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Trump Walks Out Of Coronavirus Briefing After Reporter Humiliates Him For Retweeting Quack Doctor

Donald Trump abruptly left the White House briefing room on Tuesday after a reporter called him out for defending a quack doctor.

Trump Tells The American People That Hydroxychloroquine Won’t Hurt Them

Trump wrecked his virus briefing by telling the American people that Hydroxychloroquine won't hurt them and it works for treating coronavirus.

How Trump and his son helped make a Covid-19 conspiracy theorist go viral in a matter of hours

A doctor who thinks alien DNA is used in medicine now says hydroxychloroquine is the cure for Covid-19.

Trump Clings To Unproven Treatments As U.S. Sinks Deeper Into Pandemic

Frustrated with his low approval ratings, the president is once again leaning in to hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment.

From the Start, Federal Agents Demanded a Role in Suppressing Anti-Racism Protests

Twin government memos show how a gung-ho federal law enforcement response to anti-racism protests may have been driven by a shaky understanding of the demonstrations’ roots.

Fact Check: How Violent Are the Portland Protests?

Attorney General William P. Barr said protesters had used fireworks, Tasers, pellet guns and lasers to target federal officers in Portland.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Falsely Claims Much of U.S. ‘Corona Free’ as 21 States Face ‘Red Zone’ Outbreaks

A national teachers’ union said teachers may strike as a “last resort” if they don’t feel safe. Pilgrims to Mecca are finding a reconfigured hajj.

Misleading Virus Video, Pushed by the Trumps, Spreads Online

Social media companies took down the video within hours. But by then, it had already been viewed tens of millions of times.

Lawmaker to William Barr: I'm starting to lose my temper - CNN Video

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) asks Attorney General William Barr about federal officers descending on protesters near the White House ahead of a photo-op for President Donald Trump.

Barr clashes with Democrats over policing and Roger Stone sentencing at fiery Hill hearing

House Democrats clashed Tuesday with Attorney General William Barr at a contentious hearing where they argued over the Justice Department's deployment of federal officers to cities and the use of force against protesters, Barr's intervention in the prosecution of two allies of President Donald Trump and numerous other issues.

Trump doubles down on defense of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 despite efficacy concerns

After retweeting a slew of misinformation about COVID-19, President Donald Trump held a press conference Tuesday on the coronavirus crisis.

Twitter temporarily limits Donald Trump Jr.'s account for COVID-19 misinformation

Twitter has temporarily limited the account belonging to Donald Trump Jr, President Donald Trump's eldest child, after he posted content that violated company policy.

Guy Benson torches Democrats over 'embarrassing' behavior toward Barr: 'Sort of painful to watch'

Fox News contributor Guy Benson suggested on "The Story" Tuesday that House Judiciary Committee Democrats should have brought a cardboard cutout of Attorney General William Barr to that day's hearing in lieu of the real thing.

Republicans Snuck $8 Billion Windfall For Defense Contractors Into Coronavirus Relief Bill

Instead of putting that funding toward the nation's failing coronavirus testing system, the money is essentially a handout to defense contractors.

Defiant William Barr Denies Politicizing Justice For Trump's Friends

Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, the attorney general also defended the deployment of federal officers in cities across the country.

Contentious 5-hour House hearing with AG William Barr concludes

Attorney General William Barr appeared before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday for the first time in his year-and-a-half long tenure.

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