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As Trump gaslights America about coronavirus, Republicans face a critical choice
Posted on July 6, 2020 at 6:51 am

The gulf between reality and President Donald Trump's delusional vision of a waning coronavirus threat was on full display this weekend, as cases soared in key hotspots while he delivered speeches at Mount Rushmore and at the White House, with little physical distancing and few masks, directly contradicting the advice from his public health experts. […]

When the President's own medical advisers refuse to correct his misleading claim, the coronavirus trust gap grows
Posted on July 5, 2020 at 7:33 pm

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. […]

Fact-checking Trump's Fourth of July speech
Posted on July 5, 2020 at 9:45 pm

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. […]

These charts show how economic progress has stalled for Black Americans since the Civil Rights era
Posted on July 5, 2020 at 3:05 pm

The typical Black American family is virtually no closer to equal footing with its White peers in terms of income and wealth than it was 50 years ago, when Civil Rights-era reforms were enacted to expand opportunity and limit outright racial discrimination. […]

FDA commissioner refuses to defend Trump claim that 99% of Covid-19 cases are 'harmless'
Posted on July 5, 2020 at 3:30 pm

The commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration on Sunday declined to defend President Donald Trump's unfounded claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "totally harmless" and repeatedly refused to say whether Trump's remark is true or false. […]

Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth says Trump's 'priorities are all wrong'
Posted on July 5, 2020 at 8:41 pm

Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth on Sunday condemned President Donald Trump's divisive message at Mount Rushmore over the weekend, saying his "priorities are all wrong" and adding that he has failed in his response to the coronavirus pandemic. […]

Here are the 8 Supreme Court cases the justices have yet to rule on
Posted on July 5, 2020 at 9:26 pm

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. […]

Trump to hold campaign rally in New Hampshire on Saturday
Posted on July 6, 2020 at 1:52 am

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. […]

Mayors and governors are vying for more control over combating coronavirus
Posted on July 5, 2020 at 5:44 pm

In the absence of federal mandates, state and local officials must figure out on their own the tricky road to reopening safely amid the pandemic. […]

Analysis: Trump uses July 4th address to put forward a dangerously misleading claim
Posted on July 5, 2020 at 5:13 pm

As the nation marked a somber Fourth of July with many Americans confined to their homes amid an alarming rise in coronavirus cases, President Donald Trump used his stage on the White House's South Lawn Saturday to put forward a mystifying -- and dangerously misleading claim -- that 99% of coronavirus cases in America are "totally harmless." […]

White House hosts a party in the midst of a pandemic
Posted on July 4, 2020 at 2:41 pm

The White House was always one of the busiest social hubs in Washington, accustomed to hosting at least three to five events per day, ranging from meetings with dignitaries and VIPs to smaller luncheons or private dinners. That is, until Covid-19. […]

Biden campaign reacts to Trump's Mount Rushmore speech: America is 'suffering' from 'divisive president'
Posted on July 4, 2020 at 9:10 pm

The Biden campaign on Saturday said the United States is "suffering" as a result of having a "divisive" president who doesn't "give a damn about anything but his own gain," responding to President Donald Trump's Mount Rushmore speech on Friday. […]

Bash presses GOP senator: You criticized Obama in 2014 for this
Posted on July 5, 2020 at 4:54 pm

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. […]

Analysis: Trump faces a now historical disadvantage
Posted on July 5, 2020 at 3:13 pm

Poll of the week: A new Monmouth University poll finds former Vice President Joe Biden with a 53% to 41% lead over President Donald Trump. […]

Republican internal polling signals a Democratic rout
Posted on July 4, 2020 at 5:16 pm

Whenever I hear an operative complain about public polling, I have just one thing to say: Put up or shut up. Release your own numbers that show the race in a different place than the public polling, or let the public polling stand. This is especially true in House races, where public polling is limited and there's a real chance to shape the conventional wisdom. […]

Analysis: Trump tries to drag America backward on a very different July 4th
Posted on July 4, 2020 at 7:42 pm

On a very different Fourth of July holiday, when many Americans are wrestling with the racist misdeeds of the country's heroes and confronting an unrelenting pandemic with surging cases, their commander-in-chief is attempting to drag America backward -- stirring fear of cultural change while flouting the most basic scientific evidence about disease transmission. […]

Kimberly Guilfoyle -- Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend and top Trump campaign official -- tests positive for coronavirus
Posted on July 4, 2020 at 10:47 am

Kimberly Guilfoyle has tested positive for coronavirus, a person familiar with the matter and a campaign source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. […]

National Park Service staff working Mount Rushmore event weren't required to get tested, agency says
Posted on July 4, 2020 at 7:34 pm

The National Park Service says it did not require employees who worked the Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore on Friday to get tested for coronavirus, despite the record-high new cases in the US and President Donald Trump's attendance at the event. […]

Montana's Greg Gianforte suspends in-person campaign events after wife, running mate attended event with Kimberly Guilfoyle
Posted on July 4, 2020 at 10:14 pm

Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte of Montana has suspended in-person campaigning for his gubernatorial bid in the state after his wife and running mate attended an event with Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr. and a top fundraiser for the Trump campaign who has tested positive for coronavirus, a spokesperson for Gianforte's campaign told CNN on Saturday. […]

Trump doubles down on divisive messaging in speech to honor Independence Day
Posted on July 5, 2020 at 1:10 am

President Donald Trump on Saturday evening is expected to give "patriotic remarks" aimed at celebrating America's founding and the triumphs of American history while saluting the US military, according to an aide who has read the President's prepared remarks. […]