New outbreaks push inmate coronavirus cases past 50,000
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of prison inmates testing positive for the coronavirus soared well past the 50,000 mark last month, as recent outbreaks threatened to undo control measures put in place earlier in the pandemic. At the end of June, the total number of coronavirus cases among prisoners had reached at least 52,649, [...]
Supreme Court blocks release of redacted parts of Mueller report while it hears Trump’s appeal
The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to temporarily shield President Trump from further revelations from the Mueller report, saying it will hear this fall a dispute over the release of redacted portions. The court’s decision, in a one-line order, means House Democrats will not see the redacted parts of the report by special counsel Robert S. [...]
6/28: Mike Pence, Gov. Jay Inslee, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Sen. Tim Scott, Sherrilyn Ifill
This week on "Face the Nation", a record number of new coronavirus cases explodes in the U.S., while governors in multiple states hit pause on reopening and the White House downplays the dangerous spread.
This week on "Face the Nation," July 5, 2020
John Bolton, Mayors Carlos Giménez and Sulvester Turner and Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb appear on Sunday's "Face the Nation"
Can Trump’s anti-mail-voting crusade hurt him in key states?
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign and allies have blocked efforts to expand mail-in voting, forcing an awkward confrontation with top GOP election officials who are promoting the opposite in their states. The rare dissonance between Trump and other Republican elected officials also reflects another reality the president will not concede: Many [...]
Biden Supporters Are More Worried About the Health Risks of Voting
Identifying likely voters is a challenge for pollsters in every election. This year, the coronavirus, mail voting and a surge in political engagement may make it even harder than usual. For now, Joe Biden’s 9-point lead across the critical battleground states is so significant that it is essentially invulnerable to assumptions about turnout, according to [...]
President Trump touts economy, heads to Mount Rushmore as COVID-19 cases spike
President Trump is touting the economy and heading to an Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore, where attendees will not be required to wear masks or social distance. The trip comes as the president's top pandemic adviser warns of spikes in COVID-19 cases across the country. Paula Reid reports.
Watch live: Trump to host Mount Rushmore fireworks show
Thousands are expected to attend the event at Mount Rushmore, which will likely attract protests.
Supreme Court blocks curbside voting in Alabama during pandemic
The 5-4 decision also prevents waiving of some absentee ballot requirements.
Mysterious explosion, fire damage Iranian nuclear enrichment facility
A fire ripped through a building at Iran’s main nuclear-fuel production site early Thursday, causing extensive damage to what appeared to be a factory where the country has boasted of producing a new generation of centrifuges. The United States has repeatedly warned that such machinery could speed Tehran’s path to building nuclear weapons. The Atomic [...]
US unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns are underway
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment fell to 11.1% in June as the economy added a solid 4.8 million jobs, the government reported Thursday. But the job-market recovery may already be faltering because of a new round of closings and layoffs triggered by a resurgence of the coronavirus. While the jobless rate was down from 13.3% [...]
Democrats say troop threats should be pursued ‘relentlessly’
WASHINGTON (AP) — The two top Democrats in Congress said Thursday that any threats to U.S. troops must be pursued “relentlessly,” rebuking President Donald Trump after receiving a highly classified briefing about intelligence that Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Trump, [...]
Tucker Carlson slams GOP proposal to replace federal holiday with Juneteenth
As he watched the statue of Christopher Columbus come tumbling down after standing for almost 90 years outside the Minnesota State Capitol, Tucker Carlson wondered aloud why Republican senators wanted to cancel the Italian navigator and his holiday. Speaking over a chyron reading, “The rage mob comes for Christopher Columbus,” the Fox News host focused [...]
Confirmed coronavirus cases are rising in 40 of 50 states
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Four U.S. states — Arizona, California, Florida and Texas — reported a combined 25,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases Thursday as the infection curve rose in 40 of the 50 states heading into the July Fourth holiday weekend. With the number of daily confirmed coronavirus cases nationwide climbing past 50,000, an [...]
Hospitalization rise is cause for concern
Patients suffering from COVID-19 are rapidly filling hospitals across the South and West, with Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Nevada and Arizona setting records for hospitalizations Thursday, a sign that the coronavirus pandemic is entering a dangerous new phase. In Arizona, where the virus appears to be spreading out of control, hospitals rushed to expand capacity and [...]
New film on Rep. John Lewis' 50+ years of fighting for equal rights
Dawn Porter, director of "John Lewis: Good Trouble," joined CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss her new film and how looking back at the civil rights icon's life provides lessons for people still pushing for equality today.
How campaigns are using data collection and microtargeting to reach voters
With the 2020 election just four months away, candidates are looking for new ways to reach voters. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joined "Red and Blue"'s Elaine Quijano to discuss how candidates are using data collection and what's changed since the last presidential election.
Trump praises jobs numbers despite surge in coronavirus cases
Despite warnings that the economy could take another hit, President Trump wasted no time in hailing Thursday’s jobs report as evidence the pandemic is under control. Weijia Jiang reports.
House judiciary panel to interview ousted NY prosecutor
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ousted former U.S. attorney for Manhattan will sit down with the House Judiciary Committee next week for a closed-door interview as the panel investigates politicization in the Justice Department. Geoffrey Berman, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York who led investigations into allies of President Donald Trump, [...]
Ousted Manhattan U.S. attorney to testify to Congress behind closed doors
President Trump fired Berman, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, last month.
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