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Much of US scales back on holiday, but Trump plans to go big

Much of US scales back on holiday, but Trump plans to go big

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWASHINGTON (AP) — As coronavirus cases spike, public health officials are pleading with Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations, but subdued is not President Donald Trump’s style, and he aimed to go big, promising a “special evening” in Washington that could bring tens of thousands to the National Mall.Trump’s “Salute for America” celebration on Saturday evening was to include a speech from the White House South Lawn that he said...

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Trump entices masses with capital event as virus cases rise

Trump entices masses with capital event as virus cases rise

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWASHINGTON — Officials across the country pleaded with Americans to curb their enthusiasm for large Fourth of July crowds Saturday even as President Donald Trump enticed the masses with a “special evening” of tribute and fireworks staged with new U.S. coronavirus infections on the rise.Several hours before Trump’s “Salute for America” celebration, people filed to the National Mall in baking heat and took shade under the scattered trees while, not far away, music wafted from...

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Governors stress ‘personal responsibility’ over virus orders

Governors stress ‘personal responsibility’ over virus orders

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsNASHVILLE, Tenn. — Earlier this week, as Tennessee registered what then was its highest single-day coronavirus case increase, Gov. Bill Lee held a news conference and issued a stern response.It wasn’t a mandate to wear masks in public or clamp down on businesses or social gatherings. Instead, it was a plea for residents to do the right thing.“When we have people dying in this state as a result of this virus, we should be taking personal responsibility for this,” the...

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U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear foreign Nazi art case

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear foreign Nazi art case

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear a case involving the descendants of a group of Jewish art dealers from Germany who say their ancestors were forced to sell a collection of religious art to the Nazi government in 1935.The justices will decide whether the dispute involving foreign citizens suing a foreign government belongs in U.S. courts. A lower court allowed the case to go forward, but Germany asked the Supreme Court to weigh in.The justices also...

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Despite COVID-19 surge, Mexico avoids overwhelmed hospitals

Despite COVID-19 surge, Mexico avoids overwhelmed hospitals

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsMEXICO CITY — In a Mexican army barracks, hospital beds have replaced bunks. Oxygen tanks fill the room that held assault rifles. The building that previously housed soldiers between missions to eradicate opium poppy crops is now outfitted for up to 100 patients infected with the coronavirus.The two-story barracks is one of more than 100 spaces converted by the military to treat COVID-19. But since it opened in May, only about half of its beds have been occupied.That’s...

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Trump supports new round of direct coronavirus payments

Trump supports new round of direct coronavirus payments

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he supports a fresh round of government payments to individuals to help them weather the coronavirus pandemic but “it has to be done properly.”Trump also said he wants payments larger than the $1,200 the government sent to most individuals earlier this year. He did not say how big he’d like the payments to be.Trump complained about creating disincentives for people to go back to work, but appeared to be confusing...

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Federal Reserve meeting minutes show concern about steep economic downturn

Federal Reserve meeting minutes show concern about steep economic downturn

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials last month expressed concerns about the severity of the economic downturn triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, saying the drop in economic activity in the spring would likely be the steepest in the post-World War II period.The minutes of the June 9-10 discussions, which were made public Wednesday, show officials grappling with economic disruptions that had already occurred and noting the crisis was “not falling equally on all...

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U.S. House approves $1.5 trillion plan to fix crumbling infrastructure

U.S. House approves $1.5 trillion plan to fix crumbling infrastructure

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House approved a $1.5 trillion plan Wednesday to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into projects to fix roads and bridges, upgrade transit systems, expand interstate railways and dredge harbors, ports and channels.The bill also authorizes more than $100 billion to expand internet access for rural and low-income communities and $25 billion to modernize the infrastructure and...

