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Head of Arizona National Guard: State is ‘prepared’ for coronavirus case surge

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 18:11

The positive number of coronavirus cases in Arizona continues to rise. NBC News’ Vaughn Hillyard met with Maj. Gen. Mick McGuire, head of Arizona National Guard and Director of Ariz. Department of Emergency to discuss what he is doing to make sure medical

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Former intel officials criticize Trump's dismissal of Russian bounty intelligence

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 17:52

Jeffrey Smith, former CIA General Counsel, tells Andrea Mitchell that it's "shameful" for President Trump to dismiss intelligence on an alleged Russian bounty scheme to encourage militants to target U.S. troops in Afghanistan, saying that he should have

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Nobel prize-winning economist explains why the jobs report under-represents virus's economic damage

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 17:41

Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Romer joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the June jobs report, which showed strong gains in employment. Romer explains that the real unemployment rate is likely higher than what is reflected in the report, because of those

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Sen. Klobuchar: Trump is 'belittling the science' and people are 'seeing through it'

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 17:38

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the administration’s pandemic response, criticizing President Trump for telling the public disinformation on the virus, telling Andrea the virus is "a really serious matter", sharing how it has

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Gupta: DeSantis 'acting irresponsibly' in Florida's coronavirus response

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 17:35

Dr. Vin Gupta, a pulmonologist and assistant professor at the University of Washington's Department of Health Metrics Science, joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the coronavirus crisis, urging a nationwide mandate on wearing masks to curb the pandemic, and

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Miami Beach Mayor: Going out on July 4 'entirely the wrong thing to do'

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 15:05

The Mayor of Miami Beach, Florida, Dan Gelber (D), joins David Gura as his city braces for the holiday weekend while fighting off a spike in COVID-19 cases. Gelber says residents need to "get on the same page" and adhere more strictly to public health

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Fmr. HHS Ass. Sec.: '50 states going in 50 directions' on COVID response

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 15:03

Howard Koh, former Assistant Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services in the Obama administration, joins NBC News' Ayman Mohyeldin and David Gura as the nation experiences a spike in COVID-19 cases. Koh notes that the "patchwork effort"

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Rhode Island Gov. talks new travel restrictions

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 14:50

Katy Tur sits down with Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo to talk about her state's Coronavirus response.

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Speaker Pelosi: ‘The president himself is a hoax’

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 14:30

Congressional leaders are hoping they will get the answers they’re looking for this morning when Trump administration officials brief them on intelligence that Russia allegedly paid bounties to the Taliban to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. House Speaker

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Ghislane Maxwell arrested by FBI in Epstein case, to be charged in New York

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 13:24

Ghislane Maxwell, the long-time friend and confidante of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested by the FBI in connection with an on-going investigation into Epstein’s sexual abuse. NBC News' Tom Winter reports.

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Building a world where racism has 'no quarter to breathe'

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 13:24

Eddie Glaude Jr. and Imani Perry, both of Princeton, hold a discussion about Trump's recent use of the term 'silent majority' and what it signifies.

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Dr. Gottlieb: Virus will accelerate and get worse before it gets better

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 12:26

Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says the coronavirus is an accelerating epidemic in the South and that infection rates will get worse before they get better. Dr. Gottlieb also calls on individuals to practice distancing, and he says schools

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James Carville: Significant chance that Trump doesn't run

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 11:50

Democratic strategist James Carville and conservative commentator Bill Kristol discuss the state of the Trump campaign going into November, and they also game out possible scenarios Trump could attempt to compromise the 2020 elections.

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Democrats lead Republicans in three key Senate races

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 11:20

Democratic candidates are currently leading Republican candidates in three Senate races, according to polling. The panel discusses.

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Trump trails Biden in six key battleground states

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 11:08

Joe Biden is leading Donald Trump in six key battleground states, according to new polling. The panel discusses.

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Trump again said he hopes coronavirus will 'disappear'

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:53

The president again on Wednesday said he believed and hope the coronavirus would eventually just 'disappear.' The president's remarks came on a day the country hit a new record for infections.

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Infectious diseases doctor calls for national virus strategy

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:31

Infectious diseases physician, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, joins Morning Joe to discuss rising the spread of the coronavirus as United States reported over 50,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the largest single-day total since the start of the pandemic.

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Trump repeats hope COVID-19 will ‘disappear’ amid renewed scramble to contain explosion

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:23

Despite day after day of record-breaking spikes in coronavirus cases, despite nearly 130,000 U.S. dead, President Trump repeated his claim that the virus would soon ‘disappear.’ Meanwhile, some states are still reluctant to implement any kind of shutdown

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Trump coronavirus strategy: wish it just disappears

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 04:52

Rachel Maddow shows that even though Donald Trump has not offered any federal leadership in addressing the coronavirus crisis, he has been remarkably consistent in hoping that one day it will simply disappear.

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Trump picks worst time to attack pre-existing condition coverage

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 04:51

Rachel Maddow notes that many Americans who survive being infected by the coronavirus are likely to have lingering health problems, which will result in growth in the class of Americans with pre-existing conditions who Donald Trump is trying to strip of

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