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Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders and John Kasich expected to join forces for first night of Democratic convention

  • The speakers represent a wide political spectrum of support for former Vice President Joe Biden.
  • Sanders is a key leader of the left-wing of the Democratic Party while Kasich ran for the GOP nomination for president in 2016.
  • The rest of the speaking schedule for the 2020 Democratic National Convention remains in flux as officials work to fill the schedule and adjust to the event going virtual.
  • Democrats announced this week that presumptive nominee Biden and his running mate -- who has yet to be announced -- would not travel to Milwaukee after all, due to safety concerns related to Covid-19.
  • Normally the political conventions fill four days full of programming from a jam-packed arena.
  • This year Democrats will move the event online and programming will be condensed, running for only two hours each night.

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer met with Biden to discuss VP job, sources say

  • Two Democrats familiar with the search told CNN on Thursday that Whitmer remains in serious contention.
  • Another Democrat familiar with the vetting process tells CNN the Biden has also met with additional prospective running mates.
  • No individuals are named on flight records and one of the Democrats familiar with the search declined to say where the meeting took place.
  • The consideration of Whitmer suggests Biden has yet to decide whether to choose a woman of color, which many supporters and Black leaders have urged him to do, in the wake of summer protests over police brutality and systemic racism.
  • CNN reported Friday that Biden is also seriously considering California Sen. Kamala Harris and former President Barack Obama's national security adviser Susan Rice.
  • He also is believed to be considering California Rep. Karen Bass, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, people familiar with the search say.

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Trump shuns US intelligence report warning Russia targeting Biden - Business Insider

  • Donald Trump attempted to sideline a report from the US intelligence community that said Russia was actively working to "denigrate" Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
  • Russia is "using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden and what it sees as an anti-Russia 'establishment," Evanina said.
  • The report is one of the most detailed given by US authorities on the threat of meddling in the 2020 election to date.
  • In his report, Evanina also said that evidence suggests that China and Iran don't want Trump to win reelection.
  • He did not say whether they were actively trying to influence the election like Russia.
  • House Democrats fear a repeat of 2016 when Russia actively meddled in the election to get Trump elected.

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Trump shuns US intelligence report warning Russia targeting Biden - Business Insider

  • Donald Trump attempted to sideline a report from the US intelligence community that said Russia was actively working to "denigrate" Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
  • Russia is "using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden and what it sees as an anti-Russia 'establishment," Evanina said.
  • The report is one of the most detailed given by US authorities on the threat of meddling in the 2020 election to date.
  • In his report, Evanina also said that evidence suggests that China and Iran don't want Trump to win reelection.
  • He did not say whether they were actively trying to influence the election like Russia.
  • House Democrats fear a repeat of 2016 when Russia actively meddled in the election to get Trump elected.

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Colorado State halts football activities after allegations of racism and verbal abuse

  • This comes after Colorado State had announced earlier in the week that it had launched an investigation into its athletic department following a report alleging players had been told not to report Covid-19 symptoms or they would see reduced playing time.
  • On Tuesday, Colorado State announced it had begun an investigation into its athletic department following a report alleging players have been told not to report Covid-19 symptoms or they will see reduced playing time.
  • Head football coach Steve Addazio, who was hired in December after spending seven seasons at Boston College, said in a statement Tuesday, "The health and welfare of our student-athletes on the Colorado State football team is our top priority, and I fully support President McConnell's investigation into concerns about whether these protocols were properly followed by everyone involved with our program.

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Trump steps back from involving himself in Libya's bloody civil war

  • Recent pleas by the leaders of Turkey, Egypt and others for Trump to get involved in the conflict have fallen on deaf ears, several foreign and US officials tell CNN.
  • The Trump White House had taken an active interest in the conflict in 2019, reaching out to Gen. Khalifa Haftar, the warlord leading an offensive against the country's United Nations-backed government.
  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took part this year in a Libya summit hosted in Berlin, where countries including France, Russia and Turkey laid out a cease-fire plan, which ultimately failed, and called for an end to violence despite their own surreptitious support to the warring factions.
  • Under former national security adviser John Bolton, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Egypt successfully lobbied Trump to shift US policy in Libya and reach out to Haftar, a senior US administration official and two Saudi officials said.

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Fact check: At his golf club, Trump nonsensically accuses Democrats of election 'cheating'

  • Trump also introduced a new, wildly inaccurate claim: an allegation that Democrats are cheating in the election via their negotiations with Republicans over a new coronavirus relief bill.
  • It's true that previous presidents have not tried to use an executive order to force health insurers to cover people with pre-existing conditions -- but strong protections for people with pre-existing conditions were signed into law by President Barack Obama via legislation: the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
  • The federal health department explains on its website, Obamacare exempted certain "grandfathered" individual insurance plans from its rules on covering people with pre-existing conditions -- so perhaps, if Trump is going to issue an order with no exemptions at all, he can make an argument that his plan is unprecedented.
  • Still, though, his Friday claim created the impression that he was going to be the pioneer of protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

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Arizona was a Covid-19 hot spot a month ago. Here's how it's turning things around

  • A CNN analysis of Covid-19 data from Johns Hopkins University shows that on July 8, Arizona averaged about 3,501 daily new cases over a seven-day period.
  • That average has been steadily declining week-over-week, and on Wednesday, the state averaged 1,990 daily new cases over a seven-day period.
  • The state and its governor, Doug Ducey, were praised on Wednesday by President Donald Trump and Dr. Deborah Birx in the Oval Office, where Ducey credited the downward trend to Arizonans wearing masks, physically distancing, washing hands and staying home if sick.
  • A few days later, on July 9, Ducey took another step back, limiting indoor dining to 50% capacity before things started looking up.
  • The average of new daily cases over a seven-day period began steadily declining each week, something the governor touted in his visit to the Oval Office on Wednesday.

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Trump continues his norm-breaking by campaigning from the White House

  • Officials are preparing for the possibility that Trump will deliver political remarks from the White House residence, in a scaled-back version of the pomp and circumstance the President once envisioned.
  • Since taking office in 2017, Trump has increasingly blurred the line between political and official events and has unabashedly made campaigning a feature of his presidency.
  • Now, the once-blurred line between campaigning and governing seems to have all but disappeared, with official White House events replacing the rallies that Trump craves.
  • And when the campaign canceled the New Hampshire rally due to rally, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany informed the press of the decision aboard Air Force One. When it comes to the convention speech, Trump's critics have sounded alarms on the legality and protocol the President might be defying if settles on the White House backdrop.

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Intelligence community's top election official's statement warning of threats from China, Russia and Iran

  • Ahead of the 2020 U.S. elections, foreign states will continue to use covert and overt influence measures in their attempts to sway U.S. voters' preferences and perspectives, shift U.S. policies, increase discord in the United States, and undermine the American people's confidence in our democratic process.
  • Many foreign actors have a preference for who wins the election, which they express through a range of overt and private statements; covert influence efforts are rarer.
  • RUSSIA -- We assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden and what it sees as an anti-Russia "establishment." This is consistent with Moscow's public criticism of him when he was Vice President for his role in the Obama Administration's policies on Ukraine and its support for the anti-Putin opposition inside Russia.
  • Tehran's motivation to conduct such activities is, in part, driven by a perception that President Trump's reelection would result in a continuation of U.S. pressure on Iran in an effort to foment regime change.

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