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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Monday, August 10, 2020

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Mnuchin says new federal jobless aid will be available from states within 2 weeks
In virus talks, Pelosi holds firm; Mnuchin wants a deal
Trump's $400 in unemployment aid: When would it start?
Trump abruptly escorted out of White House press briefing, returns to say there was a 'shooting' outside
Secret Service escorts Trump from briefing room after shooting outside White House
Fact check: Interrupted by shooting, Trump continues to spin false narrative around mail-in voting and coronavirus
Judge balks at White House’s executive privilege claim over Ukraine emails
Biden has spoken to his top choices for vice president — and a decision is imminent
Harris favored as Biden edges closer to VP pick
Internal Facebook investigation reveals widespread scale of QAnon conspiracy
Trump argues Susan Rice has this ‘potential liability’ if Biden chooses her for VP
Will New York slap Trump with an October surprise?
'Crazy' Baltimore gas explosion destroys homes (Video)
Powerful derecho leaves path of devastation across Midwest
House puts off floor votes until mid-September amid coronavirus gridlock
Trump’s bet on a pre-election rebound meets a new test
When the mail is politicized, everything is politicized
Governors air frustrations with Trump on unemployment plans
Possible Biden VP pick: Susan Rice, the diplomat and lightning rod
UN envoy Kelly Craft vows US pushing issue of human rights in China 'at every opportunity we have'
Trump, coaches push for college football...

Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Sunday, August 9, 2020

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Below are some of the top political news stories of the day:

Trump suggests some states may 'pay nothing' as part of unemployment plan
Fed's Evans says another coronavirus aid package 'incredibly important': interview
Sen. Ron Johnson denies getting dirt on Biden from Ukrainian lawmaker, blasts Blumenthal for 'twisting' classified briefings
The *final* Joe Biden VP rankings
Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran
Trump is smashing ethical norms and setting a dangerous precedent during an election year, officials say
Trump says he's open to allowing unemployed to get enhanced benefits without states paying part of the cost
Trump's postmaster general is playing with political fire
Hillary Clinton bashes Trump's executive orders as 'a stunt' and 'a big diversion'
Trump end run around Congress raises questions on his claims
Democrats Slam Trump's Executive Actions, Critiquing Both Substance And Legality
Maxine Waters says she's confident Biden will choose a Black woman as a running mate
As Biden mulls his choice, women's groups brace for sexist, racist attacks on VP
Trump denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore
Puerto Rico’s primary goes off the rails
Bill Barr: ANTIFA is 'new form of urban guerrilla warfare' (Video)
States on hook for billions under Trump’s unemployment plan
Trump’s executive actions under fire as unemployed Americans eager for relief
Schumer: Idea that $600 unemployment benefit keeps workers away from jobs 'belittles the American people'
Coronavirus negotiation 'makes me wonder' if Democrats want to tank economy: Navarro

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Players kneeling for anthem met with boos before MLS game

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There was a smattering of boos when players from FC Dallas and Nashville SC collectively took a knee during the national anthem before their game in Frisco, Texas
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Doug Schoen breaks down Democratic House primaries, says far-left has shown staying power

  • News source: Victor Garcia
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Recent primary victories by three key members of the "Squad" of far-left House Democrats are reminders that that wing of the party isn't going anywhere soon, Democratic pollster Doug Schoen told "The Ingraham Angle" Wednesday.

"'Representative [Ilhan] Omar [D-Minn.] was facing a very well-funded candidate, also a self-described progressive who outraised her ... in the second quarter and she won by, I think, over 15 points. Representative Tlaib [D-Mich.] won handily. And AOC was renominated with about three quarters of the vote," Schoen told guest...
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US calls for shower rules to be eased after Trump hair complaints

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The US government has proposed changing the definition of a showerhead to allow increased water flow, following complaints from President Donald Trump about his hair routine.

Under a 1992 law, showerheads in the US are not allowed to produce more than 2.5 gallons (9.5l) of water per minute.

The Trump administration wants this limit to apply to each nozzle, rather than the overall fixture.

Consumer and conservation groups argue that it is wasteful and unnecessary.

The changes were proposed by the Department of Energy on Wednesday following...
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China launches 'Clean Plate' campaign against food waste

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China has stepped up measures to reduce food waste, after President Xi Jinping called the amount wasted "shocking and distressing".

The "Clean Plate Campaign" comes after Mr Xi highlighted that Covid-19 had "sounded the alarm" on food waste.

He added that China had to "maintain a sense of crisis about food security".

It also comes after weeks of mass flooding across southern China which left farms wrecked and ruined tons of produce.

However, Chinese state news agency the Global Times said these factors would not lead to a food crisis, but that...
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Dolphin stampede wows whale watchers

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A safari group sailing near Dana Point in southern California came across a travelling pod of dolphins.
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China's Tencent downplays Trump's WeChat app ban

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Tencent has played down Donald Trump's ban on its WeChat app, believing it will only affect its US operations.

