Sunday shows - Stimulus debate dominates

Sunday shows - Stimulus debate dominates
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Multiple guests on the Sunday morning political talk shows weighed in on negotiations over another coronavirus stimulus package.

A surge in virus cases in the U.S. was also a focus.

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

Mnuchin on $600 unemployment benefit: We can't be 'paying people more to stay home'
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinTrump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet Overnight Health Care: Trump to take executive action after coronavirus talks collapse | Vaccine official says he'd resign if pressured politically Coronavirus talks collapse as negotiators fail to reach deal MORE on Sunday threw cold water on the prospect of extending $600 unemployment benefits for Americans for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Meadows: 'I'm not optimistic there will be a solution in the very near term' on coronavirus package
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
“Yesterday was a step in the right direction, [but] I’m not optimistic there will be a solution in the very near term,” White House chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsTrump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet On The Money: Five takeaways from the July jobs report Overnight Health Care: Trump to take executive action after coronavirus talks collapse | Vaccine official says he'd resign if pressured politically MORE said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
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Clyburn rips GOP proposal to give businesses tax deductions, scale back unemployment in stimulus package
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
"This is the kind of priority that seems to me cries out for leadership,” House Minority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said. “We need national leadership, and we’re not getting it.”
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Birx says COVID-19 outbreak not under control because 'people are on the move'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Dr. Deborah Birx said Sunday that the COVID-19 outbreak is not under control in the U.S. because Americans "are on the move.” 
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Pelosi: Slowing coronavirus spread necessary before reopening schools
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet New postmaster general overhauls USPS leadership amid probe into mail delays MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday that the U.S. needs to get better control over the coronavirus outbreak before a widespread reopening of schools can occur safely.
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White House testing czar: 'I can't recommend' hydroxychloroquine
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
“At this point in time, there's been five randomized-control, placebo-controlled trials that do not show any benefit to hydroxychloroquine, so at this point in time, we don't recommend that as a treatment,” White House coronavirus testing czar Adm. Brett Giroir  said.
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Clyburn responds to Trump attack: 'I'm simply laying out the facts, the president has his opinions'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) responded Sunday to a tweet by President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoe Arpaio loses bid for his old position as sheriff Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet MORE attacking him and defending the federal response to the coronavirus, saying the president “has his opinions.”
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Trump economist calls for 'no more lockdowns,' 'no more shutting down businesses' amid coronavirus surge
By J. EDWARD MORENO
 
Economist Stephen MooreStephen MooreTrump embraces jobs report signaling slowdown Trump considering executive order to reinstate enhanced unemployment benefits Trump says he's considering executive action to suspend evictions, payroll tax MORE on Sunday called for “no more lockdowns” and “no more shutting down businesses” as  many states across the country experience a surge in coronavirus cases.
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GOP governor: 'It's not helpful for the president to think out loud' about delaying election
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
“It’s gotta be through a process and obviously as everyone has indicated there shouldn’t be any change in the date of the election,” Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) said.
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Fox's Wallace presses Trump adviser on whether campaign would accept foreign assistance
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
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 Jason Miller on Sunday about whether President Trump's reelection campaign would accept foreign assistance in 2020, with the senior adviser ultimately declaring presumptive Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports Whitmer met with Biden days before VP announcement: report Maxine Waters says Biden 'can't go home without a Black woman being VP' MORE would be beaten "fair and square.”
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Duckworth on whether 'sizeable' amount of Trump supporters are racist: 'Of course not'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
“I think President Trump is trying to divide us as a nation, we need to come together as a nation, we need to unite,” Sen. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthWhitmer met with Biden days before VP announcement: report Senate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Senate Democrats push to include free phone calls for incarcerated people in next relief package MORE (Ill.), a Democratic vice presidential contender, said.
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Bass: 'Lesson learned' on 2016 Castro comments
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassWhitmer met with Biden days before VP announcement: report Maxine Waters says Biden 'can't go home without a Black woman being VP' The Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election MORE (D-Calif.), a potential running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said on Sunday that she had learned a lesson about her 2016 comments on the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, adding that she “wouldn’t do that again.”
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