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Sunday shows - Coronavirus relief, stimulus talks dominate

 

 
 
Pelosi suggests House could stay in session longer to complete COVID-19 relief bill
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Weekly jobless claims fall to 498K, hitting new post-lockdown low | House to advance appropriations bills in June, July Rural Democrats urge protections from tax increases for family farms Cheney fight stokes cries of GOP double standard for women MORE (D-Calif.) said the House could stay in session longer if necessary to arrive at a deal with Senate leaders for a new coronavirus relief package.
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Mnuchin: It 'wouldn't be fair to use taxpayer dollars to pay more people to sit home'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven MnuchinDemocrats justified in filibustering GOP, says Schumer Yellen provides signature for paper currency Biden's name will not appear on stimulus checks, White House says MORE took a hard line Sunday against the $600 increase in unemployment benefits that was a part of the last coronavirus relief measure, saying, “It just wouldn’t be fair to use taxpayer dollars to pay more people to sit home than they would working and get a job.”
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Meadows defends US COVID-19 testing amid criticism
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Meadows said the country is testing more than 1 million people every day, and that additional quick testing at nursing homes, long-term care facilities, schools, health care providers and child care “may help.” 
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Kudlow on economic recovery: 'On the whole the picture is very positive'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
White House economic adviser Larry KudlowLarry KudlowMORE doubled down on his claim that the U.S. economy is recovering, despite coronavirus surges across the country. 
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Meadows says White House is 'hopeful' it can announce new coronavirus therapies 'in the coming days'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
White House chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark MeadowsBoehner finally calls it as he sees it Stephen Miller launching group to challenge Democrats' policies through lawsuits A year with the coronavirus: How we got here MORE said Sunday the administration is “hopeful” that it can announce new therapies to treat coronavirus “in the coming days.”
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Coronavirus testing czar: Nobody on task force 'afraid to bring up anything' to Trump
By REBECCA KLAR
 
“Everyone at the administration understands the importance of testing. Nobody in the task force is afraid to bring up anything either to the vice president or president,” Giroir said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Pelosi unveils new nickname for Trump 'Mr. Make Matters Worse'
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday dubbed President TrumpDonald TrumpVeteran accused in alleged border wall scheme faces new charges Arizona Republicans to brush off DOJ concern about election audit FEC drops investigation into Trump hush money payments MORE "Mr. Make Matters Worse," bestowing him with the new nickname over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Azar: If we wear masks, we can avoid further shutdowns
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
“The most important thing we’ve got to do right now is each of us act responsibly as individuals,” he added. “We know this works if we just will do this as individuals.”
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New Mexico governor says her state is 'at mercy of what's going on around the country'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
“There is no national strategy,” she said. “I still spend most of my days chasing testing supplies for our state. It is the worst abdication of a national response and responsibility to protect Americans I have ever seen in my government career.”
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Rep. Bass says LA opened 'a little too quickly'
BY REBECCA KLAR
 
Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassTim Scott sparks buzz in crowded field of White House hopefuls Police reform talks ramp up amid pressure from Biden, families Victims' relatives hold Capitol Hill meetings to push police reform MORE, a California Democrat representing the Los Angeles area, said Sunday she thinks local officials reopened Los Angeles County too quickly. 
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Kansas City mayor: White House 'dogwhistles' give city residents 'grave concerns' about federal presence
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
“I was pretty frustrated this week [that] the president mentioned the George Floyd protests, mentioned the Black Lives Matter movement” with regard to increases in violent crime, Lucas said on “Fox News Sunday.” “That is not the case in Kansas City, we’ve had year over year increases [but] what we need help on is actually clearing some of the unsolved murders.”
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Chicago mayor: We can't let federal officials 'play police' in our city
By REBECCA KLAR
 
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, no troops, no agents that  are coming in outside of our knowledge, notification, and control that are violating people's constitutional rights. That’s the framework,” Lightfoot said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Ex-CDC director on US, COVID-19: 'We are a laggard'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden on Sunday said the U.S. had been a “laggard” in addressing the coronavirus pandemic, specifically pointing to lack of centralized information.
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Cruz: COVID-19 has opened eyes to dangers from China
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
“They arrested, they silenced the heroic Chinese whistleblowers that tried to stop this, and because of that, over 600,000 people are dead," he said, "because the Chinese communist government lied.”
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Stephen Moore: Republicans need to focus on negotiating with Pelosi on coronavirus stimulus
By KAELAN DEESE
 
Economist Stephen MooreStephen Moore Why isn't Washington defending American companies from foreign assaults? Former Trump economic adviser praises 'blowout' jobs report As nation freezes, fossil fuels are keeping the lights and heat on MORE advised Republicans to focus on negotiating with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) ahead of the next coronavirus stimulus plan to be introduced by the Senate GOP on Monday. 
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