GOP stimulus proposal

The Senate GOP coronavirus bill includes an unrelated White House demand for $1.75 billion to build a new FBI headquarters [WaPo].

Vaccine progress

An experimental coronavirus vaccine moved into a phase-3 trial with 30,000 Americans taking part in the trials [AP].


Dr. Anthony Fauci says the U.S. could see "further suffering and further death" if the coronavirus is not controlled [CNN].

Robert O'Brien, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, has tested positive for coronavirus [NYT].

Google says employees will work from home until next July [WSJ].

False claims

Twitter pulled a video of doctors making false claims about the coronavirus after it was shared by President Trump. The video showed fringe doctors touting hydroxychloroquine as "a cure for COVID" and doubting the effectiveness of wearing masks [CNN].


Insiders say former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice has leaped to the top of Joe Biden's list of potential running mates [Politico].

Barr testifies

Attorney General William Barr testifies in front of a House committee on Tuesday. Barr is expected to give a vigorous defense of the Trump administration [Politico].


A National Guard officer will testify to Congress on Tuesday that law enforcement used excessive force on peaceful protesters in Lafayette Square last month to clear the way for a photo-op by President Trump [Politico].

Debate trouble

Notre Dame University has withdrawn as host of the first presidential debate in September because of coronavirus concerns. The debate, scheduled for September 29, will now take place at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The second debate was moved from the University of Michigan to Miami earlier this summer [CNN].


The Trump administration dispatched more federal agents to Portland as violent protests spread to other cities across the nation [WaPo].

News to us

Last week President Donald Trump claimed he had been invited to throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium in New York on August 15. That claim was a surprise to his schedulers and the Yankee organization [NYT].