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Pompeo urges U.N. arms embargo on Iran's `terrorist regime'

Pompeo urges U.N. arms embargo on Iran's `terrorist regime'

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Calling Iran “the world’s most heinous terrorist regime,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to extend the U.N. arms embargo against Tehran, which expires in October, and reject “extortion diplomacy.”The United States has circulated a draft Security Council resolution to extend the arms embargo indefinitely, and Pompeo said the United States’ “overwhelming preference” is to work with its 15 members to adopt...

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Leading Republicans, with the exception of Trump, now support mask-wearing

Leading Republicans, with the exception of Trump, now support mask-wearing

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWASHINGTON (AP) — In Republican circles — with the notable exception of the man who leads the party — the debate about masks is over: It’s time to put one on.As a surge of infections hammers the South and West, GOP officials are pushing back against the notion that masks are about politics, as President Donald Trump suggests, and telling Americans they can help save lives.Sen. Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican, on Tuesday bluntly called on Trump to start wearing a...

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Democrats' climate plan could end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Democrats' climate plan could end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressing environmental injustice that harms low-income and minority communities.The election-year plan backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other leaders is less ambitious than a sweeping Green New Deal that a group of progressive Democrats outlined...

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Supreme Court lifts ban on state aid to religious schooling

Supreme Court lifts ban on state aid to religious schooling

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWASHINGTON (AP) — States can’t cut religious schools out of programs that send public money to private education, a divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.By a 5-4 vote with the conservatives in the majority, the justices upheld a Montana scholarship program that allows state tax credits for private schooling in which almost all the recipients attend religious schools.The Montana Supreme Court had struck down the K-12 private education scholarship program that was created by...

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LGBTQ activists on what progress looks like 5 years after same-sex marriage ruling

LGBTQ activists on what progress looks like 5 years after same-sex marriage ruling

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWhen the Supreme Court on June 15 intended to protect LGBTQ people from employment discrimination, writer and activist Raquel Willis said the good news was overshadowed by reports that two Black transgender women had been murdered just two days before. It was also on the same day news surfaced that , an activist who had fought for justice for the murder of Black trans man Tony McDade, had been killed.“It was a day of celebration, but it also was still a day of mourning for...

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Polish president attacks LGBTQ rights as he heads to runoff

Polish president attacks LGBTQ rights as he heads to runoff

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s conservative president, Andrzej Duda, promised Monday to protect traditional Polish values against LGBTQ rights after a first-round presidential election that gave him the most votes but forced him into a runoff.Duda’s immediate return to a theme that he has raised frequently during his campaign was an indication that he is heading into a tight runoff with Warsaw’s centrist mayor by seeking to win the votes of those on the far right, not the...

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Trump's attacks seen undercutting confidence in 2020 vote

Trump's attacks seen undercutting confidence in 2020 vote

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWASHINGTON (AP) — It was a startling declaration about one of the pillars of American democracy, all the more so given its source.The president of the United States last week publicly predicted without evidence that the 2020 presidential election would be “the most corrupt election in the history of our country.”“We cannot let this happen,” Donald Trump told an audience of young supporters at a Phoenix megachurch. “They want it to happen so badly.”Just over four months...

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Overcoming Barriers for Native American Voters | American Experience | PBS

Overcoming Barriers for Native American Voters | American Experience | PBS

'The action, and promise, behind Native American representation in the U.S.June 25, 2020|Risa JohnsonThis dispatch is part of a series in collaboration with  that explores the expansion of voting rights in communities across the U.S., in connection with  , by American Experience, and as part of GroundTruth’s initiative called “" with Report for America.AGUA CALIENTE INDIAN RESERVATION, California — The ratification of the 19th Amendment 100 years ago was the single greatest expansion of the right to vote in the nation’s long and troubled history of extending political inclusion.But even as...

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Unwanted Sterilization and Eugenics Programs in the United States

Unwanted Sterilization and Eugenics Programs in the United States

From No Más Bebés: Maria Hurtado in the abandoned maternity ward of the Los Angeles County-USC Medical CenterJanuary 29, 2016 | BY Lisa KoPOSTED IN—“There is today one state,” wrote Hitler, “in which at least weak beginnings toward a better conception [of citizenship] are noticeable. Of course, it is not our model German Republic, but the United States.” (from )“In the early 20th century across the country, medical superintendents, legislators, and social reformers affiliated with an emerging eugenics movement joined forces to put sterilization laws on the books. Such legislation was...

