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Fox PoliticsAug 08, 2020
Trump to sign coronavirus relief executive orders Saturday to help unemployed Americans, others
President Trump will sign executives orders Saturday aimed at delivering relief to Americans struggling with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, Fox News has learned.

PoliticoAug 08, 2020
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine again tests negative for coronavirus
The governor initially tested positive for the virus ahead of a meeting with President Donald Trump.

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PoliticoAug 08, 2020
Trump announces executive actions to provide economic relief after stimulus talks broke down
Last-ditch negotiations over a new coronavirus relief package failed to yield a deal.

The Daily BeastAug 08, 2020
No Longer Optional: White House Changes Virus Testing Policy for Staff
Mandel Ngan/AFP via GettyThe White House is mandating that all officials and staffers in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building agree to random coronavirus testing in the following weeks, according to two individuals familiar and a notice obtained by The Daily Beast.

This is the first time the White House has made it mandatory that all employees get tested for the coronavirus despite multiple people testing positive, according to those same individuals.

Officials working in the building, including those on the National Security Council and those working closely with the White House, told The Daily Beast medical professionals did draw their blood for antibody testing last month.

Read more at The Daily Beast.



CNN PoliticsAug 08, 2020
After clashing with Trump over pandemic response, Maryland's Hogan now under fire for his own state leadership
For the past several months, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has clashed with Donald Trump over the President's lax response to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the two-term Republican governor is sparring with state and local officials who say Hogan is not being responsive enough.

Politics - U.S. HouseAug 08, 2020
Trump Threatens to Use Executive Order for ‘Critical Relief'
Though it's unclear whether he has the authority to do so, President Trump said on Friday that if Congress did not reach an agreement, he would act unilaterally to extend a coronavirus economic aid package.

Drudge ReportAug 08, 2020
CDC Data Shows 207,000 'Excess Deaths' During Pandemic...




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Washington Post PoliticsAug 08, 2020
Calling it a ‘peaceful protest,' Trump flouts coronavirus guidelines with golf club gathering
With coronavirus cases nearing 5 million in the United States and average daily deaths topping 1,000, the president's retreat to the confines of his private club offered him an opportunity to create a kind of alternate reality in which his presidency is not being beset by numerous crises.

Drudge ReportAug 08, 2020
Elderly 'Romeo and Juliet' risk COVID-19 for one final embrace...




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40% have no symptoms. Might they be key to ending?
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Drudge ReportAug 08, 2020
40% have no symptoms. Might they be key to ending?




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CNN PoliticsAug 08, 2020
Analysis: As Democrats allege USPS 'sabotage,' a conspiracy theory in the making
Democrats are accusing the Trump administration of sabotaging the nation's mail system as voters gear up to cast mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Daily BeastAug 08, 2020
Russia Looks to Africa to Extend Its Military Might
OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP via Getty ImagesMOSCOW—From Russia's cyber-meddling in the U.S. presidential elections to its alleged hacking of coronavirus research, it's clear the Kremlin is keen to undermine the democratic West. And it's now looking to a new front to extend its hard and soft power and prop up fellow authoritarian regimes: the continent of Africa.

Last week, the German newspaper Bild raised alarms about Russia's growing influence in Africa, citing a classified German Foreign Ministry report that Russia has concluded agreements with six African nations to install military bases abroad, including in Egypt and Sudan.

A private pro-Kremlin Russian newspaper, seeming to offer an unofficial answer, called the report false and countered that the West is merely jealous of warming trade ties.  

Read more at The Daily Beast.



Yahoo PoliticsAug 07, 2020
Trump calls audience at his Bedminster golf club a 'peaceful protest'
President Trump said his audience of well-to-do supporters was involved in a "peaceful protest" and therefore did not need to adhere to state coronavirus guidelines prohibiting large gatherings.


Washington Post PoliticsAug 07, 2020
Election 2020 live updates: Trump, Biden spar over coronavirus, race and jobs; Bill and Hillary Clinton to speak at Democratic convention
News from the trail and other scoops from the campaign.

PoliticoAug 07, 2020
White House, Dem leaders make one last try on coronavirus relief deal
Top Democrats urged the White House not to walk away from talks ahead of a self-imposed deadline.

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Fox PoliticsAug 07, 2020
Trump says coronavirus relief executive order could come by the end of the week 'if Democrats continue to hold relief hostage'
President Trump threatened to take coronavirus relief into his own hands "if Democrats continue to hold relief hostage." 

Fox PoliticsAug 07, 2020
GOP officials preview ‘epic' Trump address, first family role in evolving convention program
President Trump's plans for a giant in-person convention may have been scrapped because of the coronavirus, but Republican officials say the four-day event will be filled with lively virtual programming, nightly marquee speeches and "must-see TV."

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CNN PoliticsAug 05, 2020
Fact check: At briefing, Trump continues to mislead on coronavirus, mail-in voting and Beirut
President Donald Trump ended his Wednesday much like he began it, by repeating falsehood after falsehood.

New York Times PoliticsAug 05, 2020
Facebook Removes Trump Campaign's Misleading Coronavirus Video
It was the first time Facebook took down a post by Mr. Trump's campaign for spreading virus misinformation, but it did not signal a change to the company's defense of free expression.
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