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Sunday shows - Talk turns to reopening, protests

Sunday shows - Talk turns to reopening, protests
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Discussions on the Sunday morning political talk shows turned to reopening a U.S. economy devastated by the coronavirus pandemic and demonstrations in multiple states against restrictions implemented to control the outbreak.

Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump OKs transition; Biden taps Treasury, State experience On The Money: Democrats accuse Mnuchin of sabotaging economy in dispute with Fed | Trump administration proposal takes aim at bank pledges to avoid fossil fuel financing | JPMorgan: Economy will shrink in first quarter due to COVID-19 spike Democrats accuse Mnuchin of sabotaging economy in dispute with Fed MORE and top Democrats also said an agreement was close on another round of federal coronavirus aid.

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Pence dodges when pressed by Fox's Chris Wallace on Trump 'LIBERATE' tweets
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Vice President Pence did not directly address tweets by President TrumpDonald John TrumpMinnesota certifies Biden victory Trump tells allies he plans to pardon Michael Flynn: report Republican John James concedes in Michigan Senate race MORE calling to “LIBERATE” states that have seen protests against their governors’ social distancing measures when pressed by Fox News’s Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceBiden adviser: 'He does not have any concern' about Trump lawsuits Public health expert: Americans no longer acting 'with common purpose' on pandemic Anti-Defamation League criticizes White House appointee 'who has consorted with racists' MORE on Sunday, instead saying that the demonstrations show Americans’ eagerness to get back to work.
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Pelosi: 'Really unfortunate' that protesters are pushing back against coronavirus restrictions
By JUSTIN WISE
 
Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSpending deal clears obstacle in shutdown fight Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz trade jabs over COVID-19 relief: People 'going hungry as you tweet from' vacation Rep. Rick Allen tests positive for COVID-19 MORE (D-Calif.) is speaking out against demonstrators who are gathering in some states to protest stringent stay-at-home orders designed to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. 
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Washington governor: Trump urges 'insubordination' and 'illegal activity' by supporting protesters
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Washington Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeWashington county warns of at least 17 positive tests after 300-person wedding The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by UAE - US records 1 million COVID-19 cases in a week; governors crack down Washington state issues sweeping restrictions to combat coronavirus surge MORE (D) said Sunday that President Trump is urging “insubordination” and “illegal activity” by supporting demonstrators protesting stay-at-home orders in multiple states. 
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'I don't think it's helpful to encourage demonstrations' against stay-at-home orders, Maryland governor says
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
“I don't think it’s helpful to encourage demonstrations, and encourage people to go against the president’s own policy,” Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” 
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Whitmer defends stay-at-home order: 'We are seeing the curve start to flatten'
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) defended criticism of her state’s aggressive stay-at-home order to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus and said the measures are starting to flatten the curve.
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Birx: Testing must be performed 'down to the community' for accurate reopening timeline
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House's coronavirus response, said Sunday that coronavirus testing must be focused more on individual communities as those communities and their states develop plans for reopening.
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Pelosi: Fauci's testing recommendation 'hasn't been done'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that despite National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony FauciAnthony FauciBiden says staff has spoken with Fauci: 'He's been very, very helpful' Jake Tapper jokes he's retained Giuliani to look into fraud in 'Sexiest Man' election 24 percent of New Yorkers unlikely to get COVID-19 vaccine: poll MORE’s endorsement of the Trump administration’s rapid coronavirus testing plan as a step toward reopening the economy, “it hasn’t been done.”
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Virginia governor says it's 'delusional' for Trump to say states have testing capacity
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) said Sunday that his state does not have the necessary coronavirus testing capacity, directly challenging comments made by President Trump the day before.
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Maryland governor: 'Absolutely false' for Trump to say states have testing capacity to reopen
By JUSTIN WISE
 
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said Sunday that it was "absolutely false" to suggest that the United States' coronavirus testing capacity is at a level to safely begin reopening portions of the economy, disputing comments made by President Trump just a day earlier.
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Treasury secretary, Democratic leaders 'hopeful' for agreement on coronavirus package Sunday
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Democratic congressional leaders say they're hopeful a deal on funding for the popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses will be reached and a bill will pass in the coming days.
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Pelosi: Lawmakers 'very close' on bipartisan agreement for additional PPP funding
By J. EDWARD MORENO 
 
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Congress is “very close” to a deal on additional funding for the small business Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). 
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Treasury secretary says economy will rebound in months: 'I definitely don't think it will be years'
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” how long it will take before the economy is back to the “strong position” it was in before the pandemic, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin  said, “I think it will be months. I definitely don't think it will be years.”
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Stephen Moore on economy: 'We may have turned a corner'
By J. EDWARD MORENO
 
Economist Stephen MooreStephen MooreSunday shows - Virus surge dominates ahead of fraught Thanksgiving holiday Trump ally Stephen Moore: President 'going to leave the office triumphant' Sunday shows - Election results, coronavirus dominate headlines MORE said during an interview broadcast on Sunday that the U.S. economy “may have turned a corner” as governors begin to think about next steps to reopen their states. 
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Poll: Majority of Americans disapprove of Trump's handling of coronavirus outbreak
By JUSTIN WISE 
 
A majority of American voters disapprove of President Trump's handling of the coronavirus outbreak and believe he did not take the pandemic seriously enough at the beginning of the crisis, according to a new NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll. 
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Pelosi responds to Trump tweets: 'Frankly, I don't pay that much attention to the president's tweets against me'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday called President Trump "a poor leader" and said she doesn’t “pay that much attention to the president’s tweets against me.”
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