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Trump called ‘demented’ after blaming ‘blue states’ for coronavirus death toll

Trump called ‘demented’ after blaming ‘blue states’ for coronavirus death toll

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. BoghosianBy ELIZABETH THOMAS and ALLISON PECORIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is facing backlash after blaming blue states for the coronavirus death toll during a press briefing at the White House on Wednesday.”So we’re down in this territory,” Trump said, pointing to a graph that the White…

AG Barr takes aim at DOJ prosecutors, compares lockdowns to slavery

AG Barr takes aim at DOJ prosecutors, compares lockdowns to slavery

Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(HILLSDALE, Mich.) — Attorney General William Bar took sharp aim at federal line prosecutors and compared coronavirus lockdowns to slavery in remarks at Hillsdale College’s “Constitution Day” celebration Wednesday evening.”Even the most well-meaning people can do great damage if they lose perspective,” Barr said. “The…

Trump’s rebuke of CDC director sows confusion on vaccine timeline

Trump’s rebuke of CDC director sows confusion on vaccine timeline

ABC NewsBy ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s public rebuke of a top public health official is sowing confusion on the nation’s vaccine timeline and reviving criticism of political meddling in the government’s pandemic response.Trump’s challenge of Robert Redfield, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a White House press…

AG William Barr accuses some DOJ prosecutors of becoming ‘headhunters’

AG William Barr accuses some DOJ prosecutors of becoming ‘headhunters’

ABC NewsBy ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Attorney General William Barr took sharp aim at federal line prosecutors in remarks at Hillsdale College’s “Constitution Day” celebration Wednesday evening, describing them as improperly working to take law enforcement decisions into their own hands in contravention of the traditional chain of command.”Even the most well-meaning people can…

Biden campaign debuts new ads, including testimonial from former Trump voter

Biden campaign debuts new ads, including testimonial from former Trump voter

ABC NewsBy JOHN VERHOVEK, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign unveiled two new television ads on Thursday, including one that features a testimonial from a farmer from western Pennsylvania who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 but now calls that choice a “mistake” he won’t make again.”I voted for Trump in…

Biden says he believes president has ‘legal authority’ to implement mask mandate

Biden says he believes president has ‘legal authority’ to implement mask mandate

Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesBy MOLLY NAGLE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is not ruling out the possibility of instituting a federal mask mandate if elected in November to deliver on previous calls for nationwide mask use as the country continues to grapple with the impacts of COVID-19.”Our legal team thinks I can do…

Bill named for Vanessa Guillen would reform sexual harassment reporting in military

Bill named for Vanessa Guillen would reform sexual harassment reporting in military

uschools/iStockBy LUIS MARTINEZ and BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a bill named for Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen Wednesday that supporters believe could lead to reforms that will make it easier for victims to report sexual assault and sexual harassment in the military.The bill is named after the 20-year-old whose…

Trump called ‘demented’ after blaming ‘blue states’ for coronavirus death toll

Trump called ‘demented’ after blaming ‘blue states’ for coronavirus death toll

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. BoghosianBy ELIZABETH THOMAS and ALLISON PECORIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is facing backlash after blaming blue states for the coronavirus death toll during a press briefing at the White House on Wednesday.”So we’re down in this territory,” Trump said, pointing to a graph that the White…

AG Barr takes aim at DOJ prosecutors, compares lockdowns to slavery

AG Barr takes aim at DOJ prosecutors, compares lockdowns to slavery

Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(HILLSDALE, Mich.) — Attorney General William Bar took sharp aim at federal line prosecutors and compared coronavirus lockdowns to slavery in remarks at Hillsdale College’s “Constitution Day” celebration Wednesday evening.”Even the most well-meaning people can do great damage if they lose perspective,” Barr said. “The…

Trump’s rebuke of CDC director sows confusion on vaccine timeline

Trump’s rebuke of CDC director sows confusion on vaccine timeline

ABC NewsBy ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s public rebuke of a top public health official is sowing confusion on the nation’s vaccine timeline and reviving criticism of political meddling in the government’s pandemic response.Trump’s challenge of Robert Redfield, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a White House press…

AG William Barr accuses some DOJ prosecutors of becoming ‘headhunters’

AG William Barr accuses some DOJ prosecutors of becoming ‘headhunters’

ABC NewsBy ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Attorney General William Barr took sharp aim at federal line prosecutors in remarks at Hillsdale College’s “Constitution Day” celebration Wednesday evening, describing them as improperly working to take law enforcement decisions into their own hands in contravention of the traditional chain of command.”Even the most well-meaning people can…