democrats on Monday called for Congress to provide $25 billion in emergency funding for production and distribution of a coronavirus vaccine ahead of negotiations on an upcoming response package.

      In addition to the development of the vaccine itself, a massive and complex undertaking is required to manufacture the millions of needed doses, ensure the supply of supporting materials like needles and syringes, and then distribute the vaccine all across the country for people to be vaccinated. 

      Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.), the top Democrat on the Senate Health Committee, released a white paper on Monday saying the Trump administration needs to do more to plan for this undertaking. They are calling for ...

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    22. Pelosi Says Trump "Messing With" Children's Health Amid School Reopenings

      Pelosi Says Trump "Messing With" Children's Health Amid School Reopenings

      House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused President Donald Trump of “messing with” children’s health on Sunday and said federal guidelines on reopening schools amid the coronavirus outbreak should be mandatory.

      The Democratic House of Representatives leader sharply criticized the Trump administration for advocating a return to school in the fall as coronavirus infections surge across the country, particularly in states that reopened their economies earliest during the pandemic.

      The federal government can make the Centers for Disease Control guidelines for reopening schools mandatory, like some state governors have done with anti-coronavirus measures, she said. Critics of the Trump administration’s pandemic response have long called for a national strategy on mitigation efforts.

      “Going back to school presents the biggest risk ...

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    23. Democrats Vow to Prioritize Immigration Reform if Biden Elected President

      Democrats Vow to Prioritize Immigration Reform if Biden Elected President

      Democrats are vowing to move forward with immigration reform if presumptive nominee Joe Biden is elected president and the party also takes back the Senate in this fall’s elections. The prospect would set up a bruising battle in Congress next year, one that Democrats shied away from in 2009 and 2010, after Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008 and Democrats expanded their Senate majority and controlled the House.  

      It also underscores the stakes for the 2020 election. Polls show that Biden has built a lead nationally and in swing states, and Democrats increasingly like their chances of winning back the Senate majority.

      Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said immigration reform legislation “should be” at the front of the ...

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    24. Trump Claims Border Wall Built to Make Him Look Bad

      Trump Claims Border Wall Built to Make Him Look Bad

      Saying it was done to embarrass him, President Donald Trump on Sunday said a reportedly defective section of his new border wall should not have been built by a private company.

      ProPublica and the Texas Tribune reported Thursday that a segment of the wall along the Texas-Mexico border was showing dangerous “signs of erosion“ only months after being completed. The section was constructed by Fisher Industries of North Dakota, whose owner called the design a “Lamborghini.” It cost $42 million.

      “I disagreed,” Trump tweeted Sunday, “with doing this very small (tiny) section of wall, in a tricky area, by a private group which raised money by ads. It was only done to make me look bad, and perhsps it now ...

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