Chasm grows between Trump and government coronavirus experts

WASHINGTON — In the early days of the coronavirus crisis, President Donald Trump was flanked in the White House briefing room by a team of public health experts in a seeming portrait of unity to confront the disease that was ravaging the globe. But as the crisis has spread to all reaches of the country, […]

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Trading Concessions on Recovery Plan, Negotiators Set Week’s End Deadline for a Deal

WASHINGTON — The White House and congressional Democrats on Tuesday crept toward an elusive compromise on an economic recovery plan, agreeing to an end-of-the-week deadline to seal a deal that would restore expired jobless aid for tens of millions of Americans even as they remained far apart on the contours of the package. In a […]

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McEnany says Dems ‘unserious’ about coronavirus relief, ‘making a mockery of this process’

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Tuesday that Democrats are “fundamentally unserious” about coronavirus relief negotiations after they rejected two proposals by Republicans to temporarily extend unemployment benefits while talks continue. “They are making a mockery of this process,” the press secretary added. McEnany pointed to a proposal from Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., which […]

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White Sox lefty Carlos Rodon goes on injured list with shoulder soreness

The White Sox placed pitcher Carlos Rodon on the 10-day injured list. | Morry Gash/AP White Sox purchase contract of right-hander Brady Lail, designate outfield prospect Luis Basabe for assignment. Carlos Rodon, who left the White Sox’ game against the Brewers after two innings Monday, went on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder soreness […]

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NSA Adviser Robert O’Brien returns to work after recovering from coronavirus

National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien has returned to work at the White House after contracting a “mild” case of coronavirus, an administration official told Fox News. O’Brien resumed in-person duties after two negative COVID-19 tests in a row and a week of being asymptomatic. The National Security Agency (NSA) head was able to work remotely during his self-isolation period […]

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White Sox’ Carlos Rodon exits game with left shoulder soreness

White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon throws during the first inning Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) | AP Photos White Sox pitching depth was already depleted with injuries to Reynaldo Lopez and Jimmy Lambert First Reynaldo Lopez went down, in his first start of the season. And now, apparently, Carlos Rodon in […]

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Acosta: Trump telling whoppers about mail in voting

During a coronavirus briefing at the White House, President Donald Trump questions the US Postal Service’s ability to handle the added volume of mail-in ballots in November’s general election even though they say they are prepared to handle the volume. CNN’s Jim Acosta and Dana Bash fact check the President. #CNN #News

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White Sox-Cardinals Field of Dreams game reportedly canceled

White Sox were scheduled to play Cardinals in Iowa cornfield The White Sox’ Field of Dreams game against the Cardinals in the Iowa corn fields Aug. 13 has been cancelled, according to a report by Ken Rosenthal. The game, which was slated for Dyersville, Iowa, near the location of the “Field of Dreams” motion picture, […]

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Nomar Mazara about ready to add even more punch to White Sox lineup

White Sox right fielder Nomar Mazara at the batting cage during summer camp workouts at Guaranteed Rate Field last month. | Mark Black/AP White Sox rank first or second in several American League batting categories. The White Sox are expected to activate right fielder Nomar Mazara any day now, and when they do, they will […]

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White House mandates randomized coronavirus testing for staff

The White House on Monday said randomized COVID-19 testing, which was once voluntary, would be mandatory for staff to “protect the health and safety” of all officials, Fox News has learned. “As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of the entire White House Complex, randomized testing of Executive Office of the President staff, […]

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Trump says Birx ‘took the bait & hit us’ due to ‘horrible’ comments from Pelosi: ‘Pathetic!’

President Trump claimed Monday that White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, who told CNN Sunday that the pandemic is now “different” than it was before and “extraordinarily widespread,” was caving to pressure from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who had harsh words for Birx. Trump has insisted that the rising number of COVID-19 cases is merely the […]

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Joe Biden should not debate President Trump, Clinton’s ex-WH spokesman says

Joe Lockhart, the former White House press secretary, penned an op-ed last week urging Joe Biden to skip debating President Trump prior to the November election. STEVE HILTON: TRUMP NEEDS MORE ENERGY “Whatever you do, don’t debate Trump,” he wrote on CNN. “Trump has made more than 20,000 misleading or false statements according to the […]

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Dr. Birx says U.S. in ‘new phase’ of pandemic; Pelosi gives doc no confidence vote

White House coronavirus task force leader Dr. Deborah Birx says widespread coronavirus infections in urban and rural America mark a “new phase” for the pandemic as she doubled down on calls to wear face masks and observe social distancing measures. Birx, speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning, said “What we are seeing […]

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Kayleigh McEnany Heckles the Press. Is That All?

WASHINGTON — For the first half of his term, President Trump treated the White House press briefing as must-see television. From his small dining room off the Oval Office, he kept close watch over his first two press secretaries as they battled with journalists, defended his performance and often tried to rewrite history. Kayleigh McEnany, […]

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Pelosi announces she has ‘no confidence’ in top White House coronavirus adviser Deborah Birx

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared Sunday that she has “no confidence” in top White House coronavirus adviser Deborah Birx, just days after Pelosi reportedly called Birx “the worst” in a closed-door meeting and said the White House coronavirus team was in “horrible hands.” At the same time, Pelosi has praised Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute […]

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White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson goes on injured list with groin strain

White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson. (AP) | AP Photos Anderson was 10-for-30 with a home run and four doubles in seven games; Yermin Mercedes called up from Schaumburg. White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right groin Saturday. Anderson was pinch-hit for by Leury Garcia in the […]

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Nick Madrigal got mad about not making White Sox’ Opening Day roster — but got over it quickly

White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal fields a ground ball before throwing out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy at first during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) | AP Photos He walked out of manager Rick Renteria’s office without a handshake. ‘‘It […]

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White Sox need to take care of business vs. Royals, Tigers

Adam Engel (15) of the Chicago White Sox and Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on July 31, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) | Getty “We should be winning these ballgames based on talent up and down the roster,” Dallas […]

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Engel’s three-run homer in second carries White Sox to 3-2 victory over Royals

Adam Engel of the White Sox celebrates socially distantly with teammates in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run during the second inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on July 31, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) | Getty Dallas Keuchel pitched 5 1⁄3 innings of two-run […]

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White House and Congress Clash on Relief Plan as Jobless Aid Expires

WASHINGTON — The White House and Congress hurtled over an economic and political cliff on Friday, failing to reach agreement to extend $600-per-week federal jobless aid payments for millions of Americans before their midnight expiration and risking a backlash from voters amid a pandemic-induced recession. Republicans and Democrats heaped blame on each other for the […]

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Madrigal got mad about not making White Sox roster — but got over it quickly

White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal fields a ground ball before throwing out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy at first during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) | AP Photos Second base prospect walked out of manager’s office without a handshake. “It […]

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White House on whether liability protection is needed in COVID-19 deal: Ask McConnell

The White House on Friday responded to reports that President Trump is willing to ditch Sen. Mitch McConnell’s demand for new lawsuit protections for businesses in order to secure a deal with Democrats on a coronavirus relief package. Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Friday didn’t explicitly confirm a Washington Post report that Trump would be willing to sign COVID-19 legislation […]

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MLB will play 7-inning games in doubleheaders

The White Sox and Indians played the season’s first doubleheader earlier this week. | Tony Dejak/AP Major League Baseball and the players’ union reached agreement Thursday on the new twinbills. NEW YORK — Shortened season, shorter games. Big league doubleheaders will now become a pair of seven-inning games, baseball’s latest radical rule change during a […]

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