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Politico
Jul 05, 2020

Susan Rice defends her qualifications to be Biden's VP
"I will do my utmost," the former national security adviser said of her potential selection.

Politico
Jul 05, 2020

‘We all need to come together': Ernst distances herself from Trump's rhetoric
The Iowa senator said many of the nation's protesters are peaceful.

Politico
Jul 05, 2020

Duckworth declines to say Biden should select Black woman as running mate
"He'll pick the right person," the Illinois senator said.

Politico
Jul 05, 2020

‘We've finally come to grips with our history': Key Senate Dem defends renaming military bases
Sen. Jack Reed said the time has come.

Politico
Jul 05, 2020

‘We've finally come to grips with our history': Key Senate Dem defends renaming of military bases
Sen. Jack Reed said the time has come.

Politico
Jul 05, 2020

FDA commissioner declines to back Trump assertion on ‘harmless' coronavirus cases
"You know, any case, we don't want to have in this country," Stephen Hahn said.

Politico
Jul 05, 2020

FDA commissioner declines to back Trump claim that 99 percent of coronavirus cases are ‘harmless'
Mayors of Covid-19 hotspots expressed outrage over the dubious statistic.

Politico
Jul 05, 2020

Trump's '99 percent' coronavirus comment finds little support
The FDA commissioner declined to back it, and mayors of Covid-19 hot spots expressed outrage over the dubious statistic.

Politico
Jul 05, 2020

Macron reportedly set to reveal new Cabinet on Monday
The French president and his new prime minister were set to discuss the new government Sunday.

Politico
Jul 05, 2020

Macron set to reveal new Cabinet on Monday
The French president and his new prime minister were set to discuss the new government Sunday.

Politico
Jul 05, 2020

‘It would mean a lot': Eugene Scalia applauds late father's inclusion in Trump's proposed statue garden
"I didn't see that one coming," he said.

Politico
Jul 05, 2020

Kanye West says he's running for president
His announcement is greeted with questions.

Politico
Jul 05, 2020

High on the left's wish list: Knocking out another House chairman
Rep. Richard Neal is one of two Democrats getting squeezed in Massachusetts' Sept. 1 primary.

Politico
Jul 05, 2020

How Donald Trump Has Redefined Watergate
Nixon's downfall was once a cautionary tale. Yet under Trump, Nixon only "may" have been guilty and historic Watergate rulings may have been misguided.

Politico
Jul 05, 2020

Donald Trump's shrinking electoral map
Gone are the days of forecasting a landslide victory. The president's team is looking not for where Trump can win more, but how he can lose less.

Politico
Jul 05, 2020

How an Anti-Trump Flash Mob Found Itself in the Middle of Russian Meddling
And didn't even realize it until a criminal complaint was unsealed

Politico
Jul 05, 2020

Why the U.S. still hasn't solved its testing crisis
The nation has conducted more than 4 million tests in the past week, more than ever before.

Politico
Jul 05, 2020

Fire season could bring complications to states already battling Covid-19
Air pollution from wildfire smoke increases susceptibility to the coronavirus, leading to worsened health conditions for those near fires.

Politico
Jul 05, 2020

Fire season could raise stakes in battle against Covid-19
Air pollution from wildfire smoke increases susceptibility to the coronavirus, leading to worsened health conditions for those near fires.

Politico
Jul 04, 2020

Trump returns to polarizing themes in Fourth of July address
The president's speech from the White House's South Lawn marked a sea change from his 2019 address, which largely stuck to patriotic and not political themes.

Politico
Jul 04, 2020

Florida reports record number of coronavirus cases amid nationwide surge
Health experts fear coronavirus cases will continue to climb after the July 4 weekend.

Politico
Jul 04, 2020

Trump wants a park for statues of 'American heroes.' Just how might that work?
Against a backdrop of tensions over Confederate monuments, Trump's executive order hits at a main theme of his reelection campaign.

Politico
Jul 04, 2020

North Korea says it has no plans for talks with U.S.
Some analysts believe North Korea would avoid serious negotiations with the U.S. at least until the November presidential election.

Politico
Jul 04, 2020

EU says Iran has triggered nuclear deal dispute mechanism
Letter from Iran's foreign minister cites concerns over implementation of the deal by France, the UK and Germany.

