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CNN PoliticsAug 03, 2020
Deaf association sues to force White House to use sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings
The National Association of the Deaf and five deaf Americans are suing the White House in an attempt to force President Donald Trump and other top officials to have American Sign Language interpreters at Covid-19 briefings.

Huffington Post PoliticsAug 03, 2020
White House Not Optimistic On Near-Term Deal For Coronavirus Relief Bill
Lawmakers and the White House have been unable to reach an accord for a next round of economic relief from the pandemic.

PoliticoAug 03, 2020
As Trump downplays Covid-19 testing, White House begins requiring it
The move comes as Trump has tried to attribute the surge in U.S. cases to increased testing.

Politics - U.S. HouseAug 03, 2020
Trump Appointee With History of Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Remarks Leaves Aid Agency
Merritt Corrigan, the former deputy White House liaison for the U.S. Agency for International Development, had drawn scrutiny shortly after being named to the position.

Fox PoliticsAug 03, 2020
Trump calls for re-run of 'total disaster' NY congressional race amid mail-in ballot problems
Speaking at a relatively subdued White House press conference on Monday, President Trump urged New York to re-run its June 23 primary election in New York's 12th Congressional District, which still hasn't produced a winner as thousands of mail-in ballots have been tossed or remain uncounted.

CNN PoliticsAug 03, 2020
USAID appointee with history of inflammatory rhetoric toward refugees and LGBTQ community exits agency
Merritt Corrigan, the deputy White House liaison at the US Agency for International Development, is no longer with the agency, a spokesperson for the agency said Monday.

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The Daily BeastAug 03, 2020
Trump Attacks Dr. Birx In An Attempt to Keep a Loyal Soldier In Line
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyPresident Donald Trump attacked Dr. Deborah Birx for the first time on Monday after the White House coronavirus task force coordinator said she believed the virus had entered a "new phase" and that counties with significant community spread should not reopen schools in the fall.

Birx's comments came on CNN just two days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) criticized her in a meeting with administration officials, calling her "the worst." One Democratic aide said Pelosi was referencing Birx's apparent deference to the president's inaccurate statements about the virus, including that ingesting bleach should be studied as a possible cure. 

"She's not a straight shooter," the aide said. "She sat there during the bleach [comment]. She just sat there!"

Read more at The Daily Beast.



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'Pathetic!': Trump accuses Birx of agreeing with Pelosi's criticism of pandemic response (Yahoo Politics)

CNN PoliticsAug 02, 2020
Birx defends herself as Pelosi accuses Trump administration of spreading disinformation on Covid-19
Dr. Deborah Birx on Sunday strongly defended her record amid criticism from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that she doesn't have confidence in the White House coronavirus task force coordinator's handling of the pandemic.
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