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CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this hourlong weekday afternoon program, which mixes Tapper's interests with headlines from around the country and the world, headlines that span politics, money, sports and popular culture. "The Lead" also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages -- buried leads -- to the forefront.

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CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this hourlong weekday afternoon program, which mixes Tapper's interests with headlines from around the country and the world, headlines that span politics, money, sports and popular culture. "The Lead" also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages -- buried leads -- to the forefront.

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Our Constitution

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Have your White House Correspondent ask Trump to respite the “preamble” of the Constitution.

Very timely

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Friday’s episode very timely & full of relevant information.

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142

Our Constitution

By fezweab2222 - Apr 11 2020
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Have your White House Correspondent ask Trump to respite the “preamble” of the Constitution.

Very timely

By esssjeee - Mar 21 2020
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Friday’s episode very timely & full of relevant information.
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The Lead with Jake Tapper

Latest release on Jul 13, 2020

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CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this hourlong weekday afternoon program, which mixes Tapper's interests with headlines from around the country and the world, headlines that span politics, money, sports and popular culture. "The Lead" also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages -- buried leads -- to the forefront.

Rank #1: On Memorial Day, U.S. also mourns nearly 100,000 coronavirus deaths; President Trump tweets insults ahead of Memorial Day events; Large Memorial Day crowds spark fear of new virus outbreaks; Texas town sees surge in cases linked to Tyson meat plant;

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WH advisor: double digit unemployment could last to November; W.H.O. we could have a second peak, not just a second wave; Officials in D.C., Alabama & Arkansas warn about surge in cases; Arkansas governor: high school pool party sparked cluster of new cases; Dr. Birx: research shows masks help stop the spread; Dr. Birx: vaccine is possible by the end of 2020;

Trump threatens to move RNC if NC governor limits attendance; Some beachgoers across U.S. ignore guidelines, spark fears of spread; Long Island limits beach access to locals only, keeping New York City residents at bay; Amarillo, TX mayor fights to protect city from COVID-19 surge while battling cancer;

Japan lifts national state of emergency one week early; Domestic flights in India resume after two-month shutdown; UK PM backs top aide accused of breaking COVID-19 restrictions; Wuhan lab director denies China knew about virus before December; U.S. blocks travelers from Brazil as cases there surge; Brazilian mayor: “stupid” Bolsonaro “co-responsible” for deaths;

Attendees social distance as Trump pays tribute at tomb of unknown, Biden wears mask at vets memorial; Pentagon: two coronavirus deaths in military; 5,900 cases; Smallpox, typhoid fever, Spanish flu: diseases & the impact on the U.S. troops; U.S. Military’s long history of dealing with outbreaks; Remembering two WWII veterans who died from coronavirus;

May 25 2020

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Rank #2: Trump insists he'll open churches, has no authority to do so; Jersey shore towns put restrictions in place for holiday weekend; Zuckerberg: Half of Facebook employees could work remotely in 5-10 years; Brazil cases surpass 300,000, deadliest day on record;

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CDC recommends places of faith provide soap & hand sanitizer, intensify cleaning, limit use of shared items; New study: Drug touted & taken by Trump is linked to increased risk of death in coronavirus patients; COVID-19 vaccine study finds early success, neutralizing antibodies in first published human trial results; Data shows coronavirus cases rising in at least 17 states; CDC estimates 35% coronavirus patients don't have symptoms; Seaside Heights, NJ will allow groups up to 10 people on beaches, but no swimming or pets allowed; Big tech including Facebook, Twitter embrace working remotely as possible new normal; Mexico cases near 60,000, highest daily increase; As cases surge, a look inside one of Brazil's poorest neighborhoods;

May 22 2020

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Rank #3: Senate GOP introducing resolution to condemn impeachment process; Dems accuse GOP Reps of stunt & violating House rules after rushing secure room; U.S. may start moving battle tanks & troops to Syria to protect other troops near oil fields;

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Sources: Dems aiming for public hearings in November; NYT: WH sent warning letter to Pentagon Official who testified before Congress; GOP Source: Diplomat's testimony "reverberating" among House GOP; GOP tries to downplay damning testimony as "hearsay"; "No quid pro quo" defense may not matter for impeachment; Trump applauds GOP lawmakers who stormed secure room; Sources: Giuliani now searching for a defense attorney; Two Giuliani associates promoted connections to Giuliani and Trump to make money; Lawyer for Giuliani associate links Trump to case by suggesting executive privilege may apply; Right now: Rep. Cummings lies in State at U.S. Capitol;

Oct 24 2019

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Rank #4: Special Edition (2): The White House in Crisis; Combative Trump attacks Schiff, impeachment inquiry "hoax'; State Department IG finishes "urgent" briefing on Hill; Klobuchar talks about impeachment and gun control push;

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Trump: Only "legitimate" whistleblowers should be protected; Trump falsely claims whistleblower is "dishonest" & "inaccurate"; Now: State Dept Inspector General holding "urgent" briefing on Capitol Hill over Ukraine; House Democrats: Stonewalling by Trump Administration may be considered obstruction; Lineup announced for CNN/NYT Dem Presidential Debate; Trump froze Ukraine aid in June, demanded a policy review that baffled officials;

Oct 02 2019

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Rank #5: House Judiciary committee approves impeachment articles; full house floor vote next week; House Judiciary committee vote to impeach split on party lines; Dems slam McConnell for coordinating with WH on senate trial

