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Sunday shows - Trump's COVID-19 relief bill opposition dominates

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's opposition to a COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress dominated the Sunday morning political talk shows.

The president is pushing for $2,000 in direct payments for Americans, instead of the $600 payments currently in the legislation.

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

 

Republican senator: Trump will be 'remembered for chaos and misery and erratic behavior' if he lets COVID relief expire
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Sen. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyBlack women look to build upon gains in coming elections Watch live: GOP senators present new infrastructure proposal Sasse rebuked by Nebraska Republican Party over impeachment vote MORE (R-Pa.) on Sunday urged President Trump to sign the coronavirus aid package that has passed Congress, warning the president’s legacy is at stake.

“You don’t get everything you want, even if you’re president of the United States,” Toomey said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I think the COVID relief measures are really, really important.”
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Sanders on Trump's COVID stimulus response: 'What the president is doing right now is unbelievably cruel'
By JOSEPH CHOI 
 
“Many millions of people are losing their extended unemployment benefits. They're going to be evicted from their apartments because the eviction moratorium is ending. We are looking at a way to get the vaccine distributed to tens of millions of people. There's money in that bill,” Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersProgressives rave over Harrison's start at DNC Zombie Tax punishes farmers to fill DC coffers Progressives threaten to block bipartisan infrastructure proposal MORE (I-Vt.) said.
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Hogan: Trump should sign COVID-19 relief bill
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) urged President Trump on Sunday to sign the COVID-19 relief package currently awaiting his signature after it passed both chambers of Congress last week.
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Moore calls for tax cuts in latest COVID-19 relief bill
By CELINE CASTRONUOVO
 
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 tax cuts for businesses to be included in the latest COVID-19 relief and government funding bill advanced by Congress this week.
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Fauci: Biden is correct that worst of COVID pandemic yet to come
By JOHN BOWDEN 
 
The U.S. is headed for the worst of the coronavirus pandemic in the weeks ahead as Americans see the effects of the holiday travel boom, Anthony FauciAnthony FauciOvernight Health Care: US surpasses 600K COVID-19 deaths | Federal watchdog to examine NIH grants, likely including Wuhan funding CDC labels highly transmissible delta strain a COVID-19 'variant of concern' Federal watchdog to examine NIH grants, likely including Wuhan funding MORE said early Sunday.
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White House testing czar: More infectious COVID strain is no more dangerous
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Adm. Brett Giroir, the White House coronavirus testing czar, expressed confidence that a new, more infectious strain of the vaccine detected in the U.K. is no more deadly than the more common strain.
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Surgeon general on medical racism: 'We need to acknowledge these things'
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Surgeon General Jerome AdamsJerome AdamsIndiana county ends needle exchange program credited with containing an HIV outbreak Fauci: Americans 'misinterpreting' mask rules Former surgeon general: CDC 'fumbled the ball at the one-yard line' with new mask guidance messaging MORE said on Sunday that the history of medical racism in the U.S. has to be addressed in order to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the Black community.
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GOP lawmaker calls Trump's election fraud allegations a 'scam'
By JOHN BOWDEN 
 
GOP Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerCheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' Why the Democrats need Joe Manchin Axios CEO says GOP before Trump will not return MORE (Ill.) called on President Trump and his allies to drop their push to overturn the results of 2020 election, referring to the effort as a "scam" during an interview Sunday with CNN's "State of the Union."
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Nashville mayor: 'I expect a lot of questions' about bombing 'will have answers relatively soon'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Nashville, Tenn. Mayor John Cooper (D) said Sunday that he anticipated answers “relatively soon” relating the Christmas morning bombing in the city.
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