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White House effort to undermine Fauci is criticized by public health experts, scientists and DemocratsThe White House's effort to undermine top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci drew criticism from a wide range of scientists, academicians and lawmakers.
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Trump administration to recommend National Guard as option to help hospitals report coronavirus dataA letter, to be sent to governors imminently, backs away from earlier drafts as recently as Friday that had directed state leaders to deploy the National Guard to help hospitals with daily data submissions.
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Texas Senate runoff asks whether what worked for Democrats in 2018 still works in 2020Many national Democrats support veteran MJ Hegar, but African American state Sen. Royce West is gaining energy from social protests.
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Trump cites game show host on pandemic while undercutting doctors and questioning their expertiseWhile the president has played down the virus and dismissed the warnings of public health experts for months, his recent push has come amid a fresh surge in cases and concern over how to safely reopen schools.
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How problematic is Trump’s Roger Stone commutation? Just ask William Barr.Barr said in his confirmation hearing in the past year that a president couldn't give a pardon in exchange for someone promising not to incriminate them.
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The White House’s maligning of Anthony Fauci, annotatedThe White House has promoted talking points that attack Fauci for saying things Trump said long after health officials changed their tune, and otherwise omit plenty of context. Here's what Fauci said and what we knew at the time.
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Roger Stone, and Trump’s extraordinary record on clemencyAn inordinate number of Trump’s pardons and commutations have gone to people with either personal or political ties to him, and he has also shown himself willing to intervene in serious cases, such as those involving murder or corruption, that other presidents have avoided.
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The White House’s favorite new coronavirus metric — mortality rate — probably won’t be a favorite for longIt’s a useful measure because of the specific qualities of the pandemic in the immediate moment, including the now-rising death rate.
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How problematic is Trump’s Roger Stone commutation? Just ask William Barr.Barr said in his confirmation hearing in the past year that a president couldn't give a pardon in exchange for someone promising not to incriminate them.
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White House lawyer gives Trump extra time to file his personal financial disclosure forms, the second extension since May 15A White House spokesperson said Trump needed more time because he has been focused on the coronavirus and other matters.
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A month later, Pence’s wildly optimistic view of the pandemic has proved almost entirely wrongThe head of the government's coronavirus response completely failed to see the new surge coming — and denied that it was.
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Trump’s attacks on Fauci and other experts reinforce that he’d rather Americans be confused than concernedWith the alternative being accountability, Trump's coronavirus response devolves into an attempt to muddy the waters.
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The White House’s maligning of Anthony Fauci, annotatedThe White House has promoted talking points that attack Fauci for saying things Trump said long after health officials changed their tune, and otherwise omit plenty of context. Here's what Fauci said and what we knew at the time.
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The Daily 202: Trump’s move to weaken key environmental law could sideline communities of colorThe decision to scale back NEPA will speed the development of pipelines and other infrastructure projects.
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Power Up: Trump breaks with health officials as pandemic worsens in key statesTesting is lagging as Florida sets infection record.
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State, local governments wrestle over quickly dwindling coronavirus aid, complicating talks on next federal billA $150 billion federal program designed to help states, cities and counties respond to the coronavirus pandemic has pit governments against each other, forcing them to scrap over the fast-dwindling, limited aid.
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Trump says his economic policies have been good for African Americans. Look closer.Trump’s policies and programs — notably regarding the Minority Business Development Agency and the Small Business Administration — have not helped black economic development.
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President Trump has made more than 20,000 false or misleading claimsIn just 14 months, President Trump doubled the number of claims he made in the first 27 months of his presidency.
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How a bipartisan stimulus became a political stumbling blockIn this edition: The newly bitter politics of the CARES Act, the closing messages in next week’s primaries, and the president cancels a rally while donning a mask.
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Trump frustrated with campaign manager Parscale amid falling pollsBrad Parscale is brash and self-promoting as Trump’s campaign manager. But he’s increasingly out favor with his boss, and others in the campaign are gaining influence.
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Sen. Graham says Mueller may be invited to testify in wake of op-ed on Trump’s commutation of Stone sentenceMueller had defended his office’s prosecution of Stone, Trump’s longtime friend and political adviser, in a Washington Post op-ed a day earlier.
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Biden’s vision comes into view, and it’s much more liberal than it wasAs Joe Biden balances a liberal surge with his longtime centrism, a governing blueprint emerges that’s far more progressive than Biden’s record but doesn’t go as far as many liberals want.
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Trump’s drop in polls has confident Democrats sensing ‘a tsunami coming’ in NovemberBoth Democratic and Republican operatives increasingly view Trump as a drag on GOP candidates in many key Senate and House races — especially in suburban areas, where polling and focus group data suggest he has been bleeding support.
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Trump dons mask in public for the first time, months after public health experts said everyone shouldTrump has disparaged his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, for wearing a mask and publicly downplayed the importance of face coverings during the pandemic.
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