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Sunday shows - Police reform dominates

Sunday shows - Police reform dominates
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Multiple guests weighed in on police reform during the Sunday talk shows after weeks of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and new demonstrations broke out in the wake of a fatal police shooting of man in Atlanta.

“We can restructure the police forces, restructure, reimagine policing—that is what we are going to do,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said on CNN while Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen BassKaren Ruth BassBlack Republican advocates his case for CBC membership Tim Scott: Could be 'very hard' to reach police reform deal by June deadline Police reform negotiations enter crucial stretch MORE (D-Calif.) expressed optimism during an appearance on Fox News that proposed policing reforms could garner broad support.

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben CarsonBen CarsonGovernment indoctrination, whether 'critical' or 'patriotic,' is wrong Noem takes pledge to restore 'patriotic education' in schools Watchdog blames Puerto Rico hurricane relief delays on Trump-era bureaucracy MORE said on Fox News that it is “probably an appropriate time” to examine policing reforms. He declined to say, however, whether the Trump administration would support proposals introduced last week by House Democrats.

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

Clyburn: 'I do fear the police'
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Sunday that he did not grow up in fear of police, but he now lives in fear of law enforcement officers, as do many young black Americans. 

“I didn't grow up in fear of police, even in a segregated environment, we never feared the police. All of a sudden, now I do fear the police. Young blacks fear the police,” Clyburn, 79, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Carson: 'This is probably a good time' to 'look at appropriate reforms' to policing
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said Sunday it is “probably an appropriate time” to examine policing reforms but declined to say whether the Trump administration would support proposals introduced last week by House Democrats.
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Carson says arguing over Trump's claim that he's best president for African Americans since Lincoln 'is not productive'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson said Sunday that arguing over President TrumpDonald TrumpMaria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' The Memo: The center strikes back Republicans eye Nashville crack-up to gain House seat MORE’s claim that he’s the best president for African Americans since Abraham Lincoln “is not productive.”
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Bass: Fraternal Order of Police 'very supportive' of national standards
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D-Calif.) expressed optimism that proposed policing reforms could garner broad support, saying Sunday that the nation’s largest police organization had expressed support for some of House Democrats’ proposals.
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GOP senator says he supports national chokehold ban
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Sen. James LankfordJames Paul LankfordSenate passes resolution condemning recent rise in antisemitic attacks Police reform negotiations enter crucial stretch GOP turns against Jan. 6 probe as midterm distraction MORE (R-Okla.) said Sunday he supports passing a national ban on chokeholds as part of police reform legislation. 
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Sen. Tim Scott: Rayshard Brooks case shows de-escalation training is 'so important'
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottSen. Manchin paves way for a telehealth revolution Kerry Washington backs For the People Act: 'Black and Brown voters are being specifically targeted' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Bipartisan group reaches infrastructure deal; many questions remain MORE (R-S.C.), the point man for Senate Republicans’ police reform bill, said Sunday that the death of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta illustrates the need for the de-escalation training provisions in the legislation. 
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Stacey Abrams calls defunding police movement a 'false choice idea'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Former Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said Sunday that the U.S. is “being drawn into a false choice idea” with the movement to defund the police.
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Omar defends call to dismantle Minneapolis police: You can't reform a department 'rotten to the root'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarYoung Turks founder on Democratic establishment: 'They lie nonstop' Hillary Clinton backs Shontel Brown in Ohio congressional race The Hill's Morning Report - Dems to go-it-alone on infrastructure as bipartisan plan falters MORE (D-Minn.) defended calls to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department following the killing of George Floyd, saying the department in its current state can’t be reformed.
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Lankford says it's time to stop naming military bases after Confederate generals
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said Sunday that it’s time to stop naming military bases after Confederate generals.
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Infectious diseases expert: 'We're in an unsure moment' on impact of protests, reopenings on coronavirus numbers
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
The director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Prevention said Sunday that while coronavirus cases are on the rise in some states, it remains unclear what effects the end of state lockdowns and large anti-police brutality protests have had.
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Kudlow calls $600 unemployment checks a 'disincentive,' expects them to stop in July
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Larry KudlowLarry KudlowMORE, director of the National Economic Council, said Sunday the $600 checks being sent to Americans on unemployment as part of coronavirus relief efforts are expected to end in July, and called them a “disincentive” for people to get back to work.
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Moore: 'It's going to take a while for this economy to get back on its feet'
By J. EDWARD MORENO 
 
Economist Stephen MooreStephen MooreStates push back against federal unemployment policies delaying economic recovery Former Trump economic adviser to Biden: 'Stop taxing. Stop spending. Stop borrowing.' trillion in taxes, trillion in spending, trillion in borrowing — what could go wrong? MORE said during an interview on Sunday that though the fate of the economy is showing positive signs of recovery, it will be a while until it’s back to previous levels. 
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