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Two months after it emerged in Wuhan, China, the coronavirus has spread throughout Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, North America, and sub-Saharan Africa with nearly 84,000 cases worldwide.

The United States is scrambling to prepare for an outbreak that officials have deemed inevitable—but President Donald Trump and his staff are saying the concern is overblown.

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Republicans often claim their party has the upper hand with voters when it comes to fiscal responsibility. When a Democrat is in office, one of the chief complaints you can count on from Republican lawmakers is that the President is ballooning the deficit, or sending the federal debt skyward.

This hasn't quite been the case when it's a Republican President occupying the White House.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) hasn't been secretive regarding his feelings on the possible impeachment of President Donald Trump.

McConnell—like his 99 colleagues in the Senate—will take an oath of impartiality before acting as a juror once the House formally impeaches Trump, spurring a trial in the Senate. Despite this, he's already committed to working with White House lawyers so that the process favors Trump.

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President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney admitted that the Trump administration withheld congressionally allocated military aid from Ukraine on the condition that officials there investigate the conspiracy theory that a DNC server tucked away in Ukraine reveals that Democrats colluded with Ukrainians to frame Russia for hacking the 2016 election.

Mulvaney's admission struck a critical blow to the long-held Republican talking point that there was no "quid pro quo" offered by Trump to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky when Trump asked Zelensky to investigate his political rivals for personal gain.

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During a press briefing at the White House on Thursday, President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, announced that the 2020 G7 Summit will be held at Trump National Doral Miami, shocking many that one of the most crucial international summits will be held at a resort owned by the President.

Trump had floated the possibility at the 2019 G7 summit in France this past August to massive outcry.

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Since President Donald Trump's pressure on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Trump's political rival—former Vice President Joe Biden—spurred an impeachment inquiry, Republicans have scrambled to defend the President's actions. Days before, Trump withheld pre-approved military aid to Ukraine, leading many to think Ukraine's receipt of the aid depended on its eagerness to do Trump's bidding.

Among the main GOP talking points was the claim that there was no "official quid pro quo"—or that Trump didn't specifically say, "I will give you this military aid, on the condition that..."

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President Donald Trump made waves last week when he ejected his Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, for coughing while Trump was answering an interview question.

“Let’s do that over," Trump said. "He’s coughing in the middle of my answer. I don’t like that…If you’re gonna cough, please leave the room. You just can’t, you just can’t cough.”

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