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Trump trashes Sonia Sotomayor during press conference in India

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor during a press conference in India.

When asked about his demands that Sotomayor recuse from all cases regarding his administration, Trump slammed the Obama-appointed Supreme Court justice for supposedly being unfair to him.

“Her statement was so inappropriate,” he complained. “Such a terrible statement for a Supreme Court justice!”

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Fox News reporter John Roberts then pointed out to Trump that Sotomayor was simply stating that the Trump administration runs to the Supreme Court seeking emergency relief more than past administrations.

“It is hard to say what is more troubling: that the Government would seek this extraordinary relief seemingly as a matter of course, or that the Court would grant it,” Sotomayor wrote in a dissent last week.

Trump, however, thought that Sotomayor was “trying to shame” other justices into voting against him.


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Can Kevin McCarthy be beaten? His 2020 opponent thinks his ‘blatant racism’ could take him down

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When Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., first announced that he would run for House speaker in 2015 (after the departure of John Boehner), the party's far-right Freedom Caucus opposed him on the grounds that he was too moderate. His primary offense: Opposing the 2013 government shutdown, which was orchestrated by House Republicans in a futile attempt to thwart the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Much has changed in American politics over the subsequent half-decade. The man chosen to be House Speaker instead of McCarthy, Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, had a tempestuous tenure, one in which he struggled to keep the comparatively moderate Republicans on the same page as their more ideologically obstreperous counterparts. (Boehner had faced the same problem.) He announced in 2018 that he would not run for re-election, leading to a fierce competition among House Republicans over who would replace him. The party would ultimately anoint McCarthy as their House leader — but only after losing control of the chamber in the 2018 midterms, which elevated Nancy Pelosi to the speaker's chair for a second time Democrats and left McCarthy in charge of a diminished GOP minority.

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REVEALED: Kushner firm built coronavirus website Trump promised Google was building

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More details about Donald Trump administration's haphazard response to the COVID-19 pandemic were revealed in a bombshell new report published by The Atlantic on Monday evening.

"On March 13, President Donald Trump promised Americans they would soon be able to access a new website that would ask them about their symptoms and direct them to nearby coronavirus testing sites. He said Google was helping. That wasn’t true," The Atlantic reported.

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Doctors optimistic Bay Area lockdown successfully bended the coronavirus curve: report

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The aggressive actions of local governments in the San Francisco Bay Area may have successfully bent the coronavirus curve.

"State leaders and doctors are cautiously optimistic that the Bay Area's early moves to lock down residents two weeks ago have prevented surges of coronavirus patients from overwhelming the region's health care capacity thus far," Politico reported Monday.

"Six Bay Area counties were first in the country to adopt aggressive tactics with an enforceable March 16 order requiring residents to stay at home," Politico noted. "After 14 days — the outermost period at which symptoms are believed to emerge post-infection — doctors at area hospitals are now reporting fewer cases than they expected to see at this point, and officials credit the lockdown with stemming the tide of patients they feared would flood into emergency rooms."

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