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    1. Chris Wallace Gets Backlash for Letting First Debate Go Wild

      Chris Wallace Gets Backlash for Letting First Debate Go Wild

      Fox News anchor Chris Wallace was criticized Tuesday night for letting the first debate of the 2020 presidential cycle quickly go off the rails.

      Much of the debate was plagued with crosstalk as President Donald Trump, former Vice President Joe Biden and Wallace, the moderator, all talked over one another. And Wallace could not get Trump to stop interrupting, despite scolding him multiple times and reminding him that his campaign had agreed to the ground rules.

      CNN media reporter Oliver Darcy wrote that Wallace was responsible for “the circus that aired on national TV.”

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    2. Trump Calls NYT's Report on his Taxes 'Totally Fake News'

      Trump Calls NYT's Report on his Taxes 'Totally Fake News'

      President Donald Trump on Sunday dismissed as “totally fake news” a New York Times report about how little he has paid in federal taxes.

      “It’s fake news,” Trump told reporters at a news conference in the White House briefing room. “It’s totally fake news. Made up. Fake.”

      The Times obtained more than two decades of Trump’s tax information and reported earlier on Sunday that the president paid only $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, the year he won the presidency and his first year in the White House.

      “He had paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years — largely because he reported losing much more money than he ...

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    3. Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron Faces African-American Fury Over Taylor Case

      Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron Faces African-American Fury Over Taylor Case

      Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron — the 34-year-old, up-and-coming Black Republican who snagged a prime-time speaking slot at Donald Trump’s convention last month — has been pegged as a potential successor to Mitch McConnell in the Senate someday.

      But after his handling of the Breonna Taylor case this week, Cameron will have to get there over the fierce opposition of many African Americans in his home state and across the country.

      For months, Cameron resisted intense pressure to charge the officers who shot and killed Taylor, 26, in her own home in March. Eventually the case went to a grand jury, which this week cleared two of the three officers involved in the shooting. During a lengthy news conference Wednesday, Cameron ...

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    4. DeSantis Wants Protection for Partying College Students Under COVID-19 Guidelines

      DeSantis Wants Protection for Partying College Students Under COVID-19 Guidelines

      Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested on Thursday that Florida could create a “bill of rights” to protect college students who face expulsion for attending parties under the strict Covid-19 guidelines schools are attempting to enforce.

      Calling the policies “incredibly draconian” at a public health event, the Republican governor said the state is exploring its options for students without going into much detail. The idea comes as school leaders in Florida and beyond threaten stiff penalties for breaking social distancing rules in an effort to keep coronavirus transmission low and campuses open throughout the full semester.

      “I personally think it’s incredibly draconian that a student would get potentially expelled for going to a party,” DeSantis said Thursday. “That’s what college ...

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    5. Chief Justice Remembers RBG as a 'Star'

      Chief Justice Remembers RBG as a 'Star'

      One of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s colleagues on the Supreme Court remembered the late justice Wednesday as a “star'' jurist and a fierce warrior whose personal experiences with discrimination fueled her fight for equality and improved life for all in her nearly three decades on the bench.

      In an emotional eulogy at the high court on Wednesday, Chief Justice John Roberts likened Ginsburg, who died on Friday of complications from cancer, to family, and called her a force on the court despite her small stature.

      “Her voice in court and in our conference room was soft but when she spoke, people listened,” Roberts told a small group of her family, friends and fellow Supreme Court justices. “She was not an ...

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    6. CDC Director Warns Americans Won't Return to Normal Anytime Soon

      CDC Director Warns Americans Won't Return to Normal Anytime Soon

      The country's recent progress against Covid-19 could be short-lived if Americans do not continue to take precautions like mask wearing and social distancing, HHS testing czar Brett Giroir said Wednesday.

      The number of new infections has decreased nationwide by 48 percent following a spike beginning around Memorial Day, while the number of coronavirus patients in intensive care units has dropped by 62 percent and deaths have fallen 33 percent over the same period, Giroir said during a Senate hearing.

      Still, Giroir and CDC Director Robert Redfield hammered home warnings that America won't return to a new normal anytime soon, even as President Donald Trump insists the country has rounded the "final turn" in its battle against the coronavirus ...

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    7. Biden Wants to Restore Everything Trump Has Diminished in Obamacare

      Biden Wants to Restore Everything Trump Has Diminished in Obamacare

      Joe Biden may not be able to unwind everything President Donald Trump has done to diminish Obamacare.

      Despite Trump’s failure to repeal Obamacare, he’s forced changes on the health care system that Biden will find hard to immediately reverse, if at all. Trump’s expansion of skimpier health insurance alternatives to Obamacare, curbs on reproductive health funding and rollback of contraception coverage have been upheld in the courts. Efforts to reverse those policies are likely to draw legal battles in a court system that will bear the imprint of Trump’s conservative appointees for years.

      And it’s no sure bet that Biden’s plan to build on Obamacare has a clear path in Congress, especially if Republicans ...

