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WH Overpaid For Ventilators By Up To $500 Million

The Hill reports: A report from Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee released Friday finds that the Trump administration overpaid by as much as $500 million for ventilators and was slow to respond to an offer to accelerate shipments in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak. The report finds that the Trump administration paid the manufacturer Philips …

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Hurricane Isaias May Strike FL Coast At Category 2

Orlando’s NBC News affiliate reports: Isaias is now a hurricane and the Bahamas are bracing as the storm bears down en route toward Florida and the U.S. East Coast. As of 8 a.m., the storm had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph and was centered about 15 miles northwest of Great Inagua Island in the Bahamas. It was moving at …

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LIVE VIDEO: Fauci, Redfield, Giroir Testify Before House

The New York Times reports: Two days after U.S. deaths surpassed 150,000, three familiar federal health officials, including Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, will return to Capitol Hill to testify in front of a new audience: the House’s special select committee investigating the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic. Dr. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, will be joined on …

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Dem Rep: Gohmert Went To Gym After COVID+ Test

Via press release from Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier: Congressman Gohmert’s behavior is not only irresponsible, it’s dangerous and reckless. He berated his staff for wearing masks and not wanting to be equally reckless. He tested positive the day after he sat in a committee hearing without wearing a mask, endangering others. Even worse, after he knew he had the virus, …

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REPORT: Kushner Axed Early Testing Plan Because Blue States Were Hit Hardest, Dem Govs Could Be Blamed

Vanity Fair reports: The prospect of launching a large-scale national plan was losing favor, said one public health expert in frequent contact with the White House’s official coronavirus task force. Most troubling of all, perhaps, was a sentiment the expert said a member of Kushner’s team expressed: that because the virus had hit blue states hardest, a national plan was …

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Nunes Refuses To Say If He Got Foreign Intel On Biden

The Daily Beast reports: Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) refused to answer when directly asked whether he has been given foreign information meant to damage Joe Biden, according to a transcript of a closed-door committee meeting. Nunes is the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, and he faced questioning from Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney when the committee met this …

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Unsealed Docs Appear To Implicate Alan Dershowitz

Forbes reports: A highly anticipated trove of old court records from a settled defamation lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell by alleged victim Virginia Giuffre were released late Thursday evening, and reveal more information surrounding the dark saga of Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged sex ring of underage girls. Giuffre, in a May 2016 deposition, said Maxwell acted as a “helicopter pilot” …

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Apple Announces Surprise Four-To-One Stock Split

Reuters reports: The iPhone maker made the surprise announcement in its quarterly report, saying it will split its stock four-to-one when trading opens on Aug. 31, Apple’s first share split since 2014. Stock splits have become rare on Wall Street in recent years, with just three S&P 500 members announcing splits in 2020, compared to an average of 10 a …

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REPORT: Trump Won’t Endorse In Kansas Senate Race

Politico reports: President Donald Trump indicated to associates during a flight on Air Force One on Wednesday that he would not intervene in the US Senate Republican primary in Kansas despite the fears among top Republicans that the state could elect a nominee who will lose the seat and thus the Senate. While the GOP establishment has long been alarmed …

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Bolsonaro: I’ve Got “Mold” In My Lungs, Wife COVID+

CNN reports: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he felt weak and might have “mold in the lung” having spent weeks in isolation after catching Covid-19. In his first Facebook live video since recovering from Covid-19, Bolsonaro said: “I’ve just taken a blood exam. I was a bit weak yesterday. They have also found a bit of an infection. …

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