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Biden slams Trump over reported bounties placed on US troops

Biden slams Trump over reported bounties placed on US troops

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden attacked President Donald Trump on Saturday over a report that he said, if true, contains a “truly shocking revelation” about the commander in chief and his failure to protect U.S. troops in Afghanistan and stand up to Russia.The New York Times reported Friday that American intelligence officials concluded months ago that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing U.S. troops in...

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Once again, Congress unable to act during national trauma

Once again, Congress unable to act during national trauma

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWASHINGTON (AP) — For a moment, Congress had a chance to act on a policing overhaul, mobilized by a national trauma and overwhelming public support. Those efforts have stalled now and seem unlikely to be revived in an election year.It’s latest example of how partisanship and polarization on Capitol Hill have hamstrung Congress’ ability to meet the moment and respond meaningfully to public opinion.Major changes in policing policy appear likely to join gun control and...

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Rep. Karen Bass on Democratic police reform bill and changing a culture of 'impunity'

Rep. Karen Bass on Democratic police reform bill and changing a culture of 'impunity'

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsHouse Democrats are set to pass a comprehensive police reform bill. Led by the Congressional Black Caucus, the measure would create a ban on some police practices, such as chokeholds and the use of no-knock warrants in federal drug cases. It would also make it easier to punish officers for misconduct. Lisa Desjardins reports and talks to Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., who chairs the caucus.Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find...

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Some private schools getting more virus relief funding than public schools, under DeVos formula

Some private schools getting more virus relief funding than public schools, under DeVos formula

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsThe Trump administration on Thursday moved forward with a policy ordering public schools across the U.S. to share coronavirus relief funding with private schools at a higher rate than federal law typically requires.Under a new rule issued by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, school districts are ordered to set aside a portion of their aid for private schools using a formula based on the total number of private school students in the district.The policy has been contested by...

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Wisconsin governor activates National Guard after night of unrest

Wisconsin governor activates National Guard after night of unrest

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s governor activated the National Guard on Wednesday to protect state properties after a night of violence that included the toppling of two statues outside the state Capitol, one of which commemorated an abolitionist Civil War hero.Protesters also attacked a state senator, threw a Molotov cocktail into a government building and attempted to break into the Capitol Tuesday night, only to be repelled by pepper spray from police stationed inside....

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Joe Biden turns focus to Wisconsin with new hires

Joe Biden turns focus to Wisconsin with new hires

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsPresumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is turning to a quartet of experienced Wisconsin political operatives to lead his campaign in a state that helped deliver President Donald Trump an Electoral College majority four years ago.The former vice president’s campaign unveiled the team to The Associated Press on Wednesday. Wisconsin, where Trump won by fewer than 23,000 votes in 2016, joins newly emerging battleground Arizona as the first two states where Biden...

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In 'extremely unusual' hearing, 2 DOJ lawyers allege politicization of justice

In 'extremely unusual' hearing, 2 DOJ lawyers allege politicization of justice

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsThe House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Wednesday on whether the federal agency tasked with enforcing the law is in fact breaking it. Two current Justice Department attorneys charged that department leaders -- including Attorney General William Barr -- ordered certain investigations and undermined others due to political motivations. Lisa Desjardins reports and talks to NPR’s Carrie Johnson.Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t...

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WikiLeaks founder faces new indictment in U.S.

WikiLeaks founder faces new indictment in U.S.

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought to recruit hackers at conferences in Europe and Asia to provide his anti-secrecy website with classified information, including military secrets, according to a new Justice Department indictment announced Wednesday.The superseding indictment does not contain additional charges beyond the 18 counts the Justice Department unsealed last year. But prosecutors say it underscores Assange’s efforts to procure and release...

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