Politics

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July 06, 2020 - 12:55 pm
By JORDYN PHELPS and BEN GITTLESON, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- As the country’s battle against the coronavirus continued through the Fourth of July weekend, President Donald Trump continued to make false claims in downplaying the threat posed by the virus as he instead sought to cast a movement to...
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July 06, 2020 - 10:45 am
By DEVIN DWYER, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can require their presidential electors to support the candidate chosen by a majority of voters and punish those who go rogue. The decision, just five months before the presidential election, reduces the...
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July 06, 2020 - 7:15 am
By MATT SEYLER and MARTHA RADDATZ, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Marine Commandant Gen. David Berger sat down with ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz Tuesday to talk racial tensions, deterring China and Russia, and keeping the Corps away from politics. Here is their discussion...
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July 06, 2020 - 6:20 am
By ADAM KELSEY, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Despite President Donald Trump's claims that a COVID-19 "solution" would likely be available "long before the end of the year," a member of the White House coronavirus task force, who leads the agency in charge of approving a vaccine, refused Sunday to offer...
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President Donald Trump greets visitors as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House during a "Salute to America" event, Saturday, July 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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July 05, 2020 - 10:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to hold an outdoor rally Saturday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, according to the president’s campaign. The campaign rally at Portsmouth International Airport will come three weeks after an indoor rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the president's first of the...
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July 03, 2020 - 7:12 am
By CHEYENNE HASLETT and ALLISON PECORIN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- While America’s financial leaders may be split about whether the U.S. is on its way to economic recovery, both Democrats and Republicans largely agree that additional measures -- including another stimulus package -- is inevitable...
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July 03, 2020 - 6:59 am
By LUKE BARR, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Recent controversy over what President Donald Trump knew about U.S. intelligence has shed new light on how he -- or any president -- is briefed on top-secret information. A military official has confirmed to ABC News that Russian intelligence officers offered...
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July 03, 2020 - 6:53 am
By JACK DATE, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Secret Service agents in Arizona on Monday tested positive for COVID-19 or showed signs of illness while preparing for a trip involving Vice President Mike Pence, leading to the government postponing the trip originally planned for Tuesday to Wednesday, a...
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July 02, 2020 - 3:34 pm
By Alexander Mallin, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Federal prosecutors have charged another individual allegedly involved in vandalizing the statue of former President Andrew Jackson in Washington, D.C.'s Lafayette Park last week. Jason Charter, who self identifies in social media profiles as a...
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July 02, 2020 - 11:53 am
By JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- CIA Director Gina Haspel led a slate of intelligence officials to the U.S. Capitol Thursday to brief a select group of lawmakers on reports Russia offered bounties to the Taliban to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. While the White House claims...
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