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Sunday shows - Coronavirus stimulus, Barrett hearings share spotlight

Sunday shows - Coronavirus stimulus, Barrett hearings share spotlight
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Coronavirus stimulus negotiations and Judge Amy Coney Barrett's upcoming Supreme Court confirmation hearings took center stage during the Sunday morning political talk shows.

White House economic Larry KudlowLarry KudlowMORE said that Senate Republicans will “go along with” the $1.8 trillion White House stimulus proposal, despite their vocal pushback.

And Sen. Chris CoonsChris Andrew CoonsSenate confirms Biden's intel chief, giving him first Cabinet official Romney calls for Senate to pass sanctions on Putin over Navalny poisoning Senate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster MORE (D-Del.) called Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s positions “disqualifying.”

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

Trump economic adviser: Senate Republicans will 'go along with' White House stimulus proposal despite their pushback
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
President TrumpDonald TrumpClinton, Bush, Obama reflect on peaceful transition of power on Biden's Inauguration Day Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Biden reverses Trump's freeze on .4 billion in funds MORE’s economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, said Sunday that Senate Republicans will “go along with” the $1.8 trillion White House stimulus proposal despite their vocal pushback.
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Stephen Moore doubts need for $2T stimulus, predicting US economic growth
By TAL AXELROD
 
Stephen MooreStephen MooreEconomist Moore says he's not sure US needs 'massive stimulus bill' Sunday shows - Trump's COVID-19 relief bill opposition dominates Moore calls for tax cuts in latest COVID-19 relief bill MORE, an economist and adviser to President Trump, said he doesn’t think the country needs a $2.2 trillion stimulus package to help the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, predicting that growth would happen naturally.
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Coons: Barrett has 'views that make her not qualified to serve on the Supreme Court
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
“I’m going to be laying out the ways in which Judge Barrett’s views, her views on reaching back and reconsidering and overturning long-settled precedent are not just extreme they’re disqualifying,” Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on “Fox News Sunday,” referring to Barrett's confirmation hearings, which are scheduled to begin this week.
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Hirono commits to avoiding 'irrelevant' questions about Barrett's religion during her confirmation hearings
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Sen. Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoDemocratic senator raises concerns about inauguration security Senate Democrats urge Google to improve ad policies to combat election disinformation Senate gears up for battle over Barr's new special counsel MORE (D-Hawaii) committed on Sunday to avoid asking “irrelevant” questions about Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s religion during her confirmation hearings this week.
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Durbin: Republicans have been 'packing the court for the past three and a half years, and they brag about it'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Sen. Richard DurbinDick DurbinDemocrats shoot down McConnell's filibuster gambit Schumer and McConnell trade places, but icy relationship holds Schumer becomes new Senate majority leader MORE (D-Ill.) on Sunday addressed Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenKaty Perry and her 'Firework' close out inauguration TV special Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Tom Hanks: After years of 'troubling rancor,' Inauguration Day 'is about witnessing the permanence of our American ideal' MORE declining to say whether he would expand the Supreme Court if elected, saying Republicans have bragged about "packing the court" under President Trump.
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RNC chairwoman says media should focus on Biden's lack of answer on packing Supreme Court
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielGOP in bind over Trump as corporate donations freeze The Memo: Democrats scorn GOP warnings on impeachment Wave of companies cut off donations — much of it to GOP MORE said Sunday that “all the media’s" focus should be on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s refusal to answer whether he would pack the Supreme Court if elected.
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CNN's Jake Tapper, Biden campaign aide spar over whether Barrett confirmation would be constitutional
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
CNN’s Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperOfficials brace for second Trump impeachment trial Sunday shows - Capital locked down ahead of Biden's inauguration Durbin says he won't whip votes for Trump's second impeachment trial MORE and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s deputy campaign manager sparred on Sunday over whether Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court would be constitutional.
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Biden campaign co-chair says Supreme Court packing question is 'hypothetical'
By JOSEPH CHOI 
 
Rep. Cedric RichmondCedric RichmondAn attack on America that's divided Congress — and a nation Pelosi to seat Iowa Republican as Democratic challenger contests election results Louisiana Rep.-elect Luke Letlow dies of COVID-19 MORE (D-La.), the co-chair of Joe Biden's campaign, refused to answer whether or not he or the Democratic presidential nominee supported expanding the Supreme Court -- a question Biden and other Democrats been avoiding in recent weeks.
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Sasse accuses Democrats of 'suicide bombing of two branches of government'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Sen. Ben SasseBen SasseBudowsky: Democracy won, Trump lost, President Biden inaugurated Pompeo labels China's treatment of Uighurs 'genocide' GOP senators wrestle with purging Trump from party MORE (R-Neb.) said on Sunday that Democrats expanding the Supreme Court and ending the filibuster would be “suicide bombing” and called Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s refusal to clarify whether he would expand the court “grotesque.”
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Biden maintains 12-point national lead: poll
By KYLE BALLUCK 
 
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds a 12-point lead among registered voters in a national poll released by The Washington Post and ABC News early Sunday.
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Cruz says range of possible election outcomes 'as wide as I've seen it'
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzArizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Senate confirms Biden's intel chief, giving him first Cabinet official Biden's inauguration marked by conflict of hope and fear MORE (R-Texas) is clarifying comments he made on Friday, saying he does not necessarily believe a Democratic blowout is inevitable next month, but the range of possible outcomes is wider than it has been in years.
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Trump claims he is 'immune' from coronavirus, defends federal response
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
President Trump in an interview on Sunday claimed he is now “immune” from the coronavirus, despite research indicating it is possible to be re-infected with the virus.
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Eric Trump falsely calls president's coronavirus treatment a vaccine
By REMA RAHMAN 
 
“My father literally started day one creating this vaccine. He worked to push this vaccine and now my father just took it and you see how well he got over it,” Eric TrumpEric TrumpTrump extended Secret Service protection for family members in final days in office: report MyPillow CEO says activists pressuring stores to drop product are trying to 'cancel me' Pardon talk intensifies as Trump approaches final 24 hours in office MORE told ABC “This Week’s” Jon Karl.
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Bill Gates on Trump virus treatment: The word 'cure' is inappropriate because it won't work for everyone
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said Sunday that the monoclonal antibodies treatment President Trump received for his coronavirus infection is not a “cure,” but is the most promising option thus far.
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Eric Trump on new NYT analysis of father's taxes: 'My father has lost a fortune'
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Eric Trump defended his father's business dealings in response a New York Times' article published on Sunday that unveiled reported White House favoritism toward hundreds of companies, lobbying groups and foreign leaders who stayed at Trump's commercial properties.
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