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Friday, July 3, 2020

Hemet San Jacinto Republicans and Their Philosophy

A week ago in his column entitled "Erasing History," Justin Collins quite rightly chided the local Republicans for not having a telephone number available for those who have questions. Let me say that we, as Hemet San Jacinto Republicans, agree with him and, at our last board meeting, took action on this.

Charleston votes to remove statue of slavery advocate

Officials in the historic South Carolina city of Charleston voted unanimously Tuesday to remove a statue of former vice president and slavery advocate John C. Calhoun from a downtown square, the latest in a wave of actions arising from protests against racism and police brutality against African Americans.

Obama raises $7.6M for Joe Biden’s campaign

Former President Barack Obama helped raise a record-breaking $7.6 million from more than 175,000 individual donors ahead of his first fundraiser for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

As virus surges, Trump turns attention to border wall

President Donald Trump visited the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday and tried to credit his new wall with stopping both illegal immigration and the coronavirus. But his visit played out as top public health officials in Washington were testifying about the ongoing threat posed by COVID-19, singling out Arizona as one of the states now experiencing a surge in cases.

Biden campaign commits to 3 general election debates

Joe Biden’s campaign said Monday that the former vice president would commit to participating in three debates, and slammed a push by President Trump’s advisers for additional debates as an “effort to change the subject.”

Trump: US doing ‘too good a job’ on testing

President Donald Trump said Monday the United States has done “too good a job” on testing for cases of COVID-19, even as his staff insisted the president was only joking when he said over the weekend that he had instructed aides to “slow the testing down, please.”

Trump rails against mail voting. His aides have embraced it

A half-dozen senior advisers to President Donald Trump have repeatedly voted by mail, according to election records obtained by The Associated Press, undercutting the president’s argument that the practice will lead to widespread fraud this November.

Trump administration extends visa ban to non-immigrants

The Trump administration said Monday that it was extending a ban on green cards issued outside the United States until the end of the year and adding many temporary work visas to the freeze, including those used heavily by technology companies and multinational corporations.

Trump rally highlights vulnerabilities heading into election

President Donald Trump’s return to the campaign trail was designed to show strength and enthusiasm heading into the critical final months before an election that will decide whether he remains in the White House.

Trump signs order on police reform, doesn’t mention racism

Following weeks of national protests since the death of George Floyd, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would encourage better police practices. But he made no mention of the roiling national debate over racism spawned by police killings of black men and women.