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Editorial Roundup: US

Jul. 1, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 30 The Wall Street Journal on allegations that Russia offered bounties for killing American troops in Afghanistan: It is going to be something to behold, on Jan. 21, 2021, when President Biden takes revenge on Russia for paying the Taliban...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens to questions during a news conference following a GOP policy meeting on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing

Jul. 1, 2020 12:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Republican circles — with the notable exception of the man who leads the party — the debate about masks is over: It’s time to put one on. As a surge of infections hammers the South and West, GOP officials are pushing back against the notion that masks are about...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens to questions during a news conference following a GOP policy meeting on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing

Jun. 30, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Republican circles -- with the notable exception of the man who leads the party -- the debate about masks is over: It’s time to put one on. As a surge of infections hammers the South and West, GOP officials are pushing back against the notion that masks are about politics, as...

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020 file photo former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty campaigns for the U.S. Senate in Gallatin, Tenn. In Tennessee's open race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, a political group backed by a member of GOP candidate Manny Sethi's campaign is attacking his primary opponent Hagerty and Alexander, calling the two “liberal” and “best friends.”  The Conservative Outsiders PAC says the video was sent to more than 300,000 Republican activists and supporters in Tennessee, and said it plans more videos, ads on multiple platforms and ground operations as permitted. The group also set up an anti-Hagerty website.  (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

In Senate race, PAC backed by Sethi team member hits Hagerty

Jun. 23, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In Tennessee's open race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, a political group backed by a member of GOP candidate Manny Sethi's campaign is attacking his primary opponent Bill Hagerty and Alexander, calling the two “liberal” and “best...

Vice President Mike Pence participates in an event at the Ingleside Hotel Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Pewaukee, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Pence courts evangelicals in conservative Milwaukee suburb

Jun. 23, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence launched a faith-centered tour in a conservative Milwaukee suburb on Tuesday, touting what he called the “great American comeback” as a couple of hundred attendees, most not wearing masks, cheered and chanted “USA!” and “four...

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departing on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

GOP wary as Trump pushes new round of stimulus checks

Jun. 23, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's call for another round of stimulus checks to most taxpayers is getting a lukewarm endorsement from his GOP allies on Capitol Hill, but it's emerging as an early area of potential agreement with Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the next coronavirus...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks to media on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rubio introduced a bill Thursday, June 18, 2020, that would protect the NCAA from being challenged in court if the association changes its rules to allow athletes to earn money for endorsement deals and personal appearances. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Florida Sen. Rubio introduces NIL bill to push NCAA changes

Jun. 18, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio introduced a bill Thursday that would protect the NCAA from being challenged in court if the association changes its rules to allow athletes to earn money for endorsement deals and personal appearances. Earlier this week, the NCAA was hit with a federal antitrust lawsuit seeking damages...

FILE - In this March 2, 2020, file photo Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., speaks during a campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Charlotte, N.C. Tillis, facing a competitive North Carolina reelection contest, “is looking forward to campaigning

GOP candidates balance pros, cons of running with Trump

Jun. 15, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hitting the road again. And while a campaign event with a president who draws TV cameras and raucous crowds can be gold for down-ballot candidates, these days its value can be debatable. Republican Sen. Thom Tillis, facing a competitive North Carolina reelection...

FILE - In this June 3, 2020, file photo, a protester waves a city of Chicago flag emblazoned with the acronym BLM for Black Lives Matter, outside the Batavia, Ill., City Hall during a protest over the death of George Floyd. Black Lives Matter has gone mainstream — and black activists are carefully assessing how they should respond. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Black Lives Matter goes mainstream after Floyd's death

Jun. 11, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

For much of its seven-year existence, the Black Lives Matter movement has been seen by many Americans as a divisive, even radical force. Its very name enraged its foes, who countered with the slogans “Blue Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter." Times have changed — dramatically so...

FILE - In this March 2, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Charlotte, N.C. Trump is resuming in-person fundraising events after a three-month hiatus as his campaign works to maintain a cash advantage over Democrat Joe Biden that it believes is vital to victory in November.  (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

Trump resumes fundraising to build cash lead against Biden

Jun. 11, 2020 6:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is resuming in-person fundraising events after a three-month hiatus as his campaign works to maintain a cash advantage over Democrat Joe Biden that it believes is vital to victory in November. Trump is traveling to Dallas on Thursday to raise more than $10 million...