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House Judiciary committee approves impeachment articles; full house floor vote next week; House Judiciary committee vote to impeach split on party lines; Dems slam McConnell for coordinating with WH on senate trial; Trump: "I could do a long or short senate impeachment trial"; Trump reacts to vote: "an embarrassment to this country"; WSJ: Trump called Giuliani as he returned from Ukraine to ask "what did you get?"; Giuliani visits WH after returning from Ukraine; Sources: WH further limits how many officials can listen to Trump calls with foreign leaders; Full house nearing vote on impeachment President Trump; GOP Rep. challenges Castro for investigating trump as brother runs for 2020 dem nomination; McConnell & WH lawyers coordinate on senate impeachment trial ; Supreme Court to hear trump pleases to block house subpoena for financial records; Supreme Court will make final decision on Trump financial records ; Judiciary cmte approves articles of impeachment for Trump nearly 21 years to the day after Clinton; Democrats battle over how to unify country post Trump; Biden, Warren, Buttigieg spar over best way to beat trump

Dec 13 2019

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Rank #6: Brand new CNN polls reveal voters' pulse on impeachment; Trump's legal team argues impeachment process a "charade"; Senate gears up for tense battle over witnesses on first day of impeachment trial; Candidates make massive push in Iowa, caucus in 14 days

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New CNN poll:
51% think Trump should be convicted & removed;
More women say Trump should be removed than men;
86% of African American voters favor Trump's removal;
Majority of voters under age 45 support Trump's removal;
69% want witnesses at president Trump's trial;
48% of republicans want witnesses at the trial;
58% say Trump abused power of the presidency;
57% believe Pres Trump obstructed congress;
Pres Trump's approval rating at 43%;
45% say impeachment won't affect Trump's 2020 chances;
Swing state voters split on removing Trump from office;

WH legal team: impeachment articles "fail to allege any crime", appropriate for Trump to bring up Biden's & Burisma with Ukraine president; Source: fight over Trump trial could play out in open session; Sen. Doug Jones on looming impeachment trial; Trump visits Martin Luther King Jr memorial in DC; Sanders slams Biden's Social Security record ahead of Iowa; Biden: a Warren, Sanders nomination may hurt down-ballot Dems; NYT editorial board endorses both Klobuchar & Warren; High security as heavily armed protesters rally for gun rights; Despite concern, thousands protest peacefully for gun rights; Aircraft carrier named for African-American pearl harbor hero

Jan 20 2020

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Rank #7: House committees subpoena Pompeo over Ukraine docs; Sources: Dems could impeach Trump by Thanksgiving; Schiff: subpoenas, hearings coming as soon as next week. 2-episode special edition of The Lead.

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WH admits for first time its lawyers directed moving call transcript to highly secure system; Trump attacks whistleblower who sounded alarm on Trump's call for Ukraine to investigate Biden; Sources: Dems could impeach Trump by Thanksgiving; Schiff: Intel Cmte preparing for hearings as soon as next week, subpoenas going out "expeditiously"; Intel Dem: Giuliani, Barr likely to be called to testify; Schiff: subpoenas, hearings coming as soon as next week; WaPo: Pence was expected to attend inauguration in Ukraine, Trump instructed him to cancel trip; Sen. Scott: Whistleblower complaint is "hearsay"; GOP lawmakers grapple with how to react to whistleblower; Former Ukraine prosecutor to Wash Post: Hunter Biden "did not violate anything"; Pelosi: Attorney General Barr has "gone rogue"; 3 House committees subpoena Secy Pompeo; Giuliani named 31 times in complaint, says he's the real "whistleblower"; "This is Life with Lisa Ling" premiers Sunday at 10p ET/PT.

Sep 27 2019

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Rank #8: WH responds to impeachment inquiry deadline; Dem Rep.: Giuliani is potentially breaking the law; Biden caps off big week with endorsement from John Kerry; Police identify shooter in deadly Navy base attack;

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WH faces 5pm deadline to say if it will participate in hearings; Next public impeachment hearing scheduled for Monday; Democratic leaders prepared for impeachment defections; Minutes way: Deadline for White House to announce if it will participate in impeachment hearings; Giuliani confirms he went to Ukraine to dig or dirt on Bidens; White House spokesman on Giuliani: To my knowledge, Giuliani is still Trump's attorney; White House says it won't participate in impeachment hearing; Biden campaign embraces more aggressive tone as Iowa caucuses gets closer;

Dec 06 2019

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Rank #9: Trump's firs reaction since public testimony by ousted U.S. ambassador to Ukraine; Yovanovitch: Trump's attacks "very intimidating"; Republicans push ousted U.S. Ambassador on bribery argument for Democrats;

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Ousted U.S. Ambassador testifies about smear campaign against her & fear of comments made by Pres. Trump; Aide who overheard Sondland's phone call with Trump now in closed-door deposition; Trump defends Yovanovitch tweet, says "I have freedom of speech"; Schiff: We saw witness intimidation in real time by Pres. Trump; Yovanovitch: No explanation given for why I was removed; Trump attacks ousted Ukraine Ambassador as she claims she felt threatened by attacks; WH releases transcript of first call with Ukraine Pres which has no mention of fighting corruption; Ousted U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine: I do not understand Giuliani's motives for attacking me; Republicans dodge questions on Giuliani and smear campaign against ousted U.S. Ambassador; Yovanovitch: U.S. Policy on Ukraine "thrown into disarray"; More public testimony set for next week in impeachment inquiry;