The tech giant runs an equivalent messaging platform in China called Weixin which it hopes will be unaffected.

The bigger fallout may be Apple's sales in China if its iPhones aren't allowed to download Chinese messaging apps.

WeChat has more than one billion users worldwide but says the US only accounts for 2% of its revenue.

Last Friday, US President Donald Trump ordered US firms to stop doing business with both WeChat and TikTok within...
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DeVos accuses teachers unions of concern with 'alternative agendas' like 'defunding police' over students

  • News source: Charles Creitz
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Teachers unions have shown themselves as being more concerned with political agendas and posturing than offering students a fulfilling learning experience, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told "The Ingraham Angle" Wednesday.

DeVos told guest host Mike Huckabee that she was glad to see Democratic Govs. Phil Murphy of New Jersey and Andrew Cuomo of New York support reopening schools this fall, and said that it is imperative for families "not to be held captive to other people's fears or agendas."

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Schweizer claims Harris 'deep-sixed' release of documents ID'ing clergy accused of sex abuse as city DA

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Presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris' handling of cases involving alleged child sex abuse by Catholic priests while she was San Francisco District Attorney should receive more scrutiny, investigative journalist and author Peter Schweizer told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Wednesday.

Schweizer told host Tucker Carlson that when Harris took office in 2004, her predecessor, Democrat Terence Hallinan, left her with "hundreds of pages" of internal Catholic Church documents that included names of 40 accused clergy.

"Hallinan was...
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AOC posts poem after told she’ll get 1 minute to speak at Dem convention

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Time – even as short as one minute -- is what you make of it, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared to be saying Wednesday evening.

The New York Democrat reacted on Twitter to reports that she’ll get just 60 seconds to speak when she participates next week in the Democratic Party’s mostly online national convention.

Ocasio-Cortez quoted from “God’s Minute,” by the late civil rights leader Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, whose poem was a commentary on the brevity of life.

“I only have a minute. Sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, I did not choose it...
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Pro-life journalist David Daleiden rips Kamala Harris' 'radical disrespect and contempt' for First Amendment

  • News source: Sam Dorman
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Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden blasted Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Wednesday for what he described as her "radical disrespect and contempt" for the First Amendment.

"I hope that all Americans ... are going to be able to come together to oppose the kind of radical disrespect and contempt for the First Amendment and for First Amendment civil liberties that Kamala Harris has demonstrated throughout her career," Daleiden told "Hannity."

As California's attorney general, Harris sued Daleiden through an unprecendented application of...
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Hatch Act does not prohibit Trump from delivering RNC acceptance speech on White House grounds, agency says

  • News source: Caitlin McFall
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House Oversite Committee Ranking member Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., announced Wednesday night that President Trump is legally able to deliver his Republican National Convention speech from the White House lawn.

Comer told Fox News Wednesday in a statement that the Hatch Act does not prevent Trump's use of the venue. He said that will likely not stop Democrats who "continue to deflect, deter and undermine every lawful action" by the president.

“Truth be told, Democrats should be comforted knowing that the President can deliver his acceptance speech...
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New Zealand coronavirus: 14 new Covid-19 cases reported

  • News source: BBC News - World
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New Zealand has reported 14 new Covid-19 cases a day after its biggest city, Auckland, went back into lockdown.

The detection of four new infected family members earlier this week shocked a country that had recorded no locally transmitted cases for more than three months.

Of the new cases, 13 have been linked back to this family, while one is an overseas arrival who was in quarantine.

A three-day lockdown was imposed in Auckland on Wednesday.

"We can see the seriousness of the situation we are in," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a news...
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Widow of Harris staffer shares touching story about her

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Beth Foster Gayle, the widow of Sen. Kamala Harris's former press secretary Tyrone Gayle, tells CNN's Anderson Cooper how Harris reacted to her husband's cancer diagnosis, and how she was there for him in his last days.
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Pence tells 'Hannity' he 'can't wait' to debate Kamala Harris, says voters' choice 'could not be clearer'

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Presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris has "embraced the agenda of the radical left," Vice President Mike Pence told "Hannity" Wednesday, adding that he "can't wait" for the Oct. 7 vice presidential debate in Utah.

"I think she is a skilled debater, but I can't wait to get to Salt Lake City and be on the stage --whether to compare Joe Biden's nearly 50 years in public life, the agenda of the radical left, the agenda that she's embraced throughout her political career -- with the results of this president and this...
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Sen. Ron Johnson defends investigating Joe, Hunter Biden's ties to Ukraine: 'They put themselves' in spotlight

  • News source: Sam Dorman
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Former Vice President Joe Biden's son wasn't unfairly targeted by Republicans, but rather brought scrutiny on himself by serving on the board of Burisma Holdings in a conflict of interest, Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., argued on "The Story" Wednesday.

"We didn't target the Bidens," Johnson told host Martha MacCallum. "We were actually looking at potential DNC involvement corrupting some of the agencies in the Obama Administration."

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