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Trump ignores stalled COVID stimulus negotiations — as he starts three-day vacation at golf course

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Official White House photo of President Donald Trump boarding Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews by Shealah Craighead)

President Donald Trump arrived in New Jersey on Thursday evening to begin a three-day vacation at his Bedminister golf course.

Reporters shouted questions about the stalled stimulus negotiations, but AP White House correspondent Jonathan Lemire reports that Trump ignored the question.

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate adjourned on Thursday, allowing members a three-day weekend.

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Thursday was also the 20th week in a row when the federal government has reported that more than one million Americans signed up for unemployment benefits.


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Federal judge rules Bill Barr improperly redacted part of the Mueller report — and must release them

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Although the U.S. Department of Justice under Attorney General William Barr publicly released the Mueller report on April 18, 2019, it has only been available to the public in redacted form. But on Wednesday, Judge Reggie Walton ruled that parts of the Mueller report were improperly redacted by Barr — and Walton has ordered the DOJ to release those parts of the report before Election Day.

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Trump cancels western Wisconsin rally after Democratic mayor and governor tell him not to come amid COVID-19 spike

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After hosting a series of rallies that Democrats have alleged are "super-spreaders" of COVID-19, President Donald Trump appears to have canceled his Saturday rally in western Wisconsin.

According to the Associated Press, the flight plan for Air Force One was canceled.

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Kayleigh McEnany gets busted during her press briefing after falsely claiming Amy Coney Barrett is a Rhodes scholar

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany has incorrectly described Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump's third nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, as a "Rhodes scholar." But reporters corrected McEnany during a press conference on Thursday, letting her know that although Barrett graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, she isn't a Rhodes scholar.

The reporter told McEnany, "You said that Judge Barrett is a Rhodes scholar. I'm not sure that that's true" — and McEnany, looking at her notes, responded, "That's what I have written here."

Another reporter at the press conference chimed in, "She attended Rhodes College." And McEnany acknowledged her mistake, saying, "Attended Rhodes College. So, my bad."

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