Tuesday, 30 June 2020 () Here's the latest for Tuesday, June 30th: House Dems believe Russian bounty claims not a hoax; Dr. Anthony Fauci warns US going in wrong direction; IRS says tax deadline will not extend past July 15; Wisconsin family helps bear with cheese jar on head.
On Tuesday, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham defended Dr. Anthony Fauci following a slew of attacks against him from the White House. "We don't have a Dr. Fauci problem," Graham told reporters. Graham said the country needed to focus on how to get things back to normal. "I have all the respect in the world for Dr. Fauci. I think any effort to undermine him is not going to be productive, frankly." Graham's comments came after the White House circulated misleading talking points over the weekend.
Tiger Woods said the Ryder Cup was not the same without fans as he backed the decision to postpone the Whistling Straits showpiece until next year.The biennial clash between the United States and Europe had been due to take place in September, but continuing concerns over coronavirus meant event organisers were unable to guarantee the Wisconsin venue could safely host spectators this year and opted to push it back until 2021.
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[NFA] State election officials face budget cuts after tax revenues plunged in the virus-stricken economy, with consequences that could undermine voters’ faith in the polls. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
[NFA] The Republican president's re-election effort sees re-opening schools shuttered by the coronavirus as part of a plan to restore his standing among suburban voters. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
A congressional watchdog said the federal government sent 1.1 million stimulus payments to dead people. According to Business Insider, these dead people received a total of $1.4 billion. The Government Accountability Office said the problem came partly because of administrative issues. While the IRS has access to death records from the Social Security Administration, the Treasury Department does not.
President Donald Trump criticized Warren Buffet for getting rid of his airline investments. While Trump said he had “a lot of respect for him,” he said even people like Buffet “make mistakes.” Buffett owned between 8% and 11% of American, Delta, Southwest and United but sold them all in April 2020. According to Business Insider, Buffet criticized Trump in the past and endorsed Hillary Clinton. He then called Trump about not publishing his tax returns and using an IRS audit as an excuse.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The last time President Donald Trump visited Wisconsin he staged a massive, raucous rally at an arena in downtown Milwaukee.
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