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Where Things Stand: This Is Going To Backfire
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Another member of the inner circle has tested positive for COVID-19.

MSNBC and CNN are both reporting that a member of Vice President Mike Pence’s staff has COVID-19. The staffer is reportedly not physically near him at the moment. Pence is on Air Force 2, currently en route to Iowa for an event.

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Where Things Stand: Political Prayers
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President Trump plans to participate in the White House’s National Day of Prayer service in the Rose Garden this afternoon. While his focus will likely be different, there’s a slim chance it’ll feel less calculated than his political performance at the National Prayer Breakfast just a few short months ago.

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Where Things Stand: Breaking Their Own Rules
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During the Passover, first daughter Ivanka Trump was shredded in the media for traveling to her father’s resort to celebrate, breaking the White House’s own “essential travel” rules.

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NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - MARCH 15, 2020:New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) speaks at a press conference about COVID-19 and the closing of K-12 public schools in New York City.
Where Things Stand: The Long Lost Briefing
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After her predecessor rounded out her tenure as White House press secretary without holding a single press briefing, Kayleigh McEnany will hold one of those now-rare Q&A’s with reporters from the White House podium today. Read More

Where Things Stand: You Know He’s In The Doghouse
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NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 28: Brad Parscale, campaign manager for Trump's 2020 reelection campaign, walks on stage during the Conservative Political Action Conference 2020 (CPAC) hosted by the American Conservative Union on February 28, 2020 in National Harbor, MD. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Brad Parscale

Three different outlets published their own version of the same story: President Trump is not happy with his campaign manager Brad Parscale.

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America’s Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses Trump’s 60K Marker
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