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    8. HHS Chief Overrode FDA Officials Objections on Coronavirus Testing Rules

      HHS Chief Overrode FDA Officials Objections on Coronavirus Testing Rules

      Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar led an escalating pressure campaign against his own Food and Drug Administration this spring and summer, urging the agency to abandon its responsibility for ensuring the safety and accuracy of a range of coronavirus tests as the pandemic raged.

      Then in late August, Azar took matters into his own hands. Overriding objections from FDA chief Stephen Hahn, Azar revoked the agency’s ability to check the quality of tests developed by individual labs for their own use, according to seven current and former administration officials with knowledge of the decision.

      The unilateral policy change — which applies to “lab-developed” tests for a wide range of diseases, including Covid-19 — had long been sought by commercial ...

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    9. Anti-inflammatory Drug Might Reduce COVID-19 Recovery Time

      Anti-inflammatory Drug Might Reduce COVID-19 Recovery Time

      A drug company says that adding an anti-inflammatory medicine to a drug already widely used for hospitalized Covid-19 patients shortens their time to recovery by an additional day.

      Eli Lilly announced the results Monday from a 1,000-person study sponsored by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The result have not yet been published or reviewed by independent scientists, but the government confirmed that Lilly's statement was accurate.

      The study tested baricitinib, a pill that Indianapolis-based Lilly already sells as Olumiant to treat rheumatoid arthritis, the less common form of arthritis that occurs when a mistaken or overreacting immune system attacks joints, causing inflammation. An overactive immune system also can lead to serious problems in ...

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    10. Appeals Court Approves Trump Plan to End Protected Immigration Status

      Appeals Court Approves Trump Plan to End Protected Immigration Status

      A federal appeals court has effectively greenlighted the Trump administration’s plan to expel more than 300,000 undocumented immigrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua and Sudan from the U.S. by ending the “temporary protected status” they have enjoyed for as long as two decades.

      A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled 2-1 Monday that a federal judge in San Francisco erred in 2018 when he blocked the administration’s move to terminate the deportation protections granted to nationals of four countries because of natural disasters, wars or other upheavals in their homelands.

      While the 9th Circuit’s decision also lifted that injunction with respect to unlawful immigrants from Haiti, a New York federal judge’s injunction ...

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    11. Trump and his Aides Says Noble Peace Price is Overdue

      Trump and his Aides Says Noble Peace Price is Overdue

      As revelations of President Donald Trump’s early understanding of the coronavirus threat rocked Washington, the White House and its surrogates were focusing on the Nobel Peace Prize.

      On Wednesday, Trump vigorously promoted the news that he had been nominated for the prize, tweeting at least 17 times in less than a half-hour about his candidacy for the prestigious commendation.

      White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany led a news briefing by heralding the nomination, and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner cheered the president for “bringing the Middle East closer together” with the drafting of the Abraham Accords.

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    12. USAID is Shutting Down its Coronavirus Task Force

      USAID is Shutting Down its Coronavirus Task Force

      The U.S. Agency for International Development, which has been on the front lines of the battle with the coronavirus, is about to shut down the task force it set up to tackle the still-ongoing pandemic.

      The decision is being met with concerns by some who fear it will lead to greater dysfunction at USAID, which already faces personnel and structural turmoil. Others, however, say the task force was poorly managed and that its functions can be delegated.

      A USAID spokesperson, in a statement issued after this story was first published, said a new “Readiness Unit“ will help guide bureaus and other divisions as they take over the task force’s responsibilities.

       
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    13. Harris Says She Wouldn't Trust Any Vaccine Released Before Election

      Harris Says She Wouldn't Trust Any Vaccine Released Before Election

      Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris said she wouldn't take President Donald Trump’s word on the reliability of any coronavirus vaccine released before the election.

      Asked in an upcoming interview with CNN if she planned to get a vaccine potentially distributed ahead of November, Harris demurred. “I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump” on the reliability of a vaccine, Harris said. The California senator, however, added that she would trust a “credible” source who could vouch that a vaccine was safe for Americans to receive.

      Harris also expressed concern that Trump has continued to contradict his own health officials amid a pandemic and suggested Friday that a vaccine would “probably” be available in October for ...

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    14. Biden Blames Trump for Chaos School Reopening

      Biden Blames Trump for Chaos School Reopening

      Joe Biden promised Wednesday that he would harness billions of dollars in FEMA disaster aid to pay for supplies like masks and hand sanitizer to help schools reopen, if he's victorious on Election Day.

      The former vice president made that commitment during a speech in Delaware, kicking off a Democratic campaign blitz this week to blame President Donald Trump as parents and students throughout the country struggle with virtual learning and sudden school closures amid coronavirus outbreaks.

      “If president Trump and his administration had done their jobs early on with this crisis, American schools would be open, and they’d be open safely," Biden said during the speech.

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    15. Pelosi Says Trumps Tax Returns will Release if Democrats Wins

      Pelosi Says Trumps Tax Returns will Release if Democrats Wins

      House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that if Democrats take the White House in November, they will unilaterally release President Donald Trump’s long-hidden tax returns.

      In a news conference, she also staunchly defended House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal, including his handling of the fight for the president’s tax records, ahead of a tough primary the Massachusetts Democrat faces next week.