Nov 15 2019

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Rank #10: Source: CDC director feels there's a target on his back; All 50 states reopening despite cases up in at least 18 states; Trump falsely claims states illegally send absentee ballot applications to voters, threatens emergency funds; Health experts caution companies are rushing to claim progress on treatments without releasing data

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Pence doesn't wear mask or social distance in crowded restaurant; HHS Secy Azar: Navarro blaming the CDC is "inappropriate"; WH awards contract to produce COVID-19 drugs & ingedients in U.S.; Trump attacks China on handling of coronavirus but is reluctant to criticize China's President Xi; Vaccine study in monkeys showed promising results; Union: at least 68 grocery workers have died of coronavirus; Ford briefly closes two plants after employees test positive for coroanvirus; CDC: Arkansas coronavirus outbreak linked to church services; Florida gov. defends coronavirus response, disputes claims about state death rate; WH again pushes false claim that mail-in voting could lead to widespread fraud; Trump voted by mail two months ago; New vaccine studies show promising signs in treating, preventing coronavirus in monkeys; Russia surpasses 300,000 cases, U.S. sends ventilators to help 

May 20 2020

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Rank #11: Trump admits he discussed Biden with Ukrainian president; House Dems appear closer to launching impeachment against Trump; New Biden tweet: Trump needs to "release the transcript of the call"; Gore: Trump is face of climate change denial;

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Trump, without evidence, claims if a republican ever did what Biden did, they'd be getting "the electric chair"; Trump: I didn't pressure Ukraine to investigate Biden, but it "would have been okay" if I did; Intel chair: "We may have crossed the rubicon" on impeachment; Mitt Romney: Trump's call could be "troubling"; as few republicans condemn Trump's call; Axelrod: Trump call "implicit or explicit extortion in plain sight"; Biden slams Trump for Ukraine call while Warren presses House to act on impeachment; Booker asking supporters to help raise $1.7M to stay in race; Feds: U.S. Soldier discussed bombing major news network, other targets; Thousands stranded around the world as tour company collapses; Trump makes brief, unscheduled stop at U.N. Climate Summit; Former VP Al Gore calls out Trump for lack of action on climate crisis; Gore: Trump is face of climate change denial;

Sep 23 2019

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Rank #12: Corey Lewandowski testifies in combative hearing; Polls closed in Israel's election, results too close to call; Source: "high probability" Saudi oil field strikes launched by Iran; Warren sharpens electability pitch at massive rally;

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Lewandowski refuses to talk WH discussions despite subpoena; Rep. Speier: Lewandowski should be held in contempt and fined; Source: missiles may have been launched to avoid radar; Warren: Dems can't win if "scared and looking backwards"; Spicer deletes tweet after saying judges were against him; Trump spars with California's gov ahead of fundraisers; Journalism legend Cokie Roberts dies at 75;

Sep 17 2019

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CA gov orders bars to close, no indoor dining at restaurants; WH attempts to discredit Dr. Fauci after split with Trump; Los Angeles & San Diego to restart school online only in fall; Florida reports more new cases than all but 3 countries; Trump claims to get “rave reviews” for stone commutation;

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California gov. rolls back reopening plans, orders bars to close & ends indoor dining at restaurants; Study: after infection, coronavirus immunity could decline in months;

Trump turns on Fauci as virus surges; Trump claims to have a good relationship with Dr. Fauci but doesn’t always agree with him; Trump retweets conspiracy theorist & fmr. Game show host falsely suggesting CDC is lying about coronavirus;

Trump admin insists all school reopen, offers no specifics on how to do so safely; Source: schools should not reopen in areas with 5-day increase in community spread; Nearly a quarter of all Florida cases are in Miami-Dade; Miami mayor: hospitals are at 91-92% capacity;

Roger stone vows to help Trump get re-elected after his sentence was commuted Friday night; While most of GOP remains silent, Toomey & Romney slam Trump for commuting Stone’s 40-month sentence; Muller: Roger Stone is still a “convicted felon and rightly so”; WH attacks Mueller, defends Trump’s commutation of confidant;

Sessions brushes of latest Trump insults as he battles fmr. Auburn football coach in runoff; Jeff Sessions running for his old Alabama senate seat; Trump endorses Tuberville over his former AG Sessions in Tuesday’s Alabama GOP senate primary;

Remembering Rick Rose, war vet died from COVID-19 on July 4th;

Jul 13 2020

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Trump fundraises in Florida as state’s cases top 11K in one day; New poll: 67% disapprove of Trump’s handling of coronavirus; Fauci says he has not briefed President Trump in two months; COVID hits black and Latino communities at staggering rates; Big Ten Commissioner: “We may not have sports in the fall”; Parents stressed over what to do about school;

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Trump visits virus epicenter, but not to address pandemic; Trump and Fauci not speaking as pandemic worsens; Fauci “trying to figure out” Trump’s claim that 99% of COVID-19 cases are “harmless”; Trump says economy “getting back on track” as COVID crisis worsens; NY to help FL fight COVID-19, plans to send Remdesivir drug; FL Gov. Ron DeSantis defends state reopening as Fauci says states like Florida reopened too quickly; Georgia sets new record, 4,400+ new cases; President Trump claims he “aced” cognitive test; Trump: Doctors “very surprised” by my cognitive results; CDC: Hospitalizations for black and Latino COVID patients nearly 5 times higher than white patients; Big Ten joins ACC, Ivy league in changing fall sports over virus; Amid pressure to explain quick test results, NBA says testing for players, staff doesn’t divert from public; Los Angeles teachers union recommends keeping schools closed, shifting focus to distanced learning;

