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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 CoonsUS, Iran signal possible breakthroughs in nuke talks How the United States can pass Civics 101 Americans for Prosperity launches campaign targeting six Democrats to oppose ending 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 TrumpThe Memo: The Obamas unbound, on race Iran says onus is on US to rejoin nuclear deal on third anniversary of withdrawal Assaults on Roe v Wade increasing 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 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, 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 HironoIf you want Julie Su at the DOL, don't point to her resume Senate Democrats push Biden over raising refugee cap Senate tries to shake off graveyard status 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 DurbinAmerica's Jewish communities are under attack — Here are 3 things Congress can do Schumer 'exploring' passing immigration unilaterally if talks unravel On The Money: Incomes, consumer spending soared in March | Harris, senators work behind scenes on jobs package | Biden cancels some border wall construction MORE (D-Ill.) on Sunday addressed Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenDefense lawyers for alleged Capitol rioters to get tours of U.S. Capitol Sasse to introduce legislation giving new hires signing bonuses after negative jobs report Three questions about Biden's conservation goals 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 McDanielDetroit police chief planning GOP gubernatorial run against Whitmer New York Post deletes story alleging Kamala Harris book given to migrant children Virginia GOP reverses course, will let those with religious obligations cast absentee votes for Saturday convention 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 TapperCNN's Jake Tapper questions giving some GOP leaders airtime Cheney slams Trump on 'big lie' over election Biden adviser on schools reopening in the fall: 'We can't look in a crystal ball' 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 RichmondBiden set to flex clemency powers Democrats confront difficult prospects for midterms White House officials meet virtually with criminal justice reform advocates 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 SasseSasse to introduce legislation giving new hires signing bonuses after negative jobs report Tim Scott sparks buzz in crowded field of White House hopefuls NYT's Stephens says Ted Cruz more 'unctuous' than Eddie Haskell 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 CruzCheney drama exposes GOP's Trump rifts Pollster Frank Luntz: 'I would bet on' Trump being 2024 GOP nominee Tim Scott sparks buzz in crowded field of White House hopefuls 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 TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden convenes world leaders for Earth Day The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Chauvin conviction puts renewed focus on police reform Lara Trump is wild card in North Carolina Senate race 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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