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Trump criticizes Dr. Deborah Birx following her dire coronavirus warnings, criticism from Pelosi

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. BoghosianBy LIBBY CATHEY, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump for the first time publicly criticized White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on Monday after she broke from his line of positive messaging and delivered dire warnings about the coronavirus pandemic.Trump, in a tweet, appeared to…read more »

Three things to know about voting three months ahead of 2020 election

3dfoto/iStockBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — The 2020 election is just three months away, which means it’s time for voters, particularly young voters, to make sure they are informed about the races and registered to vote. Millennials and Generation Z will comprise 40% of voters in this year’s election, according to Rock the Vote,…read more »

Outside spending dominates last days of Kansas Senate primary amid intraparty duel

wellesenterprises/iStockBy MEG CUNNINGHAM, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The final weeks of the Kansas Republican Senate primary have devolved into millions of dollars in spending from outside groups, negative mailers and both frontrunners, Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Ks., and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, awaiting a possible endorsement from President Donald Trump.Kobach — a…read more »

Pelosi blames Trump, GOP for deadlock in coronavirus relief negotiations

ABC NewsBy ADIA ROBINSON and ADAM KELSEY, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — After both Democratic and Republican negotiators expressed optimism Saturday about progress on a coronavirus relief package compromise, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tempered expectations Sunday, explaining that her party and the Trump administration still don’t see eye-to-eye on the “strategic plan” necessary to combat the…read more »

Formerly incarcerated woman runs to be 1st Black woman in Congress from Tennessee

Courtesy Keeda HaynesBY: MARIYA MOSELEY, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — Keeda Haynes believes she brings a unique perspective to the race for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District. After spending over three years in prison for a crime she says she didn’t commit, she hopes a spot in Washington will allow her to speak for vulnerable constituents –…read more »

Senior DHS official reassigned after unit collected information on members of the press

microgen/iStockBy LUKE BARR, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A senior Department of Homeland Security official has been reassigned, two sources familiar with the matter told ABC News, after The Washington Post reported Thursday that his unit put out three reports to its vast law enforcement network containing two journalist’s tweets about documents that were leaked from the…read more »