Jul 10 2020

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Cases spike in 33 states; Hospitalizations at record level in 12; Supreme Court rules prosecutors can subpoena Trump finance docs; White House: Ruling was “a win for the President”; CDC says it won’t revise school guidelines despite Trump’s criticism;

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Dr. Fauci: States having serious problems should “look at shutting down” or pausing re-opening; Today: California & Florida set daily record for COVID deaths; Doctors raise alarm on testing backlog & lack of equipment; CDC Dir now says no changes to guidelines on opening schools; Florida reports single day record of 120 deaths; Trump loses financial docs fight, but ruling buys him time; Roberts, Kavanaugh, Gorsuch side with liberal-leaning justices; Fauci: “We are all in this together” despite political divisiveness; Trump contradicts health experts in push to reopen schools; Health association says President Trump’s attempts to reopen schools quickly could be deadly; Florida reports nearly 20% positivity rate for COVID-19 tests, highest in two weeks; RNC looking at two outdoor stadiums for convention in FL; Florida teen was in coma, on a ventilator with coronavirus; “Never Trump” Republicans team up to oust Trump from office;

Jul 09 2020

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Trump pressures governors to reopen schools, as U.S. surpasses three million coronavirus cases; U.S. sets record of more than 60,000+ new cases Tuesday; Supreme Court allows employers to opt out of Obamacare's birth control mandate on religious, moral grounds

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CA gov: hospitalization rate up 44% over last two weeks; U.S. sets record of more than 60,000+ new cases Tuesday; Pence: "absolutely essential" to get kids back to school; Birx: states with surges should go back to Phase 1 guidelines; Trump says U.S. will be in "very good shape" in 2 to 4 weeks; CDC director defends guidance on reopening of schools after Trump calls them "very tough & expensive"; CDC health experts "discouraged" & at odds with White House officials; This fall: NYC schools to mix in-person class with virtual classes; Education secy: not a matter of if schools reopen but how; Trump pressures governors to reopen schools  as U.S. surpasses three million coronavirus cases; One Tennessee superintendent says pressure will not push him to open; Florida reports nearly 10,000 new coronavirus cases today; 24-year-old details her ongoing battle with COVID-19; What we know about chances of catching the virus twice; WH won't say whether Trump has confidence in Fauci; Tomorrow: Supreme Court rules on Trump taxes, financial docs 

Jul 08 2020

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Top doctor: U.S. in “free fall” as pandemic accelerates; Coronavirus test results lagging as demand surges; Trump says he will “put pressure on governors” to reopen schools; Trump’s niece slams his character in new book obtained by CNN; Florida still not releasing state hospitalization numbers; Brazil’s Pres taking Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19;

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Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying and dismissing the virus; TX Gov. Abott warns Texas of “greater fatalities” in coming weeks; Miami Dade Co. hospitalizations up 90%, 86% of ICU beds filled; Florida orders schools to reopen despite coronavirus surge; San Francisco cases up 25%, indoor dining postponed; Trump’s niece: He paid someone to take SAT test for him; Trump’s niece: His “hubris and willful ignorance” threaten the U.S.; Trump to travel to coronavirus hotspot Florida on Friday but plans to focus on drug trafficking; Trump falsely claims U.S. has lowest mortality rate; Gov. DeSantis: Young people aren’t working with contact tracers; Even after recovery, CNN anchor still feels fatigue, coughs; Studies find COVID-19 can infect lungs, brain & other organs; Novadax Covid vaccine gets $1.6 billion from Fed Govt; Regeneron signs $450 million deal with govt for Covid therapy; Fauci: I don’t expect a federal mandate of Covid vaccine;

Jul 07 2020

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W.H. claims world looking at U.S. as “leader” on COVID-19; Trump embraces confederate flag, lashes out at NASCAR for banning it; Houston official warns hospitals could be overrun in two weeks;

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32 states increase in cases, 14 states steady, only 4 declining; At least ten states seeing record level of hospitalizations; Americans pack beaches, parties as infections surge in U.S.; Cuomo: New York shouldn’t get “cocky” & invite curve to go up; Austin mayor: 2 weeks away from hospital beds running out; Hospitalizations in Miami-Dade county up 88%; Record cases in Florida, Texas as some officials say the states reopened too early; FDA chief won’t defend Trump’s claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are “harmless”;

Trump targets the only black NASCAR driver in tweet outburst; WH press secy struggles to defend Trump confederate flag tweet; As election approaches, Trump amps up racial rhetoric;

Coronavirus hospitalizations in Texas hit a new daily high; Medical experts blame early reopening for surge in Texas cases; Houston hospital: number of COVID patients quadrupled in one month; Houston hospital: 60% of COVID patients are under the age of 50;

ICE: international students will have to leave U.S. if their university cancels in-person learning; COVID-19 cases in Brazil top 1.6 million, deaths near 65K, second highest in world behind U.S.; U.S. & Brazil lead world in COVID-19 cases as leaders in both nations politicize and downplay virus; Brazil’s president fired heath minister who wanted quarantines, vetoed part of mandatory mask law; Brazil’s largest cities reopen shops, salons and restaurants as COVID-19 cases skyrocket;

At least 6 kids killed by gun violence in U.S. this weekend; 63 people shot in NYC over holiday weekend; GA Gov declares state of emergency after increase in violence

