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Sunday shows: Biden's border woes, gun control dominate

Sunday shows: Biden's border woes, gun control dominate
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The border crisis facing the Biden administration continued to be at the forefront of the Sunday political shows in which Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamHouse conservatives take aim at Schumer-led bipartisan China bill There will be no new immigration law under Biden, unless he changes course McConnell safe in power, despite Trump's wrath MORE (R-S.C.) said the president should say sorry to Border Patrol officers for the humanitarian crisis caused by unaccompanied minors being held at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Senators also expressed some promise that gun control legislation could meet a 60-vote threshold in the chamber after two shootings in less than one week killed 18 people combined.

Meanwhile, Deborah BirxDeborah BirxTulane adds Hunter Biden as guest speaker on media polarization The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Supreme Court announces unanimous rulings The Memo: The mystery of post-presidency Trump MORE, the former COVID-19 response coordinator said in a new interview set to air on CNN Sunday evening that she had an "uncomfortable" conversation with former President TrumpDonald TrumpCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Overnight Health Care: FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for adolescents | Biden administration reverses limits on LGBTQ health protections Overnight Defense: US fires 30 warning shots at Iranian boats | Kabul attack heightens fears of Afghan women's fates | Democratic Party leaders push Biden on rejoining Iran deal MORE after a television interview in August in which she warned of the dire situation when it came to the pandemic.

Read more of The Hill's coverage below.

Graham says Biden should apologize to Border Patrol officers
BY JOHN BOWDEN 
 
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that President BidenJoe BidenCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Manchin, Biden huddle amid talk of breaking up T package Overnight Energy: 5 takeaways from the Colonial Pipeline attack | Colonial aims to 'substantially' restore pipeline operations by end of week | Three questions about Biden's conservation goals MORE should "apologize" to Border Patrol agents for the conditions at facilities where the agency is housing thousands of migrant children who arrived at the border unaccompanied by parents or guardians.
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White House says it will give press access to border facilities
BY JOHN BOWDEN 
 
White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiThe Memo: Outrage rises among liberals over Israel Biden to talk vaccination strategy with bipartisan governors House Republicans press Biden Education secretary on reopening outreach MORE said Sunday that reporters would gain access in the near future to Border Patrol facilities being used to house unaccompanied minors who migrated to the U.S.
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Key Democrat tells 'Meet the Press' he believes Senate can pass gun control bill
BY MYCHAEL SCHNELL 
 
Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyKabul attack spurs fears over fate of Afghan women as US exits Sen. Murphy calls for Yemen's Houthis to accept ceasefire following trip to Middle East US, Iran signal possible breakthroughs in nuke talks MORE (D-Conn.) on Sunday said he thinks Congress has an opportunity to pass a gun reform bill, citing Republican senators who are interested in compromising on legislation in the days following the two deadly shootings in Georgia and Colorado.
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Murphy, Toomey say background check bill could pass Senate
BY MYCHAEL SCHNELL 
 
Republican Sen. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeySasse rebuked by Nebraska Republican Party over impeachment vote Philly GOP commissioner on censures: 'I would suggest they censure Republican elected officials who are lying' Toomey censured by several Pennsylvania county GOP committees over impeachment vote MORE (Pa.), a key GOP senator involved in a background check bill after the 2012 shootings at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut, on Sunday suggested that Congress can strike a bipartisan deal on gun reform if the focus remains on background checks for commercial gun sales.
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Chuck Todd ruefully mocks inaction on guns with Onion headline
BY DOMINICK MASTRANGELO
 
NBC's Meet the Press host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddGOP divided over expected Cheney ouster Sunday shows - White House COVID-19 response coordinator says US is 'turning the corner' Hogan: GOP devolving into 'circular firing squad' with Cheney ouster MORE opened his show on Sunday by ruefully mocking elected officials in both parties for an inability to reach consensus on comprehensive gun reform.
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Blinken suggests US won't take punitive action on China over COVID-19
BY MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Secretary of State Antony BlinkenAntony BlinkenKabul attack spurs fears over fate of Afghan women as US exits China knocks US for urging WHO to invite Taiwan to meeting The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Infrastructure, Cheney ouster on deck as Congress returns MORE on Sunday suggested that the U.S. will not take punitive action on China for its handling of COVID-19, instead saying the government’s focus “needs to be on building a strong system for the future.”
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Birx describes 'uncomfortable' conversation with Trump after CNN interview
BY JOHN BOWDEN
 
Former COVID-19 response coordinator Deborah Birx said in an interview to air on CNN Sunday that she had an "very uncomfortable" conversation with former President Trump following an television interview last year in which she warned of a dire situation amid the pandemic.
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Fauci explains what he sees as driving the new US COVID-19 cases
BY JOSEPH CHOI
 
Anthony FauciAnthony FauciBiden to appear on MSNBC before town hall on vaccines The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Infrastructure, Cheney ouster on deck as Congress returns Sunday shows - White House COVID-19 response coordinator says US is 'turning the corner' MORE, the nation’s leading infectious disease, appeared on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday to explain what he thinks is driving the new COVID-19 cases in the United States.
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White House confirms infrastructure plan will be in two parts
BY JOHN BOWDEN 
 
White House press secretary Jen Psaki indicated Sunday that the Biden administration would pursue two pieces of legislation as part of its push to rebuild the nation's infrastructure.
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Senator scolds Georgia governor: 'He knows better'
BY MYCHAEL SCHNELL 
 
Georgia Sen. Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockDemocrats cool on Crist's latest bid for Florida governor Alabama museum unveils restored Greyhound bus for Freedom Rides' 60th anniversary The Hill's Morning Report - Biden launches blitz for jobs plan with 'thank you, Georgia' MORE (D) on Sunday reacted to Gov. Brian KempBrian KempKemp signs bill repealing citizen's arrest law after Ahmaud Arbery shooting Stacey Abrams says she 'absolutely' hopes to be president one day Georgia governor signs bill barring large cuts in police budgets MORE’s (R) praise of the state’s new voting bill, saying the governor “knows better.”
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SNL's Kamala Harris hosts Ted Cruz for 'Unity Seder'
BY JOSEPH CHOI
 
"Saturday Night Live" spoofed Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFormer CEO Glenn Youngkin wins Virginia GOP gubernatorial convention The Memo: Outrage rises among liberals over Israel Cheney drama exposes GOP's Trump rifts MORE and Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisOde to Mother's Day Warren says she'll run for reelection to Senate In honor of Mother's Day, lawmakers should pass the Momnibus Act MORE with "A Kamala Harris Unity Seder" featuring guest host Maya Rudolph playing the vice president.
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