Former Republican officials float possibility of forming ‘center-right’ party

Former Republican House Rep. Charlie Dent confirmed to CNN that he and about 120 Republicans held a conversation last Friday about whether to form a new party or a new faction within the Republican Party that would operate independently from the GOP.

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Coronavirus Vaccine Doctor Says He Was Fired Over Doubts on Hydroxychloroquine

Rick Bright was abruptly dismissed this week as the director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or BARDA, and removed as the deputy assistant secretary for preparedness and response. He was given a narrower job at the National Institutes of Health.

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Biden earns Warren backing in show of Democratic unity against Trump

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president on Wednesday, delivering another high-profile backing from a liberal former rival as he aims to unify the Democratic Party ahead of a bruising contest with Republican President Donald Trump.

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Trump Keeps Talking. Some Republicans Don’t Like What They’re Hearing.

In his daily briefings on the coronavirus, President Trump has brandished all the familiar tools in his rhetorical arsenal: belittling Democratic governors, demonizing the media, trading in innuendo and bulldozing over the guidance of experts.

It’s the kind of performance the president relishes, but one that has his advisers and Republican allies worried.

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Read Bernie Sanders’s Full Speech on Ending His Campaign

Though he acknowledged he could not win the nomination, he said his movement had won “the ideological battle.” And while he congratulated former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and pledged to work with him, he said he would remain on the ballot in the remaining contests to help influence the platform at the Democratic National Convention.

Here’s a full transcript of his speech.

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Brett Crozier: Ex-Navy commander who sounded alarm over coronavirus outbreak on ship tests positive for virus

Capt. Brett Crozier began exhibiting symptoms before he was removed from the warship on Thursday, the Times reported, citing two Naval Academy classmates of Crozier’s who are close to him and his family.

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