      “When we win this election, and we have a new president of the United States in January, and we have a new secretary of the Treasury, and Richie Neal asks for the president’s returns, then the world will see what the president has been hiding all of this time,” Pelosi told reporters.

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    16. President Trump Deploys Federal Officers to Kenosha, Wisconsin

      President Trump Deploys Federal Officers to Kenosha, Wisconsin

      President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he will order additional federal forces to tamp down violence in Kenosha, Wis., that has arisen in the wake of a police shooting that left a Black man paralyzed.

      "TODAY, I will be sending federal law enforcement and the National Guard to Kenosha, WI to restore LAW and ORDER!" he wrote on Twitter.

      Unrest erupted in the city this week after a police officer shot a Black man multiple times in the back in front of his young children. The man, Jacob Blake, survived that shooting but was left paralyzed and his family says he remains in critical condition. The shooting quickly reinvigorated protests against racial injustice in policing that spread across the country earlier ...

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    17. Hillary Clinton Gave Her Advice to Joe Biden

      Hillary Clinton Gave Her Advice to Joe Biden

      Hillary Clinton is predicting Donald Trump's reelection effort will be a messy affair, and the former Democratic candidate has some advice for Joe Biden: If the race is close, don't concede.

      Speaking with Jennifer Palmieri for Showtime's "The Circus," Clinton said Trump would likely try to take the election by going after absentee voting. She emphasized that even a small margin of votes can have major consequences, harking back to her experience winning the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes and still losing in the Electoral College.

      Democrats, she said, should be ready to fight if the results come back too close to call.

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    18. House Blocked Restriction on Transgenders Serving in the Military

      House Blocked Restriction on Transgenders Serving in the Military

      The House quietly voted Thursday to block the Trump administration's restriction on transgender individuals serving in the military, as part of a $695 billion defense spending bill.

      Lawmakers adopted by voice vote an amendment offered by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) that would block funding for the Pentagon's latest transgender troop policy, which went into effect in April 2019.

      The measure was included in a package of three dozen Democratic amendments to the six-bill, $1.3 trillion spending measure the House is expected to pass on Friday. The measure includes the annual defense funding bill.

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    19. Anthony Fauci Rebukes President Trump's Push for Ineffective Coronavirus Treatment

      Anthony Fauci Rebukes President Trump's Push for Ineffective Coronavirus Treatment

      President Donald Trump on Tuesday doubled down on his promotion of hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19 despite no evidence of the malaria drug’s efficacy in doing so.

      “Many doctors think it is extremely successful, the hydroxychloroquine coupled with the zinc and perhaps the azithromycin,” Trump asserted at a White House briefing, though there is no evidence from at least five rigorous clinical trials that hydroxychloroquine has any impact in preventing the virus or treating mildly to severely ill cases.

      “I happen to think it works in the early stages,” the president continued, repeating his past claim, “I think front-line medical people believe that, too — some. Many.”

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    20. Trump Backs Out on Throwing First Pitch at Yankees Game

      Trump Backs Out on Throwing First Pitch at Yankees Game

      President Donald Trump on Sunday said he would not be throwing out the first pitch at a New York Yankees game next month after all.

      “Because of my strong focus on the China Virus, including scheduled meetings on Vaccines, our economy and much else, I won’t be able to be in New York to throw out the opening pitch for the @Yankees on August 15th,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “We will make it later in the season!

      The president announced on Thursday that he would throw out the first pitch in the Aug. 15 game against the Boston Red Sox, hours before Anthony Fauci, one of the administration’s most recognizable figures in its coronavirus response, threw the ceremonial ...

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    21. Senate Passes Bill Removing Confederate Names, Defying Trump's Veto Threats

      Senate Passes Bill Removing Confederate Names, Defying Trump's Veto Threats

      The Senate overwhelmingly passed its $741 billion defense policy legislation on Thursday, with the Republican-led body defying a threat from President Donald Trump to veto legislation that would force the removal of Confederate names from Army bases.

      Senators approved the National Defense Authorization Act in a 86-14 blowout. Both the House and Senate have passed bills this week with majorities large enough to overcome a veto from Trump.

      Senate and House Armed Services Committee leaders will soon begin negotiations to hammer out the differences in their competing bills.

      The measure would kick off a process forcing the Pentagon to scrub names, monuments and paraphernalia honoring the Confederacy and its leaders from military bases and assets over the next three years ...

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    22. Couple Who Pulled Guns at Protest Face Felony Charge

      Couple Who Pulled Guns at Protest Face Felony Charge

      St. Louis’ top prosecutor told The Associated Press on Monday that she is charging a white husband and wife with felony unlawful use of a weapon for displaying guns during a racial injustice protest outside their mansion.

      Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced the charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who are both personal injury attorneys in their 60s. They also face a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault.

      Gardner said in an interview with the AP ahead of more broadly announcing the charges that the McCloskeys’ actions risked creating a violent situation during an otherwise nonviolent protest.

      “It is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner — that is unlawful in the city of St. Louis,” Gardner said.
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    23. 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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    24. 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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