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Republican leader says Trump wasn’t attacking Romney at prayer breakfast — where he attacked Romney

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) lashed out at those saying President Donald Trump attacked Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) during the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday.

According to Politico, McCarthy denied Trump’s attacks were about Romney because Trump didn’t say Romney’s name.

“I never heard the president use the word ‘Romney’ at the prayer breakfast,” said McCarthy, who was also attended the breakfast.

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“I don’t like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong nor do I like people who say, ‘I pray for you,’ when they know that’s not so. So many people have been hurt and we can’t let that go on,” Trump said at the breakfast.

Less than 24 hours before, Romney was on the Senate floor citing his faith as a reason that he couldn’t dismiss his oath before God to weigh the evidence with an impartial eye.

Trump isn’t generally known for attacking a huge swath of “people,” he generally targets a person he felt crossed him. It was clear to everyone other than McCarthy who the president was talking about.

The president then went on to attack House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for saying that she prays for him. Pelosi, a devout Catholic, has been known to talk about her faith and the seriousness with which she takes the teachings.

McCarthy clashed with his colleague, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who still views the former presidential candidate as a Republican leader, unlike some of her other colleagues.

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“Senator Romney is a good and honorable man,” Cheney said in an interview. “And I don’t think anybody ought to question his faith.”

Still, McCarthy was unmoved.

“I don’t think Romney is effective in any shape or form,” McCarthy said outside the House chamber.

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Trump administration quietly guts COVID-19 paid leave provision that already excluded 75 percent of workers

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The Trump administration has quietly issued new guidance that will exempt many small businesses from having to provide some workers with paid leave during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Department of Labor issued a temporary rule Wednesday that effectively exempted businesses with fewer than 50 workers from being required to provide 12 weeks of paid leave for workers whose children are suddenly at home from school or child care under the coronavirus stimulus package signed by President Donald Trump.

This article first appeared in Salon.

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Trump is deploying national guardsman to provide pandemic support without any health benefits: report

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The National Guard are an essential part of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, and thousands of them have potentially been exposed to infected civilians, making it a particularly dangerous and important time to serve.

But according to The Daily Beast, the guard has been deployed in a way that prevents them from being eligible for the military's health care system.

"The approximately 20,000 guardsmen who have been called up to help states around the country deal with the spread of the coronavirus are federalized on what’s called Title 32 status, which puts them in command of their various state governors but with the federal government paying costs," wrote senior national security correspondent Spencer Ackerman. "But according to the National Guard’s advocates and the U.S. governors’ association, the guardsmen are activated on orders that last 30 days. That puts them one single day shy of the requirement allowing the military health insurance system known as TRICARE — think of it as Medicare For All In Uniform — to cover them."

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Vaccine researchers grew ‘alarmed’ as Trump’s CDC wasted weeks of their time with a flawed coronavirus test: report

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According to a report from the Washington Post, in the early days as health officials became concerned about the possibility of the COVID-19 pandemic blossoming out of China, researchers sat and wasted days they could have used to start developing a vaccine because they were assured by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that a testing kit was on its way.

As it turned out, that test was flawed.

Relying on emails and interviews, the Post is reporting, "On a Jan. 15 conference call, a leading scientist at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assured local and state public health officials from across the nation that there would soon be a test to detect a mysterious virus spreading from China. Stephen Lindstrom told them the threat was remote and they may not need the test his team was developing 'unless the scope gets much larger than we anticipate,' according to an email summarizing the call."

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