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South Carolina governor pleads with residents to wear masks ‘so we can enjoy' football in the fall

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:47
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster on Wednesday pleaded with residents to wear masks so they could enjoy football in the fall. 

Michigan governor orders closure of indoor service at bars in much of the state over coronavirus fears

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:33
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer became the latest state leader to roll back the easing of some restrictions as the country deals with a surge in coronavirus cases when she signed an executive order Wednesday closing indoor service at bars throughout most of lower Michigan.

Pompeo: Hong Kong will be another 'communist-run city' under China's strict control

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:23
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he was sadden by the mass arrests made in Hong Kong Wednesday, following the new national security laws China instated -- severely limiting Hong Kong’s right to freedom of speech and protest.

McEnany: 'Seattle has been liberated from the anarchists'

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:11
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, in a Wednesday press briefing, celebrated Seattle’s dismantling of the Capital Hill Organized Protest (CHOP), saying the city has been “liberated from the anarchists.” 

House passes extension for PPP business program applications to Aug. 8

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:06
The House of Representatives quickly passed a bill Wednesday night to extend the window for business owners to apply for coronavirus relief loans through the Paycheck Protection Program.

Pompeo warns Iran will become arms dealer 'to the Maduros and the Assads' if arms embargo expires

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 15:52
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday warned that the Iranian regime will become an arms dealer to despots in places such as Syria and Venezuela if a 13-year-old arms embargo is allowed to expire -- and that more people will die in the Middle East as Tehran gets its hands on weapons.

California's Newsom creates 'strike teams' to enforce business shutdowns amid coronavirus surge

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 15:26
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that he has set up “multi-agency strike teams” to make sure businesses across the state are adhering to his orders to close shop as cases of COVID-19 surge.

Kentucky 2020 Senate race: What to know about the McConnell-McGrath contest

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 15:25
Now that Democrats have a nominee in the Kentucky Senate race, a highly contentious general election contest is sure to follow between GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic opponent, Amy McGrath. 

House Intel to receive briefing on Russian bounty reports

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 15:09
The House Intelligence Committee is slated to be briefed Thursday on the intelligence reports claiming Russia offered bounties to Afghan militants for killing U.S. soldiers, Fox News has learned.

Another incumbent falls

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:52
Trump endorsed, five-term Colorado U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton lost in Tuesday’s Republican primary.

Cuomo says lack of local government 'compliance, enforcement' partially to blame for pause on indoor dining

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:11
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed Wednesday that New York City will postpone its plans to begin indoor dining as part of its “Phase 3” reopening, saying that it is a “New York City-specific issue,” and that a lack of local government “compliance and enforcement” was to partially to blame.

Republicans welcome end of CHOP zone, say it comes 'several deaths too late'

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:44
An executive order from Durkan issued ahead of the clearing authorized police to move into the area which Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best called "lawless and brutal" in a statement.

Americans' coronavirus conduct prompts growing frustrations: poll

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:38
Amid new spikes in coronavirus cases afflicting most states across the country, a national poll released on Wednesday indicates people are increasingly critical of the job fellow Americans are doing dealing with the pandemic.

Cuomo ridicules New York City move to strip $1B in NYPD funding

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:31
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo slammed the New York City Council’s move strip the New York Police Department of $1 billion in funding, questioning “what it means,” and calling for concrete action.

Freshman Dem 'squad' members join forces in new campaign fundraising effort

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:28
The four freshman squad members have united in a new joint fundraising effort to help each other win another term and elect more like-minded progressives to disrupt Congress. 

National security adviser says Trump’s CIA briefer decided not to share Russia bounty intel

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 11:27
National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien on Wednesday claimed that President Trump’s CIA briefer made the call not to share with him the intelligence referencing Russia allegedly offering bounties to Afghan militants for killing U.S. soldiers.

Dem rep accuses Trump of ‘treason’ over Russia bounty report

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 11:14
Rep. Seth Moulton, a former Marine Corps officer, accused President Trump of "treason" on Wednesday over reports that Russia paid bounties to Afghan fighters to kill American soldiers and the White House took no action in response. 

Immigration judges sue DOJ over restrictions on speaking publicly

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 11:14
A coalition of federal immigration judges is suing the Justice Department, claiming they have been unfairly prevented from speaking to the public about their concerns over the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on immigrants in custody.

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