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Donald Trump drags House GOP deeper into his theater of lies

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But the vote in the House Republican conference Wednesday may be the most fateful moment in a while, since it will further cement the disdain for democracy in one of the nation’s two great political parties. It will also show that for the House GOP, nothing — not even the protection of voters’ rights to express their will in free elections — is more important than moving in lockstep with Trump.

Sen. Lindsey Graham explained the equation when he was asked Monday whether there was a place in the party for anyone who opposed Trump.

“Sure, you’re just not going to be a leader of the party if you’re anti-Trump,” the South Carolina Republican said.

The vote will also once again expose the choice of Washington Republican leaders to put the fate of their party, and even their country, ultimately in the hands of a former President who used both

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Donald Trump flexes political muscle, meets with top House Republican Kevin McCarthy

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  • Republican
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy met with Donald Trump in Florida to
    present a united front with the former president.
  • McCarthy
    distanced himself from Trump after he was accused of inspiring his supporters
    to storm the US Capitol, but appears to be back on his side.
  • House
    Democrat Katherine Clark expressed shock that McCarthy was re-aligning with Trump
    after the Capitol assault.

Washington
– Donald Trump met with US House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in Florida on
Thursday amid a tug of war over the Republican Party’s future, with
congressional leadership appearing eager to present a united front with the
former president.

Winning
back the House of Representatives from Democrats in 2022 was the primary topic
of the meeting at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, according to a readout
provided by Save America, a political action committee linked to Trump.

It said:

President Trump’s popularity has never been

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Stephen Colbert asks his Late Show Melania Trump about her Christmas decor, COVID parties

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Five attorneys who were prepared to defend former President Donald Trump in his upcoming Senate impeachment trial have departed his legal team, people familiar with the situation confirmed to CNN and The New York Times. Butch Bowers and Deborah Barbier, who were expected to be two of the lead attorneys, are out, as are Josh Howard, Johnny Gasser, and Greg Harris. No other attorneys have announced they were involved with the case, so it appears that, for now, Trump is defenseless.

The lawyers reportedly left because of a disagreement over legal strategy. Trump reportedly wanted them to push his unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud in last year’s presidential election rather than focus on whether convicting a former president after he’s out of office is constitutional, an argument that appears to be the consensus among Republicans and the reason he’ll likely be acquitted. Bowers, a source said, lacked chemistry

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Trump returns to Rose Garden to claim ‘China will own US’ if he’s not re-elected

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Donald Trump returned to the White House Garden following his hospitalisation with the coronavirus to declare that if he loses his re-election in 20 days, “China will own the United States.”

He delivered a virtual address on Wednesday after hosting a likely “super-spreader” ceremony at the Rose Garden to announce his Supreme Court nominee last month.

In his remarks, the president attacked his Democratic opponent Joe Biden, who the president claimed will oversee economic devastation and “punish” workers, as millions of Americans continue to file for unemployment benefits eight months into a pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 Americans and shuttered businesses in the economic fallout.

The president – speaking with a raspy voice following his illness and return to campaign rallies – told members of the Economic Clubs of New York, Florida, Washington DC, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Sheboygan that the election is a “simple” choice between “historic prosperity”

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Coronavirus live news: doctor clears Trump to return to public events on Saturday; record global case rise | World news

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Trump again calls for in-person debate, citing doctor’s letter

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Trump Should Be Able to Resume Public Events Saturday, Doctor Says

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(Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump says he feels well and hopes to hold a rally on Saturday. Trump should be able to resume public events that day, his doctor said. District of Columbia health authorities urged people who attended the Rose Garden ceremony announcing Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to get tested for the coronavirus.



a man wearing a suit and tie: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures outside of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.


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U.S. President Donald Trump gestures outside of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.

Trump returned to the Oval Office Wednesday for the first time since getting back to the White House Monday evening after his hospitalization at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He said on Thursday in his first live interview since returning home that his drugs have been dialed down, and that he’s taking a steroid that isn’t “heavy.”

Key Developments:

Trump Calls Case a ‘Blessing From God,’ Hails Antibody TreatmentOne Week

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The Rose Garden ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett was supposed to define the rest of the campaign. It did. Just not how Trump hoped

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A little over a week ago, Republicans gathered at the White House Rose Garden as President Trump officially nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

The moment gave Republicans momentum and potentially a much-needed campaign reset. Instead of Americans thinking about how badly Trump had handled the coronavirus crisis, which polls show they believe, maybe a rushed, even high-drama fight over a court nomination would change the subject.

Trump, in particular, may have felt that the late Saturday afternoon event in the Rose Garden would define the last month of the campaign.

It has, just not in the way that he hoped.

Beginning with his announcement early Friday morning that he had tested positive for the coronavirus along with his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, the Barrett nomination has been back-burner news.

Well, except for this part: a lot of people who were at the Rose Garden nomination ceremony

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Notre Dame student: Father Jenkins, Trump failed COVID-19 leadership test

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  • An event held in the Rose Garden may have been responsible for infecting many high-profile politicians with coronavirus.
  • As a Notre Dame student, it was extremely disappointing to see our President, Father John Jenkins, at the event and not following the protocols that we students have been carefully following ourselves.
  • Rachel Palermo is a J.D. candidate at Notre Dame Law School.
  • This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Leaders must lead by example. 

Setting policies is an important part of being a leader. But the people who set the rules need to join the rest of us in following them.

As a law student at the University of Notre Dame, I have spent the last few months following important rules that have been imposed by our school.

Early this summer, the Notre Dame administration announced that we

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White House is not contact tracing Rose Garden event and rejected CDC offer to track down those exposed to Trump: Reports

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As President Trump battles COVID-19, some said the White House is not doing enough to trace those who might have come in contact with him or been otherwise exposed to the virus at the White House.



Donald Trump in a suit standing in front of a building


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At least eight people might have been infected at a Sept. 26 Rose Garden event to celebrate the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Despite this, the president’s team decided not to trace the contacts of the staff members and guests who attended the event, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing the account of a senior White House official.

Instead, reports indicated the White House has chosen only to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, which specify that contact tracing efforts should be pursued for those who had “close contact” to someone with COVID-19 within two days of their diagnosis.

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White House Is Not Contact Tracing ‘Super-Spreader’ Trump Rose Garden Event

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“The list is names and email addresses. For robust contact tracing you need city and state,” one official said. “We basically say as much — we want and need more information.”

The officials said the state contacted the White House early Friday after learning of the president’s diagnosis and was told in a “blanket statement” that the “White House Medical Unit is doing all the contact tracing.”

“That doesn’t really satisfy us — particularly with the New Jerseyans,” the official said.

Mr. Deere, the White House spokesman, said: “A full contact tracing, consistent with C.D.C. guidelines, was completed for the Bedminster, N.J. trip. The President did not have any interactions with Bedminster staff or guests that would be considered to be ‘close’ based on CDC guidelines (more than 15 minutes and within 6 feet).”

He added, “All White House staff considered to be in close contact during this trip have

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