Jul 06 2020

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Special Edition: U.S. hit record high: 52K+ cases in one day; CDC projects 20,000 more U.S. deaths by July 25th; 11-year-old now Florida’s youngest covid-related death; Trump to attend massive July 4th event as COVID-19 cases soar; New restrictions in place as nation prepares for July 4th; U.S. placed on Britain’s “Red List” amid new travel rules; New movie based on Tapper’s 2012 book opens today;

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One study finds hydroxychloroquine helped coronavirus patients survive; COVID-19 cases, hospitalization rates rise in California; Growing fears holiday weekend will fuel surge in Cali cases; More California cities announce fines for face mask defiance; First U.S. clinical vaccine trial delayed; Florida leads nation in daily covid cases; another 9,488 reported today; Corpus Christi Mayor: Texans got rather relaxed with low cases for so long; Texas Republican party plans to hold in-person convention in July despite surge in COVID-19 cases; Trump to speak at Mt. Rushmore amid pandemic, culture wars and environmental risk; Trump’s Mt. Rushmore speech to focus on efforts to “tear down our history”; Bolton to Jake: WH doesn’t have a “grip” on what’s going on; WH: Trump wasn’t verbally briefed because Intel was unverified; NYT: Afghan contractor served as middleman to pay Taliban; Bolton: “I have enough scars” from bringing up Russia with Trump; As Americans grapple with racial reckoning, some are uncertain how to celebrate independence day; Trump: BLM mural outside Trump tower is a “symbol of hate”; Surgeon Gen. ignores medical experts, doesn’t advise against July 4th crowds; Infections rising in 36 states as U.S. heads into holiday weekend; States debate whether to close beaches for holiday weekend; NC sees highest single day case increase & hospitalization rate; Wilmington, NC area cases increase by 435% since June 1; 5 Americans flying by private jet denied entry to Italy; Kim Jong Un claims North Korea has no cases; calls his handling of pandemic “shining success”; Aurora, CO Police Chief fires 3 officers involved in photo reenacting chokehold of unarmed black man who died; Washington Redskins launch “through review” of team name; NASCAR driver Corey Lajoie to drive “Trump 2020” car Sunday; Source: NFL to play “black national anthem” before week 1 games; New film out today depicts deadly & heroic Afghan battle;

Jul 03 2020

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Special Edition: Top GOP, Dem leaders & Intel committee heads briefed today; Bolton: I didn’t see evidence Trump read the daily brief; Study: New mutation of coronavirus is more infectious; U.S. hit record high number of cases: 50K in one day; Epstein’s ex-girlfriend charged with enticement of minors; Gillibrand calls for hearings over Russia bounty intel; Florida voter: Trump “blew it” on coronavirus;

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NYT: Afghanistan businessman was middleman in Russian bounty scheme targeting U.S. service members; NYT: Afghan contractor served as middleman to pay Taliban; Dem Senator freezes military confirmations until Defense Secy confirms promotion for Lt. Col. Vindman; ICU manager: If you want to see Aug 1st, stay home July 4th; Herman Cain hospitalized with COVID-19; Attended Trump’s Tulsa rally; Florida sees 10k cases in one day, the highest yet; USC reverses decision to hold in-person classes in fall; Indoor businesses closed in counties where 28M Californians live; HHS: More than one vaccine could be ready next year; Moderna vaccine trial delayed until late July or early August; W.H.O. says 18 vaccines are in human trials globally; United Airlines: Very difficult to social distance on a plane; American Airlines to take new $4.75B govt bailout, says 20k employees are on payroll; Miami-Dade Police officer relieved of duty, under investigation after seen in video striking a woman; Outrage in Hong Kong on new law cracks down on dissent; As cases soar, Pence says “we’re going to keep opening up”; Fauci: U.S. never got the virus under control before reopening; People throwing “COVID Parties” with cash prize for getting infected; Trump testing Czar: Increase in cases not because of more testing; Pelosi: Trump failing in his role as Commander in Chief; Bolton: WH doesn’t have a “grip” on what’s going on; Sen. Gillibrand on Russia bounty Intel and the WH’s response; National Security Adviser: CIA briefer decided not to tell Trump “unverified: Russia bounty intel; TX Gov issues executive order requiring masks in public; Jobs report shows record 4.8M jobs added in June before spike in Covid cases; Trump: “Our economy is roaring back”; Did not mention U.S. down 14.7M jobs since February; Mnuchin: Upcoming stimulus could include school funding; Florida voter: Trump “blew it” on coronavirus; Older voters in Florida gauge Trump’s chances at reelection as Covid cases spike; GOP Officials, conservative leaders flock to “Parler” app; "Parler” brands itself as free speech space, but progressives claim they are getting booted off;

Jul 02 2020

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19 states pause reopening plans as infections surge in U.S.; 37 states increase cases, 11 flat, only 2 states declining; Trump tweetstorm stirs culture wars on race, ignores coronavirus

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CA gov. closes indoor activities for 19 counties on "watch list"; Pence meets with Arizona gov as cases surge there; U.S. sees 75% jump in daily cases from 2 weeks ago; Texas lt. gov: I don't need to hear from Dr. Anthony Fauci; 37 states increase cases, 11 flat, only 2 states declining; New study: deaths from COVID-19 could actually be 28% higher; Trump calls Russia bounty allegations a "hoax" despite sources saying it was included in his daily briefing; Trump calls "black lives matter" street paintings a "symbol of hate"; Trump: election is "battle to save the heritage" of the country; Moulton: Trump's handling of Russia bounty intel "treasonous"; Pompeo: Trump is briefed when intel is "sufficiently credible"; Trump feeds into culture war on race with series of tweets; Richmond, VA mayor orders removal of Confederal statues; Comedian D.L. Hughley on his coronavirus diagnosis; GOP Gov. Kemp embarks on "wear a mask tour" around Georgia, but has not mandated masks; GOP lawmakers split from Trump, urge public to wear masks; New study: chidlren can spread COVID-19 as easily as adults