Politico
Jul 04, 2020

How America Uses Lincoln's Space
Presidents, hippies, opera singers, MLK, Springsteen ... a gallery of all the ways the Lincoln Memorial has pulled a fractious nation together over a century.

Politico
Jul 04, 2020

'How the hell are we going to do this?' The panic over reopening schools
The CDC issued additional guidance this week on safely reopening schools, with infections spiking in the South and West.

Politico
Jul 04, 2020

Biden builds lead as Trump goes from trailing to flailing
Biden's polling lead over Trump is significant, though not unprecedented.

Politico
Jul 04, 2020

Coronavirus threatened to make a mess of Kentucky's primary. It could be a model instead.
The state scaled up absentee voting and challenged its primary turnout record despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Politico
Jul 04, 2020

Yes, Biden is thrashing Trump. But he could still blow it.
Biden's polling lead over Trump is significant, though not unprecedented.

Politico
Jul 04, 2020

Whose Lincoln Memorial Is It?
Last Fourth of July, Trump turned it into a stage set. Already this summer it's become a tug-of-war between left and right. Sacrilege? Actually, the monument was built for this.

Politico
Jul 04, 2020

‘Like yelling squirrel': White House goes after media over Russia bounty story
It's become standard operating procedure for the White House: Redirect attention to the media when pressed what and when Trump knew about various threats.

Politico
Jul 04, 2020

Biden focuses on racial justice in July 4 message
"We have a chance to rip the roots of systemic racism out of this country," Biden says in the Independence Day video shared with POLITICO.

Politico
Jul 04, 2020

Trump seeks to claim the mantle of history in fiery Mount Rushmore address
The president's speech, part of a July 4 weekend celebration, comes after weeks of protests against racism and police brutality that have forced broader discussions over America's monuments.

Politico
Jul 03, 2020

Kim Guilfoyle, campaign official and girlfriend of Trump Jr., tests positive for coronavirus in South Dakota
Guilfoyle did not have coronavirus symptoms prior to the rally.

Politico
Jul 03, 2020

U.S. reports nationwide coronavirus case record heading into July 4
Infections continue to spike as some states roll back their reopenings.

Politico
Jul 03, 2020

Trudeau: Canada to restrict sensitive exports, suspend extraditions to Hong Kong
Canada's steps arrive with its relationship with China already at a low point.

Politico
Jul 03, 2020

Trudeau says he might skip USMCA summit, citing U.S. tariff threat and pandemic
The prime minister made the comments Friday when asked about his invitation to meet with his North American counterparts to commemorate the trade pact.

Politico
Jul 03, 2020

Inside the Ad Boycott That Has Facebook on the Defensive
Hundreds of companies are boycotting the social media giant. Here's the backstory of how it happened.

Politico
Jul 03, 2020

Picking low-profile French PM, Macron bets big on himself
Choice of Jean Castex means president will have even more power.

Politico
Jul 03, 2020

5 things to know about France's new PM Jean Castex
Conservative mayor replaces Edouard Philippe in Matignon.

Politico
Jul 03, 2020

Washington Redskins to review team's name
The review will formalize discussions the team has had with the NFL in recent weeks, the team said.

Politico
Jul 03, 2020

UK to allow quarantine-free travel with nearly 60 countries — but not the U.S.
China, Portugal and Sweden are also not on the list.

Politico
Jul 03, 2020

Rent cliff in July looms as eviction moratoriums expire
Government intervention has helped keep families afloat but hasn't resolved the larger issues with rent affordability, a new report shows

Politico
Jul 03, 2020

How to Redesign the World for Coronavirus and Beyond
Life isn't going back to normal. Can we actually make it better?

Politico
Jul 03, 2020

What Sweden can teach us about coronavirus
Swedish approach is rooted in history of collective action, in which everyone has a role to play in keeping the country safe.

Politico
Jul 03, 2020

UK looks to the White House with plan to televise press briefings
Plan is part of a wider shake-up to reduce the number of comms staff in the British civil service.

Politico
Jul 03, 2020

Trump's Mount Rushmore fireworks shed light on his history with Native Americans
The president had a poor track record with Native Americans even before he decided to celebrate July Fourth at a landmark built on land stolen from an Indigenous tribe.

