How low can Donald Trump go?

cnn.com- Update: July 24, 07:01 am
With just 107 days until the 2020 election, it will be here before you know it. Every Sunday, I will outline the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they're ranked -- so the No. 1 story is the most important of the coming week.

Why Trump can't make the election about Biden

cnn.com- Update: July 24, 06:59 am
While President Donald Trump shuffles his campaign staff and more Republicans grumble that he has failed to formulate a clear message and stick to it, a wide array of public and private polls signal that he is facing a much more fundamental problem: A preponderant majority of Americans believe he has failed on the country's biggest challenges, primarily the coronavirus outbreak.

Senate GOP balks at Trump's call to withhold federal dollars from closed schools

cnn.com- Update: July 24, 06:58 am
Republicans in the Senate are roundly dismissing President Donald Trump's call to withhold more federal aid from schools that remain shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic, the latest sign of a split between the White House and the GOP over their party's response to the public health emergency.

These 5 words may cost Trump a second term

cnn.com- Update: July 24, 06:57 am
On July 21, 2016, Donald Trump formally became the Republican presidential nominee. In his acceptance speech, Trump made this bold claim (bolding is mine): "I have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people that cannot defend themselves. Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it."

No, the polls aren't undersampling Republicans

cnn.com- Update: July 24, 06:56 am
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has a clear advantage in the national polls. Perhaps not wanting to acknowledge Biden's edge, some Republicans, including in President Donald Trump's own circle, claim that the polls are oversampling Democrats and undersampling Republicans. Often, they point to the 2016 exit polls.

Feds dismantle anti-discrimination housing rule

cnn.com- Update: July 24, 06:55 am
The Trump administration is dismantling rules that required local governments to demonstrate progress against housing discrimination in exchange for grants. President Donald Trump has cited the Obama-era rule by name when campaigning for reelection in an environment of heightened racial tensions.

Trump again defends cognitive abilities

cnn.com- Update: July 24, 06:54 am
President Donald Trump once again defended his cognitive abilities in an interview on Wednesday by pointing -- unprompted -- to a test he took in 2018 that is designed to rule out mild cognitive impairment.

CBP to send response team to Seattle on standby to protect federal facilities, officials say

cnn.com- Update: July 24, 06:49 am
A Customs and Border Protection team is headed to Seattle where it will remain on standby to help protect federal facilities, Department of Homeland Security officials told CNN. The Special Response Team, from the CBP's Office of Field Operations, was deployed at the request of the Federal Protective Service, DHS' agency responsible for protecting federal property, a department official said.

Trump says he could send as many as 75,000 federal agents to US cities

cnn.com- Update: July 24, 06:48 am
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he's willing to send as many as 75,000 federal agents into American cities to quell violent crime, a recent campaign theme for the President.

U.S. judge orders Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen released from prison on Friday

reuters.com- Update: July 24, 02:35 am
A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen released from prison on Friday and returned to home confinement.

Trump will not send federal troops to New York City: Cuomo

reuters.com- Update: July 24, 02:34 am
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday that President Donald Trump will not be sending federal law enforcement to New York City for now as the city deals with an increase in crime.

Biden, Obama criticize Trump's coronavirus response in 'socially distanced' chat

reuters.com- Update: July 24, 02:31 am
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama blasted Republican President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic in a video aired on Thursday, as the Biden campaign tapped the star power of America’s first Black president.

Biden labels Trump first racist U.S. president

reuters.com- Update: July 24, 02:30 am
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden labeled Donald Trump on Wednesday the first racist to become U.S. president in remarks his opponent’s re-election campaign quickly rebuked.

U.S. congressman John Lewis to lie in state in Capitol Rotunda

reuters.com- Update: July 24, 02:29 am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Lewis, a civil rights pioneer and longtime member of Congress who died last week, will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington on Monday and Tuesday.

Democrats preparing for ‘nightmare scenario’ in which Trump challenges election results

reuters.com- Update: July 24, 02:28 am
Democrats are mounting their most extensive voter protection effort ever to gird for what Joe Biden called his biggest fear: the prospect that President Donald Trump will try to interfere with the Nov. 3 election or refuse to accept its outcome.

Trump cancels Republican convention in Florida after coronavirus spike

reuters.com- Update: July 24, 02:27 am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would no longer hold part of the Republican Party’s nominating convention in Florida in August because of a spike in coronavirus cases in the state.

In ‘Buy American’ Speech, Biden Challenges Trump on the Economy

nytimes.com- Update: July 10, 04:45 am
Joseph R. Biden Jr. laid out a populist economic vision with the tagline “Build Back Better,” part of an effort to confront President Trump on his strongest issue in polling.

Supreme Court: NYC prosecutor can get Trump's financial records

usatoday.com- Update: July 10, 04:33 am
Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance called the ruling a "tremendous victory" and emphasized he will follow the law and the facts "wherever they may lead."