Politics

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June 23, 2020 - 1:34 pm
By BEN GITTLESON, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump flatly contradicted his aides on Tuesday when he said he does not "kid," after they had for days been arguing he was joking when he said at a weekend campaign rally he had told officials to slow down coronavirus testing. It was yet...
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June 23, 2020 - 12:07 pm
By TRISH TURNER and ALLISON PECORIN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- A partisan standoff between Senate Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday is likely to quash efforts at sweeping reform to policing practices in the U.S. despite angry protests across the country demanding change in the wake of the...
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June 23, 2020 - 7:50 am
By ELLA TORRES, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he "authorized" the federal government to "arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys any monument, statue or other such Federal property in the U.S." Trump also said the offense would be punishable with up to 10 years in...
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June 23, 2020 - 7:18 am
By KENDALL KARSON, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Just two weeks after Georgia's messy day at the polls, another six states are testing the waters of voting during the coronavirus crisis on Tuesday in the final stretch of the primary season. Among the six, two are drawing outsize attention -- Kentucky...
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June 23, 2020 - 7:11 am
By LIBBY CATHEY, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Former national security adviser John Bolton and his book publisher Simon & Schuster are moving forward with the release of his White House memoir Tuesday, even after a federal judge indicated the government would likely succeed if it tries to seize any...
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June 23, 2020 - 7:04 am
By ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- As President Donald Trump heads to an Arizona megachurch to rally supporters, Anthony Fauci and other top health officials will be on Capitol Hill on Tuesday for the first time in weeks to answer questions on COVID-19 testing and treatments. Their...
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June 23, 2020 - 6:59 am
By WILL STEAKIN and BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- For the second time in less than a week, President Donald Trump will travel to a state fighting a surge in COVID-19 cases and address supporters at a large, indoor gathering opposed by local officials and health experts where coronavirus...
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June 23, 2020 - 6:49 am
By JOHN VERHOVEK and MOLLY NAGLE, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Former vice president Joe Biden’s campaign has agreed to three scheduled debates with President Donald Trump this fall, and in a letter sent to the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) Monday by campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon,...
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June 23, 2020 - 6:24 am
By JORDYN PHELPS and BEN GITTLESON, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump was speaking only in “jest” when he said at Saturday night’s rally that he told officials to slow down testing for the coronavirus and that he had not actually ordered anyone to do...
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June 22, 2020 - 8:39 pm
By: BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Like other veteran lawmakers, Rep. Eliot Engel has worked hard to avoid the fate of Joe Crowley, the No. 4 House Democrat defeated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the 2018 primary. The 31-year House member endorsed the Green New Deal, and was one of the...
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