Jeff Sessions appears to refer to celebrated Black scholar as 'some criminal'.

Alabama US Senate candidate and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared to refer to Henry Louis Gates Jr., a celebrated Black Harvard University scholar, as "some criminal" in a New York Times Magazine article published Tuesday.

cnn.com/2020/07/01/politics/je

Trump struggles to say what he would do with another term for second time in a week.

It was a do-over of a softball question, but President Donald Trump still seemed to struggle to answer what he would do with a potential second term in an interview that aired Wednesday evening.

cnn.com/2020/07/01/politics/tr

US military coronavirus cases more than doubled in the last 3 weeks.

The number of active-duty military personnel infected with the novel coronavirus has more than doubled in the last three weeks, according to new figures published by the Defense Department.

cnn.com/2020/07/01/politics/co

Trump administration wants to end another Obama-era protection for transgender people.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday that it plans to roll back an Obama-era rule that barred federally funded homeless shelters from discriminating against transgender people.

cnn.com/2020/07/01/politics/tr

Trump's aides debate a new virus approach as President claims it will 'disappear'.

A divide has emerged inside President Donald Trump's inner circle over whether he should turn his attention back to the coronavirus pandemic or continue to focus on reopening the economy, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.

cnn.com/2020/07/01/politics/do

Trump's resistance led intel agencies to brief him less and less on Russia.

President Donald Trump's resistance to intelligence warnings about Russia led his national security team, including those who delivered the President's Daily Brief to brief him verbally less often on Russia-related threats to the US, multiple former Trump administration officials who briefed Trum...
cnn.com/2020/07/01/politics/tr

Fact-checking Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's attacks on Dr. Fauci.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Tuesday evening took some direct shots at Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the President's coronavirus task force.

cnn.com/2020/07/01/politics/fa

DC mayor says Trump's July 4th celebration goes against best health guidance.

The mayor of Washington, DC, said Wednesday that she has informed the Department of Interior that the Trump administration's planned July Fourth celebration in Washington goes against health officials' guidance amid the coronavirus pandemic.

cnn.com/2020/07/01/politics/ju

Trump calls Black Lives Matter a 'symbol of hate' as he digs in on race.

On Monday, President Donald Trump went after attempts to strip the names of racists from buildings.

cnn.com/2020/07/01/politics/do

Pentagon report says Russia working with the Taliban and others to expedite US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Russia has been actively working with the Taliban and other groups inside Afghanistan in order to expedite the withdrawal of US troops from that country, according to a congressionally mandated Pentagon report released Wednesday.

cnn.com/2020/07/01/politics/ru

Homeland Security establishes task force to protect monuments, memorials and statues.

The Department of Homeland Security announced a new task force Wednesday centered on protecting "American monuments, memorials and statues."

cnn.com/2020/07/01/politics/dh

Judge blocks Trump administration rule limiting asylum claims by Central Americans.

A federal judge blocked a Trump administration rule that dramatically limits the ability of Central American migrants to claim asylum in the US.

cnn.com/2020/07/01/politics/as

Immigration judges accuse Justice Department of muzzling them .

The union representing immigration judges is suing the Trump administration over a policy they say censors judges.

cnn.com/2020/07/01/politics/im

Analysis: 2020's biggest difference with 2016: Trump loses the honesty debate.

President Donald Trump was able to win in 2016 because he was seen as the lesser of two evils. His victory came from the voters who didn't like either candidate. A large part of that came from the belief that voters saw neither one as honest.

cnn.com/2020/07/01/politics/tr

Trump refuses to lead as pandemic worsens and allies desert him on masks.

Most Presidents would try to stop the United States from barreling toward disaster. But Donald Trump has nothing to say and no answers to mitigate a calamity unfolding on his watch that he seems resolved to ignore.

cnn.com/2020/07/01/politics/do

Five-term Colorado Rep. Scott Tipton loses GOP primary to far-right challenger.

Republican Rep. Scott Tipton conceded his primary reelection bid in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday evening, a stunning upset that will vault his far-right challenger, Lauren Boebert, into the state's general election.

cnn.com/2020/06/30/politics/sc

Primary results: Takeaways from Colorado and Oklahoma.

The latest round of primaries on Tuesday led to a top Democratic Senate recruit escaping his primary damaged and Republicans vying for a chance to run in a competitive house race unable to coalesce around one candidate.

cnn.com/2020/06/30/politics/pr

Democratic senator says Trump is undermining his experts: 'It's almost as if we have two different federal governments'.

Sen. Chris Murphy accused President Donald Trump of undermining his own experts after members of the federal coronavirus task force offered a dire forecast for national infection rates on Tuesday.

cnn.com/2020/06/30/politics/ch

Senate passes extension of Paycheck Protection Program until August 8, hours ahead of deadline.

The US Senate, just hours before the expiration of the Paycheck Protection Program, passed an extension of the program to August 8.

cnn.com/2020/06/30/politics/pa

The politics of wearing a mask hits Alabama's US Senate race as Doug Jones releases ad urging face covering.

Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama is running a new television ad commending people in his state for following the advice of medical professionals and wearing masks, as top Republicans pressure President Donald Trump to encourage Americans to wear them to limit the spread of coronavirus.

cnn.com/2020/06/30/politics/ma

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