Politico
Jul 03, 2020

'Complete disaster': Trump's fraught ties with Native Americans on display at Mount Rushmore
The president had a poor track record with Native Americans even before he decided to celebrate July Fourth at a landmark built on land stolen from an Indigenous tribe.

Politico
Jul 03, 2020

White House 'free marketeers' raised concerns over coronavirus price-gouging crackdown
A Justice Department task force meant to go after pandemic scammers and profiteers has found its work complicated by a "philosophical" debate with top Trump aides.

Politico
Jul 03, 2020

The nation's cartoonists on the week in politics
Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage readers of all political stripes. Here's an offering of the best of this week's crop, picked fresh off the Toonosphere. Edited by Matt Wuerker.

Politico
Jul 03, 2020

Northeast governors were ready to reopen. The coronavirus had other plans.


Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Supreme Court blocks judge's order loosening Alabama voting requirements due to virus
The justices voted along ideological lines to block the lower-court ruling on curbside ballots.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

The week that shook the Trump campaign
Jared Kushner asserted more control over the reelection, but some Republicans said only the president can reverse his slide.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

DeSantis engineered a Trump campaign aide's ouster. Now she's back


Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Congress stares down funding cliff for coronavirus aid
Hill leaders, facing a Covid-19 resurgence, must deal with expiring jobless benefits in their next package.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Tucker Carlson 2024? The GOP is buzzing
The Fox News host's ratings have gone gangbusters, and many Republicans think he'd be a force in a Republican primary.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Tucker Carlson in 2024? Republicans see a frontrunner
The Fox News host's ratings have gone gangbusters, and many Republicans think he'd be a force in a Republican primary.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Benghazi probe offers a road map for Trump's Russian bounty briefing
Republicans investigating the 2012 attack in Libya got a rare look at Obama's intelligence briefings.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Democrats dodge abortion fight with plan to keep Hyde Amendment
It's a disappointment for the left, which has long sought to scrap the anti-abortion provision.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus continues to spike amid mixed messages from Trump administration
The president and vice president signaled optimism, while health officials warned of worsening conditions.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Judiciary Committee to interview Manhattan federal prosecutor ousted by Barr
The testimony will follow allegations that Geoffrey Berman was removed to assert more control over investigations in which President Donald Trump has an interest.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Brooklyn U.S. attorney heads to top DOJ role
Richard Donoghue, who heads the Eastern District of New York, is taking over as the top deputy to Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Employment won't recover for a decade, CBO says
The economic outlook for the next 10 years has "deteriorated significantly" since the CBO issued its last complete set of projections in January.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Florida hits new Covid-19 record ahead of Pence visit


Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Senate sends Hong Kong sanctions bill to Trump
The bill tasks Treasury with identifying banks and individuals that enable China's new security law for Hong Kong, who will then be subject to sanctions.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Trump surrogate Herman Cain hospitalized with coronavirus weeks after attending Tulsa rally
Cain has frequently downplayed the risk of Covid-19 on social media.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Senators concerned about Covid-19 vaccine price controls
Senators questioned top Trump public health officials at a Thursday hearing on vaccine pricing.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Duckworth threatens to block military nominees unless impeachment witness Vindman gets promotion
Duckworth said her blockade on senior nominees would exempt Army Gen. Gustave Perna, nominated to lead the effort to develop a coronavirus vaccine.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Duckworth to hold up confirmations to ensure impeachment witness Vindman's promotion isn't blocked
Duckworth said her blockade on senior nominees would exempt Army Gen. Gustave Perna, nominated to lead the effort to develop a coronavirus vaccine.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Outside experts could decide who gets Covid vaccines first, NIH chief says
Federal officials may defer to the National Academy of Medicine.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

