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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 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 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 MeadowsTrump, allies pressured DOJ to back election claims, documents show Trump endorsement shakes up GOP Senate primary in NC Biden's no-drama White House chief 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 PelosiDemocrat says he won't introduce resolution to censure Greene after her apology Democrats weigh next steps on Jan. 6 probe 21 Republicans vote against awarding medals to police who defended Capitol on Jan. 6 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 TrumpKushner lands book deal, slated for release in 2022 Biden moves to undo Trump trade legacy with EU deal Progressives rave over Harrison's start at DNC 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 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 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) WallaceSunday shows - Biden foreign policy in focus Pompeo defends Trump on Russia in Chris Wallace interview Lewandowski says Trump has not spoken to him about being reinstated 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 BidenMellman: Trump voters cling to 2020 tale FDA authorizes another batch of J&J vaccine Cotton warns of China collecting athletes' DNA at 2022 Olympics 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 DuckworthTaiwan reports incursion by dozens of Chinese warplanes Concerns grow over China's Taiwan plans China conducts amphibious landing drill near Taiwan after senators' visit 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 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.), 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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