Jul 01 2020

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Special Edition: Fauci: U.S. could see 100,000 cases per day if surge continues; Official: Russia bounty intel was included in the presidential daily briefing sometime in spring; House Dems slam White House for insufficient briefing; Biden: “Trump failed us” as other countries got pandemic under control; FL Gov: “We’re not going back, closing things” despite surge; EU to reopen its borders, but not to American travelers;

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CDC Director urges younger generations to wear masks; Cases rising in 36 states; flat in 12 states; declining in only 2 states; NY, NJ, CT expand travel advisory to 8 more states; 17 states pause or change reopening plan as new cases surge; Texas bar owners sue Gov. Abbott over emergency order shutting bars back down amid surge in cases; Sources: Officials alarmed at Trump’s calls with leaders due to abusive language with allies & pandering to Putin; Fauci: “Cautiously optimistic” for vaccine by 2021; FDA to provide guidance to vaccine developers to speed up approval process; Biden: Trump should fix PPE shortage before teeing off for another round of golf; Biden: “Everyone needs to wear a mask, period”; Biden on cognitive decline: “Watch me” and “can hardly wait” to compare his capability to Trump’s; Today is the last day for PPP small business loans with no new stimulus plan from congress; PPP application process expires tonight; $134B left untapped; Fauci: New swine flu found in China not “an immediate threat”; Scientists: New swine flu found in China can infect humans; NY, NJ & CT requiring residents from 16 states to self quarantine; Fauci: States must “follow the guidelines” on reopening; Study shows home made masks are often much less effective; Trump denies being briefed on Russian bounties to kill U.S. troops; Intel Chief says Trump was not briefed on Russia bounty Intel; Florida reports over 6,000 new coronavirus cases amid spike; Some small-city airports barely operational as passengers stay home; Small Michigan airport averages three daily flights, 63 passengers amid Covid; Small Virginia airport cut 46 jobs as airlines moved flights to larger cities;

Jun 30 2020

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Special Edition: At least 14 states pause or suspend reopening plans; Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion law; WH: “no consensus” in intel community on Russian bounty report;

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46 states increase or flat in new cases, just 4 states declining; U.S. death toll tops 125,000 as cases continue to surge; CA Gov: state seeing 45% rise in positive tests over last week; Florida leads U.S. in new coronavirus cases; South Florida beaches to close July 4 weekend; Jacksonville mandates masks ahead of GOP convention; Arizona hospitals at nearly 90% capacity as cases surge; Arizona reports largest one day increase in cases amid surge; W.H.O. the pandemic “is not even close to being over”;

Fauci: lack of masks, distancing are “recipe for disaster”; Fauci: Americans not wearing masks or distancing fueling surge; Shortage of contact tracers in states with cases spiking; Fauci on contact tracing: “I don’t think we’re doing very well”; Fauci: vaccine unlikely to get U.S. to herd immunity level; HHS secy: “window is closing” to get virus “under control”;

Officers charged in George Floyd’s killing appear in court, trial date set; Chief Justice Roberts sides with liberal justices to block Louisiana abortion law; White House: Supreme Court abortion ruling “unfortunate”, devalues health of mother and lives of unborn children; Chief Justice Roberts has now sided with liberal justices on abortion law, immigration and LGBTQ cases

Bipartisan congressional leaders demand answers from WH on Russian bounty intel; 8 GOP lawmakers briefed at WH on Russian bounties intel;  Pelosi demands intel briefing on Russian bounty reports; Source: Dems to be briefed tomorrow on Russia bounty intel; Source: Russian intel officers offered money to Taliban fighters to kill U.S., UK troops in Afghanistan; Trump denies being briefed on Russian bounties to kill U.S. troops; Sources: U.S. shared Russian bounty intel with UK last week; Trump admin asks supreme court to overturn affordable care act;

5,000+ people a day being admitted to Texas hospitals; Houston mayor asks Gov. for a new “stay at home” order; Inside look at how jail hotspot is now protecting detainees; After massive early outbreak, Cook County Jail tries to keep COVID case count low; Mississippi lawmakers vote to remove confederate symbol in state flag; Mississippi becomes last state to remove any confederate symbolism in state flag; Family of confederate leader: put Mississippi’s confederate state flag in a museum; Officers hit “breaking point,” retire amid rising tension; Major U.S. cities se uptick in violence amid calls to defund police;

Jun 29 2020

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U.S. reports highest single day increase in COVID-19 infections; GOP Rep. Cheney tweets #RealMenWearMasks; Houston area raises alert level citing “uncontrolled” outbreak; Local Florida lawmakers enforce mask requirements, governor refuses to make requirement state-wide; Pence says the U.S. opening “safely and responsibly,” even as cases surge in several states; Fauci: U.S. must consider “flooding the system with testing”; House votes to make DC Nation’s 51st State, Trump & GOP Senate oppose;

