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Sunday shows - Spotlight shifts to reopening schools

Sunday shows - Spotlight shifts to reopening schools

Multiple guests on the Sunday morning political talk shows debated the reopening of schools in the fall amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Education Secretary Betty DeVos stressed the Trump administration's position that students should return to classrooms while Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care: Moderna to apply for emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccine candidate | Hospitals brace for COVID-19 surge | US more than doubles highest number of monthly COVID-19 cases House Democrats urge congressional leaders to support .1B budget for IRS Bipartisan Senate group holding coronavirus relief talks amid stalemate MORE (D-Calif.) said officials are "messing" with the health of children.

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

Chris Wallace presses DeVos on threats to withhold funding from schools that don't reopen
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
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 pressed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosAnti-bullying scholarship program offers 'Hope' for students — and school choice National reading, math tests postponed to 2022 amid coronavirus surge Women set to take key roles in Biden administration MORE on Sunday on her and President TrumpDonald John TrumpGeraldo Rivera on Trump sowing election result doubts: 'Enough is enough now' Murkowski: Trump should concede White House race Scott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to Trump MORE’s threats to withhold federal funding from schools that do not reopen in the fall amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Devos says CDC guidelines on schools reopening 'meant to be flexible'
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said Sunday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines are “flexible” and should be applied as appropriate by school districts, as she continued to push the Trump administration stance for students to return to classrooms in the fall despite rising coronavirus cases across parts of the U.S.
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Pelosi says Trump administration is 'messing with the health of our children'
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
“This is appalling. ... The president and his administration, are messing with the health of our children. We all want our children to go back to school, teachers do, parents do and children do, but they must go back safely,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” 
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Johns Hopkins doctor: Issuing 'ultimatum' for schools to reopen is 'wrong approach'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
“I think issuing an ultimatum for schools opening is the wrong approach,” Tom Inglesby, the director of the Center for Health Security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health said. “There are going to be many challenges to opening schools safely and just kind of asserting that  schools now must reopen safely doesn’t make it so.”  
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Teachers union president casts doubt on schools reopening full-time
By J. EDWARD MORENO
 
Randi Weingarten, president of the prominent American Federation of Teachers (AFT) union, said there’s “no way” schools will reopen full-time in the fall, citing lack of funding.
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Giroir: 'Dr. Fauci is not 100 percent right'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
The U.S.'s top coronavirus testing official, Adm. Brett Giroir, said Sunday that top infectious disease expert, Anthony FauciAnthony FauciScott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to Trump Hospitals brace for COVID-19 surge Rand Paul says Fauci owes parents and students an apology over pandemic measures MORE, is “not 100 percent right” because he looks at the coronavirus pandemic from “a very narrow public health point of view.”
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White House coronavirus testing czar says there's no downside to wearing a mask
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS 
 
The White House's coronavirus testing czar said Sunday that there is no downside to wearing a mask, pushing back on President Trump.
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Coronavirus testing czar: US is in 'much better place than we were in April'
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS
 
Adm. Brett Giroir, the White House's coronavirus testing czar, said Sunday that the U.S. is in a "much better place than we were in April" in regards to the coronavirus pandemic, though the rise in cases is concerning.
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Miami-Dade mayor: 'It won't be long' before hospitals reach capacity
By REBECCA KLAR
 
“We definitely had a sharp increase in the number of people going to the hospital, the number of people in ICU, the number of people on ventilators,” Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez (R) said on “State of the Union.” “We still have capacity, but it does cause me a lot of concern.” 
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Pelosi calls Trump's decision to commute Roger Stone's sentence 'a threat to national security'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) said Sunday that President Trump's decision to commute the sentence of his longtime adviser, Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneFlynn spurs questions of who Trump might pardon next OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Trump pardons Flynn | Lawmakers lash out at decision | Pentagon nixes Thanksgiving dining hall meals due to COVID-19 Democratic impeachment leaders blast Trump's pardon of Flynn MORE, is a “threat to national security.”
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Schiff: 'Anyone who cares about the rule of law in this country is nauseated' by Stone sentence commutation
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS
 
House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffOVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Trump pardons Flynn | Lawmakers lash out at decision | Pentagon nixes Thanksgiving dining hall meals due to COVID-19 Democratic impeachment leaders blast Trump's pardon of Flynn Trump pardons Michael Flynn MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday said President Trump's decision to commute the sentence of his former adviser, Roger Stone, "should be offensive to you if you care about rule of law and you care about justice."
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Hogan: Republican Party needs to 'find a way to appeal to more people'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said Sunday that the Republican Party will need to “find a way to appeal to more people” in the future.
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