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Trump official says vaccine expected starting in January

A Trump administration official leading the response to the coronavirus pandemic says the U.S. can expect delivery of a vaccine starting in January 2021, despite statements from the president that inoculations could begin this month.

President Donald Trump has said at rallies, debates and press conferences that a vaccine could arrive within weeks. “We think we can start sometime in October,” Trump said at a

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Schiff: If Trump wanted more infections ‘would he be doing anything different?’

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHouse panel urges intelligence community to step up science and technology efforts Lawmakers introduce resolution condemning Azerbaijan, Turkey for conflict with Armenia Democrats gear up for clash with DHS over whistleblower case MORE (D-Calif.) on Thursday tore into President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign raises over M on day of VP debate Trump chastises Whitmer for calling him ‘complicit’ in extremism associated with kidnapping scheme Trump says he hopes to hold rally Saturday despite recent COVID-19 diagnosis MORE’s handling of the coronavirus, warning that a rally he plans to hold at the White House on Saturday runs the risk of spreading the illness. 

“Donald Trump held a super-spreader event at the White House. Now he wants to hold another big rally there, and still refuses to wear a mask. I don’t think Donald Trump wants even more Americans to be infected with COVID-19. But

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Pelosi and Trump Are at Odds Over Airline Relief

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California on Thursday said she would not agree to stand-alone aid package for airlines unless the Trump administration committed to a broader pandemic relief plan to help struggling Americans, declaring that “there is no stand-alone bill without a bigger bill.”

Her comments cast doubt on the prospects for a compromise just hours after President Trump had given an upbeat assessment, saying in an interview that he had reconsidered his decision to pull the plug on bipartisan negotiations on a stimulus plan until after the election.

“I shut down talks two days ago because they weren’t working out,” Mr. Trump said during a wide-ranging interview on Fox Business. “Now they’re starting to

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Trump promises free antibody treatments. It’s not that simple.

With Zachary Brennan, David Lim and Carmen Paun

— Trump promises free antibody treatments. It’s not that simple.


Regeneron snagged in embryo debate as fetal tissue limits continue.

Resurrected FDA guidance all but bars pre-election shot … and Trump admits it.

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TRUMP PROMISES FREE ANTIBODY TREATMENTS. IT’S NOT THAT SIMPLE. President Donald Trump has promised on Fox News and in two White House videos since his release from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday night that the FDA will

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Trump halting COVID stimulus talks ‘doesn’t make sense’: Panetta

This is a rush transcript from “Your World” October 6, 2020. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

NEIL CAVUTO, FOX NEWS ANCHOR:  All right, talks off and stocks off. And I mean way off.

No sooner, less than an hour ago, when we got word from the White House, that that’s it, the president has had it with no progress on these talks that he says are going nowhere, that he’s putting them off until after the election, at the soonest. And that depends, I would imagine, if he gets reelected himself.

For now, Wall Street heard that and tanked, and continued tanking, Boeing and airline-related stocks, particularly hoping to see some sort of deal that will give them flight again, now grounded, all grounded, and all on concerns that these talks are now done.

To John Roberts at the White House on

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A thwarted plot could thwart Trump

MORE KINDLING FOR THE FIRE — We should have seen this coming.

The latest October surprise roiling our politics — the feds announcing a foiled plot by Michigan militiamen to kidnap Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer — is actually not that surprising. It was only a few months ago when some of their comrades, heavily armed and dressed in paramilitary gear, stormed the state capital in Lansing to protest the sweeping executive power wielded by Whitmer in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. They stood above the legislative chamber, assault weapons slung over their shoulders, menacing the lawmakers below. They marched outside, surrounded by signs and chants calling Whitmer a tyrant, a fascist, an authoritarian who was starving families and turning freedom-loving workers into oppressed subjects of the state. Are we really shocked that a few of them acted on their rhetoric?


We’ve seen a similar spark of protest in the

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Former Trump campaign adviser named to senior role at CIA: report

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Bert Mizusawa, a 2016 campaign adviser to President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from the vice presidential debate Harris accuses Trump of promoting voter suppression Pence targets Biden over ISIS hostages, brings family of executed aid worker to debate MORE, assumed a role as a senior adviser to the CIA earlier this year, an atypical arrangement for such a position, Politico reported Wednesday.

Mizusawa has worked as a senior adviser for national security technology and business integration since early 2020, the publication reported Wednesday. While presidents frequently appoint political allies to the agency, it is rarely in this particular position, former officials told Politico.

When campaign surrogates are appointed to CIA leadership, it is typically for a position working out of the seventh floor of the agency’s headquarters, such as director, general counsel or deputy director. One former official told Politico an “outsider with no

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The tweeting probably isn’t the steroids. It’s probably just Trump.

A number of people wondered whether this was a function of the medications Trump has been taking to treat his coronavirus infection. He’s on a corticosteroid called dexamethasone, for example, the side effects of which include manic episodes. Was Trump’s seeming hyperactivity on Twitter a function of the medications coursing through his veins?

Maybe. But it was probably just Trump.

Trump has long been a fairly energetic tweeter. Of the more than 54,000 tweets he’s written or retweeted since May 2009, only 13,000 were the only tweets sent within a 60-minute period, according to data provided to The Washington Post by Factba.se. On average, a Trump tweet or retweet is one of 5.4 that he offers in the same 60-minute period. On Tuesday, he hit a peak of 30 tweets in a 60-minute period, which is a lot — but it’s also something that can be said of nearly 100

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Trump Breaks Tradition With Microsoft-Wells Fargo Race Inquiry

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A U.S. inquiry into whether Microsoft Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co. broke workplace civil rights laws by seeking to double their ranks of Black leaders is at odds with normal Labor Department practice, including the enforcement of a decades-old executive order on affirmative action, legal experts said.

The executive order, issued the year after the 1964 Civil Rights Act, requires that federal contractors maintain affirmative action outreach efforts while barring discrimination in hiring, and contrasts with a recent order by President Donald Trump against “divisive” discussions of race in corporate training.

The DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs cited the 1965 order in a letter to Microsoft asking how the software maker would meet its commitment to beef up Black leadership “without discriminating on the basis of race.”

More than half a century after the order was issued, African-American representation

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Trump further targets tech-friendly work visa programs in latest immigration restrictions

The Trump administration on Tuesday outlined new rules tightening restrictions placed on guest worker visa programs, including the H-1B program favored by tech industry firms.

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The rules tighten eligibility around foreign workers, so employers must meet more stringent criteria around the jobs they’re hiring for and how much they’re paying. That may make it harder for companies to receive H-1B visas as part of the annual lottery that awards 60,000 slots to foreign workers, not including renewals. The new rules follow a June order from President Donald Trump suspending a range of guest worker visa programs through the end of the year, with the White House citing domestic job losses during the COVID-19 pandemic as the motivator.


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The tech and IT industries that rely on foreign talent now face more hiring restrictions

The Trump administration says the goal is to ensure companies

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