Trump Focused On Stock Market Amid Pandemic – Politics Article

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 appealed to growing frustrations…

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WH Dodges On Trump Mask Refusal – Politics Article

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…

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Atlanta Mayor Tests Positive For COVID – Politics Article

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 that she was prompted to get tested…

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Susan Rice Rips Trump Russia Claim – Politics Article

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 House press…

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Texas Mayors Refute Trump COVID-19 Claim – Politics Article

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 statewide rule requiring masks…

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Biggs Clashes With Cavuto | Talking Points Memo – Politics Article

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 to normalcy” and called for…

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McConnell Urges Mask Wearing | Talking Points Memo – Politics Article

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday jumped on the Republican bandwagon urging the public to continue wearing face masks as coronavirus cases surge in several states. During a Senate floor speech, McConnell sought to find a “middle ground” amid the pandemic, which includes wearing masks. President Trump has yet to wear a mask in public and has not encouraged the public to do so, though the White House says Trump has no issues with masks. “Until we have a…

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Pence Encourages Mask Wearing | Talking Points Memo – Politics Article

Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday said that he is now on board with encouraging the public to wear masks after initially punting to local health officials for guidance amid recent spikes in coronavirus cases. After praising Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) efforts to restart the economy last month during a press conference at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Pence acknowledged the surge of coronavirus cases in the state and touted Abbott’s efforts to promote social distancing in…

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Mulvaney Brushes Off Trump Criticism – Politics Article

Former acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney isn’t worried about President Trump’s re-election prospects in light of former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s damning tell-all book recalling his experiences in the Trump administration. Mulvaney hopped on the Bolton bashing bandwagon during an interview on MSNBC Tuesday by criticizing the former national security adviser for being “tough to work with” and having an ego that is “too big to follow the President down any road.” Mulvaney went on to…

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Nadler Shrugs Off House Dem’s Planned Defection To GOP: He’s Just Trying To Keep His Seat – Politics Article

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) waved aside Rep. Jeff Van Drew’s (D-NJ) planned switch to the Republican Party on Sunday, asserting that the lawmaker is merely trying to get reelected. “Well, first of all, what he’s reacting to is public polling that shows he can’t get renominated,” Nadler told ABC News’ “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos. “His electorate in his district is 24 percent to renominate him and 60 percent to nominate somebody else.” “But more to that point, this is…

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Collins Demands Nadler Postpone Judiciary Committee’s Impeachment Hearing On Monday – Politics Article

House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins (R-GA) demanded this weekend that committee chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) delay the impeachment hearing scheduled for Monday. “Chairman Nadler has no choice but to postpone Monday’s hearing in the wake of a last-minute document transmission that shows just how far Democrats have gone to pervert basic fairness,” Collins said in a statement on Saturday, following the committee’s release of its report outlining the constitutional basis for impeaching President Donald Trump. The Republican lawmaker…

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Collins Declares Schiff Will Be His ‘First And Foremost’ Witness In Judiciary Impeachment Hearing – Politics Article

On Sunday, House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins (R-GA) vowed to make House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) testify in the Judiciary committee’s impeachment hearings. Collins made the announcement when Fox News host Chris Wallace asked him who Republicans would subpoena once the Intelligence committee completes its report on its investigation into President Donald Trump this week. “First and foremost, the first person that needs to testify, is Adam Schiff,” the Republican lawmaker said. “Adam Schiff is the…

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MSNBC Mistakenly Uses Pic Of White Nationalist Richard Spencer Instead Of Navy Secretary – Politics Article

Witness the curse of sharing a name with one of the most notorious white nationalists in the country. On Sunday morning, MSNBC’s “AM Joy” host Joy Reid discussed a fiery Washington Post op-ed penned by former Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, who was ousted last week after he tried to convince the White House to keep President Donald Trump from meddling in the Eddie Gallagher case. “This is what Spencer wrote in an op-ed about what the White House did,” Reid said…

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Top Dem Says It’s ‘Quite Likely’ Nunes Will Be Investigated For Potential Ethics Violation – Politics Article

House Armed Services Committee Chair Adam Smith (D-WA) said on Saturday that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) faces an ethics investigation for allegedly working with Lev Parnas, one of Rudy Giuliani’s indicted associates. During an interview on “AM Joy,” MSNBC host Joy Ann Reid asked Smith about a potential ethics investigation into Nunes after Parnas’ attorney told the Daily Beast on Wednesday that his client had arranged contacts for Nunes in 2018 to help with his “investigations.” “Quite likely, without question,”…

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GOPer Says Trump’s Attack On Yovanovitch Was ‘Unfortunate’ But Not Intimidation – Politics Article

Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) described President Donald Trump’s hostile tweet about impeachment investigation witness Marie Yovanovitch as “unfortunate” on Sunday, but he argued that it wasn’t witness intimidation. CNN’s “State of the Union” host Jake Tapper asked Turner about the tweet Trump had sent in the middle of Yovanovitch’s hearing on Friday that claimed “everywhere” Yovanovitch had worked as a diplomat “turned bad,” a tweet Yovanovitch said she found “very intimidating.” “Does it concern you at all that a witness…

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