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FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - JANUARY 25: Roger Stone, a former advisor to President Donald Trump, exits the Federal Courthouse on January 25, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Stone was charged by special counsel Robert Mueller of obstruction, giving false statements and witness tampering. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump speaks during a news briefing at the White House, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Where Things Stand: Fauci Knows Politics Have Contributed To Our Grand COVID Failure
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Dr. Anthony Fauci has played a vital role and has been a consistent, therapeutic presence in the U.S.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic since the earliest days of the White House task force.

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SCOTUS Puts Judges Smack In The Middle Of The POTUS-Congress Subpoena Fight
Did the Supreme Court Just Usher In A New Forever War Over Congressional Subpoenas Of The President?
Where Things Stand: Something Else On Our Radar
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While we digest today’s SCOTUS rulings on President Trump’s financial records — you can find our first breakdowns here and here — there’s something else we’re monitoring this afternoon that might be of interest.

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during the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. This is the second of three presidential debates scheduled prior to the November 8th election.
SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 21:  Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush, speaks during a panel discussion at the 2008 Mortgage Bankers Association Conference and Expo October 21, 2008 in San Francisco, California. The annual Mortgage Bankers conference runs through October 22.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Where Things Stand: An Endless Quest For Leakers
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The pattern has become pretty predictable.

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Where Things Stand: Maybe He’s Sort Of Listening
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As we flagged earlier this morning, attendees at President Trump’s upcoming rally in New Hampshire will be “strongly encouraged” to wear masks even though President Trump has thus far refused to wear one in public.

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Biden’s Path To Debate Victory Is Simple: Prove He’s Not Who Trump Says He Is
Trump has painted himself into a deep corner when it comes to the public’s expectations about Biden’s performance.
Where Things Stand: Here Are The Admin Officials Who Don’t Want To Give You Daily COVID Info
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White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, senior adviser Jared Kushner, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and counselor to the president Hope Hicks, for starters.

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