The Vaccine Race
Rarely has the fate of the world depended on a global competition like the one for a coronavirus vaccine. POLITICO is tracking the latest developments.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Senate Judiciary vote adds momentum to attack on tech's legal shield
The legislative action comes as the same legal protections are facing a broad attack from the Trump administration.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Conservative lawmaker demands White House disband coronavirus task force
Birx and Fauci "continue to contradict many of President Trump's stated goals," sayd Andy Biggs.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell arrested
Maxwell has, for years, been accused by many women of recruiting them to give Epstein massages.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Supreme Court sidesteps abortion cases, shortly after striking Louisiana restrictions
Chief Justice John Roberts' vote with the court's liberal judges to overturn the Louisiana law wasn't the win for abortion rights advocates that many assumed.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Poll: Biden maintains double-digit lead over Trump
The survey found half of registered voters say they are not at all likely to support Trump.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Trump ducks press questions at rosy briefing on jobs numbers
"Today's announcement proves that our economy is roaring back. It's coming back extremely strong," Trump said.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Supreme Court to rule on House access to Mueller grand jury secrets
Move means blacked-out details in special prosecutor's report likely stay under wraps past November election

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Live tracker: How many coronavirus cases have been found in each U.S. state?
Using data from the COVID Tracking Project, we're following how each state is responding to COVID-19.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Unemployment rate fell to 11.1 percent in June before new shutdowns
But the reality of the job market is now likely far bleaker, with 1.4 million Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits last month.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Donald Tusk: ‘I pray for Joe Biden's success'
Former European Council president says getting to know Donald Trump is one reason why he backs the Democrat in November's vote.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

From anti-vax to anti-mask: School districts brace for parent resistance


Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Health secretary focuses trips on swing states needed by Trump
Alex Azar's travel priorities appear to be related to politics, not the states fighting the worst outbreaks, according to Obama-era officials.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

The Anti-Trump Movement Will Outlast Trump
Traditional ideological lines are being scrambled in a way that could transform politics.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

GOP officials flock to Parler social network. So do their trolls and impostors.
The rise in fake lawmaker accounts challenges upstart network's push to become a contender.

Politico
Jul 02, 2020

Democratic ad makers think they've discovered Trump's soft spot
After more than a year of polling, focus groups and message testing against the president, there's a growing consensus about what damages Trump — and what doesn't.

Politico
Jul 01, 2020

Biden again blows by Trump in cash race
A haul of $141 million is reported for June.

Politico
Jul 01, 2020

Court narrows restraining order against Mary Trump book
An appeals judge ruled that Simon & Schuster should not be blocked from printing or distributing the book.

Politico
Jul 01, 2020

Senior DOJ official pushes back against former top aide's testimony
The head of the Antitrust Division sent a letter to lawmakers rebutting his ex-chief of staff, who told Congress politics had infected the division's decision-making.

Politico
Jul 01, 2020

Opinion | No, Trump Isn't Going to Drop Out
After repeatedly surviving the unsurvivable, why would he think doesn't have chance

Politico
Jul 01, 2020

America's told-you-so moment: How we botched the reopening
The resurgence of Covid-19 was preventable, but the country's rush to end shutdowns triggered disaster.

Politico
Jul 01, 2020

Why Coronavirus Is an ‘Existential Crisis' for American Democracy
Danielle Allen has a 2,500-year view of democracies, wrote Harvard's pandemic resilience road map and thinks American government is like a Ferrari we haven't learned to drive. But she's not totally pessimistic: We can take hope, she says, from New Orleans.

Politico
Jul 01, 2020

Fauci: Avoid gatherings like Trump's Rushmore fireworks show
A large group of people close together for the president's July 3 event goes against coronavirus best practices, the top infectious disease expert said.

Politico
Jul 01, 2020

Record cash floods Democrats, Black groups amid protests and pandemic
ActBlue, the online donation processor favored by Democrats and many left-leaning groups, smashed its monthly fundraising record in June.

Politico
Jul 01, 2020

Florida to rescue ‘essential' online education programs after veto


Politico
Jul 01, 2020

How California went from model student to pandemic problem child


Politico
Jul 01, 2020

Trump, RNC raised $131 million in June
The president's reelection apparatus has built a significant financial advantage ahead of the general election.

Politico
Jul 01, 2020

Opinion | How the Facebook Boycott Could Just Make Facebook Stronger
Corporate ad boycotts have as long a tradition as corporate virtue-signaling. Don't count on either to dent the social-media titan.

Politico
Jul 01, 2020

On policing, state leaders struggle to respond to demands for fundamental change
State legislators have introduced scores of police reform proposals, but few have become law as legislatures adjourn for the year.

Politico
Jul 01, 2020

Big tech CEOs agree to testify for House antitrust probe
The session is set to take place in July.

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