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Reporter's Notebook: Confederate statues, PPP highlight Congressional Republicans' struggles

  • News source: Chad Pergram
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One could consolidate the challenges facing Republicans in 2020 into a matter of hours late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning last week.

It was a little bit coronavirus pandemic, a little bit economic crisis, a little bit protest and a little bit electoral politics.

Washington awoke last Wednesday morning to the surprise that Senate Democrats, serving in the minority, were able to finagle Republicans into passing on the spot legislation to extend the Paycheck Protection Program [PPP] through early August.

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Trump claims great progress in fight against the coronavirus despite cases skyrocketing

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President Trump took to the podium of the South Lawn of the White House on Saturday and in his second speech of the weekend, he claimed great progress in the fight against the coronavirus. Nikole Killion reports from the White House.
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Fact-checking Trump's Fourth of July speech

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Washington (CNN)In his Fourth of July speech, President Donald Trump reflected on the nation's history and its accomplishments. He also made several false claims about the coronavirus and his administration's response to the pandemic.

Coronavirus response efforts

According to Trump, his administration's strategy to address coronavirus "is moving along well." He added, "We've learned how to put out the flame."


Facts First: It's misleading for the President to claim the US has "learned how to put out the flame" of coronavirus when the country has...
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Remains of missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen identified, lawyer says

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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The remains of missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen have been identified, her family's lawyer said Sunday evening.

The Army Criminal Investigation Division has yet to independently confirm the identification. ABC News has reached out to Army CID for comment. ...
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Here are the 8 Supreme Court cases the justices have yet to rule on

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Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court is taking an unusually long time to complete its term this year, with decisions in eight cases still under wraps days after the justices would have typically cleared out its docket for the season.

The coronavirus pandemic can be partly blamed for the delay. Already, the justices broke tradition in May by holding oral arguments over the phone and broadcasting them live as much of the country was under lockdown.

While the court has so far issued opinions in dozens of cases, including several major ones last month...
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Trump delivers divisive July 4th speech and downplays pandemic

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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President Trump used his stage on the White House South Lawn on Saturday to accuse social justice protesters of trying to "destroy America," while saying little about Americans lost to COVID-19. Mark Strassmann reports on the growing coronavirus number, while Nikole Killion joins CBSN to discuss the latest coming out of the White House.
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US holiday fuels worries about skyrocketing virus cases

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PORTLAND, Maine -- School districts across America are in the midst of making wrenching decisions over how to resume classes in settings radically altered by the
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Trump to hold outdoor New Hampshire rally July 11, campaign announces

  • News source: Paul Steinhauser
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President Trump’s re-election campaign announced Sunday that the president will headline an outdoor rally in the battleground state of New Hampshire next weekend, just his second rally since the coronavirus pandemic swept across the nation in March.

Campaign staffers said the rally will be held next Saturday, July 11, at the Portsmouth International Airport in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

The president drew smaller-than-expected crowds at his first rally, which took place in Tulsa, Okla., on June 20.

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Trump to hold outdoor campaign rally in New Hampshire on Saturday

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(CNN)President Donald Trump plans to hold an outdoor campaign rally in New Hampshire on Saturday as he continues his push for in-person events amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The rally is scheduled to take place at the Portsmouth International Airport at 8 p.m. ET, and "there will be ample access to hand sanitizer and all attendees will be provided a face mask that they are strongly encouraged to wear," the campaign said in a news release.

New Hampshire is one of the few states reporting a decline in coronavirus cases. Coronavirus cases are on the...
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When the President's own medical advisers refuse to correct his misleading claim, the coronavirus trust gap grows

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(CNN)On Saturday night, President Donald Trump made the dangerously inaccurate claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "totally harmless." On Sunday morning, one of his top health experts failed to correct the assertion, a stunning breakdown of the government's core duty to keep Americans safe and protect the public health.

CNN's Dana Bash pressed US Food and Drug Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn repeatedly Sunday morning to explain the President's false statement in his Fourth of July speech from the South Lawn of the White House, one that minimized...
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Bash presses GOP senator: You criticized Obama in 2014 for this

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CNN's Dana Bash questions Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) over her criticism of former President Obama over his handling of the Ebola outbreak in 2014, compared to President Trump's current handling of the coronavirus crisis.
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7/5: Turner, Gimenez, Gottlieb

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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This week on "Face the Nation," a disturbing 4th of July weekend as the coronavirus wildfire continues to spread and the president's fiery rhetoric divided, rather than united, America.
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