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32 states increasing cases; 11 flat; 7 states showing a decline; Fauci: U.S. seeing “serious problems” in some areas; San Francisco delays reopenings scheduled for Monday; Gov advises Southern CA County to reinstate stay-at-home order; Source: Schism within coronavirus task force on issue of testing; Trump puts focus on protecting statues as U.S. hits COVID peak; Houston Mayor: Infection rate tripled in last 3 months; Texas Gov. puts restrictions back in place as cases soar; Trump Admin extends funding for Texas testing sites; Moments ago: FL Gov says no mask mandate, will “trust people to make good decisions; Hollywood, Florida issues emergency order requiring masks; Florida bans alcohol consumption at bars amid COVID spike; Trump administration urges Supreme Court to overturn Obamacare amid pandemic, recession;

Jun 26 2020

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Special Edition: Texas, Florida, California hit record virus levels as cases surge; 5,000+ new cases in California today; Trump accuses a BLM leader of “treason, sedition, insurrection!”; Multiple Trump Campaign staffers quarantining after Tulsa rally; Govs in NV, NC, SC mandate masks in last 24 hours; 30 states infections increase; 9 states flat; 11 states declining; CO Gov: Officials will investigate 2019 police killing of unarmed black man after millions sign petition; Trump visits Wisconsin

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Texas pauses phased reopening as cases, hospitalizations spike; Doctor in Texas warns surge in cases could be “apocalyptic”; Texas Medical Center website says 100% of ICU beds in use; Texas Gov recommends masks in public but won’t require them; CA Gov: Coronavirus hospitalizations up 32% in last 2 weeks; Florida records 5,000+ new cases in 24-hour period; Miami-Dade County reported 27% positivity rate Wednesday; Florida Gov refuses to issue mandatory mask order; WH Econ Adviser: “There will be shutdowns” but not nationwide; Biden slams Trump on health care in Pennsylvania speech; Fauci on masks: “Forget the politics. Look at the data”; The Lancet: Chance of virus transmission with a mask is 3.1% vs without a mask is 17.4%; New model: Wearing masks may save 30,000+ lives by October; Arizona city councilman apologizes for mocking “I can’t breathe” while wearing mask & protesting mandate; Political battle over masks as cases soar nationwide; CDC Report: Pregnant women with COVID-19 more likely to be hospitalized, admitted to ICU, put on ventilators; McClain pleaded with police to stop using force: “I’m an introvert, please respect my boundaries”; District Attorney defends decision not to charge officers in McClain’s death, says evidence wasn’t there; House Democrats expected to pass police reform bill today; Residents and businesses sue Seattle over “financial hardship” from protest zone; Trump resists wearing masks as infections rise across U.S.; CDC Dir: Most “powerful weapon” is social distancing; Trump to use executive order & U.S. Marshalls to protect monuments; Polls show Trump trails Biden in WI, MI, PA & FL; Group of Miami hospitals reporting 108% increase in COVID patients; Miami mayor considers fines for not wearing masks in public, FL Governor says he will not require masks; Disney postpones Disneyland reopening in California; Apple closing more stores as COVID-19 cases spike; Uncertainty grows as more athletes test positive for virus; At least six MLB teams reporting positive cases, training camp expected to start July first; Top golfers drop out of tournament over coronavirus concerns; NFL doctor says league will have “very aggressive testing”; TX Doc: COVID-19 models are “on the verge of being apocalyptic”; Recovered COVID-19 patient lives with survivor’s guilt;

Jun 25 2020

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Trump holds joint new conference with president of Poland; Trump speaks as states report record Covid-19 cases; Senate Democrats block debate on GOP reform bill

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CA, TX, & AZ see spike in new cases, hospitalizations; Health system in Miami reports 101% increase in Covid-19 patients; Two candidates endorsed by Trump lose their elections

Jun 24 2020

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Dr. Fauci: “Disturbing surge of infections” in parts of U.S.; Trump says he wasn’t kidding about slowing down virus testing; Senate Dems: GOP bill is not “salvageable” & nonstarter; E.U. considers blocking U.S. visitors due to surge in COVID-19 cases;

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Fauci: “Disturbing” and “troublesome” surge of cases; Texas cases numbers nearly quadruple, Florida case count triples; CDC Director: COVID has “brought this nation to its knees”; California sets another daily record with 5,000 new cases; Fauci “cautiously optimistic” vaccine could be ready by 2021; Trump visits border, wall is key campaign pledge; Trump may sign executive order to protect controversial statues; Family & friends honor Rayshard Brooks at historic Atlanta church; Officer charged with assault in Brooks case: “Truth will come out”; Petition urges Disney world to delay July 11th reopening due to spike in Florida coronavirus cases; Sen. Cornyn: Dems “completely insane” to block police reform debate; Schumer: “No bill will pass” & GOP must start “bipartisan talks”; Senate Dems poised to block GOP legislation in vote; Italy records lowest number of daily cases since March; Europe sees steady decline in new cases as U.S. hovers at peak; Soon: Trump to speak to students at indoor rally in key battleground state of Arizona; Arizona confirms record 3,591 cases in last 24 hours; Prosecutor to testify Roger Stone got special treatment because of Trump relationship;

Jun 23 2020

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WH defends Trump’s use of racist coronavirus term; White House admits Trump involved in firing of top U.S. attorney after Trump claimed he wasn’t; DOJ investigating noose found in Bubba Wallace’s garage; Hospitals in FL, WA, AZ under pressure as new cases spike

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WH defends Trump’s use of racial slur to describe coronavirus; Trump refuses to clarify if he asked for coronavirus testing to be slowed down; Trump says he told staff to “slow testing down” on coronavirus, WH press secretary downplays, says it was “in jest”; Sources: Trump “seething” from low attendance at Tulsa rally, WH press secretary says he was “quite pleased”; Two additional Trump campaign staffers test positive for coronavirus after Tulsa rally;

