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George Conway reacts to special counsel appointment
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George Conway reacts to special counsel appointment

George Conway reacts to special counsel appointment George Conway joins CNN's John Berman to discuss the Justice Department's appointment of Jack Smith as special counsel overseeing investigations into former President Donald Trump. Source link
Biden to receive updated Covid-19 booster shot Tuesday
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Biden to receive updated Covid-19 booster shot Tuesday

Washington CNN  —  President Joe Biden will receive the updated Covid-19 booster shot Tuesday, White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz said Sunday evening. It has been more than three months since Biden contracted Covid-19, which is the amount of time the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people may consider waiting before getting boosted. The bivalent boosters target the original coronavirus strain as well as the Omicron BA.4/BA.5 subvariants. The shots are available for people ages five and up, as long as they have completed all primary doses in their vaccine series. People who are boosted have more protection against Covid-19 illness and even infection com...
Four takeaways from Georgia governor’s debate
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Four takeaways from Georgia governor’s debate

CNN  —  Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams sparred over health care, crime and punishment, and voting rights in a Monday debate as they made their closing arguments to voters in a reprise of their fiercely contested 2018 race for the same job. The stakes for this night were arguably higher for Abrams, who has trailed in most recent polling of the race. Kemp, one of the few prominent Republicans to resist former President Donald Trump’s lies about a stolen election in 2020, has positioned himself as a more traditional, pro-business conservative – a tack that his gentle resistance to Trump reinforced with swing voters. Abrams has argued that Kemp shouldn’t get any special credit for doing his j...
National Archives alerted lawyers for Trump about missing letters with North Korean leader in May 2021
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National Archives alerted lawyers for Trump about missing letters with North Korean leader in May 2021

CNN  —  The National Archives alerted lawyers for former President Donald Trump in May 2021 that Trump’s letters with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un – and two dozen boxes of records – were missing, according to new correspondence the Archives released on Monday. Gary Stern, general counsel for the National Archives and Records Administration, wrote to former Trump White House lawyers Patrick Philbin, Mike Purpura and Scott Gast on May 6, 2021, alerting them that the letters Trump had exchanged with Kim and the letter he received from his predecessor, President Barack Obama, were missing, according to the correspondence released Monday in response to dozens of Freedom of Information Act requests. ...
Analysis: Donald Trump’s legal gambits offer fresh revelations and deepen his political risk
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Analysis: Donald Trump’s legal gambits offer fresh revelations and deepen his political risk

CNN  —  Donald Trump’s scattershot defense in the weeks since FBI agents descended on his Mar-a-Lago resort has only exposed the depth of the mess he faces over his refusal to return classified documents that led to an unprecedented search of an ex-president’s home. Happening Today 1 p.m. ET: Federal judge holds hearing to consider Trump’s bid for a special master to review evidence the FBI seized at Mar-a-Lago. Follow live updates5:45 p.m. ET: House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy to give a speech in Biden’s hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, just before the President’s primetime address8 p.m. ET: Biden to speak about “the continued battle for the soul of the nation” As he keeps inadverten...
Public health leaders say Biden administration’s monkeypox response isn’t enough
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Public health leaders say Biden administration’s monkeypox response isn’t enough

CNN  —  The limited supply of monkeypox vaccines in the US has led to hours-long waits and lines that stretch for blocks, according to officials with state and local public health groups; some people with monkeypox symptoms have had to go without tests or treatments. And some have even crossed the border into Canada in search of help, the officials say. They, along with leaders of some national LGBTQ organizations, are frustrated and angry at the federal government for its “lack of urgency” about the ongoing outbreak. They say they feel abandoned by the government and want monkeypox to be declared a public health emergency now. “We are, once again, in a moment where a lack of u...