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 PelosiPelosi, Schumer slam Trump executive orders, call for GOP to come back to negotiating table Trump signs executive orders after coronavirus relief talks falter Sunday shows preview: White House, congressional Democrats unable to breach stalemate over coronavirus relief MORE (D-Calif.) said officials are "messing" with the health of children.

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Chris Wallace presses DeVos on threats to withhold funding from schools that don't reopen
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Fox News’s Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceTrump teases order requiring insurers to cover preexisting conditions When will telling the truth in politics matter again? Trump downplays COVID-19's mortality rate in US MORE pressed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosStudents at school system Pence called 'forefront' of reopening now in quarantine The Hill's Coronavirus Report: GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani says DC policymakers need to do more to support ventures and 'solo-preneurs'; Federal unemployment benefits expire as coronavirus deal-making deadlocks Democrats look to go on offense in debate over reopening schools MORE on Sunday on her and President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally 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 FauciOvernight Health Care: Trump to take executive action after coronavirus talks collapse | Vaccine official says he'd resign if pressured politically Fauci's DC neighbors put up 'thank you' signs in their yards Cuomo says New York schools can reopen in-person this fall 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'
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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 StoneNew HBO documentary lets Gaetz, Massie, Buck offer their take on how to 'drain the swamp' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Brawls on Capitol Hill on Barr and COVID-19 Democrats blister Barr during tense hearing 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 SchiffGOP chairmen hit back at accusation they are spreading disinformation with Biden probe Schiff, Khanna call for free masks for all Americans in coronavirus aid package House Intelligence panel opens probe into DHS's involvement in response to protests 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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