Fellow NASCAR drivers offer show of solidarity for Bubba Wallace before today’s race; Sea of confederate flags seen outside racetrack as NASCAR bans them at its events; Public paying respects to Rayshard Brooks in same church where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached; GOP Rep. Doug Collins wants independent prosecutor in Rayshard Brooks case;

Coronavirus deaths top 120,000 in the U.S.; Nearly half of states are reporting a rise in cases; Florida passes 100,000 cases, hospitals see increase in patients; Florida gov. reports “radical” rise in cases among young people; Official: CDC to release new recommendations on masks “soon”;

White House admits Trump involved in firing of top U.S. attorney after Trump claimed he wasn’t; Bolton: hope history will remember Trump as “one-term president”; Bolton: democrats committed impeachment “malpractice”;

Rep. Ocasio Cortes facing challengers on the right in first election test since stunning 2018 upset; Rep. Engel (D) at risk of losing seat to progressive newcomer after over three decades in office; Tuesday primary set to test progressive energy: could newcomer unseat longtime Dem Rep, in NY; Longtime Rep. Engel at risk of losing seat after overheard saying “if I didn’t have a primary, I wouldn’t care”; Trump to hold event in Phoenix after mayor said hospitals were in a “crisis situation” amid coronavirus spike;

Jun 22 2020

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Trump to hold rally as he faces pandemic & protests; Juneteenth rallies nationwide amid America's racial unrest; Calls grow for Biden to pick woman of color as running mate; 8 states see highest 7-day average of new daily cases; 3,000+ doctors in AZ sign letter to mandate masks statewide;

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Black lives matter co-founder on what comes next; Interim Police Chief: Hankison "blindly" fired 10 rounds into Breonna Taylor's apartment; Breonna Taylor's family attorney: There is still a ways to go before we have justice; WH Press Secy defends Trump hiring Bolton, compares to Lincoln's team of rivals; Klobuchar drops out of VP race, pushes Biden to choose a woman of color; AZ sees record cases in a single day; 3,246 new cases; AZ Gov flips on mask, allows mayors to mandate wearing masks; Phoenix implements mandatory mask order starting Saturday; 

Jun 19 2020

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Trump in turmoil: Virus, protests, court losses, Bolton book; Ex-officers involved in Brooks killing turn themselves in; Models show Florida could be “the next large epicenter”; Supreme Court blocks Trump from ending DACA; Black voters in crucial battleground state talk Trump;

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Atlanta ex-cop turns himself in, charged with killing Rayshard Brooks; Officer charged with assault in Brooks case released from custody; Sources: More officers calling out sick in Atlanta today; Some Atl officers not responding to calls in protest of charges; Brooks’ family atty: Murder charge is “first step towards justice”; Dr. Fauci calls “anti-science” bias” a problem in America; California governor mandates masks statewide; Trump says COVID “numbers are very small” as 10 states see record high new cases; Supreme Court rules against Trump, piling on to rough week; In dissent, Justice Thomas says DACA ruling was an effort to avoid a “politically controversial” decision; Biden campaign to make six-figure ad buy in African-American media; Wisconsin voter: If you don’t vote, “you’re voting for Trump”; 

Jun 18 2020

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Felony murder among 11 charges filed against ex-Atlanta cop who killed Rayshard Brooks; WaPo: Bolton claims Trump asked China's Xi to help him win re-election; VP Pence touts coronavirus progress as 21 states report an increase in new cases

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NYT: Bolton writes Trump's corruption went well beyond actions with Ukraine; Tulsa Health Dept director "wishes" Trump rally would be postponed; Now: VP Pence leads closed door coronavirus task force briefing; Texas, North Carolina COVID hospitalizations hit record highs as Florida, Arizona see massive spike in cases; Disinfecting tunnels installed at Putin's home, office 

Jun 17 2020

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Trump signs policing reform order, defends police; Model cited by WH predicts 201,000 deaths by October; Study: People under age 20 half as likely to contract virus; "Vigilante" militia suspected of instigating violence at protest; Food banks overwhelmed by Americans laid off due to COVID-19;

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Trump signs executive order incentivizing police reform; VP Pence can't say whether it's harder to be black in America; Trump defends police, says "very tiny" percentage of cops are bad; Trump order incentivizes local depts to ban chokeholds, doesn't mandate ban; New model predicts 201,000+ deaths by October, blames easing of social distancing for new spikes; NYT: Pence tells govs. to push misleading stats on testing; NJ will publicly identify cops who commit "serious" violations; Pence Op-ed: There isn't a coronavirus 'second wave';Fmr Obama health adviser reacts to White House Rose Garden event with few masks and social distancing; Albuquerque Police arrest man for shooting protester; Philadelphia court staffer fired after tearing down BLM signs, says black lives don't matter to him; N Korea destroys facility hours after threat of military force; North Korea destroys building used for talks with South Korea; 60% more Americans need food banks to feed families during coronavirus; DC food bank sees 400% increase since COVID-19 began; Food banks struggle with increased demand, supply shortages, donations down; 

Jun 16 2020

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Our Constitution

By fezweab2222 - Apr 11 2020
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Have your White House Correspondent ask Trump to respite the “preamble” of the Constitution.

Very timely

By esssjeee - Mar 21 2020
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Friday’s episode very timely & full of relevant information.